Kitchen Cleaning Tips

woman looking into empty cupboards in a kitchen

A clean apartment is the perfect slate for enjoying your down time here in Mount Prospect, IL. Here on the blog for The Element Apartment Homes we’ve given tips for breaking down your spring cleaning, but today we want to focus on one of the most important rooms in your home: your kitchen! Kitchens can be a tricky and maybe even a bit of an overwhelming area to clean. We hope these tips can help you do it effectively!


Cleaning out the fridge doesn’t have to be a time-consuming task. Apartment Therapy shares tips for how to clean the inside of your fridge in 30 minutes or less, so try it out! They suggest emptying the fridge before cleaning the contents. Throw out old or expired food and then wipe down jars and other containers that will be going back into the fridge. This will eliminate the chance that your clean shelves will get dirty again.

Wipe down the shelves with a water and vinegar mixture. Take out removable shelves and wash them in the sink. Dry everything off and replace the items.


Your oven might not need frequent cleaning, but it should be cleaned every once in a while. All you need to clean your oven is baking soda, water, and vinegar. Mix the baking soda and water into a paste you’ll coat the inside of the oven with. Leave it for twelve hours before wiping off and rinsing with vinegar. Follow the detailed instructions on how to clean your oven with baking soda and vinegar from The Kitchn.

Greasy Areas

Oily and greasy areas in the kitchen can be difficult to clean — especially in hard-to-reach areas. One Good Thing shares ideas for how to clean up oil splatters in your kitchen. The author uses mineral oil and a clean cloth or paper towel. Click on the link to see the amazing before and after pictures.


This microwave cleaning process from Practically Functional just requires water, vinegar, a toothpick, and a drop of lemon essential oil (if you want to mask the vinegar smell). Fill up a microwave-safe bowl or glass measuring cup with two cups of water, two tablespoons of vinegar, a drop of lemon essential oil, and a toothpick to prevent the water from boiling over the edges. Carefully remove the hot bowl after microwaving it for two to three minutes. Then wipe the walls and enjoy a clean microwave.

Do you have any other tips or ideas to share with us about how to clean your kitchen? Let us know what they are in the comments below. Thanks for reading. Visit the blog again soon!