The Blabloom panel tests our YOKUU Multi-Purpose Cleaner!

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Yokuu is a revolutionary cleaning product based on good bacteria and actually works like the bacterial "cleaners" in nature. You dissolve a pearl in a spray bottle to make your own low-waste detergent. Sounds great, but does it work? Five testers tried it out for us. 

Julie: "I use Yokuu daily to clean the countertop and table."

Very happy to learn about this product! Getting used to how to use the product at first. How much product/ spraying for it to work properly. Because it is an aqueous product you only see a mist, it does not look like typical cleaning products. It also does not foam when used, so pay close attention to where you did or did not brush. I did find it positive that it has no chemical smell. Convenient to use, the quality of the material is very solid, the bottle will definitely last a long time. The product is quick to fill or re-create, no complicated process. Great added value that it is a more environmentally conscious product. It also gave me a safer feeling to use it in places where small children are present. I quickly took it out daily to clean my kitchen counter and dining table. The product is definitely a keeper!

Score ease of use: 5/5

Convenient to use. Easy to (re)fill it. Solid material canister and nozzle.

Score operation: 4/5

Easy to clean, surfaces look neat quickly. Hard to estimate how much to use at first because it doesn't look like typical polishing products (liquid, color and doesn't foam)

Overall score: 4/5

Very nice product without bright, typical cleaning smell. Good effect of the product (not yet tested on extremely dirty surfaces or stubborn stains). Useful for quickly cleaning the kitchen and table.

Plus points

  • No typical bright cleaning smell
  • Handy in use
  • Quick to fill
  • Quality sprayer and spray head

Cons

  • At first unclear how much to use, how much to spray.
  • Not a typical foaming product.
  • Getting used to it.

Anneleen: "So convenient to clean your whole house with 1 bottle."

I was very curious about how yokuu works. A product where you just add tap water and a capsule, curious to see how this product works. As soon as I received the product I went to work. Throughout the house and on all possible surfaces I tested it out. The biggest advantage is that Yokuu works for a lot of surfaces: stove, bathroom, kitchen cabinets, countertop,.... Convenient to clean your whole house with 1 bottle. It is a very easy bottle where you use the handle to spray the product. The smell is also very neutral. But the biggest advantage I find is that you contribute to a cleaner world by bringing this Belgian product into the house: no waste, water pollution and good for people, children and nature. Both with our little one and our cat around, I had no worries about a hazard from an all-purpose cleaner.

Ease of use score: 4/5

Convenient bottle in use. You can easily open and close the bottle to fill. Also the handle is smooth which makes it easy to atomize large areas.

Score operation: 4/5

Very excited about how the product works. The product works on different surfaces like the stove, wooden cabinets, shower,.... I sprayed the product on the surface and depending on the dirt (such as grease stains) I let it soak in for a while. Then it was simple to remove with a damp cloth.

Overall score: 4/5

I was very curious about how Yokuu works. After testing it I am a fan! It is a Belgian product where you can do your bit for nature.

Plus points

  • Belgian
  • No water pollution
  • No waste
  • Neutral scent
  • Safe to use for child and pet
  • Works on many different surfaces

Nele: "The bottle fits well in the hand and atomizes nicely."

I was pleasantly surprised by the compactness of the starter kit: 1 refillable bottle and 5 yokuu pearls. A compact box that will last you a very long time. While cleaning, I tested the product everywhere (living room, toilet, kitchen, bathroom,....). For stubborn dirt (such as lime and fingerprints) it is not sufficient. It is a pleasant product for the surfaces to clean (kitchen cabinets, dining table, chairs, TV cabinet, changing table, sink, doors, ...). The bottle is easy to hold and atomizes nicely. It has a neutral scent. I plan to keep using it (for surfaces) because it does reduce my personal footprint. The benefit is also that it lasts a very long time, so you don't have to lug cans from the store every so often. It is practical and compact. It also produces no waste and takes up little space.

Score ease of use: 5/5

The bottle is easy to hold. When you spray you have a nice atomization.

Score function: 3/5

A 3 because it is not sufficient for stubborn dirt and you still need more aggressive products for this.

