How to Clean Your Kitchen in Just One Hour

Follow our simple and useful tips and you'll be able to clean your kitchen in just one hour! Intrigued? Keep reading to discover how.
How to Clean Your Kitchen in Just One Hour

Last update: 11 June, 2022

Cleaning usually takes a long time and requires a lot of effort. But it doesn’t have to be this way! Follow our tips as we’ll teach you how to clean your kitchen in just one hour. This means that you can make better use of your time and have a clean kitchen; ideal for those of us with busy lives.

We must also consider that the kitchen can easily accumulate bacteria and as it’s a place where we prepare food, it’s particularly important to maintain hygiene.

Each of our tips is well thought out and they’re designed to make cleaning your kitchen quick and easy. Ready to get started? Here we go!

Let’s clean your kitchen in just one hour!

In just one hour you can leave your kitchen very clean and impeccable.
In just one hour you can leave your kitchen impeccably clean.

The first thing you have to do before you begin is to gather the cleaning products you’ll need. These should be the ones that you’re familiar with, that you’ve always used and that you trust to do a good job.

Once you have everything ready, follow our steps, read our tips and consider the time it’ll take you to execute each task.

Your oven and extractor hood

Give yourself just ten minutes to clean your oven and extractor fan and set an alarm to make the challenge more fun and ensure you meet your goal. These two appliances have something in common and that is that they accumulate a lot of grease. As such, your first step will be to apply a degreaser and let it act between three and four minutes.

While it acts, mix warm water and lemon juice in a bowl. Then, put it in your microwave for three minutes to soften any food debris. Next, clean the inside of your microwave with a damp cloth and if necessary, remove the glass plate and components. Wash them separately in warm soapy water to remove any grease.  

Finally, dry your microwave and rinse the degreaser from your oven and extractor before continuing with the next step.

Clean your kitchen cabinets and wall tiles

Cleaning the outer doors of your kitchen cabinets and your wall tiles will take only 15 minutes. Everything should be cleaned in the direction of top to bottom, thus avoiding having to clean it twice. Simply pass a damp cloth with a little ammonia over each surface, then, buff with a dry cloth to avoid leaving water marks.

Glass is easier to clean. Just pass a damp cloth over the surface with a few drops of alcohol or vinegar for a sparkling result. These products are simple and inexpensive.

Hob and countertop

You’ll need to allow ten minutes to clean your ceramic hob and countertop. Start by applying your usual cleaning product to your hob and let it act. Meanwhile, clean the countertop with a damp cloth that’s impregnated with a neutral detergent.

Next, pass a damp cloth over the hob to remove the cleaning product that you previously applied. If necessary, use a sponge to remove any grease, but be careful not to scratch the ceramic. Finish this section by thoroughly drying all surfaces. Did you manage to beat the time on the clock?

Lower area and trash can

You’ll need about ten minutes to clean the lower area of your kitchen, as well as the garbage can. Yes, the latter really does need cleaning!

Fill the garbage can with water and bleach to disinfect it. While you let the mixture take effect, pass a damp cloth with a few drops of ammonia on it, over the baseboards and the refrigerator. Later, wash the garbage can with clean water and let it dry before using it again.

Sink and floor

We’ll dedicate the last 15 minutes to cleaning the sink and the floor. Use a non-abrasive sponge to clean your sink and faucet to avoid scratching the surfaces. Sweep the floor and vacuum. Finally, scrub the floor with water and two caps of ammonia. You can now relax!

Useful daily recommendations to clean your kitchen

After 60 minutes you will have a sparkling kitchen.
You can have a sparkling kitchen in just 60 minutes.

Follow these tips each day to make cleaning your kitchen easier and maintain your efforts.

  • Clean your extractor hood each time you cook. Use a cloth and a few drops of ammonia, so less grease will accumulate and the task will be easier.
  • Always have several cleaning cloths, ammonia, and two bottles of water to hand.
  • Wash each cloth after every use.
  • Use a splashback to protect your kitchen tiles from grease.

Avoid these mistakes:

  • Don’t leave the cleaning product in contact with the surface for longer than the manufacturer recommends.  Otherwise, you risk stains and surface deterioration.
  • Don’t apply cleaning products in excess: this won’t guarantee improved cleaning. In fact, it’ll generate more foam and will only delay your work.

Did you manage to clean your kitchen in just one hour?

For ultimate productivity, perform all the tasks that we’ve described in the same order as we’ve listed them. If, for example, you clean the floor first, you’ll have to step over it and it may need cleaning again.

It’s important to fulfill your objective and as you’ve seen, this can be done with a minimal investment of time. Each step is simple and practical, so don’t put it off any longer. No excuses! Get to work on cleaning your kitchen and start enjoying amazing results.

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