It’s Time to Revisit these 5 Cleaning Habits That You’re Probably Doing Wrong!

Spoiler alert: In cleaning your toilet, thick bleach lasts longer!

Since the pandemic started, most households are cleaning more often to disinfect every corner of the house.

That’s not a bad thing, a clean home creates less space for disease-causing germs to spread and most likely infect you. Take note: bacteria can breed and grow into 8 million copies of itself in just 24 hours. That is something you do not just overlook.

According to a survey, it takes around two to four hours a week for an individual to clean their homes. However, some ineffective cleaning habits can further spread more unwanted organisms in places where they shouldn’t be.

Domex, the germ-killing expert, encourages the public to revisit some cleaning methods to make sure every toilet of every home is protected from unwanted invaders.

  1. Wiping Every Surface with the Same Cleaning Tool

If you are using sponges or cleaning cloths to wipe surfaces, you’re probably just transferring even more germs from one place to another! It’s best to dedicate a cleaning tool for specific places to ensure there’s less risk of transferring.

Alternatively, before cleaning the next area with the same tool, it’s advisable to soak sponges/cleaning cloths indisinfectant. This kills the germs you already wiped off before they even get the chance to transfer elsewhere.

Leaving the Toilet Cover Up when Flushing the Toilet

Did you know that there are approximately 2.3 million germs per square inch on the surface of your toilet? What you probably didn’t know is you might be adding more to that number every time you flush your toilet with the seat cover open. The rush of water launches fecal bacteria (E. Coli and fecal coliform) up in the air before dropping down to new territory – and that’s if it does not get stuck under the rim of the seat.

Next time you do some business, just make sure to close the lid and the rest of the bathroom stays germ-free longer – and do not forget to pour in a germ-killing expertwhen it’s cleaning time.

  • Scrubbing/wiping cleaning products before they take effect

When disinfecting surfaces, it’s important to let cleaning solutions take time and do its job, mainly: to kill the germs we want to avoid. But what most probably do is to apply products, and then immediately proceed to cleaning.

The best way to make sure you make the most out of cleaning is to first clear any dirt, debris, or stains that might have built up over time. Once clear, that’s the time to apply a disinfecting agentto eliminate the microbes that you cannot see. After a few minutes, proceed with scrubbing, wiping, and rinsing for a squeaky-clean and germ-free surface.

  • Using ordinary thin Laundry Bleach to clean surfaces in your bathroom including the toilet

Laundry or thin laundry bleach can kill germs; however, this type of cleaning agent is not formulated to stick on the surface to keep it clean longer. That is why it is not advisable to clean your toilet with the same solution you use to clean clothes.

Domex Ultra Thick Bleach effectively does the job as it eliminates the germs that inhabit bathroom surfaces and gives 3x longer protection than thin bleach when used pure (this is based on credible lab tests!). And if you don’t know it yet, yes, you should be cleaning your toilets daily.

  • Storing cleaning tools as soon as you’re done

After the job is done, most people will probably call it a day and put their tools back in storage. What is often forgotten is you should also clean these tools as soon as you’re done with them. If you don’t clean the tools right after using them, it’s likely to grow the germs you’re trying to avoid in the first place.

Our recommended way to clean tools is to apply a solution of Domex mixed with water, wait a few minutes, rinse, and let dry overnight. Use it again to clean the following day and repeat the cleaning process.

A clean home is a must, and to ensure every space is free of disease-causing germs, it’s best to do it with a long-lasting germ-killing expert. There is no perfect time but now to revisit your cleaning habits and level up your fight against germs with #UnstoppableDomex, especially because November 19 is World Toilet Day!

Ensure you have a clean toilet and a clean home with Domex Ultra Thick Bleach.

Domex products are availableon Shopee, Lazada and supermarkets nationwide.

Celebrate Christmas with Welch’s Sparkling Juices and their perfect food partners

Amid these challenging times, the Christmas season enters with hope, cheer, and the anticipation of reuniting with friends and family. Indeed, a lot of us faced obstacles along the way, but it should not stop us from celebrating and enjoying the happiest time of the year together with our loved ones. Even during a pandemic, the holiday season can be quite hectic such as preparing food, putting up decorations, or buying gifts. But it doesn’t have to be stressful. Stop for a while, breathe in, and let the spirit of gratitude and love fill you as you prepare your favorite dishes and serve them alongside Welch’s Sparkling Juices. 

The perfect celebratory drink for individuals who are health conscious, non-alcohol drinkers, and even kids – Welch’s Sparkling Juices is for any occasion, especially the holiday season. Since it has no artificial colors, flavors, preservatives, or high fructose corn syrup, there’s no guilt in having a glass or two. Dressed for any occasion, Welch’s Sparkling Juices can make any holiday table look IG-worthy. With their upscale packaging and availability on various online channels, you can celebrate the holiday season the safe and convenient way without having to leave your home. Welch’s Sparkling Juices are suitable for a variety of festive dishes. In fact, Chef Trisha Ocampo of CCA Manila has created three distinct recipes that you can pair perfectly with Welch’s Sparkling Juices over the holidays. Plating was done by Chef Miguel Antonio Lorino, also from CCA.

