first....ill say it....(we don't have a dishwasher)
and I can't tell you how long its been since I used a commercially made sponge for my dishes.
ive been using my knit washcloths and these kitchen scrub brushes for years.I love them. they do the trick. (I also have a natural bottle brush...but we will get to that at another time)
these work perfectly with my new solid dish soap