Overall score: 4/5

Pleasant product, neutral scent, easy to use.

Plus points

  • Ecological,
  • Compact
  • Pleasant odor

Cons

  • Does not satisfy lime, grease spots and fingerprints.

Bo: "Definitely a keeper in our household!"

Immediately upon receipt, immediately tested it! I started working on the cooktop and cooker hood, which normally have dust and grease on them a few hours later. With Yokuu, my cooker hood was still shining the next day! Amazing! Would this also work for the smell of dog urine on bankirai? Yes it would! And the foul smells on the toilet? That too! Kitchen cabinets, table cleaning, car interior, countertop, carpet, seat? Everything is now much cleaner than ever thanks to the good bacteria from Yokuu. It smells good too and the spray is super convenient to use. I've often wondered how I could replace the many plastic vials for anything and everything.... But now I've discovered Yokuu! Result? An empty closet, no more chemical smells, less cleaning, no more dragging buckets,.... Yokuu, a Belgian company with a heart for nature, people and the planet. A keeper in our household!

Score ease of use: 5/5

Take water, "drop" in, wait and ready to use. It could hardly be easier! The spray has a very fine misting. Not too much, not too little.

Score operation: 5/5

The nice thing is that the spray doesn't just work when used, but continues to work!

Overall score: 5/5

Plus points

  • Easy
  • Less waste
  • Less plastic
  • No more chemicals
  • Fine fragrance
  • Fine misting

Dalida: "This is a kind of 'slow cleaning'. The result is amazing."

I subjected Yokuu to the toughest test there is I think. A house in renovation mode. Just plastered, carpenter still working nicely, and on and on. And as a bonus 2 sticky toddler/toddlers who really don't listen when you tell them to wash their hands first before grabbing anything. And I am definitely surprised. When I misted it for the first time I literally thought, this can't be anything. Such a fine layer of "water". But nothing could be further from the truth. After soaking in for a while, the result is really amazing. It feels a bit like slow cleaning, which also makes it a moment.

We liked the idea of bringing a lot of white into our decor. And that with 2 toddlers/toddlers who rather go for shabby chic, with the emphasis on shabby. On the left picture above you can see our refrigerator: cleaned with Yokuu on the left, on the right the "before". We can also clean our white radio tower every day. With Yokuu that's no problem at all. Moreover, our kids are real artists, who don't shy away from experimental materials. Like kitchen chairs (see the picture above). We used Yokuu on these too, with very satisfactory results. Ouch!

Ease of use score: 4/5

Very handy spray can. You do have to have some patience before the pearl dissolves. And give Yokuu time to work in as well.

Score operation: 5/5

The most amazing thing was the refrigerator. Used by workmen in the heat of their battle and toddlers with sticky hands and God knows what else. And most importantly, not cleaned for far too long by the undersigned who simply didn't see the point. See photo, this scandalously treated refrigerator gives Yokuu no problem. It got clean without any hard scrubbing or toil. And the latter was the best part. The breaking in does the job for you.

Overall score: 5/5

Plus points

  • Thanks to the familiarisation, you have to work less hard yourself.
  • Very pleasant sprayer/sprayer.
  • The bubbles in the bottle are also quite special.

Cons

  • You have to be patient. The pearl has to dissolve for a while. Also, really let the product soak in. Then it works best. But it is so zen polish. What is not really a disadvantage huh.
  • The scent is very subtle, which is a bit of a shame, because I do like the fresh, there is just polished scent.

The verdict 

  • Ease of use score: 9/10
  • Score for operation: 8.5/10
  • Overall score: 9/10

The testers are particularly delighted with Yokuu. That it is ecologically responsible is the biggest plus, but it is also simply an amazingly good polishing product. It is easy to prepare and fill, and the spray bottle is easy to use. Then it's just a matter of spraying and being patient for a while, so the bacteria can do their job. One of the testers found it just not powerful enough for stubborn dirt but the others, who also subjected their Yokuu to heavy testing, found it just right. One tester liked the fact that it had no scent and another found this a pity. Smell is a very personal thing. Because it cleans so well, it does take away bad odors, and of course no one has anything against that.