Set up a dish rack
Many families are used to stacking washed dishes and dishes together in a cabinet. It is easy to accumulate water when the freshly washed dishes are stacked up. The cabinet is closed and not ventilated. It is difficult to evaporate water. Bacteria will naturally breed.
Some people like to dry the bowl with a dry rag, but there are many bacteria on the rag. This seemingly “clean” approach is counterproductive. In addition, the dishes are stacked together, and the dirt at the bottom of the previous dish is all contaminated on the next dish, which is very unhygienic.
Experts suggest that you can set up a dish rack next to the sink. After washing, put the dishes upright and put the bowl upside down on the shelf. It will quickly dry the dishes naturally, which is both labor-saving and hygienic.
Chopsticks and knife holder should be ventilated
Some people put the chopsticks in the cabinet after washing them, or put them in an air-impermeable plastic chopstick holder. These practices are undesirable. It is best to choose a chopstick holder made of stainless steel wire and having good air permeability. It is nailed to the wall or placed in a ventilated place, so that the water can be drained quickly.
In addition, it is not advisable to put kitchen knives on non-ventilated drawers and knife holders. You should also choose a knife holder with good air permeability.
Hang up the kitchenware
Many people are used to putting kitchen utensils in drawers, or in pots and wok spoons, and covering with lids, which is also not conducive to keeping them dry.
The cutting board is easy to absorb water, the surface has many scratches and fine cracks, and often contains the residue of fresh food. If the cleaning is not thorough and the storage is improper, the food residue will rot and the bacteria will multiply.
To solve these problems, you may wish to carry out a small revolution in the kitchen: install a strong crossbar between the wall cabinet and the cabinet, or a convenient place on the wall, and install a hook on the crossbar, Hang the spatula, colander, eggbeater, washing basket, etc. after washing, so that you can drain the water; hang rags, dish cloths, and hand towels at the end farther away from these utensils. At the other end, install a stronger hook and hang the cutting board, so that it can be kept dry.
Using this method of hanging things on the crossbar can also keep the kitchen clean and tidy, and it is easy to pick up all kinds of utensils.
It should be noted that items that are hung or placed outside the cabinet will also be contaminated with dust when they are naturally dried, and they should be rinsed carefully before use.