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An Honest Review of Norwex Cleaning Supplies: Too Good to be True?

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This post gives an honest, unbiased review for Norwex cleaning supplies from a naturally-minded mom. (Not a Norwex rep!)

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I have spent at least eleventy billion hours cleaning my house thus far.

Okay, that’s a total lie. If that were true it would be a heck of a lot more sparkling clean around here. Half that number, then half it again, then – oh never mind.

Let’s just say that while I love a clean and sparkling house, the actual scrub-a-dub-dub doesn’t set my heart a-flutter. You feel me?

That’s why the cleaning tools that I use (when I use them, ahem) need to be top-notch. No messing around with sub-par stuff that takes longer and doesn’t work as well, thus requiring me to clean *more* often. Ain’t nobody got time for that amirite?!

Messy house whining aside, when it comes down to it – we all have to clean sooner or later. Some sooner, some later, but that’s beside the point. And you probably want to do it with as few toxic chemicals as possible. (Read more about the ingredients in conventional cleaning supplies here.)

More ways to avoid toxins: in your drinking water (Hidden Toxins in Your Drinking Water), in your cleaning supplies (“Check out my unbiased norwex review“), in your body care items (how to find a natural deodorant that works), in your menstrual supplies (Guide to Reusable Menstrual Supplies) and in the summer (3 Toxins to Avoid This Summer (& What to Use Instead))

Detoxing your cleaning supplies is one of the easiest baby steps to take toward a more natural, toxin-free lifestyle, and may I just say: Norwex is my ultimate favorite non-toxic cleaning product. I have happily used several Norwex products for nine years now, so writing this post was a total no-brainer.

Note: I’m not a Norwex rep, and have never been one. I’m just a satisfied customer and a naturally-minded mom who wants natural products that actually work. This was originally a review post that was sponsored by a Norwex rep friend, but she has since closed up shop, so I’ve added some amazon affiliate links for Norwex products below, as well as a few to a well-reviewed competitor so that you can check out both.

Why is Norwex Better?

After hours of research and many years of personal experience in using Norwex products – I believe Norwex is the best quality natural cleaning product on the market right now (with one possible competitor – see below).

Here are some key reasons I love my Norwex cleaning supplies with the fiery passion of a thousand lovers (or something along those lines…)

1. Norwex Products are Anti-Bacterial

The basic premise is that the incredible quality of the microfiber picks up even the tiniest particles and organisms when it’s wet, including germs, which are then rinsed down the drain when you rinse the cloth out. The cloth then disinfects itself naturally while it dries and awaits your next use.

There are two factors here that relate to the anti-bacterial claims.

A) Significantly Higher-Quality Microfibre

Average store-bought microfibre cloths are probably an average of around 1/16th the width of a human hair, whereas Norwex microfibre is 1/200th. This effectively means that Norwex cloths are far superior at grabbing up dirt and germs that you can’t even see – leaving the surface cleaner than the alternative.

Norwex cleaning method illustration in diagram form

B) Embedded Silver (aka “BacLock”)

Many Norwex products are also labeled “BacLock”, which means that they contain a silver-based agent embedded into the tiny microfibres of the cloth.

Silver is a naturally anti-bacterial agent. According to this study: “the antibacterial activity of silver has long been known and has found a variety of applications because its toxicity to human cells is considerably lower than to bacteria.”

Side note: I use colloidal silver on occasion for medicinal purposes, and have been very successful with it. I especially like the spray for sore throats. This study found that silver has antiviral properties.

The silver in the cloth is not meant to disinfect the surface (a common misconception) but rather it’s designed to inhibit bacterial growth, mold, and mildew in the cloth itself as it dries over a 24-hour period.

Note: It’s still recommended to launder it after especially heavy-duty uses, like raw meat juices on the counter, or cleaning the toilet, but for regular everyday use you can simply rinse it well and hang to dry. I love not having to throw my kitchen cloth in the wash every time I use it.

With regular cloths I only let them go about half a day before throwing them in the laundry. With my Norwex kitchen cloth, I wait more like 3-5 days.

norwex cleaning paste and window and body cloths on a wooden surface

2. Norwex Actually Cleans Better Than the Alternatives – Natural or Not!

This is perhaps the best part of all. Once I started using a norwex window cloth, I refused to use anything else on all of my stainless steel and glass. It’s absolutely incredible. I honestly wouldn’t have imagined the difference it would make, but it really, really does.

I clean my stainless steel faucet with a regular ol’ cloth + homemade cleaning spray… and it’s clean (with more scrubbing), but full of streaks and smudgy spots. The Norwex window cloth makes it as flawlessly shiny as when it was brand new. No kidding.

And since shiny things are my favorite, the window cloth is my BFF. It does the same for mirrors and other glass. It impresses the heck right outta me. Dare I say: it *almost* makes cleaning legitimately fun.

Check out this photo I posted on Instagram a while ago to show my glass shower, cleaned with my Norwex window cloth.

On the left = gross soap scum, and on the right = the CLOSED shower door that I had just cleaned with just my wet Norwex window cloth. Amazing, right?!

glass shower wall and door half with soap scum, and half cleaned with norwex window cloth

3. Norwex is Actually Cheaper in the Long Run

With Norwex, I would advise to prepare for sticker shock, but also – in my normally-very-frugal opinion, the Norwex cloths are actually worth the money because they last so long and are total workhorses in their efficiency.

You should also know that Norwex is no cheap dollar store microfiber. Cheaply made microfiber cannot compare – I’ve used them, and thrown it in the back of my closet never to see the light of day again. They’re a clearly superior product to anyone who tries them.

My enviro cloths and window cloth that I bought nine years ago (a 4-pack of the travel sized cloths in order to save money back then!) are still going strong, and I still favor them over all other cleaning supplies. I figure they’ve probably saved me a ton of time and money by now simply by being so much more efficient than other options, and lasting this long without wearing out. (I’ve since added a couple more cloths to my collection so that I can keep them in different spots in the house.)

Plus – think of all of the disposable cloths, towels, and sprays that people buy… I haven’t bought that stuff in years other than some toilet bowl cleaner!

pink norwex scrub mitt on a stack of other norwex cloths

4. Norwex Makes Cleaning Simple and Easy

Norwex products are completely free of harmful chemicals, yet you can use them with only water for maximum efficacy! In fact, soap can clog the fibers, so it’s recommended to stick with water.

