How a greasy kitchen is professionally deep cleaned

  • Auri Kananen is a house cleaner in Finland who's gone viral on TikTok for her cleaning videos.
  • She shows us how she deep cleans a kitchen that hasn't been cleaned in three years.
  • Her favorite multipurpose cleaning product is oven cleaner.
  • See more from Auri Kananen.

The following is a transcript of the video.

Auri Kananen: Today, I'm going to show you how to clean greasy kitchen. This kitchen has been not cleaned for three years. In this kitchen, there was a lot of grease and food. Kitchen sink was full of smelly water. For the sink, I have hailstones. It's like really tiny rocks. They are melting all the organic things, like food, hair, stuff like that. After that, I washed the dishes there. There was also a lot of calcium. Calcium comes from the water, and you remove with acid, like citric acid. Here I have a knife, and there is dried butter. So I have to use scraper for that. For the sink, I use Scrub Mommy and dish brush. I'm always using Scrub Daddy, because I think their sponges are the best ones, and I have tried many sponges. Usually, if the sink is really dirty, I use always oven cleaner. I think that's the best product for grease stains. Oven cleaner's pH scale is, like, 12. Dish soap is, like, 7; it's neutral. But oven cleaner is highly alkaline product, so it's super effective for grease stains. There's a lot of dried and burned food and a lot of grease. There I have added oven cleaner, and then I'm brushing it with dish brush. Usually in the kitchen there is a lot of grease, and then grease collects the dust. So it's grease and dust mixed. I think it's built up like that because the house owner never wiped it. People usually forget to clean on their kitchen the cabinets, because it's a lot of work to get out the stuff and clean there. And the top shelf, there is a lot of grease and stuff like that. People usually clean what they see, like this area, but down there and up there, they forget. Here I have countertop. I'm adding oven cleaner there, and then I have this brush, then I'm only brushing it. There I have a coffee stain, and coffee is like grease. Coffee has oil on it. So that's why the oven cleaner works. Typically there is two kinds of stains, soft stains and hard stains. Soft stains are like grease, oil, sticky things. For the soft stains, you will need highly alkaline solutions, like oven cleaner or dishwasher detergent. And hard stains are like calcium, rust, things like that. And for the hard stains, you will need acid, like pH scale 1 or 2. Calcium stains are white and hard, but grease and oil, they are sticky. You will need to know which one stain you have. If I have calcium stains and you use the strongest possible alkaline solution, it won't do nothing. It doesn't work. So that's why you need to know which one you have. Then you can choose your product. I clean only for free, because people who can buy cleaning, they don't need it. I want to help those who cannot afford it. I help everybody that I'm able to. Sometimes people send me pictures from their home, but they are too clean, and too clean is boring, boring. So if I see mess, I'm like, yes, I'm coming right away.