Irritating Kitchen Habits You May Not Know That You Are Guilty Of Always Practicing

Habits they say are those established customs or regular tendency to practice especially one that is hard to give up. And there are some established practices we some of us consistently carry out in our kitchen that are really very gross.

The bad thing is that some may not even know that they have this unsavory kitchen habits, and this can lead to the spread of harmful pathogens and cross-contamination in the kitchen, being a very sensitive part of the house where everything we digest comes from.

The following are some disgusting kitchen habits that if we can stop carrying out, would be a plus for everyone in the home.

(1) Using Your Tongue To Taste The Cooking Stick Or Spoon.

This kitchen habit is so grossed that others would not want to eat your food. If it comes to a time during cooking, when you need to taste for Salt, pepper or other seasonings, instead of licking your cooking spoon and putting it back into the pot of food,  please don’t use your turning stick or spoon to taste, rather, use a tablespoon to scoop a little from the content of the pot and have a taste.

(2) Leaving Your Rubbish Bin In The Kitchen.

Leaving your rubbish bin right inside your kitchen is very unhygienic, as this will open door for both ants, rats and all kinds of pest to find their way into the house. This is also very dangerous as it can bring about food contamination which can be life threatening.

(3) Leaving Food Splattered In The Microwave.

This can be very disgusting and must be done away with. The microwave should be cleaned as immediately after use to prevent this unsightly picture in the kitchen.

(4) Leaving Leftover Foods Uncovered.

When leftover foods are left to themselves, it triggers more dirt around the kitchen. And this can attract not only rats, but ants, roaches and other harmful pest into the house.

Close-up young rats (Rattus norvegicus) sniffs leftovers on a plate on sink at the kitchen. Fight with rodents in the apartment. Extermination.

(5) Rubbish Bins That Are Not Emptied Or Left Unwashed.

When garbage cans are not emptied when they are really filled up, they can cause horrible stinks in and around the house. Lending to bacteria growths inside the trash cans, thereby attracting unwanted pests. Rubbish Bins should always be thrown out and the can properly washed and if possible, properly disinfected.

(6) Leaving Unwashed Dishes Overnight.

Dirty dishes when left overnight, will attract pests such as Cockroaches, mice, and ants that will eat the remaining food scraps and crumbs. And these pests carry harmful bacteria that you wouldn’t want to be found around your house.

huge heap of dirty disgusting dishes in the sink waiting to be washed by unreliable flatmate

(6) Cooking Your Foods With Dirty Cookers.

Using dirty cooker to prepare fresh foods, is a no! No!! For me. Used dirty Cookers should be kept cleaned at all times. When you keep your cooker properly cleaned and free of dirt is part of fostering kitchen hygiene.

(7) Sponges That Are Left To Soak In Dirty Dishes.

By leaving your sponge in the sink with dirty dishes, you spread dirt and germs to other part of the kitchen, and this can lead to the development of food borne diseases or illnesses.

(8) Using Cleaning Tools That Are Not Very Clean.

Every cleaning tools for the kitchen should and must consistently be kept cleaned. Sponges and cleaning nappies could be placed in hot water with detergent and should be properly washed and made to dry very well. This should be done as often as possible.

(9) Generally Cooking In A Dirty Kitchen.

If you are the type that only thinks that the most important thing is to get food ready for consumption, without considering the dirtiness of the environment, then you are putting your family’s health at risks.

If you fall to clean up every day, germs would definitely accumulate and spread the house from the dirty kitchen, if they are not wiped down with antibacterial agent, which can contaminate the food prepared. Leading to food contamination which can lead to severe illnesses, and have life threatening effects.

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