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How to Clean a Sponge and Sanitize Dishtowels With Bleach

Wash dishes with a sponge? Follow these sponge cleaning tips to learn how to use bleach to clean sponges and sanitize dishtowels and leave them germ-free.

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Kills 99.9% of
viruses and
bacteria*.

*When used as directed on
hard nonporous surfaces.

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Tips on How to Clean a Sponge

Try not to use sponges to clean up after raw meat, poultry or eggs. Instead, use Clorox® Clean-Up® Cleaner + Bleach and a disposable paper towel as directed. Food contact surfaces require a clean water rinse.

Sanitize dish towels daily in the sink using a bleach and water solution made with 2 teaspoons Clorox® Disinfecting Bleach per gallon of water. Let soak 2 minutes. Rinse thoroughly or machine wash as directed. While your are at it, include your sponges in the soaking solution and clean them at the same time!

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