Updated 14 Apr 2016

Easy-Off Bam

Active Foam Soapscum & Shine Lemon Zing

Snapshot: Easy-Off Bam Active Foam Soapscum & Shine Lemon Zing is a foam bathroom cleaner that comes in a 390g can. But how well does it remove soft and hard soap scum?

Active Foam Soapscum & Shine Lemon Zing
Consumer score
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Price guide

$6.49

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Test results

Overall score
47
Soft soap scum removal
?/10
Hard soap scum removal
?/10

Good points

  • OK at removing hard soap scum.

But

  • Poor at removing soft soap scum.

How we test

Overall score

  • Soft soap scum removal - 80%
  • Hard soap scum removal - 20%

Soft soap scum
To simulate soft soap scum, we use a scum comprised of hard soaps, synthetic sebum (simulating bodily oils) and carbon black (to give the scum colour so its removal can be measured). The scum is baked on to white ceramic tiles at 80°C and is then scrubbed off with a mechanical scrubbing arm. To determine the scum-removal score, we measured the light reflected before and after scrubbing. We repeated each test three times and averaged the results.

Hard soap scum
To simulate hard soap scum, we used a combination of calcium stearate and carbon black. Calcium stearate is the most common hard soap scum and is formed due to the reaction between soap ingredients and calcium ions present in water. The scum is baked on to white ceramic tiles at 180°C and is then scrubbed off with a mechanical scrubbing arm. To determine the scum-removal score, we measured the light reflected before and after scrubbing. We repeated each test three times and averaged the results.

Key data

Product

Price guide
$6.49
Type
Foam
Pack size
390g
Sprays per bottle
na
Price per 100ml/g ($)
1.66

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