The kitchen is one of the most “delicate” places in the house and must be cleaned carefully and regularly if you do not want to contaminate the food ingested. There are some commonly used objects that we almost never wash due to forgetfulness and carelessness and it is precisely there that germs and bacteria easily lurk, favoring the onset of allergies, irritation and health problems.

10 common kitchen objects you must always disinfect

The broom, the grater, the dish sponges – do you know how to make everything perfectly sanitized? Here are the tips to follow in order to use impeccably disinfected objects and utensils daily.

Broom and dustpan

The dirtiest items that are used regularly in the kitchen and that are almost never washed are the broom and dustpan. Both can be put in the dishwasher to be disinfected in the blink of an eye. The first needs a low temperature wash to avoid damaging the bristles, the second can be easily sanitized at higher temperatures.

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The grater is one of the kitchen tools that tend to get dirty more easily. The reason? The cheese gets stuck in the holes and hardens with water. To clean it flawlessly it is necessary to use the brush, completing the wash with a steel wool.

Grills and stoves

The grills and stoves must be washed regularly to avoid the development of germs and bacteria. In the first case, everything can be put in the dishwasher, so as to remove dirt and encrustations easily, as long as it is stainless steel grids. The cast iron, in fact, risks being damaged and must be washed by hand. The same thing goes for the stoves, which must be washed by hand with disinfectants.

Dishwashing Sponges

Dishwashing sponges tend to fill with dirt and bacteria after each use, even if they are in continuous contact with soap. To sanitize them it would be good to put them in the dishwasher together with plates and cutlery. In the blink of an eye they will be as good as new.

Wooden utensils

The wooden utensils, from the spoon to the rolling pin, up to the cutting board, should be cleaned regularly because, although they do not appear too dirty in appearance, they are easily contaminated by germs and bacteria. It is preferable to clean them by hand with not too hot water so as not to damage them but you can use disinfectant products to make them perfectly sanitized.

Oven knobs

Oven knobs are usually washed by hand, but for best results, you can take them apart and put them in the dishwasher. At the end of the wash they will not only shine but will also be perfectly disinfected.

The hood grill

The hood grill must be washed by hand, even if in some cases it is possible to use the dishwasher, the important thing is to check if the model allows it. To have a perfectly sanitized kitchen it is necessary to clean everything with hot water and soap, repeating the operation regularly.

Garlic press

The garlic press is often used in the kitchen but most of the time you forget to wash it, as it appears to be clean. The truth is that it should always be disinfected with each use. It can be done by hand or in the washing machine, the important thing is to make sure that the water and soap pass through its small holes, so as to be sure that no food residues are stuck.

Refrigerator drawers

The refrigerator is used to store food and it is necessary to sanitize it properly to avoid allergies and infections. The drawers, in particular, can be disassembled and carefully washed with hot water and disinfectant both in the washing machine and in the dishwasher.

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Coffee machine

The coffee machine is one of the most used utensils in the kitchen but it is not always cleaned in the right way. To do this it is necessary to wash not only the external part but also the tank and filters, perhaps using some natural disinfectants.


Do you believe that your kitchen is perfectly sanitized? You are probably wrong. There are some objects and utensils that you often forget to wash, from brooms to refrigerator drawers, up to dish sponges. Mentioned above are all the things that need to be disinfected regularly.

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