Utensil Wipes are an innovative and all-natural product that help to safely clean your glassware and silverware. They were created when the owner went over-seas to India and battled with traveler's diarrhea from uncleanly conditions. He sought to create a product that would help "minimize the risk of catching illnesses and keeping things clean." Utensil Wipes remove all dirt and residue, while at the same time being safe for all food contact surfaces. You do not have to worry about yourself or your children ingesting chemicals after using the Utensil Wipes. Utensil Wipes are quick and easy, and do NOT require any water or additional cleaning products to use. They have a great lemongrass scent that is also all-natural. Utensil Wipes are non-toxic and are alcohol free (so you don't have that terrible alcohol smell). They were developed in the United States.
Utensil Wipes contain the following "ingredients": water, sodium lauryl sulfate (food grade), lemon grass essential oil, silicon emulsion (food grade). They are the only wipes using lemon grass essential oil as the main component of their formula to help disinfect and remove dirt and germs. To use the Utensil Wipes, all you have to do is rub the towelette on the item for 10 to 15 seconds on any surface that might come into contact with your mouth. Then, you let it air dry completely. There is no need to wipe it or to use water. Your towelettes should always be damp to work, so make sure that when you re-seal the bag, you do it nice and tightly. Although they are called "Utensil Wipes", Utensil Wipes can be used for a variety of surfaces, such as for glasses or bowls.
Right now, Utensil Wipes are available for purchase on the Utensil Wipes' website; they are $36 for 12 packs, which gives you 120 individual wipes. This includes shipping and handling. In 2014, Utensil Wipes is coming out with another cool product - Pacifier Wipes, which will have a natural, unscented formula great for cleaning pacifiers, bottles, sippy cups, toys, trays, etc.
I was generously sent one ten-count package of Utensil Wipes to review, so that I could share my opinions with you. I decided that I would show you how they work by demonstrating on some glassware and silverware that had gotten dusty in the cabinet. There were also marks left on the individual pieces from our dishwasher. My mom helped me by cleaning the cups, spoon, and fork each with a Utensil Wipe. We allowed the silverware and glassware to air dry as instructed, and we took before and after pictures. Although the pictures aren't as clear as it was face-to-face, you can definitely tell that the Utensil Wipes did their job! Before there were obvious marks on the silverware and glassware, and afterwards they were shiny and brand-new looking! My mom and I were impressed with how well the Utensil Wipes worked. I expected them to leave a film or residue, since they operate without water. (You know how some glass cleaners leave smudges on the windows even though they are supposed to be cleaning them? This didn't happen.) We both agreed that the lemongrass scent was refreshing and clean-smelling, but not too over-powering.
The Utensil Wipes would be great to bring on a picnic, if you wanted to clean off your utensils before using them. They are great for spring cleaning, or even on-the-go. I would put one package in my car, just in case I traveled and brought food with me that I would be eating with utensils. I would put another in my purse -- you never know when you are at a restaurant and the silverware is less-than-clean looking. I have had times in the past where I could have used Utensil Wipes, but instead I just asked for new silverware. Or, these are perfect for if you drop your silverware, or you want to clean off your best glassware for your next party or get-together. There really are many uses for Utensil Wipes!
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