Best household cleaning sponges according to redditors

We found 111 Reddit comments discussing the best household cleaning sponges. We ranked the 67 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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u/multirachael · 46 pointsr/malefashionadvice

Found you a pack of 30 for $11 on Amazon.

u/JEMSKU · 32 pointsr/oddlysatisfying
u/Renagleppolf · 9 pointsr/CleaningTips

Hey there. First off, it's really good to hear you are trying to come out of a funk. That's something to be proud of, and as you keep tackling small projects, I hope you keep giving yourself the props you deserve for your efforts. It's really great.

As for the sink! I'd start off gentle and then work your way up here.

First off, baking soda. Nothing shines my stainless steel sink like a good baking soda scrub. Get yourself a few boxes of baking soda (I say a few, because there are endless ways to use it to clean stuff and its cheap as heck, so it doesn't hurt to have a few extra hanging around). Also this is the best sponge known to man, and it wont scratch your sink or your tub or your dishes or anything. Get a bunch, they are endlessly useful!

I find that it can be helpful to wet the sink down just a bit. Sprinkle the baking soda HEAVILY all over it. The sides, the basin, just everywhere you can get it. Don't be shy here. I'm talking like up to a half an inch of the stuff. Then wait. Wait a while. Maybe 15 minutes? Maybe an hour? Maybe a few? However long you can wait. (Take the time to maybe go on a walk and listen to a podcast and enjoy some fresh air. Or an episode or 2 of the most mind numbingly delightful tv show you can find. Whatever makes you happy. Treat yourself.) When you come back to it you might see that a little bit of grime has absorbed into the baking soda (no? Does that just happen with me? I'm filthy, so this happens with me.) Then take your Dobie pad and wet it down a bit with some warm water and scrub the dickens out of the sink. I'd start from the top rim of the sink and work your way down here. As you scrub, you can keep getting your sponge a little wet, but you're going to want to be working the baking soda in with the sponge and a lot of elbow grease. The baking soda will start to fall and accumulate in the bottom of the basin. Try to minimize having the water wash the majority of it down the drain just yet. Use the accumulating baking soda to keep scrubbing.

When done, I like to take a jug of white vinegar and pour it on the pile of baking soda that has accumulated. I do this for a number of reasons. Firstly, it explodes, and that is very very cool. You can keep scrubbing with the new vinegar mixture too, whatever floats your boat. I find the vinegar helps to shine things up a bit, as well as work as a deodorizer. Also, if enough baking soda accumulates in the drain and the vinegar continues to react to it down there, it'll help keep things unclogged and smelling nicely.

Hopefully this does the trick to lift the grease spots as well as shine things up.

If the baking soda/vinegar method does not work, I'd go get some Bar Keepers Friend or Bon Ami. Use a similar technique, but a light sprinkle of the product instead of a heavy sprinkle. And don't add the vinegar, just scrub with the Dobie and water.

Also, WD-40 might be something you can just dive right in with. Just dab some on a soft sponge or rag and wipe it up. (I'd wash and rinse the residue of this off with plain dish-soap and water after you are done. I don't think you'd want to eat off of dishes that accidentally pick up this residue).

You could also look into getting a small blade or razor to scrape it up (with the WD-40 as a lubricant for extra help). You would just have to be extra careful here, but there's less of a chance of scraping the surface in an extreme way with this than a metal brush or something of the sort.

As far as the stove is concerned, I'd just jump right in with Bar Keepers Friend/Bon Ami and the Dobie pad. I also find that Windex works really well on my stove top to shine it up.

As a side note on general cleaning, if you are struggling finding where to start with your cleaning products, these are all very good products to have on hand to tackle a lot of different cleaning conundrums (You would be amazed what plain dish soap can accomplish). I also like to get cleaning products that smell good and illicit positive feelings (If Mrs. Meyers is a brand available to you, the Honeysuckle scented products INSANELY good). I also cannot recommend the book Ask A Clean Person enough. It's very helpful for people who need straightforward cleaning advice and rules.

Goodluck with your progress!!!

u/landon0605 · 8 pointsr/motorcycles

As a professional auto detailer, this is what I do to keep the bike looking spiffy with minimal risk of swirling the paint.

