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Brand: Astonish / Type: Oven, Hob & Grill Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      14.09.2013 23:47
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      Great cleaning paste!

      ~*~*~ Astonish Oven & Hob Cleaner ~*~*~


      ~ What is it? ~

      This is a little pot of cleaning paste that is simply superb. It comes in a little dark blue plastic tub and cost around the £1 mark. I bought mine in my local Savers store where I paid 99p.


      ~ Why did I buy it? ~

      Having had a gas cooker for years and years I just simply used to wipe the top of it over with a cloth and some Flash/or similar spray, but sadly my cooker broke and I decided to replace it with a ceramic topped electric cooker. Unknown to me these ceramic hobs mark like crazy and after the first use (not by me I may add) there was a large water mark stained onto the top. I was not happy to say the least.

      I went into town the next day and popped into Savers where I stocked up on quite a few different hob cleaners and this happened to be the first one I tried when I got home.


      ~ Using it ~

      The paste is very easy to use. After breaking the seal on the tub and opening the lid you will see a block of grey paste inside, I scooped out a generous dollop with a sheet of kitchen paper and worked it into the marks on the hob, I could feel the marks getting smaller as I worked the paste in so carried on going, giving it a bit of elbow grease. Afterwards I wet another piece of kitchen paper wiped it over then cleaned it off and buffed it with a dry cloth and was so happy to see that the marks on the hob had gone. I was over joyed which meant hubby was out of trouble for the time being!

      It was so easy to use, it does have a smell to it but not one that I can place, it smells quite clean though. The paste is quite thick and you don't really need much as it spreads really easily.

      I work it in circular motions and find that this allows me to go around the hobs neatly and evenly and it works everytime.


      ~ Overall ~


      I now use this every evening on the hob, we tend to cook more through the day than the evening so in the day I just give the hob a quick wipe but in the evenings I use a little of this to remove any marks that may have 'appeared' during the day. It hasn't caused any scratches or marked the hob in anyway, it just brings it back to it's former shiny self which is what I wanted!

      I have used this on the tiles behind the cooker as they were a little greasy and again it worked brilliantly and removed any stubborn marks with no fuss at all.

      For under a pound I didn't really expect this to be the miracle product it is but I can safely say I will be using this for years to come and would highly recommend it to anyone.

      It so simple to use but the effects are brilliant.

      One very happy customer.

      Thanks for reading :o) x

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      27.07.2013 09:34
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      Effective, better for the environment and you, cleans to a shine and freshens everything!

      I bought my tub of Astonish Oven and Cookware cleaner at my local Superdrug although I'm pretty sure they don't usually sell this sort of product. I got it from one of their 'reduced products' stands and it was the ridiculously low price of 10p reduced from £1.99. I had never heard of Astonish before but after reading the tub discovered it is a cleaning paste for use around the home and especially in the kitchen. I was confident about being able to use the paste since I have a rather old kitchen that requires a lot of work and I have previously used all types of cleaning products including pastes, powders, bleaches, foams and sprays to try and keep the place looking reasonable.

      This product comes in a 500g sized tub. The tub itself is rather small and easy to store but it's heavy because the paste is so thick and dense. There is a lot of helpful information printed on the sides of the plastic tub. On one side there is a complete list of what you can use this paste on and what not to use it on. There is also ingredient information, brand information and warnings.

      I was surprised to read that this is not tested on animals and that it is suitable for vegetarians as it carries the Vegetarian Society approval stamp. Some of the ingredients were a bit surprising too as there is 5% vegetable soap included as well as perfume, limonene and citral. There are very few warnings about chemical irritants like I usually see on my cleaning products. According to a retailer website this product contains no harmful ingredients.

      This paste is a mild abrasive and it should be used with caution to avoid damage to surfaces. However it can be used on ovens, stove tops, pans and other cooking ware. It can also be used on glass ceramic stoves, bath tubs (but not plastic ones), tiles and sinks, chrome, porcelain, enamel and metal objects as well as uPVC windows and doors and patio furniture. Things to avoid are gold and silver plated objects, highly polished stainless steel, brass and copper. If in doubt leave it alone, is my advice.

      The tub has a plastic seal around it's lid which must be snapped off prior to opening. Then the lid can be prised off with ease. I was surprised by the appearance of the paste as it just looks like potter's wheel clay. It feels like that too and when using it there is a terrible desire to just play around with it and smudge it into silly shapes!

