I like these sponges the best when comparing them to others like it with the sponge side and scrubber side. They clean all my dishes well and I also have one for cleaning other things around the house. All sponges eventually fall apart if you use them a lot, but I usually need to toss these before they fall apart because of germs. I scrub pretty hard and they don't seem to scratch anything and they don't rip to shreds like sponges are known to do. I like to put them in the microwave for 20 seconds at a time to sanitize them after use to keep them from becoming a germ breeding ground.