In general, bath has the worst reputation when it comes to dirt, bacteria and germs, when in fact, the most important source of bacteria is the kitchen. The place you cook, wash, clean, cut and eat is an excellent shelter for the germs development. On a first “view”, they are harmless, but know that these can cause the most trouble. For example, because of their contact you can take a cold or an infection. Here are the dirtiest things from your kitchen.
Kitchen sink, although it is bathed daily in tap water, is one of the dirtiest household items. You must admit that you do not disinfect it every time after you wash the dishes, you just wash it with dishwasher sponge until it looks clean. Well, it remains clean. Therefore, we recommend you to frequent wash the kitchen sink with a little dishwasher detergent mixed with sodium bicarbonate.
2. The cutting board
The cutting board where you use to chop vegetables, meat or other ingredients used in food preparation, is a luxury hotel for bacteria and germs, so we have to well clean it after each use. The mere passage of the sponge over the vessels under running water is not enough. Scrubbing the sponge on the cutting board does nothing but interfere bacteria on the two objects.
If your cutting board is old and has deep cuts, it’s time to buy a new one. Shallows enable bacteria to shelter and make them difficult to remove. Although in general you use a wood cutting board, it is advisable to change it with one made of glass, where bacteria can not hide.
Wet places are conducive to the development and breeding of bacteria and germs. Such sensational places, even exotic for bacteria are represented by sponges and cloths vessels with which you remove excess water from sinks and countertop. Even if you think that the sponge it’s cleaned because it’s soaked in soapy water, many impurities remain on it after each use. Fortunately, disinfecting sponges and cloths can be very simple. You can enter wet sponge in the microwave for 30 seconds to kill almost all bacteria or you can put them in the dishwasher.
These tips are helpful, but more effective is to frequently change dishwasher sponges.
4. The refrigerator
Bacteria are not scared of low temperatures and grow freely even if you think is cleaner than a pharmacy. The shelves and drawers in the refrigerator gather bacteria from food packages and directly from food. It is advisable to immediately wipe the place where you spilled or dropped something from the package. It is also advisable to disinfect the refrigerator’s handle.
In summer, it is recommended to disinfect and seal the refrigerator, as this may develop mold.
All kitchen handles are excellent sources of batteries and germs, because often come in contact with your hands, and they are full of bacteria. It is advisable to daily clean handles of the microwave, electric oven, from the kitchen furniture or other handle that you get in touch with, frequently.