Do you know the 5 germiest places in the kitchen?

In a recent household germ study,

• Gold medal winner was the refrigerator water dispenser

• Silver medal goes to the rubber spatula

• And the blender gets bronze.

• Tied for 4th and 5th place are the refrigerator vegetable compartment and meat compartments.

So what can you do? Sanitize the water dispenser and drawers with a mixture of a tablespoon of bleach to a gallon of water. On the blender, don’t just rinse out the blender but tear it apart. Clean the rubber gasket plus many of those parts can go in the top shelf of your dishwasher. And with the spatula pay special attention to where the handle and spatula meet. That’s the space where bacteria live. And you thought you just needed to wash your hands! Learn more at

This is Judy Barbe helping you LiveBest!