Look at your sponge. After wiping the kitchen surfaces, your damp sponge is the perfect place for germs and bacteria to feel at home and snug.
Bacteria from uncooked eggs, meat and vegetables can thrive on your sponge and dishcloth and this can cause food poisoning.
Here’s how to combat this…
Microwave your damp sponge for 2 minutes.
Studies have shown that 99% of bacteria were inactivated and E. coli bacteria were killed after 30 seconds.
Easy as pie!
Before you do this tip, make sure that:
- The sponge is wet, not dry.
- Microwave sponges that do not contain steel or other metals.
- Be careful when removing the sponge from your microwave, it WILL be hot.
Try this method every two days, depending on how often you cook.
Zap away your germs today! If you’ve got some quick tips like this, I’d love to hear them in the comments section below.