Because they’re free of the toxic chemicals found in conventional (and some so-called “natural” or “organic”) cleaners (check out this article at the EWG for info on the lack of transparency in labeling on cleaning and personal care products), they are totally perfect for anyone that has allergies or chemical sensitivities. Or, you know, lungs.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t especially want to breathe in more toxic chemicals that what’s already around me in items I can’t avoid – like furniture, product packaging, and more. Also, in case you haven’t already – you can check out the safety rating on your favorite cleaning products at the Environmental Working Group’s database here.

I also LOVE that I can just wet it and go. No hauling out an assortment of cleaning scrubs and sprays – just wetting it provides enough ‘oomph’ to the cloth to clean almost any mess. (I do have one small jar of their cleaning paste that I use and love for tough jobs.)

And of course, the fact that I can clean pretty well my whole house with just a few cloths or scub mitts is pretty amazing. I love the simplicity of this system!

Which Norwex Products are Best?

In case I haven’t made myself clear yet: I honestly love Norwex.

  • Enviro Cloth (I have several, and keep them in different rooms for quick usage!)
  • Kitchen Cloth (I adore the thickness of this cloth, and the deep grooves that easily scrub away tough kitchen messes. I use it every day.)
  • Dusting Mitt (absolutely perfect for my kids to use – they think it’s great fun, and it actually picks up dust amazingly well with ease.)
  • Bathroom Scrub Mitt (cleaning the tub is so easy with this mitt. This thing has serious scrubbing power.
  • Cleaning Paste (I use this stuff only when my regular Norwex cloths fail me… so, rarely. And it only takes a small bit. But it’s great to get the tough spots that you figure were a lost cause – like toddler art on your walls.)

Is Norwex an MLM?

Yes, Norwex’s business structure is that of a multi-level marketing company. This is not the same as a pyramid scheme – those are illegal. An MLM is a company like Tupperware or Pampered Chef (or hundreds of others) where the sales reps sell to you directly and get a commission (some MLM companies also allow you to buy directly from the website or amazon, but many do not), but they have the most earning potential by recruiting others under them to join as sales reps. Each rep tries to recruit more people, hence the “multi-level” marketing.

Lots of people have criticisms of the MLM model, and honestly – I agree with some of them. I think that the prices of most MLM products are inflated, and that’s usually because there are a lot of people needing to get paid in the pipeline. With non-MLM companies, you’re not paying a sales rep, so prices can be lower. MLMs will claim that their product is superior, but that’s not always true. Many MLMs offer an excellent product – like Norwex – but they’re not necessarily the only ones doing so. Which leads me to…

Are There Comparable Alternatives to Norwex?

Personally, I’m a huge fan of my Norwex products that I’ve been happily been using for years. I’ve raved about them to family and friends, and because they’re so well-made and durable, I haven’t had the opportunity/need to try any other brands (other than the dollar-store cloths, which were a mistake).

However – I did some research on alternatives to Norwex, and one brand was mentioned by numerous different sources as being comparable in quality, but lower in price, and it’s called eCloth.

I have not actually used any of their products, but based on their excellent reviews and comparable claims, I wanted to let you know about them. They’re a lower-priced option you might want to try if Norwex is out of your budget. If I ever try them myself (if my Norwex cloths ever wear out!) then I’ll be sure to come back here and update with my opinion.

Whatever you use to clean your home, consider investing in some good-quality tools to do it. You don’t need to spend extra time and frustration on cleaning. Clean less, enjoy life more!

Don’t miss my Spring Cleaning Checklist: The Ultimate Guide for Busy Families!

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Sources

1. Lansdown, Alan B G. “A pharmacological and toxicological profile of silver as an antimicrobial agent in medical devices.” Advances in pharmacological sciences vol. 2010 (2010): 910686. doi:10.1155/2010/910686

2. Chang, Te-Wen, Weinstein, Louis. “In Vitro Activity of Silver Sulfadiazine against Herpesvirus hominis.” The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 132, Issue 1 (1975) doi.org/10.1093/infdis/132.1.79

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Norwex Cloths – An Unbiased Review

What is Nowex? An honest Norwex review for cleaning cloths from a busy mom, in response to the lack of helpful, unaffiliated reviews. Is Norwex a scam or legit? Find out!

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A few years ago I was introduced to Norwex cleaning cloths. I found that research was very hard to come by so I am giving my 100% unbiased Norwex review of the cleaning cloths. I am not affiliated at all with Norwex, e-cloths, or any other company. I want everyone to be able to read this post and decide if the products would be best for them, because the answer may not be the same for everyone!

Today, I want to share with you my opinions on Norwex as a whole and their two flagship products: The Envirocloth and the Window Cloth.

If you would like to check out my thoughts on their other products, these additional articles are helpful:

My cleaning routine prior to Norwex

In my own home, I would say that I am somewhat typical in my cleaning routines. I used Windex, Dish detergent, Stainless Steel Polish, Grease Lighting, All kinds of bathroom cleaners, and floor cleaners. I didn’t use anti-bacterial cleaner such as lysol or clorox. For laundry we used detergent, fabric softener, and sometimes dryer sheets, oxyclean, and very rarely bleach. (Boy, that does seem like a lot of products!)

So that’s me in a nutshell to give you a context for this Norwex review.

Typical household cleaner assortment including products for laundry, disinfecting, stains and dusting.

What is Norwex?

Norwex is an MLM style company similar to Lularoe or Young Living Essential Oils. Their product focus on cleaning the home although they do have some beauty and food preparation lines as well.

In order to purchase Norwex products, you need to either attend a Norwex home party or know a consultant. If you do not have a consultant, there is information at the bottom of this post.

Norwex’s mission is to empower families to reduce or eliminate harmful chemicals throughout our homes by using their special microfiber cloths as well as other chemical free cleaning products. Here is their extensive catalog.

Norwex cleaning products focus on a special type of microfiber that is very different from microfiber cloths that you purchase at the grocery store. The difference is night and day!

Take a peek at the video below to learn more. (This video is directly from Norwex).

Claims made about Norwex Review

Norwex makes some pretty hefty claims. Here are the top three and my thoughts on them:

1. Norwex Cloths Never Smell

This is the claim that whipped my head around when I heard it. I used kitchen towels nearly every day to wipe things down and they were rancid before laundry day.

