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A large part of the day is spent in the kitchen preparing daily meals. Large or small- it has to be clean and hygienic. Every day the kitchen becomes dirty for cooking preparation and making different kinds of food. Now the question is how to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic?
During cooking, the smoke merges with the water vapor in the air to form a sticky substance. Gradually the oil becomes sticky while cooking. It needs more effort to get rid of the stickiness and dirt of the kitchen and kitchen appliance.
But if they are not cleaned regularly, smoke, spices, vegetable broth, oil, and heat spreads around the kitchen walls, tiles, sinks, stoves, and kitchen surfaces. So it is essential to clean these stains regularly.
Otherwise stains, and dirt accumulates, and gradually hardens, which later becomes more difficult to clean. But if you want, you can clean the kitchen and kitchen appliances easily by using a few simple steps with a little effort.
Necessary Kitchen Cleaner Equipment & Ingredients
Equipment needed to keep the kitchen clean and hygienic of your kitchen like sponges and scourers, dustpan, cleaning brush, Protective gloves, kitchen towel, kitchen tissue, napkin, microfiber cloths floor wiper, etc. Some ingredients are required to clean the kitchen.
Kitchen stains, dirt, germs, harmful bacteria, and odors can clean with natural and chemical ingredients. Natural ingredients include water, ice, lemon, tamarind, sugar, salt, turmeric, baking soda vinegar, etc. With the help of these stubborn stains can be removed.
Lemon also plays a role in keeping the air in the kitchen fresh. Also, various kitchen tools are cleaned with vinegar, Bleach, and Cleaning solutions. Bleach is good for tile cleaning. Baking soda usually helps to remove stains.
Also, different disassembly bars and liquids for different types of stains are available in the market. Air freshener spray can use to remove kitchen odor and keep kitchen air fresh.
And most need your attention, sincerity, and time. Give a minimum of 30 minutes per day to clean the kitchen.
Steps of how to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic
Keeping the kitchen clean is much more important. But why is it important to keep your kitchen clean? Because where you make food for the family, it must be healthy and a hygienic kitchen keeps your family away from foodborne illness. Here are the steps of how to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic perfectly.
Washing dishes and utensils
The kitchen gets dirty after cooking and eating dishes and pots and pans. The dishes are also made of different materials. Different materials have to be washed in different ways.
Glass and plates need to be washed very carefully as they have to be used very carefully. Most nearby utensils can be cleaned and disinfected with a dishwasher. Soapy water can be used also. Glass containers should not rub hard.
Mixing lemon in lukewarm water to remove the oil. It will wash away the oil-fat like magic, and there will be no odor. After washing, use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe them. That will not cause stains. The glass will be shiny like new.
With long-term use, pyrex vessels often show yellow spots. To make it, rub lemon on it for a while and wash it off with liquid soap. The stain will go away immediately.
Never rub a non-stick pan with a hard sponge or rub hard. More alkaline soaps or dishwashers should not use. That will make a permanent stain. Non-stick pots can easily clean with less alkaline soapy water and a thin cloth or soft sponge. If the stain falls for any reason, if you use vinegar, it will go away instantly.
Plastic containers must be food grade. Plastic containers are useful and easy to wash. It can clean with a liquid cleaner. If there are more stains, soaking it in a mixture of liquid chlorine bleach for 20-30 minutes will remove the stains and bad smell. Moreover, keep them in the solution of lemon juice and one tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in water for 8-10 minutes and wash it off.
Usually, spoons and knives are made of stainless steel or aluminum. These are washed with a dishwasher. In some cases, white vinegar can be used if there are more stains.
Cutting boards should use separately for fish, meats, and vegetables. Otherwise, before cutting other items, wash well. The chopping boards can clean with a dishwasher.
When it turns yellow, mix lemon juice and baking soda and wash to vanish them.
Steel and brass plates, the glass should wash with soapy water or liquid cleaner. It should wipe immediately. Otherwise, the water stains fall on them.
Again, if you do not use the brass plate for many days, the stain will fall on it. For this purpose, if you rub it with mustard oil and turmeric powder, the stain will remove so fast.
The containers or boxes that we use to keep spice items often get stained. According to the material of the box, they have to be cleaned regularly. Otherwise, the spice stains may stick completely.
After washing, it must be wiped with a thin cloth or kitchen towel and kept on a specific shelf. The recycling container is good for keeping species and easy to clean.
Remember to keep the kitchen clean and hygienic as well as tidy. This will get rid of the hassle of cleaning every day.
To clean the gas stove and cooker
Some use gas stoves, some cookers, or electric induction for cooking food. As a result of cooking oil, broth, and spices fall and become stains. Many times for milk or tea, the spots become stiff and hard. Mix a teaspoon of salt in hot water and rub it well to remove the stains on the stove and all of them will be removed.
Also, stains can be removed by applying a cleaner on a sponge. The cooker’s pan should be washed and dried as per instructions at the end of cooking. As induction is an electrical product, for cleaning, you can wipe it with kitchen tissue after cooking, no more stains will appear.
To clean the kitchen sink
The kitchen sink is essential and widely used in the kitchen. The dishes are washed in the sink, the vegetables, fish, and raw meat are all washed, so the stains easily fall on it. Regular cleaning is necessary for a kitchen sink. Soap or liquid cleaner can be used. Otherwise, the stain will settle. If the stain stays, rub it well with lemon juice and baking soda. Then sprinkle with vinegar and wait for a while and then clean the sink. If water gets stuck in the sink, hot water should be poured from the top. Then the water will go away.
To clean the cabinet and shelves
The way to keep kitchen cabinets and shelves good is washing and drying them well before placing any utensils, canned foods, and raw foods there. There are different types of cleaners on the market that can be used to clean the cabinet and shelves. You must spread thin cloth or paper on the cabinet surface. And after two months, change the paper or cloth.
