The lockdown has forced us to stay inside our homes, prompting us to spend more and more time in our kitchens. To cook basic meals or to learn cooking, or to experiment with new recipes, our kitchen is being used more than ever; therefore, it is bound to get messy and dirty. As the danger of Coronavirus looms large, we must take extra care to keep our homes, including kitchen, clean. So, here are some useful tips to help you keep your kitchen squeaky clean and free of bacteria.
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1. Use Soap And Water
Not just for hands, use soap and water to clean your kitchen shelves too. It's basic but the most effective way to clean and disinfect.
After cleaning kitchen surfaces, give them enough time to dry out naturally before using them again. Moisture on surfaces can turn it into a breeding ground for bacteria.
3. Disinfect Properly
Your regular household cleaner containing bleach or hydrogen peroxide is an effective disinfectant. In fact, any cleaning solution with 70 percent or more alcohol content is good to clean kitchen surfaces and cabinets.
4. Avoid Natural Products
Many people are opting for natural products like white vinegar and baking soda to clean their kitchen, and even wash fruits and vegetables. However, their ability to kill viruses has not been proven yet.
5. Use The Dishwasher
Placing used utensils in dishwasher can be another effective way to clean them as the high temperature inside the dishwasher may disinfectant them thoroughly.
A neat and clean kitchen will be inviting and will motivate you even more to hone your cooking skills. The reduced risk of bacterial and viral infections is just a bonus!