“ Brand: Morrisons / Type: Scourers „
What is more useful than a sponge, To rub away at all the grunge, That sticks to the pots and pans, And, unfortunately (admittedly) hands? However, sponges can be Expensive - unfortunately. This is where the Morrisons' sponges come in, At 99p for six, it feels like a win. Not only is it a humble sponge, - this is where, to your local Morrisons' you will lunge - As on its back it also scours, So you are not scraping off food remnants for hours. There is no compromise on cleaning ability, (though the squeezing part is down to the cleaner's agility). Bright yellow mainly, with a dark green back, There is little that it does not lack. And there's not just one, but a family, Six in all (or two times three), What happy hours we'll all have together... While my hands turn into leather. So it is that I formally decree, If you are one who likes to save your hard-earned money, With Morrisons' sponges you can't go wrong, As it is, you can get them for a song. (Or a poem, such as this, Though the rhyme scheme is amiss, The topic of sponges is ironically dry, Though perhaps nobody can say I didn't try.)
When cleaning and washing up I use sponge scourers. I find that they are very efficient. I have bought them from many places before and find they differ slightly between the different brands and I really like these Morrisons ones. The sponge scourers are yellow and the scourer part is green. They are the usual size of a scourer but seem to be quite dense so the thickness is better and the sponge as a whole is more robust. I tend to use these whilst washing up. I use both sides. The sponge side is good for wiping down the pots and removing little bits and the scourer side is really useful and efficient for when I need to get more stubborn food off the plate that needs a bit more enocuragement. I find it really useful that it's all one product, I don't have to put one down and then get another, instead I just turn it over and it makes it really practical. I also use these sponges for wiping the sides down, again they are useful to use both sides when doing so. I usually add a bit of cleaning spray or fairy liquid to create bubbles and to get a good clean. Something I do find is that these will not last forever. The scourer side will start to wear down and its efficiency isn't as good and the sponge gets a bit battered and misshapen but this is okay as they are not expensive and it is what I come to expect with a product like this. I find that these do last slightly longer than other brands and I think it is to do with the density of them.
I picked these scourers up during my last shopping trip at Morrisons. I usually go to Home Bargains for cleaning products and the like, but I doubted I would get these any cheaper elsewhere as they currently cost 19p for 5 scourers! They are part of Morrisons value range, so the packaging reflects this, but who cares when they're going to be tucked away in the cupboard under the sink. The scourers are quite thin, so instead of being a good inch and a half tall like the thick ones, these are about an inch or less. Although this makes them easier to get in and out of glasses and so on, it does mean they're not as sturdy. I often find that when I put pans in the sink to soak before putting them in the dishwasher, I tend to end up flattening the scourer because I don't notice it's there! The sponge part of the scourer retains a fair bit of washing up liquid, and the scourer part on the top doesn't distingegrate easily as you might expect for the price. Having said that, I am a bit of a hygiene freak in the kitchen, so I tend to rotate these quite frequently as they are disposable and not expensive to replace. I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher, so don't do all my washing up by hand, but these scourers are good for stubborn stains on pans and for helping the dishwasher out by giving things a bit of a clean beforehand. The scourer is tough on cooking stains, and for the price I've no complaints, except for the flimsy nature due to the thickness. There's not much more I can say about these really, except that if you use scourers and like to replace them regularly, you'll save a fortune by buying these. (Review may also be posted on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
~Sponge Scourers~ As with other supermarkets, Morrisons offer a basic range of products. In this case, this range is the Savers range. This range includes lots of cleaning products and today I will focus on the Sponge Scourers. Presented in a simple, clear plastic wrapper is a stack of five scourer sponges. These scourer sponges can be used with detergent for cleaning jobs or alongside washing up liquid for doing the dishes. It is advised that you do not used them on non-stick cookware. A pack of 5 sponge scourers is currently priced at 19p in Morrisons. ~My Thoughts~ I have been doing my shopping in Morrisons for the past month or so as I was taking advantage of a voucher deal. I normally shop in Tesco/Asda. I always stock up on the cheapest sponges scourers and the Savers pack is the same price as the other leading supermarkets. They do look a