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The Surprising Kitchen Item That Habours The Most Bacteria

The Surprising Kitchen Item That Habours The Most Bacteria

It’s where we prepare and store food, so our kitchens do need to be as clean as possible but the part of it that’s actually the most filled with bacteria isn’t actually an appliance, according to one doctor. Magnet Trade worked with Dr Gareth Nye, Programme Lead for Medical Science, to learn more about all things bacteria and the doctor issued a warning against using one item entirely. The kitchen item that harbours the most bacteria Dr Nye warned that, actually, the most bacteria-filled item in the kitchen is dishcloths! Speaking about a study, the doctor revealed: “90% of UK dishcloths were considered heavily contaminated with bacteria compared with 20% of toilet flush handles. “The toilet fairs better than other kitchen areas such as the kitchen tap and worktop.” Overall, Dr Nye recommends not using dishcloths at-all, but, if you do, you must clean and store them properly. He said: “Recommendations are to not use them, but if you do, you should be washing thoroughly after each use and rinse with an anti-bacterial detergent every …