“ Brand: Asda / Type: Cleaning Accessories / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
This pack of five sponges costs an amazingly cheap 19p from Asda - that's a touch under 4p per sponge which is the kind of price it is difficult to argue with! To be honest, when I bought these during an online shop, I wasn't expecting much, but figured that I wouldn't be wasting too much money if they turned out to be rubbish. Because at this rice I must admit I expected some pretty flimsy sponges, and was prepared for them to disintegrate after one or two uses!
The picture here shows the old packaging - these sponges now come in a pack that isn't much more exciting than this, but is plain white with some green lettering. Inside, they are white with a dark green scrubby scourer on the top - an average looking sponge in all ways really, and I was surprised that when I took these out of the pack these didn't look at all cheap and nasty.
I do think you can tell these aren't the most expensive sponges in the world the sponge section is thinner than others, and they aren't the most amazing quality - I think the more expensive ones do tend to last a bit longer. But for the price they are surprisingly decent. They wash up really well, and the scourer is rough enough to help scrub up my dishes really well. I have used cheap sponges in the past and the scourer has tended to disintegrate after a few uses, but that isn;t the case with these, as they hold their shape really well.
Overall I have been really impressed with these and will definitely buy them again. I don't like to send a lot on basics, so when I find a household product that does the job so well for so little I can only give it five stars!
I have been buying these Asda smart price scourers for years now, ever since I bought my own home. I buy these from Asda for around 20p! They really could charge a lot more for these scourers as they are excellent value for money. I would happily pay £1 for these.
They come in a clear plastic bag and you get 5 in a pack. These scourers are half sponge, half scourer. The scourer part is what I use the most. It is a dark green colour, and all I do is pour some disinfectant spray or washing up liquid on it, and I use it mainly to clean my hob, after cooking. Foods always spills over out of my pans and ends up dried stuck to the hob. These scourers are excellent for scrubbing off dried food. They are not really rough, but rough enough to scrub your surfaces well, you do have to press down quite a little to get a good scrub with these.
These are rectangle in shape, and they are great as I use one end first, then turn it and use the other end when the other is knackered, they are plenty big enough to do this and use these many times before it has to be thrown away. The scourer part, does start to wear down after about a week, but I use it all the time, on my sink, hob, on work tops, food stuck to pans etc, they really are an essential to help me clean in my kitchen! They never scratch anything though, they are gentle on surfaces.
The sponge part is great too, if you are scrubbing a pan with the scourer to get food off it, then you can just turn it over and use the sponge part to clean it all out. It soaks up washing up liquid well and when you are washing up, it foams up nicely and feels nice to wash up my dishes before I put them in the dishwasher. The sponge starts to looks grubby very quickly, especially after cleaning pans, it stains pretty easily due to its light colour.
I sometimes put these in my washing machine to wash them if the sponge part looks slightly dirty but the scourer looks in good condition still and I don't want to throw it away, they come up nicely in my washing machine. They don't last many washes before looking completely worn out, and to be honest I really should just chuck them, they only cost 20p a pack!
I buy a pack of these every month, and I love them, I use them to clean all sorts and they get the job done nicely, I can't believe they are still so cheap, they are brilliant for the price, and I would highly recommend you try them!
These scourers are perfect for washing up, I use them every day just on the pots, pans and mugs. There are many other uses for these i'm sure but I find they're just good for washing up.
The packaging shown in that picture up there is the old design. These scourers now come in the same plastic bag but instead have a green smart price logo and a solid white square. They are also now just under 20p per pack and only come in white. They used to come in yellow but they don't even do a multi colour pack.
The packaging has to be thrown and cannot be recycled. It's incredibly easy to open, just like a bag of crisps really. The sponges are also not recyclable but do last for a couple weeks so it's not like your bin is going to be filled with these things.
When washing up these do get the grease and dirt off really well, they don't shred when they are used for picking dried food off the plates and they don't even fall to pieces straight away. At this price though I wasn't expecting much. The ones I use last about 1-2 weeks just for the family's washing up. This is not exactly strenuous work for these scourers, even if it is for me!
