5 Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Home or Office Kitchen

April 1, 2020

5 Tips for Cleaning and Sanitizing Your Home or Office Kitchen

A shared kitchen in your home or office is one of the most high-traffic areas. It’s also a natural haven for the  spread of bacteria and germs.

Whether it’s in your home or your office, keeping your kitchen well-cleaned is crucial for a healthy space. Here are five tips from The Heiser Group for cleaning and sanitizing your home or office kitchen.


The easiest way to enforce the tips we’ll mention in this article is to make sure everyone knows the rules and policies of your kitchen. List out what people are expected to do when using the shared kitchen area.

These may include:

  • Clean up the microwave after each use
  • Wipe up any spills or messes immediately
  • Don’t leave old food in the fridge
  • Only use clean dishes and silverware

If everyone knows the rules, there’s no doubt what needs to be done, and if everyone does their part, you’ll have a cleaner and healthier kitchen space.


If cleaning supplies like Lysol wipes, paper towels, and all-purpose cleaners are readily available, the fight to keep your kitchen clean is greatly reduced.

The types of cleaners varies depending on the equipment, but a good starter list would look like this:

  • All-purpose Cleaner: Something that covers all ranges of messes and is in an easily-accessed spray bottle.
  • Disinfectant wipes: These are an absolute necessity. Having them within reach greatly increases the chances people will use them. A quick wipe down after using any equipment is a big step toward a clean kitchen.
  • Paper towels: If you don’t have a way to clean reusable rags, having paper towels stocked is the next best thing.
  • Degreaser: To keep bacteria from building up in a toaster oven or microwave, it’s important to remove the caked on residue that gets left over. A simple degreasing spray—paired with a paper towel—is the best way to make sure everything comes off when cleaning.
  • Broom: Crumbs build up fast when you have so many people sharing a food preparation place. A quick sweeping everyday will keep the floors from gathering dirt, dust, and food. This is also the best way to keep pests like ants and roaches away.
  • Mold cleaner: It’s almost inevitable that you’ll find mold at some point in a kitchen. An all-purpose cleaner might do the trick, but using a designated anti-mold cleaner is the only way to make sure you kill off every bit.


No matter the rules or policies in place, it’s up to everyone to pitch in to keep a shared kitchen space clean and healthy. Don’t let spills sit around and harden, clean up all crumbs, and wipe down used surfaces or appliances.


The most-touched parts of your kitchen, things that nearly everyone will come into contact with at some point, must be sanitized with disinfectant wipes as often as possible.

Areas to clean are:

  • Cabinet Handles
  • Microwave Handles & Buttons
  • Coffee Machines
  • Counters
  • Fridge Handles
  • Toaster Ovens


Nobody can do a better job than the pros. If you have any doubts about the cleanliness of your kitchen and the safety of your staff because of it, go with the experts.

Hiring a commercial cleaning company like The Heiser Group means

  1. You’ll never have to worry about forgetting to clean
  2. You’ll have no doubts whether or not your kitchen is at its absolute cleanest
  3. You’ll have the peace of mind of a clean working space.

The kitchen is a busy place and with so many liquids and foods it’s an easy location for germs to spread quickly through many people. So, make sure you’re doing everything you can to ensure everyone’s safety by keeping it as clean as possible.

For help with commercial cleaning, call in the home or office kitchen specialists at The Heiser Group.

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"Good enough" is not an option for us! For a professional cleaning service in Chicagoland that gets the job done right, contact The Heiser Group today.

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