The coronavirus is indeed changing our everyday life. From businesses to daily house routines, people are consistently trying to adjust to the new normal. As the coronavirus’s dangers are still at large, we must take necessary precautions to keep our houses free from the virus. That includes the kitchen too. As dreadful as that sounds, keeping your kitchen area bacteria-free and squeaky clean is essential to ensure you and your family stay safe.
Soap and water is the ultimate defense mechanism for the coronavirus. We’ve all heard of the term that washing your hands with soapy water for a minute will kill all the germs. The same case applies to objects too. Clean your dishes, kitchen shelves, counters, everything with a soapy water solution. Use a sponge and scrub off any areas you feel bacteria has built up.
After washing and properly cleansing everything, you must give all your dishes, utensils, and countertops to dry off naturally. Let the surfaces air dry before you can use them again. Moisture on surfaces is the number one gateway for bacterial growth, so air-drying surfaces is crucial
You do not have to go out and buy any products that have labels about ‘COVID germ-killing properties.’ Regular disinfectants and cleaners that contain hydrogen peroxide or even bleach are just enough for disinfecting anything. These days, some people even use their solutions by mixing in disinfectants with water and preserving it in spray bottles so you can spritz the mixture anywhere conveniently.
Remedies are great sometimes, and while it is good to use natural products for many house chores. However, in an era with a powerful virus, using homemade solutions like baking soda and vinegar may not be as useful to clean your kitchen or wash any products. Though it probably can’t cause any potential harm, there is no proven ability for such solutions to be effective against the virus.
Keep daily dishes and utensils in the dishwasher to disinfect the crockery. The dishwasher’s high temperatures ensure that everything thoroughly disinfection, reducing viral and other risks for bacterial infections.
A kitchen that stays clean is a great way to uplift your spirits and get you in the mood to cook up something delicious. The fact that you would be able to disinfect everything is a bonus and a precaution vital for the safety of you and your loved ones.