How to clean a kitchen properly and professionally: a simple guide

If you want to attract the right tenants, your rental property’s kitchen needs to be in top condition.

We’ve compiled a series of DIY videos to help you get your property looking its best. In this step-by-step guide, we’re concentrating on the kitchen.

Cleaning a kitchen hob

The hob can be a pain point in kitchens - it gets dirty easily, and that dirt can be difficult to shift. In the video below, we’ll show you how to deep clean your hob quickly and with the minimum of fuss.

If you can remove individual parts of the hob then all the better, but even if the appliance is completely built in we’ll still give you the info you need.

Make sure you’re prepared with a cloth, toothbrush, and rag, along with multi-surface cleaner - and, if you’re really looking for the ultimate sparkle, try baby oil!

Read our full article to learn how to clean a hob.

Cleaning a kitchen sink

Next we’ll move onto the kitchen sink. There’s a variety of different types of sink, and the material will have an impact on how you clean it.

For example, if your sink is stainless steel, you’ll need a different set of tools in order to make sure that you don’t scratch the surface. Our video on deep cleaning a kitchen sink will show you how, whether yours is steel, ceramic, or something completely different!

For more information, read our article on how to clean a kitchen sink.

Cleaning an extractor fan filter

Nobody enjoys cleaning the extractor fan filter, but it’s a necessary job - grease and grime can accumulate here over time, and can stop it from working properly.

Again, there’s a range of different types of fan and filter, so make sure you read through the article for information on how to tackle yours.

If your fan needs regular replacing, you should consider leaving some spares in the property and encouraging your new tenants to do so at reasonable intervals.

Learn how to clean an extractor fan filter by reading our full article.

Cleaning kitchen cabinets

Finally, we’ll move onto the kitchen cabinets. These are often the first things a new tenant will notice in the kitchen, so they need to be looking their best.

You’ll need your trusty multi-surface cleaner, but you might also want to use distilled vinegar to really get at any stubborn grime. As always, Harriet shows you how below.

For more information see our article on how to clean kitchen cabinets.

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