As Seen on TV: Touch n' Brush

We all know how messy a tube of toothpaste can be, especially with kids.

The “Touch n' Brush” promises to dispense the right amount of toothpaste on your toothbrush every time, quickly, without the mess.

However, would it survive the bite of our "As Seen on TV" test?

The Touch n' Brush is a pretty simple product. It has just a couple of parts and no batteries. You don’t need to plug it in. It comes with a pair of suction cups that you use to stick to ceramic tile or something like that. If for some reason you have dry wall or plaster it comes with an adhesive strip.

You can pretty much take just about any size toothpaste and use it. You probably do need to buy a brand that twists off, not the flip cap. So, you just take the toothpaste and you put it in the little hole and push it down, making sure that the threads are completely covered. Then, you just take the cover and slide it on over.

Before you start using the Touch n' Brush, you need to prime the pump several times before the toothpaste will come down, so don't panic if you do it the first time and it doesn't work. Then the patented vacuum force is supposed to allow the toothpaste to continue coming out. You're supposed to be able to use just about every drop inside the tube. So, the Touch n' Brush does seem to work quite well, but what would its toughest critics, my kids, think? We gave it a week to see what happens.

After having the Touch n’ Brush installed for a week one of the first things I noticed is there is not toothpaste scattered all over the sink. Now, you will find a little bit on the pump but nowhere else. There isn’t any on the floor or the sink.

Let's ask the people who have been using the Touch n' Brush. My son Sean and two of his brothers have been using this for the past week.

"I like it because it's a lot faster than to squeeze it out of the tube and it’s much cleaner," Sean said.

When asked if it was the best way he has experienced in his thirteen years of life to put toothpaste on a brush, Sean was convinced. He said yes.

Then it was time for the big question, thumbs up or thumbs down.

Like the old days of Siskel and Ebert, it was a first for us; two thumbs up.

The Touch ‘N Brush is available in As Seen on TV stores, like All You See on TV located in Merrillville.

It’s also available by mail.

If you’d like to order one, just click on the Big Red Bar for more information.

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