Product Review: Method Antibacterial Cleaners

Product Review: Method Antibacterial Cleaners

Emily Han
Dec 16, 2010

Name: Method Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner & Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner
Price: $3.99
Rating: Recommend*

We don't usually buy household cleaning products, preferring instead to make our own for the kitchen and bathroom. However, of all the commercial products out there we have always liked Method, so we were curious to try their new Antibac line.

Method's new Antibac products include a Bathroom Cleaner, Kitchen Cleaner, and All-Purpose Cleaning and Disinfecting Wipes (not reviewed here). For this line, they partnered with CleanWell Company, which creates a thyme-based disinfectant that kills 99.99 percent of household bacteria including influenza A, staphylococcus aureus, salmonella enterica, and E. coli on hard, non-porous surfaces. Unlike most antibacterial products on the market, they do not contain triclosan.

Both the Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner and Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner worked well in our experience. The bathroom version includes ingredients to target soap scum and hard water stains, though for general cleaning of counters, basins, and hard tile, we thought they were pretty interchangeable.

Like all Method products, they are non-toxic, biodegradable, and packaged in 100% post-consumer recycled plastic. They do, however, contain sodium lauryl sulfate, for those who are concerned about that.

One of the things we have always liked about Method products is their phthalate-free fragrances, which tend to smell fresh and not overpowering. Unfortunately, these ones smell stronger than most Method products due to CleanWell's thyme oil formula. Although the Bathroom Cleaner comes in spearmint and the Kitchen Cleaner comes in Lemon Verbena, they both have the characteristic fragrance that you'll recognize if you've ever used CleanWell products. We do think these smell better than Seventh Generation's CleanWell product, though.

Have you used Method's Antibac products? What did you think?

Learn more & buy: Antibacterial Bathroom Cleaner & Antibacterial Kitchen Cleaner

*Our Ratings:
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Apartment Therapy Media makes every effort to test and review products fairly and transparently. The views expressed in this review are the personal views of the reviewer and this particular product review was not sponsored or paid for in any way by the manufacturer or an agent working on their behalf. However, the manufacturer did give us the product for testing and review purposes.

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