The rough side is not like sandpaper but it's not comfortable to touch either. The little fibres stick out all over the place and occasionally these do come off onto the plates or into the washing up water. This side is excellent for getting the tough dirt off and really scrubs it off when you apply pressure.
The soft side is quite thick and springy, with only small holes in it. They aren't large craters and while bits do occasionally get tangled in this, it can easily be rung out and washed clean. This side is less well made and generally is the side that needs binning. It usually falls apart by getting holes or tears in it from knives but after a few weeks it's shredded itself anyway.
Overall these are excellent value for money scourers. They're simple, cheap and do their job well. They last a good couple of weeks so while they're cheap, they're not unacceptably poor quality. I recommend these for washing up.
I use scourers when washing up. I find them to be very useful and practical which makes washing up easier than normal.
These sponge scourers have a sponge on one side and on the other side is a scourer.
The sponges are yellow and the scourer side is green. They aren't particularly special to look at but that doesn't really matter.
I use these whilst washing up and find them really useful. I use the sponge side to wash most items but if there's something which needs a good scrub then the scourer side tends to do the trick. it's good because it's all in one so I don't need to use two different cleaning products I can just simply turn it around and use the other side.
I sometimes put Fairy Liquid into the sponge to make it froth with bubbles which makes it easier to get the grease out of some products and again makes washing up even easier which is always useful.
Over time these break down and the scourer becomes really worn, the sponge loses it's colour and it looks quite sad and 'soggy' but because they are cheap it's not a problem. You can freshen them up a bit by using some bleach to clean them but once the scourer becomes thin it isn't very good.
I use these for wiping the the kitchen sides down as well as washing up and find them to be very practical cleaning aids.
Recently when I was in Asda I picked a pack of the Value Sponge Scourers up, at 14p for 5 scourers I thought I might as well give them a go. A pack would get me through a week of pot washing easily.
The scourers are made of white sponge with a green scouring layer glued on top. The sponge is quite thin but holds up well for a couple of washes. I found it thin compared to the green and yellow grippy scourers I usually buy. The scouring layer is good for scrubbing a couple of pans but soon gets clogged up with food debris and after a couple of lots of pots the scouring layer starts to peel away from the sponge.
At 14p for 5 these are easily disposable, I find it quite scary that some people use the same sponge scourer for a week at a time and even pop them through the washing machine. As the scourers are white they can get stained from strong coloured foods and end up looking quite yucky languishing on the side of the kitchen sink.
The scourers are also good for bathroom cleaning and soon scrub off the toothpaste my children seem to spray around every surface.
I have also used cheap sponge scourers for craft and painting activities when my children were little and I see no reason why these would not be as good.
Thank you for reading.
Asda Sponge scourers - 14p for 5 (As of Novemebr 2012)
I have recently stopped being such a regular shopper is Asda as used to however when I visited last week I happened across these scourers. The packaging has changed as they are now in a see through / green package, and the sponges are now white with green scourers on them.
The sponge section of these is possibly a little thinner than some if the more expensive brands, but they do the job well. They are as easy to hold and as effective in use as any other dish sponge I have had the dubious pleasure to use. In the last week I have noticed that after using them with elbow grease when they start to wear out the scourer can come unattached around the edges a little - however I find this to be an issues with all of these sponges.
The white sponge section of the item can become discoloured rather quickly (especially is used to wash something bright in colour) - but I tend to use these for one or two days only each as I know they can become breeding grounds for germs.
For less than 3p each I honestly can say they are a real bargain, and that I would highly recommend them.
I have a very busy household with me, my partner, our daughter and my step son so I am constantly cleaning, well it feels that way anyway! I used to buy the home brand sponge scourers which were around 50p but when I discovered these cheaper smart price ones i decided to give them a go and at 14p it isn't a big waste of money if they don't do the job!
They come in a transparent plastic packet and can normally be found right at the bottom of the shelves so you do have to be looking for them to find them. They consist of the yellow sponge part and the green scourer part on the top. These smart price scourers are a little slimmer than more expensive brands but considering I throw scourers away after about a week anyway that isn't a problem.
