Dish Sponge Woes

Does anyone else have this problem, or is it just me? Am I alone in this? 

Every time I make a batch of bread with my new Bosch (!!! Which is pretty often now...thanks Mom and Dad), disaster strikes when it's time to do the dishes. My dish sponge, from the bread dough left in the bowl, turns into a scraggly, sticky, nasty mess. And I have to throw it away. I try to clean out the bread bowl as best as I can beforehand, but there's always bits and pieces left that I have to use Mr. Sponge to help me tackle. I guess it's a good thing Costco sells a GIANT pack of dish sponges so I can just grab a new one, but 60 cents is still too much to throw away every time I made bread. I've tried to make them last as long as possible, but when it's bread-making day (or as of Friday afternoon, cinnamon-roll making day) my dish sponge dies.

Tips? Tricks? How do you wash bread dough (or anything else, like butter or oil?) without ruining your dish sponge?


Holland said...

We use this guy. http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/product.asp?SKU=108687&RN=979&
Seems to work on dough!
If that link didn't work, it's the Oxo Good Grips® Soap Squirting Dish Brushes. At Bed, Bath, and Beyond, it's the little one on the right.

Jess said...

Here's what I use: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/30149556

It's awesome, and only $1. One of these lasts me like 3 months and works on dough (tried it yesterday). They clean really well and are super easy to sterilize.

Alie said...

Thanks for the comments so far! It sounds like I might need a plastic-bristled scrubbie. And I think it will even clean the nooks and crannies better.

Courtney said...

Buy the Ikea scrubbie and only use it on your Bosch- I have the same problem, I should take my own advice.

Tyler & Robyn said...

I use an SOS Tuffy on my dishes. . . It lasts far longer than any sponge and it doesn't scratch nonstick surfaces or glass. You can get them at the local grocery store. I highly recommend!