When I first started developing my personal website, racquelforan.ca, it was always with the intent to include product, service, and business reviews. It has taken me a while to get started, but I think it is time for me to start sharing my insights with the world!
I am somewhat of a picky customer. Not difficult, but one with high standards. I expect products to work like they advertise they should; I expect to receive courteous, knowledgeable and efficient service; and I expect businesses to stand behind their product, service or event. Unfortunately, I am disappointed often. The purpose of my reviews, however, is not to put a spotlight on bad experiences, but rather, to bring good ones into the light. In other words, if something meets or exceeds my expectations, then I think that is worth sharing because a good job should be recognized and rewarded.
The company that inspired this idea is Sapadilla Soap Company. This locally based company (Vancouver, BC) makes “nice little eco-cleaners,” that really work, and they smell terrific!
About 10 years ago, out of concern for both the environment and my dogs consuming chemicals, I switched my household to eco-friendly cleaners only. My early go-to was Method products, and I still use some of their products, but I was never satisfied with their all-purpose cleaner. It worked well for light jobs, but it didn’t cut through soap scum and kitchen grease. I spent a lot of time experimenting with different products until I finally found Sapadilla. It was love at first use!
One of the things I hated most about traditional chemical-based cleaners is their smell. They don’t smell clean to me, they smell toxic. Sapadilla uses plant-based ingredients and 100% pure essential oils. Meaning that they are both safe and sweet-smelling. But most importantly I have never used a product that does a better job of cutting through soap scum and kitchen grease.
We have a popcorn maker that collects nasty grease. We douse the machine with Sapadilla’s Counter Cleaner, wait a few minutes and then wipe – there is no hard elbow-grease required! And we don’t have to worry about chemical residue left behind in the machine.
I am not sure why it is, but I have found the Rosemary and Peppermint Counter Cleaner seems to be the most effective scent for tough jobs, but all of the scents work well for general clean-up, and all will leave your kitchen smelling fresh and clean. Also note, I use the Counter Cleaner, not the All-Purpose Cleaner. The All-Purpose cleaner is good for some jobs, but the Counter Cleaner works best on soap scum and kitchen grease.
FYI: I have no affiliation with this company, and I am not being compensated in any way for writing this review.