Do You Ever Eat Off of Your Kitchen Counter?

by Janice

My son seems to think plates are optional. He pulls the bread out of the bag, slaps it down on the counter and starts to slather on the peanut butter — as I squeal in horror, “Jackson, use a plate!”

Now it isn’t the crumbs that he leaves behind that bothers me. It is my germ-hating. All I can picture when I see those pieces of bread on the counter is how unsanitary it is.

Most days, I wouldn’t describe my counters as clean enough to eat off of, so I got a kick out of this video about Scotch-Brite(TM) Botanical Disinfecting Wipes.


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Oh — and a very cool plus about the Scotch-Brite(TM) Botanical Disinfecting Wipes is that they are made from botanically pure plant extracts and kill 99.9% of household germs* botanically. The wipes leave no residue and do not require surfaces to be rinsed or hands to be washed after use. Even better, they are safe around pets, kids, and food.

**Kills over 99.9% of household germs: Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Salmonella enterica, Staphylococcus aureus, Methicillin Resistant S. aureus (MRSA), Enterobacter aerogenes, Influenza A virus, Rhinovirus type 37. Sanitizes hard non-porous non-food contact surfaces of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterobacter aerogenes in the presence of light or moderate soil load with a 30-second contact time.

This post is part of a promotional campaign, however all opinions and bread crumbs are our own.

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1 Jennifer Thomas August 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm

I have to say that is one of the silliest videos I’ve watched in a while. But my kitchen counters and table could sure use one of those wipes!


2 Movable Kitchen Islands April 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

I eat off of my kitchen counters and island, but I usually have a plate! Got to be careful of those dangerous germs that might be lurking! Never heard of the wipes, will have to give them a try.


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