It’s hard to work up a lot of enthusiasm for a dishcloth but compared to the disgusting sponges we end up with after a few weeks of bike touring, the Scrubr is a dream.
What makes it different from any other dishcloth?
For a start, this abrasive little piece of nylon and polyester does what it claims. It scrubs away food efficiently, while resisting odors and being easy to clean. That alone is a big improvement over normal kitchen scourers, which get grotty and stinky pretty quickly, in our experience.
It also weighs just 7 grams, and dries completely in just minutes. Even on a cloudy day, it’s dry in less than 5 minutes.
Best of all, the Scrubr costs just $3 U.S.
We tested the Scrubr out extensively at home and were entirely impressed. We thought the Scrubr should get a bike touring workout too, so we gave one to Paula & Rik a few weeks ago and asked for their honest opinion. They said:
“It is nothing short of brilliant. The slight texture of the weave is enough to give the non-stick pans a scrub without damaging the finish, and I’ve given them quite a scrub! I’ve found that food scraps can get caught in the weave but a brief scrub at the end of the wash is enough to remove them. The little elastic loop is perfect for hanging the cloth to dry from a handlebar and it dries in no time. All in all, a top product and we both love using it.”
The company that makes the Scrubr also offers a washcloth called the Trekr. It’s slightly bigger and less abrasive, and the idea is that it’s great for washing off sunscreen and road dirt after a long day of cycling. Since we’ve never carried a facecloth with us on a bike tour (we just splash soapy water over our faces), we’re less convinced of the Trekr’s usefulness but you might find it intriguing.
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