I love trying newer products and giving them a test run. My poor kids never know what is coming or what testing they may have to take part in! I never know how each product will fare when put to the rigors but I am always up for trying something new!
The WaxVac arrived at my home this past week and it has stirred a lot of conversation about which person it would be test-piloted on? We decided to use it on my one son, and the results were not as we thought they would be. The WaxVac is “the safe and effective way to clean your ears” (Company Slogan)
The WaxVac works with the following ideas:
-powerful yet gentle
-easy,safe and effective
-’features’ examining light on tip
The WaxVacs sell for only $10 you can currently Buy One and Get One Free and additional shipping and handling is necessary.
The premises behind the WaxVac is that it is supposed to use, safe gentle suction to draw dirt particles and moisture out of the ear canal. Here is what our results were upon trying the WaxVac in a real-home environment.
~the WaxVac makes a small noise, like a mini vacuum and the light worked.
I placed the batteries in the WaxVac, it worked, there was a soft noise and a light, depending which way you put the switch on. The direction sheet was NOT helpful. I read it over and over trying to figure out how to assemble the rubber tips that come with it, and to find out if the rubber tips were reusable or disposable, and the directions stated that it was disposable, but you really had to READ closely to find that out! The tips were all different colors and we were trying to figure out if there was a reason for that or if it was just to have colors. (we never were able to figure that part out)
First we heated the was softening agent and placed a bit in our son’s ear. We placed the WaxVac on, and began moving the tip backward and forward in the ear, being careful to not SHOVE the tip in more than 1/8th of the way, which it is pretty much impossible to shove in anyway(safety feature). The wax and debris did not move! We could see it and it was not suctioning or coming onto the rubber tip. We tried a few more times and then quit. We ended up doing the using a Q-Tip to clean up the stuff that we saw in his ear and within seconds we were done!
The suction did not draw anything from my son’s ears and by far his ears have the most ‘stuff’ in them, that is why we chose him for the trial person in our home. I can see the stuff in his ears without even having to do use the light. While this may be gross we felt it would be the most fair trial: using the person that actually had visible was and allowing the machine to ‘suction’ it.
I am disappointed in the WaxVac as I thought it was going to work, but it did not. TO use it, you really need to watch the video on the actual website, it is a bit more telling the the directional paper itself. I was looking for the safety tip, ours did not have one. There is a different model that has 2 speeds as well and that could have made a difference, however, we had ONE speed and used it as directed, with no results.
If you would like more information on this product you can find it at the website WaxVac.
I was provided with a WaxVac in exchange for my true and honest opinion as set forth in this blog. The results were based on our usage of the WaxVac and its performance.