The nylon netting is rough enough to get the pots clean but gentle enough not to scratch the teflon. Can be used to do almost anything from cleaning pots, pans and dishes to scrubbing showers and sinks! You can even clean your windshields or get bugs off your car's headlights (Do not use on car paint! Has the potential to scratch). When they get too dirty all you have to do is toss them in the dishwasher or the laundry, either way gets them clean and ready to use again!