Although no one wants to do it, kitchen appliances need deep cleaning every now and then. Kitchen appliances can get nasty, especially if you don’t prioritize keeping them clean on a regular basis. If you haven’t cleaned out your refrigerator, freezer, oven, stovetop, or dishwasher in the past year, this blog is for you! Read on for our kitchen appliance deep cleaning guide.
Refrigerator + Freezer
Pro tip: Go from big areas to small when cleaning to make the process go by easier! You should start with your refrigerator or freezer. Although it can be a tedious process, especially if your fridge and freezer are jam-packed, it’s necessary at least once or twice a year. For your refrigerator, start by moving its contents to a cooler to prevent food from going bad. Feel free to unplug it to avoid wasting energy. Then, go through everything and get rid of expired and unwanted things. Next, use a mixture of white vinegar and warm water to clean out the inside of your fridge. Removable shelves can be taken out and cleaned with the mixture as well. Before putting everything back in the fridge, make sure to dry the inside thoroughly. To help eliminate and prevent stubborn odors, you can use baking soda in a variety of ways. Once you’re done cleaning the interior and it’s dry, move to cleaning the fridge exterior based on the surface type.
The cleaning process for your freezer is very similar to cleaning your fridge. One difference is that you’ll want to defrost your freezer; most freezers nowadays self-defrost, but you may have to do it manually. Next, unplug your freezer, and follow the same steps as fridge cleaning. If you have ice trays or an ice machine that needs cleaning, make sure to do that here as well. For extra smelly refrigerators or freezers, you may have to use bleach to remove the odor. Finish by vacuuming around your fridge and freezer, and voila!
Oven + Stove Top
Chances are, your oven and stove top are due for a deep clean, especially if you cook a lot. Your oven should be deep cleaned every three months or so, and stove tops even more frequently. It’s easy for these to get grimy from all of the spills, crumbs, and messes left behind when cooking. When deep cleaning your oven, it’s a good idea to use natural cleaners whenever possible. First, make a paste with warm water and baking soda. Apply your paste all over the interior of your oven, making sure to avoid bare metal and the oven door. Let this sit overnight, and remove it in the morning using a plastic scraper and a wet cloth. You can then clean the door with a mixture of water and vinegar!
When it comes to your stove top, how you clean it will depend on the type of stove it is. For most stove tops, you can use warm, soapy water to clean off the surface. You can also use the same baking soda paste mentioned above for extra grime removal on certain surfaces. To learn how to clean your specific stove top type as the cleaning process varies, make sure to do your own research. Nothing like cooking on a clean stove!
You may think that your dishwasher doesn’t need cleaning since it’s a cleaning machine, but it does. Deep cleaning your dishwasher can help remove & prevent odors, clean dishes better, and keep it running for longer. At least every six months, you should give your dishwasher a deep clean. Like with other appliances, you’ll want to take out the removable parts and clean those separately, like the racks and utensil holder. Start cleaning your dishwasher by emptying it, adding a cup of white vinegar to the top rack, and running it on the hottest temperature. Finish by letting it air dry with the door open. Baking soda is another effective way to clean a dishwasher, but don’t use it in conjunction with vinegar; they should be used in separate cycles. Freshening up your dishwasher can help extend its lifespan!
Let’s face it—kitchen appliances are a pain to clean. Keeping up a good cleaning schedule for them, however, greatly reduces the need for deep cleaning. Make it a habit to clean your kitchen appliances often and deep clean them as needed. Visit our website to learn more deep cleaning tips. Give us a call to inquire about hiring Quick & Clean for your business so you can focus less on cleaning and more on running your business!
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