Cleaning Agents And Abrasives

Cleaning agents are substances designed to assist in the washing and cleaning of kitchen equipment and utensils. Soap is a commonly used cleaning agent in the kitchen, and it is categorized as either local or commercial.   Locally made cleaning agents are crafted using materials found in the local environment, offering an affordable and effective […]

Cleaning agents are substances designed to assist in the washing and cleaning of kitchen equipment and utensils. Soap is a commonly used cleaning agent in the kitchen, and it is categorized as either local or commercial.

 

Locally made cleaning agents are crafted using materials found in the local environment, offering an affordable and effective alternative. Examples include ground eggshell, pawpaw leaf, wood ash, local sandpaper leaf, coconut husk, fine sand, and soap.

 

On the other hand, commercial cleaning agents are industrially manufactured through specific processes. They are typically more expensive and come in various forms such as solid bars, paste, liquid, and powder. Examples include detergents, bar soaps, Morning Fresh, Windows Lane, and Silvo.

 

Abrasives are substances employed for grinding or polishing surfaces in the kitchen, utilized to scrub or remove dirt and stains from equipment. They can be categorized as local or commercial.

 

Kitchen Linen and Their Uses:

Kitchen linen comprises various types of fabric used to clean and maintain proper hygiene and safety in the kitchen. These include:

  1. Tea Towel: Used for wiping cutlery, cook grease, glassware, and drying vegetables when necessary.
  2. Dish Cloth: Employed to wipe kitchen equipment, tables, work areas, and sinks; they can also be used to clean up spilled liquids.
  3. Oven Gloves/Cloth: Designed for safely handling hot pots and dishes from the oven and stovetop ranges.
  4. Hand Towel: Used for drying hands.
  5. String Mop: Utilized for mopping up spilled liquids or drying the floor after mopping.
  6. Napkin: Employed for drying hands.
  7. Muslin: Used for covering food and straining.

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