Heh. Scotchbrite pads are ...umm....... the rough scratchy stuff on some dish sponges. You can also get just the scratchy stuff from various woodworking/metalworking/Hardware stores. They come in various grits.... i guess. Black is big rough, rip your skin off stuff. Maroon is some rough stuff as well. Probably equivalent to 80 grit sandpaper. Green comes next at about oh 100 grit paper I would estimate. After this there is Red, and White, with white being very very fine, probably 400-600 grit or so. Green is the stuff I use the most, for all kinds of stuff. Definately better than steelwool for most everything, unless of course you enjoy having the metal slivers in your hands.