Kuhn Rikon is offering its Stay Clean Scrubber, which features silicone bristles designed to clean dishes, countertops and other surfaces without giving off sponge odors, the company said.
“There’s widespread concern in the marketplace about traditional kitchen sponges harboring bacteria and odors,” said Ahna Posner, director of product development, Kuhn Rikon. “It’s a great fit for us because it’s a contemporary, creative and colorful item that’s both fun and highly functional, making everyday life simpler with great design.”
According to the company, the scrubber is BPA free and safe to use on non-stick cookware and all other kitchen surfaces. It is also heat-resistant up to 445 degrees Fahrenheit, dishwasher safe, features a contoured shape and comes in red, green, blue, orange and clear colors. When dry, the multipurpose scrubber can also be used to remove lint and hair, the company said. It has a suggested retail price of $8.
In addition, the company’s Stainless Steel Soap cleaning tool is said to naturally remove odors from hands, such as fish, onion and garlic, and never has to be replaced or replenished. It can be used like other soaps with cold water, the company said, and has a suggested retail price of $10.