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Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Healthy, and Safe

Follow these six steps to make your favorite room in the house as clean as it looks.

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How clean is your kitchen?

Most at-home cooks probably feel pretty confident that they know how to handle raw foods, avoid germs and bacteria, and generally keep their kitchen spick-and-span. But a closer look at their cutting boards—and hands—might suggest otherwise.

As a poll of some 400 readers and 100 professional chefs reveals, our counter intelligence is still somewhat...medieval. Here's how to make sure the only thing you spread—and get!—in the kitchen is good cheer.

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