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How to Disinfect the Dirtiest Items in Your Kitchen

The kitchen items that often become contaminated with bacteria and fungi include dish sponges, cutting boards, coffee makers, kitchen sinks and countertops, and refrigerators. In this blog we will show you how to disinfect these items.

Dish Sponges

To disinfect your kitchen sponges you can use your microwave oven. First, damp your sponges. Then, heat your dish sponges in the microwave oven for 1 minute.


The surfaces of your refrigerator that often become contaminated are those that are in contact with uncooked food. To disinfect these surfaces, you can use disinfectant wipes.


To disinfect your countertops, start by washing them with soap and water. Next, wipe your countertops with disinfectant wipes. Certain countertop materials should be cleaned with specific chemicals. Therefore, consult the manufacturer first.

Coffee Makers

Fill the coffee maker’s water reservoir with a solution of equal parts white vinegar and water. Allow to brew until half the reservoir is empty. Next, turn the coffee maker off and then let it sit for 30 minutes. Rinse the coffee maker by brewing a pot of clean water.

Cutting Boards

It is important to rinse your cutting boards immediately after use. To disinfect wood cutting boards, start by washing them with soap and water. Then, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. The hydrogen peroxide will kill bacteria, fungi, and spores. To disinfect plastic cutting boards, you can wash them in your dishwasher.