Summer brings an opportunity to spruce up your space, especially in the kitchen. From deep cleaning, to adding color, to experimenting with seasonally inspired recipes, Thermador is here to share our step-by-step tips to give your kitchen a “spruce up” this season.

Clean Out Your Cabinets & Pantry

Step one to refreshing your space is beginning with a thorough cleanout. Many people have unwanted, unused or expired items within their cabinets and pantry that can be recycled, donated or thrown away if necessary.

Here are a few tips to effectively clean out your pantry:

-Review the food items in your pantry and purge anything expired.

-For any non-perishables you no longer want or need, try donating to a local food bank.

-Elevate your pantry by transferring what you want to keep to reusable containers or organizers.

-Wipe down any existing drawers, shelves and packaged goods and organize.

For cabinets that house kitchenware, follow these steps:

-Evaluate your kitchenware, like cookware, dishes, cutlery and utensils, and remove damaged, unusable items, duplicates, mismatched products, or anything unwanted.

-Consider donating what you can or removing what is unnecessary to help declutter.

-Despite the urge to keep free items like condiment packets, takeout cutlery and more, remove what is unlikely to be used.

-Give your cabinets a proper cleaning before replacing your kitchenware.

Deep Clean Your Appliances

The next step to sprucing up your kitchen is deep cleaning your appliances, and while it can be a daunting task for many, it is actually quite simple with easy-to-clean Thermador appliances, and our convenient how-to guides.

Thermador uses the finest materials when crafting our luxury appliances not only for quality’s sake but also to help preserve the pristine condition with little effort. For example, the stainless steel on our Built-in Freedom® Refrigeration With Stainless Steel Interiors is easy to clean for that new-appliance look.

Stainless Steel Cleaning Tips:

-Using mild, soapy water and a soft cloth, wash and dry in the direction of the Stainless Steel grain. (Note: To prevent scratches and keep your appliances in beautiful condition, don’t wash against the grain.)

-Be sure to avoid abrasive cleaners and cloths, as well as cleaning products with chlorine.

-See a full video for cleaning your appliances here.

Additionally, Thermador handcrafts products that are intentionally designed for easy cleaning and to provide a more carefree, luxurious ownership experience. For example, our Induction Cooktops have sleek, smooth surfaces that make wipe-down a breeze.

Induction Cleaning Tips:

-After the cooktop has cooled, wash with mild, soapy water.

-Rinse and dry thoroughly, and finish by applying a small amount of glass cooktop cleaner to a soft, clean cloth.

-Wipe this solution on the cooktop and then buff with a clean, dry towel.

Our thoughtfully designed Gas Cooktops, on the other hand, feature Patented Pedestal Star® Burners with a QuickClean Base® to ensure a sponge swipes easily underneath and reduce food buildup near the base.

Further, with the Home Connect® app, users can quickly find Use & Care Manuals for their appliances at the press of a button.

Organize Your Refrigerator

Now that your appliances are shimmering clean, your refrigerator is ready to welcome seasonal ingredients. Refrigeration options from Thermador make it easy to organize your food and beverages with efficient bins and shelves, theater-style lighting, and customizable column configurations.

Store fresh, seasonal fruits and veggies at ideal temperatures in your produce bins, and preserve your favorite summer wines to perfection in your Wine Columns. (We recommend a crisp pinot grigio or a fruit-forward red blend.)

Read our recent blog with Professional Organizer Jen Robin of Life in Jeneral for a full list of tips and tricks to best organize and refresh your refrigerator.

Add Some Color

No summer spruce up is complete without a fresh pop of color to celebrate the season!

Colorful kitchens are trending, and we’re seeing purple hues and green accents in many kitchen designs. For the ultimate summer spruce up, refresh your cabinets with a fresh coat of paint, replace your backsplash with colorful tile, or select a pretty pastel shade for an accent wall.

If you’re not quite ready to commit to a permanent change, easy ways to incorporate vibrant summer tones into your décor include:

-Adding fresh flowers, like blooming peonies or happy sunflowers.

-Swapping out your dishtowels for a striking turquoise, coral or yellow option.

-Adding a vibrant rug or tablecloth to bring color and pattern to the space.

-Displaying colorful cookware on your countertops or Thermador Range.

Enjoy Seasonal Recipes

Now that your kitchen is fresh and ready to enjoy, put it to good use with fresh recipes.

For a healthy starter or side dish, try our Steamed Seasonal Vegetables with Lemon Vinaigrette made in your Steam Oven. Next up, enjoy Baked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Chili Dipping Sauce fresh from your Oven. Last but not least, savor a Fresh Fruit and Quinoa Salad with Pineapple Honey Dressing.

For more tips and how-to guides, visit https://blog.thermador.com/.