Product Review: The ShamWow, A Chamois, A Towel and A Sponge All In One

The ShamWow is a household product that is growing popularity. It also has a lot of controversies. Some people are skeptical about how it works. Simply, it is a super-absorbent towel that is totally safe for your hardwood floors. It won’t do anything more than wipe up spilled liquid.

Everyone knows the as seen on t.v. products. Some of us our quick to call these companies and place orders. The ShamWow has been around for a long time. It is the orange colored cloth that is a multi-purpose cleaner. The mini version of the ShamWow is light blue. It is sold as a chamois, a towel and a sponge all in one. There are a few similar products on the market like the Super Shammy and the Wonder Shammy. The ShamWow is probably the most popular multi-purpose towel on the market.

The reason people like this cleaning towel is because it is versatile. It has been designed to be used for all the areas of the house including your hardwood floors and even the car. It is machine washable but cannot be used in the dryer. It lasts 10 years and it even comes with a 10 year warranty! The longevity of this product combined with its vast uses has made it a very popular household cleaner.

The ShamWow is available online, on t.v. and even at your local home show. The price is really good for what you get. The offers change from time to time but you can expect to pay around $20 USD for either two or four ShamWow towels along with mini ones that are terrific for the car or the boat. A lot of people will buy paper towel twice a month, especially if you have small children or pets. Using the ShamWow will replace a lot of the paper towels. In this sense, the ShamWow is terrific for the environment. Besides, in the long run it will save you money. However, make sure that the shipping and handling is fare. It isn’t always. Sometimes they charge a large amount for shipping and handling to make more money. If the shipping and handling seems too high, check it out with a local shipping company.

The ShamWow is very absorbent and will clean up any liquid mess. That said, if you are cleaning up milk, you want to clean it up properly. You need to wash it right away to prevent the ShamWow from moulding. The ShamWow claims not to drip at all. It is very absorbent but it actually may drip slightly, depending on how much liquid it picks up. It also will not pick up every liquid the same way. The ShamWow claims to hold 20 times its weight in moisture.

The ShamWow will remove liquid but it will not take out a stain. If you have a red wine stain or a ketchup stain, it will take up the liquid but the stain will stay behind. This isn’t expressed in the infomercial. The informercial makes it sound like any stain will be removed with the ShamWow. This is actually impossible. There is no stain remover cleaning agent embedded in the towel that would take a stain out. If it did, the ShamWow would be in every home. It doesn’t work like magic in this respect.

If you have hardwood floors, the ShamWow is a terrific cleaning towel to have on hand. Any standing liquid on hardwood floors can be potentially dangerous. Hardwood floors will get damaged from liquid. If you have a ShamWow, you can clean up any spill quickly and effortlessly. Wooden cutting boards and knives with wooden handles dry terrificly with the ShamWow. The reason people have been disappointed by the ShamWow is because it does not work equally on all surfaces. Some bathroom tiles still remain wet after using the ShamWow.

The ShamWow has a lot of controversies. Some people say it is expensive. However, it is a super-absorbent, reusable towel. If you take proper care of it, it should last you a long time. Ring it out when it is wet. Never fold it away if it has any moisture left in it. There are other absorbent towels on the market that directly compete with the ShamWow that may be slightly cheaper. However, with the ShamWow’s long warranty and its ability to clean up many different kinds of surfaces, it is definitely a towel you want to have at home. Don’t throw away all of your paper towel. You never know when you will need it. The ShamWow will not clean up everything. Also, it is definitely worth keeping some effective stain remover on hand all the time. A towel or a sponge will not remove a stain, no matter how good it is.