Sunday, Apr 20, 2014

Clean Dirty Car Parts with The BenchtopPRO during National Car Care Month

April is National Car Care Month and the BenchtopPRO is your tool for cleaning dirty greasy car parts.

Here is a recent article from the Car Care Council about the importance of getting your car ready for the spring and summer driving season.

Turn to Spring Car Care After Rough Winter

Many vehicles were neglected during the recent brutal winter months, and could use a little extra care by now. The Car Care Council recommends setting aside a little time during National Car Care Month in April to get your vehicle ready for the spring and summer driving season.

“Your car has gotten you through one of the worst winters in recent memory, working overtime in harsh conditions, but the extreme cold, potholes and road salt have taken a toll,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Since most Americans rely on their vehicles nearly every day to get to work, school and everywhere in between, taking a little time for car care now can save headaches and money in the long run.”

The non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists follow three simple steps during National Car Care Month in April.

Keep your vehicle clean. Regular car washes and waxes protect the paint and body of your car from corrosive debris. In parts of the country where salt is used on the roads, regularly washing is especially important.

To read more tips

For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit

The BenchtopPRO Cleans a Dirty Greasy Chainsaw

Spring is in the air and our resident outdoorsman needs to get his chain saw ready for some spring time clean up. Cody is showing us today how well The BenchtopPRO cleans the dirty greasy chain from his chain saw. We also see the cleaning brush in action and learn more about the microbes and cleaning solution.

GoPro™ with The BenchtopPRO

The Pro Blog is launching a new video series with Cody, our local outdoor sportsman. Cody will be using his GoPro™ to demonstrate how The BenchtopPRO can be used to clean a variety of tools and sports equipment that are of interest to a guy with many interests.

This week Cody is opening up The BenchtopPRO for the first time and setting it up.

Part 1

Part 2

In upcoming weeks, Cody will demonstrate how to clean equipment such as golf clubs, fishing reels, dirt bike parts, gardening tools, cycling gears, lawn mower parts and much more.

We are SO happy spring is just around the corner and soon we will all be out enjoying spring time activities, with our dirt and grease-free tools and toys.

What is Bioremediation and How Does it Clean Greasy Parts?


Bioremediation is the use of biological agents such as microbes to break down or neutralize “hazardous substances” or “contaminants” thereby removing dangerous chemicals in the environment. The science of bioremediation is listed as one of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) innovative technologies.


How does The BenchtopPRO BT5 solution and microbes clean dirty greasy parts?

The BenchtopPRO uses natural biological microbes to break down the carbon-based contaminants (grease and oil) and turn them into very small quantities of harmless carbon dioxide and water.  The BT5 degreasing solution used in The BenchtopPRO is a non-hazardous, non-corrosive, pH neutral, non-flammable, non-toxic, non-caustic, aqueous-based degreasing solution that is used at room temperature.  Similar types of microbes have been used for many years in various bioremediation applications, such as oil spills, including the clean up after the Exxon Valdez oil spill in March of 1989 and the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

As with all parts cleaners, excessive greases, oils and fluids should be disposed of prior to washing parts. The BenchtopPRO can handle, tough, dirty jobs, but was not designed to be treated as a waste oil dump.

The BenchtopPRO interview on Home Talk USA

The BenchtopPRO was featured on Home Talk USA .  ChemFree’s own, Mike Bedford was interviewed by Michael King, the host of Home Talk USA.  Michael King  is the Cajun Contractor and describes himself as green before green was even cool. Making this interview the perfect match for The BenchtopPRO, which is the first ever bio remediating green parts washer.  

Mike Bedford describes The BenchtopPRO and the microbes used in bio remediation and how it can be useful to a mechanic or a home hobbyist. Also explaining that bio remediation is how The BenchtopPRO creates the self cleaning solution and why it is effective every time, just as it was the first time.

Mike outlines how safe the cleaning solution is for users including their bare hands. Plus The BenchtopPRO solution never needs to be discarded since it is self cleaning. Traditional parts cleaners use toxic chemicals that can be dangerous to the user and also hard to dispose of without harming the environment.

Click below to listen to the complete interview.

Listen to Part One here

Listen to Part Two here

More information about Michael King and Home Talk USA:

  • 2011 Talk Radio Host of the Year
  • National Radio Top 50 Radio Talk Show
  • 3.3 Million Estimated Weekly Listeners
  • #1 Most Recognizable Name In Home Improvement Radio
  • #1 Most Listened Home Improvement Radio Broadcast on Google
  • #1 Most Listened and Downloaded Home Improvement Radio Show
  • Broadcasts on over 150 Radio Markets and 47 Countries Globally


The BenchtopPRO Featured on Home Talk USA

This Saturday, February 2nd, ChemFree’s own Mike Bedford will be interviewed on Home Talk USA at 3:30 by the show’s host, Michael King.  Mike will be sharing  the many uses for The BenchtopPRO in the home garage and will highlight the benefits that the user will experience when using The BenchtopPRO for cleaning dirty greasy items around the house and garage.  To listen to Mike this Saturday go to www.HomeTalk


MTBR Review of The BenchtopPRO – 4 out of 5 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

Brian Mullin from MTBR just gave The BenchtopPRO a great review with an Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers 

Thanks Brian, for taking the time to explore our favorite parts washer to share with your readers.  A clean well maintained bike is a great way to start the new year.  Next time feel free to remove your gloves, the solution is non toxic and safe on your hands. Happy riding!

