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    17 Sponges That People Actually Swear By

    Scrub a dub, dub on all the surfaces in your home!

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    1. Scotch-Brite Heavy Duty Sponges are able to clean even the dirtiest of substances inside and outside your home with an abrasive scouring pad that'll cut through dirt and grime like it's nothing.

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    Promising review: "Love these sponges. Use them for everything, not just dishes! The scrub side is abrasive enough to clean brake dust from chrome and mag wheels but soft enough to not scratch them. And for the price, very responsible, you can't go wrong and won't be disappointed. I get them delivered monthly." —MJ

    Get them from Amazon for $5.62 (for a pack of six).

    2. Lysol Heavy Duty Scrubber Sponges prevent the growth of odor bacteria that normally make a home in wet spaces, which means no matter how many tuna casseroles they clean, they won't smell to the high heavens.

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    Promising review: "We got these thinking they were the standard sponges we usually get in the store. We were wrong. These are better. They are stronger. The 'scrubby' side is more of a silicone feel that cleans very well and it seems less abrasive than the standard hard side of a sponge. Don't think these softer sponges don't do the hard work of stuck-on food, because they scrub even better than the old traditional scrub sponge." —Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50 (for a pack of six).

    3. O-Cedar multi-use scrub sponges last FOREVER and can hold up to multiple uses and all different kinds of cleaning — the kitchen, bathroom, and even your precious car.

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    Promising review: "These are alarmingly good sponges. O-Cedar, despite its truly senseless brand name, has engineered the ultimate scrubber sponge through some combination of advanced polymers and black magic. These things are, in a word, incredible. To put this incredible feat of scrubber tenacity in perspective, I cook five to seven nights a week, which means my sponges see a lot of action cleaning pots, pans, dishes, utensils, and cooking surfaces. Before the blue foam started to give up the ghost, I was actually worried I'd be using sponge one forever. In short, these are marvelous sponges, and for once the manufacturer's claim is too modest: these last about 300% longer than normal scrubbers." —Tony

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (for a pack of six).

    4. Scotch-Brite non-scratch sponges are safe to scrub on all kinds of cookware, even your grandmother's vintage Tupperware she refuses to retire.

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    Promising review: "I cook a lot. My husband bought me all stainless-steel skillets about four years ago. I use the Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge at least three times a day every day cleaning those pots and skillets. I have never had a single scratch in on any of them using the non-scratch sponge. Plus, instead of going through a box of steel pads weekly, this sponge outlasts all of them and saves me money. Also, when I clean my stove top, I use the same Scotch Brite Non-Scratch Scrub Sponge and it has never scratched or harmed the paint on my stove (or refrigerator!). Excellent product, great price and best of all, it is dependable each time I use it." —Kim

    Get them from Amazon for $5.48 (for a pack of six).

    5. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser swiftly wipes any and all stains from your kitchen, bathroom, and even the walls your kids decided to go all Picasso on.

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    Promising review: "I had something that marked my tubs with black marks. The tubs are plastic/fiberglass. It looked awful. Both of the tubs are bubble tubs and I was so worried that I couldn't get the marks off without scratching the finish. I tried to scrub it with soap, bleach, alcohol, rags, and towels with Ajax and nothing worked. I used these and the marks were gone in seconds. IF I was seeing my house and these tubs looked like that, I would have seriously considered replacing them. Since I'm not, I would have just had ugly tubs for years." —Michael D

    Get them from Amazon for $7.97 (for a pack of eight).

    6. Scrub-it non-scratch sponges are perfect for cleaning windows and expensive glassware, since they're soft on every side.

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    Promising review: "No dishwasher in our apartment. All dishes are cleaned by hand so we know sponges. Used one of the 12 sponges for over a month and it is the same as when first used. I use the sponge with soft scrub to clean pots and pans and the sponge has not broken apart like other sponges. At this rate will have the 12 pack for the next year." —John P

    Get them from Amazon for $11.99 (for a pack of 12).

    7. Scrub-It Multipurpose Scouring pads easily transition from huge cast-iron skillets to marble countertops to dirty backsplashes without scratching any of them.

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    Promising review: "These scrubbers are the best! The sponge holds the soap, while the plastic netting is strong enough to get the most cooked-on food off, while not harming your pots and pans like steel wool." —Honeybee22274

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (for a pack of six).

    8. Scotch-Brite Greener Clean Sponges are made of biodegradable materials, so you can scrub all of your dirty surfaces, all the while knowing you've been doing something amazing for the environment.

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    Promising review: "I have been using these sponges for the past few years and have always been very pleased with their durability and effectiveness. They clean my kitchen and home very well and they hold up to both the dishwasher as well as 40 seconds in the microwave! Excellent Product!" —auntieof5

    Get them from Walmart for $4.59 (for a pack of six).

    9. Scrub Daddy Dual-Sided Sponges have the best of both worlds — the gentle strength of the flex temperature foam scrubber, and the soft sponge for light cleaning.

