Caring for your e-cloths

 
 

Caring for your e-cloths

To help you get the most out of your e-cloths, follow these simple instructions for extending the life of your cloths.  With certain new laundry detergents, you can wash on Medium Setting (about 85-90 degrees F), however, for best results with normal detergents, wash on High (over 130 degrees F). For a full clean or if the cloth loses performance, it may be boiled in a saucepan for 10-15 minutes. 

 

For all cloths:

  • A thorough rinse is often enough for day-to-day use
  • To ensure e-cloths perform at their best, we recommend machine washing, using a small amount of regular laundry detergent.
  • Tumble or hang dry
  • DO NOT use bleach or fabric softener. Bleach breaks down the fibers and fabric softeners will block them and make them stick together
  • Color may run during initial washes and they should be separate at low temperature.  For washing machines, a laundry bag is recommended
  • If fabric softener is used by mistake, rewash with a little detergent OR boil them with baking soda for 10-15 minutes and then pour off the water before removing the cloths.
  • As cloths age, some staining will not come out. Some types of dirt contain a pigment which stains any cloth. If the cloth has been washed properly, it will actually be clean. Repeated washes will gradually reduce marks.

 

Using heavier weight cloths (i.e. General Purpose Cloth)

The thick cloths are used for cleaning thick grease, dirt and removing bacteria. (i.e. The General Purpose, Bath & Shower Cloths.)
  • Wet thoroughly, wring out excess water, fold and use as a pad. 
  • For really heavy dirt, use the cloth fully wet, then rinse the cloth, wring out excess water and then wipe down the area again with the damp cloth.  In some circumstances, such as heavy grease and dirty windows, use hot or warm water. 
  • For best results, then dry the surface with a dry Glass & Polishing Cloth.
  • The General Purpose Cloth is safe and gentle for cleaning walls; It will not remove paint. 

 

Using lighter weight cloths (i.e. Glass & Polishing Cloth)

Lighter weight cloths are used for cleaning light grease and dirt from glass and shiny surfaces. (e.g. Glass & Polishing, Personal Electronics Cleaning Cloth)
  • Spray water onto the surface to be cleaned, fold a dry cloth and wipe. 
  • Or use dry after a using damp General Purpose Cloth. 
  • No additional sprays or solutions are necessary when using the Personal Electronics Cleaning Cloth on electrical equipment.  If there is gunk stuck on the surface of the device, dampen a corner of the cloth and use the damp corner on the affected area.  Then dry the device immediately using the dry portion of the cloth.

 

Cleaning Stainless Steel

  • For polished stainless steel, spray surface with water and wipe with a dry, folded Stainless Steel Cloth. Use Glass & Polishing Cloth to dry and polish surface.
  • For brushed stainless steel, wet cloth thoroughly, wring out excess water, fold and clean with the toughened stripes side. Use Finishing Cloth to dry and polish surface.
  • In the event that streaking occurs on the surface, continue rinsing the cloth under hot water as you wipe down the surface.  Repeat until the white streaks are gone.  This streaking occurs when the stainless steel surface has been previously cleaned using a Stainless Steel Cleaner.  These cleaners contain high amounts of oil that fill the crevices of the brushed stainless steel.  The cloth quickly becomes saturated with this oil and the streaking occurs.  In extreme cases, the cloth may have to be washed in the washing machine on the Hot setting to remove the oil completely from the cloth.
 

Using the Deep Clean Mop

  • Adjust the telescopic handle adjusts to the length you desire - the handle adjusts from 36” to 62”.
  • Wet mop head under a faucet and wring out excess water. Place mop head on floor, velcro side up, and attach the mop head to the base of the mop.
  • During use, the mop head may be rinsed and refitted. 
  • It is recommended that mopping be done in an "S" motion for best results.
  • For homes with a lot of hard flooring, purchasing a second Deep Clean Mop Head can make cleaning easier by soaking one head in hot water while cleaning with the other.  To switch heads, just wring out the soaking head and replace it on the mop.

 

Using the Range & Stovetop Cloth

  • Allow cooking surface to cool completely before attempting to clean
  • Wet cloth thoroughly and wring out all excess water.     
  • Fold the cloth in quarters - For scrubbing, fold the blue stripes side out; For Wiping, fold the solid grey side out.
  • The Blue scrubbing stripes will break up burnt-on, stuck-on messes that are easily wiped away with the grey side.  
  • Dry the surface with a dry Glass & Polishing Cloth.