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The fridge is the most overlooked area of any kitchen, but the degree to which we’re neglecting them means almost half of us would struggle to pass a basic food hygiene inspection.

National study

Appliance repair company Go-Assist.co.uk recently conducted a national fridge cleanliness study, involving 2,000 UK adults, and the findings were pretty grim.

According to the research, the average British fridge hasn’t been properly cleaned for 87 days. That’s more than three times longer than the recommended length of time between cleans.

Shockingly, almost one in ten Britons can’t even remember the last time they cleaned their fridge.

Brighton is the UK’s dirty fridge capital. 17% of the city’s residents can’t remember the last time they cleaned their fridge and among those who do remember, the average time since the last clean is 138 days....

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