Written by Syed Naqvi, Head of Product Development + Innovation at Blueland
August 23, 2020
At Blueland, we firmly believe our cleaning products have to work effectively at cutting grease, grime and stains. All our products undergo independent third-party testing before launch to ensure they perform as well as (and in many cases better than) leading comparable brands. Below you can find how each of our cleaners made with people-friendly ingredients stack up.
We’ve received the Platinum Material Health Certificate from the Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute for our 3 cleaning sprays, hand soap, powder dish soap, dishwasher tablets, and laundry tablets; the USDA BioPreferred certification for our 3 cleaning sprays, powder dish soap, dishwasher tablets, and laundry tablets; EPA Safer Choice certification for our 3 cleaning sprays and dishwasher tablets; Leaping Bunny (cruelty free) certification for all of our products; and our dishwasher tablets are the first and currently, the only dishwasher detergent that is EWG verified.
Is Blueland’s Glass + Mirror Cleaner Effective?
Our Glass + Mirror Cleaner was tested against two leading glass and mirror cleaner competitors. The tests evaluated the performance of glass and mirror cleaners on three dimensions: (1) how well it cleaned, (2) if it left streaks and (3) if it smeared.
To assess the efficacy of these cleaners, the three brands were used to clean soiled glass plates at an independent third-party lab. The same amount of cleaner was applied to each glass plate. A machine wiped the glass plates with a cheesecloth (mimicking a human wiping motion) 10 times for each cleaner. The samples were then given a score from 1-4 with 1 being the worst performance and 4 being the best performance. This test was completed three times and the average rating for each is below:
As seen in the chart above, Blueland outperformed two leading glass and mirror competitors across all three categories.
To learn more about Blueland’s Glass + Mirror cleaner, check out the Safety Data Sheet found here.
Is Blueland’s Bathroom Cleaner Effective?
Our Bathroom Cleaner was tested at an independent third party lab against three leading bathroom cleaner competitors. To assess the efficacy of the cleaners, the four cleaners were used to clean soiled ceramic tiles. Each cleaner was applied to a cellulose sponge and a machine wiped the tiles with the sponge (mimicking a human wiping motion). The number of cycles is the number of times the machine wiped back and forth.
The test evaluated the percent cleaning efficiency of each cleaner. The percent cleaning efficiency was measured by the amount of light that reflected off of the tiles once cleaned by each bathroom cleaner. A soiled tile would have little light reflected off of the tile and a completely clean tile would have the most light reflected off of the tile. The more light that’s reflected off of the tile the higher the percent cleaning efficiency score would be for that cleaner. The testing results are below:
|Cleaner||Average Number of Cycles||% Cleaning Efficiency|
As seen in the chart above, Blueland performed better than most of its bathroom cleaner competitors and outperformed the industry leader in the cleaning efficiency test.
The maximum number of cycles run for this test was 11, in keeping with the industry standard. If a solution achieved a certain percentage of cleaning efficiency in fewer than 11 cycles, there was no need to continue with additional testing cycles. In the case of competitor 3, almost 95% of cleaning efficiency was achieved within 6 cycles, which means that while Blueland was as effective as competitor 3, competitor 3 achieved the efficiency more quickly.
To learn more about Blueland’s Bathroom cleaner, check out the Safety Data Sheet found here.
Is Blueland’s Multi-Surface Cleaner Effective?
Our Multi-Surface Cleaner was tested against three leading multi-surface cleaner competitors in a study conducted at an independent third-party lab. To assess the efficacy of the cleaners, the four cleaners were used to clean soiled ceramic tiles. The tiles were soiled with grime. Each cleaner was applied to the ceramic tile and a machine wiped the tiles with the water-dampened sponge (mimicking a human wiping motion). The machine ran for ten cycles. The test evaluated the percent of grime removal from the ceramic tiles. The testing results are below:
|Cleaner||% grime removal||% of best|
|Industry leader||22.3||46% of best|
|Competitor 2||28.8||60% of best|
|Competitor 3||17.6||37% of best|
As seen in the chart above, Blueland outperformed three leading competitors, including the industry leader in grime removal.
To learn more about Blueland’s Multi-Surface Cleaner, check out the Safety Data Sheet found here.
As you can see, our cleaning products outperformed all of the industry’s leading competitors. Our cleaners are not only better for the environment they are also just as effective as other comparable cleaners. To learn more about how Blueland’s dish products work, read here, and learn more about how Blueland’s laundry tablets work, read here.