I use those little green pads. (Scotch Brite), to scrub the dishes, pot and pans and kitchen sink. If they are not too gross, I clothespin them to the rack of the dishwasher along with a load of dishes. I do this often so I don't have germy pads. Of course if they are too dirty, I throw them away.
By Cookie Stephens from Splendora, TX
I put mine in the dishwasher too! I just put them in the silverware basket with some spoons or forks, handle side down, next to them to keep the power of the water jet from forcing them out :-)