What's the dirtiest part of your home?

Dated: February 23 2024

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I was reading the other day on a newsite that posts restaurant kitchen health code scores and I was amazed by the reaction by commenters on the site, calling for a particular restaurant to be shut down, fined, etc.  When I opened up the actual health code article, I saw a few minor corrections to be made, but did the restaurant deserve the bashing it was getting?  Likely no.  One infraction was the amount of sanitizer in the dish tank was slightly less than acceptable.  The hand wash tub in the bathroom didn't fully get to temp, and that there was surface mildew on the ice machine gasket.  All this got me thinking that I would LOVE to do a tour of some of the houses of the posters in the article and point out how unsanitary their home and fridge probably are.  

All this got me thinking:  What really is the dirtiest part of a house?  The answer is at the bottom...

Kitchen countertops

Sinks

Toilet seats

Door Knobs

Trash Can Lids

Phones

Cutting boards

Sponges in the sink

Light Switches

Spice Containers

Junk Drawer Pens

The true answer is:  All of them get very, very germy!

For those in the comment section of this article, it's very likely that their entire eating area of their home is much less sanitary than the restaurant in the article.  Co-Owning a restaurant myself in Canton (Spoon's Place), I can safely say that the health standards for food service places is much higher than what probably every single one of us employs in our own home. 

Now to the answer:

1.  Spice Jars!  

2.  Cutting boards

3.  Trash Can lids

A surprisingly gross item:  Junk drawer pens!  They contain over 46,000 times more germs than a toilet seat! 

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Andy Hargreaves

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