There are a lot of germs: the five dirtiest places in the kitchen

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The five dirtiest places in the kitchen

Housewives spend a lot of time in the kitchen, using various appliances and kitchen utensils. Therefore, some surfaces can become an ideal breeding ground for bacteria and germs.

OBOZ.UA found out about the dirtiest places that need regular cleaning. Cleaning will help to avoid quick contamination of things and objects in the kitchen that the owners often use.


When food is heated, grease and other particles get on the inside of the microwave oven. This leads to contamination and the formation of an unpleasant odor. Therefore, you should wash the inside and outside of the appliance thoroughly every week to avoid this.

Mix a tablespoon of vinegar and 250 ml of water and place in the microwave. Turn on the appropriate mode to bring the liquid to a boil. The steam will help soften hardened food particles and grease on the walls. Then wait until the appliance has cooled down and wipe it with a damp cloth.

Toaster crumb tray

Crumbs accumulate in the crumb tray and create a favorable environment for bacteria to grow. When the toaster has cooled down, remove the crumb tray and use a dry toothbrush to clean off any dirt. Then wash with dishwashing liquid and dry.

Kitchen apron

If you prepare food frequently, you should wash your apron after each use to prevent dirt build-up. Add laundry detergent and a glass of white vinegar to warm water, stir everything up, and soak the apron in the liquid for 15 minutes. Then wash by hand or in the washing machine, setting the appropriate mode.

Oven mittens

Even if your oven mitts look clean on the outside, it doesn't mean they are free of bacteria. If you use them frequently, soak them in a special solution every week.

Stir a tablespoon of dishwashing detergent and a tablespoon of baking soda into lukewarm water. Soak the mittens for 10 minutes and wash them by hand or in a washing machine. But before doing so, read the instructions on the gloves for the washing mode.

Wooden boards

Small cracks appear on the boards during cutting, which accumulate dirt and germs. You should regularly soak wooden utensils in a special solution to get rid of bacteria.

Add one teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide to two liters of water and immerse the plate in the liquid. Leave it for 5-10 minutes. Then wash with dishwashing detergent and dry.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to wash a frying pan using the "two glasses" method, the result will surprise you.

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