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How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water

by TerriAnn
How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water #ecofriendly #home

Would you be skeptical if I told you that there’s a cleaning system that can rid your kitchen of bacterial ickies using only special microfiber materials and water? I would. In fact, that’s the exact reaction I had when Zabada offered to send me a set of their kitchen cleaning kit to try. After years of thinking that chemicals were the only things that could effectively sanitize something, this just didn’t seem right. Well, only one way to find out if it really works…

How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water #ecofriendly #home

I have to say that it was a challenge to use the Zabada products, but only because of my husband. Every time the kitchen counter got dirty enough for me to do a proper test, he would go ahead and clean it up before I could get to it. Now, that’s not usually something I’d complain about and it was quite weird to say, “Frans, did you clean the kitchen? Why did you do that?” and then forbid him from cleaning up for a couple of days. So you’ll have to excuse the fact that I didn’t have quite enough mess to truly demonstrate this with.

How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water

It’s recommended that you wash the Zabada items before use. We just threw all the items into the included laundry bag for a light wash and air dry. Then it was time to get down to (cleaning) business. To use Zabada, you need to follow these three steps:

  1. Wet the Kitchen Glove and wring it out.
  2. Wipe the dirt away. Use the dark side for caked on stuff and light scrubbing action and the fluffy light side for any grease.
  3. Dry the area with the Kitchen Marvel.

How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water #ecofriendly #home

Any spots or spills quickly came up but I expected that since I was using water. While working on step two and wiping down the counters, it did feel like I was just pushing everything around though. However, the “wow” factor came after I followed step three. When I dried the area I noticed that the stove and counter was squeaky clean with a nice shine. When running my finger over the stove top (where we get most grease buildup) there wasn’t even a trace of grease left and no streaks could be found.

How to Clean: Microfiber Zabada Products Use Only Water #ecofriendly #home

Since I don’t own a high-tech bacteria detector, I’m not able to tell you how much percent cleaner it was or if all the germs were gone. I can tell you that I was surprised just how clean my kitchen looked using this. It was also comforting to know that I only used water versus an array of chemical-filled cleaning products to wipe things up.

Science Behind Zabada Fibers

So where did all the “yuck” go? In the the  towels. Supposedly, everything is picked up and trapped in the microfibers and are only released when you wash it out. It is recommended that you launder everything after two uses and the products are designed to last 2-3 years. I think it’s a great idea and really look forward to trying out the other products for the bathroom, living area, and floors.

Only one problem – the price. While I realize there may be a patent on these items, the cost for each system and individual items is incredibly steep.  Yes, I know how expensive it can be to buy cleaning products but $200 for a few microfiber towels is not really an attractive investment for many families. Just one cleaning glove is $40 while a window cleaner will start at $90. The entire cleaning system is marked as $849 but you can order it for the “special price” of $599. That’s almost twice what we paid for our Dyson vacuum…

While I’m anxious to see how Zabada products hold up to daily use over time and to see how it handles various messes, I find it hard to encourage others to run out and pick up a set. I would love to get the other sets but simply can’t afford it. If the company would cut the costs in half, that would be much reasonable and, though their overhead will take a bit longer to cover, it will create more (and loyal) customers in the long run.

Here’s your chance to try Zabada out for yourself! Enter below to win a Kitchen Kit (like the one I received) which includes a Kitchen glove, marvel, laundry bag, bamboo towel, and lens cloth.

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vanessa: thequeenofswag September 26, 2014 - 10:24 am

Looks like a great way to clean. A great alternative way to clean I should say. Saves money for sure on cleaning products.

Zabada Clean October 1, 2014 - 1:43 am

Hi Vanessa,

You are exactly right! Using Zabada micro fiber technology will last you up to 3 years without having to purchase cleaning chemical products and paper towels!

You can build your collection slowly by utilizing the Yay Rewards Program too!

Keepin It Clean,
Team Zabada

Penelope Guzman (NY Blogger) September 26, 2014 - 10:29 am

Microfiber rocks, I’ve been using it for so many things lately.

Crystal Green September 26, 2014 - 9:44 pm

This looks like a really great product. I could think of many uses for it.

Zabada Clean October 3, 2014 - 2:05 am

Hi Crystal,
Zabada is not only useful in the kitchen, we also have a bathroom range, floor and living care!

Check it out at zabadaclean.com

Keepin It Clean,
Team Zabada

Kristen September 27, 2014 - 11:16 am

We always sweep our carpet before vacuuming…it seems like it helps the vacuum do a better job!

Katherine September 27, 2014 - 1:11 pm

Everything has a place and everything in its place

Deb K September 27, 2014 - 8:26 pm

I clean my windows with vinegar and newspapers!

Tari Lawson September 28, 2014 - 5:52 am

To clean my kitchen sink, I put in about 1 inch of hot water and add some bleach. Then I let it sit for about 10 minutes and wipe it all down. It leaves it sparkling every time.

Tammy Litke (@threedifferent) September 28, 2014 - 9:20 am

We squeegie our shower/tub walls, floors and doors everyday after showering – it only takes about 5 minutes but prevents soap scum build up making a deeper cleaning a breeze since there isn’t much there to scrub off later!

Hilesha O'Nan September 28, 2014 - 8:21 pm

I love to clean with ACV, but this sounds amazing!

Deborah Wellenstein September 29, 2014 - 10:00 am

My best tip is clean up messes right away, and clean bathrooms every day!

Angela September 29, 2014 - 3:48 pm

I’ve never heard of Zabada before. This sounds like a great product for cleaning with no chemicals.

marian boll September 29, 2014 - 7:40 pm

This is my first time seeing this, but, would LOVE to win to have!!

