EcoEgg Review

Almost daily we are surrounded by news stories of global warming, rising pollution, dwindling resources and the higher cost of utilities. Most of us are therefore understandably worried about our personal budgets and environmental footprints. So when a product arrives that promises to help our wallets, lessen our waste and generally make our lives more rosy, it’s undoubtedly an attractive proposition. Enter the EcoEgg!

The EcoEgg promises to clean your laundry for up to 720 washes, the potential savings are obvious if it lives up to these claims. It also contains no harsh chemicals, making it much more environmentally friendly. For the allergy sufferer it promises a hypoallergenic clean that is friendlier to sensitive skin. It’s even available with or without fragrance.

I should stop however and say that while I absolutely felt that the EcoEgg’s message was wonderful, I sturggled to believe that it would actually beat my usual detergent.

So with some apprehension I assembled the EcoEgg and placed some dirty laundry into my machine. Nothing was added apart from the EcoEgg. I deliberately chose items that had become marked in some way so that I could really tell if the EcoEgg had worked.

The results?

To put it simply, it actually cleaned everything! The towels came out supersoft as well. Only one item retained a smidgen of a mark and a subsequent wash with standard detergent has proved that it is a stain of a stubborn nature.

Would I recommend this product?

At first glance the EcoEgg is not cheap at £19.99, but when you add up 720 washes it’s easy to see that it makes for an economical option.

The benefits of ease of use, money saving and eco friendly make it a very hard product to resist and certainly one I couldn’t fail to recommend.

Could it be improved in anyway?

The only downside I found with the EcoEgg was actually putting it together. I really struggled to twist the central plastic tube to make the egg lock into place. After several minutes I had it together, although the end did look a little worse for wear. I would improve and stengthen up this section of the egg if at all possible.


For more information see the EcoEgg website

E-Cloth Review

I have very sensitive skin, as do my family. As a consequence I’ve had many allergic reactions to products you find around the house. So I’m always keen to find natural alternatives that keep chemicals firmly away from my home. I was recently sent an E-Cloth to review, it claims to be able to clean effectively without the need for dangerous chemicals which also makes it eco friendly. But can it really live up to these claims?

E-Cloth say that just adding water to their cloths provides effective cleaning, new research has suggested that it can also remove up to 99% of bacteria. All impressive stuff, but I was also concerned with how clean surfaces actually looked to the eye.

I let the e-cloth loose on my bathroom, the basin was particularly dirty and we all know the grime that bathtubs can accumulate. An E-Cloth can hold up to seven times their weight in water, they clean using teeny tiny fibres which are 1000 times finer than cotton which traps the dirt and grime.

My first impression is that a lot more elbow grease is required by the E-Cloth, unlike bleach type products where you apply, leave for a moment and wipe away. E-Cloth needs you to really work at the grime. But….. it does work! I was actually quite shocked, but my basin and taps came up sparkling. So onto the bath, again it took quite a bit of effort but the bath was once again sparkling and white.

Would I recommend this product?

E-Cloth does take a bit more work as I mentioned above, but without the need for nasty and expensive chemicals. You can banish the rubber gloves without stripping layers from your skin. Your kids can get in the bath without the worry that you may have missed washing something away. So I would definitely recommend this product, particularly for the eco conscious and those with sensitive skin.

Could it be improved in anyway?

Only if it came with a cleaner to do the work for you. It’s hard to think how a product that does exactly what it’s meant to do could improve itself.


E-cloth General Purpose Cloth is available from John Lewis, Lakeland, Waitrose, Tesco, B&Q, Homebase, Co-op, Le Riche, Wholefoods, HomeStore, Debenhams, Robert Dyas and, RRP £4.99 (one cloth per pack) – available in four colours (green, blue, lilac and gold). Suitable for both hand and machine wash.

Also available E-Cloth General Purpose Multipacks (4 cloths per pack in multiple colours, RRP £14.99.