How to clean your kitchen like a Pro 101
Cleaning before, during, or after cooking?
So I like cleaning and cooking but I don’t like being told to do it, is it normal?
I prefer to clean during and after cooking but thanks to my minion, Emmanuel I also have to clean before I cook because he is still learning how to clean up after himself.
1. Before cooking cleaning
This is mostly moving dishes from the counter to the scullery for washing and sweeping the floor. I always make sure I clean my prep sink so that I can comfortably put my vegetables and anything that needs rinsing during cooking. This is my before cooking cleaning I do thanks to Prince Emmanuel who believes that the prep sink was specifically built for him since its a mini version of a sink and that he has a butler.
2. During cooking cleaning
To avoid leaving the kitchen whilst I’m boiling or simmering something, I clean my work area, throw away what I no longer need, pack away all used ingredients, and quickly wash my chopping boards, knives and marinating bowls. I also make sure any spillage on the stove is immediately wiped off. I also make sure my counters are clean using a wet cloth and a few drops all-purpose liquid cleaner then I arrange plates and cutlery in preparation to serve.
3. After cooking cleaning
After I finish serving, I just clean my counter make sure all pots and serving spoons have moved to the scullery. I allow my stove to cool down whilst having supper then use all-purpose liquid cleaner and scouring powder to clean it. After doing the dishes, I sweep and mop my flour and we are done for the day.
Tips for kids under 10:
Rewards are better than punishment. Emmanuel likes prefers being assigned a duty, so I give light stuff like his plates to clean. When he does them very well I reward him with screen time, the food he likes or whatever he wants. Even when it’s not perfectly done he gets a reward and a gentle pointer on his mistake.
A clean kitchen makes a good meal