06. 18. 2004
Electric Dish Brush
(This review is by the awesome BRo0Ke.)
My latest gadget is far from being fancy and the
technology behind it won't wow anyone. It's so simple
that I wonder why nobody hasn't come up with it
sooner. I'm talking about my kitchen savior -
the Dawn Power Dish Brush.
I cook my own meal pretty often and am trying
to cook "healthy" as mush as possible. Of course,
that usually translates to grilling and not deep
frying or any method with lots of oil involved.
And that, my friend, tends to leave you with a very
nasty rough & stubborn stain behind to clean up
and ruin your hands and nails in the process... as if
dish washing hasn't done its fair share already.
You would think that when you decide (against
your better judgment) to spend the money on decent
cookwares instead of your months-long, lusting after,
wishlisty gadget, the least your investment could do
for you is to *not* add more work to the work amount
it's supposed to reduce. The last time I made my favorite
recipe, grilled lemongrass chicken, it took me three days
before I could get rid of all the burnt bits and pieces
off the so-called nonstick pan. I scrubbed
with the sponge. I left hot water in the pan overnight.
I boiled vinegarsolution in it -- pretty much anything I
could think of. Three friggin days of periodically checking
in to the kitchen to see whether the stain has "softened up".
Suffice to say, I haven't grilled any lemongrass chicken since.
Then I stumbled upon my knight in a shiny, white (albeit plastic)
armor in the cleaning solution aisle one day. It was the last
one left on a rather new display that made it kinda stand out.
At close inspection, the Dawn Power dish brush is a foot-long stick
similar to that of a stick blender, with a rubber button and a
replaceable brush head, and runs on batteries (4 AAs) -- sort of like an electric toothbrush for the kitchen. I love my Braun electric toothbrush, so the Dawn brush really appealed to me. My only concern at the time was that the battery-powered brush might not possess enough vigor to fight the seemingly immovable stain foe. Nevertheless, I decided to give it a try anyway
since the price was reasonable enough ($8.xx). As an insurance, I also bought Dawn Power Dissolver. Just in case. Next stop... poultry section! Can't try the brush without the stain now, can I?
As it turned out, I didn't even need the DPD -- though I have
to say it was a nice added bonus. The brush worked wonderfully
with just warm water and the dish washing detergent. Extra
pressure was needed here and there, but overall it got the
job done in under a minute. Now I'm impressed! These days I use
the DPB exclusively for the pots, pans, and the acrylic cutting
board. I found that it also works well in scrubbing off the
label glue that was left behind on the surface without leaving
any scratching mark, too. So far after a week of daily use,
the brush is still going strong. I have yet to see how long
the batteries last, but I estimate that it should last for
A happily married friend once told me, if she were to have an
affair, it would be with her Dyson. I think I now can say the
same for me with Dawn Power Dish Brush. Now... if only they
would come up with one for the bathroom!