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      04.03.2014 20:53
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      On of the household chores I like to make easier is floor cleaning, as I have several floors which require cleaning.

      THE PROMISES...

      This one promises to be easy to dilute, requires no rinsing and leaves a fresh fragrance and shine, so sounds like it's just what I'm looking for. It is apparently formulated to cut through dirt and other washable surfaces so I suppose it could be used as a surface cleaner.

      WHERE CAN I USE IT?

      This is suitable for use on Lino,vinyl and ceramic tiles. It doesn't say anything about using it on laminate or wood, but I have also used it on these types of floors and it's worked fine. The pictures on the back of the bottle also show shiny kitchen surfaces so I assume it's ok to use on tables and other surfaces, especially as it states that it is an all purpose cleaner.

      PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...

      The cleaner comes in a large 1 litre plastic bottle with all of the information and instructions (written and pictures) on the front and back of the bottle. It has a carry handle which makes it great for carrying easily up and down stairs, and means it's less likely to slip out of my hands when I am carrying a multitude of things about the place.

      The bottle has a screw on screw off cap but what surprised me is that it isn't a safety lid, which I do think it should be.

      The product itself is a green blue colour which fits in with the ocean theme but as with all of these types of products when it is being used, it goes onto the floor as a clear liquid and doesn't leave floors with a green tinge.

      It does smell very fresh but I would say more pine than the ocean, but this is fine with me as I do like my cleaned rooms to smell of pine, as I think it makes them have that just cleaned smell.

      USING THE PRODUCT...

      To use simply pour three caps of the cleaner into 5 litres of water, clean and go. With no need to rinse, this really is a do and go product. I don't tend to measure out the amount, but simply pour a good amount into the bucket, fill up the bucket and it works fine.

      PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...

      I bought this from my local bargain store and at £1 a bottle, it really is a bargain. It is widely available in supermarkets but it's worth shopping round for the cheapest option.

      VERDICT...

      This is a very reasonably priced floor cleaner which does as it promises. It leaves floors and other surfaces looking and smelling fresh and clean. Because it doesn't require any rinsing, I'm not left with surfaces which look streaky and there is no residue.

      A recommended product for all cleaning needs.

      Thanks for reading

      Daniela xx

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      19.09.2013 22:43
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      A really nice floor cleaner!

      The one thing that I am very fussy about is a clean and tidy home. In my home there is me and my beautiful cat and two hamsters, all of which are messy and we make the place grotty then there's my fella and his lovely dog so I work hard to keep my place sparkling and fresh.

      I have a mix of carpets and lino in my home, in one of my hallways, my bathroom and in my kitchen I have lino which I vac everyday and give a good mop to keep them clean. My hallway, in this weather with it being damp and wet outside gets footprints from me, my boyfriend and his dog and then generally my kitchen and bathroom just get grotty really with all the comings and goings!

      I bought this CIF Ocean Fresh Floor Cleaner in a large 1 Litre size for just a pound and knowing the brand rather well from using products from the range in the past and seeing the size I decided I should try it as the floor cleaner I had been using was quite frankly rubbish!

      The Packaging:

      The bottle is see through, plastic and with an integrated handle to it and it has a see-through twist on/off cap/lid to the top of it concealing a largish hole. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is CIF Ocean Floor Cleaner 'No residue, easy to dilute, rinsing, fresh fragrance' and that it 'Cleans and leaves a brilliant shine' and then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being shown diagrams of ideas of where to use it, we are told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients are listed, warnings are given, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer of the product) are clearly given.

      Using It:

      This liquid cleaner is a lovely aqua colour with a really lovely and fresh fragrance that is distinctly an ocean fresh fragrance. A bit aftershavy and not too feminine and watery, its just really lovely the fragrance of this one and to use this you simply need 3 caps of this to 5 Litres of water, for stubborn stains you can use it neat on a sponge or cloth and the likes should you wish to.

      I simply mix this up in my mop bucket and it dilutes easily and releases a really nice fragrance and then I shove my clean mop in the solution, wring the mop out and get going and mop my floors!

