I am all about having the perfect tool for the job at hand and when I realized that my kitchen sponges just weren’t cutting it I decided to try making my own.
I need something that is abrasive, but safe for non stick cookware. I also need something absorbent to wipe up messes. I decided that a double sided sponge was just what I needed, nylon netting on one side (I bought a roll of tulle, but cutting your own is usually less expensive), cotton yarn on the other side, and maybe a sponge in the middle for good measure.Interesting, I didn’t have a white or red sponge so I went with orange and I don’t like how it shows through. It looks like it would work, but it is a little big and bulky. I do like the texture on the tulle, looks like it would really scrub good. Take two, lets go smaller and round, no sponge. The size is better, but a little smaller would be perfect. I doubled the cotton yarn to make up for the lack of sponge. I like round better than rectangle, but the round netting part seems a little holey. I guess I could cut a sponge round.
I’m going to be using these two scrubbies for a couple of weeks to see how they work and wear and decide if I need to give it another try. I may just need to perfect the size and shape.
What is your favorite sponge/scrubbie to use in the kitchen? Do you have any patterns you recommend?