The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in many people getting sick and businesses closing, which has a devastating impact on the economy. The disease has also resulted in the tragic loss of lives. Government and health agencies are sensitizing the public on how to break the infection chain and control the disease’s spread by enforcing lockdowns, limiting people’s movement, and banning large gatherings.
Some of the strategies we can use include; keeping social distance, wearing personal protective gear such as face masks and shields, and maintaining high cleanliness standards.
One of the critical areas that you should keep clean and coronavirus free is the kitchen. Let us look at how to clean your kitchen to keep it COVID19 free.
Wash your hands well
Your hands touch a lot of surfaces and your face several times during the day. Hands easily transfer coronavirus from contaminated surfaces to your body, and therefore, it is vital to keep them as clean as possible. While it is impractical to avoid touching any surface outside of your house, keeping your hands clean is doable.
The first step to ensuring a COVID19 free kitchen is keeping your hands clean. Wash your hands with soap and clean running water every time you enter the kitchen, before and after preparing food, and before eating.
Washing your hands thoroughly for at least 30 seconds will ensure you do not contaminate any surface in the kitchen or transfer the virus to the food.
Disinfect your hands
We cannot place enough emphasis on the importance of ensuring your hands are clean to stop the spread of coronavirus. In addition to washing hands regularly, using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer will also kill the virus.
Sanitizing your hands every time you step into your kitchen will ensure you do not transfer germs to the surfaces.
Thoroughly clean surfaces used during food preparation
You can contractCOVID19 by touching a contaminated surface and transferring the virus into your body with your hands. You can easily contaminate the surfaces in your kitchen when you place food or other items bought outside whose surface is carrying the virus
You should clean and disinfect all surfaces in the kitchen before and after preparing food to ensure that you do not consume contaminated food. You should pay special attention to surfaces that are touched more frequently. Using a cloth or brush, clean the surfaces with soap and water.
Disinfect the surfaces with an alcohol-based sanitizer as part of your cleaning routine. It is best to let the disinfectant sit for a few minutes for it to be more effective.
Wash food preparation tools with soap
Tools and equipment used in food preparation come into contact with your hands a lot. This contact can allow for cross-contamination between your hands, the tools, and your food. Knives, chopping boards, spoons, and other equipment should be washed thoroughly with soap and water but not merely rinsed. Thorough washing of the equipment used will ensure that any germs die.
Wash all your fruits and vegetables
Having a robust immune system is one of the ways to fight off the effects of coronavirus. It would be best to consume nutritious meals containing high levels of vitamins and minerals, which build your immunity. Fruits and vegetables are rich sources of vitamins and minerals, and you should handle them properly.
Many people handle fruits and vegetables; therefore, wash them thoroughly before consumption. Ensure that you scrub them thoroughly under clean running water for a few minutes to wash away all the dirt and germs. You can wash fruits like watermelons or those with hard skins with mild soap and clean water.
You should also ensure that you handle fruits and vegetables with clean hands. Avoid storing fruits and vegetables that are unwashed but wash them as soon as you buy them.
Cook your food well
Food can be a medium for transferring germs and coronavirus. For instance, food that you bought from the supermarket was handled by other people during packaging and by the staff as well. You should remove food packaging as soon as you get home and throw it away in your bin.
Avoid cross-contamination, use different chopping boards when preparing food or wash it thoroughly with soap before using it again. Cook foods at the correct temperatures, especially paying attention to the meat. Serve and store foods at the proper temperature as well.
Clean and disinfect the kitchen floor
Coronavirus can be found on surfaces like floors as well, so you should not ignore them. It would be best if you cleaned your floors as often as possible. When the floor is dry, pray an alcohol-based disinfectant and let it sit for a few minutes to be effective.
The kitchen is an essential room in the house that we use several times a day. In addition to contaminating it with our hands, we also bring in food from outside. Therefore, a high traffic area can be a source of coronavirus infection if we are not careful.
You should always ensure that you wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water or disinfect them with an alcohol-based sanitizer before touching any surface in the kitchen. You should clean and disinfect all kitchen surfaces, including floors, as regularly as possible. You should also clean your fruits and vegetables well before consumption and wash all the food preparation tools. Cook all your food and meat at the right temperatures to kill all the germs.
At Glassupply.com, we value our clients’ health and, as such, have taken measures to ensure that we prevent the spread of coronavirus. All our staff adheres to the set guidelines to protect ourselves as well as our clients. You can contact us to order any glass or mirror product online, and we will deliver it to your door.