Before your first use, place the sponge in water and allow it to absorb water and expand. Hang to dry after using. Dishwasher safe on top rack.
I am NOT a fan of traditional sponges, they are strange and smell funny even when new. I thought I bought one sponge because heck I have three kids and lets face it I'm too tired to read sometimes. But much to my surprise there are 3 sponges in the pack! They are small and dry until you add water then BAM! Nice puffy sponge ! Combine that with the Dish Soap block and everything becomes crazy clean without the guilt of landfill waste or water pollution.