Cleaning GuidesTips and Tricks for Easy Kitchen Worktop Cleaning
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You know your way around the kitchen and often prepare meals at home? Then you may have noticed that your confidence as a chef isn’t the only thing building up. Over time, you will see grease and dirt can (and will) accumulate on all kinds of kitchen surfaces. Notably the wall tiles and grout near the stovetop.
Even if you have the best-looking tiles in the world, if you don’t maintain and clean them regularly, they will end up looking far from appealing. So, prepare your cleaning supplies, get ready to put in some elbow grease and make your tiles sparkle again with the following tips.
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Keep on reading for spotless kitchen tiles!
Even if you just decided to clean your kitchen tiles and haven’t done any preparation, you are probably good to go. There are several methods for cleaning kitchen wall tiles and grout to choose from. For most of them, you will need common household items like baking soda, vinegar, rubber gloves, toothbrush etc. and a dose of diligence.
Grease is often quite difficult to remove, especially if you aren’t able to clean it immediately. So take a look at the options that we prepared to tackle this task.
For the first method, the ingredients you will need are probably already in your kitchen. The staple of every household – baking soda and vinegar can work wonders on your greasy kitchen tiles and grout. To take advantage of their cleaning power, do the following:
Get a hold of some baking soda and a sponge.
Wet the sponge so it is slightly damp.
Wipe down the kitchen tiles, scrubbing if needed.
Repeat if necessary.
Wipe down the tiles with a clean cloth or sponge to remove any leftover residue.
Baking soda is an abrasive so when attempting this method, be careful. Don’t scrub with too much vigour if you suspect that you might damage the surface of the tiles.
White vinegar is a natural and non-toxic product that can be used for a variety of cleaning purposes. It is a mild acid which works very well on grease, thus it is perfect for your greasy white kitchen tiles. To eliminate that build-up from your tiles, follow these steps:
If the grease is very persistent and doesn’t come off after a couple of rounds of this treatment, you can take this next advanced approach:
Sodium borate, commonly known as Borax, is another household product that works great for cleaning. It has been used for years for various cleaning tasks around the home. As for cleaning kitchen wall tiles, we recommend the following method for spot-treating the stubborn grease and food stains.
Commercial cleaners are more concentrated and have chemicals that are very effective in cutting and removing grease or dirt from your kitchen wall tiles. Thankfully, such products are quite common and you can easily find them in your local supermarket.
If you have the option, go for a cleaning solution that comes in a spray bottle. This will make the application on vertical surfaces like wall tiles much easier. If you get a product that can be sprayed the cleaning process consists mainly of spraying the wall tiles, scrubbing and wiping. Here are the steps:
The oven is another place that suffers from grease and food debris build-up. Make sure you don’t skip cleaning your oven.
When you clean your kitchen tiles, it’s a good idea to tackle the grout at the same time. Dirty grout can ruin the look of an otherwise clean and well-kept kitchen. It’s important to note that if you plan on cleaning the tiles and grout, you should start with the grout first. The dirt from this part will get on the tiles and you can clean it when cleaning them afterwards.
The most common things that plague the grouting are cooking grease and food splatters. However, around the sink, you can notice little black spots. That is mildew (check the difference between mould and mildew)which releases its spores around the room. That way you can end up breathing them in, which no one wants, especially if you have asthma or other respiratory problems.
You can find ways for cleaning the sink itself, here.
Do you prefer to use a natural cleaning solution to chemicals? You can clean your kitchen wall grouting with vinegar and baking soda.
If you decide to use a stronger commercial cleaner like bleach, do the following:
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When you finally get your kitchen wall tiles clean and fresh, the best thing you can do is to make sure they don’t get greasy and dirty soon. Here are some tips on preventing dirt build-up and cooking splatters on your wall tiles:
This whole process may seem tiresome, however all the work is worth it because the look of sparkling tiles and a spotless kitchen is guaranteed to impress anyone that walks in.
So, which method did you choose? You have tips we didn’t cover? Leave us a comment below!
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