Friday, September 21, 2012

E-cloth review and giveaway

A few months ago I was invited to a home party that featured eco-friendly cleaning products. I decided to attend, but had some "sticker shock" when paging through the catalog. I was interested in trying the microfiber cloths and reducing the use of toxic cleaners in my home, but I could not justify the price of the products.

Shortly after my decision to not place an order, I read a blog post comment that mentioned a company called e-cloth: "I don’t use Norwex, but I do use e-cloths (www.ecloth.com). These things are amazing! They clean windows, mirrors, granite, stove tops, etc. with only water. It truly works. And they are reusable hundreds of times over! Check retailmenot.com and you should be able to get free shipping and a discount code."

Following this tip, I promptly went to the e-cloth site. They were having a 2-for-1 sale on both the general purpose and glass polishing cloths, so I bought a pair of each. With the sale, along with a free shipping and discount code I'd found on-line, I paid half the price for FOUR cloths that I would have paid for ONE of the home party ones. My order arrived very quickly, and I was anxious to try them out.

The company claims that the cloths supply "perfect cleaning with just water." I had previously been using Comet to clean our bathroom sinks and tub, but was won over when I saw that e-cloths remove 99% of bacteria from hard surfaces--using only water!

I have been very pleased with the general purpose cloths. I use one color in the bathroom, and the other in general areas. I also really like the glass polishing cloths. I've been using Shaklee's Basic H2 to clean mirrors and windows for years, so I've continued to use that with the cloths, and they have been very effective.

I was also sold by the fact that e-cloth can be laundered normally, and is guaranteed for 300 washings. If I wash my cloths once a week, that means almost 6 years of performance! (The home party company's cloths had more particular laundry instructions, which was a big turn-off for me.)

I liked my e-cloths so much that I ordered some for my mom for her July birthday. Then I contacted e-cloth to let them know I was going to write a review on my blog, and I asked if they'd be willing to sponsor a giveaway. Guess what? They are going to send one of you an e-cloth kitchen pack, which contains a special cleaning cloth with a built-in scrubbing pocket, along with a glass and polishing cloth. Perfect for kitchen cleaning! They sent me a kitchen pack to try out, and I love the addition of the scrubbing pocket to the general purpose microfiber cloth.

If you're interested in learning more about e-cloth, and being informed of current specials they're offering, you can like them on Facebook and sign up for their mailing list via their homepage.

To enter to win the kitchen cleaning pack (valued at $14.99), please leave a comment on this post, indicating what kind of supplies you generally use to clean your kitchen. (Sponge? Lysol wipes? Etc.) A winner will be chosen on Monday!

20 comments:

Christy said...

I usually use a dish cloth with lots of soap. :) I do use clorox wipes as well. Thanks for the giveaway! Looks like a great product!

Mom said...

I'll add my recommendation -- I love how well this e-cloth works on glass/mirrors with just water! :) Thank you again for your gift -- love you, Mom

Kendra said...

I have been using Norwex dish cloths, but would be very curious to see how these compare! Would love to get some more and save money as well!!

Sheila said...

That sounds interesting. I typically just clean my countertops with my dishcloth and sudsy water from washing dishes and dry any areas prone to spots with a dish towel. I wonder how these products would work with hard water and accompanying hard water stains. Do you have to deal with that?

Lisa said...

I use some Norwex products but have been thinking about trying ecloth...a friend of mine recommended the ecloth! I use Lysol foaming antibacterial spray for my kitchen counters but have been thinking about switching to something less harsh.

Mar H said...

Thanks for the info on e-cloth - I will check them out. I use a Lysol spray on counters and the table, and a product called Barkeeper's Friend to get my white sink looking whiter.

angie said...

I use microfiber cloths on my kitchen floor as they are the only thing that does not leave it "smeary." But I would love to eliminate the cleaning products I use in the bathrooms. Thanks, e-cloth!

*carrie* said...

Sheila,

I'm not sure about the hard water. We have to use water softener, but I've not noticed any sort of issue with using these cloths.

Sara said...

We usually use washcloths, water/dish soap/baking soda depending on the chore at hand. I try to use plain water as much as possible, so these clothes seem like a great addition!

Kristin said...

I use a cloth from Trader Joes for everyday wiping up, but with my granite countertops now, I use a granite cleaner with microfiber clothes occasionally to really clean them. I am very curious to learn more about these. They sound great!

erin said...

I am a Lysol wipe addict . . . I know I need to cut back! Lots of baking soda and vinegar too. I have been invited to Norwex parties in the past, but have been deterred by the cost of the product. These would be fun to try out!

Erin said...

I use Method cleaner in the kitchen and paper towel. A total waste of towels I know! I'd love to try a washable cloth!

Sheila said...

Carrie -We have a a water softener, but I can't tell if it works right. I still have such an issue with the water stains. A pumice stone works in the toilets, which is cheap and environmentally safe, but I am frustrated with other areas.

Sara said...

I have a Norwex glass polishing cloth that I received as a gift, and I love it. So that being said, I'm sure I would love the ecloths too! I normally use a "dobie" sponge in my kitchen for any dishes I handwash, and then plain old dishcloths for the counters. I have a new porcelain tile floor, and I use only water on that, with a microfiber mop. I really am sold on the microfiber concept, and would love to have more tools!

Carrie said...

I'm curious enough to give these a go! Truthfully, I generally use baby wipes to clean up - because baby wipes have the amazing ability to get even the STICKIEST of substances off countertops. When I'm really irritated by a sticky spot - out comes a wipe!

becka said...

I have used many products over the years. Lately I have been using Murphy's Oil Soap and Mrs. Meyer's cleaners. These cloths sound like they would be very interesting to try.

Stauffer Stepping Stones said...

It would be interesting to clean with these cloths!

Laura Stauffer

john marshall said...

This is an excellent post. I learned a lot about what you talking about. Not sure if I agree with you completely though.window cleaning

Ella Ava said...

Fabric is looks soft and good for the dusting, i will buy this soon, it looks long-lasting fabric.

Devon and Jones

William Cane said...

They work great for getting dirt off walls without taking the paint off. I use them also to clean our baseboards. They take any scuff marks right off.
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