Professional cleaner: This is how I clean a kitchen from top to bottom – and leave my clients’ houses with the ‘wow factor’
- Professional cleaner Kacie shared why she always starts on the stovetop side
- She swears by buffing baby oil into the sink with a microfibre cloth for shine
A professional cleaner has detailed exactly how she cleans a kitchen from top to bottom, and how she gives her clients’ homes the ‘wow factor’ with a secret product.
Kacie, from Melbourne – who runs The Big Clean Co – said the key with kitchen cleaning is to always start on the side with the stovetop as it’s ‘pretty much always the dirtiest’.
The first thing you have to do is clear absolutely everything away so you can get past and underneath various items.
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A cleaner detailed exactly how she cleans a kitchen from top to bottom, and how she gives her clients’ homes the ‘wow factor’ with a secret product (Kacie from The Big Clean Co pictured)
‘Right, I’m going to walk you through how I do a regular clean on a kitchen,’ Kacie said in her video.
‘I start by putting away all the mess and washing the dishes. I don’t want to see anyone cleaning like this and just surface wiping, you’ve always got to get behind stuff and under stuff – that’s why it needs to go away.’
Following this, the cleaner said she gets ‘everything off the stovetop’ and lets it soak in the sink while she does the rest of the kitchen.
‘Go from up high and move your way down through the splashback,’ Kacie said.
‘Sometimes the splashback is a window and then you get to the stovetop. Give this a really good wipe down and then polish it.’
Kacie (pictured cleaning) said you have to start by getting everything off the surfaces so that you can clean behind and on things effectively; she always starts on the stovetop side
The product Kacie swears by is For All ($23.95), which she uses to clean the entire kitchen.
The $23 buy describes itself as a ‘safe and effective liquid detergent made using naturally derived surfactants and scented using only pure essential oils’.
Product information said For All will replace ‘more than 15 different surface cleaners in your house’.
‘I love the simplicity of using only one product for the whole kitchen,’ Kacie said.
She said if your stovetop is an induction plate, you should give it a ‘good scrub’.
Lastly, she does the window seals, counters and leaves the sink until the last moment.
One of her secret weapons is For All cleaning product, which she said can replace any number of cleaning products in the kitchen; Kacie also loves to buff with baby oil and a microfibre cloth
‘To avoid that sink brown staining, I give it a good scrub at least once a fortnight,’ Kacie said.
‘And then, when I’m in a client’s house and I want to leave it with a “wow factor”, I polish it with some baby oil and a microfibre cloth.’
Baby oil used on a soft, dry cloth works wonders at removing streaks from shiny surfaces like stainless steel or enamel – but it won’t actually sanitise the surface.
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