The 5 Dirtiest Places in Your Kitchen

The 5 Dirtiest Places in Your KitchenImage credit: Alexas_Fotos

The favorite place of each hostess is the kitchen. Here she spends most of the time. Naturally, it’s nice if the coveted corner is clean and cozy. We will take advantage of the useful advice of experienced housewives.

Even clean at first glance, the kitchen can be a real hotbed of microbes.

If you do not want to become a victim of dangerous bacteria, pay special attention to cleaning these places.


If the temperature in the refrigerator is above the recommended + 4ºC, then it is possible to accurately find the listeria. These bacteria settle in melted ice cream, spoiled soft cheeses, raw meat, ready-made salads. Symptoms of infection are similar to influenza, that is, fever, abdominal pain, lacrimation. Especially they are dangerous for pregnant women, as they can lead to miscarriage.

Boxes for storing fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator

Few people buy exactly as many vegetables as they want to use for cooking. The remaining vegetables and fruits are spoiled and moldy. In this regard, the boxes can be infected with mold and yeast fungi, listeria and salmonella.

Kitchen sponges

In kitchen sponges after the first use dangerous bacteria accumulate. To disinfect them, send a wet sponge for a minute in a microwave oven. This will help kill 99% of the microbes.


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Drain the kitchen sink, as a rule, literally teems with pathogenic bacteria that can get into the body and cause digestive upset. So often clean the sink with a special tool or bleach.


Blender is often stored in the kitchen box. The darkness and lack of access to fresh air make this household appliance attractive for Listeria and Escherichia coli.