Kitchen is the first place to be clean to live a healthy life.
It is always essential to keep your kitchen clean to stay healthy. Cleaning the kitchen including worktops and chopping boards is essential to keep food safe. If not bacteria can grow and spread.
Here are few tips to keep the kitchen clean.
Work tops and chopping boards are very important to be kept clean to avoid falling sick. Because they touch the food you consume, and if they aren’t clean the bacteria gets in to your system and this will lead to a unhealthy living.
- always wash worktops before you start preparing food
- food split should be washed immediately
- Once raw food like vegetables, meat raw eggs is been touched on the worktops, make sure to clean them thoroughly
- never put ready-to-eat food, such as washed and ready to eat salad, bread or washed fruit, on a worktop or chopping board that has been touched by raw meat or other raw foods, unless you have washed it thoroughly first
Chopping boards should be washed with hot water and washing up liquid to kill the bacteria. If you have a dishwasher, this will be an effective way to clean plastic chopping boards. Dishwashers can wash at a very high temperature, which kills bacteria.
Ideally, it’s better to have separate chopping boards for raw food and for ready-to-eat food.
Bactria forms on Dirty, damp cloths easily to breed. Therefore washing kitchen cloths and sponges regularly and leave them to dry before using them again. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!
Ideally, try to keep different cloths for different jobs. For example, use one cloth to wipe worktops and another to wash dishes. This helps to stop bacteria spreading.
The safest option would be disposable kitchen towel to wipe worktops and chopping boards. Since it’s a one-time use.
Tea towels can also spread bacteria, so it’s important to wash them regularly and be careful how you use them. Remember, if you wipe your hands on a tea towel after you have touched raw meat, this will spread bacteria to the towel. Using the same towel to clean other items will easily spread bacteria to other areas too.
Kitchen utensils should be always washed used before and after using. Specially after getting them touch with raw food.
If you have a dishwasher, this is a very effective way to clean knives and other utensils because dishwashers can wash at a very high temperature, which kills bacteria. Otherwise, wash them thoroughly with hot water and washing-up liquid.
It’s very easy for hands to spread bacteria all-round the kitchen, because we touch so many things, from food to fridge handles, towels to can openers. So to keep your kitchen clean you need to keep your hands clean.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water at each of these times:
- before starting to prepare food
- after touching raw food such as meat, poultry, vegetables and eggs
- after going to the toilet
- after touching the bin
- after touching pets
Dry your hands thoroughly, because if they are wet they will spread bacteria more easily. The safest option is to use disposable kitchen towels, otherwise use a towel that you only use for drying hands – not your apron or a tea towel.