by Rhonda Adkins, Education Director
About 4 years ago I was living in Missoula going to photography school. I rented a small garage apartment, it had a tiny kitchenette, a bathroom and enough room for my bed/couch/dining area. I didn’t need much for the 5 months that I was going to school. One of the best things about my little place (besides being ridiculously easy to clean) was it’s close proximity to The Good Food store.
Being food obsessed and a kitchen gadget nut, it was like heaven being so close to The Good Food store. I actually picked up a couple kitchen things that I just couldn’t live without now, one is the garlic twist (if you’ve ever taken one of my classes you know how much I loooove the twist). The other is the spaghetti scrub. I guess I like the Italian named stuff?
I loved them so much that after I moved back to Great Falls, I’d visit Missoula, head to the Good Food store and buy out every available scrubby they had. A task that wasn’t exactly appreciated by everyone. I am sure some Missoulans are happy that Pizazz now carries them!
Whats so great about these scrubbies? They work, plain and simple. Made of natural ingredients like corn cob and peach pit, these little work horses get some of my most difficult debris cleaned up. They rinse clean and dry fast so no worries about mildew. Would you believe that you don’t even need to use detergent? Yeah, they clean that well! That’s a super plus for cast iron pans (I take my older scrubby and designate it as the cast iron cleaner). Occasionally for super greasy stuff I use a couple of drops of dish liquid.
If you are wondering why the river rock in the dish, it’s to promote drainage so my cleaning items don’t sit in a pool of bacteria. Plus it looks cool. Every now and then I run the rocks and dish through the dishwasher and ta-da, easy peesy and hygienic.
These scrubbers are also great for scrubbing veggies too, and because they are so spaghetti like it means they get into nooks and crannies like nobody’s business.
Stop by the store and check out my favorite kitchen cleaner, they are $12.99 for two pieces.
Oh and if you are wondering about the garlic twist: