Clean and Sanitize that Sponge and Microwave

Friday, June 22, 2012
Don't be grossed out by my microwave but this is how it gets after a couple of weeks of use. No one thinks to cover anything up in the house. I digress. 

Okay so we all should be sanitizing our kitchen sponges. A great way to do that and to clean your microwave is to take your sponge and get it good and wet. Put a big squirt of dish soap on it and toss into the microwave. I then run the microwave for 90 seconds. 

The sponge gets good and hot and the steam helps to loosen the food stuck on the microwave. Then take the sponge once it cools a bit and wipe down the microwave. You have killed the germs in the sponge with the heat and cleaned up the microwave in short order.

Don't forget to join me for Sunny Simple Sundays this weekend.


laurie said...

thats a great idea!! I always just put a cup of water with a lemon peel in it, then let it sit for a bit with the door shut after heating for 1 minute, I never thought of putting a sponge in, I always just toss them, often!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a great tip!!

Jonell said...

IDEAS,, I am going to DO THAT RIGHT NOW!
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~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a good tip, Elaine! We need to be so careful in our kitchens to stay healthy!

Terra said...

Bless your heart, I am going to do that right now with my sponge and microwave.

Ivy and Elephants said...

Thanks so much for the tip. I knew about the water in the microwave, but never thought about the sponge. Duh!
I can see all the money I threw out on sponges:(
Love to have you link this to the party. Surely I'm not the only one who needs your advice?!

Susan said...

Good idea, Elaine. Looks nice and shining clean now. Good job! Susan

Kris said...

I usually put a coffee cup of water in there, get it bubbly hot, then leave it alone for a good 20 minutes or so. Then wipe it clean. Sponge idea is GREAT!!!

bj said...

Good tip...I usually throw my dirty sponges into the dishwasher along with the dirty dishes.
See ya tomorrow...:)

ImSoVintage said...

Great tip, Elaine. I hate stinky sponges and dirty microwaves. I do love shortcuts, though :)

Debbiedoo's said...

Yep...I knew this trick and do it all the time! Happy Sunday Elaine.

Jody and Stan said...

Thanks for sharing this great tip on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


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