The Best (and Safest) Kitchen Cleaning Products

Now that you have your dream kitchen (or are thinking about getting it soon) you might want to start making a list of the best kitchen cleaning products to use. You want to disinfect and clean surfaces as well as protect them. After all, that’s where all the magic happens, right? And you don’t want to expose any of your yummy creations or your loved ones to harmful chemicals found in many conventional kitchen cleaning products. Here we explore some natural and cost-effective tools for kitchen cleaning products.

Kitchen Cleaning Products for Cabinets

Wood

For wood cabinets, the best kitchen cleaning products and methods are as follows:

  • Dish or Laundry Detergent – 1 part detergent for every 2 cups of water. Don’t over wet the cabinets so as not to ruin the finish. After applying, rinse with the surface with a damp cloth and then wipe dry with a separate cloth.
  • Vinegar and Water – is a safe and very effective alternative to liquid-based detergents. It’s great for removing sticky residue
  • Baking Soda – is your back up plan. If all else fails, try creating a paste with baking soda and a bit of water to rub into the stained area and then use a wet cloth to wipe clean.

Metal (Stainless Steel)

If your cabinets are metal, avoid the baking soda method and don’t over wet or let damp. Make sure you dry it well or it could rust.

Painted

If your kitchen cabinets are painted they can take a better scrubbing than wood. Just test, like on any surface, the products before applying them onto the cabinets as a whole. You may use all of the methods described above or any all purpose cleaner, like Green Works Compostable Cleaning Wipes.

Kitchen Cleaning Products for Your Countertops

Solid Surface

For solid surface countertops, warm water, dish detergent and a sponge will usually do the trick. You can also try your hand at this easy all-natural cleaner or buy Mrs. Meyers Clean Day Kitchen Basics Set.

Natural Stone

For natural stone countertops like granite or quartz, don’t use any tough chemicals if possible, just warm water and dish soap.

Laminate

For laminate countertops, use water and detergent or water and baking soda if you have a persistent stain, but don’t scrub with anything more than a soft rag to avoid scratches on the surface.

Stainless Steel

For stainless steel countertops, water is a huge no no. Use stainless steel cleaners specifically designed for these type of counter tops. One of the best and safest kitchen cleaning product for stainless steel countertops is 7th Generation’s All Purpose Cleaner.

Wood

For wood countertops, we recommend not letting water sit in for too long. Clean and disinfect with warm water and soap, wipe clean immediately and use a specially marked surface cleaner/polish containing natural wood conditioners. You can try making your own version of natural eco-friendly wood surface cleaner, but remember to always spot test to avoid damaging furniture with incorrect mixtures.

Kitchen Cleaning Products for Your Floors

To clean your floors in the best and safest way, you can use warm water and vinegar to remove stains, or a floor cleaner like the one from the Honest Company. They also have a glass and window cleaner that is promised to be safe and eco-friendly.

We hope these recommendations helped you get a better idea of what to buy next time you hit the store for kitchen cleaning products!

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