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Why is washing up important? 8 steps to cleaning a communal kitchen.


washing a plate
Washing a plate

Hi and welcome,

you might be wondering why we have done a blog post about washing up. One of the main issues we have here at New Ethos Nottingham is the odd few housemates that don't wash as they go! on the other hand we have the housemates that wash as they go and do other people washing up! which isn't fair, we have signs up (as requested by the housemates) reminding people to wash up. We have written this blog post to inspire and motivate you to wash as you go.


Washing up after using plates and utensils is not only essential for maintaining good hygiene, but it also ensures that the kitchen remains clean and free of bacteria. Whether it's a communal kitchen in a shared living space or your own home, washing up should be an integral part of your kitchen routine. In this article, we will discuss the importance of washing up and provide a step-by-step guide to help you clean and wash up as you go in a communal kitchen.



Utensils
Utensils


Why is washing up important?

  1. Hygiene: Washing up after using plates and utensils ensures that they are free of harmful bacteria and germs that can cause illness. The kitchen is a breeding ground for bacteria, so it's important to clean and disinfect all surfaces and utensils regularly to prevent the spread of harmful bacteria.

  2. Prolongs the life of your utensils: By washing up your utensils, you remove any dirt or grime that can cause damage to them over time. This means that they will last longer and remain in good condition.

  3. Makes cooking more enjoyable: Nobody likes to cook in a dirty kitchen. By washing up as you go, you create a clean and welcoming environment that makes cooking more enjoyable.



Steps to clean and wash up as you go in a communal kitchen:


Step 1: Rinse your utensils with hot water: Before you start washing your utensils, rinse them with hot water. This helps to remove any loose food particles and makes the washing process easier.


Step 2: Fill a sink or basin with hot soapy water: Fill a sink or basin with hot soapy water. Use a mild dishwashing detergent that is effective in removing grease and grime.


Step 3: Wash your utensils: Use a scrubber or sponge to wash your utensils thoroughly. Pay attention to any hard-to-reach areas, such as the base of cups or the handle of a fork.





Step 4: Rinse your utensils with hot water: After washing your utensils, rinse them with hot water to remove any remaining soap residue.


Step 5: Dry your utensils: Use a clean towel or dish rack to dry your utensils. If you are using a communal kitchen, make sure to store your utensils in a designated area to avoid confusion.


Step 6: Clean the sink or basin: After washing up, clean the sink or basin with hot soapy water to ensure that it is free of bacteria and grime.


Step 7: Wipe down all surfaces: Use a clean cloth to wipe down all surfaces in the kitchen, including countertops, stove, and refrigerator handles.


Step 8: Sweep or mop the floor: Sweep or mop the floor to remove any food particles or spills that may have fallen during the cooking process.




Conclusion:


Washing up after using plates and utensils is an important part of maintaining a clean and hygienic kitchen. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can ensure that your communal kitchen remains clean and free of harmful bacteria.


Remember to always wash your utensils thoroughly, dry them properly, and clean all surfaces in the kitchen. By doing so, you can enjoy a clean and welcoming kitchen that makes cooking a more enjoyable experience.



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