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After my hubby cleans his aquarium gear, or I cut up raw beef or chicken, I am a stickler about using Clorox Bleach, straight up, on the different kitchen surfaces.
Anyone else love the smell of BLEACH and knowing their kitchen is SANITIZED?
Although bleach is the most effective sanitizer around, I don't use it on my kitchen counters, I only use 70% Isopropyl alcohol. I'm fully expecting other EFers to pop in here and contradict my use of alcohol as a disinfectant on my counters, but I'm already extra careful when I cut my raw meats, so alcohol is good enough for me, and it doesn't have that awful bleach odor.
Here's how anal I am with handling raw meats: I line my counters with oversize clear plastic wrap to avoid any unnecessary raw meat juice splashing, and cut the meat in the foam tray it came in, there's practically no way I'll mess my counters up when I'm doing that. After all the meat preparation has been done, I'll wrap the foam trays inside the plastic wraps for disposal, then disinfect my counters with alcohol...I think that is pretty clean!