I know this is a little dorky of me, but I'm sure there's others of you who can relate... I get excited about cleaning products. There, I said it. That being said, I don't especially like to clean, but when I have a cool new cleaning product, it kind of sends me on a little cleaning spree of sorts. Well, I just found my newest cleaning incentives in some cool products from Goodbye detergent!
*Goodbye detergent! is the award-winning line of environmentally friendly cleaning scrubs for your home, made with materials such as recycled corn cobs, peach pits, walnut shells, pumice stones, and plastic bottles.
These natural abrasives help to reduce the need for detergents and the scrubs last for months.
Designed by industrial designer Hiroki Hayashi these scrubs are made in Japan and come in 100% recycled packaging.
Goodbye detergent! offers you long lasting, unique, pliable scrubs that will change the way you clean.*
*Taken From Their Product Pamphlet*
I was sent a few of their products to try out and was instantly interested in the spaghetti scrubs they sent. They just plain look cool and after trying them out, they did exactly what they claimed they would. They reached in every nook and cranny of everything I washed with them and I needed little to no dish soap when using them. Something I really like about them is how you just rinse them and hang them over your faucet and they don't get stinky like dish rags do. That always grosses me out, so that is a huge selling factor for me about them. Here is some info about them from their website...
These interesting scrubs have natural abrasives for your scrubbing needs. What do we mean by natural? How about corn cobs and peach pits? No detergent is needed for general cleaning but a tiny dab of soap can be used if tackling heavy grease. Keep in mind that a little dab can go a long way because these scrubs will stay very soapy and the peach and corn abrasives are effective on their own. Spaghetti Scrubs last for months and because of their unique shape, they’re pliable enough for trickier cleaning jobs and tight spots such as corners, whisks, and behind faucets. The best part is they dry quickly and completely so there’s never a stinky or moldy sponge in your sink. After you’re done cleaning, just rinse them, and hang on the faucet to dry.
•Reusable scrubs last for months •Unique pliable shape •Great for peeling vegetables •Lack of mold and bacteria •No smell or rust •Save money and the environment by reducing the need for soaps
Don't they just sound and look cool?! Well, that's because they are! I haven't tried peeling vegetables with them yet, like it says you can, but I'm gonna have to give that a try because that seriously intrigues me for some reason.
The next product I was sent to review is their Heavy Duty Kitchen Cleaning Pad. It is made with natural alumina and is recommended for use for removing burns and stubborn stains on non-coated metal cookware such as stainless steel and cast iron. I have a stainless steel stock pot that got chili burned in it and I have had a heck of a time getting all of the burned stuff out of it, so I decided to give this a try. Sure enough, it did the trick! That makes me a fan!
Last of all, I was sent their Kitchen Cleaning Pad for Stainless steel & Granite. It is made with recycled plastic and recommended for use for polishing and removing stains, water spots, fingerprints and grease from stainless steel cookware, appliances and granite countertops. Now, as much as I wish I did, I don't have fancy granite countertops or stainless steel appliances. I have found that this pad works great on my tile countertops though! It gets in and cleans the grout between the tiles really well and just makes the counters look brighter! So, while I didn't use it on it's intended surfaces, it did a great job on what I have in my kitchen!
I am very impressed by these products and love that you don't have to use much detergent. I know that they say that you don't need any detergent, and that's probably true, but I'm not quite ready to completely give up at least a little dishsoap just yet. Baby steps, baby steps.
Well, the awesome news is that Goodbye detergent! would like to give one of my readers some of their great products as well! Please see below for how you can gain entries into this great giveaway!
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This contest will be open until 11:59 PM on July 26th. At that time I will use random.org to determine the winner. The winner will then be emailed and have 24 hours to respond, otherwise I will choose a new winner. This contest is open to U.S. residents.
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Disclosure: I received these products for free for review purposes. My opinions expressed in this review were honest and genuine and I was in no way persuaded by the company involved.
I've been married to my husband, Brian, since June 12, 1999 and we have 3 amazing boys. I was fortunate enough to be able to stay home and raise my kids until they were all in school and I am thankful for that everyday. I'm a quirky, emotional, self-proclaimed dork and I've finally gotten to the point in my life where I'm cool with that.