Finder Green Fave: e-cloth window cleaning cloth
Reusable, chemical-free wipes that leave your windows streak-free.
There is no doubt about it, cleaning windows can be a real pain. Many of us have experimented with squeegees, natural cleaners and streak-free chemicals only to find that your results are far less streak-free than promised. e-cloth offers a solution with reusable window cleaning cloths that only need water to get your windows looking as good as new.
What makes the e-cloth environmentally-friendly?
The e-cloth is completely reusable so after you've cleaned your windows you can stick them in the washing machine and then use them again and again. This means no more paper towels, single-use wipes or plastic chemical bottles ending up in landfill. Plus, the cloths come with a three-year warranty so you can be sure they'll last a while.
You only need water when using an e-cloth so you don't need to add any chemicals or cleaning solutions, offering a more natural option than traditional window cleaners. By switching to e-cloths, you'll be sending less artificial cleaners down your drain and reducing the number of plastic bottles going to landfill.
We tried it and loved it
I've been using the e-cloth window pack for nearly six months now, since my mum recommended them, and they have been an absolute game-changer. The microfibre cloth is great for getting rid of all those greasy fingerprints and dirty marks whilst the second polishing cloth means your windows are left streak-free every time.
According to the e-cloth website, each cloth has millions of small fibres (480,000 fibres per square centimetre to be precise) that collect bacteria, dirt and grease particles when you wipe down a surface. This means that once you're finished, simply rinsing the cloths will wash 99.9% of all bacteria down the sink.
I have found that the washing cloth gets dirty quite quickly so you can end up pushing dirt around your window. If you have big windows or a lot of windows, you might need more than one cloth to get the job done. To clean both sides of my french windows in one go, I needed about six e-cloths. While this increases the upfront cost, it could still save you money on cleaners and paper towels in the long run. It's also certainly cheaper than paying a professional window cleaner.
I've used the e-cloths to clean some other surfaces around my home including mirrors, picture frames and a stainless steel backsplash. I haven't yet experimented with other products in the e-cloth range but I am definitely tempted to do so.
Where can I get it?
The e-cloth window cleaning cloths come in packs of 2 with an average online price of around $20 for 2 cloths.
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