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  1. #1
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    http://www.recfoodcooking.com/

    I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  2. #2
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    ChattyCathy wrote:
    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >
    > I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)


    I'll take the ribbon, it's my only chance of getting one!

    nancy

  3. #3
    maxine in ri Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On Sep 26, 12:19*pm, ChattyCathy <cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    > http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >
    > I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)


    Thus far, I'm with the majority, who do have sponges, and use various
    methods to clean them.

    I use mine regularly to wipe up spills, with bleach to clean the
    (white) counters, and periodically it goes in the dishwasher when it's
    been wiping up after raw meat or fish.

    Knock wood, noone has ever gotten sick after eating in my house, so
    whatever I'm doing must be working.

    maxine in ri

  4. #4
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    Nancy Young wrote:

    > ChattyCathy wrote:
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>
    >> I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)

    >
    > I'll take the ribbon, it's my only chance of getting one!


    <laugh> Consider it yours.
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  5. #5
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On 09/26/2010 10:00 AM, maxine in ri wrote:
    > On Sep 26, 12:19 pm, ChattyCathy<cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>
    >> I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)

    >
    > Thus far, I'm with the majority, who do have sponges, and use various
    > methods to clean them.
    >
    > I use mine regularly to wipe up spills, with bleach to clean the
    > (white) counters, and periodically it goes in the dishwasher when it's
    > been wiping up after raw meat or fish.
    >
    > Knock wood, noone has ever gotten sick after eating in my house, so
    > whatever I'm doing must be working.


    I wash them out after using them, but I also throw them away really
    frequently. James laughs at me for this, but it's just a thing with me.
    I probably put out a new sponge more often than once a week, and if a
    sponge is left sitting with dirty dishes overnight, it gets tossed.

    Now, I *know* that after a dish is cleaned with even the germiest
    sponge, it's then RINSED under HOT WATER in my house, so this is a silly
    compulsion, but it's my compulsion, and that's that.

    Serene

    --
    http://www.momfoodproject.com
    New post: Weekend Cooking: Pandoraís Salted Angelís Cake

  6. #6
    ChattyCathy Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    Serene Vannoy wrote:
    >
    > I wash them out after using them, but I also throw them away really
    > frequently. James laughs at me for this, but it's just a thing with
    > me. I probably put out a new sponge more often than once a week, and
    > if a sponge is left sitting with dirty dishes overnight, it gets
    > tossed.
    >
    > Now, I *know* that after a dish is cleaned with even the germiest
    > sponge, it's then RINSED under HOT WATER in my house, so this is a
    > silly compulsion, but it's my compulsion, and that's that.


    Not silly at all, IMHO. Heck, they're cheap enough, even where I
    live ;-)
    --
    Cheers
    Chatty Cathy

  7. #7
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    maxine wrote on Sun, 26 Sep 2010 10:00:34 -0700 (PDT):

    > On Sep 26, 12:19 pm, ChattyCathy <cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    >> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>
    >> I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)


    > Thus far, I'm with the majority, who do have sponges, and use
    > various methods to clean them.


    > I use mine regularly to wipe up spills, with bleach to clean
    > the (white) counters, and periodically it goes in the
    > dishwasher when it's been wiping up after raw meat or fish.


    > Knock wood, noone has ever gotten sick after eating in my
    > house, so whatever I'm doing must be working.


    I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised that so few
    use the covered compartment in the dish washer cutlery basket to clean
    them. I'll have to admit that I don't wash the sponges as often as the
    dishes. Squeezing them out and letting them dry on the edge of the sink
    seems enough.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  8. #8
    Serene Vannoy Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On 09/26/2010 12:43 PM, James Silverton wrote:

    > I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised that so few
    > use the covered compartment in the dish washer cutlery basket to clean
    > them.


    I would, but I don't have a dishwasher.

    Serene
    --
    http://www.momfoodproject.com
    New post: Weekend Cooking: Pandoraís Sweet Angelís Cake

  9. #9
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:06:35 +0200, ChattyCathy
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Nancy Young wrote:
    >
    >> ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>>
    >>> I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)

    >>
    >> I'll take the ribbon, it's my only chance of getting one!

    >
    ><laugh> Consider it yours.


    Should have knitted a Sponge Bob Square Pants hat for this one. <g>
    http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281528.0

  10. #10
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised that so few use
    > the covered compartment in the dish washer cutlery basket to clean them.


    What covered compartment?

    Jill


  11. #11
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    Brooklyn1 wrote:
    > On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 19:06:35 +0200, ChattyCathy
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Nancy Young wrote:
    >>
    >>> ChattyCathy wrote:
    >>>> http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>>>
    >>>> I'm going to blame Dimitri and Kalmia for this one ;-)
    >>>
    >>> I'll take the ribbon, it's my only chance of getting one!

    >>
    >> <laugh> Consider it yours.

    >
    > Should have knitted a Sponge Bob Square Pants hat for this one. <g>
    > http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=281528.0


    (laugh) Appropriate. Now how about Bikini Bottom?

    nancy

  12. #12
    sf Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:40:32 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:i7o7pb$jgv$[email protected]..
    > > I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised that so few use
    > > the covered compartment in the dish washer cutlery basket to clean them.

    >
    > What covered compartment?
    >

    and why would a sponge need to be held down by a lid? I throw mine on
    the top rack and it doesn't move around.


    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  13. #13
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    jmcquown wrote on Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:40:32 -0400:

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > message news:i7o7pb$jgv$[email protected]..
    >> I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised
    >> that so few use the covered compartment in the dish washer
    >> cutlery basket to clean them.


