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Friday Favorite: This Dish Brush

August 24th, 2018

We’ve been washing dishes by hand for year, even when we had a dishwasher. For a while, I used Twist sponges, they’re made of natural materials and compostable. Then they became difficult to find and I went searching for a better option. I came across this Redecker wood & natural bristle brush many years ago and we’ve been using one to wash dishes ever since. Not only is it made of wood and natural bristles, it lasts FOREVER and never gets stinky like regular sponges do.  In fact, I just replaced the old brush we were using, it gave us almost 3 years of service washing all of our dishes.

Considering the cost of one of these brushes, that’s an amazing amount of money saved on kitchen sponges and on waste produced. They’ve changed the design a bit since I purchased mine. I have a few other products from Redecker as well (including the toilet brush) and have been super happy with them. Whenever possible, I like to purchase/use products that are wood/natural instead of plastic. Not only do they usually last longer, they often clean better and don’t scratch surfaces. When they’re worn out, we typically put them in the woodstove, but they can also be composted.

Have you discovered any great household products lately?

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