“ Brand: Cif / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry „
I am a cleaning product addict. If its new fangled, smell nice and sometimes....only sometimes....works, I have it in my jungle like undersink cupboard. I also however like fairly traditional cleaning products like Cif Cream. So when I saw Cif cream with bleach and microparticles I was delighted.
I bought it in Asda (where I tend to go for cleaning products as they always have great offers on cleaning stuff) it cost £1.67 for a 500ml bottle. The packaging is now different from the listed picture, its a Royal blue colour with a pink top and writing. Very cool.
I started by sqirting it on my hob, which is a 5 burner stainless steel one. I clean it regularly, but it has baked on food around the bottom of the rings themselves. It looks and has the consistancy of standard Cream cleaner, fairly easy to poor, but a thick opaque liquid that clings well to what you apply it to! It pulled off the dirt a treat. Didn't need scrubbing, just a wipe for the main body of the cooker, and a gentle scourer got the baked on dirt off simply. Rinsed off easily, did need a proper buffing up with a dry ish cellulose sponge to get the shine going.
The negative, the only negative is that it STINKS! A very strong nose tickling bleach smell wafted around the kitchen for hours. I don't like the smell of bleach, but obviously like the results!
Next, I tackled the grout in the shower. Its fantastic for this as it clings to the gaps in the tiles and really brings them back to life...and the lovely white I like rather than the orangy yellow that they go after a week or 2 of Dove soap scumming them up.
Overall, a great old fashioned cleaner that really really works. Cheap, effective and a real must have.
I tried this recently assuming I would like it because it's one of the Cif range of household cleaning products.
Its cleaning power was as good and reliable as all the other Cif creme cleaners but the smell I found quite revolting. I know it was due to the bleach content but it was overpowering and very unpleasant. I had expected the same delicate scent I find with Cif's original white creme cleaner and the lemon variety but I was sadly disappointed and, in the end, I gave it away to someone who didn't resent the smell.
It was excellent at its job with its slightly abrasive nature and the results with all the jobs I demanded of it were very good. Sinks, tiles and baths were beautifully clean but, as I get the same results with my usual Cif creme cleaners, I do not intend to buy this one again even though, with the germ-killing bleach content, it will actually leave things even cleaner. I paid £1.39 for a 500ml bottle of Cif Universal Cleaner with Bleach as opposed to £1.29 for the most recent bottle of Cif Creme Cleaner, the original white one, and it definitely was not worth the extra 10p. If the manufactures could somehow neutralise the bleach smell I would be persuaded to try it again.