• $1 to $3
I just restocked my supply of these scouring pads, and it occurred to me to give them a shout-out. These are humble little cleaning tools, but they're so useful. They're tough enough to clean stubborn stuck-on spots, unlike other plastic or foam sponges -- but they aren't as harsh as stainless steel. They really get the job done in the kitchen, especially when you'd rather rely more on elbow grease than on toxic chemicals.