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Get Everything Clean with J.R. Watkins All-Purpose Cleaner

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Jessica
05.09.14

All-purpose cleaners are pretty much the best way to clean your entire home. Sure, there’s a time and a place for specialized cleaners, but I tend to follow a “this will clean it all!” mentality with all-purpose cleaners, going spritz-happy on everything from my kitchen counters to my bathroom sink. (While listening to my favorite pump-up music, of course.)

So, I was excited to try out J.R. Watkins All-Purpose Cleaner to see if it could be as versatile as other all-purpose cleaners. Here’s what I found out:

J.R. Watkins Natural All-Purpose Cleaner: $4.99

I tried two different scents: Grapefruit in the kitchen, and White Tea & Bamboo in the bathroom.

Pros:

  • The scents aren’t overwhelming and smell nice and fresh. I especially loved the White Tea & Bamboo scent, because it reminded me of a beach vacation!
  • The products are natural and plant-based, so I knew it was safe for my dog to be near whatever I was cleaning at the time.
  • The product left a nice shine on the porcelain sink in my bathroom. I mean it looked really clean.

Cons:

  • When there was really tough grime to fight – like the soap scum in the corners of my shower – this cleaner fell a little short.
  • The spray nozzle is really tough to get off (it’s a baby-proof lock) so if you like to refill and reuse your bottles, this may be a hassle. But, if you have kids, this safety measure could be a huge bonus!

Bottom Line: This product smells great, and does a good job removing dust and everyday grime from most surfaces. But, if you’re looking for a heavy-duty all-purpose cleaner that can tackle something as stubborn as soap scum, this may not be the best option for you.

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