One of the most important parts of being in the hospitality industry is upholding a high standard of cleanliness, even where guests can’t see it. This applies to the kitchen, which is inevitably home to various pathogens that can make people sick unless you give it a rigorous scrub-down each time you use it. Over time, you may observe dark or yellow grime on your cabinets, which are grease stains that may have splashed onto your surroundings while cooking. Although you can use a kitchen degreaser to clean these stains, allowing them to settle makes them more difficult to remove.
Clean and dry cabinets are crucial for enjoying a fresh, well-ventilated kitchen, as these stains emit a particular type of smell. Proper cleaning procedures also ensure that your hospitality business adheres to cleaning regulations and ensures that customers have nothing to complain about. If you’re putting new procedures in place for cleaning, degreasing, and sanitising the kitchen cabinets, here are a few tips to keep in mind:
Having all your cleaning supplies in one place makes it much easier to clean and degrease your cabinets since it eliminates going back and forth to get what you need. That way, you can streamline your cleaning process and keep it as efficient as possible, saving you lots of time. Your cleaning supplies should consist of various items like soft sponges, dish soap, vinegar cleaning solution, toothbrushes, scrub brushes, baking soda, and dishcloths.
If your current cleaning products aren’t effective at removing grease stains on your cabinets, consider trying undiluted white vinegar in the meantime. It’s excellent for dissolving oil, making it a perfect candidate for eliminating those pesky stains haunting your kitchen.
Dip a dry dishcloth into undiluted white vinegar, then flush it with warm water. Wring your cloth until it’s just damp, then wipe it over the sticky spots in your kitchen. Use a dry paper towel to soak up the remaining solution on the surfaces, allowing them to dry. Additionally, take note of leftover sticky spots that refuse to budge so you can go over them again.
Another cleaning product you can use to clean and sanitise your cabinets is dishwasher detergent, which cuts through oil and removes it from surfaces. Combining this with hot water is a surefire way to get rid of grease on non-porous material.
Create your own anti-grease solution by filling a bowl with hot tap water, which can split and dissolve thick grease. Be sure to wear protective gloves to prevent yourself from getting hurt. Once the bowl is full, put one to two tablespoons of dishwasher detergent into the water, mix it well, then dip your sponge into the mixture. Ensure your sponge has absorbed enough of the mixture, squeeze out some of the water, then scrub the grime in clockwise motions to remove it. Over time, the dirt should dissolve. Be sure to change out the water once it cools, as it will have its intended effect only when it’s hot. Wipe your cabinetry with a paper towel to soak up the remaining water and allow it to air-dry.
Many people forget to clean their knobs and handles even though this is the most frequent point of contact they have with their drawers and cabinetry. Use a kitchen degreaser or an all-purpose cleaner to polish your knobs and handles and disinfect them, removing any accumulation of dirt and grime. You can also use a soft brush to scrub them, ensuring they’re smooth and pleasant to the touch.
Getting rid of the grease in your kitchen can be challenging, especially if it seems like they’ve firmly embedded themselves into your cabinets and drawers. However, by following these tips and using the best cleaning products around, you’ll successfully sanitise your cabinets and enjoy a grease stain-free kitchen.
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