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Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Product Review

This Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge product review will show you 9 useful ways to use the 3M sponge.

Whether you’re DIY cleaning, Airbnb cleaning, or if you’re a house cleaner or maid, #ScotchBrite has the best tools for cleaning. And you’ll learn in this Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge product review the sponges are Savvy Cleaner Approved.

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What do you use to scrub the gunk out of the bottom of your bathtub? That’s a great question and we’re going to talk about that today. Hi there. I’m Angela Brown. And this is Ask A House Cleaner. This is a show where you get to ask a house cleaning question and I get to help you find an answer. Now today, to answer that question, I’m going to share with you a product review on one of my favorite products.

Introducing the Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Close Up of ScrubbieThis is the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge. Try to say that fast three times. This is it. It’s two scrubbies built into one. On one side, we have a sponge. It’s a soft, porous sponge that’s made of wood fiber. So, it picks up and it holds water and the soap and the stuff that you’re using to clean.

The other side is a scrubby and it’s more abrasive. This is the side you will use to clean the gunk from the bottom of the bathtub.

 So, two sponges built into one all for the same money. Woohoo!

Alright. So, the company that manufacturers the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is 3M. And 3M is a publicly traded company. They’re huge. And they produce a whole bunch of useful household things. Anything from adhesive removers, all the way down to Post-it Notes.

They create lots of useful things and this is one of them.

Alright, this is not sponsored, they don’t know that I’m doing this, they did not pay for this show. But, I’m such a huge fan of these, that I wanted to share with you how I use them.

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Stocking Stuffers

The holidays are coming up and if you’re looking for stocking stuffers, these are great because everybody can use them. Now, every household needs a scrub sponge in every bathroom and you need one at the kitchen sink. So, you will use these for all sorts of things that I’m about to show you.

But they make awesome gifts. I’m telling ya. When people open up their gifts on Christmas day and they find non-scratch scrub sponges, they’re going to get so excited. Like, “Yay! Look at me. I get to clean now.”

Well, no, that’s maybe not how they will feel. But, once they start using them, then they will be joyous for the gift.

Scrub Sponges for Trick-or-Treaters? YES!

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Unhappy Trick-or-TreaterNow, I do have a true confession. At Halloween, we made up some little gift bags and the trick-or-treaters came. We gave them gift bags and they had the Scotch-Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges in them. And the kids hated it, I’m told. But their parents loved it. So, yay. Weird gift, but everyone wins, okay?

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges for DishesScotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Washing Dishes

Now, I’m going to show you how to use them and just get creative. Because of the two sides, they are soft enough that you can use them on your finest dishware. And they are strong enough that you can use them on your icky pots and pans.

So, they have multi-uses limited only by your imagination.

How to Sterilize Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Boiling SpongesLet’s talk about sterilization. Because the non-scratch scrub sponges are porous, they hold a lot of stuff. We talked about it holding soap and water. It also holds bacteria.

And so, sponges are a little bit “eww”. Like, if you don’t clean them regularly, they can get nasty.

And so, some people just refuse to use them because they don’t know that you can sterilize them. And after using them you should leave them where they can air dry. So, I want to let you know you can sterilize them.

Don’t Microwave the Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Sterilizing Sponges in Dishwasher

It’s scientifically proven that you can kill bacteria in sponges by microwaving them while soaking wet for 2 min. The ones you can microwave are regular sponges.

Now, this one, because it has this scrubby on the side, we don’t want to microwave it. There are sponges you can microwave, but this is not one of them. You do not want to put this in the microwave. But you can put it on the top shelf of your dishwasher. And you run it through the hottest cycle on the longest cycle and it will sterilize these.

Also, you can put them in boiling water and it will boil out all the impurities. So, just a couple of ways to keep your Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges sanitary.

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Reusable / Disposable

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge with furbeesIf you have a Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge that starts to fall apart, is too nasty to clean, or has furbees on it, it’s time to throw it away. And I know that it’s easy to hold on to these and say, “Oh, look. There’s still some life left in it.” When they get nasty and they start withering up and start dying, that’s the time to throw them away.

While you will get weeks of use from your sponges, they are disposable.

You Can Buy Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges in Bulk

Average Price 1-5Scotch Brite knows you’ll use lots of their sponges and they package them at a discount in bulk. Buy a bunch now and never run out. And if you clean houses for a living, you can pass the cost of your cleaning supplies onto your customer.

