Simple Green: Microwave Your Sponge?

Simple Green: Microwave Your Sponge?

Stephanie Kinnear
Mar 11, 2009

Did you know that you can sanitize your sponges by nuking them in the microwave for one minute or running them through your dishwasher?

We admit that we've heard of this method before, but it always slips our minds. We like it though. Why throw out a soiled sponge when you can clean it up and reuse it?

We actually nabbed this little tip from the Kashi (yes, as in breakfast cereal-Kashi) website. (We admit it, we were trolling for free coupons.)

Microwaving or dishwashing sponges is actually more effective at sanitizing than soaking a sponge in a bleach/lemon juice/water mixture. Its a cleaning tactic we've never tried before -- but we're always up for something new.

Is this old news to a lot of you? How do you sanitize your sponges? Or do you just toss 'em out when they get gross?

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