If there's something every kitchen needs, it's a selection of things to clean and scrub knives, dishes, and things that can't go into the dishwasher.
I've destroyed plenty of sponges, scrubbers, dishrags and other cleaning tools over the years. Some work better, some worse. Some last longer than others. Some are for gentle cleaning and some are for terrorizing the burnt-on crud in the bottom of a pan.
There's no one perfect scrubber. But I'd sure like to find two or three that work well and last reasonably long.
The Kuhn Rikon Stay-Clean Scrubber is the latest cleaning gadget in my kitchen. It's made from silicone so it doesn't soak up water and resists weird odors. It can be cleaned in the dishwasher. And it's got fairly soft bristles that help hold soap, but rinse clean.
This scrubber isn't one you'd use for muscling stuck-on food off of a cooking pan, but it's perfect for gentle cleaning - great for non-stick surfaces as dishes and silverware.
Speaking of those soft bristles, it feels nice an soft and sort of squishy when you handle it. If you don't use it for dishes, it would also be fine for gently scrubbing hands. Or even your face. Yes, it's that soft.
I've only had the scrubber for a few weeks, so I can't say how long it will last, but so far it looks pretty much the same way it did when I got it.
Who's it for: People who hand-wash at least some dishes
Pros: All the advantages of silicone
Cons: It might be a little toooo soft for some folks.
Wishes: A three-color pack with different hardnesses would be nice. Or maybe a different hardness on each side. I like that this is a nice soft scrubber, but I'd love a tougher one as a mate for it.
Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.