The Nixall® line consists of a handful of products that cover a vast array of uses ranging from cleaning and sanitizing, to personal hygiene, and animal wound care. Nixall® accomplishes this vast array of effectiveness through the principle ingredient of the naturally occuring chemical hypochlorous acid, a saline-like solution that has been around for decades. Over the next few weeks, we will tackle the many areas Nixall® is effective in, where to use it, and how incorporating it into your daily routine contributes beneficially to maintaining a healthy home and lifestyle.
Today we will discuss the Kitchen. This is where your food lives, and unfortunately where bacteria and germs can live as well.
“The CDC estimates that foodborne illness sickens about 48 million people in the U.S. each year, resulting in 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths. Some 30 percent of the population — young children, the elderly, and pregnant women and their expected children — are especially susceptible to foodborne pathogens such as Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria”.
With those kind of numbers it’s clear why you should run a tight ship in your galley. Eating healthy and staying healthy requires a clean and well sanitized kitchen. This article offers 7 tips towards accomplishing both with Nixall®.
Nixall’s principle ingredient is hypochlorous acid, a naturally occurring chemical found in nature. The subject of much attention lately in the medical world, Hypochlorous acid is a bacteria fighter, and research reveals it to be victorious over even some of the known superbugs such as Ecoli, MRSA, and Staph. Able to produce and stabilize hypochlorous acid in a bottle, Nixall® came to the market with its Disinfectant/Sanitizer, a product that is registered with the EPA, and has been tested to kill Ecoli, Staph and MRSA, and a few more as well.
Nixall® Disinfectant kill claims can be seen here. Nixall® Disinfectant not only kills bacteria, but prevents it from restructuring itself into a different more resilient form; something that the more commonly used bleach does not do.
Nixall® Cleanser holds an edge on bleach as well, as it is non-cytotoxic, and not harmful or drying to the skin. So, get ready to scan your kitchen as we take Nixall® Disinfectant and Nixall® Cleanser with us to several items in need of regular attention when it comes to cleaning and/or sanitizing.
Cutting boards, counter tops, stove-tops, grills and tables. Juices from raw meats, drippy liquids and residues from foods creep into cracks, grooves and drip troughs, which all create ideal breeding grounds for bacteria if not cleaned thoroughly. Also, cross-contamination between foods can occur if raw and cooked foods are sharing the same dishes or surfaces. Disinfect surfaces with Nixall® Disinfectant and use separate cutting boards and plates for foods that are raw and foods that cooked.
You can help decrease the growth of Ecoli and other unwanted pathogens in your fridge by keeping the temperature below 40 degrees. Even with proper temperature settings however, refrigerator surfaces and drawers always seem to be places where spilled liquid or small food particles accumulate.
• Wiping your fridge down regularly with Nixall® Cleanser will cut down on the accumulated rotten fruit grime or un-noticed spilled milk film and their odors. Nixall® Cleanser is safe around food, and will not leave any chemical residue on foods or fridge surfaces.
• If your left-overs evolved into a furry green science project, use Nixall® Disinfectant/ Sanitizer to kill labeled bacteria and viruses trying to make a home in your icebox.
These fall into the food prep category as well, but countertops extend past the confined area where you might get meat ready to grill, or vegetables cut-up to sauté. Countertops are where we eat, but also where we set down the grocery bags, purses or electronic gadgets. Those items all account for a plethora of germs coming from the outside to invade your kitchen. That same countertop that just received a new batch of bacteria is the same countertop that dishes, utensils and food all rest on. If you want food to be free of contaminants, then clean countertops are in order. Use Nixall® Disinfectant to do the heavy lifting of killing germs and bacteria, and Nixall® Cleanser as regular solution for wiping countertops and tables between every meal.
Bacteria love soggy wet food particles, and often times traces of food are left in our sink, or accumulate in the crevices around the drain or garbage disposal. Using Nixall® Disinfectant in your sink, as well as in or around your drain will assure that bacteria aren’t sitting in the same places that you set your dishes and utensils. And don’t forget the faucet and sprayer handles – those get plenty of contact with grimy hands as well!
We’ve all had it happen – liquid or food exploding in the microwave splattering contents everywhere, creating a mess and leaving crusty unwanted food particles glued to walls, door and ceiling. Boiling some warm water in the microwave uncovered will help loosen that crusty residue, allowing you to wipe it out with a rag or paper towel. After that, wipe your instant cooker with Nixall® Disinfectant. It will help deodorize and get rid of any germs that your rag wipe missed!
Recently an entire article was written on bacteria that live in your coffee maker. It’s easy to let a wet warm bag of a recently brewed batch remain in the coffee maker until the next morning. That practice however, allows the bacteria to grow throughout the entire mechanism. Empty those brewed grounds out regularly and clean all the moveable parts with Nixall® Disinfectant.
Often something that goes unnoticed, but handles and door knobs are constantly being opened, shut or touched by hands that may, or may not, be clean. Kids and parents alike, coming in from school or work, head straight to the pantry or fridge for snacks and a drink without washing their hands first. Germs can easily get transferred back and forth between foods as fingers touch oven handles, refrigerator doors, cabinet knobs and faucet fixtures. It would be wise to go over all knobs, handles and cabinet doors with Nixall® Cleanser and/or Disinfectant regularly to assure the cleanliness of those surfaces. Use the Cleanser for a regular wipe down of all the above, and the Disinfectant for those thorough sanitizing surfaces type clean to get rid of germs, bacteria and the creepy crud!