“ Brand: Cif / Type: Cleaning Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
I bought two packs of these at Sainsburys recently, as they were on offer at 2 for £3. I love cleaning products in general and especially lemon scented ones as I find them so clean and fresh smelling, and love it when my house smells like this!
I have tried a few supermarket branded lemon cleaning wipes in the past, but I presumed that Cif ones would be better, so I was pleased to see them on offer.
The wipes come in a regtangular packet, which has a self seal bit on the front, which you open to remove a wipe, and then stick back down again in order to keep the other wipes fresh...and moist (hate that word but I couldn't think of how else to say it).
There are 60 in a pack, and as I said they were on offer, but I think they're normally about £2 a pack and can be bought from most main supermarkets and household stores.
I used these wipes for cleaning the kitchen sides, sink, taps, and wiping a few other things like a mark on the wall, and marks on the bin/kettle/toaster.
Firstly, I would say it's quite hard to remove just one wipe from the pack, as it normally seems to bring another one out with it. Having said this, I prefer using two, as one is quite small and isn't as easy to use at two together. I tried to use one at a time in the interests of not wasting them though.
Smell-wise - as I said I love lemon cleaning products, but these didn't smell as clean and fresh as other similar products I've used in the past. They were quite lemon-y, but just a little bit too disinfectant-y and reminded me of the smell of hospitals.
The wipes were just wet enough to do a decent job, without being too wet, and the self seal pack did a good job of keeping them like this.
Cleaning-wise, I felt these wipes did a pretty good job, but not any better than much cheaper brands I have used. They removed most marks and bits of dirt from surfaces and appliances without too much elbow grease being required, and one wipe could be used for a fairly large amount of space.
I have no real complaints about the effectiveness of these wipes, but I think I will stick to other cheaper ones, such as Morrison's own version, which cost about £1, smell nicer, and clean just as well. That's just my opinion though, and this isn't a bad product, and I know some people will have some brand loyalty for Cif if they enjoy using their other products.
My Mum is by no means brand loyal when it comes to cleaning products; apart from a couple of items we pretty much have completely different cleaning products every month if not every couple of weeks. This means that when I move out soon (hopefully) I'm going to have a pretty good idea of the products which will be best for me to use. One thing I am keen to use is cleaning wipes because they're so convenient and more hygienic than using a cloth. Cif Oxy Wipes are a product we use every so often and their lemon variety is available for just over £1 in most places although poundland do stock them but don't have them in all the time.
The wipes come in a yellow plastic packet with an oval hole in the top where the wipes are pulled out. The covering for the hole is just a sticker so the wipes can dry out, I tend to store them sticker side down so there's a bit of weight keeping the packet shut. The packaging clearly displays the Cif logo and promises 'unbeatable cleaning and shine'.
When opening the packet you're instantly hit by a lovely citrus scent, which smells very clean and fresh. Pulling out a wipe they're a decent size, however there are only 30 wipes of this size as they're perforated down the middle to make the 60 wipes stated in larger text on the front of the packet. It does state on the front that 60 regular wipes are equal to 30 maxi wipes but in much smaller text, this does seem a bit cheeky but as a user of many different cleaning wipes it's something that happens across all the brands.
I always opt for the maxi size wipes as for me, the regular are too small to use for general surface cleaning. The wipes are quite a good thickness which means they have good staying power when it comes to removing dirt and cleaning surfaces. The wipes seem to almost dissolve any marks from food, sauces or drinks and make cleaning the kitchen a quick and easy task. I usually use a couple of wipes for the kitchen surfaces if it's a mess, for example if I've been cooking a couple of different things. However, if it's just a general wipe round and freshen up then one wipe is plenty for our kitchen which I'd say is an average size.
Although the promise of 60 wipes didn't happen, and you have to be careful your wipes don't dry up I would recommend Cif Oxy Wipes. For £1 they're great, they're very quick and easy and being able to chuck them away after one use is a much more hygienic option, not only that but they really do work well to clean the kitchen.
Being very messy,I'm a big fan of cleaning wipes. They quickly sanitize surfaces and are more hygenic than sponges and cloths.I first started using cleaning wipes on holiday when we were stopping in self catering accommodation. They came in really handy in all sorts of situations on holiday, and after the week was over, I carried on using them at home.
The wipes I usually buy are Tesco lemon scented wipes. I was quite happy using these, and as they were amongst the cheapest on the market, saw no reason to change. However, I was doing my shopping on the Mysupermarket website, which flags up cheaper options when grocery shopping. While my normalpack of 40 Tescowipes was 99p, the Cif wipes were £1.02 for 60.
Now I know the old gimmick that brands use when selling these things. 60 acually means 30, because unless you are bothered about tearing the perforations along each wipe to make lots of tiny wipes, you will get 30 normal sized wipes, but that was ok, because I have tried Cif products before and thought for 3p more they might be a bit better than Tesco anyway. Also, they were branded as "Oxy" wipes, which I thought might give my cleaning a bit of oomph!
The wipes come in a bright yellow resealeable packet, with CIF brand name written in big letters on the front. They are lemon scented. The rear of the pack contains usage instructions and ingredients, as well as health information. You open the pack by breaking the seal and peeling the sticker halfway. If you dont seal it back properly the wipes will dry out.
The wipes are a decent size for cleaning, although if you perforate them to make 60, they are a bit small and would only be suitable for cleaning very small spills. They have a very nice fresh lemon fragrance which is lasting, but not overpowering.
Do they work?:
In a word, yes. I didn't realise how much better they were than my normal brand until today. I have a small plastic bin with a swing lid, which gets a bit "gungy" from time to time. Someone had been eating oranges in our house and got the bin lid and are surrounding the bin very sticky. I tried wiping the area with my usual wipes, but the sticky mess did not come away easily. I was just about to use a scourer, when i thought I would try the Cif wipes. They seemed to dissolve the gunk straight away and I was able to wipe the mess away with very little effort. I used the wipes on my hob, where there were grease deposits, and they came away with hardly any rubbing. They left a lovely fresh scent. One or two large wipes are sufficient to clean the worktops in an average kitchen.
Surface cleaner for bathroom and kitchen use.