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Home Town: Flint, Michigan, USA
Living In: San Diego, California, USA
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what do you like to use to sanitize your kitchen counters?

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Last updated: Apr. 30, 2012 10:02 am
Posted: Apr. 29, 2012 7:41 pm
Commented by: AllieGeekPi
Apr. 29, 2012 7:49 pm
I use bleach or white vinegar diluted in warm soapy water.
Apr. 29, 2012 7:52 pm
i like those, too. :)
Apr. 29, 2012 7:54 pm
how are you, allie? bake anything yummy this weekend?
Apr. 29, 2012 7:56 pm
I keep a small milk glass bowl in my sink with the solution. I soak my sponges in the solution too.
Apr. 29, 2012 7:59 pm
I'm okay :) How are you? It was a long week...
Apr. 29, 2012 7:59 pm
Baked 50 cupcakes last week for little league. Also made a coffee cake and rasberry oatmeal bars for a friend that had a death in the family. By the weekend I was all baked out.
Apr. 29, 2012 8:00 pm
I think I'm done tweaking sweet vanilla cupcakes into chocolate cupcakes :)
Apr. 29, 2012 8:05 pm
i'm doing fine, thanks. :) i usually bake at night when my kiddos are in bed, but i'm trying to go to bed earlier myself. sounds like you are all baked out for awhile. were the chocolate ones successful??
Apr. 29, 2012 9:48 pm
Hi Zeebee, I like to use Clorox wipes or diluted vinegar to disinfect my counters.
Apr. 29, 2012 10:06 pm
I use clorox cleanup on counters and sink. Diluted vinegar on cutting board, and mineral oil when it looks dryed out.
Apr. 29, 2012 10:15 pm
i keep a spray bottle with a solution of water and pinesol under my kitchen sink. i use it on everything.
Apr. 29, 2012 10:22 pm
I don't like to use liquid bleach for cleaning as I have ruined too many clothes that way. (Even diluted.) I've cleaned houses for 30 years off & on, so learned the hard way. I use kitchen cleanser sprinkled on a sponge or dishcloth. I then run it under a little water, squeeze it to disperse the bleach throughout. Then I can wipe down my counters and surfaces with much less chance of wrecking my clothes.
Apr. 30, 2012 3:44 am
I use a norwex cloth. Suppose to kill bacteria.
Apr. 30, 2012 3:59 am
One cap bleach in one gallon tepid water is a sanitizer. no soap. you can clean them first with soap and water and go back over with the sanitizer on a cloth. You should be using that same solution in your sinks filled to the rim, about once a week. Let sit 20 minutes and rinse.
Ann Maksymiw
Apr. 30, 2012 4:23 am
Tip for sanitising cleaning cloths....put them in the microwave (make sure they are damp) on high for 60 seconds. Careful when they come out ..VERY HOT!
Apr. 30, 2012 4:33 am
Any caution on cleaning granite counter tops???
Commented by: Indiana Peggy
Apr. 30, 2012 5:18 am
Good topic. Here's part of an interesting article: A scant teaspoon of chlorine bleach in one quart of water was effective at killing 99.999 percent of all three types of bacteria when left on the surface being sanitized for just one minute. The researchers used regular chlorine bleach. They warn against using bleach with added fragrance -- it's not food-safe. "This is a very, very effective sanitizer," Medeiros said of the mixture. "Not many things will kill E. coli at room temperature, and this did." Undiluted hydrogen peroxide or white distilled vinegar also were effective against all three pathogens after one minute, but only when the sanitizers were warmed to 150 degrees F and used while still at or above 130 degrees F. But never mix the two. Combining hydrogen peroxide and vinegar can be dangerous. At room temperature, hydrogen peroxide was effective against only E. coli and Salmonella, and only when left on surfaces for 10 minutes. It did not effectively sanitize surfaces contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. At room temperature, white distilled vinegar was effective against only Salmonella bacteria, and only when left on surfaces for 10 minutes. Baking soda was not an effective sanitizer even after 10 minutes of contact time.
Commented by: Indiana Peggy
Apr. 30, 2012 5:24 am
Regarding granite counter tops: this article is eye-opening--
Apr. 30, 2012 9:54 am
ack! that's awful. i have granite and am such a germaphobe. fortunately, i am very careful when i handle meats, but it sounds like i am fighting a losing battle. :(
Commented by: Thisni Caza
Apr. 30, 2012 5:49 am
I use Clorox Clean Up (or the generic brand of same). But I have ruined some clothes so I just use it when I have old at-home clothes on. My sink and counters are old and stain easily so I use Clorox Clean UP almost daily.
Commented by: Susan
Apr. 30, 2012 9:42 am
I keep rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle to use. Kill germs same as bleach.
Commented by: zeebee
Apr. 30, 2012 10:02 am
thanks for your thoughts everyone. i like to keep vinegar in a spray bottle. i use that most often, because i don't worry about it staining my clothes, it's non-toxic and i can use it for cutting boards, too. my DH hates the smell, so he puts bleach in soapy water in the sink and uses that. (cannot convince him to do anything else.) diluted bleach santizer solution keeps for 1 week in a covered container (spray bottle). i do that around the holidays when there is a ton of food prep, including big meats in the sink, ya know? i like the Method brand kitchen anti-bacterial spray and kirkland wipes, too. but i wasn't sure about the effects on the granite. but that granite info seems like the stone could more harmful to us that the cleaner is to it. lol.
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