About Dutch Glow

Dutch Glow claims to be a wood restorer derived from a 100-year-old Amish formula that cleans, polishes, and nourishes for a long-lasting shine. They boast it reveals the wood’s natural beauty, works on painted surfaces, and removes waxy buildup.

Dutch Glow is brought to you by SAS Group, a direct marketing company based in Tarrytown, NY who has been pushing the product actively during the past few months. They are not accredited or rated by the Better Business Bureau, which the BBB claims is due to a lack of information about the company at the time of this writing.

How Dutch Glow Works

Dutch Glow also goes under the moniker Amish Wood Milk, ostensibly because it was invented by Amish woodworkers (and has a white color.) They state its “simple” ingredients break down years of wax buildup from using other polishes, revealing the furniture’s natural glow. However, we've accumulated numerous Dutch Glow Reviews that contradict that claim.

To use Dutch Glow, apply on any wood surface and wipe with a cloth. They brag it’s like a magician on cabinets, making grease, smoke stains, and fingerprints disappear. They claim you can also restore wood antiques and get rid of crayon marks left by the kids in a similar fashion. Their video shows before-and-afters of a variety of wood products, all appearing to be dramatically brought back to life with a stroke of Dutch Glow. Again, numerous complaints state otherwise.

Dutch Wood Glow use is suggested on oak, cherry, pine, maple, or teak and implore you to join the generations of sportsmen who trust Dutch Glow on their wood (which appears to adorn shotgun handles and duck decoys.)

Each Dutch Glow Order includes:

  • 1 12 oz bottle Dutch Glow Amish Wood Milk
  • 1 bottle with floor nozzle “free” (extra S & P)
  • Jumbo Microfiber Polishing Cloth

Dutch Glow Pricing, Shipping, and Returns

Dutch Glow retails for $10 plus $7.95 S & P but they automatically double your order (and throw in a floor nozzle and microfiber cloth) “free” and charge an additional $7.95 processing. In addition there is a $2 “web surcharge fee” on all orders, making the total $27.90 for 2 bottles of Dutch Glow. (By clicking “process order” you are also signing an arbitration agreement.) They state you have 30 days to try Dutch Glow. If you find that dust (or down pillows) is still building up on your furniture (or any other reason) they claim you can return it for a refund; however, you have to pay to ship it back, and the $17.90 in processing fees will not be returned.

Our Dutch Glow Review: We've tried it!

After all the brouhaha from our readers, we at HighYa decided to try out Dutch Glow ourselves. It was purchased from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $9.99 plus tax, so luckily we didn't have to deal with the excessive shipping fees and up-selling tactics mentioned in the next section.

Dutch Glow Packaging

The first issue we noticed was the fact that the sprayer didn’t work – this was something another reviewer also experienced. We took the nozzle off, cut the tube shorter and screwed it back into the Dutch Glow bottle, which seemed to solve the problem.

Next, as the instructions indicated, we sprayed the Dutch Glow onto a wooden table surface and kitchen cabinets, wiping with a clean dry cloth.

The thick liquid that came out of the bottle did indeed clean the table and cabinets reasonably well. But we think it’s more of the elbow grease and dry cloth that did the trick – almost any other cleaning solution, including water, would do the same thing.

To prove this point, we asked an unbiased observer (OK, it was my wife) to take a look at a kitchen cabinet sprayed and cleaned with Dutch Glow and one simply wiped down with a cloth. The result? She couldn’t tell the difference.

Dutch Glow is not gooey, messy, nor oily. In fact, it did not leave any streaks, which are all pluses. Dutch Glow doesn’t seem to be as horrible a product as some of the reviewers have indicated. But is it GREAT and lives up to the HYPE? Well, not really.

And, if you keep reading, you will see the MANY minuses people who purchased Dutch Glow have said they experienced. 

Bottom Line: Is Dutch Glow a Scam?

First of all, there are some unsupported claims by this product. There is no evidence that it is a century-old formula invented by the Amish (an old-fashioned Christian sect known for their rejection of technology and, apparently, their glowing furniture.) In fact, they don’t even list its ingredients at all.

Secondly, if you were planning on going the route of ordering Dutch Glow through the website or telephone, think again. The shipping and processing fees are more expensive than the product itself, a “red flag” for us at Highya. That means, even if you do not like the product you will be in the hole for your initial fees, plus what it costs to ship back. And let’s not forget you are also signing an arbitration agreement when you buy, preventing you from traditional legal recourse. 

What The Highya Customer Reviews Say about Dutch Glow

Many of the 150+ reviews on our site complain of long delivery times, horrible customer service, a TON of additional up-selling during the Dutch Glow purchase, telemarketers bombarding you, and stories of getting charged more than expected tell us that it's better to not buy online from their website.

If you still want to try Dutch Glow, we recommend going the route of purchasing directly from a local retailer (like we did at Bed, Bath & Beyond).

Next, as a friendly suggestion, don’t set high expectations for this product. As we mentioned, it will do some cleaning about the same any ordinary cleaning solution applied with a dry cloth would – it’s not “magic!” If your furniture has scratches and other stains, it will be quite difficult to remove them with Dutch Glow alone, in spite of what the commercial promises.

Readers have given Dutch Glow 1.5 stars, but the vast majority of them are frustrated with the customer service, extremely high shipping charges, and absurd refund policies. If Dutch Glow was being evaluated on the product alone, we would say it deserves at least 2.5 stars if not 3.

What do you think? Agree or disagree? Let us know below!

