To help you identify which degreasers we truly believed were the best on the market, we split our evaluation into three separate categories: power, application, and odor. We’ll break these down into more detail for you to provide more insight into our process:
Power: For our purposes, power refers to how much of the degreaser you would need to use during one standard cleaning session in order to successfully remove all of the grease and dirt off of whatever fixture you were trying to clean in your home. If it took more than the recommended amount on the bottle, or if we had to use a significant amount of the bottle in one go around, we lowered the score of that product in this category.
It should be noted that we weighed this score more significantly than the other two categories when coming up with our final averages. The reason for this is that if it required an excess amount of degreaser to clean a fixture in your home or apartment in one sitting, you would end up having to spend a lot of money on this product on a regular basis. That idea did not sit well with us, so that viewpoint is reflected in our review grading system.
Application is defined, in this instance, with regards to how easy it was to get the product out of the bottle and whether the packaging was in any way, shape, or form damaged or otherwise defective. If the nozzle on the bottle was broken upon arrival, or if the spray seemed to be stuck in the bottle for whatever reason, we made a note of it and lowered the product’s score accordingly.
Odor: Trying to degrease something is, at the outset, often a very smelly process, to put it mildly. We did not feel that the task needed to be made more unpleasant by using a degreaser that also had an unpleasant odor to boot, so if the product in any way had an unpleasant smell during one of our trials, we lowered the score of it in this particular category.