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I am not brand loyal when it comes to cleaning products and will purchase what is on offer. My local Tesco Express store recently had a stock clearance and one of the products that was reduced was the Cif actifizz multipurpose ocean fragrance spray priced at just 69p for a 700ml bottle, this normally retails at around £2.50 a bottle.
I have use the Cif cream cleaner for years and love the results you get from it so I had quite high hopes for this product. On the front of the bottle it states that it ‘removes daily dirt’ and leaves ‘a sparkling clean home’. On the back of the bottle it gives more information about how the product works stating that it cuts through all daily dirt and has ‘lift action’ technology that fizzes through and removes dirt.
It states that this spray is suitable for the kitchen and the bathroom and to use this cleaning spray you simply need to spray onto the surface, leave for a few seconds and wipe away.
I have used this spray in my kitchen and have been really disappointed with it. Firstly when I sprayed it over my work surfaces there was certainly no fizzing action. There were a few bubbles but the spray appeared more like just plain water, also making it hard to see where I had even sprayed it as I have black work surfaces. I left the spray on for a couple of minutes and some dirt did lift off with a damp cloth but I had to use a bit of elbow grease to remove some other marks that certainly didn’t ‘fizz’ off. I was quite impressed with the fragrance of this spray as it is fresh and light and did not seem to leave any residue behind so meant I could prepare food on my surfaces immediately without it picking up any smells from the cleaner.
Overall this cleaning spray did not live up to its name with there being no fizz at all. In fact I had to work quite hard to remove some marks from my work surfaces. I am therefore very glad that I got this spray for such a bargain price as I would have been further disappointed if I had paid full price for it. 2 stars from me.
What's on offer?
When it comes to buying cleaning products, I have no preferences or brand loyalty whatsoever - I tend to go for whatever's on offer and hope it does the job! This is one I picked up from my local supermarket - it retails at full price at around £2, but I bought it at half price when on offer. It is currently £1 in Tesco.
In terms of packaging, this comes in the usual bottle with a spray at the top, and the bottle is very green indeed, with a prominent Cif logo. The product promises to clean all surfaces, lifting all types of dirt to leave them shiny. I use this to clean the worktops in my kitchen.
The first thing I noticed when I first used this was the smell. It has a very strong scent and it is a kind of mix of pine and lemon, which makes it very much the smell of a cleaner to me! At first I actually really didn't like it as it is a bit toilet-cleaner-esque for my liking. However, after a few uses I actually got quite used to it, and the smell that lingers in the kitchen after use isn't actually too unpleasant - it certainly smells fresh and clean, and the smell lingers nicely and isn't too overpowering.
A bit frothy
This is easy to spray onto surfaces, and it leaves a nice fine mist of cleaning fluid on my worktops, with a slight froth to it. However when I wipe the surfaces with a cloth, the cleaner leaves white smears behind it. These smears soon disappear but even with frequent use I still find these smears a bit disconcerting! I also feel that this doesn't leave my counters quite a shiny and clean looking as other kitchen cleaning products I use. It isn't that the product performs badly, because it doesn't, but I do feel that I've used better.
There is nothing dramatically wrong with this cleaning product, but I do think I've used better. I might buy it again if it was on offer, but I probably wouldn't choose it over some others.
I love cleaning, I am constantly wiping something down in the house and for that reason I have amassed a load of cleaning products. I normally buy whatever is on offer for the kitchen and I picked this up for £2 in Asda which isn't bad for a large 750ml bottle.
The cleaner comes in a variety of scents I chose ocean fresh as I like freshly scented products. I also noticed a lemon scent. The cleaner is described as multi purpose so it is suitable for use in the bathroom, kitchen and in general around the house. The bottle is transparent and the liquid is a green colour. It has a trigger nozzle.
The bottle states that the cleaner has effervescent technology with active lift to clean surfaces and leave a fresh fragrance. The cleaner can be used on chrome, enamel, ceramic, plastic and stainless steel. The product is not suitable for use on varnished wood, enamel, marble or lino.
The first time I used this was on my cooker which is stainless steel. The cleaner sprayed out nice and evenly and the scent was pleasant. On contact with the surface the liquid started to fizz and foam. My hob has spaghetti bolognnaise splashes over it from a meal I had cooked a few hours before. I used a sponge cloth to wipe it off. The residue came away easily and I gently wiped the surface using a dry cloth. About 10 minutes after use I noticed that the cleaner had left a residue on the surface of the hob. It looked rather dull. I cleaned the sick in the kitchen which is again stainless steel and I noticed the same issue.
