Tuesday's Tip: How To Clean and Restore Your Kitchen Sponges!

May 2013

Easy

Did you know that you can clean and even restore your used sponges? Well you can!

I used to hate using sponges because I didn't like how much bacteria they can harbor, but with these tricks your sponge can be clean and like brand new!

All you need to clean your sponge is a microwave! Zapping sponges and plastic scrubbing pads in the microwave can kill bacteria, such as E. coli, that can cause illness.

We can knock out most bacteria in two minutes!

Cleaning Tips:

Microwave only sponges or plastic scrubbers that do not contain steel or other metals.
Make sure the sponge or scrubber is wet, not dry.
Two minutes should be enough to kill most disease-causing germs.
Be careful in removing the sponge from the microwave because it will be hot and should not be handled immediately after zapping.

Restoring Tips:

To restore your sponge just leave it overnight in a solution of 1 cup salt and 2 quarts water.

In the morning it will look like it has come back to life!

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