They are perfect for washing pots and wiping down sides but I have found if I need to really scrub anything with them the green scourer part wears away leaving whatever I am cleaning green!! Quite annoying for something supposedly designed for that purpose! Luckily it doesn't stain things green, it's just green fibres that can be wiped away with the yellow sponge part.
Other than that these really are a must for the cleaning cupboard, 14p for 5 sponge scourers is just too good to say no to!
Asda sponge scourers cost the grand total of 14 pence for five sponge scourers. If you have been living under a rock for a while, a scourer is a piece of sponge with an abrasive top that can be used to scrub various items with (usually dishes). In the picture here you can see the yellow sponge and the green abrasive topper here which is much thinner and much harder than the sponge beneath.
Scourers are used in my house for really dirty dishes. Although we have a dishwasher, sometimes when food is really baked on to dishes it is a good idea to give them a soak in washing up liquid and then give them an extra scrub with a scourer before they go into the dishwasher, same for pans really. The thing is, I won't pay much for scourers because none of them last very long in my opinion. If you only have fairly clean plates to give a scrub to then they will last a while but I find with the very dirty pots and pans that the food gets all clogged up onto the green abrasive section and even with the best attempts to clean it, the scourer begins to smell after a while. Unlike a dishcloth which I'd usually bleach to bring back to it's best, you can't bleach scourers as the sponge will disintegrate (I found out the hard way!). However, as they are so cheap, I tend to just use another one and throw the old one away, not very good for the environment though I might add. The Asda scourers are the same as any other cheap scourer, the sponge isn't quite as strong as some of the more expensive brands but they do the job and they do the job well. At 2.8 pence per scourer you really can't go wrong trying this brand out.
I would recommend these scourers and find although they don't last very long, they are comparable with other brands of the same price and I personally won't pay much more than this for scouring pads even though I do know you can buy scouring pads of better quality.
I have recently moved house and unfortunately we have downsized miraculously in our kitchen space which means we have no room for a dishwasher, so I have to result to washing up, shock horror! I was looking for cheap, reasonable quality washing up products whilst at Asda and came across these, 5 sponge scourers:
~ Product & Availability ~
These particular sponge scourers are only available at Asda as they are an own brand product. They come in a pack of five for a mere 14p which works out at just under 3p each! This is excellent value, especially when compared with Asda's general purpose sponge scourers which costs £1.46 for 10, where as two packs of these sponges would only set you back 28p!
~ Packaging ~
Asda's sponge scourers come in a very basic clear plastic wrapper with a white band across the front which has the words Asda smart price, 5 sponge scourers printed across it in green. The back of the packet tells you how to use the product and gives you Asda's contact details. The packaging isn't particularly attractive but it doesn't really matter as your hardly going to have a packet of sponges on display on your mantle piece.
~ Appearance & How they suffice when used ~
The sponges are the usual washing up sponge size, about the size of a large pack of cards. They are white in colour with a green scourer pad on top. The sponges are nice and spongey (obviously?) and soft and the scourer is quite rough. The scourer acts well when you have tough food stuck to the bottom of your pans but it does take a bit of elbow grease to get it moving. The bottom part of the sponge suffices fine for the usual messy plates and mugs and leaves them nice and clean. These sponges don't last long before the scourers have worn down and don't really serve any purpose anymore and it doesn't take long for the sponge to soak up all of your gravy from your Sunday dinner and store it, however this doesn't bother me because I throw them away after a day anyway as I don't fancy using a mucky sponge and spreading the muck on to other dishes. They don't really ring out that well either.
~ Other information ~
These scourers aren't supposed to be used on non-stick or delicate surfaces however I have done and the results have been fine.
Asda recommend using the sponges for individual purposes (as I do) for example, one for the cooker, one for the washing up, one for the surfaces etc...its not recommended to use one for them all (YUCK!)
