Apple\u2019s refurbished products can often be great bargains, and they are one of the best kept \u201copen secrets\u201d of the company. But how exactly does Apple clean its refurbished products?\nThe question came up in a recent thread in the Apple subreddit, and some redditors there had some informative answers:\n\nWillPrlySugstClassix: \u201cHow does Apple get its refurbished products clean? Not even just refurbished; I had a repair done to my MacBook pro and they handed it to me in pristine condition! No smudges, greasy keys, it was immaculate. Does anyone on the inside know what they use to clean? I\u2019d love some advice.\u201d\nI- Helped: \u201cDo not use alcohol wipes, as it will remove coating from your screen. Generally we only use something called \u201cWhoosh\u201d.\nLink: https:\/\/whoosh.com\u201d\nPrairie_Dog: \u201cCan confirm, I was in an Apple Store after closing while a Genius was trying to resolve my spouse\u2019s iPhone issues. Apple staff members began cleaning everything with Whoosh and microfiber cloths. I made a note of it and subsequently bought some Whoosh at my local Office Depot. Pretty good stuff, seems to clean things nicely.\u201d\nIamthestigg: \u201cCan confirm, we use Whoosh as well. Started using it in the store, immediately bought some for at home.\u201d\nTurdPilot: \u201cWhoosh is a terrible product. It has nothing in its ingredients that actually disinfect or remove bacteria. Also weak as far removing greasy prints; it\u2019s basically water in a spray bottle. Not sure why Apple chose this product, probably as it\u2019s as safe as it gets, but it is a poor cleaner.\nCleanse is a much better product. While it contains a small amount of alcohol, this alcohol cuts grease and also disinfects.\u201d\nMartialplum: \u201cRetail visual merchandising buff here. Whoosh is used rather than higher-alcohol-content products because alcohol (even at very weak concentrations in other products) can cause the lacquer on the store tables to discolour and strip away over time. The tables only get resurfaced twice a year\u2014at considerable cost\u2014so it\u2019s preferable to use a very mild solution day to day from a preservation standpoint.\nSide note for anyone mildly interested, Whoosh isn\u2019t used on the glass of the Apple Watch display table as it causes smears and over time will cause damage to the surface of the glass; instead the standard practice is to use filtered water and a soft microfibre cloth. Same goes for the diver blue Italian leather mats used when trying on the Watch. So now you know!\n(Also, in response to it being a poor cleaner: use it liberally and put in some effort and it does a pretty damn good job; you should see the state of some of the iPads on the Kids\u2019 tables at the end of the day. They look like they\u2019ve been dipped in wax or have an anti-glare film on they\u2019re coated in so much scum.)\u201d\nMore at Reddit\n\nResources for refurbished Apple products\nWell now that you know how Apple cleans its refurbished products, you might be wondering about where to buy them and what sort of guarantees Apple offers its customers.\nHere\u2019s a list of resources for Apple\u2019s refurbished products:\nThe main page for refurbished Apple products\nApple\u2019s refurbishment process FAQ\nBuy refurbished Macs\nBuy refurbished iPads\nBuy refurbished iPods\nRefurbished Apple products can be great deals\nOne thing that has always surprised me about Apple\u2019s refurbished products is how often people don\u2019t seem to even know about them. I\u2019ve mentioned them to friends who wanted to buy one Apple product or another, while still wanting to save a few bucks. And most of the time they are shocked to find out that Apple even sells refurbished iPads, iPhones, and Macs.\nIt\u2019s too bad because you really can save a lot of money by buying refurbished Apple products. Just remember though that if you see a refurbished product you are interested in, buy it! While many remain unaware that Apple sells refurbished products, there are definitely hard-core bargain hunters out there who will snap up high quality refurbished products as soon as they appear on Apple\u2019s site.\nThe early bird definitely gets the refurbished worm!\nDid you miss a post? Check the Eye On Apple home page to get caught up with the latest news, discussions and rumors about Apple.