How often do you change your kitchen sponge?
At my house I change it once a week--two if I don't cook a lot. My boyfriend said that when he lived at home, they'd change their sponge once a MONTH!! He said that even if the sponge started to smell they'd just wash it...
When do you throw out your sponge? And should you change it out after using it to wash dishes that had raw meat, etc.?
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I switched when my kids became teenagers and made questionable hygiene decisions, such as wiping out the dog dish, cleaning mud off bike tires with kitchen sponges. It seemed the risk was too great to keep them around. I use them in other areas of my home, but never the kitchen.
So for now, I change them once a week.
I buy cheap sponges in bulk, so it's a low enough cost for this safety measure, especially in time of virus. However, if I run out, I will wash them in either laundry or dishwasher to bridge the days until I get a new supply.
I know I’ll probably get some flak, but I’ve always thought that, with the use of common sense precautions, we have an immune system. If we don’t use it, it won’t protect us when we need it.