    > What covered compartment?


    I guess not all dishwasher baskets must have them. AFAIR, my dishwashers
    have always had a compartment with a cover to prevent small items from
    floating away. A sponge that took off and sat on the heater could make a
    real mess.

    --

    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    Email, with obvious alterations: not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  14. #14
    The Ranger Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    maxine in ri <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    On Sep 26, 12:19 pm, ChattyCathy <cathy1...@mailinator.com> wrote:
    > > http://www.recfoodcooking.com/
    >>
    >>

    > Thus far, I'm with the majority, who do have sponges, and
    > use various methods to clean them.


    We are very similar-minded at Clan Ranger; we use sponges regularly and,
    depending on the need, methods vary accordingly.

    > I use mine regularly to wipe up spills, with bleach to clean the
    > (white) counters, and periodically it goes in the dishwasher when it's
    > been wiping up after raw meat or fish.


    We also nuke our sponges. The first time you take it out fresh from the MW,
    you're more careful after that.

    > Knock wood, noone has ever gotten sick after eating in my house, so
    > whatever I'm doing must be working.


    We're more Libertarian at Clan Ranger. If we like you, we take extra care to
    bring you back. If, OTOH, we don't think you are worth the effort...

    The Ranger



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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:i7oncp$del$[email protected]..
    > jmcquown wrote on Sun, 26 Sep 2010 16:40:32 -0400:
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> wrote in
    >> message news:i7o7pb$jgv$[email protected]..
    >>> I'm with the majority in having sponges but I am surprised
    >>> that so few use the covered compartment in the dish washer
    >>> cutlery basket to clean them.

    >
    >> What covered compartment?

    >
    > I guess not all dishwasher baskets must have them. AFAIR, my dishwashers
    > have always had a compartment with a cover to prevent small items from
    > floating away. A sponge that took off and sat on the heater could make a
    > real mess.
    >
    > --
    >
    > James Silverton
    > Potomac, Maryland
    >


    Sorry, I've never seen a dishwasher that had a covered compartment. The
    current one has wine racks - something to hold the stems so the glasses
    don't break. No covered compartments for the cutlerly or to prevent sponges
    from floating I wash sponges in the washing machine, not the dishwasher.

    Jill


  16. #16
    Christine Dabney Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:04:55 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:


    >Sorry, I've never seen a dishwasher that had a covered compartment. The
    >current one has wine racks - something to hold the stems so the glasses
    >don't break. No covered compartments for the cutlerly or to prevent sponges
    >from floating I wash sponges in the washing machine, not the dishwasher.
    >
    >Jill


    My dishwasher here at my house in NM has a covered compartment, and in
    fact more than one. It's a Kenmore.

    Christine
    --
    http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com

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    Carmen 1957 Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    I soak mine in bleach water...



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    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    "Christine Dabney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:04:55 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Sorry, I've never seen a dishwasher that had a covered compartment. The
    >>current one has wine racks - something to hold the stems so the glasses
    >>don't break. No covered compartments for the cutlerly or to prevent
    >>sponges
    >>from floating I wash sponges in the washing machine, not the
    >>dishwasher.
    >>
    >>Jill

    >
    > My dishwasher here at my house in NM has a covered compartment, and in
    > fact more than one. It's a Kenmore.
    >
    > Christine
    > --
    > http://nightstirrings.blogspot.com



    Mine is a Kenmore, too. It doesn't have a covered anything. It's also
    stainless steel which I dislike. Were I to redecorate the kitchen I
    wouldn't choose stainless.

    Jill


  19. #19
    sf Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:55:47 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Mine is a Kenmore, too. It doesn't have a covered anything. It's also
    > stainless steel which I dislike. Were I to redecorate the kitchen I
    > wouldn't choose stainless.


    If you dislike stainless steel that much, ask Sears about a
    replacement front. It's not impossible to do. You pop out one panel
    and put in another.

    FYI, I found out recently that silicone spray is the perfect ss
    "polish"... water and fingerprints don't adhere when you use it. I
    learned that from the people who maintain the interstate rest stops at
    the Bonneville Salt Flats. I haven't put theory into practice yet
    although that's what they said they use (showed me a can) and their
    rest stops look great.

    --

    Never trust a dog to watch your food.

  20. #20
    jmcquown Guest

    Default Re: (2010-09-26) NS-RFC: Kitchen sponges

    "sf" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On Sun, 26 Sep 2010 23:55:47 -0400, "jmcquown" <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >> Mine is a Kenmore, too. It doesn't have a covered anything. It's also
    >> stainless steel which I dislike. Were I to redecorate the kitchen I
    >> wouldn't choose stainless.

    >
    > If you dislike stainless steel that much, ask Sears about a
    > replacement front. It's not impossible to do. You pop out one panel
    > and put in another.
    >
    > FYI, I found out recently that silicone spray is the perfect ss
    > "polish"... water and fingerprints don't adhere when you use it. I
    > learned that from the people who maintain the interstate rest stops at
    > the Bonneville Salt Flats. I haven't put theory into practice yet
    > although that's what they said they use (showed me a can) and their
    > rest stops look great.
    >
    > --


    I never said I disliked it so much as to pay to change the front panel.
    (There isn't a Sears within 50 miles.) I'm not doing a kitchen remodel, but
    if I did I wouldn't choose stainless appliances. I also don't want granite
    countertops. Seems like everyone on HGTV wants stainless steel and granite.
    Sorry, but that's not for me.

    I use Bartenders Friend to clean my stainless Revere cookware

    Jill


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