Review: Natural Value Cellulose Sponges

Review: Natural Value Cellulose Sponges

Trent Johnson
May 13, 2010

Name: Natural Value Cellulose Sponges
Price: $0.99 for 4
Rating: Recommend*

Desperately in need of some new kitchen sponges, I grabbed a 4 pack of Natural Value's dual surface cellulose sponges for $.99 at my local grocery coop. They're cheap and made from 50% recycled material in the US. See how they stack up, after the jump.

For reference, my most recent sponges have been Twist's Loofah sponges but those have finally gotten tired. I also rely on heavily a stiff bristled pot scrubbing brush so my sponges are usually used only for fresh plates, counters, and title. For the test, I pitted the Natural Value sponge against a sink full of dishes:

Performance:
The Natural Value cellulose sponges claim to have a dual surface, a waffle side for scrubbing and a terry side for wiping. Unfortunately, both sides seem to preform the same: adequate, but not great. The scrubbing power of these sponges is not up to the task. For wiping dishes and counters however, it does the job just fine. I do like how smoother waffle side is really easy to clean. You know how a sponge is tough to clean? The cellulose that these sponges are made of cleans a bit more readily than the Twist Loofa, but the Twist has the upper-hand when it comes to scrubbing.

Value:
This is where the Natural Value sponges really live up to their name. 4 sponges for $.99 that are made from 50% post-consumer recycled materials is quite the bargain. If you rely on a separate scrubbing device for tough dishes and only use a sponge for counters and "fresh" plates, these sponges will suit you quite well.

*Our Ratings:
Strong Recommend
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Weak Recommend
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(Images by Trent Johnson)

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