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Foam sponges are easy to use and replace, making them a favorite cleaning tool. Finding the right sponge involves comparing their features and choosing the type that fits specific applications in homes and businesses. Staples® has an inventory of sponges along with other cleaning tools such as brushes, cloths, and spray bottles.

Review Types of Foam Sponges

People can choose fabric sponges, beneficial for holding water and soap to simplify cleaning. These cleaning supplies are available as two-sided examples, with an abrasive side that's helpful for scrubbing grills and ovens. Microfiber scrubbers are good choices for cleaning windows and removing oil from surfaces due to their soft textures. Many people use dry sponges to cleanse fabrics such as curtains and lamp shades. Cellulose sponges are also the go-to product for eliminating soot from walls after a fire.

Foam eraser sponges lift deep-down dirt without marring the surface. People use them to remove scuffs from baseboards and floors or to remove stubborn stains such as rust and baked-on foods on dishes. Nylon foam sponges eradicate dirt from pots and pans without causing damage to coated metals.

Consider Uses for Foam Sponges
Business owners and individuals use damp sponges to remove dust from furniture, shelves, and other surfaces, to keep particles from flying in the air. They can also be used to scrub fixtures and sinks or remove scum from tiled walls. Use the sponges to wipe the inside and outside of microwaves, refrigerators, and other appliances. Cut the cleaning tool into smaller sizes to remove smudges from smartphone screens, keyboards, and other electronic equipment. Clean your vehicle's hubcaps or remove bugs from the windshield. Some people recycle used kitchen sponges and use them to clean off shoes or patio furniture.

What Features Should Buyers Look For in Foam Sponges?
A good sponge can serve multiple purposes, such as wiping down a stovetop or washing a car. A product with the right amount of absorbency soaks up liquids yet dries quickly to keep germs from growing. Some examples have built-in antimicrobial agents to combat bacteria, mold, and mildew. Sponges should fit comfortably in the hand, be long lasting without changing shape, and rinse out clean after use. A foam sponge should scrub off caked-on dirt from surfaces without users spending undue effort and time.

What Makes Eco-Friendly Foam Sponges Different?
Most eco-friendly sponges are biodegradable, hypo-allergenic, and do not contain harmful chemicals. Producers use renewable materials such as vegetable cellulose so sponges are soft, absorbent, and do not scratch surfaces. Used eco-friendly sponges are compostable and will disintegrate into the soil. Specimens made from renewable wood fibers hold up under constant use and certain brands are machine-washable. For tougher jobs, look for scrubbers made with organic walnut shells.

How Do Manufacturers Package Foam Sponges?
Sponges normally come in plastic packages or cardboard boxes that may contain from one to a dozen per package. Cleaning services, cafeterias, and other bulk buyers might consider purchasing sponges in bulk quantities, which may include 100 or more scrubbers per case.
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Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser Variety Pack, 6/Pack
Item: 180334 / Model : 80393
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  • Variety Tub Includes: 2 Extra Power Erasers; 2 Kitchen Scrubbers with the Grease Fighting Power of Dawn; 2 Bath Scrubbers with Febreze Fresh Scent Meadows and Rain
  • Powerful multi-purpose cleaning
  • Erases greasy messes, baked-on stains, & more
11.09 $11.09
6/Pack
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Mr. Clean® Extra Power Magic Eraser, 8/Pack
Item: 318350 / Model : 82038
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  • Water activated micro-scrubbers lifts away the toughest soils
  • Textured and 50% stronger than Magic Eraser® Original for heavy-duty cleaning
  • Longer lasting and holds up tough messes better
57.99 $57.99
8/Pack
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3M™ Scotch-Brite™ 2.8" x 4 1/2" Easy Erasing Pad, 3/Pack, Blue/White
Item: 286534 / Model : 4004CC
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  • Material: Polymeric foam
  • Erases marks without scratching
  • Great for erasing crayon marks on walls
23.89 $23.89
3/Pack
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Mr. Clean® Original Duo Magic Eraser, 6/Pack
Item: 318349 / Model : 82028CT
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  • Twice the magic
  • One side cleans, the other scours
  • Water-activated micro-scrubbers
35.29 $35.29
6/Pack