If you’re aiming for just regular kitchen maintenance, you don’t need a shelf full of different products – just the essentials.
With the wide range of kitchen cleaning products available in the market, we are often left confused as to which ones are actual necessities and which brands are true to their claims.
We’ve rounded up a list of kitchen cleaning chemicals and tools (including some product recommendations) that you’ll need for a spotless kitchen so that you won’t end up wasting your money on unnecessary products.
Kitchen Cleaning Chemicals
1. Stainless Steel Cleaner
Stainless steel cleaners actually serve more as polishers after you have wiped down your stainless steel surfaces and appliances with soapy water. These are our recommended products:
- 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner Polish
- Koala Eco Natural Stainless Cleaner
- Bon Ami Powder Cleanser
2. Multipurpose cleaner
An effective multi-purpose cleaner can go a long way. You can use it on your kitchen surfaces, floors, and the underneath exterior of your stovetop, may it be a gas or electric stove. Here are our top picks:
- Nifti All Purpose Cleaner
- Bosisto’s Multipurpose Cleaner
- Zero Co Multipurpose Cleaner
3. Dish soap
Aside from cleaning your dishes, this is also effective in cleaning your stone countertops and grimy stove burners and sink. Brands don’t really matter when it comes to dish soap, but if you’re looking for an eco-friendly alternative, check Zero Co’s plant-based dishwashing liquid.
Kitchen Cleaning Tools
1. Microfibre cloth
When it comes to cleaning essentials, a microfibre cloth will always be on the list. It’s better than any other type of cloth in removing dirt on surfaces and objects, and it’s highly absorbent too. You can use it for wiping your dishes and cleaning your kitchen countertops.
2. Cleaning brush
Your kitchen sink can accumulate a build-up of grime and bacteria, and a useful tool for removing stubborn grime is a simple cleaning brush.
3. Pan scraper
A pan scraper will come in handy for removing stain buildup and burnt food on your pots, pans, and cooktops. A plastic or silicone scraper is preferable to avoid scratching your pans and cooktops.
4. Spray bottle
A spray bottle is definitely a must-have for kitchen cleaning. Whether you’re using homemade cleaning solutions or commercial ones, a spray bottle can make the process more efficient.
Avoid the stress by keeping your kitchen cleaning routine easy and efficient, or better yet, hire a cleaning professional if you want to do a thorough cleaning of your kitchen every once in a while. After all, the cleanliness of your kitchen should always be on point since it is where you cook and store your food.