10 responses

  1. SiobhanGagliardo
    July 22, 2013

    Sounds like a great idea, will have to give it a try. Thanks. Blessings…

  2. Donna
    July 25, 2013

    Thank you, THANK YOU for this. Smelly kitchen rags and sponges have haunted me for years. I tried putting one in the sun yesterday and it worked!

    • hallecottis
      July 25, 2013

      @Donna Yeah, I am so glad it worked for you!  Works every time :)

  3. NancyToveyLisonbee
    July 25, 2013

    This makes perfect sense.  I do this with my son’s cloth diapers.  Works well.  Can’t wait to try this on my sponges. Thanks!!

  4. IreneS
    July 28, 2013

    What do you do in the winter months?

  5. Health Organic Wellbeing
    July 30, 2013

    Health & Organic Wellbeing (H.O.W ) thanks you for sharing this!

  6. BarbaraThorbjornsson
    July 31, 2013

    it also works to put it in the microwave for 2 minutes.  Smell is gone

  7. sharon
    July 31, 2013

    I just read about spaying peroxide on it to clean them.

  8. Chef Art Moskowitz
    August 28, 2013

    It does work.

  9. wjr
    January 15, 2014

    I discovered YEARS ago that some dish detergents will sour sponges and others will not. Don’t have a proven reason just a hunch. I believe it is a reaction with s/s sinks and particular detergents. Brands made by moon and stars folks (I’m showing myage) seem to be most prone. When used with a ceramic sink doesn’t seem to be a problem. The sponge makersust love this modern problem. Dont remember this to be as much of a problem “back in the day”

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