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Unhygienic Kitchen Practices to Avoid

Failure to sanitize your kitchen counter regularly

According to a microbiologist, Dr. Charles Gerba, people failed to clean their kitchen counter regularly, making it more unhygienic than the toilet seat. For thorough sanitation of the kitchen counter, he suggested to use paper towel and disinfectant kitchen cleaner in wiping it down. Throw the paper towel away after using it.

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Rinsing but not sanitizing your cutting board

A lot of people use the same cutting board for meats, fruits, and vegetables and unfortunately, they ignore sanitizing these cutting boards. Raw meat on typical cutting board has 200 times more fecal board than a toilet seat. While people only rinse their cutting board, however, poultry and raw meat leave behind campylobacter and salmonella according to Dr. Gerba. To keep cutting boards from germs, he suggested using different cutting boards for meat and vegetables. In addition, he suggested as well sanitizing the board using a kitchen disinfectant or placing it in the dishwasher. 

Not changing out your sponge, dishcloth or scrub brush regularly

Every time sponges, dishcloths, and scrub brushes are left wet usually in the sink, they are exposed to more bacterial infestations. The advice from Dr. Gerba is to change dishcloths weekly and put the sponge into the dishwasher or microwave for thirty seconds. By doing this, bacteria will be killed keeping you safe from the illness they bring.

Not sanitizing the bottom of your sink.

According to the director of the University of Arizona’s environmental health sciences, Kelly Reynolds, Ph.D, The bottom of the sink is the filthiest area in the kitchen but people forget it often. A slimy film infested by many bacteria inhibits cracks or splits in around the sink because of the habit of rinsing raw meat. Moreover, the sink is an ideal place for the growth of E. coli because it’s wet and moist.

Vinegar and lemon can kill several bacteria though not all. A stronger bacterial killer could be a disinfectant spray. You can also fill your sink with the mixture of water and bleach weekly. Look for some of these disinfectants in any plumbing shop in Australia

If you are looking for more ways to sanitize your filthy kitchen, please visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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Things You Should Know about your Kitchen

Interesting kitchen info and facts for your day.

Think about your chopping board

An average chopping board contains over 200% more germs than your toilet seat. The right thing to reduce more germs in your kitchen is to use two separate boards – one is for raw food and the other one is for the cooked. Then make a habit of cleaning your board with hot soapy water after using. In choosing chopping boards, opt for glass boards over wooden ones since they hold less water.

In addition to your cutlery drawer

Don’t limit your cutlery stores to a knife, fork and spoon. You can find other members called such as a spork which is a combination of a spoon and a fork and even a splade which is a spork with a blade.

It’s only an onion, please stop crying

There are ways to counter those unnecessary tears when you’re chopping onion. You may cut the onion carefully under cold flowing water or try placing it in the freezer prior to chopping. After you finished chopping, squeeze lemon juice to get rid the smell from your hands.

Act right away for a spillage

When you are cooking your favorite food, it can be a disaster when the pan spills over and all the foods start to bake onto the cooktop. Cleaning can be a nightmare! A helpful tip to prevent any spillages is to put a fork or wooden spoon across the top of the pan.

Is the kitchen really the cleanest room in the house?

Though many people think that the toilet is the filthiest place in your home, but actually it’s not. The kitchen sink is a home for 100,000 times more germs compared to a bathroom or toilet. You can buy disinfectants and cleaning products at any plumbing shop in Australia.

For more information about sanitizing your kitchen, please visit us at info@youplumbing.com.au

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