Food & dining

Spill all you want, then use Scrubby to mop up

For the spills and splashes that are as much a part of cooking as chopping, Now Designs makes Scrubby dish cloths. The 10-inch squares ($7 for three) are mesh polyester on one side for cleaning countertops and surfaces, absorbent cotton terry on the other for wiping them dry. The cloths can also act as a non-abrasive scrub on baking pans. The striped and solid cloths come in assorted colors, including a cheerful peppermint red and white. After using, Scrubbys dry quickly and can go in the washing machine. Think of them as extensions of your hand. Available at Kitchen Outfitters, Acton Woods Plaza, 342 Great Road, Acton, 978-263-1955; KitchenWares by Blackstones, 215 Newbury St., Boston, 857-366-4237; Tags Hardware, Porter Square Shopping Center, 29 White St., Cambridge, 617-868-7711. JEAN KRESSY