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This viral £3.50 sponge will transform your cleaning routine

The cleaning sponge has gone viral on TikTok for its ability to clean pretty much anything. (Amazon / Yahoo Life UK)

We're always on the lookout for things to make our lives that little bit easier, especially when it comes to cleaning. Which means when we come across a great cleaning tip or brand-new tool, we can't help but want to shout about it. With that in mind, meet the £3.50 Scrubb Daddy Sponge, a bestseller on Amazon, and viral sensation on TikTok.

Quick overview

Gone are the days of reaching for poorly-made sponges and scourers that scratch surfaces and fall apart in as little as a week. Now, cleaning enthusiasts are sharing their newfound fondness for affordable, multipurpose sponges that also get points for looking good, too.

Racking up millions of video views on social media, the Scrubb Daddy Sponge is a versatile cleaning sponge shaped in the form of a smiley face and it's won the hearts of thousands nationwide.

The Scrub Daddy is TikTok top-rated cleaning product for removing tough stains and grease from dishes, pots and pans.

£4 at Amazon

Why we rate it

Using what's called FlexTexture technology, the Scrub Daddy sponge can not only work to gently wash dishes and wipe over surfaces, but remove stubborn grime and debris. It does this dependent on the temperature of water you're running it under.

When ran under warm water, it becomes more absorbent, soft and compressible, whereas when it's ran under cold water, it firms up ready to remove harsh stains and dirt without the need for harsh chemicals.

Shoppers say it's "far superior" to others on the market. (ScrubDaddy)

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The choice in design isn't just for show, either. There’s another reason it was designed to be shaped like a smiley face — for its functionality and ergonomics.

The mouth of the smile allows you to quickly clean both sides of serving spoons and utensils in one motion. While the smiley's eyes also act as finger holes, so you can have a firm grip on the sponge while you clean inside glasses or other hard-to-reach places. Genius? We think so.

What the reviews say

It's no surprise really that the sponge is a big hit with Amazon shoppers as much as TikTok users.

It has an average rating of 4.7 out of five and 81% of customer have scored it five stars for its durability, quality and ability to remove stubborn dirt.

One shopper said it does a great job at "removing tough stains with less effort!", while another described it as "ridiculously hard wearing" and said "they seem to last forever."

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If you're already a Scrub Daddy superfan but due a restock, why not pick up the Scrub Daddy Scrubber Multipack? A pack of three that's currently on sale at Amazon, reduced from £10.47 to £7.79 — equating to just £2.60 per sponge, which works out as more cost-effective than purchasing then separately.

Restock your sponge collection with Scrub Daddy's aesthetically-pleasing multipack of colourful scrubbers — each safe to use on different surfaces, scratch-proof and great for making colour-coded cleaning jobs easier. 

£7 at Amazon

More great cleaning supplies from Scrub Daddy

Snap up this best-selling ripple damp duster from Scrub Daddy for less at Amazon. 

£3 at Amazon

Make easy work of washing the dishes with this 2-in-1 sponge and soap dispenser. Simply fill the chamber with soap, and press the side to deposit the soap directly onto your dishes. 

£10 at Amazon

Invest in Scrub Daddy's multi-use cleaning sponge, that can be used on over 20 different surfaces. 

£6 at Amazon

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