I wash the majority of my dishes in the dishwasher, but I am one of those people who likes the dishes to be "clean" before I put them in the dishwasher. This brush helps me clean off the dishes prior to putting them in the dishwasher, and helps me wash dishes when I actually wash them by hand. I had a brush similar to this that was made by another brand, and the dish soap was constantly leaking out of the brush and gumming up the handle. I was hesitant to purchase another brush because of that experience, but I like the idea of using a brush much more than using a dish cloth, so I gave it another shot. As is the case with all the OXO products I own, this one far outperforms the brush I owned previously. The soap stays where it belongs, the bristles are stiff enough to do their job, but soft enough not to scratch the finishes on cookware or dishes. I would have no reservations recommending this to anyone who hand-washes dishes at all. This will make dish-washing faster and much more pleasant!