I love these sponges and buy them every time. They are priced reasonably so when they get too dirty, I don't mind throwing them away and getting a new one. I like that one side is a sponge and the other is a scrub pad. I like the color because when the sponge gets too dirty, you can see it. I like to use sponges for everyday cleaning because they are so absorbent and you don't have to constantly wring them out, plus they are sturdy and last very well. Occasionally, I'll put them in the dishwasher and clean them when I clean my dishes, but I usually just toss them when they get too dirty. I use them in both the kitchen and bathroom.