My Vote: True. Now, I don’t have to deal with that stinky, funky smell anymore. For our kitchen, I use one cloth for a day or two, let it hang dry, and then toss it in the hamper just like I always have. The key here is that you do need to let it hang dry from a door knob or cabinet knob. (Not folded over)

2. Removes Bacteria as Effectively As Bleach

The big claim here is that the Envirocloth physically removes 99% of bacteria from a surface. This claim came directly from Norwex media pamplets, although I see many other consultants and purchasers making claims far beyond this such as the bacteria will rinse out of the cloth or the cloth naturally disinfects itself as it dries.

Many Norwex cloths contain BacLock, which is basically tiny threads of silver woven into their cloths. While certain silver types are safe and naturally anti-bacterial, I couldn’t get a straight answer on what kind of silver is used in Norwex cloths.

My Vote: Sorta True. I have a very hard time finding truly independent testing of this particular claim. However, a reader sent me a really good video where a news station uses a lab to test the Norwex cloths against other cloths here.

3. More Cleaning Power

The cleaning cloths have replaced Windex, most paper towels, Pledge, Magic Erasers, Simple Green, and bathroom cleaners. This microfiber is not like the microfiber you buy in Walmart or the Dollar Store. When I wipe the kitchen counter down, I don’t have to cup my hand at the edge for crumbs. The dirt sticks to the cloth!

My Vote: True. If you haven’t seen the butter test, I highly recommend you watch this video. There is no comparison between these cloths and other cloths that I have used.

Norwex Enviro Cloth and Window Cloth and two Norwex cleaning balls, solution in background.

Norwex EnviroCloth Review

The Envirocloth is Norwex’s flagship product and is considered the “everything cleaning cloth”. I use them to clean the bathroom, the kitchen, walls, and pretty much every surface in my home. They can be used wet or dry, and they are nothing short of amazing. Dirt sticks to them like no cloth I have ever used and it does rinse away out of the cloths easily.

As a side note, I have personally tested Norwex vs E-cloths and there is no comparison. The dirt does not stick to E-cloths the way that it does to Norwex. I also don’t like the way that E-cloths feel in comparison as they are thinner and I don’t even think they are microfiber at all.

Window Cloth Review

This is probably the most amazing cloth I have ever used! I am not usually the kind of person who calls everything “the best ever”, but I get all fan girl over the window cloth. It is worth every single penny. If you are unfamiliar with the Norwex window cloth, think of it as a polishing cloth. You use any sponge or cloth to scrub up the dirt and then wipe away the water with the window cloth until  It gives the most streak free windows I have ever seen in my life – with ease! It is nothing short of magic in my opinion. Here are just a few of the benefits that I and my family have seen:

  • Windex and metal polishes are gone
  • I have cut my window cleaning time by at least half if not more.
  • Hot car windows are streak-free!
  • Glass shower doors, mirrors, faucets, metal, and stainless steel are cleaned with ease!
  • Keeps down hard water buildup on surfaces.

Negatives of Norwex

You are sort of at the mercy of how quality your consultant is. The training may be spotty and some consultants may use less than ethical sales tactics. I do however, trust my consultant completely and she tells it like it is. Independent research of the anti-bacterial benefits of Norwex doesn’t seem to be readily available and I believe that better independent research needs to be better to back up their claims.

The shipping can be ridiculous. I know we are all spoiled in the era of companies running free shipping and that shipping does have costs. Yet, I still hate it. I order a year’s worth of laundry detergent just to avoid shipping costs. I also combine orders with family members to cut down shipping.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Norwex a Pyramid Scheme?

Norwex is a legitimate company, but running on an MLM model and pyramid commisions. You have a consultant, meaning that you have someone to show you how to use the products properly. As a host, you can earn rewards. However, those products are not really “free”. It is one reason that Norwex products are so expensive.

Is Norwex a Scam?

While Norwex is definitely not a scam, it is expensive, no question about that. However, I am personally more interested in value. Under current pricing models, a window cloth costs $19.99 (plus tax and s/h). While I absolutely agree that it’s outrageously expensive, I would buy it again in a heartbeat. Also, you can split with a friend! The same goes for Norwex Envirocloths, but there are a few items I would not purchase again and I do plan on writing more reviews soon.

Do You Need A Consultant to Buy Norwex?

There are a few options:
1. You can find Norwex online at Amazon, but the prices are generally above what you would get through a consultant directly (and you can’t pair items to cut down on shipping cost or add rewards.)
2. Consultants now have online stores. Even better, you can ask a consultant if you can have an online party for your friends to earn rewards and commission.
3. If you are in an area where you don’t have a consultant, you can order through this online shop. More info at the bottom.

Final Conclusion

I wrote this review in response to the serious lack of helpful reviews about Norwex’s microfiber products. Almost all reviews/content come exclusively from Norwex consultants (i.e. people selling it.) There were also some pretty outrageous claims. I realize that having a blog comes with some perks like being able to help people fill in these blanks, and I am willing to be a guinea pig for the greater good!

All in all, I highly recommend Norwex to anyone who wants to get rid of chemicals in their home, wants to save money over the long haul, or who just likes cleaning better, faster, smarter. In case I haven’t made it plain, I really do love the Norwex Enviro Cloths and Window Cloths.

If you are interested in learning more about what all the fuss is about, check out Jennifer’s shop or the Norwex Catalog. You can contact her or comment below with any questions and we will be sure to answer them!

If you found this useful, you could use “Clean with Rachel” party for your order, and I might earn a bag of laundry detergent some day. Regardless, I am happy to help!

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Cruising around the net looking for real, honest, reviews of Enjo, Norwex and e-cloth can be a frustrating experience. Just when you think you’ve finally stumbled upon one, you realize it has actually been written by someone who sells Enjo, Norwex or e-cloth. OR, the comments below the review are littered with sales pitches by people who sell Enjo, Norwex or e-cloth.

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The truth is, all three companies make fantastic microfiber cleaning cloths/mitts that will clean your house like it’s never been cleaned before. In my opinion, you can’t go wrong with ANY of these. The shape and colour may be different, but they all work the same way (with water), and they are all amazing at cleaning grease, dirt, grime, bacteria…

There is one other BIG difference, and that is price. Don’t let anyone tell you that just because it costs more, Enjo must clean better than Norwex or that Norwex must clean better than e-cloth. They all clean great.

Admittedly, I sell e-cloth. I’ve also sold Norwex. And I have friends that own Enjo products. In fact it was an Enjo party that got me into the whole microfiber cleaning business in the first place. I loved Enjo. I just couldn’t afford it. I loved Norwex. I just felt guilty selling it at their prices.

