We are locked in and the kitchen is enjoying a lot of our attention lately. Whether its about experimenting with our palates or feeding our large family who suddenly ran out of food to deliver options; the kitchen has truly been the hygiene center of the house. Maintaining the hygiene of the kitchen, especially during a disease outbreak without compromising with the functioning of it is important.
Read on for some helpful tips that help you with your daily kitchen cleanout.
- Removing turmeric stains from counter
Since this yellow ingredient is used in almost every Indian cuisine, unsightly yellow patches on kitchen counters and utensils can be quite harrowing.
Dilute baking soda in water till it becomes a thick paste. Apply the paste on the patched area and leave it for a few minutes. Wash the area under running water and later wipe it with a clean cloth.
- Cleaning burnt stains from utensils
Cooking can often be hit or miss and sometimes, the results leave burnt marks on your favorite cookware.
First soak the utensil in warm lemon or vinegar water for almost an hour. Then take some baking soda and scrub it in a circular motion on the burnt pan for a few minutes. Wash the utensil under running water and then wipe it with a clean cloth.
- Cleaning gas stoves
For daily maintenance, spray burners regularly with vinegar and allow it to stay for 20 minutes. Wipe all the residue gently with a clean cloth. This process cuts through grease before it gets a chance to become a rigid mark.
- While prepping
Use different chopping boards when working with different foods and try to wash these boards immediately after cooking.
- While storing food
The most important thing is to avoid storing food while it’s still hot. When food is placed in the freezer before it’s evenly cooled, this can create the perfect environment for breeding the microbes that cause food poisoning. For best results, always cool your food before storing it in nicely sealed containers.
Hopefully we have helped you keep a hygiene kitchen today.