This Caddy Made Washing My Dishes So Much More Sanitary

It's a simple fix that goes a long way!

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February 28, 2019

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A dishwasher is one of the most important features of any kitchen — trust me, I should know. For the past five years, I’ve been living in an apartment without a dishwasher and it’s safe to say washing every single plate, fork, and glass by hand gets old very quickly.

Although I’ve found a sponge that makes scrubbing down my dinnerware easier and more enjoyable, I couldn’t shake the feeling that my handy sponge was harvesting some serious bacteria. We’ve all seen the statistics: Some studies will even go as far to say your kitchen sponge has more germs than your toilet. The mere thought of having your supposedly clean dishes covered in unwanted bacteria is enough to keep anyone up at night.

To make matters worse, I didn’t have a designated spot to place my sponges, so they would usually wind up on my messy kitchen counter. Um, ew.

I recently purchased Simplehuman’s Slim Sink Caddy on a whim, and it’s become a serious game-changer. In fact, it’s such an easy (and affordable!) solution that I’m actually surprised I hadn’t thought of it before.

Thanks to its sleek and slim design, this holder is the perfect match for practically any sink. It has two, non-slip suction cups on the back and a wire ledge hanger so you can securely attach it to the inside of your sink. Or, if you usually have piles and piles of dishes in your sink (like yours truly), you can slip the wire hanger around your sink faucet. Now that my sponge has a home, I’m able to free up some counter space, which is a nice bonus.

But perhaps the coolest feature of this sponge holder is the slots at the bottom. You see, sponges are more prone to attract bacteria when they’re wet. If you buy a sink caddy with no slots, your sponge would practically be sitting in its own filth, collecting more germs. The two slots on this model reportedly maximizes air flow, so your sponge can dry faster and keep its bacteria count at bay.

Make no mistake, buying a dish sponge holder isn’t going to make all the bacteria on your sponge magically go away. It’s important to regularly clean and replace your sponge. But simplehuman’s caddy gives me some serious peace in mind which, in my opinion, is priceless.

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