bacteria in the kitchen

People have gone a long way toward protecting themselves from harmful bacteria, parasites, and other germs. We shower, brush our teeth, and wash our hands regularly, and we keep our homes and our food as clean as they can be. Still, when it comes to getting rid of bacteria in the kitchen, it’s best to leave it to the pros. No More Chores is the premier maid and house cleaning service in Toronto that boasts top-of-the-line cleaners who have the skills and the training needed to attend to all the spots you tend to forget to clean in your home and to make your house 100% germ free. In this article, we’ll tell you about the places in your kitchen where microbes may be hiding, and how to deal with them.

Appliance door seals and gaskets

Most kitchen appliances such as ovens and refrigerators have rubber gaskets or seals that keep liquid or air from coming out. Mold, yeast, and even E. coli or salmonella can sometimes live inside the rubber. Many homeowners ask how to clean the tiles and grout, or how to interest kids in cleaning, but hardly anybody remembers to wipe down these rubber seals even though doing so will help a lot when it comes to keeping bacteria in the kitchen at a minimum.

Can openers and other gadgets

Small appliances that come in direct contact with food also need to be cleaned regularly. This is especially true of the circular rings on can openers. These gadgets in particular were found to contain mold, yeast, E. coli, and salmonella, proving that, just because canned food has been sealed, it doesn’t mean it’s totally free of harmful bacteria.


Raw foods such as uncooked meat or vegetables are breeding grounds for all sorts of potentially dangerous microbes. Touching them causes these microbes to pass onto your hands. And what do your hands often come in contact with while you’re working in the kitchen? That’s right, the handles. Taking the extra minute or two to disinfect the handles will greatly minimize the amount of bacteria in the kitchen.

Ice maker

Just because an ice machine is part of a freezer doesn’t mean the bacteria are incapable of making it their home. Wondering how that’s possible? Simple: how many times have you scooped out the ice with your bare hand? As we already pointed out, all kinds of nasty microbes stick to our hands and end up getting introduced into the ice maker that way. Thankfully, many of the beverages we use ice with are also germ killers.

The surest way to get rid of bacteria in the kitchen

Dealing with dangerous microbes is a difficult, time-consuming task. By outsourcing this task to No More Chores, you’ll be able to rest easy knowing that highly qualified maids will use their expertise to make your home both sparkling clean and free of bacteria. Our many returning customers are a testament to the quality of our service, while our flat fees and online-only payment system prove that we’re fully committed to giving you the best cleaning experience possible. Book a cleaning today!