The Soap Squirting Dish Brush from Oxo Good Grips is ok and not as good of an idea as it sounds. Oxo is nothing new to me and having used more than 20 kitchen accessories from their stable, I was taken by surprise to see this half-baked cleaning tool. The concept is simply great but when it comes to practical use, there are some little problems. It is not just me but almost everyone who has used this Squirting Dish Brush is not fully satisfied with it.
This is basically a dishwashing brush with long handle that ends with a detachable nylon head and has an inbuilt reservoir to fill with liquid soap. The nylon bristles are fairly strong and they are firmly attached to the base and don't come out or get trapped while washing the dishes. It does not wear with use and is strangely not harsh on expensive cookware and plates. Surprisingly, the Soap Squirting Dish Brush is designed in such a way that the soft nylon bristles can be used on non stick pans and pots and the gentle action dislodges the stubborn grim and grease effortlessly. This saves a lot of time and makes the cleaning process much simpler.
Unlike other nylon hand held fibers and sponges that I have used this does not tear or rip apart. I used the same head for a couple of months and believe there would not have been any demand for replacement if my husband had not used it to clean a very old bbq grill and cast iron pan. This is not a heavy-duty brush and is meant for everyday kitchen use and normal pots and pans that are not loaded with heavy grease and stains. If you are not comfortable with the nylon you can substitute it with a sponge or any other head but the problem is they tend to fall off frequently while washing if it does not fit perfectly.
Most people complain about the soap leaking and I too had the same problem and it took nearly a fortnight for me to understand the reason behind this. Actually, the efficient use of the Oxo Good Grips Soap Squirting Dish Brush depends a lot on the amount of soap in the reservoir and the angle at which you press the black button to dispense the liquid.
The key is to keep the reservoir always 1/2 to 3/4 full. Anything lower than this does not create enough pressure for continuous dispensing of soap and above 3/4 will overflow and leak. Not just that, the head needs to be always wet for best results so moisten it before squeezing and also if the bristles are covered with soap suds, they fail to dispense.
Needless to say that, the handle and the button is user friendly and as expected the soft black rubber is easy on the hands.