|Pot filled 1/4 to 1/3 full|
|I don't think this photo truly captures the nasty of these|
When the pot of water (as you can see in the top picture I filled the pot about a 1/4 to 1/3 with water) got to a roiling boil I put the scrubbies in and let them boil at full-tilt, high heat for 5 minutes. I chose five minutes for the amount of time to thoroughly sanitize them because that is, I believe, the rule of thumb for sanitizing contaminated water.
|Roiling boilin pot of water|
The water was super disgusting after it had stopped foaming; again, I don't think the picture I took in the kitchen does justice to just how disgusting this water was. So, I took the pot out on the back porch to get another picture in natural light without the flash; eh, still pretty disgusting looking but not as obviously gross as IRL.
|Five minutes is supposed rule of thumb for sterilization|
|Lots of soap left in the old scrubbies, huh?|
|Nasty water, Take 1|
Result: I feel a little bit better using these scrubbies for dishes after boiling them, but not as certain of bacterial death as I was with nuking them in the microwave.
|Nasty water in natural light still not as nasty IRL|