To clean the tools of properly, they should first be soaked in a mixture of the hottest water possible and dish detergent. The tools should sit in this combination of water and dish soap for about fifteen minutes, ultimately helping to remove the dirt and germs that exist. After the manicure and pedicure tools have had time to soak, you can remove them from the water and gently dry them off with a clean towel and place them on a baking sheet. The baking sheet should be exclusively used for the manicure and pedicure tools, and not for baking foods. The tools can be placed in a warm oven for about ten more minutes, which ensures that the tools have been properly sanitized and sterilized. In a spa setting, it may not always be possible to use an oven for sterilization. However, there are mini-sterilizing kits that can be purchased and should be used in all spas.