Lakeland Tough Scrub Washing Up Brush 5 "Not too stiff bristles, good for gentle cleaning" Mrs Mitchell 15 June 2019 Definitely a 5 star item but only if looking for the right brush to clean delicate serve-ware - it's not a 'kitchen workhorse' in my opinion. The bristles are rather soft but haven't flattened through several uses, and it is gentle enough to use on crystal and fine china. It has a place in my kitchen, and I'm loving the short easy grip handle. After use I give it a bath in hot soapy water, it rinses clean easily then 'drips dry' in the drainer. I'll buy another before this one wears out to have a spare.