Welch’s Red Grape Juice has a natural sweetness and slightly bold flavor. Chef Trisha suggests creating a tomato-based or tangy meal to balance out the sweetness of the Red Grape Juice. Hearty dishes like Pork Tenderloin Roast with Romesco Sauce are one of the best pairings – in a snap of a finger, it immediately brings an Italian vibe to the table!   Chicken Picatta Cream Fettuccini is the perfect pair for your Welch’s White Grape Juice. The light bubbly sensation of the sparkling juice balances out the creaminess of the pasta and is the ultimate refresher in between bites.

On the other hand, Welch’s Sparkling Rosé has a crisp and sophisticated taste of ripe summer fruit with subtle sweetness, so a refreshing fruity dessert is the way to go. Made with fresh strawberries, tarragon, baguette, ricotta, and cream cheese, Chef Trisha’s Strawberry and Tarragon Mousse Crostini will cap any meal with delight and joy.  Christmas for Welch’s means “Sharing the Sparkle.” Celebrate the holidays with Welch’s by trying out Chef Trisha’s recipes or even creating your own Welch’s Sparkling Juice pairings, whether it’s with meat, seafood, or poultry. A Product of the USA, Welch’s products are available in retail stores. To learn more about Welch’s Sparkling Juices and recipes, visit www.welchs.com or follow Welch’s PH on FB and IG. You may also have Welch’s Sparkling Juices and other Welch’s juices delivered at your doorstep by visiting https://acefoodservice.com. Or place your order on the following online groceries: metromart.com, Lazmart, and waltermartdelivery.com.ph.  

STRAWBERRY AND TARRAGON MOUSSE CROSTINI

Yield: 20 PCS

INGREDIENTS 

20 pcs fresh strawberries, cut in half or quarters

1   pc  baguette, sliced into ½ inch rounds

8  oz  whole milk ricotta cheese

1/2cup cream cheese, softened

2 tsp fresh tarragon, chopped

zest of 2 lemons

1 tsp lemon juice

1 Tbsp sugar

1  tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp  black pepper

1-2 tbsp balsamic glaze

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Preheat your oven to 375℉.
2. In a food processor, mix your ricotta, cream cheese, fresh tarragon, lemon zest and juice, salt, and pepper, until fully incorporated.  NOTE: This can keep in the refrigerator for 7 days until ready to use. 
3. For the crostini, slice your baguette ½ inch thick, sprinkle with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil, and bake for 8-10 minutes in the oven, until golden brown.  
4. To assemble:  pipe the ricotta tarragon mousse on the baguette, followed by sliced strawberries, then drizzled with balsamic glaze.

CHICKEN PICATTA CREAM FETTUCCINI 

Yield: 4 servings

INGREDIENTS

4 pcs  boneless chicken breast filletsalt and pepper to taste

¼ cup all-purpose flour, for dredging

2  Tbsp  butter

2  Tbsp  olive oil

1/3 cup  fresh lemon juice

1  cup  chicken stock/broth

1 cup  heavy cream

1/4  cup  capers, rinsed

1/3  cup  parsley 

500  grams fettuccini noodles, cooked as per package instructions  parmesan cheese, shaved


PROCEDURE

1.  Season chicken breast halves with salt and pepper.  If chicken breasts are too thick, pound a little to ¼ inch thick.  Dredge in seasoned flour on both sides and shake off excess. 

2.  In a large skillet over medium high heat, melt butter and olive oil.  Add chicken and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side or until golden.  Remove and set aside.

 3.  Turn the heat to medium low. Add broth, lemon juice, heavy cream, and capers. Bring the sauce to a boil and return to medium low heat. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Allow the sauce to cook and bubble for about 3 minutes.

 4.  Serve the chicken over cooked pasta and spoon the sauce over both. Sprinkle with fresh chopped parsley.

PORK TENDERLOIN ROAST WITH ROMESCO SAUCE

Yield: 6-8 servings

INGREDIENTS
250 grams  red bell pepper, roasted, peeled, seeds and membranes removed

350  grams tomatoes

 4  pcs large garlic cloves, peeled

½  cup  roasted almonds

1 to 2  tsp  red pepper flakes

¼ to ½ cup  extra virgin olive oil, as needed

1  Tbsp  fresh Italian parsley, chopped1  tsp  paprika  salt and pepper, to taste 

2  Tbsp  red wine

1 kg pork Tenderloin

salt and pepper, to taste

¼ cup olive oil

PREPARATION

Preheat the broiler and line the baking tray with foil. 

1. Place the tomatoes on the baking tray, and place under the broiler for two to four minutes, until charred on one side. Turn over and broil on the other side for another 2 to 4 minutes until charred. Remove from the heat, transfer to a bowl and allow to cool. Peel and core.

2. In a food processor, put in red peppers, tomatoes, garlic cloves, and roasted almonds. 

3. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the olive oil in a slow steady stream. 

4. Add 2 tablespoons of red wine, parsley, paprika, salt and pepper. Process until smooth, thick, and creamy.

NOTE: If it is too thick add 1 or 2 tablespoons of red wine.  If too thin, add olive oil, pulsing a few more times.

5. Taste and adjust seasoning, by adding salt or red pepper flakes as desired. Let the sauce stand for an hour at room temperature before using.

6. Meanwhile, generously season pork tenderloin with salt and pepper.  Put in a roasting pan then line with aluminum foil.  Brush with olive oil and put in a 350℉ oven for 45 min to 1 hour.

7. To serve, slice pork tenderloin to 1/8-1/4 inches thick.  Arrange in a serving tray and pour Romesco sauce on top leaving some to serve on the side.  

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