It's very important to keep your home kitchen clean and sanitized to prevent cross contamination and bacteria on surfaces. So how does a food truck mom keep her work space clean?
I start by following the basic premises:
-Scrape food and crumbs from surface,
-Using a soapy cloth, wipe surfaces followed by a spray cleaner/degreaser (I like Simply Green.),
-Finish with a surface sanitizer. It can either be chlorine bleach or I like Purell Surface Sanitizer.
I try and complete the above steps every day, but definitely before I begin cooking or baking. However, Monday is kitchen-cleaning day.
On Mondays, I complete the following:
-Wipe down all appliances, including the small ones,
-Wipe down cabinet fronts and spray knobs with disinfecting spray,
-Spray light switches and door knobs (including the surrounding areas) with disinfecting spray,
-Scour the sink with Barkeeper's Friend or Soft Scrub, and
-Clean the floor with a disinfecting surface product. And yes, I get on my hands and knees to clean the floors!
Once a month, I empty all counter utensil holders and run them through the dishwasher.
I have a small kitchen, so these task are manageable, but try and eliminate clutter on your counters. I've used everything from strawberry boxes to cute metal baskets. Ultimately, it all gets dirty!
What do you use or do to maintain a clean house?