My Cleaning Secret from Simoniz claims their goop will remove stains, tarnish, rust, and lime from surfaces including brass, copper, porcelain, stainless steel or brass. They insist it’s great for pans, golf clubs and interiors of ovens, won’t scratch, and cleans almost anything in seconds.

How My Cleaning Secret Works

True to its name, they don’t tell you what’s in My Cleaning Secret except to say that it uses no bleach; they also promise you don’t need to use any rubber gloves. They instruct you to dab some My Cleaning Secret on the grimy surface and scrub with the double-sided pad included with your order. They claim that your pots and pans or whatever you use it on will quickly look shiny and new again.

My Cleaning Secret Costs:

$19.80, half of which are shipping fees, for 2 tubs of My Cleaning Secret and 2 scrubbers. They do this by saying one My Cleaning Secret with double-sided pad is $9.95 plus $4.95 shipping/handling but then for the supposedly free “double offer” they tack on an additional $4.95. These fees are non-refundable, even if you take advantage of the 30-day money back guarantee listed and send it back.

Bottom Line: Is My Cleaning Secret a Scam?

Simoniz (pronounced Simon-eyes) USA really has been around for 100 years, starting out as makers of car wax and they still do have a “squeaky clean” reputation, at least in the eyes of the BBB which gives them an A+ rating. You’ve probably heard of them as well, and they are banking on that familiarity to sell you their various cleaning products.

However, we’d like to remind you that My Cleaning Secret is twice as much as they initially state and you won’t get that money back even if you return it. The majority of people who complain about My Cleaning Secret and other Simoniz products say they were billed for more products than they wanted.

But here’s a tip: if you click “refresh” on the web page, they will give you a coupon for $5 off. 

Also we’d like to give you “our” cleaning secret to remove tarnish from pots and pans: use baking soda and water to make a paste. Also try salt and vinegar or even toothpaste as outlined in this eHow article

You’re welcome.

And let us know what you think of My Cleaning Secret – did it clean your brass or was it a pain in the…