Kitchen Assistance

Despite thousands of available cleaning products, it takes a domestic detective to decipher what to use to remove baked-on grime. Sometimes the worst happens when harsh abrasives ruin a beloved piece of cookware. Today’s Grommet makes it easy to tackle a sink full of dirty pots and pans without scratching your cookware or overdosing on detergents that can be harmful for the environment. Industrial designer Hiroki Hayashi created these unique scrubbers (they’ve won international design awards) using naturally abrasive materials such as corncobs, peach pits and pecan shells. The Original Spaghetti Scrub Starter Set combines Goodbye Detergent !’s gentle scrub (made with peach pits) and coarse scrub (made from corncobs) with a mountable holder. Use the coarse scrub for roll-up-your-sleeves jobs and the gentle for glass, wood, or nonstick pans. Spaghetti Scrubs will last for months, get softer with use, and require very little detergent or soap -- and often none at all. Another handy tool from Goodbye Detergent ! is the Kitchen Scraper, which removes food and grease from bowls, pans and work surfaces before you wash, reducing the need for detergents and conserving water. It’s rare to find products that make a chore seem appealing, but we think Goodbye Detergent !’s gear will make everyone want to clean up.

Goodbye Detergent !

Spaghetti Scrubs and Kitchen Scraper

Kitchen Assistance

Despite thousands of available cleaning products, it takes a domestic detective to decipher what to use to remove baked-on grime. Sometimes the worst happens when harsh abrasives ruin a beloved piece of cookware. Today’s Grommet makes it easy to tackle a sink full of dirty pots and pans without scratching your cookware or overdosing on detergents that can be harmful for the environment. Industrial designer Hiroki Hayashi created these unique scrubbers (they’ve won international design awards) using naturally abrasive materials such as corncobs, peach pits and pecan shells. The Original Spaghetti Scrub Starter Set combines Goodbye Detergent !’s gentle scrub (made with peach pits) and coarse scrub (made from corncobs) with a mountable holder. Use the coarse scrub for roll-up-your-sleeves jobs and the gentle for glass, wood, or nonstick pans. Spaghetti Scrubs will last for months, get softer with use, and require very little detergent or soap -- and often none at all. Another handy tool from Goodbye Detergent ! is the Kitchen Scraper, which removes food and grease from bowls, pans and work surfaces before you wash, reducing the need for detergents and conserving water. It’s rare to find products that make a chore seem appealing, but we think Goodbye Detergent !’s gear will make everyone want to clean up.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jo
    Jo

    Hi Daily Grommet fans. We are excited to be here today answering questions about our Goodbye Detergent ! environmentally friendly scrubs. You probably never considered scrubbing with corn cobs and peach pits but once you have you'll be glad that Hiroki Hayashi did. Let us know what questions you have about changing your dish washing routine today.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    3/21/2011 12:22 PM

    What a fabulous idea!! I hate the sponge - how do you clean them?

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/21/2011 12:31 PM

    What about for the pans that are coated with non-stick surfaces? Work for them also?

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:42 PM

    Catherine: You can rinse them thoroughly because of the way they are shaped. They also dry very quickly, which means no more mildew or mold! And you may also throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher, or disinfect them in the microwave.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:43 PM

    Linda: The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Gentle) is great for nonstick surfaces. It won't scratch your cookware, but we always recommend testing on an inconspicuous spot first.

  • DJP
    DJP
    3/21/2011 12:46 PM

    These don't look like much, but they are amazing. I've been using one for months. It fills the gap between a "steel wool" pad and a sponge, which turns out to be a pretty big gap. I rarely use steel wool now. And I use this much more often than I use a sponge. It's a great product that I'm pleased to see is now available to everyone.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:46 PM

    @DJP: Great to hear that you are loving the Spaghetti Scrubs.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:57 PM

    The best part about our gift set is that it lets you try out both products, with a great and unique Stainless Steel scrub holder.