Now, one note on house cleaning businesses. One per house. Don’t take these from house to house. Only use one per house. Then, when you get home and you do your inventory of the day, that’s when you run them through the dishwasher cycle. And then, you have sanitary sponges for the next house. This will prevent spreading germs from one house to another house.

Use Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges on Patio Furniture

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Cleaning Plastic Patio FurnitureAlright. Let’s go see how they work. Shall we?

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Cleaning Wrought Iron Patio FurnitureLet’s use hot water and some dish soap and the scrubby side of the Scrub Sponge. Together you can turn any plastic patio furniture and take it from dirty to like new.

You can use the same dish soap and hot water and scrub sponge on wrought iron patio furniture to remove dust, debris, film, and mold.

Take care to clean the arms, and legs of the chairs so the entire patio pieces get a facelift.

Use Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges on Granite Countertops

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Wiping Crumbs off Counter TopAnother use for the Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge is cleaning a granite countertop. You’ll want to prep the countertop by pulling all the crumbs off first. And for this, we use a flexible cutting board tucked just under the edge of the countertop.

Using a sweeping motion with the sponge side of the sponge we’ll collect the crumbs.

Then, once we’re done with the crumbs, we dump them in the trash and now we’re ready to wipe the countertop down.

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Wiping down Granite CountertopGoing in a Z pattern, which is a speed-cleaning technique, we’ll use our left hand to guide where we’ve been and will only go over every area once.

This keeps us from duplicating our work.

Take care not to clean in a circular motion or you’ll double back over an area you’ve already cleaned.

Warning: Don’t Use The Scrub Sponge to Wipe Up Dairy

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Don't clean up meat cuttingNow, one note about sponges, while we’re talking about using a sponge to wipe down and countertop. This is true for any sponge on any countertop. You do not ever want to use a sponge to clean a countertop where are have just been cutting raw meat.

This also goes for wiping down a cutting board where are you been cutting raw meat.

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Don't use for egg cleanupThis also applies to egg whites that dribbled on the counter when you were cracking eggs.

Traces of dairy products lingering in your sponge can create bacteria that turn to Salmonella or E. Coli.

Use instead a paper towel to clean up after meat cutting or eggs. Then toss the paper towel. This way you won’t spread raw meat or egg germs around your kitchen.

Prevent cross-contamination whenever possible.

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge for Bath Tubs

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Pin up Shower CurtainsNow, I promised to show you how to clean the gunk out of the bottom of a bathtub. But first we’re going to make sure that the shower curtain is out of the way. Then we’ll move shampoos, soaps and other bath stuff from the tub.

Next, we’ll wet down the tub with a shower head on a hose. Then we’ll shake a bit of powdered cleanser in the bottom of the tub.

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Scouring a tubUsing the scrubby side of the Scrub Sponge we’ll clean the floor first. Then we’ll leave the cleanser on the floor of the tub allowing dwell time to work it’s magic while we scrub the shower walls.

Once we’re done scrubbing the walls, we’ll rinse the tub. And if you don’t have a shower head on a hose you can use a large cup to pour water down the walls. Make sure you use water in a way that it guides the cleanser and grime towards and down the drain.

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge for Sinks & Vanities

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Scouring a sinkNow, we’re going to repeat the process with the sink.

Wet the basin of the sink, shake some powder cleanser and use the webbing part of the sponge to scrub out the sink.

Turning the sponge over, use the sponge side to wipe down the granite vanity top of the sink. Use care when cleaning faucets and the backsplash.

After cleaning the sink and vanity, wipe down with your cotton cloth to finish.

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge for Finger Prints

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Wiping Fingerprints off DoorsAnother use for the sponge is to clean the fingerprints off of a door.  You can do this on a maintenance clean or an Airbnb clean.

Spray the door with an all-purpose cleaner wipe the fingerprints with the sponge side of your Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge.

You can do this daily or whenever you see fingerprints appearing.

Non-Scratch Scrub Sponges Savvy Cleaner Approved

Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge Savvy Cleaner ApprovedCan you see why I’m such a fan of the Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge?

I use it for everything. It’s become one of my favorite work smart, not hard tools.  I’m going to give this the Savvy Cleaner Seal of Approval.

Now, I want to hear your experience. Do you use them? Do you use them on everything I showed you? Or, do you use them on something else? I want to know. And if you don’t use these, what do you use instead? I want to hear.

Alright, let’s start a conversation in the notes below and if you found this helpful, please pass it on to a friend.

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Angela Brown is the founder of Savvy Cleaner Training and the author of the book "How to Start your Own House Cleaning Company."
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