The 9 Germiest Places in Your Kitchen

Find out what everyday items are germ hot spots – and how you can kill them once and for all.

The 9 Germiest Places in Your Kitchen

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.


Water Dispenser

Water Dispenser

What They Found: Yeast and mold

How to Clean It Properly: Turn the icemaker off, empty the ice from the ice bin and wash the bin with mild dish soap and warm water using a sponge or soft cloth. Wipe dry with a clean towel. If you’re also cleaning the refrigerator’s water dispensing system with vinegar, be sure to throw away the first batch of ice, since it still might taste sour from the vinegar solution. Clean monthly.

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