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How to disinfect dishwashing rags: an elementary method

Tetiana KoziukFood
How to clean dishwashing cloths and sponges. Source: Pixabay

Kitchen cloths are a good breeding ground for bacteria. It leaves them on all the surfaces it comes into contact with, including the dishes. That's why disinfection is a mandatory ritual to avoid dysbiosis and parasitosis.

Nutritionist Tetiana Yarmoshuk, a nutritionist with the nickname dietolog.t_yarmoshuk, shared on her Instagram page an elementary way to help disinfect kitchen cloths and sponges for washing dishes .

How to wash dishwashing rags and sponges

Disinfection method:

1. First, rinse the cloths and sponges under running water. You can also use detergent.

2. After that, put the rags in a container and fill it with 9% vinegar. You can also add just a little water, but vinegar is the perfect acidic environment that will help you get rid of bacteria effectively.

How to disinfect kitchen rags with vinegar

3. Close the container and refrigerate it for at least 30 minutes, and preferably overnight.

4. After that, rinse the cloths in clean water and use them again.

The expert also emphasizes that kitchen cloths should be changed or at least disinfected once every 3-4 days. This method of disinfection helps to extend the shelf life of rags to 1.5-2 weeks.

How to disinfect kitchen cloths

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL reported how to wash kitchen towels from stains and grease.

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