MOLDY, CRUSTY MUGS TO BE CLEANED
DISINFECTION WILL OCCUR BEFORE REUSE
Milwaukee Two coffee mugs found to be crusty and moldy following a dormant period will be cleaned and disinfected before the owner uses them again. Vince Vitrano, morning anchor at Today's TMJ4 made the decision following some debate over whether the vessels could simply be rinsed and then filled with coffee or tea.
"After consulting several sources, the consensus was that I ought to at least take them home and put them in the dishwasher," Vitrano admitted. "Craig said I should throw them away, but I didn't think they were tainted beyond saving."
Vitrano was referring to TMJ4 morning weather Meister Craig Koplien. Reached later for comment Koplien recalled, "He comes in here with stuff growing in his mug, and he's considering doing a quick rinse with some hand soap in the bathroom." Koplien continued, "If it were me... mind you... it wouldn't be me, since I wouldn't leave a dirty coffee mug on my desk before going on vacation... but if it were me, I couldn't drink from those nasty cups again."
Vitrano was adamant that he believes the mugs will be adequately disinfected by a trip through the home dishwasher. He added, "Plus what's a little mold... I mean... they make penicillin out of that and stuff."