The description says it’s “made from natural coconut fibres bound together by a non-toxic adhesive. Will not scratch non-stick and delicate surfaces and will stay fresh and effective for months.”
And we’ve got to agree. We’ve had it for about a month now, and it’s still going strong. It scrubs effectively, doesn’t scratch and it definitely stays fresh.
More of our thoughts below.
It started off stiff, but after only one or two uses it gets nice and flexible. We got the Large size – but I think next time I’d get a couple of the smaller size. Nothing wrong with this size, it’s just a bit of overkill for most things. Could also probably just cut it in half.
One of the main reasons I first bought this to try it out, was because I like a hygienic sink! My biggest pet peeve is when people wash the dishes and leave the sponge floating in the tepid, dirty water. Or just stick it on the side without rinsing and squeezing it out. I get chills down my spine just thinking about the slimy, stinky bacteria farm sitting there ready to apparently ‘clean’ the dishes… Ew.
And traditional scrubbers are either made of plastic or other non-biodegradable materials and/or get food and bits stuck in them and don’t rinse out well. Again, ew.
All reasons I wanted to try a totally compostable, natural scrubber. And on this front, it hasn’t disappointed. Does what it’s meant to, and the fibres are open-weave enough that any bits in there rinse out super easily, and it dries quickly between uses. It’s not stinky or icky in the slightest. (It is just a scrubber/scourer though – you’ll need a different cloth for wiping benches etc. I used to use my dish sponge for both, which was probably gross anyway…)
The only negative would be that the strands of coconut fibres start getting a little straggly and start coming out of it. It hasn’t hurt its effectiveness – it still has plenty of fibres left. It just means we’re often picking the little strands out of the sink.
We’ve just been chucking the fibres into our bokashi bucket along with the little bits of food scraps after the dishes are done. You can chuck them in any composting system.
There are other types of eco dish scrubbers on offer that may not have the fibre issue — like wooden handled brushes, hemp cloths etc. A lot of which I’ve also got my eye on at Biome… who knew I’d ever find cleaning dishes so exciting!! Ha.
But for us, the fibre thing is definitely not a deal breaker for something that is so affordable, effective & completely compostable at the end of its life (which seems a long life so far.)
I’ll definitely be buying it again.
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