Sat 30 Sep, 2006 10:24 pm
Since I've moved to New Mexico, I've only seen really wimpy cheapo sponges in the kitchen section - or, to be clearer, in the possibly three or four kitchen sections of any given store. (Did I mention store aisles - at least Raley's are organized by chimpanzees.)
Even in Home Depot, g'forfend, the sponges are lame.
They are all inbedded with poofle.
I conject this is true, that sponge manufacturers look to lower sponge criteria, in the general aim to cheapo.
I start to wonder if they'll eliminate the cleaning aisle entirely.. as tooo tacky.
I see I'm ranting...
but I'm not wrong.
When it comes to sponges, the cheapo variety costs how much less than te not so cheapo variety?
Most of the sponges I've owned have lasted a real long time.
Could there be a Sponge Law in New Mexico, we haven't heard about?
Real cheapo sponges come home as Gifts of Practical Love from a man who was browsing in the Dollar Store.
That's it, there must be a sponge law here...
On cheapo, I don't think the sponges cost less at stores here than sponges in, say, California; more that they are manufactured differently. It's a puzzlement.
What are you using the sponges for?
Kitchen clean-up, CJ.
In the past, in other cities, I've found different sponges for different tasks - some with a scouring mat attached, and that mat can be used, depending on how the product is labelled, for 'delicate' surfaces or more durable ones.
But here, so far, I am finding the "sponge" part of the product, with or without attached mat, is like a rectangle of foam, much lighter in composition than the sponges I'm used to.
I'm kidding about there not being the other kind here - I haven't really been to every grocery store in Albuquerque.
This is a little hard to discuss without illustrational photos, so perhaps I'll follow up with some.
hardware store sponges
and you come up with 1,740,000 entries.
Why not shop online?
This 3M sponge is typical of the sponge texture I'm used to - and helped me to remember that 3M is the name of the product line I've bought in the past.
The product I'm ranting about is "Estracell" sponges by Armaly Brands. Couldn't find a photo of the sponge itself.
Yes, sure I could buy online, Miller. When I posted the topic I had just opened a new sponge package, and felt like whining.
Walgreens sells sponges. Not my first choice, but still there in an emergency.
I don't think I've looked there, will check it out.