Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Invisible Glass: A Review and a Giveaway

First, a disclaimer:  The makers of Invisible Glass were nice enough to send me a package of products to test out in exchange for this review.  The opinions of said products in this review, however, are 100% mine.

Right, now that the legal stuff is out of the way, as you all know I've been trying really hard to get Spring cleaning done around here.  I've been having mixed success with it, although I am happy to say that shampooing the carpets about fifteen times does seem to actually be helping my son's eczema for a change, so yay!

One of my least favorite, yet most rewarding, tasks this time of year is cleaning all the glass in the house.  You know, windows, doors, deep cleaning with a Q-tip around the frames of mirrored cabinets in the bathroom (seriously if I'm the only one who is anal retentive enough to do this, please don't tell me...the shmutz that builds up just drives me nuts, what can I say?).   So, when Invisible Glass contacted me and asked if I'd like to review their products I jumped at the chance to try out ANY glass cleaning product, let alone one that would supposedly clean up streak free.

I'm taking the following from some of the cleaning tip sheets/attachments they sent me in my e-mail to give you an idea of what Invisible Glass is all about...
"It’s getting warmer and for many of us that means spring cleaning. 80% of people who spring clean will be focused on cleaning windows (, but that often means a tedious task involving squeegees, newspapers, vinegar, or unreliable soapy cleaners that leave streaky residues and more attract dust and dirt. Invisible Glass® is working hard to making glass cleaning easier!

An independent study from the Advanced Materials Research Center – the same organization that has tested Corning Glass for the past 30 years – has shown the new Invisible Glass® EZ Grip glass cleaner was the only glass cleaner tested to clean completely streak free!

Many other products clean but can’t leave glass clear. Common cleaners deposit microscopic solids from soaps, scents, and dyes that leave residues on the surface causing streaks. And what’s worse, these residues attract dust and dirt to your glass.

Invisible Glass® is designed specifically for glass surfaces. The ClearDry™ formula is free from soaps, scents, and dyes so it evaporates quickly and completely leaving your windows, doors, tables, mirrors, and other glass surfaces streak-free and clean. "
 When I finally got the products in the mail and opened up my package I looked at the can of spray and knew IMMEDIATELY what I could acid test this product on.

This, my friends, is my son's mirrored closet and it looks like this a lot because he LOVES to smear anything glass, but especially mirrors (and I honestly encourage it as at least it's making him interact with himself in the mirror, thus getting some body recognition practice in).

 I have to say that I was a bit skeptical of the product after reading the directions.  Don't use paper towels because of streaking agents, be sure to use a lint free cloth, etc.  After reading the directions and all I was wondering if perhaps this was just another glass cleaner with a new spin on it to seem more impressive by adding extra directions (okay, so I'm skeptical by nature, what can I say).  But I wanted to give the product a true test so I grabbed one of the home made dish towels I had that I knew was lint free and hadn't been washed in anything that would create streaks (we don't use fabric softener, etc) and got to cleaning.

So what were my reactions to this product?

Well first I noticed a HUGE pro with the EZ Grip Spray.  I know, I know, you can't refill it like you can a traditional spray bottle.  But, I have small hands, like teeny tiny and my pinkies in particular suffer from lack of fluid in my joints, so spray bottles can quickly become like torture devices to me as I'm cleaning.  Even aerosol spray bottles start to hurt my hands pretty quickly as I'm using them.  This bottle was a BREEZE to use, was easy to spray the trigger, wasn't hard to hold said trigger down and because it was basically an aerosol spray you got really good coverage right away when you sprayed it.  I fell in love with the bottle right away when my hands weren't immediately screaming protests to me as I was spraying.

Next I noticed that where I sprayed the spray didn't immediately start running down the closet doors so you're doing that one man race with your cleaning rag to stop it from running down the door and onto your carpet before you can get the spray to stay on your cleaning surface and go where you needed it to go.  Actually I was able to start at the top of the door and work my way down as I went and the spray was waiting for me and not the other way around, which was a really nice change of pace.    And there wasn't the noxious smell of ammonia that is so prevalent with window cleaners and I wasn't smelling that really pungent smell of vinegar either.  This spray, to me, didn't seem to have much of a scent.

The best perk I found was how the spray actually worked on greasy finger prints.  Normally with glass cleaners I'm sitting there scrubbing for what seems to be hours and getting hand cramps spraying the towel, the door/window/mirror and whatever I can so that I might get the majority of the finger prints off the surface I'm working on.  This spray, for lack of a better explanation, seemed to stick to the greasy finger prints and really cut through the grease, so cleaning them off was SO much easier than other cleaning sprays.