      This is an excellent floor cleaner in my humble opinion. Not only does it lift grease and grime up it really doesn't leave any residue, soapy or otherwise to the floors and you can use this on lino, vinyl and ceramic tiles and basically its safe to use on all washable surfaces and I find this really easy and straightforward to use. It leaves a nice sheen to the areas, the sent lingers for a good couple of hours too. Fine it doesn't claim to kill germs but usually I use this and at least I feel the areas are clean!

      It mops up muddy footprints easily, cleans up grease though it isn't a stain remover as such...it simply cleans and does its job very well indeed!

      On a day to day basis I love this and then once a week I go over my lino with a solution of bleach or disinfectant and my home feels and looks clean. I simply think is a nice little home bargain that helps me get my jobs done quickly and effectively so thumbs up from me!

      Widely available, I bought my bottle in my local Nisa store.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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      28.11.2012 21:52
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      Cif Ocean floor cleaner

      We have a ceramic tile floor in our kitchen which is a darkish black colour. Its lovely and I really do like it however it is hard to keep clean as you can see foot prints in it and dirt as soon as it appears. As soon as the lights come on at night too you can see the glare off of the tiles and see all the dirt that appears.

      One of the ways in which we try to keep it clean is with Cif Ocean floor cleaner. This comes in a large plastic container and is 1litre in capacity. On the front of the bottle it tells you exactly that it is a floor cleaner so as not to get it mixed up with the other Cif products available and says that it is easy to dilute, requires no rinsing and has a fresh fragrance. I think I was particularly pleased that it requires no rinsing as washing the floor is not one of my favourite household tasks so to be able to just do it once with a nice cleaner and not have to rinse afterwards is great. You get no soapy style residue on the tiles after using this so I would definitely agree that it is true what they say. However, there is a little note on the back that says if you do have a linoleum floor you do need to rinse but luckily that is not a issue for me.

      Cif say that this floor cleaner and all purpose cleaner is specially formulated to cut through stubborn dirt on floors and washable surfaces. It is residue free to leave a brilliant shine. I have a dog with muddy paws who makes my kitchen floor very dirty and two small children so my floor is usually filthy but after using this the floor always looks really well cleaned. I also feel like it has been well disinfected too as it looks clean down to the surface as well.

      It is easy to use although sometimes a bit annoying that you have to dilute it and add it to water but I do find you get a nice clean with it so I am willing to put up with the bother. You simply add three capfuls (I use the cap at the top of the bottle) to a 5L water bucket and then just use your mop. I find this is enough to do my floor with some left over which I then just pour down the sink.

      I get really nice sparkling floors with this and no streaks. The only time I do get streaks is if my mop is quite dirty so I do have to make sure that the mop itself is clean before starting to clean the floor otherwise there is no point really.

      The smell is nice too. It is called an Ocean fragrance and although it doesn't smell like the beach it actually smells like Radox bubble bath products so you get a nice fresh scent rather than a chemical smell which a lot of other floor cleaners have.

      All in all a nice way to wash your floor.

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      05.11.2012 16:42
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      Great floor cleaner, leaves shiny, clean, fresh smelling results.

      A couple of years ago when we redecorated the kitchen we opted for ceramic floor tiles, we also tiled the hall at the same time with the same floor tiles, this means that nearly half of the down stairs floor space is tiled. The thinking behind this was that it would be easier to keep clean, on one hand it is easier to clean as a quick mop picks up all the dirt and mud produced by two teenagers, a man and a dog each day, but on the other it seems to take more maintenance as it needs sweeping and mopping each day without fail.

      Unfortunately the floor started to acquire a build up of cleaning products, resulting in bare feet making a sort of sucky slapping noise when the floor was walked over. My solution to this was to clean the floor the next few times with boiling water. This worked and I was ready to try a new cleaning product.

      What caught my eye while browsing the cleaning isles of Wilko's was a bottle of Cif Ocean Floor Cleaner, the label promised me No Residue, Easy to Dilute, No Rinsing, Fresh Fragrance and Cleans and Leaves a Brilliant shine. I was sold on the first claim of no Residue.

      The 1 litre bottle of Cif cost £1.50, so a pretty average price. The bottle looks exactly like the one in the DooYoo picture so no need for a description. What I liked about the bottle was that it is clear, allowing me to see the lovely blue coloured cleaning product inside and also enabling me to see how much is left after each use. The handle on the bottle is really handy for pouring as occasionally I lose grip on stuff I am holding, especially if it is heavy and my hands are wet.

