How do I stop my sponge from smelling?
- Clean your sponge daily. That’s right. Disinfect that baby every single day.
- Keep it dry. Wring it out well after every use and store it in a dry location.
- Replace it often. Don’t be a hero.
- Use it only on dishes. Never, ever use it wipe up meat juice.
- Just make the switch to a dish brush. I know this is hard to hear.
Why does my sponge smell bad? There are many reasons why a sponge smells but the primary reason is from cleaning dirty dishes or counter tops, food particles get trapped in the sponges pores. As the food particles start to decompose, the sponge begins to sour and smell bad. Sponges can harbor many strands of bad bacteria including E.
How do you deodorize a kitchen sponge? Plain white vinegar will deodorize a sponge in minutes. To get rid of that stinky sour smell all sponges eventually get all you need to do is pour some white vinegar over the sponge and completely saturate it. Let the sponge soak up the vinegar and sit for about 5 minutes. Rinse the sponge well.
How often should you change your sponge? Wring sponges out after each use and clean them every other day. While those are great habits to get into, even a sponge sanitized this often could accumulate bacteria over time, so replace yours every two weeks—or even sooner if they develop an odor or fall apart.