How to Steam Clean Your Kitchen in 3 Simple Steps

by Norfolkavenue

Today, I'm going to show you how to steam clean your kitchen for an effective, eco-friendly method to deep clean various surfaces without the need for harsh chemicals.

Cleaning your kitchen is a crucial part of maintaining a healthy and hygienic home. In this step-by-step tutorial, we'll show you how to use a steam cleaner to tackle some of the most stubborn areas in your kitchen, such as cabinets, countertops, and floor tiles.

Steam cleaning not only removes dirt and grease but also kills 99.9% of bacteria, leaving your kitchen sparkling clean and safe for your family. Let's get started!

Tools and materials

  • Steam cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths or towels
  • Distilled water (if recommended by your steam cleaner's manual)
  • Soft brush or attachment for grout cleaning
  • Vacuum cleaner (optional)
  • Protective gloves (optional)


Ensure your kitchen is well-ventilated by opening windows or using exhaust fans. Empty and clear the kitchen of any loose items, such as dishes or utensils, to ensure easy access to the surfaces you plan to clean.

If your steam cleaner requires distilled water, make sure to fill it as per the manufacturer's instructions.

How to steam clean cabinets

1. Cabinets

Start with your kitchen cabinets, which are known to collect dust and grease over time. Plug in your steam cleaner and let it heat up according to the manufacturer's guidelines. Attach a suitable nozzle for steam cleaning and adjust the steam intensity to a medium setting.

Begin at the top of the cabinet and work your way down, using the steam cleaner to loosen and dissolve dirt and grime. Wipe the surfaces with a microfiber cloth as you go to remove the loosened dirt.

For stubborn spots, you may need to repeat the process or use a soft brush attachment. Make sure to thoroughly dry the cabinets after cleaning to prevent any moisture damage.

How to steam clean countertops

2. Countertops

Quartz countertops are best cleaned with water, making a steam cleaner an excellent choice. Select the appropriate steam setting and slowly move the nozzle over the countertop, allowing the hot steam to break down and lift away dirt and stains.

Wipe the surface with a microfiber cloth to remove any residue and leave it streak-free. For other countertop materials, check the manufacturer's guidelines to ensure steam cleaning is suitable.

How to steam clean floor tiles

3. Floor Tiles

If you have porcelain floor tiles, a steam cleaner can help you get deep into the grout lines for a thorough clean. Vacuum the floor first to remove loose dirt and debris.

Start at one end of the room and work your way across, applying steam to the grout lines. Wipe the floor with a microfiber cloth to remove any remaining dirt and moisture.

How to steam clean a kitchen

Final Touches

Once you've steam-cleaned all the desired areas, turn off the steam cleaner and unplug it. Empty and clean the water tank as per the manufacturer's instructions. Reorganize your kitchen and return any items you removed during the cleaning process.

How to steam clean a kitchen

Steam cleaning your kitchen is an efficient way to deep clean without the use of harsh chemicals. By using a steam cleaner on your cabinets, countertops, and floor tiles, you can eliminate dirt, grease, and harmful bacteria.

Remember to follow your steam cleaner's specific instructions for safe and effective use. Enjoy your cleaner, safer, and more inviting kitchen! Leave me a comment and let me know if this hack is as big a lifesaver for you as it is for me.

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