Updated: Jun 10, 2019
Kitchen towels are towels that are durable, absorb fast and are used for different functions in the house. There are so many different uses of kitchen towels and if not properly used they might harbor and breed bacteria thereby causing diseases.With the many functions it is good to have many kitchen towels to make it easy. You can go with different colors to distinguished which can be use where and for what.That is blue for hands,red for cleaning counter top,pantry,sink,Pink for drying dishes/use to clean spill on the table when eating,Yellow to clean the baby's face and so on.
Most bacteria in our kitchen are transmitted through our hands.
Uses of kitchen towel
Beautifully designs that bring out the beauty of your kitchen or dinning table.
Absorb spill very well and faster.
Clean counter top, pantry,cooker top and microwave.
carry hot objects
Dry our hand .
Dry dishes,pots,dinnerware,glasses,cutlery and so on
Clean a toddlers face and eating surrounding
Don't with a kitchen towel
Don't use the same towel to dry you hands and dishes together. To prevent contaminating clean dishes with germs and bacteria from your hands.
Don't use a kitchen towel to clean a surface which has been previously use to cut meat,fish or poultry. Cleaning after chopping or working with meat,poultry or fish products with a towel is wrong as the towel posses the risk of cross-contamination.The liquid which contain bacteria will be trapped in the towel can spread to other food and even your hand.Use a paper napkin to clean the surface you are working on and trash the napkin immediately.
Don't use kitchen towel to clean surfaces (counter top,pantry and others) that may have harsh chemical .Get a towel just for cleaning surfaces to avoid using either your dish towel or hand towel,when you mix the towels you contaminate yourself or dishes with chemical residues. You can use a paper napkin and trash immediately after use.
Don't use kitchen towel to clean sink.The sink is the second area that has the second highest amount of germs and bacteria after the hands.Use a sponge or paper towel to clean the sink.
Don't toss your damp or used towels on your counter top.Remember bacteria grows on damp places,the towel would not dry quick which makes it a good place for the bacteria to breed.Everything from that surface will transfer to the towel which will be transfer to your dish towel or hand towel.Hang damp towels on the oven handle or a hook.
Buy as many towels as possible especial if you are a busy mum.Get a little storage basket for clean towels and another basket for dirty towel.Please if you have kids hide the basket of dirty towels far away.Make sure to wash the dirty towel after 3 days max.If a towel was in contact with meat,fish or poultry wash immediately. To be safe wash your kitchen towels frequently.
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