      To clean my floors I measured 3 caps into my mop bucket and then filled roughly with 5 litres of hot water. The water remains clear and foams up slightly, the smell of the Cif is fresh and clean, I like my house to smell of cleanliness and not of assorted fruits when I clean.

      It is very easy to mop with the diluted Cif, all dirt and mystery spots are removed with just one swish of the mop. I also use this on the linoleum flooring in my bathroom and toilets. It takes around 10 minutes for my floor to dry after mopping. When dry the floor looks nice and clean, the floor is left looking shiny but not overly so as my tiles and linoleum are a matt finish. I do not have to rinse the floors after using Cif and so far after using this every day for a couple of weeks there has been no build up of residue.

      I can smell the Cif in the air for a good couple of hours after mopping and it reassures me that my house smells fresh and clean. The cleaner can be used undiluted; I have never used it this way so can not honestly comment on it. As this is a floor cleaner I have only ever used it on my floors, I do not think it is recommended for any other types of surface.

      As with all cleaning products please keep out of reach of children and if contact with eyes or sensitive skin occurs rinse immediately.

      Over all I think Cif Ocean floor Cleaner is great value for money, a 1 litre bottle lasted me a couple of weeks and made my floors smell and look great with out leaving a residue. Thoroughly recommended.

      Thank you for reading.

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      22.06.2012 15:54
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      Highly recommended

      We have a good floor cleaner that we like to use fairly regularly and it's Cif. The one litre bottle, made of strong plastic, complete with side carrying handle and twist off cap, cost us £1.89 from Sainsbury's. We have used products for cleaning purposes from Cif many times before and it is a company we both trust and tend to go back to.

      The product comes in various 'smells. And we have used them all by now, I should think, but our most recent one is the great smelling Ocean Fresh. We use this cleaner on most of our floors in the house that are not carpeted, including laminate floors, wooden floors, lino and tiles. It works well on them all with no problems at all.

      I tend to use about four caps (the top doubles up as a measuring device) to a large bucket of very hot water. The liquid makes the water turn a pale blue/ green colour and the smell hits you as soon as the cleaner makes contact with the water. The bottle states to use three capfuls but I always add one extra for good measure.

      We simple use our Vileda super mop to clean the floor and we find that this great cleaner no only smells fantastic and so fresh, but it does a grand job at lifting up all the grease and grime off all of our floors. The other thing I especially like about this liquid floor cleaner is the fact that it doesn't' have to be rinsed off and it leaves no marks or streaks on the floor. Reading the (very) small print on the back of the bottle, I noticed it does state that if using this on lino that you should ideally rinse off. However, I have never rinsed and there are no marks at all once the floor has dried right off.

      It leaves all of our floors looking clean and brilliantly sparkling, with no residual marks at all. It's a great product and one bottle lasts us for several weeks.

      Perfect results every time and highly recommended.

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      09.06.2012 22:09
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      a great product wouldn't switch

      I picked up two bottles of Cif Ocean floor cleaner today in Morrison on special offer two for £3.00. It normally sells at £2.35 each. In my opinion this floor cleaner is well worth the price.

      This product is marketed as a floor cleaner and multi-purpose cleaner. The manufacturers claim it can be used on linoleum, vinyl and ceramic tiles. I have used it on linoleum and also on my laminate flooring without any problems.

      To use the product you half fill a bucket with hot water and add the fluid. The label instructs you to add 3 caps of cleaner to five litres of water. Personally, I just pour it straight from the bottle into the water and take a guess at when to stop. Its a thin fluid with a water like consistency so be careful you don't get carried away.

      It may seem strange to say that a floor cleaner looks attractive but well, this floor cleaner looks attractive. It comes in a 1L bottle with handle for easy grabbing and a screw top cap. The bottle is clear so you can see the fluid through the bottle. This makes it easy to tell when you are running out. The fluid itself is a pretty green/blue colour inspiring thoughts of crystal clear cool water which in my opinion works well for a cleaning fluid and suits the ocean name.

      The best thing about this product for me though is the smell. The smell is incredibly fresh and clean without being overpowering or chemically. I find other multi purpose cleaners can be harsh on the nose. This is light and fresh. It actually smells like something you would use to clean your clothes or your body. The best comparison I can come up on smell is that of the blue Radox muscle soak, so if you are familiar with that then that might give you some idea to the scent of this cleaner. My partner tends to complain about the smell of other household cleaners but there is not a grumble about this one.

