Does your kitchen always wear a clean look?

India
August 12, 2009 8:06pm CST
I have the habit of cleaning the table top, stove, tiles and the kitchen sink everyday, but there are times when my kitchen looks dull. There are some days I just manage to make it look okay and not do all the routine work I usually do. The next day I surely manage to finish off what I had left back the previous day. Does your kitchen look sparklingly clean always? How often do you clean the cabinets and tiles etc?
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10 responses
@busky5 (3166)
• Thailand
14 Aug 09
I will try to make my kitchen good looking but i will not often cook because it will make my kitchen mess.
• India
14 Aug 09
Hi busky5, I am happy to hear that your kitchen looks good and neat. But dont you feel like giving in to that urge of whipping up something tasty for you or your family? I feel a great deal of joy when I cook at home. But, nowadays I dont find time to cook en elaborate meal. I tend to make do with quick meals. Happy mylotting.
@webearn99 (1744)
• India
13 Aug 09
Only when my wife is up and about the house. Given a chance to cook I and my sons really mess it up! This generally becomes a subject of a huge argument.
• India
14 Aug 09
Hi webearn99, I can truly empathise with that. Even I start an arguement when someone messes up the kitchen. Because I do a back-breaking job every day of cleaning it. :) But then where is the fun if your home looks like a museum? Right. I guess we can just let go sometimes and leave it messy. :) Hope your wife doesnt read this... :)
• India
13 Aug 09
My mom is a good home-maker ans she cannot tolerate her kitchen look clumsy. She either makes the kitchen perfect herself or requires somebody for assistance. But at any cost, she just cannot tolerate the kitchen dirty. And she gets lots of compliments for it from the family. Happy myLot!
• India
14 Aug 09
Oh! thats a very good thing. I am sure your mom is a wonderful cook too. Am very happy to hear that people compliment your mom on the way she keeps the house. Its a very challenging task actually to keep everything neat and orderly. Happy mylotting. :)
• United States
13 Aug 09
Our kitchen looks clean every six months when my mother finally got to organizing a cleaning team of me, her and my brother to clean it. Our cabinets are wood so we can't really clean it with water or else it might mold but we would clean the stove and the dish racks.
• India
13 Aug 09
So your kitchen is neat whoever works on it, good that you help your mom, Thanks for your response, good luck and good day.
• India
13 Aug 09
Yes our kitchen is always having a neat and clean look.This is because my spouse takes good care of the kitchen
• India
13 Aug 09
So hats off to your spouse, and for the care taken to keep the kitchen clean, Thanks for your response, good day and good luck.
13 Aug 09
I think I have OCD, whenever I see a stain or fingerprints on my stainless steel appliances I whisk out my microfiber cleaning cloth and Pledge and wipe away till it's sparkling clean. My floors have to be free of dirt or grime, I just can't stand to look at it. Sticky tiles are my pet peeve.
• India
13 Aug 09
So your kitchen is undoubtedly a clean one I suppose, Thanks for your response, have a good day.
• United States
22 Aug 09
I have one area of my counter that I allow to get messy. It seems to be the place where things just get placed. I have a few office type organizers on the counter to help with those types of things, but inevitably, this area ends up getting messy. Depending on what is there, and how much is there depends if I clean it up once a week or more than that. However, the rest of my kitchen is spotless. I clean, polish, dust - you know what is fantastic and gives your kitchen a real facelift? A steam cleaner - I have the Bisell steam shot, and it is amazing. It gets dirt out of areas you had no idea dirt was, and as a result, the same old clean looks really amazing because that microscopic, practically unnoticeable dirt is gone too. I can't deal with too many dishes in the sink, so I tend to wash/stack the dishwasher as I use them, and I wipe everything down every day and every night - as I see a problem, I fix it kind of thing. The kitchen is the place where I am most afraid of things being dirty simply because of the fact that you make food in there, and I don't want to have to worry what may have been on my counter that could transfer and make my family sick... and I have an addiction to a shiny house, lol.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
17 Aug 09
I always make it a point to clean the kitchen on time. I can't see my kitchen sink with lots of dirty dishes. I will never accumulate dishes to clean. I alwayas clean it then and there - whenever I use them. So, when I finish making a dish only the pot in which I made the dish and the ladle I used for stirring the dish will be diry. All the rest will be cleaned in the gaps of cooking.
@divkris (1163)
• India
14 Aug 09
I think i would rate myself somewhere in between tidy to dirty in this matter. Though i like a sparkling clean kitch (now come on, who would not like one) at times (or most of the times) i fail to keep the kitchen sparkling! However, i make it a point to clean the gas stove before using it and at end of every day's work :)
@tutor19us (455)
• India
14 Aug 09
Hi Yogambal! Thanks for the discussion. I feel I am not alone in doing this task like a maniac every night. Your habit sounds very similar to mine. Every night without fail (except for 2-3 days) I clean the kitchen completely. Typically, I use a brush and soap and wash the whole place: kitchen tiles, stove, burner, top, sink, vessel holder, walls around the stove... Phew. Yeah, and it really sparkles. I use a normal utensil cleaner or I use soap. I use a bristle brush to clean the stove top and other surfaces. Especially If I make Rotis (Indian bread) I have to use the brush as the flour tends to stick to the granite surface. It becomes difficult to remove later. I wouldn't term it as OCD though. It is just a habit of keeping the place clean where all the food is prepared. BTW, do you clean the stove and burner before boiling milk? Happy mylotting. :)