  • Barb
    Barb
    3/21/2011 1:00 PM

    Before I purchase these, please clarify. According to a review I read, the following warnings are on the back of the package:

    Warning

    * Use only for the designated purpose.

    * This product has a natural abrasive which may leave fine scratches on some materials. Test first on an inconspicuous spot.

    * Do not use on glass, non-stick coatings, or lacquer wares.

    * Keep out of reach of children.

    * Do not place near heat or fire.

    Is this correct? I use a lot of non-stick pots and pans and am not sure they would be good for me if they might scratch things. Please advise......Thanks!!

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 1:05 PM

    @Barb: The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Gentle) is meant for nonstick pans, glass, plastic, and everyday dishes. The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Coarse) can be used for less sensitive materials. I use mine for metal, my French press, silverware, the sink, and my coffee mugs.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 1:02 PM

    The best part about our gift set is that it lets you try out both products, with a great and unique Stainless Steel scrub holder.

  • Charles
    Charles
    3/21/2011 2:10 PM

    I use them all the time. They are a happy medium between a sponge and a scouring pad.

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    3/21/2011 2:54 PM

    These are particularly pleasant to use in large households or community kitchens where some dishwashers often forget to squeeze out the sponge. Nothing worse than picking up a smelly bacteria infested sponge to wash the dishes. Goodbye detergent ! inspired me to rethink how I clean.

  • Yulia
    Yulia
    3/21/2011 6:14 PM

    Hello,

    I just have one quick question. So this will not smell? I ask because I go through sponge very quickly since they all start to smell.

    Thanks,

    Yulia

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 6:44 PM

    @Yulia: The idea behind the 'no-smell' feature of the Spaghetti Scrubs is that they are shaped so that they do not hold excess water, and they dry very quickly. This prevents mold and mildew, which is where the stinky sponge smell comes from.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    3/21/2011 6:59 PM

    @Yulia I'm the person on the left in the video. I have four other people in my house who somehow never manage to squeeze a sponge. That smelly problem has gone away, but I have to admit I did not really think about it until you and my colleague Julia (above) mentioned that feature. It's hard to explain the texture...but it just doesn't absorb much water, it moreso carries it between the "spaghetti" strands.

  • Marysue
    Marysue
    3/21/2011 11:28 PM

    Do these harm non-stick cookware? Do the harm anodized aluminum pots?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/22/2011 10:08 AM

    @Marysue: The Gentle scrubber was designed for the more delicate surfaces such as non-stick cookware. Jo will stop back to confirm use on an anodized aluminum surface.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/22/2011 5:50 PM

    @Marysue: The peach scrub is gentle enough for non-stick cookware and anodized aluminum cookware. It is important to have the scrub fully wet and then you may use without harm.

  • Emily
    Emily
    3/31/2011 9:42 PM

    Do you expect to get more of the starter sets back in stock?

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    4/1/2011 3:59 PM

    @Emily: The starter set will be available again at the start of May.

  • Mary Ellen
    Mary Ellen
    5/9/2011 6:18 PM

    @Tori Tait: still waiting for the starter set to come back in-- when, please?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/10/2011 12:54 AM

    @Mary Ellen: They are expected to be able to ship by Mid-June.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    5/19/2011 8:24 PM

    So, if they will be ready to ship in June, does that mean that we won't be able to order the starter kit until June?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/19/2011 10:35 PM

    @Cheryl: That is correct.

  • Marianne
    Marianne
    6/11/2011 1:38 PM

    Any idea when these starter kits will be in. I've been checking, but, no luck yet.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/12/2011 9:35 AM

    @Marianne: We are now expecting them mid-July. Thanks for your patience.

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    7/21/2011 6:47 PM

    Okay - almost end of july and still no starter set.... Any news on when they might come in?? I can get them separately on Amazon, but no holder.... I'd rather purchase from you site anyway!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/21/2011 7:11 PM

    @Ruth: And we wish we had them for you! I will check to see when we are hoping to see them.

