I'm just curious - what do you have at YOUR kitchen sink that you use daily?
Tuffy scrubbers have been my favorite for a very long time. For years, I ALWAYS had one at my sink. Then they just disappeared from the supermarket. I looked every single time I went to a new store. Couldn't find them at all for a long time. Then recently, when I was wandering around in Rite-Aid killing time waiting for a prescription - I spotted them! I bought three. My husband went back later and got three more. Every other nylon scrubber I had found was crap. They fell apart. Tuffy lasts a long time- rinses clean, doesn't scratch. Have I convinced you yet? I love 'em.
Do you like a certain type of dishwashing soap?
Surprisingly, I'm not real picky about that. We probably buy Dawn or Palmolive most often. I like yellow and green because they look good in my soap dispenser!
I am NOT a sponge fan. I think they're icky. Especially if they aren't allowed to dry out between uses. They get stained and they smell. I don't like using them at all. I don't like touching them.
We always have some cleanser handy, as well. We have an OLD sink that stains very easily, so I must be vigilant about scrubbing it. Most of the time, we have both Bon Ami and Comet on hand.
Do you use a dishcloth? I do, but not to wipe up really messy stuff. I use a paper towel for that. I just swipe the counter with mine and wring it out and rinse it - so it can dry. And I change them often- because I don't like it when they get smelly, either. Gross. I remember when the only kind you could really find (years ago) were like this one on the right, below -minus the pretty crocheted edging. Also, there were the more open-weaved type - we sewed them together and made drawstring bags to hold our camp dishes at Girl Scout Camp in the summer. You could wash them in the bag, and hang it up on the line to drip dry. Did you ever do that?
Quite awhile back, I switched my every day dish towels to ONLY darker colors - blue, green, etc. That way, if they do get stained, you don't really notice it. Because those get used A LOT.
I would only use pretty vintage ones like the one below occasionally for drying dishes.
I do enjoy displaying them, though!
So, how about you? Any favorites or preferences?? Share, please!