By now, you’ve probably seen some of my reviews of Norwex and e-cloth products. I don’t own any Enjo products so I can’t review them. But I’d like to read YOUR reviews of Enjo, Norwex and /or e-cloth. Good or bad. Just post them as a comment below.

I have no idea whether this is going to work or if we’ll get any comments, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed. It’s my hope that this can become a bit of a forum for people to find REAL and HONEST reviews of Enjo, Norwex and e-cloth. So please, no sales pitches from salespeople and no trash-talking. Comments will be moderated and I’ll delete any inappropriate ones.

For you skeptics out there, I’ll just add that as long as the comments meet the “no sales pitches” and “appropriate” rules, they won’t be deleted or edited. Of course I can’t prove this so you’ll just have to believe me (my worry is that if we get a lot of great e-cloth reviews – certain people may think I’m being biased and only allowing the good ones.) These are honest reviews by real people.

Thanks for taking the time to comment. I’m sure others who are in the market for some high quality cleaning microfiber products will appreciate your honest reviews too.

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ecloth vs Norwex Microfiber

Some of you may have already read my story about how I began using and LOVING cleaning with high quality microfiber at my post here on Can You Really Clean With Just Water? This post is dedicated to looking into some of the options regarding high quality microfiber to provide an honest review on e-cloth vs Norwex cleaning cloths.

I started with the Norwex brand of microfiber, specifically the Norwex enviro cloths, but have also been adding in e-cloth products into my cleaning arsenal. I like and use both companies products, but find that there are pros and cons to each. I want to share my experiences to help others who are interested in trying find the best option for them.

Why Consider Using High Quality Microfiber Cloths and Cleaning Products?

Both e-cloth and Norwex note the fact that only a fraction of the chemicals used in traditional cleaning products have been tested, we really do not know what we are exposing ourselves and our families to on a regular basis. The Environmental Working Group states:

Government agencies and independent research institutions have not adequately evaluated the safety of numerous substances found in cleaning products. Although government scientific and regulatory agencies have focused considerable attention on chemicals suspected of causing cancer, they have devoted far fewer resources to evaluating substances that may be toxic to the brain and nervous system, the hormone system and other organs. Investigating the full range of risks of cleaning products to public health and the environment should be an urgent priority. Yet the problem remains largely hidden from the view of the American consumer.

Exposures to irritating or allergenic cleaning ingredients can affect people who live, work or study in buildings undergoing cleaning. Volatile fumes released during ordinary cleaning can contaminate the air for up to 20 minutes after use (Bello 2010).

Who Makes High Quality Microfiber Cleaning Products?

e-cloth — perfect cleaning with just water

e-cloth started in 1995 in Europe and came to the USA in 2008. Their focus is on chemical free cleaning, believing that chemicals used to kill bacteria on surfaces can be just as harmful as the bacteria. e-cloth’s mission statement is:

Our aim is to supply the most effective, healthiest and most environmentally friendly cleaning products available at a good value to the consumer.

Our single minded focus on high performance cleaning has created a range of products that clean entirely without chemicals, using just water.

In additional to exceptional cleaning, e-cloth products provide significant cost and time savings and real health and environmental benefits versus ordinary cleaning.

e-cloth operates as a traditional retail sales business, with both online and in retail stores across the country. Many appliance brands recommend that their appliances be cleaned with e-cloth to prevent damage from harsh chemicals to their surfaces.

Here is a short video from e-cloth that gives a good overview to their all purpose cleaning cloth and how the microfiber technology works.

  • To check out all that e-cloth has to offer and the current deals (they tend to have at least one promotion running) click here.
  • To learn more about the e-cloth most popular product, the General Purpose cleaning cloth, click here.

Norwex — Improving Quality Of Life

Norwex was started in 1994 in Norway as Eidsvoll Miljøprodukter that eventually opened a daughter company called Norwex Enviro Products, in 1999. The Norwex mission statement is:

Improving quality of life by radically reducing chemicals in our homes

Norwex also has a Product Promise:

  • Effective Solutions for Healthy Homes
  • Safe Solutions for Healthy Families
  • Sustainable Solutions for a Healthy World

Norwex tends to operate for the most part as a direct sales company, which means they rely on a network of consultants who promote and sell their products. The consultants would also offer a level of customer service to the customers who bought Norwex products from them. Norwex products are not offered in traditional retail stores so to purchase their product you would need to go through a consultant.

However, like most items Norwex products can be found on Amazon too. I love that you can save on the shipping costs since orders over $25 have free shipping at Amazon. And if you have a Prime membership most items ship for free without a minimum order. The prices might vary compared to ordering directly from a Norwex consultant with the Norwex company set prices.

Here is a video from Norwex that explains about their Norwex microfiber cloths, which is called the EnviroCloth. It is a little long, about 4:30 minutes, but is a great overview to their product if you are interested in learning more.

  • To see the different Norwex products that are available click here.
  • For all the best selling Norwex EnviroCloth options click here. 

Comparison Chart on e-cloth all purpose cleaning cloth vs. Norwex EnviroCloth

Now that you know a little about each company I thought it would be good to put information regarding the top cleaning cloth for each company in an easy to read comparison chart.

 e-cloth General Purpose Cleaning ClothNorwex EnviroCloth
Cost$7.99$17.99
Fabric type80% Polyester and 20% Polyamide70% Polyester and 30% Polyamide
Fiber size1/200th of Human Hair1/200th of Human Hair
Cloth size12.5" x 12.5"13.78" x 13.78"
Manufactured inSouth KoreaChina
Antimicrobial Technology within the cloth for self cleaning purposesNoYes, melted silver infused in fabric threads
Shipping RatesFree if order is over $20 (otherwise $3.99), within the US except for Hawaii and Alaska$6.95-48.75 depending on the order amount in the US
Guarantee100% Satisfaction Guarantee, exchange or refund100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Replace, refund or exchange within 60 days of purchase.
Warranty3 year Guarantee2 year, with normal wear and tear or 500 washings
PurchaseBuy e-cloth hereBuy Norwex here

Does It Really Work?

Seeing is believing right? There are many demonstrations of these products available online, here are two that I thought would be helpful. Unfortunately, I could not find anything that directly compared the e-cloth and Norwex cloths, so at some point you might see one from me!

Microfiber vs. E. coli

Here is a video from a News program testing the cleaning capabilities of the Norwex EnviroCloth compared to an all purpose cleaner and generic microfiber to remove E. coli from a surface. At the time this post was published the Norwex Basic Package was $34.99.

