The Verdict

The e-cloth range , from €5.95 (approx)

The e-cloth range , from €5.95 (approx)

Each month the Woman’s Way team try out something new and give their verdict  

Louise - The e-cloth range

“There are lots of reasons you
 might want to clean your home 
without the use of chemicals. Th
e main concerns for me are
 about the environment and
 about what chemicals could be
 finding their way into my body.
 The e-cloth range of microfibre
 cloths promises to remove grime
 and grease and to leave surfaces
around the home sparkling, all
by using just plain water to clean.
 In the window and bathroom
 packs there’s one cloth in each
 pack for cleaning and one for polishing, simply wet the first one and get to work. In the bathroom it did require a bit of elbow grease to get my bath up to scratch, but I was impressed at how effective the cloth is in removing dirt. The one for windows I give two huge thumbs up to. Usually I use vinegar and newspaper, which is messy, but with these it’s just a wipe and shine with no smell or fuss. The general purpose cloth was good for the kitchen, especially in around my gas cooker where there are lots of nooks and crannies. The best part? They can be washed
 and reused up to 300 times. Good for
 your pocket, the environment and you.” The e-cloth range - 
bathroom cleaning, window
 cleaning and general purpose
cloths, (from €5.95 approx,
www.e-cloth.com)


Cookworks Food Processor €31.99

Cookworks Food Processor €31.99

Amy - Cookworks Food Processor

“I’ve wanted a food processor
 for ages but I always held off on buying one. I found many of them to be really expensive and I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on something that I might not
use. Enter the Cookworks Food 
Processor from Argos. At €31.99 
this is a budget-friendly option
and it comes with two speeds, a 1.2 
litre bowl and three attachments 
that allow you to chop, slice and 
shred. I’ll admit that I was a bit
 sceptical about this – could a low-
cost version really rival the likes 
of more expensive brands? Reader, 
I haven’t stopped using this since I got it and it has changed my life. It works incredibly well and it’s so easy to use. It has made making soups and sauces so incredibly easy. Dinner prep is now virtually effortless. I absolutely love it and highly recommend it to anyone who thinks they need a food processor but who, like me, doesn’t want to immediately buy a high-price one.” Cookworks Food Processor (€31.99, from Argos)


JML X Power Mop

JML X Power Mop

Áine - JML X Power Mop

“We all know the wonder of microfibre if you’re like me
 and have one of those fast hair drying turbans... but as a mop? 
I was a little unsure about this,
 but I love mopping as I feel super domesticated when doing it so was delighted to trial the X Power Mop. Firstly, the X comes from the X shape that means you get the mop into those hard to reach places – including under the dressing table and right into the corners of my bathroom. Secondly, you can use it wet or dry – I used one microfibre head for window sills and shelves and one for the floors. Thirdly, the handle extends over a metre,
 which is especially good if you’re a bit afraid of the potential creepy crawlies under aforementioned dressing table. Plus, it didn’t feel like cleaning, more like fun. You can even put the microfibre heads into the washing machine. I’m next going to try it on windows. I’m a convert.” JML X Power Mop (€24.99, reduced to €9.99 on www.jmldirect.com)


Hot Yoga Studios, Dundrum

Hot Yoga Studios, Dundrum

Michelle - Hot yoga class at Hot Yoga Studios, Dundrum.

“Yoga is something I’ve been thinking about trying out for a long time now so rather than take it easy and join a beginners class, I decided to jump in right at the deep end and take a hot yoga class at Hot Yoga Studios in Dundrum. When I first arrived the set up is beautiful: incense burning, atmospheric lighting and friendly yogis! In terms of heat it was more cosy than hot to begin with which was very manageable but I did start to panic a little when we were told that the heat would be turned up throughout the hour. To be honest, I was so focused on getting the poses right and concentrating on what I was doing, that I didn’t really notice. It did get very warm, but not boiling
like I was expecting. Our instructor Sophie was fantastic. She had great charisma and adapted the poses for the beginners taking part (aka me). I felt super relaxed afterwards and would definitely go again. It’s a 10/10 from me.” Hot yoga class at Hot Yoga Studios, Dundrum. €15 per drop in class, see www.hotyogastudios.ie for more information


Michelle Newman