Are we crazy for trying something (as seen on TV) that claims to remove impossible stains? We thought we would give Krazy Kloth a go and see if it really does take the work out of housework. We didn't even have to order it from the 1-800 number because it's available in stores.
The Krazy Kloth is supposed to have super-activated chemicals fused into the fibers of the fabric so there is no need for additional cleaning products. It is said to removes water stains, scuff marks, rust stains, ink, cosmetics, paint specks and more. It can abolish burn marks from appliances and do away with starch buildup on irons. Before cleaning an item, it must be dry and no water should be added to the Kloth. After rubbing the item with Krazy Kloth, just wipe it down with a soft cloth to remove the "magical" residue.
Count us in for a test run. The first thing we noted, unhappily, is that the Kloth itself is. . . well, icky. It has an odd oily texture due to the secret chemicals, whatever those might be. Next time, we'll wear rubber gloves. Our initial Krazy Kloth trial was on water marks on our table. It worked! Wait, no, it only partially worked. The water marks diminished but there is still a trace left behind that's visible when the light hits just right.
The next test was on our cosmetic stained make-up table. Normal wood cleaning products have not removed the marks in the past, but the Krazy Kloth was much more successful. Looking around for more stains to tackle, we challenged scuff marks on the floor. These did not come off as easily as the company would have us think, but the marks were eventually wiped out with a little elbow grease.
Feeling pretty good about the product, we attempted to eliminate the rust stains on our ancient bathtub. Yuck! The Kloth left behind a trail of secret blue stuff but did not take the rust stains with it. Failure. Again, failure when we tried to remove old paint splatters on our floor.
Finally, we decided to put the shine back in our pots and pans. The company says that the Kloth polishes steel and removes burn marks on appliances, so we tried to buff out the burn marks on our stainless-steel pots. That yielded no change at all, but we did put a little sheen back into Grandma's aluminum pan.
The verdict? We'd say that the product is worth a try for $4. Krazy Kloth may not meet up to the hype of having "100's of uses" and "working like crazy", but it does the job half the time.
Have you tried any "as seen on TV" cleaning products? Did the products live up to the TV promises or were you left feeling like the fool?