Not one to give up I thought I would clean the fridge and for this task it wasn't bad. I still needed to scrub as an egg had broken and some of it had stuck to the surface. I had to use quite a lot of spray to remove this residue. I gave up using this in the kitchen as I found other cleaners were better. Rather than wasting it I took it into the bathroom to give it a go in there. It wasn't bad as a bathroom cleaner it removed soap scum and left the bath looking clean and the taps shiny.
Overall this cleaner is pretty mediocre. On some surfaces I tried it on it left a fizzy residue which even after I wiped it left white streaks. I wouldn't buy this cleaner again at full price it is expensive and doesn't live up to expectations.
Cif Multi Purpose Acti Fizz Ocean Spray 750Ml - Currently £2.00 at Tesco
Now I'm a massive fan of this cleaner for my bathroom, and have not deviated for years.
Why I hear you ask well it smells good. It also does the job of cleaning really well too. But mostly it smells good. It cuts through soap scum on the bath and sink with ease. (I tend to go a bit trigger happy all round the room and then wipe all at once)....
Like most cleaners it has a standard type on. spry type nozzle, and when the liquid comes out it does form small bubble for a while, but they quickly dissipate and do their job.
The cleaning only requires a small amount of rubbing down to achieve the desired effect, and as I am a lazy cleaner this works really well for me as I get maximum results for minimum effort.
I would highly recommend it to people as I does the job, and it smells good - not at all synthetic, and plastic pine like, but fresh and clean.
Like most people, I seem to get through copious amounts of cleaning products in both my kitchen and bathrooms so I tend to buy products that are on offer rather than being loyal to any one particular brand. Although, having said that, when it comes to cleaning products I always go for brand names rather than trying stores own brands...I don't know why that is, I suppose I just trust the bigger brands to clean better. This is how I came to have a couple of bottles of this Cif Multi-Purpose Actifizz Ocean spray cleaner in the cupboards.
It's been a while since I bought it and I can't remember what I paid but the current price at Tesco is £2.75. I can only assume it must have been on either a half price offer or a "2 for" offer at the time of purchase as there is absolutely no way I would pay £2.75 for a kitchen or bathroom cleaner unless it came with an actual cleaning lady to do the work too!
The Cif is a typical spray cleaner bottle in that it contains 750ml of product which is dispensed through a spray nozzle at the top. The bottle is a turquoise blue colour which you can see through to see how much product you have left. The front tells us that it contains active fizzing technology (honestly, who comes up with this stuff?!) and that it gets rid of all kinds of dirt, gives a fresh fragrance and can be used in both the bathroom and kitchen. The back gives more detailed information about how quick and easy it should be to use this spray 9again, because of the Active Fizzing technology! It also tells us which surfaces it is suitable for use on, the usual warnings about keeping it away from children and your eyes and gives us the contact information for the manufacturer (Unilever, in case anyone is that interested!).
The spray itself is very easy to use, you simply have to turn the nozzle until the spray symbol is at the top then pull the trigger to squeeze an amount of the product onto whichever surface you want to clean. I tend to use 2 or 3 squirts per metre of kitchen work top, 5 or 6 in the bathroom sinks and a good dozen or more in the bath.
I have used this product in both kitchen and bathrooms for all the surfaces. In the kitchen it has been used on work surfaces, hob, sink, tiles, bin, taps, upvc door frame and door handles. In the bathroom is has cleaned the sink, toilet lid, bath, windowsill, tiled walls, glass shelving, metal bin, toilet roll holder and towel rails. In all cases it has left them looking clean, dirt free and shiny.
It only takes a few squirts of this to get rid of even the most horrid dirt (ie when husband washes up and doesn't rinse the sink out afterwards, or doesn't wipe the counters down properly and so leaves pasta sauce festering on the worktop and I don't realise until the next morning!), which I suppose the manufacturers would put down to this mysterious active fizzing technology but which, to be honest, I would expect from any cleaning product that they think is worth payng £2.75 for.
