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comment Does soap kill germs?
@SAJ14SAJ Understood. I actually don't think trying to protect against misinterpretation by those skimming questions is productive. I think doing so creates a distraction from the true topic under discussion.
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comment Does soap kill germs?
@Jefromi - I see your point. Hopefully that clickable pictorial at the bottom helps skimmers with that point.
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revised Does soap kill germs?
added note that you still need soap for cleaning
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comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
@CosCallis - With respect to the efficacy of 'anti-bacterial' soap sanitizing (i.e. killing germs), there doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence that they indeed kill germs any better than regular soap. This WebMD article, for example, cites a study that found the antibacterial properties of regular and 'anti-bacterial' soap to be about the same. Furthermore, the term 'anti-bacterial' makes no claim about killing foodborne viruses which ought also to be a concern when cleaning knives.
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comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
@CosCallis - With respect, understanding the difference between cleaning (i.e. removing germs and the substances that culture them) and sanitizing (i.e. killing germs in place) is essential to food safety. I don't see how a factual discussion about that difference is a step in the wrong direction.
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comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
-1 Soap does not kill germs. -- actually your answer prompted me to ask that question. I'm still hoping there's a proper answer to the question of how to clean a knife.
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