      You can use with either a damp cloth or a nylon scouring pad. I first used this on my bathroom sink and found that I needed both a cloth and a pad. I worked the paste in with the pad and then rinsed with the damp cloth. When you work the paste onto the surface it becomes slightly foamy. The colour is a bit odd as it is mildly brown so it's hard to see if it's dirt and grime coming away or just the paste dissolving.

      The paste is successful at cleaning hardened on grime in sinks as after using it in my bathroom on the sink and tiles and around the window the area was shiny clean. You don't need to scrub very hard at all - just work it around in a circle. However, the paste does require an awful lot of rinsing. After using it on my kitchen sink I thought I had rinsed properly only to return later and find the taps looking misty with dried on paste granules. You really need to triple rinse until all residue is completely gone.

      I have since used this on porcelain items with great success. It removes stains from porcelain well. I have also used it on my dish rack and my vegetable rack. A paste is great for items like this as it gets right into those greasy corners and gets all the dirt out.

      I have also used this on my doors and window frames and it really cleans them right up. I didn't even realise they were so dirty! However, the paste does leave a residue on the ground after cleaning so you may need to brush it away with a bucket of water.

      As mentioned this is an abrasive paste so be careful with it as I have had one accident with my kitchen bin and ended up leaving marks on it.

      I really love that the paste has such a mild and inoffensive fragrance. It is the softest hint of lemon you can imagine and leaves areas smelling fresh, clean and summery.

      Overall I am really pleased with the bargain I managed to get and would certainly recommend this as a versatile and effective household cleaning paste. It's excellent at cleaning grease, grime, burnt bits, stains and dirt that has worked it's way into little nooks and crannies. It provides a lovely mild scent that isn't throat burning and which makes areas feel bright and clean. I would definitely buy this again and after a quick online search have discovered that it's sold at Lakeland and Amazon for less than £2 a tub. I would have to deduct one star from my rating due to the fact that not all surfaces (even on items the brand mention like ovens and patio furniture) are compatible.

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        07.06.2010 08:18
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        Excellent price for a good all round cleaner.

        I take pride in my home, and I do not mind cleaning at all, I like to use lots of different products and I always watch house cleaning programmes when they are on the television as I find them quite interesting to watch for some reason lol.

        I use this oven and hob cleaner for my cooker on a regular basis and for stubborn marks if I have burned a pan or something, it comes in a blue plastic tub with a easy to removable lid, inside it is a paste and it can be applied to a damp clean cloth and rubbed gently onto the cooker or hob and rinsed off with a little warm water, it is a gentle abrasive paste but does not tend to scratch the hob if used correctly.

        For a 500g tub it was priced around £1.25 from my local shop and it is available from Home Bargains and Wilkinson's and many more shops that sell household cleaners.


        It is good for tiles in the bathroom or kitchen and also for sinks and baths, and I have used it to clean my patio chairs, and tables to give them a fresh look, as I have some tables I only use for parties and they are not used in the garden all the time and so need a freshen up when the party season arrives outdoors.

        I have used this cleaner to clean my burned saucepans, as we all burn something I guess from time to time, well I do and I always just rub a little of the cream onto the pan and it removes the dirt quite nicely and is easy to rinse off.

        It also cleans chrome and once rinsed off, just a quick buff is needed to make it sparkle and gleam and I think it is a nice cheap cleaner and very inexpensive for an oven cleaner as some of the other branded products can be very expensive and do not always do the job but with this one it works very well and cheap at the same time.

        It states on the tub it contains no animal ingredients, or harmful chemicals and it is kind to the hands, which is a very good thing in my opinion.

        My hubby has used this cream to clean his cycle chrome wheels as they occasionally get a little tarnished and become a little discoloured and they clean up nicely with this product and his cycle is then ready for the summer months and look fresh and clean again.

        There are so many things that can be cleaned with this one, and I recommend it for anyone to give it a try and see if you can have a nice clean home and garden furniture and save some money with a good cheap cleaner at a bargain price in my opinion.

        I give this a 5 star.

        Thank you for reading my review.

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          15.03.2010 16:40
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          A great cleaning product.

          Astonish ~ Oven and cookware cleaner



          Well as most people know one of the worst and messiest of household chores is the cleaning out of the oven. I do tend to be quite disciplined in this department because if there is one thing that I cannot abide it is a dirty oven, so I do tend to do mine religiously. However it is still a real chore so I will enlist in the help of my favourite cleaner which is Astonish oven cleaner. With very little effort this product achieves outstanding results and makes for a much easier life.



