The 3 Dirtiest Areas Of Your Kitchen That You’re Probably Unaware Of

The 3 Dirtiest Areas Of Your Kitchen That You're Probably Unaware Of

The kitchen is where we prepare and cook food, but what if it was actually one of the dirtiest rooms in your home? Many people consider the bathroom (only because of the toilet) to be the most germ infested place in the house. But in some homes, the kitchen comes out on top as the worst bacteria thriving room.

Even if you clean your kitchen on a regular basis, there’s a high possibility that you’re forgetting to may attention to these 3 dirtiest areas…

The Sink

The 3 Dirtiest Areas Of Your Kitchen That You're Probably Unaware Of

The sink is where we wash our hands and also tip multiple substances down the drain on a daily basis. Not only are your dish cloths and sponges harbouring thousands of germs, your sink basin is also home to harmful bacteria.

Food particles from dishes left to soak or rinsed off plates on their way to the dishwasher become a breeding ground for illness-causing bacteria, including E. coli and salmonella.

The Chopping Boards

The 3 Dirtiest Areas Of Your Kitchen That You're Probably Unaware Of

Do you prep your dinner on a static chopping board that is too big to go in the dishwasher? When was the last time you gave it a good scrub with disinfectant?

A recent study  found that chopping boards are the most contaminated utensil in the kitchen harbouring up to 200% more fecal bacteria than the average toilet seat, causing E.Coli and salmonella. This is particularly worse if you use your chopping board to cut raw meat and vegetables.

The Fridge

The 3 Dirtiest Areas Of Your Kitchen That You're Probably Unaware Of

You wouldn’t keep your food in the bin, but it turns out your fridge may be just as dirty.

In an experiment conducted by Microban Europe, researchers found that fridge salad drawers can contain up to 750 times the level of bacteria considered to be safe for humans. Potentially fatal bugs such as  E.coli, salmonella and listeria are among those found.

Further tests on salad drawers of 30 frost-free home fridges showed they had an average of 7,850 bacteria colony-forming units per square centimetre.

When was the last time you cleaned your fridge?


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