When many localities across the country implement social distancing according to the Government’s directive to prevent the COVID-19 epidemic, perhaps the kitchen of each family becomes the “busiest” area. Instead of eating out at restaurants like before, family meals are now the most important and warm thing. Therefore, the kitchen needs to be kept clean to inspire cooking as well as ensure the health of the members.
Check the items in your kitchen to see if they are on the list of factors that make this space less refined, even harbor harmful germs that we list below!
1. Old and dirty cutting board
Did you know that scratches on the cutting board are the habitat and growth of bacteria such as E. coli and Salmonella,… Not to mention that some families only use one chopping board for all kinds of things. Raw and cooked foods increase the risk of cross-contamination. You need to clean the cutting board properly and regularly. If you check that the cutting board is too old, the scratched surface is too much wear and tear, don’t regret it, but quickly replace it with a new one.
2. General use wipes
Similar to cutting boards, cleaning wipes also need to be purchased many times to be used for different purposes such as cleaning countertops, kitchen surfaces, cleaning hands, cleaning dishes, etc. will produce a lot of bacteria because towels are dirty, greasy, … A small tip is that you should buy multi-colored towels to distinguish, wash and dry once a few days. In addition, you can choose paper towels, this is very convenient, no need to wash but will cost more.
3. Plastic condiment jars/containers
Not all items made of plastic are less delicate, but if the jars or condiment containers are made of plastic, it really is not a priority to choose. Because plastic is easy to scratch, easy to fade (if it is a box with colors and patterns), moreover you need to choose a safe plastic so as not to affect the quality of spices or dried seeds stored inside. . Therefore, replace all plastic containers in the kitchen with glass containers, both safe and luxurious.
4. Super-speed kettle deposits scale
The super-speed kettle is also one of the familiar appliances that almost every home kitchen has. This type of kettle is very convenient, easy to use, just a few minutes to have boiling water to make tea, coffee, instant noodles,… However, over time, the bottom of the kettle will be scaled, contains many bacteria. If you have applied cleaning methods but the mineral deposits in the kettle are still not gone, you should change it and maintain cleaning once a week to ensure health.
5. Equipment has been damaged for a long time
We often have a habit of “can’t bear” to throw away damaged items or equipment, thinking “maybe it can be fixed”, “maybe we need to use it again”,… And so on. like that, the kitchen accidentally becomes a warehouse for blenders, toasters, juicers,… that have been broken and haven’t been used for a long time. Get rid of them as soon as possible to clear the cooking space and make room for more useful items!