          ~~~ Packaging ~~~

          This product comes in a little deep blue tub approximately 4" high by 3" in diameter with a lift off top. The tub has a picture of an hob with saucepans on it and Astonish oven and cookware cleaner written across the front in bold white lettering.



          ~~~ Benefits ~~~

          * For use on all ovens, cooker tops, pans, cookware, sinks and tiles.
          * Removes all stubborn grease, burnt oil, and dirt
          * Removes rust from chrome
          * Has a non acidic formula



          ~~~ How to use ~~~

          Once opened this product looks like a thick cream or a paste, off white in colour, and has a slight lemoney fragrance. It is applied to a soft scourer or to a sponge and then you carefully rub the paste into the grime and grease in the oven or whatever other item you are cleaning. For maximum results I tend to leave on for a couple of minutes and then simply rinse clean with a soft cloth.

          For cleaning a glass ceramic hob ~ Simply apply with a damp cloth and rinse clean, applying very little pressure when rubbing on the surface.

          To clean bathtubs, tiles and sinks ~ Apply with a damp cloth, rub gently and rinse clean. NB not for plastic or acrylic baths.

          For use on chrome or metal ~ Apply with a damp cloth, rub gently and rinse clean.

          And finally for cleaning UPVC windows, doors and patio furniture ~ Apply with a damp cloth, rub gently and rinse clean. Not to be used on gold or silver plated fittings.


          This product contains no acid, no phosphates and is not tested on animals.



          ~~~ Opinion ~~~

          This product is just amazing for doing exactly what it says on the tin. It is simple to use, easy to apply without mess, and has a great smell. It leaves your surfaces squeaky clean and makes the cleaning out of ovens so stress free and makes a potentially difficult job easy.



          ~~~ Availability and cost ~~~

          This can be purchased from the Astonish website ~ www.astonishcleaners.com along side a hugely vast range of other Astonish products. However I usually get mine from wherever I find it on offer. It is quite often on sale for just a pound at Poundland so I usually pick up a couple of tubs while I am there. I have yet to see this in a supermarket though I have been told that Somerfields do sell it.



          Thank you so much for reading and I hope you have found this to be of use.

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            30.01.2009 14:47
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            It does exactly as it says on the tub!

            I detest housework, I claim to be no good at it, with no time for it, but the truth is that I dislike doing it and can almost always find something much more pressing to do.......oh, and I am a bit lazy too.....

            But having said all of that, I hate my house being a mess (although it quite clearly is, most of the time) and when I do get the urge to clean, I do so with a vengence......and on those days, my husband and children leave home for fear that they will either get roped in, or attacked with a mild abrasive cleaner......

            My first cleaning target is always my kitchen - My mum used to say that I only cleaned my oven when I was going to move house......and she wasn't too far wrong. But I now have an overworked oven, which gets very dirty very quickly with the amount of cooking that goes on here, and needs a great deal of cleaning to make it look clean.

            I have tried many cleaning products on my oven, and they are ok - but even those spray products proclaiming simple "spray and wipe" grime busting properties still need a fair bit of elbow grease added in. And most oven cleaners release a smell that permeates the whole house.

            The other items I have difficulty with are my baking trays - I bung these in the dishwasher, and whilst they come up clean, they seem, over time, to be developing a stubborn layer that does not seem to budge with even the most powerful powerball enhanced tablets.

            So, when my husband came home once from a friend's house with a tub of "Astonish" saying that said friend said it was fab, my first thought was "Oh my goodness they discuss my slovenly ways, oh the shame of it" and my second thought was "put the kettle on, I will do it later".....

            Anyway, Astonish comes in a plastic tub (dark blue, not white as in the pic above) with an easy-open lid. The tub says that this paste cleans all types of:
            - enamel
            - porcelain
            - ovens
            - cookware
            - patio furniture
            - and even hands (!)

            It is NOT suitable for:

            silver, gold, highly polished stainless steel, brass and copper, plastic or acrylic baths.

            So........opening the tub, you see a thick grey paste that looks a bit like putty or tile grout......whilst it smells of "cleaning product" it does not smell strong, or offensive, and certainly doesn't smell offensive.

