In light of the coronavirus, many are taking steps to ensure everything they touch is clean and sanitized. This is even more true when it comes to our kitchen, a place where we are constantly handling foods. It’s hard to know what products or methods are effective and which ones aren’t.
1. Gas Stove
It’s important to make sure you are cleaning your gas stove after every meal with either soap and water or detergent and water. A gas stove is an area in your home that can become a breeding ground for infections over time, if not regularly cleaned.
2. Kitchen Counters and Slabs
Many keep their fruits, vegetables, and other ingredients on their counters or slabs before being washed. It’s recommended that you keep this area particularly clean with a mixture of salt and lemon water.
3. Fruits and Vegetables
When it comes to items we are consuming, we want to be especially sure it has been cleaned properly to lower the risk of contamination. Trying to find a cleaning product for our fruits and vegetables especially one that is natural, and that removed germs, pesticides, and waxes without the use of harsh chemicals can be difficult. Don’t give up, they are out there!
4. Utensils and Storage
The utensils that we are using to eat our food can be easily contaminated. It’s essential that these are washed after every use with a soap or detergent-based solution, and make sure they are completely dry before putting them away.
Anything that is used in the kitchen must be spotlessly clean as a rule of thumb. This includes microwaves, mixers, grills, toasters, etc. The microwave can be a common place to find dirt, it’s recommended to use vinegar and water based cleaner to avoid mixing harsh chemicals with your food.