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Astonish The Great Household Cleaner

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Brand: Astonish / Type: Household Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      09.12.2010 23:43
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      Good value

      This was one of a number of items which came with us from the last house. In fact, it and other items previously kept in the cupboard under the sink were only unpacked about a year after we moved in here - and we have been here 4 years now.

      I remember we bought this in an attempt to clean up after the builders in our last house. There were some stains on the pipework and on the bath and even though this was raised on our snagging list, it never seemed to get done. My wife lost patience with them and bought this; she promptly charged me with getting the job done.

      I hadn't previously used a paste as a cleaner. I've always been a Cif man myself. However, Cif had not been man enough for the job - which surprised me. This was probably because of whatever gunge they had used in the bathroom - it was clearly not standard muck.

      Anyway, I set about the task of cleaning up the bath and the pipework and I have to say it was quite a satisfying task to perform, with it being a paste. I got most of the marks off at the first time of asking and although I left a few scarmy marks here and there, this was because I hadn't rinsed it properly, so no fault of the manufacturers.

      It wasn't used again for a year or two until such time as our garden table needed to be cleaned. It had a metal frame and a glass top and had become encrusted with detritus from having been left outside. Again, it did a reasonable job here.

      In using it you felt that its abrasive quality was key to achieving the result, although once you had rinsed off the product it did buff up into a nice shine without using any other product on top.

      The container comes in a 500g plastic tub and we still have about a third of it left. We have an old Belfast sink in the garden which used to hold perennials. Next year we are going to put herbs in it so I'm going to clean it up a bit and resite it close to the back door. I'll need to empty it to shift it and while I am doing the job, I will clean up the edge and the outside surfaces so that it looks good. Apparently, it brings up sinks and all ceramic ware nicely.

      The task I am not looking forward to is cleaning the grill pan. I am told it is my fault that it is dirty and that I have to clean it. Somehow I always seem to find something else to do, but it may be worth giving this stuff a go.

      I think the stuff has been around for ever and I know we have other Astonish products in our cupboard. I think Home Bargains stock quite a few. If you've got something that another cleaner has failed to clean properly, it may well be worth giving this one a try.

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      09.04.2010 01:14

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      The only thing I can say is, ASTONISH IS most definitely the GREAT Household cleaner!

      Here's a "review" that could be unbelievable: BUT IT IS TRUE. I have a 12 oz. bottle of ASTONISH, The Great Household Cleaner that I purchased many, many, many years ago for .99 cents.... I didn't realize I could still purchase this on todays market, until...yes, you guessed it, TODAY. I use this for cleaning stainless steel, chrome, my stove, etc., and only have to use a little bit to get the BEST results. The reason I still have less than a half ounce left, is that I didn't want to EVER use it all up...and altho I have no idea what the cost for this is in today's market, I will be buying it immediately....and will make sure I have more than one little bottle to last me for years.....I'll use it for just about everything, and I cannot WAIT to order and receive my first NEW bottle. Oh yeah ! If YOU haven't tried it....get it now. Do not wait any longer....you are depriving yourself of a wonderful, perfect ASTONISHing HOUSEHOLD CLEANER.

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      01.12.2009 19:37

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      Great value,brilliant cleaning power.Highly recommended

      I'm sure nearly everybody has a cleaner that can be used for almost any surfaces.Well this is mine.Only thing is it isn't a liquid,its a paste.
      The advantage it has over liquid cleaner,is that it stays put.For example if I am attempting to remove limescale from the taps, I need not constantly re-apply.just a quick scrub and the job is done!The disadvantages are that I wouldn't recommend it on painted surfaces.I had a bad experience trying to 'scrub' off some dried yogurt in my childs room.The mess came off...along with some paint.Remember its abrasive so is likely to scratch.
      I love sparkling my taps and oven with it though.....and bath,and tables.....to name a few.
      Its great value too,I bought mine for 85p.I'm about half way through the tub and it was bought 4 months ago.
      Astonish products are my favourite cleaning products,as they really do as they're supposed to.Best of all though,they don't break the bank!
      Five stars for a great quality product!