            Using the paste is simple - either using a scouring pad (for ovens and pans) or a damp cloth (for glass surfaces and chrome), "scoop" a dollop of the paste out of the tub, and apply to the required area, rubbing in well. If the area has heavy grease or burnt food on, then leave the paste to dry, before rinsing off with a clean damp cloth. Otherwise, just rub in and rinse off....

            Yes, I know that all kitchen/oven cleaners proclaim the same thing, but this one does do what it says it will do......getting right through the layers of grease and old grime, and allowing me to have a sparkly oven and roasting tins I am actually happy to put food in again.

            I have glass doors on my oven, and have used this very successfully on them, but it should be remembered that this is a mild abrasive cleaner, so on delicate glass you should be careful, in case you scratch your glass.

            Whilst this is not recommended on highly polished metals, I have used it many times on my stainless steel hob, without adverse affect - using a damp cloth and some gentle rubbing-in, and am always pleased with the results.

            This paste is not acidic, and contains no phosphates and no animal products. It is biodegradable and the company who manufacture it have banned animal tests and ingredients on their products.

            This is not something I would have bought and tried myself - I would have probably stuck with the Mr Muscle type cleaning products, and opening all windows, evacuating all pets etc to avoid the smell, but I will certainly be buying this tub of paste again.

            Finally, the very fact that it says it is suitable for use on hands, shows that it is not harmful to skin......no need for the rubber gloves then!

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              22.07.2008 15:12

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              Having just run out of Hob Bright, I checked with my local store Somerfields for a replacement and was amazed to see it priced at £4.55. No way would I buy it. Next shopping spree I called into a poundshop and picked up a 500g Astonish Oven & Hob Cleaner (£I of course). It proved an absolutely brilliant alternative.

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              INTRODUCTION I have only used this once but I just have had to share this with you. It is truly amazing and the best product I have used for the oven cleaning. I have tried many products in cleaning my cooker but never found anything as good as this. Let me give you more information on this amazing product. WHAT IS ASTONISH? Astonish is a grey paste that cleans your oven and hob so it gleams with shine at you. There is nothing grubbier than to sit there scrubbing at your greasy oven for hours and still feel it isn?t shifting. This cleaner helps with the process of shifting the grease and burnt on food that mounts up in your oven and on your hob, within minutes than hours. There is nothing to it and is very effortless to use too, I found by using this it takes less time and leaves no dry marks around your cooker. HOW TO USE IT It is not that complicated to use like I described above. In order to use it I would advise you to wear gloves as people have sensitive skin which this product could cause irritation. You use a damp cloth and put it in the grey paste, and then apply to the greasy area of your cooker, and gently rub in. Instantly you will see the grease comes off onto the cloth. Once you have all the grease off your cooker then rinse off with a damp clean cloth, this will wash off the paste. You will also notice with this paste there are no dry marks after using it like you do on some cleaning products. Also I have noticed when using this product that it is a odour free product, meaning there is not much of a smell to this, when using it. You don't need to use alot of this paste, which will last you a long time. As the saying goes a litle goes a long way. WHERE CAN YOU USE ASTONISH Well of course you use on the cooker but you can also use it on pans and cookware, bathtubs, tiles, sinks, chrome, and metal. I have not used this on these items so I cannot tell you how it looks and affects
              them. I bought this product simply for the oven and hob, but i guess that i will use it on the items listed above at some point, it does a imaculate job on the oven so i can't see why it would not be the same on other things listed. MORE INFORMATION Please always read the information on the label before using this product. Avoid contact with your eyes, if it does manage to get into your eyes then rinse thoroughly and seek doctor?s attention. Also keep in a high place away from children?s reach. Also stated on the label it reads, we have banned animal testing and ingredients* Always remember to keep the lid on the tub at all times when not using it. PRICE AND AVAILIBILITY You can buy this from any supermarket from around £2 - £3 I bought mine for £1.75 at a local warehouse place. I guess it does depend though where you shop. LAST THOUGHTS Well I will certainly be using this again for sure and well worth the money I paid for it. It is very effective and can be used on many items. It does not take up to much room under your sink or in your cupboard, which is also handy. It keeps things looking cleaner for longer, which saves time and saves you from keep washing your cooker every few days. Hope this becomes helpful to you all.

