Tips for Disinfecting Your Kitchen and Food For Coronavirus

While we are all doing our part to practice social distancing, trips to the grocery store are still an essential part of everyday life. After a grocery store visit, it is crucial that you wash up at home and take necessary actions to sanitize your space against COVID-19. Even when you’re not gathered around the table for a family meal, you and your family will be in and out of the kitchen all day to get snacks and drinks. We have compiled some experts’ tips on keeping your kitchen clean.

Basic Surface Cleaning

Clean commonly used surfaces, such as your kitchen counter, tables, refrigerator and microwave handles, cutting boards, and cabinet and stove knobs.  We recommend keeping a checklist handy, such as on your refrigerator door with a magnet, so that you can create a daily cleaning routine! 

Consider disinfecting containers

According to research that has been conducted regarding the virus, there’s always the chance a glass or metal container could have been handled by someone with the virus — including employees at the store it originated from. You can use disinfectant wipes or solutions to clean cans, bottles and jars.

Transfer some food to containers

For foods like dried beans, whole grains, pasta, cereals and other similar items, you may want to transfer them to clean containers. That way you don’t have to worry about the small chance of a virus lurking on the container the food came in.

Run your dishwasher on the sanitizer setting (If Applicable)

If you have a dishwasher, some machines have a sanitizer setting. The internal temperature on this setting reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit, which is tough for a virus to survive in.

Rince produce as usual

Your produce does not need to soak in a sanitizing solution. There are currently no known instances of the virus transferring from produce.

Wash your hands

After shopping and after cleaning, it is very important to thoroughly wash your hands with antibacterial soap and water.

By following these basic tips and guidelines, your trip to the grocery store is a little less stressful. Keeping the kitchen stocked with food and water is essential, but knowing there are preventative measures that can be taken to ensure the virus does not survive in our homes gives us all a bit of peace.

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