Magic Cleaning Products!

In case you were not aware, dog-animals have wet noses. If they don’t, your dog is sicky, and you should probably nurse it back to health. Our dog-animals enjoy putting their wet noses on just about everything. Dishwashers, refrigerators, glass doors, windows, our faces… everything.

This is the storm door that greets all of our guests. With dog-nose-smudges. Screen Door Glass Before_HouseofGold

And here’s our sad dishwasher. Lennon helps “clean” dishes while I’m loading this thing up. And it gets allll kinds of spotty.

Dishwasher Before_HouseofGold

Lucky for me, when I went to Haven, I came across the nice people at EnduroShield. They make these fancy state-of-the-art-sciencey glass and stainless cleaners. I talked to Jeff, the expert, about these products for a while, and he said some kind of words like “molecule”, “binding agent”, “scientist”, and “smart person”… I don’t exactly remember, because my brain got tired. But then he sent me the information later, along with their Stainless Cleaner and Glass Cleaners to try out. I may have audibly squeaked out of excitement when I discovered both boxes of cleaner in the shipment. (I forgot to take a picture, so here’s what they look like, courtesy of Home Depot’s website.)

EnduroShield ProductsSo I started off with the Stainless Cleaner. I figured this would take around 4 minutes to swipe on and “install”. Imagine my surprise when that did not happen. At all. Don’t think that this is something you can do right before guests arrive. This whole process actually takes more like 45 minutes. There are a few steps, which include a pre-clean, buffing, and final sealing, before you can call this dunzo. ALSO. I was super happy to have Jeff on standby when I was putting this stuff on. You see, I cleaned the dishwasher, fridge, and stove all at the same time. The dishwasher and stove posed no issues. The fridge, however, put up a bit of a fight. Right before the last phase, I noticed that the surface had a whiteish sheen on it. Turns out, it was an “alcohol sheen”… and no, not the fun “yay, wine!” kind. No biggie- you just use some rubbing alcohol to remove the alcohol sheen. Get that? Alcohol removes alcohol.

Here’s what the fridge looked like before. All sads and smudgey.

Fridge Drawers Before_HouseofGoldSo, at first, I was completely not convinced this was worth it. In fact, I was going to recommend that you skip it. But on a Saturday (right before the gender reveal party), I figured I should clean off the refrigerator and dishwasher. And, guys. This is where my mind was changed. I just got out the little microfiber wipey thing (that comes in the package), wiped the surface off, and viola. Good as new. I didn’t even have to use a squirt of water. (But you can for tougher spots.) Just plain ol buffed the spots off. So it’s back on my good list.Lennon Kitchen After_HouseofGoldDishwasher After_HouseofGoldThe window cleaner: MUCH easier to prep, in my opinion. Just two steps here. First you clean, then you treat. This is something you can knock out in 10 minutes before guests arrive. As for the cleaning/ upkeep, this actually did require a little squirt of water and then some rubbing. Annnnd the picture window before. Quite triste. Picture Window Before_HouseofGoldBut it was oh-so-squeaky clean in the end!

Picture Window After_HouseofGoldAll in all, I’d say these two products are pretty daggum good. They came through for us in the end. Sooo yaaaay for helping us party prep!

** So because I’ve never stated it before, here it is: whenever I review a product, I test it out, give it some time (to see how the product wears), kind of abuse it a little, and then report back to you. The product may not always be perfect for us. But I promise to always be honest with YOU. After all, you’re my bff’s. Now let’s hug. **

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