      As for cleaning power this fluid picks up all of the dirty marks on my linoleum and laminate floors including stubborn stuck on food. The bottle says to rinse after use on linoleum as a precaution however, I must admit I have never done this and haven't noticed any residue at all. I have been using this product for years without rinsing and my floors have not come to any harm and always look shiny after use so I am not sure what this "precaution" is for.

      Since I discovered this product I have not wanted to use anything else. Recently I was forced to buy another lemon scented product by Flash I still have most of it left but won't be using it now that I have picked up two bottles of Cif Ocean. The fact that's this product can also be used as a multi-purpose cleaner is something that skipped my notice. Its written on the label at the back of the bottle I just never noticed this before however, it does mention that it should be tested first if using on enamel, bathtubs or painted surfaces therefore, I think I will stick to using it as a floor cleaner only.

      I would highly recommend Cif ocean floor cleaner its cleaning power but more so for the smell. If the price was higher I would still use it because of the smell alone.

      Happy cleaning :)

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      20.04.2012 15:23
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      I love my home to be clean but am not too keen on housework! Any product that makes the job easier gets my vote (and cash!) I have a variety of floor surfaces including tiles, wood and stone. I use a specialist cleaner on my wooden floors but tend to buy whatever is on offer for the other surfaces. A few months ago it was Cif that was on offer in my local Tesco so I decided to give it a try. The 1 litre bottle I purchased cost just £1.The price is now £1.99.

      Cif liquid floor cleaner comes in several variants including the one I opted for; ocean green. The product stands out on the shelf with its brightly coloured liquid showing through the clear plastic bottle. The bottle has an integrated handle making the liquid easy to pour. The information on the back of the bottle informs me that this product is suitable for most floor surfaces including ceramic, laminate, lino, and sealed wooden floors. As my wood floors are old unsealed oak I haven't attempted to use it on these surfaces.

      The directions state that you need to use 3 capfuls of the liquid to about half a bucket (5 litres) of water. I like to use warm water. The product does not need to be rinsed off although in small print it does say that you need to rinse off if used on lino. This is a bit sneaky as the advertising claims that there is no need to rinse and makes no mention of this exception!

      My thoughts
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      I love the fresh scent of this floor cleaner and would probably buy it again for that reason alone! It is easy to open the screw top and measure the correct amount of liquid. I have a tiled kitchen floor and with a large setter and 2 boys the floor can get pretty mucky! The cleaner is very effective at removing everyday dirt and grease using my mop and bucket. It can be used neat on stubborn dirt and grease but will need to be rinsed off afterwards. I have used it to remove grease and again it performs well.

      I have a stone floor in my bathroom and in this room the cleaner has no problem in quickly getting the floor clean. It doesn't make the floor slippery either; a very important consideration for me!

      Overall I really like this floor cleaner and will be buying it again although will probably wait until it is on offer and stock up! It doesn't leave streaks, smells lovely and is economical to use.

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        21.02.2012 12:15
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        The solution for shiny and clean smelling hard floors

        They say that your home tells a lot about you as a person, and if mine could talk it would probably say that I clean just a little too often. That being the case I am often on the look out for new and interesting cleaning products that actually work. Cif are, in my opinion, a reputable brand who make some very good cleaning products with the Cif cleaning cream being one of my personal favourites. I was therefore keen to try out this floor cleaning fluid recently to see how good it actually was.

        =====Packaging=====

        This floor cleaning fluid comes in a rather transparent plastic bottle which stands upright and has a built in handle to allow it to be easily lifted and carried. The bottle is illustrated with what can only be described as a very shiny blue floor and the usual Cif logo in large letters. The liquid itself makes this cleaning fluid stand out from others on the shelf being a bright turquoise blue in colour which reminded me of the crystal blue waters of some exotic destination, a perfect pick me up in the dull winter months.

        The bottle is one litre in size which houses a good amount of liquid, I have looked around and have not found there to be any larger bottles therefore this seems like the only size available. To enable easy use, the bottle has a screw top cap which means that in my case when I am wearing heavy duty cleaning gloves I can take the lid off without much of a struggle. This lid also serves as a measuring device when diluting the fluid.

