Alex asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 10 months ago

Why do we replace dish sponges?

It's always in soap and water... just wash the sponge before using it on your dishes and theoretically it should be clean, right?

Why replace them? Is it just because they trap food particles that are difficult to get our? Or they no longer "scrub"?

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  • edward
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    10 months ago
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    Yes. The last part. Also they get less effective when they are used well

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  • 9 months ago

    Because we constantly use them and they tear apart. It becomes less effective to scrub and clean dishes. Another reason is that it gets moldy especially if it doesn't dry properly and if it is constantly wet. Keep in mind that molds thrive in damp/ wet environment so it is best to replace dish sponges regularly.

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  • 10 months ago

    I replace them when they lose their bounce and start to shred.

    Otherwise, no problem: they're in and out of very hot soapy water a lot, and I always rinse them and place them where they can air rather than sit in a puddle.

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  • Anonymous
    10 months ago

    Because they are cheap, can contain mold,germ, bacteria, might not be as efficient at cleaning.

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  • 10 months ago

    They tend to develop mold. Or just plain fall apart over time.

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  • 10 months ago

    usually I replace it when its worn out and looks nasty.

    BUT I do wash them with the towels and other laundry regularly.

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  • 10 months ago

    Bacteria grow in damp things.

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  • 10 months ago

    The main reason is the mildew. Wet sponges become mildewy and are hard to clean when they get that way. Best to toss it and get a new one.

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