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                14.01.2003 17:17
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                Our house, our pride and joy. We live in a Wimpy apartment that's less than 3 years old. It was new when we bought it and we love it. When we first moved in we kept it spick and span, tidying up our clutter as we went along. These days though, what with the dog, my downright laziness and Rachael being reluctant to do everything whilst I do nothing, the place is often quite a mess. One of my pet hates in life though is an untidy kitchen. So I take the cleaning of the kitchen as my job, why, I don't know because I rarely cook in there. Most I do is open the fridge for my whiskey, or boil the kettle for my Pot Noodle. But hey, a little give and take keeps Rachael Happy, after all she does clean up the bathroom which is where I spend most of my time preening myself. On to the product at hand then. Astonish comes in handy for almost any cleaning purpose you need it for. In my case the kitchen. My mother has been buying it for as long as I care to remember. It's cheap at 99p, and resourceful, like I said you can use it for anything. A 500g tub that's royal blue and white. White writing adorns the front and back. Astonish in bold large writing clearly states what it is. On the back you have the hard sell and a few uses for it. Inside a grey thick, gritty paste lies. The smell of lemon faintly drifts out of the tub. The smell is not overly nice, but not unpleasant either. When dry the paste is a little hard, but add a little water and the consistency changes to the kind of wallpaper paste. Here's what you can use it on. Ovens, hobs, pans, glass, ceramics, bathtubs, sinks, tiles, work surfaces, you name it, as long as it's not a fabric you can use it. You can also use it on stainless steel, which I must admit looks nice and shiny after a clean with this. So how do you use it? Dampen a cloth, apply a little paste and rub. That's it, simple. Only a little effort is requir
                ed. When your chosen item is clean rinse your cloth and wipe the left over Astonish off and you sorted. Anything I should look out for? No, it's completely safe. No gloves are needed because it's kind to your hands. It doesn't contain acid, it's not tested on animals and contains no phosphates. Astonish Antibacterial is the one I use, it's the same price but it kills 99 % of household germs. Canny eh? Wonder if I could wash my socks in it. Well no I can't, it's probably the only thing you can't do with it. Where can I buy it? Almost anywhere I think. I get mine from Morrisons, but I've also seen it in places like Wilkinson's, poundstretchers and woolworths. I wouldn't be without it, and for a quid neither should you. Recommended as much as I would a Pot Noodle. Cheers.

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                  05.07.2001 06:36
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                  I saw Astonish Oven and Hob Cleaner for sale in a £1 shop while I was in Blackpool. Normally I would have been suspicious of oven cleaner that cheap as to my way of thinking it would either be useless or caustic! Anyway, I had read on Dooyoo about this stuff so I knew a bargain when I saw it. I thinks its usually about £2 It is really good stuff to use, much better thanMr Muscle which made me cough very badly when I used it. I didn't recognise my old cooker. The oven is perfectly clean (first time in years to be honest) and the hob has come up like new. I also used it to clean an old wrought iron bench that has stood at the bottom of our garden for a very long time. It actually took most of the rust off and I am now able to give it a fresh coat of black lacquer. That has to be a good thing: a new cooker, new hob and a garden bench for just £1.

