Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth Review
The use of microfibre has grown exponentially over the years since it was introduced into the cleaning industry. From cloths and towels to mops and dusters, the material has gained widespread prominence because of its effectiveness. The tools use less effort to clean compared to traditional methods, and far much less cleaning products- in fact usually one can work with just water, which saves on costs. Just what exactly is microfibre? This is fibre that is under 1 denier. To give you a picture, this is about 0.01 the diameter of human hair, and a 1/20th the thickness of a strand of silk. The average microfibre cloth can have 200,000 of these tiny fibres on just a square inch of material. This creates a large surface area for absorbing liquids and holding dirt and dust particles picked up from the surfaces being worked on. The material is made from a blend of polyamide and polyester. During the manufacturing process, the fibre is further split, producing spaces. If you would look at a cross-section of the microfibre, it would resemble an asterisk. This, coupled with the spaces in between the individual microfibres, are what give it its famed cleaning power. What’s more, the fibres are positively charged. Since the dirt particles are negatively charged, they are literally attracted to the cleaning cloths, and remain within the material until it gets washed off during the laundering process- or when it is rinsed out. When getting these clothes for your cleaning needs, you want to ensure that you’re dealing with quality products. Units from a brand that you can trust, that have a proven track record in delivering on their mandate. You can get that with the Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth.
Benefits Of The Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth
- Quick cleaning
Simply damp the cloth and clean the surface, wiping off the fingerprints, greasy residue, insect gunk and the smudges that are on it. Then buff the area with a dry cloth to bring it to a shine. The functioning of the Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth, where the tiny fibres pick up even the microscopic dirt particles, makes it a highly effective cleaner. It picks up dirt that would have been brushed past by other conventional cloths. The forces of attraction between the fibres and the dirt particles are increased by the sheer number of microfibres in the material. They are in their millions, dramatically magnifying the sticking effect. This is also why the dirt is not spread on the rest of the surface, but rather held within the cloths until when they will be washed later on.
- Streak-free results
When the windows and glass surfaces are being worked on, you don’t want residue remaining on the surface. This distorts the view out of the otherwise elegant windows, and ruins your reflection when looking back from the glass, making a mockery of your cleaning efforts. Smudges on your stainless steel appliances make them appear unkempt, negatively affecting the décor. With the Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth, you won’t have to worry about that. It gets rid of the grime, picking up even the microscopic particles, leaving behind a sparkling surface. By holding the dirt and grime within the material, it means that issues of the particles being redistributed over the surface are avoided. It is also soft, and can be safely be used on the highly reflective surfaces without a risk of scratches.
Give your Optima ‘Glass’ Microfibre Glass Cloth Proper Care
That way, it will give you optimal service throughout its life. Rinse the cloths properly after each usage, and regularly take them through machine wash cycles. Here, the units can be laundered over 400 times at 90°C. Note that they shouldn’t be washed with clothes and fabrics that produce lint, as they will tend to cling to the material. In addition, avoid using bleach and fabric softeners for the cleaning, as they will negatively affect the microfibre. For the washing, a standard detergent will do. The material will also dry faster, in under a third of the time that the conventional cotton cloths would take. This adds to the convenience that the product brings to your window cleaning process.