A Clean Kitchen is a Healthy Kitchen
During this pandemic, many have found themselves spending a significant amount of time at home cooking. The CDC has specific information on how to clean and disinfect for COVID-19. If you are not dealing with COVID-19 disinfection and cleaning needs at your home, there are still items you can address to keep your kitchen healthy. Making a habit out of regular cleaning makes chores easier.
Here is a list of cleaning suggestions for your kitchen:
|Daily||Wash dishes, wipe kitchen work surfaces (countertops, cooktops, sinks), sweep floor, empty trash|
|Weekly||Check refrigerator and discard spoiled food, mop floor, scrub kitchen sink, disinfect kitchen cleaning sponges, wash and rinse kitchen trash can|
|At least every 3-6 months||Wash kitchen cabinetry, thoroughly clean refrigerator and microwave|
|Yearly or as needed||Clean out and wash cupboards, wash walls and woodwork, wash curtains/window covering, clean oven, wash light fixtures|
Source: Extension Healthy Homes