Nov 24

Microwave your sponges!

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The easy way to sanitize your dirty sponge

The easy way to sanitize your dirty sponge

The University of Florida has performed a study on germs and bacteria in sponges and has illustrated that the best way to clean and sanitize your sponge is to microwave it for 2 minutes. However, they do point out that you must wet the sponge first. This is quite important. They also warn that you should stay by the microwave whilst carrying out this sponge cleansing exercise.

Washing sponges or putting them in the dishwasher is apparently not the best method of cleaing your dirty kitchen sponges. Using a microwave oven is far more effective.

The microwave oven can kill almost all bacteria in the duration of two minutes. Since almost every kitchen has access to a microwave it makes sense to use this inexpensive appliance for this purpose.

In order to demonstrate the power of the microwave and its magical cleansing properties, a sponge was placed in the waste water consisting of fecal bacteria, various viruses, parasites and bacterial spores. By microwaving the sponge on the highest power setting for just two minutes at least 99% of the bacteria was killed.

The original clip along with some humerous spoof videos can be seen on You Tube.

2 Responses to “Microwave your sponges!”

  1. manic chef Says:

    Excellent article. However, having tried this I think it would be prudent to point out that the sponge can be quite hot when you take it out of the microwave.

  2. Timur I. Says:

    Wow! Thank you very much!
    I always wanted to write in my blog something like that. Can I take part of your post to my blog?
    Of course, I will add backlink?

    Regards, Timur I.

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