Alert! Dirty kitchen...

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Germs, Germs, Germs - they’re everywhere and you can’t even see them!

Whilst you can get friendly bacteria, there are some nasty bacteria’s sticking to any surface they can stick to and unfortunately, they love to make themselves at home right in the kitchen. This room of the house is where you need to be more careful when food is involved and you wipe down the surfaces as well as you can but sometime, it’s just enough.

Listen in…

Would you chop your vegetables on your toilet seat? A very unusual question but I think most people would reply with a firm ‘no’ but if you read on, you might want to re-think that answer.

According to Charles Gerba, a microbiologist at the University of Arizona (aka, Dr. Germ) there are 200x more faecal bacteria on the average kitchen chopping board than on a toilet seat.

Yes, you read that right - 200x more!

Would you still be inclined to chop your food on the toilet then? Probably not.

That’s probably the grossest part of this blog so if your stomach can handle it, read on for more information on bacteria riddled places in your kitchen.

Kitchen surfaces tend to be one of the dirtiest areas with 488 numbers of bacteria per square inch and the average kitchen sink having almost 18,000 numbers of bacteria per square inch according to WebMD Health News. People tend to wipe them down with sponges and cloths which harbour just as much bacteria which is a big no, no. The best way is to wipe them down with a disinfectant and dry it up with paper towels as they absorb most of the moisture and you can quickly throw them out.

As for the fridge, a half opened can of beans; a leaky meat package and spoiled milk perish quickly. So it is hardly a surprise that a host of potentially dangerous levels of bacteria such as E.Coli, salmonella, campylobacter, and norovirus, which can all cause upset stomach and diarrhoea, have been found lurking in the average domestic fridge. Wiping the shelves down with a disinfectant will minimise the amount of bacteria in the fridge but it’s also a satisfying feeling knowing that your food is safe to eat!

It is also advisable to move the food around to ensure it all gets eaten (and seen!) before it goes out of date. And if it is out of date, chuck it.

It’s no wonder that people get seriously ill from bacteria infestation when food is involved, especially when most of the time it can be prevented or chances can be minimized through thorough cleaning. Good cleaning practise doesn’t take much effort and can really save your chances of you or others becoming seriously sick. Are you doing your part on thorough cleaning?

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Every couple of days I check dates items in fridge and at least once a week clean fridge out too
Tue October 24 2017
Always keep on top of cleaning in your kitchen is my motto
Tue October 24 2017
A real eye opener. Thank you for the fascinating and very useful information.
Sun October 22 2017
Scary facts and figures!
Sat October 21 2017
As an ex nurse for over 30 years I have to say I'm a little obsessed when it comes to keeping germs at bay! Great article with some sound advice thank you x
Tue October 17 2017
yuk, I do clean thoroughly but I shall be doing it even more vigorously after reading this.
Mon October 16 2017
cannot believe there are more bacteria on my chopping board than my toilet seat, real eye opener, i am off to clean now
Sat October 14 2017
Fab tips I always keep my fridge clean with weekly wipes with a antbat wipe,and do a through clean at least once a month
Sun November 20 2016
Cross contamination causes lots of illness!
Sun November 20 2016
How does fecal bacteria get on a cutting board???
Sun November 20 2016
its good to have a germ free kitchen to prevent sickness!
Sun November 20 2016
Gross
Sun November 20 2016
I am very thorough on kitchen cleaning and illness prevention!
Sun November 20 2016
I keep a paper towel soaked with fabric softner in the bathroom waste paper basket so it always smells fresh when guests enter.
Sun November 20 2016
very useful tips even if your kitchen tops are clean you should always re-sanitize before you prepare food
Sun November 20 2016
Yes - thoroughly agree with article.
Sun November 20 2016
This is info I've read before but it's important to refresh it every now and again, especially at a time when you'd be responsible for the health of others.
Sun November 20 2016
clean as you go--don't let mess pile up
Sun November 20 2016
My Mom taught me clean as you go and don't cross contaminate.
Sun November 20 2016
Helpful info.
Sun November 20 2016
I not only love this product but also the many cleaning ideas and facts you give!!!
Sun November 20 2016
It's important to keep your kitchen clean so you don't get sick from eating contaminated food.
Sat November 19 2016
Cleaning regularly is really important to keep germsat bay
Sat November 19 2016
thank you for the great tips
Sat November 19 2016
It is important to keep your kitchen clean!
Fri November 18 2016
Cleaning needs to be done often to stay healthy
Fri November 18 2016
Good advice.
Fri November 18 2016
I like what I read
Fri November 18 2016
I clean my kitchen every day.
Fri November 18 2016
good advice
Fri November 18 2016
I love to cook but don't care much for the cleaning. Great article. I do it because it has to be done. With everything I do I like to do it well even if I don't feel like it!
Thu November 17 2016
Great blog I have recently started using anti bac wipes for kitchen makes me feel have peace of mind that it's germ free
Thu November 17 2016
Thanks for the tip. Can't believe that!
Thu November 17 2016
Cleaning is something that should be done ongoing to prevent so many diseases like E-Coli and salmonella
Thu November 17 2016
Eww,eww kitchens can be so gross.lol
Thu November 17 2016
Great info.
Tue November 15 2016
It is important to have a germ free kitchen to prevent sickness.
Tue November 15 2016
I love to cook so is the very important to me to have a very clean spotless bacteria free kitchen. Would not want anyone to get sick while at my place for dinner parties.
Tue November 15 2016
Had to become a super germ fighter due to tummy infection so any help is great help! Good tips so thanks!
Sat February 6 2016