The Ultimate Kitchen Maintenance and Cleanliness Checklist

The Ultimate Kitchen Maintenance and Cleanliness Checklist - Sage Wilson Property Group

For many homeowners, their kitchen is their pride and joy. But it can be daunting to keep track of your kitchen maintenance. With this checklist, you don’t need to worry about missing tasks or neglecting the heart of your home. It’s all right here.

Refrigerator Cleanliness

Take time to wipe the inside and outside, sweep under and around the exterior, clean the coils, and check the door seal.

Electrical or Fire Hazards

Identify and fix any worn electrical cords, and utilize proper surge protectors when working with multiple, high-wattage appliances.

Recharge Fire Extinguishers

Routinely inspect and recharge the fire extinguishers in your kitchen to be best prepared for any situation.

Smoke Detectors

Every month, make a mark on your calendar to do a run-through inspection of your kitchen smoke detectors and any carbon monoxide detectors.

Switch Light Bulbs

Identify any kitchen lights that require new or different bulbs, and even consider switching to more energy-efficient LED bulbs to save on your electric bills.

Garbage Disposals

Scrub around the sinks and give your garbage disposal a thorough deep clean to keep it fully functional.

Sink Leaks

Check under your sinks for any leaks or problem areas. A quick adjustment will save you costly repairs in the future.

Water Softener

Check your water softener every year and replenish salt to keep your dishes sparkling year round.

Clean Grout

Get to scrubbing your grout lines to keep your home in pristine condition.

Coffee Makers

Coffee makers should be cleaned regularly. Clean the exterior, then run a detergent or vinegar mixture through it to sanitize the interior.

Clean Oven

The big three are your stovetop, interior oven, and range. Don’t forget to remove and clean your drip pans, change any filters, and use a strong cleaning mixture to sanitize your oven.

A kitchen is a reflection of your home. Stick to these tasks, create a weekly, monthly, and yearly routine for maintaining your kitchen, and your home will shine. If you are interested in more home maintenance tips or looking to find your dream home in Austin, contact us here! If you have any other questions, comments, or tidbits you’d like to share, give us a call at (512) 828-7074 or email us at

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