The kitchen it’s supposed to be one of the cleanest and safest place in your household. Sadly, for most homes this isn’t the case.
Because the kitchen is the place in which you cook food, it’s supposed to be one of the cleanest and safest place in your household. Sadly, for most homes this isn’t the case.
In fact the most common cookware can be dangerous to our health if not handled properly. Here are seven of them, as complied by The Daily Meal.
1. Aluminum cookware
Aluminium is a versatile and inexpensive material. However, acidic foods such as tomato sauce can leech aluminium into the food. Although aluminium is excreted through the kidneys, it remains a top-priority toxin by the United States Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.
2. Copper pots
Known for their ability to maintain temperature and conduct heat, copper pots and pans are chefs’ favorite cookware. But acidic food can corrode the copper lining, which can also leech into the food.
3. Plastic cutting board
Plastic cutting boards may be sturdier than wood, but they’re more susceptible to cuts, which can harbor bacteria. That’s why it’s important to clean plastic cutting boards properly by using chlorine-water solution or by running it through hot water. If your plastic cutting board has too many cuts, it’s time to replace it.
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