How to clean Kitchen Equipments

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How important is it to Clean Kitchen Equipment’s

Cleaning and sanitizing the equipment is essential because it helps us to be secured from bacteria and germs. If the equipment is not clean, sanitized or stored properly, it can cause a lot of trouble.
Bacteria are everywhere including your kitchen where food is stored, prepared and eaten. Bacteria that cause illnesses can be in your food, kitchen utensils, counters, appliances, floors and especially your hands. It is important to take the necessary steps to clean before, during and after preparing and eating your food to keep you and your family safe from food poisoning. Cleaning includes both surfaces and your hands.

What involve in kitchen Equipment’s

Kitchen Consists of many Equipment and it is important to clean all of them. As we wash cutting boards, countertops, utensils, and dishes with hot soapy water after preparing each food item and before you prepare the next item. It is also important to clean other kitchen equipment at least once in a week. Following are the kitchen equipment:

  • Sink
  • Microwaves oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove

Method to clean Kitchen Utensils:

  • Heat ½ cup of hydrogen peroxide or vinegar to 150° F.
  • Pour the solution into a spray bottle using a funnel.
  • Immediately spray on kitchen surfaces, countertops, sinks, etc.
  • Let sit for 1 minute and then wipe with a clean paper towel.
  • For effective result, sit for 10 minutes before wiping with a clean paper towel.

How to Clean Kitchen Equipment

We will Explain the cleaning process of kitchen utensils one by one.

How to clean Sinks:

Cleaning Sink

What you need to clean is:

  • Sponge
  • Baking soda
  • Vinegar
  • Lemon
  • Olive oil
  • Paper towel

How to clean it:

  1. Just Sprinkle the entire sink with baking soda and use a soft sponge, working in a circular movement, to scrub the basin. Baking soda softly cleans without scratching stainless steel.
  2. Rinse the sink with vinegar, which will bubble and fizz. Vinegar naturally disinfects while helping remove hard water stains from your stainless steel sink. Then lightly rub with the sponge and rinse the sink with water.
  3. Put lemon and rub the entire sink basin with a section of peel, rubbing the skin against the stainless steel, which helps deodorize the sink while helping the basin keep its new shine.
  4. Finish by buffing with a paper towel and a touch of olive oil. Your sink will stay wonderfully shiny for several weeks before needing a refresher.

How to clean Refrigerator:

Cleaning Refrigerator
  1. Remove all food before starting. Even if you’re only using natural products, you don’t want to be reaching around objects. Having an empty fridge makes the process so much easier, and removes the possibility of contamination.
  2. Take out all removable parts, such as shelves and drawers. Fill a basin with warm water and regular dishwashing soap and leave these parts to soak before wiping and rinsing.
  3. Use a microfiber cloth or a good quality sponge. Wipe all surface areas with a combination of dishwashing soap and warm water.
  4.  For stubborn stains, mix a small amount of baking soda with a little water to produce a thick paste. Apply the paste to the stain and leave for an hour before wiping with a damp sponge or cloth. The baking soda should loosen the stain, making it easy to wipe away.

How to clean Micro-wave:

Cleaning Microwave
  1. Place a microwave-safe bowl with 1 cup of water and a chopped up lemon or several tablespoons of vinegar in your appliance. Turn the machine on high for several minutes (or until the solution boils and the window is steamy). Let it cool for 15 minutes before opening the door, then remove the bowl and wipe the inside with a sponge.
  2. Clean the rubber gasket around the door with a sponge dampened with water only. If the window is greasy, clean with a mixture of half vinegar and half water, then dry.
  3. Just make sure you spray the cleaner on a cloth or sponge, and not directly on the appliance, or you may risk cleaner getting into the vent holes.

How to clean Stove:

Stove
  1.  Remove your grates and place them in a sink of hot soapy water.
  2. After leaving them to soak for a few minutes, any burnt on food should just come right off with the help of a soft scrub brush or a washcloth.  Also, use a washcloth to gently wipe any stains off of your burner covers. The covers can be soaked as well, but make sure you dry them really well before replacing them onto your stove or you risk damaging your igniters.
  3. You can soak them in a solution of half warm water and half vinegar for a few hours, or even overnight.
  4. Once you’ve got those parts cleaned, you’ll want to make sure that everything is in good working order and there aren’t any little food particles blocking the gas flow.
  5. Just lift that whole part right off and examine everything to make sure it’s clean and all holes are clear. For clearing the holes you can also use an unbent paperclip.
  6. Give everything underneath a quick wipe too with a clean damp cloth if it’s needed.

Cleaning Helps to maintain your Kitchen

Regularly cleaning your kitchen not only offers an appealing look but also helps maintain your appliances, cupboards, and floors. Residue and build-up from lack of cleaning can result in costly maintenance repairs, as well as decrease functionality in your appliances. Furthermore, failing to clean your floors and cupboards regularly may result in the need to replace them prematurely.

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