Forget about Kramer vs Kramer – that’s old hat.
Now we have three products bearing the BAM name – but some work better than others, and all is not as it seems…
We have the trigger pack shower cleaner:
We have the BAM Aerosol shower cleaner:
And we have the BAM Easy Off oven cleaner
Now the first thing you’d think is that the shower cleaners are basically the same product, but just in different packs.
Not so – the trigger contains sulphamic acid and the aerosol contains alkaline salts. In other words, the trigger is acidic and the aerosol is alkaline.
This makes no sense at all!
Soap scum and bathroom scale are both alkaline, and so a shower cleaner has to be acidic, and for this reason, the BAM trigger is by far and away the best shower cleaner on the market.
So why isn’t the aerosol acidic as well? Probably because it would create can corrosion issues, even with a double laminated tin-plate can. Essentially, acids are off-limits in aerosol cans.
So they put a couple of surfactants in with some caustic soda (which is an excellent general purpose formula for anything other than soap scum) and hope you won’t notice that it won’t remove the soap scum!
But guess what – it’ll make an excellent all-purpose cleaner for fatty stains on clothes and carpets!
That’s right – if you have a fatty stain on something, squirt on some BAM aerosol and wash it out.
Tomorrow we’ll look at the oven cleaner