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EW you wash your dishes with that?!?!?!

Posted by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:24 PM
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I have a dishwasher but I don't use it.  I hand wash everything because I think its quicker and easier for me. Unless we do a huge dinner/dinner party or something. I use a sponge and dish soap to wash the dishes but I change my sponge every 10-15 days because I don't like to over use it. I went to a friends house and we were just chatting and she says she doesnt replace her until it starts falling apart.... How long do you use your sponge for? Just curious.

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Docgirl2000
by Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:31 PM
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I keep my sponge til it starts to fall apart. But i try to sanitize it once every 1 to 2 weeks with apple cider vinegar or bleach then i nuke it in the microwave. Helps me clean the micro too! :o)
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aprilsalcro
by Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:32 PM
Until it gets ugly. A month at least. I sanitize it every other day
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Fordprefect
by Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:33 PM

At least once every two weeks. When I use dish cloths, I wash daily 

jlmc
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:34 PM
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Hmm I guess I never thought of trying to sanitize it.

Quoting Docgirl2000:

I keep my sponge til it starts to fall apart. But i try to sanitize it once every 1 to 2 weeks with apple cider vinegar or bleach then i nuke it in the microwave. Helps me clean the micro too! :o)


Docgirl2000
by Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:38 PM
Originally i just soaked it in bleach then nuked it to clean the sponge. Took me a bit to realize how much easier it was to clean the micro right after i was done nuking the sponge. Lol. Sometimes im a little slow.


Quoting jlmc:

Hmm I guess I never thought of trying to sanitize it.

Quoting Docgirl2000:

I keep my sponge til it starts to fall apart. But i try to sanitize it once every 1 to 2 weeks with apple cider vinegar or bleach then i nuke it in the microwave. Helps me clean the micro too! :o)



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Lissetteg
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:38 PM

I dont use the dishwasher(saves me money not to) so I also hand wash. I throw my sponge out when it start to falls apart. My sister buys a new one every week doesnt like how it smells and I tell her to wash it in bleach but she doesnt like cleaning her dishes with an old sponge. I tell her she is weird and she just laughs it off. :) Love my sis!

jlmc
by on Jul. 23, 2013 at 2:43 PM

Yea for me it is the smell that bothers me! I am gonna look into sanitizing it and different ways to because that would save waste and money,

Quoting Lissetteg:

I dont use the dishwasher(saves me money not to) so I also hand wash. I throw my sponge out when it start to falls apart. My sister buys a new one every week doesnt like how it smells and I tell her to wash it in bleach but she doesnt like cleaning her dishes with an old sponge. I tell her she is weird and she just laughs it off. :) Love my sis!


fullxbusymom
by Bronze Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Till it falls apart.  I disinfect it in the microwave once a week.

momofthem311
by Silver Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 5:54 PM

I cant do sponges...EEWW!  I use a brush, when I hand was something and then clean it with bleach so it doesnt gather bacteria.

907PickleMom
by Member on Jul. 23, 2013 at 5:57 PM
I use a sponge on dishes for about a month and then wash the counter and dog bowls until it falls apart.
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