After analyzing swabs taken from different parts of the refrigerator, the research team found that the door of the refrigerator is the dirtiest place, where the largest number of bacteria hides.
The door is usually the warmest part of the refrigerator / photo depositphotos.com
A recent study by food hygiene experts at High Speed Training found that some parts of the fridge are three times dirtier than a toilet seat.
As stated in the material Expressafter analyzing swabs taken from different parts of the refrigerator, the research team found that the door of the refrigerator is the dirtiest place where the most bacteria hide.
Natasha Blythe, food hygiene expert at High Speed Training said: “Firstly, a properly functioning fridge door is usually the warmest part of the fridge. Bacteria usually thrive at higher temperatures, so it’s an ideal breeding ground for germs.”
“Furthermore, when it comes to cleaning, refrigerator door compartments can be overlooked, and this can also contribute to the buildup of nasty bacteria,” Blythe added.
To minimize the risk of germs entering your refrigerator, Blythe recommends deep cleaning your kitchen appliance at least three times a year.
“It’s best to do this when the fridge is almost empty before making a big grocery purchase,” she said.
Everything, including shelves and drawers, should be removed from the refrigerator and the interior should be cleaned with a soapy solution, as harsh chemicals can remain in the refrigerator and potentially contaminate fresh food once you fill the refrigerator.
Blythe added: “Clean the fridge from top to bottom so you don’t contaminate the areas you’ve already cleaned. Once everything is clean, it’s important to dry all surfaces to remove excess moisture.”
Blythe also advises washing all removed shelves and drawers with hot, soapy water to make sure everything is fresh.
Finally, it will be necessary to wipe down the outside of the refrigerator, paying special attention to the germs, such as the handle.
How to get rid of the smell in the refrigerator
Previously, UNIAN wrote about an amazing method against the smell from the refrigerator.
Experienced housewives say that ordinary baking soda absorbs the smell in the refrigerator well. It is easy to apply: pour 1 glass of powder into a plastic container; put it close to the back wall of the refrigerator; close the door
After 2-3 hours, you will feel that the refrigerator no longer stinks, as the soda absorbs any unpleasant aromas. It is important to understand that if you use this method constantly, then the “powder” must be changed every 2-3 months, otherwise the miracle remedy itself will become a chemical bomb.
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