I used the Cilit Bang Active Bathroom Foam and I was really impressed with it. As a result I decided to give Cilit Bang Power Cleaning Degreaser a go. I really wanted something that I could use on tiles around my kitchen stove. I have recently moved house and it looks as though the last occupants were not too conscious of keeping their house clean.
I purchased Cilit Bang power cleaning degreaser a few weeks ago now from my local Tesco store. At the time it was on special at £1.75 reduced from £3.50 so quite a bargain! This was a really competitive price with own brand versions and so I think that I got a good deal.
Cilit Bang power cleaning degreaser comes in a 750ml bottle with a normal easy squirt nozzle. I must say that compared to the bathroom active foam I was a bit disappointed as this is just a spray and makes not fun noises or anything, and you do have to scrub with this spray. I sprayed a fair but into my kitchen tiles, left for 30 seconds or so and then scrubbed and scrubbed and scrubbed and eventually yes my tiles started improving.
I would say that tis spray worked well although I can’t really compare it to others as I have had no use to use other sprays like this in the past. Overall though I am happy with this product particularly at the price that ii paid for it. Surely they can make a degreaser that does the work for you though and actively dissolves the grease? If this exists someone please let me know.
I bought this product after seeing those TV advert ("Bang! and the grease is gone) and wondering if the claims could be true.
At £3.50 for a 750ml bottle from Tesco, it wasn't cheap, but I thought I'd give it a go as the inside of the oven was due a clean. Yuck
*** Appearance ***
The product comes in a purple plastic bottle that you cannot see through. It has a lime green trigger spray which makes the item very distinctive.
The trigger is easy to operate and the spray does go where it is directed, not all up the walls!
The product comes out in a foamy spray. I must mention that this product does not smell nice to me. It smells somewhat liked boiled eggs I find, although my boyfriend claims that "it's not that bad"
*** Use ***
I sprayed this over the trays in my oven, left for about 20 minutes and then gave them a wipe with a wet sponge and yes, they came up a treat. The greasy residue was gone and the trays were shiny silver again.
I cannot fault this product on use - it does meet the promises it has made of cutting through grease, but personally when using this product the smell does get too much for me (or is that just an excuse for dear boyfriend to do more cleaning?)
Cillit Bang Power Cleaner Degreaser is a must have to have in the household for any really hard to tackle jobs like cleaning the hob, oven or even cleaning outdoors.
It's powerful ingredients make cutting through baked on food, tackling smears, grease oil and general grime a piece of cake.
This is a multi-purpose product and can be used on a multitude of items and areas including cutlery, plates, oven hobs, dishes, pots & pans, work tops, fridges, stainless steel, tiles, grills, cupboards, applicances, doors, extractor hoods, metal venetian blinds, bins, garden furniture, bicycles, car rims, marble, granite and natural stone surfaces and also glass although you do need to rinse thoroughly over use.
The product comes in a container with a handy trigger top with a nozzle that you can twist to open and close. This is easy to spot on the shelf with its bright purpose body and bright green trigger with 'Cillit Bang' displayed prominently on the label.
My BIG 750ml bottle cost around £3 from Tesco.
The ingredients are so powerful that you are advised to test the product on an inconspicuous area before use on any particular surface. For general cleaning you just spray - leave for a minute - then wipe with a damp cloth or sponge but make sure you then rinse thoroughly again so that no residue is left behind.
For tackling food stains and heavier soiling you should leave the product on for no longer than 30 minutes. Then using a soapy solution (washing up liquid) clean as normal and rinse thoroughly.
Although the instructions say to use washing liquid after using on food soiled areas I don't usually find that to be necessary. Water seems to suffice on most occasion and I just make sure that the area is throughly rinsed afterwards, especially if it is an area that is going to come into contact with food products. This is a concentrated product so you don't have to use a lot to get really good results so this means the bottle should last you a long time. I don't tend to use this for a general cleaner although you can - I rather save it for tackling more arduous clean tasks as described below.
For example, we got out our BBQ from the garage to find that it had gotten very grimy indeed but using Cillit Bang on it soon had it looking ship shape and bristol fashion and looking almost as good as new and ready for burgers in no time so this does cut down on the elbow grease you would otherwise have to use with some other inferior products. Another great area we have used this on is the extractor hood of the oven which gets very mucky with grease stains and gunk and this again did a really good job of tackling this and leaving it looking lovely and clean.
