NanoBlast cleaner uses “cutting edge sanitization technology” to eliminate germs on all hard and soft surfaces for five full days, without harsh chemical odors. It even works on dishtowels, rugs, and sponges!
Because NanoBlast helps repel stains and smudges from hard surfaces, while resisting finger marks on stainless steel, it works great as an everyday cleaner, too. And the more you use NanoBlast, the more it protects surfaces, without changing its appearance or texture.
In order to use NanoBlast, the process works over 3 simple steps:
- Wipe the surface clean with a microfiber cloth.
- Spray NanoBlast directly onto the cloth.
- Apply the product to the surface, thoroughly wiping in a crisscross fashion.
If you’re looking for something that’s more effective and lasts days longer than other cleaners, and that can be used in your home, auto, boat, RV, or workspace, NanoBlast claims to deliver.
But is NanoBlast all it’s cracked up to be? Is it even safe to use in the first place? Let’s start answering all your questions by learning exactly what NanoBlast is.
What is NanoBlast Made From?
In a hurry? Here’s the short answer: NanoBlast appears to be a proprietary formulation, so there’s no way to know exactly what it contains.
Interested in everything we learned? Here’s the detailed answer: This is essentially all we’re told about NanoBlast on the sanitizer’s website:
“NanoBlast creates a nanoscale layer which is about 1/500th the width of a human hair, or 50-80 billionths of a meter…that adheres to surfaces, penetrating at a sub-microscopic level, holding the sanitizing ingredients on the surface which helps prevent the growth of germs, mold and mildew for FIVE DAYS!
The commercial/industrial version of Nano Blast Cleaner & Sanitizer is being used in hospitals, offices, airplanes and many other locations.”
What ingredients does it contain? How exactly do these ingredients repel microbes and make cleaning easier? We’re simply not told.
We did learn that a trademark was filed in 2001 (now abandoned) for a product named NanoBlast under the classification “Anti-microbial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-sporicidal and anti-bacterial preparations, solutions and emulsions for the treatment of infectious disease.” The trademark application was filed by a company named NanoBio Corporation, although there wasn’t any mention of the product on their website at the time of our research.
In many instances, these polymers are applied to surfaces directly from the manufacturer (hospital equipment, for example), although sprays like NanoBlast seem to be popping up with increasing frequency (such as GermBlocker).
If you try searching online for similar products, you’ll find that they’re often priced slightly higher than NanoBlast, but claim to offer longer antimicrobial protection (e.g. 30 days). Is this how long you can realistically expect NanoBlast to work?
Will NanoBlast Really Work for 5 Days?
Again, since we’re not told anything about NanoBlast’s ingredients, there’s no way to know.
However, keep in mind that, “One major disadvantage of antimicrobial polymers is that macromolecules are very large and thus may not act as fast as small molecule agents. Biocidal polymers that require contact times on the order of hours to provide substantial reductions in pathogens, really have no practical value.”
In other words, although NanoBlast may kill bacteria for 5 days, how long will it take to start working?
Again, taking a look at NanoBlast’s FAQ:
“The best way for most sanitizers to maximize the killing of germs is to leave the product wet on the surface for up to 10 minutes to allow the ingredients to do their job. Nano Blast Cleaner & Sanitizer is no different in this regard, as far as immediate cleaning, but then goes on to protect the surface for 5 days.”
What you’ll notice here is that the manufacturer doesn’t specifically state how long it takes NanoBlast to start killing germs. Yes, we’re told it needs to sit for 10 minutes in order to protect the surface and provide “immediate cleaning,” but not how long it will take to provide antimicrobial properties—only that it can protect for up to 5 days.
Regardless of how long NanoBlast takes to work, if you live outside Canada, you’re out of luck.
Why Isn’t NanoBlast Available in the United States?
At the time of our research, NanoBlast was only available to Canadian residents. According to the cleaner’s website, “The commercial version of this product, which Nano Blast Cleaner & Sanitizer is powered with, has Health Canada approval which is a Drug Identification Number or DIN.” We’re also told that NanoBlast does not contain alcohol, PDCBs, aldehydes, or phenols.
But why, exactly, is NanoBlast not available in the US?
We simply don’t know, whether the manufacturer chose not to sell NanoBlast in the U.S., if its water-based formula contains ingredients that are banned, or if they simply hadn’t received approval from the U.S. government yet.
If you’re Canadian and are interested in giving NanoBlast a try, how much will it set you back?
How Much Does NanoBlast Cost?
One bottle (250ml) of NanoBlast is priced at $19.99 plus $7.95 S&H, although you’ll be able to purchase a second bottle (and a bonus 12” X 12” microfiber cloth) at checkout for an additional $8.95 S&H.
However much you purchase, NanoBlast comes with a 60-day refund policy (which is fairly unusual within the ASOTV industry), less S&H charges. What’s this mean?
If you choose the BOGO offer and request a refund, you could lose as much in S&H charges as you’ll get back as a refund!
Regardless, you can request a refund by calling NanoBlast’s customer service at 844-296-6616.
Taking all of this together, should you give NanoBlast a try?
Will NanoBlast Blast Away Unwanted Germs?
There’s no reason to believe that, as an antimicrobial polymer, NanoBlast won’t provide at least some level of germ killing on any surfaces it’s applied to.
However, between its unknown ingredients and the reason why it’s not available to US residents, there are a whole lot of unanswered questions surrounding NanoBlast. And when you also factor in the high, non-refundable S&H charges, you could lose a decent chunk of change just for giving it a try.
Our recommendation? Explore similar options at local hardware stores or home improvement retailers first before placing your NanoBlast order.