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Sterilize Your Sponges

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Sponges are magnets for germs. Zap them!

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I don't use sponges because they are germ magnets, but my mother does. She cleans them daily by getting them damp, then zapping them in the microwave for 60 seconds. Be careful, though. You can dry them out too much.

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  • The microwave works quickly and easily! Just make sure the sponge is wet enough, so when the microwave heats the water in the sponge, it will sterilize it throughout. You can do this every day - I always zap'm before I wash the dishes and/or counter. - by MIMAWELIZABETH
  • Since most sponges are made of plastics I don't like to put them in a dishwasher as I think the plastic will melt and leave residue on dishes and other kitchen objects. This may just be my own deal though as I am concerned about the plastics we use near foods. emoticon - by CALLISTE

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