The smell is not too overpoweringly chemically but it is not as fresh smelling as some other products on the market but it does make your house smell like it has been well and truly cleaned if used on large areas!
This product should not be used on vitroceramic surfaces, halogen hobs, wooden surfaces, hot or damaged surfaces or zinc-plated metals.
This should be kept out of reach of children and medical advice should be sought immediately if swallowed. The bottle should be stored in an upright position and is recyclable when used up.
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Cilit bang is an excellent product to tackle harder stains in the kitchen and elsewhere. The ingredients make it a lot more powerful and it helps to clean tough grime and dirt away. We often use it in the kitchen if we spill on the hob and it works particularly well in the oven as well as on sticky or hardened spillages!
The bottle is bright purple and the large bold Cilit Bang logo is on the front label. The bottle is designed quite well to be held comfortably. The spray nozzle must be turned to on before you can use the product. It has quite a big spray trigger, which releases a good deal of the stuff when you pull it. The liquid inside is actually pink and very bubbly.
When you spray it, it comes out as a nice foamy liquid. I tend to leave it on the stain for a few minutes to soak in and do some work before actually giving it a scrub. I then either use a scourer, sponge or simply a paper towel depending on the toughness of the stain and whether it would scratch or not with a scourer!
This product certainly works well and is more powerful than your everyday kitchen cleaner. We have used it many times on the hob and also to get grease off the oven window. The bottle is quite large at 750ml so tends to last quite a long time. It costs about £2 so is a pretty good investment. I have used it for everything and all sorts of stuff including when my tortoise decides to poo across a room leaving hardened mess on the floor!
You should never use this on hot surfaces such as your hob or oven after using it as it may give off harmful gases and isn't good for you! Obviously it should be kept out of reach from children as it contains some harmful ingredients if ingested. I think it contains a small amount of bleach too, so you should try not to get it on your clothes. It has a pretty pleasant smell though, but is quite potent and I tend to associate it with cleaning! It's a bit flowery and light. I'd recommend this one!
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Cillit Bang Power cleaner degreaser
Advertised a having a new concentrated formula and promising to get rid of smears, baked on food and grease, this is sure to be a handy addition to the household.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product comes in a plastic 750ml purple bottle with all the instructions and information on the back of the bottle. There is a trigger spray with a turn around lid to open and close the bottle.
When I spray the product it does take some pressure to get the stuff out and when it does come out, quite a lot comes out (no light spray here) so direct it carefully and don't be heavy handed!
The product itself is clear with a pleasant clean and faintly disinfectant smell so I am sure things will smell nice and clean - always a plus because when I've cleaned I like it to smell clean
The instructions give me three options- for light, medium and heavy cleaning. Light cleaning is dirt and dust, on tiles cupboards and the fridge, marble and granite- for this, 1 squirt on a wet sponge should suffice. Medium cleaning is food spills, worktops and appliances and for this, 2-3 squirts should be applied directly to the surface and rinsed after use. For tough cleaning (burnt on food, ovens extractor hoods and the like), 4-5 squirts should be applied directly and left for no longer than 30 mins before being rinsed off.
I tend to squirt the same amount on everything and haven't yet tried it out on the oven as I like to use my normal oven cleaner because I know that it definitely works.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product is widely available in supermarkets and costs around the £2 mark which is about the same as similar products.
As with all of these "dangerous" products, there are certain warnings:
* keep away from children
* not suitable for hot surfaces
* if swallowed seek medical advice
* store upright
It does work on grease in the kitchen and has a pretty good go at the oven although I find that specialist oven cleaners work best for this kind of grease. I don't tend to have any really tough grease so have just sprayed and wiped and it does the job leaving a pleasant clean smell.
The only down side to this for me is the trigger spray which is very heavy and I think stiffer than most sprays-it really does take some pulling to get the spray out.
That said, it's a decent enough cleaner which does as it promises.
Thanks for reading.
I used to use a multitude of products until my mum told me how good she found the grime and lime version so I switched to using that for almost all my cleaning. I needed some more one day and the supermarket didn't have any of that one but this one was sitting on the shelf begging to be given a go.