little different though as they are yellow sponges with a green scourer top as opposed to white sponges. These sponge scourers are very basic but they fit their intended purpose perfectly well. I use them mainly for doing my dishes. The sponges are well made and the two coloured parts are neatly attatched to each other. They are a standard, scourer sponge size and very easy to hold whilst in use. I find these sponge scourers to be very effective at removing food stains and marks on my dishes. The soft sponge end is perfect for wiping over dishes and leaving them sparkly whilst the green, scourer end is firm enough to scrape away and burnt on or stubborn stains without scratching my plates. These sponge scourers hold liquid well and combined with a drop of washing up liquid, a good amount of bubbles are created. They rinse well too and whilst I tend to throw a used scourer sponge away at the end of the day, I find that they cope with washing a lot of dishes without becoming damaged or badly stained. These sponge scourers are also ideal for cleaning around my home and I used them on my toilet, work surfaces, around my sink/bath etc. They work perfectly alongside an all purpose spray and remove any watermarks or dirt with less hassle when compared to plain cloth. ~Conclusion~ These sponge scourers represent great value for money. The price has risen by about 5p over the past few months but this is common in all supermarkets. I find that these sponge scourers fit in nicely with my household cleaning tasks and do not fall apart under pressure. They do not look particularly special or exciting but as they are stored under my sink, I have no issues with this. I do not feel the need to pay high prices for something which I consider a 'throwaway' product. They do not perform any better or any worse than other store brands but they cost the same. I do not like to have germs breeding within a sponge scourer so would rather pay cheap prices and dispose of them. Thanks for reading :)
These days everyone is after saving the pennies, when there is no need to spend more on an item why bother. Last year I started changing were I shopped my local Tesco's didn't seem as great as it used to and I started going to Morrison's. Doing this meant I had to trial what value products of theirs were usable. One of those products was their Value sponge scourers that all super markets seem to do. Morrison's value Sponge scourers come in a pack of eight and are wrapped in a clear plastic wrapper apart from one side which is coloured in Morrison's trade mark yellow which they use for all their value range. I find my trolley seems to get brighter and brighter each shopping trip! Unlike the Tesco ones these sponge scourers come in different colours. The product is made up of a 2cm sponge which comes in pink, blue or yellow and a 5mm scour which is always green on any of the colour sponges. The product roughly measures 5.5cms by 9.5cms and 2.5cms in depth. I found held in my hand it is a perfect size to hold. My fiancé on the other hand finds them a little on the small side to hold. The sponge feels soft and squishy but tends to hold its shape quite well for some time. The scourer feels slightly rough to the touch but isn't too abrasive to use on your dishes. If you are after something that will give your dishes a good scrub then these scourers maybe aren't up for the job. I find the sponge scourers can last anything from a day up to a week before they need to head to the bin. It all depends what you're washing up with them. A greasy roasting dish tends to send them packing! I find the abrasive side holds up quite well and for me they do the job. They rinse well and don't fall to piece easily when they are in use. I hate it when I have used some other makes in the past and they have fallen apart in the bowl. As well as using them to wash the pots I also use them for other cleaning round the house. Like most people I use them to wipe down the work surfaces in the kitchen and I use the sponge side on my halogen hob. I always have one in the bathroom to wipe the bath down and around the taps on the bath and sink. My two boys also like these sponges. They have a play cooker in their room and I often find they have pinched one out of the packet to clean with! They are very picky boys though as soon as they look a little dusty they chuck them away and try and get past me to get another. I have to really keep my eye on them otherwise they would all disappear. As with all supermarket value scourers they tend not to last long and sorry to all the environmentally friendly people out there these are just not environmentally friendly! I promise I do redeem myself with recycling all my plastic, tins, paper, food waste etc. I have to admit these are my little naughty treat! A packet of eight Morrison's value scourers will cost you twenty two pence which is less than three pence a sponge. For me they are great and I guess you could say a lazy way. My mum uses dish cloths to wash her pots but I hate the fact they look dirty after washing the pots twice. I would be forever washing them! This review may be posted on other sites under the same user name