The Best Scrub Daddy Dupes On Amazon

If you have ever used the popular Scrub Daddy sponges, you know how amazing they are. You are probably also aware of how quickly they disintegrate making them really expensive to replace. 

Finding an exact dupe for Scrub Daddy is hard. This is because Aaron Krause, the founder, engineered this polymer sponge, and the combination of ingredients is known only to him. However, there are many thermal sponges on the market that work just as well.  

Here are the best sponges I have found so far. I will keep looking and testing and will keep this article updated with the best Scrub Daddy alternatives on the market.

Best Scrub Daddy Dupes on Amazon And Online

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. 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. It is available in the Poundshop

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

scrub daddy dupe

Photo: The Griffin Home

2. Magic Sponge:

I discovered this sponge by accident and although it’s not an exact dupe, or respond to water temperatures, it is by far the best scrub daddy alternative I have ever used. 

The actual name is Magic Carborundum Sponge. It looks like a sanding block but when you wet it, it actually becomes soft but 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 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.”

3. 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.”

Buzz Scrub Sponge

4. 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. 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.

Buzz Dish block

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

5. Elbow Grease Scrub Mate

One of the new products on the market that is a close match for the Scrub Daddy sponge is Scrub Mate by Elbow Grease. It has become one of my favorite dupes because of its size and effectiveness. 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 and a good alternative for the smiley face sponges. 

Elbow Grease Scrub Mate

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…”

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

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

I hope this post helps you find great alternatives to your favourite Scrub Daddy sponges. If you are looking for some Damp Duster Dupes, I have a full list here.. A no name brand can surprise you, you just have to test them out. I have also had great results with microfiber sponges if you want to try those out. The good thing is, other products can deliver similar, if not better results for you, even without the thermal technology. 

Happy Cleaning!


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