Breakfast, lunch, snack time and dinner can be quite daunting when you have an eight year old and four year old. Smudgy fingerprints and sticky mouths are wiped up only to turn around and see that the mess that was on their faces has traveled. The laundered placemats will have to be washed again, spilled juice is soaking into the tablecloth while the dog is under the table licking up wayward crumbs. It is in these moments as a Mother you either start laughing hysterically or sit down and cry. It is a never-ending cycle of laundry, paper towels and antibacterial wipes…and repeat.
Finally, at the end of a long, LONG day I had enough–there had to be an easier way to keep messes contained at meal times. I opened my computer and did some searching and came upon Crypton.
In 1993, Craig and Randy Rubin hatched an ingenious plan from the basement of their Michigan home. The super duo wanted a fabric that could stand up to life’s messes and still be touchable and beautiful, a fabric that would change the way many people live their lives.
Crypton® is still a family-owned business, driven by passion and purpose, now selling products world-wide…and in their own CRYPTON STORE. They create a range of products that make life easier and continue to exceed expectations. Crypton is more than a fabric company. If you look around, you’ll discover Crypton in some interesting places, from furniture to mattress protectors to child car seats.
Crypton products are not only soft and beautiful, but are also designed to perform, and have varying levels of protection depending on where they will be used. In situations where heavy demands can be placed on fabric, like pet beds and booster seats for children, they use their flagship Crypton Fabric, which offers superior performance with exceptional protection from stains, odors, and mildew. For outdoor furniture, which is often exposed to harsh elements, they created Crypton Outdoor, with additional mildew and UV protection.
I was sent four placemats from Crypton to review. As soon as I received the placemats I put them to the test. Cypton placemats don’t look much different from ordinary placemats but they feel softer and of higher quality than any I have used before. The first night with the new placemats we had pizza followed by chocolate brownies. Normally, this would leave the placemats we had previously been using a MESS. We would waste so many paper towels layering them under the plates to keep me from having to wash the placemats everyday. Did the Crypton placemats get dirty? Of course, but clean up was a breeze. If this doesn’t really make sense to you let me explain it a bit better. After dinner and dessert I followed the directions (via the Crypton website) to clean the placemats-I used water, a teeny bit of soap and a minute or two of scrubbing and you would have never known we had just used the placemats for dinner. My husband even remarked “these are SO easy to clean, we are never going back to the old placemats again!”
I received these items free of charge for the purpose of this review.
This has in no way affected my opinion.
This review is my opinion and has been written in my own words.