For hygiene purposes it’s essential to clean kitchen worktops regularly and, from an aesthetic point of view, dirty surfaces are not exactly reassuring if you have guests for dinner at your Horsham home. Washing or wiping the areas won’t take that long so always incorporate the action as part of your cleaning up routine after preparing and cooking a meal.
Our kitchen fitting and kitchen renovations team at Complete Carpentry & Maintenance Services has put together some useful tips in order to help keep worktops looking pristine. There are also plenty of online resources available for further suggestions and natural solutions if you prefer not to use chemicals.
Not every worktop is suited to a quick spray of a generic kitchen cleaner, as outlined below:
We advise using warm water with a small amount of washing-up liquid to clean marble, and make sure to dry the area afterwards to avoid water marks. Any household cleaners that contain chlorine, or natural vinegar, should never be used.
A modern stainless steel surface needs regular buffing to remove smears. A small amount of detergent with warm water will work instantly and glass cleaner is perfect for shining the worktop afterwards.
Our reliable washing-up liquid comes into play again. Scrub using an abrasive dish-washing sponge and make sure to remove all excess suds afterwards with water and a soft cloth. Ensure the concrete’s sealant is intact for longevity.
For that country look, ceramic tiles are popular in rustic kitchens. Just like you maintain your bathroom tiles at your property in Horsham or the surrounding areas, pay particular attention to the grout to ensure mildew doesn’t appear.
For a high-class option, our kitchen renovations and kitchen fitting team at Complete Carpentry & Maintenance Services suggests granite worktops. Warm water will clean the surface easily with a very occasional spray of furniture polish.
If you have a wooden surface or butcher block, use a scraper to remove any food particles and wipe with a clean damp cloth. Do not use detergent or any spray cleaner. Rub vegetable oil into the timber monthly to retain the wood’s natural sheen.
There are, of course, plenty of specialised cleaners available if you would prefer a particular product. Just make sure you’re using the right one for your worktop. Always wear gloves when using any type of cleaner and, if you have very sensitive skin, do not hold a microfibre cloth in your bare hands – the material will soak up your skin’s natural oils.
When considering new kitchen fitting or even total kitchen renovations, why not go further and extend the area out into the patio and garden areas? With Complete Carpentry & Maintenance Services’ landscaping services we’ll design and create an outdoor space that instantly invites both family and friends to enjoy the natural Horsham and West Sussex surroundings during the warmer months.