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What is proper kitchen sponge hygiene?

Updated: 3/22/2024
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Fledermaus

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18y ago

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Your kitchen sponge probably has more bacteria than anything else in the house. It's worse than the toilet. Bacteria thrive in moist environments. Let your sponge dry out between uses. Don't leave the sponge sitting in the bottom of the sink. Squeeze it and let it dry. Replace it every week or two. It's also recommended that you wet a sponge and then microwave it for two minutes every two days. The high heat kills bacteria on it. You can also put it in the dishwasher but that's not quite as good. Dishrags are another have for germs. Let them dry between uses and wash them frequently. Even better: use paper towels or disposable wipes.

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Proper kitchen sponge hygiene involves rinsing the sponge thoroughly after each use, squeezing out excess water, and allowing it to air dry. You can also sanitize the sponge by microwaving it on high for 1-2 minutes or running it through the dishwasher. Replace the sponge regularly, at least every 2 weeks, to prevent bacterial growth.

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