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To compare the effectiveness of removing Hucker’s soil from a variety of surfaces using the supplied cleaning products.
Eighteen preweighed coupons, three for each substrate, were soiled with 0.5g of Hucker’s soil (44.2% Distilled water, 13.5% evaporated milk, 8.8% creamy peanut butter, 8.8% salted butter, 8.8% stone ground wheat flour, 8.8% egg yolks, 0.9% printer’s ink with boiled linseed oil, 2.7% saline solution, 3.5% India ink) using a swab. Coupons air dried at room temperature (68 F) for two hours before recording dirty weights. A sponge, provided by EcoEgg, was used to manually clean with both the supplied and comparative product. The sponge was saturated once with deionized water before rubbing it into the EcoEgg hard surface cleaner in a circular motion for five seconds. The coupons were cleaned one at a time for 30 seconds in a circular motion with a reapplication of the cleaner between each coupon. A dime sized drop of the comparative product was applied directly to the coupons one at a time and cleaned with a wet sponge for 30 sections in a circular motion. The coupons were dried by wiping once with a microfiber towel before taking clean weights and final observations.
|Cleaner||Substrate||Initial wt||Final wt||% Removed||Average % Removal||Overall % Removal|
EcoEgg’s product left behind some residue after cleaning the coupons, but it looks like it could be easily removed if a wet sponge was applied to the surface. Both products easily removed the soil.
Success Rating:A cleanliness study, addressing only various analytical techniques.
EcoEgg’s Hard Surface Cleaner Citrus Burst is as effective as the comparative product at removing Hucker’s Soil from ceramic, plastic, and painted metal substrates.