This Silicone Dishwashing Scrub Gets A Thumbs Down (2024)
Ceramicware? Tough stains? This silicone dishwashing sponge is a big no-no for any kind of dishwashing. Here’s why.
Doing the dishes manually is a task no one wants to be assigned. But looking at a clean load of dishes, a sparkly kitchen is the adult version of standing in a candy shop.
We found a rather peculiar looking dishwashing scrub on Amazon and decided to test it in our review lab. After testing it for over 30 days on multiple loads of dishes with different utensil materials, we suggest you do not waste your money on this.
Details in our silicone dishwashing sponge review.
Table of Contents
Silicone Sponge – Quick Glance
Everything you need to know is covered in the following table.
Our Review Factors & Process
All scrubbers from our multi-brand review were used for over a period of 30 days to arrive at a fair conclusion. This silicone wash brush was used to clean plastic dishes, glasses, melamine plates, and other delicate serveware. Greasy, stained cookware was washed as well like chai pans, kadhais and saucepans.
Price, efficiency, durability were the key factors of this review. We answered the following questions-
- Is this ideal for grease-laden pots and pans?
- Will it take off oil/masale stains?
- How do I dry and store these sponges?
- Considering this is the sponge you use for all your dishes- is it worth buying?
Silicone Scrubber Sponge – Detailed Review
Price + Packaging
This silicone scrubber came in a pouch. There was no price mentioned. We ordered this via Amazon and paid 199/- for a pack of 2.
Material + Design
This is round-shaped and has small bristles on the surface (both sides). It is made of silicone. It has a small loop handle at the top which is meant for letting the cleaner hang and dry.
This is quite difficult to hold and scrub dishes or glasses with. When we took some dishwashing soap on this scrubber, it slid and slipped too much. While gripping on to this is a challenge, cleaning glasses and unstained plastic containers with this silicone scrub would work. However, tough stains, small cutlery, forks would be a task to clean. Moreover, food bits get stuck between the bristles which make cleaning the scrubber another hassle.
Can we use it as something else? Well, the Amazon page states that this can be used as a coaster/heat protector pad for keeping your hot utensils on the slab/table. Although we did keep our mug of coffee and a few pans on it to protect our table, we feel the diameter isn’t ideal for keeping everyday kadhais and cookers. Moreover, there are more attractive and sturdy alternatives to this.
- Slippery grip
- Not meant for oil stains
- Will not clean large pots, pans
Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some interesting FAQs on Silicone wash brush.
Silicone is not biodegradable but it can be recycled.
It may be useful in cleaning tiles, perhaps.
This should be good for 3-4 months depending on your usage.
You can, but it would clean materials like glass, plastic, melamine, etc. It is not meant for pots and pans with tough stains.
Is It Worth It?
We do not recommend this silicone dishwashing cleaner. Sure, it looks easy to use, but in reality, it is not really effective and will not take out tough stains. Plus, it takes up too much dishwashing soap.