“ Brand: Cif / Type: Household Cleaner / Subcategory: Cleaning Spray / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Cif Oxy Clean Orchid Gel Spray -
I am massive fan of the Cif range, and tend to stick to it when looking for products for my bathroom, and recently when my favourite 'flavour' was unavailable I thought I'd try this product.
As with most spry products it comes in a bottle with an on /off type nozzle. When it is first sprayed it tends to be a bit foamy but the bubbles do not last long. I find the product to be most effective if I spray the area to be cleaned and leave it for a short while to 'soak' in... Maybe 30 seconds or so.
Any way this product like the others in the Cif range will spray best from around 20 -30 cm, and will after a short while act fast to break down any grime to be wiped off. I'm a bit of a magpie for pink things, and have to say I was a bit disappointed with this one. I prefer to have products for the bathroom that smell fresh and clean - and for me this was a bit on the fussy side. It has a sickly sweet floral scent to it that verges on synthetic.
It cleans wonderfully, but the scent that it left behind was strong and long lasting. I'd recommend it for the cleaning action, but for me personally the smell was a bit off putting.
I was in my pound shop on Saturday when I noticed they had got a lot of different Cif cleaning products on the shelves. I picked up a few different bottles because I like Cif but I have noticed that they are getting more and more expensive in the supermarket and I have been looking for cheaper alternatives so it was nice to be able to stock up on Cif.
I chose Cif Oxy Clean Orchid Gel Spray because it is a nice bright pinky red colour in the bottle and I like pretty colours when it comes to cleaning products because such mundane tasks as cleaning the toilet or bath need to be brightened up.
I gave my bungalow a spring clean yesterday and can tell you that this variety of Cif worked perfectly on everything I cleaned with it. I started in the kitchen and successfully cleaned my cooker hob that wasn't really dirty but needed to be made to sparkle again, the outside of my toaster and kettle, my work surfaces and the fridge freezer doors. Everything looked much cleaner after using this gel spray on it and I could see from my cleaning cloth that the dirt had definitely been lifted off the things I was cleaning and had been deposited on my cloth.
The gel is very easy to use. It has a trigger spray on the bottle and I thought it was accurate when I came to spray it, even when I had to clean in the little corner behind my bread bin in was easy to direct the spray just to hit that corner because I had already cleaned that work surface and did not want to get the spray all over it again. When I shook the bottle I saw the gel move in a gloopy way so I knew them saying that it was a gel was not just a gimmick and I think the idea of it being a gel is because gel will coat the dirt better and pick it up easier than liquid spray. When I spray it the cleaner comes out in a wide arc and it does look a little bit thicker than normal liquid sprays but not very much. I then usually leave the cleaner to work for a few minutes before wiping it off with a clean damp cloth. It did not leave any residue on my surfaces and wiped off very easily.
Then I cleaned my bathroom and it was a success in there as well. My toilet, bath and sink were spotless clean after I had given them nothing more than a spray of Cif Oxy gel spray and then a very quick wipe with a scouring pad followed by a kettle of boiling water to get rid of any germs. I also used the spray on my plastic laundry basket and it got rid of all the bits that had got trapped in the creases of the basket. It worked very well when I sprayed it on the floor and mopped over it and my tiles looked shiny and very clean.
The Cif spray did not leave any stains or marks on any of the surfaces I used it on. I did take note of the warnings on the bottle though that told me not to use it on varnished or wooden surfaces because cleaners like this can damage the varnish and soak into the wood leaving dark patches that can be impossible to remove. I liked the smell of this Cif cleaner because it smelt fresh and left a very clean scent in my rooms. It didn't have much of a smell but I could smell a little bit of a floral aroma in it and I thought it was very nice.
I would think this spray would cost about £1. 79 in the supermarket and I do think it is worth that because it made my cleaning very easy and took a lot of the struggle out it. The fumes or smell did not make me wheezy and I didn't cough while I was using it even when I used it in my utility room which is not very well ventilated.