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How often do you sterilize your sponge before you finally replace it?

either by putting it in the microwave or dishwasher.

 
mrsmom110

Asked by mrsmom110 at 8:04 PM on Nov. 11, 2012 in Home & Garden

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Answers (15)
  • LOL,My 1st reaction was that you were talking about the TODAY sponge for BC!
    I was like ewwwww,you're reusing those?!
    I use rags,but I would sanitize after every use
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:49 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • I have never used one, I always used dishrags,change everyday and just throw them in the wash
    virginiamama71

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 8:06 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • I do not know the answer to that one to be honest. I also pop mineinto the laundry. I also down grade them from dishes to other household tasks.
    Dardenella

    Answer by Dardenella at 8:07 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • Not as often as I should.

    I don't have a dishwasher, hence I have sponges, but I will occasionally nuke the sponge. When it's toast and doesn't clean the dishes anymore i'll use it to clean the bathtub or stovetop or something stupid.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:11 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • I put mine through the dishwasher which is about every other day.
    PMSMom10

    Answer by PMSMom10 at 8:29 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • I use scruffies more than sponges, but they have a cycle - dishwasher a few times a week, when they start to fall apart they get downgraded from dishes to kitchen scrubbing to bathroom scrubbing to garbage
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 8:51 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • I put mine in the dishwasher daily as I run it but the second it starts to get a smell I toss it.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:53 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • before I had the dishwasher I would wash it in the washer with the other cleaning rags once every other week or so and just wash them by hand in super hot water and vinegar between.
    But_Mommie

    Answer by But_Mommie at 8:55 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • Just nuked mine.
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 8:58 PM on Nov. 11, 2012

  • My dishwasher has been broke for months and I never though to put it in the microwave. Interesting.
    Izsarejman

    Answer by Izsarejman at 9:43 PM on Nov. 11, 2012