I've lampooned and lauded many a product on The Smoking Nun, but it never crossed my mind that one day, furniture polish would register on my hero worship roster. Last week, the HGTV crew was kind enough to send a cleaning service to wipe away multiple layers of dust left behind by our bedroom makeover.
I left Oleg the Ukrainian to his own devices in the kitchen and stopped in after a half hour or so to see our kitchen sink shimmering like new. Same for the stovetop, stainless steel fridge, front of the microwave and the granite counter. How the hell?
"Lemon pledge," he said. Good god, almighty, furniture polish is capable of doing all this? Sure enough, I looked on the Pledge webbie, where shining up wood is only the beginning. Wood, laminates, stainless steel, glass, plastics, mirrors, leather and granite are all covered by Pledge Multi-Surface cleaner.
Then I'll be damned, I saw a commercial on TV today making just such claims, shot with a similar theme to the clever Old Spice ads.
My life has changed forever. I'll be shaving and showering with this shit before long.