The best thing about your kitchen is that ‘new kitchen feeling’ and you want that feeling to last for many years. Especially when you have dedicated time and money into getting your perfect kitchen. Selecting a high-quality kitchen from trusted experts is important to ensure your kitchen can withstand the demands of the modern lifestyle in the kitchen. However, there are some tips that can benefit you and help you keep your kitchen in the best conditions for longer. Here are 5 aftercare tips for your kitchen.
Even the simplest of touches can make a significant difference in the bigger picture. Whether it’s just wiping your cupboards, making sure that your shelves are aligned, or even being gentler with kitchenware. For example, when you have kitchen drawers that don’t quite close properly, it can be frustrating. However, this could be avoided by slamming the doors so it prolongs the life of the hinges. Another way of making sure that your drawers close smoothly is to occasionally clean the hinges themselves as dirt may be clogging it up.
No detail is too small in the kitchen, and the smallest issues could lead to bigger issues if left untreated.
Cleaning the Cabinets
When it comes to the aesthetics of your kitchen, maintaining your cabinets can keep your kitchen looking fresh as they are one of the most distinguishable parts of the kitchen. It’s vital to spend a little bit of time to keep them clean. It’s best to use a mild solution of kitchen detergent diluted in water for both matte and gloss cabinets. After cleaning with a mild solution, you should dry it immediately to prevent staining, warping, and water marks.
Reacting to Spillages
A kitchen’s primary function is food preparation, and of course, this will mean accidents and spillages are prone to happen. Although all kitchen worktops are designed to withstand spillages, it’s best to wipe any spillages as soon as possible to prevent the worktops from soaking in the spillage. This also prevents staining on the worktops.
In addition to this, if your worktop features porous materials, then they will require extra care to make sure that they stay in their best condition.
If you live in an area that is known to have hard water, then you may have noticed a strong build-up of limescale around your sink. Having a lot of limescale around the sink area can cause it to look stained, especially if it comes in contact with coloured food and leftover drinks, such as red wine.
However, cleaning limescale may be easier than you think. All it requires is a little bit of acidic solution, such as lemon juice to combat the limescale, and a bit of patience when soaking and scrubbing the limescale. Afterward, you will be left with a sparkling sink once again.
Sometimes, kitchen appliances may experience problems and failures due to misuse of technology. Whether the reason is overloading the washing machine or blocking the microwave vents by accident, misuse of equipment can result in appliance failures. It’s best to read the instruction manual carefully to ensure that you are using the appliance as intended so that you can maximise your money for value.
It’s also a good idea to maintain these kitchen appliances by cleaning them regularly, especially microwaves and ovens as they are constantly exposed to food.
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