Microfiber vs. Raw Chicken

Here is a quick video on the raw chicken demonstration that is used to show how quickly and easily these types of cloths can pick up and trap the raw chicken protein. This specific video is for Norwex, however there are videos available for e-cloth as well.

You can get much more involved in this demonstration by comparing to other cleaning options or by wiping a “dirty” chicken cloth on a clean surface to show that it does not cross contaminate. Since there are a number of videos in this post already, I went with the shorter demonstration.

This graph showing the size of protein particles compared to bacteria and some viruses. The ability of the high quality microfiber to easily clean up the tiny protein particles gives confidence that larger particles such as bacteria and viruses are also easily being wiped away.

Which is Better the e-cloth or Norwex microfiber cleaning cloth?

Great question. Both of these companies produce high quality microfiber with slight differences in the material used and the way it is woven. Both companies create products that work to effectively clean your home as well, or even better, than traditional chemical cleaners.

For General Cleaning

As I mentioned, I started with Norwex products and fell in love with them. They make cleaning more effective and faster. I was actually cleaning more than I intended because most cleaning jobs went faster and easier then I expected. And since I already had a cloth out I might as well wipe that smudge on the wall or clean some windows. But this is true for e-cloth microfiber products as well.

Recently, I am finding that when it is time to clean I am reaching more and more frequently for my e-cloth general purpose cleaning cloths (gasp!). It might be slightly smaller than the Norwex Envirocloth but it is thicker, absorbs more and holds it’s shape better when I fold to use. I find that this causes less fumbling with the cloth while cleaning. Also, with the pile it seems to pick up larger crumbs better than the Norwex Envirocloth (they both do great with the tiny particles from smudges or grime).

When it comes to cost, e-cloth wins hands down. With more affordable pricing AND free shipping it makes e-cloth products more attainable for most people. And at the end of the day, how much money do you really want to “invest” in your cleaning equipment? For me, I want something that not only will clean effectively but is better for me, my family and the environment without breaking the bank.

Also, most people will have more than one microfiber cloth for cleaning. Some like to designate a cloth per room (or one for the kitchen and one for all the bathrooms), the various cloth colors are helpful for this. I have 4 of these types of cloths that I rotate through from both brands. If I used only the Norwex EnviroCloth it would have cost me $71.96 + shipping (yikes!) but if they were all e-cloth that would be $31.96 at their regular cost per cloth + free shipping (well less if I bought one of the bundles, example Multicolor 4 Pack for $19.99– this would be 4 e-cloths for less than 1 Norwex EnviroCloth)!

I also love that e-cloth has been lab tested by Silliker and proven to remove 99.99% of E. coli, 99.95% of Listeria Monocytogens and 99.37% Aspergillus Niger (mold). This is the same, or better, than paper towels and spray cleaner. I love when companies invest in proving their products work. Click here to learn more about how e-cloth microfiber technology works.

In addition, e-cloth is Good Housekeeping Approved and recommended by Allergy UK. Their products have even been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Real Simple, The Today Show, The Sun and The Guardian to name a few.

If I were starting over in this area of my wellness journey, I would have definitely gone with e-cloth and their products. I would have been able to use so many more microfiber products for my cleaning needs with the amount of money I spent on Norwex.

For Daily Cleaning

The only area that the Norwex EnviroCloth seems to have a leg up on the e-cloth General Purpose Cleaning Cloth is with the BacLock technology, where silver is imbedded within the fibers of the cloth, and it is a great feature to have. This silver is an antibacterial agent that kills off bacteria, mold and mildew within the cloth as it hangs to dry. This prevents any type of smelly cloth issues that is often experienced with cloths, towels and sponges. Please note, not all Norwex products contain the BacLock technology.

I find that I tend to use the Norwex cloths and Norwex towels with the BacLock technology for my daily cleaning and hand drying needs. When I first started with Norwex, I would have an EnviroCloth hanging in my kitchen for wiping down the counters and tables 3-5 times a day (the reality of staying home all day with little ones). I liked that as it was hanging to dry it was preventing nasties from growing within the cloth.

The cloth did not entirely dry out between the uses in the day. But usually will dry out while hanging during the night. I have since switched to the Norwex Kitchen Cloth because it is more absorbent, has a higher/different pile that makes it easier to pick up crumbs and is cheaper than the EnviroCloth ($10.99 + shipping from Norwex, around $15 at Amazon).

Some people do not see the BacLock feature as a benefit since it uses silver, a metal, in the cloth. They have concerns that over time the silver will break down and fall of the cloth into their home environment and cause some level of contamination due to the possibility that it will be ingested (example if a child’s toy is wiped with the cloth and bits of the silver remain on the toy and then the toy is placed in the child’s mouth, or if there is a film of silver particles left behind on a counter where food prep is occurring). You can be the judge on this for what you feel comfortable using with your family.

I tend to wash my e-cloth products and my Norwex products without BacLock more frequently than my Norwex products with BacLock.

Which is Best For You?

If you are new to cleaning with water and high quality microfiber, then start with e-cloth you will not be disappointed. And your hard earned dollars will be able to go so much further and you will be able to get so much more, yay!

If you work or tend to be outside the home most days, then the Norwex BacLock feature might not be worth the extra money for the cleaning cloths. Like I mentioned above, I only feel that this really benefits me in the areas I am constantly cleaning throughout the day.

If you are the type of person to wipe down your bathroom on a daily basis and want to leave a cloth hanging in your bathroom (or potty training a boy, ugh!) then maybe the Norwex BacLock in their EnviroCloth would be worthwhile. But for the amount of e-cloths you can get for the price of 1 Norwex EnviroCloth you could just use a new e-cloth almost every day or as situations present themselves.

When deciding on which company to purchase from take time to think through where you would be replacing sponges, paper towels, and other rags or cloths for your cleaning needs and how often you perform those cleaning tasks to determine if you think you would need the extra level of the Norwex BacLock technology.

Please note, both cloths are designed to easily rinse away contaminates when your are finished using them and to dry out when hung by the labels. This alone prevents the smelly cloth and cross contamination issues that many regular cotton cloths have.

Final Thoughts on e-cloth vs. Norwex Microfiber

Cleaning with only water, without any type of cleaner, is not something most of us have been taught as we have grown up in the world we live in today. Thankfully there are companies who are pioneering a new and better way to clean without using traditional chemical cleaning products. Not only is using high quality microfiber a safer alternative, it is also quicker and saves money!

