How To Clean Your Kitchen Sponges

How To Clean Your Kitchen Sponges

Love them or hate them, you need them. The kitchen sponge is one of the most used household cleaning products. Its versatility makes it a favourite to some, however, its notorious ability to attract germs and bacteria makes it difficult to love for others.

We are here to tell you 3 quick and sure ways to keep your sponges clean and fresh so you can use them over and over again without them spreading bacteria all over your dishes and kitchen.

3 Ways to Clean a Sponge

When people think “kill bacteria” people run for bleach, and bleach is a great bacteria killer it’s not your best option in this scenario. The below 3 ways are some of our expert’s favourite ways to keep their professional and personal sponges clean in between uses.


1. Microwave

The microwave is one of the quickest and easiest ways to clean your sponges. rinse off your sponge and make sure it’s as clean as possible (free of any grime and food), pop it in the microwave wet for 1-2 minutes and voilà you have a 99.9% bacteria-free sponge! 

2. Dishwasher

The dishwasher is also an effective method, killing 99.9% of germs in a regular load. We suggest washing it on its own or with other sponges.

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3. Vinegar

The easy non-heat method of course includes vinegar! This method eliminated 99.6% of bacteria,  soak your sponge in white vinegar for 5-10 minutes and rinse!