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    Promising review: "I have always loved the Scrub Daddies, and it was the first time I’ve seen the Scrub Daddy sponges, so I gave them a try. These are great; a sponge on one side and Scrub Daddy scrubber on the other. They are easy to rinse out and clean, don’t get slimy, and food particles don’t stick in them. I use them to do the dishes. The scrubber is gentle enough on my ceramics pots and pans. I use them to wipe down the counters and wipe down the appliances. They’re my new kitchen must-have." —Betty

    Get them from Amazon for $14.25 (for a pack of 12).

    These won as our mid-priced pick for the best kitchen sponges on BuzzFeed Reviews.

    10. Scrub-It Multipurpose Sponges are made of microfiber and scouring pads that'll get all those dry and crusty foods off your pots and pans. Even better? They're machine-washable, which means they'll last for more cleaning to come.

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    Promising review: "These sponges are the best I have ever used! They are very durable, they don't scratch, clean everything with ease, and last a very long time!" —CSchell

    Get them from Amazon for $12.99 (for a pack of six).

    11. Mr. Siga Dual Action Scrubbing Sponges have a curved design so you'll be able to grip them tightly while using a bit of elbow grease to clean your shower.

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    Promising review: "I've been using these daily for a few years for just about everything in my home from washing dishes to cleaning windows, automobiles, grills, and more. They are a terrific bargain. I've never had one tear or fall apart on me." —LizzieW

    Get them from Amazon for $10.99 (for a pack of six).

    12. Scrub Daddy Scrubbers allow you to attack grit and grime. Plus these babies have temperature control — warm water makes them soft and pliant, while cold water prepares them for heavy-duty cleanup time.

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    Promising review: "I love the Scrub Daddy sponges. I love them so much that I hate using any other sponges now. I actually ran out of them and had to use a different sponge. It was awful. The texture of the Scrub Daddy is without a doubt much better for us germaphobes. It is great for our Pampered Chef stones, iron cookware, and glass items that we don't want scratched. It gets food and stuff off of everything! My favorite thing is that I don't have to scrub nearly as hard to get stuff off my dishes now that I have found these. Also, as an artist, they work great to clean the paint off of my palettes and brushes!" —Danielle J. Scott

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99 (for a pack of three).

    13. Qep Grouting Sponges soak up TONS of water and are perfect for cleaning massive areas like your kitchen floor, or even your car.

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    Promising review: "These sponges have made cleaning my shower stall and tubs a dream! I hardly have to scrub. It's big but so easy to hold, and very absorbent. I love them. Washing our truck and SUV is easier, too. It covers a lot of space with one swipe. They are a great size for washing our horses or even sponging them off after riding or when they are just hot from being outside!" —Jerzie girl

    Get them from Amazon for $4.88 (for a pack of three).

    14. Jetz-Scrubz Scrubber Sponges allow you to scrub down burnt pots and pans from gross grime, leaving them nice and clean. Plus they can last for MONTHS without tearing.

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    Promising review: "These seem to last much longer than regular sponges, are great at scrubbing without scratching, and tend to smell less funky over time (which is a big win in my book). They also hold soap very well, a little goes a long way." —vtmanda

    Get them from Amazon for $13.33 (for a pack of three).

    15. Scotch-Brite Dishwands are great for germophobes (like me) who literally can't even think about maybe touching any kind of wet, leftover food while they're washing dishes. They even come with a soap dispenser handle, making it easier for your dishware to get nice and sudsy.

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    Promising review: "I first saw one of these when house sitting for a family that owns all of the coolest gadgets and thought it would be an easy way to spruce up my dishwashing routine! This is especially handy because there isn't a dishwasher in my house, so having the handle prevents pruney dishwashing hands." —Leandra

    Get them from Amazon for $17.99 (for a pack of two).

    16. Peachy Clean Silicone Scrubbers are mold- and mildew-resistant, which means you don't have to play the guessing game of how long to place a sponge in the microwave without it burning to bits.

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    Promising review: "These are great. I have been a fan of silicone products for a while now. These sponges are just what I hoped for. They don't scratch my dishes, stainless-steel cookware, stainless sink, eating utensils, or countertops. They clean well and don't require a lot of pressure. The size fits perfectly in my hand. They appear to be pretty well made — no unraveling, shredding, or shedding. They are odorless after several uses, and easy to clean." —Kindle Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $9.95 (for a pack of three).

    17. Scotch-Brite Dobie Sponges tackle crusted-on stains like gum, wax, and even mildew stains. Plus they're easy to hold in the palm of your hand.

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    Promising review: "Dobie is the longest lasting cleaning pad I have ever found, and I have tried plenty of others. Of course, Dobie can clean my non-stick pans without scratching them, but it can also scrub my cast-iron pans without coming apart after only a few uses. Where it really shines, (pun intended) is using the Dobie to clean my scooter, especially the wheels, all summer long, and both my Dobie and my wheels, look like new!" —bribo54

    Get them from Walmart for $1.98 (for a pack of two).

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