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Tips & Tricks: Sanitizing Dish Sponges

At this point, most of us know that dish sponges end up being full of germs. There are many ways to kill those germs and save the sponge, here are a couple.

Using the Microwave to Sanitize the Sponge

Do Not heat a dry sponge in the microwave. This could result in a fire.

To use your microwave to Sanitize your dish sponge, soak the sponge with water then place it in the microwave and close the door. Then, run the microwave on high heat for 1 - 2 minutes. Watch the sponge carefully while it is heating.

Bleach'll Do It!

Mix 3/4 cup of bleach into a gallon of water, and soak a sponge in that mixture. That will kill almost all of the germs/microbes in the sponge.

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