About a year after we got married, my husband took a food service safety course. His family had opened up a facility that served snacks, and everyone who worked there needed to know the ABCs of not killing their customers, one improperly cooked piece of hamburger at a time.
Since he’s that kind of guy, he passed on all of his learnings to me. Which was well appreciated, of course, since I spend a fair amount of time in the kitchen. The first 25 times I heard his cleanliness tips I was very grateful. insert sarcasm. Nonetheless, our household sanitary practices would almost pass the harshest health inspectors’ flash inspection—there’s no way I’m wearing a hairnet in my own kitchen.
In our house, any leftover food is promptly placed in the fridge with a lifespan guided by an inflexible set of rules (rice: two days; meat & poultry: 3 days; vegetable products: 7 days). Expiry dates are firmly & frustratingly adhered to (even though in my mind, when it comes to yogurt those aren’t really hard stops). We absolutely, under no uncertain terms, never ever defrost meat on the counter. Plus, we change our dishcloths after every meal.
Most importantly, we go through buckets of antibacterial kitchen spray and hand soap. Because no matter how well you take care of your food, if you spread the raw bacteria around, you may as well chuck the rest of your efforts into your green bin and lick the raw poultry.
Which is really important because, not surprisingly, I’m pretty much a hands-on (pun intended) cook. In fact, my messes are legendary. I’m constantly sticking my hands through, into or up something (like a chicken’s butt). When that happens, and before I can do anything else, like grab a spoon, a jar of seasoning, or a sip of my ‘cooking’ wine, I need to wash up. Because of the in-residence germ police, of course.
Which brings its own set of problems.
- Pump soaps that get contaminated when I touch them (completely defeating the purpose of washing)
- Terribly dry skin (if I’m preparing a big meal, I might wash my hands 10 times in an hour, which wreaks havoc on my hands)
I solve both easily with my lifesaving No-TouchTM soap dispenser from Lysol®. Even though I recently received a sample of this product, I’ve actually been using one for ages. I really love it, and now even more that the soaps have a new and improved formula.
With an easy pass of my dirty hand under the spout, I get the perfect amount of moisturizing collagen complex soap. This cleanser is seriously great, never mind the automatic dispenser, which is magical. The soap moisturizes my hands while being hard enough on germs to make my germaphobe hubby happy.
And it smells great too.
Lysol® No-Touch™ Antibacterial Hand Soap refills come in a variety of fragrances to suit my mood. Lately, a desire for the fresh citrus smells of spring has driven me to the Lemon & Verbena. But I’m also a fan of the others, like Aloe & Vitamin E, Cucumber & Watermelon, Cranberry, and Cocoa & Brown Sugar.
Seriously, the Lysol® No-Touch™ Hand Soap System is a win/win. I can’t imagine why anyone wouldn’t want to have one sitting next to their kitchen sink. It’s the perfect healthy clean accessory.
Would you like to give it a whirl?
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Note: Although this post has been generously sponsored by Lysol®, the opinions and language are my own, and in no way do they reflect Lysol®.