Sometimes your scourer can only go so far in getting stuck food off dishes. Home-centric weblog Re-Nest recommends sewing a button on the edge of your tea towels for scrubbing off particularly stubborn food.
Photo by Samantha Celera.
This is an extremely simple little trick that can make a huge difference in keeping your dishes looking good:
[My friend's] mother sewed buttons to the corners of her dishcloths (the ones for drying) to help remove stuck on food. Yes, you should be washing your dishes thoroughly, but sometimes there's that one little bit that you thought you removed, but didn't. So when you're drying your dishes and don't really want to submerge things again, just use the button!
This is especially useful if you don't have a dishwasher, or if you tend to leave those dishes out just a tad bit too long and food gets really stuck on there. Hit the link to read more.