How Can I Sanitize a Sponge Without a Microwave or Dishwasher?

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Q: I live in a small apartment with no dishwasher or microwave. Is there any way that I can sanitize a sponge without either of those? I know they’re swarming with bacteria, but washing dishes with a towel or brush just isn’t cutting it for me. Any ideas?


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Editor: Readers have chimed in suggesting that you can throw the sponge in the washing machine, boil it, or soak it in hydrogen peroxide. Check out their comments here:

Readers, do you have any ideas on how to sanitize a kitchen sponge without using a microwave or dishwasher?