Does anyone truly like doing the dishes? After cooking and enjoying a meal, the last thing I want to do is stand at the sink, scrubbing away at stubborn stains that just won’t get budge. But then I read my colleague Kate’s review of kitchen sponges. After weeks of testing many different models, she found a winner in the O-Cedar Scrunge Multi-Use Scrubber Sponge.
The Reviews team loves this sponge—we affectionately call it “the Scrunge” for short—and for good reason. It was among the most absorbent sponges we reviewed, meaning it can suck up excess liquid when cleaning spills or wiping down counters. It has a gritty scrubbing surface on one side that is abrasive enough to power through moderate stains and cooked-on food bits. And it’s durable; it held up to tons of scrubbing and looked surprisingly clean after testing. I threw out my old sponge, bought myself a pack of Scrunges, and have never looked back.
My love affair with cleaning tools continued when I got to review scrub brushes. I spent weeks intentionally baking molasses onto baking dishes and burning eggs in stainless-steel skillets, making all sorts of messes to put my scrub brush lineup to the ultimate test. After hours of scrubbing, the winner was clear—and it was from the same brand as the Scrunge, O-Cedar.