I am a sponge person. I refuse to do dishes without a sponge. Using a wash cloth, just is not my cup of tea. For that reason, these are the sponges I normally purchase. First of all, they're pink. I'm a girly girl, what can I say? Aside from that, though, they are tough on my dirty dishes and, they will last a good while without falling apart, like some other sponges.