The makers of Dutch Glow claim that companies who sell furniture wax have been lying for decades because in order for the wax to work, you have to keep adding more and more layers to get a false shine, leaving a sticky residue with each layer that attracts dust.
Dutch Glow, on the other hand, actually cleans the wood, letting its natural beauty show through, without covering it with anything. It’s allegedly based on a century-old Amish formula for caring for wood that is called “Amish Wood Milk.”
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Although the Dutch Glow promotional video contains endorsements from someone who is billed as a cleaning professional and a tanning booth addict who sells wood floors and furniture, there are no actual consumer reviews online yet.
Dutch Glow Features
The simple ingredients in Dutch Glow (which are not listed on the website) supposedly break down years of wax buildup on wood surface, which lets the wood look more natural. For example, water rings on wooden surfaces are usually caused by discoloration in the wax buildup, the product’s promotional video claims. Since Dutch Glow removes wax buildup, it easily removes water rings along with it. It also gets rid of cooking grease, smoke stains and fingerprints from kitchen wood and any painted wood in your home.
The makers claim that because Dutch Glow actually repels dust, you’ll need to clean wood less often, saving you time. And it cleans, polishes and nourishes all kinds of woods: oak, cherry, pine, maple, teak and hickory.
Dutch Glow Pricing, Shipping & Return Policies
Dutch Glow can be purchased for $10, plus $7.95 shipping and handling, for a total of $17.95. However, you are forced to also take a second bottle of the stuff for an additional $7.95, meaning the minimum amount of your purchase will be $25.90. For that, you get two 12 ounce bottles of Dutch Glow. (One of the bottles comes with a “special” floor nozzle.)
(Neither the promotional video nor the website actually list the size of the bottles. This is taken from the photographs provided on the website.)
Dutch Glow is claimed to be covered by a 30-day money back guarantee that will get you your purchase price back, but not your shipping and handling, meaning you’ll receive less than half your money back if you decide to return the product. You will also have to pay to ship it back.
To return the product, return it to the address listed below and include your complete name, address, daytime telephone number and email address inside the return package when returning the item.
400 Returns Rd.
Wallingford, CT 06494
Bottom Line – Is Dutch Glow a Scam?
It’s a bit suspicious that this particular company managed to get a “century old” Amish wood cleaning formula and are mass producing now. Now, truth be told, since Dutch Glow is an "As Seen On TV" product afterall, chances are that you will be able to purchase a much more effective product at your local Wal-mart or Target. There is nothing "Amish" in this formula as it's simply done as a marketing gimmick. In addition, If you perform an internet search for “Amish wood cleaning,” you’ll also find plenty of suggestions for natural wood care. Or you can search for “natural wood cleaning formula” and get dozens of recipes. Or you could take the risk with Dutch Glow, if you’re willing to spend at least $15.90 on it (the amount of your total shipping) even if it doesn’t work.
To what's the final take on Dutch Glow? This isn't an official "Scam". However, the scam word has been thrown around substantially in the reviews you'll see below as people were simply unpleased with this product and the entailed shipping charges. In addition, there's quite a bit of hassle when you attempt to process a return with these guys (or any As Seen on TV product in that matter). Again, there is nothing in Dutch Glow that you cannot get at your local store.
Don't waste your hard earned money
Typical TV product..There is no such thing as Amish wood milk. When will people learn to use the internet to check out products before they buy. They make a good portion of profit from shipping and handling charges..if you return the product they still collect more than half of total customer charge..
Water would be more effective.
Doesn't do a think - I had a stain from putting a bowl of hot rice on the table for a few seconds, and it left a milky white ring ... According to the TV commercial, you just spray the product and it removes the stain. The instructions on the bottle say you may need to repeat more than once. I sprayed 6 times, and I leave the bottle by the coffee table and spray and wipe each time I sit down, but the stain is still there. I will try something else, perhaps a polish or stripper, and I don't doubt the stain is actually in the built up was, but the product does nothing.
The other part of the scam is that they pad your order with other products you didn't order and even if you explicitly check that you don't want the additional products, they still include it and then bill you 7.95 additional for each product plus a 2.00 charge on top of all that for shipping and handling. My total bill came to 27.95 for a couple of small bottles I don't want. To return them, I would lose around $16.00 for S&H plus I would have to ship them at my expense.
Anytime a company forces you to buy something you don't really want (like an extra bottle or a polishing cloth) and claims that it is impossible for them to sell you just one, you know something is wrong. I called in to order because I didn't want to pay the ridiculous $2 web surcharge (what company charges people to order online?) and was told that I could not buy only one! Why would I spend nearly $16 in shipping for something I don't want? The scam is getting ripped off by the shipping costs. Don't do it!
Beware that a $2.00 'web processing' surcharge will be added to your order and you will not see this until it is too late to bail out. You will also have at least a half- dozen add-on sale requests that you will have to decline before finally confirming your order for your original bottles. If this product was so good and in such high demand, I do not think this is the way they would have to market this item.
I was so excited to get this product and try it out on my grandmothers antique dining set. I expected it to bring new life back to it. I should have known it was too good to be true. As seen on TV items usually are. Dutch glow did nothing more than any other furniture polish you can buy at target. Plus my furniture has the same amount of dust on it one week later as it usually does with my target furniture polish. Don't waste your money. It's not even worth returning for your money back since you're still responsible for shipping costs. Remember the product is only "$10" the shipping one way is $18. It's also pretty ironic that you get a "free" bottle just pay separate shipping.....they come shipped together.
I am usually NOT sucked into commercials on TV that try to sell a product. What really enticed me was that it was supposed to, "repel dust". My house needs to be dusted every other day so of course I'd LOVE a product that could accomplish that!
