A clean kitchen as you cook is not only appealing to your eyes but also hygienic. That means you and your family enjoy good health.
That’s why we are sharing eight tips to help you keep your kitchen cleaner while you cook.
Just to mention, pick up the litters that fall on the floor, wipe as you go, have the bin beside you, clean everything before starting, and have the cleaning soap around the working area. Here are 8 professional tips from Cleanzen to keep your kitchen cleaner.
Pick Up the Litters That Falls On the Floor
Having drops of litter on the floor not only messes your kitchen but your whole house, too. Therefore, make every effort to collect any pieces that accidentally fall to the floor every few minutes.
With the dust bin being beside you, it is easy to keep the floor clean.
Wash Dishes Before Starting
Definitely, if you start cooking while there are dirty dishes all over, you will have a shortage of a working space. Plus, at the end of your cooking time, you will be having lots of dirty utensils. Worst still is taking your meals without cleaning the dirty utensils.
Hence, start by cleaning utensils.
Have Soap Ready
Soap makes it possible to eliminate stains on the working table. Of course, you are dealing with many ingredients as well as vegetables as you cook. A spice such as celery stains your hands, apron, and working area.
Using soap helps to clean such a stain easily.
Wipe As You Go
Hey, don’t wait until the table is all messed up. Wipe as you go. Wiping, as you go, creates more space and avoids contaminating food with litter.
Also, it makes it easy to keep everything arranged and accessible when needed. Plus, it helps save time when clearing everything once you are done cooking.
Work Next to a Sink
A tap with sufficient water flow helps to wash anything that needs to be cleaned after use. That includes wiping the working table with a clean towel. Plus, you maintain your hands clean, hence prevents the handling of clean utensils with dirty hands.
Pick and Return
As you cook, there are a few ingredients you will use. I recommend you pick them and return immediately after use to avoid having too much on your working table.
Alternatively, have all of them next to you when you start cooking but return each in its place after usage.
Have the Bin Ready
At least, having the dustbin next to me as I cook and wash utensils helps me avoid having litters on the working table. If, however, you want to throw the litter in the bin after a while, that’s fine.
But ensure that you do not have much garbage on the table before you wipe and throw it in the dustbin.
Tuck a Dish Cloth on Your Apron
A dishcloth is essential because after cutting the vegetables, you need to wipe the table. This helps to get the waste out of the table, thus keeping it clean and ready for the next task.
A towel, on the other hand, helps to keep your hands clean by wiping them every time you wash them.
Prep your Ingredients Before You Start Cooking
When you start cooking before you start chopping what needs to be chopped or blending your ingredients, you tend to do it in a haste. This can create a huge mess in your kitchen. But, when you do all the prepping before you start cooking, you don’t need to rummage through your kitchen in the last minute.
Use Parchment Paper
Cleaning your baking and grill pans after cooking is a lot of work. It makes your kitchen look messy. Especially when you leave these pans in the sink while you serve your family. You can curb all these by using a parchment paper. Line your casserole dish or pan with this paper before you use it for baking or grill. With the parchment paper, you don’t need to oil your dish. Your food will not get stuck to the dish or paper. After baking, all you need to do is to remove the paper and dispose it off. You can wipe your pan and put it back.
Put a Flexible Cutting Mat on your Cutting board
We have all experienced this; some of your chopped ingredients go to the floor or table when you try to move them from the chopping board to a pan or bowl. When you line your board with a flexible cutting mat, you only need to pick the mat, make a slight funnel shape, and direct everything into the bowl or pan. You won’t need to clear chopped food from your table or floor. The good thing is that your board will also remain clean after cutting.