There's a reason restaurants are stocked with a small army of kitchen towels. Using the same towel for busing tables, cleaning up splattered food, and wiping up spilled drinks would increase the risk of cross-contamination. At home, however, you're probably guilty of doing just that: using one or two dish towels to wipe your hands, mop up spills, and clean the countertops. To stay safe, always use separate towels for wiping your hands and cleaning cooking surfaces. Soak towels in a sanitizing solution of bleach and water, and switch them out daily if you can. Another quick tip? Stick to paper towels to clean up spills.