  • Susan
    Susan
    7/22/2011 12:54 PM

    When will you have the $8.95 scrubs in gentle again?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/27/2011 3:26 PM

    @Susan: Good news! They are back in stock.

  • Jon
    Jon
    11/19/2011 10:50 PM

    ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/20/2011 12:02 AM

    @Jon Telleen: Yes, they are all currently in stock.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Goodbye Detergent !

Spaghetti Scrubs and Kitchen Scraper

Kitchen Assistance

Despite thousands of available cleaning products, it takes a domestic detective to decipher what to use to remove baked-on grime. Sometimes the worst happens when harsh abrasives ruin a beloved piece of cookware. Today’s Grommet makes it easy to tackle a sink full of dirty pots and pans without scratching your cookware or overdosing on detergents that can be harmful for the environment.

Industrial designer Hiroki Hayashi created these unique scrubbers (they’ve won international design awards) using naturally
abrasive materials such as corncobs, peach pits and pecan shells. The Original Spaghetti Scrub Starter Set combines Goodbye Detergent !’s gentle scrub (made with peach pits) and coarse scrub (made from corncobs) with a mountable holder. Use the coarse scrub for roll-up-your-sleeves jobs and the gentle for glass, wood, or nonstick pans. Spaghetti Scrubs will last for months, get softer with use, and require very little detergent or soap -- and often none at all.

Another handy tool from Goodbye Detergent ! is the Kitchen Scraper, which removes food and grease from bowls, pans and work surfaces before you wash, reducing the need for detergents and conserving water. It’s rare to find products that make a chore seem appealing, but we think Goodbye Detergent !’s gear will make everyone want to clean up.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Jo
    Jo

    Hi Daily Grommet fans. We are excited to be here today answering questions about our Goodbye Detergent ! environmentally friendly scrubs. You probably never considered scrubbing with corn cobs and peach pits but once you have you'll be glad that Hiroki Hayashi did. Let us know what questions you have about changing your dish washing routine today.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    3/21/2011 12:22 PM

    What a fabulous idea!! I hate the sponge - how do you clean them?

  • Linda
    Linda
    3/21/2011 12:31 PM

    What about for the pans that are coated with non-stick surfaces? Work for them also?

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:42 PM

    Catherine: You can rinse them thoroughly because of the way they are shaped. They also dry very quickly, which means no more mildew or mold! And you may also throw them in the top rack of the dishwasher, or disinfect them in the microwave.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:43 PM

    Linda: The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Gentle) is great for nonstick surfaces. It won't scratch your cookware, but we always recommend testing on an inconspicuous spot first.

  • DJP
    DJP
    3/21/2011 12:46 PM

    These don't look like much, but they are amazing. I've been using one for months. It fills the gap between a "steel wool" pad and a sponge, which turns out to be a pretty big gap. I rarely use steel wool now. And I use this much more often than I use a sponge. It's a great product that I'm pleased to see is now available to everyone.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:46 PM

    @DJP: Great to hear that you are loving the Spaghetti Scrubs.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 12:57 PM

    The best part about our gift set is that it lets you try out both products, with a great and unique Stainless Steel scrub holder.

  • Barb
    Barb
    3/21/2011 1:00 PM

    Before I purchase these, please clarify. According to a review I read, the following warnings are on the back of the package:

    Warning

    * Use only for the designated purpose.

    * This product has a natural abrasive which may leave fine scratches on some materials. Test first on an inconspicuous spot.

    * Do not use on glass, non-stick coatings, or lacquer wares.

    * Keep out of reach of children.

    * Do not place near heat or fire.

    Is this correct? I use a lot of non-stick pots and pans and am not sure they would be good for me if they might scratch things. Please advise......Thanks!!

