After almost 6 years of being the master of my own kitchen (and dishes, unfortunately) I have discovered that my favorite dishwashing “tool” is a very small dish cloth. Sponges are gross, those plastic scrubber things fall apart, and regular sized dish cloths are too big.
I had some terry cloth scraps so I cut them into small rectangles and serged around the edges to make the perfect dish cloth. They’re all slightly different sizes as I was not meticulous in my measuring and cutting, but they’re small (about 4″ x 5″) and easy to wield.
Terry cloth is inexpensive (a few dollars a yard, on sale, at JoAnn) and you can make a whole drawer full of dish cloths. I made 26 with about half a yard, maybe less.
What’s your favorite dishwashing tool?