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Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner


This brings back memories.  My dad was a car freak, so when I got my first car, he made me wash it all the time.  Even worse, he liked to tell me what I was doing wrong, or which spots I missed.  Simple Green was one of the products that we used.  It works perfect for getting those white letters on sports car tires to shine like new.  We also used it to scrub the floor mats down to bring them back to the original color. 


It really is a great product and it will clean anything with the right amount of scrubbing and obsessive compulsive supervision!


Pros: concentrated, cleaning power

Cons: no ingredient disclosure, skeptical it is eco-friendly

Yes, Simple Green has been around for quite some time and it's quite effective. I now question whether this it's really as eco-friendly as it claims to be. One wiff of the stuff makes me suspicious, and with no ingredients listed even more so. Still, being concentrated helps to cut down on the packaging and it cleans nicely.


Pros: Handles tough tasks with ease

Cons: Isn't really the greenest cleaner out there

Sure, it's concentrated and it cleans well. It's greener than most mainstream cleaners, and less toxic. And if that's all that matters to you, go for it.

But, it's made with 2-butoxyethanol (though the manufacturer states that the finished product isn't effected by the usual adverse characteristics of products made with 2-butoxyethanol). What it comes down to is that Simple Green's environmental footprint is pretty big, and if you're going to spend the money to buy something green, you might as well go with a product that's healthier.


Pros: cleans well and smells great

Cons: It is expensive, and is unnatural.

I prefer vinager, water and a 'clean ' dishsoap mix for almost everything.


Pros: does clean, smell isn't bad, cheap cost

Cons: cleaning power is quite low, smell isn't pleasant, lower value to match lower price

I first ran into SimpleGreen products in the Army as they were ordered due to their low cost.  Later I tried them in my own homes... never have I been impressed with Simple Green.


It will clean, but vinegar spray works better in my experience.  It's only a notch or two up from just using water, honestly.


It's smell is not horrible but still a bit unpleasant... and leaves a cloying tone in the air around where it was used for a while.


The cost is low, but I found it very much a case of "getting what you paid for".  -And as said, there are other cheaper and better-cleaning options available just in your cooking supplies.


If you're in a crunch and need a large amount of cheap cleanser, as we did in the Army, then this stuff would be a fair pick.  But if you want it for normal daily tidying at home, I'd suggest saving money by mixing your own cleaner up or splurge a little on something that gives you more than your money's worth.


Pros: Works on most everything

Cons: Can't think of any

Bought this in a gallon bottle of concentrate and mix myself gives a great price lasts about a year for me


 I've had simple green since the early 1990's. Its nice to see that they have lasted and that 'green' isnt all that new. It works great, no complaints.


Pros: Works like a charm on everything, smells great

Cons: Smell is kind of strong before you mix it with water

I've been using Simple Green for many years - first introduced to it when I was involved with youth sports to get unifroms and equipment clean.  Took some home to try it around the house and was amazed, been using it everywhere, ever since.  They have a lot of other products now too, but my favorite is till the original green stuff.  They have a website - where you can see all of their new stuff.  I buy the 1 gallon jug and put it in spray bottles with water.  A gallon lasts a long time!


Pros: Easy to use - Just mix with water

Cons: Won't pick up every stain

Simple green is an easy to use household cleaner without the smell of bleach or ammonia.  I use it every week in my kitchen and whereever my kids leave their fingerprints in the house.  It will usually pick up anything but stains that have gotten into the finish/paint.  For that, I use baking soda or pumice stone.  Overall, simple green is an effective cleaner the will remove all but the toughest stains and is great in the kitchen or bathroom.

Simple Green All-Purpose Cleaner

Simple Green is one of the most versatile all-purpose cleaners you can buy! It’s non-toxic and biodegradable, without harmful bleach. Because it is a concentrate, you can custom dilute Simple Green to clean just about anything dirty. It replaces most cleaners, detergents, degreasers and laundry pre-soaks you're using now! From dirty floors and walls, to greasy pots and pans, from laundry and carpet stains, to grimy tubs and toilets. Simple Green can tackle almost any job around the house.

Size24/32 oz., 67 oz., 1 gal.
Additional FeaturesAvailable in Original or Lemon Scent
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