Cleaning a light fixture in your kitchen does not have to be a major task. If you have not been keeping up on the cleaning of your kitchen light fixture with your weekly cleaning, then you will have to use a little extra elbow grease. But it can be done well. The following cleaning items will be needed to effectively clean your kitchen light fixture: Degreaser, Chlorine bleach or other sanitizing agent, paper towels or cotton cloth rags, vacuum cleaner with a soft-bristle attachment, bucket, rubber gloves, broom and dustpan.
Before doing anything with your kitchen light fixture, turn off the power. This means at the power circuit board. When it comes to things that shouldn't be mixed, water and electricity in no way go together!
Allow the light bulbs to cool before taking apart the light fixture. Sometimes, the light bulb has to be unscrewed to remove the decorative housing. Be careful because a lot of light bulbs and sconces are very fragile and can break apart in your hands as you are unscrewing them. If your fixture is glass, you can usually wash the bulbs in the dishwasher on the delicate setting. However, if your fixture is crystal, it needs special care. Usually each crystal needs to be wiped down by hand. Do not take the crystal light fixture apart as you will need to remember where each one of the crystals returns to the light fixture. This is an immense job. It's much easier to just take a step ladder or sturdy chair and wipe each crystal down by hand as it is hanging in position. Wipe down any metalwork or cords with a rag dampened with degreaser. Reassemble the entire fixture after the housing has dried- not before. Frequent wipe downs with vinegar will prevent the need to take the whole thing apart again in the future.Remember to include in your weekly, deep cleaning of your kitchen, the cleaning of your kitchen light fixtures. It will take only a couple of extra minutes and the effect will be astounding. A nice, bright kitchen is always a pleasure to cook and eat it, says a 40+ year old Residential Cleaning Company in Evanston, Il.