Kitchen sink cleaning can be one of the most important rituals while completing your day-to-day chores in your home. Whether it’s before, during or after food preparation the cleanliness of your kitchen can keep your family safe and healthy. Although, how do you know if your kitchen is really clean? Are there rituals that are tried and true to help ensure your kitchen sink, surfaces and appliances are thoroughly cleaned? Do different sink materials help ensure sanitation and cleanliness?
We interviewed Salvatore Rizzo, Owner and Director of De Gustibus Cooking School by Miele at Macy’s Herald Square to find out how he keeps his cooking school clean and ready for food preparation everyday.
Helpful Tips to Keep Your Kitchen Sink its Cleanest
Sinks made of natural stone are porous and can be a breeding ground for bacteria. Try an easy-to-clean material like BLANCO SILGRANIT® instead!
Interview with Salvatore Rizzo
Challenge: How to keep your kitchen sink clean with the right tools and cleaners:
There are so many kitchen cleaners on the market, what is the best way to keep kitchen sinks and surfaces clean with food constantly around?
Rizzo: Sanitation is always a priority at a cooking school. In order to keep surfaces and sinks especially clean we use bleach. A bleach and water solution can go a long way. We ask the chefs to clean as they cook and especially during hands-on demonstrations.
Kitchen Cleaning: What are the best tools to keep your kitchen clean and your workstation sanitary?
Rizzo: Keeping your dishtowels clean and dry is essential. Also the use of two sponges, one for your counter and countertop surfaces and one for your sinks will help keep the kitchen surfaces clean.
All stainless steel is not created equal. Ensure the finish of your stainless steel sink is smooth and polished not grainy with a brush like finish. BLANCO’s sinks, such as the QUATRUS™ collection are made from surgical grade steel.
Challenge: How do you know what types of sinks are easier to keep clean when designing and remodeling your kitchen?
What kitchen sinks make life easiest for you? Whether prepping or cleaning, which brands help you out the most?
God do I love my BLANCO. I love deep, wide sinks. So much easier for doing large dinner parties. Sanitize – fill with cold water – so much room to clean lettuce and all the dirt stays on bottom. Filling up large pots. I don’t like split sinks. I like deep, large sinks.
Look to a kitchen sink like BLANCO’s SILGRANIT®collection that incorporates composite granite and BLANCO’s proprietary Hygienic Plus Formula. I love the IKON™Apron Front Single Bowl sink that offers the easy-to-clean non-porous material.
Thanks Salvatore for those professional kitchen sink cleaning tips!
Image via: De Gustibus Cooking School
What works best for your kitchen cleaning ritual?
Remember, the most important fact is to keep your kitchen sink and preparation areas clean and safe when preparing and serving food. Look to surfaces that don’t harbor germs and develop a ritual of using separate sponges for separate workstations. Look to BLANCO sinks to help keep your kitchen clean and beautiful with these cleanliness tips.
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