HOW often do you put your kitchen sponges in the microwave?
Never? We assumed that would be the case…
A cleaning fanatic has revealed that in fact, we should be putting our kitchen sponges in the microwave every few DAYS.
A woman posted the video to her TikTok under the account ‘mamasknowbest’.
She said: “Did you know that the USDA recommends microwaving your sponge every few days?
“Microwave it for 2 minutes.
“Careful, let it sit for a bit.
“It is extremely hot.
“The USDA found that this kills over 99.9% of bacteria, yeasts and moulds.”
You read that right – bacteria, yeasts and MOULDS!
The woman continued: “This simple treatment can help ensure that contaminated sponges don’t spread foodborne pathogens.
“You should change out your sponge every 2 weeks or so.”
Clearly this video has got many people talking as it has racked up 186.6k views and 12.6k likes.
There have been over 200 comments and a whopping 2,322 shares.
One person said: “Alright I’m getting up right now out of bed at 2am in the morning to get this off my mind, thank you.”
Another added: “I didn’t know this. Thanks!”
However, many people were commenting that they would rather just buy new sponges.
One person commented: “Or buy new ones.”
Another said: “Or you could just use a new one…”
Many TikTok users were shocked that this is not common knowledge and in fact have been doing this for many years.
One said: “Been doing this for years.”
Another commented: “Every day…makes me feel like I do good for my family.”
One user was skeptical about this method and said: “It actually doesn’t work. You need to soak it in cleaning vinegar for a couple hours” to which the woman responded: “Scientists actually tested out this method, which proved it killed 99.9% of bacteria.”
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