~ Overall opinion ~
For 14p I will continue to buy these sponges, no they are not the best and they are definitely not the right thing for heavy duty cleaning, however they suit the purposes I use them for perfectly and I'm not prepared to pay extortionate prices for something I'm going to throw away after a couple of uses. I have only ever used these scourer sponges for washing up but I'm sure they would work just fine for other purposes too and would recommend trying them out if you're on a budget!
Overall I'm going to give these sponge scourers 4/5 Dooyoo stars, I can't give them the full 5 because of how quickly they wear down but for the price you can't expect anything else!
This is a review of Asda Smart Price 5 Sponge Scourers which I buy regularly, as we have only just got our dishwasher re-installed, I have been hand washing all the pots for the last year since we moved in to this house. One of the most helpful things for hand washing is to have a good supply of these sponges to hand as they start off springy and keen and then end up a bit flat, sad and discoloured.
I have used more expensive brands in the past and found their performance to be equally limited. Plus, I just don't think it's healthy to use the same sponge for weeks on end so taking out a new one of these every few days won't break the bank. I tend to use these to mop up spills on the floor and then throw them away taking out a new one for the pots again. Another thing I use them for is disinfecting the surfaces and chopping boards. We use a spray cleaner which is important having a toddler in the house and a baby on the way so any bugs or bacteria are kept at bay.
To look at, the pads are yellow for the sponge bit and green for the wiry scouring part. OK they don't look glamorous but they do the job just fine.
A pack of five sponges costs just 14p which is brilliant, and I don't feel guilty chucking them away. You have to look hard (usually on the lower shelves) for these as the more expensive versions are usually place at eye level in store.
Really, my thoughts are why pay more? I have tried more expensive sponges and some have lasted a little longer but I also find these great for tackling other cleaning tasks around the home and certainly if I have given the bathroom a good scrub I can throw the sponge away rather than trying to clean it and save it for the next cleaning session.
Another use that is probably not on the list of recommendations is that I have used the harder side of the sponge when a car has touched my car and left their paint on it. I didn't scrub hard but found the abrasive side good enough to tidy up the paint work on my car.
It is good to have a stock of these sponges in for all cleaning duties. They work best for washing up but can be used to clean doors and pvc outside the house and window sills and other areas with soapy water. The abrasive side works well on bowls and pans and baked on food and the sponge side helps foam up washing up liquid. I am glad to have my dishwasher back in action now but will still hand wash using these sponges.
Having an Asda and a Tesco supermarket pretty close to home does mean that I will often have products from both in my home depending on where I have done my main shop and where I have bought extra bits that I need throughout the month! One product that I am currently using at home is the Asda smart price sponge scourers and I have used this product many times throughout the years of having my own home.
Asda smart price sponge scourers come in a pack of five and they sell for just 14 pence! They come wrapped in a thin plastic packaging which simply has the Asda smart price name on, the product name and a few bits of information. The product does look simple and very cheap to be honest but let's face it who cares really when it is a product which sits under your sink and when actually in use requires no packaging at all anyway.
The sponge scourers aren't particularly big and are certainly much smaller than the store branded ones which seem thicker and larger in general. They are made from a white coloured sponge and they have a green rough scourer attached to the top of the sponge for removing trickier food stains.
I find that these scourers are fine for washing up with for the most part and they will last a few weeks as a rule before needing replacing. In terms of dealing with the normal day to day washing up these do work well and I find that the top part of the sponge is rough enough to tackle some tricky stains on my slow cooker pot in particular.
They wash up as well as any other brand of scourer that I have used in the past for the most part but I do have a couple of niggles with them. My first niggle is simply that the white sponge really is white and it could do with being yellow, or even coloured a different colour, because when I wash up plates and pans after making a curry the sponge is immediately stained an orange colour which no amount of washing up liquid will shift! Secondly towards the end of the sponge's life I often find that the scourer part of it starts to hang off and just generally look messy. It annoys me when the top is hanging off and so I will replace my sponge when this happens.
