I Will NEVER Use a Regular Sponge Again Thanks to Scrub Daddy!

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Who’s Your Daddy? The Scrub Daddy!

Our team is obsessed with the Scrub Daddy! While it may sound like it’s simply a daddy who scrubs your dishes (although some of you may be lucky enough to already have a living version of these!) 😉, the Scrub Daddy I’m referring to is a scratch-free cleaning tool that debuted on Shark Tank back in 2012!


Pink and yellow smiley face scrub daddy sponges sitting in tray

Scrub Daddy changes its cleaning ability based on the temperature of your water. It’s so cool! 😍

If you’re not familiar with these smiley sponges, they have an innovative FlexTexture, which means they change depending on the water temperature! They stay firm in cool water (great when you need to remove stuck-on food) and then soften up in warmer water (great for regular cleaning).

hand holding a yellow and bright pink sponge

Since the Scrub Daddy launched, they’ve even come out with it’s even more versatile counterpart – the Scrub Mommy!

The Scrub Mommy has the same FlexTexture on one side and a stain and odor resistant sponge on the other side. The sponge is also 6x more absorbent than the leading sponge brands and produces 60% more soap suds. Whoa, momma! However, no Scrub Babies have been born yet, but we’re patiently waiting for one or two. 😂

There’s also plenty more reasons why they’re so amazing, too! 

hand holding a pink smiley face scrub daddy sponge with soap suds and wine glass in background

The Scrub Daddy & Scrub Mommy are durable, scratch-resistant, and odor-resistant!

The FlexTexture may look a bit rough, but both the Scrub Daddy and Mommy are scratch-resistant so you can clean all your fine china and favorite pots and pans without worrying about ruining them!

To make these sponges even better than your traditional sponge, they don’t even absorb smelly odors so you can clean all the nasty, stuck-on food without worry. To top it off, food doesn’t stick to them either which is a huge bonus because if you’ve ever used traditional sponges, you know it doesn’t take long for them to get pretty nasty.

hand holding a green smiley face sponge in stainless steel sink

Here are the amazing perks of owning the Scrub Daddy & Scrub Mommy sponges:

  • Scratch-free
  • Stain-resistant
  • Odor-resistant
  • Can be hard and soft depending on the water temperature
  • They stay clean on their own and don’t collect food

Given all of these facts, the Scrub Daddy or Scrub Mommy should last you for several weeks! (I literally use mine until it has almost disintegrated into nothing.)

hand holding a green smiley face sponge and ice cream scoop

Here’s what a bunch of ladies on our team are saying about their Scrub Daddy sponges:


“I LOVE my Scrubby Daddy so much and I will never use a regular sponge again! The Scrub Daddy never smells and slowly disintegrates as you use it so you know when it’s time to buy a new one (it has always lasted several months for me with lots of regular use)! I love that it stays firm in cold water and then gets softer in hot water. I seriously cannot recommend it enough!” – Bryn


“I LOVE the Scrub Daddy! It’s all I use now ever since Bryn told me about them.” – Kimberly


“I LOVE my Scrub Daddy so much and will never go back to using a regular sponge again. They work so well to get off all that stuck-on food – you know, the food that’s been sitting on a plate that your kids threw in the sink hours before. 🙄

I also love that they don’t seem to absorb all of the food and grime you are cleaning up as a sponge does. They basically disintegrate slowly over time as you use them, so basically when you’re ready for a new one, the old one is gone – literally.” – Collin


“After visiting Collin’s house, I jumped on the Scrub Daddy train. I love how they are firmer than sponges and work great for kitchen and dish clean-ups! They are more expensive but 100% worth it!” – Lina 

Where can you get a Scrub Daddy or Scrub Mommy? 🤔

target drive up bag sitting on granite kitchen countertop

Here are some places to score them at the best prices:

  • Target – you can order your Scrub Daddy or Mommy with free store pickup, plus you can save an additional 5% OFF with your Target RedCard.

*Note that Scrub Daddy did NOT sponsor this post! Our team just truly loves this product and we wanted to share it with you.


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Sara is a self-taught blogger and photographer with 5 years of experience having work featured in various building, travel, and fashion publications, most notably Bassett Furniture and Fossil.


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Comments 32

  1. jen13289

    I love scrub daddy’s products!!! I especially love the sponge daddy, I use them instead of regular run of the mill sponges, they are nonabrasive, hold the soap so when I put soap on the sponge daddy I don’t wash 2 glasses and have to reapply more soap!!! I love the texture, and have the scrub daddy on the back…it’s actually the best of both worlds!!!! You won’t be disappointed!!!😊

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Oh awesome! Thanks a bunch for your helpful feedback! Great that these can help the dish soap work so much better!

