February 3, 2015
I've used the Chore Boy Copper Scrubbers for years and they are a great product.
More or less, these are copper strands that are spun, shaped, & bundled together, allowing them to be used as a scrubber/scouring pad. Size-wise, the scrubber is generally about 2 to 3 inches in diameter (obviously this size changes once the scrubber is stretched, compressed, or used.)
As a copper scrubber, these have some advantages over steel and foam/fabric/plastic scrubbers. This biggest advantage is probably that a copper scrubber will give you much more aggressive cleaning action than a foam or plastic pad will, yet it is not nearly as hard on cosmetic finishes as steel is. This is thanks to copper being softer than steel and makes these scrubbers especially well-suited to cleaning stainless cookware/tools. I use these scrubbers and Bar Keeper's Friend to clean my All-Clad cookware...compared to the foam pads I used to use, using these copper scrubbers DRAMATICALLY reduces the effort needed to clean cookware that is seriously dirty/gunked-up, Additionally, these copper scrubbers will not rust and so they won't crumble apart due to rust (not to mention it eliminates concern from accidental ingestion of rust.)
Due to the differences in usage conditions and frequency of usage, how long these last will vary dramatically based on who's using them on what and how often. I use these on a pretty frequent basis and these usually last me about 2-3 months. So while I cannot tell you how long these will last you, I think you will be satisfied with how these hold up. I usually replace them once small bits start breaking off.
The biggest downside to these is that they are expensive. Copper is expensive and since this is made of copper, there's no way around the price. Since copper scrubbers work so effectively and save me significant time over other products, to me the higher price is completely justifiable. Overall, I highly recommend Chore Boy's copper scrubbers.
December 28, 2017
Had excess leasing in a barrel. Nothing I tried would remove it , brass brush, ballistol, sip2000, sonic cleaner. Read on a forum to get this stuff and unravel it over a bore brush. Did just that, after a single pass lead rained out of the barrel. It took 10 or so minutes of in and out scrubbing, replacing the chore boy every few passes, to get the tuff stuff removed. Barrel is sparkling now, saved me 150 dollars to buy a new one. Iu2019m a believer
August 13, 2015
If only Cinderella had a few Chore Boy scouring pads at her disposal, cleaning up after her wicked step-mother and ugly step-sisters wouldn't have been so terrible. No exaggeration, 10 minutes with one of these and my disgusting, soap scummy shower was sparkling again. The gray build up on the tile floor? Chore Boy's eat that gunk for breakfast. I had never used one of these miracle pads before and was AMAZED how easily (read: very little elbow grease) they got up the muck. Full disclosure--it was actually fun to use! My husband was laughing at me as I excitedly told him about my cleaning adventures but when he saw for himself what a terrific job they did with such little effort, he was equally impressed. Now, you only get 2 pads to a pack and they do come apart somewhat as you scrub--little bits of copper will flake off here and there (but it's not like it disintegrates everywhere), so you may want to order a few packs just to have extras on hand. I used one pad on my shower and could definitely clean our other shower with it as well, without having to replace the pad with a fresh one. Keep in mind that I'm talking serious deep cleaning here, between the hard water and caked on scum that have built up over the years (and yes, we do clean our showers regularly but duh, apparently we've been using the wrong tools for the job). I used a simple cleaning solution of vinegar and Dawn dish soap but you could easily only use the pad and a little water and achieve the same tremendous results. I'd used Scotch Brite scouring pads in the past but now I'm a convert. Chore Boys are the boys for me!
September 5, 2017
These copper scour pads really work
I used one on a glass casserole. That
Had that brown baked on stain around
The outer rim ..casserole dish looks
New..i am amazed..hurray...i just ordered
More. Do not want to be without these
August 20, 2017
It is a bit on the pricy side for a small bit of copper but they do a great job and do not rust or fall apart after a few weeks. My wife threw mine away after 6 weeks because she thought it went bad, it was a bit tarnished just as it should be. Great product.
April 24, 2016
I bought this product to remove lead from the bores of my guns. It is working great and should get better as I learn how to use it when cleaning my firearms.
June 18, 2015
This pad is awesome. We don't dishwasher our stainless steel pots because of the plastic handles (makes them deteriorate and discolor) and we cook ALOT so stuck-on food is just a given. I was using a regular sponge with the abrasive side (or when things got tough, an SOS pad which still left residue) and my husband grabbed these on a whim at ace. Boy I'm glad he did. This little thing is a beast at getting food off. Even baked-on burned meatloaf in a glass pan. It never rusts so we keep it right on our sink (we use it about every other day). One pad lasts us about 2 weeks. Seriously, this thing lasts a long time. Teeny bits of copper do come off when using so rinse your pans thoroughly.
October 28, 2015
Bought on the recommendation of ZapNZ (see bunny picture) Absolutely Amazing. So gentle, yet so powerful. Will never buy steel, or weird expensive sponges again! Wouldn't use anything thing else for my All-Clad, stainless, and constantly finding new uses for it. This week, it was my tool to get sticker goo off the glass shelves in the fridge. :) That's one more chemical Gone from my life.
Thank you ZapNZ, and thank you ChoreBoy!