Have you ever spilled soda on your carpet?
Or, needed a faster way to hand dry your dishes?
This week's As Seen On TV product promises you'll say 'WOW' every time you use it.
Shamwow is a super absorbent towel, chamois, and sponge all in one.
The box comes with four large and four mini Shamwow towels.
It's supposed to absorb liquids fast and work better than a roll of paper towels.
First, I tested Shamwow's strength against a puddle of spilled water.
It did a pretty good job of sucking up the water, but my table was still wet when I was finished. I had to use a paper towel to get it completely dry.
Next, I tested tried to dry my dishes with a mini Shamwow.
I wiped a few dishes and Shamwow worked similar to a paper towel.
It got the dishes about 80 percent dry, but there was still a thin wet layer on the dishes when I finished.
Last but not least, I tried Shamwow on a piece of carpet with spilled soda on it.
Shamwow said it'll not only suck up the soda but the stain, too.
I had to pound the carpet to really get the soda out of the carpet.
A short time later, most of the soda was gone. The problem? There was still a stain and sticky film on my counter, which I had to clean with paper towels.
Overall, I'm sort of on the fence about Shamwow.
It did a great job of sucking up the liquids, but I still had to use all of these paper towels to actually dry the surface.
If you can find Shamwow at a local store and pay $10, like I did, by all means it's worth it.
However, I wouldn't recommend ordering it online or on the telephone where it'll cost you $19.95 plus shipping and handling. In that case, I don't think it's worth it.
I found my Shamwow at Target in Bridgeport.