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Ecology Cooking Tip

May 11, 2012 by  
Filed under Ecology Cooking, Uncommon Sense

In the morning, I boil a pot of water for tea.  Yum!   I pour the extra boiling water over my sponges in the sink.  Also:

  • I put my sponges in the dishwasher when I run it.
  • I recently read in our local paper that another way to disinfect your sponges (which can harbor a TON of bacteria) is to put them in the microwave for 30 to 60 seconds.  Sponges must be wet when you do this.  Time depends on your microwave.  I actually get my sponge quite wet and microwave it for about 3 minutes.
  • The other recommendation was use one sponge for dishes and another for cleaning the kitchen to prevent cross-contamination.

What’s your favorite kitchen tip?


3 Responses to “Ecology Cooking Tip”
  1. Barbara says:

    I have done exactly the same thing! Especially the hot water part!

  2. Cindy says:

    Jayah’s own kitchen tip: double bagging things before putting them in the freezer prevents freezer burn. I never knew that!!

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