A good, deep cleaning can re-kindle your love affair with your home.
Look at a good clean as more of an entire afternoon experience and not a chore.
What do we mean?
Maybe open a bottle of wine, turn on some music, clear your schedule and get into it.
And for the truly bold, invite some friends over, pay for the food & drinks & make it an event. Or alternatively hold it over zoom or other video calling platforms and have a competition who can get the most done and the best cleaned.
But don’t expect too much after about 1.5-2hrs, so plan ahead, make sure everything needed is there, make up some way to “divide & conquer” (like drinking games!) & get started.
First give both your washing machine and dishwasher a descale. We recommend using KNAUS Multi- Appliance Descaler. KNAUS Multi-Appliance Descaler will help prevent build up and will remove limescale and calcium deposits fast with its powerful, advanced cleaning care. To do this pour one dose from the bottle using the dosage strip on the side of the bottle into the soap/detergent drawer and run it on a normal cycle & clean any filters after use. For the first application or with an older machine, scale may have built up, therefore repeat the process. We recommend descaling every 50 washes (or every 30 for hard water areas).
Then whilst this is in progress give your oven a good clean using KNAUS Intense Oven Cleaner. Pour one dose into the centre of the oven. Use a cloth/sponge to spread across the inside of the oven and glass door. Leave for at least two hours. For stubborn burnt on debris leave overnight. Remove with a cloth/sponge and rinse thoroughly. To clean the oven racks ensure you are wearing suitable gloves. Place oven racks in the oven bag provided, pour 1 dose and follow the instructions on the bag.
At the same time these are working their magic put your coffee machine through a clean and descale using KNAUS Coffee Machine Cleaner & Descaler. To clean and descale coffee machines pour 500ml of warm water into the water reservoir and mix in 1 dose using the dosage strip on the side of the bottle. Follow manufacturer’s cleaning instructions. Process will vary by machine type. Ensure the machine is thoroughly flushed through with clean water before making a coffee.
To clean the componentry parts pour 1 dose using the dosage strip on the side of the bottle and 500ml of warm water into an empty bowl/sink. Place the dip tray and other parts into the solution to soak. Soak a cloth/sponge in the solution and wipe around undetachable areas like the nozzle and external parts. Test on an inconspicuous area first.
Then give give your other appliances a descale using KNAUS Multi-Appliance Descaler.
- Fill halfway with water and boil.
- Add 1 dose and wait 5 minutes
- Empty and rinse thoroughly
- Add 1 dose to a cold iron and top up with water
- Leave for 10 minutes and rinse
- Add boiled water to the steamer then add 1/2 dose of product, put the lid on and leave for 30 minutes
- Add 1/2 dose to water and follow manufacturer’s instructions
- Add 1 dose to warm water then leave to soak for 30 minutes.
- Add 1 dose around the rim of the bowl and into the basin. Leave overnight and flush. Do not use with toilet block or bleach.
For heavily scaled appliances, double the dosage.
Leaving KNAUS to do the hard work for you, you can then get on with cleaning other areas of your kitchen like the inside and outside of your fridge using KNAUS Small Appliance & Fridge Cleaner. It can also be used on other areas like the inside and outside of your microwave, cheese toaster, sandwich maker, as well as food preparation areas/kitchen surfaces. It can also clean the outside of toasters, kettles, coffee machines, bread makers, food mixers/blenders/processors and other small appliances.
Test on an inconspicuous area first. Spray directly onto the appliances, then wipe off with a clean cloth. For stubborn marks and stains reapply several times before wiping off with a clean cloth/sponge. DO NOT ALLOW THE PRODUCT TO DRY ONTO THE SURFACE.
When the washing machine and dishwasher descaling cycles are complete then clean your dishwasher and washing machine using KNAUS Washing Machine Cleaner for the washing machine and KNAUS Dishwasher Cleaner for the dishwasher.
To clean the door seal and soap/detergent drawer of the washing machine:
Pour 1 dose of KNAUS Washing Machine Cleaner using the dosage strip on the bottle into an empty sink/bowl to make a solution. Then place the soap drawer into the solution to soak. Using a brush remove the encrusted detergent. Soak a cloth/sponge in the solution and wipe around the door seal and soap/detergent drawer cavity.
To clean the washing machine:
Ensure the washing machine is empty. Pour 1 dose of the KNAUS Washing Machine Cleaner using the dosage strip on the side of the bottle into the soap drawer and run on a 30 minute cycle at 40c or lower with no pre rinse. For washer/dryers, do not run on a drying cycle. For a quick wash pour half a dose into the soap drawer and run a quick cycle.
To clean the door seal, detergent dispenser, filter, and hard to get to areas of the dishwasher:
Pour 1 dose of KNAUS Dishwasher Cleaner using the dosage strip on the bottle into an empty sink/bowl to make a solution. Put the filter and spray arms into the solution to soak and to remove debris. Soak a cloth/sponge in the solution and wipe around the door seal, detergent dispenser and hard to get to areas.
To clean the dishwasher:
Pour 1 dose of KNAUS Dishwasher Cleaner into the detergent dispenser and any excess directly inside the machine. then run on a short cycle with no pre-rinse. For a heavily soiled machine repeat the process, and run a normal wash with no pre-rinse.
Finally to clean the hob use KNAUS Hob Cleaner. Spray directly onto a cold hob being mindful with gas hobs to avoid the gas and ignition inlets. Leave to work for five minutes, then wipe off with a clean/damp sponge. For Stubborn marks and stains reapply several times before wiping off with a clean cloth/sponge. DO NOT ALLOW THE PRODUCT OT DR ONTO THE SURFACE. Using a clean dry cloth buff away to a brilliant shine.
After this get started on the rest of the house and see how far you and your friends can get and reconvene at the allotted time to crown the queen or king of cleaning. Don’t forget though to check in with each other as the time goes on every 15 minutes to spur each other on.
Most importantly have fun. Happy cleaning 😊