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14 Little Things We Sometimes Do In The Kitchen That Can Be Really Harmful

Playing it safe with food only takes a few seconds and it's always worth it.

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1. We've maybe not paid proper attention to the stove because our favourite song came on the radio.

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2. We've washed our chicken.

Who would've thought washing chicken could be dangerous?! But it is. Water droplets can splash from the chicken spreading bacteria around your kitchen.
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Who would've thought washing chicken could be dangerous?! But it is. Water droplets can splash from the chicken spreading bacteria around your kitchen.

3. We've maybe left something to defrost out in the sink or on a windowsill...

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Don't do it! Defrost in the fridge! It's all about making sure your food's not in the temperature danger zone for too long. That’s between 5 degrees and 60 degrees Celsius.

4. ...then not cooked it straight away.

Get it hot ASAP!
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Get it hot ASAP!

5. Or maybe not reheated something properly...

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Always reheat until steaming hot!

6. ...like not reheated it until it was boiling.

What you're eating should be boiling hot all throughout.
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What you're eating should be boiling hot all throughout.

7. We've possibly reheated something more than once.

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Never, ever, ever reheat something more than once after storing it again. Too risky!

8. We've all done the "just going to try a little test" thing and burnt our tongue ruining our taste buds before dinner.

Just make sure you don't burn your tongue with all this boiling and reheating pls.
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Just make sure you don't burn your tongue with all this boiling and reheating pls.

9. We've maybe thought food in the fridge that smelt OK or didn't look funny was going to be OK.

Leftovers for longer than two days can become suspect. Don't risk your belly!
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Leftovers for longer than two days can become suspect. Don't risk your belly!

10. We've sometimes used the same chopping board for everything and forgot to wash it...

Differently coloured chopping boards help keep track so you avoid spreading bacteria.
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Differently coloured chopping boards help keep track so you avoid spreading bacteria.

11. ...or the same knives without properly washing them.

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Wiping it isn't cleaning it FYI. Hot soapy water is you and your knives best friend.

12. We've rinsed our hands thinking we've washed them properly.

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Sorry, fam, but you have to wash your hands with soap for at least 20 seconds (that's two sing-a-longs of "Happy Birthday") to kill the germs.

13. We may have given the bench a meh wipe-down.

You know, instead of using hot soapy water or cleaning spray.
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You know, instead of using hot soapy water or cleaning spray.

14. We've thought we were pro chefs and started chopping a little too quickly and cut ourselves.

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Fingers are very useful so be very careful with yours.

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