I love cooking; dealing with ingredients has to be one of the most pleasant experiences for me but if there’s anything I have learned about cooking is that one can never be too careful with hygiene, especially if you’re cooking for some one else other than you! I mean, you definitely don’t want a close friend of yours or one of your employers to feel ill after you served them the dinner you cooked for them.
More often than not, it is all about choosing the right ingredients, washing them thoroughly, as well as your hands before cooking, and that’s it, but for those of us who are a little more concerned about cleanliness, here are a few kitchen-finishes that will keep those germs away.
- The all mighty quartz: Even though granite countertops are a beautiful addition to any kitchen, you may want to consider switching to quartz if you’re more concerned about spotlessness. Granite is full of pores, which are the best place for bacteria to live in as they provide the perfect environment for them. Quartz, on the other hand, is made from polymers and resin that hold the materials of the quartz together, making it virtually impossible for bacteria to make its way into your kitchen.
- The style and safety of the stainless steel: Stainless steel is one of my personal favorites. You can choose to have it all over your kitchen, for a functional and very modern style, or you can have it in just one part of it, like the central island. What it is so attractive about steel is that it is very easy to clean and because of that, you will be able to tell if there are any naughty germs you may have missed.
- There’s no school like old school: You may have read that laminate is a thing of the past “it is done!” they may have said, but the truth is, that there’s a kind of laminate that is making its way back to the kitchens. It is called high-definition laminate and it can resemble any kind of material, from wood to natural stone. Plus, laminate is so resistant that it will last for decades.