First, I use a pressure washer on my bike, it's a 2000 psi washer so no real risk of damage to anything and works great for getting those bugs out of the radiator and tiny little crevices as well as a good majority of the dirt which is just less to grind into the paint when you finally hit it with the ONR ( A hose would work also, just not as effective. (If you have the money, go buy yourself a foam cannon with some chemical guys honey dew soap and save yourself some time)

Then I grab 2 buckets with Grit Guards in each. ( and fill one with ONR and the other is a rinse bucket. The washing part is pretty simple. Buy yourself a microfiber wash mitt, dip it in the bucket with ONR and scrub an area of the bike down. Rinse it off and the rinse bucket and repeat until the bike is clean. Pro tip: Do your paint first and other areas that can be easily swirled and work your way to the dirtier areas on the bottom of the bike that are more likely to have the mitt pick up dirt.

I dry the bike with a leaf blower dedicated to detailing (basically one that has never been used in reverse to suck leaves up) to get all the hard to reach places dry. You can also use a standard microfiber drying towel for this.

Once it is dry, I'll hit the chrome with a chrome polish and put a coat of wax on (collinite 845 is my go to, but any mequiers wax is plenty good) and hit the mirrors and headlight with some glass cleaner.

If you have a chain, put some wax on that bad boy since you most likely just washed it all off. I don't put any kind of vinyl or leather protection on the seat because shit is always slippery. I know wheels look nice when they are nice and shinny, but you will eat shit if you put on any kind of wheel shine.

u/Sakypidia · 8 pointsr/WildernessBackpacking

A scrub daddy. I use them at home exclusively and cut them in half for backpacking when they start to become weak. Nothing beats its scrubbing power on dirty camp dishes washed with cold water- plus you leave it out and it will dry in a short amount of time, so you don't have a stinky wet sponge in your pack.

u/Sunflowers_Happify · 7 pointsr/aldi

I’ve not seen these at Aldi, but they look just like the 3M Dobie scotch brite pads we use.

Amazon Link

u/flynnsarcade · 6 pointsr/GooglePixel
u/den-fi · 5 pointsr/Headphoneporn
u/50wpm · 5 pointsr/electronic_cigarette

The old "Scotch-ish roll" is the way to go.

u/cheez6001 · 5 pointsr/GolfGTI

I'll give my /r/AutoDetailing inspired rundown. I live in an apartment so a lot of this is extra hassle if you have access to water.

2 Bucket (apartment) Method Wash

  • 5 gallon bucket of water (w/grit guard)

  • 5 gallon bucket premixed soap and grit guard

  • Head down to the local self service wash. The kind with the foamy brush and pressure washer. (ONLY THERE FOR THE WATER)

  • I follow 2 Bucket method above but my process is a bit different since I'm paying for the water.

    • Clean wheels/wheel wells, exhaust tips, rinse, wet car and remove built up debris/bugs with remaining time

    • Clean roof, windows, hood, front, rinse

    • Clean driver side (not bottom), back, passenger side (not bottom), go back and clean bottom of sides, rinse

      • If time remaining, switch to low pressure for final rinse

  • Dry car and head home!

    My personal favorite wax is Collonite #845. I also like Griot's Best in Show since it can be found in big box stores locally.

    I would also recommend a paint protection such as Cquartz as extra protection against winters and daily driving.

    The absolute #1 rule to keeping your car swirl free, NEVER USE AUTOMATIC CAR WASHES.
u/pulseOXE · 5 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Honestly, the kit is only an OK deal. It's fairly overpriced for what it contains.
For less money (assuming I'm looking at the same bundle as you), I'd get the following:

  • - same foam gun, different branding
  • - Mr. Pink is PH balanced soap that foams extremely well, and is just as good in buckets. Citrus Wash and Gloss will strip wax.
  • Microfiber wash mitts.
  • Cheap, half decent microfibers.
  • - Drying Towels

    Also, it's really important, at least in my opinion, to have 2 buckets and Grit Guards. I'd get two of these: and pick up some buckets at Home Depot or Lowes, or order one of the bucket/grit guard kits from Autopia.

