Kitchen Cleaning Tools 101

The kitchen is one of the spots at home we frequent. As the saying “You are what you eat” goes, yes, a nutritious and well-balanced diet can maintain a healthy body. Subsequently, we need to ensure our daily meals are prepared in a hygienic setting to avoid contamination of bacteria like E.Coli or Salmonella in our food.  Therefore, it is essential to maintain the kitchen’s cleanliness by cleaning often. Having a clean kitchen can ensure our food hygiene, prevent the spread of germs and bacteria and prevent pests. Whether you’re swapping out your worn-out cleaning tools or setting up your new kitchen space, here’s a guide to the essential tools for kitchen cleaning.

 

Rubber gloves

household rubber gloves

First off, rubber gloves! Rubber gloves are a must when handling strong kitchen cleaning solutions such as degreasers or dishwashing liquid that are often highly alkaline to effectively dissolve grease or dirts. When exposed to the skin for a prolonged period of time, it may lead to skin sensitivities. Hence, it is highly recommended to use rubber gloves when doing kitchen cleaning chores to protect your hands. 

Microfiber cloths

Microfiber cloths come in handy for any spills or surface wiping. The cleaning power of microfiber cloths is more effective as they’re highly absorbent as compared to generic cleaning cloths. They are perfect for cleaning any kitchen surfaces without leaving watermarks and scratches.

Floor mop

Floor mops are one of the most basic cleaning tools for a house. Surely, they’re highly essential for the kitchen too because no one wants to be walking on sticky floors. A floor mop is helpful to clean up dust, grease or dirt on the floor and to sum up a full cleaning routine after cooking.

Cleaning brushes

Own a variety of cleaning brushes of different sizes and for different purposes. Having various brushes that help you to clean bottles with small openings, stainless steel straws or for woks and pans with large surfaces will allow you to clean your dishes in detail. Some cleaning brushes can also be used to clean the dish racks and sinks. Alternatively, you can use an old toothbrush to get the same job done for hard-to-reach corners such as behind the faucet, sliding window tracks or even kitchen tools such as a colander or cheese grater.

Non-abrasive scrubbing pads

Non-abrasive scrubbing pads can scrub away the stubborn sticking crusts and bits from your pan, pot or dishes. They can be used for regular dishwashing, to clean non-stick pans and stainless steel pots without leaving scratches.

 

With these basic kitchen cleaning tools, you will be able to simply have a clean kitchen and comfortable environment to prepare your food. If you’re in need of a helping hand to maintain your home’s cleanliness, seek our well-trained house cleaners for extra help to refresh your home!