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Tools and Toys: Austere Clean & Protect and VEO Probiotic Surface Cleaner

by Cary Jenkins | January 18, 2020 at 1:39 a.m.
Austere Clean & Protect and VEO Probiotic Surface Cleaner

Austere Clean & Protect

What's to love: Electronic screens -- especially tablets and phones -- can get quite grimy. This product removes germs and eliminates harmful static electricity from display screens.

What does it do: The bottle sprays a fine unscented mist of ammonia-free cleaner that will remove grimy fingerprints, germs and other dirt on phone, tablet or television screens. It comes with a dual-textured cleaning cloth -- one side for dusting/cleaning and the other for polishing or buffing. The cleaning solution and cloth sell for $19.99. More information is at

VEO Probiotic Surface Cleaner

What's to love: A pleasant-smelling cleaner that uses probiotics to biodegrade dirt stuck in cracks and crevices of surfaces.

What does it do: The spray cleaner uses active probiotics to keep kitchen surfaces such as countertops and cutting boards clean for up to three days. Basically, the product uses good bacteria to get rid of the dirt. There is no bleach, formaldehyde or phosphates used in the cleaning product and the bottle is made of post-consumer recycled plastic. The cleaner comes in Apple and Jasmine scents and sells for $8.99 for a 22-ounce bottle. More information is at

— Cary Jenkins

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