Origin of scourers

Cleaning professionals, housewives or anyone who is familiar with cleaning a home, office or professional environment will know the importance of this cleaning utensil.

 What is the scourer for?

 A scourer is a cleaning tool for scrubbing dishes, pans, sinks, ceramic hobs, etc.

How to use?

You just have to moisten it and pour the amount you consider dishwasher soap on top. Then we vigorously rub the surface to be cleaned until the dirt has been removed.

We will observe that there are different types of scourers. Some combine rough areas with smoother ones for more effective cleaning, or to clean certain more delicate surfaces. 

What material is the scourer made of?

Various materials are used such as esparto, luffa, polyester, stainless steel or aluminum scourer. As you may have read, some are of natural origin and others are not. The choice of one or the other will depend on the need and the surface to be cleaned.

 Where do scourers come from?

Edwin W. Cox was the inventor of the scourer. He found that housewives were very concerned about the hygiene and cleanliness of the dishes. So, turning his head, he devised a way to join a rag and small splinters of steel. This resulted in something similar to the scouring pad we know today, with one part soft and the other a little more abrasive.

This invention was quickly accepted among housewives, which led him to patent it in 1917. Mr. Cox patented his idea, called it “Save Our Saucepans” or popularly known as SOS.

 You will find ecological scourers, with green fiber, with white fiber, stainless steel scourers, stainless steel scourers, and endless possibilities to say goodbye to dirt.