Does your sponge have that musty icky smell? And it’s the last of your sponge supply, and you’re not ready to run your dishwasher (which would sanitize your sponge quite nicely)? Here’s what to do…

Rinse the sponge and zap it (while it’s still wet) in the microwave for one minute. (Be sure there aren’t any metal fibers in the sponge.) It will smell better and be ready to use…until you’re able to run out and buy a new sponge.

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