Americans: Why are we so nasty? Appliance scientists (appliantists) say that our average countrymen only clean their refrigerators once or twice a year—which is once or twice more than you do. We just don't know what we're doing, fridge-wise.
Kudos to the WSJ for directing the nation's eyes to the hard truths of our collective refrigeration failures: "In Whirlpool's 2005 refrigerator habits survey of 2,571 consumers, 33% said they don't spend any time cleaning the refrigerator before grocery shopping. In order to make room for items just purchased, 27% reported shoving everything in and not worrying about organization." Mmm hmm. And you wonder why there's a whole blog about vomit-and-pooping sickness? Wake up, America.