I actually bought these to give as Christmas presents... To some strange looks. However, I bought one 18 months ago, and it's still nearly as good as new. It's been in my sink, heavily used, the entire time. Well, except for brief excursions to the dish washer every month or so. It has never gotten stinky. It washes out cleanly. It cleans dishes well. What's not to like! This company will only be able to stay in business until everyone owns one, because they seem to last forever.