Casa Agave™ sustainable dish brush swap helps you replace plastic dish brushes in the kitchen!
This removable-head dish brush has a white teakwood handle and brush head, with stiff agave fiber (vegan) plant bristles. It is held together with silver metal wire, and includes a small wire loop at the end for hanging dry.
MATERIALS: White Teak wood, agave plant fibres, metal
The wood handle is not made from the species of Teak that is endangered, it is a different species called White Teak wood that is very fast-growing (similar to bamboo) and even considered a weed in some countries because it grows so fast.
Casa Agave™ agave fibre bristles are grown, harvested, sun-dried and processed in Mexico using traditional techniques to ensure a high quality and strong natural fiber.
USE: Can be used to wash general dishes as well as to loosen stuck on food. Each brush head will last approximately 1-3 months with regular use. Make sure to not submerge or soak the wooden parts in water. Hang to dry or place in a dry spot after using it.
If you find your brush head is not staying dry, dip the bristles in vinegar occasionally to help kill bacteria. The white teakwood is naturally antibacterial but the vinegar will help too.
Stop using the brush and replace it if you see any mold growth.
To reduce cracking, keep the wood parts dry and do not soak or submerge them in water. Cracking is normal for uncoated brushes if you tend to get the wooden parts very wet. You can oil your brushes to reduce the potential of cracking if you regularly submerge your dish brushes in water.
Replacing the brush head: The first time, it is a little stiff to bend the wires and you may need to use a pair of pliers to loosen it. (use caution). The subsequent times, you can use strong fingers to squeeze the wires together, loosen the metal grip, and pop off the brush head. Just slide a new brush head on and replace the metal grip that holds it tight.
Use this brush until the bristles no longer work or the brush head falls apart
END OF LIFE: Separate materials and bury in garden, compost or dispose of wood and agave bristles to biodegrade. Recycle silver metal parts.