Find out what everyday items are germ hot spots – and how you can kill them once and for all.
With 20% of foodborne illnesses coming from mistakes in the kitchen, the National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) embarked on a mission to find the grimiest places in your home. Find out what everyday items are germ hot spots – and how you can kill them once and for all.
What They Found: Salmonella, E.coli, yeast and mold
How to Clean It Properly: If it’s dishwasher-safe, place the can opener in the dishwasher after each use. If hand washing, wash the opener in hot soapy water, rinsing thoroughly with clean tap water before air drying after each use. Pay special attention to the area around the cutting blades to be sure all food residue is removed.