After reading today’s post you are probably not going to ever look at your kitchen the same way again. You probably think the germiest place in your home is your bathroom. According to a study by the NSF it’s actually your kitchen, or things in your kitchen. Below you’ll find the list of problem areas you should be aware of. Do you need affordable Raleigh event catering this summer or fall? Call Catering by Design today. We will save you time and money on your event and catering needs.
The Top 6 Germiest Kitchen Things
When examining kitchen items the study found that 36% of the items had positive indicators for E.coli and salmonella. Listeria was found on 14% of the items, and all of them had yeast and mold traces. Without further ado, here are the six things residing in your kitchen that are covered in the most germs.
- Refrigerator vegetable compartment: Salmonella, listeria, yeast, and mold
- Refrigerator meat compartment: Salmonella, E.coli, yeast, and mold
- Blender gasket: Salmonella, E.coli, yeast, and mold
- Can opener: Salmonella, E.coli, yeast, and mold
- Rubber spatula: E. coli, yeast, and mold
- Food storage container with rubber seal: Salmonella, yeast, and mold
Other Concern Areas
Microwave Plate – Be sure to also keep your microwave’s turntable plate clean. It can be covered in 120 times more germs than a pet toy.
Salt and Pepper Shakers – According to WebMD salt and pepper shakers are a common place to find cold virus germs.
Coffee Reservoir – The reservoir is the place you store the water before brewing a pot of coffee. According the NSF study, the reservoir contains more bacteria than a toilet seat.
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