272 Customer Reviews for Dutch Glow

Average Customer Rating: 1.5
Rating Snapshot:
5 stars: 14 4 stars: 9 3 stars: 6 2 stars: 13 1 stars: 230
Bottom Line: 10% would recommend it to a friend
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  • Rip off

    • by Joyce,
    • Front Royal, VA,
    • Mar 29, 2015

    This product is no better than warm soapy water. I was very disappointed. I wrote the company to complain and they didn't bother to respond. Guess they already knew the product was bogus. Oh well. There goes $10 down the drain.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 1 out 1 people found this review helpful

    My experience with this company

    • by Nancy Koecke,
    • Tacoma, Wa,
    • Mar 26, 2015

    My experience with this company was not a good one. I ordered a 10.00 kit and the next thing I knew is they took 78.68 out of my account. I immediately called them and they said when it arrives just do not open it. So I did in a few weeks later. They returned 40.00 to my account so I called immediately. They said oh you have to call our return specialist. I did and she told me there's no mistake 38.68 was for shipping and handling. I said I did not order this, she argued with me that I had in fact ordered it, and so I paid 38.86 for nothing and the lady was very rude!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Scam when calling the # on TV

    • by Lou,
    • Vermont,
    • Mar 24, 2015

    DO NOT ever call the telephone number listed on TV. You will NOT get a person - YOU GET A RECORDING that asks for your credit card # first and then the recording does not let you order 1 bottle. I finally had to hang up after the recording went into 20 other offers and it would not stop. I had no idea what I was being charged. I finally got the customer service # 855-721-3351 and she said I was charged $45.85 for a $10.00 offer. Don't do business with these scammers!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Don't waste your money!

    • by Andrew Palmer,
    • Minneapolis, MN,
    • Mar 12, 2015

    I inadvertently ordered this twice so I ended up with four bottles of the stuff. Neither pump sprayer worked; it seemed that the viscous fluid was simply too thick to apply this way. When I applied the product to a damp, cotton dish rag, it worked okay, but not nearly as well as expected. When my four bottles are gone (in about ten years) I will go back to the more commonly known oil soap we have all seen at the supermarket.

    This stuff is way over-priced to be sure, I feel duped; perhaps I should see if they will offer me a refund...

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 6 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Dutch glow wood milk review

    • by Seth Jacob,
    • Albuquerque, MN,
    • Mar 11, 2015

    Do not buy this product. It does not deliver on what the commercials claim. Any standard household cleaner will do as good of a job or even better. Additionally, the website is designed to get a quick sale with no way to review your order before confirming the purchase. Also, there is no way to reach a human being at the so called customer service phone number and I know because I tried five times. Big regret.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 4 out 6 people found this review helpful

    Dutch glow

    • by Lee,
    • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,
    • Mar 9, 2015

    I saw the commercials on TV and had been looking for a cleaner that would take out water spots and small scratches. I had recently bought an antique bedroom set for a very good price because of the water spots. I cleaned it once with Dutch glow and saw it was much better but still not what I had hoped for. After reading the instructions, it said that I might have to do it twice. So I did it again and I was so surprised. It came out so shiny and beautiful. No water spots and just a beautiful glow.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Doesn't live up to its promise.

    • by Janet Marshall,
    • Ontario, Canada,
    • Mar 8, 2015

    Firstly, I had a problem removing the cap. Eventually the cap came off and I inserted the spraying nozzle and tube which doesn't work. I poured some onto my dining room table which has a white ring and some scratches which I was anxious to get rid of. After much rubbing and buffing, I noticed that the white ring and scratches remained so I repeated the treatment four more times without success. I would not recommend this product to anyone.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 3 out 3 people found this review helpful

    Worked great for me!

    • by JP,
    • Jacksonville, Florida,
    • Mar 5, 2015

    My home burned and the pieces I pulled out of the rubble were covered in soot. I was able to clean off the soot and several pieces that were not burned or scorched were totally restored. I didn't have to rub a lot either. The other pieces I cleaned in order to get ready to paint with chalk paint. I was very happy with the results and the wood pieces look great.

    Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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  • 5 out 5 people found this review helpful

    Ordering process is a rip off.

    • by Karen Kutruff,
    • Pennsylvania,
    • Mar 4, 2015

    I have not even received the product yet, but I can tell you the ordering process is a rip off. The bonus items are a rip off. You can't opt out of them and then they charge you $7.99 for shipping and handling to get something you don't even want.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 7 out 7 people found this review helpful

    Ordering Dilemma

    • by Sheila Wallace,
    • Middle River, MD,
    • Mar 3, 2015

    I tried to order product and did but canceled the order because of the automatic ordering process! It took more than 20 minutes and I wasn't sure what I ordered! They kept trying to sell me magazines, trips, coupons to shop with for money charged on my account, and all their other items from Amish Glow! I kept saying no but I think they had me down for more than one order! It was so aggravating!

     So I called customer service and they said call back in two hours to cancel! This is ridiculous and after all that I found out, I can buy Dutch Glow in the store! Everyone listen, don't order this product as it's a waste of time!

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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  • 9 out 9 people found this review helpful

    It's a lie and doesn't work!

    • by Donna,
    • Suburban Chicago, IL.,
    • Mar 1, 2015

    I purchased this Dutch Glow and I can tell you, I am SORRY that I did. It's a total lie! It doesn't work on white rings and it sure didn't make my furniture look any better. The only reason I didn't return it was because it would have cost me even more money to send it back. I gave it away. Don't waste your money.

    Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend

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