I will continue to purchase these sponge pan cleaners simply because whilst money is tight for everyone at the moment I think it makes sense to try and use value products wherever you feel you can and this is one of those occasions for me. Ok so they probably are used faster than the store brand equivalent but when you consider the price for Asda scourers is 14p per scourer and you can have five for that price when buying the smart price range it really does make sense to me.
Thank you for reading my review!
I cook a lot of our meals from scratch and one of the meals that we've been having quite a lot just lately is Tofu stir fry as it's so quick and healthy. The tofu does have a tendancy to break up a little though, leaving the frying pan pretty messy and I usually use a scourer to wipe it down and get any stuck-on bits of food off of it before putting it in the dishwasher. Scourers are also handy for cleaning the sink, oven, wiping the kitchen sides down, washing up and so on.
They're great for scrubbing any stubborn grease or dirt off of hard surfaces and I always make sure that I have a pack or two in the house - I must admit that since me and my boyfriend moved into our first home together I've become a bit of a cleaning freak! I'm not picky when it comes to basic cleaning essentials such as scourers and I just buy whatever is on offer or cheap. Asda's own brand of smart price scourers are the ones that I've been using recently and I buy these as they're so cheap.
Despite being priced at an almost worryingly cheap fourteen pence per pack of five (2.8p per scourer), these are brilliant! The scourers come in a thin plastic packet which I find handy as the packet keeps them all together which is a lot neater than them being loose. The pack is transparent meaning you can see what you'll be getting for your money. The branding is minimal with the ASDA logo and product name. The scourers themselves are a rectangular shape and they're made of foam.
One side is smooth while the other is abrasive, this is the side that I use for scrubbing off any dirt etc off of surfaces and kitchen appliances. The scourers are a decent size and easy to grip and although they're quite thin they do feel quite good quality. I usually put a blob of dishwasher liquid on the abrasive side and then wipe down anything that's dirty.
They're great quality and don't fall apart like you'd expect for the price; they're suprisingly durable and I find that they do the job just as well as any other brand of scourers that I've used in the past. The only minor thing that I've noticed is that if one falls in the sink while I'm using it to scrub a dirty pan or something it absorbs a lot of water due to the material.
It takes ages to squeeze all the water out which means that the foam oozes water when scrubbing against something and it is not as firm; it goes all squidgy when it's really wet if that makes sense so scrubbing isn't as practical as it is when using a slightly damp scourer. Even when using the scourers when soaking wet though they don't fall apart and they still do the job.
I usually use these scourers on kitchen appliances such as frying pans and baking trays and they do a great job at getting any burnt bits/dried food/grease etc off quickly and easy. They're very durable and I find that they're a good size too - one is more than enough to clean up a dishwasher's load of pots and pans. The scourers do get grubby quite easily and I only use each scourer once for hygiene reasons.
Overall, I highly recommend these scourers; they're very cheap and do the job!
WHAT ARE THEY?
Sponge blocks with a piece of scouring pad attached to the top. They are very cheap and part of the Smart Price budget range offered by Asda.
WHAT I THINK
I have heard a lot of positive things about the Smart Price cleaning products and I like saving money on this type of purchase so I have more left at the end of the month to do something fun with my family. These were 20p for 5 pads, I usually pay £1 for 6 in the pound shop.
The sponge goes very soft when it is wet and so does the scouring part. The sponge part is very good for wiping things down and you can use it very wet for an easier big cleaning job or just damp if you are just wiping something clean. I use them dry sometimes for small spills of water and juice because the sponge side is quite absorbent, but it is of no use for bigger puddles of liquid.
The scourer is good for light scrubbing but will wear down very quickly if you try to scrub off harder baked on mess. I use mine for scrubbing the inside of cups but it would not be very good for scrubbing a roasting pan or lasagne dish because the scouring pad is too weak.
I think these are a good thing to have in my kitchen and I will not buy the more expensive ones again because there is no need to spend more. Each one of these sponge scourers lasts me for 2 - 3 days and I think that is good because the cheap price means I can just buy three or four packets at a time so I always have lots in. The reason I throw them away is because they get very dirty very quickly but they do not lose their shape much or rip at all.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
There are a fair few products that i literally couldn't live without, with washing up sponges being one of them!
