Top critical review
on November 2, 2012
I needed something to clean my engineered quartz and this product was recommended by Dupont as having been tested and found safe for my countertops. I have asthma and allergies and this product is so heavily perfumed that it made me sick. I tried to use it 5 or 6 times, including holding my nose and it gave me asthma and a headache that lasted 2 days. There are many hundreds of thousands of people across the country who are sensitive to fragrances who will not be able to use this product. I have used 409 All Purpose Cleaner for 30 years but was told by the salesperson that it and most other general purpose cleaners were not safe for engineered quartz. She said to use only her very expensive polish.
I have 30 LINEAR FEET (not square feet) of Zodiaq engineered quartz; it cost a fortune to buy and install. I do not want to damage it. I emailed the company about the problem with the fragrance and the response was sorry about this, just pick out something else in the cleaning department. Had I done that I could have damaged my countertops.
I wrote to Windex and they suggest Windex Multi-surface Antibacterial Cleaner as having been tested and found safe for my countertops. It does have a citrus scent but I can use it without getting sick.
I am disappointed that 409 has produced such a perfummy product that so many people will not be able to use. Why put perfume in a cleaning product?