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Cif Multi-Purpose Actifizz Lemon Spray
Member Name: suziedre
Cif Multi-Purpose Actifizz Lemon Spray
Advantages: Does what it's meant to; large bottle; good nozzle; fresh smell
I have been buying budget cleaning items recently to save some cash, but I am gradually finding that this is not cost effective; the main 2 problems being that cheaper own brands tend to 1) run out faster and 2) have pump sprays that don't work very well.
Therefore this week when I needed to buy kitchen spray, I decided to fork out for a bigger name brand.
This Cif Multi Purpose Acti Fizz Lemon Spray caught my eye because it was in a bright almost fluorescent yellow bottle. I like lemony smells and the packaging made it look like it might smell fresh and zingy. While I did grit my teeth at the price, £2.75, this comes in a 750ml bottle so my hopes are that it will last me for a good few weeks.
On the bright bottle is the green Cif logo and the product's name. At the top is a white pump action spray. The bottle is very chunky and sturdy. It looks and feels powerful so my immediate impression was that this would be a very effective cleaning product.
As this is multi purpose, you can use it in any room for general everyday dirt - primarily the kitchen and bathroom. I bought this for use in my kitchen as it was due a really good clean as I have been doing a lot of cooking from scratch recently.
To use, you simply spray on the surface and let the 'fizz' do its job. To be honest I didn't notice any particular kind of fizz. It sprayed onto my kitchen surfaces more foamily that the Sainsbury's own brand spray I had been using previously, though. The pump spray was very powerful so a few sprays of this covered a large surface area in white, foamy spray. My main bugbear with sprays like this is when the pump action spray doesn't work; with Sainsbury's own brand even when the bottle was over half full, I had to squirt and squirt until something eventually came out of the spray.
The spray smells like generic cleaning product with a hint of lemon. It wasn't lemony enough for me, but it certainly does smell strong. I went upstairs after using it and as soon as I came back downstairs the smell had filled both the kitchen and the living room. Personally I like this as it makes the house seem spotless.
I left this to work on my kitchen surfaces, draining board and taps for a couple of minutes. I then wiped it off with a damp cloth and was left with perfectly clean and shiny surfaces. I was most impressed when I used this to clean the hob; I had made a pot of soup so the hob was quite dirty. This spray cleared off all the spillages easily and made it nice and shiny.
Cif say you can wipe this off with a dry cloth for shinier results; however I would much rather use a damp cloth as I think it cleans better - and the shine is good enough anyway in my opinion.
I also used this for my kitchen windowsill, door, drawers and cabinets. It left everything spotless. I also used it inside the microwave and on the microwave plate, which gave those a much deserved clean.
Next week I am going to use this in the bathroom as I think this would be a great spray for cleaning inside the shower.
Because each spray covers a large surface area, I feel this product will last for a long time. I will definitely buy this again, money allowing. It is effective, fresh-smelling and versatile.
Cif advise not to use this on marble, natural stones, painted wood or old enamel.
Summary: Worth the money but may be too dear if you're on a budget
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