I would guess that with average use (a thorough cleaning of the bathroom once a week with the odd squirt every couple fo days to keep the sink etc fresh) this has lasted me around 6 weeks. I bought two bottles and I know I bought them after Christmas but can't remember exactly when, and am just about at the end of the 2nd bottle. Although had I continued using it in my kitchen it wouldn't have lasted as long as there are lots more surfaces etc to clean in there.
This Ocean fragranced spray does leave a nice fresh, although somewhat chemically, smell lingering afterwards for quite a while and this is the main reason that I only used it for a short time in my kitchen. I like the fragrance and don't find it offensive in any way but it is not something I really want my kitchen to smell of. I prefer the more citrussy smells in a kitchen rather than these oceany smells. For the bathroom, however, it is ideal, as this is exactly the kind of thing I think a bathroom should smell of.
All in all I have been very happy with this Cif actifizz. It works well at getting rid of dirt and grime in both the kitchen and bathroom, although I think the scent of this particular one is more suited to the bathroom. It is quick and easy to use, although I'm not sure about all the hype of the active fizzing thing...yes it does fizz a little on contact with the surface you spray it onto and yes this may help it clean things but I don't think it cleans any better or worse than other brands I've used. Having said that I would definitely purchase it again if it happened to be on offer when I was looking out for more spray cleaner but it definitely isn't worth paying full price for.
~ ABOUT THE PRODUCT/ WHAT THE PRODUCT CLAIMS ~
The Cif multi-purpose actifizz ocean easily removes everyday dirt in the bathroom and kitchen. Thanks to its active fizzing technology, it makes cleaning easier. Not only does the cleaner remove dirt and grime but it leaves surfaces shiny and looking new. The product is meant to have an ocean fragrance which will be quite interesting as I often find some cleaning sprays are overpowering and smell a lot of chemicals.
To use the product spray onto the surface to be cleaned and leave for a few seconds for the actifizz to work, then simply rinse the surface down or wipe with a dry cloth for shinier results.
~ PRICE/AVALIABILITY ~
I purchased a 750ml bottle of this from Asda for £2.00. You can also buy this from Sainsbury's & Tesco, Ocado & Waitrose, where you may currently find it on offer for a slightly cheaper price.
~ PACKAGING ~
The cleaning spray comes in a light green plastic bottle with a silver and clear spray head on the top. On the front t of the bottle it has a label which states that the product is multipurpose with active fizzing technology. It also states that it cleans all kinds of dirt and cleans fast. On the back of the bottle it has pictures on where you can use the spray such as the bathroom and kitchen. It also states in the instructions for use and has a list of precautions. It states some of the ingredients which are in the spray and towards the bottom of the bottle you can find contact information should you have any problems or want to contact Unilever directly, who are the ones who make this product.
~ USING THE PRODUCT ~
Seeing as I've had a few extras hours off for the past few days I thought I would give the flat a good clean. I started off in the kitchen and used the spray on various different things. When using the spray on the worktops and the draining board and sink area, the results were very good. The surfaces came out looking clean and shiny. I decided I would tackle the inside door of the oven, as I couldn't actually see into the oven without having to open the door first. The inside of the door had a coating of grease, dirt and grime all over it. I'm not sure when my boyfriend last cleaned it, but it definately hadn't been done since I've been with him for just over a year! I sprayed a nice amount of the spray all over the door and then left it for a few minutes to really work. As I sprayed it onto the door and looked closely, I could see the spray fizzing away on top of the surface. The spray does have a smell to it, which isn't too string and doesn't smell like other cleaning spray's I have used before. The smell of this spray was slightly more pleasant and a lot less overpowering than my previous spray.
After leaving the spray on for 2-3 minutes, I decided it was probably time to see how good the spray actually worked. I decided to use a sponge scourer on the over door to give it a bit of a scrub to help list some of the grime off. As I did this I could see the oven door starting to become a lot cleaner and the grime was being removed. After using the sponge scourer on it for a while I wiped it with a damp cloth. Most of the grime had now been removed and it looked nothing like it had done before I started cleaning it. There were still a few stubborn grease marks on the door so I gave it another spray and another scrub and these soon came off. It didn't clean my oven door completely as there were still some faint marks on it, how-ever this did a pretty good job at cleaning off all the grime and grease. I was impressed!