If interested in finding out more about the products made by e-cloth or where to buy click here. And for Norwex products to save money on shipping go here.

How about you? Do you use microfiber for your cleaning needs and what are your thoughts? 

FAQs

Is Norwex Microfiber? Yes, Norwex is a company that produces high quality microfiber products.

What’s an e-cloth? An e-cloth is usually the reference for the General Purpose Cleaning cloth that is made by the company e-cloth.

How do you clean an e-cloth?And how do you wash Norwex? You rinse with warm water after using for your day to day cleaning jobs. Then you wash in your washing machine without using bleach (damages the fibers) or fabric softener/dryer sheets (clogs the fibers and hinders performance). For more on how to care for your microfiber cleaning products check out this post How to Care for Your Norwex or e-cloth Microfiber.

What is Norwex Antibac and BacLock?  It is an antibacterial agent (silver) within the microfibers that is used for self cleaning purposes to avoid bacterial odors and mold/mildew growth.

How does e-cloth work? The e-cloth is made up of microfibers (480,000 per cm2), when wet with water it works to absorb bacteria, dirt, grime, grease and mold into the fiber voids. It traps what is picked up and then releases it when run under warm or hot water (or when put through the washing machine).

What is the microfiber cloth with silver? The Norwex EnviroCloth and other related Norwex products.

Where to buy e-cloth?Click here to go to the e-cloth website that offers all their products with free shipping in the continental US.

What is Norwex rags? Some people refer to cleaning cloths as rags so when if term Norwex rags is used they are just referring to the Norwex microfiber cleaning cloths.

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Disclaimer: For informational and educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a health concern, a medical condition, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are taking any medication please consult your healthcare provider.

Sours: https://fulfilledwellness.com/e-cloth-vs-norwex-microfiber/

Vs e reviews norwex cloth

I could spend a long time comparing all the cloths that Norwex has to offer with all the cloths that E-Cloth has to offer, but for everyone's reading sanity, let's keep this short and show each brand's two major cleaning cloths.  Both brands produce premium microfiber cloths.  And I love cleaning with them.

E-Cloth draped over Norwex. The window cloths are on top of picture.

Close up two E-Cloth General Purpose Cloths and Norwex Enviro Cloth 
What you need to know about both brands:

Norwexmakes high quality microfiber cloths.  So does E-Cloth.
Norwex is rather expensive.  E-Cloth is rather reasonable.
Norwex strands are 1/200th the diameter of an human hair.  Same with E-Cloth.
Properly used, Norwex canremove up to 99% of bacteria from a surface.  E-Cloth boastsover 99%.
Norwex has a 2-year microfiber warranty.  E-Cloth has a 3-year microfiber warranty.
Norwex a 60-day satisfaction guarantee.  E-Cloth does too, but there is no stated time-frame.
Norwex has BacLock.  E-Cloth does not.  E-Cloth used to dabble in such a feature with their Professional General Purpose cloth but ultimately decided to nix silver additives.


What does "properly used" mean?
For wet cleaning, you get the cloth wet, wring out, fold into fourths, and use each section of the cloth flatto remove the stuff from what you are cleaning, then thoroughly rinse, and continue on cleaning.  This rinsing stage can be quite long because of how much stuff gets stuffed into the cloths as you clean.  I think the research team rinsed each cloth around 7 times in order to get the 99% figure published but I can't find my print out of the study so...yeah. ;)  If you find it, please comment below.

What is BacLock?
If there is anything that has been so badly explained at Norwex parties, it is the BacLock or "silver" feature of the cloths.  I once had a consultant tell me that I would clean up vomit and then clean up another area in my house and the silver in the cloth would kill all the germs.  That is SO not true.  Please read this quote from Norwex carefully:
Then BacLock™* in the cloth goes to work to self-purify and inhibit odors from bacteria, mold and mildew growth within the cloth....The agent is solely designed to inhibit odor from bacteria, mold and/or mildew growth within the product within 24 hours.
BacLock cloths have active silver ions (AG+) embedded within their fibers.  Over time, AG+ inactivates (it does not kill) the bacteria cells within the cloth.  PLEASE understand that this a gradual process and varies based on the amount of bacteria in the cloth and the strength of the bacteria and also the wetness level of the cloth.  Do not be fooled into thinking that you can clean up vomit and then rinse and proceed to clean up another area of your home.

And while we are on the lovely subject of vomit, let's continue to my next point, which is probably the reason why I decided to write this post in the first place.

Grid snippet is from https://www.theschoolrun.com/teachers-tricks-decimals
Norwex CANNOT remove 99% of viruses! And neither can E-Cloth.
This removal claim only extends to bacteria.  Why?  Because viruses are much small than bacteria.  You should NOT be relying on microfiber alone to clean any surface in which you are concerned about viruses.  For example, the toliet or day care toys or school desks.  Viruses (like norovirus) are way too small for a microfiber cloth to pick up.The thickness of a strand of microfiber determines the size of bacteria/virus that you can remove. Going off the statement that a human hair is 100 microns across, then a E-Cloth/Norwex cloth would be .5 microns across. So that is small enough to remove most bacteria (though not all bacteria) but not small enough to remove most viruses. See this article for a more detailed description. http://www.explainthatstuff.com/microfibercloths.htmlTo learn more about sizes of pathogens, you could also read this: https://www.wqa.org/Learn-About-Water/Common-Contaminants/Bacteria-Viruses.

So, even though I LOVE microfiber because it helps me clean with just water MOST of the time, it's not my Cleaning Fairy Godmother.  I will not clean up vomit or any high-risk area of my home with microfiber.  For those areas, I use paper towels and hydrogen peroxide.

To sum up, both Norwex and E-Cloth make great microfiber cloths and either choice is high quality.  But I will say that for window cloths, I prefer E-Cloth brand AND that for baby cloths (which I use as facial cloths), I prefer the Norwex brand.  And to throw you through another microfiber loop, I also really like Microfiber Wholesale's Pro Multi-Surfacemicrofiber cloths (and they have a antimicrobial version) and they are super duper cheap and you can even have your logo printed on them and they offer free shipping.  Microfiber Wholesale is also my preferred brand for microfiber mop heads.

What about you?  What's your favorite Norwex cloth?  What's your favorite E-Cloth cloth?  Or do you have another favorite microfiber brand?
Sours: https://bluntlyreviewed.blogspot.com/2020/01/norwex-vs-e-cloth-why-premium.html
Norwex vs E Cloth - Window Cloth
Would you believe me if I told you that you could clean without chemicals and get a BETTER result?

