The Scrubbie is a versatile scrubbing tool that you can attach to sprays to clean dishes in the kitchen or water the garden. With a sponge attached to its head, you can easily wash and scrub in the same go. With its flexible, spiral threads, it slides and twists onto most spray guns and pull-down sprayers for kitchen sinks. It is an important, must-have tool for the kitchen.
Outside, it can be attached to a water hose and used to clean many things outside. This flexible wash-and-scrub tool lets you clean window frames, lawn chairs, or the wheels of the car quickly and thoroughly while using less water. It can go in the dishwasher and comes with extra sponges. Its design is so good that it uses less water without losing any of its cleaning power.
The universal fit means that it can easily attach to any type of spray. It was invented by three friends- Matt Hosey, Jeff Dakin, and Tyler Kessler. Their product was patented and first took off at a fair. They came to Shark Tank looking to expand distribution and increase their marketing.
Are They Still an Active Company?
Yes, the company is active and still in business.
How Did the Shark Tank Pitch Go?
They entered Shark Tank seeking an investment of $100,000 for a 10% stake in their company. They started with the pitch and showed how the product worked. Lori didn’t seem to like the product at all during the demo but the Sharks still looked at the samples closely.
They shared that each Scrubbie was sold for almost $15 and only cost $3.60 during production while a 3-pack was even cheaper but they couldn’t really share their sales. The entire sales were only at $13,000 which the Sharks really didn’t like.
Lori was the first to complain, she thought the packaging was faulty and they could’ve done a better job. Mark went next and criticized their sales, followed by Robert, who thought they copied another company’s logo. Lori was upset for the same reason.
Although the three friends tried to explain why they had low sales, the Sharks weren’t convinced. Lori stepped out first, followed by Daniel. Then Robert and Mr. Wonderful called it quits too because they thought the whole thing felt poorly made.
Overall, The Scrubbie Shark Tank review was negative and they left without a deal. The company’s still in business, however, and are making sales through Amazon. They were able to increase sales and get more attention after the Shark Tank episode. But growth was slow and their current net worth isn’t known.
Our Review of The Scrubbie
We decided to try out The Scrubbie for ourselves to see how it would fare in practice
The good news is that it’s a versatile tool that can be used both indoors and outdoors- with just a little cleaning liquid. Even kids can easily use this tool. You can use it to clean your deck or outdoor furniture. And even other items in the house. With this product, you won’t keep the water running while you wash the dishes. It’s also reusable because it’s dishwasher safe and they offer a membership option for you to keep getting new Scrubbies periodically.
The bad news is that you might struggle to get difficult stains off since dish washing scrubs are built differently. And it doesn’t come with a soap feature so you’ll still have to take out time to put soap on the dishes.
Pros and Cons of The Scrubbie
Pros of The Scrubbie
- Dish-washer safe
- Membership option
- Conserves water
Cons of The Scrubbie
- Doesn’t offer soap dispenser option
- Might not be able to get difficult stains off
Who Is The Scrubbie for?
The Scrubbie is mainly aimed at people who want to find a way of washing dishes more conveniently instead of repeatedly reaching for the dish washing scrub and turning the water on/off.
Are There Any Alternatives?
The design of this product is unique but there are other similar alternatives on the market that offer different benefits.
The Scrub Daddy Soap Dispenser is one good alternative to The Scrubbie. Although it doesn’t have a water-spraying feature. It does have a soap dispenser attached to it that comes out in two different ways. You can either squeeze the sponge size or squeeze the dispenser end to get more liquid in your pans and pots.
You can easily refill this product and use it as a dispenser for your bathroom or shower too. The product is stable and won’t slip, no matter where you place it.
Our Final Thoughts
The Scrubbie is a good option for people who want to scrub their dishes quickly without keeping the water running. It’s dish-washer safe, easy-to-install to almost any kind of pipe, and you can scrub as soon as you spray the dish with water. This saves time you would’ve spent alternating between the water, the scrub and the dish soap.
The connection and wipes both can be put in the dishwasher. The sponges can be used again and again. But if your sponge wears out, you can buy a pack of 3 to replace it. Or don’t wait until you have none left. If you sign up for a membership, you’ll get a multiple every 2 months, so you won’t have to order it every time.
However, it does come with its own set of issues. First of all, even though The Scrubbie’s a universal fit, it might not be advisable to use the same scrub for your dishes and car. So even if you bought this product thinking you’d use it for both, it might be a little unhygienic to do so.
On top of which, it doesn’t have a liquid soap dispenser option like some dual-use dish washing scrubs do. That means it’ll still take time for you to squeeze the soap out onto the dishes as you work.