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Other than the annoying adverts and the price being fairly high I think this product is very good.
Cif is a well know product formally known as Jif. I often enter my bathroom armed with Cif and a sponge. If cleaning your bathroom is ever a pleasure Cif makes it that as there is no scrubbing or elbow grease required.
I often get my Cif when it's on offer as normal retail price is £3.25 for 750ml spray bottle. The 750ml bottle lasts me on average 6-8 weeks but I have 2 bathrooms and clean them every 4-5 days as I have 2 small children.
The pump is robust and easy to press down. The handle is rounded for comfy handling. There is a safety cap which you can turn to on or off for storage. It literally a case of point and shoot and it lands where you point.
It is very effective and easy to use. Spray on the area you wish to clean leave for a 1-2 minutes and wipe away residue. It wipes the foam and grim with it. No scrubbing required (as long as you clean regularly) The spray included anti lime scale so keeps lime scale at bay off your shower and taps. I have been using this years now and have never a lime scale problem.
Unlike most bathroom cleaners it doesn't have an over powering and chocking smell to it. It just leave a clean/fresh smell.
I would recommend this product to everyone as I've tried many cleaning products and none meet the standard of this.
Although the adverts are annoying and the price is a little high I still whole heartily think this product is great.
The bottle is exactly as it is displayed in the picture and holds 750mls of liquid in. The top of the bottle there is the spray lid, and you need to twist the little cap on the nozzle to be able to use the spray. When the lid is switched to the off position you can not pull the trigger to squirt the liquid out, it has liker a cut off point. Which I like for the protection of my kids getting hold of it.
On the back of the bottle it has a little bit about the spray, the instructions and the precautions.
How to use
Spray on to the surface you wish to clean, leave it on for 5 minutes then wipe off with a damp cloth.
What not to use on
On the bottle it recommends you do not use it on marble, or limestone, it also tells you to do a surface test on painted areas, to make sure it won't take the paint off or ruin it.
Whats its used for
As the bottle says it is used for the bathroom, and I have used it on my tiles, bath sink and toilet area. I would to be honest think it would also suit most areas, like the kitchen ect but I have never used it, as I like to keep it for the areas it i said to be used for and I have a kitchen spray also.
I paid £1.90 for this quite a few months back now and I still have over half a bottle left so for the price it does last a long time, the price may be different now as I said I have had it for a while.
Well I am not too sure firstly why it is called a cream, as it is not a cream at all, its a very runny liquid. I always use this when I am cleaning the bathroom, The spray does clean all my bathroom area pretty well, but I do find it hard to get the spray off at times.
The instructions state to just use a damp cloth but I find that when I just use a cloth it does tend to leave quite a bit of the spray that goes into bubbles on the surfaces, so in the end I usually use the shower head to get all the liquid off my bath and a jug of water to remove it from the sink. You do still have to scrub a little if you have any ground on dirt but not as much as I would if I was not using the spray.
When this runs out I would buy some more as apart from the fact it does take a while to remove the spray and is not as easy as the back of the bottle makes out, I think I would have the same problem with any other item I used. So I would recommend this to buy, the bottle is long lasting and is cheap to buy. Also if I only have a little area to clean I just spray a small bit on a sponge and that does the job just as well.
I'd run out of bathroom spray recently, and I normally buy the one from Flash as I've yet to find one that I think is better. However, Sainsbury's had this Powercream from Cif on offer, selling it for £1.50 when it's normally £2.99. As Cif is a leading brand name, I didn't hesitate in putting it into the basket. My bathtub was looking less than its usual pristine self due to having to give my dog a good bath thanks to all this recent rain, and so I was looking forward to giving the bathroom the clean of its life.
This spray comes in a large white plastic bottle with a trigger spray. The bottle is 750ml so this is quite bulky and substantial - definitely value for money in terms of getting a large amount.
The packaging advises that this can't be used on marble, painted wood or natural stone. I don't have any of those surfaces in my bathroom so no worries there.
To use, you just spray your surfaces, leave for a couple of minutes, and then wipe off with a damp cloth. Therefore it is very easy to use. I thought the trigger spray was very good, giving a good, long spray every time you pressed it, and dispensing a large amount of product which covered a decent surface area.
Despite this being called a 'cream', this was nothing of the sort - if anything it was rather watery and clear, not the thick, foamy spray that I was hoping for and expected.
There is a very faint scent to this, a sort of generic cleaning product smell. You can't really smell it during or after use - I quite like to smell something after I have been cleaning as it makes it 'feel' cleaner!
After spraying this on my bathtub, sink and toilet, I wiped it off with a damp cloth. I really had to scrub at the bathtub afterwards to get it as clean as I wanted. This left the sink and toilet looking clean and shiny, BUT, I did find that even after wiping it off, I was left with a sort of streaky-looking residue.
Cif claim that this prevents further grime from sticking, due to 'Active Shield Technology'. To be honest, I really don't believe any claims like this, and tend to pay no attention to them. I haven't found that my bathroom, sink or toilet surfaces have stayed clean and shiny any longer than they normally do.
This definitely does clean well - but I still prefer Flash Bathroom Spray, which is foamier and leaves surfaces shinier.
Overall, I was somewhat underwhelmed with this. I do think it's a decent enough bathroom cleaner, but if I'd paid the full price of £2.99 I would have been even less impressed. If it was on offer for £1.50 again, I'd buy it purely because it was half-price, but at £2.99? No way.
I usually use the supermarket's own label bathroom cleaner, but last time I went shopping this was on offer and cost £1.49 for 750ml which I thought was good value for money for a branded product. This offer was in Tesco, and at full price it usually costs £2.99.
The spray comes in a bottle with a safety feature on the nozzle where you spray the cream. You must turn the cap to the 'ON' position first, then you're ready to go. To dispense the cream, you press the trigger at the top of the bottle, and it can be sprayed onto bathroom suites, taps and tiles. It does recommend avoiding spraying on natural stone and marble, but luckily we can't afford anything this posh so it was fine for our surfaces. It also recommends not using this on painted wood, and testing an inconspicuous area if you're using it on other painted surfaces.
The spray isn't really like a cream in texture, it's more watery and runny. You are supposed to leave the product for a few minutes, and then wipe it clean with a damp cloth. I just sprayed this onto all the surfaces I wanted to clean, and then by the time I'd finished went back to the first surface I'd sprayed and started wiping it off.
The cream doesn't wipe off straight away, but I find these products never do. It went a bit white and left a residue so I had to keep rinsing the cloth and going over the same area a few times to get it sparkling. The bath and shower aren't so much of a problem because once you've wiped you can just rinse it away to be sure it's gone. But the other surfaces needed a bit of attention. This doesn't really bother me though because it's what I expect when giving the bathroom a full clean.
I was really pleased with the results of this bathroom cleaner. I used it on our bath, toilet and shower area, and it got rid of any water marks and stains. We've had some tiles put down in the bathroom recently so there was a fair bit of dust lingering on the surfaces. The taps came up gleaming and it also got rid of soap marks and toothpaste splashes from the sink and tiles. The only thing I was a bit disappointed with was the shower screen and mirror, as this cleaner left streaks. I think a window cleaner would be more effective for the screen and mirror.
One of the things I really liked about this cleaner was the smell. I tend to find bathroom cleaners really overpowering and I have to open the window to ventilate the room. It wasn't the warmest day this weekend when I was cleaning and I didn't fancy leaving the window open, so I was relieved to find this cleaner didn't give off those horrible toxic-like fumes that some cleaners can. The smell was quite faint and not of anything in particular, but it just smelt clean and fresh.
Overall I would definitely get this bathroom cleaner again, but only if it was on offer. At full price I'd rather stick with the supermarket's own label and put up with opening the window to get rid of the smell!
