The Most Basic Kitchen Cleaning Tool Just Got Reinvented

The Most Basic Kitchen Cleaning Tool Just Got Reinvented

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Lisa Freedman
Oct 5, 2017
(Image credit: Marisa Vitale)

Can you guess what we're talking about here? It's something you'd use while standing at one of the stations in this photo — specifically, the sink. Okay, we'll just tell you: sponges! Exciting, right? It is when you think about it!

(Image credit: Skura Style)

There isn't much new news in the world of sponges all that often, so this is pretty exciting: A new subscription sponge service, Skura Style, just launched this week. And it's not just delivering the usual sponges that you already have under your sink.

Buy: Skura Style sponges, $12 for four

5 Things We Love About Skura Style Sponges

1. It's a subscription sponge service!

You sign up and automatically get four sponges sent to you either once a month or every other month. It's $12 each time you get a delivery and that's that. You never have to think about buying sponges. Ever. Again.

2. The logo fades over time.

Between the arrival of new sponges, you will have to remember to change out the ones you have. These sponges will help you do that: The logo on the scrubby side is specially designed to fade with use. When the logo is gone, that's how you know it's time for a swap.

3. The sponges are made of foam instead of cellulose.

Unlike the standard sponges on the market, Skura Style is made of foam with antimicrobial technology that inhibits odor-causing bacteria, mold, and mildew. It's highly absorbent and does not trap food.

4. It keeps its shape.

You know those moments when you reach for a sponge that's dried out over night? It's all curled up and shriveled? This sponge doesn't do that. It will maintain its shape after drying, which helps make it seem a little less, uh, gross.

5. Two women invented it.

We'll almost always support female inventors and entrepreneurs! Skura Style is the brainchild of Linda Sawyer and Alison Adler Matz, two marketing executives who have been friends since second grade. Initially, they set out to design a better-looking sponge, but when they realized how much bacteria and grossness is harbored inside a regular sponge, they decided to tackle that problem too. Now, they're taking on 3M, the biggest sponge company out there, for a share of the marketplace.

Would you sign up for this sponge-delivery service?

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