Q Grips Reviews

Q Grips
( 28 reviews )

Q-Grips is a ear cleaning device that the seller claims is a breakthrough, easy-to-use ear wax tool.  

The seller states it works gently without damaging the ear canal, using a massaging tip that is proven to be safer than an ordinary cotton swab (or "Q-tip").

How Does it Work?

When you use a Q-tip, you will clean out some of the wax, but you’ll also push some of it further back into the ear canal, up against your eardrum, possibly causing an earwax blockage that can not only be painful, but dangerous and difficult to remove.

Q-Grips claims to work in a different way.  It has a spiral head and works with a gently turning motion to remove earwax without pushing or pressure.

Once you're done using a spiral tip, you either clean it or snap a new one on.

Customer Reviews & Complaints

Reviews of Q-Grips are mostly negative, with the only positive reviews found on their sales page and other affiliate sites promoting the product.

We found several reviews that claim the products are too expensive and come with no instructions. 

Despite the fact that the website claims to ship these orders with 16 replacement heads, many customers report not receiving them at all.

The cleaning tips are said to be quite flimsy and since return shipment is so expensive, it’s often not worth the effort to return the product.

The consensus from reviews on our site is simply that this product does not work, is cheaply made plastic and, worst of all, may be dangerous to your ears.

Customer Service

Q-Grips has a customer service department that can be reached via email at [email protected]

You can also call the customer service phone number during support hours at 1 (855) 236-8072.

The Bottom Line

The product may be a good idea, but the manufacturer’s somewhat shady online reputation has us concerned.

Q-Grips is being sold through multiple websites, so it’s difficult to determine which one is legitimate and which one is a scam (if not all).  

Some of the sites in question are QGripsEarWax.com, Q-Grips.com, and QGripShop.com.

While the websites redirect you to the same purchasing page, they have distinct designs that leave us feeling confused and skeptical.

There are also a number of identical looking products sold through Amazon from a variety of sellers.  

As is often the case with these kinds of products, you have multiple sellers buying cheap items at wholesale then simultaneously branding and marketing their own “versions.”

While we do not recommend this product, if you insist on trying it, you’ll be better off purchasing through Amazon which will provide you some additional consumer protections.

If you have any experience with Q-Grips, please leave your reviews below.

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Q Grips Customer Reviews

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Seems ok so far
December 14, 2023

After using for a while I've had some positive results. Hoping for more in the future.. it's not something I'd use all that often.

Ear canal safety
June 18, 2023
I have had these for 4 years and the Q Grip works amazingly. In fact I need to order refills. It works well between Murine Ear wax removal or if my father inlaw goes to a candler. It is very safe and gets out more ear wax then Q-Tips which you are not supposed to use. I recommend this product highly. It massages the ear canal as well.

They show a big blob on tv and mine didn't do anything.
October 8, 2022
I just received mine in the mail today and I tried it and they do not work the way they show on T.V. I think they are a big joke, mine are possibly going back. I know better than to buy something they show on television.

MichelleSmith October 19, 2022

I haven't tried Q-grips, I just saw an ad on youtube. However, I have a comment about this article. It suggest cleaning out ear wax with water? Uh oh. Careful. Sure the pinky finger can help clean out the ear in the shower when a little bit of water drips down from the head, but whatever you do, don't do what I did!

Months ago, without the advice of a doctor, I let the shower water shoot directly into my ear (on purpose, thinking that'd clean them out. Whatever cleanliness resulted was not worth it, considering the painful ear infection that resulted. It took lots of time --and prescription meds-- to heal it. It still bothers me a little.

I may have also given myself vertigo due to doing that). This was not wise. There are earplugs for swimmers for a reason. Hope that helps someone out there.

Not Worth A Dollar!
September 15, 2022
This product is a BIG JOKE; if you buy it you'll find out you got SUCKED IN! I went to return the two boxes I bought and they gave me credit for 60% of my purchase!

Rip Off!
May 24, 2022

This company and product are a rip off...

Sent for them and they did not work but in fact hurt to use.

Requested refund and only got a small percent of $ back.

Biggest rip off ever.

I am 72 and my primary care cleans my wax out once a year with no charge...

ChrisColeman August 18, 2022

Yes I agree with the above review. I feel absolutely stupid for falling for that now obviously scam advert. Hugely expensive Ordered three weeks ago but still not arrived but if or when it does I don’t think I’ll be using them. Also beware that if you do fall for this you will be constantly beset by other advertising so make sure they go in your junk mail.

MaggieBriggs August 30, 2022

Stupid me I ordered the qgrips without reading complaints. Suffice to say I cancelled my order that I placed on Aug. 24 2022. I informed the support people that I was going to take legal action and inform Micro Soft of their sleazy business practices. I have given them 24 hrs to send a confirming e-mail that my payment would be back in my credit card account. E-mail sent back to me informing me that they would let the warehouse know my order was cancelled. My reply again was just get my money back into my account with a confirming e-mail or legal action will be my next step. I am so fed up of seniors been taken advantage of time we stopped been afraid and fought back.