  2. Renee

    I love the scrub daddy’s… but over the last year their quality has gone down, mine seem to fall apart fast. I wish they were also more price savvy, stinks when you’re paying $3 plus dollars for a sponge only to use it maybe 2wks 🤔

    • hip2trade

      Mine as well. I like them but need to be a little more long lasting. Scrub daddy’s face was ripped to shreds and had to toss. 🙁

    • IndyMom

      Thank you for your post! I thought I was crazy noticing pieces of the sponge on my pans/dishes. Yes, sadly, the integrity of the prod has declined.

    • Erin

      Hmmm. My Krogers clearanced them out months ago and I bought quite a few. Now I see them back in stock. I wonder if they clearanced the “old” version? I almost didn’t buy them because they didn’t look like they’d last, but I’m still on my first one. I am super impressed–it has lasted longer than my usual green scrubbies. In any case, all of you who are having issues should shoot the company an email to let them know the product isn’t performing properly. I really hate it when companies try to pull stuff like this.

  3. Tracy

    Yes!! I have been using scrub daddy for years. It is the best sponge and if the price goes down more than $3 plus a piece, I will definitely be getting it more.

  4. brianneb

    Just recently got the Scrub Daisy set as well as, the armortec scrub daddy scouring pad, & the eraser daddy. Can’t wait for them to arrive to try them out!

  5. Angie M.

    On Amazon they only have 3 packs of 3 for $32.99, $3.67 each. They don’t have the 3 pack in stock. I have Prime and it still seems kind of pricey.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for commenting, Angie M! Hoping the 3 pack is available again soon!

  6. Loudflower

    These make my kids WANT to do dishes! We love them.

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      SWEET! Now I really need to snag these! 😉

  7. a Kelley tax

    Love my Scrub Daddy! Since I found them I have not used any other scrubber. Wish they were a little cheaper though.

  8. Kay

    My MIL gave these to me n my cousin one Christmas. My cousin mistakenly used it as a “body loofah.” LOL. She did say she never felt n looked so clean in her life. LOL

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      LOL! Thanks for sharing that with us, Kay! Happy to hear it works well as a loofah too!

  9. Tiffany

    I picked up Srub Daddy brand new at thrift store for .25 and let me tell you best 25 cent purchase to date! I absolutely love it. After buying it, I had it in my “stash” for a few months until one day I said let me see how this works and I’ve never looked back.. Highly recommend! Will buy more when my 1st goes down the drain.😊

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      What a great score, Tiffany! Thanks a ton for your review! Good to know how much you have been loving these!

  10. pjane

    Wow I want to try these. Overtime I have learned the best products for my sink are Scotch-Brite non-scratch plastic scrubby pads and brillo basics are usable wipes. They come in a nine count pack. The plastic scrubby pads came in a three pack but may vary I love the plastic scrubbing pads. They really remove the grind on pans. They don’t smell and they last a very long time. they don’t wear down fast. These two items have gotten those past the smelly stinky sponges. Sponges don’t stick around in my sink for very long because of the smell. I do want to try the scrub daddy/mommy.

  11. jencor2

    do these work on bath tubs as well and if not what do you ladies recommend for those

  12. Laura

    My friend gave me one for Christmas and I’ll NEVER use another sponge again. I have been using the same one for 5 months and while it’s not as thick, it’s still lasting. I give them as gifts to all my friends. Love these!!

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I think I need to be your friend, then!

  13. JANE

    I love Scrub Daddy in the shower also. It great to put a bar of soap on and use the holes to stand up a couple of razors.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      I love this idea, JANE! Thanks for sharing!

  14. Sue

    I use the square scrub daddy. The face ones always tore apart

  15. heidi

    I bought my 1st scrub daddy a month or so ago. I just sits. I do not really like it. I guess I should try again. I just use my scotch brite sponges and put in dishwasher every night.

  16. Melissa J

    These sound great, thanks for the tip. I can’t wait to try one! Where did you get the black sponge holder(I think?) in some of the pictures that loops around your faucet and hangs inside the sink? Looks like a perfect fit for the scrub daddy

    • Anna

      I have the same sink caddy- it’s great- you can mold it/ slightly bend it to fit the shape you need

  17. Jennifer

    What is that sponge holder you have hanging from the faucet in the pics?? I’m going to try the sponges but also interested in that for sure!! Thanks 😊

  18. CW

    Costco sells a 6 pk of these for $14.99

    • Amber (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing! Good to know!

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