Product Type: Cif Household Cleaning
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Cif Your Oven!
Cif Fume Free Oven Spray
Member Name: star3683
Cif Fume Free Oven Spray
Advantages: great cleaning power, no horrid fumes
Disadvantages: Expensive, does not spray upside down
The cleaning job that I dread doing the most is cleaning the oven, my fan assisted oven seems to get so dirty so quickly and can take forever to clean. Over time I have tried several oven cleaners and normally use the Mr Muscle one which is brilliant but the fumes are almost unbearable. So when shopping for my last lot of oven cleaner I spotted the Cif one and as it states on the bottle that it is 'fume-free' I thought it would be worth a try.
The Cif oven cleaner is made by unilever comes in a 500ml bright green plastic trigger spray bottle. I purchased my bottle from Tesco when they had a promotion on and paid just £1.49 but have just checked their website (www.tesco.com) where it is currently full price at £4.09. I think the full price is very expensive and I would certainly have to think twice about spending this much on a oven cleaner.
Using the oven cleaner is really easy, on the first use you need to break the red trigger seal by squeezing the clasp and pulling it down. Then you simply spray the cleaner on your cold oven, it is a little hard to do the top of your oven as with it being a trigger spray it does not work when you hold it upside down. I tend to do the top a few sprays at a time and get there in the end. You then leave the cleaner on as it states on the bottle between 15-60 minutes depending on how soiled the oven is before cleaning off. After you have finished with the spray you can replace the safety clasp, personally I don't bother doing this as I do not have any children and my husband would not dream of touching a cleaning product!!
The one great thing when using this oven cleaner is that when I was spraying it on the oven I didn't have to cover my mouth and didn't end up chocking on the fumes as I have done so many times before with other oven cleaners. There is still a fairly strong chemical smell but it is not anywhere near as intense as other oven cleaners.
I generally leave the cleaner on for the maximum time and have even left it for longer and it has not had any adverse effect on my oven. To remove the cleaner I usually use warm water with a little washing up liquid and a cloth then repeat with plain water to remove any last traces. It is important that you remove all of the cleaner as otherwise when you come to use the oven again it will smell quite strongly of chemicals.
When I use strong cleaning products like oven cleaner I always use rubber gloves as I have quite sensitive skin. If you do get the cleaner on your skin it is advised that you rinse it off immediately with water to prevent any reaction or irritation to your skin.
Overall I have been rather impressed with this oven cleaner it works very well as it lifts of the grease and burnt on food. I still find myself reaching for a brillo pad to remove all the dirt from the shelves but unfortunately I don't think I will ever find a cleaner that does not require me to put in a little elbo grease. The cleaner also rinses off well and does not leave any unsightly residue on the oven. I will certainly purchaser this oven cleaner again as I think it has great cleaning power and the lack of fumes is fantastic, it is just a shame it is so expensive at full price.
Summary: a great oven cleaner from Cif
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