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                    After reading a couple of ops on this product I decided to try it for myself.So a couple of weeks ago I bought a tub after spotting it in my local shop.My initial reaction was that it was expensive at £1.99 for 500g/17oz/300ml tub but this was a village shop so it would probably be cheaper elsewhere and I really wanted to give it a go as the reports were very favourable.I got it home,put it away and forgot about it. I have been a bit of a slob in the kitchen just lately,due to my obsession with watching the birds with all their new chicks,congregating in my garden,plus my Dooyoo addiction.Well they're my excuses and I'm sticking to them. However yesterday my He-man had control over the PC for the afternoon and that meant he also had my favourite bird-watching seat, so there was nothing else for me to do but become a cleaning demon! So first of all, the tub states that you can clean ovens, stove tops, pans, cookware, glass ceramic hobs, bathtubs and sinks, tiles, chrome, metal,upvc windows and doors and patio furniture.It's a thick pink paste that you apply with a damp cloth. Take note this is a slightly abrasive product so don't rub anything too hard or it will scratch. You can't use it on, plastic and acrylic sinks and baths, silver or highly polished brass and copper or gold and silverplate.They do make other products especially for these items and many more but I'll tell you about these later. I set to work on my cooker top.Using a damp cloth as set out in the instructions and very light pressure where there was really burnt on black grease, it cut through it with ease. Next the oven. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ My oven has stay-clean sides and back but the floor door and shelves I'm ashamed to say were a disgusting back and brown.Astonish made the job really quick and easy though, even on the tougher stains and best of all no nasty caustic fumes and no need to wear ru
                    bber gloves,(it doesn't irritate the skin) a quick rinse over with a clean cloth and it sparkled again. Frying Pans. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I don't know about you but I have a couple of what I call'Horror Pans'. The ones I use for fry ups, a quick wash and left to drain for fear of turning the tea towel brown and greasy. Am I the only one? I bet I'm not. Anyway I decided to give these two a birthday (the outsides only) all for the purposes of this op you understand. I did have to rub a little harder on these as they were pretty bad and I used the dark green scouring side of my washing up sponge which with soapy water was no use before. The results with astonish were fantastic revealing the pattern on the outside of the pan I'd forgottten was there with the extra bonus of not being scratched! Oh how proud I am to have clean pans again! Tiles. ~~~~~~~~~~~~ The tiles didn't look very dirty in my kitchen so I just cleaned one at first to see if I could see a difference,I ended up doing the whole kitchen wall,again just a quick rinse with a clean wet cloth and they were sparkling new!Now I tried it on the grout as well but it didn't seem to make any difference at all, but it didn't discolour it either so I don't mind that. The Bathroom. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I whizzed through the bathroom like a maniac, He-man had left a ring round the bath the night before so it had dried on, but it was no problem for me and astonish, we cleaned it off easily without having to rub hard,the taps came up like new shiny and bright as did the sink, shower and shower door. The Chalk Test ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Later on last night when all the surfaces were completely dry, I went around everywhere to give a final test, looking for signs of chalky residue.There were none. So a very quick rinse off is all you need, more brownies points in its favour. Ingredients. ~~~~~~
                    ~~~~~~~~~~~ I was going to list these earlier but you may well have fell asleep before you got to the end so I've saved them until now. Silica flour, water, vegetable soap, silicate,glycerine,perfume and sodium tetrobate. Another point in its favour is that it is not tested on animals. The perfume incidently is just a very light citrus smell,not overpowering in any way and it doesn't hang around the air afterwards. There is a website where you can buy this and whole range of cleaning products including car cleaners like wash and wax etc.Its www.astonishcleaners.com. Currently the store is only open to UK residents, prices seem very reasonable to me and if you order over £30 worth delivery is free, under that amount they charge £4.You can also see the ads if you have Quick time if not you can download it from there. So I was 'Astonished' and I'll definitley buy this and other things in their range in the future. Update ~~~~~~~~~ I've had to come back and update here as yesterday when I visited the shop where I bought astonish from I was greeted by the manager with an apology and a refund of 79p! Apparently the "Saturday boy" had priced them up wrongly and I had been the only person who had bought it that day. So an even better price and top marks to my shopkeeper who remembered it was me! Yippee!

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                      29.05.2001 15:30
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                      My Mum swears by Astonish, ever since she first bought it after seeing it advertised in one of the Lakeland Plastics catalogues, and thus it was on her recommendation that I bought some to use myself (she's usually right about most things!) It can cost as much as £2.50 but if you go into a town, try one of the pound shops, as there you can get the same size tub (250ml) for only 99p, or go to Robert Dyas, where it is £1.30. So what is Astonish? Well, it is a little tub of a relatively hard looking substance, which is particularly recommended for cleaning hobs and the older type of baths - those made of enamel. To use it, all you need to do is to dampen a cloth or sponge, rub in the astonish, and then use this to clean the area necessary. You then rinse the surface to remove any traces of the cleaning substance. The great thing about it however is that it doesn't contain any acid or phosphates, and is non-toxic. It hasn't got any animal products either - so is suitable for vegetarians too. (No, I'm not advocating that you eat it, before anyone makes any comments to this effect - but I know that vegetarians would rather use cleaning products without any animal products in them!) The smell is not too strong, and not as noticeable as the smells that are left behind after using something like flash or jif. (cif?) Also, because it is a non-toxic cleaning substance, I haven't needed to wear gloves with it. Does it work? The answer is a resounding yes. As a student, I don't like to clean very often, and normally my cleaning is done in a panic because my parents are coming to visit, or a potential boyfriend is coming round. Once they become an established boyfriend however I will resort to my normal messiness! So anyway, by the time I come to clean the oven, there are usually some stains and ingrained food on there which has been there for ages, and so consequently is much more stubborn and harder to remove. I need something to clea
                      n quickly and efficiently! Astonish is the answer. I find that the stains do (mostly!) disappear. I get a better result with this than I have had with any other cleaning products, although I do have to use a scouring pad and plenty of elbow grease - not the 'light rubbing' that the instructions on the tub recommend! Astonish is also useful to clean my bath, which is one of the big, old-fashioned sorts, though I don't know if it would work on the plastic variety. You can also use it on taps and sinks to remove stains. This is an added bonus to it, as it really makes the metal sparkle again. You just rub it on, and then buff it a little with a dry cloth to get the shine. According to the tub, you can use it on plastic and vinyl garden furniture - can't comment on this as I don't have a garden. Finally, a word of warning. Astonish is a great product and can last for a long time - just make sure that when you're not using it, you keep the lid on the tub, otherwise it will dry out and be useless. I have learnt from experience!! Apart from that though, there are no bad points about astonish. It is relatively cheap and is a quick and effective cleaner. Go and try it, you might be surprised!

