As the heart and soul of your home is called, the kitchen needs constant attention to cleanliness. There is no other way to avoid it, since that is where you prepare your food and therefore the general hygiene requirements are higher.
However, even when you want the best for your kitchen, you can make a few mistakes that are a setback for your best intentions for this room. It is essential to recognize them and try to prevent them the next time you go to clean:
Skip cleaning knobs and handles; It is normal to focus your attention on kitchen surfaces, as they take up most of the space in the room. However, you should not forget to clean all the knobs and handles. Since these are areas that you touch frequently without washing your hands, it is important to clean and disinfect them properly. Clean them with an antibacterial solution to limit the transfer of bacteria. Don’t forget about microwave buttons and handles on small appliances.
You are fighting with bottles and jars; Cleaning multiple bottles and jars can be a real pain when all you have is a sponge. However, there is an easy way to approach working with rice. Put a small amount of rice in the bottle / jar, add a little detergent and fill it with warm water. Put the lid on and shake it well. The rice serves as an abrasive and reaches all the places where the sponge does not reach.
Skip the cooker hood cleaning – ‘out of sight, out of mind’ comes in full force when it comes to cleaning your oven hood. Even if you are not a cooking enthusiast, the dust will collect there. Please note that this item absorbs excess fat from cooking vapors. Over time it becomes clogged. Check with your manufacturer for the best way to approach this item.
Cutting boards not cleaned – Wooden boards quickly become a host for countless germs and bacteria. Simple washing is not enough, as food residues tend to seep into the wood grain and therefore contribute to the growth of bacteria. You can use salt on the table and disinfect them by rubbing half a lemon.
Don’t Wear Gloves – Using various chemicals in the kitchen, whether it’s cleaning the room or washing dishes, affects your hands. Avoid skin problems simply by wearing gloves. It only takes a second to put them on. You can use multipurpose gloves, so you don’t have to worry about constant expenses.
You overload the dishwasher; Don’t think overloading your dishwasher is smart, even if it seems like it’s saving you some time. That way, the dishes won’t come out as clean as you’d like. Place alternate spoons with the handles facing up and down for a thorough cleaning.
Use a single sponge for all tasks – Bacteria on surfaces tend to stick to the sponge you use to clean. That is why you need to have multiple sponges to avoid cross contamination.
Now that you know how to tackle cleaning your kitchen, go for it. Avoiding the errors described will make your job easier.