October 25

How Do We Clean Kitchen Appliances?

Kitchens, Milton Keynes


It sounds like a simple question, how should I clean my kitchen appliances? Regular cleaning is the simplest thing that can be done for your kitchen appliances to ensure their longevity, so that they continue to look as good as the day they’re installed and of course, remain clean and sanitary in a food preparation area.

A Quick Wipe vs Deep Clean

Kitchen appliances are designed for the space they occupy, and that means they’re often capable of being exposed to spills and temperature changes, all within reason. The regular day to day cleaning of a kitchen that we’re all used to where surfaces are wiped using a cleaning spray and water is ample for keeping on top of routine cleanliness, but only when performed alongside a regular deep clean.

A deep clean of appliances is essential for ensuring that less obvious liquid spills and debris from food preparation isn’t allowed to remain unnoticed for too long, as this can often be seen in inconspicuous places such as behind seals or in places not immediately visible. Anything not visible will have no aesthetic impact on the kitchen, but any perishable food waste left for too long will attract bacteria growth and is neither pleasant nor safe in a kitchen.

Look on The Bottle

Cleaning products vary in how they’re made and it’s important to understand which materials your kitchen comprises to avoid causing lasting damage to your kitchen appliances. After several uses, damage may be unnoticeable but long term use can slowly degrade the look and feel of certain surface materials which in some cases may be remedied only by a replacement.

Your kitchen cleaning routines should factor into your choice of kitchen appliances and should be balanced against the aesthetic choices you make, as a modern kitchen look and feel is easily disrupted by even the smallest chemical damage.

Professional Cleaning Services for Ovens

Some kitchen appliances, in particular ovens, are better suited to routine cleaning alongside professional cleaning. This is because the appliance is complex and has many component parts.

There are many DIY deep clean solutions for ovens available in supermarkets but these rely on noxious chemicals that must be handled carefully to avoid causing harm to both children and animals. Further to this, kitchen appliances that are exposed to chemicals which typically include sodium hydroxide, can very easily be damaged irreparably. This creates an eyesore that cannot be resolved without expensive remedial work.

Whilst a professional oven clean can cost anything from £50+, the cost is easy to justify when taking into account the risks.

Your approach to cleaning also needs to take into account your lifestyle and the utilisation of your kitchen space. If you’re using the space every single day to prepare food, you’ll certainly need to give your kitchen more attention than if you eat out regularly.

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