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Seems heavier-duty than store-bought standard wipes; can slightly damage surfaces
Reviewed in the United States on November 22, 2017
(Wife): Forget the Lysol or even Chlorox wipes you can get at the store, unless these hydrogen peroxide wipes are too strong for you. So far, these wipes seem as if they may be the real deal.
That said, I am a germophobe, use them religiously, and abuse them a bit.
These wipes can damage finishes on wood and leave residue on surfaces, including on plastic and some metal surfaces. But, after you let the stuff dry properly to kill everything, you can often -- not always, but often -- use water (I think) to remove the residue.
If you leave a wipe in your hands with no gloves on, it will dry out your skin. If you leave a wipe in your hands for a while -- or use them too much with no gloves -- the outer layer of your skin may turn white and die off from the chemical reaction. Doesn't bother me that much. I use gloves when I can; but I don't always have a set handy. Seems to be your standard chemical reaction on skin when you use hydrogen peroxide on a wound, for example.
Anyway, last year, our family came down with a horrible stomach bug -- possibly the worst one I've had so far in my life. Unfortunately, I did not have these wipes then. I used the standard Lysol wipes in the hopes that that would be enough, and good grief, what a joke! Those wipes didn't kill what I needed them to kill. EVERYONE got the bug!
So then, I got smart, and ordered these. I used them downstairs in my parents' guest bedroom and hall bath -- since our daughter and I were unfortunately visiting my parents when this fiasco happened -- and sometime a little while later, when my sister and brother-in-law were staying in that same bedroom -- they were not there during the outbreak, so they were initially spared -- guess what? They didn't get sick! BOOYAH!!!! Now THAT'S the type of disinfection I'm talkin' 'bout!
Did these wipes truly do the job? I think that yeah, they did. But, for what it's worth, our daughter just got another stomach bug about a year later, so we are testing out the wipes again. In the meantime when I've used the wipes to disinfect stuff, it seems to me that stuff has stayed clean.
Now, about kids' germs / stomach bugs and these wipes: these wipes seem to be decent on doorknobs and faucets (although they may damage the finish sometimes); but obviously, they don't do much to help with carpet spills. That said, if you have a smoother flooring, I've found that they seem to work on hardwood flooring (pre-finished -- this product can dull some high-gloss varnishes) and ceramic / porcelain tile. And as for kitchen counter surfaces: I hate to say it, but I've found them to work best on old-school formica. With granite, you have cracks and crevices. If you do use this product on granite, be sure to clean out and disinfect any cracks and crevices, and reseal afterward. (In granite, the germs like to hide in the cracks and crevices.) This product will likely damage at least mildly marble, travertine and your standard cultured marble. As for wood cabinetry, yes, you can do some damage to the finish of the wood in some cases, although I generally find the damage to be fairly minimal, vs. the protection this product should provide. As for plastics, the effect of this product varies. Poor-quality plastics can off-gas from using this type of wipe. I have observed that with a soft-ish plastic table cloth, not hard plastics so much.
As for kids getting into these wipes: these wipes can damage skin and I think may be hazardous in other ways, per labeling (not sure)-- nothing all that bad for the average adult using them as directed, although potentially problematic for the little ones. What I do is buy the canisters, so that our three-year-old can't open and waste a tub of these wipes, and so that she doesn't end up damaging her skin or anything with the wipes (such as her body, clothes or walls or other surfaces). The canisters have small openings that tend to make it more challenging to remove the wipes, in the event that a kid gets into a canister. (Our kid has figured out the "childproof" locks, so so much for that.)
One final thought: This is my third order for these wipes on Amazon. I've given them away as a gift, and am reordering now that we are low on these wipes at home. That's how happy I am with these wipes.
So anyway, yes, these wipes can damage surfaces and human skin; but so far, these wipes really do seem to me to outperform standard store-bought wipes when you're in need of a deep clean (stomach bugs and other especially "difficult to disinfect" bugs).