The Kitchen is a place of high traffic for many homes. Not just for cooking but also for getting together after a long day at work, leaving the groceries when you get back home or a place where kids can do their homework.
Germs can be found in many kitchens, caused by food residues, cross-contamination and greasy leftovers. Simply cleaning and removing grease from cooktops and worktops won’t do it. It is important we disinfect correctly all surfaces and objects around the kitchen to ensure a healthy home.
Sponges & cloths
To avoid accumulating bacteria and mal odours at the end of the day, ensure you wash and disinfect your cloths and sponges every one or two days, depending on how much you use it at home. Check our latest post on how to disinfect sponges & cloths.
Empty your bins daily to ensure bacteria does not build up from food remains. Once every week clean and disinfect your bins to remove any germs and food remains or grease spillages.
Chopping boards & knifes
Try to clean and disinfect them before cutting different ingredients. For example, if you cut raw meat or chicken and afterwards you need to slice some vegetables, ensure you disinfect first your chopping board and knifes. We can cause cross contamination of pathogens from raw meat to vegetables, which will end up in our body.
We commonly place our groceries here before storing them. We also tend to manipulate food on our worktops and this can cause cross-contamination. Ensure you are disinfecting correctly your kitchen worktops before and after preparing any meals.
Kitchen sinks and taps
Food remains are sometimes left on kitchen sinks if we don’t clean it correctly after doing the dishes or emptying a beverage or coffee. This, together with humidity, will eventually cause the growth of microorganisms. Ensure to clean and disinfect your kitchen sinks and taps on a daily basis to prevent the growth of germs.
We should clean and disinfect our fridge occasionally. Food remains can fall from their original packaging and hide in our fridge, causing bacteria, which will then pass to other food and directly to our body. Ensure we clean and disinfect our fridge at least every once a month.
Door handles & Chairs
Fridge, oven, microwave, cupboard handles and chairs are touched by every member of the home. Disinfect them daily to prevent germs being spread through all family members.