Critical Kitchen Clean up Before the Big Dinner

07 November, 2017

Possibly the most exciting aspect of planning a holiday dinner is deciding upon the arrangements. There are hurried trips to the local hobby store, where everyone ends up buying more stockings, faux mini-pumpkins, and fairy lights than they will ever need.  Who can forget the joy of concocting an appealing cornucopia, complete with pinecones and autumnal leaves from the yard? It is easy to get wrapped up in the decorative aspect of dinner planning; however, there is one major errand that no one can afford to ignore. That is the seasonal maintenance and cleanup of all kitchen appliances, big and small.

Start Small

It is recommended that you begin cleaning with the smaller kitchen appliances, like the toaster, the blender, the toaster oven, the electric waffle maker and the microwave oven.  Shake out the crumbs from the toaster and the waffle maker. Keep your waffle grids clean by wiping them off with paper towels after every use. Unplug the toaster before cleaning the outside with a sponge dipped in mild dishwashing detergent and water.  The same cleaning solution can be used to clean the outsides of the toaster oven, and the microwave oven.  A little-known cleaning trick is to place a mug of water with one teaspoon of baking soda in the microwave and run it for a minute. The resulting steam will rid the insides of food smells and oily grime. Wipe down with a paper towel and your microwave oven is as good as new!

Assessing the Task at Hand

You have tackled the smaller appliances in the kitchen, so hats off! Now the main 3 kitchen appliances remain to be serviced.  While cleaning out the door glass on the oven window is simple enough, there may be grease and grime that will take hours to clean on your own.  Same goes for the refrigerator, which must be defrosted, deodorized and the rubber seal wiped down before any heavy seasonal use. Even if you do manage to prep both the oven and the fridge on your own, there remains the entire kitchen cabinetry that needs to wipe down. You never know which relative ends up in the kitchen looking for an extra glass of the eggnog!

Call In the Experts

It is time to call in the experts. Booking a professional cleaning is as easy as going online on batmaid.ca and selecting the services you require. The maid will clean the oven, the fridge, and cabinets while you can get on with the grocery shopping!

Mark the Calendars

Once you have experienced the ease of housekeeping via online booking, chances are you will want to make it a regular occurrence. Swipe open your calendar and set up a quarterly kitchen-only cleaning service. By delegating heavy-duty chores, you are able to spend more time with your family members, and less time researching effective ways to getting your oven window grime-free. With your cleaning woes set to the side, you can now focus on the important stuff, like getting Nonna’s serving dish out the attic in one piece!

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