From hot ovens to sharp knives, we all know that the kitchen can be a dangerous place. But, even for the most prepared home cooks, some of the most dangerous things in the kitchen may surprise you. Here are ten unexpected hazards to look out for, so you can keep your family safe.
Your Sponge Is Harboring Bacteria
According to WebMD, kitchen sponges are the number one source of germs in the whole house
. Why? Kitchen sponges, which come into contact with all kinds of household bacteria and are filled with tiny, moist crevices, are an ideal breeding ground for bacteria. To kill germs place the moistened sponge in a microwave for a minute, or just replace the sponge every week.
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