5 Tips for a Cleaner, Greener Kitchen

by , 03/27/11
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Take Preventative Measures

For a constantly clean kitchen, take care of messes as they happen. If raw egg gets on the counter, disinfect right away. If spaghetti splatters in the microwave, wipe it clean. If crumbs fall on the floor, sweep them up. Cleaning as you cook might add a couple extra minutes to your meal preparation, but it will save you time in the long run. Instead of spending an hour scrubbing dozens of sticky spots from your fridge every other week, it will only take you a minute to wipe up spilled juice. You should also be aware of expiration dates and clearly mark leftovers with the date they went into the fridge. Throw away old, spoiled food at least every two weeks to avoid mold colonies from taking root. Bacteria multiply at an alarming rate. A single cell can become more than 8 million in less than 24 hours, and just a few can make you sick. By cleaning as messes occur, you’re eliminating the chance for bacteria to grow, but, remember, if you’re using toxic cleaning supplies, you’re simply swapping dangerous bacteria for dangerous chemicals. For the cleanest, safest kitchen, always use all-natural cleansers.

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  1. rea August 18, 2012 at 5:52 am

    broom-a broom use to to get the dust

  2. zepkenator March 28, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    great tips. My favorite cleaning supply is Simple Green. You can buy one bottle or gallon of the concentrate and dilute it into different bottles for light cleaning. It’s a great all around cleaner for counter tops, carpet spots, glass, even washing your car! It just makes cleaning that much easier when I can walk from room to room with one spray bottle to do everything.

  3. cliffchampion March 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    This is such a great post. I spend at least an hour each day in the kitchen cooking, so all of the thorough advice is much appreciated.

  4. organic cleaner March 22, 2011 at 9:56 am

    What a great post! My family made the switch to organic cleaning products two years ago. Couldn’t be happier. We use PURE AirMD.

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