FORT WAYNE, Ind., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Exactly how clean is your kitchen? Not as immaculate as you might imagine says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, while surfaces may look clean, many infectious germs may be lurking around(i). A regular cleaning schedule helps protect your kitchen from lurking grunge that can cause odors and harbor disease, says "Healthy Housekeeper" Laura Dellutri. She also recommends paying special attention to both the obvious and not-so-obvious spots in the room - like your garbage disposer, a big contributor to your sink's secret grime.
"Neglecting to clean kitchen appliances is not only unhygienic, it's unhealthy" says Dellutri, who authored Speed Cleaning 101 (Meredith Books, 2005) and The Overworked Mom's Stress Free Homekeeping (Morris Publishing Inc, 2008). "We all need to get in the habit of not just cleaning visible places like countertops, sinks and floors, but also disinfecting out-of-sight areas like the sink's garbage disposer and the microwave."
Dellutri's tips for helping maintain a healthy kitchen include:
"Truly rescuing your kitchen from a state of grunge and grime might seem overwhelming, and there are a lot of hidden areas to think about," says Tony Cronk, VP of Marketing for Summit Brands. "The garbage disposer can be one of the easier spots to tackle if you use a product like Disposer Care plus Bleach Alternative. Just drop a packet down the sink weekly and watch it literally foam away the grunge that causes odors and harbors germs."
For more information about Disposer Care, visit SummitBrands.com .
About Disposer Care(R)( )plus Bleach Alternative
Disposer Care by Summit Brands is the only disposer cleaner to foam away 99.9% percent of odor-causing grunge - even getting underneath the splashguard. It is easy to use, is more effective than home remedies and leaves a pleasant scent. The product is non-corrosive, biodegradable and safe for the septic system, and is safe for pipes of all ages, including PVC pipes. Disposer Care is available at most mass retailers, grocery, hardware and home center locations across the country and online for about $3.99.
About Dishwasher Magic(R)
Dishwasher Magic by Summit Brands is the only EPA-registered dishwasher disinfectant on the market today, removing hard water deposits, rust and food build-up. It is the only dishwasher cleaner that disinfects while it cleans, eliminating odors and killing 99.9% percent of E. Coli and Salmonella. It is environmentally friendly and is considered a "green" chemical, and is safe for all dishwasher model interiors and plumbing and safe for use with septic systems. Dishwasher Magic is available at most mass retailers, grocery, hardware and home center locations across the country and online for about $3.99.
About Summit Brands
Summit Brands, formerly Iron Out, Inc., was founded in Fort Wayne, Ind. in 1958. The company has since manufactured and marketed leading household cleaning brands, such as Super Iron Out, Disposer Care, Dishwasher Magic, White Brite and Washer Magic. Summit Brands products are available at most superstores, grocery, home center and hardware stores and online. For more information about these products or to find the closest retailer, please visit summitbrands.com.
(i) An Ounce of Prevention Keeps the Germs Away. Accessed from:http://www.cdc.gov/ounceofprevention/docs/oop_brochure_eng.pdf Access date: July 16, 2009
(ii) Based on 2009 microbial study by Summit Brands, which revealed organisms living in garbage disposers that can cause illness and disease in humans.
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