e-cloth 101 – How to Clean your Plasma or LCD Television Screen with Microfiber: Make sure you’re using the right cloth!

So you did it. You went out and bought that beautiful, gigantic, HD, flat-screen, LCD or Plasma television. And while you were setting it up, you got fingerprints all over the screen. Or while you weren’t looking, your kid who just ate a piece of toast with jam started poking at the funny red monster. Or the dog jumped up and tried to lick the Big Mac off the screen.

Hmmm, how to clean those fingerprints off? You’ve heard great things about microfiber and how it cleans with just water so that must be safe, right?

Expensive TV and Computer Screens Need Specialized Cleaning Cloths

don't use just any microfiber cloth for cleaning lcd and plasma screensSTOP! Many kinds of microfiber cloths (or dusters like Swiffer) can ruin your plasma or LCD screen. They can remove the protective coating and are just shaggy enough that they’ll pick up fine grains of sand and dust that will scratch the screen.

So don’t use any microfiber cloth, duster, window or polishing cloth that is not made specifically for cleaning screens. As an example, e-cloth has run tests and found that even our finely woven Glass & Polishing cloth can remove up to 70% of the protective coating on tv and computer screens.

But don’t worry. e-cloth to the rescue. The e-cloth Screen Cleaning pack comes with a spray that cleans and protects your precious screen and a finely woven microfiber cloth that won’t harm the screen.

How to Clean your TV or Computer Screen with e-cloth

  1. Wipe the screen with the Screen Cleaning e-cloth – This gentle cloth will clean off the dust and dirt
  2. Spray the screen with the CleanSafe Spray – take care that no spray runs off the screen – you don’t want it getting into your tv.
  3. Wipe the screen with a clean part of the Screen Cleaning e-cloth and remove any excess spray
  4. Get yourself a beer or a cuppa tea and enjoy that show you’ve been waiting for.

PS – The CleanSafe spray is suited / approved / tested for/on:  Acer, Apple, ASUS, Compaq, Dell, Eizo, Fujitsu, HP, Iiyama, LG, LG Philips, Medion, Nokia, Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sony and Toshiba


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7 Responses to e-cloth 101 – How to Clean your Plasma or LCD Television Screen with Microfiber: Make sure you’re using the right cloth!

  1. Julie says:

    Kate, I can’t find the ecloth Screen Cleaning pack?? I’m only seeing the little Personal Electronics/Glasses Cloth. I’d like something able to handle bigger jobs more quickly. Also, you say this pack comes with a CleanSafe Spray which I can’t find either. Is this item/pack discontinued?


    • Julie – thanks for the comment. I’ll have to edit this post because you’re right, we’re no longer selling that cloth or the cleansafe spray. Like you, I preferred the bigger cloth for my tv and huge computer screen. I’ve mentioned a bigger electronics cloth in my long list of “I wish e-cloth had a cloth for…” list that I occasionally send to the CEO. next time I send it, I’ll add that customers have requested it too.


  2. Katie says:

    Hi Kate,
    Just wanted to type a quick note about the Screen cloth & Clean Safe spray for you and your readers. My first time using this product was to clean hand lotion off of our LCD TV screen, if you can imagine. It looked like my oldest had fingerpainted with shaving cream 🙂 I didn’t think that we’d be able to save it, but after several (I stopped counting at three) applications, you’d never know that it was a canvas in its past life. It must have sat there a good day if not two. The next challenge occured this afternoon, when I noticed my two littles had went at the TV screen with their greasy paws & left quite the mess. Upon further examination, I found evidence that a black ball point pen had been used in this most recent art adventure. Well, the cloth & spray handled the grease & pen marks with a breeze. I am amazed at the results!


    • Katie – thank you for taking the time to add your comment on the e-cloth Screen Cleaning pack. I’m so happy to hear that it has worked miracles for you. I hope you don’t mind but I’ve copied it onto my facebook page. I’ve had a few nasty messes on my precious iMac that the Screen Cleaning Kit has saved me from as well. Thanks again for your comment!


  3. Carrie says:

    Hi Kate, I’ve recently purchased several e-cloth products from your site, and I love love LOVE them! (Love your site, too, and also your blog) 🙂 My jaw keeps dropping (literally) at how quickly and effectively the e-cloths do their job – and NOT at the price! (I own a couple of Norwex products, which are great but whoa – big price difference. Also, I LOVE that shipping on e-cloth orders is free!) These cloths are amazing, and they work so much better than the chemical/cleaning products that I was using before, and hated. About the screen cleaning pack, thanks for the info – I didn’t realize that the General Purpose and Glass & Polishing cloths were a no-no on our t.v. and computer screens (although both are pretty old, not “nice” or expensive at all…but still…) If I already own the Personal Electronics Cleaning Cloth, could I use that instead? (By the way, I also have the “Glasses Cloth,” which was sent to me after a mistake was made on my order/shipment — you all have fabulous customer service, by the way! I was very impressed.) So could I use either of those cloths that I already have? Thanks so much for your help!


    • Hi Carrie. I’m so glad to hear that you’re loving your e-cloth products. I’m always interested to hear from people that have tried both Norwex and e-cloth. I think comments like yours help others to make informed decisions (and save a bit of money). And yes, the free shipping with e-cloth is nice. Unfortunately we poor Canadians have to pay for shipping (yup, even me). We try to keep the costs down but getting the mop up here is a costly endeavor. 😦

      The Personal Electronics e-cloth can be used on your TV and computer screens. It is made for any type of electronic screen but is particularly good at cleaning up fingerprints, which is why it’s popular for iPads, phones, etc. You could also use the Glasses Cleaning e-cloth but you’ll probably find it a bit small for your TV.

      Thanks for the comment!



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