Clean your kitchen utensils in hot water with an antibacterial detergent.
When sanitizing kitchen tools and equipment, use either boiling water or a solution of bleach and water.
Store your tools in a regularly cleaned plastic or metal box to keep the germs away.
If you don’t clean your kitchen properly, germs and bacteria can start to grow – and quickly, too!
According to a study published in Environmental Microbiology, over 34 types of bacteria can colonize on kitchen surfaces.
This definitely isn’t ideal in a place where you prepare and cook food as it can lead to the people who visit your business getting ill. To avoid this, it’s important you’re cleaning and sanitizing kitchen utensils properly after you use them.
When cleaning and sanitizing kitchen utensils, remember to dry them with dishcloths that have been cleaned using a quality detergent, such as Sunlight Liquid Detergent.
Cleaning after cooking
After you’ve finished cooking, it’s vital you’re cleaning and sanitizing kitchen tools and equipment to prevent the spread of bacteria. To start with, here’s how you can clean your tools:
Scrape any food debris into a bin before cleaning and sanitizing tools and equipment.
Fill your sink with warm to hot water and an antibacterial detergent.
Use a clean sponge or brush to scrub each item thoroughly, making sure to remove all bits of food and getting into all the little, hard-to-reach areas.
Either leave to air dry or use a dish cloth, which should be cleaned with a quality detergent, such as, to ensure you’re properly cleaning and sanitizing kitchen tools and equipment.
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Sanitizing kitchen tools and equipment
If you need to be thoroughly sanitizing kitchen tools and equipment to ensure there’s no chance of any bacteria, follow these steps:
Put your utensils in a large pan, covering them fully in water. Carefully bring the water to the boil, putting a lid on the pan, for five minutes. Remove the lid and wait for the water to stop boiling before removing the utensils with prongs.
Another method for cleaning and sanitizing kitchen utensils is to combine a tablespoon of bleach with a gallon of water. Leaving your tools to soak before rinsing them thoroughly with hot water.
How to clean and store cooking tools and equipment
If you’re wondering how to clean and store cooking tools and equipment, use one of the above methods, before moving on to storing. Use a sanitized container, such as a large plastic or metal box, and place only the cleaned tools in it. Clean the box regularly to keep germs and bacteria at bay.
Cleaning and sanitizing tools and equipment is vital to keeping a healthy and happy kitchen for your business – and it’s not hard, either! Just remember that it’s not just about cleaning, but also about drying and storing your utensils too. Follow all of the tips above and you’ll banish bad bacteria.
How to clean and sanitize kitchen tools using natural products
We understand that some folks prefer using natural cleaning products in their homes. Well, you can also sanitize and clean your kitchen tools using baking powder, vinegar, and lemon. Here are the steps:
Fill a basin with two liters of hot water.
Add a cup of vinegar and a cup of baking soda.
Squeeze about two tablespoons of lemon into the solution. This step will manage the vinegar’s sour smell. However, you can skip this if you want.
Mix the solution, then submerge your kitchen tools in it.
Let your kitchen tools soak in the solution for about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, rinse your kitchen tools with cold, running water.
Maintaining small kitchen gadgets
Maintaining small kitchen gadgets is crucial for their optimal performance and durability. Here are some tips you can follow:
Start by regularly cleaning the gadgets according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Disassemble removable parts for thorough cleaning and ensure they are completely dry before reassembling.
Pay attention to hard-to-reach areas where food particles can accumulate.
Additionally, descaling is important for gadgets like coffee machines. Use a suitable descaler to remove mineral deposits and improve efficiency.
Store the gadgets in a clean and dry area to prevent moisture buildup and damage.
Regularly inspect cords and plugs for any signs of wear and tear.
By taking these steps, you can keep your small kitchen gadgets in top shape for longer.
1. Flores, G. E., Bates, S. T., Caporaso, J. G., Lauber, C. L., Leff, J. W., Knight, R., & Fierer, N. (2013). Diversity, distribution and sources of bacteria in residential kitchens. Environmental microbiology, 15(2), 588–596. https://doi.org/10.1111/1462-2920.12036
2. Byrd-Bredbenner, C., Berning, J., Martin-Biggers, J., & Quick, V. (2013). Food safety in home kitchens: a synthesis of the literature. International journal of environmental research and public health, 10(9), 4060–4085. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph10094060