For home cooking, kitchen cleanliness is one of the most important things to consider. It’s not just about having a neat kitchen environment but also maintaining good food hygiene and safety.
If you want to cook, you will need kitchen utensils such as pots and pans, plates and cutleries for serving, and chopping boards for kitchen preparation.
Kitchen appliances should also be kept clean and hygienic at all times to avoid food contamination. Below are several essential tips you can follow to preserve kitchen hygiene when cooking quickly:
Use kitchen towels or kitchen paper (a.k.a, kitchen napkins) to dry kitchen utensils before storing them away
Food particles, water droplets, or grease on kitchen equipment can attract bacteria. Microorganisms will result in kitchen cross-contamination. Contamination results pose health risks to your family. In addition, kitchen wet towels are also a good breeding ground for bacteria.
Always use kitchen utensils or wear kitchen gloves when handling raw food and kitchen cutting boards
Use kitchen utensils or gloves when handling raw food or cutting raw foods such as chicken and vegetables. You may come in contact with some kitchen germs. So it is essential to use kitchen utensils while cooking to avoid kitchen cross-contamination.
You may also consider wearing kitchen gloves while cooking to keep the kitchen clean and avoid kitchen contamination. Kitchen gloves can also protect your hands from kitchen grease when handling hot kitchen utensils or serving food.
Use kitchen tongs in kitchen serving and kitchen flipping instead of kitchen fingers
Kitchen tongs are one of the most helpful kitchen utensils when cooking because you can use them to flip or serve food without putting your hands at risk of getting dirty. If you don’t have kitchen tongs, you could also directly lift kitchen utensils with kitchen paper or kitchen towels to maintain kitchen cleanliness in cooking.
Always use kitchen utensils in kitchen storage instead of kitchen countertops
Kitchen countertops are used for food preparation and for placing kitchen appliances such as microwaves and ovens after cooking. It can be a kitchen hotspot and a kitchen breeding ground for kitchen bacteria and other kitchen germs. Kitchen utensils or kitchen appliances used during cooking may also be placed on the kitchen countertop, which will contaminate it.
For this reason, always use kitchen utensils such as kitchen tongs in kitchen storage instead of kitchen countertops to maintain kitchen cleanliness and avoid kitchen contamination.
Use kitchen sink and kitchen drainers to do kitchen washing and kitchen rinsing
Kitchen cleanliness is not only about kitchen hygiene but also kitchen safety. The kitchen sink or kitchen drainers should be used for kitchen washing and rinsing before cooking. Just make sure that the kitchen sink and kitchen drainers are free from any food debris and other kitchen germs.
In addition, kitchen soap dishes must be clean at all times for your family to avoid kitchen cross-contamination and kitchen poisoning.
For more kitchen guides and kitchen tips that will help you maintain kitchen hygiene, safety and cleanliness, check out our official Kitchen Guides blog.
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