By Bob Difley
When I recently reviewed Sta-Bil Rust Stopper, a product from the Gold Eagle Company, I found out that the company had quite a variety of products, many of which were formulated for the automotive industry. I found several products in their 303 brand line (they’ve been formulating products since 1980) that would be of interest to the RVing community and asked for samples to evaluate.
The first I tried was the Grill Cleaner & Degreaser that is used for cleaning both charcoal and gas grills from the remains of barbecuing. I barbecue frequently and though I clean my grill before every cooking session, a buildup persists. Over time it does get a bit grungy (photo left).
I followed the product directions of spraying it on the grill and letting it stand for 1 to 2 minutes, but it was suggested that the time could be increased for more stubborn buildups (which mine was) so I gave it an extra minute or so. Then I scrubbed the grill with my grill brush, reapplied, waited another 2 minutes, and followed with a wet rag wipe down. Look at the before (left) and after (right) pictures to see the results. I don’t think my grill has been that clean since I first used it about three years ago. The grill cleaner now lives with my BBQ supplies where it remains handy for more frequent cleaning.
The next product I tried was the Multi-Surface Cleaner, a canister of wet-wipes designed to clean any water-safe surface, such as fabrics, upholstery, plastics, metals, vinyl, rubber and stainless steel. For my test, I chose my stainless steel refrigerator, which always seemed to show a lot of fingerprints and other messy reminders from opening and closing the doors with hands involved with various cooking steps. The wipes also proved up to their claims, as I was able to restore it to pristine – and fingerprint-free – cleanliness. Now I’ll wait and see how long it takes for the messy-hand crew to warrant another cleaning.
I have two more products to test, Stain Guard for stain protection on indoor fabrics, and Stain Guard for Auto Fabrics & Carpets. These will require time – spraying the surfaces to be tested, then analyzing their stain prevention at a later date – so these results will come in a future review.
You can see the rest of the Gold Eagle Products here.