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I recently bought this in Asda as it was on offer for £1 where as it usually costs £2.75, I have no idea why it was so cheap as the other varieties were full price so I decided to take advantage. This product is available in a green colour, a blue colour and the yellow one which I have which is Lemon and Green Tea.
The product comes in a plastic bottle which is not totally see through but is a sort of frosted bottle, the top of the bottle is a spray top for you to administer the product which is turned to off but is simply a case of turning the small nozzle on the spray when you want to use it.
On the front of the bottle it states that there are 5 benefits with this spray which are,
Cuts through kitchen grease
Removes bathroom dirt
Kills 99.9% of bacteria and flu viruses
Lemon and green tea fragrance
The ingredients of the spray are "Cif Anti-Bacterial Spray Liquid contains amongst other ingredients:,Disinfectant: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.75g per 100g ,< 5% Cationic Surfactants, Nonionic Surfactants, Phosphates, Perfume" you must be very careful only to use one product at a time when cleaning and to follow the instructions very carefully, near where we live a lady used bleach and toilet cleaner at the same time and was hospitalised due to a chemical reaction which burnt her throat.
I use this product on my kitchen benches mainly as it is suitable for a food preparation area but also as we have a cat who walks on the benches and cats can carry a lot of bugs, I make sure I use a antibacterial spray at least once a day to keep germs under a safe level as there is no way you can get rid of them all. I find that the benches are left shiny and the only thing I am not keen on with this product is the smell I think I will go back to the original version next time, the smell does have a little whiff of lemon but smells more like a hospital to me. The spray is very good and gives a good amount of product out with each spray and it sprays a good distance to spread the product out well and therefore you don't need much to clean a full kitchen.
I will buy this product again although there are also others that I will buy it really just depends what is on offer at the time, I won't be buying this fragrance again though.
I am quite particular that I always have some form of antibacterial spray in my kitchen and I use it to wipe down my kitchen work tops a few times a day as a rule. The product I have been using for the past month is cif antibacterial multi purpose spray. Although I hadn't used or seen this particular product before I was aware of the cif brand and felt it was reputable and of good quality so I was confident in giving this product a try.
The product comes in a large 750ml clear plastic bottle. As with many other bottles of its type it has a thin neck to make it easy to hold whilst using the spray. The bottle has a large label featuring the cif logo, the product name and some of the uses of the product. We are told that the antibacterial multi purpose spray has five main benefits which are listed as:
-it cuts through kitchen grease
-it removes bathroom dirt
-it kills 99.9% of bacteria and flu viruses
-it leaves surfaces sparkling clean
-it has a fresh fragrance
To use this spray you first need to turn the nozzle around so that it is on the on position and then you can spray it wherever you need it. I spray it on to my kitchen work tops, oven and even the cupboard doors sometimes and then leave it for a few minutes before wiping it away with a damp cloth. Although this product claims to have a fresh fragrance I have to say that I find the smell very strong and not really nice at all. It smells clean I guess, but it is just so overpowering in my opinion and could do with being less so. Despite the strong smell I continue to use this product as I do think it does a good job of cleaning and protecting my surfaces from nasty germs. What is also good to know is that the spray is suitable for use on food preparation areas.
When I use this product on my hob I find that if left for a few minutes it is pretty effective at making grease and spills easy to wipe away. I also find it is great at brightening up my stainless steel sink and draining board and making it look all shiny again.
Of course with any product of this kind there are a few safety precautions to note and these are as follows:
-keep the product away from children
-keep away from the eyes. If it does come into contact with the eyes you should rinse them thoroughly with water.
-avoid breathing in the spray
-do not use on painted surfaces, marble or linoleum
-rinse immediately after use on plastics
I personally have found this product to be effective at doing the job it is intended to for and should you be interested in purchasing it you can pick it up for around two pounds from the large supermarkets. I personally will be trying a different product when this runs out purely because the initial strong smell is just a bit off putting for me. Despite this I would still award the product four stars as it does a good job and helps you protect and clean your surfaces.
Thank you for reading my review!
When it comes to keeping my kitchen clean it can be a chore as I have 3 cats and 2 dogs! Now even though the cats are generally out and about they obviously leave fur lying around and as for the dogs they are regularly in this part of the house so they manage to leave hair and dirt around. I can be a bit OCD when it comes to keeping both my kitchen and bathroom clean and I will clean them at least every other day and I will always wipe down my kitchen surfaces nearly every time I am in the kitchen. By doing this I do tend to get through quite a few cleaning products! I am not loyal to one particular brand and tend to buy what is on offer unless I have used it before and it has bee dreadful.
A few months ago I opted for Cif Multi-Purpose Antibacterial Spray which I chose purely because it was reduced at Tesco. The multi-purpose antibacterial spray is said to cut through both kitchen and bathroom dirt, making it an ideal choice as it can be used in most places throughout the home. What I really liked when reading the back of the bottle was that it has a non bleach formula and as I can have sensitive skin my skin can react with bleach and especially with having various pets I always try to opt for items that don't contain bleach.
** Cif **
Cif or formerly Jif (name changed in 2001) as it once known originally started out in France before coming to the UK in 1974 and is now owned by Unilever. Since coming to the UK it has gone from strength to strength by widening its product range regularly with items such as Cif Actifizz and Cif Power Cream.
** Packaging **
Cif Multi-Purpose Antibacterial Spray comes in a clear plastic spray nozzled bottle. On the front of the bottle are images such as a kitchen hob and a bathroom sink. The brightly coloured Cif logo is also depicted on the front together with the word 'antibacterial' clearly labelled across the front. On the back is all the usual information you would expect such as instructions.
** Using it **
This is the really simple bit! Simply spray onto the work surface/ toilet/ sink etc and simply wipe over with a cloth! The liquid is a very pale green almost turquoise colour which goes onto the surfaces clear. There is quite a strong aroma to this antibacterial spray which is a cross between a typical cleaner type smell but it is also quite a fresh scent which I certainly don't mind smelling once my kitchen or bathroom is clean - the scent does linger for quite sometime.
Now my kitchen or bathroom is never really dirty unless my other half has been cooking and the tiles at the back of the hob are splattered with whatever he is cooking but even when this is dried on and may be slightly oily this spray really doesn't have any issues clearly it in one wipe. Another thing my other half does is every time he makes a cup of coffee he ends up leaving a coffee ring on the work surface, normally I find a bleach based cleaner works the best on these but this antibacterial spray manages to get rid of them easily without any hard scrubbing.
I use this spray on my stainless steel kitchen sink after I have washed up and put all the dry dishes away as I cannot stand water marks on stainless steel. This spray works wonders it makes both the taps and the draining board sparkling clean and shiny. Certainly no water marks are left.
This is certainly a great household spray and not only does it do a great job in both my kitchen and bathrooms but it is great to use on my front and back doors together with my window frames. The spray manages to get rid of any dirt, watermarks and scuffs that may happen (especially on the doors) without any problems whatsoever. The spray doesn't leave any residue behind on any surface (even tiles).
** Price and Availability **
Cif Multi-Purpose Antibacterial Spray comes in a 750ml bottle and is available in all good supermarkets and discount stores. Prices range from around £2.00 - £3.00 depending where you get it from.
** Overall **
A fantastic household spray which I will definitely be buying again. I can't fault it in any way. It manages to clear general day to day grime without any issues and it also has a fresh, pleasant aroma which makes a nice change from some cleaners. I would definitely recommend this to anyone.