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1 of The 10 Dirtiest Spots in Your Kitchen

Posted by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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By Arricca Elin Sansone, Good Housekeeping

                                         

1. Your Kitchen Sink
“There can be millions of pathogens (disease-causing germs) clinging to the sink, the seal of the drain, and the rubber gasket around the garbage disposal,” says Dr. Reynolds. While proper cooking lowers your chance of foodborne illness, germs like salmonella, which lives in much of the chicken you bring home, can linger in your sink after you wash the food that contains it. Touch your face after touching the sink and you’ve just spread the germs.

What to do: Clean your sink immediately after rinsing raw meat, veggies, and pet bowls and once a day even when you don’t wash food or pet dishes. Spray a disinfectant (look for the EPA registration number in tiny print on the label), which kills most bacteria and viruses, on the faucet, sink sides, sink bottom and sink strainers. “Don’t just wipe and go. Leave the product on the surface for the contact time recommended on the label,” says Dr. Reynolds. 

Do you scrub your sink daily?

by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 6:57 PM
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babygirl60428
by New Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:04 PM

OH MY GOD I ONLY SCRUBB MY KITCHEN SINK WHEN I USE IT... I GOTTA KEEP THAT IN MIND THANKS VERY MUCH...

babygirl60428
by New Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:06 PM
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I'M FOR REAL...


MamaMandee
by Mandee on Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:27 PM

You are welcome :)

Quoting babygirl60428:

OH MY GOD I ONLY SCRUBB MY KITCHEN SINK WHEN I USE IT... I GOTTA KEEP THAT IN MIND THANKS VERY MUCH...


michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Dec. 3, 2013 at 8:19 PM

my sink is scrubbed several times a day

megandwade
by Silver Member on Dec. 3, 2013 at 8:38 PM

I spray my sink down with disinfectant often but still, it wouldn't hurt to do it even more frequently. Thanks for the reminder!

EthansMomma2010
by on Dec. 3, 2013 at 10:41 PM
I scrub only a few times a week. Guess I should up that. And definitely need to leave on for the full contact time. Although usually I just clean with vinegar. Maybe the better question is what's in our meat and produce that cause this much infection?!
Peachy34500
by Gold Member on Dec. 4, 2013 at 7:15 AM
I don't do it nearly enough! I use Lysol kitchen cleaner
batjmom
by Sarah on Dec. 4, 2013 at 7:54 AM
Same here

Quoting michiganmom116:

my sink is scrubbed several times a day

sweetheart4171
by Peggy on Dec. 4, 2013 at 8:37 AM

No I don't scrub it daily....guess I should!

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