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Kitchen sponges can accumulate food and microbes when used for long periods of time and are not thoroughly cleaned. The moisture and food particles in a dirty sponge make it a perfect environment for microorganisms to grow (such as bacteria and fungi). Their waste products give the sponge a distinctive smell. If your sponge is smelly or over 1 month old, it's time to throw it away! Remember to replace your sponges every month with Calendar Sponge.
The best way to get germs off a kitchen sponge is also the easiest. Rinse it, wring it out, & microwave it for 30-60 seconds.
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Bacteria & Kitchen Sponges. You may be surprised to learn just how much bacteria is found in dirty kitchen sponges!