Having a big and beautiful kitchen can be truly spectacular. But one of the less-than-spectacular chores that comes along with this responsibility is the task of cleaning it. There are several things you can do to maintain your clean kitchen so that you must clean less, helping you to enjoy it more.
Although you may not be able to avoid giving your kitchen a good, deep clean every so often, there are daily things you can do to stay on top of its cleanliness.
1. Clean as You Cook
It’s hard to be motivated to clean a huge pile of dishes after you’ve cooked a meal. To prevent yourself from getting overwhelmed, try to clean here and there as you cook. For example, when you are waiting for something on the stove to simmer, you can take the time to wash out one of the smaller pots you used for vegetables. Or, give the sink a quick scrub so the leftover food particles won’t clog the drain when you go to wash the bigger items.
Cleaning as you go can help to not only clear your kitchen, but your mind as well. You’ll have a better peace of mind and more space to allow you to cook freely, enjoying your kitchen the way it was meant to be enjoyed.
2. Opt for Quartz Countertops
Think about the types of countertops you have, or the ones you are about to upgrade to with your next renovation project. If you want to have an easy time cleaning your kitchen, invest in quartz. Quartz countertops do not absorb stains or particles, making it easy to just wipe away any leftover debris.
All you really need to clean quartz countertops are a slightly wet cloth and a non-abrasive soap. Wipe down the area that needs cleaning and let air dry. It’s that simple! Other countertops, including butcher block and granite sometimes require a deeper soak or scrub in order to really get it clean.
3. Maintain Your Cookware and Knives
Another thing you can do to avoid having several major deep-cleaning sessions down the road is to keep a close eye on your cookware and knives. Think about how often you use your pots and pans. Are they stained? Do they have rust or burnt food spots? Take a few minutes to deeply scrub and hand-wash your cookware so you don’t have to worry about it getting worse in the future.
It’s recommended to clean your cookware and knives like this about once a month. That way, you won’t have to spend an entire day cleaning them when their condition has become much worse.
4. Get Big Trash Bins
Another issue people run into when working in the kitchen is having a trash can that’s just too small. Invest in larger trash and recycling bins so you don’t have to deal with an overflow. Having a full trash bin can make you less motivated to throw out the extra trash and food that might still be sitting on the counter. The best way to declutter your area is to make sure there’s enough space to throw the clutter out!
It’s still easy to conceal larger-sized trash bins. You can put them in a cabinet under the sink, or near the back door to your yard. There are plenty of creative ways to incorporate their design into the style of your kitchen, so they don’t stick out like two sore thumbs.
Invest in an Immaculate Kitchen Today
Vadara Quartz is passionate about helping you find everything you need to make your gorgeous kitchen complete. From new color palettes, to quartz countertops, to remodeling ideas, there are many ways to make your kitchen stand out. By keeping tabs on maintenance and doing some light cleaning here and there, you can keep it bright and shining for a long time to come.
For more information about your countertop options, you can contact Vadara online or give them a call at (844) 482-3272.