I also tried using the spray in the bathroom to clean the bath, sink and shower head. The bathroom is quite clean anyway so this didn't need any scrubbing. After applying the spray and leaving it for a few seconds I wiped off with a damp cloth to reveal shiny surfaces that looked new. The smell of the spray does linger a little; how-ever it's quite nice because it gives a clean feeling when you walk into the room.
~ ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ~
Keep away from children. Keep away from eyes. If product gets into eyes, rinse thoroughly with water. Avoid breathing spray. Do not use on marble, natural stones, painted wood or old enamel. Before use on painted surfaces test on a small inconspicuous area first.
~ OVERALL OPINION ~
I have to give this product 4 out of 5 stars as it does a great job at cleaning my kitchen and bathroom. I like the fact that the product doesn't smell too much of chemicals and the smell isn't too overpowering and instead leaves the kitchen and bathroom smelling clean and fresh. In terms of value, I think for the bottle it's quite good value as most cleaning products come in a smaller bottle but can lost a more than what I paid for it. I would highly recommend this product to others and will be buying it again when I run out.
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I like to keep a stock of cleaning products in my cupboard so that I am not caught short and also to try and make the best out of any special offers that may be on rather than waiting to buy at full price when I have run out. On a recent shopping trip to Tesco I spotted Cif Actifizz multipurpose cleaning spray. Cif cream has been a staple in our house for many years as this was the cleaner my mum used when I was growing up and Cif is therefore a brand that I trust. However the spray was not something I'd tried before but as it was on special offer at just £1 for a 750ml bottle compared to a usual retail price of £2.00, I decided I didn't have much to lose by giving this a go.
The spray comes in two varieties - lemon and ocean fresh. I usually opt for lemon scented products but was intrigued by the ocean fragrance as it sounded like it would be lovely and fresh so I opted for this. The spray is housed in a turquoise coloured bottle, in keeping with the ocean theme and I must admit that the colour of the bottle also swayed my decision as it is such a pretty colour! The front label states that this is a multipurpose liquid and can tackle all kinds of dirt. The details at the back go on to explain how its fast cleaning action easily removes everyday dirt in the bathroom and kitchen thanks to its fizzy technology leaving perfectly shiny surfaces throughout the house.
The spray is dispensed through a trigger at the top of the bottle. The trigger itself has to 'turned on' via a button on the nozzle which should make the bottle safer to use if you have small children as it would be difficult for them to get this working. The other good thing about the bottle is that it's semi-transparent which means that it is possible to see how much product is remaining.
To use the spray squirt a few times onto the surface you want to clean, leave for a few seconds and then rinse. I usually use this in the bathroom to clean the sink and bathtub. When released the spray is clear in colour with as soon as it hits the surface being cleaned I was excited to see it burst into hundreds of bubbles. (Excited by a cleaning product? Sad, I know!) If you also listen carefully you can also hear the quiet fizzing noise as the spray gets to work. Once I'd left it to work for a few seconds I gave the sink a wipe with a damp cloth to remove any remaining product. My sink was left gleaming, particularly the taps which sparkled!
I was quite impressed as it required minimal effort on my part - usually I would have to scrub a bit, particularly if I am using something like Cif cream. Products like Cif cream also tend to leave a powdery residue which can take some effort to wash down the drain, but in this case there is nothing like that to contend with. I also like the fact that a little goes a long way with this spray - a couple of squirts are enough to clean the hand basin and perhaps 4 or 5 are needed to clean the bathtub. I clean my bath regularly and I have been using this for around a month now and have barely used any. I would expect the 750ml bottle to last at least 6 months at this rate which is excellent value for money.
The only downside to this product for me is the smell. As soon as the spray is released I was hit by an extremely strong, soapy smell that caught the back of my throat. I was actually quite surprised as given its name I was expecting a subtle, fresh smell but this smells absolutely nothing like the ocean! Fortunately the smell doesn't linger too long after the product has been wiped or rinsed away but it is something that has put me off buying this particular fragrance and next time I think I shall opt for the lemon fragrance to see if this is any better. Overall this is a very good cleaning product, which for me is let down by its scent.
I recently realised that I was running out of my current kitchen cleaner so on my next trip to Tesco I decided to have a look for whatever was on offer or worked out the cheapest. After looking around all the different brands I noticed that Cif Multi Purpose Acti fizz was on offer for quite a large bottle, I had never tried this particular cleaner before so I decided to give it a go, plus I was keen to see what the Actifizz part was about.
