When cleaning your kitchen you should start with your fridge and stove.

Fridges

Be sure to wipe the door panel, handle and the top of the fridge.

Ovens

If you spray an oven ahead of time, make sure you remove the lower drawer because the oven cleaner drips into it and the cleaner will remove the enamel on the drawer. Place about 4 or 5 sheets of newspaper on the floor to catch any drips. Removal of the drawer also makes it easier to clean under the stove.

As an added precaution, fold a couple of sheets of paper towel and place them in the door crack and then close the door. This will absorb any drips that may occur.

Self-Clean Ovens

Remove the racks prior to setting the self clean including the side racks.

Small Appliances

Coffee makers, toasters, microwaves — clean and polish.

Dishwasher

Wipe clean the outside of your dishwasher.

Sinks

Clean under kitchen sinks, tidy, wipe and do the same for the garbage area. This area gets a lot of use and becomes dirty quickly.

  • Stainless steel appliances: There are two ways to clean a stainless fridge door. The easiest is to take a micro fiber cloth and wet half of it. Clean the door and then take the dry part of the cloth and dry it. If you want to use Stainless Cleaner, Home Depot (Zep) and 3M make the only two products that I recommend. Always wipe in the direction of the grain of the stainless.
  • If you have a stainless steel cook top you may find that you have brown stains that you cannot remove. Take a can of oven cleaner, and spot spray where the stains are. Wait about 10 minutes and either use a sponge or soft cloth to wipe it clean. Never ever use anything more than a soft cloth or sponge on stainless steel.

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