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Oops I broke the microwave - sterilising a sponge

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okok Fri 11-Nov-16 00:35:47

Oopsie. I read on the internet that you can sterilize cloths and sponges in the microwave - it takes about 2 minutes to sterilize a damp cloth or sponge.
I've don't this a fair few times - never occurred to me (until it was too late) to put the sponge into a container - I just put it down on the glass turntable

Only today just over a minute in there was the most almighty bang - the glass turntable had exploded

I'm guessing you need to put your cloth or sponge in a microwave-proof dish

or avoid trying to sterilize sponges in the microwave...

LowDudgeon Fri 11-Nov-16 01:10:17

I think I'd generally be inclined to boil cloths up in a saucepan anyway (it's very satisfying grin)

Fwiw I clean my microwave by heating a bit of water & washing-up liquid in a ramekin & then wiping down the soapy condensation. I generally do it in 30-second bursts but once did it for somewhat longer & there was an almighty bang & it blew the fuse of the whole downstairs ring main shock

Dangerous buggers, microwaves

okok Fri 11-Nov-16 01:14:37

Oh gosh I do the heating water thing too.. though not much point now grin

wooooofudge Fri 11-Nov-16 22:35:43

You might just need a new turntable.

WhoKnowsWhereTheTimeG0es Fri 11-Nov-16 22:40:45

I only give my sponges 20s, they still get too hot to touch, so I think 2 mins is probably too long.

buffalobill Sun 13-Nov-16 02:21:17

Are you looking to get another microwave? You can get a reasonably priced microwave here that won't explode lol.

DamsonGinIsMyThing Sun 13-Nov-16 02:30:03

I just buy new sponges.

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