While making a last minute stop at our local Home Depot store just before the holiday, I saw a large display of the complete line of Clean products for sale. The product line includes an all-purpose cleaner, glass/mirror cleaner, bathroom cleaner, laundry soap, fabric softner, toilet bowl cleaner, wood floor cleaner, dishwashing/hand soap, spot carpet cleaner, and dishwasher soap.
I purchased my stock of Clean a month or so ago and I've had a chance to use all the products in the line. I put them to the cleaning test as I prepared for the holidays with some mixed results. I've rated the cleaning products based on my own experience:**** Four Stars: My top picks from the cleaning line are the all-purpose cleaner, the glass/mirror cleaner, and the wood floor cleaner. Each worked very well without any residue or obnoxious odors.
*** Three Stars: Toilet bowl cleaner, bathroom cleaner and carpet cleaner. All performed well, handling the daily cleaning. Because there are no chemicals in the cleaners, they did not work as 'fast' as I'm used to with other commercial products. The carpet cleaner took two attempts to remove the spot stain.
** Two Stars: The dishwashing / hand soap and laundry soap both are given the two star rating. While they work for daily use, the dishwashing/hand soap did not perform well with grease removal. The laundry soap is excellent for your basic laundry needs but additional products will need to be used for stain removal.
* One Star: The lone disappointment in the entire line was the fabric softner. With a front loading, He machine, the fabric softner is too thick to be used with the auto dispenser on my washer. I will need to thin out the softner so it will automatically dispense into the machine at the rinse cycle.
The Clean line is 99% plant based, with no additional coloring or perfumes added. I like knowing what I'm using to clean my house is chemical free, given I have 4 cats wandering around! My grade for the Martha Stewart Clean product line: B