What Is The Proper Way Of Using A Dishcloth?

The past few days, we have been discussing the issues of using a dishcloth in the kitchen. We found out that dishcloths are not the best items to use in the kitchen (find out what is by clicking here). Also, that using a dishcloth can make your kitchen dirtier than your bathroom (discover more here). Now we look at the proper way of using the dishcloth, so you can use it safely.

Just a quick reminder. There is a lot of bacteria that lives on your dishcloth. Each time you wipe your kitchen surface or dish, it introduces new bacteria to the cloth. And bacteria loves damp locations, so a wet cloth is the perfect place for it.

To protect your dishcloth from harmful bacteria, there are a few things you can do. Researchers say that one should frequently replace or decontaminate your kitchen cloth. Simply using water and detergent will not do the trick. Bacteria like E. coli and Salmonella are resilient to this method and can repopulate them within 24 hours. One should instead soak the cloths in 4,000 milligrams per liter of bleach for two minutes. Although this won’t guarantee cleanliness, homeowners can take further steps to ensure cleanliness like washing your hand thoroughly.

Do you need to go home to change your dishcloth straightaway? Or do you need to take charge and change the cloth at work?

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Article by: Natalie Wan