Product Type: Tesco Household Cleaning
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Does the job and that's about it
Tesco Value Sponge Pan Cleaners
Member Name: Seven17
Tesco Value Sponge Pan Cleaners
Advantages: Cheap and disposable
Disadvantages: Shred themselves over time, not "eco friendly" towards landfill.
I regularly buy these sponge pan cleaners for more than just pan cleaning. For instance, they make nice wheel sponges for the car and also serve the purpose of wedging between objects. These are really "All Purpose Sponges". Their cleaning ability on dishes is questionable on the soft side but reasonable on the rough side. The soft side can't really remove stuck on dirt such as dried wheatabix even with the help of some hot water but the rough side handles this quite well.
The sponges do not have a great durability to them, particularly over rough surfaces. The soft side begins to disintegrate after a few hours of hard work and the rough side starts shredding the fibres almost immediately. These are quite cheap for what they are though and that's the point, you can throw them away and buy more, they are there for temporary use, and this is a hygiene thing too. i don't want bits of old shreddies stuck in the sponge constantly rubbing over washed up plates, i don't think anyone would, and thats when you get a new one.
It is a shame these don't come in massive multi packs like the other supermarket alternatives such as Asda where you can buy more and save more, but as a 5 pack they are ok for occasional washing up use and as i mentioned, cleaning the car twice a month. I normally use a whole pack of these each month.
They are easy to rinse and clean (up to a point) where you can remove most obvious dirt just running water on them then squeezing and picking dirt out. The less obvious dirt will attach itself to the fibres and keep getting rubbed around your clean items. Even if it looks clean and has not shredded itself to pieces you should change them over regularly for the sake of hygiene. They don't cost much and just come straight out of the packet.
I personally like these, they are a simple yet effective alternative to dish cloths and if you don't have the time of washing machine space for cloths these will eliminate that household problem altogether, and very cheaply. There is a landfill issue though so if you're an eco friendly person that will be for you to decide. I personally find them very easy to deal with and a sensible alternative. Don't expect too much from them when it comes to hard scrubbing other than washing up. These are cheap and cheaply made, you get what you pay for.
Summary: Great sponges for many purposes.
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