A dish wash gel that doubles up as a surface disinfectant
The kitchen is the heart of the home. But being the center of constant activity, it is bound to become one of the dirtiest and most contaminated places. You have the obvious germ hotspots like the dishes, but what about the bacterial build-up in other places you’re forgetting to see and clean? Just clean dishes do not equate to a clean kitchen. It is a must to disinfect, not just clean, in places where humidity and food remains can cause germ build-up. Let’s look at the germiest places in the kitchen and what you can use to disinfect them.
Sink – You may think your kitchen sink is clean given the number of things that are washed in it and the constant flow of water it witnesses, but the truth is that the sink has more germs than even your toilet! There are microbes everywhere – on the walls of the sink, around the sink strainer and the garbage disposal stoppers. The kitchen sink harbors bacteria like salmonella, E Coli, staphylococcus aureus, etc. which are responsible for the transmission of various food-borne illnesses. According to a research, the sink 45% of sinks tested positive for coliform bacteria, while 27% contained molds.
Countertops– Grocery bags coming in from outside, remnants of chopped veggies, residue of cracked eggs, this and more sits on your kitchen countertop, making it one of the most susceptible areas to harmful germs. It also makes it susceptible to cross contamination which can cause various infections. The germ build-up is worse on the countertop area near the sink and wiping it down with a seemingly clean dishcloth just makes the germs spread all around.
Cutting Boards – Cutting boards are heavily used equipment and have a tendency to retain bacteria if not properly cleaned. As per research, there are 200 times more fecal bacteria on the average cutting board due to the handling of raw meat than there is on the toilet. Bacteria like salmonella and campylobacter stay back after the average rinsing and are one of the most common reasons for the spread of food-borne illnesses.
Stove tops, knobs, faucet and appliance handles – Our cook tops, stove knobs and appliance handles suffer the most splashes, stains and spills when we cook. We touch these items everyday and only cleaning with a wet dishrag doesn’t kill the harmful bacteria on these surfaces. They linger on for days and are transmitted to our body and thus are a potential health hazard.
Kitchen sponge / towels – Experts believe that kitchen sponges and towels are the most germ-infested items in the house because they retain moisture for a long time making them a breeding ground for bacteria. While preparing dishes or cutting vegetables, they are used for everything to wipe hands to swipe away leftovers into the sink. Studies have shown that at least 75% of these sponges or towels contain coliform bacteria like E Coli or salmonella.
Given the seriousness of the germ infestation that can take place in the kitchen, it is imperative to invest in a product that banishes germs from all places in the kitchen. The Emami Emasol Dish Wash Gel is one such product. Made with the unique BGV24 formulation to offer effective germ protection, it not only works on utensils, but can also be used as a multipurpose surface disinfectant to clean countertops, stove tops, the kitchen sink and also disinfect the kitchen sponge.
Cleaning the above-mentioned surfaces with just soap and water will not do the trick. The antimicrobial formulation of the Emami Emasol Dish Wash Gel is tough on grease and stains and fights infection causing germs. It is also sensitive on the skin and leaves the dishes and surfaces sparkling clean and fresh making it a worthy investment for the long-term safety of your family and your home in these trying times.