UPDATE: We received a tip from reader Janice today (10/22/13) that The Vermont Country Store is now selling single bottles of Jubilee Kitchen Wax. Previously, Jubilee had only been offered for sale by the case.
The consumer sales representative for Malco, Products, Inc. wrote me:
We just licensed Jubilee® Kitchen Wax from SC Johnson and have it available on our website. I was hoping that you might be able to write about the product relaunch so consumers know they can find it now. As of know, it is only available on our website but we plan to have larger distribution soon.
I know that this was a very popular wax back in the day. I think that readers have brought it up before as a product they’d like to see back on the market. Here’s what Malco’s website say Jubilee can be used for:
Jubilee is an easy-to-use liquid furniture wax made especially for protecting while cleaning appliances, Formica laminated plastic, ceramic tile, enamel and wood.
Jubilee cannot scratch, never dulls, is stain resistant and puts down a tough, hard shine that protects surfaces while making spills easier to wipe clean. Jubilee removes: grease spots, soot, lipstick, food stains, crayon, fingerprints and yellow cooking films.
I asked the Malco rep right away, “Is it the same formulation as in the way-back-time-machine days?” and, when it might be available as single bottles — right now the only way you can buy it is by the case on the Malco website. She quickly replied:
As of now it is only available in a case of 12. We just had our first run last Thursday and have not gotten samples out to reps yet for distribution. I am guessing it will be available at Hardware stores and online specialty stores but cannot say who will pick up this re launch.
As far as the formula goes, it is the original formula but we did have to change one raw material that was no longer available and made the product VOC complaint. We also re launched the product Grease Relief last year just FYI! It is available on our website, Amazon and other online stores.
If you send me your address I am happy to send you a sample of Jubilee® to try for yourself!
Heck to the yeah, I said! Send me a sample.
Can Jubilee really be used to brighten up laminate counter tops?
Grace Jeffers has told me “no” – that plastic doesn’t like wax, it likes polymers, because it’s a polymer. On the other hand, didn’t our moms and grannies etc. use Jubilee a lot a lot?
And look closely at the label in the lead photo on this story: “Fatal if swallowed.” READERS, NOTE!
Jubilee kitchen wax video from back the 1960s (?)
Thanks reader Chad for spotting this!
Again, the linky link: Jubilee kitchen wax from Malco Products, Inc.
Readers, do you have memories of using Jubilee? What do you think of this announcement?