Kitchen area is the most prone to bacteria build up in your house. Keeping it clean every time could lessen any disease causing bacteria. Ho...
Top 5 Kitchen Items That Need to Be Replaced
Kitchen area is the most prone to bacteria build up in your house. Keeping it clean every time could lessen any disease causing bacteria. However, the thing that most household missed out is that aside from diarrhea that comes from bacteria lurking on our kitchen items, longer usage of some these items as well would also result to serious health problems like heart diseases and cancer. So instead of keeping them for longer to save some bucks, you may want to toss them out and get new ones to protect your household. Below are the top five kitchen items that need to be replaced.
1. Sponges. They are damp and porous which makes it too easy for bacteria to multiply. Although rinsing it with soapy hot water and microwaving it for 30 seconds helps sanitizing it, you should also consider replacing it regularly.Sponges are the dirtiest things in the kitchen which can contaminate our dishes. Replacing it every two weeks is advisable.
2. Plastic Food Containers. These kind of containers often contain Bisphenol or better known as BPA which has been linked to serious health problems like cancer, heart diseases, obesity and more. If you still got those old plastic containers,then time for you to get new ones.Good news is that BPA-free are containers are now easy to find in stores.
3. Cutting Boards. Whether they're wood or plastic, they should be replaced regularly. Knives leave deep cuts and scratches on cutting boards that can store up bacteria making it hard to disinfect. As soon as you see those cuts on board, toss them out and get a new one.
4. Non-stick pans. Heating non-stick pans higher than 500 degrees Fahrenheit releases toxic fumes that can make you sick. Although 500 degrees is hotter than your usual cooking temperature, scratched and damaged non-stick pans still releases these odorless fumes at a lower temperature. If you see those scratches on your pan, then time to replace it with a new one.
5. Grill Brush. Old and heavily used brushes' bristles can fall off and goes to our grilled food. When swallowed, these bristles can puncture your throats, stomach or intestines. To be safe, replace those brushes every 2-3 months or if when you see it coming loose.