I really don't like cleaning so when something claims to keep things clean longer then (if I can afford it) it goes straight into my basket. About a month ago the husband was sent forth on a shopping expedition, one of the things on the list was 'bathroom cleaner', which basically gave him carte blanche to come back with whatever seemed good value on the day. Cif Power Cream was on offer so this is what arrived home. It currently costs £2.30 for 750mls at Tesco.
Cif Power cream comes in a sturdy translucent milky coloured plastic bottle, through which you can see the cleaning fluid, so you know exactly how much you have left. There is a trigger operated nozzle. There is no twist on and off function on the nozzle, which is fine by me as I find them irritating anyway, (I invariable forget to turn to on when I use the spray and just get a bubbling sound and a drip, with this no such 'problem'). The label is fairly basic, stating the name of the product, with a shield shape outline, as the product comes with "Active Shield". The blurb on the front tells us it is effective on stubborn bathroom dirt and limescale, and also helps prevent further grime from sticking which is what caught my eye.
The information on the back tells us we are forbidden from using this on marble, natural stones or painted wood, (and that we should test other painted surfaces before use). We are told for best results to leave up to a few minutes before wiping. I always tend to wander off during these few minutes to do other important household jobs, like boil the kettle, and forget all about my sink/shower/bath basting in cleaner, so would prefer to be able to just spray and wipe.
Using the Product.
I find the bottle quite ergonomic in design it sits well in my hand, and my finger reaches and works the trigger quite easily. This may seem a small thing, but I've often found a badly balanced bottle flip out of my hand when I try and squeeze the trigger. The cream itself has a faint 'clean' sort of smell, which isn't overpowering, or indeed very noticeable at all. It it is white, quite runny, and it comes out in a thickish jet rather than a wide spray. I find this a pain in the bum, as I use more product trying to get an even spread over the area to be cleaned, I usually resort to wiping it around with a sponge to get coverage. This is not ideal as it takes some of the product off, and is time consuming. I have only used one bottle of this product so far, so I cannot say whether this is how all the nozzles function or if I got a duff one. However either way the delivery system needs attention if it is inclined to malfunction, or if this is how it's designed I'm disappointed.
I find Cif Power cream to be as it states very effective on most bathroom grime and limescale, and it requires minimal rinsing and elbow grease. I would recommend rubbing the area cleaned over with a wet cloth, as suggested in the instructions rather than just a quick rinse, (as some products instruct) because this does seem to give a better finish. However when I'm strapped for time, or simply fed up with cleaning, it will simply get rinsed off with water, and the result is ok.
The product doesn't deal with the dunes of hardened soap that seem to build up in the totally ineffective drainage space on the sink, I still need to take a chisel to these, (I use liquid soap when I can but sometimes a cheap bar is all we can afford, the expensive l'occitane is the only bar soap I've found that doesn't disintegrate in a dish/drainer). The claim to keep surfaces cleaner longer does seem to be true; I wasn't expecting it to be as I take all manufacturers claims with a hefty bucket of salt. However it doesn't make such a big difference to make it worth changing brand, or to pay much extra for. It does add a day or two to length of time your surfaces look presentable, but I usually clean them again before this anyway. As in addition to the run of the mill watermarks etc., most days a lump of concrete toothpaste gets soldered half way down the sink, or there is a soap dune to deal with, which the active shield just cannot handle. Which means I get to have the fun of cleaning my sink etc., before the grime repellent wears off.
I would say that Cif Power Cream (with active shield) is a good product, as I would expect with Unilever. However I feel that the delivery system lets it down, and I wouldn't bother buying it if there were other similar bathroom cleaning products available at a lower price.
Most Tesco shoppers will know that recently this supermarket have had substantial reductions on cif cleaning products. To save costs I often opt for cheaper or supermarket own brands, as long as they works, however I have been stocking up on my cif products.