    Finally, Microfibers are an investment as long as you take care of them. What I linked is cheap, OK quality stuff. Check out The Rag Company, and maybe consider getting one of their starter packs for better rags.
u/t0mmyr · 3 pointsr/teslamotors

Probably this

Carrand 40102 Giant 8.75"x4.75"x3" Bone Sponge

I would never want to make contact with anything so I just back in and use my rear cam to stop at a certain mark

u/brandonsmash · 3 pointsr/DIY

I wouldn't go for a polish, as that's just likely to leave bright spots. "Magic Eraser" is just a brand name for melamine foam, and melamine foam is probably what you want. You can get a package of 100 delivered for just a few bucks on Amazon.

u/BeaverPup · 3 pointsr/vagabond

Yeah camping with soap sure easy / makes sense... But grass and pine needles? That's fucking hardcore dude. Green scrubbys are really really cheap And if you buy a big pad you can cut it into 4-6 smaller pads that each last around 2 months so...

P.S. FUCK SPONGES Paper towels and a green scrubby works great

P.P.S. Here's what a green scrubby looks like if you don't know. Only for reference this amount would last me about 100 years lol.

u/TheFlyingBearCavalry · 3 pointsr/shrimptank

Yes evaporation is an issue, as well as residue. But I have a trick!

I have 2 5-gallon pickle buckets I store my RO and remineralized water in. RO is used for top offs and TDS drains when it inevitably gets too high. I get my RO from a local grocery store for like $0.40 a gallon. Utah's tap water is too high for a RO/DI system without a water softener first.

As for residue, yeah it can become a problem. I use a secret technique proven by other aquarists. DO NOT get a magic eraser with any sort of chemicals in it. Original only.

u/aeiounicorn · 3 pointsr/HelpMeFind

The pattern is different, but it looks similar in style to the Libman ones I like. I'm assuming it is soft microfiber on one side, and a little scrubby on the other?

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/AutoDetailing

Good. Good! I'm the same way with anything audio. I still have old old old Zenith speakers for my home set up because they sound the best. They were my Dad's in college and they are still fantastic.

Nice work on the car. Looks awesome. I highly suggest claying your glass next time or even using a scrub daddy with diluted gold class as lube. The smoother the surface, the better the Rain X will work.

u/studdenfadden · 3 pointsr/Aquariums

For now just get a new (so you know that there are no soap residues on it) small sponge and tie it around the intake. These work great and you can use them as low cost, yet effective, filter media.

u/Tri0ptimum · 2 pointsr/microgrowery

Reverse osmosis filtered, or just filtered water, is better than straight tap. I'm not sure about distilled. This is why you have the white stuff outside the smartpots, it's calcium buildup from your unfiltered tap water. Ph any water of course. I think you might need to let the plants get really dry, no water for at least 2 days. Also might as well check the Ph meter against a common household substance with known acidity levels (google for a chart) to see if it's in the right range. Or grab a Ph test kit or strips. Buy this for your drainage, and empty the runoff daily (ideally as soon as you can after it finishes draining):

Leaving it sitting in water will cause bad things. The roots will grow out the bottom of the pot looking for water and quickly rot. Between using tap water and letting the pots sit in runoff, and possibly over feeding, I bet those were most of your problems. The existing damaged leaves won't get any better, but hopefully it'll droop less, and new leaves will stay healthy :).

u/rudbek-of-rudbek · 2 pointsr/LifeProTips

Around 6.50 on Amazon for 100. 6.39 to be more precise with free shipping. Shinebear is the seller


u/sockmonkey16 · 2 pointsr/Cooking

As an initial matter, soaking is generally useless (and can be unsanitary if you don't rinse thoroughly). Because you have no dishwasher, you probably don't have a disposal. If you do, it's a lot easier. Here's my approach.

(1) Get rid of all the food solids. Down the disposal if you have it. If you don't, i take a plastic grocery bag and scrape all the solid foods into it with a paper towel or napkin from dinner.

(2) Sometimes I pre-rinse the dishes at this point to remove further solids. Sometimes I just go to step 3.

(3) Using a good sponge that has a scrubber side (or a Dobie--a good brand), I load the sponge with dishwashing liquid (usually a good brand like Dawn--it really does work better on grease).

(4) Scrub and rinse under running water in one step. Place in a rack to dry. I have a system where I wash things in order--utensils first, small items, plates, and then cookware last. It just makes sense for some reason.

Dishes that are thoroughly clean will air dry fast. I find towel drying to be a waste of time and towels, unless I need the item immediately.

