Unlike my mom and my sister, I use a sponge to wash my dishes at home. I’ve been doing it for a long time. I like that it has a scrubby side and a spongy side.
The drawback is that after a while, sponges start to smell. I do let them completely dry out between uses, since I don’t make many dirty dishes from day to day, but still, they get old after a while.
I have often seen silicone “sponges” and have wondered if they work. A big “plus” for them is that they rinse completely clean, and dry very quickly. No smell! I decided to give one a try and find out.
It’s a little slippery while using. It does basic cleaning ok, but it doesn’t have much scrub power. Regular plate stuff that’s just dried on takes a bit of work. More stubborn stuff, like a frying pan, didn’t work for me at all.
I will be going back to regular sponges. Maybe I’ll keep this silicone sponge around so I can just touch it from time to time. It feels weird.