The Dirty Dish Cloth

Dish cloths are the perfect breeding ground for bacteria because they sit at room temperature which is ideal for microbial growth, they contain food particles which are a source of food for microbes and they provide moisture needed for their microbial activity.  They can be a source of contamination in the home when being used to clean benches, surfaces and dishes.  To keep your dish cloth safe to use, soak it in bleach for a few minutes every 2-3 days or wash it in boiling-hot water and detergent for a few minutes.  Replace them regularly.