Don't zap that dishcloth!

Discussion in 'The Green Room' started by Linda R., Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Linda R.

    Linda R. Fresh Meat

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    I saw a story about this earlier today, and it seemed like a good idea.
    Then the Beeb investigated the matter... :soma:
    I don't want to set fire to my kitchen... :calli:
  2. Fox Mulder

    Fox Mulder Fresh Meat

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    I'd rather pay the princely sum of 26 pence for a new pack of three :borg:
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  3. Uncle Albert

    Uncle Albert Mimimimimi mimimi!!

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    I throw my dishes in the dishwasher and use paper towels on the countertops. Sponges are gross. I only bother with them on heavy-duty scrubbing jobs like removing 3 month's worth of body filth sediment from the floor of the shower.
  4. Dead Peon

    Dead Peon Curses!

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    I also haven't used a sponge for quite some time. For stubborn dishes I just use a handy scrubbing brush with a plastic wedge to lift anything truly caked on. I'm sure some will see it just as gross as sponges, but at least I don't have to touch the cold, soft, germ infested end. The rest is all paper towels.
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  5. Marso

    Marso High speed, low drag.

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    The trick is when the sponge catches fire in the microwave- LEAVE IT IN THE MICROWAVE! It ain't going anywhere and the fire won't spread from there.

    Same thing with those frying pan fires. The big fire always starts when someone, in a panic, tries to whip it over to the sink or somewhere and winds up splashing burning stuff all over the place. Leave it on the frakkin' stove and let it burn!
  6. Man Afraid of his Shoes

    Man Afraid of his Shoes كافر

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    Until someone comes up with a gel, topical ointment,or technique that kills that last %.1 of bacteria, I'm just gonna keep washing my hands and rags with plain old soap.
  7. Elwood

    Elwood I know what I'm about, son.

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    ^^

    Just heat your dishes to about 5,000C and that'll solve your problem.
  8. Forbin

    Forbin Do you feel fluffy, punk?

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    This sounds like Mythbusters material...
  9. Talkahuano

    Talkahuano Second Flame Lieutenant

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    I've had a paper towel catch fire in the microwave.

    Easiest ways to avoid that stuff catching fire is to get it a bit wet before putting it in, and leaving it in no longer than a minute. :shrug: