When cleaning surfaces, use a clean dish cloth with warm, soapy water. Be careful not to use a dish cloth that you have used to wipe up drippings from raw meat. Change your dish cloth daily and sanitize dirty dish cloths by washing them in the hot cycle of your washing machine.
Wiping kitchen surfaces with a warm, soapy dish cloth removes the visible dirt and grime, but it doesn’t remove harmful bacteria and viruses. Sanitize surfaces in addition to cleaning them. Make your own inexpensive sanitizing solution with the following materials:
2 cups water + 1/4 teaspoon unscented chlorine bleach
To keep your solution at its best, store in a dark cabinet and replace the solution once a week. You can also make a sanitizer for the dishes. After washing, soak dishes, glasses and utensils in a sink filled with the following solution:
1 gallon water + 1 tablespoon unscented chlorine bleach
Source: Dunn, C; Hardison-Moody, A; Jones, L; Magsino, VJ; Rhew, L; Thomas, C (Alphabetical) 2016. Faithful Families Eating Smart and Moving More. NC State University, Raleigh, NC