Even though we have a top of the line dishwasher machine, when it comes to dishwashing, I prefer the old way: wash dishes by hand. I have my own tricks to tackle the hardest dirty pans and dishes with ease. For example, soaking in water or if to hard grease, boil a little with "Dawn" and then slightly scrub. This scrubbers are perfect for my dishwashing techniques. They are very soft and comfortable to use. Nice product.