I’m always on the look-out for products that can complete multiple jobs, and help to eliminate the use and cost of multiple cleaners, so when I was contacted about reviewing the Lysol No-Touch Kitchen System, I happily accepted the opportunity.
The unit has a sleek, modern design and the neutral gray and white color should fit easily into any kitchen decor. The starter kit contained the dispenser unit, an 8.5 oz refill and three AA batteries. I had it assembled and ready to use in a matter of seconds — very easy. The fragrance I tested was Sparkling Tangerine and it is fabulous! You all know that scents and fragrance are a big deal to me and I loved how the tangerine scent wafted around the kitchen, even if someone was only washing their hands.
I also liked that the sensor on this new system is not quite so sensitive as the Lysol No-Touch System I purchased a few months ago. That first unit would actually dispense soap with even the slightest change in light, meaning every time we turned a light switch off and on. Oy! There has been none of that with the new Kitchen System. It has functioned exactly as expected and I love that from my husband’s greasy, oily work hands to grandkids ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookie fingers everything is clean and fresh without ever having to actually touch the dispenser — no more dirty, gunky soap dispensers to rinse off or wipe down. Yay!
The Lysol No-Touch Kitchen-System is designed to dispense soap used as three products in one; antibacterial hand soap, dishwashing soap and kitchen surface cleaning soap. I’ve used it in all three ways. As a handsoap, it is probably my favorite of any I have used. In case you didn’t catch it before, I love the fragrance and it also worked wonders on a variety of hand cleaning problems from grease to chocolate. The consistency is thinner than other hand soaps and the unit dispenses only a small amount which is more than sufficient for cleaning hands – no waste, that’s awesome.
I do not use the soap to do an entire sink full of dishes. I HAVE used it when I had just one pot I needed to scrub quickly, so I could use it for something else; and Lysol’s Sparkling Tangerine soap powered through grease, perfectly. I dispensed the soap onto the dishcloth and then used that to wash the pan and for that type of application it worked perfectly. I actually tried filling a sink with hot sudsy water to do dishes the first afternoon after receiving the unit and I was less satisfied with it for that type of use. I feel like it took quite a bit more soap than I expected, in order to get the sudsy, sinkful I’m used to working with, and the suds did not last as long as I had hoped. So, in my opinion, it is definitely best used in quick clean-up situations, where you only need to clear away one or two items, not everything from a huge family dinner.
As a countertop and surface cleaner, the soap did as well as any other cleaner we are used to. I haven’t found any sticky situation it couldn’t handle and we certainly have plenty to test it out on around here! Using a damp cloth, we dispense the soap onto a cloth, and then work the soap through the cloth a bit before using it to wipe our kitchen surfaces. This is an important step, otherwise you will leave a thin trail of suds on all your surfaces and need to go back and rinse that off. Once we discovered that the soap simply needed to be distributed well throughout the sponge or cloth we were using, I have really liked the Lysol No-Touch Kitchen System as a surface cleaner. It leaves the kitchen smelling great, kills germs on surfaces and dispensing soap onto the cloth just once can clean my counters, stove top (Yes, I have used it on my glass-top range with great results.) and refrigerator door in a snap. Using spray cleaners, we were tempted to spray every few inches of the surface we were cleaning and used way more than necessary, I’m sure. The No-Touch Kitchen System prevents waste and saves money, for us. That’s a big deal!
You should be seeing the Lysol No-Touch Kitchen Systems showing up in stores, in your area, soon, as they were released in WalMarts around the country, yesterday; and more stores will have them, soon. So, be on the lookout. My guess is we will see some great coupons surfacing for them once they’re released, as well, so watch the Sunday paper and Lysol’s Facebook page and be sure to let us all know if you spot some. I think you’re really going to like having one product to take care of so many different kitchen cleaning tasks. We sure have! Starter kits for the new system are available in Sparkling Tangerine or Shimmering Berry. Refills are available in both those fragrances, plus Sunkissed Lemon (which I definitely intend to try.)
I received a pre-release sample of the Lysol No-Touch Kitchen System to test in my own kitchen and conduct 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 own personal experience with the product.