Sponges are perfect for harboring millions of germs. There are 10 million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and 1m per square inch. Thankfully, there are ways to eliminate germs on a kitchen sponge. Sponges with the rough side for scrubbing out hard-to-clean pots and pans, but most people end up throwing them out before their usefullness is over. What a waste money! Instead, put them in the microwave for a couple of minutes and watch as the microbes sizzle away.
Sanitize You Sponges In The Microwave (2 minutes will kill 99% of germs.)
Dirty truth: A new study has found there are around 10 million bacteria per square inch of a kitchen sponge and a million per square inch on a dish cloth