Why Cooking Clean is Important

We’ve entered a new era—the era of quarantine!

Disinfecting and cleaning our homes is more critical than ever.

Whether we are dealing with the coronavirus or simple spills and messes, cleaning up is important to keep our family happy and healthy.

Here are a few facts about the dangers of not cleaning up properly in your kitchen, and a few tips for avoiding them.

Food Borne Illnesses Lurking In Your Kitchen


The Center For Disease Control (CDC) has identified over 250 foodborne illnesses that affect American homes. Most of the infections come from parasites, pathogens, bacteria, and of course viruses. The most common pathogens are Norovirus, Salmonella, Clostridium perfringens, Campylobacter, and Staphylococcus aureus.

These foodborne illnesses occur when you do not properly sanitize your kitchen counters. We all accidentally drop meat or leftovers on our countertops and forget to clean up behind ourselves.

But these incidents can lead to serious health concerns for your family. It’s also critical to properly dispose of food when you’re through with it.

To keep your kitchen healthy and clean consider the following.

How To Keep Your Kitchen Clean While Cooking in Quarantine


Tip 1. Properly clean your dishware, surfaces, & hands.

Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water before you begin to prep your food.

After you prepare each food item, wash your utensils, and cookware thoroughly as well.

Tip 2. Separate your food to avoid cross-contamination.

Don’t use the same cutting board for each food item. Separate them to avoid spreading foodborne illnesses.

Tip 3. Use a disinfectant spray on the spill.

When you spill meat or have other contaminants in the kitchen, be sure to use a disinfectant spray on your surface. It’s also critical to disinfect your kitchen in general, at least once per day, or more if you have a family member who has the coronavirus in your home.

Be sure to explore our kitchen-friendly products which can help keep your kitchen clean while you’re cooking during this time of quarantine.


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