Since ozone kills bacteria and viruses, it can aid in the destruction of bacteria found on cooking utensils. A recent study has revealed that produce containing bacteria can spread to the kitchen utensils used to prepare it. The study concluded many common items such as knives, graters, brushes, and peelers transferred dangerous bacteria. This information sheds light on the importance of washing kitchen utensils between uses to prevent cross-contamination of objects.
With oxidizing power 3,000 times more effective than bleach, ozone is the second most powerful oxidant in existence. When ozone gas is introduced to an environment with bacteria, or any other organic material, it readily donates one of its oxygen atoms to oxidize or destroy that material.
Once the third oxygen atom is used to oxidize an organic or inorganic contaminant, there is only an oxygen (O2) molecule left. This is one reason why ozone is preferred as an oxidant to various chemicals, because it does not leave any type of residual chemical.
To treat cooking utensils with the Aqua-8:
- To begin, rinse off any remaining food debris from the items
- Fill your sink or a large bowl with clean water
- Average sized sinks should be half-full
- Place the Aqua-8 dispersion stone 2 to 4 inches deep in the bowl or sink
- Next, place the cooking utensils to be treated in the water
- Operate the Aqua-8 for 15 minutes
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- Kitchen Utensils Transfer Viruses: http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/12/kitchen-utensils-transfer-viruses
- Kitchen utensils can spread bacteria between foods: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/11/151110134537.htm
- Kitchen Utensils Can Spread Bacteria, Study Finds: https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/food-poisoning/news/20151112/kitchen-utensils-can-spread-bacteria-study-finds