We’ve all seen those amazing kitchens on TV or online so many times. Do you sometimes wonder if that’s real life or just something staged for the photoshoot? Does achieving perfect kitchen cleanliness seem like a mystery?
Well, mysteries are there to be solved. Home cleaning services in Spring, TX work like magic, so that’s one option for you if you’re too busy or simply don’t want to deal with scrubbing, wiping, or thinking about cleaning at all.
If you’re in need of advice on how to clean like a pro and fast, be sure to check out our next blog post. We’ll also write about how often you should clean your house and give you some super pro tips for efficient cleaning in June.
This time around, we want to share some tricks to make your kitchen flawless, so let’s dive right in:
How often should you clean your kitchen sink?
The safest answer to this question is: every day. Preferably immediately after you wash the dishes. “But isn’t that a bit too often,” you might ask. Well, let’s consider bacteria for a moment.
Every time you wash off the leftover food from your dishes or simply handle food in your kitchen sink, a great number of germs start spreading. They especially love raw meat and potatoes dirt. This is when an immediate washing is in order.
You could probably get away with washing the sink once a week, but bear in mind that according to the NSF International, kitchen sinks and drains are one of the germiest places in most homes. Do you really want to risk E.Coli or Salmonella contaminating your sink, knowing that the water that splatters onto your hands is also contaminated? Cleaning your sink every day will remove this risk.
Why is it important to clean kitchen equipment?
Speaking of germs, would you like to know which is the germiest place of them all, located in the kitchen? If you just thought “the sponge”, you thought right. Cleaning your sponges (or replacing them) and other kitchen equipment is equally significant as cleaning the sink.
To prevent bacteria from spreading to food and causing health problems, make sure you clean your knives, spatulas, wooden spoons, chopping boards and other kitchen equipment thoroughly, especially after you’ve used them for raw food. This goes for countertops too.
How do I clean and disinfect my kitchen countertops?
Here are a few steps you can take to clean your kitchen countertops and remove hidden germs:
- Clean up spills as soon as they occur — this way, microbes won’t stick around and you won’t have to do serious disinfecting as often;
- Clean your countertops regularly — soap and water will do the trick, and don’t forget to wipe them dry with a clean cloth afterward;
- Keep your countertops dry — bacteria, mold and fungi like moist places, so by keeping your countertops dry, you can prevent health issues caused by microbes;
- Use a gentle, natural disinfectant for sensitive surfaces and surfaces that need to be food-safe — it might be a good idea to avoid strong chemicals as some of them can be toxic. Instead of bleach, you can take a spray bottle and mix a 1:1 ratio of diluted vinegar and water, which you can use to disinfect your kitchen sink, counters and other surfaces.
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