Kitchen Tip: Start With a Clean Cooktop and Counter

Creative people can be messy. Busy people can be messy. Productive people can be messy. The unfortunate thing is that a messy environment is not conducive to creating something wonderful, so it’s important to get your workspace clean before you begin.

If you love baking, cooking, crafting, writing, or any of the other myriad things that you can do in your kitchen, you’ll learn to love them more if you start every day with a clean, uncluttered workspace.

A clean cooktop and a clean counter helps your brain focus on what you are creating and not what needs to be cleaned.

With Real Simple cleaning products, you can take the guesswork out of cleaning and always get your surfaces to a sparkling clean shine.

Time to Clean the Cooktop

After cooking a big meal, your cooktop can be a mess—splatters here; drops of who knows what there. Before long, it feels caked on. No worries! With Real Simple’s Cooktop Cleaner, you can clean your ceramic, glass, and enamel cooktops quickly and easily.

Our plant-rich, natural formula kills germs and cuts through grease while remaining friendly towards the environment. Walk away after cooking dinner with a smile on your face because not only did you just feed your family but your cooktop still looks brand-new.

Clean Off Those Countertops

If you have granite countertops, you want to keep them looking great, not least of all because you probably paid a pretty penny for them.

While baking and cooking, countertops can become a real mess. You have flour sprinkled here and there, unknown juice in a corner, and maybe crumbs from those cookies cooling on the rack. It can all be removed – germs included – with Real Simple’s Granite Rejuvenator.

Bonus! It also cleans your marble and natural stone countertops. It will cut through the grease, kill the germs, and leave your counters sparkling like the day you put them in. The streak-free shine will impress even your toughest critic.

Attack the Rest of Those Surfaces

With Real Simple’s Glass and Surface Cleaner, you can clean up the rest of your surfaces with ease. Our natural cleaner is just as effective as traditional cleaners while using a plant-rich formula that breaks through grease and grime. It will leave a beautiful, streak-free shine each and every time.

You can wipe off cabinets, countertops, appliances, pantry doors, walls and more with our cleaner. While you are at it, you can hit the windows! If you do it now, you’ll have one less job to do tomorrow. And nothing is going to make it easier than a Real Simple product.

If you have stainless steel appliances, use Real Simple’s Stainless Steel Cleaner to remove all those fingerprints and smudges.

Don’t Forget the Dishes

In a bedroom, you have to make the bed or no matter what else you do, the room still looks messy. In the kitchen, you have to get the dishes done or the result’s the same

A clean, shiny sink can lift your entire mood. Make a pact with yourself to always be sure when you go to bed that your sink is empty and sparkling clean. It is such a bummer to wake up bleary-eyed and wander into the kitchen to be confronted by a pile of dirty dishes from the night before.

Do yourself a favor and get them done before you go to bed. Even better, let the kids wash them.  You’ll thank yourself in the morning.

If you have a dishwasher, it’s an easy task; if not, try Real Simple Dish Soap. It comes in a variety of divine-smelling, natural scents. Try the Bergamot dish soap with its crisp, refreshing citrus scent to lighten up your kitchen, or go directly to the Italian Lemon Oil dish soap with the bold scent that’s sure to awaken your senses. The Lavender dish soap gives the whole kitchen a subtle smell of herbs, while Rosemary Mint’s sharp smell is one that many come to love.

Make Sure You Declutter Too

As clean as your kitchen is, it will never look or feel done if there is clutter everywhere. Have your spouse and kids come and get all of their stuff and put it where it belongs. Store appliances that are seldom used underneath a cabinet.

Remove knick-knacks that you do not love or place collectibles in another area of the home. Get rid of the paperwork and do not hang too much stuff on your fridge. Declutter areas you forget about like the top of the fridge or the corner of a counter.

Finally, be sure to open blinds or curtains to let in plenty of natural light.

When you follow these steps your kitchen will soon be a place of joy. With our products, it’s real simple to keep your kitchen cooktop and counters sparkling clean and everywhere smelling wonderfully fresh.

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