Item Purchased: Trader Joe’s All Purpose Nylon Scouring Pads (4 ct.)
Location Purchased: Trader Joe’s / 44 E. Ontario St. / Chicago, IL
Price: $2.59 + tax
Purchased on: 12/11/07
Review: Yes, this looks like a bag of baby chew toys, but it’s actually a sack of dish washing and kitchen cleaning utilities that won’t wear out after only a week. The scouring pads consist of what seems to be a nylon sponge wrapped with a shaggy nylon hairpiece of sorts. Because the nylon material is aggressive enough to scrape away all of the dried food on my three day old dishes and gentle enough to not scratch the surface of anything I’ve washed, these palm sized sponges are the only thing I need to wash dishes at all. They also come in handy when cleaning my stove or counter top as well.
If I had to voice one minor complaint, it would be that the nylon sponge doesn’t retain soap or water as well as I would like. I need to use a bit more dish soap per washing session, but this resistance keeps the pads from retaining any noxious scents from the aforementioned three day old dishes. All in all, an acceptable trade-off.
Rating: 4.25 / 5