Within the past couple of weeks, I have been so leery of using items from public areas (grocery stores, shops, restaurants, etc.), such as utensils, sinks, toilets, grocery and store carts, hand railings, etc. My family has been so ill and I cannot seem to rid ourselves of the germs. We have colds and stomach bugs…ugh…and the never-ending disinfection efforts!
I recently received PhitGrip and I have to share that this simple piece of rubber has helped relieve my anxiety a bit. The PhitGrip is a cool American made piece of rubber that fits on any grocery cart handle to protect you from the disgusting amount of germs that are covering the handle. In 2007, researchers at the University of Arizona found that grocery cart handles have more germs than public restrooms. With PhitGrip, there is no more need to wipe down your cart with hand wipes.
PhitGrip is made with a soft rubber and opens easily – no prying needed! The rubber has been liquefied, then injected with oxygen to give it a light, cushioned feel. It is very bendable, so you can place it in your grocery bag or purse. The whole PhitGrip is also “coated with an all-natural, mineral based antimicrobial agent that helps inhibit the growth and spread of bacteria. Users simply rub their hands together occasionally to spread the microbial agent over the entire surface of the palm. When the smooth layer wears off the grip (0-12 months), it’s time for a new PhitGrip”.
I learned that PhitGrip was originally designed for gym equipment as a pal-sized grip, which is great considering the amount of germs on gym equipment and the fact that people don’t wipe them off as well as they should after use. The PhitGrip featured here is 18 inches long.
I do admit that there were several mothers that gave me a glance when I put it on my cart, but they were not strange glances. They were looks of envy. A couple mothers commented to me, “What a great idea!” and “I have to get myself one of those”. No one can deny the benefit of using PhitGrip!
The price of each grip is $11.99, which is cost effective considering the amount of wipes that you would need to carry around with you for the year to disinfect all the carts you use.
*Disclaimer: I did not receive monetary compensation for this post. I received a free product for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed here are my own.