Four surprising places germs hide in your kitchen

Four surprising places germs hide in your kitchen

If it makes you shudder to think about germs – let alone hidden germs, then this is for you! Here are some surprising and commonly overlooked places nasties hide in your kitchen…

 

1. Your Kitchen Sponge

Four surprising places germs hide in your kitchen

Your kitchen sponge is the most germ ridden thing in your house, information via Scientific Reports has revealed your sponge may even contain more germs than your toilet – argh! We have a hot tip for you though – placing your sponge in the microwave for 1-2 minutes daily rapidly decreases the germs contained within it, follow this by washing your sponge with Orange Power Dishwash Concentrate and you have a winner!

 

2. The Dishwasher

Four surprising places germs hide in your kitchen

But it washes the dishes, right?! Well… allowing dirty dishes to accumulate for a few days leads to the growth of bacteria in your dishwasher, creating a pretty filthy environment. If you’re not doing a load soon the best way to keep it squeaky clean in there is to rinse your plates with a small amount of bleach, killing the bacteria and creating a clean environment to wash your household utensils.

 

3. The Kitchen Sink

So apparently, your kitchen sink may also be more germ ridden than your toilet bowl – fantastic… Food particles from used dishes accumulate in the sink and cause the growth of bacteria, with most people presuming rinsing with water will get rid of them. In actual fact, your sink should always be disinfected after use, and your hands washed after doing so! A quick and easy way to do this is with Orange Power Sticky Spot and Goo Dissolver – just splash a small amount onto the sink and let the power of oranges do its thing. It will leave your sink sparkling too!

 

4. The Refrigerator Fruit and Vegetable Compartment (The Crisper)

Four surprising places germs hide in your kitchen

Not the crisper! Yes. The Crisper. Most people would think if you are just storing fruits and vegetables you won’t get germs in there. But studies have found this is one of the most germ ridden spots in the WHOLE kitchen! Make sure to empty and sanitise you crisper regularly to keep those nasties at bay. Organic Choice Fridge Cleaning Spray will do the trick here – leaving your fridge smelling minty fresh.