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cleaning surfaces after preparing chicken

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pookey Tue 21-Apr-09 16:55:28

Any advice how can I do this in such a fashion as to kill bugs without using too many chemicals? I usually just give the bathroom a quick lick with an e cloth but I am a bit ocd around raw meat grin?

Ripeberry Tue 21-Apr-09 17:02:12

Just use lots of hot water and washing up liquid on the utensils and surfaces. Use a spray bottle filled with half distiled vinegar and half water for discinfecting if you don't want to use anti-bacterial sprays.
Just make sure that you have a cutting block just for raw meat and don't use it for anything else.
I don't like preparing chicken either and i use kitchen towells to dry my hands.

pookey Tue 21-Apr-09 21:02:40

Thanks Ribeberry thats sort of what I had been doing apart from the vinegar bit. I have been going for a dash of savlon which was lurking in my cupboard because I have tried not to buy new dettol spray. Does vinegar have disenfecting powers too? I am new to the miracle of vinegar but it certainly shifts the grime on my shower screen! will it remove 99% of bacteria though? Guess I need to chill out around chicken prep but I keep imagining the advert for food poisoning where the pink blob of germs ends up being spread here there and everywhere!

Arja Wed 22-Apr-09 22:28:19

Tea-tree is antibacterial. Not sure if vinegar would do the job. You could add a few drops to your mix or just use neat where the chicken has been.

tb Fri 28-Aug-09 20:36:50

At Unilever in the labs in the '70s when keeping benches clean for microbiology work we used to squirt them with 10% alcohol and wipe with paper.........

........bit of a waste of vodka really, but it works.

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