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      23.10.2006 13:41

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      Great product but extremely hard or impossible to get in Canada

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      10.04.2003 06:05
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      Now I don't want to confuse you, but this product says on the tub Marvel. Well I know better as this is exactly the same as Astonish in disguise. The reason I have included it in this category and forgive me if I'm wrong, is it's the same as Astonish cleaner. I will write to Dooyoo afterwards and maybe they will open a new category, or maybe just leave it here. I came across Astonish well over 10 years ago, the reason I know that is because I used to use it before I met my husband and that was 10 years ago, and it was well before then. I wanted something that would clean my blackend chip pan and had heard several good reports about it. When my local Betterware man came round , I grabbed him quickly so he couldn't escape without showing me this Marvellous product. He pointed it out in the brochure and I ordered a tub for £5.00. Marvel/Astonish comes in a 500 g tub and it lasts for years honestly. Now don't get me wrong I'm not the most houseproud person and use it everyday as there's really no need. Every now and again, I scan the kitchen and house for items needing this magic potion to be applied lovingly to their surfaces. I then give just 30 mins of my precious time and scour away on the most burnt looking and dullest surface I can find to clean. The results happen quickly before my eyes, glistening sinks, unburnt looking pans and Hey Presto!, my kitchen looks new again. The cleaner comes in a compact little tub, which reminds me of a DIY product, can't think which one, maybe it's a jar of putty, not sure. The lid is plastic and very easy to get off, I hate lids I've to struggle with. Inside you will see the chalky looking white cleaner and I must admit at first, I couldn't imagine how this stuff would clean my oven, sink etc. I've had a go at scraping some out with my fingers, but I didn't like the feel of it, it was rough and reminded me of a Pumice Stone, may
      be I could apply some to my rough skin on my feet!!. Instead what I do now is apply some to a scourer pad, those little yellow sponges with green scourer on the otherside are the best for me. You can apply the cleaner to the item , then scrub away, then rinse off with the smooth spong side. *WHAT CAN IT BE USED ON* I've used it on my stainless steel sink, which at the time was getting duller and duller, I've got a new one now as due to my kitchen being done up. It really did make a difference, one application later and a bit of scrubbing, not too much now, don't want to take the coating away now do we? After a good rinse, it looked fantastic, it gleamed, it sparkled it sang Hallelujah, I'm shiney again. I've used it on my chip pan, ooooohhh, I can hear you all saying, chip pan, what's one of them. Well I'm not that posh with a deep fat fryer you know. I still make chips in the good old chip pan, sometimes I do them in the oven when I'm being a good girl:). The bottom of the chip pan takes a right hammering and every now and then, it gets a burnt look to it. On a Sunday when I'm having a spring clean, not every week mind, I give it a good once over. I get out my scourer and rub some Marvel/Astonish on it, and straightaway the burntness disappears like magic, how astonishing , how Marvellous, no wonder they call it by this name, (names). Tonight I've just cleaned my hob rings, as I promised my parents that I would look after it, they bought me it for my Birthday and I promised not to let it get manky and burnt looking. I pulled the rings off and scrubbed away for a few seconds at the burnt bits, I hope you don't think I live in a Burnt old house where everything is burnt. No messing here, it was off in seconds, "look mum and dad, looks brand new again". *0THER USES* You can use it on enamel, I've had a go on my bath as that's enam
      el and it works there too. It mentions mirrors , but not used it on them yet. You can clean your tiles, chrome work , fibre glass and many more items it says. *ITEMS NOT TO BE USED ON* Don't use it on car paintwork, it must strip it. I'd better not use it on hubbies car then, it's his pride and joy. Don't use on non- enamel baths,and not recommended on Silver or highly polished brass. If using on paintwork or wood, it's better to dilute the cloth in warm water, then just apply a bit, then soak the cloth in water again just leaving a little bit of cleaner on. It's better to test a small hidden area first. I would always recommend using a warm dampend cloth first, then if the item doesn't come clean quickly, then maybe use a scouring pad. I always use a scourer on my oven rings as I know it's been done before and I get the best results. I actually bought this from Betterware in a 500gm /300 ml tub for £3.99, the price seems to have gone down over the years.I will carry on buying it for years to come as I think it's good value. You don't need much at all, a small blob will do to clean the most awkward of chip pans etc, and it didn't even irritate my sensitive skin. My chip pan and stainless steel sink were shining for weeks after. What confuses me is the name, is it Marvel Household Cleaning Paste or Astonish, same thing to me. HAPPY CLEANING EVERYBODY.

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      It comes in a 500ml pot of cleaning paste / This product will clean practically anything / Cost - around 99p.