Cooking and kitchen cleaning always go hand in hand. Sometimes cleaning takes even more time than cookery itself. Instead of first cooking and then cleaning, use our tips to show you how to be more careful and rational while cooking.
Clean without a hassle
Cooking is one form of art, so cooks are more focused on cooking than on cleaning. Of course, the ultimate and the main result should be a delicious meal, but why not learn to clean the kitchen directly while working? It saves time and helps us to be more organized, which in turn allows us to enjoy the process and spend less on energy.
Preparing for work
To become a neat cook you need to prepare a job. Remove all the necessary ingredients from the locker and place them in the kitchen. If you are going to cook several dishes at once, divide the products according to their destination. Place the pan and pans on the burners and, if necessary, heat the oven. Prepare other essential items, such as cutting boards, bowls and measuring cupboards. To ensure that during the cooking process you do not look for the right things and not create a mess, make sure that all the necessary kitchen tools and appliances are at your fingertips.
Cleaning the kitchen while cooking
If you cook cookies or roasted vegetables, you need to be as neat and clean as possible. Here’s how to do it:
- Hide the ingredients after use
If you have already measured the amount of flour required for a biscuit, hide it back into the locker or bunker before proceeding to add liquids or mixing. This will help not clog up the work area and maintain order in the kitchen.
- Throw away garbage immediately
Put a piece of paper or a paper towel on the table and place vegetable cuts, egg shells, oil wrappers, dirty unwanted packages and other rubbish on it. When you finish cleaning the vegetables and treating the meat, wrap the cleaning paper and throw it into the trash can. By the way, to make this process even easier and more convenient, put a garbage bin next to you.
- Do not postpone washing the dishes for later
Used knives, bowls, measuring rings, spoons and other dishes immediately rinse or soak in hot water. This will prevent sticking and drying food and will save you a lot of time. When food is steamed on the stove or placed in the oven, you can spend more time on the dishes. If you have a dishwasher, you are lucky. If not, you will have to wash it yourself, but you will be able to handle this quickly, as it was pre-soaked everything in hot water.
- Use special supports
Place paddles, spoons and other items with which you check the readiness of dishes, on paper towels or special holders, so as not to lubricate them with a table or stove.
If the dish is translated into plates, immediately wash the dishes in which it is cooked, this will greatly simplify further cleaning. For example, a saucepan where cooked pasta is much easier to wash while it is still hot. The same applies to plates that are better cleaned up while the spilled fluid and pieces of food are not yet dried up. Remember that precision and rationality will help you to maintain cleanliness and fast preparation without much effort.
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