Cotton and cotton sponge scourers are slightly stronger than foam pads and are ideal for cleaning plates, cups and other cutlery. These absorb water and can be used for many cleaning and wiping tasks. Their lint-free quality also makes them perfect for cleaning glass surfaces, mirrors and television.
However, if you are looking for a buffer that will help you effectively remove stubborn stains from pots and pans, you need heavy-duty scouring pads. Choose those that are strong enough to remove stubborn stains and soft enough to not leave marks or abrasions. Also make sure that the cleaning pad does not retain odors and is not absorbent. Some of these pads have a wafer on one side and a sponge on the other, providing a double advantage. Cleaning pads with a handle are also very convenient to use.