Asiya Naaz Being a medical professional i am holding key of writing skills. I revel in writing on scientific subjects for the duration of my spare time. My aim is to bridge the space among a physician and a layman to sell information that can be beneficial in better conversation.

How To Keep The Kitchen & Sink Clean: Complete Guide

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Depending upon how much you cook, the kitchen can be the most difficult place to keep clean.

We have few tips on keeping your kitchen clean so that it will not turn into a burden.

To make your kitchen cleaning easier to keep up with, try to do a quick cleaning every day but at least wiping down the counter and table tops. When you clean each night, you’ll have a clean kitchen in each morning.

1. Sweep The Floor Every Night

Sweep the floor

When cooking and eating, crumbs can often make their way to the floor. Clean your floor each night before bed so that the mess does not pile up.

This goes a long way in how clean your kitchen stays. If you wipe every day, you should then mop the kitchen floor weekly or bi-weekly.

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2. Stay Organized

Focus on keeping your pantry and cabinets organized.

Have you ever buy something at the store only to realize you already had it and it was “hiding” in the back of your pantry?

Keeping your pantry organized will help you quickly find items and more readily know what you already have.

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Clean up

Make sure that on regular basis that you remove food that are passed its expiration date.

Additionally, store food in air tight containers. Not only with this make your food last longer, but it will also keep out any critters or germs.

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3. Clean Your Sink Frequently

Lots of germs and bacteria accumulate in a kitchen sink. Each time you use your sink, be sure and wash it when you are done in order to prevent stains and unwanted smell.

Be sure in cleaning the cabinets near the sink as well. Check under your sink on a regular basis also to make sure that you don’t have any leakage issues.

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4. Clean Refrigerator Regularly

At least on a weekly basis, go through your refrigerator and throw away expired and old food items.

It’s easy to let leftovers sit in the fridge and completely forget about them. Additionally, you want to take everything out and clean the inside of the fridge.

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How Do I Maintain Personal Hygiene in Kitchen?

Hygiene is the importance ingredient in the food safety recipe of every professional kitchen.

Single carelessness in cleaning the kitchen environment or in preparing food can cause cross-contamination and the spread of bacteria, leading to food poisoning.

Here’s the 10 rules for hygiene kitchens

Hygiene kitchen

1. Personal hygiene

Bacteria can be transfer from hands to food. Hands should be thoroughly washed with soap and hot water after touching food and before performing the next job function.

Always dry hands on a clean towel. Hairs can also carry germs so keep it tied back and wear a hairnet.

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2. Clothing

Clothes can carry germs from outside into the kitchen so it’s important to change into work dress. These should be light-coloured so that stains are immediately visible on it.

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3. Food Storage

It is important to avoid contact between food and air so make sure it is always store in lidded containers or covered with plastic wrap, particularly when it is still hot.

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4. Defrosting

Food must defrost in the fridge to prevent the growth of bacteria caused by sudden temperature changes.

Every kitchen should be equipped with refrigerated cabinets that create the perfect microclimate and maintain the temperature and moisture of the food.

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5. Avoid Cross-Contamination

Use different utensils and chopping boards for raw and cooked foods and for different types of food to avoid cross-contamination from harmful microorganisms.

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6. Keep Food at the Right Temperature

There is a very close relationship between temperature and microbial load: food must be served at a temperature of at least 70° C.

The danger zone – when bacteria will multiply most rapidly – lies between 15° and 55° C.

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7. Chill Food Rapidly

For the same reason, it is important to chill food rapidly: it should drop from 65° to 10° C in no more than 2 hours. Every kitchen should be equipped with adequate freezers and blast chillers.

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8. Serve Food Correctly

Don’t touch the food that is ready for serving or the parts of the serving dishes that the food is placed on.

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9. Clean Oven and Sink

Clean the kitchens after every use. Wash and sanitise ovens and sinks daily.

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10. Wash Dishes Properly

Dishwasher

Dishwashers are essential for kitchen: bacteria from food scraps can be prevented from spreading by properly washing dishes, cookware and utensils.

