How to choose the right equipment for cleaning

How to choose the right equipment for cleaning

It’s important what you clean with what at home

When selecting a cleaning agent for cleaning, it is crucial to first understand the type of dirt we are dealing with. Whether it’s limescale, grease, or dusty surfaces, choosing the right cleaner is essential to avoid potential damage. Consider both the type of contamination and the material of the surface to be cleaned.

Types of Contaminants to Remove

Examine the type of dirt on the surface: limescale, grease, oil, or something less stubborn like dust. If you are unsure which cleaner to use, don’t worry, manufacturers often provide help. Products often include target dirt or function keywords such as “household limescale remover” or “cold grease remover”. Using these names and descriptions, you can easily select the appropriate cleaner.

Surface Material

Consider the material of the surface with the dirt: wood, stone, tile, plastic, or metal. Improperly chosen cleaners can seriously damage these surfaces. We’ve discussed the chemical effects of cleaners and associated risks in the first part, emphasizing the importance of careful selection during cleaning.

Clean Smartly

Two key factors to consider in cleaning and cleaners are contact time and proper dosing. Contact time is the period during which the cleaner is effective, typically 2-6 minutes. It’s important to observe this time for effective cleaning but be careful not to exceed it as it can damage the surface. Proper dosing is also crucial to avoid stains from overdosing or ineffectiveness from too dilute solutions.

Prepare surfaces for cleaning and remove loosely adhering dirt for effective cleaning. Do not mix different cleaners as dangerous reactions can occur. After using strong chemicals like alkali or acid, neutralization is necessary. Leave these more complex tasks to professionals to avoid damaging surfaces.

Hazards of Using the Wrong Cleaner

  • Damages the surface!
  • Does not dissolve the dirt or makes cleaning much slower if weak!
  • Leaves streaks, smears, or stains!

Cleaning Agent Selection Process Summarized

  1. Identify the type of dirt: Different contaminants require different treatments. Different cleaners are available for greasy surfaces, burnt food residues, or heavily limescaled areas.
  2. Know the surfaces: When choosing a cleaner, it’s important to consider the material of the surface where the dirt is located. Wood, stone, tile, plastic, or metal—each may require different types of cleaners.
  3. Choose the right cleaner: Product names and descriptions often contain information about usage, mixing ratios, and hazards. Based on this information, you can easily choose the most suitable cleaner.
  4. Watch the pH reaction: The pH of the cleaners (alkaline, acidic, neutral) can determine which surfaces they can be safely used on.
  5. Focus on safety and effectiveness: Following the dosing and contact time, as well as prescribed rinsing steps, is essential for safe and effective cleaning.

A Little Help on What to Use for Cleaning


  • Jar, Pur, Frosch dishwasher detergent
  • Frosch Soda kitchen cleaner
  • Cif or Frosch liquid scrubber
  • Cold grease remover
  • Industrial grease remover

Limescale and Uric Acid Removal

  • Frosch vinegar cleaner
  • Phosphoric acid limescale removers
  • Household limescale remover
  • Hydrochloric acid
  • Kiehl Power-fix gel

General Cleaners

  • Ajax
  • Frosch universal cleaner (Lavender)
  • Kiehl Clarida
  • Buzil Blitz citro

Window Cleaning Agents

  • Jar
  • Frosch vinegar cleaner
  • Clin
  • Buzil Profiglass
  • Kiehl glessQueen

Care Products:


  • Pronto
  • Frosch wood cleaner


  • Lotus cleaning leather care
  • ERDAL Balm

Floor Care

  • Tana Diamond life
  • Cif Professional wood floor cleaner


  • Nitro thinner
  • Stain benzene
  • Synthetic thinner
  • Prevent sticker remover spray

Following these guidelines ensures perfect cleanliness in your home while protecting various surfaces. Choosing the right cleaner not only enhances cleaning efficiency but also extends the lifespan of the surfaces. This brief guide is here to help (but if you encounter difficulties, Wishy Washy is here to help)!

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