So now that I have a brand new 厨房 to fulfill my every cooking whim, I had to take the time and figure out exactly how I was supposed to 清洁 and care for each finish. That way, I’d从第一天起就可以按照应有的方式进行护理！毕竟’一个全白的厨房’s going to need a lot of 清洁ing.
Me being me, I spent time researching and practically interviewing anyone who I made a purchase from on the proper and specific products, tools and techniques required to safely and effectively 清洁 my 厨房 surfaces. You know when I’ve said in the past to speak with the manufacturer for specific 清洁ing information? Well, I took my own advice :).
所以，根据我的研究，’s exactly how to 清洁 and care for IKEA cupboards (but the techniques work for wood and laminated or painted cupboards), quartz countertops, porcelain 瓦s and glass cupboards (which are quite the challenge in a 厨房!).
即使它’s listed right on the website, I still asked a store associate exactly how to 清洁 the cupboards I was ordering. Sometimes they have a few extra tidbits of information which I always like to glean. I was told the one thing I was kind of expecting, and absolutely nothing more. To tackle greasy fingerprints and other food 污渍, we were told to use nothing more than a little warm, soapy water! The reason is simple – dish liquid is a safe, ph-neutral 清洁er which will tackle all of those greasy 污渍 on your cupboards without damaging the finish on the cupboards. Also, it’重要的是只能使用软布或海绵，这样橱柜才能’t scratch.
I keep a bottle of my homemade all-purpose 清洁er on hand for quick 清洁 ups (just a drop of Dawn and water), which I use with a microfiber cloth whenever I see a splash or fingerprint. Otherwise, when a greasy dinner has just been cooked and there’s some splatters that need to be dealt with, or really any time the cabinet fronts need a deep 清洁, I just add a squirt of Dawn to a soft sponge or cloth and get it nice and foamy with warm, running water, and then wipe using an ‘S’ pattern. Clean off the sponge or cloth, wipe the cupboard to remove any soapy residue and then wipe dry with a 清洁, soft cloth. No specialty products required!
``我喜欢厨房里的玻璃口音，他们’增添了美丽的尺寸，并真正提升了厨房的优雅度！但是，我’m well aware of how challenging 清洁ing glass in the 厨房 is, especially because we have in-cabinet lighting which will only illuminate every single fingerprint. I’我希望乍得和我可以控制自己并负责任地使用它们（ha），但是当我们得到指纹时，我’ve制定了解决问题的无故障行动计划。
我发现先将橱柜除尘很有帮助，这样您就不必’t ‘clean’ any dust, which leave small annoying flecks which dry onto the glass. I just use a dry microfiber cloth to do this and just work from top to bottom. Now, the surface is primed to 清洁. I keep a mixture of 1 part white vinegar to 1 part water in a spray bottle and use that as my glass 清洁er and have a designated flat-weave microfiber cloth specifically designed for glass 清洁ing (no streaks!). To 清洁 the glass, I spray the interior cupboard and wipe using an ‘S’图案，将布翻转过来，立即用布的干燥角重新描绘我的脚步，以去除任何条纹。然后，关闭橱柜并在外部面板上重复操作。这项简单的技术就足够了’需要使玻璃柜看起来很漂亮。
If you have a greasy backsplash, it clearly means you are a great cook! But, it also means you’ve got quite a job ahead of you. You’ve got to stay on top of this or else you’ll get a sticky yellow build up which can be really quite a job to 清洁. As with most things, maintenance is key to keeping it looking beautiful and 清洁 for years to come. Now, I had a temporarily painted backsplash while we awaited our porcelain 瓦s to arrive. My technique is to use something gentle but effective, and use it often to prevent build up. It works wonders! And even though I always thought this was the right way, Vanessa, the lovely lady who sold me the 瓦s confirmed my notion!
要从瓷器或瓷砖后挡板上去除油脂，就像我要得到的那样，可以使用1份醋兑1份水的溶液。喷雾，静置一会，然后擦去。唐’t use anything abrasive, so stick to a soft cloth or sponge for this as well. Now, for 结石 or painted backsplashes like the one I have here, use a sponge with a drop of Dawn and warm water (be sure to squeeze out those suds so it’s not all drippy!). Rinse well and dry with a 清洁 cloth or paper towel. Voila!
我们花了一些时间来思考哪种才是最好的台面。我觉得我想要一个‘stone’ finish, but marble and granite were too risky in the sense that they were hard to 清洁. Plus, I loved the purist aesthetic to the quartz we went with: just a minimal fleck which provided a nice, gentle glimmer but didn’t overtake the look of the 清洁, crisp white 厨房 I was after. Anyway, I also knew that quartz was super durable and easier to 清洁 (double win!).
Now, when the counter guy came by to install it, I actually had to sign a piece of paper saying I understood the 清洁ing procedures for the quartz counter he had just installed. He reviewed it with me and handed me a maintenance information kit. I was like dude, I got this! He told me all I could use was, you guessed it, mild soap (AKA 洗碗剂) and water. What a relief!
对于冰沙团，油脂，茶漏以及几乎可以使我的厨房台面保持整洁的其他任何东西，我将一滴Dawn直接喷到我柔软的厨房海绵上，并在温水下冲洗，确保将其中的任何东西挤出来。多余的水滴，以免造成混乱。然后我’ll simply scrub (again using a soft sponge or cloth) the area until it’s 清洁 and grease-free, then towel dry! Dawn won’t remove the gorgeous shine, but since it’s engineered to cut grease, it will do just that on the counters making my work easier. Vinegar will remove the shine actually, and can even stain or mar granite or marble. pH neutral soap like Dawn doesn’请勿造成任何后果，并且可以在任何工作台面上安全使用。
Well it might sound simple, it shouldn’t surprise you that I am yet again, leaning on the cheapest, most convenient and easiest products to use to 清洁 my 厨房. To learn more about some other great 清洁ing hacks around the house with Dawn, visit 黎明-dish.com/beyondthesink.