Most of us know the first step to reducing bacteria in the kitchen is to keep your hands and all surfaces and utensils that come into contact with food clean. But what about the tools that you use to keep those surfaces clean?
Even cleaning tools themselves need to be cleaned! Keep reading to learn effective ways to clean your kitchen dishcloths and when you shouldn’t even use them at all.
I don’t think it’s any surprise that I spend a lot of time in our kitchen and a clean and healthy kitchen is important to me. I like to start with a clean kitchen before working (recipe development) and prepping for meals.
After I’ve wiped the counter down from preparing raw chicken, I don’t want to use that same dishcloth again to wipe off our kitchen table. That is just asking for food-borne illness. And when my husband grabs a kitchen towel to wipe a spill off the floor, I don’t want to use it again to dry my hands.