12/02/2012 11:24 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Healthy And Safe

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.

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As a Health.com 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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"Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Healthy And Safe" originally appeared on Health.com