Posted by admin in The BenchtopPRO Wednesday, 26 February 2014 08:40 No Comments
What is BIOREMEDIATION?
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.
Posted by admin in The BenchtopPRO Monday, 10 February 2014 08:56 No Comments
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.
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
Posted by admin in The BenchtopPRO Thursday, 30 January 2014 12:02 No Comments
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 USA.com
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
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
- 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.
Posted by admin in The BenchtopPRO Tuesday, 24 December 2013 15:15 No Comments
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!
Posted by admin in Gift Friday, 6 December 2013 19:00 No Comments
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.
Posted by admin in The BenchtopPRO Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:40 No Comments
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.
Posted by admin in Parts Washer Thursday, 21 November 2013 11:19 No Comments
The BenchtopPRO parts washer for dirty greasy parts was launched in November 2012, just one short year ago. It’s been a busy year for The BenchtopPRO. It has been used to clean bicycles, car engines, lawn mower parts, golf clubs, boat engines and so much more. Using the science of bio remediation, the solution is self cleaning and safe for the users hands.
In May 2013, The BenchtopPRO was named Popular Mechanics Tool of the Month. During the Spring and Summer it was featured on several DIY auto repair shows such as Truck U, GearZ and Two Guys Garage.
Some of the great comments that we heard were from our customers and reviewers are:
- Something like this can be your best friend, if you too have greasy wheel bearings, or a greasy old ’56 Ford steering box, or even just greasy hands.
- I was impressed with the quality of the brush fixture and couldn’t wait to get this thing fired up to see how it worked.
- I have honestly never encountered such a product before. Although I’ve used many parts washers in the past when working as a shop technician, the BenchtopPRO offers a new approach to parts washing.
- The finest iteration of a parts cleaner we’ve found has been the BenchtopPRO. We reviewed it about a year ago and love it more every day. Unlike some of the crazy high end units, this one is affordable for a hobbyist! The degreasing solution contains microbes that actually dissolve the grease, and you can use the solution over and over because it doesn’t really evaporate. The little spout in the middle of the old box has been replaced with a flexible hose with an amazing stiff bristle brush on the end. After a year of abusing this thing, the brush hasn’t even started to fray. I know I’m going on and on, but compared to other offerings, this BenchtopPRO is amazing.
- The parts washer we use currently is the BenchtopPRO. It’s been a real game changer around our shop, where we clean 50-year-old Porsche parts regularly.
- The recently launched BenchtopPRO provides smaller shops with a parts washer option that cleans the dirtiest and greasiest parts without damaging the environment or the user’s hands and clothes.
Old Man Winter is officially still more than a month away but cold temperatures have arrived right on time. It looks like those warm weekends are just about over so it’s time to clean and winterize your vehicles, watercraft, all terrain vehicles, bikes, sports equipment and lawn mowers. A bit of prevention can save you many dollars on future repairs, keep your valuables in good working condition and prepared to pull out of hibernation at the first signs of spring.
First step – A good cleaning is required and The BenchtopPRO is the portable parts washer made just for these garage type jobs. Whether cleaning bike gears, gardening tools, dirt bikes, golf clubs, lawn mowers or a boat engine, The BenchtopPRO cleans dirty greasy parts without damaging your hands or clothes. The attached brush works efficiently to clean the cracks and crevices and between cleanings the BTP solution cleans itself through a process called bio remediation. Simply stated, while stored away with the solution left in it, the enzymes eat the dirt and grease similar to the solution used to clean the Gulf of Mexico during the 2010 oil spill.
If you are winterizing an engine, below are a variety of sites to help.
- How to winterize a boat http://www.wikihow.com/Winterize-a-Boat
- How to winterize your lawn mower http://www.familyhandyman.com/automotive/lawn-mower-repair/how-to-winterize- your-lawn-mower/view-all
- How to winterize a motorcycle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68JOnQw8HT8
Posted by admin in Parts Washer Tuesday, 29 October 2013 08:51 No Comments
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What is “bioremediating”, you may wonder? Well, we did too, so like anyone with a “smart device” of sorts, we went directly to Wikipedia and found out for ourselves: “Bioremediation is the use of micro-organism metabolism to remove pollutants. … Bioremediation can occur on its own (natural attenuation or intrinsic bioremediation) or can be spurred on via the addition of fertilizers to increase the bioavailability within the medium. Recent advancements have also proven successful via the addition of matched microbe strains to the medium to enhance the resident microbe population’s ability to break down contaminants. Microorganisms used to perform the function of bioremediation are known as bioremediators.”
Benchtoppro Concentrate And Micropro Pack
Still wondering what in the heck this biowhatchamacallit process is all about? Well, in short, it’s a new green process for riding toxic compounds from various parts. Introducing the BenchtopPRO, the first ever bioremediating bench-top parts washer designed for the DIYer—that’d be us—in a home garage or small repair shop.
Using technology and professional-grade cleaning solutions previously available only to large automotive and industrial customers, the BenchtopPRO is perfectly suited to clean greasy, dirty, oily parts—the types of stuff gearheads deal with on a regular basis. Non-hazardous, non-toxic, and non-flammable, the revolutionary parts washer offers a safe alternative to hazardous solvents—without compromising cleaning performance like other environmentally safe processes.
The secret behind it all: BT5 degreasing solution, which continually cleans itself through the process of bioremediation—when you are ready to clean, the fluid is clean and ready. Designed to tackle the most challenging parts washing applications, BT5 is the first bioremediating degreaser that delivers amazing results at room temperature. Used with the microbial agent, the MicroPRO Pack, BT5 cleans like no other—and its pH neutral mixture of emulsifiers and surfactants contains no solvents. It is blended in liquid form to produce a biodegradable, non-toxic, non-caustic, non-flammable, and non-hazardous oil dispersant and degreaser. The BT5 formula contains no harmful chemicals, carcinogens, or hazardous waste.
Finally, a truly clean parts cleaner!
Read more: http://www.rodandcustommagazine.com/rodshop/1307_benchtoppro_portable_parts_cleaner/#ixzz2j4SMnHKk