Germ-Free Tips for Cleaning Your Kitchen

Are you worried about maintaining a hygienic atmosphere in your kitchen? Well here’s presenting some tips that can help you clean the room well. Paying extra attention on how you rinse and wash the kitchen can keep the bacteria way.


Counter top

What happens: While you are baking a cake, you might spill some egg batter on the counter top and there is a possibility you don’t wipe the area well. Later you make yourself a turkey sandwich right there on the unclean surface.

Solution: Opt for a disinfecting spray after cooking any food. Choose a product that claims a 99.9 percent germ kill as this will keep the bacteria away.


Chopping board

What happens: The board is used to cut soft or hard pieces of vegetables as well as roast beef.

Solution: Wash the board with hot soapy water and rinse. Also spray the board with one teaspoon of bleach mixed with 16 ounces of water. Wash the board nicely in hot water of keep it in the dishwasher on high. Opt for a plastic or a glass board. Discontinue the usage of board if it has lot of knife cuts. If you prefer using a wooden one, see to it that your dishwasher has been treated with micro-ban, an antimicrobial compound.


Knife block

What happens: You are using a knife to cut a fish or meat. As soon as you are done chopping you wet the knife with water and keep it back in the block. This will cause mold that grows in less than a two days time.

Solution: Scrub the knife with soapy water or use the dish cleanser liquid. Hot water is preferable. Dry the knife properly with a cloth and keep it back in the block. You can also keep the knives in a drawer or a magnet strip.


Faucet filter

What happens: While you are preparing food, you may throw a dirty rag at the faucet or spill some food over there. In that case your faucet is attacked by bacteria. If you are using hard water, lime scale residue can also appear.

Solution: Once a week, soak the filter in white vinegar.



What happens: You use the sponge to wipe almost everything from meat juices to small tidbits. You might keep it on the edge of your sink or in its holder.

Solution: Keep your sponge germ free by soaking it in water and bleach. You can also keep the sponge in a bowl of water and warm it in a microwave for 2-3 minutes. Don’t use this trick for a metal scrubber sponge.


Dish towel

What happens: Salmonella alert! While you are busy making a delicacy, you might rinse your hands on the dish towel right after cleaning or washing chicken pieces.

Solution: While you are cooking a raw meat, opt for paper towels and dispose them. Wash your hands immediately with water using soap.



What happens: All the utensils rinsed in the sink leave behind veggies or meat substances like blood or juices, a perfect environment for bacteria to grow.

Solution: Rinse the sink with bleach and water right after you cook. Especially if raw meat, poultry or eggs on the menu for the day.


The leftovers

What happens: You might get involved in cleaning the kitchen and the rest of the food is sitting right there.

Solution: After a meal, place the leftover food in the refrigerator. Bacteria grow faster between 40 to 140 degrees. See to it that the hot food kept outside cools down to less than 40 degree. While reheating the food, make sure the temperature goes beyond 165 degrees.

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