MaggieBriggs August 30, 2022

This e-mail to Chris Coleman, If you do not have a tracking # for your order they have not sent it yet. I to had a huge order and fortunately it has not ben processed. If this is the case with your order e-mail the support group at qgrip and let them know you want your money refunded or you will take legal action against the company.

30 day trial is a scam | Do not give your money to this company
March 8, 2022

I don’t normally report bad experiences with and never as a scam, but Q-Grips is a huge exception and I am writing in hopes that their fraudulent lies to create sales will get investigated by whoever would do such investigation. The situation is short and to the point.

They claim (you can see t on their web site) no risk 30 trial to see if Q-Grips is right for you. If you decide they are not for you, then they say they will refund your money.

Well, here’s the catch, which in my eyes should be illegal (maybe it is and nobody has acted on it). They will gladly refund your money provided you return the unused/unopened Q-Grips. The question is, since a “trial” is to try something out to see if you like it or not. Correct? How can you possibly trial the Q-Grips is you don’t open the package and use it???

Bottom line, this is a complete fraud and needs to be addressed. Hopefully someone will read this that has the know-how or authority to initiate an investigation. I lost $39.95 on this scam making a purchase on the pretense that I could check them out to see if they work for me. I was dissatisfied with Q-Grips, they will not honor their 30 day trial because I had to open the package to trial them.

This Product Is Worthless Rubbish!
February 10, 2022

I ordered two of these at a cost of £34-94p.

They arrived after 17 days with no instructions, no replacement tips and no apology for lateness.

The devices look cheap, shoddy and to make things worse, they don't work as described.

I should have known better and checked the scam reports first. DO NOT BUY THIS RUBBISH.

January 7, 2022

Q GRIPS is a total scam. They do not work. I called to return for a refund; but I didn't realize that I had to pay for their shipping cost and a restocking fee in addition to, my shipping cost to send back which I understand.

The lady I spoke with informed me that I could get

a $19.97 credit and I keep the product of which I accepted.

RonT. January 26, 2022

I totally agree it's a Scam and not worth the money and when I used it barely any ear wax was on the tip and I expected a lot more because I know my ears are plugged plus of course the bottom of the box Made in China so to sum up Don't buy these.

Elso March 08, 2022

They promote a money back 30 day trial, but will not honor it because they will only refund unopened and unused. How can you trial something if you can't try/use it?

BonnieSchreib October 08, 2022

I totally agree!!!

December 3, 2021
Returned mine to a Minnesota address as instructed by "Muhammad Ali" in "customer service" at "[email protected]" but never received actual credit EVEN AFTER providing proof of return!!!

Q Grips Are A Scam - It Does Not Work!
September 1, 2021
Q GRIPS are a scam! They do not work AT ALL. They prey on desperation and rely on people not returning the useless product. If you think you need this product go see a doctor who will safely clean out your ears...Don't waste time and money with this completely useless product.

Don't waste your money
August 8, 2021
Don't waste your money. This thing does not work at all. After trying a dozen times it has never removed one speck of ear wax. I have gone back to old ear scrapper as it still works better.

This is a scam, with no functionality of any kind!
July 4, 2021
This is a scam, pure and simple!

Scam Company
February 14, 2021
Scam company. Don't order anything from them. You'll never see the product and if you complain about it they brush you off. Dwayne.

Rip off!
February 11, 2021
I just received my Q grip thru Amazon, paid 12.99

do not waste your money
December 18, 2020
does not work as advertised

Does not remove anything
October 12, 2020
Complete waste of money. Garbage.

September 4, 2020
A bit of an impulse buy and I wish I had done my due diligence before ordering. SCAM SCAM

Utter rubbish
July 18, 2020
I purchased this plastic load of crap for £10 reduced from £19.99 and it does not work. It does not remove the wax and is the same as using a cotton bud. Very disappointed

Not a positive experience.
July 11, 2020

A bit of an impulse buy and I wish I had done my due diligence before ordering. Ordered May 23, nothing until July 10 Had ordered the 2 for 1 special which was $60 Canadian.

Received two packs of tips only. C emailed for a refund and was given the “it will take a long time to process, you will pay shipping - or take a 65% refund and keep what was sent. Amazon has versions of this much cheaper, likewise Ali Express sells petty much the same thing for under $5.

I have told q grip to send me a packing slip/return address to return the items. Frustrating waste of time and money

FrancesBowdidge August 11, 2020

I did buy about three lots of this product from Groupon when they were on sale I did try them once but found them rubbish and ended up throwing them away total waste of money in my opinion.

JamesSimpson August 22, 2020

Yes, you wasted your money. On Ebay today I see "Ear Wax Cleaner Q-Grips Swab Remover Tools Removal Earpick Handle With 16 Heads" from China for £1.89, free post.

REVWHITE July 24, 2021

Absolutely right! These are rubbish......!!Bobbo

June 11, 2020
Another one of those scams checked by "professionals" that don't even exist. Doesn't clean out ANY ear wax.