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1. Kitchen Sponges That Replace Themselves

You've no doubt heard that these scrubbers can be a breeding ground for bacteria—and a study by NSF International, a nonprofit organization that develops public-health standards, confirms that it's not only possible but likely that the sponge near your sink contains unwanted contaminants. You can microwave sponges to kill most viruses, parasites and spores, but eventually you'll need to replace them. Skura Style is a new kitchen sponge with patented foam technology that Keeps foods like egg and cheese from getting stuck in them and an antimicrobial coating—but the best part is: You can sign up for subscription-based deliveries, so a new box of sponges automatically shows up at your door every month.