What ‘s the dirtiest, yuckiest, most-hated, everyone-hides-when-it-needs-to-be-done job at your house? I’m sure we all have our own “special favorites”, but for our family, it has to be anything involving the need for a PLUNGER. Yikes! They are one of those necessary evils that we have never found a way to happily embrace. Relegated to a dark corner of everyone’s bathrooms, the plunger is one of those tools that you can’t do without, but you really don’t want to have to use. The mess AFTER it’s done being used is often as bad as having to use it at all. So, now the truth has been revealed — I harbor deep-seated feelings of resentment toward large suction cups on a stick! 🙂
Seriously, though, there HAS to be a better way. Leave it to Rubbermaid to have discovered it! I’m so excited to share this news, and this product, with you! I think it is probably one of the most revolutionary developments in household cleaning products I have seen in recent days. Who would think of using something as techy and exotic as nano technology to create a better plunger? Rubbermaid has developed a Never Wet™ coating to cover the surface of their new Clean and Dry™ plunger. The coating forms a protective shield that water cannot penetrate. Like car wax for your plunger, the water beads up and rolls off instantly. The Clean & Dry™ plunger helps keep your bathroom cleaner and more sanitary. Natural oils in your skin will diminish the performance of the NeverWet™ coating, so be sure not to touch the plunger head or the coated part of the handle (like you ever wanted to. 🙂 ) Since germs and water won’t stick to it, there really is no need for cleaning the plunger, but if you just HAVE to do it, dunk it in bleach a couple of times. Don’t use soap to wash it, as that could deteriorate the coating.
I watched all the videos, looked at all the pictures and read every word of descriptive print I could find about this product. Even then, I wanted to try it for myself to be truly convinced. So, we set up our own food-coloring test, here at home. I dyed a tub of water brilliant blue. If any dripped onto my white paper towels, I would definitely be able to see it! Next to it, I set up the plunger and a thick stack of paper towels to absorb the water that dripped off the plunger. Here’s what happened:
I’m so excited to announce that we haven’t had to use a plunger in quite awhile (just watch, now! oy!), BUT I am definitely more confident that when we do, we will be able to do the job with less mess, transfer of germs, no mess and did I mention NO drippy mess? 🙂 It may seem like a silly thing, because I hope I never have to use it; but I’m really excited about this product!
One lucky Busy-at-Home reader will get to add a Clean and Dry Plunger from Rubbermaid to their home cleaning tool arsenal, too. Use the Rafflecopter form, below, to enter. As always the mandatory entry is a comment on this post. Tell me the household job you dread the most. After you leave the comment, Click DO IT!, then Enter and you’re registered for the drawing – it’s that simple! That will also unlock several additional optional entries which you are welcome to use to increase your odds of winning this new product. Good luck!
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I received a Clean and Dry Plunger to test it in my own home and collect information to write this review. No monetary compensation was received and a positive review was not required. As with all Busy-at-Home reviews, the views and opinions expressed are wholly my own and based on my personal experience with the product. Busy-at-Home is administering this giveaway and responsible for selecting a random winner. Rubbermaid will ship the prize directly to the winner.