5 Dirtiest places in your kitchen

Although we think the kitchen is the safest place in the house, it seems that this is totally false. Because in the kitchen we process food, the remaining debris leads to the formation of a favorable environment for the development of bacteria, which can endanger our health.

To avoid illness, be sure to disinfect and clean very well these places. Any cleaning product is useful in this case, especially products containing disinfectants.

The refrigerator compartment for vegetables
This compartment can hide various ferments, mold, Salmonella, and bacteria that produce listeriosis. Dark and wet places seem to be the perfect place to germinate even if the temperature is lower.

The sink
The sink is the perfect environment for microbes, sometimes even leading to the development of E.coli bacteria. Most of us believe that this is a pretty clean place, because it is always washed and the mess goes through the leakage. Think again! In 45% of sinks, there are coliform bacteria, which are usually found in excrements. Periodically disinfect your sink with special solutions, and if leftovers remain in it, throw them directly into the garbage because it may endanger your health.

The chopper can be full of coliform bacteria, but also of E. coli. In order to avoid illness for family members, specialists recommend that we use separate choppers for meat, vegetables, fruits and fish to avoid crossing bacteria. Wash them with hot water and dishwashing detergent after each use and dry them with kitchen towels.

Kitchen counter (or kitchen table)
32% of kitchen countertops have coliform bacteria, according to a study published a few years ago. Leaving sponges and dirty clothes on the table can make this part of your kitchen a very dangerous one, especially because we eat on it. It is best to use a disinfectant after each use of the kitchen counter or the table.

Kitchen handles are places we often ignore when cleaning. However, we need to know that handles are the most infected places in our kitchen that hide most microbes. Disinfect them frequently with cleaning products to make sure that bacteria will not spread in this environment that you often come into contact with.