The cool thing about clorox is it is instant sterilization of anything it touches. So unless you have something thick like sponges which need to soak a few minutes to get the clorox completely thru the holes, a quick dip and your done. I keep a bucket of the stuff in water in the kitchen and outside. Dishes, aquarium nets, hands, anything just get a quick dip and quick rinse. I'm lucky enough to have my boys still living with me, and they gross up the kitchen. Never wash anything well. So I've gotten used to dipping utensils before use. Maybe a bit OCD, but my gut feels better.