Here are all the items in your kitchen that you may not think of giving a deep clean but that you absolutely must avoid any risk of contamination by the coronavirus or other viruses.
According to a British study conducted by kitchenware brand Olivers' Kitchen, eight out of ten consumers in the United Kingdom have never cleaned their kitchen microwave from top to bottom. However, 68 per cent have thought about stripping their conventional ovens in the past year. The microwave is also worthy of a thorough cleaning to remove all traces of Sars-CoV-2.
Moreover, last April, France's labour ministry recommended frequent, regular cleaning of microwaves in workplaces in a guide of good practices. Because, no, the microwave is not a tool to eliminate the virus. The effects of electromagnetic oscillations on the new coronavirus are not precisely known.
How often do you replace your dish sponges? You should throw them away at least... once a week.
According to a scientific study conducted in 2017 and published in the journal Nature, they may indeed contain up to 362 different species of bacteria, including staphylococci, e.coli or salmonella. According to this report, which consisted of examining the contents of a sponge under a microscope, the kitchen and bathroom were found to be the rooms in the house with the greatest potential contamination by various pathogens. And all because of the sponges.