One cif product that I had previously never tried was this CIF power Cream with Active Shield, a new version of the original cif power cream for bathrooms. The regular price of this 750ml spray is around £3, although Tesco had this reduced during the recent offer.
THe bottle is made of white plastic, with a clear nozzle. On the front of the bottle it states 'effective on stubborn bathroom dirt and limescale' and 'helps prevent further grime from sticking'.
On the reverse of the bottle, it states that this is cif power cream has a pwerful formula which 'removes the most stuborn bathroom dirt', it also claims that with this new 'active shield technology' it helps prevent further limescale, water marks and soap scum from sticking to surfaces.
The product is very easy to use, and you simply spray it on the particular bathroom surface you want to clean, leaves for a few minutes, then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
One good thing about this product which you will notice from the beginning is that it does not have a strong chemical smell, unlike other cleaners.
I used this product around bathroom sinks in my house, and I found that it was easy to use, it removed any dirt that had built up since the last time they were cleaned, and left my sinks clean and sparkling, which is what I needed. However, in saying that, I did not find that it cleaned any better than the Cillit Bang that I usually have in my bathroom to clean with. So rather than pay an expensive £3+ for this cleaner, I don't know that I am doing any better than my usual product which costs less.
In saying that I do thing that the soap scum and limescale has not buikt up just as much after using this product, and that is one of its main claims.
All in all, I would definitely buy this again if it were on offer, however I don't think I would purchase it at its regular price, since other bathroom cleaning products that I have previously used and which are cheaper work just as well, with the exception that the dirt may not build up as much with this cif spray, but I dont think it is worth the extra, since I would be cleaning the bathroom on a regular basis anyhow.
I have been cleaning the bathroom and kitchen with this throughout this morning. I still think of it as Jif though! When the bathroom is in dire need of a pick me up, I usually reach for this and a good sponge and begin the arduous task of scrubbing away. In fariness to Cif, there is not much scrubbing needed with this spray.
My big 750ml bottle lasts for an eternity and is great for spills, stains and general dirt. You can even use it to clean kitchen hobs, walls and surfaces. It comes with a pump action nozzle, so you can zap and target stubborn areas quickly and effectively. The spray comes out with a strong burst. There is no dribble with this one, don't you just hate those sprays where it all eeks out and doesn't muster a good spraying action?
This spray contains an anti limescale ingredient which makes it ideal for baths and sinks and even loos. A couple of squirts onto the desired surface, leave for a minute and then wipe away with a damp cloth. It rids residue pretty quickly and you won't have to put much effort into scrubbing. I find it is most effective on baths, leaving behind a squeaky clean bath with a shimmer.
The bottle urges you not to use on marble or limestone, luckily I do not live in a marbled house so no danger there! The smell is fresh and slightly clinical, but it soon evaporates and won't leave the house feeling stinky for long.
Price wise, you could be looking at £2.60 for a bottle, which might be a pound or so more than a supermarket own brand, but I think this has the edge on the Tesco bathroom spray. It is heavier duty and thus a bottle lasts for longer. Right, back to cleaning!
I really begrudge paying expensive prices for cleaning products that don't do the job they promise to, so for that reason I've never bought this product before as it rrp's at £2.66 for 500mls which is a least a pound more expensive than a comparable product by any of their competitors.
However I was in Tesco a few weeks ago and noticed that this product was on BOGOF and the bottles were 750ml bottles. I decided that £1.33 for a 50% more than you would usually get was worth a shot and duly added this to my basket.
The product is white is colour and appears to have a slightly thicker consistency than you would expect from a typical product. When using it I applied it as I usually would and was impressed that a) I wasn't choking on the fumes by the time I had finished and b) by how little of the product I seemed to have used.
The product doesn't have a strong smell, even after you've finished cleaning you can only just smell it and it's quite a pleasant smell unlike a lot of other comparable products out there.
