Your kitchen sees a lot of activity on any given day. You are preparing meals and snacks, getting ready for a party, preparing meat for the grill, and so on. What happens during all these activities is that germs are being introduced onto the surfaces and to the area. What are some ways that you can reduce the number of germs and the spread of germs in your kitchen area? Read on for some tips.

Constant Clean

One way to reduce the mess, spills, and germs while you are cooking is to clean as you go. Instead of waiting until the food is in the oven, wipe up spills and sanitize where raw meat has been as you are cooking. It is easy to touch a surface that raw meat has been on and then touch something else while you are preparing meals. Take a few extra steps to make sure that your area is as clean as possible during every step of preparation. Additionally, make sure you wash your hands often during this preparation process as well.

General Clean

Another way to reduce the amount and spread of germs in your kitchen is to practice clean habits. This means that when meat scraps are thrown out, they are wrapped separately before being placed in the regular garbage, and then the garbage is taken out of the kitchen. This can be true for meat scraps or any table scraps that will break down while sitting in the trash receptacle. If you have pets, it is imperative that the trash is secured in an area where they cannot get into it. Removing this type of trash from the kitchen can also reduce unpleasant smells that can arise as the garbage contents begin to break down.


Starting with a germ-resistant surface is another way to reduce the amount and spread of germs in the kitchen. The material you choose for your kitchen counters is important. Quartz is one of the best materials to have. Quartz is nonporous so anything that is spilled in the countertops can be wiped up completely. Another way to reduce the number of germs on the countertop is to have a seamless countertop. A solid surface countertop is also nonporous and stain-resistant. Other types of materials can be sealed to make them nonporous. The idea is to have material that will not soak up any type of spills or water.