Pioneer Woman at Heart
One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!
One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.
"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~
Monday, February 15, 2016
Good and Bad
Do I like them? Well.
I still have to wet them to use them, just as I would use a spray bottle of vinegar/water solution.
I still have to use the same elbow movement to clean the area with.
The con for me is, that I have two, and using a washer load to wash two is a waste of water and electricity. I do not have a "smart" cycle to reduce the water used.
I have to wash them in the sink, and once they are dirty, I have to wait until they dry to continue using them.
Would I buy them?
No. They cost $17.00 each.
I do have to buy vinegar, so I can't really say if these cloths would save me that amount over a year's time. I mean, I buy a large jug and mix 50/50 so it last a long time. I still wash the rags (100% cotton) as I would be washing the cloths.
I'm a frugal, sensible gal, and if I have to go the extra step to hand wash, then no. And, do they really sanitize? Disinfect? Does the silver leach out into the water? I did find an article that stated once the cloth starts to break down, it will leach it into the water.
I do see the glass and stainless steel surfaces streak free after cleaning, but that's about the one bonus I do see. I do not have any other stainless steel appliances, other than my dehydrator and toaster.
I can also clean surfaces with hydrogen peroxide mix, or even rubbing alcohol (homemade wipes) to kill bad bacteria etc. Even bleach when needed. This company boasts that it saves you so much money on supplies to get the same job done.
I did surf the internet for information on "does this cloth really kill germs" and found more people who found their facts sketchy. You can do the same article searching for yourself if you are looking to buy these as well. And if you are like me and have doubts about if they sanitize and disinfect.
I'll share one link I found: Silver in Microfiber....5 things you should know
It talks about the germs and answers "does the cloth sanitize" the surface you are cleaning. In fact, the more I searched the internet on these cloths, the more doubts people had and the more questions had popped up.
One article stated that these cloths are made from non-biodegradable sources. So, would you believe their claims? There are so many articles (with so many ads on their pages so I am not linking them), but I do suggest if you plan to buy these, to do your reading first.
I'm not sure what to believe. I can say in my own opinion, that if I cannot find adequate sources and facts that prove that these cloths completely disinfect the surface, or are environmentally safe, I will be sticking with my own homemade cleaners.