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Old 07-19-2021, 02:36 PM   #1
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What is the use of sponge side of scouring pad

most common scouring pads have two sides - green and yellow. Usually green side is abrasive while the yellow side is sponge. What is actually the use of the yellow sponge? I feel so good cleaning with the green side but not the yellow side. I think it is not very good at removing stains on the all kinds of dishes. What is actually designed for??

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Old 07-19-2021, 03:20 PM   #2
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The Scotch Brite side of it is abrasive, so you wouldn't want to use it on something you wouldn't want to scratch, like a NS pan. You could also the sponge part for rubbing things down with Barkeeper's Friend. I never use this kind, however - I use the kinds in which sponges are covered with a nylon mesh, for abrasiveness. Everyone has their preferences...

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The sponge side makes it a bit softer on your skin when you are holding it to use the abrasive, green side. If you put a bit of water and dishwashing liquid on the yellow side, you can squeeze that through to the abrasive side.
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Old 07-19-2021, 06:01 PM   #4
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I use the rough side when scrubbing something with soapy water like the stove or such. Then the sponge side to mop up the water and soap. Rinse and repeat.
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Use caution with the scrubber side - not all materials/surfaces need an abrasive.
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The scrubby side doesn't get into nooks, crannies and seams as well.
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Old 07-29-2021, 04:13 PM   #7
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The green part is a decent scrubber, and is safe with almost everything. Not to be confused with the gray ones I have in the basement - those are paint scrubbers for cars. Gaven to me at an auto body place. Those will take enamel off. But not those green ones.

Anyway, if you scrub up and leave it, look closely. You left runs of it off the scrubber, between threads or whatever that is. The sponge contacts the whole surface and cleans that off.

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Old 07-29-2021, 04:18 PM   #8
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But the green ones will take off the print on stoves, appliances, etc.
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But the green ones will take off the print on stoves, appliances, etc.
Yes they will, I know that for a fact.
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Old 07-29-2021, 04:28 PM   #10
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yup, and so does my son and DIL
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"Use caution with the scrubber side - not all materials/surfaces need an abrasive."

I should have put that in. I say it is good up to porcelain or whatever, but there are other things. Something like this I start with a low pressure on it and increase.

Another thing is this Mean Green cleaner. This stuff will get rid of almost anything. You get it at those dollar stores, and in fact they got refills. Do follow instructions, that means some water with you.

Anyway, those green things are available without the yellow part. I think we have some. They are thin, only maybe a little thicker than on those sponges.

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