Use the dishwashing detergents and temperatures or, even better, use dishwashers with a sanitising function.

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How To Maintain Modular Kitchen in The Right Way?

Modular Kitchen

Nowadays, as the cities are on the way to become the smart cities, the living style are also improving.

Now, people want their houses to be properly designed according to the latest style. One such style is that of a modular kitchen.

Kitchen is the heart of the house. If this place is not well maintained, this can be risky to the entire family as a dirty kitchen can be a home of many diseases.

Moreover, an dirty kitchen doesn’t give a good impression as well.

With modular kitchen coming into affect, the maintenance of kitchen is actually an essential process.

So here we bring to you some maintenance tips that can make this important task quite easy:

  1. Make a habit to clean your kitchen regularly. Wipe kitchen surfaces with a disinfectant spray and a clean with a cloth, scrub floors and keep your appliances clean like microwave ovens, refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, etc. regularly with mineral oil and with awet cloth.
  2. In case, you have a steel sink in your modular kitchen, gently use soft nylon scrubbing pads in order to avoid scratches. Also, do not use cleaning products like chloride as it corrodes steel sinks. You can use vinegar as well for cleaning porcelain sinks.
  3. In order to maintain the shine of cookware, tops or tiles use baking soda.
  4. Wash your utensils before placing them in the dishwasher.
  5. Use the cleaning liquids directly on the tough stains on the appliances.
  6. Wipe your stoves and burners everyday in order to avoid food particles jellifying on your stove.
  7. Don’t forget to wipe the cabinets in the kitchen daily.
  8. Use a heavy duty vacuum cleaner to clean the chimney twice a year.
  9. Wash the kitchen rugs daily to avoid breeding of harmful bacteria.
  10. Empty your refrigerator and clean it with warm soap water atleast once a week.

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How To Keep Kitchen Clean In a Routine?

1. Wash Up Dishes, Pots And Pans As You Cook

Start with a sink full of hot soapy water, and then use the time while you are waiting while cooking, like when simmering or baking, to clean up what you can.

Dish wash

It is amazing how doing this easy kitchen cleaning tip can cut down on the clean up after the meal.

You should also let the additional pots and pans you can’t clean up before dinner soak while you are enjoying your meal so they are even easier to clean up afterwards.

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2. Follow An After-Meal Routine Each Time You Eat A Meal In Your Home

Basically this kitchen cleaning tip is to make sure that after every meal you do a mini-cleanup of the kitchen to get it ready for the next time you will need to make food in it again.

Mini clean up

This routine can be something similar to this:

  • Throw away all uneaten food, such as leftovers, in food storage containers, or otherwise store
  • Put all dishes in the dishwasher or hand wash them if necessary
  • Run the dishwasher as soon as it becomes full
  • Wash all pots and pans and other items used in preparing or eating the meal

Go ahead and dry these immediately hand washed dishes and pots and put them away, or if you like for things to drip dry come back later and put them away so that you have counter space available again the next time you need to use the kitchen

  • Quickly wipe down the counters, kitchen table, and stove top of any big crumbs or spills
  • Wipe down your sink of any grease or grime it got while washing dishes and other utensils

I generally just use the sprayer to rinse it off and run the garbage disposal briefly.

Some folk like to dry their sink with a cloth, but I think that is more a matter of personal preference.

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3. Empty The Dishwasher Quickly After It Is Finished

Nothing causes a back up of dirty dishes piling up in your sink faster than a dishwasher full of clean dishes that still need to be put away.

This is a great chore for kids to do, or you can do it quickly while you are waiting done for other things in the kitchen.

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4. Empty Kitchen Trash

Trash

All the trash in the house the kitchen trash is most likely to attract bugs or other pests, and also the most likely to create unpleasant odors.

Therefore, part of our daily routine make it a habit to take out the kitchen trash.

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5. Sweep The Kitchen Floor

The more small children you have (or older messy eaters) the more important this task becomes.

It is amazing to me how messy children are sometimes, especially when they are young, and how much stuff I can sweep off the floor every single day.