Check out the door after cleaning (I actually had to angle so that the panels in the door were completely visible otherwise it really did look like I was just taking a picture of the room...the door came out THAT clean).

I did have to put about three applications of the spray on the door (my son had smeared Vaseline on the door after he'd gotten moisturized a couple of makes for wonderful cleaning duties when I do his closet every week I'll tell you what), but I was able to get the door cleaned and streak free (at least to my discerning eye I couldn't find any) within ten minutes.  THAT to me was the best part.  I've never not been sitting there scrubbing at my son's closet door for less than 20 minutes, so this stuff cut my cleaning time in half!

My husband assures me the cleaning tool works fine as he immediately claimed it to clean the glass in his car  *laugh* and I've used the lens cleaner wipes they sent on my son's I-Pad screen, our TV screen and my glasses and I have to say that I have no complaints on the lens wipes.  They seem to work well, although I don't really have a lot of products to compare the product to as I don't buy lens cleaner wipes, but the product did what it said it would do.

The only cons I can really name with the Invisible Glass is the inability to refill the spray bottle with the EZ Grip bottle (but for me the pros outweigh on the cons on that, especially if you have arthritis or other conditions going on)  and also the cost as I didn't really look to see how much this stuff would normally cost to buy.  But, overall, if the cost is anywhere close to normal window cleaners (honestly, I'd pay a couple of bucks extra to get this stuff for the sake of my poor hands and really I don't see myself having to use as much of this spray as normal window cleaner, so I'm thinking one bottle will last quite a while), I'd definitely buy this as the spray does its job and does it well!

Here's a bit more information about Invisible Glass, once again taken from the attachments the company sent me for the curious :).
"About Invisible Glass:   Invisible Glass® is available at Wal-Mart in a 19oz EZ Grip spray aerosol can. Invisible Glass® is a division of Stoner Inc., a family owned company providing time-saving solutions since 1942 and proudly manufactured in the U.S.A. For more information visit"
 So, there you are folks.  My test drive of "Invisible Glass".

Would you like to test drive Invisible Glass for yourselves?  The makers of Invisible Glass were also nice enough to offer to sponsor a giveaway of the new Invisible Glass EZ Grip Spray and the Cleaning and Reaching Tool.

Contest Rules:
To enter said contest, all you have to do is leave a comment on the blog here about how you are doing on your Spring Cleaning endeavors.  If you can't make the blog work (common complaint with Blogger, unfortunately) you can enter on Facebook (you can comment after the link to this post or private message me...this contest is in no way sponsored by Facebook just as an additional disclaimer), or if you can't make any other form work, feel free to e-mail me (you can find the e-mail under the "contact" tab up top there).

Open to US residents only.   This contest will run from today 4/20/16 till  4/29/16 when I'll use to pick a winner.  The winner will then have forty eight hours in which to get back to me with their address or I will pick a new winner.  This product can not be shipped to P.O. Boxes so please keep that in mind when entering.
Good luck!

Thanks to all who participated!  This giveaway is now over!


  1. Sure, I'll enter. Our back door and the playroom door are both glass, so obviously they get lots of fingerprints from the kids (but no Vaseline thankfully). :) Their bathroom mirror also seems a magnet for toothpaste. Right now I just use a wet microfiber cloth to clean glass (no products), but my husband tends to grab the Windex.

    I've never attempted to clean my windows, so not sure what that says about me. :)

    I'm definitely interested in trying the lens wipes.

  2. I'm going to have to confess that you are much more, let's say, detailed than I am on cleaning the mirrors. :) Cool giveaway! My biggest issue with glass/mirrors is my car windshield, so I would love to try and see if that tool would help with that! my inside glass issues are mainly dog nose smears, and those are pretty easy to clean if I just clean (!), but the windshield has a film that I constantly struggle with.

  3. Your closet door looks amazing!

    Spring cleaning is off to a slow start. Have moved all bedroom furniture to dust, vacuum, and clean behind. Next is to do the same in the living room.

    Have low natural light so keeping the windows clean is a must. I have started the spring cleaning on the windows and honestly was fighting with streaks. Would love to win to give this product a try. Thank you!