John Hutchens September 30, 2014 - 12:58 pm

microwave vinegar and water for 5 minutes then remove from microwave and wipe down the inside , it makes the cleaning so much easier

Nancy September 30, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Here’s my tip: Clean a spill or kitchen mess when it is new – waiting only makes it worse.

beth shepherd October 1, 2014 - 6:49 am

Baking soda and water on a stove top – leave for a few hours and the nasties come right off.

Darlene Carbajal October 1, 2014 - 8:24 am

Start cleaning once you see something dirty, so you won’t have to clean a big mess at one time. That’s really tiring.

Marcie W. October 3, 2014 - 11:34 pm

All the clean without the chemicals? Yes please! I would love to give these microfiber products a try.

latanya October 4, 2014 - 5:42 pm

I use a water vinegar solution to clean instead of buying cleaner

Linda Bradshaw October 4, 2014 - 8:09 pm

I would like to have these. I try to always keep things cleaned up and wiped down instead of waiting because it is so much easier to clean as you do it.

Donna K October 6, 2014 - 12:15 am

Rinse food off plates immediately, so it will be easier to wash them later.

Candice October 7, 2014 - 12:03 pm

We try to clean at least a little bit every week. It helps prevent having a ton to clean if we do it that way.

Danielle Royalegacy October 7, 2014 - 12:37 pm

When out of Windex or whatever window cleaner you have, use equal parts of water and vinegar to clean your windows.

Kimberly Schotz October 7, 2014 - 12:41 pm

My favorite kitchen hint is to clean as I work.

Leigh Anne Borders October 7, 2014 - 6:12 pm

My tip is to clean up daily and put things away where they belong when you are done.

danielle Marie October 8, 2014 - 4:00 am

make a list and stick to it. i wish i had better advice. or hire someone!

Virginia Rowell October 8, 2014 - 1:39 pm

Use the vacuum hose and attachments for a quick clean up of dust on curtains and ceiling fans.

JL Reed October 8, 2014 - 7:47 pm

One helpful household cleaning tip or trick is to clean baseboards with a dampened used dryer sheet. It grabs the dust well.

Erica B. October 9, 2014 - 12:18 am

Do about 10-15 minutes of cleaning everyday so that it doesn’t all pile up.

Nancy October 10, 2014 - 10:46 am

Hire a maid? My best tip is to try and not lay things down but put them away where they belong. It sure makes for a lot less mess and picking up later.

Michelle D October 10, 2014 - 9:00 pm

One cleaning tip I have is to use vinegar instead of toxic cleaners for many or your cleaning jobs. It does a great job, is cheap and not toxic!

Kimberly Hilbert October 11, 2014 - 6:33 am

I really shouldn’t be giving tips, I’m not really good at cleaning. I try to keep up with it since if you don’t it’s even harder. So I guess that’s my tip. 🙂

Hesper Fry October 11, 2014 - 8:09 am

I use baking soda to take out the tea stains in my white coffee mugs. Works great!

Teresa Thompson October 11, 2014 - 10:03 am

I break up my household chores so I am not overwhelmed.

Karen Drake October 11, 2014 - 12:20 pm

My cleaning tip is to use vinegar and water, it is all natural and I know the system you reviewed uses only water it is very expensive.

Melissa Miller October 11, 2014 - 1:27 pm

The kitchen always seems to generate the biggest mess for me. The best advice i have is to keep the kitchen sink CLEAN. Unload and reload the dishwasher every day. If you have to leave dishes in the sink, RINSE, rinse, rinse and don’t leave standing water in the sink.

EMMA L HORTON October 11, 2014 - 4:34 pm


Tina Reynolds October 11, 2014 - 5:16 pm

I clean 15 mins in the morning and 15 mins in the evening when everyone else is in bed so much easier

Melanie Soudani October 11, 2014 - 6:25 pm

I always start by working my way from top to bottom

Laurie Emerson October 11, 2014 - 7:43 pm

I use dental floss to get any gunk that forms in between the water faucet spigots.

Stephanie Galbraith October 11, 2014 - 9:52 pm

Always clean up after yourself while you are cooking.

Angela Cash October 12, 2014 - 10:02 am

My household cleaning tip is to snip off a slice of a Magic Eraser and drop it in the toilet. Let it float overnight and it’ll remove any toilet ring. No scrubbing!

Brandi Goolsby October 12, 2014 - 11:20 am

Did you know that you can use dryer sheets (I use them after they have already went through a load) to clean the gunk off your bathtub? It really works! Also, a helpful tip I have found is to use baking soda to scrub off soap scum in the tub and shower.

Candie L October 12, 2014 - 11:21 am

Use a dryer sheet to clean hard crusty pans Thank you

Brittney House October 12, 2014 - 2:42 pm

I like to get the kids involved. It cuts down time and teach the kids how to clean.

Aimee C October 12, 2014 - 4:55 pm

I clean with a vinegar that I soak orange peels in….smells WAY better than plain vinegar and works on EVERYTHING!

louise October 12, 2014 - 8:20 pm

I use vinagar cleaning recipes to clean with whenever possible to save on pulluting my lungs:)

Trisha McKee October 12, 2014 - 8:59 pm

I use newspaper to clean glass and windows.

Brian E. October 12, 2014 - 9:23 pm

Thanks for the giveaway…We save orange, lemon or lime peels…freeze them…then put some in your garbage disposal & run it, with water running, to clean & get rid of odors.

Sarah L October 12, 2014 - 9:49 pm

Make your own cleaning products with essential oils.
Thanks for the contest.

Sand October 12, 2014 - 10:09 pm

I use vinegar in the wash when I wash my workout clothes to remove any stinky scents remaining.

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