A few months ago I raved about the automatic shower cleaner–I saw it advertised in one of those magazines that travels on every flight, so I ordered one and hung it up.
As soon as we go through our last bottle, I’m tossing it out. First–I just read in Consumer Reports that they did an official test. Not only does it not clean well by itself, in some cases it left a shower in worse condition than before. It does leave the walls sticky. It puts little bumpy dots on glass that I can see, and it leaves the tile streaked.
That’s strikes one and two. Strike three is the fact that one of my friends was changing the bottle and splashed the stuff onto her skin, suffering serious burns. To be fair, I’ve splashed myself, too, but my skin must be like saddle leather, because it didn’t hurt me. Still, if you have sensitive skin . . .
So, you read it here. Save your money and stick to the old fashioned scrubbing of the shower. It’s not as much fun as watching the little thingamajig whirl around, but it’s more effective. And cheaper.
(Come to think of it, I can’t think of anything I’ve ever ordered from the Skymall catalog that actually worked. The bra baby? No. The water leak detector? Not good. The shower cleaner? No.)
Next time I’m on a plane, I should read a book instead.