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We often use sponges, cloth or brushes to clean kitchen utensils, but after a long time, these cleaning tools can breed bacteria and affect our diet. So how often are you replacing your cleaning tools?
Does It Smell?
The first and easiest warning sign of an unsafe brush is the smell. If your brush or sponge has even the slightest sour smell, it’s time to toss it. The bacteria has already settled into the fibers of the sponge, and you will never be able to complete sanitize it. If you’re using a dish rag, make sure to wash it with bleach and warm water before using again.
We do not recommend waiting until your sponge is smelly and sour to replace it. Keep in mind that bacteria can be spreading before your brush even starts to smell. There are a few things that will expedite the rapid growth of bacteria within your sponge — Keeping your sponge moist is the easiest way for your brush to grow bacteria. That’s why we recommend the 1-1-4 rule: Let your sponge dry out completely at least 1 time per week, sanitize your sponge in the dishwasher or microwave at least 1 time per week, and replace your brush or sponge once every 4 weeks. Remembering the 1-1-4 rule will make sure your dish cleaning routine is safe and sanitary.
Food hygiene can not be ignored, please change your cleaning tools in time.