The kitchen has a reputation of the dirtiest room in every house, and this reputation is absolutely deserved. People don’t pay much attention to the cleanliness in their kitchens, no matter that they store their food and eat there. This is very disturbing, because bacteria and germs choose to live in dirty environments where there are food remains, stains, grease sprays, and others like these, and might cause you different health problems.
The kitchen is a very dangerous place as far as the amount of bacteria and germs is concerned. A latest study of scientists from the Arizona university shows that the filthiest items in every home are in this room. They have examined the amount of E.coli and staphylococcus on different places in several different kitchens, and the result is the same. It seems like the chopping board, the kitchen cloth and sponge are dirtier even than the toilet seat. This proves that people don’t pay attention to the hygiene in their houses. In some homes, E.coli and staphylococcus were found even in the fridge. Can you believe that?
So, here are the best kitchen cleaning tips from Fantastic Cleaners London:
- When you start cleaning your kitchen, always dust, first. Use a cloth for the purpose, so not to push the dust into the air.
- Proceed to cleaning your sink and faucet. Mix half cup salt with half cup bicarbonate of soda and sprinkle the mixture all over the sink. Soak a clean sponge in white vinegar and rub the sink with it until you remove all water marks, soap scum, and filth. Rinse with warm water afterwards and wipe with a clean cloth. For the faucet you can use a mixture of rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, it will bring its shine back.
- It is very important to change the sponge and cloth that you use for washing your dishes regularly. These items gather a lot of bacteria and might cause you trouble.
- Clean your oven and other cooking appliances every time you finish using them. Don’t let dirt and cooked-on food stains built up on them.
- Don’t leave the dirty dishes in the sink, but wash them up as soon as you finish eating, cooking or drinking.
- Take your garbage out every day. Don’t keep it inside until you fill up the bag, because it will start smelling bad.
- Clean the windows in your kitchen once a week.
- Wipe the interior of your refrigerator with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water to remove any stains, and to disinfect it every week. According to fridge cleaning London experts, it is very important to check the expiry dates of your food supplies regularly, too, so not to store rotten products.
- Wash your chopping board with dish-washing soap and water every time you finish using it. Put plastic foil on it when cutting meat and viscera, so not to cut directly on the board.
- Wipe the floor in your kitchen with a solution of warm water, six cups white vinegar and fifteen drops eucalyptus essential oil two or three times a week. You can use this mixture, but prepared in a smaller proportions, to clean your counter-tops, too.
- Use a cup of white vinegar to clean your microwave oven. Put it inside the appliance and set the timer on four minutes. The vinegar will start boiling and emitting steam, and will loosen up all stains in your microwave. Wipe with a damp cloth and that’s all.
- Don’t ever use chemical-based detergents to clean anything in your kitchen, because you might pollute your food, and will endanger the health of your family members and yours, too.
- Once you clean everything in your kitchen, spray with fresh lemon juice or white vinegar to disinfect one more time.