Are you tired of hoarding disinfectant sprays? I know I am, because they seem to run out so quickly especially when I’m a hypochondriac that needs to disinfect every surface and/or object I’m touching just to make sure they are bacteria-free.
So imagine my delight when I discovered the Heyo steriliser. It’s a new invention from Korea, that promises to turn normal tap water into electrolytic disinfectant liquid that kills up to 99.9% of the bacteria in your home.
Okay, I know it sounds like magic and I was initially dubious of its efficacy. However, according to its maker Heyo is backed by plenty of scientific research and development.
Alright, I know you’ll want to know how it all works before we move on to how I found the unit. Now, there’s a lot of science behind Heyo’s effectiveness but here’s the TL:DR version for all of you:
- Heyo uses a unique ESWM technology to generate ‘Active Chlorine’.
- ‘Active Chlorine’ is made by activating a small amount of chloride ions in normal tap water.
- ‘Active Chlorine’ is the active ingredient in hydrochloride acid/electrolysed sterilised water.
- This electrolysed water is capable of blowing up harmful bacteria’s cell membrane (such as E.Coli and Salmonella), thus eliminating 99.9% of the bacteria.
- Electrolysed water sterilises and deodorises, and is totally safe to humans. In fact, it is also used as a food additive.
Now this is what you get in the Heyo pack. The unit itself is rather small and fits easily into the hand. You remove the cover at the top and add in the tap water before pressing the button at the front of the unit.
There are three levels of electrolysed water to choose from, depending on what you intend to use the liquid on. At the lowest level, the sterilising liquid can be used on baby goods, tableware and on your pets. The next level of intensity is suitable for disinfecting hard surfaces in your toilet and kitchen, as well as door handles and other places you are about to touch. The highest level of intensity is ideal for cleaning floors in your living and dining areas.
To choose the preferred level, all you have to do is to press once, twice or three times. The unit will emit a blue, purple or pink glow to indicate the respective intensities before starting to electrolyse the water.
I found it easy to use the unit, although the USB cable that came with it is rather short and you’ll need to plug it into a desktop computer or socket in order to get it to work. However, you can also use any standard USB cable to charge the unit. You’ll know the unit is working when it begins to produce small air bubbles within while the light begins to flash.
Within minutes, you’ll be able to generate a small amount of electrolysed water. You can either use it straight from the unit (it does come with a small spray head inside the cover) or transfer the liquid into the plastic bottle and make another batch of sanitiser.
Now, while it may be a tad difficult to really say how effective the liquid actually is in sanitising surfaces, I have to say that I have been using it regularly on my kitchen counter top as well as areas where my pets are kept. In fact, I’ve also been using it on my own hands and feet. There’s no unique sensation when the droplets touch the skin, it feels just like normal water. BUT that’s what I really love about Heyo! You see Im quite obsessive about washing my hands and tend to overdo it. As a result, the skin on my hands are really dry and it doesn’t help if I am also using alcohol-based disinfectant hand gels on top of the frequent washing. Imagine the smarting sensation, which really irks me.
Heyo is the perfect sanitising solution for me, and for those who want to avoid using harsh alcohol-based gels on themselves. Because all you need to do is to spray your hands with the liquid and leave it to air-dry for it to disinfect the bacteria. For optimum disinfecting efficiency, you should spray it five times on the area you want to clean. Heyo is so safe to use, I believe it’ll also be great for homes with babies and/or children and pets because you don’t have to be afraid of keeping them away from the liquid.
The only downside, well not exactly a downside, is that you can only make 70cc of hydrochloric acid water each time. But that being said, 70cc is enough to clean the surfaces around the home. The unit is also handy enough for you put into your bag and use it in the car or when heading out.
Heyo is available on Lazada and costs around $150 (psst… use “heyosale10” for 10% off). It may sound a bit pricey, but not when you compare it to the amount of disinfectant sprays you have to buy! Consider it a one-time investment to protect you and your family.