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Good Housekeeping writes:

Zapping your sponges in the microwave for two minutes will wipe out bacteria, a recent study says, but the GH Research Institute advises: Don't do it! "Microwaves vary greatly based on size and wattage," says GHRI Kitchen Appliances Director, Sharon Franke. "So if you have a less powerful model than the one used in the study, it may not be able to kill bacteria in two minutes." And if your model is more powerful, your sponge could dry out, harden, get destroyed—or even cause a fire.

The safest way to sanitize a sponge is to soak it in a solution of three tablespoons bleach to one quart water for five minutes. Rinse, wring out, and let dry.

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