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How to Effectively Kill Germs on Your Kitchen Sponge

Edited By: David Borg
 Are you ready to hear something extremely gross? According to research, the average kitchen sponge is home to around 350 different types of horrible bacteria that could potentially make your family very ill. Cleaning your sponge is not as simple as merely rinsing it with soap and water, so if you really want to banish bad bacteria from your sponges, then follow these tips and make sure to use one of the following methods:

 

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1. The Bleach Method

Grab a bucket and add 3/4 of a cup of bleach to an entire gallon of water. Then, throw your sponge in and let it soak up the liquid for at least 5 minutes. Finally, remove the sponge from the bucket and rinse it well. This method has been found to remove around 99.9% of bad germs.

2. The Microwave Method

Place a saturated sponge in the microwave and cook it for a full minute. Then let it cool before removing it from the microwave. This method has been found to remove around 99.9% of bad germs.

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3. The Dishwasher Method

Place your sponge in the dishwasher and turn on the regular cycle. Make sure to finish it on the 'heated dry' option. Like the other methods above, this one has also been found to remove around 99.9% of bad germs.

4. The Vinegar Method

To use this method, simply soak your sponge in vinegar for around 5 minutes before taking it out and rinsing with cold water. While not as effective as the other methods, it has still been found to kill 99.6% of harmful germs.

 

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