Not only do they get used on the actual washing up, but a multitude of other surfaces, walls, tables, windows and even on my laminate flooring when someone walks through the house with black rubber soled shoes (they can leave black marks, and i have found the green top of a sponge is harsh enough to clean it without stripping the varnish off too!).
As with thousands of people out there, i am always trying to reduce down the cost of my weekly shop, turning more often to the budget branded items available, to differing degrees of success!
This is one of the products where the budget brand really is as good as the dearer branded sponges!
Within the pack there are five sponges, all yellow foamed bottoms and green scrubby topped, the normal washing up sponge set up.
Each spong is a slightly rectangular shape, again pretty much the norm, with the only real discernable difference being that the depth of the sponges is about a third less than there dearer counterparts, this would be probably were the manufacturer claws back there profits.
This said however it doesn't seem to impead in the using of them, they are still effective enough for the purpose i use them.
Of course there has to be a downside and this for me is the longevity of use, which seems to be half that of another slightly thicker sponge (though of course again thnis depends on how you use them and how often, mine seems like twice a day!).
The sponge part does deteriate after a while, and the green scrubby top has by that time normally completely disintergrated (which is normally about the time said sponge becomes the bleach sponge, which will of course completely eat away at it!).
Price wise these are considerably cheaper than others available, with this being sold for around the 14p mark, which is a considerable saving.
Will i continue using them, yes i have done, these are a disposable item anyway, and even if they last a less time than the thicker ones, i am still saving money in the long run....recommended!
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Thanks for reading x
Having recently spent a week in the countryside housesitting with my boyfriend, I was left to do the cleaning whilst he went to work everyday. I was lucky enough to get the week off of work, so I had plenty time to look after the animals and clean everything in sight! I also had plenty time to watch Wimbledon, which worked out pretty well in my eyes!
We decided not to spend too much on cleaning supplies for the week because it wasn't our house and we were only there for 7 days, so we picked up these Asda Smart Price Sponge Scourers for 14p and went on our merry way. The pack contains 5 sponges and slightly differs from the image above. The sponges are now white with the thin layer of green scourer still placed on top. The packet is very thin, crinkly plastic with a simple white and green Asda Smart Price logo on the front and some usage information on the back. There is also a Try Me, Love me section which claims to refund and replace the product if you are not 100% happy.
The sponges themselves are much smaller than the average sponge scourer but they look to be of decent quality when you pull it out of the packet and they feel quite nice too. It wasn't until I went to use it that I realised we'd made a poor decision. I wet the sponge first, as always, and then put it to use on the kitchen cooker, but after a minute or so of scrubbing and cleaning, the scourer started to peel away from the sponge and bits of the sponge started falling off. Now, I wasn't scrubbing particularly hard and there wasn't much to scrub at anyway, only a few splashes from the dinner we'd previously made. We were using a good cleaning product (one that I use in my own home on a nightly basis) so I know it wasn't the cleaning product either. I persevered a bit and managed to get the cooker clean, but I did end up with a few bits of sponge falling off onto the hob and it just meant a bit more tidying up than it should've been!
I thought it was maybe just all the lumps and bumps of the cooker shredding these sponges, so I used one to clean the shower cubicle but it ended up falling apart in my hands too. Not impressed.
As you can imagine, I didn't expect fantastic quality sponge for less than 3p each, but I did expect it to last longer than a few minutes before falling apart. We ended up just using these to wash out the water trays for the chickens so that they didn't go to waste, but I wouldn't ever use them for cleaning the house again.
As I mentioned before, they do have a Try Me, Love Me option, but as far as I'm concerned it'd be a little bit stingy to complain about my 14p packet of sponges!
Bonus: These would maybe come in handy for children's painting. You could cut them up into different shapes and you'd get different textures with the sponge side and the scourer side. They aren't totally useless, just not useful for their intended use.
Thanks for reading!