- This place has been shown to be a lot dirtier than your toilet!
- It is recommended to clean once or twice a week with hot water and detergent to remove all traces of food waste and gunk.
- Sponges generally harbor high counts of germs such as coli, Salmonella, yeast and mold after 3 weeks of use.
- Microwave or boil the sponge can kill most of the germs including the spores.
- Alternatively, change the sponge frequently (every two weeks or less)
- Another high traffic area in the kitchen which can result in cross-contamination with different germs.
- Clean the surface with soapy water and wipe dry with clean cloth after food preparation.
- Food spillage and gunk can be both an eye sore as well as germ hotspots
- Soak all wok support rings and stove knobs in hot soapy water.
- Clean the surface including all the hobs with water and detergent/soapy water and wipe clean.
- The dark and damp interior is the perfect breeding ground for germs
- Fill the tank with 4 cups of vinegar and let it stand for 30 minutes before running a cycle with the vinegar. Flush the vinegar out with clean water for several cycles until the smell of vinegar is gone.
- It is known to be one of the germiest spots in the household
- Wash it at least once a week with hot soapy water or just put it in the dishwasher
Bathtub, shower, sink, water tap and toilet bowl
- Being damp/wet makes them the hotpots for germs especially fecal coliforms.
- Scrub frequently with hot soapy water/detergent and remove all hairs trapped near the drain to prevent clogging. Bleach frequently.
The 2011 National Sanitation Foundation, Health Canada