WSJ: New sponges engineered to “shed” bacteria

Finally, an advance in kitchen science 🙂

WSJ:  Marketing and science are coming together to try to overcome this homely tool’s shortcomings. Early next year in the U.S., 3M Co. MMM +0.23% , the world’s largest maker of branded sponges, plans to give away a million samples of its new Stay Clean sponge, which won’t get “gunked up” by eggs or cheese, according to the company.

Scrub Daddy, a tiny rival, is promoting a smiley-faced yellow sponge made of a “highly engineered” polymer that it says cleans better and sheds bacteria more easily than competing products.

Meanwhile, in Europe, Jarden Corp.’s JAH +1.86% Spontex unit is offering sponges with scrub pads “reinforced” with tiny bits of pumice.


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