Where do you store your sponges and dish cloth, brushes in your kitchen? Thank you.

  • Posted by: Irina
  • October 9, 2019


Amy D. October 27, 2019
Am I correct that FOOD52 does not sell dish cloths? I have searched the site and can't find any. Seems weird so I thought I would ask.
Thank you!
Mrs B. October 10, 2019
This caddy is brilliant: https://www.amazon.com/OXO-Grips-Sinkware-Caddy-White/dp/B01MUXUSJO/ref=asc_df_B01MUXUSJO/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=167135973835&hvpos=1o4&hvnetw=g&hvrand=4925991598126105719&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=&hvtargid=pla-310506084668&psc=1 I, too, only use brushes - all from Grove Collaborative (replaceable heads! gorgeous! e.g., https://www.grove.co/catalog/product/replaceable-head-be-good/), and their marvelous walnut scrubber pads https://www.grove.co/catalog/product/walnut-scour/?v=959&attrsrc=18&attrpg=catalog&attrpos=7. I was one of their first members - when they were ePantry. Now, 150MM USD of recent investor funding vs a 1 billion USD valuation later, they're just getting better all the time.
Arati M. October 11, 2019
+1 for the OXO sink caddy. I don't have much of a sink ledge, so its slim design works well, and I like that it has separate sections for my brush and sponges. It also has a removable drip tray, which for me is a winner. If you have more space around the sink, this one comes recommended: https://www.amazon.com/ODesign-Kitchen-Organizer-Sponge-Stainless/dp/B07HR8QR35?ref_=ast_bbp_dp
MMH October 9, 2019
I only use brushes. Once I use them I put them straight in the dishwasher. The others I will not use.
Irina October 9, 2019
Do you store the others in the dishwasher or under sink? Correct? Is it safe to clean a brushes in the dishwasher? Does a high temperature ruin a bristle of brushes?
Gammy October 10, 2019
If you want to use natural bristle brushes, I would either NOT put them in the dishwasher, or purchase really cheap ones, run them through the dishwasher until they start to fall apart, then replace. I DO use both sponges and dish cloths, replace them every couple days and throughly clean. Please don't aim your comments about germs towards me. I am over 70 and my immune system is in great shape. If it were compromised, I would probably change my cloths and sponges daily.
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