Fed up of coming home to a dirty kitchen? Fear not, we’ve hunted down the best cleaning tips to make your job easier. Find out which products work best, banish stubborn stains and bring the sparkle back to your cutlery in our essential guide. How to clean kitchen work surfaces Kitchen worktops can be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. Make sure you know how to clean different materials for maximum results. * Porcelain and ceramic Porcelain and ceramic surfaces are beautiful – follow these tips to help them stay that way. 1) Prevent damage from acids and harsh abrasives by washing with warm or hot soapy water. 2) For light stains try warm water and vinegar. 
* Stainless steel Stainless steel is great for resisting stains but it will dull over time and show oily fingerprints. 1) To remove rust, mix one part cream of tartar with a little lemon juice and apply the paste to the rust stains and rub in. If the rust is heavily embedded, leave the paste for a few hours. When finished, wipe clean. 2) Get a sparkling finish by removing streaks with baking soda and a cloth. 3) Standing water in a stainless steel basin can cause spotting, prevent this by wiping the sink dry after each use.