On the weekends, I like to cook a big family dinner. With our busy weeknight schedules, I cook simple, quicker dinners for the kids and myself. When I have a longer period of time, I like to experiment and get the children involved in the cooking process.
Usually, if you look at my counter-tops and island, it looks as if the proverbial bomb went off. Whether it is flour from baking or drips from sauces, messes are all around. Usually, I have multiple kitchen towels around to help wipe up the disasters. Recently, I have ditched the kitchen towels for clean-up.
I bet you are wondering why my kitchen towel clean-up approach has been replaced in my house. Did you know that after one day's use a kitchen towel can harbor and redeposit millions of germs on the surfaces we touch? That statement made me cringe. Like the majority of moms, I try to be very germ conscious and I thought that I was doing well. I would rinse out my cloth; I didn't reuse a cloth that touched raw chicken, and my dishcloth looked clean. I learned that I was totally wrong.
Recently, I attended the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. At this event, I was shown how dirty my kitchen dish towel makes my kitchen. P&G, makers of Bounty DuraTowel, demonstrated using a black light how even a clean towel spread germs around my supposedly clean counters. Needless to say I was shocked.
So what is the solution? Bounty DuraTowel has become my go to weapon against spills, clean-ups and kitchen messes. Health and hygiene experts agree that paper towels are the best bet for preventing the cross contamination of kitchen surfaces, particularly when it comes to reducing the bacteria left behind from raw foods, meat and more.
I know what you are thinking, a paper product can't hold up to the mess. The new Bounty DuraTowel has a fiber-rich design that offers a cloth-like experience without compromising on clean.
Bounty DuraTowel retails for $3.19 and is available at food and grocery as well as mass retailers nationwide. More information on DuraTowel as well as the entire Bounty product family can be found at www.bountytowels.com.
When I am cooking there is a roll of Bounty DuraTowel close at hand and my kitchen towels are by my sink for dish washing time. Now that I feel better about reducing the spread of germs in the kitchen, I can can concentrate becoming a better cook.