Spaghetti Scrubs

By Helen Rosner

Published on September 8, 2011

I was killing time at the Museum of Modern Art's store in New York when I found these scrubbers: thin sheets of rubber coated with natural abrasives (the yellow is coarse-ground corn cob; the red is fine-ground peach pit) and finely sliced so they resemble a tangle of sandpaper spaghetti. Turns out, they're the best washing-up sponges I've ever had: the super-flexible shape easily conforms to my pans' awkward corners and flutes, their effective abrasion decimates my soap use, the nonporous surface dries quickly and doesn't develop odors, and they just plain look fantastic and alien sitting next to my sink.

Spaghetti Scrubs, $11 for two at

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