“ Brand: Cif / Type: Household Cleaner / Subcategory: Cleaning Spray / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Sometimes the top of my cooker really needs a good scrub and because the usual kitchen sprays don't seem to help very much, I decided as a one off I would try this Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray to see if this would make my job of cleaning the cooker a little easier.
~Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray~
The bottle states that no other general purpose cleaner cleans better and leaves a better shine, they also state that this is the first liquid-gel in a spray for cleaning washable surfaces all round the home because in use the active oxygen helps to lift up the dirt while the liquid gel absorbs it.
This Oxy-Gel comes in a trigger style transparent plastic bottle, the actual gel is a clear color and the substance is not to runny and not to thick, to touch it feels quite sticky. ( I don't usually make a habit of putting my fingers in cleaning products, but have done so for the purpose of this review) All I can say about the fragrance of this gel is that it smells like you would expect this type of product to smell, however to me it smells quite soapy. When I spray the gel onto the top of my cooker, I do take care to avoid spraying it onto the hot plates, I spray all around the top making sure it's evenly covered then I leave it to soak in for a minute, the gel sort of fizzes up on the cooker surface, I don't really know how much of the gel I should use, but the amount I use seems to be ok. After I've left the gel to soak in, I then take a clean damp cloth and wipe the top of the cooker rubbing in the gel as I go. The bottle says to use a damp sponge but I find that a cloth works just as well. Once I've wiped the cooker top and rubbed in the gel, I usually have to take a dry cloth and shine the cooker top up, it doesn't say to do this but I find it finishes the job very nicely.
Personally I don't think this Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray is up to much, it appears to be doing a good job when in use but it doesn't quite clean to my expectations. I only bought this gel to clean my cooker top and I haven't used it for anything other than this, but this gel can be used for other jobs as it is multipurpose, for the kitchen and bathroom. I suppose it may work a lot better on other surfaces but for the purpose I bought it I'm not that impressed.
Amongst other ingredients this Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray contains less than 5% oxygen-based bleaching agent and soap and 5-15% non-ionic surfactants. For a full list of ingredients and to have a look at other products Cif produce you can visit their website.
Amongst the usual warnings with products such as this the bottle does mention that this product can cause a temporary whitening of the skin but this is apparently harmless, I have never experienced this while using this product.
Most importantly please keep this product out of the reach of small children.
~Price and availability~
I got my Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray from Wilkinson's and it cost under a pound for 500 ml but after doing a quick Google I have only been able to find large containers of this product which sell on average for around £14.00 for 5 litres.
I'm going to give this Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray 3 stars, which may seem a bit harsh and had I used it for other jobs around the house I could well be giving it 5 stars but as it is I'm giving 3 because it's ok for what I want it for but I think it could be a lot better.
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I am a clean freak, I tend to by anything and everything new onto the market that is cleaning related.. This is by far the best m*lti prpose spray cleaner I have every every come accross.n It smells splendid, a fresh clean odor that is not pretending to be anything, no lavender, or pine fakeness. Seriosly, what does pine smell like anyway??? My reason for loving this item so mch, is that I dropped some on the kitchen floor recently, and wiped it with a scorer sponge. I have horrid limestone colored lino as a qick fix til the kitchen is extended and renovated next year. The circles got bigger and the clean cream patch got creamier and whiter. Now, remember I am a cleam freak, so I was mortified to find this new 'clean' patch on my kitchen floor. A great prodct, a lovley smell, cleans like a dream.
I'm not terribly loyal when it comes to cleaning materials - when I need something I usually I just go to the supermarket and get whatever is on special offer that fits the bill. One week, the result of this haphazard approach was returning with a bottle of Cif Oxy Clean Ocean Gel Spray.
Generally I love the scent of sea/mineral items and so I was quite happy with my bargain and I know it doesn't have anything to do with the cleaning power but I really liked the colour, really fresh and clean.
So I tried it out on the kithen and I have to say, although it wasn't especially greasy or dirty, it did shine up my work surfaces lovely with not a great deal of effort on my part (which is the kind of cleaning that I like the best). However, the mineral smell, although I didn't dislike it in itself, was quite strong and it just didn't say 'kitchen' to me.
So I tried it in the bathroom and it did a great job on the shower screen and tray - again with little effort and this time the smell was lovely, really fresh and clean and bathroom-y. So while I wouldn't use it again in the kitchen - I would definitely recommend it for the bathroom both in terms of cleaning power and in terms of the scent.
