Keeping Your Kitchen Clean

Magazine Desk

21 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Your Kitchen Clean

Keeping your kitchen and other utensils such as plates and dishes clean is important for a number of reasons. If you aren't worried about the biology, think about economy instead. Cleanliness can save your money in many ways. Here are some reasons to convince you of the importance of cleanliness:


Spoons, dishes and other utensils

It's important to keep knives, wooden spoons, spatulas, dishes and plates clean to help stop bacteria spreading to food. It's especially important to wash them thoroughly after using them, because they could spread bacteria to other food. If you have a dishwasher, this is a very effective way to clean knives and other utensils because dishwashers can wash at a very high temperature, which kills bacteria. If you don't have a dishwasher, wash them thoroughly with hot water and liquid.


Pest control

Cockroaches, ants, mice and rats are frequent visitors to dirty kitchens. Proper maintenance and regular cleaning of your kitchen will reduce the possibility of pests. Some pests, such as cockroaches, are extremely skilled at hiding behind clutter. This makes it imperative that you not only maintain clean counter tops and floors, but that your cupboard space is neatly organized, as well.


Set a good example for your children

You may think all those cereal boxes cluttering your kitchen countertops and the dishes you use directly from the dishwasher instead of putting them away first are a compromise move to make your life less hectic. The fact is that whatever you're doing -- or not doing -- is making an impression on your children. They won't love you any less if you never clean out the ice tray, but they may adopt your less desirable cleaning habits later in life.

Finally, failure to clean your kitchen may result in different diseases for your family members. Not only should you regularly wash counter tops and clean the dishes, but you should also sanitize work areas and kitchen utensils that you use to prevent the spread of germs.