Array
Home Care

Is Your Kitchen Sponge Dirtier Than Your Toilet?

Watch this video to find out, and learn from a doctor how to clean your sponge effectively

Shares
Photography: Pexels

We've mentioned in past articles just how dirty your kitchen sponge could get. But did you know that your kitchen sponge can be dirtier than your toilet bowl? (Cringe!)

According to this segment on the TV talk show The Doctors, Dr. Travis Lane Stork says that according to a German study, the typical kitchen sponge can harbor all sorts of harmful germs and bacteria from "staph (staphylococcus), salmonella, e. coli, and listeria," among many others.

Apparently, a moist and warm sponge is the ideal breeding ground for all sorts of bacteria. The doctor says that the most effective way to disinfect the sponge is "good old fashioned bleach." Here's how: mix one quarter of a cup of bleach with one gallon of water, soak your sponges in the solution for five minutes, rinse thoroughly, and let dry. 

Watch the segment here:

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

More on Realliving.com.ph

Shares

Read more stories about

Latest Stories

Plant Parents, You'll Love This Flower Garden in Rizal

Check out these vibrant celosias.

10 Unique Details in Vice Ganda's Industrial-Style Home

His walk-in closet could rival a department store!

Heart Evangelista's New Favorite Dinnerware Set from Tiffany & Co. Costs at Least P45,000

She has the plates and platters-including small "paper cups" for her coffee!

A Hotel-Like Makeover for a One-Bedroom Condo Unit

Take a peek inside this posh 39sqm home!

7 Split Type Aircon Brands That Are 'Matipid sa kuryente', According to Moms

They can be pricey but are sulit in the long run!

Janice de Belen's Kitchen Is Perfect for Those Who Love to Cook

Every kitchen essential is placed somewhere it can be easily seen.

This High-Ceiling Glass House in Ayala Alabang Is Breathtaking

The living area looks like a hotel lobby!

Where to Buy Floor Chairs in Manila For Your Tiny Home

These legless seats make great accent pieces for small spaces.

Twins Turn Their 32sqm Condo Unit Into a Warm, Cozy Home

They've been working on it for 10 months!

Gray Walls and Wooden Furniture Give This Pampanga Cafe a Relaxing Vibe

Amand Coffee Bar has the best selfie spots, too!

This Wireless Mini Vacuum Will Make Cleaning a Breeze

It's perfect for cleaning those hard-to-reach areas!
Load More Stories

Get inspiring design ideas and handy hints.
Subscribe to our newsletter now!