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Ten Tips For A Healthy Clean Kitchen In Dallas

For many homeowners and families in the Dallas area, the kitchen is the heart of the home. When the family all gathers for Sunday dinner, they gather in the kitchen; when you have a gathering at your home, all the guests tend to gather in the kitchen where all the delicious snacks and beverages are laid out. Whether you’re keeping up with a busy life by keeping everyone on schedule, you have many gatherings in your home, or both, Dallas kitchen cleaning is important to keep your home, family, and friends safe when gathering. With all the different surfaces from the floor to the counter tops to the tops of cabinets and every place in between, there are many different levels to focus on to keep a healthy clean kitchen in Dallas.

Dallas Kitchen Cleaning Tips:

  1. Always thoroughly wash your hands before preparing any food. Use antibacterial soap, clean water, and wash your hands for at least 20 seconds.
  2. When serving hot foods, be sure they reach a temperature greater than 140 degrees F. Any uneaten food should be placed in sealed storage bags or containers as soon as possible and put away in the refrigerator.
  3. Make sure your refrigerator is set at the correct temperature; invest in a thermometer for your fridge to make sure it is set below 39 degrees F.
  4. When storing foods in the refrigerator, be sure to always store meats on the bottom shelves or in drawers in case they leak and store fruits and vegetables on higher shelves. Any of your partially opened foods should be stored in an airtight bag or container.
  5. All of your dry food items need to be stored off the floor and properly sealed to prevent pests and rodents from trying to get to them.
  6. Keep food items in the original container they came in until you open it, then to prevent spoilage and to save money store them in containers in the pantry, cabinets, or refrigerator; follow the directions on the packaging on proper storage after opening an item.
  7. When preparing foods, use separate cutting boards for meats, vegetables, and fruits to prevent cross-contamination, and always wipe the surface area that you’ve used to cut the foods with a disinfectant cleaner.
  8. When cleaning surfaces around your kitchen, be sure you are using a cleaner that is safe for that type of surface; natural stone cleaning, wood surface cleaning, and tile and grout cleaning formulas are all different; to keep your kitchen surfaces like new, you must use the correct solutions on each type of surface.
  9. Keep your dishcloths and sponges clean and dry; they build up germs quickly after each use and as they sit. Disinfect your sponges by rinsing them in a bleach water solution for at least five minutes and then place them in the microwave for one minute or let them fully air dry.
  10. When washing dishes, do not wipe them dry with a washcloth; let them air dry before putting them away to prevent cross-contamination of germs from the towels.

While there are so many steps to take to maintain a healthy clean kitchen in Dallas, you should always be aware of the foods you’re handling, the surfaces you handle them on, and how you clean them. Take time to go over these important clean and healthy kitchen steps with the rest of your family; especially if you have kids that prepare their own snack and meals, make sure they are keeping themselves and the kitchen clean and safe. If it’s time for a deep cleaning of your kitchen or any room of your house, check out all of our Dallas cleaning services; we’d be happy to come out for a free estimate.

 

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