I saw an article a couple of months ago about something called a Spaghetti Scrub and I was both a bit skeptical of the press release info that was included and intrigued at the same time. The information from the company stating that there was a replacement for the kitchen scrubber sponge that would not make my sink smell bad, that would not ruin my non stick pans and that would look so.... fun? Why would I want I flying spaghetti monster in my sink!
I immediately went directly to the source and contacted Goodbye Detergent ® to see if I could get a couple of these to test/try and see if indeed I could stop the breeding of ugly kitchen sink bacteria and still get things clean! They responded quickly and sent a couple of these little guys to me quickly.
According to their website, Spaghettie scrubs feature:
I seriously dislike peeling my fingers with a potato peeler and if you are just needed a quick scrub down for a carrot, though I wouldn't recommend us
ing the same one you have been scrubbing dishes with, they do work. I have not seen any signs of mold and I don't happen to have a petri
dish handy to do a scientific test, but judging by the fact that they are not slimy and do not smell bad, I would say that bacterial residue is minimal after rinsing them out. Saving money? $10.99 for two on Amazon, or you can find them at Metropolitan Market or City Kitchens in Seattle, seems a bit expensive for scrubbers, but once you realize how much longer they last and how much better they clean, I think you may find it worth the cost.
What else makes these unique? Made from Corn Cobs(Yellow=coarse) and Peach Pits (red=gentle), they are organic and because these are lightly abrasive, they use less detergent and are thus better for the environment. Simple dampen, wipe and hang to dry. I was concerned about the coarseness of them but found that while they didn't work too well on my cast iron grill pan ( still need a heavy duty metal scrubber for them) they didn't harm my non stick and even dried on gooey old food that got left in a pan for a few days while I took a stomach flu break from chores came out with ease (and while the pan might have made me a bit nauseous, the scrubber did not).
I have scoured (sorry-bad pun intended) other blogs and all seem to agree that these are the best new kitchen item around.
If biodegradable, cute and clean doesn't do it for you, how about sexy? A creative marketing video shows some things I bet you never thought about doing with a stinky kitchen sponge!
Did that get you excited? Do you want your own set now? Do you have scrubbie envy? You can't have mine, but you can get your own set!
Post a comment on the blog (be sure you register and include a valid email) and I will pick a winner by October 15th to get their own set.