The Ciff Multi Purpose Acti fizz cleaner comes in a large green plastic spray bottle, the bottom half of the bottle is slightly rounded and is the largest part of the bottle and has a long thing neck coming from it, on the end of this is a clear plastic spray pump. The bottle has a rounded label stuck to the front of the bottle, it has the word "Cif" written in large white letters within a dark green circle, below this written diagonal across the label in blue writing outline in silver are the words "Multi-purpose Acti fizz" behind this is what looks like a large spray of water, the fragrance of this product which in this case is "Ocean" is written just under this in a slightly darker blue. There are 3 statements about this cleaning product written towards the bottom of the label next to 3 red bullet points these state that this product deals with "all kinds of dirt", has a "fresh fragrance" and is suitable for both the "kitchen and bathroom". Cif Multi-purpose cleaner is said to have active fizzing technology, it was this that I was keen to try to see if it was any better than other cleaning products I had tried in the past. The whole background of the label is green making it look as though the information is written direct onto the green plastic of the bottle itself. The back if the bottle has the same rounded shaped label on it, but this is white in colour with dark green writing on it, consisting on instruction for use, warnings, ingredients and a small amount of information about the cleaning product, this is also illustrated with 4 pictures of an extremely clean and shiny shower, bathroom, oven and kitchen sink. All of the important information on the back of the bottle is very clearly written and easy to read.
When I first brought my bottle of Cif home I expected the product to have a green tint to it but to my surprise the liquid inside the bottle is totally clear, it had an extremely strong fragrance to it when sprayed but not in an unpleasant way it has a clean, fresh smell. I purchased the cleaning product to use in my kitchen so I first tried it on the work surfaces, as it was described as having a fizzing action I expected the liquid inside to foam up a little when sprayed or that I would see it actually fizzing on the work surface, I was a bit disappointed to see that it did neither of these things and it just looked as though I had sprayed water onto the work surface, there was no sign of the fizzing action whatsoever, despite this I carried on cleaning the rest of the kitchen with it. When I had finished all the surfaces looked extremely clean and shiny, the fragrance which was strong to start with had built up quite a lot and was starting to get in my throat a bit but after opening the back door for a few minutes the smell had dulled down a bit and I was just left with the clean fresh Ocean fragrance of the Cif cleaner which lingered for hours afterwards.
As I have said I used my Cif cleaner in the kitchen, I used it on all surfaces including the kitchen cupboards, the work surfaces, the oven top and front, the draining board and the sink, it worked extremely well on all these surfaces and cut through all dirty marks and grease from where my fiancé had had a fry up in the morning. Although I have only used the product in my kitchen Cif Mulit-purpose Actifizz can also be used in the bathroom and is suitable for sinks, taps, tiles basins and baths, although I'm not too sure I would want the fragrance of this product in my bathroom, it is quite a small room and this product has a strong fragrance to it, also the Ocean fragrance is not the sort of smell I would want in my bathroom, personally I find this fragrance more suited to the kitchen. They spray was very easy to use it was dispensed in a very fine mist evenly covering the surfaces meaning that you do not over use the product or over spray.
Directions of Use
Cif Multi-purpose Acti fizz cleaner is very easy to use you simply spray it onto the surface you want to clean, leave for a few seconds and then rinse thoroughly. The back of the bottle sates that for the best results dry the surface after rinsing.
A list of precautions are written on the back of the bottle and these include the following
*Keep away from children
*Avoid contact with eyes, if this happens rinse thoroughly with water
*Avoid breathing in the spray
*Do not use on marble and other natural stone materials
*Do not use on old or worn enamel
*Before using on painted surfaces test a small area first
I purchased my Cif Multi-purpose Acti fizz from Tesco and it cost me just £1.49 for a 750ml bottle, however this was on offer, full price this product should be £2.99. Personally although I was happy to pay £1.49 for this product I'm not sure I would be prepared to pay £2.99, whilst I was pleased with the product I feel it is a little over priced when full price compared to some other products on the market.
