As if we didn’t know it already, cold and flu season is in full swing. It’s already hit our house and I don’t wish the germ bug on anyone….EVER. Germs spread so easily through the home whether you are dealing with cold and flu season, cooking your family a meal or even inviting the kids friends over after school. Germs spread quickly…that’s just the nature of the beast.
One of the biggest places I have worried about germs is in the kitchen. I can tackle a cold and flu illness like superwoman (with the help of doctors), but germs in the kitchen are a completely different story. For years, I have used dishcloths to clean up messes in the kitchen during dinner preparations and I always make sure that my trusty friend bleach is there to help kill the germs. For the longest time, I have wondered if my dishcloth and bleach have been taking care of the germies that live in the kitchen.
Ditch the Germs and Switch to Bounty DuraTowel
The big reason for my worry is the fact that our home is 37 years old. It’s not new…it’s a well seasoned home with a kitchen that has been cooked in for MANY years. When I was asked to Ditch & Switch my dishcloth for new Bounty DuraTowel…I was a bit skeptical, but I was up for the challenge because I was able to get some answers.
For 3 days, I used my dishcloth to clean up my kitchen. After 3 days, I sent the dishcloth back to the P&G Research and Development lab for the answers I was looking for (if my kitchen clean or germ infested).
Did you know that when a kitchen or restaurant has ATP levels of 300 RLU’s or more, it indicates that a kitchen is unclean? Shocking, right?
As I waited for the test results, I wondered…would I be above the ATP level of 300 RLU’s or would my kitchen be cleaner than the kitchen and restaurant standard? I was on edge for 3 weeks waiting for the results. When the results came in, I was like a kid ripping open their new toy. The envelope was opened in record time and as soon as I got to the ATP level for my kitchen…my mind was at ease.
103 RLU’s! I have a clean kitchen (according to the standard)…WHEW!
Even with my ATP level below the standard of clean, the kitchen is still not as clean as I would like. Germs are still in my kitchen. So I ditched the dishcloth and switched to the new Bounty DuraTowel. DuraTowel has the look of traditional paper towels, but feels and cleans like a cloth with a new cloth-like embossed design that provides outstanding performance when wet.
Now, to clean and reduce spreading the germs. My efforts to a clean home are officially on the path to cleaner with my Bounty DuraTowel!
Bounty exposed my dirty dishcloth and showed me the cleaner way to clean with Bounty DuraTowel, the only cloth-like, durable paper towel that is clinically proven to leave surfaces three times cleaner than a germy dishcloth.* Find out more here!
*1tsp spaghetti sauce, 10 mls. coffee, ⅛ tsp creamer on laminate countertop
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bounty. The opinions and text are all mine.