Not cleaning the fridge - 48% Brits admitted to this
As one of the most important appliances in your kitchen, maintaining the cleanliness of your fridge is incredibly important for keeping your food fresh and you and your family healthy. According to research, most food-related illnesses, such as salmonella, E. coli and listeria, are caused by a dirty fridge.
Clearly, cleaning up spills and leakages will help you maintain the cleanliness of your fridge for longer, but be sure to deep clean your fridge at least every 2-3 months. For the ultimate fridge cleaning session, empty the fridge and put your food in a cooler, turn off the fridge then remove the shelves and clean them with hot soapy water. Use luke-warm, soapy water or a cold water antibacterial solution inside of the fridge, paying particular attention to any grooves or holes that may be harbouring bacteria and grime.
Top tip! Make sure to let your fridge shelves get to room temperature before washing them to prevent them from shattering in the hot water.