I found out about Norwex when Emily, an awesome person/blog reader, told me about how well they had worked to clean her windows. And when you guys tell me that something is awesome-- I listen!!!

These types of cleaning products require only water to work and can clean just about any surface. I really love that these products are reusable and washable to they really reduce our environmental impact and save some money on paper towels/cleaners! Emily's story inspired me so much that I bought a bundle of Norwex products to try out. It included a window cloth, an all purpose cloth, and a dust mitten. 

But while on Amazon I saw that there was a similar brand which provided more products for less money, but didn't get quite as good of reviews as Norwex. I thought that this would be a great opportunity for a BATTLE! They cost about $20 less than the Norwex products so I wondered if the difference in cleaning would equate to the difference in cost...

Norwex vs E-cloth #Cleaning  #savetheplanet
Norwex vs E-Cloth (dun dun duuuuuun!)
1) Dust Mitten (Norwex) and Dusting Cloth (E-cloth)
The Norwex dusting glove is a lot like the Swiffer dusting products. It picks up the dust without it just being relocated which I LOVE. It even handled my pet hair dilemma which is fantastic because I have a lot of pet fur. With the Norwex, I cleaned everything and I could have kept going, but I was out of dust. (darn!)

The E-cloth worked more like a traditional duster and seemed to move the dust around rather than collected it unless you completely wet it, wring it out and the dust with it. It does a much better job this way! So if you purchase the e-cloth duster, please make sure that you get it nice and wet before you dust!

Norwex dusting glove #ecofriendly

2) All Purpose Cloth (Norwex ) vs Kitchen Cloth (E-Cloth)
The previous owners of our house must have put some voodoo magic curse on the kitchen granite because there has always been these bumpy areas. Seriously, it is the arch-enemy of my life. Nothing has ever worked to get any of it off! So, I did the obvious: I cleaned half of the bumpy areas with Norwex and the other half with E-cloth. Guess what?! It's 98% gone! These are amazing!! Just water! Seriously! Whhhhaaat?!?!

{mind blown} Pooooft!

I actually thought both product performed well, but I loved the added scrubber on the E-cloth product. The Norwex product has a ribbed side that is for scrubbing, but I liked the E-cloth scubber just a little more for tough spots. Seriously, both did great though!

3) Window Cloth (Norwex and E-Cloth)
OMG. It worked! Like Windex! Sure, it requires slightly more elbow grease than a typical spray window cleaner, but it's totally worth it! It removed pet nose stains, finger prints, dust and there were zero streaking on any window or mirror!

{sigh}I'm in love!

Both products are awesome, but I liked that you only needed one cloth for the Norwex window cleaner while you needed two (a cleaner and a polish cloth) for E-Cloth. But if we are going simply by performance-- they are just about equal.

4) And There is MORE!
The E-Cloth Home Cleaning Set also provides a stainless steel cloth, range and stovetop cloth, and a bathroom cloth which are not provided in the Norwex set.

#Clean range without chemicals and #toxinsI don't think that the stainless steel and bathroom cleaners are necessary because the Norwex "all purpose cloth" can do those functions too; but I LOVEthe range and stovetop cloth. I'd definitely recommend it for daily cleaning of the range because it totally kicks butt. Seriously.

How did I never know about this?!

It also has been tested to remove bacteria from surfaces using just the cloth and water! WTF. {mind blown x infinity}. And they last up to 300 washes! Sweet.

So what's better than function? Cost and saving the world, of course. 
If you buy the Norwex packet with all three items, it's about $50. That's less than $17 per item, but it lasts for 300 washes and you won't need to wash it every time you use it. Win.

I've made a simple math problem to help you see how you could save money:

Cleaning supplies + paper towels = money
Reusable cloths + water= savings. 
Savings in cleaning supplies = more shoes

Now that's logical, people.

Plus, it will help save the world! No more chemicals and less waste! Plus Emily told me that 13 billion tons of paper towel are tossed into our landfills every year? Isn't that crazy?! But you can make a difference! I think these cleaning cloths are a great way to be more eco-friendly.

Conclusion
So which is better? Eh. It's hard to say. They both did very well! The E-Cloth kit does have a lot of "extras", but I feel like most of them aren't necessary except the range and stovetop cloth (love it)and I don't really like extra clutter (I have enough-- trust me).

The price tag on the E-Cloth set is about $20 less than the price of the Norwex kit. Is it worth it? Personally, I prefer the Norwex duster and window cleaner just a little more than the e-cloth, but I lovethe e-cloth oven range. Oh, the choices!

Here are some links to look at the products on Amazon.com (affiliate links-- if you buy the recommended product you pay the same price and I get an Amazon commission to buy more cool stuff from Amazon to blog about. True story.)

Norwex Household Package

E-Cloth Home Cleaning Set, 8 Count

Norwex Microfiber Dusting Mitt

You can search and find products separately as well if you only want to buy one or two of the products instead of the kits!

Have you tried Norwex or E-Cloth? I would love to hear if your mind was blown as much as mine! And I have to give a big shout out to Emilyfor introducing me to the idea of using Norwex! THANK YOU!!

**If you're interested in a E-Cloth GIVEAWAY check out this post!!***


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Disclaimer: I was not paid or compensated for this review.

If you buy any of the products from my recommended Amazon links I will get a very tiny and rather small commission from Amazon (your price stays the same) which I will use to buy more stuff to blog about. True Story. 
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I’ve been using microfiber cleaning cloths for years as a chemical-free, low waste, low-cost cleaning option. I love my microfiber and tell everyone about it! Years ago, I also wrote a very popular post called cheaper alternatives to Norwex.

E-cloth is definitely cheaper than Norwex, but are you compromising on quality and cleaning ability with E-cloth? This is my in-depth, non-nonsense E-cloth vs Norwex comparison!

E-Cloth vs Norwex: What’s the difference?

E-cloth and Norwex are equally high-quality microfiber cleaning cloths that clean well with only water. The main differences are that Norwex cloths are softer feeling and contain silver, while E-cloths have been scientifically proven and are much less expensive than Norwex cloths.

