When clients land on the Cleaning landing page, I get asked what the difference is between our All-Purpose Cleaner Concentrate (APC) & Counter Clean (CC). One commonality is they both use the same cleaning technology which is the dirt-repelling barrier they create with continued use.
The most obvious difference is in the name. APC is a concentrate & must be diluted. It makes 96 fl. oz. or approximately six 16-fl. oz. bottles of cleaner. APC is recommended for large areas & frequent use on sealed granite, stainless steel & most flooring such as sealed wood, tile, vinyl & linoleum.
The main difference comes in when we're talking about the pH of each product. APC has a higher pH level which means it will be more effective in tackling bigger messes & cutting through oils & film more effectively. CC is great for light oils, everyday messes, & smaller dirt particles & recommended for use on all sealed nonporous surfaces, including granite, laminate, treated wood, & concrete.
I personally prefer CC as a quick wipe down & APC in my mop water or these DIY cleaning wipes! Here's what you'll need:
Grab any older wash cloths or cheap ones from Walmart
I use a half gallon mason jar
4 cups of warm water
1 cup of APC (or less based on preference)
Add the water to your mason jar & slowly add in the APC. Mix with a spoon & add in your wash cloths. When your ready to clean, open the lid, wring out any excess, & clean away!