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6. Change Your Kitchen Towels Daily, If Not More Often

With all this advice to wipe up spills as they happen, and clean your kitchen throughout the day as you eat different meals, you can go through a lot of kitchen towels.

Change your kitchen towels daily, but I do it more frequently because they get wet and dirty, and use a clean cloth for each spill I wipe up, and a new one to dry dishes, and a new one to wipe faces and or hands, etc.

I do this so I don’t cross-contaminate by using the same kitchen towel multiple times.

I hope using these kitchen routine cleaning tips will help you and your family enjoy and use your kitchen more.

This is beneficial that if you follow these kitchen cleaning tips daily then it becomes quicker and quicker to actually keep your kitchen clean!

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How To Clean a Kitchen Sink Drain?

It’s not fun task, but cleaning your sink is an essential weekly chore. See the best tips on how to clean your kitchen sink and drain.

Sink drain

Between your working schedule and that binge-worthy show calling your name, it’s easy to let dishes pile up or leave leftover food scraps in the drain without throwing the disposal.

But your kitchen sink sees a lot of use in a day, from grimy pots and pans to leftover soil from your freshly watered houseplant.

And as much as we like, it doesn’t always smell like roses in your dish disposer. The natural buildup of old food and grime can linger from your kitchen drain and into the rest of your house if not cleaned properly or often enough.

See your kitchen sink and drain some love, and clean them daily with our how-to instructions. Add cleaning your kitchen drain and sink to your once a week cleaning routine to make it a habit.

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How to Clean a Kitchen Sink

What you’ll need:

  • Rubber gloves
  • Non-abrasive scrubber
  • Dish soap
  • Baking soda
  • White vinegar
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Lemon
  • Salt

Step 1: Sanitize the Sink Basin

First, make sure your sink is completely cleared of food items, coffee mugs, or dishes. After this give your sink a quick pre-rinse to wash down any visible crumbs.

Basin cleaning

Once that’s gone, take your rubber gloves and get ready to scrub! Remember, kitchen sink cleaning varies by material—so be sure to follow the method that works best for you.

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How to Clean a Stainless-Steel Kitchen Sink

Stainless steel tougher than most sink. Unlike white kitchen sinks, the slick material stands up to stains and less likely to rust.

Its real enemies, are acidic foods, bleach, and abrasive scrubbers as they can alter a stainless-steel sink’s finish.

Due to this reason, avoid letting acidic foods sit in the sink for long periods of time, and use baking soda to clean instead of bleach-based sprays.

Start by coating the wet sink in baking soda and adding a little dish soap and hot water on your sponge.

When scrubbing any sink, always start with the corners of the basin and work your way down, pushing any grime directly into the drain.

Add enough soap and water as needed, or until the surface is scum-free. After this, rinse with clean water.

Stainless steel may notorious for showing water spots, so be sure to wipe your clean sink by using a plush microfiber cloth to dry and buff.

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How to Clean a White Kitchen Sink

A white kitchen sink is most susceptible to showing rust and food splatters, not to mention, coffee and wine stains.

Look to hydrogen peroxide and baking soda to help lift stains and helps in restoring it to its original state.

First, pat the kitchen sink with a wet cloth until it’s just slightly damp, then sprinkle baking soda onto the basin until it’s fully covered.

Add a few small drops of hydrogen peroxide over the baking soda and use a sponge or brush to start scrubbing. Once this mixture scrubbed, wash the mixture down the drain.

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How to Clean a Porcelain Kitchen Sink

Glossy porcelain sinks are no strangers to rust and stains, either. While you can use the same method as white sinks to clean a porcelain sink, you want to use a different method to remove rust to protect its pearly finish.

Simply add salt on a lemon half and scrub it directly on the rust until the elements have worked their magic.

Again wash it with clean warm, soapy water and use a microfiber cloth to dry.

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Step 2: Wipe Down Faucets and Handles

Tap cleaning

No matter the material, all faucets and handles can be cleaned using soapy water. By using a sponge or brush to wipe them down and a toothbrush for those super hard-to-reach areas.