Generally I would recommend this cleaning product for your kitchen (I cannot comment on using it for the bathroom) it did an excellent job of cleaning all surfaces leaving them sparkling and the whole room smelling lovely and fresh, although the smell did get a bit much at one point. However I was a bit disappointed with the fizzing action, in that there wasn't any at all, despite the promise of a fizzing cleaning action this product was just the same as any other kitchen cleaner. It did cut through grease and any dried on marks throughout the kitchen, but I have used many different cleaning products that do just the same. I also feel that at full price this product is a little over priced, personally I would not buy Cif at full price but would be quite happy to purchase it when it is half price. As a cleaner I would recommend this product as it does a good job of cleaning any surface, however it really is no different to any other kitchen cleaner.
I was given the newer Cif as a product test a few months back (apparently they're replacing the old one with a brand new formula, not sure if they have yet), so the standard 750ml bottle cost me nothing and I honestly don't know how much it retails for now as I haven't had the need to buy more yet! I got the blue Ocean variety luckily, the other option was Lemon and I honestly can't stand some lemon cleaners!
I usually buy the Orange or Lime Mr Muscle or a Store's own brand, so this was a really nice change from the usual cheap stuff. It came in a box for me, but if buying it from the shop it's usually sitting there in all it's bluey goodness with the other multi-purpose, bathroom and kitchen cleaners of its age, waiting for you to take it to the till. I started using it as soon as I'd opened the box, and was happy from the very first spray.
It works like most other multi-purpose cleaners; it comes in a spray bottle, so you have to twist the end of the nozzle to turn it on to start with, then just hold it away from you and aim at the dirty area, squeezing the trigger at the front. Out shot a nice white foam that started to fizz a couple seconds after impact. This is meant to be its magic trick and why it's so much better than all the rest. At least the foaminess works, just have to test its cleaning ability!
With this bottle I was instructed to leave it for at least 30 seconds before wiping down, so I counted to 30 and wiped away with some cheap Wilkinsons own kitchen towels (after about 6 kitchen towels I was finally finished - it turns into water quickly!). The kitchen counter looked as good as new after one clean, and the sink started shining at me after a couple of bubble coverings. The top of the cooker meanwhile took a lot; I used up almost a quarter of the bottle cleaning it, but clean it I did! On our cooker you find the types of stains that look like they've been there for years, slowly cooked on to be a part of the furniture. With this magical cleaner it got rid of all that - something old Mr Muscle was never able to do!
We only use this now to clean once a week, just to make sure there's no more stubborn stains and the kitchen counter gets a decent clean every week. As I said, I've had it for a few months now and it's keeping at least the cooker relatively clean so no complaints here! My only complaint would be that I didn't get a warning to tell me it turns into very very runny liquid after leaving it for a minute or so, which meant I used more kitchen towels than necessary, but this may have been because I got a test product rather than the real thing.
I bought my first bottle of Cif multi-purpose actifizz ocean around 2 months ago. It was on offer in Sainsbury's for 98p (750 ml pack).
I normally use Tesco's own brand anti-bacterial spray which is of a similar price, so always an eye for a bargain, I thought I would give this a try!
The marine green trigger action pack can be located with similar products on the cleaning aisle of most supermarkets. It is cleverly packaged and gave me the impression that I was getting much more than the 750ml I was paying for.
Product labelling states 'Active Fizzing Technology quickly and easily removes everyday dirt in the bathroom and in the kitchen'.
Very exciting!! The product should be sprayed on to a surface, left for a few seconds and then rinsed thoroughly (for best results the surface should be dried after rinsing).
When I first used the spray, I obviously didn't read the instructions properly - oops!
I always spray onto my worktops, leave for around 30 seconds and then wipe over with a clean cloth, applying extra pressure to stubborn stains.
Having now concluded that I have not been using the product as I should have been (!!) I can say that it works for me!
When first applying, there is a slight popping sound as the liquid hits the surface. Unlike other sprays, bubbles form, lasting for at least 10 seconds, there are still some bubbles present at 14 seconds although they are quite small (yes, I did time it!) - you are then left with a small pool of liquid.
I am quite trigger happy and sure I use more than I need to. I like the whole surface to be covered in bubbles!
As a cleaner, the spray works really well. harsher stains just require an extra rub - with my previous cleaner, I found that I had to use in conjunction with a scouring pad.
it is also great for use on really stubborn stains eg cooker tops when sauces have bubbled over. I do use a scourer for this task, more for speed than anything else but I have previously been using a cleaner that
is sprayed on and left for two hours! Identical results are achieved.
