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Are They Really Effective? A Method Cleaning Products Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Since being created in the late ‘90s by college buddies Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan, Method has grown into a $100 million business. Their cleaning products are designed to use safe ingredients that reduce harm to the environment, minimizing your negative impact on the Earth.

Identified as a B Corporation, they have also proven themselves to be a progressive leader in the green cleaning space, even featuring a campaign with drag queens to challenge the gender stereotypes around cleaning.

We’re not the first company to think cleaners should be green, but we are doing them in a way that makes them accessible both from a price-point standpoint and from a design/aesthetic standpoint.


Adam Lowry, Co-Founder of Method

So, are Method cleaners really that good?

Here I take a look at 5 Method cleaning products to answer that question.

Product

Highlights and Benefits

Price

Method all purpose cleaner pink grapefruit in a bottle

#1 Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Pink Grapefruit

  • Uses powergreen cleaning technology
  • Non-toxic and biodegradable
  • Can be used on tile, stone, wood, glass
  • Has a lovely citrus scent
Method squirt and mop wood floor cleaner lemon ginger in a bottle

#2 Method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner, Lemon Ginger

  • Dries quickly
  • Cleans dirty wood effectively
  • Has a wax-free formula
  • Doesn’t contain harsh chemicals
Method dish soap clementine in a refillable bag

#3 Method Dish Soap, Clementine

  • Has a nice clementine scent
  • Refill pouches reduce single-use plastic
  • Cuts through grease effectively
Method glass and surface cleaner mint in a bottle

#4 Method Glass + Surface Cleaner, Mint

  • Has a nice mint scent
  • Cleans glass effectively
  • Contains no ammonia
Method bathroom cleaner eucalyptus mint in a bottle

#5 Method Bathroom Cleaner, Eucalyptus Mint

  • Contains naturally derived ingredients
  • Affordable

My Reviews of 5 Method Cleaning Products

1. Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Pink Grapefruit

When this company says something is all-purpose, they really mean it.

This Method cleaner can be used on tile, wood, stone, glass… you name it. I can’t stand having 1,000 different products for different materials, so I love using this stuff on basically everything in sight.

I’m a huge fan of the pink grapefruit scent; it’s so citrusy and unique for a green cleaner. I always use this stuff to clean my kitchen countertops after cooking and I almost look forward to this lovely clean aroma more than the food itself. Sue me.

Method all purpose cleaner pink grapefruit in a bottle

As well as smelling nice, I like that it uses naturally derived cleaning agents to clean my stuff without killing the planet (or me), which I’m totally fine with.

PROS

  • Uses powergreen cleaning technology
  • Non-toxic and biodegradable
  • Can be used on tile, stone, wood, glass
  • Has a lovely citrus scent

CONS

  • Not great on glass (but still holds up well)

2. Method Squirt + Mop Wood Floor Cleaner, Lemon Ginger

As with all Method products, this one is free from harsh chemicals and nasties too, being based around plants.

However, this product does contain alcohol, so bear that in mind.

With pets and children, I’m mopping my laminate floors every couple of days. In my experience, this product cleans well and dries pretty fast — I can usually count on it being dry in 30 minutes or so, which is convenient for a busy person like me.

Method squirt and mop wood floor cleaner lemon ginger in a bottle

PROS

  • Dries quickly
  • Cleans dirty wood effectively
  • Has a wax-free formula
  • Doesn’t contain harsh chemicals

CONS

  • Contains alcohol

3. Method Dish Soap, Clementine

Staying true to their green philosophy, Method’s dish soap can be bought in refillable bags, reducing the number of plastic bottles you use.

When it comes to cleaning dishes, this Method cleaning product is almost as good as Dawn or any other dish soap, at least in my opinion. I checked other people’s reviews and they say the same thing.

According to the manufacturers, this stuff is free from phthalates and parabens. I find it’s great for cleaning everyday dishes, though tougher pots and pans were a bit of a struggle, to be honest.

Method dish soap clementine in a refillable bag

PROS

  • Has a nice clementine scent
  • Refill pouches reduce single-use plastic
  • Cuts through grease effectively

CONS

  • Isn’t strong enough for tougher pots and pans

4. Method Glass + Surface Cleaner, Mint

When it comes to cleaning glass, you usually need ammonia-based products for the cleaning job. However, this one is totally ammonia-free, harnessing the cleaning power of natural ingredients instead.

While my glass windows don’t look as impressive as when I use Windex, they still look really good without me putting nasty chemicals into the air.

Thanks to this stuff, I didn’t have to breathe in ammonia when cleaning my windows.

Method glass and surface cleaner mint in a bottle

I also have a glass coffee table that gets covered in coffee stains and fingerprints, but a few sprays of this is enough to get it looking presentable again. Not AMAZING, but presentable. That’s good enough for me.

PROS

  • Has a nice mint scent
  • Cleans glass effectively
  • Contains no ammonia

CONS

  • Mint smell can be overpowering for some
  • Old formula was shinier

5. Method Bathroom Cleaner, Eucalyptus Mint

Designed with a biodegradable formula like most Method products, this one was a little disappointing for me.

I was using this product in a small bathroom with limited ventilation, which was a huge no-no. While there were no toxic fumes for me to breathe in, the eucalyptus mint scent of this product was pretty overpowering since I didn’t open a lot of windows.

While it did clean my bathroom and get rid of soap scum, this chemicals-free product had too strong a smell in my opinion. I felt like I was going to faint and/or become a piece of mint.

Method bathroom cleaner eucalyptus mint in a bottle

PROS

  • Contains naturally derived ingredients
  • Affordable

CONS

  • Scent was overpowering
  • Not great if you have limited ventilation
  • Leaves streaks on shower door

FAQ

Is Method a good cleaning product?

Yes, Method’s cleaning products tend to be very good at cleaning various surfaces, from stainless steel to glass and wooden floors. And not only are they effective; they’re also safer for the environment and your health.

Is Method All Purpose Cleaner antibacterial?

While the regular Method All Purpose Cleaner is not antibacterial, they do sell a specific Antibacterial Cleaner that is designed to kill 99.9% of germs, including influenza and rhinovirus.

Is Method All Purpose Cleaner safe?

Method’s All Purpose Cleaner is safe for adults, children, pets, and the environment. The ingredients are non-toxic, so exposure won’t harm your body. Once you’ve cleaned, there is no toxic residue left, so your household is totally clean and safe.

Does Method bathroom cleaner kill germs?

Regular Method bathroom cleaner does not kill germs and bacteria, as it’s designed to clean away bathroom mold and mildew. However, you could use Method’s Antibacterial Cleaner afterward to make sure that the bathroom germs are dead.

Can you use Method All Purpose Cleaner on granite?

You should not use Method All Purpose Cleaner on granite. However, Method has a Daily Granite Cleaner that you can use on granite. You may want to look into a granite sealing spray as well if you’re looking to preserve and clean granite countertops.

Final Thoughts

While it’s not a magic cure-all for every stain on the planet, Method’s All-Purpose Cleaner is the product I liked the most for this review.

You can use it on stone, glass, tile, and many other surfaces — I’ve yet to find a massively bad review for this stuff. While the strong citrusy scent isn’t to everyone’s tastes, I personally thought it was really pleasant.

Method All-Purpose Cleaner, Pink Grapefruit

My # 1 Method Cleaning Product

  • Uses powergreen cleaning technology
  • Non-toxic and biodegradable
  • Can be used on tile, stone, wood, glass
  • Has a lovely citrus scent

We hope you enjoyed my review of Method’s most popular cleaning products. If you’ve used these products, let me know your thoughts in the comments below!



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