Silicone dish scrubbers: because I'm tired of being told kitchen sponges are gross


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/14/silicone-dish-scrubbers-becau.html


#2

Sharing a kitchen with a sloppy person, this very thing has been on my mind also.



#3

You can throw your kitchen sponge in the wash with everything else.


#4

Wait, so sponge isn’t one of those words that bbs censors?


#5

I imagine this is only for people who wash their dishes in a sink full of soapy water. Like a few of the reviews mentioned, these do not retain water or soap which doesn’t really work for my cleanibg style.


#6

Apparently that actually makes things worse:


#7

I microwave my sponges once in a while. Should get rid of everything nasty if I nuke it long enough?


#8

$13.99 on Amazon dot com.

$69.99 on Amazon dot ca.


#9

You get health care. @orenwolf :slight_smile:


#10

Or, instead of a seventy-dollar four-pack, there’s a five-pack for $19.99. On dot ca.

¯_(ツ)_/¯


#11

Not according to the article I linked.

About $1/apiece from aliexpress, including shipping.

There should be a way one could make microdonations to BB every time one buys something on their recommendation but uses a cheaper supplier than their affiliate link.


#12

I tried that once. But I didn’t know that the sponge had to be wet… My microwave caught fire…

(true story, don’t try it.)


#13

How do they work on things like cast iron pans? I’m looking for something that will remove the crusty fried on bits but not the rest of the non-stick seasoning. I wanted a bamboo scrub brush, but none of the ones on Amazon look worth the price.


#14

After coming to the same conclusion about bamboo brushes, I’ve been using an Oxo grill brush on my cast iron pan since April. No complaints.


#15

We’re a wand household for stuff that doesn’t go in the dishwasher:

The sponges are replaceable and we swap them out weekly, so it costs us about $5/month. I’d love to use something reusable like these silicone pads, though. Worth a shot. :slight_smile:


#16

I hand wash dishes. A few times a week I include a tablespoon or so of bleach in the wash water and this keeps the sponge fresh as a daisy.


#17

a gallon of bleach lasts forever and is much cheaper. i rinse our sponge in bleach water from time to time, and change it out entirely once a month. works for me!

also, for scraping hard bits off of cast-iron, i use these:


#18

Funny that @jlw is Mr. Kitchen Gadget this week, usually that’s @frauenfelder’s job.


#19

only if they are ■■■■■


#20

That’s what I’m moving off of!