Speed Clean your Kitchen this Autumn3 min read

The thought of cleaning the kitchen sometimes makes us want to put it to the back of our minds, especially when we have had a long manic day at work, or been busy with the children. But when a friend or family member calls up to say they are coming round for a cuppa, you panic and think the kitchen needs cleaning…

With these simple tricks to a clean kitchen, your cleaning time can be sped up in just the right amount of time before needing to complete another task in the home, or the front door bell goes.

Everyday cleaning

  • Wipe the sink as you go after doing the dishes, loading the dishwasher and wiping down the surfaces. Time: no longer than 30 seconds
  • Clean off the splash marks from the stove and splashback. Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Wipe down the beautiful stone surfaces from crumbs that have come from that delicious cookie. Time: 1-2 minutes
  • Sweep or hoover the floor. Time: 2 minutes, all depending on how big your kitchen is, and how many nooks and crannies you have within your kitchen area.

Weekly cleaning

  • Mop the floor, especially if you have pets. Time: 5-10 minutes, depending on the size of the kitchen
  • Wipe over the cabinets and appliances. Time: 10 minutes, depending on how many appliances you have and kitchen cabinets
  • Clean inside the bin. Time: 1-2 minutes

Season cleaning

  • Clean inside the drawers. Time: 15-20 minutes
  • Empty the contents of the fridge and wipe down. Time: 10 minutes for a perfect clean fridge
  • Wash down the cupboard doors. Time: 30 minutes, depending on how many kitchen units you have
  • Clean the cooker hood/ extractor fan. Time: 10 minutes

Top tips by Cawdor Stone

  • Beat your kettle boiling with the daily kitchen tasks. You can then relax with a freshly brewed coffee and your feet up knowing that the daily chores have been completed
  • Keep bin bags at the bottom of the bin. Being prepared is key to a multi-functioning kitchen
  • Divide the rubbish, recycle materials that can be recycled. Recycling is a main priority in the world today and it will help to keep a stress free way of living
  • Make the sink shine by filling up the sink to the rim with very hot water, add one cup of bleach, and let it soak for an hour. After the hour, drain and rinse thoroughly, scrub the sink with baking soda, and rinse thoroughly again. Use a glass cleaning spray, then dry. Keep in mind the products you use are suitable for your sink material.
  • Hang wet dishcloths to dry, or if dirty place them in the laundry to wash. Dirty brushes and sponges can go in the dishwasher to rinse through.
  • With stainless steel appliances, they can become streaky with marks. Reduce the fingerprints with an olive oil-based stainless steel spray. The special ingredients will bring back the shine to your stainless steel surfaces. Cif stainless steel spray is a perfect, cheap option to restore the high shine.



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