  4. Wow, the closet door looks great!

    My spring cleaning endeavors...hahaha!!! I have a toddler who is like a fierce little tornado. She's a loveable ball of intense exhaustion, and while I'm cleaning one area, she's messing another up. So it's all I can do to keep up with the messes she's currently making. Plus we can't have any shelves yet, because she's a climber, so there are constatly piles of books and other small items that make the place look cluttered. It'll look nicer in a few years, I keep telling myself! :)

  5. If you call moving, spring cleaning, I'm all over it! We actually had quite a bit of the deep cleaning done by friends and family before the photos were taken and the house was being shown. I figure that we will need to do all the mirrors, etc., again when we move out, to leave it clean, but not the light fixtures again, since most of them were done so recently. So, glass cleaner would come in handy. I don't see any left in the cleaning supplies after one of my dear friends cleaned and packed up that room and decided I had enough to use left out, telling me I am out since she left me 1 of everything and packed the rest.

  6. Wow. That mirror was super clean. I would love to use this product. I have a little 16 1/2 year old dog that is almost blind and he leaves nose prints all over the sliding glass window when he is looking outside. Seems like I'm always racing the cleaner to get it cleaned up before it all ends up in the tracks of the door. Thanks for the opportunity to be in this drawing. Love your blog.

  7. My house had 5 doors that lead outside. All of them solid glass doors. There is a lot of glass in this house! My spring cleaning is slow going. I do what I can with a one year old running around, who also loves to lean up against the glass looking out.

  8. It is so hard to find a glass cleaner that does not streak! My house has the open cathedral ceilings and the ceiling is all pine, because of this we have 4 rectangular skylights to let the light in or it would get terribly dark in here. We also have 3 (1 is up high towards the ceiling for more light, that I cannot reach without a ladder...and 2 are towards the bottom) windows in our living room that are 77 inches in length and 52 inches in width, we have another in our kitchen that is the same size. We have two doors in our living room and one in our kitchen that are all open windows, the frames are the only wood. In each bedroom there are sliding glass doors (the previous owners obviously loved glass). I have 3 rescue dogs that like to look out the windows to see what the squirrels are doing, thus leaving wet puppy nose imprints constantly on my windows. We also are raising our 11 month old granddaughter who is in a walker and also crawls.....she loves to leave little wet slobbery hand prints on my windows, stove door and refrigerator door......and I have a 16 year old daughter who loves to use hairspray, which coats the mirrors in her bedroom and the main bathroom if I don't keep up on them. So as you can see, I am FOREVER cleaning glass in this house. I also, am getting ready to journey into being a daycare provider for little ones, which I'm sure will bring more hand prints. I would love to try something new to see what could stand up against this house, it's always frustrating spending money on new products when you don't even know if they will work or not. It would be fun to try something new :)

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! We started spring cleaning here, but we haven't seen the heavy green/ yellow pollen yet which kicks all of our cleaning into high gear. This kit would sure make it easier to clean the car windows every day.

  10. Spring cleaning was going well, and I was planning a massice dejunking yard sale for the 30th....then sat, about 5 miles from our house, a forest fire started in the shenandoah national park. Its now over 6000 acres, snowing ash and thick smoke in our area. Its seeping in the house and my gosh its dusty!!! Were it not for the air purifier my mom loaned me, we'd all have stinging eyes still. Im not sure how I'll desmoke the house, maybe once its over fresh air, but the gosh!!at least its moving away from our house. But i got amazing pictures at night. Looked like volcanoes.

    I agree with the interest in the lens wipes! My bi ys sneeze or just get other ick on the tanlets and phones and its kind of gross.

  11. What an amazing difference in that mirrored door! Spring cleaning is off to a slow start this year and windows are something I dread, so this giveaway will come in handy if I win. :)

  12. Spring cleaning...spring cleaning???? I like what Sarah said above so I am saying it also, "The dust and dirt in my house is because of a forest fire down the street". Yep. That is my story and I am sticking to it.

  13. As has been the case for many years, spring cleaning is further behind then it should be. Sometimes it doesn't get done until June and other times, not at all.

  14. one time I was cleaning my front door know; rubbing my hand back and forth and so on. people walked down the sidewalk and waved to me. it was so funny and I laugh everytime I think of it

  15. i am doing great on my Spring cleaning thanks to Invisible glass. It makes the outside and inside of my windows shine. And it is not just for glass.

  16. It's kind of slow in coming. So that a lot to do I just try to take a room at a time so I don't feel so overwhelmed. Thanks for a great blog good read

  17. I haven't done much spring cleaning but I have done some organizing. This reminds me our windows need cleaned........