CHOICE Testing Expert Ash Iredale inspects a floor – Images: https://shwca.se/Shonkys2020
Consumer advocate CHOICE has awarded the entire retail category of floor cleaners a 2020 Shonky award for “being flawed cleaners”, in some cases worse than water.
Three cleaners, including brands sold at Coles (Coles Ultra Floor Cleaner) and Bunnings (Long Life All Purpose Cleaner), received lower scores than plain water, with other floor cleaners in the category either tying with water or earning just a measly 1% more.
“Floor cleaners are little more than perfume for your floor. If you want your floors clean you can just use a plain old bucket of hot water. Save your money,” says Ash Iredale, Testing Expert at CHOICE.
“We tested these floor cleaners in a scientific setting against typical soils that you’re likely to find in your own home. We found that, despite how expensive they are compared with water, they didn’t perform any better.”