How to Clean Kitchen Work Tops

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How to Clean Kitchen Work Tops
Great tips for cleaning dirty kitchen surfaces. (old and shabby dirty commercial kitchen interior image by starush from Fotolia.com)

Your kitchen can become messy quickly. To control the mess, clean kitchen work tops, like counters and hobs, on a regular basis. It is not necessary to use a disinfectant cleaner every time you clean a food surface. Antibacterial and disinfecting products are chemical overkill, for the average home, according to "Antibacterials and Disinfectants: Are They Necessary?" written by S. Hartman/Healthy Child Healthy World. Healthy Child states that you will only need soap and water to get rid of germs most of the time. Use a clean sponge every time you clean your kitchen surfaces, because sponges are harbingers of germs, according to Holly Firfer, CNN medical correspondent.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Dish detergent
  • Hot water
  • kitchen or multi-surface spray cleaner
  • sponge with a soft and abrasive side

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Combine two teaspoons of dish detergent with one gallon of hot water to make your cleaning solution.

  2. 2

    Clear all objects and appliances from work tops.

  3. 3

    Wipe down entire surface area of work tops with hot, soapy water and a sponge. For stubborn stains, use the abrasive side of the sponge.

  4. 4

    Spray stuck-on stains with a kitchen or multi-surface spray cleaner. Allow to soak for a few minutes to loosen the stain.

  5. 5

    Scrub at stuck-on spots with the abrasive side of your sponge. Repeat as necessary until you've removed the stain.

  6. 6

    Rinse the entire surface with warm water and a sponge to remove soap. Allow surface to dry before replacing appliances.

  7. 7

    Clean the bottom of appliances with hot, soapy water and a sponge before returning them to the counter.

Tips and warnings

  • Salt can be effective at removing many stubborn stains that your abrasive sponge leaves behind. Pour salt directly onto the stain and rub the area with a wet sponge.

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