        This floor cleaning fluid does also come in a number of other fragrance options, however the blue design really stood out from the shelf as being clean and fresh.

        =====Cleaning Fluid=====

        When you open the lid the smell of the fluid is extremely fresh and clean smelling. It is difficult to describe the actual fragrance, being that it smells nothing like the ocean however it is probably best described as being an almost cotton clean scent. When undiluted this smell can be somewhat overwhelming but when diluted it leaves a soft clean scent that lingers in the house for hours after cleaning.

        The fluid is very liquid in consistency and therefore pours easily out of the bottle.

        =====Cif Claims=====

        The bottle claims that this floor cleaner is suitable for all rooms and is able to deal with light grease and other tough dirt. The floor types that it states that it can clean include ceramic, laminate, linoleum, vinyl and varnished/ washable wooden floors.

        The bottle also says that this floor cleaner cleans and leaves a brilliant shine without residue.

        =====Price and Availability=====

        This floor cleaning fluid can be bought from all good supermarkets and currently retails for around the £2 - £3 mark with it being stocked in Asda for £2.15. It is worth noting that this floor cleaner can often be picked up in Wilkinsons for a reduced price which is usually around the £1 mark and this is usually where I buy mine from.

        The price of this cleaning fluid compared with the amount I use mine makes this product a bargain in my opinion. Each wash uses so little of the actual liquid that I have found mine to last for a good few months before it needs replacing.

        =====Application and Use=====

        You have two options in using this floor cleaner which are as follows:

        1. The first option and the one that I use most of the time is to dilute three capfuls of the liquid in half a bucket of water and apply to the floor. It is worth noting that I do not believe there are any given recommendations on the temperature of the water, however I like it to be the hotter the better to clean more effectively. This can be done either by using a specifically designed floor mop or by simply hand scrubbing with a cloth intended for that purpose. Cif claim that you will not need to then rinse the floor area unless the floor is of a vinyl type material.

        2. The second option is to simply apply this liquid in its concentrated form over a heavy stain or area of grease. This should be rubbed in to the affected area and rinsed off.

        Once applied, simply leave the floor area for a few minutes to allow it to dry (or in my case open all the windows to speed up the drying time) and voila you have a clean and fragrant floor.

        =====Results=====

        The most important aspect of the floor cleaner is how well it works. I only have a small area of hard flooring in my house that being the kitchen which has a tiled floor, the material of which I believe is some form of vinyl. Unfortunately when designing the kitchen I chose a cream coloured floor tile which although looks lovely when clean but suffers with everyday use and is therefore highly susceptible to getting light grease and scuffs and marks on the floor.

        I have found this floor cleaner to be very good at cutting through the usual food marks without too much elbow grease and is therefore a quick solution to cleaning a dirty looking floor. I normally use the cleaner diluted and find that a capful easily covers my floor and does the required cleaning. The floor cleaner leaves floors looking squeaky clean and also gives it a glossy shine which makes it a perfect solution in the panic before having the in-laws over. Although I do use this floor cleaner diluted I have found that it does have a tendency to leave a slightly sticky residue on the surface which is particularly noticeable when wearing a pair of plastic bottomed slippers, which I have been wearing a good deal as of late. It was only upon reading the small print on the bottle that I realised this was possible when using on vinyl floors and meant that the floor would need a rinse afterwards. Not too big of a problem, but certainly meant that the floor cleaning took double the time. This is only a minor problem given that the finished floor looked lovely and shiny and had a lovely fresh scent which gradually drifted through the house making the whole place smell fresh.

        =====Recommend?=====

        Having used this product for a few months I would definitely recommend it, however unfortunately I am unable to comment on how effective it is on ceramic, laminate and wood floors given that I currently have none in my house. A tip I would recommend is to wear gloves if applying this product with a hand held cloth as it does have a tendency to rapidly dry out the skin. This is the perfect floor cleaning product for those who enjoy a clean fragrance and want an easy and quick solution for dirty floors.

        =====Summary=====

        Overall the review says it all, a fresh and effective floor cleaning solution which scores five stars out of five from me.

