Asked if their kitchen is clean, many would answer with a resounding yes. Unfortunately based on a study published in the American Journal of Environmental health, this is usually not the case. Most bathrooms are actually cleaner than the kitchens.
One cause of this is the way we clean the kitchens. We use soap, water, sponges and kitchen rags that we think are clean to get the job done. Actually all that happens is that the germs get swished around in the dirty water. We don’t even replace the sponges every month? while the bathroom cleaners are changed regularly.
It is important to get the kitchen clean because this is one of the best ways to avoid food poisoning. Nobody wants to have tummy troubles or worse.
An easy solution is to use the microwave and zap the sponges. Make sure that they are thoroughly washed then zap them in the microwave between 4 to 10 minutes while damp or until the sponge begins to steam. The study shows that most germs die after 2 minutes but stubborn germs such as E. Coli and salmonella take longer. Your microwave will actually decontaminate your sponges.