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Sterilize Your Sponge in the Microwave

I have seen comments regarding cleaning kitchen sponges in the microwave. How does one go about cleaning sponges with Teflon "scrubbie" on other side of sponge? Can you put that in microwave?

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By Gayle from Rochester, NY

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

NO! the teflon is not microwave safe. It "could" cause severe damage to the microwave and possibly much more. Try washing it in the dishwasher in one of the pockets on the silverware tray. It might fly out of that though. Maybe put it under a bowl on the wrack as long as it can't fall through.

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April 23, 20101 found this helpful

It really isn't safe to use sponges in the kitchen. It is best to use a dishcloth and change to a clean one every day. For those scrubbies, I put them in the dishwasher.

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April 23, 20100 found this helpful

Teflon is not a good thing in a microwave! Do you have an automatic dishwasher? If so, just put it in the silverware basket each time you do a load of dishes. If you don't have an automatic dishwasher just soak it in a small bowl of distilled vinegar overnight and that will disinfect it :-)

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May 29, 20100 found this helpful

I have had no problems with sterilizing sponges with a scrub material on one side. I always do it with the sponge side down and the scrubbing material face up, but I don't know if that is necessary.

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