Yes, it was time to go to Poundland again to treat myself to another bargain! We've just finished sprucing up the bathroom, tidying up the tiles and reapplying the silicone around the bath and basin so I thought it was time to invest in a new bathroom cleaner, maybe try something different!
During my usual browse around Poundland I noticed Cif Multi-Purpose Oxy-Gel Cleaner at the remarkable price of.....yes! you guessed it £1! Well, being one for a bargain and the fact that it was multipurpose, I just could resist. I also quite liked the sound of the fragrance - Ocean .
==A Bit About The Product==
Manufactured by Unilever Cif was first released in France in 1969, not reaching the shelves in Britain until 1974, when it was first called Jif. Jif changed the outlook on cleaning as it was the first non-scratch cleaner. In 2001 Jif also became Cif in Britain, in keeping with the rest of Europe and this was also when Oxy-Gel was launched. This cleaner is suitable for any kind of cleaning as the name multi-purpose would suggest, floors, surfaces, baths, toilets etc. and is also suitable for use on all types of washable surfaces, enamel, metal, plastic, ceramic etc., although it does state on the bottle not to be used on marble, painted surfaces and linoleum and if using on plastics it should be rinsed immediately, this is a very versatile cleaning product. The Oxy-Gel is easy to apply to surfaces in a controlled manner using the trigger action spray dispenser. It is sold in a clear plastic bottle making it easy to see when you need to buy more. The bottle narrows at the top allowing you to hold and spray easily.
As with most of these cleaning products this one should not be used on fabrics and you should really avoid contact with the skin. I don't like wearing rubber gloves but I always give my hands a good wash after use.
Although this cleaner looks quite watery in the bottle and not much like a gel I found that when I applied to surfaces like the sides of the bath the gel didn't just run down and into the bottom of the bath like some other cleaners I have tried. It did run down slightly but I found the gel did also cling to the sides. Once applied you are supposed to leave for a few seconds before wiping off. The active oxygen base is supposed to help lift the dirt particles from the surface being cleaned, which in turn are then held in the gel before being wiped away. This product also contains bleach to help kill germs and disinfect. The gel, being quite thin, was very easy to wipe away leaving a nice shiny looking, clean surface. I found this a good product to use, which left my bathroom with what I can only describe as a squeaky-clean feel to it and a pleasant, clean, but subtle aroma with no bleach smell. Although advised on the bottle to just spray on and wipe away I always shower the bath after wiping.
I would definitely recommend this product and will be using it again, even if I do have to buy it at a more expensive price, but I am quite happy to buy it from Poundland while they have it in stock. The 500ml bottle usually lasts me about 3 weeks.
I have seen this cleaner for sale at prices ranging from £1.29 - £2.23 for 500ml so Poundland is definitely the cheapest.
For more information you can visit www.unilever.co.uk
© lel1969 February 2008
I am a busy mum of two and there are some days when it feels like all I'm doing is cleaning up. Our kitchen especially gets filthy in what seems like a matter of minutes, so as you can imagine, we go through quite a bit of surface cleaner.
Cif is owned by Unilever and first appeared in the UK in 1974 as Jif. Their big hook was that their products didn't scratch surfaces like other cream cleaners did. They had this advert (and I still remember it - how old does that mae me feel??) that showed someone ice skating and scraching up the surface of the ice, just like other inferior brands of cleaner would scratch your surfaces!
Cif Oxy Gel was launched in 2001 and is a multi-purpose surface cleaning spray that uses an oxygen-based bleach as its active ingredient. The product comes in a 500ml spray gun and is blue. It doesn't really smell of bleach, but has a nice fresh fragrance. Definitely a smell you wouldn't mind squirting round your kitchen.
To use, just spray over the area you wish to clean and wipe off with a damp sponge. I find that with crusted-on bits of food that it's best to spray the Cif on, leave it for a few minutes and then wipe off. The Cif seems to break it down a bit so you don't have to stand there scrubbing fo ages.
I find Cif Oxy Gel Sprays to be pretty effective at lifting grime and dirt and frankly anything that means I spend less time scrubbing is going to get my vote!
Because Cif contains bleach, I would recommend everyone to wear rubber gloves while using, to avoid contact wih your eyes and not to get it near you clothes as it will leave a mark.
Cif Oxy Gel Sprays are around £2.50 for a 500ml spray. Even in our busy house this lasts for a good few weeks, so I think it's worth it.