The fragrance isn't over bearing, the packaging states it leaves a fresh fragrance around the home. I hardly notice the fragrance, for my own taste, I think it could be slightly stronger.
For the price I paid, it is an absolute bargain. Unfortunately, I have just checked the Sainsburys website and it is now £2.49. I'll definitely look out for when it is on special offer but I'm now going to revert to my previous spray and a great deal more elbow grease!!
As with any other cleaning product, read the instructions prior to use and adhere to safety precautions.
For further product information visit www.unilever.com
I have been using CIF Multi Purpose Oxy Gel for round two years now and it is always my choice for cleaning spray when I go shopping.
The one I am reviewing is the ocean version. It comes in a 750ML bottle, which is clear and comes with an easy to use spray nozzle. This one cost me £1.49.
This is a multi purpose cleaning so I use it in my bathroom and in my kitchen. It claims to tackle all kinds of dirt and it has a fresh fragrance with natural extracts.
The spray has a looking nozzle, so once used you can easily lock it to save it being sprayed accidently which is particularly handy if like me you have small investigative hands in your house.
It is designed for cleaning washable surfaces. It contains active oxygen which is designed to lift up dirt for the liquid to then absorbs.
The spray has a lovely smell to it. It smells fresh and not as bleachy as some of the other products I have used over the years.
It works really well and keeps my worktops, sinks and bathroom looking lovely and clean. If I have a really stubborn stain on the worktop, I simply spray and leave it for a few seconds. You see the liquid bubbly away and it lifts the stain so you can simply wipe it away.
One of these bottles lasts me a couple of months as you do not need to use a huge amount when you use it so I think it is very cost effective. I have tried cheaper sprays before and notice that I get through them much quicker as you need so much more spray to do the job.
I would definately recommend this spray as it is effective and leaves a lovely shine.
Having an eye for a bargain as I do I noticed the Cif Multi Purpose Actifizz on offer in my local supermarket for just £1.00 for the big 750ml bottle (Usually £2.50 approx )and into my basket it went and I have to admit that the colour also attacked me, yes I know it's a bottle of cleaning fluid but I love a bit of Aqua!.
===== Why I Bought It =====
I love the idea of something that does more than one job and means that I dont have a cupboard of different products and allows me to carry one bottle around while cleaning.
===== What Is It =====
The multi-Purpose Actifizz is one of Cifs many different cleaning products.
As the the bottle says it's multi-purpose and is designed to on a wide range of surfaces including worktops, sinks, tiles,basins, baths and many more.
According to the bottle The active fizzing technology allows you to quickly and easily remove everyday dirt as when it is sprayed the fizz breaks up the particles in the dirt and grease making it easier to clean.
It comes in the style of a spray gun with a trigger to release the spray.
===== What Is In It =====
It states on the bottle that it contains natural extracts but as with most cleaning products it also contains the following chemicals, Anionic Surfactants, Phosphates, Perfume, Benzisothiazolinone.
=====How To Use It =====
The correct way to use it is to spray onto whatever surface you are cleaning and to leave for a few seconds and then rinse thoroughly and for best results you should dry the surface after rinsing.
===== My Thoughts =====
I found that the bottle with the trigger spray was easy to use although the spray came out and instead of just landing on the surface or spot I wanted to clean the spray has a wide range and landed on other parts I didn't want it on for example, while cleaning the taps it also sprayed onto the wall.
I didn't see much fizzing action and If I was just using it to clean my worktops it worked quite well although if there was a stubborn spot or mark I found that it didn't work well even if I re applied and left it for a while.
I found that once you rinsed thoroughly and dried it it brought up everything to a great shine and that went for everything from worktops, tiles, cooker, sink and baths and I wasn't left with that dullness that some other products may leave.
The bottle I use had the Ocean scent and I found that the smell was quite synthetic and heavy and those natural extracts didn't show through on that side of things!.
===== Overall Conclusion =====
I would consider buying the product again as the shine it gave was brilliant however I would try a different scent as this was too heavy for me.
It you are looking for something that will remove marks and heavier spots then it's perhaps not the right product but if you need something just to freshen and give you surfaces a shine then it will give you what you need.
Due to the size of the spray it's best for large surfaces.
My title is from a joke Cannon and Ball used to do, god I feel old!