How to Bleach Kitchen Counters

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The busiest areas of the house are also havens for bacteria, and the kitchen is no exception. It is important to keep all areas of the kitchen clean to help prevent the spread of bacteria and germs and avoid becoming sick. However, you do not need to purchase expensive household cleaners to disinfect countertops: Simply using bleach on these work surfaces kills bacteria and helps keep the kitchen clean and safe.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 washcloths
  • 3/4 cup bleach
  • 1 gallon water
  • Bucket
  • Wipe down kitchen counters with a wet washcloth.

  • Mix 3/4 cup bleach with 1 gallon water in a bucket.

  • Dip the washcloth in the bleach solution, and wipe the counters.

  • Allow the bleach solution to sit on the counters for five minutes.

  • Rinse the counters thoroughly with fresh water and a clean washcloth.

  • Allow the counters to dry completely.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dispose of any remaining bleach solution after use. A new batch of solution needs to be made for each cleaning.
  • Do not use undiluted bleach to clean surfaces.

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