Although most of the time you are able to clean kitchen areas with little more than a damp microfibre cloth and mild detergent, there are some tips for certain surfaces if you need more than this.
Stainless Steel such as fridges, coffee machines, toasters, kettles, microwaves and ovens can all be cleaned using nothing more than soap and water. White vinegar dabbed on a damp cloth will bring back the shine. To prevent finger prints from sticking, wipe over with a light coating of olive oil and buff up.
Ceramic toasters, kettles or cook tops should receive a good wipe with a soft, wet cotton cloth to maintain and keep clean. Use dishwashing liquid for more stubborn stains.
Glass surfaces like those on some toasters and kettles can be cleaned with products like Windex, water and dishwashing liquid or vinegar and a soft cloth.
Plastic appliances including blenders, sandwich makers, telephones etc need little more than a good wipe with a soft, wet cotton cloth. Use dishwashing liquid for the more stubborn stains.
Enamel should never be scrubbed with abrasive items such as scourers. Enamel cook tops and slow cookers should be wiped over with soft cloth using mild detergent or dish soap and water. Enamel can stain so it’s important to wipe up spills straight away.
Porcelain cook tops can be wiped with warm water and dishwashing detergent. A paste of baking soda and water removes baked in stains.