As many of you know, I had surgery on my shoulder (say that fast 3x) on October 15. Around that same time, I started contacting companies to inquire about reviewing their products. SC Johnson happened to be one of those companies.
I heard from Sara, Senior Consumer Representative. She had visited my site and offered to send me the Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner Started Kit because of the surgery and she knew it would be a great help. I was so excited. I've seen it on tv commercials and we carry it at our store.
The day it arrived I ripped it out of the package and headed to the shower. That's where I hit my first quandary. The dispenser only hangs over the shower head. Unfortunately, I had (past tense) a shower caddy there filled up with shower supplies. I ended up putting it on the door handle of the bathroom closet doorknob. I would see if there were some way to add heavy duty suction cups to attach the dispenser at the back of the shower since so many people do use shower caddies.
For 15 +/- years I've used a squeegee after my shower to keep spots off the walls and shower doors. Now that I use the Automatic Shower Cleaner I don't need it anymore...seriously. Funny thing is, habits are hard to change. As soon as I shut the shower off, I reach for my no-longer-there squeegee!
In their "Helpful Hints" section they say that it's safe to leave all of your personal care items in the shower while it sprays. I've made the personal decision to take out the boys bars of soap and my sponge only for the fact that there's a chemical spraying on those items. I'm not concerned about the products that are in bottles. They also suggest to get the best results to use the Automatic Shower Cleaner as soon as the last person uses the shower so that it's still wet so no spots are left.
I have really liked the results of using this product. My shower feels clean every time I use it! I'm not one of those people who cleans her shower every week. Not my thing. This product is a great in between major cleanings product! I haven't noticed any residue or spots left on my glass doors! Kudos to that alone.
Two things I would like to see improved would be the distance the Automatic Shower Cleaner shoots. I intentionally dried off the back of my shower to test how well it was sprayed. I definitely detected Cleaner drops, but it was what I would consider a significant amount. Of course, we don't spend much time at the end of the shower so there isn't much soap scum, hard water, or mold & mildew build up. I guess it's more of the sense of it being sprayed as well as the rest of the shower.
I'd also like to see more scents available. I know that as a society we're inundated by different scents, but that makes us more inclined to want more options. I realize that it's not always possible nor it is preferred in certain products.
Those are 2 minor points in how much I've appreciated having this product in my shower since my surgery! I have even noticed that it's working on the stuff I hadn't cleaned before the initial first spraying. SC Johnson does recommend starting with a clean shower, but that wasn't the case for me. :)
Again, I'd like to thank SC Johnson and Sara for sending me this extremely timely product to aid in my surgery recovery! I would love to have you visit SC Johnson and check out their entire line of family friendly products at http://www.scjbrands.com/. To learn more specifically about Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner,
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