        Thanks for reading! x

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          17.09.2010 14:38

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          Overall it does what its suppose to do, would like to try different scents

          When I moved into my first house I shopped around for floor cleaner to use in my kitchen and bathroom and as Cif was on offer I decided to buy it.

          I bought the 1L bottle and it has lasted me about 4 months, it can be used on Linoleum, Vinyl & Ceramic tiles.

          It comes in a plastic bottle with a screw top, I was a bit dissapointed that it didn't have a child safety top as I would have thought all cleaning products should have a child safety top and I'm sure it wouldn't be very safe if swallowed!

          You need to use 3 caps full to half a bucket of water (5 litres) and you can normally smell to aroma straight away, I tend to use hot water as I always find it's better to get up dirt, you can always smell the scent after mopping but find it doesn't last a long time maybe about an hour after mopping.

          I have dark tiles on my floor and it does always leave a lovely shine after with no residue, but can take a while to dry.

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          brilliant

          Hi i am reviewing Cif Ocean Floor Cleaner. When i go my weekly food shopping i always buy cleaning products and this one was on special offer from Asda for £1.00.

          Packaging- Its a tall flat bottle that contains 1L of the cleaning fluid. The fluid is blue in colour. The bottle has a side handle which makes it easy to pour. There is a label on the front and back of the bottle with the brands name and claims and instructions.

          The claims- Easy to use, No rinsing, Fresh Fragrance and cleans and leaves a brilliant shine.

          Using- I poured 60mls into a 5L Mop bucket of water as recommended on the instructions. I then moped my tiled floors and laminated wood flooring. Then left the floors to dry. This product can be used neat but the surface would need to be rinsed.

          Results- I like this product, it removed stubborn dirt, cleans floors very well and leaves a clean shine to surfaces. It did not leave any sort of residue at all. Its smelt beautiful very clean and fresh. My family thought i had a scented candle burning but it was the floor cleaner i had just used and they agreed it smelt great.

          Percautions- This product recommends that you rinse the cleaner of linoleum as it is a pourius surface, do a test on painted and enamel baths.

          This is a chemical so store away from young children, i wont list all the ingredients or i would be hear all day.

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          overall a great smelling product that cleans well with no residue.

          I have a tile floor in my living room which the back garden door comes straight into. As you can imagine with two big dogs that can get quite messy, especially in the wet weather.
          I tried Cif floor cleaner for the simple reasons it stood out with it's colours and the price.

          PACKAGE, INSTRUCTIONS AND COST
          The product comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a built in handle down one side, very useful for pouring into a bucket etc. Along with a clear plastic screw top lid.
          1 Litre bottles for around £2.00
          Stick on labels to the front and back. The front gives you the basic product infor statements
          - no residue
          -easy to dilute
          -no rinsing
          - fresh fragrance
          The back sticker informs you it is an all purpose cleaner for uses on ceramic tiles, lino and vinyl.
          Alongside are the diultion instructions (3 caps to half bucket) and that you can use it neat for stubborn stains but need to wash off after, which you don't do if you have diluted.
          Their is a small precautions part saying to rinse on lino, keep away from children and keep out of eyes.
          Cif is part of the Unilever company and is also part of the sustainable-cleaning, a european charter for companies to look at ways of improving products for the environment and more.

          SO WHAT DO I THINK
          The product is eye catching when you walk up to the isle section, due to the bright colours they use.
          The ocean fragrance is nice and fresh which is not really ocean smelling in my experiance, not that that is a bad thing. It is more fresh, clean smell very nice. I tend to use another of the fragrances wild orchid during the winter when the flowers and grass smell of outside have gone. The smell does last a while too, but could be a little longer. It is not to over powering and just kindof wafts around the room.
          The product does mix very easily and I find it helpful to use the 3 cap fulls to get the correct amount. They are correct no residue is left on my tile floor and with the door open it dries very quick in the summer, a little longer in winter or cold days. As with any wet floor beware it is slippy! but not when it is dry and the floor looks great with a small shine.
          The only downside I feel is in the precautions bit. They say at the top you can use on lino, but in very small print at bottom say it needs to be rinsed off lino. Not very clear for lino lovers :(
          The pictures also indicate you can use the product on plastics (think thats part of it's all purpose thing), but again it needs to be rinsed in small print.

          Overall a great floor cleaner that smels nice and works and I am sticking with it.