I find this so good in the kitchen! We all know how annoying oil on the counters can be to get off. It usually took several cleans with normal cleaning products but this tackles any spill no trouble.
I find this lifts off all dirt and grease first time, it is very rare I need to give it another go. Even with dried on spills, if I spray it on quite generously and leave it for two minutes it comes off so well.
I have rather a sensitivity to cleaning products and this feels like putting my hands in acid! I have no choice but to wear gloves when I use this product otherwise I come up in horrible little blisters. My mum doesn't have this problem though (she is now a convert to this version of Cillit bang too).
The scent is very strong and I find that I have to have a window open as it makes me catch my breath, not as much as the grime and lime version though it must be said.
The packaging does look rather cheap and tacky but it is the product that matters.
The cleaning results really are excellent, far better than any other cleaner I have come across before. Where it is so good I find that a bottle lasts rather a long time because I need to use less of it.
I only use this when things are bad, for a dailt wipe over when things are clean anyway I just stick with my usual Zoflora.
I highly recomend this, takes out the need for elbow grease!
You have surely heard about this one, it is (as far as I have observed) one of the most advertised cleaning products (the one where a guy puts a rusty coin in the Cilit Bang and the coin is all clean). It is supposed to do wonders with removing grease on all kinds of surfaces - leaving them sparkling clean - with almost no work.
Well I bought it and I am rather satisfied with it. It does not do wonders everywhere that is for sure but which one does?
-In the kitchen-
As far as cleaning greasy surfaces go, Cilit Bang will do it's job, you spray it on the surface leave it working for up to 5 minutes (CAUTION: do not leave it on the surface longer than that or if the surfaces are delicate decrease the time - Cilit Bang is very aggressive and might cause damage to the surface - a negative aspect to it) and after that you are supposed to just wipe it without any rubbing (so claims the commercial) but in reallity in most cases some gentle rubbing with the sponge will be needed to remove the stains - not to much - so this is still a good product (don't we all just dream of that one product that would do everything by itself - wonders).
-In the bathroom-
I have to say this one is really effective in the bathroom, I just sprayed it onto the tiles, left it there for 5 minutes and washed it of with water straight from the shower and the surfaces were shining (some extra work was needed between the tiles afterwards but still).
The same was with the bath and with washbasin.
So it removes stains but at a price going around £3+ certainly it is not a cheap product. So you will have to decide - less work&more money or more work&less money.
I am not sure if I will buy it again, it is effective that is for one but the price is to high for my needs + I am keen on "natural" alternatives when cleaning (vinegar...)
But if money is not the problem this sure is the product to go with.
Being a bit of a clean freak, while spending an evening at home, I was watching an advert for Cilit Bang and was amazed at how clean everything looked in the show house featured on the advertisment. I was living in a rented house that had some dirt in between the grouting in the bathroom tiles and no matter how hard I tried, I couldnt shift it all. Ofcourse, I got very excited and jumped in the car, heading to the supermarket with two words on my mind - Cilit Bang.
This product was slightly more expensive than come of the other cleaning sprays on the shelf but at this stage I didnt mind - think of those lovely clean tiles I told myself! Anyhow, got home and practically ran to the bathroom to get spraying.
So, on the back of the bottle it tells you simply to spray and wipe, I thought I would be clever and sprayed then popped downstairs, had a cup of tea, and went back up expecting that having left the product on the tiles, they would be superclean when i returned!
Back in the bathroom 10 minutes later, I got at the tiles with a toothbrush expecting the dirt to fall off, but alas, no, it didnt budge! I felt cheated, especially considering my tiles only had a few grains of dirt when compared to the filth of the bathroom in the advert!
There was a bit of a difference once I had used this product, but I have to say, i wouldnt rate it any higher than a supermarkets own brand of cleaning fluid! A big dissapointment overall!
I bought this because of all the good reviews and TV ads.I should not have wasted my money. I did a better job with cheap supermarkets own brand bleach.I left cilit bang on for a longer period than suggested the second time I used it as it did not work the first time. It was still useless. Definately would not buy this again
I bought a bottle of cilit bang spray after reading a positive review on Dooyoo from someone like me who is totally put off by the most annoying advertisement.
I put it in my cupboard and still didn't use it, every time I looked at the bottle I heard the annoying man's voice shouting at me so I used another product.
