It’s often said that kitchens are the heart of the home and for good reason – it’s where all the cooking is done for the family and in many households, it’s also where the entire family sits down to enjoy a meal together or a cup of coffee as they chat about their day.
For these reasons alone, keeping your kitchen spotlessly cleans is a must as germs of every kind lurk around in every corner, crevice and countertop.
1. Kitchen sink
As shocking as it seems, the kitchen sink is one of the dirtiest places in your home. Numerous studies have shown that kitchen sinks house 100,000 times more germs than your bathroom does.
Since your sink is wet and moist, it is a great place for E coli to live and grow in all its disgusting glory.
A quick hack to clean your kitchen sink as often as you can is by scrubbing it with vinegar to kill any harmful bacteria.
Besides the kitchen sink, countertops tend to be among the dirtiest spots in your kitchen, if you and other members of your family are constantly eating and dropping crumbs of food on it.
Use a disinfectant kitchen cleaner to wipe your countertops thoroughly every single day to prevent the spreading of harmful germs.
3. Stove knobs
According to a 2011 study, one-third of stove knobs are filled with yeast and mold. These harmful bacteria can easily make you sick and wreak havoc on your immune system.
Therefore, you need to get your stove knobs cleaned at least once a week by removing all the knobs and washing it thoroughly in hot, soapy water.
Your fridge gets a lot of use and it’s understandable then if its gets dirty and smelly from time to time.
According to Microban Europe, researchers discovered a host of potentially dangerous germs lurking in the average fridge, including E coli, salmonella and listeria.
To keep your fridge in pristine condition, be sure you clean it at least twice a month by using a solution of baking soda or vinegar.
5. Cooker hood
Your cooker hood can be easily overlooked when cleaning your kitchen. However, this is an area you should clean properly and regularly to keep your home safe from bacteria, germs and fire hazards.
When cleaning the cooker hood, remove the filter and soak it in hot, soapy water that contains one cup of vinegar. This solution helps cut through the grease.
This article first appeared in kaodim.com
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