You Might Not Have Known Your Scrub Daddy Was Made To Do This

With their adorable smiling faces and bright, inviting colors, who wouldn't want to own a Scrub Daddy or Scrub Mommy sponge? You can purchase these cute cleaning tools with different finishes, the latter version having a scrubber and a sponge side for extra cleaning action. And if you have kiddos, or you, yourself, appreciate a little bit of whimsy, these sponges come in a variety of fun shapes. However, did you know that Scrub Daddy's smiling face wasn't designed just to provide you with a little extra enthusiasm while cleaning dishes? Surprisingly, its mouth is for cleaning the bowl of a spoon (the part that attaches to the handle). With a few swipes, you can wipe away whatever leftover food particles are stuck to your spoon for perfectly clean flatware time and time again. 

When food is left on eating utensils, you're running the risk of harmful bacteria growing and accumulating. Several types of bacteria can affect food, including salmonella, E. coli, listeria, campylobacter, shigella, and Bacillus cereus. Don't let dirty dishes contaminate the foods in your home, putting your family in danger. It's best to ensure your utensils are free from leftover food particles by using your Sponge Daddy or Sponge Mommy to scrub your spoons from top to bottom. 

Start scrubbing your spoons

These sponges have tiny holes throughout, absorbing liquid as you wash your flatware, dishes, and cups thoroughly. If you don't have a Scrub Daddy, you can purchase one online from The Smile Shop for $4. Take your sudsy sponge, pop your spoon's bowl into Sponge Daddy's smiling mouth, give it a few scrubs until all food particles are swiped away, and voila! Perfectly clean utensils. Add this helpful trick to your roster of simple ways to make washing your dishes easier.

Once your dishes are sparkling, you must know how to keep your sponges clean. According to Scrub Daddy's website, you just need to add a little soap and massage your sponge under warm water, rinsing away dirt and grime. You could even throw your Scrub Daddy in the dishwasher if you're looking for a deeper clean. Additionally, Scrub Daddy can be microwaved if you want to sanitize it thoroughly. Just be sure to add some water first and avoid heating Scrub Daddy for longer than 60 seconds. If you try this with other sponges, ensure they are free from metal. It's still recommended that you replace your Scrub Daddy every two weeks to ensure your cleaning tools are up to snuff. If you decide to use your Scrub Daddy elsewhere around your home, you may have success using nothing but water. However, if you want to up the ante while cleaning, Scrub Daddy recommends adding a touch of gentle dish soap, baking soda, or vinegar.