The Best Scrub Daddy Dupes On Amazon

If you have ever used the popular Scrub Daddy sponges, you know how amazing they are.

While the original Scrub Daddy (we'll call it the "normal Scrub Daddy" from here on) is really effective, it disintegrates very quickly making it really expensive to replace. 

Scrub daddy dupes

Finding an exact dupe is hard and there are no true Scrub Daddy copies.

This is because Aaron Krause, the founder, engineered this polymer sponge, and the combination of ingredients is a trade secret.

However, there are many thermal sponges on the market that work just as well. 

Like Scrub Daddy, these sponges get tougher in cold water and softer in warm water, and they work just as well.

Here are the best sponges I have found so far.

I'll keep testing and update this list with the latest and greatest options, so you can find the Scrub Daddy alternatives on the market.

Best Scrub Daddy Competitors and Dupes

I have searched thoroughly and not all the sponges are available on Amazon.

Here are some of the best alternatives I have found online.

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#1. Scrub Mate by Elbow Grease 

One product on the market that is a close match to the Scrub Daddy sponge is Scrub Mate by Elbow Grease.

Elbow Grease Scrub Mate

It has become one of my favorite dupes because it's a similar size to the normal Scrub Daddy.

The best thing is that it is also a thermal sponge so it goes hard in cold water and soft in warm water. 

However, these scrub squares don't last very long. Mine lasted only 2 weeks with daily dishwashing.

Overall, it's an amazing product, cheap, and a good alternative for the smiley face sponges. 

Amazon Review

Great to begin with but after about a week of use it starts to fall apart.. Tried a few just in case it was a bad one but they have all been like this...

#2. Dishmatic Flower Power

Far from your traditional sponge, this thermal sponge is really close to the texture of Scrub Daddy and is a fraction of the price.

It goes soft in warm water and firm in cold water and the flower shape is perfect for cleaning crevices.

It is available in the Poundshop.

Amazon Review

Get rid of stubborn stains with minimal effort, the flower shape makes cleaning in corners a breeze.

#3. Magic Sponge

This fake Scrub Daddy takes a different approach.

I discovered this sponge by accident when I was trying to find a scourer.

The actual name is Magic Carborundum Sponge. It's not an exact dupe, or respond to water temperatures, but it is by far the best scrub daddy alternative I have ever used. 

Here's why. 

It resembles a sanding block but when you wet it, it actually becomes soft yet firm and you can use it to wash many surfaces in your kitchen without scratching it. 

The good thing is that it also works well as a scouring pad.

It also has a good grip and does a great job with stainless steel pots especially when dry! Watch out, some food particles can stick to it and not come off. 

I am still too scared to try it on non-stick surfaces for fear of scratching them but if I do, I'll let you know.

Lastly remember that if you leave this sponge wet, it can be a breeding ground for bacteria and no one wants a smelly sponge.

It is a foam sponge after all. 

Promising Review

Very very good. Almost too good!! Do not use it on the oven glass.!! These will scratch glass. On anything else like pans and oven interiors, these are very good. They're a bit on the thin side, but that doesn't detract from what they do.

#4. Buzz Scrub Sponge:

This is also another thermal sponge similar to Dishmatic and is a great alternative to Scrub Daddy.

It's available in Savers and Morrisons. I also found a website that stocks it for only £1.

Product Description

Once the sponge is soaked in warm water it allows for softer normal use, but then the sponge is completely dry it is designed to tackle tough jobs such as burn on grease.

#5. Buzz Dish Block Scrub 'n' Wipe:

This is another thermal sponge by Buzz that is an exact Scrub Mummy Dupe, although a much smaller size.

buzz dish block

 It is a combination of a thermal sponge and a regular soft sponge and is great for giving your kitchen sink a quick wipe. It is available on this website.

Product Description

For cleaning both easy and tough stains, just lather the block up and wipe down the surface in one motion.

#6. Brillo Scrub Max: 

They call this the "shapeshifter that does it all" because it is another sponge that firms up in cold water and softens in hot water.

The best part is that it has an ergonomic shape that sits comfortably in the palm of your hand and will reach hard-to-clean spots. 

It is similar to the Brillo Basics Scrub Square, it is only much smaller and shaped like a teardrop.

Promising Review

I love these little sponges. They are a perfect size. They don’t get grungy. They don’t fall apart or shred. And the rough side is amazing.

They do an amazing job on my gas cooktop. They are equally good on pots and pans.

They are a bit pricey and I had hesitated to buy them. Now that I’ve tried them I will never be without them. I’ll be buying the bathroom ones next. I think they will do a stellar job in the shower and tub." - Barb H, Amazon Reviewer

{READ: The Best Scrub Daddy Damp Duster Dupes on Amazon}

Other Thermal Sponges Outside The UK

If you live outside the UK, here are some sponges I have found that are great dupes:

  1. Dawn Thermal Scrub
  2. Jetz-Scrubz Scrubber Sponge
  3. Scrub It Scrubber

Other Scrub Daddy Products

Scrub Daddy doesn't just offer the normal scrub daddy!

They have a whole line of over 20 cleaning products, but here are their most popular:

  • Scrub Mommy: They offer a combination of the thermal and foam sponges in one
  • Scrub Daddy Damp Duster: These sponges are amazing at picking up dust with just water. If you need a Scrub Daddy damp duster dupe here are some options for you.
  • PowerPaste: This is great fpr removing stains from most surfaces. An excellent dupe id The Pink Stuff

If you are into sustainability and want to investigate how eco-friendly Scrub daddy is, I go in-depth here.

Finding the Perfect Cheap Scrub Daddy

With so many options, choosing the right Scrub Daddy copy can be overwhelming. Here's a quick guide:

I hope this post helps you find great alternatives to your favourite Scrub Daddy sponges.

Remember, the best Scrub Daddy dupe depends on your specific needs and budget.

Don't be afraid to experiment and find the best one for you!

Happy cleaning!


Hey you, I’m Torera

Hey there! I am Torera, a home care and cleaning enthusiast with a mission to make cleaning as fun and easy as possible for women like you. As someone who had to learn everything from scratch, I have the mindset of a beginner and know exactly how to take you from A to Z. Let us ditch the overwhelm and create a space that is clean, cozy, and totally you!