Fortunately, I read these reviews. I had already placed my order. First, I tried to use: firstname.lastname@example.org, but was unable to send it because evidently that address isn't correct. Interesting!! I was able however to call the number given on their website and cancel my order without a problem.
I rated it average because I never really used the product but wanted to share my experience and not short change the merchandise. I might still try the product when it's sold in stores.
I placed an order for 1 bottle for $10 on their website and as I tried to close the purchase, they bombarded me with a large size bottle (40 oz), and other products not related to this cream...I kept clicking "no" and end up with having to tell them almost 10 "no's" I ended up with over $91 of purchase...
I decided - still to go ahead with it. My fault. I was lucky, I gave them my AMEXCO cc that saved me. I received a call about 10 days later by a man requesting my permission to place the order, he asked for my cc number again. I got very suspicious and decided to cancel the entire order. He tried to follow up with some free bees offers I refused. I warned him, I am paying w/ Amexco and if I see any charge to my account, I would have it reversed by AMEXCO. He got the message.
Sofar, they have not attempted to charge my credit card. This is definitely a scam. Scandalous.
A sucker born every minute
This review is from: Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk Wood Cleaner (Kitchen) Like all the other suckers who take the bait on TV "specials", we took the bait but then got hooked. After buying the special you not only are required to say no, no, no, no, no, no, no, to numerous other good deals, but when you print out the bill, they've charged you another $7.95 for the extra "free" bottle and then add insult to injury by charging you a "web processing fee" of $2.00. My initial order of $10.00 plus $7.95 shipping and processing fee turned into $27.90. When I called to cancel the order they said it takes 4 hours for computer processing and I have to call back to get it cancelled. So I called my credit card company who set up a block on the charge.
I've had pretty much the same experience as everybody else as far is this product is concerned. However I just wanted to offer a tip/suggestion to anyone who is interested in buying a product advertised as "As Seen On TV".
Almost all of these products can be found in local stores such as Walgreens or even Toys R Us (and not just toys!). I would suggest seeking these items out locally so that you do not have to pay shipping charges and would have a much easier time returning them if you don't like them.
And for the record, I could not find this product locally and broke my own rule about ordering things off of TV.
I ordered Dutch glow on line and I was charge extra fees, I ordered the 10.00 dollar value and being charged $27.97, then they called and said they wanted permission to bill me monthly for member fees, and promise me free gas gift cards and free this and that, I quickly called them back to cancel my order and all of those offers. I told them to return the money back into my account. I contacted my bank to block them from taking anymore money out of my account.
Yes I believe they are a scam. Now they are suppose to return the money back into my account. I sense the order was canceled before they shipped it. Stay away from seen on tv products they try to suck you in on other stuff and over charge, you can get the seen on tv stuff at walmart, kroger.s and other stores .
Does not work. The video they show on the home page is a fiasco. It doesn't work Tried it on a 34 year old hope chest, a 60 year old table and 2 15 year old end tables.
No real difference.
Company's Shipping and Handling Toal Rip-off.
I purchased this on line not knowing it was on TV as well. When my order came I had 12 bottles and a bill for $131.20, shipping and handling was $79.40 more than the cost of the product. I called and she told me I would get my shipping and handling back. I'm not sure I can believe her. First of all I think the website is rigged, I never wanted 12 bottles and not sure how I ended up with that many, When I called she said I had put two orders in, which one she cancelled. Total rip-off..
horrible shipping (processing) prices!
Anyone thinking about ordering The Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk from t.v. DON'T! The ad says $10.00 and get the 2nd one free plus shipping and processing (which is $7.95) if you order a 2nd set you get the product for $7.95 plus shipping is only $3.95. O.K. a little pricy but not too bad.
NO place to edit your cart or see you total before you're charged. $84.55. I called them my total was only $35.99. Why was I being charged $84.55...I was told that's the shipping and PROCESSING cost.
My order showed $7.95 x2 (didn't even get the discount) and then subtotal of $35.99. Total $84.55. Seriously these guys are dishonest and they accuse furniture polish manufacturers of being dishonest!
DO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT unless you want to pay almost $50.00 for processing on top of shipping.
I have an Amish neighbor that is a furniture maker. I asked him about his product and he said all the Amish furniture makers use two products only, Stain and finish with pure Bee's Wax and nothing else.
He's about 80 years old and has been doing this for over 65 years so I trust him very much.
The Dutch Glow is just another T V scam.
STAY AWAY FROM THIS PRODUCT!!!!
These people are awful, they have NO right to use the good name of the amish to distribute junk and con people into wasting money. I'm not amish but I'm sure they don't want our need people like "dutchglow." 8 weeks in and all I got was a card saying they were out. I can't believe I fell for an As seen on tv type ad. Everything sold on tv infomercials is crap and we all know it. Save your money, don't fund these con artists.
I inherited a beautiful old house full of wood and antiques. I used the products on every surfaces and had to order more. Now the historic house really shine and the unique spiral staircase so sparkling. Its truly amazing like-new experience. Its worth the money!
Total scam. This company should be shut down for false advertising.
Amish name used without permission in another scam
As a former Amish person I can assure you, there is no such thing as "Amish wood milk". Dutchglow, which is in no way associated with the Amish, is using their name and reputation without their permission to promote a falsely named product.
I started to place this order but I backed out, because it was too much money. This invoice only shows 20.00 in product. How can the total be 53.80? Is this the way you all do business? People look at the product then back because they refuse to pay this much money. But what I didn't know is I couldn't back out of the order. I hit all the no buttons, I didn't want anything added to my order but I got it anyway. People should have the right to change their minds if the cost is more than they want to pay.
Don't water you money, use real milk!
Gargage plain and simple. Better off using real milk to clean your cabinets. SCAM. BEWARE