Like it is always said that the kitchen is the heartbeat of the entire house where the family and friends share their moments of joy, laughter and happiness, it does not necessarily mean that you have to pay a bomb in creating a ‘dream’ kitchen of yours. Going together with the family budget and expenses, try out some of these tips and tricks that will surely help you get a modern and cool kitchen!
Reuse, recycle and replenish
When talking of the present scenario, our planet is already overloaded with a lot of over doings and mishandlings of the environment at large. The issue of global warming and its consequences have been talked about many times, so it becomes our utmost responsibility to really understand the word ‘recycle’ and start with it at our homes only! Some of the items that we use in our day-to-day lives are foil, aluminium, steel and glass and these are the materials that can actually be recycled very easily. To remove the stickiness and odour from the bottles, they need to be washed at once. Sort your trash as biodegradable or non-biodegradable which will help you keep the kitchen as well as the environment hale and hearty! Line your dust bins with durable, leak proof garbage disposal bags to avoid mess ups and ensuring an earth friendly disposal system!
Cleanliness is godliness
It is rightly said as a clean and mess free area would lead to a happy and healthy family. Make sure that you do not soak utensils in the kitchen sink for a longer time as this might become the breeding ground for germs and insects. Use hot soapy water to wash knives, cooking utensils and chopping boards. Always remember to use a good disinfecting cleaner when soaking the utensils to clean and to disinfect the areas that have been touched after working with raw meats and taking out garbage to avoid spread of harmful bacteria.
Take care of the food
Utmost important is to keep the refrigerators uncluttered and this can be done by storing food in tight plastic wraps or bags. Like this you will not just get free space in the refrigerator but the food will also be easy to identify and will remain fresh for a longer period of time. Also, raw meats, fish and other poultry items should be kept in freezers so that their juices do not cross-contaminate the food that might cause food poisoning.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face of Indian cuisine. He is Chef extraordinaire, runs a successful TV Channel FoodFood, hosted Khana Khazana cookery show on television for more than 17 years, author of 150+ best selling cookbooks, restaurateur and winner of several culinary awards. He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through power of cooking to become self sufficient. His recipe portal www.sanjeevkapoor.com is a complete cookery manual with a compendium of more than 10,000 tried & tested recipes, videos, articles, tips & trivia and a wealth of information on the art and craft of cooking in both English and Hindi.