Today I decided it was time to give my kitchen and cooker a good clean so decided it was time to put this little bottle to the test.
The instructions state to always use a test patch but I ignored this advice although I don't advise others to do the same.
It advises to spay 20cm away from surface then leave for a maximum of one minute before wiping off with a cloth then rinse thoroughly with water.
I sprayed the foam on the work surfaces, cooker and tiles at the back of the cooker. I left them all for a couple of minutes. Although it does come out like foam it is still very watery and ran down the front of the cooker and tiles onto the floor. I used a sponge cloth to wipe spray off so as that I would see how much the spray had actually done. I was actually surprised on the affects it had on grease more than anything. The cooker top was gleaming unlike I have seen it with any other product. The inside if the over did need a couple of applications and I did scrub it with a wire scorer but it was in particular need of attention. The grease just wiped off the tiles. The work surfaces looked no better or worse and took equal amounts of effort to clean them but they are wiped over regularly thought out the day. I then wiped over my stainless steel bin which always seems to look streaky after wiping and I was very impressed to discover that not only did my bin look shiny but also had no streaks.
I was so impressed that I decided to see how it worked on other surfaces.
My first experiment was on the side of the bath which seems to be nicotine stained from the last tenants and I have tried all sorts of products but have had no success. I sprayed ¾ of the side of the bath and left a ¼ to compare and left it for a minute. I also sprayed the bath taps at the same time. After wiping the side panel of the bath I could see a difference in the discolouration. The side panel was once again shiny.
I then for my final experiment decided to do the penny test as shown on the advert. I got a two pence coin and laid it on a piece of kitchen roll and then sprayed directly on the coin. After one minute I wiped the coin with the kitchen roll. The result was dramatic and although it wasn't perfect it did have the look of a new coin.
It does have a strong Chemical smell and judging by the cautions and advice given should you come into contact with the skin then I consider it would be a very corrosive product so must be kept well out of reach of little one's.
I can honestly say it is a long time since I have been so impressed with a product and one I would highly recommend.
I also recommend that they remove the annoying man from the advert as many more people would be prepared to give it a try.
There are those, my mother chief amongst them, who believe that cleaning regularly is a 'good thing'. Believe it or not, there are even those who clean things on a daily basis. Let's be clear about this from the start, though: regular cleaning is not a good thing. Vodka, Top Gear, bacon sandwiches and not having to work for a living: these are all unquestionable good things. Science backs me up on this: an increasing number of medical bodies are now suggesting that limited exposure to allergens as children means we are much more susceptible to allergies, asthma and other respiratory ailments. In conclusion (although the BMJ may not wholeheartedly agree with my findings), don't clean! It'll make you really sick, or at the very least, a bit wheezy.
Now, and this'll come as no surprise, I rarely clean. Why spend time on a weekly basis hoovering and dusting when you could usefully be watching rubbish daytime TV instead? Much better, I think, to leave the filth to accumulate and then spend a couple of hours tackling it armed with heavy duty bin bags and a flame thrower every six months or so.
That said, there does eventually come a time when your house is so damn dirty that you live in a reasonable degree of fear that you will be overwhelmed by rats and that the mould growing on the coffee cups in the sink may not be as innocuous as you might initially have hoped.
Anyway, this week saw my bi-annual assault on the astonishing levels of dirt and grime that had become encrusted on pretty much every surface in my home. In all honesty, I probably could have left it a bit longer, until something a bit grim happened. About a week or so ago I noticed that there was a funny orange stain on one of the tiles in the bathroom. Being pretty much immune to dirt, I decided it must be some conditioner and left well enough alone. Then, a few days ago, the big stain exploded and millions of teeny bugs came crawling out of it. Admittedly, I have a pretty high resistance to grime, but I'm not a TOTAL tramp, and that incident spurred me on to a cleaning frenzy.
After I'd doused the bugs with boiling water (Christ, that was just horrendous) I set about tackling the kitchen. I decided to use Cillit Bang universal degreaser spray cleaner, because the very shouty man in the adverts seemed to imply that all you needed to do was spray the stuff on, leave it for a while, and the place would be more or less sparkling upon your return. My gullibility about advertiser's claims knows no bounds.
