5Not Cleaning Your Sponges:
Have you ever thought that the thing you use to clean your dishes could be a lot dirtier than the dish itself? Experts found that sponges are one of the most contaminated items in your kitchen. That’s because a huge amount of bacteria is transferred to your sponge when you wipe food scraps out of your plates. These microorganisms linger until the next use to contaminate your dishes and your food. So, don’t forget to clean it after every use.
Putting your sponge into the dishwasher, or soaking it in bleach can kill all the lurking bacteria and make your sponge as good as new.