A Pro Chef Recommended This German-Made Sponge — And I’m Just Mad I Didn’t Know About It Earlier

published Nov 3, 2021
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Anytime my professional chef friends speak about their favorite products, I listen. But there’s one person whose opinion I hold in even higher regard: My friend Rachel Heagerty, the kitchen manager at Pastabilities. She’s my food and cooking soul sister! We always seem to be aligned in our preferences and attitudes toward food and cooking. So, when Rachel mentioned she was a fan of Euroscrubby sponges to clean burnt pans, I knew I had to try them for myself.

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No surprise here: Rachel was onto something! These are absolutely the best dish sponges I’ve ever owned. (And, let me just say, I’ve owned a lot of dish sponges.) Rachel mentioned that the Euroscrubby’s texture was similar to steel wool, but softer. As I took my new German-made sponges for a test run, they felt relatively firm when dry, but “squish” up nicely when wet and soapy. This is huge news, because it addresses one of my biggest sponge gripes: Disposable scouring sponges (the kind that last for a week or so) work great, but are not eco-friendly.

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Rachel also told me that her pack of Euroscrubby sponges has lasted more than six months, making them a much “greener” choice. Depending on how they’re used, the company touts that they can even last for up to two years. I’ve been using one daily for weeks, and so far so good — it still looks brand new.

Euroscrubby’s heavy-duty pads are really great at tackling the crusted-on bits from pots and pans. They’re made from a coated cotton material, so they’re durable and washable. Just pop it in the dishwasher or washing machine. Each $12 pack comes with three, so you can dedicate a different sponge for a variety of tasks — one for the stove, one for pots and pans, and another for the fridge. The cute patterns are all colorful and cheery, but differ from sponge to sponge — so you won’t ever mix them up.

Have you tried the Euroscrubby? Tell us what you think in the comments below.