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If you’re like most people, you use the same sponge to clean your dishes, wipe down the countertop, and scrub spills off the floor—and only toss them once they’re gray and fraying. But if you’re not regularly cleaning your sponge and using it to clean up spills that could contain bacteria, like egg yolks or meat juice, they could be laden with bacteria. Be sure to disinfect your sponge regularly in the microwave or dishwasher, and trade it out frequently. And for those tricky spills, use paper towels.
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