Still seeing white spots after your scrub?

That’s may lime buildup from the minerals in your tap water. Adding a spoonful of vinegar to the soapy water mixture and doing one final scrub may do the trick.

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Step 3: Clear the Drain and Disposal

Kitchen odour should invite you in, not keep you away! Our 2-part method for how to clean kitchen drains is here to help.

Dispose leftover

Plus, we show you how to clean a smelly drain in a kitchen using 3 kitchen staples you likely already have on hand.

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Clear Drain with Baking Soda and White Vinegar

Learning how to clean a kitchen sink drain with baking soda and vinegar is easy! Plus, the pair remedies more than just funky smells, it’s a true method for unclogging drains.

Remember 1:2 ratio: 1 part baking soda to 2 parts white vinegar. Put the baking soda down the drain, followed by a slow pouring of white vinegar.

Wait for 15 minutes for the bubbling duo to do its thing, then wash away with boiling hot water to rid the drain of any remaining properties.

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Clean Disposal with Lemon, Salt, and Ice

Fill your trash disposal with a few lemon wedges, salt, and ice cubes. Then, with the cold water running, turn your junk disposal on until the ice is gone.

Salt helps in scrubs the blades while ice helps knock off any gunk and grime. Coarse salt works the best, so look to rock salt or sea salt if you have either on hand. The lemon? This to help deodorize and create a fresh-smelling scent, of course!

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How To Clean Smelly Kitchen Sink?

Cleaning smelly kitchen

Everyone want their kitchens to smell fresh and clean. Specially as it’s the place where we prepare all our food. There’s nothing more off-putting than a bad odour coming from the sink!

In this article, we’ll explore why drain smells occur, how to get rid of them and prevent them from coming back.

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Why Kitchen Drain Smells Occur?

There are 2 main reasons why your kitchen drain may smell:

  • A build-up of grime and debris in the drain pipe. Anything you put in sink other than water can stick to the sides of the pipes or sit in the U-bend. And over time, bacteria will causes it to decay and smells bad.
  • Smells coming up of pipes from the sewer. If there is no water in U-bend due to a leak or evaporation, sewer gases will be able to waft up the pipe.

The solution is to check the U-bend for leaks or obstructions. To fix it you need to remove the U-bend and clean it.

In some cases, sink smells caused by mould. If you think that can be your problem, read our article on how to get rid of mould to fix it.

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What to do if your kitchen sink smells
Diagnose the cause of the problem:

Kitchen sink

The water is draining slowly or not at all: Debris is clogging the pipe, causing a blockage and the smell.

The smell is of rotting food: Decaying food, oils, fats and grease are sticking to the sides of the pipes.

Smell like rotten eggs: Sewer gases escaping up the pipes due to a problem with the U-bend.

Kitchen sink smells can easily fixed by unclogging blockages, cleaning the pipes with a ready-made chemical or home-made solutions or fixing the U-bend.

If you try any of these methods describe below, but still smell sewer gases, professional help may be needed.

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How to Get Rid of the Smell

Clean smelly kitchen

Different methods can use to get rid of nasty kitchen sink drain odours.

For rotten food smells, try one of the DIY or chemical cleaning methods. For sewer gas smells follow the instructions for checking U-bend.

Drain Cleaning Methods

Drain cleaning methods

Following methods are useful for getting rid of rotting food smells.

1. Boiling Water

  • Boil a pan or kettle full of water
  • Slowly pour it down the plughole, a splash at a time
  • Wait 5 minutes
  • Run the cold tap to force any remaining grease to congeal and flush through

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2. White Vinegar

  • Pour a small amount of white vinegar down the plughole
  • Let it stand for 30 minutes
  • Rinse with hot water

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3. Baking Soda and Vinegar

  • Pour half a cup of baking soda down the plughole
  • Pour 1 cup of vinegar down the plughole
  • Let the solution foam up and leave it to stand for a few hours
  • Pour some boiling water down the plughole to flush everything through

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Chemical Cleaning Methods

Chemical methods

The following methods are useful for getting rid of rotting food smells.

