You’ve probably heard the phrase, “cleanliness is next to godliness,” but how often do you actually practise it? If you want your kitchen to be a space where all kinds of magic can happen–whether that be baking cakes or creating inspired dishes in a commercial kitchen–it’s important to keep things clean. What’s more, a clean kitchen helps mitigate the risks of cross-contamination and other potential kitchen hazards. So, this article is going to offer some ways we keep our kitchens clean and tidy:
Keep your sink and counters clean
Keep your sink clean and don’t let the dirty dishes stack up! Your kitchen sink is the main area where you clean in the kitchen, so it’s important to keep it available for use. It’s difficult to wash dishes or clean your hands if you have to battle a tower of dirty plates, so stay on top of your dirty dishes and don’t leave them in the sink.
Another area to keep clean is your counters, which can quickly accumulate grime and mess. Keeping this area clean gives you more freedom in the kitchen to do things like prepare ingredients. Moreover, it ensures that your prep area is free of contamination, so you’ll be much less likely to serve up unhygienic food.
Store food properly
Storing your food properly is also a big part of keeping a clean kitchen. So keep food that’s supposed to stay refrigerated in the fridge when not in use. This is especially important for meat and dairy products, which can quickly go bad if left out for too long.
You can also store certain food items in cupboards so they’re out of sight but readily available. If you don’t have much space in your kitchen, consider using a small cabinet or even just a few shelves inside an existing cupboard to make room for those items that aren’t quite as perishable but need to be kept out of direct sunlight—like oats or pasta!
Use proper garbage disposal and composting methods
Getting rid of food waste properly is another important part of keeping a clean kitchen. Don’t be tempted to put any small pieces of food down your drain, as this can fester and cause lots of nasty bacterial growth. It can also make your kitchen stink too, so be mindful to always dispose of food waste properly. That typically means using a composting bin or general refuse bin to dispose of your food scraps and other unwanted food items.
Use environmentally friendly cleaning products and fresh sponges
In addition to using environmentally friendly cleaning products, it’s important to use sponges that are also environmentally friendly. If you’ve ever used an old kitchen sponge or one that has been used for other purposes, you know how disgusting they can get. That’s why we recommend buying new sponges and throwing away any that have become dirty or too old.
Clean everything in sight regularly and thoroughly
A clean kitchen is a healthy one. It will help you avoid the spread of germs and prevent the growth of bacteria, which can cause illness when ingested or inhaled. Keeping your hands clean while cooking is also important, as they are frequently exposed to raw meats, poultry and fish, as well as uncooked fruits and vegetables.
A tidy-as-you-go mentality can really help with this, as if you clean up after yourself you aren’t left with a lot of work to do after cooking. It’s still important to clean afterwards, but you’ll have much less cleaning to do if you stay on top of it regularly.
The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house. It’s where we prepare food for our family and friends, so it should be kept clean at all times. The best way to maintain this level of sanitation is by keeping everything tidy and organised, storing your food properly and disposing of waste properly. You can also use environmentally friendly cleaning products in order to reduce your carbon footprint while maintaining a clean home!