I am not a cat person; I don't collect cat things and the only time there is a cat in the house is when someone dumps one on my porch in the middle of the night in a box. I don't go out of my way to 'hate on cats' but they are too unpredictable for me. That's how I ended up with a cat brush; it isn't a brush for a cat but rather a kitchen brush that can be used for a lot of different things. You can use it to scrub potatoes clean [tricky to do but not impossible], get food gunk out of pots and pans, scrub inside plastic tumblers and more. It also comes in handy to clean around the rim of the garbage disposal ring; I can't stand when the recessed lettering around it gets tinged. This is a little harder to use to clean smaller things but if you don't want to reach under the sink to get a brillo, this will work in a pinch.
I like the tall thin build of it and the strong stuff bristles on the end; they are rough but they are not like steel wool so you don't have to worry about them puncturing your skin. The whole thing is one solid piece so you can't move the neck around but in a way that's a good thing, it gives you some stability when you are using it. Some of the more expensive ones with a positionable neck will click out of place when you are pressing on it to try and remove something that's been cooked or baked on a pot or plate. Some might see the non-movable neck as a con but I see it as a perk.
The only downside to this is that the stenciled areas on the face, neck and belly do scratch off after a couple weeks of use. It's a gradual thing, it doesn't happen all at once but once it starts there's no way to stop it. It is a tall thin piece so if does have a tendency to get knocked over; there are small 'feet' to it but they aren't something that helps it stay upright. You do have to make sure that the bristles are cleaned out and that there's no left over food in them or it will start to smell. If this had some kind of texturing to the back of it chances are it would make it a little easier to use but once you get used to holding it, it isn't tough to use.
This is not something that I would use on frosted glass or anything that you are worried about getting scratched, I have used it on plates, plastic tumblers, pots and pans, inside the sink and to clean the water trap of the dish rack. It does a good job of getting dirt off when you need something that is stronger than a brillo pad or a dual sided sponge. To store this I put it inside an old tumbler to keep it upright but don't store it brush head down because the ends / edges will get bent and you won't be able to get the most from it. The scrubber wands like this usually last me about three month, this one has been around for over six months. I got this as a gift but you can find them for about eight to ten dollars. While that is a lot for a scrubber, it is something that lasts. They do have some really cute seasonal scrubbers as well as whimsical ones if you have a theme kitchen.
I might get some of the seasonal ones if I can find them locally; the Boston Warehouse has more than a few of them listed in the eight to ten dollar range but the names listed here and the names listed there are different so if you are going to look for them you might have some trouble matching up the products. While this is a little harder to use on some things because on the longer handle, it is something that is nice for getting into things like the body of a crock pot or a large pot.
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