How to keep good hygiene in a kitchenPosted by Whitehall on 26th Mar
How to keep good hygiene in a kitchen
Keeping our homes hygienic and clean is more important than ever right now, especially as we are spending the majority of our time within them.
Wiping down surfaces everyday is part of maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen. But what about if you want to deep clean your surfaces? How do you make sure they’re as clean as can be without damaging them?
How to keep good hygiene in a kitchen – the surfaces
Deep cleaning your solid surfaces involves nothing more complicated than a bowl of hot, soapy water (washing up liquid is fine to use) and a microfiber cloth. You are also able to wipe down using a small amount of diluted bleach but be sure to rinse surfaces afterwards with clean water.
It’s possible to make your own surface cleaner at home. In a 500ml spray bottle, pour in 60ml of rubbing alcohol and add a small squeeze of washing up liquid. Top the rest up with water and shake gently until it mixes. You can use this mixture to spray and clean down solid surface worktops safely.
AVOID these substances on solid surfaces: Window cleaning spray, lemon, vinegar, other acids and strongly abrasive cleaners.
How to keep good hygiene in a kitchen – your sink
Deep cleaning your sink every week – if not more often – prevents the build-up of bacteria and makes sure you’re washing things up hygienically.
To deep clean a solid surface or stainless steel sink, mix up a solution with ¾ household bleach and ¼ water. Apply it to your sink and leave it to soak for several hours (no more than 16). Rinse with warm water or a damp cloth.
Things to take extra care cleaning around the kitchen
Within a kitchen, there are the obvious things to clean and wipe down, such as surfaces, hobs and floors. But there’s also the places we often overlook, as they may not look dirty.
When we think carefully about how to keep good hygiene in a kitchen, we should think about the places we touch a lot. These places might look shiny and clean, but they are likely to harbour the most bacteria due to how regularly people touch them.
Don’t forget to clean:
- Door handles and switches
- Handles on appliances like kettles, fridges and microwave doors
- Button and dials on appliances
- Draws and cupboard doors
- Bin lids and levers
Keeping a kitchen hygienic starts with keeping yourself clean
The more we use our kitchens, the more we expose them to bacteria from ourselves and the outside world. It’s important to make sure you wash your hands as soon as you enter the kitchen, before you leave and at regular intervals while using the kitchen.
We hope this has provided some useful information around how to keep good hygiene in a kitchen. If you’d like more specific information about caring for a Corian® or solid surface, check out our blog ‘The dos and don’ts of caring for Corian® surfaces.’
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