Sponges & Scrubbers

Sponges & Scrubbers

Sponges & Scrubbers carries a large selection of low priced, brand name sponges and scrubbers. Guaranteed to make cleaning and scrubbing quick and easy, our line of sponges and scrubbing pads provide the best cleaning results at low, wholesale prices. We stock everything you need for any cleaning task you are facing. From grill scrubbers and kitchen scouring pads, to heavy-duty scrubbing pads and sponges, our selection of cleaning pads and sponges are the perfect addition to any home, industrial environment or commercial cleaning company. It is our goal to supply you with affordable products as well as give you the knowledge to get the job done quickly and effectively. Available for purchase any time of day or night, we provide our customers with the best combination of low prices and fast shipping, while never demanding a minimum order for our wholesale prices.

Whether you need to clean a kitchen, bathroom or long neglected grill, we give you plenty of options to have the surfaces in your home or business sparkling clean in no time. The Mr. Clean Magic Eraser is a multi-use scrubbing pad ideal for lifting away the toughest soils on a wide range of surfaces. An affordable cleaning option, these cleaning pads are reusable and long lasting, standing up to the toughest of messes. If you own a grill or a griddle, you know how hard it can be to clean off burnt and stuck-on food. Our online superstore stocks a variety of grill scrubbing options to get that barbecue sparkling clean and ready for summer grilling! These are just a few examples of the high quality sponges and scrubbers we carry so be sure to browse our entire selection. Purchase wholesale sponges and save!

How is a sponge made?

Synthetic sponges are mainly made from cellulose derived from wood pulp, a renewable resource. Sponges are also made of sodium sulfate and hemp fiber. Additional ingredients are also for the manufacturing of artificial sponges such as chemical softeners, bleach and dye. The chemical softeners help break down the cellulose for the proper consistency of a sponge. Other sponges are made of plastic and some sponges may contain triclosan which is an antibacterial and anti-fungal agent that has been linked to causing aquatic ecosystem issues.

How does a kitchen sponge work?

Artificial sponges are named after and designed after natural sea sponges. Sponges have an extraordinary ability to absorb water. Synthetic sponges are very durable and will continue to stay that way through many messes. Their effectiveness at soaking up liquids is due to their loose fibers and empty space where liquid is absorbed into and trapped into the sponges’ fibrous materials to be held there. The liquids are contained inside sponges until forcibly squeezed to be released. A wet sponge is much more absorbent than a dry one. This is due to the fact that the molecules in water attracts more water. When a wet sponge is placed on a wet surface the surface water binds to the water molecules in the sponge and stays there increasing the sponge’s soaking ability.

What is a nonabrasive sponge?

A nonabrasive sponge is manufactured in the same way as artificial sponges with the addition of a webbed durable material that is used as a scrubbing pad. This type of scrubber sponge is effective at removing dirt and other grime with relative ease, yet is safe for surfaces that easily scratch such as glass, metal, fiberglass and ceramic, as well as natural stone surfaces like granite and marble.

Are there biodegradable sponges?

The cellulose sponges are made from wood fibers which are a renewable resource and far more environmentally friendlier than oil-based polyurethane sponges with polyester filling. Cellulose sponges are man-made, but will biodegrade in landfills and are much less toxic. If you are in the market for the “greenest” sponges available, 100% cellulose sponges are the answer.

How do you clean a sponge?

There are many ways to effectively clean a sponge and kill disease-causing germs and bacteria for reuse:
1. Microwave. Soak a sponge in a mixture of 1 cup hot water, ½ cup of white vinegar and 3 tablespoons of table salt. Soak the sponge in the cleaning mixture overnight. The next day rinse with fresh water and squeeze the sponge several times to remove the accumulated cleaning mixture. Put the wet sponge in the microwave and heat it on high power for 1-2 minutes. Make sure the sponge is wet before placing in the oven. Never microwave a dry sponge. Dry sponges can ignite in the microwave so watch them carefully. Alternatively, you can pour some lemon juice into a bowl of water. Soak the dirty sponge in the lemon-water mixture before placing the sponge into the microwave on high for about one minute.
2. Boil. You can instead boil your sponges for disinfecting. Boil water in a pot. Throw your dirty sponges into the boiling water and allow them to stew in the covered pot of boiling water for 5 minutes.
3. Washing Machine. Sanitize your sponges in the clothes washing machine. Use the hot or sanitize cycle before tossing into the clothes dryer to further disinfect using the hot dryer air. Do not wash your sponges with anything other than dirty kitchen rags and dirty dishtowels to prevent cross-contamination.
4. Dishwasher. Next time you are planning on running a full load of dishes, simply throw the dirty sponge into the top rack of the dishwasher. That’s it. This is the easiest way to disinfect your sponges. Be certain to run the drying cycle for full sanitization. 
5. Bleach. In a bucket or a dishpan add ½ cup of liquid chlorine bleach with one gallon of water and allow to soak for 5 minutes before rinsing well with fresh water and let air dry. 
Although it is acceptable to sanitize and disinfect your sponge for reuse every couple of days, it is important to replace your sponges frequently as it is impossible to kill 100% of all foodborne pathogens and germs unless replaced with fresh new sponges every so often.

When should you replace a sponge?

In a word: frequently. If you used a sponge to clean up after raw meat, raw eggs or raw poultry, be sure to get rid of it and replace it. Instead use disposable paper towels and disinfectant wipes to clean up such messes. After about 2 or 3 uses your sponge has picked up enough bacteria and germs to warrant a good cleaning using one of the 5 methods mentioned above. When your sponge starts to smell, replace it immediately. Be sure to store your sponge in a dry location and not under the sink or in a bucket where air is unable to fully penetrate though or around it to inhibit bacterial growth.

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