Keeping your kitchen cleaning

Keep your kitchen cleaning, including worktops and slashing sheets, is fundamental to guard nourishment as microscopic organisms can develop and spread.Jump to table of contents


It’s imperative to keep worktops and hacking sheets clean since they contact the nourishment you will eat. In the event that they aren’t appropriately perfect, microbes could spread to nourishment and make you ill.

You should:

  • always wash worktops before you begin getting ready food
  • wipe up any spilt nourishment straight away
  • always wash worktops completely after they have been moved by crude sustenance including meat, poultry, vegetables or crude eggs
  • never put prepared to-eat nourishment, for example, washed and prepared to eat serving of mixed greens, bread or washed organic product, on a worktop or hacking board that has been moved by crude meat or other crude sustenances, except if you have washed it altogether first

If you have a dishwasher, this is an exceptionally powerful approach to clean plastic slashing sheets. Dishwashers can wash at an exceptionally high temperature, which eliminates microscopic organisms. On the off chance that you don’t have a dishwasher, wash slashing sheets completely with high temp water and cleaning up liquid.

Ideally, it’s smarter to have separate slashing sheets for crude sustenance and for prepared to-eat food.


Dirty, soggy materials are the ideal spot for microbes to breed. So it’s critical to wash kitchen fabrics and wipes normally and leave them to dry before utilizing them again.

Ideally, attempt to keep various fabrics for various occupations. For instance, utilize one material to wipe worktops and another to wash dishes. This stops microscopic organisms spreading.

If you need to pick the most secure alternative, you could utilize dispensable kitchen towel to wipe worktops and hacking sheets. This is on the grounds that you discard the kitchen towel subsequent to utilizing it once, so it is more averse to spread microbes than fabrics you use again.

Tea towels can likewise spread microscopic organisms, so it’s imperative to wash them consistently and be cautious how you use them. Keep in mind, on the off chance that you wipe your hands on a tea towel after you have contacted crude meat, this will spread microscopic organisms to the towel. At that point, on the off chance that you utilize the tea towel to dry a plate, the microscopic organisms will spread to the plate.

Knives, spoons and other utensils

It’s imperative to keep blades, wooden spoons, spatulas, tongs, and so forth clean to help stop microbes spreading to nourishment. It’s particularly essential to wash them completely in the wake of utilizing them with crude sustenance, because they could spread microscopic organisms to other food.

If you have a dishwasher, this is an exceptionally viable approach to clean cuts and different utensils since dishwashers can wash at a high temperature, which eliminates microbes. On the off chance that you don’t have a dishwasher, wash them completely with high temp water and cleaning up liquid.


It’s exceptionally simple for hands to spread microscopic organisms all round the kitchen, since we contact such huge numbers of things, from sustenance to cooler handles, towels to can openers. So to keep your kitchen cleaning you have to keep your hands clean.

Wash your hands completely with cleanser and warm water at each of these times:

  • before beginning to get ready food
  • after contacting crude sustenance, for example, meat, poultry, vegetables and eggs
  • after heading off to the toilet
  • after contacting the bin
  • after contacting pets

Dry your hands altogether, in such a case that they are wet they will spread microscopic organisms all the more effectively. The most secure alternative is to utilize expendable kitchen towels, or to utilize a towel that you use for drying hands – not your cover or a tea towel.