Anyway. Cillit Bang comes in a lurid purple and green spray bottle with a bright pink label (it looks like what a migraine feels like). I got ripped off for £3.50 for mine at the local shop, but you can get it in most supermarkets for £2.98 for 750ml.
You do a test on an inconspicuous area first and leave it for 24 hours to make sure that it doesn't turn your worktop an odd colour/make your entire kitchen spontaneously combust. I have no idea who is actually going to be buggered to do this. Have the courage of your convictions and think of the settlement you'll get from Injury lawyers 4U if your kitchen does explode.
Once you've ignored the patch test warnings you spray the stuff liberally over the rancid areas, leave it for a minute, rinse thoroughly with water and wipe off. Correct me if I'm wrong, but these instructions seem to imply easy removal of dirt. This is not the case, which brings me to...
I sprayed the whole kitchen with the stuff (and must have inhaled a fair bit in the process, and have yet to contract emphysema so that's one good point, at least). Then I went off and fielded a phone call from my mother, and watched some daytime TV. In other words, I forgot I'd sprayed the kitchen. Half an hour later the spray had dried, so I repeated the process and waited the allotted time. Now, having had two applications of the stuff you'd think the kitchen would have been pretty much clean, no? Sadly not. As directed, I rinsed with water and was left with a kitchen that was just as dirty and greasy but that now smelt vaguely of Cillit Bang. Undeterred, I wiped everything with a cloth. All this did was to make the dirt and scum that the spray had managed to dislodge spread around a bit and re-adhere to other surfaces. Even scrubbing really hard (a practice I am not at all used to) with a green dish cleaner thing didn't make much of a difference.
In the end I brewed up a potent concoction of Fairy Liquid, Bleach, Savlon liquid and boiling water and tackled the job with that. Warning: should you try that mixture at home it bubbles ominously, turns an odd reddish colour and gives off some fairly potent fumes for about 5 minutes. The best practice is to squirt all the ingredients into a bucket and then retire to a safe distance until the vapours clear. Also, no naked flames for at least 24 hours after you've used my concoction. Spontaneous combustion is a very real possibility in this case.
Admittedly, my kitchen was a tough challenge for any spray cleaner. However, Cillit Bang (and the shouty man they've foolishly put in charge of their advertising) claim that this is a universal degreaser and that it's suitable for pretty much everywhere, including work tops, hobs, tiles etc. The reality is that it's suitable only for things that are, essentially, already clean.
*Posted elsewhere by me
Cilit Bang is a universal degreaser power cleaner. Cilit Bang is a slightly newer product if you compare it to some longer running cleaning products, but it is quite revolutionary and really does work well. As their slogan says 'BANG and the dirt is gone', it's how I feel every time I use it. There are a few different varieties of the product, but I will be reviewing the power cleaner degreaser, which is used on tough stains such as burnt-on grease and oily stains.
The product comes in a purple bottle, which is quite unique and eye-catching. The label across the front has the Cilit Bang logo, which looks like it's exploding from the bottle, to bring emphasis on the onomatopoeic 'bang'. The label has a green border with a pink and white design inside, so it's all quite unique and startling. The bottle is 750ml large and will set you back around £3.20, however it does last a long time as this powerful degreaser will combat stains very well so only a little has to be applied. The bright green top actually forms a rather horrible looking contrast with the rest of the bottle, but you certainly won't miss it on a shelf and when it's in your cleaning cupboard!
As one of the most powerful products from Cilit Bang, it is to be used only on the toughest stains. For example, if you have just made a fry up for breakfast and the hob is in a greasy state, this product will have it sparkling clean in no time - whether it's a gas hob or electric one. It cuts through the grease and can be wiped away, leaving it in great condition. Another example is when you get grease on your overhead extractor hood for your hob - once in a while, some Cilit Bang will have it sparkling clean in no time. As well as these tougher jobs, this product can also be used on tiles, worktops and surfaces, doors, cupboards and grills. It can even be used on garden furniture (metal) to remove some tough stains. It may not be used on halogen hobs, marble or wood - presumably because it is too powerful for these and may be damaging.
