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Spontex Tough Scourers
Member Name: k2705
Spontex Tough Scourers
Advantages: They shift the burnt bits
Disadvantages: They can cut your hands if you are not careful
I recently tried Spontex Tough Scourers. I was looking for something to clean my saucepans which unfortunately are not non stick. I bought mine from Tesco and they cost me £1.70 for a pack of four scourers, however they are currently half price at 85p so a good time to stock up or try them.
Spontex Tough Scourers are a bit different to your average scourers. They are made from steel which looks like strips of it had been curled into a lot of tight little spirals and all wound together in a little bundle. The stainless steel is recycled and after use can be recycled again which is a good thing. The stainless steel is also rust proof so you should have no problems with them being damp and going rusty.
These little wire scourers are designed to remove tough burnt on food and grease without scratching your saucepan or grill pan or even BBQ grills. You should be careful not to use them on any delicate surfaces though. They mustn't be used on non stick pots and pans, plastic or enamel. To use the scourers you will need to add detergent of some sort, I usually just pop a blob of washing up liquid on to the scourer, I find this works best. The instructions advise that you should always wear rubber gloves when using one of these as strands of the wire can get wrapped around your fingers. I personally didn't bother with gloves at first but one day this did happen to me resulting in quite a deep cut as the wire sliced into my finger, needless to say I whole heartedly agree with the advice of wearing them now.
As I mentioned to use the scourer I simply squeeze a little blob of washing up liquid onto the scourer and simple scrub your saucepan or what ever you are cleaning just like you would with a regular scourer or sponge. The first time I tried these was on a sauce pan which was badly burnt. I found with very little elbow grease the spontex scourer had the pan gleaming again. I use these scourers on the silver pieces on the top of my hob too. They clean everything up brilliantly and best of all they haven't scratched anything. They do advise to make sure you thoroughly rinse the saucepan or grill pan or whatever you are cleaning as little pieces of metal may be left behind.
My greatest success with these has been the BBQ grill. No matter how hard you try to keep them clean in my experience they always seem to end up getting more and more burnt food on them I cleaned our BBQ grill with one of these and although it didn't bring it up 100% it was much cleaner and got most of the burnt bits off.
The instructions advise to always rinse the scourers out after use and state that they rinse easily, here I would have to argue, in my experience they don't rinse out easily and some bits do tend to get caught in the metal. This little niggle aside I would definitely recommend the Spontex Tough Scourers, they really do a good job.
Summary: A tough little scourer