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Jun 3, 2010

Goodbye Detergent! Review & Giveaway CLOSED

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You know me. I'm big about using green products, and not only does Goodbye Detergent! make environmentally friendly products, but these products also help to reduce the amount of detergent you're using. (Hence the name Goodbye Detergent!) :-) Anything I can do to cut costs and use less of things is awesome in my book.

   
Now then, Goodbye Detergent! sent us some pretty neat things to try, and I'll talk about each of them here.

Original Spaghetti Scrubs
First off, they sent us their Original Spaghetti Scrub in both coarse (yellow) and gentle (pink). The coarse scrub can be used for general cleaning and removing stains from metal cookware, kettles, sinks and grills. It can also be used to peel the skin off of vegetables. It is made out of corn cobs, cotton and polyester. The gentle scrub can be used for general cleaning and removing stains from glass, wood, plastic, high quality nonstick pans or any other surfaces that are prone to dull or scratch. It is made from peach pits, cotton and polyester. Each package comes with two scrubs, and since the scrubs can be used over and over again, these two should last you a VERY long time! The best part is that you don't need any soap or detergent to clean your dishes (unless you're cleaning heavy grease). In the case of heavy grease, only use a TINY bit of detergent. These scrubs stay quite soapy, and the abrasives are quite effective by themselves. Because they are just like spaghetti, you can use them for jobs that a sponge just can't do (think whisks and tight spots). They also dry very quickly, so you don't have to worry about mold or smell. Once you're done using them, just rinse and hang to dry. If you need to, you can also microwave the scrubs for 10 seconds to disinfect them.

My Take
I tested out the coarse scrub on some of my sticky icky messes (wet cheese, anyone?) and it came right off! With the coarse side of my sponge I might be able to get the cheese off after soaking it for a while, but I just took the bowl, filled it with water and then started scrubbing. I was cleaning my Measure Up Bowl, which has ridges to show the different measurements, and the scrub couldn't get into those teeny spaces to clean out the cheese, so I used the kitchen scraper that they sent me. But my sponge DEFINITELY wouldn't be able to get in there, so it's not a big deal. Then I grabbed the spoon I had used, which had more sticky cheese on it, and the scrub took it right off. I didn't use any dish soap, and I was quite impressed with the results. The only thing I wonder is how the bowl and spoon get disinfected from my icky mouth germs without soap, but at least I know I can disinfect the scrubby with no problem. I give the Original Spaghetti Scrub a 9/10, since I worry about germs when not using soap (even though I could obviously get around this by using a teeny bit of detergent, but I'm rating it based on its claim that I don't need detergent.) :-) They are also a bit expensive at $10.99 for two scrubs when you buy them on Amazon.

Potato Skrub'a
They were also kind enough to send me the Potato Skrub'a glove in kid size. The glove (in adult size) is a one size fits all, and you can use it to scrub, rinse and clean new potatoes, baked potatoes and many other vegetables. This is a much better way of cleaning potatoes than taking off the skin, because all of the good nutrients are in the skin! Take that off, and all you're left with it starch. :-( With these gloves, you can clean the skin well enough to eat and leave it tasting delicious!

My Take
Unfortunately, since my kids are too young (and my hands are just too big for the kid gloves), I wasn't able to try it out. But I think it's a fantastic idea, and I can't wait for the twins to become old enough to use them. I saw on the website that kids as young as 4 can scrub veggies with the gloves, so that's when I'll introduce it. I need all the help I can get in the kitchen, and we LOOOOVE our sweet potatoes! Since I wasn't able to try it out, it wouldn't be fair for me to rate the product.

They also sent me a kitchen scraper, which is fantastic for getting off caked on food and reaching in places where even the Spaghetti Scrub can't. The kitchen scraper also has a really neat hook, so you can hang it right next to the sink for easy access. I also give the kitchen scraper a 9/10, because I wish it was just a little bigger.

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We were sent these Goodbye Detergent! products free of charge for the sole purpose of this review; no other compensation was received. All opinions expressed are my own.

70 comments:

Chelsea said...

I follow you on google friend connect and I like the original spaghetti scrub and would like to try it on my glass shower door, that's a beast to keep clean and could use a few less chemicals to breathe in there.

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I like goodbye detergent on facebook.

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Kitchen Scrubbers
they look like they can work hard on our tough stains

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Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Follow on Google Friend Connect and would like to try the spaghetti scrub. All of their products look interesting!

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i really like the Original Spaghetti Scrub, sounds great!!

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Lucky Jones said...

I love those Spaghetti Scrubbers - I cook a lot and those would be perfect!

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