Let's face it. We could all use an extra hand or two when we are cleaning. Pumping a spray bottle or opening bottles of cleaner uses both hands and slows us down when we are in a cleaning groove. Clorox's Pump and Clean has a design that allows you to push down on the top of the bottle with a sponge or cleaning cloth. The cleaning liquid pumps up to soak into the sponge and allows you to dispense cleaner with one hand.
This is especially good news for clumsy cleaners like me who tend to drop bottles of cleaner as I wrestle with them. And because Clorox Pump and Clean is a multi purpose cleaner, it can be used in many different ways.
Clorox Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner: Overview
It's not that I'm clumsy, it's just that when I'm in a hurry, I tend to drop things. Often bottles of dish soap are the victims of my missed grip. Usually the bottles can hold up to being dropped a little, but I've cracked quite a few in my day, and even shattered the occasional plastic bottle of cleaner. The problem is that I don't have enough hands, and when you are up to your elbows in cleaner and water and dirt, those bottles get kind of slippery.
I was intrigued by the design of Clorox's Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner. As I studied the packaging it seemed to say it was possible to pump down on the top of the bottle with a cleaning sponge or cloth and have the cleaner soak directly into the sponge.
Could it be possible to dispense soap with one hand? I was willing to give it a try.
At first glance the bottle of Clorox Pump and Clean is a soft rectangular squat bottle filled with a light green cleaner. The top of the bottle resembles a flat hand soap pump with tiny holes in the very top. I followed the instructions to turn the lid counterclockwise one half turn and locked the pump lid in place.
I grabbed my trusty sponge and used it to pump down. When I turned the sponge over it had a damp spot where it had soaked up some cleaner. I continued to pump until I felt I had enough cleaner and proceeded to wipe down the kitchen counters. So far so good. The smell of the cleaner was very light, almost undetectable to me. The cleaner was very liquid and did a good job of cleaning and wiping down the surfaces I tried it on including a stainless steel refrigerator, sink, counters, kitchen cabinets, small appliances, kitchen table, chairs, and dishes. The packaging said there was no need to rinse, and I wasn't able to detect any visible residue after using it.
Clorox Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner: Pros
This product is easy to unpackage and simple to use. Clorox Pump and Clean contains no phosphorus or bleach. The product is safe to use on dishes, utensils, cutting boards, stovetops, and countertops. Each bottle contains 225 pumps of cleaner. Clorox Pump and Clean can be pumped directly on to a sponge or paper towel with one hand. Refills are available to fill the original pump and clean dispenser.
Clorox Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner: Cons
Clorox Pump and Clean is not designed to be used on surfaces that have had raw meat or fish on them.
It does not sanitize or disinfect surfaces.
Clorox Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner: Details
Clorox Pump and Clean Kitchen and Dish Cleaner comes in a crisp citrus scent and has 225 pumps per bottle. It has a suggested retail of 3.99 with refills also available.