spaghetti scrubber - flat with backing exposed
The scrubbers look like a cloth version of sandpaper with a polyester fabric backing with a surface coating of natural gritty materials including peach pits and corn cob.
We've been using the scrubber for over a month now. The issues I was concerned about was potential delamination of the grit from the backing and absorption of food odors. I'm pleased to report that the scrubber did very well in both areas.
The scrubber was designed to enable the user to clean dishes, pots and pans without soap or with less soap given soap (depending on the brand) can be very polluting. While surfaces clean easily with the scrubber and warm or hot water we still preferred to use some soap with greasier surfaces.
We put the corn scrubber to a real test. We used the scrubber to clean a dirty molcajete. Even after 5 scrubbings we were amazed that the grit still did not delaminate from the backing -- pretty amazing.
We used the finer grit scrubber to clean sweet potatoes before we baked them and this worked very well.
We think this is a very good product and certainly can replace steel wool pads and help you to cut back on soap. You do need to make sure not to use the heavy grit scrubber on your non-stick surface pans because it will scratch the surface.