Scotch-Brite Pads– Kitchen Tip Tuesday

by Lora on October 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm

It’s hard to believe it’s Tuesday already (though my mind keeps trying to make it Wed.) and time for another kitchen tip. Today I want to share with you about one of my absolute favorite cleaning tools, Scotch-Brite Pads. I use these pads for so many things in the kitchen and even when cleaning the bathroom. I usually buy mine at Sam’s where you can get a box of 20 6in x 9in pads for just over $6. At Wal-Mart a small package is about $3. I usually cut my pads into 3in x 3in squares to use. This size works well and it is less wasteful to work with a smaller size. I have had my current box of pads for about 6 months and have only used a few sheets.

In the kitchen I use the pads to wash dishes, clean my stainless steel sinks, to get tough spots off of the counters, and once they get softer and are more worn, I will use them on my stove. I generally run mine through the dishwasher every night so that they stay clean and they hold up well that way. In the bath I will use one that is a little worn to clean my tub. It makes it much easier to get the soap scum to break down (doesn’t the phrase “soap scum” just give you the willies?).

I hope that you will find using these pads as helpful in your cleaning as I have. For other great kitchen tips, be sure to drop by Tammy’s Recipes

I have also been posting at My Simple Life more now, so you can catch up with what’s happening in our life by dropping by.


  1. Alison — October 13, 2009 @ 9:26 pm

    This is an excellent idea. I use the 3M sponges-they have the scotch brite on one side and a yellow sponge on the other. I’m thinking now, that I should cut them in half. Most of my dished go in the dishwasher, so washing a few dishes with a smaller sponge wouldn’t be a big deal and I love being able to make them last longer! Thanks for the tip!

  2. Lora — October 14, 2009 @ 2:43 pm

    Thanks so much for leaving a comment! I’m so happy that you found the tip useful. I hope that you will drop by again.

  3. Lenetta @ Nettacow — October 14, 2009 @ 8:24 pm

    We love the green scratchies, too – and I cut them down as well. They’re much less cumbersome that way, too! Good for you for re-using and re-using – you sure get the full life out of them!

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