Pros: Hold tight, easy to mount, look nice, can be removed with no surface damage
Since I'm not exactly the Tool Man, I love anything that will help me avoid using tools. Plus, since I live in an apartment, I don't really want to put holes in the walls. These 3M Command Hooks are THE answer!
~ Product Description
3M Command Medium Wire Hooks are designed to hold strong with adhesive action, AND pull off cleanly without surface damage if you need to remove them. Stick on hooks? Yes - and they work!
These medium hooks have a white plastic base, and the hook part is a silver/chrome metal with a slight ball on the end of the hook. These will hold up to 5 lbs., and are suitable for use as utility hooks, for instance cleaning tools, kitchen utensils, small towels, scarves, so many things. The small diameter of the hook allows you to hang things with a small hole on the handle, for instance.
To mount the hook first clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. Removed the red adhesive liner and align it as directed to the back of the hook, and press firmly. Then remove the black "wall side" liner, and position the hook where you want it, and press firmly for 30 seconds. Wait one hour before use, and that's it!
Should you need to remove the hook, slice the hook cover up, grab the removal tab and slowly side the tab straight down against the wall or surface.
In the package you get two hooks and four adhesive strips. The extra strips are in case you want to remove the hooks, and then replace them somewhere else. The package of two hooks costs about $3.20. I found it at my local drugstore.
~ My Experience
Again, not being the handiest person around the house, I was hopeful I could actually just stick the hook on and it would work as advertised. I found the mounting instructions very easy to follow. I wanted to put these hooks inside my utility cabinet to hold a toilet brush, fabric steamer, and the like.
I mounted the hooks, and I must confess I didn't exactly follow the instructions because I did not first clean the surface with rubbing alcohol. My bad. In any case, the hooks seemed to mount just fine, and I waited one hour. My toilet brush hung perfectly, and the fabric steamer did too - and that steamer isn't exactly light weight. At least 4 lbs., I'm guessing, but the hooks are designed to hold up to 5 lbs.
Well, let me tell you, these hooks hold TIGHT, and don't give the impression they're about to fall off. They even look nice. That one hook has been holding my fabric steamer for months now with no problem. I've even knocked the hooks a couple times, and they are on solid. I haven't tried to remove them because I love them, so I don't know if in fact they will come off cleanly, but in every other respect these hooks perform just as advertised.
~ Final Thoughts
3M Command Medium Wire Hooks are the answer to my prayers. They are super easy to mount, they can be removed with no surface damage, I don't need to put holes in the walls, they hold tight and are very strong and look nice. I couldn't ask for more. You MUST give these a try! Note that you'll find these in various sizes and designs for nearly every household use.