5 Simple Steps to Deep Clean Your Kitchen

deep cleaning the kitchen counter with vinegar

A clean kitchen is always a welcome sight for any home or commercial property owner. Whether you spend a lot of time in your kitchen, or hardly any at all, it is always good to keep things clean and tidy at all times. A clean kitchen is a healthy kitchen, and sometimes making sure a kitchen is healthy requires a little more than just a quick surface cleaning. While you don’t have to enlist a professional restaurant cleaning service to help with your kitchen deep clean, you can take advantage of some professional tips listed below.

How to Deep Clean Kitchen?

Light Fixtures

Typically, if you are planning to do a complete kitchen deep clean, it is ideal to start from the top and work your way down to the floor. That way you won’t have to worry about cleaning any surfaces twice, as dirt and dust get kicked up during the deep kitchen clean. Once you have gathered your cleaning supplies such as disinfecting wipes, lint-free cloths, a mop, bucket, cleaners, etc, you can start dusting and wiping down your light fixtures. Don’t worry if any large dust particles get on the floor while wiping down your light fixtures, as you will be able to sweep them up as your deep kitchen clean continues.



Keep moving down from wiping downlight fixtures to the tops of your kitchen cabinets. You can also take this opportunity to clean off any items or dishes that you store above the cabinets. If you have a significant amount of dust built up above your cabinets, try vacuuming the large particles before wiping down any surfaces. Make sure to get into every corner, and wait for surfaces and items to dry completely before placing them back above the cabinet. Wet or damp surfaces will just attract more dust.



Sometimes it is best to get some help during this part of the deep kitchen cleaning process. Moving large appliances like a fridge or a stove away from the wall can be difficult on your own. Start by sweeping or vacuuming out those hard to reach areas behind appliances. Once you have the majority of the large debris out of the way, you can wipe down the wall and floor. You can also wipe down any surfaces of your appliances as well, but be sure to unplug everything before you do so as a safety precaution.


Sink and Counters

Just like the approach we’re taking for the entire kitchen, think about taking a top-down approach to cleaning your counters and your sink. Start by wiping down and cleaning the backsplash around your whole counter. You can then wipe down the actual surface of the counter. A good way to do this is by wiping any debris or crumbs toward the sink where they can be washed down the drain. Once you’ve reached the sink, you may want to use a vinegar and water solution to get rid of any food odours or stains in the sink. For your kitchen faucet fixtures, consider using a micro-fibre cloth to leave them with a noticeable shine.



Once you’ve finished everything else in the kitchen, you can wipe down your floors. Start by vacuuming any loose, dry debris and dust. Once you’ve done that you can break out your wet mop and bucket to clean the floor as needed. In some areas you may need to scrub to remove a stain or stuck-on debris. Some people with tile floors will also scrub the grout between the tiles at this time, but this is usually not required on every deep kitchen cleaning. Let the floor dry and keep an eye out for any additional dirt or debris you may have missed on the perimeter of the kitchen.


Whether you’re cleaning at home, or you require a commercial restaurant cleaning service for your commercial property, taking the top-down approach to deep kitchen cleaning is the best method. For more tips, contact Total Commercial Solutions today!