When's the Last Time You Really Cleaned Your Kitchen?
Your appliances and counters are sparkling, and your cabinets and floors are polished to a shine—but how clean are some lesser-seen areas of your kitchen?
Joe Sevier of Epicurious.com consulted with kitchen experts to get the low-down on areas of the kitchen we may be overlooking when it comes to cleaning. Here’s a list of what needs to be cleaned—and how frequently, too—from Sevier’s blog. You may be surprised!
Cleaning Brush – Daily (Rinse in hot water after each use.)
Dish Drying Rack – Weekly
Garbage Bin – Monthly
Kitchen Cabinets – Monthly (Wipe down fronts and knobs, and vacuum the inside.)
In-Drawer Flatware Caddy – Monthly (If you have a wire or mesh caddy, remove and vacuum debris that filtered down to the drawer.)
Refrigerator Shelves – Monthly (Tip: Wiping the bottom of jars and cartons will keep shelves cleaner, longer.)
Stovetop Exhaust Fan – Monthly
Utensil Caddy – Monthly, to remove food splatters, dust and grease
Water Filterer – Follow the manufacturer’s instructions, but generally, it should be cleaned every two months when you change the filter.
Ice Cube Trays – Once or twice a year if you use them regularly, but more often if you only use them once in a while