Keeping your Zak containers organized and clean can be challenging, especially when you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning them. However, keeping your Zak lids clean is essential to prevent food-borne illnesses from forming. Additionally, if you don’t clean your lids properly, it can significantly shorten their life span and reduce the effectiveness of the seal on the lid. Here are some tips for keeping your Zak lids clean:
Wash your Zak lids with hot soapy water
The first step in cleaning your Zak lids is to wash them with hot soapy water. You can use any dishwashing liquid and a plastic scrubber to clean off any caked-on food. Be careful not to use abrasive brushes, which can scratch the lids and potentially break the seal. In general, you should hand wash all your Zak lids, even if you have a dishwasher.
It’s important to remember that even sanitizing settings in the dishwasher don’t reach the same temperatures as hot soapy water. Since your Zak lids are used for food storage, sanitizing is important to prevent food borne illnesses from forming in your kitchen.
Dry your Zak lids properly
After you wash the lids, it’s important to dry them properly. In general, you should always dry your lids after washing them with hot soapy water. If you don’t dry them properly, the lids could get bacteria and mildew growing on them due to the moisture. There are several ways to effectively dry your lids.
A good method is to place them upside down on a clean, dry dish towel. Make sure there are no other items on the towel or it could get contaminated with grease. Also, be sure the towel is clean, as mildew and bacteria could also grow on a dirty towel. If you’re in a hurry, you can also dry your lids by placing them on a paper towel. Again, be sure the paper towel is fresh and clean and not reusing a used paper towel. If you don’t dry your lids properly, they can get a sticky, gooey residue on them that is very difficult to remove.
Use a sealer to keep the lid clean and sanitized
Many people choose to buy a sealer to keep the lids clean and sanitized. Sealers are inexpensive kitchen tools that are placed between the lid and container. The sealer prevents bacteria, food, or liquids from being transferred between the lid and container. You can buy a sealer that is designed for all types of containers, including Zak lids. If you choose to buy a sealer, make sure it seals the lid properly. Otherwise, it might not be effective at preventing bacteria and other contaminants from transferring between the lid and container. Be sure to clean the sealer after each use.
Don’t use the dishwasher to clean your Zak lid
Many people put their Zak lids in the dishwasher to clean them. Although dishwashers are great for cleaning many items, they aren’t effective at cleaning containers that have food on them. You can’t put your Zak lids in the dishwasher because they have a rubber seal, which would get stuck in the dishwasher. If the seal gets stuck in the dishwasher, it can’t work properly and your Zak containers won’t have a tight seal. If you put the lid in the dishwasher, you could also break the seal on the lid. If you break the seal on the lid, it can reduce the effectiveness of the lid and make it harder to close. You also run the risk of breaking the lid and having to discard it.
Cleaning your Zak lids can be a challenge, especially when you’re busy and don’t have a lot of time to spend cleaning them. However, keeping your Zak lids clean is essential to prevent food-borne illnesses from forming. The best method for cleaning your Zak lids is to wash them with hot soapy water and dry them properly. You can also use a sealer to keep the lid clean and sanitized. Don’t put your Zak lids in the dishwasher because they won’t clean them effectively. Instead, wash them with hot soapy water and dry them properly.