Here’s a chart that breaks down the main differences and similarities between E-cloth and Norwex cloths:

Norwex

E-cloth

Fabric contents

70% Polyester 30% Polyamide

80% Polyester 20% Polyamide

Cloth Size

13.78″ x 13.78″

12.5″ x 12.5″

Fiber size

1/200 human hair

1/200 human hair

Contains Silver

Yes

No

Scientifically Proven

No

Yes

Company Founded

1994 in Norway

1995 in Sweden

Located In USA since

2011

2008

Made In

China

Indonesia, Vietnam

Warranty

2 year

300 washes (over 5 years if washed weekly)

Where to Buy

Independent Consultants

Local Stores, Amazon.com, E-cloth online

Cost (1 cloth)

$18.99

$7.99

Shipping Cost

Min. $6.95 shipping fee

Free on orders $20+

Are E-cloths as good as Norwex?

E-cloth and Norwex are made of the same materials and both clean well, removing over 99% of bacteria from surfaces. There are no major differences in their cleaning abilities.

If you want to read more about my favorite (and least favorite) e-cloth products, check out my full e-cloth review.

If you want to see my real-world comparison of an E-cloth and Norwex Enviro cloth, check out my video below. The short answer is yes, E-cloths are just as good as Norwex cloths at a MUCH lower price.

E-cloth vs Norwex - Is E-cloth general purpose cloth a good alternative to Norwex Envirocloth?

Does E-cloth carry all the same products as Norwex?

E-cloth carries exclusively microfiber items while Norwex also has other items like detergents, toothpaste, and bed sheets.

Below is a chart of some of Norwex’s most popular products and E-cloth’s equivalent product.

What makes E-cloth and Norwex different from cheap microfiber cloths?

E-cloth and Norwex microfiber cloths are made of higher quality materials and denser fibers than cheap microfiber cloths.

E-cloth is made of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide (nylon). Norwex is made of 70% polyester and 30% polyamide. Some cheap cloths are made of 100% polyester (because it’s less expensive) and don’t work nearly as well because of the type of fabric.

Higher quality microfiber cloths have millions of fibers per square inch, while cheap ones may only have thousands per square inch.

Norwex vs E-cloth, side by side

Are E-cloth and Norwex the same company?

Although E-cloth and Norwex sell similar high-quality microfiber products, they are not the same company. E-cloth started in 1995 in Sweden and then was headquartered in the UK. Norwex began in 1994 in Norway.

What is the size of Norwex microfiber?

Norwex has stated that their microfibers are 1/200 the size of a human hair, which would make each microfiber around 0.375 microns in diameter.

What is the size of an E-cloth microfiber?

E-cloth has made various statements about the size of their microfibers, but it is hard to put an exact size on it. E-cloth has said their fibers are:

  • 1/200 the size of a human hair (about 0.375 microns)
  • 1000x finer than a fiber of cotton (about 0.02 microns)
  • 1.6 million fibers per square inch

Whichever number you go by, it’s clear that the E-cloth microfibers are very small.

Do Norwex or E-cloths kill bacteria?

Both E-cloth and Norwex pick up over 99% of the bacteria on a surface but they do not kill the bacteria. The bacteria is trapped in the cloth and then can be mostly rinsed out.

Norwex cloths contain “Baclock” technology which some people think kills bacteria. In fact, Norwex itself states that Baclock is “an antibacterial agent for self cleansing purposes only. The agent is solely designed to inhibit bacterial odor, mold and mildew growth within the product.

The material that microfiber cloths are made of do not encourage bacterial growth and Norwex and E-cloth perform similarly on testing. Since there is still some bacteria in a dirty cloth, the cloths should be washed often.

Do Norwex Envirocloths or E-cloths pick up viruses?

Norwex and E-cloths may be able to pick up some viruses, but some viruses may be too small to be picked up by the microfiber. Microfiber can pick up particles that are larger than the microfibers. Almost all bacteria are larger than the high-quality microfibers, but many viruses are smaller. Therefore, microfiber cloths are unlikely to be able to pick up many viruses.

Some relative sizes to compare:

  • Human hair: 70 microns
  • Cotton fiber: 20 microns
  • Low quality microfiber: 4 microns
  • Bacteria: 0.3-5 microns
  • High Quality microfiber: 0.3 microns
  • Virus: .004 to 0.1 microns

Below is a graphic demonstrating these relative sizes.

Graphic demonstrating relative sizes of a virus, high quality microfiber, bacteria, low quality microfiber, cotton fiber, and human hair

Do E-cloths really work?

E-cloths really do work. They have been scientifically proven to remove over 99% of bacteria from surfaces. Norwex makes similar claims but does not have any scientific studies to back it up.

How much do E-cloth and Norwex cloths cost?

Norwex Envirocloths are $18.99 per cloth. E-cloth general purpose cloths are $7.99 for one or as little as $4 when you buy larger packs.

Do E cloths and Norwex have the same warranty?

Norwex offers a 2-year warranty on their microfiber cloths. E-cloth offers a warranty for 300 washes. If you washed them once per week, they would be 5.7 years, so the E-cloth warranty seems better.

What are Norwex cloths are made of?

Norwex cloth label showing 70% polyester and 30% polyamide

Norwex clothes are made of 70% polyester and 30% polyamide (nylon). They are also made from 70% recycled materials.

What are E-cloths make of?

E-cloth label showing 80% polyester and 20% polyamide

E-cloths are made of 80% polyester and 20% polyamide (nylon).

Where are Norwex product made?

Norwex products are made in China.

Where are E-cloths made?

E-cloths are made in Indonesia and Vietnam.

Where can I buy E-cloth?

You can purchase E-cloth at local stores, Amazon.com, and e-cloth.com.

You know love the convenience of Amazon.com, but I prefer to buy E-cloth from e-cloth.combecause they have the widest variety of products and often have the best prices. They also offer free shipping on orders over $20.

Woman looking suspicious at a e-cloth while also holding a Norwex cloth.

E-cloth vs Norwex: Summary

To sum everything up in this E-cloth vs Norwex review:

  • Norwex and E-cloth are equally good high-quality microfiber cleaning cloths.
  • Both Norwex and E-cloth don’t require additional cleaning products.
  • While Norwex might argue that their Baclock technology sets them apart, it makes no real difference in cleaning.
  • E-cloth is MUCH less expensive than Norwex.
  • Both Norwex and E-cloth offer warrantees, but E-cloths might be a bit better.
  • You can buy E-cloth at a variety of stores, as opposed to through Norwex consultants

I hope you found this comparison helpful! Please let me know your reviews of Norwex and E-cloth below!

Sours: https://www.smartfamilymoney.com/e-cloth-vs-norwex/


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