I was really impressed at how well it cleaned, without the need to scrub at all, I simply rinsed the surfaces down and was amazed that all the limescale in the bath was gone! Normally it takes a fair amount of scrubbing, additional cleaning solution and a bit of bleach, but I didn't need any of that! I left the bathroom for about 5 mins after I had sprayed it round, which is how long I would usually leave it and the results were certainly impressive
It is an expensive product, I would only want to buy it on special offer, but it cleans so well and most importantly, it significantly reduces the effort required on my part, so I will definitely be looking out for offers on my next trip to Asda!
I ran out of my Cillit bathroom cleaner so I went to Sainsbury's to buy a new one. Cif Power Cream Bathroom cought my eyes. It was an extra that it was on offer. The 750 ml spray usually costs 2.66 pounds but for several days it was only 1.77 pounds (1/3 less). When it is on full price it is quite expensive I think as this bathroom cleaner is not the most effective I have ever tried.
The bathroom cleaner is in a white plastic bottle that is transparent slightly. The liquid itself is white as well. It gave me the impression of cleanness. The label on it is mostly blue, there is a red stripe on the top of it highlighting that it is a Big 750ml pack. Below this red stripe you can see the Cif logo in a green oval written with big white letters. Under the big logo you can find the PowerCream sign, the letters are contoured with silver line and twinkles the end of this label. There is a red Bathroom sign on it as well, then the functions of this cleanser: limescale; soapscum; stubborn dirt. Easy rinse formula.
The label and the white bottle with thick white liquid in it were quite attracting, so I put it in my basket and tried it later in the afternoon. I usually clean the bathroom when my kids are sleeping or are away with their father.
How to use it
First I opened the bottle by turning the cap on then I sprayed everywhere where it was needed (shower enclosure, shower tray, basin, taps, etc.) It has a very pleasant smell compared to the other limescale removers. It is very easy to spray on the different surfaces. The spray function of the bottle works very well, I remained clean and I could spray it exactly where I wanted.
By the time I finished with spraying to the different surfaces I could started the first item's cleaning. I use a normal washing up sponge for it which has scouring surface. I cleaned the whole bathroom in 15 minutes.
I have to admit that there were places where I had to repeat the whole cleaning process again because this in not the most effective limescale remover I have ever tried, but is nod bad at all. It is the one which has a fragrance not a bad chemical smell.
Less than 5% Non-ionic Surfactant, less than 5% polycarboxylate, less than 5% Perfume, less than 5% limonene and less than 5% benzisothiazolinone.
Unilever Home and Personal Care
3 St James's Road
For more information about the manufacturer visit www.unilever.com. Cif Careline 0800 776 646
My opinion about the product
I think it is a limescale remover I stick to. Although it is not the strongest available in the market, but it was a pleasure using it. I hate bad chemical smell. While cleaning our bathroom I felt very pleasant fragrance which was outstanding. It is very easy to apply it everywhere in the bathroom. I used it in the kitchen as well, and of course it works there as well.
I think when it will be on offer again I will buy more of it. It lasts quite long. I clean two bathrooms and a kitchen with it and I used half of it in two months. I clean the bathrooms and the kitchen when it is due (when the limescale gets visible) not every second day. I rather spend my time with my kids than cleaning the house.
So I definitely will buy it again and I recommend it.
I am not the person who likes cleaning a lot, specially a bathroom which my whole family uses.
I must say I always try my best to hide when it comes to house cleaning. However, with the CIF I don't know if I should be giving it a huge praise or not.
I am sure CIF have been around for as long as I can remember, and they specialize in cleaning products including, window cleaners kitchen cleaners, bathroom cleaners etc.
The CIF bathroom power cream does smell nice and not chocking like other bathroom sprays I've used in the past. The smell is not that strong really, you have to be very close to the bottle's nozzle for you to smell it proper.
However, it is said that you shouldn't smell bathroom sprays because of all the toxic etc.