The product works really well - you simply switch the nozzle to 'On' and use the large trigger to spray out. A good volume of the stuff will be sprayed out for every pull of the trigger, so for some stains you may just need one trigger's worth. If you need a smaller amount, you can pull the trigger with less force and some solution will ooze out. The trigger mechanism works well and has never failed on me. You will need a sponge or cloth to wipe away the stain - some will come out easier but others may require some scrubbing. This product does it's best to minimize scrubbing on tough stains however.
The solution is of a light colour with a slight green appearance. It comes out as a liquid spray but with a few bubbles too - it's quite a thick liquid and this helps it get through those tough stains. It smells unique to other cleaning products - very powerful and distinct - you can certainly smell it when it's in use. However, it has a pleasant smell and doesn't smell bad. You are recommended to go over with water once you have cleaned with this product to clean away any residue as it may be damaging. Overall, it's an excellent product and unique in the way it destroys tough stains with little difficulty.
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As a clean freak I was amazed when I discovered cilit bang. The adverts had simple put me off, but my housemate also a clean freak brought this product and I've never turned back.
Personally I mostly use this to clean our hob and the oven door. I have not tried any more stubborn stains because our oven is relatively new however it has never failed. This is also great for cleaning dirty pans with cooked on burnt food. I have also used it to get rid of cupboard stains which it did no problem. The great thing about this product is that it does not leave smears and is quick acting. I recommend using it simple with kitchen roll as it goes along way so a damp cloth makes the surface too wet. It all has an appealing fragrance, somewhat 'chemically' leaving the kitchen smelling fresh and clean, a change from the citrus ones that you find in a multitude. If you are after tackling lime scale I would suggest using the orange lidded cilit bang suitable for lime and grime (I think), this product is best for grease and general kitchen muck. If you have particularly bad greasy stains spray it on and leave it for a few minutes which should do the trick. Overall I would say this product does what it claims to do and makes kitchen cleaning easy!
Not being loyal to any particular brand but normally opting to what is on offer last time I needed kitchen cleaner Cilit Bang caught my eye, maybe if was the purple bottle, hmm. Cilit Bang has a large number of products available and I opted for the Cilit Bang Power Cleaner Degreaser in the hope that all I will ever have to do is spray and wipe, no elbow grease involved and my kitchen will be sparkling.
So according to Cilit Bang my bottle of cleaner will do the following "cut through all kinds of grease and grime to leave sparkling results throughout your home". OK Cilit Bang a challenge has been set the gauntlet thrown down and my cooker hood is in need of a good scrub, can they meet the challenge, lets find out.
Cleaning my kitchen I generally start with the work surfaces, move to cupboard doors and then to the hob, last but not least the cooker hood who gets the least attention and only take it apart when the filter needs changing to clean the inside of the cover - shame on me.
Cilit Bang is easy to use and comes in the standard spray gun topped bottle that the majority of manufacturers go for these days and mine is a lovely green colour that really does not sit well with the purple. The nozzle is the twist type with two settings, on and off so really simple and the words are slightly indented into the nozzle but not really enough to assist somebody with visual impairment.
When you spray Cilit Bang is comes out with a foam like appearance and you can see the bubbles disappearing as the product gets to work on your greasy hob or cooker hood, I left mine for a bit and wiped over with a sponge and was pleasantly surprised to see that the this product really does do what it says on the tin, no lies and the grime is just wiped away from my kitchen surfaces and hob.
The biggest challenge of all, we all know how greasy filter cover gets and the filter itself and when I replace the filter in my cooker hood I like to give the whole cover a good clean and this normally involves a bit of elbow grease. Not with Cilit Brang, spray, leave a minute max and wipe and you are done, if it is a large surface then if may take you a couple of sprays to be sure you have removed all the grease right up to the edges and into the corners.
The smell - not pleasant but then again it does not pretend to be scented with Lemon or flowers from a meadow and it does have that chemical aroma to it which if you used a lot may irritate the back of the throat and sinus passages but its not as strong as some other brands.
Over all this is one item I will buy again as it does the job and the chemical smell, whilst there, is not overpowering to the point where you can taste it.
It is worth noting that this product is not suitable for the following:-
Hot or damaged surfaces.
Use it on Oven hobs, extractor hoods, work tops, tiles and sinks as well as outside to tackle tough jobs like grimey barbecues and garden furniture / Cuts through all kinds of greasy messes to leave your home sparkling cleans .