Isn’t it annoying that sauce spills always leave a stain behind?
I mean, who wants his beautiful granites to have ketchup stains? It’s just… wrong.
While food and other consumables are generally easy to clean, if you could take a microscope and examine your kitchen’s countertop you would be utterly terrified.
I mean literally, it’s open season for bacteria down there.
Based on “Dr. Germ”, a microbiologist and professor at the University of Arizona in Tucson, it is safer to make a salad in your toilet seat than your own cutting board.
But why is that? How could a kitchen be dirtier than your toilet and more importantly how can you end this nightmare?
In today’s article we are going to break down all the places in which bacteria hide, why they exist and how to protect yourself from them, while shielding your surfaces from oxidation, damages and many more.
did you knew that your kitchen is dirtier than your toilet seat?
One of the most common misconceptions is that the dirtiest place in our home is the bathroom, but this is not true and the worst part is that the kitchen items we tend to use all the time are the ones with the most bacteria.
In a matter of fact, based on Cleveland Health Clinic’s article about 9% of foodborne illness outbreaks occur in the home, specifically in the kitchen and it’s almost impossible to tell where the bacteria may live with the naked eye.
Seriously, you can’t even imagine how much E. coli there is in a kitchen sink. We are talking about millions of active bacteria, simply waiting for you to add some more every time you wash your hands or plates. Actually, there’s more E. coli in a kitchen sink than in a toilet after you flush it. Now the reasons why is because E. coli lives and grows where it’s wet and moist. Bacteria feed on the food that people put down the drain and what’s left on dishes in the sink.
Like we said before, it’s better to make a salad on a toilet seat than a cutting board (average households). We are talking about 200 times more fecal bacteria on an average cutting board in than a toilet seat. The majority of people simply rinse their cutting board, without washing it thoroughly without knowing that poultry and raw meat can leave behind salmonella and campylobacter.
Kitchen countertops are the worst of the worst, while they tend to be the dirtiest place near the sink area because people wipe them down with dirty sponges and cleaning cloths that have E. coli and a whole lot of other bacteria. The sponges and cloths just spread the germs all over the countertops.
Why ceramic coating is a great idea for your kitchen
There is nothing better than cooking your meals in clean surfaces, but let’s face it- Nobody wants to deal with a dirty kitchen afterwards.
So, why should i ceramic coat my kitchen?
First of all, it provides a healthy and easy to clean surface
A ceramic coating fills the microscopic pores of your surfaces, while forming a hydrophobic layer that protects the, against oxidation, stains and also prevents food and other contaminants from sticking to your precious kitchen surfaces. This amazing hydrophobic protection allows you to easily clean and always maintain your kitchen healthy and without bacteria. The best part when maintaining a ceramic coated kitchen is that you don’t need a harsh cleaning agent, but a small portion of water and clean piece of cloth.
It prevents minor scratches and damages
Thanks to the TiO2 percentages, a ceramic coating is able to shield your precious surfaces from scratches and other minor damages, such as accidental cuts, object drops and more. Bear in mind though, a nano coating makes your surfaces scratch-resistant, not scratch-proof.
The best part is that it lasts
No matter where you apply ceramic coating in your kitchen, you can expect at least 5 years with a Do It Yourself solution, while if you go with the Professional-Grade you’re looking at 10+ years of consistent protection.
Where can you apply ceramic coating?
Ceramic coating is not only for suitable for your kitchen, but can be applied to almost every available surface in your home.
However, some of the most common surfaces are:
Marble & Stone
Ceramic coating on marble and stone surfaces shield them from stains & scratches while allowing them to breathe. There is no need for waxes or sealants once the ceramic protection is applied. Once the coating cures, it forms a semi-permanent transparent layer of protection that not only prevents minor scratches and damages, but also repels all sorts of liquids.
Stainless Steel & Chrome
Fingerprints, water spots and soap buildup literally destroy the shiny look of your kitchen and can be pretty challenging to remove. Your faucets, handles and appliances will be always shiny like they were supposed to be after you ceramic coat them, while the cleaning process will no longer require harsh chemical agents and intense scrubbing. Its literally as easy as soap, water and a towel.
Solid Surfaces (Corian)
Solid Surfaces such as Corian are meant to last for a really long time- and they do! However, over time they become extremely susceptible to scratches and stains. While it’s a more in depth process, your Corian can be restored to its original scratch-resistant state with the help of the nano coating!
Wooden surfaces tend to be the most vulnerable because they are softer than others and also have thousands of tiny pores that prove to be really destructive when they come in contact with water. When you apply a nanoceramic coating, you protect them from minor scratches, water destruction (rot) and many more.
can you ceramic coat your cookware?
Generally, ceramic coating is not life-threatening if it comes in contact with your skin but this doesn’t mean that you should let it cure on top of your hands.
Not a long time ago, we made a general health guide that we explain in detail what you should be aware of and most importantly what to do if you are exposed to chemicals, such as nanoceramic coatings.
Now, when it comes to cookware we strongly suggest you to NOT coat them because nano coatings are not organic, not food and generally not meant to be consumed.
You may be wondering- “I will not eat the coating, just make my food on top of it”, but it’s not that simple.
For example, if you scratch the coated pan the remains of the nano coating will stuck on your food and later you will consume it.
This is extremely dangerous for you health and if that happens you should immediately visit the nearest hospital for chemical poisoning.
Never, ever, ever, coat your cookware!
I mean why risk it? Simply buy a granite stone pan and stay safe.
Ceramic coating your kitchen is totally worth it.
It protects your favourite surfaces from damages and oxidation, while keeping them away from stains and bacteria.
The coating itself will not exterminate any contaminated surfaces but it’ll prevent bacteria from entering their microscopic pores and make the cleaning process way more easier and efficient.
You can coat almost any surface with less than 70 dollars, while its lifespan can reach up to 5 years or more depending on the type.
While a ceramic coating is amazing for your kitchen, you should never coat your cookware.
So, if you are looking to shield your shiny granites from damages and maintain an excellent hygiene then you should definitely consider applying a nano coating.
That’s it folks!
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