The CIF power cream bathroom spray is white in colour and is rather smart in a way that it is not too messy when being used. It does not stain your clothes either which is a bargain.
Because I remember the other CIF bathroom cleaner we used to use, I dropped a drop of the cleaner on my black trouser and it bleached it to white! After that day I made sure my mum didn't buy that CIF cream as it also bleached other clothes other than my trouser.
==How To Use==
Using the CIF power cream bathroom spray is rather. First time I used it I did not have any problems, and as a person who does not like cleaning my bathroom it was easy. All I had to do was turn cap to 'spray' this is for the reason that it has a stopper which stops the cream from coming out when it is set to stop. Turning the cap is easy and not hard at all.
It doesn't matter which way you turn (you can turn it for as many times as you want) it as the cap has to opposite side which has the stop sign and the other side with the spray sign.
Once the cap is 'on' all you got to do is spray the power cream unto the surface.
Once again spraying is easy and the cream comes out in a smooth splash. Quiet a lot of it comes out. The cream is not very soapy it's rather watery.
When you live it on the surface for a few minutes for it to work its magic, all you got to do is wipe it of with a damp clothes.
However, I have noticed that not all the dirt comes of. I sometimes have to use a brush to off the dirt. This could be because the cream is not strong enough or maybe the dirt is just too strong. This was actually the case, the dirt was a bit too strong.
Therefore I sprayed more of the cream and left it to work its magic for a few minutes (bout 5mins) when I got back I wiped it off, and yes this time the dirt did come off.
This kinf od annoyed me in a way that you can't predict if the dirt Is going to come off or not with the amount of CIF cream you've sprayed. You could spray more of the cream when you don't have to and it could waste the cream, or it could be the other way round whereby you spray less of the cream on the dirt and the dirt won't come off suggesting that you will have to consume more time in spraying more of the cream which wastes time and the cream.
I find this to be one of the most annoying disadvantages. Therefore whenever I used the cream I always spray more of it, because I know that it will definitely work
The CIF bathroom power cream can be used on many bathroom facilities such as the shower, sinks, bath tub, bath walls etc.
The 500ml bottle cost us around £1.20 from Sainsbury's of course you could find it less if it's on special offer or possibly more.
Overall I would recommend the CIF bathroom cream to those whom are into cleaning but want their cleaning to be easy. The CIF cream does what it says on the bottle, therefore it's not false advertisement and yes it does remove all the stubborn dirt and lime scale on your bathroom facilities.
The facilities are left looking shiny and very clean
A 500ml bottle last for about a month if you use it everyday, therefore if you don't use it everyday it could last longer than a month.
If you have not used this cream before just try it out, as you might like it. As I said before, I personally think it is a great cleaner, though it is annoying at some point when it doesn't remove the dirt because you might have sprayed less cream than you should have.
The bottle is not too heavy and it's easy to store. The bottle of the power cream is also see through therefore you can tell if the cream is about to finish so that you can buy a new one in advance.
---You can also buy the cif bathroom power cream spray in 750ml bottle, which could be expensive.
---It is best you keep this cream away from children whom don't know what they are doing. The spray is not that hard to spray so the kids might waste it or drink the cream thinking that it's milk as it is white in colour.
---You can buy the cream from many supermarkets and possibly your local shops too.
---If you are allergic to perfume or limonene then you might not want to get in contact with this bathroom spray.
---If you are going to use the power cream on painted surfaces it is best you test the cream by spraying on a small corner as it might take off the paint.
---Once I was using the cream some of it got into my eye by mistake, I must say it wasn't the most pleasant feeling. My eye was stinging, but I quickly washed it with some water, it did take some time for the sting to go away, after it went away my eyes was kind of red in colour rather than white. Therefore, avoid this cream to touch your eyes, otherwise you'd be in for a pain.
---If you want to know more about their products just have a click around their website on www.sustainable-cleaning.com or www.unilever.com
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