Do you want to know how to deep clean a kitchen? You can clean your kitchen with just a few natural products and it won’t break the bank.
Do you hate harsh cleaning chemicals? Maybe it’s after the holidays, the guests are gone. This is a good time to give your kitchen a good deep cleaning. This can be a daunting task. In this tutorial I will give you a step-by-step guide showing you how to achieve a clean kitchen using natural products. When it comes to all-natural cleaning supplies, white vinegar is a good all-purpose cleaner, and baking soda can be used as a gentle cleanser. I will show you some easy steps and kitchen cleaning tips to get through all your deep cleaning tasks in record time. Let’s get started!
How To Deep Clean A Kitchen With Natural Products Video
How To Deep Clean A Kitchen
How To Clean the Kitchen backsplash:
You’ll need a clean washcloth, vinegar, and a spray bottle
You can dilute it if you want, but don’t need to.
The acidity of the vinegar will cut the grease and will be disinfecting your backsplash.
Spray your backsplash with the vinegar and wipe it down with a clean washcloth (it’s important that it is clean or you will get streaks).
How To Clean Your Kitchen Microwave
You’ll need a bowl, lemon juice, vinegar, and water
Pour 1 cup vinegar & 1 cup water in a bowl.
Add 2 TBSP lemon juice. The acidity again is the cleaning agent in this mixture.
Place the bowl in the microwave cook for approximately 7-10 minutes (depends on strength of microwave).
When the timer is done, your microwave should be all steamy inside.
Use a clean washcloth and wipe out the entire microwave.
How to clean your kitchen appliances
You have 2 options here – Vinegar or Dish Soap (like Castile or Dawn).
To use the Vinegar – spray it onto the appliance, and wipe it off with a clean cloth. Again the acidity is what is cleaning the greasy finger marks and gunk.
To use Dish Soap – make a sink of hot soapy water. Using a clean washcloth wipe off your appliance. Dish soap is a base and cuts through grease and gunk.
Additional information for those who have stainless steel appliances.
*If you have stainless steel appliances – when cleaning with the vinegar or dish soap wipe with the grain.
Stainless Steel is dry and needs to be moisturized. Using olive oil on a clean microfiber cloth, wipe with the grain of the stainless steel on your appliances after you clean them.
How To Clean Your Kitchen sink
Sprinkle with baking soda, scrub it clean, and rinse.
Baking soda is a base that cuts through grease & dirt.
You can also use baking soda to scrub your refrigerator handles clean, as well as your pantry door & handle clean.
*Baking soda is abrasive so do not use on anything you don’t want to scratch (like stainless steel)
How to clean your kitchen oven window
If you have a vent be sure to cover it with painters tape to prevent things from falling in between your oven windows.
Sprinkle your oven window with baking soda (this was a picture from my first time doing this and you do not need this much baking soda – lol).
Spray with a little water to dampen your baking soda (you want to make a paste)
Using a clean damp washcloth – start scrubbing.
You can do this on the entire oven and oven window.
Once you are done scrubbing, use a shop vac or broom to clean up the dirty baking soda mixture, and rinse with clean water and a clean washcloth until all the baking soda is gone and your oven is clean.
You can see my full tutorial & video on oven window cleaning here (and you can clean the entire oven with this method).
*Extra tip – if you’re having a hard time cutting through the grease in your oven, make a paste of dish soap and baking soda and then scrub.
How to clean your kitchen oven racks
Place a towel in the bottom of your bathtub to protect your tub.
Lay your oven racks on top of the towel.
Add 1/2 cup dish soap (like Castile or Dawn) and fill the tub with hot water just until it covers the oven racks.
Let them soak for 8 hours.
The dish soap is cutting through all that grease.
After they have soaked, scrub with a piece of tin foil, scrub pad, or toothbrush and the grease should just wipe right off.
Rinse and put back in your oven.
They’ll look like brand new!
How to clean your kitchen counters and table
Wipe off your counters with a washcloth and water.
This first step is to get the worst up – crumbs, spills, grease pools, etc.
After that is complete, make a sink of dish soap (like Castile or Dawn) and hot water.
Use a clean and new washcloth, dip in the clean soapy water, and wipe off all our counters and table.
The key to streak-free counters is a clean washcloth with clean soapy water – works every time!
This is safe for granite counters.
How to clean your kitchen REFRIGERATOR and freezer
Go through your refrigerator & freezer and get rid of anything you don’t use, that’s expired, etc.
Take the shelves and drawers out and wash them in a sink full of clean soapy (dish soap) water.
With a clean wash cloth wash all the walls and anything that cannot be removed to be washed inside the refrigerator and freezer.
