12 Industrious (and Cute!) Kitchen Sponges to Scrub Up Your Space

It's definitely time to replace your moldy kitchen sponge—why not try these hardworking alternatives?

These sponges get the job done and look good doing it. Sure, maybe a cat-shaped sponge is a bit on the silly side, but we've also got you covered with a fair share of heavy-duty, eco-friendly, and user-approved picks that will make your dishes sparkling clean and your kitchen sink a thing of beauty.

O-Cedar Scrunge Multi-Use Sponge (Pack of 6)

The powerful, yet gentle Scrunge cleaning sponge uses the only patented durable non-scratch scrubbing surface recommended by Teflon™ quality tested nonstick coatings. Rated the best all-purpose cleaning sponge by Cooks Illustrated after extensive testing in America’s Test Kitchen. Photo Courtesy of Amazon

HAY Cat Sponge

Colorful shaped sponges that make washing the dishes a little bit more fun. HAY’s sponges come in a variety of playful designs. Photo Courtesy of HAY

Amala Magic Sponge Cloth, 3-pack

Amala’s magic sponge cloth is the most effective and eco-friendly cleaning cloth available. It can be used on all surfaces to remove dirt and dust, and will leave no scratches or streaks. One cloth absorbs 20 times its own weight in water, and quickly releases liquids by simply wringing it out. This cloth reaches almost anywhere you clean due to its soft, flexible and strong material. The Amala sponge cloth is extremely durable, and is tear- and abrasion-resistant. It is reusable and can be washed up to 300 times with a soft detergent. Photo Courtesy of Thrive Market

Skura Style Antimicrobial Sponge (8-Pack)

Spic-and-span. Nothing smells quite as bad as a sponge past its prime (you just never get that smell off your hands). Opt instead for a Skura Style Antimicrobial Sponge, which is made from a patented polyurethane foam base that also contains an antimicrobial agent and dries super fast. Over the course of a few weeks, as the sponge reaches the end of its lifespan, the Skura logo will fade from the surface, letting you know when it’s time to replace. Fun fact: Skura sponges harbor 99% less e.coli than traditional cellulose sponges. How’s that for extra clean? Photography by Ty Mecham & Rocky Luten

Scrub Daddy 3-Count Scrub Sponges

Scrub Daddy Colors is a scrubber, not a scouring pad. Multiple colors allow you to color code your cleaning jobs or simply accent your decor. Scrub Daddy’s FlexTexture changes texture based on your water temperature. Firm in cold water for tough scrubbing, soft in warm water for light cleaning. Scratch free on over a dozen surfaces from non-stick to stainless steel and even car exterior paint. Photo Courtesy of Amazon

HAY Mount Fuji Sponge

Colorful shaped sponges that make washing the dishes a little bit more fun. HAY’s sponges come in a variety of playful designs. Photo Courtesy of HAY

Grove Collaborative Walnut Scrubber Sponge, Set of 2

Crushed walnuts power our scour providing a non-toxic and non-abrasive way to tackle tough messes on dishes, cookware or countertops. 100% all natural vegetable cellulose makes this sponge super absorbent. Sustainably made in North America. Not suitable for those with nut allergies. Photo Courtesy of Grove Collaborative

If You Care 100% Natural Sponge Cloths, 5 Count - Pack of 3

If You Care kitchen and household products are carefully and deliberately crafted to have the least environmental impact and the lightest carbon footprint possible, while at the same time, delivering the highest quality and most effective results.

Twist Scrub Sponge - 3 Count

NEW! The Scrub Sponge from TWIST is the perfect multipurpose scrub sponge for your kitchen, furniture, bath and outdoor purposes. Unlike the conventional yellow-green scrub sponge, the TWIST scrub sponge is dye-free, and also doesn't use any plastics or toxic adhesives. Best of all, they are priced to compete with the conventional yellow-green scrub sponges! Photo Courtesy of Thrive Market

Natural Value Kitchen Scrubber Sponge

The perfect multitasker and companion for any cleaning situation, Natural Value's Kitchen Scrubber Sponge is made from cellulose (a plant-based resource) and composed of 50% post-consumer recycled material. Each pack features a Kitchen Scrubber Sponge with a soft side for wiping, and a coarse side for scrubbing. It's a natural part of any kitchen cleaning set and assists with a wide variety of cleaning conundrums, including scrubbing pots and pans, glassware, countertops, floors, and the fridge. Photo Courtesy of Thrive Market

Nano Sponge - 2 Pack

Made from Nanolon fiber, a unique, breakthrough new fabric technology that allows you to clean nearly ANY surface using just water. Independent laboratory testing has shown that Nanolon can clean multiple surfaces as well as traditional cleaning chemicals and paper towels, using only water. Photo Courtesy of Amazon

HAY Scourer Sponge Set of 5

This colorful set of five scourer sponges is made of polyester and polyurethane foam. Photo Courtesy of HAY