Product Type: E-Cloth household products
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E-cloth Glass & Polishing Cloth
Member Name: LadyAudley
E-cloth Glass & Polishing Cloth
Advantages: Cleans brilliantly, eco-friendly, economical
Cleaning glass is one of my least favourite jobs. I spend ages rubbing and polishing, only to find that when I step back and view my handiwork from a new angle, the surface that I thought was pristine is covered in nasty smears of cleaning product and I have to start all over again!
Not any more!
The e-cloth is a godsend. Its main advantage is that you don't actually need to use any cleaning products with it. Simply dampen it down and the fabric does the work for you. I was skeptical about this claim at first. Being a bit of a clean freak, I wondered how could something that used nothing stronger than water could hope to work on coffee stains or sticky food? But the idea of not having to buy separate cleaning products, or, spray chemicals all over my home was so appealing that I decided to put my qualms aside and buy one.
The cloth comes packaged in a simple plastic box, complete with the Good Housekeeping Approved Products logo. It's about 50 x 40 cm and blue in colour. If you look closely at the surface you can see the small bunches of microfibre that allow it to work its magic.
I decided to use the cloth dry at first. And I wasn't very impressed with the results. Although it did attract dirt and dust to it, I felt more that I was moving this around than actually removing it from the surface.
However, when I dampened the cloth a little, it was a revelation! There are more than a thousand microfibres per square centimetre of this cloth, and when wet, they get to work with remarkable efficiency. The result was like something I'd expect a scourer to achieve, only without the harsh and abrasive scratching that this would produce - and without needing any cleaning products at all! And - best of all - absolutely no smears! Just a lovely, pristine, shiny surface.
One word of warning: there seems to be an optimum point at which the cloth works most effectively. It's great with a bit of water, but too much and it just becomes a big soggy mess. Fortunately, however, it dries out super quickly, so even if you do go a bit overboard with the H2O, you can simply wring it out and it's virtually ready to go.
When the cloth gets dirty, you simply shove it into the washing machine. A forty degree wash brings it up brilliantly, but it can withstand a 90 degree wash if you need to sterilize it, and comes up pristine afterwards. It's probably best not to use fabric conditioner with it, though, as this affects its absorbency.
What's more, the cloth also works on other surfaces, including stainless steel (which comes up brilliantly!), plastic, granite, tiles (fantastic results) and wood.
The only downside is the price - a fiver for a cloth seems quite a lot. However, when you think that a bottle of spray cleaner can cost £2, you realize that you could actually make quite a saving using one of these for a year. And not only is that economical, it's also environmentally friendly too!
I now have one for my car as well as my home, as my windscreen is always getting sap from trees all over it. Works a treat!
Summary: A great cleaning aid for the home or car