How To Effectively Clean Your Kitchen Appliances For Maximum Hygiene
Here at the Multiliving Kitchen Showroom North London, we believe everyone deserves a luxurious kitchen. Maintaining these standards can require some elbow grease. You can’t enjoy your sumptuous kitchen if you don’t practice proper hygiene. If you want your kitchen as spick and span as our lovely Scavolini kitchen showroom in London, then check out this guide on effectively cleaning your kitchen appliances.
Tips on Cleaning Stainless Steel
In most kitchens today, and in our Italian kitchens designed for our London clients, you’ll find stainless steel. Its usefulness in hygiene and food prep simply can’t be ignored. In order to preserve your stainless steel, you should clean it adequately. This includes surfaces, sinks, and appliances.
When cleaning stainless steel, never use abrasive cleaners. Start by wiping off food and water deposits with a microfibre cloth. Use a special stainless steel cleaner after the cloth to remove any stains. Your cleaner should contain alkaline rather than chloride.
To really preserve the life of your stainless steel, polish it. You’ll need stainless steel or metal polish for this. When applying it, rub along the lines ingrained in the steel, not against them. This will ensure maximum shine and hygiene for stainless steel surfaces.
Now that you have the cleaning basics of stainless steel, let’s look at the specific kitchen appliances and how we can maintain proper hygiene.
Your fridge is your most important kitchen appliance when it comes to cleanliness. You keep raw food, drinks, and condiments all in the same place so it’s essential that it be clean. Remove all the items from your refrigerator, switch it off, and take out all bins and drawers. Most of the fridge – inside and out – can be cleaned with warm soapy water. Unless it’s stainless steel, of course. Then follow the directions above.
For stubborn stains on the inside, use baking soda and water. Soak the removable containers in warm water and soap as well. Never use disinfectants like bleach to clean the fridge. If you can get to your coils, either behind or underneath your fridge, go over them with a fine brush from your vacuum.
A blender is a potential hotbed of bacteria, so appropriate care is essential. Either fill the blender with warm water and drop of dish soap and let it mix for a few minutes, drying thoroughly after. For nasty odours use baking soda and water.
Alternatively, with a blender, food processor, or mixer, you can remove the blades to clean separately. Wash the blades with warm water and soap and dry immediately to prevent rusting. A nylon brush should take off any caked-on food on the blades. Clean out the carafe or bowl with warm water and soap as well. Never use water on the base of the blender or food processor, as it could damage the machinery.
The microwave is one of the first places we think of cleaning in our kitchens – we usually have leftover food spills or slight odours coming from it! Make sure you’re cleaning your microwave properly. Soften up food stains inside the microwave by filling a mug with water and lemon slices. Microwave the mixture on high for 3 minutes, then let it sit for three minutes. If there are any lingering smells, the lemon slices will help counter that.
Wipe the inside walls of the microwave with a cloth soaked in warm, soapy water. If the wheels that hold the plate are grubby, scrub them with a toothbrush. Don’t forget to wipe off the fan slots on the back!
The Tea Kettle
Keeping your kettle hygienic is relatively easy since the boiling water kills most germs. Rust and hard water deposits can develop if you leave water standing in the kettle, though. If there are hard water deposits, boil a solution with equal parts white vinegar and water and let sit for a few hours. Rinse it by boiling again with water only. You should also use it frequently to keep it suitably hygienic.
The kitchen can easily become one of the most unhygienic rooms in your home. Keep yourself and your family safe from potential bacteria and food poisoning by cleaning regularly – and properly. As an Italian kitchens specialist in London, Multiliving firmly believes your dream kitchen is possible. We don’t want your dream to become a nightmare with poor hygiene.