Sanitisers are a chemical used in the process of cleaning a surface to reduce the number of bacteria and micro-organisms to a save level. Unlike cleaning, which involves removing of grease/food/soils from a surface or object, sanitising relates directly to the micro-organisms that may be growing there.

Sanitizing is meant to reduce, not kill, the occurrence and growth of bacteria, viruses and fungi. Disinfecting a surface will “kill” the microscopic organisms as claimed on the label of a particular product. ... If we start with 1 million organisms on a surface then a disinfectant must kill 100 percent of them; zero left.