Many years ago I made a move away from cleaners that contain harsh chemicals to cleaners that contain more natural ingredients. I have recently been using Orange Clean All Purpose Cleaner for a variety of uses around the home.
Orange Clean comes in a 32 ounce white bottle, with an orange label and a lime green colored trigger sprayer dispenser. The neck of the bottle has “finger grooves” which makes holding the bottle very comfortable, even when using it for extended periods of time.
The label states that Orange Clean is made with “Pure Valencia Orange Oil”, and that it contains “No Harsh Chemicals”. Unfortunately, the container does not disclose the full list of ingredients, it simply says that it combines Valencia orange oil with “Other strong cleaning agents”.
Orange Clean is supposed to be good on greasy, grimy messes in the kitchen, and claims to leave the great smell of oranges behind. It can be used on appliances, counter tops, bathrooms, range tops, cabinets, walls, doors, ceramic tile, tubs, sinks, and patio furniture – but this is not the only purpose, it can clean more than just these surfaces.
The directions say to spray it on the desired surface and wipe clean. If you are spraying it on a surface that is heavily soiled, greasy or has a thick soap film, you might get better results if you spray it and let it sit for a few minutes before wiping it dry. The orange oil will go to work dissolving the residue and give you better cleaning results.
Orange Clean is not meant to be used on surfaces such as the number pads on a microwave, soft vinyl, varnished surfaces, acrylic plastic, or aluminum. It also should not be used to clean floors because it can make the surface of your floor too slippery.
I used Orange Clean tonight to clean the grease splatter on our stove top after we cooked some hamburger. There was a fair amount of grease on the surface, and I was disappointed that the Orange Clean did not work as well as I had expected. In fact, I ended up using a glass cleaner to remove the grease streaks because the Orange Clean didn’t do a good enough job for my tastes.
Orange Oil did, however, clean outdoor patio furniture quite nicely, leaving a shine behind. The liquid cleaner comes out with a “thicker than water” consistency, and is light orange in color. Unfortunately, I expected this to smell more like oranges than it does. I have used other cleaners that had a much stronger scent, but this one is not offensive and is a much better choice than some of the chemical laden versions I could be purchasing.
Overall, I give Orange Clean an average rating, as it works better on some surfaces than it does on others, but it certainly didn’t work on all of the products I wanted to clean.