Bacteria in the KitchenCheck out this article, 7 Kitchen Items You Didn’t Know Are Filthy With Germs …and the seven ways to clean them  by Tyler Wells Lynch, December 1, 2014.

The article looks at various areas in your kitchen that you may not be aware of when it comes to bacterial backup.

Here is a list of the 7 Areas:

Knobs, Dials, and Handles – These areas are typically areas where grease, raw meat, dirty hands come in contact with everyday handles which are touched daily.

Knife Blocks – Water can get into the knife areas and leave a damp place for germs to build up.

Can Openers – Food comes directly in contact with the tool and if proper washing does not occur, the item can carry food remains which are great breeding grounds for bacteria.

Dish Sponges – Wet, damp and exposed to all kinds of waste.

Cutting Boards – Another place where moisture combined with food waste can lead to bacteria.

Faucets – Water faucets are touched regularly and may not be cleaned up and sanitized on a regular basis.

Towels- Another area where dampness comes in contact with food waste and never gets a chance to dry out.

Read more in the article and keep a close eye on these areas.

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