How we proved our cleaning products are more effective, with chicken

Can you really clean effectively without chemicals? The answer (and how we got it) might surprise you

Cleaning supplies keep your home clean and safe, which is why when it comes to choosing your cleaning supplies it’s important they work.

So how do you find out how well your cleaning products are working?

 

Putting your cleaning products to the test 

 

Trust plays a big part in any product we purchase, especially when the product has a job to do and that job involves your home and your health.

For the last 24 years ENJO Australia has been on a mission to change the way people clean, replacing chemicals with fibre technology because it’s safer and helps protect the environment, but how well will it actually clean your home?

For decades most households have put their trust in chemical cleaning products, why change? The answer, there is a better way… but of course, we’ll prove it.

What cleans more effectively: ENJO or chemicals? 

 

We put our products to the test and we think the results may surprise you. 

Objective

To find out what cleans up raw chicken more effectively, ENJO’s fibre technology or traditional chemical cleaning products.

Background

Of all the areas in the home, the kitchen is among the most heavily colonised by bacteria1, which makes sense since it’s where we handle, prepare and eat food.

So our test will be carried out in the area of the home cleaning matters most, the kitchen, with a food we worry about most, raw chicken.

Raw chicken and the bacteria it carries (most notably Campylobacter and Salmonella) can be dangerous, which is why cooking-up and cleaning-up properly is important.

ENJO versus chemicals | cleaning-up raw chicken

ENJO Kitchen Glove and Miracle versus….

kitchen all-purpose chemical spray and disposable cloth.

How will we measure the results?

 

A Lumitester will be used to quantify the result.

How does a Lumitester work?

The Lumitester detects food and microbial-related residues2. By swabbing a surface, the Lumitester looks to detect Adenosine Triphosphates (ATP) and Adenosine Monophosphate (AMP). If present the machine splits the energy, releasing light, which is measured by the machine as relative light units (RLU). Thus, the more bacteria and dirt present on the surface the higher the RLU. 

Method

  1. The kitchen bench is rubbed with raw chicken.
  2. A Lumitester sample is taken from the kitchen bench and the result is recorded.
  3. The kitchen bench is cleaned and dried with ENJO’s Kitchen Glove and Miracle.
  4. A Lumitester sample is taken from the kitchen bench and the result is recorded.
  5. Steps 1 and 2 are repeated.
  6. The kitchen bench is cleaned with a chemical cleaner and disposable cloth.
  7. A Lumitester sample is taken from the kitchen bench and the result is recorded.

 


Results

ENJO versus chemicals | cleaning-up raw chicken

So what cleans better ENJO or chemicals?

The Lumitester RLU readings indicate that surfaces cleaned and dried with ENJO leave behind significantly less food and fewer bacteria that chemical cleaning products.   

How does ENJO work?

ENJO uses fibre technology to physically loosen, lift and then trap dirt and bacteria within the weave of the patented fibre using just water. Each ENJO Fibre has a unique wedge shape and is super-fine, meaning they have an increased surface area and more effective at removing dirt and bacteria.

In addition to removing chemicals from the cleaning equation, ENJO products are made to last, which means once you start cleaning with ENJO, you’ll be cleaning with those products for 3 whole years.

Do you still need convincing?

 

If this isn’t proof enough, then you’re probably super savvy, and if you’re super savvy then you’d probably like to host a Demo.

A Demo is where an ENJO business owner in your area shows you how ENJO works and you get ENJO products for free*, sound good? Simply fill in your details and we'll be in touch.

 
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Comments
ENJO Australia
23 Jan 2019
Hi Steve,

Thanks for your query, that’s a great question and not something we have put to the test.

ENJO is all about removing bacteria from surfaces (and not ‘killing’ with harsh chemicals), the fibres work by lifting and trapping bacteria within the fibre weave, and as you can see from the test it works effectively. The fibres don’t release what’s been picked up until they are washed, however, we do recommend using a new Allpurpose Cloths every 24 hours, we will update the blog content to reflect this.

We’re proud to offer a sustainable alternative to chemicals, and we’re always looking for new ways to put our products to the test and improve our technology, so thanks for getting in touch with this suggestion. We hope you’ll stay tuned to the blog for future tests.
Steve
18 Jan 2019
That’s one clean from a new cloth. Repeat the same test next day and won’t there be residual bacteria in the cloth being spread around? That would keep getting worse. Your test is not realistic unless people wash the cloth with detergents each day. Unless you have tests to prove me wrong?
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