Several hours of labor, broken up over two days has yielded a shiny (if not sparkly) kitchen. I moved everything (including the microwave) and cleaned places I haven't looked at in years, but there are two places that didn't get cleaned yet. I am putting off for another day: the fridge (another day's work) and the cabinet under the sink (which, I think, requires some industrial strength cleaner and a bunch of elbow grease).
ETA: Jen A was so impressed with the cleanliness she saw, she threatened to buy me something to accentuate it (via the juxtaposition of a foil). I can't even describe it, so just go look (here too). Thank goodness she restrained herself! [shudder!] I even LIKE bugs and I found it creepy.