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5 Speed Cleaning Tips for the Kitchen


Dirty kitchen, prepare to be conquered!
Dirty kitchen, prepare to be conquered!
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Keeping my kitchen clean and germ-free often seems as daunting as mastering nuclear physics, or some other completely unrealistic goal. Cooking three meals a day and serving countless crumby snacks equals messy countertops, oil-spattered stovetops and other nasty kitchen messes.

Fortunately for aspiring neat freaks everywhere, you can take a few simple steps to minimize the mess and eliminate the growth of icky, not to mention dangerous, bacteria like salmonella, E. coli and listeria. Keep reading for a few gems of wisdom (some common sense, others not so obvious) to help you maintain your kitchen in the healthiest way possible.


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