How to Take Care of the Kitchen?

Functions and Use of Kitchen

Kitchen is one of the most important parts of any home. Without a kitchen a house looks incomplete.  The need for a kitchen in any house is inevitable and you cannot deny to its significance. Just as with many other everyday objects, the image of a modern kitchen has changed. With the influx of fitted kitchens cooking work was transformed. Strictly defined functions and corresponding zones resulted in the validation of cooking. Thus, a change in necessities also became necessary. Apart from functionality of the kitchen, much stress is placed today on its perfect image. The kitchen turned from a workshop to a place where you should feel good. Consequently only such materials were used in the kitchen    which meant to be used in a residential room. Quality of those materials was improved significantly in order to meet the kitchen use standards, but they also need special care.

Guidelines Relating to Use

Work in the kitchen involves contact with high temperatures, water vapors and moisture. Moreover, some of the food products leave relentless marks. Furniture materials used now may be resistant to most of those factors, but there are some limits as to what they can undergo. In order to enjoy your kitchen for a long time, a few important guidelines need to be observed.

  • When you are cooking make sure there is enough ventilation so that water vapors do not condense on the furniture.
  • Use exhaust fan.  Set efficiency of the extractor fan in relation to dimensions of the kitchen.
  • Do not place a coffee machine or kettle under wall-mounted cupboards. Water vapors and temperature may damage your furniture in the long run. Check regularly for the depletion of condensation of water in the fridge so that it does not get stopped.
  • Act accordingly to the refrigerator instructions manual.
  • Do not cut food items like vegetables or fruits directly on the worktop. Use a breadboard.
  • Porcelain and stoneware dishes have a non-coated surface from the bottom side. So, slight scratches can be made while moving such dishes along the counter surfaces.

Guidelines Concerning Upholding

Taking regular care of a fitted kitchen means that it will remain in good condition and will last for a longer period of time. So remember to keep your kitchen in hygienic state.

  • Try to use only mild and water-soluble detergents which are clearly proposed for kitchen furniture and have it stated on the product information.
  • Make use of a soft washing cloth or sponge. Do not use anything which could cause scratches.
  • Remove any dirt as soon as possible. Fresh stains can be usually removed more easily and completely.
  • Thoroughly dry the surfaces after cleaning.

Plastic Surfaces 
Plastic surfaces should be cleaned with gentle detergents using a soft and clean cloth. Next, you should clean them with pure water and make them dry carefully. You can try to remove relentless spots with a non-diluted detergent or using a window-cleaner.
Ceramic Boards
Any dirt or stains which have not been scorched can be removed with a wet cloth, without a detergent. Marks left by metal pans, water stains can be removed with a detergent for stainless steel or with a particular detergent for ceramic boards. Roughly scorched stains should be removed with a razor blade while they are still warm. In case of burnt sugar or sugar-containing substances, stains have to be removed straight away.


High-Quality Stainless Steel (costly steel) and Enamel 
For regular maintenance a washing-up liquid will make do. Tough dirt and marks left by water should be removed with diluted detergent for cleaning steel. Patches of rust are best removed with a 10% citric acid or a special detergent for cleaning stainless steel. Fittings and hinges in particular, should be rubbed with technical Vaseline once a year.

Ovens can be cleaned with commonly available detergents till the time they are still warm and stains are not burnt badly. Pushy dirt should be cleaned with a special detergent for ovens.

Due to sanitary reasons the fridge should be carefully cleaned every 6 months. In order to do so, unplug the fridge, hang around until it is defrosted, take all the shelves and drawers out and clean it thoroughly. A mild detergent and soft cloth are recommended.

As you can see, taking good care of your kitchen is not an extremely tough task to do. In most cases it is adequate to use a commercially available mild detergent and a soft cloth. Detailed information can be found in appliance instruction guidebooks. An important aspect is a rapid elimination of dirt and spots. It will let you enjoy your kitchen in the long run.

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