Can I dry dish towels in the microwave?

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KeilwerthSX90 der Zorn Gottes
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Because I'd really like to sometimes. Like when all my dishes are dirty and I drink a bunch of coffee and do all of them, but I can't get them all dried because I only have two dish towels, and they're both totally soaked.

It seems safe enough, but, I've started fires in my kitchen before.
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Never mind, lost patience, tried it, totally worked. So, instead of a question thread, consider this a sage advice thread.
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Thanks. I'll keep this in mind.
Zapski Gaze into my eyes...
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Probably took care of any bacteria that were frolicking in the towels as well.
James May on Top Gear dries his pants in the microwave.
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wastes them frequently, does he? ;)
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I imagine that it not only worked but it probably thoroughly killed any bacteria that might have been living on them. Nice idea.
Malkin kick 'em in the face; taste the body
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Just don't put any real wet sponges in there.
spike attempting to look on the bright side
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Malkin wrote:
Just don't put any real wet sponges in there.



But could you zap a dry sponge to "clean" it?
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Yeah, as long as it's dry, that's a good way to do it. If it's wet though, it will shrink down to the size of a walnut. Rules do not apply to artificial sponges.
Pithecanthropus Roast Master
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What about poodles? Or kittens? ;)
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No, I think you're only supposed to disinfect them in the microwave when they're dry.
Malkin kick 'em in the face; taste the body
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Yeah, otherwise they'll stink up the kitchen. Especially the poodles.
sean Royal Wombat
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I nuke wet sponges all the time (artificial sponges, that is). A wet sponge, on Hi for 45 seconds creates steam, which loosens up all the dried sauce splats on the inside of the nuker.
SpacemanSpiff Resident Gimp
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And if you nuke a wet, soapy sponge you get loads of bubbles, too!
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SpacemanSpiff wrote:
And if you nuke a wet, soapy sponge you get loads of bubbles, too!

Hmm...

::runs off to find a fresh sponge::
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: Hums "Bill Nye the Science Guy" theme:
tiki Minor Prophetess
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Can I dry a CD in the microwave?
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How would you fit him in there?
tiki Minor Prophetess
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Rope. Blender. Lime.
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
What about poodles? Or kittens? ;)

It's OK to dry wet kittens in the microwave, but after that...

everything you cook in it taste like kitty
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Sean wrote:
I nuke wet sponges all the time (artificial sponges, that is). A wet sponge, on Hi for 45 seconds creates steam, which loosens up all the dried sauce splats on the inside of the nuker.


Oh, nice microwave cleaning tip, thx.
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