The kitchen is the family’s
comfort center, the heart of the home. Whipping up a dream kitchen does not
necessarily have to cost you an arm and a leg. Sometimes, a bright, uncluttered
pantry is enough to inspire the most creative dishes. Work up some practical
magic in your kitchen without putting a strain on the family budget. Here are a
few hand tips to help modern kitchen-keepers.
Our planet is fast becoming one overfed landfill, which is why it is crucial
to really recycle. Glass, steel, aluminum cans and foil are just some of the
things we heavily use on a daily basis and thankfully, they are among the
easiest items to recycle. Bottles and cans should be quickly rinsed with a small
amount of water to remove the odor and stickiness. Properly sorted trash
(biodegradable or non-biodegradable) help keep nasty critters off your kitchen,
not to mention that is good for the environment. Trash bins should be lined with
wastebasket bags to keep mess to a minimum. Durable, leak-proof garbage bags
ensure clean, easy and earth-friendly waste disposal.
Kitchen experts say hot soapy water is the best way to wash knives, cutting
boards and other cooking utensils. Though shall not soak your dishes in the sink
for a long period of time since germs are likely to breed there. If your kitchen
implements need some soaking, always, always scrub the dishes thoroughly with a
good disinfecting cleaner. Also, take care to disinfect things that you may have
touched while taking out the garbage or preparing raw meat to prevent the spread
of disease-causing bacteria. These include the refrigerator door, trash and bins
and light switches.
Store Food with Care.
keep your refrigerator uncluttered, store food in tight plastic wraps. Keeping
food snuggly packed in cling wrap not only frees more fridge space and makes
food easy to identify, it also helps keep freshness in, does a neat job of
preventing food contamination. Raw meat, fish and poultry should be kept in
separate freezer bags so that their juices do not cross-contaminate the food,
averting food poisoning.