Because your kitchen is a place where you prepare food, and the place where many pass the time, it is important to keep it as clean and sanitized as possible. Cutting down the germs, and making your kitchen as germ free as possible will make for a healthier, happier family.
Focus on the following areas:
Counters: The countertops of your kitchen are one of the biggest culprits for germ spreading. Many items are set on them, and transferred to other surfaces. They are used for preparing food, and thus, germs can be spread to food, or from one food to another food. So, to help cut down germs in the kitchen, start by disinfecting the kitchen counters after each use, and thoroughly once a week.
Cabinets: Your cabinets hold your kitchen gadgets, foods, etc. The knobs are used to open and close cabinets, etc. While you do not set things on the doors, etc., this does not mean it is without germs. Cabinets are often splashed, dust builds up on them, grease, etc. So, to help cut back on germs, be sure to sanitize the cabinet doors and handles weekly.
Floors: The kitchen floor sees a lot of use. Items are often dripped, spilled, and dibbled on it. The kitchen is typically a busy area, where many people pass through during the day. This means that the kitchen floor should be regularly swept, mopped, and sanitized. This is going to be even more important if there is someone in your home that crawls, and may have their hands on the kitchen floor from time to time.
Sinks: It is needless to say that the sink can become a place where germs grow and spread in the kitchen. The sink has many uses, and thus, many opportunities for germ spreading. So, carefully clean and sanitize your sink frequently. Make sure that you use a mild soap, and disinfectant. Be sure to not just clean the walls of the sink, but the trap and grate as well.
Fridge: Your fridge stores your food, and unfortunately can be a place for germs to grow and spread. So, make sure that you clean it monthly. You will want to make sure that any drips and spills that have occurred in your fridge have been cleaned, and that the items in your fridge that are expired, old, or have gone bad are removed.
Stove and oven: If you have a self-cleaning oven, make sure that you use it. The stove can get germs as much as any other place. You will want to use a disinfectant on the stovetop, as well as the handles of the oven.
If you can keep these things clean, and regularly sanitize each of these areas, your kitchen germs will be greatly reduced, and the spreading of these germs will be diminished greatly.