Dirty truth: 5 seats in the kitchen that need to be washed immediately

We do not want to upset you, but because of food, detergents and moisture, most kitchens are places of accumulation of germs and dirt. But do not worry, we will tell you about the places where fungus and mold can form, and how to get rid of it.


Did you know that there are usually more germs in the kitchen sink than in the bathroom? Before you begin to curse children for the eternal mess, think: we wash food and dishes in the sink, so it is logical that there are accumulated microbes. There is good news: proper cooking kills germs like salmonella, but it will take time to completely clear the sink from other microorganisms.


After each time you wash raw meat, fruits, vegetables, and plates in the sink, thoroughly clean the sink. Once a day, use a disinfectant spray on the entire surface of the sink and on the faucet. Allow the spray to dry naturally or wait 10 minutes and wipe the sink with a paper towel. Also clean the drain once a week.

Kitchen table top

Even if you wipe the table several times a day - this is not enough to destroy the microbes. A tabletop is just a kitchen dump: we put packages from stores, food containers, bags, plates and food on it.


Sterilize the surface of the kitchen table before and after cooking, as well as after parsing food bags. Better not to put the packages on the table at all. If you have pets, make sure that their bowls and toys do not fall on the tabletop, because they are carriers of many bacteria, and the food may contain staphylococcus. In addition, regularly change the cloths and sponges with which to wipe the table.


Speaking of sponges, they are really full of germs. This is a fact that can not be avoided, because we use them to wash tables, dishes, sink, and all the dirt accumulates on them. And then with the same sponge you spread this dirt to the places that you rub it. So try not to put food on the tabletop after you rubbed it with a new sponge.


First, select your sponge for each case. One for cleaning the table, the second for washing dishes and the third for the sink. Secondly, regularly replace the sponge - about once a week. Between purchases of new sponges can be disinfected old, wetting them and putting in the microwave for 2 minutes. In addition, disinfect with a special spray sponge for washing dishes every day.


Microbes also accumulate on the handles of cabinets and doors, as we constantly touch them with dirty hands, although it may seem as if they are clean. All we touch is getting dirty, because our hands are real carriers of bacteria. You should think about it.


Just as with the countertop and sink, you should disinfect the refrigerator door, the handles of all cabinets and doors. And most importantly - wash your hands more often and carefully!


Surprisingly, the trash can is not the most microbial zone in the kitchen, but it is in the top 5. And this is natural, because the accumulation of cleanings, packages, spoiled products, food debris is just a haven for germs. A strong unpleasant smell is a sign that a lot of bacteria have spread in the garbage can.


The most important thing is to take out the trash every day. If the bin is in the locker, disinfect everything inside. Once a week, set aside 10 minutes to disinfect the garbage bin itself. Wearing gloves, remove the bucket and apply a disinfectant spray on it. Wait a few minutes, rinse with water and let dry (preferably in the sun).