My 7 Tips For Professional Kitchen Cleaning Results

Recently I moved and where I moved was not clean, and definitely not clean to my standards. I’m a germaphobe and I do have OCD. Now most people assume having OCD means your keep everything neat and clean ALL the time, not true. But I definitely clean often and like to keep things as clean as I can, especially if it’s something I’m going to be using at that moment or often. But I have some other things, like depression and some physical disabilities and ailments, that work against the OCD. So I do not have things neat or uncluttered all the time.
So anyway moving on to the cleaning. I told my landlord that I was moving with is disabled and she asked me to help keep things clean, which I was gonna do any way. Well because I’m me, so I cleans shit and I’m a beast at it. In order to maintain cleanliness in the house, I HAD to do a cleaning overhaul, so restoration it is.
I’m highly anal about the kitchen and bathroom being clean, within reason. My kitchen in my old apartment was very clean. So much so that my grandmother once asked me, “Do you cook on this stove?”, and I replied, “Often, almost everyday”. I just don’t like my stove looking grimy and I can’t cook in a dirty kitchen. Meaning the stove was my first major task.

Inside the oven door

I did the stove top range, the top back with the clock, the front of the oven, the knobs and outside of the oven.

THE MICROWAVE WAS THE NEXT RESTORATION

So my tips for what you need to do to achieve these results.

  1. Determination – Real shit! You have to want whatever it is too be cleaned and well. Don’t be a pussy when you strive for that excellence, that you know you want.
  2. Get your cleaning supplies from the dollar store – You don’t need to spend a lot of money for what you need. Some of it is probably already in your home.
  3. Pace yourself – It takes time but you don’t have to do it all at one time. We have enough shit on our plate. Maybe do the stovetop one day, or the oven door, or the microwave door while food is in the oven.

  4. *Use these to clean:
  1. Baking Soda
  2. Vinegar

  3. Ammonia

  4. Awesome Cleanser

  5. Brillo or scouring pad (balled aluminum foil to save more money)
  6. Toothbrush

  7. Cleaning cloth
  8. A lemon

  • Scrub/Wipe in a circular motion

  • Patience: some portions require the cleanser to sit some to absorb into the grime, for easier cleaning.

  • Wine: To sip while you wait and/or to celebrate when you sit back and revel in how well you did THAT and how great it looks.

How I Cleaned

A. The basis for much of what you’ll be cleaning involves mixing baking soda & vinegar either as a paste or sprinkle baking soda and spray vinegar on it to get that bubbling reaction. Then use your toothbrush crevices or scouring pad to get busy with the dirt.

B. Use one of your empty spray bottles for the vinegar alone and the other for a 50/50 mixture of the Awesome and vinegar. This mixture today in can give things a little more oomph for the stuff that a little harder to come out.
C. Wipe away the residue with a soapy cloth and after that with clear water.

I hope that helps you guys. Tag me in some pictures if you try my steps.