Survey: Do You Use Bleach in the Kitchen?

A long time ago, I was told to put a few drops of bleach in my dishwashing water to combat the smell dishes can sometimes get, especially when washing up after eggs. This seemed a little odd to me and I never adopted the practice, although I still haven't solved the eggy smell, either.

Chlorine bleach has a bad rap with most eco-minded folk because of its toxicity to humans and to the environment. But many people find it indispensable in the kitchen, both as a sanitizer (to clean up after raw chicken, for example) and a stain remover.

Take our survey below, and defend your bleach use or tell us your bleach alternatives in the comments. (And how does one get rid of that eggy smell?)

Related: Handling Raw Chicken: To Rinse or Not to Rinse?

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Dana Velden has just finished writing her first book: Finding Yourself in the Kitchen: Meditations and Recipes from a Mindful Cook which is based on her Weekend Meditation posts from The Kitchn. (Rodale Press, September, 2015) She lives in Oakland, CA.