Friday, 15 June 2012

Kitchen Cleaning Tips

 Stop the kitchen Germs
Kitchen is the germiest place in the house.Since mothers are in charge of the food department,it is your responsibility to maintain a clean and germfree kitchen in your house.By following a proper regime you can easily control the kitchen  germs and bacteria.
Follow these tips to tackle the nasty germs and keep your kitchen clean.

 Kitchen Sponge
  • This is an item that is filled with germs.Soak the sponges in bleach or vinegar solution for 20-30 minutes and rinse it thoroughly with dry hot air.
  • Don't forget to change the sponges every two weeks.
  • Use separate sponges for cleaning dishes and wiping counter tops,sinks and other surfaces.
  •  Remember to wipe the counter top after each food preparation.Use 10% vinegar solution on the counters and keep them for 40 seconds and then wipe.
  • You can also use antibacterial solutions or disinfecting solutions to spray or wipe the counters.
Cutting Boards
  • Try and keep separate cutting boards for meat and vegetables.
  • Use plastic or cutting boards as they are non porous and more resistant to bacterial attacks.
  • Change the cutting board if it has lots of knife indentations or is worn out.
  • Always disinfect the cutting board immediately after cutting meat or vegetables.This prevents cross contamination of food.
  • Use hot soapy water and spray vinegar or bleach solution.Keep it for atleast 20 minutes.Rinse off with hot water and let it day.You can also put it in the dishwasher at high.
Dish Towel
  • Use paper towels while preparing food with meat.Always wash hands with soap after cutting meat.
  • It is a good idea to have separate towels for  wiping hands and dishes.
Trash Can
  • Keep the trash can lid closed.This will keep the smells from spreading and also prevent insects and bacteria.
  • Always keep a waste paper bag in the trash can.
  • The trash can should be cleaned every time you see stains or dropped food inside.Spray bleach solution and keep it for 20 minutes.Rinse it with hot water and some anti bacterial solution and allow it to dry.
  • Clean the refrigerator,cabinets and pantry door handles atleast once a week.
  • Use bleach solutions or vinegar to clean.
  • Clean the handles every week.
  • Wash all the surfaces of the fridge including drawers and racks with vinegar solution.
  • Get rid of the mold on the refrigerator door by cleaning the surface with bleach.

1 comment:

  1. Many of us may assume that maintaining the cleanliness of the house, most especially the kitchen is not at all difficult - but in the contrary, it can be. If you do are not familiar with the kind of cleaning materials or solutions to use, you might end up leaving a stain instead. Thanks for the info!