Kamenoko tawashi scrubbing brush - kiwame type - made from soft hemp palm fiber. It is a multi-purpose, medium soft cleaning scrubber which can be used for cleaning kitchenware, pots and pans, chopping boards, glassware, enamel teflon and bento boxes. The No.6 design is twisted in a way that the wire frame is hidden and it therefore cannot scratch, making it very useful for cleaning teapots, glasses and cups. It is heat resistant up to 90°C.
Size: 6cm wide x 13cm long x 5cm thick
Since 1907 the Kamenoko (meaning 'turtle') tawashi has been used in Japan for cleaning anything from dishes to pots to shoes. As author Akiko Hino notes when caring for Japanese utensils: "Many of us have our favourite washing tool. My favourite is definitely tawashi...I feel awkward without a tawashi in my kitchen."
The kiwame range is a premium range with a medium soft texture and can be used on teflon.
As the originator of tawashi in Japan, Kamenoko has been manufacturing them in the same way for over a century. The best quality palm and hemp palm fibres are selected, combed, cut, coiled up, trimmed and finished by hand before inspection. The palm fibres are pulled together with a sturdy wire inner, which gives it a long life span. It can easily be hung from an S-hook or nail.
Also available in a palm and sisal version.