Cleaning the kitchen is one of those tasks that just has to be done. It's never much fun, but it's always wonderful to look around at clean, sparkling surfaces once you've done it. And you can make it more fun along the way by cranking up a bit of music and just getting on with it. Here are our best tips for keeping it clean, tidy and well-maintained, the choice of music is up to you. Though if you're stuck, we quite like this playlist compiled by The Kitchn.
Here's how to keep your kitchen clean
We've got loads of good advice for optimal cleaning and maintenance of your kitchen.
Choose your surfaces wisely
It's worth thinking about cleaning already at the point when you choose your kitchen. If you are the type that doesn't want to spend loads of time on cleaning, be sure to choose materials that resist fingerprints and stains and which require minimal maintenance.
Laminate and composite make cleaning easier. That's because greasy prints and stains can be easily removed with a plain wet cloth. At the same time, scratches or stains are less visible on a worktop with a bit of structure to its surface.
Tips & tricks for cleaning your kitchen
We have gathered some tips and tricks from our kitchen experts to help make cleaning your kitchen a breeze.
When you design your new kitchen, it's about about finding the right balance between design and functionality in a way that also fits your style. If you want beautiful matt surfaces that don't show fingerprints or spills, our recycled PET foils can be the answer. They're easy to clean with a damp cloth. Plus, they look beautiful and will last for a long time. All you have to do is find the colour you like best.
Choose a solution where you cover your fridge and dishwasher with fronts that match the rest of your kitchen. This will mean less work cleaning those stainless steel fronts and keeping them shiny and free of fingerprints. Make them as easy to wipe down with a damp cloth as the rest of your drawers and surfaces.
Closed cabinets with smooth doors are much easier to clean than open shelving options. Maybe your dishes can go inside a drawer designed just for that? It will mean less dusting. If you do choose open shelves, keep a minimalist look to them, to make regular dusting easy and fast. Minimalism goes great with Danish design.
Your appliances may not be part of the cleaning routine on an everyday basis, but to preserve the durability, it is important that they all get a thorough cleaning once in awhile.
Cleaning your oven, refrigerator, ventilation hood and other appliances requires various types of treatment and cleaning agents. A rule of thumb is that you should stay away from scouring agents and coarse cleaning sponges when cleaning stainless steel or aluminum appliances. All appliances are manufactured with various coatings, so it is important that you always read the instruction manual before cleaning.
Choose a self-cleaning oven to make oven cleaning a breeze. Many ventilation hoods have filters that can be cleaned by a regular trip through the dishwasher. So, you can do yourself a favour when you choose your appliances.
Extend the life of your kitchen
Protect the surfaces of your kitchen by using cleaning agents that are not too harsh.
Use mild, acid-based products against lime in the area around the kitchen sink. Use gentle soap products against fat and proteins when cleaning kitchen doors, worktops and handles.
Use a soft cotton or microfibre cloth to keep surfaces clean and avoid scratches.
Make cleaning easy
We've developed a series of cleaning products that make maintenance and care of your kitchen a breeze. The series contains oil and polishing agents and cleaners for different surfaces. The products clean and protect your kitchen so you retain the beautiful look and functionality of the materials. You can find the products at a Kvik store near you.