Here’s an excerpt from MTBR’s very detailed review.  Click here to see the full review, The BenchtopPRO pictures and video 

Bottom Line

The BenchtopPRO parts washing system is an excellent portable home or shop tool that uses bioremediation technology, combining a non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-flammable degreaser and microbial additive to clean dirty bike parts. The self-contained unit pumps the cleaning solution (degreaser and microbes) up through a hose to a brush, which you then use to wash and scrub the part to help remove contaminants. The stiff bristles of the brush remove stubborn contaminants, especially if you allow the solution to do its job. The design of the system is quite functional, consisting of the main unit with its fold-out lid that acts as a drying tray, the wash tub, pump, hose and brush, and the inner solution reservoir. I did notice that on occasion it leaked minutely from the bottom when stored vertically, and some fluid rolled up under the bottom of the drying tray when be used, but both were very minor issues. It would be nice if the pump worked off a vehicle battery or plug, since it would make the unit useful for some road trips.

It comes with a 5 Year Warranty on all parts, including the pump and flow-through brush, and retails for $385.00, though currently they have a special pricing of $299. It’s not the cheapest way to clean parts, but the BenchtopPRO parts wash system is safe to use, self-contained, portable and does an excellent job.

  • Easy to use
  • Non-hazardous, non-toxic and non-flammable
  • Portable
  • Self-contained
  • Brush with flow control works well – stiff bristles gets off stubborn contaminants
  • 5-year warranty
  • Expensive for part time use
  • Requires a 120v power supply
  • Pump can’t operate off a vehicle power plug – needs to be 12 VDC
  • Leaks – small leakage on occasion when stored vertically
  • Requires occasional restocking with the BT5 degreaser and MicroPro microbe packs

The BenchtopPRO is simple to use, just pop it open, connect the power up and your good to go. The scrub brush has long stiff bristles, which allow it to get deep into the nooks and crannies of parts, helping to remove stubborn stuck-on grit and grime. It does take just a little time for the degreaser and microbes of the solution to do their cleaning work, but it wasn’t that significant. The on-off button worked nicely, allowing one good control of the solution stream, and even though the flow wasn’t substantial, it worked fine and kept things from back splashing. It did a great job cleaning off nasty cassette and derailleurs, and I even used it to clean off the built-up residue on brakes (minus the pads). Once the parts were cleaned, I placed them up on the drying rack, and let the excess solution roll back down into the tub. A very small amount of fluid that had drained off the parts clung to the drain board, and ran back between the lid and the main body. After a decent drying time for the cleaned parts, I put the power cord and adapter back into their compartment, and closed and latched everything up. Even though I cleaned and dried up the tub, there was a minute amount of solution leakage from the bottom when I stood the unit up vertically, perhaps it might be some excess from the hose and brush. There is nice large carry handle for vertical carrying, which is a good thing since it weighs 30 lbs, and contains a bunch of sloshing fluid. In addition, there is hand holds at each end of the unit for easy horizontal carrying, which is convenient for moving it around in the shop and on a table. The microbes in the solution keep breaking down the contaminants even after you shut the box, which means you have a cleaner and more effective washing system. On occasion, you’ll need to replenish the microbes in the solution by adding a new MicroPro pack, and if you use the unit sparingly or not very often, you can hold off the addition until you actually use it. The sell a resupply kit that has another gallon of the BT5 degreaser and eight MicroPro packs, though with my occasional usage, I’d like them to sell the microbes packs by themselves.


Merry Christmas and Safe Travels

The folks at The BenchtopPro want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please be safe in your travels and be sure to drive defensively. We had an incident last night on our way to North Carolina. The traction system on our car started braking on its own and thankfully the driver was alert and didn’t over react or our car would have most likely rolled into the center divider of the highway. We feel very fortunate to be safely at our holiday destination, but it took awhile for my heart rate to go back to normal.

This morning we spotted two deer walking behind the house with snow flakes falling around them, the perfect winter scene. Hopefully you or your guests have arrived safely and all will have a joy filled holiday with family and friends. Merry Christmas Eve!

The BenchtopPRO Parts Washer is the Perfect Gift for the DIYer

It’s the first week in December and you are still working on your naughty and nice list.  For the “nice or naughty” DIYer, The BenchtopPRO parts washer is a gift that will make them smile on Christmas morning. The BenchtopPRO is being offered at a special holiday pride of only $299 with a 5 Year Warranty.



The BenchtopPRO brings the workshop to the next level by providing the powerful technology once only available to large industrial and automotive repair facilities into the home work space. A combination of rock-solid construction, portability, storability, bioremediation (self cleaning solution and environmentally friendly make this the ultimate addition to any workshop, plus it’s safe and gentle on the user’s hands with no toxic fumes.






Thanksgiving Appreciation for our Customers, Reviewers and Fans

Thank you to all of our customers, reviewers and social media fans, who helped make The BenchtopPRO launch year such a success. You have given us much to be thankful for this year. Hope you have a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.