How to Clean a Kitchen Checklist

Looking for a kitchen cleaning checklist? You’re in the right place. We’ll show you how to clean a kitchen top to bottom, including your appliances and countertops.

TIP: Be sure to check whether you’re using our new concentrated Pine-Sol® formula or the old non-concentrated Pine-Sol®, as that will determine your dilution ratio. See the chart below and get your ratios right!



Learn how to clean a kitchen and knock out kitchen messes. Pine-Sol can help with cleaning a kitchen and cleans various surfaces.

  1. Step 1 Clean the Refrigerator
    Sticky fridge shelves and dirty produce drawers should be the first thing on your kitchen cleaning list, as you'll be unloading some of that refrigerator mess onto your counters, sink and trash.
  2. Step 2 Clean the Microwave
    Be sure to show your favorite kitchen helper a little love. Learn how to refresh your microwave with a steamy Pine-Sol® cleaning hack and clear out that crusty food residue like a pro.
  3. Step 3 Clean the Appliances
    Time to get those appliances shining. Pine-Sol® can help you clean your stovetop and tackle mess on small appliances like the toaster and food processor.
  4. Step 4 Clean the Countertops
    Clean the Countertops A quick Pine-Sol® wipedown can take care of crumbs, cooking splatters and grimy corners for counters that sparkle.
  5. Step 5 Tackle the Trash Can
    Make your garbage can the last job on the kitchen chore list. Learn how to clean your trash bin with your favorite Pine-Sol®, and leave behind a fresh, clean scent you love.

With an improved concentrated formula that is 2x as strong* to last 2x as long*, you can use less for the same great clean.

concentrated formula Non-concentrated formula
¼ cup in 2 gallons water ½ cup in 2 gallons water
⅛ cup in 1 gallon water ¼ cup in 1 gallon water
¹⁄₁₆ cup or 1 tablespoon in ½ gallon water ⅛ cup in ½ gallon water
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  1. * Use as directed
  • 2X concentrated
    Tackle more messes per bottle.*
  • 5x cleaning
    Odor, grease, grime, dirt & allergens.
  • removes 99% of allergens§
    Destroy dust mites & pet dander.
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  • * vs. previous Pine-Sol® Pine/Scented Formula when used as directed
  • When diluted as directed vs previous Original Pine-Sol® Multi-Surface Cleaner.
  • § Non-living dust mite matter and pet dander