Do you use bleach to clean your sink, after handling raw meat?

@cream97 (29169)
United States
May 16, 2008 12:17pm CST
When you clean your meat. Do you bacterialize the sink out with bleach. To keep from getting germs.... My husband taught me this while in his parent's old house.... He learned this from his sister, who is a school teacher....
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@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
16 May 08
No. Besides that most meat doesn't need cleaning, it's not necessary to bleach the sink. Regular detergent will do fine.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
16 May 08
It would be wise to use some kind of disinfectant. It is safe for your health..
@jonesy123 (3950)
• United States
16 May 08
You do know that regular detergent does have disinfectend in them, right?
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
16 May 08
I use Clorox Cleanup, which contains bleach, not only on the counter and sink but also on the cutting board. I also use a plastic cutting board instead of one made of wood. I read somewhere that bacteria can seep into tiny crevices in wooden cutting boards and hide from disinfectants.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
16 May 08
Yes, I use Clorox Bleach too.
@dangnabit67 (2021)
• United States
16 May 08
I was raised using bleach on everything. I realize some folks cant stand it or it bleaches your clothes. But it really is the best and cheapest sanitizer. And I have noticed it keeps bugs down. Makes your house smell fresh and clean.
@cream97 (29169)
• United States
16 May 08
Yes it does..
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
17 May 08
Hi cream97! Yes, I do. I do wash the sink first with an antibac dish wash then bleach it with an antibac bleaching agent. I guess, I am quite fearful of bacteria, salmonella or whatever maybe crawling on my sink. haha..I got it from my mother. Take Care and God Bless! Happy Mylotting!
@sedel1027 (17855)
• United States
16 May 08
Bleach is not the best option. My Auntina mcirobiologist and she says bleach is one of the worst things you can use. Bleach does not kill everything and can often promote certian germs/bacteria to beomcing bleach resistant.
@dawnald (84133)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 May 08
No, I use hot water and anti-bacterial dish soap mostly.