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The Dirtiest Places in Your Kitchen You Should Know About

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Your kitchen is one of the most used rooms in your home. Not only do you prepare meals there, but you’ll also find yourself chopping vegetables, running the dishwasher, and hanging out with the family. Therefore, keeping it clean is important. In this post, we’ll talk about the dirtiest places in your kitchen you need to pay extra attention to.

Coffee Pot

Coffee is a hot beverage, and it can leave a sticky residue in your coffee pot. If you leave the residue to settle, it can be hard to remove later on. Coffee pots should be cleaned every two weeks. If you brew a lot of coffee throughout the week, you should clean it more often.

Pour some white vinegar into the coffee machine and run your cycle as you normally would. This will help to remove any lingering flavor or odor.


The sink is one of the dirtiest places in the kitchen. Grease and other food residue tend to build up in the drain and then on the faucets and handles.

Whenever you’re done using the sink, make sure you give it a quick cleaning. Turn on the hot water and allow the dirty water to flow down the drain. This will help to remove the remaining food particles. Then, wipe down the sink with a sponge and some dish soap.


A dirty microwave is an invitation to food poisoning. If you are a microwave user, you should clean it every time you use it. A dirty microwave can also cause food to burn and stick to the walls.

Sprinkle some water around the microwave, and then allow it to sit for a few minutes. Wipe down the sides and turntable. If there are any sticky areas, you may need to use some elbow grease and a soft cloth to remove them. A dirty microwave can also cause food to burn and stick to the walls.

Dish Rags/Brushes and Sponges

These are the most common culprits for spreading germs. Wash dish rags and sponges regularly, especially if you are using them to clean your counters, stove, or sink. You can throw dishcloths in with your regular laundry and the towels and sheets. Hand towels should be washed daily.

Knobs, Handles, and Light Switches

These spots are hard to get to, but they are a great place for germs to grow. These areas should be cleaned with a mixture of bleach and water. You can mix a cup of bleach with about a cup of water in a spray bottle. Just spray the mixture on a cloth and wipe down the area. You’ll need to wipe it down regularly because bleach can cause the area to dry out and crack over time.

Counter Tops

Countertops are another area that needs regular attention. Dishes and food are constantly being placed on the counters, so it’s important to clean them regularly.

Put the dishes away once you finish the meal and then wash your counters. Wipe down the counters with warm water and some dish soap. Towels or rags will help to remove any remaining soap. Once the counters are dry, apply a sealant so that they stay that way.

Here’s to the Cleanest Kitchen

Regardless of how clean your kitchen is, keeping the dirtiest places clean will help to prevent bacteria and germs from growing. If you keep these areas clean, you’ll also be able to eliminate a lot of the foul odors that sometimes build up in kitchens.

If you don’t have the time to clean your kitchen thoroughly, the best solution is to hire a reliable cleaning service in Tempe, AZ. Inside Out Cleaning is a premium home cleaning service that also services Seattle, WA, Austin, TX, and surrounding areas. Book your appointment today.

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