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Tawashi Scrubbing Brush (Palm)
Tawashi Scrubbing Brush (Palm)
Tawashi Scrubbing Brush (Palm)
R 140

Tawashi Scrubbing Brush (Palm)



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Kamenoko tawashi scrubbing brush, made from palm fiber. It is a multi-purpose, medium hard cleaning scrubber which can be used for cleaning kitchenware, pots and pans, vegetables, bathroom tiles, wooden bowls, shoes and bento boxes. It has a twisted wire end for hanging from an S-hook. It is heat resistant up to 90°C. Not to be used for items that can scratch.


  • No. P: 5cm wide x 6cm long x 3.5cm 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." It has a medium-rough texture, but is very soft for use with cutlery, ceramics or iron pots and pans. Not recommended 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 fibre is 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.