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Weekly Tip #2

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After a week or so, my kitchen sponge starts to smell everything but fresh. I am diligent about rinsing with soap and wringing it out well, but after just a couple days sponges absorb bacteria from everything they were used to wash. Particles of food can get caught in the pores of your sponge and allow bacteria to grow. Changing your sponge every 1 -3 weeks is a safe way to avoid picking up E. coli, Salmonella, and other nasty diseases which most of us can’t pronounce. If you don’t have an extra sponge on hand, or you’re admitedly a germ freak like my husband, you can use the microwave to clean your sponges in-between replacing.

Simply clean your sponge with soapy warm water, then place the damp sponge in your microwave for 1 – 2 minutes. This will kill up to 99% of the disgusting germs your sponge has collected. Use tongs or a spatula to remove the sponge from the microwave, it will be hot. Then allow sponge to cool in a dry place before using again. Cheers to a clean, healthy, fresh smelling sponge.

Important: Please do NOT try this method if your sponge has metal in it.shutterstock_121777573

Xo,

Simply Nina

 



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