About Scour Power
By simultaneously cleaning your kitchen sink’s drain and the upper portion of your garbage disposal, Scour Power is a scrubbing brush that’s claimed to feature a unique fitted design fitted with every tool you’ll need to clean hard-to-reach areas.
In order to accomplish this, Scour Power is claimed to feature a dual-layered brush with bristles that compress to clean the upper portion of your kitchen sink’s drain, while the inside of your garbage disposal can be cleaned by flipping the brush down. On top of this, the built-in scrubber pad is claimed to clean the rim of your drain and to provide you with “360 degrees of cleaning power.” On top of this, the manufacturer claims you can even add your favorite soap to the Scour Power’s soap reservoir, and when you’re finished, you can toss it in the dishwasher to clean and sanitize.
Let’s be honest: Trying to clean your kitchen sink drain is just plain nasty, not to mention dangerous (should the disposal turn on while your hand’s inside). But can Scour Power clean your drain well enough as to make this nastiness a thing of the past? Consider the following:
What’s Causing Your Kitchen Sink to Smell?
While there can certainly be exceptions, if your kitchen sink consistently has an odor coming from it, it’s most likely not due to food and other material sticking to your drain, or to your garbage disposal’s rubber flap (which is easily removable), since this material is generally removed by turning on your disposal, or by the flow of water down your drain. Instead, repeated odors are more likely to be caused by a blockage in the plumbing from your sink (such as the p-trap), or within the disposal itself.
Because of this, in many instances, the very light surface cleaning provided by Scour Power may not effectively address any odors.
How Well Does Scour Power Clean?
With this said, looking at the Scour Power’s commercial, it appears that its cleaning bristles won’t actually make contact with the underside of your disposal’s rubber flap, so the only thing that’s actually removing the stuck-on food is the vibration from you twisting it back and forth, which could be achieved with just about any tool. On top of this, even when fully extended, we’d have to wonder if Scour Power is long enough to reach the bottom of your disposal.
With this in mind, it appears that Scour Power will only address “surface level” cleaning, which can definitely come in handy, although it may not address the root cause of any odors in the first place.
You Have Options
Finally, there are a wide variety of homemade methods you can use to clean your kitchen sink and to remove odors, as outlined by ApartmentTherapy.com, GoodHousekeeping.com, RealSimple.com, and many other websites. Also, keep in mind that there are numerous cleaning products available from major manufacturers that are specifically designed to clean kitchen drains and disposals, most of which are priced lower than Scour Power.
As such, you might want to browse the shelves at local retailers to find if there’s something that will work just as well (or perhaps even better), before placing your Scour Power order.
Are Consumers Happy with Scour Power?
Although Scour Power’s URL was originally registered in November 2014, it appears the company has only recently started marketing it, as there were no online customer reviews available at the time of our research.
However, we did learn that Scour Power is manufactured by Safe TV Shop based out of Rock Hill, SC, a relative newcomer to the As Seen on TV industry. Unfortunately, the company’s website wasn’t operational as of the time of our research, and didn’t have any consumer complaints or a rating with the Better Business Bureau (as of 1/9/15).
Scour Power Pricing & Refund Policy
Scour Power is priced at $10 plus $7.95 S&H. You can also purchase a second Scour Power and get 2 bonus holders for an additional $10 (note: if you don’t want the second cleaner, be sure to uncheck the box directly underneath the quantity section on the ordering page).
Also, according to the Scour Power website, you’ll get free shipping if you order 2, although there is no order total displayed, regardless of which option you choose.
Scour Power comes with a 30-day refund policy, less S&H charges, as well as a 1-year guarantee. In order to request a refund, you’ll need to contact customer service at 877-637-0784.
Will Scour Power Effectively Clean Your Kitchen Sink?
Chopping to the Point: While it’s possible that Scour Power could clean the drain and disposal on your kitchen sink, based on its design, we have some reservations about how effectively it would work and how well it would remove or prevent odors.
Because of this, you might want to explore options from local retailers before committing to an online purchase. This way, at the very least, returning the product if you’re dissatisfied is as simple as hopping in your car and driving to the store.