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 1:05 PM

    @Barb: The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Gentle) is meant for nonstick pans, glass, plastic, and everyday dishes. The Original Spaghetti Scrub (Coarse) can be used for less sensitive materials. I use mine for metal, my French press, silverware, the sink, and my coffee mugs.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 1:02 PM

    The best part about our gift set is that it lets you try out both products, with a great and unique Stainless Steel scrub holder.

  • Charles
    Charles
    3/21/2011 2:10 PM

    I use them all the time. They are a happy medium between a sponge and a scouring pad.

  • Julia
    Julia – Grommet Team
    3/21/2011 2:54 PM

    These are particularly pleasant to use in large households or community kitchens where some dishwashers often forget to squeeze out the sponge. Nothing worse than picking up a smelly bacteria infested sponge to wash the dishes. Goodbye detergent ! inspired me to rethink how I clean.

  • Yulia
    Yulia
    3/21/2011 6:14 PM

    Hello,

    I just have one quick question. So this will not smell? I ask because I go through sponge very quickly since they all start to smell.

    Thanks,

    Yulia

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/21/2011 6:44 PM

    @Yulia: The idea behind the 'no-smell' feature of the Spaghetti Scrubs is that they are shaped so that they do not hold excess water, and they dry very quickly. This prevents mold and mildew, which is where the stinky sponge smell comes from.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    3/21/2011 6:59 PM

    @Yulia I'm the person on the left in the video. I have four other people in my house who somehow never manage to squeeze a sponge. That smelly problem has gone away, but I have to admit I did not really think about it until you and my colleague Julia (above) mentioned that feature. It's hard to explain the texture...but it just doesn't absorb much water, it moreso carries it between the "spaghetti" strands.

  • Marysue
    Marysue
    3/21/2011 11:28 PM

    Do these harm non-stick cookware? Do the harm anodized aluminum pots?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    3/22/2011 10:08 AM

    @Marysue: The Gentle scrubber was designed for the more delicate surfaces such as non-stick cookware. Jo will stop back to confirm use on an anodized aluminum surface.

  • Jo
    Jo – Special Guest
    3/22/2011 5:50 PM

    @Marysue: The peach scrub is gentle enough for non-stick cookware and anodized aluminum cookware. It is important to have the scrub fully wet and then you may use without harm.

  • Emily
    Emily
    3/31/2011 9:42 PM

    Do you expect to get more of the starter sets back in stock?

  • Tori
    Tori – Grommet Team
    4/1/2011 3:59 PM

    @Emily: The starter set will be available again at the start of May.

  • Mary Ellen
    Mary Ellen
    5/9/2011 6:18 PM

    @Tori Tait: still waiting for the starter set to come back in-- when, please?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/10/2011 12:54 AM

    @Mary Ellen: They are expected to be able to ship by Mid-June.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl
    5/19/2011 8:24 PM

    So, if they will be ready to ship in June, does that mean that we won't be able to order the starter kit until June?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    5/19/2011 10:35 PM

    @Cheryl: That is correct.

  • Marianne
    Marianne
    6/11/2011 1:38 PM

    Any idea when these starter kits will be in. I've been checking, but, no luck yet.

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    6/12/2011 9:35 AM

    @Marianne: We are now expecting them mid-July. Thanks for your patience.

  • Ruth
    Ruth
    7/21/2011 6:47 PM

    Okay - almost end of july and still no starter set.... Any news on when they might come in?? I can get them separately on Amazon, but no holder.... I'd rather purchase from you site anyway!!

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/21/2011 7:11 PM

    @Ruth: And we wish we had them for you! I will check to see when we are hoping to see them.

  • Susan
    Susan
    7/22/2011 12:54 PM

    When will you have the $8.95 scrubs in gentle again?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    7/27/2011 3:26 PM

    @Susan: Good news! They are back in stock.

  • Jon
    Jon
    11/19/2011 10:50 PM

    ARE ALL OF YOUR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME?

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    11/20/2011 12:02 AM

    @Jon Telleen: Yes, they are all currently in stock.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.