4. Bio-enzyme Drain Cleaner

This is an eco-friendly, non-toxic chemical cleaner. This works by using the enzymes that eat the food debris without causing any damage to your pipe.

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5. Ready-made Drain Cleaner

Ready-made drain cleaning chemicals can be bought from most hardware stores or supermarkets.

But beware. These chemicals can be dangerous. Always follow the instructions printed on the packaging and wear rubber gloves and goggles before using it.

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6. Check the U-bend

The U-bend pipe under your kitchen sink is also known as a sewer gas trap. This U-bend ought always be full of water and acts as a barrier to stop sewer gas escaping out of the plughole.

Help get rid of sewage gas smell by checking the following:

Cleaning

Has the water in the U-bend evaporated? This can happen if you’ve been on holiday and not run any water for a while. The simple solution is to throw some water to fill up the U-bend.

Is there a leak in the sink? Check for drips or damp patches under the sink. If there is a leak, call plumber to fix it for you.

If there’s still a problem after cleaning, remove the U-bend with a wrench and clean it out with a wire brush.

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How To Prevent Drain Odour

It’s easy to prevent your sink from getting smelly. All you need few good habits and routine maintenance. Try the following:

  • Put a drain screen over your plughole to stop lumps of food entering your pipes.
  • Avoid pouring oils or grease down the drain.
  • Instead of this use kitchen towel to soak or scrape up fat from your pans before washing them.
  • Every time you boil the water, pour any left-over water down the plughole to kill off bacteria.

Pour baking soda drain about once a week, or if you’re going out and won’t be using your sink for a while.

Schedule regular service checks. Get professional plumber check your pipes regularly will ensure they stay clean.

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How To Maintain a Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink

Stainless steels need to be wiped clean for cultured issues and to maintain corrosion resistance. Some form of recurring cleansing is necessary to hold the advent and integrity of the surface.

Stainless steel sinks are without difficulty cleaned through many one of a kind techniques.

They really thrive with common cleaning, and, not like a few other materials, it’s miles not possible to “put on out” stainless steel sinks by immoderate cleaning.

Stainless-steel is effortlessly stored free with these easy sink cleansing suggestions on the way to easy stainless steel sinks.

Stainless steel sink

Due to the fact that maximum soaps and detergents incorporate chlorides, simply recommends rinsing of your stainless steel sink after each use.

Combine a easy every day treatment with weekly cleaning using a soft abrasive purifier. Cleaners including bon-ami, bar keepers or other typical household cleaners are recommended.

These cleaners can easily be used with heat water, sponges or easy cloths. Recollect to constantly scrub in the direction of the polish lines so that your efforts combo with the floor of your sink.

Since most soaps and detergents comprise chlorides, once cleansing is whole, rinse the surface right away to save you corrosion.

Rinsing in easy hot water leaves stainless-steel bright and germ free, all geared up for the following use.

Everyday carbon metallic brushes or metal wool should be prevented as iron debris which can be left at the back of can cause rust and corrosion.

Lastly, it’s far really useful to wipe the floor completely with easy dry towels so that the water does not evaporate and leave water spots.

Keep away from the use of oily rags or greasy cloths while wiping the floor. Often drying your sink works wonders to prevent water and surface rust marks.

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General Tips:

  • Drying your sink daily works wonders to prevent water and surface rust marks.
  • To maintain your sink looking great, do a quick, light cleaning each time you use it. Clean up waste leftover before it dries and don’t let liquids sit for long.
  • Wear rubber hand gloves when working with cleaners to protect your hands.
  • Avoid mixing cleaners. Few products react to create dangerous gases.
  • There are many of blended or compound cleaners on the market. Customers are advised to contact suppliers of solvents for information on their applications on stainless steel.
  • Don’t use solvents in closed spaces or while smoking.

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Asiya Naaz Being a medical professional i am holding key of writing skills. I revel in writing on scientific subjects for the duration of my spare time. My aim is to bridge the space among a physician and a layman to sell information that can be beneficial in better conversation.
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