Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on June 5, 2016
I bought this Rubbermaid carrier at the same time as the "Akro-Mils 09185 BLUE Plastic Tote Caddy, 14-Inch by 18-Inch by 9-Inch, Blue", link here:

So, which one is better? Both were asking for the exact same price. That's why I bought both to try and determine which one is better. Here's the result of the side by side comparison:

This product is definitely smaller than the comparison blue carrier, first of all. This carrier will hold 8 bottles of the STANDARD sized spray bottle for commercial cleaning product, nonetheless, so it is as advertised. However, it ONLY holds those STANDARD sized spray bottle commonly seen in professional cleaning, car washing, etc. Those bottles are round standard size intended for you to pour in commercially made concentrated solutions and dilute with water. Most homes don't have those unless you specifically buy them.

If your primary intent for this carrier is to hold 8 of those bottles, you are in luck. This is the perfectly sized carrier for that purpose. However, if your intent is general home use, you will run into problems. That's why I believe the other tote is better:

First and foremost, not all typically commercially sold products in stores are standard sized. Example, Windex or 409 are in oval shaped spray bottles, not round. It is difficult to fit those oval shaped bottles into round holes. Secondly, let's take a look at the typical list of cleaning products at home: Windex or similar window and surface cleaner, these won't fit. 409-like kitchen and grease remover, again, won't fit. You can fit those bottles sideways but it gets awkward. Soap scum remover in bathroom - some will fit, some won't. Chlorox cleaning wipes - the plastic container is too big, absolutely won't fit in the tote. Paper towels - unless the roll is down to it's last 1/2 or 1/3, it won't fit.

So, there you have it, 80% of the typically bought products from your favorite stores will not fit inside this tote, whereas they will fit other blue tote/carrier pretty well. The paper towel is still hard to fit the large carrier unless you squeeze the towel roll a little.

Therefore I don't recommend this product for general home use. I recommend this only for those people who wants to carry 8 identically sized spray bottles at the same time. For the rest of us who have a large variety of store-bought products, your better bet is to go with the other equally priced Akro-Mils tote. My honest opinion. Thanks!
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