What is the best way to deal with dishwashing sponges?
February 1, 2004 9:55 AM Subscribe
Home economics 101...What is the best way to deal with dishwashing sponges? They get moldy so quickly, and I never know where to keep them: hanging out in the sink (stays too damp)? On the chrome beside the sink (can create a mess)? In a little bowl beside the chrome (still too damp)? I have been told to microwave them upon every use, or to put them in the dishwasher (although I have also been warned against this), and to boil them/bleach them to keep them clean. Also: should I use the rough green pads for everything? Should I get a sponge on a stick?
Any insights or stories of sponge strategies are appreciated. Thanks.
posted by macinchik to home & garden (20 answers total)