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I was cutting coupons today (it bums me out that the majority of coupons are for things I never use, like processed foods, but that's another thread!), and I saw an ad for DISPOSABLE DISH WIPES!!! You wet them, they get soapy, you wash your dishes and throw them away. Ugh!!!<br><br>
Is it really that hard to use a sponge? I buy sponges that resist odors, and run them through the dishwasher to sanitize them. They get tossed when they get ragged. I guess it's really hard for some people to squeeze some soap on a sponge...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: That is silly! What are they going to come up with next? Disposable sheets? Disposable underwear?
 

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Well, now, that is just a waste of resources. I do use some disposable things, but that is just lazy. The only use for those that I could possibly see is maybe on a camping trip, but then again, it would sure create more waste to lug around with you.<br><br>
Seeing as we are considered a consumer culture, I am sure there is way more stuff like this to come. The only responsible thing to do is not to buy it.<br><br>
Me, I will continue to use and reuse my sponge and toss it in the diswasher when I run it.
 

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:LOL I thought they were silly too at first. Somehow I got a sample and my mother used it and loved it. I bought her some today. They can be used more than once.
 

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That's not such a bad idea. I know some people that could use those. LOL One person that comes to mind is my husband's cousin. He lived with us for a while and used to leave his underwear on the bathroom floor. Couldn't get me to touch those for a million bucks. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/grossedout.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="gross"> :LOL
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by kama'aina mama</i><br><b>There is disposable underwear. It looks to be about the same texture as the lovely paper gowns they use at Dr's offices.</b></td>
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Oh boy, hand them over...<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Before I even opened this post, I knew exactly what it was about! I saw the commercial last night and laughed. Why? Do people not want to do laundry? Disposable baby washcloths, face cloths, dish cloths. I am not the most enviromentally friendly person but goodness gracious.
 

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Yup, I saw these. Stupid as far as I am concerned.<br><br>
Just one more thing to use and throw into landfills. I am not the super-greatest queen of re-using, but I do try and I think these things are horrible. Would I like them? Probably, because I get sick of my husband leaving an old cloth in the sink, using a clean one, and adding it to the pile in the sink till there are 3 or 4 there. However, the convenience to me does not outweigh the negatives.<br><br>
Eventually, there will be nothing left to make these disposables out of because there are landfills everywhere and no room to grow new things.<br><br>
My boss bought me some of those disposable bibs for Maggie and keeps asking if I have used them. Nope. I guess since I have them it would be even more wasteful not to do something with them, but I would probably feel better if I gave them to someone else....
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by LunaMom</i><br><b>I buy sponges that resist odors, and run them through the dishwasher to sanitize them.</b></td>
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what brand do you buy?
 

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I saw the commercial about a week ago, STUPID !<br><br>
I certainly won't be buying those.<br><br>
BTW, the diswasher does not sanitize anything. The tempreture just doesn't get high enough.
 

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Are you sure? Because when I worked at a day care the health department told us we could wash with out soap if we ran out because the diswashers got hot enough. They were just regular dishwashers not big, professional ones.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Arduinna</i><br><b>BTW, the diswasher does not sanitize anything. The tempreture just doesn't get high enough.</b></td>
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I know my dishwasher gets very, very hot. If I open it midcycle, I have to back up or risk getting a steam burn. Where did you get the info that it doesn't sanitize? If you're right, that's kind of scary for all the bottlefeeders who sanitize their baby bottles in there.<br><br>
Oh, and I think the sponges I buy are called "O-cello" and they really do not get stinky as quickly as other brands.
 

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My dishwasher actually has a choice for temperatures. I can do either the energy-saver (which I usually use), or the temp-sense, which heats the water up to sanitizing temperatures, for times when I want something sanitized (like canning jars). I love having the option!
 

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Yes, I have read that microwaving them is even more effective at killing germs. 30 seconds for a dry sponge, 60 seconds for a wet one.<br><br>
I actually did buy this new product, and sort of like it. I won't be buying it all the time, but I like that it only has dish soap on it, and not any other chemicals. I spent all day cleaning with one (rinsing with warm water in between, and it held up great). I cleaned all of countertops, then my kitchen cabinets (they have not been this clean in ages!), then washed off all of my furniture. After I did this I wiped them off with just water moistened paper towels. I finished up by using it to wipe out my fridge. I have done all of this with a wet rag (that is what I would have usually used) but I NEVER had a wet rag clean so well and with such ease. It is very thin, but a good material for scrubbing. It does not get as sopping wet as a rag.<br><br>
So I did not find it to be useless--but would use it sparingly.
 

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Don't forget the disposable cutting pads! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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Oh my goodness yes! This is so ridiculous I just have to laugh sometimes. But man does it irk me. I mean, how lazy can we all be. I think sometimes we should just knock down all these buildings and go back to the stone age so people can start over again. it's so sad how much of a convenience society we have become. I certainly strive to go AGAINST that mainstream!!!<br>
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