Bob Ross wrote:Chef, how about sending me an email with a brand name. They suggested one at CIA during Boot Camp but I can't find it here and the disinfectants here usually have alcohol. I'm not sure that's very effective.
I use it several times during prep -- after every new ingredient for example, but not so good in big areas like cutting boards or counter tops.
Many thanks, Bob
For what it's worth, Bob, I raised a boy with hemophilia, so we had blood products, syringes, sharps etc. to worry about. There was always danger of spreading hepatitis. All we ever used to disinfect was a homemade 10% Clorox solution and that was relatively strong. At least that's what the Hemophilia Center and the tons of medical literature we got suggested and my first wife, a pediatric nurse, agreed.
Now, my second wife, a gentle germophobe, was a medical technologist and she came in contact with all manner of organic samples drawn from humans. She, too, kept a few spray bottles of 10% Clorox solution stationed strategically around the house and at work. Alcohol, on the other hand, didn't do diddly except maybe inebriate the germs, so you kind of had a bacterial Bacchanalia. I'm sure one of our medical professionals or chemists can chime in, but I've been dealing with heightened sanitation for years and have found the do-it-yourself spray bottle of 1 part Clorox (unscented) to 9 parts water to be the best defense.