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5 Great Kitchen Sanitation Tips


Keeping your kitchen clean is about more than just appearances. It's about good health.
Keeping your kitchen clean is about more than just appearances. It's about good health.
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You'd think the bathroom would get top spot when it comes to germiest room in the house. But the winner -- or loser, rather -- is the kitchen, where a single bacteria cell can multiply to more than 8 million in a day, and as few as 10 cells are capable of making you sick. Ew!

So, even if you have just the right ingredients and the perfect recipe for your famed chicken cacciatore, the end product will spell disaster if your kitchen is secretly the equivalent of a hazmat area. Let's keep that kitchen clean and your family and friends healthy by following these sanitation tips.


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