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This naturally powerful and biodegradable formula cleans windows and glass surfaces leaving them streak-free and sparkling. As it is so highly concentrated, only a small amount is required to get the job done. 2-3 sprays per metre is plenty for perfect results every time.
Contains only natural and environmentally friendly ingredients, with the added bonus of a natural lemon scent to make surfaces smell fresh and clean.
The bottle comes with a spray nozzle for measured amounts and it is fully recyclable.
The hardest part of doing this review is trying to find a way to photograph the clean glass at the end to show you the results. The best I could do on this occasion is the photo attached. You aren't looking through a doorway here (even though you can see a door), the image attached is that of my clean bathroom mirror (everything to the left of the wood frame). The definition of the image and how clearly you can see the door and mirror as if it is in front of you, and not a reflection of what is behind you should be a good enough testament to the cleaning power of the product.
I generally like Earthwise products as they have a much more natural scent to them and often have more original and varying scent choices. In this case, the Earthwise have chosen to go the generic route and made it "lemon" scented. I say choose because the lemon scent doesn't so much come from lemon ingredients that help with the glass cleaning properties, but instead is derived from a parfum (a perfumed liquid weaker than a perfume, but stronger than an eau de toilette). The product could have had any scent, instead of going with lemon; the same scent as my fly spray, my bleach, and my dishwashing liquid. On the topic of the scent, it probably should have been more perfume than parfum, as the ethanol is the strongest component of the scent, giving it a chemically smell.
This bottle still has the same problem as the other cleaning products with this style of spray bottle, where it leaks all over your hands and the floor whenever you spray it (and once you open it, do not lay it on its side). The product cleans well, and not just glass, it works well on other surfaces too, but the constant leaking on my hand when I spray it is rather annoying. So I'll definitely use it until it runs out, but will I buy it again? Probably not until they find a fix for the bottle (especially as they are all about refilling their bottles, I need it to be a high-quality container).
I was given this product to review at just the right time. We had been on a trip to the Coromandel peninsula, and this trip had included lots of unsealed roads which were ready and waiting to coat every inch of the car in mud and dust! I improvised a window cleaner with a screwed up newspaper and some leftover spring water that had been sitting in the bottle for too long, and that sorted out the windscreen so that we were safe to drive, but it was not what I would call a squeaky clean finish. More like a lick and a promise - a BIG promise!
So once we had arrived home, I sorted some clean rags and opened the twist top on the window cleaner spray, and set to work on the disaster that was my windscreen. The result was much better than I had expected. The dirt lifted easily and a quick wipe with the other side of the cloth resulted in a sparkling, streak free finish. I tried to take a photograph to show how beautifully the glass had been restored to its original shine, but every single photo I took came out with the reflection of a nearby tree superimposed on my nice clear windscreen, so in the end I gave up trying!
Fired with the success of my car windscreen project, I turned my attention to my front door. The door is one of those old fashioned frame doors with several textured glass panels set into it. I think the idea was to let the light in, but I am often too busy to stop and clean the panels so the door manufacturer need not have bothered! But today was my door's birthday - at least, I had decided it was - so it too got the Earthwise treatment. Spiders scurried in all directions as the mighty spray attacked!
I really like the design of the bottle. It has a nice thick neck with shaped indents, designed for optimum comfort when your hand is gripping it. The nozzle is controlled by twisting the spray head so you don't accidentally spray yourself while you are moving the bottle from place to place. The trigger is a decent size too so is likely to be quite durable - I expect it will last for the life of the product. Not that the bottle is going to run dry any time soon. After cleaning all the car windows and both sides of my front door, I was surprised to see that the bottle still looked completely full. The directions did say that it was concentrated so would go a long way, and I have to agree that they were telling the truth. Great value for a cleaning product.
Cleaning windows is one of those jobs I absolutely hate and never do as often as I probably should, it always seems like the biggest task to get them clean but more so to get them to stay looking clean for more than 10 minutes with a 4 year old and a curious cat who can't help but touch the windows soon after they have seen me clean them! Seeing Earthwise had another product to there already great range - Plant Powered Window and Glass Cleaner seemed like the perfect item for me to request for review and like the perfect excuse for me to finally get around to cleaning those windows!
I decided to start off by cleaning my inside windows, as they were no where near are grubby as the outside windows which had been left covered in dust and dirt due to construction taking place on the sections behind us. The instructions on the back of the bottle said that you only require 2-3 sprays per square meter for cleaning windows, at first I thought surely not, this couldn't possibly do so when I decided to follow the advice I was amazed to find that this was in fact true, a couple of squirts per window which I then polished off with a clean, dry micro fiber cloth going round and round in circles with very minimal effort and I had the most beautiful sparkling clean, streak free windows and before I knew it the whole inside of the house was full of beautifully clean windows!
The outside of the house was the next mission along with the outside table which has a thick black glass top to it, as these were both extremely grubby I decided to give them a quick rinse with the hose to remove any debris and baked on dirt prior to cleaning. Before long I had sprayed the window and glass cleaner onto these allowing an extra spray of the liquid per window which I then spread into the surface with a cloth, rather than polishing the windows this time around I decided to pull out my Karcher Window Vacuum to see how the results would add up. I was pleased to see that once again the results were amazing and streak free due to this amazing window cleaner, I could actually see right through the windows to the inside of the house, they were so crystal clear.
Throughout the week this cleaner has been used several more times to clean mirrors, glass table tops and oven fronts and each time the results have been incredible, everything in my house is looking sparkling, dust and dirt free as a result, and best of all the lovely lemon scent makes the house smell amazing. I love the fact that the spray bottle is so easy to use, the trigger is so easy to pull and that there is a lock feature at the end of the nozzle which is a great added safety feature for those with young children. With 500mls of liquid in the bottle I can see this going a long way, as with all the cleaning I have done the bottle is still 3/4 full.
It is awesome to see Earthwise branching out and adding new products to their range, I love that there products are free from any chemicals and nasties and are safe from the environment they are now the only household cleaning products I buy!
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