Standard counter spills and grime are easily wiped away. However, Force of Nature is very much like your standard, multi-purpose spray: Things requiring elbow grease will require just as much effort. (Crayon marks on vinyl floors, for example? Scrubbing helped more than the spray.)
However, there was one instance where it really came in handy: cleaning a burnt pan. I had a scorched ceramic-coated nonstick skillet that seemed beyond hope; I’d tried soaking it and scrubbing it to no avail. Out of curiosity, I sprayed Force of Nature on the dry pot, let it sit for about 20 minutes, then wiped it down. At first, nothing. Ugh. So I poured an inch of water into the pan and brought it to a boil for a few minutes. I removed it from the heat, let the water cool, and poured it out. When the pot dried, the scorched food had curled away from the pan, leaving a slight outline of salt from the Force of Nature spray. It easily wiped away in one swipe. Could I have achieved similar results from a little baking soda and water, if I’m being honest? Probably. But since I already had the spray handy, I figured I might as well put it to use.
The Bottom Line: I’ll stick with Force of Nature for a while. It’s meeting my needs, and while having a two-week expiration on my cleaning supplies is a bit fussy, I love that it’s all-natural and easy to use.
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