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How to Keep Your Kitchen Clean During Coronavirus Lockdown!

Updated: Jun 7, 2020

The world really is going through an unprecedented time right now, and a scary one for many. For many consumers, there has been a shift towards a better cleaning routine to help prevent the spread of this deadly virus. As a result, we wanted to provide a cleaning post to help consumers understand how they can keep their kitchens as clean as possible and kill off any bacteria or viruses. Before we continue, it's important to note that Coronavirus is relatively new, and therefore any claims by companies that can kill the virus must be taken with a pinch of salt. We are going to review our favourite and the strongest products which are likely to prevent the spread.  


Surfaces


Given the coronavirus can live on most surfaces, with some studies suggesting up to 9 days, it is imperative to clean the surfaces of kitchens as frequently as possible. If you live alone or as a couple, then at least every day would be acceptable, whilst those in a family should clean the surfaces at least twice a day.


To do this, we suggest using a strong kitchen surface cleaner with paper towels. We suggest using Domestos' multi-purpose cleaner spray. This product seems to be the strongest on the market claiming the ability to kill bacteria, viruses and mould. However, this product does include bleach, so therefore it cant be used on all surfaces or should be used with caution. If you don't want something quite as strong, then Dettol's power and fresh pomegranate cleaner is also amazing. This product claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses whilst leaving a beautiful pomegranate smell.

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In terms of paper towels, we recommend Regina's 'Blitz' product, which, we think, is the best value for money and quality. Now, you can use reusable kitchen cloths but paper towels are less likely to transmit any bacteria given they're non-reusable. However, they are more expensive and worse for the environment

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In terms of surfaces around the house, you can use that combination, however, something a little easier is Dettols Cleaning surface wipes. The strength is similar, also claiming to kill 99.9% of bacteria and 90% of allergens, however, these are much easier to use on harder to reach surfaces such as door handles, fridge handles, and oven handles.

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Floors

In terms of floors, it's important to remember that whilst they are the 'floor', we still come into contact with it regularly and spreading can still occur. We recommend that at least twice a week the floors are cleaned with stronger floor cleaner. For that, we use 'Asevi'. If you haven't heard of this product, then you're going to love it. It is a Spanish product, which is very strong (both in terms of smell and strength). The floor cleaner is a concentrate so, therefore, must be diluted with water, and will depend on the size of your kitchen. Alternatively, something a little cheaper is Flash's blossoms and breeze floor cleaner. This product is also super strong and smells amazing.  

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For those with carpet too (in the house more generally) then we would suggest hoovering every day, or if that isn't possible every other day. Carpets are a perfect nest for bacteria and viruses to grow and can easily be prevented by frequently hoovering. There are various different hoovers on the market, and the product will largely depend on your budget.


Cutlery


According to some scientists, coronavirus can also stay on copper for 4 hours, and glass for 4 days. Keeping your cutlery clean is an easy thing to do and something which will help reduce the spread!


If you're lucky enough to have a dishwasher then we'd recommend washing your cutlery on at least a 60-degree cycle to kill off anything germs, but also using strong and effective capsules. We personally would recommend using Finish Quantum, which seems to be the most effective at cleaning and shining dishware. Their tablets are also 100% biodegradable

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Alternatively, if you don't have a dishwasher (eg students!) then we would suggest washing your items as soon as you're done with them, with hot water and antibacterial washing up liquid. We have found that Fairy's eucalyptus washing up liquid seems to be the best on the market with the best smell.

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Moreover, we've found that the easiest way to use washing up liquid is through a dishmatic or scrubber. This product allows a deeper and easier clean on products, which genuinely saves time!

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Conclusion


Overall, using a combination of all of these will reduce the chances of acquiring any sort of virus or flu. Obviously this is not a remedy or a solution, however, we hope that it can help you out by reducing any chances. We hope everyone keeps safe, stays alert and keeps following local government advice. More information surrounding personal coronavirus cleaning can be found here. 


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