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                        09.09.2000 18:49
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                        Astonish Oven & Hob Cleaner is a great product. I buy mine at one of my local small shops and pay £1.00 for a 250ml tub which lasts ages, I have seen it in some of these magazines that come through the door and it costs quite a bit more in these so it is well worth shopping around. It is in a tub and looks like solid cream cleaner, I apply it with a sponge and/or a scouring pad. As its name implies it is great for cleaning ovens and hobs and makes this hard job quite easy, it is recommended by the vitreous enamel association. I use it mostly for my shower cubicle and it is just fantastic. Unlike cream cleaners it does not leave a white powder as long as you rinse it off and it really takes all the scum off the shower. It claims to be “safe and natural” is biodegradable, non acid, has no phosphates, is non toxic and has no animal products nor is it tested on animals. It is also good for cleaning hands and does not seem to cause any reaction. It is made in the UK and the companies web site address is www.astonish.co.uk I am really impressed with this product.

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                        06.09.2000 18:57
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                        I was complaining about the state of my kitchen cupboard fronts to a friend, saying I had tried lots of different products, when she suggested a product called Astonish, the great household cleaner. She said she uses it on her cupboard fronts for stubborn stains. So I purchased a pot, I started with the worst cupboard front, the extractor fan. This was covered in grease and lots of grime, I was amazed at how easy the grease and grime came off. People are now noticing the difference. Astonish comes in a 500g pot, it is a citrus smelling paste; it is not tested on animals and contains no animal products. It is biodegradable which is good for the environment. Astonish can be used to clean, ovens, stove tops, pans, cookware, glass ceramic hobs, bathtubs, tiles, sinks, chrome, metal, uPVC windows, uPVC doors, and patio furniture

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                        23.07.2000 03:20
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                        Astonish oven & cookware paste is a truly 'astonishing' product. It can be used for everything, cleaning ovens and hobs, baths, tiles, chrome, metal, upvc windows and doors and patio furniture. In fact, I found it to be the only effective product for cleaning my white patio furniture. Its very easy to use, a damp cloth dipped into the paste and you are set. You don't have to use a lot of pressure with this product either. It is non acid, contains no phosphorates and they have banned animal tests and ingredients. The ingredients in this product are: silica flour, water, vegetable soap, sodium silicate, glycerine, perfume, sodium tetraborate. The smell is quite delicate, not at all overpowering, but is clean smelling. Astonish also do a wide range of other cleaning products, including carpet cleaners, kitchen and bathroom sprays, disinfectant, tile and window cleaner. All products are really good, and not at all expensive. I get the paste from Savers, it is in a 500g tub and costs 99p The othe products I get from our local In Shops, and cost around £1.25. If you've ever seen any of the satellite shopping channels with this product, it really does live up to all of its hype. If you want to try this product, but can't find it, it is manufactured by The London Oil Refining Co Ltd in Leeds (Tel 0113 2625206) And no, I don't work for them, I just love this product because it cleans easily and effectively, and any product which reduces my housework is a firm favorite with me!!

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                        A hard surface cleaner for use on ovens, cookware, baths, sinks, tiles, patio Furniture, etc / Contains no animal ingredients or harmful chemicals, biodegradable / Also aims to remove rust from chrome and tarnish from metals /