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保持厨房清洁的10个技巧2014-04-14

Of course you want to cook a fresh, hot dinner for your family, but at the end of a long day, it’s a tough task to take on. Not only do you have to prep the food and cook the meal, you have to clean up afterwards! Don’t stress about how long cleaning up might take. Instead, check out these ten tips on keeping your kitchen clean when you cook. If you get it all done while you’re making the meal, you can relax after!


你当然想为你的家人准备新鲜的,热气腾腾的饭菜,但是到了最后,厨房总是很难整理。你不仅得准备食物,你还得好好清理厨房。不要担心清理厨房要花多久,相反的,看看下面这些在你做饭的时候也能保持厨房干净整洁的9个小方法。要是你在做饭的时候做好了这些,清理的时候就很轻松啦。

1. Start Fresh and Clean

清洁整理

Starting with a clean kitchen is a time saver. If you already have spills on the counter and dishes piled up in the sink, you won’t really be in the mood to cook a fresh meal. Make time to deep clean your kitchen one day, so you won’t have to clean as much every time you use it.

先清洁厨房是很节省时间的。要是柜台上很脏乱,洗碗池里也有没清洗的盘子,我相信你是不会有心情做好一顿饭的。找个时间给你的厨房来个深度清洁,你就不必每次都打理的那么好。

2. Pick the Right Spot

选个好的地方

Where is the best place to cook? Do you have an island in your kitchen, so you have unobstructed counter space to prepare everything before turning around and dumping it in a pan? Or it might make sense to slice and dice right next to the sink, so you can clean the fresh produce as you go. Pick the right spot so you’ll be running around less. Don’t prep half of the meal on one side of the kitchen just to have to run it across the room to the stovetop. Prepping next to your workspace will also cut down on spills you’ll have to clean up later.

哪里才是做饭的最佳地点呢?在厨房你是否有一块单独的地方,在食材下锅装盘前,你得有一个地方专门用来准备好你所需的一切?或者那个地方能让你在切好才以后就能直接放到水池里清洗,那样你就能随手将这些东西清洗了。选好地方可以让你少跑路。不要在厨房的这一面把食材准备到一半又跑到另一面去继续锅里的步骤。选好准备食材的地方也能帮你减少散落的菜屑,清理起来也会更容易。

3. Cook Simpler Meals

烹饪简餐

You might fancy yourself a gourmet cook, but are you trying to make a masterpiece or feed your family? If you’re just trying to fill everyone’s bellies, don’t worry so much about the appetizer, main course, and three sides. Cook enough food so no one walks away hungry, but don’t worry about going all out for the dinner. Simple meals are just as filling as anything gourmet!

可能你总在幻想自己能做出一顿色香味俱全的饭菜,但是你是打算弄一桌完美的食物给你的家人呢?要是你只是为了填饱他们的肚子,那就不必担心什么开胃菜、主材、以及其他的三种东西什么的。准备足够的量,那样每人会被饿着,不必担心晚餐吃什么,简单的食物和任何美食一样都可以填饱肚子。

4. Prep Ahead of Time

提前准备

If you can fix any part of your meal ahead of time–do it! Bake bread in the morning while you’re packing lunches, or dice vegetables while the kids are having their snacks. Use a slow cooker to make your meat extra tender while you’re at work all day.

要是在饭前你有足够的时间来准备--那就先准备吧。在将午餐打包的时候就把面包烤好,在孩子在吃小点心的时候就把菜切好。在你开始工作的时候就用锅慢慢的把肉炖好,这样炖出的肉会格外的鲜嫩。

Try Canned, Frozen, and Dry Ingredients

试着用罐装食物、冷冻食物、干菜。

Of course you want the best fresh ingredients for your family, but that’s not always possible–or affordable! Don’t be afraid to try canned, frozen, and dry ingredients. These also work to cut down on your prep time. Using frozen chopped spinach is way easier than washing fresh leaves and cutting them up yourself. Use dry mixes instead of trying to toss together all the spices by yourself. The meal will taste just as good, and you won’t be too exhausted to enjoy it!

想为家人准备最新鲜的饭菜也是正常的,但是那很难---或者叫没办法做到。不要害怕使用罐装食物、冷冻食物、干货。使用这些食材可以帮你节约很多准备食材的时间。使用冻好的菠菜比你自己洗菜、切菜要容易得多。使用混合干菜,你自己不要把各种食材混乱的混合到一起煮。这种饭菜吃起来也会觉得挺没味道,你也不必为了做饭操劳自己。

6. Use Fewer Dishes and Utensils

少使用盘子和餐具

Plan ahead so that you can use fewer dishes and utensils, which means you’ll have less to wash later. If you use a cutting board to cut the onion, rinse it and the knife to use again when cutting the chicken while the onions are already simmering. If you’re preparing a lot of similar ingredients, see if you can mix them all together in the same bowl without even washing it in between.

提前计划好,这样你就能少用盘子和餐具,换句话说就是饭后你可以少洗一些。要是你用刀在砧板上切了洋葱,洗过刀之后再切鸡肉的时候,洋葱就已经熟了。要是你准备了很多相似的食材,看看能不能都装到一个碗里不用再清洗一次。

7. Collect Trash As You Go

顺手收拾垃圾

When you take something out of the package, go ahead and put it in the trash can or recycling bin. This will be easier than trying to run around picking up trash after the meal, and it will make your cooking space look bigger and less cluttered. Throwing out trash as you go can help cut down on spills as some ingredients or packaging might start oozing over time.

当你从购物袋里把东西取出来之后,就把包装袋放到垃圾桶里或是回收袋里。这样做的话,比起饭后再来整理要容易得多,这样也会让你的厨房看起来更宽敞,更干净。及时将垃圾清理出去也能帮你减少残渣碎屑或是包装袋的溢出。

8. Clean Spills Immediately

及时清理溢出来的东西

Don’t let spills sit! They’ll get sticky and stinky and before you know it, you’ve put a clean bowl right on top of a mess. Wipe a spill up as soon as you see it happen so you won’t have to deal with a potentially larger mess later.

掉在地上的垃圾不要让它留在那里。它会在你发现之前就会变粘发臭,最后你不得不用一个干净的碗把其盖住。在你看见这些的时候就把它们清理掉,这样就可以降低下次清理的难度。

9. Use Rags

用抹布

Using rags to clean up spills and surfaces helps immensely. It cuts down on trash because you can just use one rag and rinse it out as needed, instead of tearing off paper towel after paper towel and throwing them away after one wipe. You can hang the rag on your sink faucet, as opposed to having clusters of used paper towels hanging out on your counters.

用抹布清理能帮你及时的清理漏出来的东西,清理厨房柜台表面。那也能减少垃圾,因为你可以只用一张抹布,在必要的时候将其洗了就好,而不是一卷一卷的用纸巾来擦洗,纸巾用一次之后就全丢掉。你可以将抹布挂在清洗池的水龙头上,而不是将一大袋的纸巾挂在柜台上。

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