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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:09 PM

Here is what you do after grocery shopping.

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Reply Here is what you do after grocery shopping. (Original post)
muntrv Mar 26 OP
Steve.in.AZ Mar 26 #1
jimfields33 Mar 26 #7
Aquaria Mar 26 #10
jimfields33 Mar 26 #18
eleny Mar 26 #2
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #17
eleny Mar 26 #19
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #22
eleny Mar 26 #23
Freddie Mar 26 #3
BeckyDem Mar 26 #4
ooky Mar 26 #5
Cracklin Charlie Mar 26 #6
Aquaria Mar 26 #8
Kaleva Mar 26 #9
Phoenix61 Mar 26 #11
Demonaut Mar 26 #13
Phoenix61 Mar 26 #14
Demonaut Mar 26 #12
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 26 #16
eleny Mar 26 #21
Flaleftist Mar 26 #24
StarryNite Mar 26 #15
marlakay Mar 26 #20

Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:13 PM

1. Very important!

It takes planning to minimize contaminating our own homes. This is much-needed information. Thanks for posting!

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Response to Steve.in.AZ (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:50 PM

7. I'm exhausted just watching the whole video

I thought it was good. I hadn’t done a thing that he recommended. I will from now forward. I am not sure of spraying chemicals on the pickle jar and soups. I just wonder when pouring the soup later those chemicals will get into it while pouring. I know it will dry but does it completely disappear?

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:13 PM

10. Spraying disinfectant on the outside of nonporous surfaces

 

Like glass, metal and plastic would have zero effect on the contents sealed inside. If you don't worry about using it on your counter top to keep things clean, then why worry about using it on products that are equally impervious to absorption of the disinfectant? The same principles of being nonporous applies to all of them.

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Response to Aquaria (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 02:20 PM

18. Holy crap. Your right.

We use it on countertops. A dah moment for me.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:14 PM

2. I'm glad to see this being posted every day since it falls off DU's first page pretty quick!

I just did an order pickup from our supermarket. We had a tall pail of suds waiting and a dry pail. Husband was waiting and he spritzed and wiped bags and items to sanitize to dropped them into the empty pail. Then we rinsed and dried them. It took about 15 minutes since we only got less than half our order.

We don't touch the bags with bare hands and we do spritz them down well before handling them with gloved hands.

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Response to eleny (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:51 PM

17. Yeah, he was a little lax with that bread.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:35 PM

19. You were on that right away with good advice!

I've got that problem licked. We're making our own with the easy no-knead method. I learned about it several months ago and wish I knew years ago. I've got a semolina dough rising overnight tonight.

Here's my mentor, just an fyi...
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZdfub88-4D0Jc_V4T_yNrA

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Response to eleny (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 06:58 PM

22. Thanks for the link!

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:38 PM

23. You're welcome!

I have friends who may not even use his recipes. But they said that they could watch him work. He's very relaxing and I think we could use a dose of that.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:24 PM

3. Shared on FB yesterday

On a totally unrelated note, I really like this guy’s kitchen. Partially open concept but the actual cooking area is tucked away.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:40 PM

4. This guy is a natural teacher. He is wonderful! K&R

Helping keep people alive. Pass it on.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:40 PM

5. After returning from the grocery drive through

1. Took all the stuff to the kitchen
2. Sprayed the car with Lysol anti-viral
3. Put on an N95 mask to handle the groceries in
4. Washed down all the package surfaces with soap and water.
5. In some, not all, cases transferred food to alternate containers.
6. Put food up, throw away all bags & wrappers to outside containers.
7. Washed down the counters where the food had been with soap and water.
8. Lysoled the area.
9. Stripped clothes and showered.

The whole process took about an hour, but a lot of time was saved with the grocery pick up so I think it was close to a wash.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 12:44 PM

6. Kick

My dog won’t sop barking at the mailman

She loves him.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:06 PM

8. Thank you so much for this

 

I was wondering what we needed to be doing for food these days, when so much of the information was conflicting. This answered everything so well. I especially liked the clean v not clean breakdown surface idea. The bread thing made me realize... I have a plastic loaf container tucked away somewhere that my mom gave me back in the Stone Age, and now would be a good time to dig it out.

I also had no idea we could "wash" the hardier fruits. I don't think you want to do it with some veggies (lettuce, spinach, etc.) but for most fruits, peppers, squashes, and so on, those foods should be fine with just a little soap and water. One thing that I wish he would have emphasized though, is that, when you wash with dish soap, rinse them thoroughly before putting them away. Dish soap not being rinsed off well enough contributes to a fair share of people having persistent tummy issues. Dawn is one of the worst about causing regrets when it's not rinsed off well enough. When I started rinsing off my dishes more thoroughly, I reduced a lot of gastric problems I'd been having.

It's also funny how he described dealing with takeout. I just came back from getting some treat day junk food, and did everything he was talking about, as far as opening and dumping stuff out of the wrappers/containers without touching the food. Then I wash my hands while the food is heating up. A pointer, though with burgers, especially: Order plain burgers/cheeseburgers, no veggies or condiments, and add what you want of those from what you have at home. Onions are the only exception. They do fine heated up, but lettuce, tomatos, pickles, mayo? Ew. No. My lettuce and pickles are better than what any takeout place has, anyway.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:10 PM

9. Bookmarked. With the shelter in place order in effect, I have the time to do this.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:22 PM

11. They did not find live virus on the cruise

ship after 17 days. They found RNA.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #11)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:28 PM

13. link?

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:28 PM

12. what do you do if the sanitizer runs out?

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:45 PM

21. Like Hermit-The-Prog advised in the post below - also...

We keep a spritz bottle of Dawn and water, Wear gloves and spray the containers. We also keep a bucket of suds that I dunk just about everything that's easier to do that way and follow with a clear water rinse. Soap will make the virus's outer membrane fall apart because it's made of protein and fat (according to Dr. Fair, a virologist, on MSNBC).
several days
Lastly, time is our friend. Where possible, let containers like canned and boxed items sit in a box out of the way somewhere. Time renders the virus ineffective. We do that with packages from online purchases. We do wipe or spritz the boxes and then let them sit undisturbed for days.

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Response to Demonaut (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:45 PM

24. From the CDC

Disinfect

Use diluted household bleach solutions if appropriate for the surface. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.

To make a bleach solution, mix:

5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water

OR
4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water
Alcohol solutions with at least 70% alcohol.

Household cleaners and disinfectants: Clean the area or item with soap and water or another detergent if it is dirty. Then, use a household disinfectant.

Follow the instructions on the label to ensure safe and effective use of the product.

Many products recommend:
Keeping the surface wet for several minutes to ensure germs are killed.
Precautions such as wearing gloves and making sure you have good ventilation during use of the product.


https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-your-home.html

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 01:38 PM

15. Very important information.

I will definitely be altering my present process.

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Response to muntrv (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 05:38 PM

20. So I am thinking about him when i got home

Today from farmers market, they wore gloves and got the food for people no touching.

A bunch of things in plastic bags, bread, carrots, potatoes so i wiped bags down but i had nothing to drop all of it in. I don’t keep a bunch of large plastic containers around anymore.

So I dumped carrots and potatoes into refrigerator hope they stay fresh and i froze bread after cleaning bag.

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