Dish Scrubber with Soap Dispenser: 7 Tips for a Superfly Clean
Get the most out of your dish scrubber with soap dispenser by utilizing the following tips and tricks. First and foremost, buy a quality dishwand that offers good scrubbing power and a leak-resistant design. Having the right cleaning tools makes all the difference in your ability to clean like the superhero you are. Armed with the proper dishwand for serious cleaning and the following tips, you’re ready to slay bacteria like never before. Let’s do this!
7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Dish Scrubber with Soap Dispenser
1. Change your dish scrubber refill head regularly
It’s easy to forget to change your dishwand sponge or brush head, but as soon as it’s covered in stuck-on food or has a funky odor, it’s time to get rid of it. There’s no point cleaning your dishes with a dirty, nasty sponge or brush—you’re simply spreading bacteria around and that’s not productive for anyone.
Several different studies have looked into how often to change your dish scrubber sponge or brush head. Some studies say you should change it as much as once a week, while others say to change it at least once every 2-4 weeks.
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2. Keep your dishwand in a cup or face-up in the sink
Did you know your sink is one of the dirtiest areas in your home? Even dirtier than your toilet! Store your dishwand in a cup next to the sink to help prevent further contamination. By keeping your dishwand out of the sink you may help slow the growth of bacteria, yeast, and so forth. Don’t want to keep your dishwand in a cup? Keep it face-up in the sink so that the bristles or sponge head don’t touch the surface of the sink.
3. Use the handy dishwand scraper to remove caked-on stains
Sometimes, no matter how hard you scrub, a sponge or brush just can’t remove stubborn stuck-on food or baked on oils. Our superfly dishwand is designed with a scrubber on the back of each attachment head. Simply flip the dishwand upside down and use the handy plastic attachment (see image at right) to scrub at stuck on food and stains. Thanks to this added power you can work off stuck on food particles like a pro.
4. Apply pressure to soap it up
Pump up the suds! For dishwands with sponge attachments, gently push down on the sponge head when it is on a flat surface—such as the plate or pan you’re cleaning. Watch as the sponge flattens out, plumps back up, and repeat. Doing this a couple of times helps work up a lather of soap on the sponge, giving you the upper hand when it comes to cleaning. This same trick works for brushes too, but not quite as good—just ask SpongeBob SquarePants!
5. Let pans cool before cleaning them
You’re trying to get the most out of your dish scrubber with soap dispenser, not damage your pots and pans. So, don’t wash super-hot pans right away. Never put scalding hot pans directly under cold water. Instead, give it a chance to cool off for a few minutes before washing it. There are a couple different reasons for this.
For one, when metal gets hot it expands and when you toss it under cold water you can put it into thermal shock. This can warp the pan, making the bottom uneven which can impact how steadily it sits on burners and even how it cooks your food.
Also, washing a hot pan under cold water can weaken the protective coating on pans, leading to scratches and quicker degradation of materials. Many experts warn against using a scratched pan as they can leach toxic chemicals into your food. Also, when the non-stick surface begins to wear away, the remaining aluminum could react with acidic foods and interfere with taste. Throw away pans as soon as you notice scratches or flakes on cooking surfaces.
6. Clean your dish scrubber in between uses
No matter how many times you change the sponge or brush attached to your dishwand, make sure to clean the sponge or brush head about once a week. In addition, you should sanitize it after using it to clean anything that could make you sick—like raw chicken juices. Check out this great post about how to clean your dish sponge using simple at home products like vinegar and lemon juice, as well as a microwave and dishwasher.
7. Don’t fill up the entire dish scrubber with soap
As long as your dishwand has an anti-leak design, you should save soap using a soap dispensing dish brush as opposed to squirting soap directly out of the bottle as needed. Yet, even leak-resistant dishwands can still seep out a little too much soap if they are filled to the brim. Fill your dishwand about half-way with soap to conserve the bubbles.