If you happen to use kitchen sponges....

pekemomJanuary 25, 2012

I was using the Scotch Brite ones but found that the Lysol

scrubber sponges last much much longer. Putting it in the dishwasher every night,

and it still looks like new. I've only used one from the package whereas with the

other brand I always seemed to be buying them.

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Many dishwashers do not "heat" during wash cycle, only on dry cycle. Dishes are washed in hot water at the temperature the water tank is set at. The sponge does not get sterilized, and neither do the dishes. Best to run faucet until it is hot before turning dishwasher on.

I called Mfgr. of my dishwasher and was surprised to learn the water was not heated during the wash cycle.

To sterilize sponges, put soppy wet sponge on a plate and microwave for 3-5 minutes.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 1:08PM
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Thanks for the tip, I used to put them in the microwave, then thought it was better to put them in the dishwasher.
I'll go back to microwaving them, thanks...

    Bookmark   January 26, 2012 at 11:56PM
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