It is true that often products that have been around a long time have prevailed because they are excellent solutions to the problems they are designed to tackle, but sometimes they’re only still around because they’re ok solutions to problems that aren’t that bad. That is how I feel about dish sponges. Ok, so they are good for scrubbing food off of dishes, but they wear out quickly, they are unhygienic and soon begin to live a nasty odor on your hands. This is why I almost always use a dish brush rather than a dish sponge. These silicone sponges do everything you needed your sponge for when cleaning dishes, but without all of the drawbacks. They offer a simple, elegant and high ROI solution to users.