Who invented the kitchen sponge?

Answer The synthetic sponge was first developed by the Du Pont company, who also invented nylon, in the 1940s. Synthetic sponges have since largely replaced authentic sea sponges for kitchen and household... Read More »

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How do I clean a kitchen sponge?

Kitchen sponges can harbor several types of bacteria. To clean the sponge, there are two methods that, according to a research agency from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will kill more than 99... Read More »

What is a kitchen sponge made of?

The kitchen sponge is manufactured using ground wood pulp fibers layered with a chemical process of liquid carbon and a caustic sodium metallic base. It is then acid-washed, shaped, bleached and re... Read More »

How to Get the Bad Smell Out of a Kitchen Sponge?

If you notice a bad smell coming from your kitchen sink, it may because of a dirty kitchen sponge. When you use your kitchen sponge to clean dirty dishes, countertops and sinks, moisture and food p... Read More »

Can a kitchen sponge be sterilized in a microwave oven?

Yes, a microwave can sterilize a kitchen sponge. Microwaving a sponge for two minutes on high kills 99 percent of harmful germs, including E. coli, according to Web MD. Just make sure the sponge is... Read More »