Recently I've gotten worried about overuse of cleaning rags / sponges / scouring pads / scrubbers in my kitchen (let's call them "scrubbers" for short), and whether I should perhaps replace them more often than I do. Then I got to thinking - maybe I could just sterilize them thoroughly to increase their longevity?
My questions are:
- Is this known to be effective?
- Are there health risks to this procedure (e.g. material detaching from the sponge/scrubber and going into my food)?
- How long and with what amount of power should I nuke my scrubber?
- Is there there some preparation work I need to do?