Friday, April 11, 2008

Going Green: Product Review of the Week - Tub and Tiles Cleaners and Toilet Cleaners

Tub and Tiles Cleaners

I used heavily Kaboom and I have to admit it: it works great; it cleaned very easily the tub and very well. I have used all the conventional cleaners in the table until I have tried Seventh Generation. I think I almost tried all of their products. It works pretty well, of course not as effective as Kaboom; it cleans well the tiles but for the tub I have to scrub it hard, really hard sometimes. I plan to try EcoDiscoveries next; I hope it will work better. It seems that the conventional cleaners are more expensive, so why not try to switch to the green ones?

Natural/Green
$/ounce
Conventional tub and tiles cleaners
$/ounce
7th Generation
0.17
Lysol
0.24
EcoDiscoveries
0.19
Colgate Palmolive Ajax
0.28
Watkins 0.22
Kaboom
0.24


Lime-A-Way
0.19

Toilet Cleaners

For toilet I always wanted something that, of course, will clean the toilet but also to disinfect it. I have used Clorox and Lysol a lot, until I decided to switch to a more earth friendly alternative, so I got (duh!) Earth Friendly toilet cleaner. It was not that bad, but I did not feel it right, I discovered that I have to clean the toilet more often than I used to. Then, I found on sale Clorox Greenworks. Although I am wary about Clorox becoming green all of a sudden, (they have to convince me the the two names next to each other (Clorox and Green...the green Clorox) are not an oxymoron), I decided to buy it and use it. It is green color and it looks like the product is actually quite good; I am using it now and I like it; it cleans well, does not smell too strong (it has a citric smell); overall, effective.

Natural/Green
$/ounce
Conventional toilet cleaners
$/ounce
Earth Friendly
0.11
Clorox
0.10
Bi-O-Kleen
0.17
Lysol
0.18
Ecover 0.17
Lime-A-Way
0.12
7th Generation
0.12

Clorox Greenworks 0.16







1 comment:

changeforgreen said...

I have tried some of those green products too but have recently discovered another line that I have fallen truely in love with.