As it’s named the heart and soul of your home, the kitchen needs constant cleaning attention. There is no other way around it, as that is where you prepare your meals and therefore the general hygiene demands are higher.
However, even once you wish the best for your kitchen, you can make some mistakes that are a setback to your best intentions for this room. It is essential to recognise these and attempt to prevent them the next time you get to cleaning:
You skip cleaning knobs and handles – it’s only normal to focus your attention on kitchen surfaces as these take the most of the space inside the room. However, you must remember to wipe all knobs and handles. Since these are areas you often touch without washing your hands, it’s necessary to clean and disinfect them properly. Wipe them with an antibacterial solution to restrict the transfer of germs. Don’t forget about microwave buttons and small appliance manages.
You’re struggling with bottles and jars – cleaning a variety of bottles and jars could be a real pain when all you have got is a sponge. However, there is a simple way to tackle the job with rice. Rice serves as an abrasive, getting to all the areas your sponge fails to.
You skip cleaning the cooker hood -‘out of sightout of mind’ applies in full force when it comes to cleaning the oven hood. Even if you are no cooking enthusiast, dust will accumulate there. Bear in mind that this item sucks up the excess grease from the cooking vapours. Over time it becomes clogged.
You don’t clean chopping boards – wooden planks quickly become a host to countless germs and bacteria. Simple washing will not do, as food residue tends to seep into the wood grain and thus contribute to bacteria growth. You can use salt over the plank and sanitise them by rubbing a lemon.
You do not wear gloves – using various substances around the kitchen, whether it be for cleaning the room or washing the dishes takes a toll on your hands. Avoid skin problems by simply wearing gloves. It takes but a second to overlook them. You may use multi-use gloves, so you don’t need to be worried about constant expenses.
You overload the dishwasher – do not think that overloading the dishwasher is a smart thing to do, even if it feels like it’s saving you some time. That way dishes won’t come out as clean as you would like them. Alternate placing spoons with handles up and down for thorough cleaning.
You use one sponge for all tasks – germs from surfaces have a tendency to cling onto the sponge you use to clean. That is why you need to keep several sponges around to avoid cross-contamination.
Now that you know how to tackle the cleanliness of your kitchen reach it. Preventing the outlined mistakes will make the job easier for you.