My brother-in-law really likes to use these pads for tires and other things on automobiles that need some heavy scrubbing. He works on cars, and these pads come in handy for auto-related cleaning jobs.
I think they do a good job of cleaning in the kitchen, such as pots and pans, ovens, broilers, etc. They are also good on cleaning barbecue grills. These pads are heavy duty, so you would not want to use them on more delicate things. They have great grease cutting power, and they will not rust or splinter. Since they are heavy duty scouring pads, you are warned on the back of the box not to use them on things such as glassware, plasticware, porcelain, non-stick cookware, or anything that has a polished, brushed or satin finish.
The pad fiber is made from recycled material and the package is made from recycled paper. The detergents used in the pads are biodegradable and phosphorus free.
My brother-in-law keeps these pads around for his own use, but as I said, they do come in handy for heavy duty cleaning in the kitchen as well. The box we have in our household contains eight pads, and they are long-lasting.
For heavy duty cleaning, you might want to consider the Scotch-Brite Never Rust Heavy Duty Soap Pads.