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          08.01.2010 16:47
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          A good all-round floor cleaner that does what it should

          (C-IF you can get a shiny floor...get it?!) ;)

          It's always nice to give the house a good clean, but it's always nicer when it doesn't take too much faffing around. I tend to use Cif for the floor because it's generally quick and easy to use, plus it leaves the kitchen looking and smelling cleaner and fresher.

          Cif Ocean Floor cleaner claims to both clean and leave 'a brilliant shine'. It's 'specially formed to cut through stubborn dirt', so it's great for everyday cleaning or bigger jobs when you're floor is full of muddy footprints!

          This comes in a 1L bottle and costs £1.99 (Tesco), which is an average price. I'm prepared to pay this, rather than perhaps slightly less for a supermarket brand, because I trust Cif to be effective and reliable.

          Using this is simple. Using the cap to dilute, put 3 caps into half a bucket of water, roughly 5L. If you're doing it this way (ie. Diluting it, which I would recommend), then there's no need to rinse afterwards. Simply let it dissipate in the water, which I usually have luke warm, then use it to mop/sponge the floor, or whichever surface you're using it on.

          It can also be used neat by applying it to a wet sponge or directly onto the surface, but it then needs to be rinsed afterwards.

          It's great to use on linoleum, vinyl and ceramic tiles, as per the bottle, but you should do a small patch test if you're using the product on an enamel bath or other polished surfaces.

          I've found this is really easy to use and cleans very effectively. The consistency is just right so it goes into the water well and gets rid of dirt on the kitchen floor quickly. It also leaves a nice shine; nothing major like a floor buffer would, but it's noticeable nonetheless.

          I'm also pleased to say the shine is just that, rather than it being a film or residue. The surface was left clean and smooth, so I was very pleased with end result. The overall fragrance was also pleasant, leaving the kitchen smelling fresh without the smell being overpowering at all.

          Overall I would definitely recommend this. It's effective at cleaning, whilst leaving surfaces shiny and pleasantly fragranced. It's a brand I've come to rely on for good results, so it's definitely worth the money :o)

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          A good floor cleaner if you buy it on special offer!

          Nowadays I tend to buy cleaning products that are on special offer. This is one such product that I bought yesterday in Morrisons, priced at only £1 as opposed to £1.97 for a 1 litre bottle although in Asda it is even more expensive at £2.10.
          This is also available in Orchid although having had a sniff of both in the shop, I opted for the Ocean version.

          - What does the packaging say? -

          ~ Floor cleaner and All Purpose Cleaner.
          ~ Ideal for linoleum, vinyl and ceramic tiles.
          ~ Formulated to cut through stubborn dirt.
          ~ Residue free.
          ~ Leaves a brilliant shine.

          - Packaging -
          This comes in a transparent bottle with a screw top lid and handle on the bottle which helps with the pouring.

          - Smell and Appearance -

          This is a green liquid with a great smell. It's name is Ocean but rather than smelling of the oceans / seas that I have smelled, this has a very refreshing aroma, I really like the clean smell of this.

          - Cleaning Power -

          I have used this on ceramic tiles in my bathroom and have been really pleased with the fresh, clean smell that it leaves. No stickiness or residue left as promised on the packaging which is a bonus.

          The floor tiles in my bathroom aren't very dirty at all so there aren't any stubborn stains, generally because I regularly clean these. However I have some oak flooring in the kitchen diner which gets quite a few food stains and dirty shoe marks on. Although this doesn't claim to clean wood, I use it very sparingly, less than the suggested 3 capfuls with 5 litres of water.
          I have used this with my mop and also with a sponge on my hands and knees and find the latter far more successful. It means that there is less water on the floor and I can get more force. This cleans the floor better than other product I have tried thus far without any adverse effects, leaving a great smelling, clean area!

          As for cleaning other washable surfaces, I've used it on my kitchen worktops which does the job, again not many stubborn stains on here.
          However it doesn't work very effectively with the bath and wash basin which do tend to get more stubborn stains, although in it's defence it doesn't claim to be a bathroom cleaner. In my opinion it just isn't strong enough to clean these areas of the house.

          - Overall-

          I'm pleased with this purchase, particularly given the promotional price I paid for it. It cleans 'not so' stubborn stains very effectively and leaves a great smell around the house.

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