The Benefits Of Keeping Picnic Coolers Clean

| March 30, 2011

When you’re eating lunch on a hot summer day, isn’t it nice to have something that’s chilled for you? What if you reached down for your can of soda and it felt seemingly as warm as the air around you? That could very unpleasant and even more so if the meal you’re having is being eaten under the warm sun. Picnic coolers can help you avoid this situation, and can even keep you from getting sick because of spoiled food.

First and foremost, keeping picnic coolers clean keeps mold and mildew from growing inside of them. If you’ve ever had an item that had mildew on it because it stayed wet for too long, you know how tough it is to make that mildew go away. You don’t want to have to throw away your cooler, do you? We didn’t think so!

Making sure that your cooler is clean also ensures that your food will be clean. We’re pretty sure you wouldn’t eat off of the dirty floor or put your food in a refrigerator that hadn’t been cleaned in months, right? We didn’t think so! If your cooler isn’t clean, harmful germs inside of it can get on your food, which means they end up in you!

Having a clean cooler means having a cooler that smells good. When mold, mildew, and other forms of bacteria get inside of a space, they tend to transform that space into something that looks and smells undesirable. There are few things that are as unpleasant as opening up a cooler and getting a big whiff of everything but the food you put in it.

Now that you know why it’s so important to keep picnic coolers clean, you should know how to clean them. A big part of keeping your cooler tidy is keeping it dry. Where do you store your cooler? We’re willing to bet it’s either in your basement, attic, garage, shed, or other storage facility. These places get extremely warm in the summer and they can also get humid. Between the heat and humidity, bacteria can spread like wildfire, but having a dry cooler can prevent that. Once it appears to be dry, set it out in the sun for an extra two hours to ensure total dryness.

After picnic coolers sunbathe, they still need to be cleaned out. Use alcoholic wipes to scrub the inside of your cooler.

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