5 Tips To Take Care Of Your Kitchen Textiles
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It is not wrong if one says that the kitchen is the most important part of the house. All the cooking, serving and cleaning happens in the kitchen. Because it's loaded with work all the time, it is also more likely to get dirty as compared to other parts of the house. Being surrounded by different types of food items, it is no wonder that any kind of textile present in the kitchen gets instantly dirty.

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Things such as napkins, aprons, and cleaning towels are extremely important to maintain kitchen hygiene. However, a lot of people end up forgetting that these textiles also have to be cleaned from time to time as they accumulate a lot of germs and dirt. If you are wondering how to make sure that your kitchen textiles are always clean, here is what you can do.

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* Tea Towels

Tea towels are always found around the areas where there is excessive spilt food and the need to mop up something. These are the easiest ways to instantly wipe off food from a table or even the floor. Most of the time these towels are made from linen material which is quite durable so that a person doesn't have to buy them again and again. The right way to wash the towels at home is to simply put them in the washing machine and use a powerful detergent that has efficient enzymes to break down the stubborn dirt accumulated in the towels. Make sure that you properly dry them before using them again.

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* Oven Gloves

Oven gloves are frequently used by baking enthusiasts as it is almost next to impossible to bake without using oven gloves. They're used to take out the baking utensils from the oven that are too hot to handle from bare skin. Very often these utensils get dirty because of the spoiled food and the dirt instantly gets transferred to the oven gloves. Not washing the oven gloves for a long time can make it have a very repulsive smell and accumulate a lot of dirt. To wash oven gloves properly at home, one has to first soak them in some warm water before washing them in the machine. After soaking these gloves, simply put them in the washing machine and use a powerful detergent. Sometimes, even after washing gloves in the machine, stains do not go away. In this case, a person can try scrubbing manually with the help of a scrubber. 

* Aprons

Aprons are used by a lot of people to protect their clothes. These are very useful as a person doesn't have to change their clothes specifically to cook food as they can be simply worn on top of whatever a person is already wearing. But aprons are likely to get dirty within 3 to 4 days. Because it is something that is so frequently used, it is important to clean it from time to time to avoid any transfer of germs. While washing aprons in the washing machine, consider adding some vinegar for a better cleansing process. In the case of a white apron, a person can also use chlorine bleach to maintain its colour.

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* Tablecloth 

Tablecloth is the textile on the list which is likely to get the dirtiest. It is spread over the top of the table before serving food. Any kind of spillage happens on the top of the tablecloth. Hence, it is important to keep changing one's tablecloth from time to time to give a clean and put-together look to the dining table. The right way to wash the tablecloth is to use a washing machine and clean it on a cool cycle. For cleaning tablecloths, most people like to go for a heavy-duty detergent, along with a fabric softener that helps protect the texture of the tablecloth.

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* Napkins

To avoid wastage, many restaurants in households have started adopting the practice of using linen napkins. These are usable and all so much easier to clean. The purpose of a napkin is to put one hand in mouth after one is done eating their food. In the kitchen, napkins are also used to clean countertops and kitchen equipment. To wash napkins properly, one has to begin by first, soaking them in warm water along with a little bit of laundry detergent. Then the person has to take out these napkins and put them in the washing machine. Let the napkins get properly cleaned in the washing machine before drying them properly. A person may also use a small and soft bristle brush to clean napkins manually.