I have used these for year
I have been using Scotch-Brite dishwands for many years, probably as long as they have been marketed by anyone. In the old days, the shape of the sponge/scrubber head and the refills was rectangular. I NEVER had one of those refills separate from the hard plastic base that snaps into the dishwand handle. I would use those refills for a year or more, even with the heavy use I put them through as an almost exclusive hand dish washing bachelor. When 3M "improved" the design to the current pear shaped scrubber/sponge head and refill, I tried several and got a 100% failure rate in a matter of a few weeks, due to the separation of the sponge/scrubber material from the hard plastic base. I complained to 3M at that time, and asked for a replacement of the failed product, preferably with the older, more reliable and longer-lasting rectangular refills. My request was granted; I used the replacement, discontinued rectangular refills for several more years, up until recently. Now, forced to buy the new refills once again, I again have experienced a 100% failure rate in a matter of weeks for the currently marketed refill product. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
We have been using the wands and replacement sponges for years. But now the new design with the hole in it just lets out all the soap. We waste so much dish soap and I think I'm going to have to find a new sponge so I'm not spending so much money on soap.
I didn't notice the design had changed. After years of being happy with the product, I will throw it away.
I have been using the Scotch-Brite dishwand for years. Until recently they have worked well and lasted a "reasonable" amount of time. The last 2 scrubber refill (double) packs have been worthless. Within about 3-4 days the scour layer begins to shred. Within a week, the sponge layer has pulled away from the head.... After going through 4 scrubbers in a row, I feel that the quality is no longer there. Obviously, this 3M product will no longer be used in our household....sorry!
I have been using this product for years, and have recommended it to everyone to revolutionize their dish washing. However, for the last while the quality of the replacement brush heads took a dive and I found the sponge detaching from the plastic backing after very little use. The prices have gone up which would be fine if the quality went up also. Now I find myself replacing the heads every 1-2 weeks as the perfectly good sponge comes away from the plastic rendering it useless. I am not a particularly aggressive cleaner, and am saddened by the diminished quality of what remains to be a fantastic design.