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Keeping Our Kitchen Clean And Safe.

Updated on November 10, 2015

Keeping Clean In The Kitchen And Kitchen Safety

August 25 Wednesday 2010.

Things You May Want To Do In Your Kitchen:

. Keep your kitchen pest free as much as possible. I like using Raid roach spray in a lemon scent. Be careful around pets with any pest spray around pet foods. If you have water bowls for pets in your kitchen, and if you spray for pests in any area of your kitchen, remove water bowls to wash them. When the mist of any pest spray is in the air, wait for the air to settle for a few hours before putting down a water bowl again. Make sure it is washed with hot soapy water and replaced with clean water for your animals.

. PLEASE REMEMBER : When using any kind of insect spray, they all usually have residual killing power for so many weeks or months even after they are sprayed. If you spray a floor, or spray and area where your dogs or cats or pets can come in contact with and insect spray, they can be harmfull or deadly to animals and pets or make them sick. Caution must be taken when using insect sprays.

. NOTE : Some folks try their best to kill insect with natural methods so that pets are not harmed.

. Replace a food bowl for a pet if it was on your kitchen floor. Clean it with hot soapy water and rinse it well. Do not throw food on a floor for pets if you can help it. I also never give bones to dogs or cats because they can become lodged into their throats or guts.

. Keep a strainer in your kitchen sink. It will catch things that are not supposed to go down your drain like fat from meats.

. Turn pot and frying pan handles inward for safety when your cooking on a stove.

. Keep your floors dry so no one can slip down and be your future law suit.

. Rinse dishes and spoons and forks in hot water even if they look clean before you use them.

. Always wash your hands well before handling food items.

. Do not leave the refrigerator door open for long periods of time. Get what you need and close it.

. Put milk back in the refrigerator when your finished pour some in a glass.

. Check food items often in your refrigerator for freshness.

. If you can smell raw chicken, chances are it is not fit to eat.

. Do not leave lunch meat until autumn in your refrigerator, or until it looks like beef jerky. Keep lunch meat well refrigerated a few days, and freeze what you do not use right away.

. Mayonnaise might look good in a refrigerator, but give it the sniff test anyway once in a while. Mayonnaise is supposed to taste delicious like mayonnaise.

. Check jellies. When they smell like wine toss them in the can. If they have sugar on top of them toss them in the can. If they have white cotton on top of them toss them in the can. Keep jelly only if it is fresh and good.

. If milk does not smell right even just a little bit, throw it out into the sink.

. Bread will stay fresher longer if you keep it in the refrigerator. Every time we finish our bread, back in the refrigerator it goes.

. When cleaning raw chicken use sharp knives and wash all knives, dishes, and pots that come in contact with raw chicken with hot soapy water and rinse them.

. Freeze meat that is not going to be used right away. Bag it in good freezer bags.

. Use Pot holders when your moving hot dishes and hot pots around while cooking and serving hot food.

. Keep plenty of ice in your freezer. It is great for soda pops.

. Keep unsafe obstacles off the kitchen floor or off any floor.

. Do not use pine oil in any plastic container and then use that container for food no matter how well you wash it.

. Pots and pans should be used strictly for food items only. Never use them for household cleaning purposes.

. In our kitchen we drink lots of juices, soda pops, milk, coffee, and hot chocolate. For drinks that are cold we use light reusable plastic cups that can be washed and rinsed very easily. We use small plastic cups that are four or five inches tall. They are light and easy to handle.

. A few years ago I found some plastic divider picnic plates ,three for a dollar. They were reusable so we began feeding our cats by using them. They have worked out very nicely. Ones without the dividers might be even better. We wash our cat dishes often and the cat plates are light and easy to handle.

. My father had a habit of running very hot water on cups, dishes and on forks and spoons before eating with them.


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    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mr.s Deborrah : Thank you so much for the informaton. I will check it out as well, and if it can be helpful I will surely let you know about it for the good of other folks as well. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind help. God Bless You Dear heart. Love you always, I do and we do. Stars.

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      8 years ago

      Stars, You are just full of great household tips!

      I know how hard you have been working on getting your landscape in order as well... After faithfully serving this country as a Peace Officer for so many years it is time to let someone help you...

      I think this might be an agency that can provide you with volunteers and additional home benefits:

      In HIS Love, Joy & Peace!

      Blessings to ALL of you!

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear prasetio : Thank you dear friend for writing and for the kind words. Wishing you well always and God Bless You.

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      8 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Good information. I am glad to follow your tips, very useful for us. I'll show this to my mom. She love to clean the kitchen and always keep the kitchen safety. It looks simple tips, but if we don't apply this right now. We just wait and wait. The effect is the kitchen still look messy. Good work, my friend. Rate Up.


    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear vydyulashashi : Thank you for your visit. It is dearly appreciated. I am grateful for your visits. Your family, your life, your country, your God, your values, there all wonderfull priorities. You are a wonderful young man. Never apologize for just living your life which is your blessing from your mom, and dad, and God. Your life is your birthright to cherish. Make the best of your sweet life with the tools that your mom and dad and God have given you. And Use only the best wisdom that all good souls share with you. God Bless You My young Friend.

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      8 years ago from Hyderabad,India

      Dear Leon my apologies that i was out of sight since few days.

      You give so much to people with simple ideas on a daily life aspects. You have that talent and am glad that am learning from you.

      God bless you

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Friends: I added and entry to this hub. Please note that all insect sprays usually have residual killing power weeks after they are sprayed. Roach sprays, when they are used on floors could be harmfull to pets because cats and dogs walk on floors with their bare paws and claws. Most folks know all this, but I felt I should remind everyone of this anyway. God Bless You.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear billyaustindillion : Thank you so much for comming by this morning. Glad you liked the hub. Love it when you visit. God Bless You.

    • billyaustindillon profile image


      8 years ago

      Some great cleaning tips here Leon - keeping the ice full is one we often forget until we need and then it is too late. Can't say I enjoy the smell of lemon scented raid. :)

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Hello Hello : Thank you Dear Sweetness With Peaches and Cream on Top for Dropping by. God Bless You.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear Mentalist acer : Thank you for the nice visit. God Bless You my friend.

    • stars439 profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

      Dear best stepsguy: Thank you very much for dropping by. God Bless You.

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      Hello, hello, 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      These are great ideas. Thank you.

    • best_stepsguy profile image


      8 years ago from U.S.A.

      I think you also need a piece of a safe step stool in your kitchen for your child's safety in using sink, reaching for something in the shelf. You can choose what fits you from this

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      Mentalist acer 

      8 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

      Didn't know about the pine oil and plastic Lee,Thank You;)


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