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.
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, 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.
To quickly sum it up, a tremendous comination of numerous reviews stating long delivery times, horrible customer service, a TON of additional up-selling during the Dutch Glow purchase, telemarketers bombarding you, stories of "getting charged more than needed" and the fact that the product doesn't work as promised tends to lead us toward a conclusion that it's better to stay away.
If all that doesn’t convince you to not buy this product, the titles of the majority of the reviews (“Scam”, “Don’t Waste Your Money”, “Buyer Beware”) should.