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 www.e-cloth.com, 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.