This stainless steel and silicone pot scrubber by #Hiyearn is designed to resemble a sponge with silicone throughout it not only makes this look and feel more like a sponge, but makes it much easier to use and handle . It is great to not only clean my preseasoned cast iron pans, but also my stainless steel ones as well as my stainless steel sink. This works great and will last a very long time. At $12.98 these won't last. Great to include in a cleaning bucket basket as a house warming gift.