Sanitizing and cleaning your Kitchen: The complete guide.
Here is a fool-proof guide to keep your kitchen spotless and eliminate the chance of contamination or disease, due to viruses and bacteria.
The coronavirus pandemic has made us all relook at the importance of good hygiene. But, as we wash and sanitize our hands more frequently in an effort to protect ourselves from the virus, it is also a good idea to pay attention to other areas of the house that need deep cleaning and disinfecting, like your kitchen.
When it comes to how often you should clean and sanitize your kitchen, food health experts say that key tools like knives and cutting boards should be cleaned and disinfected with an antibacterial washing-up liquid like Dana, anytime there has been any possibility of contamination, including when you have contaminated your hands in any way. This includes when you have touched a non-food surface like your phone to double-check ingredient quantities or a text, a recipe book or touched your body or face. Food-wise, this also includes when you change ingredients, especially between vegetables and different meats or seafood.
Well, the good thing is Al Sanea Chemical Products has everything you need to keep your kitchen spotless and disinfected so that you and your family are protected.
STEP 1: CLEAN
Even before you start to disinfect and sanitize your kitchen, cleaning is an important first step to get rid of any surface dirt, food or contaminants from the surface. Foodborne-illness causing bacteria can remain on surfaces for a very long time. For example, Campylobacter can survive in your kitchen for up to 4 hours, and Salmonella can last for up to 32 hours, both can be found on raw meats and dairy.
To begin with, you can use warm soapy water to thoroughly wipe down all cooking and prep areas. If you use kitchen towels or sponges for cleaning, ensure you wash them frequently in the hot cycle of your washing machine or hot bucket of water, with a powerful detergent like Sanitex and then give them a rinse with an anti-bacterial disinfectant liquid, like Sanittol. And do not forget to wash your hands with an antibacterial liquid soap like Shatha, to keep them clean and disinfected too.
Although, cleaning with warm, soapy water can physically remove dirt, grime and some bacteria from a surface, but it does NOT kill all bacteria.
STEP 2: SCRUB AND DEGREASE
If you are looking for the perfect range of kitchen cleaners, you have come to the right place. After you have finished cleaning and wiping down surfaces, the next important step is getting into all those hard to reach places and doing a thorough deep clean.
We have listed out a step-by-step plan for you to get a kitchen that is sparkling clean.
Wishes of Clean Dishes
Start with your dishes first, wash them thoroughly with a good antibacterial dish washing-up liquid like Dana. Dana is an effective, safe, extra mild, antibacterial liquid, formulated especially for manual dishwashing. It easily removes tough food deposits, oil, grease, dirt and more without much effort. And comes in Lemon Fresh and Floral Fresh scents to make your dishes smell great! It is safe and effective to use on all kinds of surfaces and dishes like stainless steel, mild steel, aluminium, plastic and more. Also, for an added benefit, we recommend you wash your dishes with warm water. Next, rinse them and air or pat them dry with clean paper towels. The best part about all of this is that Dana is gentle & safe on your hands too, unlike traditional dishwashing liquids or bars. What’s more? A little Dana goes a long way, so you do not need to worry about wastage or expenses. Now your dishes are clean and bacteria-free too!
Clean Clogged Drains Without the Pains
Clogged drains are a hotbed for many types of bacteria and viruses to multiply. And if your sink drain is clogged, water can collect in it, infecting your entire sink. Which is why it is important to de-clog properly and immediately. Wadaa is more powerful than ordinary clog removers. It effectively removes the toughest blocks caused by food, hair, grease, and more in just minutes. It is completely safe and does not affect any type of pipes or septic systems.
Follow these steps to use it: First, remove any standing water if possible. Then, add 1 capful Wadaa into the drain pipe and pour in about 250 ml warm water immediately. Wait for 15 minutes and then flush the area with large quantities of water.
Release the Grease
The next step is to clean grease off kitchen cabinets, countertops, sink, cabinets and more. Well, cleaning grease can be quite a task right? All the scrubbing and wiping and cleaning. Not any more! With the new and improved formula of Sana Kitchen Degreaser, getting all the grime and grease off your surfaces is easy breezy! We have perfected our carefully-balanced mixture of alkali, solvent and organic detergents, which have a proven track record of cutting the grease effortlessly.