Sponges need to be completely wrung out of water when done so they don't grow mildew. You will be able to smell a bad sponge right away. Sniff it--it should have no smell. If it does, all you need to do is put in the microwave on a paper towel for two minutes at high--it will sterilize the sponge completely. Ta da!

u/grendel_x86 · 2 pointsr/talesfromtechsupport

I dont do too many field-fixes anymore... Im now in startup land where everything is shiny & new, and we get what we need.


My things that were stupid-useful that mostly haven't been listed so far:

Klein Tools electrician scissors - Most useful cutters ever. Take-a-finger-off sharp, cuts though thick cables, the top is great for straining phone / ethernet cable. A cable puller had a set, and he sold me on them in 30 seconds when he raked the wobbly cat5 strands across them, and they were perfectly straight. Would have been worth the $$ at twice the cost.

I replaced my mismatched tools in my bag w/ a iFixit toolkit when I needed to start buying new bits for iPads and the tri-lobes for macs. Ended up being about the same cost as those bits alone, and it had them, and a bunch of other stuff that was better then my cobbled together tools. The screwdriver is far-better made then the little plastic ones I had before. They have a new-toolkit, but I haven't used it.

A roll of Velcro ties Far more useful then zips. Use the scissors above to trim as needed.

Mars-eraser. Great for cleaning toner from printers, and cleaning up corroded connectors (first pass).

Melamine Sponge (aka Magic Eraser) - They clean up things nothing else does like the weird tint that macs wrist guards get from skin oil. Also great for getting toner off of the outside of printers. Also good for cleaning up cherry-coke from a $25k piece of sound gear.

Deoxit - You can use the cheap stuff that was like $5 a can at any automotive parts store, and that will work for most things. This is for more sensitive stuff. I used this repairing contacts in audio-control-surfaces, rebuilding DSLRs, etc. Its for when more then a mars-eraser is needed.

u/blounsbury · 2 pointsr/finishing

You're welcome. Tried & True is so easy - wipe it on, wait at least an hour, wipe off any excess. Wait 24 hours. Apply 3 coats this way. Then you can burnish it with 0000 steel wool (or the white 3M abrasive pads which I prefer). I use these pads, and I bought a 20 pack on Amazon and I use them to get stuff off pots and pans in my kitchen as well:

Make sure you apply it with a lint-free cloth (either a really old, well laundered tshirt, blue shop towels, or microfiber cloths all work pretty well)

u/Green2Green · 2 pointsr/KitchenConfidential

Yeah we use the same stuff in my kitchen and it works wonders. They are using way more than you need in the gif. We get these packets and 1 of them is plenty for a flat top that size. Just turn your grill up to high for about 5 min then off, poor the packet on and spread it out across the grill, then scrub a bit with a griddle pad (you dont need much force just go back and forth until its clean), squeegee it off then poor water across to get any remaining residue off. Wipe with a dry towel and apply a thin layer of oil and your breakfast guy will love you in the morning. Takes me less than 5 minutes and our flat top is i think 5' x3' so i use 2 packets instead of 1. I could get it just as clean with a grill brick but it'd take me a bit longer so the $1 a day in chemicals outweighs the extra labor.

u/justhavingacoffee · 2 pointsr/woodworking

Thanks! The finish is 2 coats of Osmo PolyX. Less is more with this stuff. Some people flood it on, but I've found that if you put too much on and don't buff it out fast enough, it gets very sticky. You have to work in small sections with tiny white Scotch brite pads like these. This is the closest video I could find on to how I would use it on furniture applications instead of its intended use (sealing hardwood flooring).

u/DopeWeasel · 2 pointsr/TeslaModel3

I have the white seats and a 5 year old boy who I take to soccer games and whatnot. So far so good for me... I also hear for real tough stains you can use a melamine sponge (like these: but I haven't had to bother.

u/mrphilipjoel · 2 pointsr/specializedtools

Dang. $80

u/video_descriptionbot · 1 pointr/subaru

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u/BooTeeBandit · 1 pointr/GalaxyNote8

I use something like this to pick up dust. So far I haven't seen any issues come up from using it.

You could also use a small piece of tape to pick up dust. I only used the product that I linked because I already own it.