To clean the kitchen counter top and surface
Kitchen counters and kitchen surfaces are the dirtiest when preparing and cooking food. It should be wiped well every day with floor wiper. There are disinfectants on the market that need to be sanitized regularly for surfaces to clean.
Once the stain is on the tiles, mix vinegar and water in equal proportions, spray it for a while and wipe it off with a thin cloth. Baking soda also helps to remove stains. Besides, bleach mixed with water and rubbed on the surfaces and counter top can remove stains.
To clean the Microwave ovens and blender
Food is heated, cooked, and baked in the microwave. So it is very normal to get stains and dirt. Oven cleaners are available in the market or after each use, glass cleaner can apply on cloth or tissue and wipe well inside and out. And to remove the odor, you can heat vanilla essence or lemon juice inside it for a while. If it smells bad, it will go away.
Blender is very useful for our fruit juices, spices blend. However, it seems a little difficult for us to clean. To make it easier to clean, mix the liquid dishwasher with water, and blend inside for 5-6 minutes to clean properly.
Since the oven and blender are both electrical, they need to be cleaned carefully and removed stains every time.
To clean Refrigerator
The essential thing in our kitchen is the fridge. Refrigerators are used to keep food, vegetables, fruits, fish, meats in good condition for a long time. The fridge is the hardest to clean. The fridge has to be cleaned in a few steps.
First, you have to take out all the food. If you unplug the power line and leave the fridge open for a while, the ice will continue to melt.
Then you have to take out the drawers and trays. In the fridge, you have to put it in defrosting mode and place the thin paper inside it
When all the ice is melted, the papers have to be removed. This will remove the dirt from the refrigerator shelf with paper.
Then mix vinegar in warm water and clean the inside very well and carefully. If there are stains, you can use a brush. The handle and door must be cleaned with cleaner and a soft cloth.You can clean the inside by mixing baking soda in it to remove the smell of the fridge.
Finally, wipe the inside and outside very well, it should be dried. If you use a microfiber cloth to clean the fridge, you can clean it very quickly. For keeping your fridge clean, you should be cleaned well after 1/2 month. Otherwise, the food may spoil, smell bad or the whole fridge may be damaged.
To clean the water filter
We use water filters to purify the water. But it has to be cleaned regularly. Otherwise, the filter becomes dirty due to the accumulation of algae in the water, and often the water gives off a foul odor. In case of dirt, algae should be rubbed with a brush lightly. Alkaline cleaners should not be used. It is best to change the water completely after 8-10 days. Then there is no more dirt.
Tea-coffee maker’s cleaning method
Tea-coffee makers easily go after stains. Separate cleaners are available in the market. The easiest way is to mix a liquid dishwasher and water and complete a cycle. Vinegar can be used in the same way.
If tea-coffee stains fall on ceramic cups/mugs, using a mixture of vinegar and salt will remove them easily.
To keep it odorless
Since vegetables, fishes, raw meat are all cut, washed, food prep, and cooked in the kitchen, it is normal to have a bad smell here. Very small but effective techniques can be easily followed to get rid of this stench.
Never store waste parts, leftovers, and dirt. Throw it in the dustbin. Wash dishes daily.Rub the floor and counter top with ice and lemon juice to remove odors from kitchen utensils. Also, you can make ice by freezing vinegar.
Insects like rats, cockroaches infest when the dirt is stored. Lemon slices can put in different corners of the kitchen to protect against insects.
Besides, the garbage basket should be cleaned regularly. At the end of the cleaning, it should be disinfected. After washing the basket, dry it in the sun and use baking soda to get rid of the bad smell.
Good quality scented sprays are available in the market, which can be used to make your kitchen environment fresh.
Kitchen walls and windows
Although everything is clean, many people do not aware of cleaning the windows, doors, and walls of the kitchen. One day a week you have to sweep the kitchen wall and floor well. If the window is glass, it should be cleaned with glass cleaner and soft cloth or tissue.
In addition, never put too many things or unnecessary things in the kitchen. Or don’t clutter the kitchen with whatever you can get your hands on because it becomes hard to clean. Try to keep a few things in the kitchen as possible. It will be as convenient as the work, as well as less dirt. According to experts, if the kitchen has some kitchen accessories like a kitchen chimney, hood, exhaust fan, ventilator, then the smoke, oil, and steam created during cooking will be expelled. Kitchen oil will be less sticky. Cleaning the kitchen also becomes easier.
How to keep your kitchen clean and hygienic from Covid-19
We are all going through a pandemic now. Extra precautions should be taken to avoid Coronavirus. Since everything from outside is brought and kept in the kitchen. First, you have to disinfect the bags and packets of everything. Raw vegetables, fruits should be soaked in saltwater for a while before eating. Fish, meat, and eggs should be cooked well.
Everything used should be disinfected with an alcohol-based sanitizer. Kitchen counters and surfaces should be thoroughly washed and sprayed with disinfectant regularly. They also keep away from other viruses and can stop bacteria growth. Extra precautions can protect us from the Coronavirus. You need to keep your surroundings clean, wash your hands, keep a safe distance, and wear a mask, use hand gloves as well as keep the kitchen clean and hygienic. By following the above cleaning methods, it will be possible to get rid of the Coronavirus very easily.
We hope you already understand how to clean the kitchen. And regular kitchen cleaning will help keep both your mind and body well. Clean the kitchen regularly and keep kitchen appliances organized, your energy will be much less wasted and the cost of extra money will be reduced. To maintain the good physical and mental health of the family, to maintain the nutritional value of the food and food safety, protect your family from illness, it is necessary and worthy to develop regular kitchen cleaning habits. Also, foods are cooked in a cheerful mood.
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