* Overall satisfaction is an individual rating and not a combined total of all ratings. By default, brands with equal overall satisfaction ratings are sorted by the mean overall satisfaction score as rated by consumers. You can click the arrows at the top of any column in the table to sort by the results in that column. ^ By clicking on a brand or ‘details’ button, you will leave Canstar Blue and be taken to our referral partner to compare. You agree that Canstar Blue’s terms and conditions apply to this referral. If you click on a brand that our referral partner does not cover, you will be taken to a brand page on Canstar Blue. Canstar Blue research finalised in April 2023, published in April 2023.
Our review compares cleaning cloths and sponges on customer satisfaction, so you can find out what other Aussies think about the compared brands before you go ahead with a purchase. Think of it as like asking hundreds of your closest mates which cleaning cloths and sponges they think is best!
Respondents rate their satisfaction with their cleaning cloths and sponge brand(s) from zero to ten, where zero is extremely dissatisfied and ten is extremely satisfied. Brand satisfaction was rated by respondents on the following criteria:
Overall satisfaction: measures consumer satisfaction with a cleaning cloths and sponge brand as an individual score NOT a combined total of all criteria.
Effectiveness: the cleaning cloth and sponge was effective in cleaning areas, surfaces and spills.
Durability: the cleaning cloth and sponge removed stains and marks easily without losing its shape, or wearing easily.
Value for money: the cost is reasonable for the quality and performance of the cleaning cloth and sponge.
Packaging convenience: the cleaning cloth and sponge’s packaging is easy to open and store.
The winning brand is the one that receives the highest Overall satisfaction rating once all the scores from the Overall satisfaction criteria are combined and averaged.
Overall satisfaction is asked as a specific question and represents an individual measure, not a combined total of all criteria.
When we cannot determine a clear winner from the criteria for the Overall satisfaction rating, we will then look at the other criteria measured in the rating.
The brand with the highest number of five-star ratings within the supporting criteria will become the five-star recipient in overall satisfaction, and thus win the award. If a clear leader still cannot be determined from the supporting criteria, joint winners will be declared.
Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included, so not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The brands rated in this survey are listed below in order of best overall satisfaction.
An Australian brand, Sabco offers a wide variety of cleaning products, looking to cover virtually every surface in your house, with multiple brands sitting under the Sabco umbrella, including Sabco Professional, Sabco Bulldozer and Sabco High Power. Its range of cleaning sponges includes kitchen scrubs, wipes, scourers and 2-in-1 kitchen sponges to clean both the dishes as well as the kitchen bench, with multi-packs also available for those looking to stock up.
Sabco was rated five stars for effectiveness, durability and overall satisfaction, with three stars for value for money and packaging convenience.
When should you throw away your sponges?
It’s recommended to throw away your sponges every two weeks at least, although some experts advise that you should change your cleaning cloths and sponges every week. As a general rule, if your cleaning wipes start to smell funky, it means they’re contaminated and you should get rid of them. That’s why it’s wise to buy those in bulk.
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Site Editor, Dean Heckscher. He’s our resident expert on all things automotive, health & fitness, streaming and more. Dean is also one of Canstar Blue’s customer research report producers, helping to turn complicated subjects into easily-digestible information for our readers. He’s passionate about helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services.
Samantha Howse is Canstar Blue’s Consumer Research Specialist, coordinating the consumer research program behind our customer satisfaction awards across Canstar and Canstar Blue in Australia and New Zealand. Sam has earned a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) from Griffith University and, with seven years in market research and 2 years in marketing, she is experienced in survey design, implementation and analysis, coupled with an understanding of marketing principles and best practice.
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