Edit: scratch the idea to use the product I linked. Apparently, the first ingredient is alcohol lol.

u/VibeRaiderLP · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing

Just ordered 2 of these and it is CG, but this is also a linked item from the wiki?

u/JayBay- · 1 pointr/Aquariums

I'm running a hang on back filter, the Aqueon QuietFlow 30 with a media bag filled with carbon and a piece of one of these spongies. If you look at my post history, I had trouble with a cloudy tank due to my naiveness with aquariums. I had apparently just overloaded the tank with ammonia because I had just let the water sit expecting the cloudiness go away but after some advice I did a series of water changes and am still recovering it seems because ammonia seems to spike if not looked after carefully. Could my goldfish be putting off that much waste?

u/xaffinityx · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

The only thing that I need in that price range is some sponges so I can do the dishes. The dishwasher doesn't work :/

Chuck Finley.

u/CertainlyJB · 1 pointr/MouseReview

Would these work?

u/Fun_Dork · 1 pointr/lasercutting

Go generic on the sponges no need to pay extra for a bald dude on the packing

u/Encelados242 · 1 pointr/Aquariums

Soaking in vinegar works wonders. I also like to buy "non-abrasive" kitchen sponges. These work wonders and wont leave a mark.

u/mrsmarvtracey · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thanks for the contest Scrub Daddy!

u/qwertydvorak69 · 1 pointr/AskReddit
u/skopedope · 1 pointr/AutoDetailing
  1. get a bottle of GooGone
  2. twist off the spray top part
  3. get a paper towel, and dump that GooGone in so your paper towel is sopping wet with GooGone.
  4. Place said paper towel on a sap-ridden part for an hour or more.
  5. wipe off with a Scrub-Daddy using water temperature as hot or cold as necessary.
u/unreqistered · 1 pointr/cycling

I just wrap the baby wipe around a sponge. Not the "gets all stiff when dried out" kind, but the foam type, like you'd use on a car. Cut it down to an appropriate size if need be.

u/joanlopa · 1 pointr/vancouver

How about this one

u/masteremrald · 1 pointr/HelpMeFind

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u/SilenceSeven · 1 pointr/castiron

>I was always afraid to scrub it too hard in case if I would damage the coating.

Use plastic scrubbies, or plastic scrub brushes and hot water. You'll never have to worry. You'd have to scrub for a month to do any damage.

u/Aloof_pooch · 1 pointr/Needlefelting
u/BadMiscuit · 1 pointr/DiWHY

Better use this

u/rabidpirate · 1 pointr/Cooking

Sorry, when I meant I used a scouring pad, I didn't mean like steel wool, or an aggressive scotch brite pad, I just used a mild [Dobie pad] (, it's super mild and I use it aggressively on my nonstick surfaces without issue. If this is something to avoid, however, i'll stop immediately.

Thanks for all the good info, I just gotta get into the good habits, but I can tell this is like when I went from using a drip machine to a chemex for my coffee, just gotta get into the swing of things.

u/chubbysubs · 1 pointr/AskCulinary

i second the liquid high temp cleaner notion. This stuff is AMAZING. if you're diligent this will clean without the need for abrasive pads or bricks. A scraper and a wet towel will bring it back to shining like a monkey's ass. (chef always says that, i dont get it either

u/t_rrrex · 1 pointr/sex

Female condoms are a bit pricier than male condoms, but latex-free and according to most of the reviews/comments, good to use. I've personally not had the chance to use them but it's on my list the next time I have a partner.

I've also tried the sponge, which worked well, but was difficult to get out (I had to get my partner to get it out for me) and my partner had excruciating pain when he urinated for a couple days after we used it - I think the spermicide probably made its way into his urethra, so that's something to consider, if you might be sensitive to that.

Also, if she'll be a regular partner of yours and/or she wants a backup, you could ask her into looking into getting a diaphragm. She'll have to go to the doctor to get one (they have to fit you for it), so this might be a good option if she has insurance.

u/bentwhiskers · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

These things are the best for scrubbing ALL THE THINGS. Get something like comet (as /u/asdf1011 said) and get to scrubbing. Use small circular motions.

u/arahzel · 1 pointr/sex

Others are giving you a replacement option for your oral both control.

You want a replacement for the condoms.

In addition to the spermicidal film someone mentioned, there are also sponges and diaphragms. You usually fill the latter with spermicidal gel before insertion.

u/Meechul · 1 pointr/Fiat

Not sure where you're located but you can easily find them at most big box retailers. (Walmart, Lowes, etc) but you can definitely find them on Amazon as well. Nor sure if links are allowed but if they are here is a link for you!