Regardless of whether your kitchen is large enough to accommodate an island or small enough for one-person dinner parties (investing in a dining set), staying organized is difficult. There seems to be a lot to struggle with when it comes to keeping your kitchen neat and accessible, from maneuvering tiny cupboards and small storage to utilizing the lid of your fridge for storage. There’s a lot to store in the kitchen, including tiny gadgets, food and pantry goods, cutlery, china, cookware, and glasses.
Chefs do not have the benefit of leisure time. Whenever the heat is turned up (very literally), every second counts. Needless to say, cooks worth their salt see kitchen organization as critical to any accomplishment, whether it’s delivering a 5-course dinner or preparing chicken wings for “the boys” on game day.
When it involves food, how it appears when it’s presented to you may have a big impact on how much people want to eat it. Because of the modern slew of hobbyist cooking shows shown on television, so many people are interested in food preparation and understand how ‘plating up’ a meal can change the outcome of the dish.
If your storage space is limited and you waste time looking for kitchen utensils while cooking, you’ve come to the right place. With a few basic ideas and tactics, any kitchen can be made chef-worthy. Follow the steps below to get organized, and grasp the measuring spoons with your eyes closed.
Rules for Personal Hygiene in the Kitchen
Many people assume that hazardous food-poisoning bacteria are transmitted by direct food ingestion, yet these germs can also be transmitted through our hands. Hand washing dramatically minimizes the transmission of E. coli, salmonella, and other forms of hazardous bacteria, making it simple to eliminate the risk. “Proper” hand washing necessitates the use of heated soapy water and brushing for at least twenty seconds, which we are all accustomed to by now – thanks, Corona. Wearing hair restraints like scrubs allows you to properly prepare food while keeping hair from getting into it while cooking. When working in a kitchen, food handlers should avoid wearing rings, watches, and bracelets since they serve as breeding places for germs that can later be transmitted to food. Other external risks to avoid include excessive makeup, strong scents or aftershaves, and nail varnish, among others.
Wearing gloves protects food by preventing close hand contact with it. It provides extra food safety and functions as a barrier against food contamination. Follow the correct protocols for wearing and replacing gloves. Gloves used for making food are generally made of polyethylene, latex, or vinyl.
Get organized by using adequate storage
To have a chef-worthy kitchen, you must first keep your area clean and neat. You’ll need a proper storage system with lots of capacity for this. Drawer cabinets, wall shelves, pharmacy cabinets, and wall cabinets are all your pals. It won’t take long, if used properly, to clear the kitchen and begin working in a more organized environment.
If you truly want to reorganize your kitchen, set aside a morning, or maybe an entire day, to do it. The very first step is to clean. Remove everything, including tablecloths, closets, pantries, drawers, etc. After cleaning, sort all of the objects you removed into distinct categories. Determine what to toss, buy, give away, or retain. Use a decent drawer-organizing technique while packing things back up; drawer dividers are cheap and effective.
Organize Your Refrigerator and Open Shelves
Consider the cooking temperature. Chefs are naturally concerned about food safety. It’s a necessary element of the work. However, whenever it comes to cold food preservation, most family kitchens overlook some of the fundamentals. Refrigerate goods according to their cooking temperature. This includes separating red meat, seafood, and veggies. This decreases the possibility of cross-contamination.
Organize open shelves by placing similar things in transparent or wire mesh bins or other containers. It is advantageous to be able to view the contents of a container rather than read the labeling on an impenetrable box or tub.
Acknowledging Kitchen Hygiene
One of the simplest (and most important) fundamental kitchen hygiene recommendations is to wipe off kitchen counters after each use. You’ll not just be keeping things clean and neat; you’ll also be preventing the spread of bacteria.
Cleaning your kitchen efficiently and on a regular basis prevents unwanted bacteria from getting onto food, resulting in cross-contamination, and provides satisfaction and a tidy working environment.
When preparing food, constantly clean and sanitize your surfaces and equipment, and use color-coded cutting boards to prevent the potential for cross-contamination. Cook meals thoroughly at the proper temperatures.
Planning and organization are essential in many aspects of life, including meal preparation. You must be conscious of the expected number of guests and plan the meal and table accordingly. There should not be an overabundance of dishes. Too many dishes, plates, and glasses make the table appear messy and detract from the delightful meal.
Give yourself a moment in your lovely kitchen. After a time, you’ll find that nothing inspires you to experiment with a new creative adventure of arranging the perfect plate or cooking practice like a perfectly clean, organized kitchen.