Easy And Simple Way to Sterilize Dirty Dish Cloth

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It was reported in the papers recently that in many households, dishclothes are more contaminated than toilet handles. When I think of it I realise this is very true. Many people use the dishclothes for the whole day before washing it, usually in soap and water only. After every wipe the dishcloth collects bacteria which is then transferred to other surfaces when you wipe with the same dishcloth.

Easiest way to sterilise dirty dishcloth - microwave it

Easiest way to sterilise dirty dishcloth - microwave it

I have a microwave oven in my kitchen which I hardly use. I believe that cooking must be done on the stove for health purpose. However it is very useful when comes to sterilizing the dishcloth. I wash it with soap and water first. Then squeeze dry it before putting it into the microwave for 2 minutes. Then I take it out to dry it. You can sterilize kitchen sponges in the same way too. That’s it - very easy, simple and effective.

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Thought of the day……

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TBishop  on January 1st, 2011

I’ll like to know how putting A cloth in a microwave for 2 minutes sterilise it. Microwaves are large so how does this kill ALL bacteria which are so tiny.

LeQuan  on March 9th, 2011

I like this and am going to try it. Great tip! Do it if you like, don’t do it if you don’t like it. No need to leave a bad comment. Argh!

Mick  on March 8th, 2012

isn’t it dangerous? I would think there’s a risk of the cloth catching fire?

Mary  on March 8th, 2012

@Micky - I have been doing that and it has never caught fire. I always wet the cloth first before putting it into the microwave oven. Maybe you can try 1 minute first and then 1 and half minutes and then 2 minutes. But if you are concerned, then the best is not to try it.

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