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Bleach is a common household cleaner, but many people do not think to use it in their kitchen. To help prevent the spread of germs and viruses, it is important to disinfect your kitchen regularly. Clorox®️ recommends regularly disinfecting commonly touched surfaces, such as countertops, sinks, cabinet handles, trash containers, refrigerator doors, and microwave doors. 

Here are four different ways to use Clorox Bleach in your kitchen.

  1. Disinfect Countertops

Believe it or not, most germs in the kitchen can be found on your countertops. It is especially important to clean your countertops regularly if someone in your home is sick to prevent germs from spreading. Also, if you have kids, you know this area can be hard to keep clean. To clean, add ½ cup of Clorox Regular Bleach with CLOROMAX®️ into one gallon of water. Next, wipe the countertop with the bleach solution. Then, let it stand for five minutes and rinse with warm water. 

  1. Clean Sinks

Between water and food stains, it can be hard to keep your sink looking fresh. Bleach is a great cleaner to brighten up your sink. Fill the sink with warm water and a little bit of bleach. Let it stand for fifteen minutes and then rinse.

  1. Sanitize Cabinet Handles, the Refrigerator Door and Microwave Door

For an easy-clean, spray Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner and Bleach on a towel and wipe down your cabinet handles, refrigerator door, and microwave door. These surfaces get used multiple times a day, and using this spray is an easy solution to get rid of any germs that are left behind.

Follow these steps before you begin using Clorox Clean-Up Cleaner and Bleach:

  • Before disinfecting heavily soiled surfaces, be sure to pre-clean the area. 
  • Make sure the nozzle is turned counterclockwise so it is on when you spray.
  • Spray the product 4 to 6 inches from the soiled surface until it is saturated. 
  • Let the bleach stand for 30 seconds.
  • Rinse or wipe the area clean. 
  • It is best to rinse items that come in contact with food or mouths with warm water and let air-dry. 
  1. Sterilize Trash Containers

Even with garbage bags, trash containers can get dirty and smelly. To get rid of both the built-up grime and smell, clean the trash container with a bleach solution. Then be sure to dry it outside. 

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Disclaimer: The information provided here is intended for general information only. It is not intended as medical advice. Health information changes frequently as research constantly evolves. You should not rely on any information gathered here as a substitute for consultation with medical professionals. Information may not be reproduced without permission from Festival Foods. We strongly encourage guests to review the ingredient lists of suggested products before purchasing to ensure they meet individual dietary needs. All products not available at all Festival locations.

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