Now you know how to clean your kitchen with natural products! Way to go!
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How To Clean Your Kitchen With Natural Products Video
Other things to consider when deep cleaning a kitchen:
- light fixtures
- ceiling fan
- kitchen floor
- garbage disposal
- dirty dishes
- kitchen cabinets and cabinet doors
- kitchen table
- kitchen walls
- switch plates
- stove top
- garbage cans
- clean windowsills and windows
- kitchen drawers
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Thanks Chas for putting a bunch of these in one place. I’m in purge mode right now so when I reach my kitchen I’ll have it all in one place. In the last year or so I’ve been switching to using more & more natural products, so your advice hit home with me. We do use vinegar water on our countertop in the kitchen, but it’s vinyl and the point is to keep it disinfected. I know it can’t be used on all countertops though. BTW, I love your backsplash! Very unique!
Thank you Linda, I’m so glad this might be helpful for you 🙂 Thanks on the back splash. We were thinking of bubbles and steam coming out of a pot when we designed it. We didn’t install it though, hired someone for that – too afraid I’d mess up something so important 🙂
I love your design and they did a great job! You are so creative. 🙂
Okay so how do you get over the vinegar smell — I know it’s a cheap and efficient way to clean (and natural) but ugh, the smell….
The smell doesn’t bother me, but you can add orange peels to your vinegar and let it soak a few days and that will make the smell better. 🙂
Michele Morin says
I love this! So motivated to go clean everything!
Thank you Michele and I love that you are motivated by my post! I’ll be here to cheer you on!
Becca @ The Earthling's Handbook says
Great tips! For the microwave, though, I think that’s more acid, more total liquid, and more time than you really need. I use about 1/3 cup each water and vinegar, without lemon juice, and it works very well. After wiping out the microwave, you can use the leftover hot vinegar water to clean other things!
Thank you Becca, and thank you for sharing your tips.
Linda on Poinsettia Drive says
Back to basics without the chemicals. I’m going to have to switch over. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Linda and I’m glad there are some things here you want to give a try 🙂
Elise Ho says
Wonderful ideas. I am a huge fan of natural cleaning products I have to try the microwave trick.
Thank you Elise, and I hope you like the microwave cleaning. It makes it so easy 🙂
Two Chicks and a Mom/Donna says
Great tips! Thanks for sharing at Party in Your Pjs!
Thank you Donna 🙂
I always do my fridge like that, a big bowl of hot soapy water but I’ve always struggled with the oven window. I’m pinning so I can try this method out – thanks.
Thank you Julie, I love that you clean your fridge the same and I hope this oven window tutorial will help you as it has me. Thank you so much for the Pin 🙂
Diena Cameron says
Love your cleaning tips, after 66 years I thought I knew them all !!
I am so bummed that Hometalk has discontinued their Live videos, i really looked forward to those. Had no idea they were discontinued and wondered why i wasn’t getting any, now I know thanks to you. I will subscribe so i can watch your videos. Thanks.
Thank you Diena and you can find most of my videos on my Facebook page. Once they are done I’m trying to post them on my website as well.
Thanks first of all for the motivation to start this much needed project. Second of all is my lack of mobility. I have just decided to break it up to a shelf at a time, then outsides,etc. I know it won’t be quick but it will get done. Thanks again.
PS I think you should mention about not getting viniger on granite countertops, which will itch it. ?
Thank you so much Cindy and I think that is fantastic to go a little bit a time and pace yourself. Great idea on the granite counter tip 🙂
For icky freezers, say sugary mess from berry juice, vinegar wasn’t working– the water content of vinegar froze. So, I got the bright idea to use something that wouldn’t freeze & also would sanitize…. Plain, cheap, clear vodka! Worked like a charm. I use cheap clear vodka where vinegar shouldn’t be used, including unsealed light colored wood; darker woods get cheap whiskey.
Thank you so much for sharing that tip!
Marie-Interior Frugalista says
I’m with you on going the natural route for cleaning. Lots of great tips here, some I’m already doing and others I’ll be adding to our routine. Thanks 🙂
Thanks Marie, I’m so glad you are doing this too. I was doing this already before my breast cancer diagnosis, but not it’s even more important.
I just want to take a minute to say you are amazing!
You are so very sweet Kristin, thank you and you just made my day!
Marilyn Lesniak says
Thank you so much for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn
Mary from Life at Bella Terra says
Chas, as I am scrubbing the guest cottage kitchen, all your tips are so helpful!! Thank you for sharing.
You are so sweet Mary, thank you my friend 🙂