Clean your Kitchen in a Quick and Safe Way this Spring2 min read

More so than ever we have to make sure our home and hands are clean due to the spread of COVID-19. The Coronavirus is affecting many thousands of people in the UK and we are being told to self-isolate at home.

In this blog, we have come up with some useful speed cleaning tips to make sure your kitchen is germ-free in no time at all. It is vital you keep all surfaces clean throughout this outbreak as studies have shown that the virus can survive for up to three days on hard surfaces.

Top Tips

You might be tempted to go straight for the Dettol disinfectant wipes, but a cleaning expert says that it’s important to clean the area with soap and water first. Leave the disinfectant on the untouched surface for around 30 seconds before wiping.

Make sure you put your sponges in the dishwasher. Sponges can be full of germs according to studies. Use the microwave on high for a minute or two to kill off any bacteria and use microfibre cloths when you can as they are easily laundered.

During the Coronavirus outbreak, it’s important to also focus on high-touch areas such as the kettle, coffee machine, toaster, door/cupboard handles, light switches and tap levers.

Run the washing machine empty at least once a week at a high temperature or with a chemical disinfectant to prevent the growth of germs.

You need to repeat these disinfecting routines on frequently touch surfaces daily.

Natural cleaning alternatives

  • Baking soda is a hardworking cleaning agent that is versatile and inexpensive.
  • Distilled white vinegar can be used as a nontoxic disinfecting agent.
  • Liquid dish soap can do more than just the washing up. It works great for a floor cleaner, cleaning the worktops and hard surfaces.
  • Salt can remove wine stains and even brighten up your laundry.
  • Lemon makes a superb cleaning sidekick.
  • Vodka and rubbing alcohol are great for good hygiene practices.


If you or someone you live with is in quarantine, it is vital to implement a strict cleaning regime. The NHS and government advice is to:

  • Clean toilets and bathrooms regularly
  • Use separate towels
  • Think about a bathroom rota if you only have one bathroom. Get the isolated person to use the bathroom last, before thoroughly cleaning the bathroom themselves.
  • Wash crockery and utensils thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Do not share dishes, mugs, glasses, cutlery, towels or bedding with other people in your home.


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