Just spray it on the greasy surface, leave it for a few minutes for the formula to work its magic and then wipe clean for sparkling surfaces. Sana Kitchen Degreaser is perfect for removing grime and baked-on food without hard scraping from ovens, grills, stove hoods and tops, deep fat fryers and more. It is suitably designed as an effective stripping agent for the build-up of grease deposits, dried food films etc., from a variety of surfaces. It can be safely used on most surfaces including kitchen floors and countertops.
Nothing hard about cleaning hard surfaces
Are your hard kitchen surfaces and tiles giving you a tough time? Try Marmar our best-selling scrubbing powder made especially for cleaning and polishing hard surfaces like ceramic, mosaic tiles, stainless steel, aluminium, plastics and fibreglass surfaces and more etc. It works as an excellent scouring powder for many domestic applications for complete Kitchen and floor maintenance.
Our formula contains a mix of neutral ingredients, abrasive material, strong surfactants. All these combined gives an excellent cleaning and polishing effect when Marmar is used properly. Here is how to use it for the best effect. Follow these 4 steps:
Ensure you remove the powder completely to obtain a sparkle clean surface. Repeat the treatment if necessary.
Cleans Ceramics Like Magic
Ceramic tiles are a popular option in kitchens, due to their durability and classy looks. But unlike all tiles, they need a little bit of special care and cleaning. Our Ceramic Cleaner is just what you need for the job! It is an excellent hard surface cleaner which removes water and mineral scales instantly from your ceramic tiles while being gentle and non-abrasive. Follow these instructions for the best results.
Firstly, as stated above, remove oil and grease from the surface, apply Ceramic Cleaner at full strength onto the surface by brush, sponge or cloth. Let the product work it is magic for 15 minutes and then wash it off with water. But remember, do not allow Ceramic Cleaner to dry on the surface as it will leave a whitish mark on the surface.
Although it is great for ceramic tiles, it should not be used on delicate floors, decorative coatings, fibreglass surfaces, concrete finishings or other mild surfaces. If you are unsure, try it on a small hidden section first to see how it reacts.
STEP 3: DISINFECT TO PROTECT
If you are looking for the perfect kitchen disinfectants, you have come to the right place. After you have finished cleaning and wiping down surfaces, the next important step is sanitizing and disinfecting. This ensures that you get rid of 99% disease-causing bacteria and viruses.
How does disinfecting help? Including a disinfecting step in your cleaning routine is proven to reduce the number of foodborne illness-causing pathogens that survive in your kitchen – it kills bacteria & viruses. However, remember that sanitizing is most effective AFTER you have cleaned those surfaces. So, do not skip steps 1 and 2!
A Spotless Surface
There are many other surfaces apart from the most apparent ones, that can also be carriers for bacteria and viruses. The most obvious ones are kitchen countertops. But, frequently touched places like doorknobs, fridge handles, light switches, taps etc. are more likely to be infected.
Micro Sana Kitchen Disinfectant Spray is our highly-recommended product that can kill a wide range of disease-causing bacteria and viruses. Just hold the bottle 30 cm from the surface and spray our ready to use fast-acting Anti-Virus and Anti-Bacterial Surface disinfectant.
Our special formula is harmless to humans, animals, food and is environmentally friendly too while being killing 99% of contaminants in seconds.
Last but not the least, mop your floors with our Sana Pine Disinfectant to get a high-level of sanitation and leave your kitchen smelling and looking fresh and sparkling.
It is simple just Dilute the disinfectant 1 volume to 80 volume of cold water and mop the surface as you usually do. That is it!
Keep Hand Sanitizers out of the kitchen
If you wish to clean and disinfect your hands while cooking, it is much better to use a disinfecting hand wash like Shatha which has antibacterial properties. Remember to follow health guidelines and wash your hands properly, from tips to wrists and in between fingers for at least 20 seconds for thorough cleaning.
Never use a Hand Sanitizers in the kitchen especially near the stove or an open flame. Hand Sanitizers contain alcohol, which kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, which is great when you are outdoors and do not have access to soap and water. But due to their alcohol content, they could pose a fire risk in the kitchen if you are not careful. Therefore, it is best to keep it out of your kitchen.
We hope this in-depth guide and kitchen cleaning tips help keep you and your family in the pink of health always! If you have any questions or doubts regarding cleaning, disinfecting or purchasing our products do not hesitate to reach out to us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or in the comments section below.
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