White kitchens have always been and will always be one of people’s favourite options. They provide spaciousness, luminosity and are lovely, three adjectives we all want to hear about our kitchens. However, we may worry at times about their maintenance and keeping them clean. Don’t worry, in this article we give you the keys to keeping your white kitchens as shiny white as the very first day.
More life in the kitchen, also in white ones!
At OB Cocinas we believe that kitchens are a space for togetherness and happy times. We also know that a kitchen is often the heart and soul of a home, where we get together and spend time. And to do that, you’ve got to use it, without being afraid of stains! Let’s look at a few tips so that your kitchen remains as white as possible.
Clean your furniture with the right products
Forget about degreasing products, because they are highly abrasive. They will end up damaging the paint or varnish and, hence, affecting the colour. And – naturally – do not use scouring pads or utensils that could scratch surfaces.
The best option is to use damp microfibre cloths (with warm water) and neutral soap. Remember to always dry them after use to remove soap and wetness.
The best tricks for removing grease
Grease is the big enemy of our kitchens! But chemical degreasing products are also enemies. So… What is the solution? Homemade and natural remedies will help you a lot more than you may think.
White vinegar is one of the best known. And not in vain! It is very effective against grease and is also an excellent disinfectant.
If you don’t like the smell of vinegar, you could try making your own grease remover: mix one part of baking soda, two parts warm water and the juice from one lemon. Ready!!
Stop your furniture from turning yellow
White kitchen furnishings tend to lose their original colour over time. To prevent this from happening, it’s better to prevent than cure. One of the reasons why furniture (whether they are painted wood or lacquered) turn yellow is the sun. Just get good curtains or roller blinds that let light through, but protect from direct sunlight. And that will also give you an excellent opportunity to add some décor to the room!
Do you know what another guilty party is? Cooking itself. When cooking, small particles of foods and oils spread through the kitchen as steam that sticks to your furniture. The solution couldn’t be easier: always turn on the extractor fan when cooking.
Do you want to add a touch of extra whiteness and shine to your lacquered furniture? Try hydrogen peroxide and liquid Vaseline. They will shine like new!
Make your kitchen sink shiny white
White sinks are increasingly more frequent. They add elegance and contribute hugely to the feeling of luminosity in a kitchen. However, they do have one big disadvantage: they stain very easily. Baking soda and lemon juice are also highly effective for sinks. If you still have stubborn stains you can’t remove, apply lemon directly to them. You can also put kitchen roll soaked in bleach along the bottom and sides. Let it act for a few minutes and then rinse the sink well with warm water.