GERMIEST PLACES IN YOUR KITCHEN – As seen on 3TV / Phoenix (Good Morning Arizona) – Monday, September 30, 2019 (8:45 a.m.) and Saturday, October 5, 2019 (6:45 a.m. and 9:09 a.m.)
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The microwave plate is surprisingly dirty.
Why it is so bad: The turntable on your microwave is covered with 120 times the germs of a pet toy. Some think the heat kills all bacteria, but it is almost never completely clean. In fact, the strongest bacteria survive, causing them to multiply and become heat-resistant over time.
How to clean it: Wipe your microwave every few days to control food build-up.
For a more thorough cleaning, wipe the inside with a non-toxic all-purpose cleaner *. Let it dry completely before using it.
You can boil water with lemon; The steam will kill the bacteria. Let the device sit for about 15 minutes with the microwave door closed and then wipe it with paper towels.
The kitchen sink
Why is it gross?
You're probably running your sponge around the sink to wash away food and other leftovers, but it's usually gross too! The sink is still one of the most germinating places in your kitchen. With the fifth highest amount of microorganisms in the house, the sink is contaminated with coliform bacteria and yeast or mold.
How to clean it:
Clean the sink daily with a solution of bleach and water so that the mixture can filter down the drain. Use 1 liter of water and 1 teaspoon of bleach.
Scrub the sides and bottom of the sink once or twice a week with a disinfectant cleaner *.
You can add 1 tablespoon of bleach mixed with a quarter of water to the sewage system weekly and dispose of. Make sure you don't combine the bleach with any other detergent you use.
Refrigerator door handles
Why it is so bad: You stop in the middle of preparing a meal to get something out of the fridge. You have often not washed your hands after handling raw meat and food.
How to clean it: After cleaning, use a natural disinfectant spray * and a microfiber cloth after cleaning to wipe the handle.
Why it is so bad: It sits in one of your sinks or on the counter for weeks. Often you put things in to drain them and it often stays wet.
How to clean it: Put it in the dishwasher weekly or wash it in a sink with hot soapy water. Spray with white vinegar and let dry.
Why it is so bad: Many rubber spatulas consist of two parts, the paddle and the handle. If you don't separate them every time you clean them, bacteria can build up around the edges that can spread to food.
How to clean it: Some spatulas are easier to separate. Either wash by hand in hot soapy water or put in the dishwasher. Let the parts dry before reassembling them. If you need a new spatula, you can also buy the one-piece silicone version. No rough edges.
Wooden spoons and utensils
Why it is so bad: Wooden utensils absorb water and bacteria. You can shape, split and retain cooking residues.
How to clean it: Use a dishwashing liquid and hot water to wash wooden utensils thoroughly. Do not soak in water.
Rinse occasionally with white vinegar to kill germs.
Do not wash in the dishwasher
Discard if you see black spots that are usually mold
When buying new looks instead of bamboo.
Take care of your fruit bowl – if it has not been cleaned.
Why it is so bad: The fruit bowl is 163 times dirtier than eating straight from the sink. If fruits are not clean or rot in the bowl, bacteria spread to new fruits.
How to clean it: Clean the bowl with soap and water or put it in the dishwasher. Do this before refilling the bowl.
Salt and pepper shaker
Why are you gross?: Often you hold them by the stove and then handle them, often with dirty hands, even if you have handled raw meat.
Clean the outside with hot soap and water every few days.
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