This new sustainable dish brush swap helps you replace plastic dish brushes in the kitchen!
This removable-head dish brush has an untreated beachwood handle and tampico fibre bristles. It is held together with silver metal wire, and includes a small wire loop at the end for hanging dry.
Replaces: plastic handled dish brushes. Can be used to wash general dishes as well as to loosen stuck on food.
Longevity: Make sure to not submerge or soak the wooden parts in water. Hang to dry or place in a dry spot after using it. If you find your brush head is not staying dry, dip the bristles in vinegar occasionally to help kill bacteria. Continue using this brush until the bristles no longer work or the brush head falls apart, then compost or bury in garden or dispose in a green waste bin. Stop using the brush and replace it if you see any mold growth.
Storage and Care: To reduce cracking, keep the wood parts dry and do not soak or submerge them in water. Cracking is normal for uncoated brushes if you tend to get the wooden parts very wet. You can oil your brushes to reduce the potential of cracking if you regularly submerge your dish brushes in water.
The brush head is fully replaceable so when it's worn out, slide it out from the metal wire and replace the head. Keep reusing the handle until it is worn out. Don't apply undue pressure on the handle or it will break.
Replacing the brush head: The first time you replace the head, it may be a little stiff to bend the wires and you may need to use a pair of pliers to loosen it. (use caution). For subsequent replacements, squeeze the wires together, loosen the metal grip, and pop off the brush head. Just slide a new brush head on and replace the metal grip that holds it tight.
End of life: Once worn out, the wood and tampico fibre parts can be composted or buried in the garden, the silver metal parts can be recycled.