Household: the 7 dirtiest objects in your kitchen

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Fridge, worktop, sink… If you are used to cleaning them thoroughly, know that there is a chance that it will not be enough. Indeed, even if you scrape, scour, wash or wipe certain objects in your kitchen, others can unfortunately be breeding grounds for bacteria and compromise all your maintenance work.

Have you thought about changing some utensils in your kitchen? Apart from the unhygienic aspect that these objects can have, it is also about your health, like pans and saucepans. Indeed, their coating can deteriorate during cooking and end up on your plate. “The 60 Million Consumers Association has analyzed the migration of perfluorinated compounds and the release of metals in cooked foods,” reported our colleagues from Femme Actuelle.

When we think of dirt in the kitchen, most French people will imagine unsavory objects such as garbage cans, mops, old toasters or even the sometimes neglected coolers at the bottom of the refrigerator. However, the most common objects in your daily life can sometimes be much dirtier than these. An American study was conducted on 371 participants in order to shed light on objects that can be easily contaminated in the kitchen. During these tests, a bacteriophage virus (MS2) was then introduced into raw meat. All the participants prepared, in different kitchens, the same recipe in order to classify the most contaminated objects.

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