Your kitchen design will not go well if it lacks the necessary furniture which makes food storage and storage of other kitchen gadgets possible. A friend use to say that tiny details matter, so imagine a standard kitchen lacking this tiny detail. Your kitchen cabinet does not only store, but can be used in most kitchens as counter top for placing kitchen utensils on top for easy accessibility. Therefore planning for a new kitchen or maintaining an old one call for installation of cabinet if you did not have one. Because they have large interior to take in big and small kitchen utensils and prevent them from scattering or help hide them from every person’s eye.
How to clean your kitchen cabinets
Cleaning your kitchen cabinets is important as it makes the kitchen look fresh and bright, and also protect the cabinet surface from grease and dust. This is because kitchen cabinets do face constant challenges of dirt, grease, bacteria, and maybe fingerprints. And it can be a major reason for food contamination and non-hygienic meal preparation in many homes. Therefore your kitchen cabinet calls for either weekly or monthly cleaning schedule. But if your kitchen is a busy one, you can consider scheduling your cleaning daily or once in two days to be able to keep it neat at all times.
Kitchen hygiene is worth maintaining so as to encourage healthy family. You may want to ask why you should engage in this as your kitchen cabinet is always looking very clean on the outside. Since your cabinet is your kitchen storage where different kitchen gadgets and ingredients are stored, some particles may fall off and stains from your pot or your oil may tent to pour which might litter the interior part of your cabinet. And when it stays for a long time it might encourage bacteria growth which leads to food contamination.
Tips on cabinet cleaning schedule base on cabinet materials
Kitchen cabinets are made of different materials which some allow for easy absorbance of moisture while some are hard enough to resist moisture. So when scheduling cleaning for cabinets you should consider the materials each of them are made from.
Wood Cabinet can be covered or coated with wax, polyurethane, varnish or can be leave natural. In giving a general cleaning to your cabinet’s surface you should consider oil-soap wood cleaner which is used mainly to clean or wipe your storage surface. This mild mixture solution is enough to clean off the dirt and remove food smudge particles from the cabinet surface. After cleaning with oil-soup solution, you will need a clean cloth to wipe and finally, disinfect your cabinet with a diluted antibacterial cleaner without bleach. Wipe on, then rinse with a clean, damp cloth. Make sure you do this frequently for busy kitchen and maybe weekly for kitchen that are less busy.
Metal cabinet are also unique set of cabinet which does not allow for moisture penetration of becoming soaked. In caring and cleaning you metal cabinet you should not be soaking it with water as prolonged dampness can encourage rust. Check for scratch and rust affected areas are touch them with a bit of paint to cover it up and keep it clean always. In metal cabinet it is advisable to check and clean them once in a month.
Having cabinet is cared for is not hard especially for cabinet that have double coat of oil paint. In this case, you can scrub and clean off every sticky dirt and food smudge by applying a bit of warm water and diluted with all-purpose cleaner or white vinegar for an instant cleaning. Try not to be pouring or exposing the surface to more of moist to avoid peeling off or making the paint become weak. If grease builds up, wipe the cabinets with ammonia and water. Rinse with clear water. But for stubborn stains, loosen dirt with a paste of baking soda and water. Monitor and understand your cabinet and how busy you put them to use so you’ll know when to clean them up.
Do not use abrasive cleaners or cleaning pad instead wipe the surface with all-purpose cleaner or with white vinegar diluted. Also, disinfect surfaces with an antibacterial kitchen cleaner or a solution of 1 tablespoon bleach to 1 quart of water to guide against bacteria, and other form of contamination in your kitchen. Clean your laminate cabinet weekly to keep it looking fresh and new.
To crown it all, your kitchen cabinet is a very important kitchen storage which stores so many things from food materials to kitchen utensils. Therefore, in other to maintain a good eating hygiene, the cabinet should always be cared for and maintain. Both interior and exterior should undergo this cleaning.