It’s no surprise that the kitchen is the most preferred spot for germs, viruses and bacteria. So, maintaining a good kitchen hygiene level is imperative. You have to ensure regular kitchen cleaning and disinfecting to stay healthy and safe from disease-causing pathogens.
However, the cleaning and disinfecting kitchen does not just include cleaning of countertops, faucets and sink – it goes beyond that. For assuring ultimate kitchen safety, you need to keep your kitchen utensils, dishes and equipment clean and disinfected as well.
Why Should You Clean Kitchen Utensils?
When kitchen utensils and dishes remain uncleaned, they become a source of germs and bacteria, leading to food contamination, which eventually causes food poisoning. Germs, viruses and bacteria spread pretty quickly either through cooking ready-to-eat foods on surfaces already contaminated by raw food or using contaminated kitchen utensils or dishes for serving and eating food. Thus, daily cleaning and disinfecting kitchen utensils will inhibit the growth of microbes.
How to Prevent Kitchen Utensils from being a Spot for Germs?
Clean Kitchen Utensils and Dishes
Every day cooking utensils and dishes must be washed in hot water and detergent. After washing them with hot water and detergent, ensure rinsing them with cold water. Moreover, every time you clean utensils, check if they are not damaged because damaged pieces of utensils can get into your food and end up making you ill.
Clean Scourers and Dish Towel
Since dish towels and scourers come in contact with in-use utensils, they need to be cleaned thoroughly, or else the bacteria would spread up in the kitchen. A damp dish towel and sponge can carry millions of bacteria if not cleaned properly. Wash the dish towel and sponge at a hot temperature or disinfect them all night to kill bacteria, if any.
Using a Utensil Sanitizer
You might not know your utensils would have been washed how many hours back and how unclean they would be before you eat in them. A contaminated kitchen utensil can cause food poisoning. Therefore, you must prefer using RxSAFE revolutionary utensil sanitizer – Utensitize. A spray of Tulsi-enriched Utensitize on your dishes would kill 99.99% of germs, viruses and bacteria and will make utensils ready to use in 5 seconds.
Disinfect Kitchen Surfaces
Kitchen surfaces like countertops or slabs, which one cannot wash properly using detergent and water, should be wiped daily using a clean cloth. You can also use a disinfectant liquid on such surfaces for killing any harmful germs or bacteria. Always make sure to clean and sanitize the counter after cooking.
Use Separate Cutting Boards
Ideally, you should keep one cutting board for raw foods like meat and another for vegetables and other ready-to-eat foods. Keeping separate cutting boards will evade cross-contamination and the spread of harmful bacteria. If you do not wish to use two different cutting boards, ensure cleaning the one you have after every use.
Some general tips to prevent food poisoning:
- You need to clean the kitchen floor every day to remove food bits and other scraps to avoid attracting bacteria.
- Make sure you disinfect dish towels, brushes and sponges daily.
- Always wash and dry your hands before preparing or serving food.
- Clean hands thoroughly after cutting or cooking raw foods or touching any unhygienic surface.
- Do not forget to spray Utensitize on pre-washed in-use utensils before every meal to add an extra layer of protection.
For keeping illnesses away, regular cleaning of kitchen and kitchen utensils is a must. So, take few precautionary steps to bypass germs, viruses and bacteria in your home!