The Good: Reasonably-priced, Durable, Easy to use and clean, Strong
The Bad: Abrasive side cannot be used on non-stick pans
The Basics: The Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge is such a good sponge that it remains a powerful cleaning tool . . . so much that it cannot be used on non-stick pans, no matter how broken in it is!
When It comes to cleaning tools, I have some very specific guidelines for things that I will recommend. I value versatility, but I also value clear distinctions of purpose. In the case of the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponges I recently started using with my wife, this is a cleaning tool that has to be used for specific projects and is not an all purpose sponge. While it may be used for many different purposes, the abrasive, textured top of the sponge makes it unusable for non-stick surfaces. In short, they will scratch the hell out of any non-stick pans and I write that even referring to the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge I have been using for over a month for daily cleaning.
The Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge is a 4 4/4” long by 2 3/4” wide by 1" thick curved scrubbing sponge! This is a blue sponge with a dark blue scrubbing pad (reminiscent of steel wool, but having more of a brick-like texture to it than most scrubbing sponges) fused to the top. The scrubbing pad accounts for 1/8” of the sponge’s thickness. Like most multi-purpose sponges, the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge arrive out of the package flexible but firm and ready to clean. While the sponge is very soft, the abrasive side is exceptionally hard and barely flexible, even after multiple uses.
As far as basic kitchen cleaning goes, the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge are exceptional. The sponge side soaks up spills efficiently and the scrubbing side actually is ideal for its abrasiveness. This sponge is a great staple item for cleaning stainless steel or other surfaces that cannot be easily scratched. Also cool is the shape. The sponge itself is curved along its length, much like a subtle boomerang. The top of the sponge is wavy and the abrasive scrubbing portion is fused to the waves.
Like most premium sponges, the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge is easy to clean. In the normal course of serving as a kitchen sponge, the scrubbing side and the sponge may encounter quite a bit of grease, dirty water, and fluids that might make a kitchen sponge smell moldy and unhygienic. That has never once been the case with the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge I have used, though. This sponge may easily go through the dishwasher to get cleaned and completely revitalized! Put it through a normal dishwashing cycle – the abrasive portion will not break apart at all! – squeeze it out after the cycle is done and give it about an hour or two to dry some and it is fresh, as if it just came from the package! No matter how many times I put it through the dishwasher, the Lysol Multi-Purpose sponge does not get soft enough to use on non-stick cookware.
Unlike several other premium sponges I’ve used, the scrubbing pad on this sponge does not separate easily from the main sponge. That makes the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponge a worthwhile scrubbing sponge, even if it can’t be used on Teflon. Lysol has made an affordable, strong sponge and it’s an odd thing for strength to be both a key selling point and a detraction of a product like this, but that is the case with the Lysol Multi-Purpose Scrubber Sponges.
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Brillo Estracell No Scratch Scrub Sponge With WedgeWorks
Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Scrub Sponge
Domestix Supreme Clean Kitchen Scrubber Sponge
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