BBQ and Patio Furniture Cleansers
According to their labels these cleansers cut through food and grease, dirt and mildew. They're even safe for your pets and plants. Sounds great, but do they work?
Joe Giammarco cooks on his grill several nights a week and really wants to see it shine.
Joe Giammarco "There's a lot of flare-up if the grill is not clean."
This "clean" man normally uses Simple Green to get grease and grime off everything from his backyard grill to his truck's engine. But Joe's more than happy to try out our barbecue cleanser. A quick spray....Joe lets the cleanser set in according to the directions.
While we wait, it's on to the patio furniture.
Joe Giammarco "These have been out in the weather and you can see there's some dirt and debris on them."
Again here, Joe gives a quick spray...waits two minutes...and wipes the chair down.
Joe Giammarco "Smells good. This chair is definitely clean, but it doesn't take the paint off"
This is one tough tester. Not yet convinced, Joe goes to town on an old mildew-ridden pot. He even tries it on lattice work under his deck.
Joe Giammarco "I've stuck with Simple Green only because I've never really looked for anything else." But, he goes on, "I would buy one, I would try it."
Now back to our grill. After soaking in barbecue cleanser for more than 15 minutes, the built-up grime inside the grill brushes away easily with a paper towel.
Joe Giammarco "This does work good, I'm impressed."
The grate gives Joe a bit more trouble.
Joe Giammarco "It doesn't seem to work as good on the grate. I'm not willing to retire my Simple Green."
Joe says he likes Simple Green because he can use it on so many different things around the house. But, he was impressed with our cleansers and says with a little elbow grease they definitely work. Joe gives the patio furniture cleanser a nine out of 12. The barbecue cleanser gets a 10 out of 12.