If you are like me you always have a kitchen sponge at the ready to mop up spills.
I use those 3M ones with the green scrubby on the back.
I often put my sponge in the dishwasher to sanitize it.
Now there has been a study on the best ways to do this by the USDA.
They found that heating a sponge in the microwave on high for one minute, or running it through a full dishwasher cleaning, including the drying cycle; both removed 99.99999% of bacteria.
That's good enough for me.
It's good to know I don't have to wait until the dishwasher's full to get a clean sponge.