“ Brand: Cillit / Type: Toilet Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
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Cleaning the toilet - not on my list of ''top 10 fun things to do'' but hey, everyone's got to do it.
I am not a big fan of toilet brushes at all. If you've ever used the loo at work or at someone else's house and needed to use the brush, I am sure at least 50% of you have picked it up and seen it full of.. well you know. Anyway I try to avoid it if at all possible. I'm not saying I don't own one, because I do, everyone needs one, there's just no easy way to keep them spottless.
However, when it comes to toilet cleaning, I like to use a great household product called Cillit Bnag.. what is they say 'Bang and the dirt is gone'........ couldn't be more true.
I dont know about you, but I'm one that has to see it to believe it and I don't believe everything I see or hear on the t.v at all. But there was so much rave about this product, I thought I'd give it a try. For a price of around £3.50, I figured at that price, its got to be good quality right?
Anyway when it was time to clean the toilet, I poured the clear, bleach smelling liquid aroun the inside of the toilet, waited a while and flushed without giving it a good scrub to give the ultimate test.
Once the bubbles had all popped I inspected the toilet...... amazement.. it looked like a brand new toilet.
No other cleaner has cleaned anywhere near to the extent of this one, it some pretty strong stuff. So go ahead and try it, you won't be disappointed.
So the bathroom- normally a room I try to avoid cleaning as I had my fair share of toilet cleansing when I worked for two years on P AND O ferries (I did other jobs there too not just cleaning toilets!!) but something that recently needed to be done because wife was too busy looking after my eight month daughter apparently or something and it was starting to get a little bit minty. This piece of slang means stuff looked like it might be growing for those who seek enlightenment!!!
So, the toilet- home of the skid-mark, tram-line and dirty rim. What on earth could clean some of the stains that seemed to have emerged from the depths of the ever mysterious u-bend? Why CILLIT BANG of course; as advertised on T.V by that loud, annoying twat, Barry Scott, on all those adverts that feature between repeats of Morse and last week's omnibus edition of Emmerdale uncut.
Judging from the bottle, tastefully decorated with bright colours all the better to attract young children who may decide to drink it, I thought the product in question might be pink or a garish purple like some of these branded toilet cleaners can be but no...it's clear. My first and last disappointment. Following instructions on the back to squirt around the White Telephone Hot-line to God and leave for around 30 mins, I use my initiative and decide to leave it down there a while longer as there are some stubborn lime-scale stains that don't look like they're going anywhere soon. OOPS too late, just saw the bit about wearing gloves; never min......aaaawww actually that kind of stings a bit!! Best follow the advice and glove up I suppose.....better safe than sorry...
45 mins later, after a quick look at FACEBOOK turns into 35 mins playing Scrabbulous, I return to the toilet sans gloves. There is a smell not unlike strong bleach or chlorine at a swimming pool but it is noticeable not overpowering which is surprising at how much of the stuff I poured down the Great White Porcelain Hole!! Using that wonderfully hygenic piece of equipment that is the toilet brush, I start to scrub away.....true, I need to use a but of elbow grease but otherwise, the stains at the bottom of the bowl seem to be shifting!! Seeing as the toilet's not really been done apart from a quick squirt of TOILET DUCK in close to three weeks and even then not cleaned with this, the results are breath-taking. Or maybe thats just the smell of bleach....
So, is this CILLIT BANG stuff actually any good? I'm here to tell you that it is!! Apparently you can use it in drains and kitchen sinks as well though, as the previous reviewer noted, probably best not to peruse the scientific ingredients too scrutinously as the enviroment is probably feeling the side-effects even as we speak!!! Blokes- the good thing is as well that you can squirt it and leave it as long as you like to go and play playstation provided you remember not to totally forget about it!! Probably best to keep this under lock and key away from any sprogs though as the packaging could attract small children like shiny things attract magpies and drinking this will probably make your kid look like Father Jack from Father Ted with just as much frothing at the mouth. Seriously though, the packaging does strike me as a tad irresponsible!!! Not much thought gone into that then...
Yes, Barry Scott is an obnoxious, annoying tosser but I give him his due- this variety, at least, of his many products on the market REALLY does the job!! Just wish he'd STOP SHOUTING on his adverts though.......
Now, I'm not usually one for writing reviews about cleaning products - anyone who has seen my flat, my car or even my desk at work will know that cleaning is not at the top of my list of priorities. However, I just had to write about this fantastic product. It's perfect for people like me who hate cleaning and don't like getting their hands dirty.
I had previously used other Cillit Bang products, such as their kitchen spray. I'd been impressed with the cleaning power of these other products so decided to give the toilet cleaner a go too. The thing I hate most about cleaning the toilet is that even after using bleach or most other toilet cleaners you still have to scrub the toilet after usin the prodcut, but not any more! Cillit Bang toilet cleaner does all the work for you! I expected that this toilet cleaner would be good, but was amazed at how good it actually was.
I applied the cleaner to my toilet, in the same way as any toilet cleaner would be applied and then left it to do its job for about an hour. I flushed the toilet and got out my gloves in preparation for the detestable task of scrubbing the toilet. However, much to my amazement (and joy!) once the toilet had finished flushing, there was no work left for me to do - the toilet was completely clean!
From my viewpoint, this makes it the perfect cleaning product. However, there are some downsides.
Firstly, the product is expensive - it costs around £3 for a bottle. The cleaner is of a thick consistency and as such, you need to use quite a lot of it for each application. Most cleaning products are cheaper than this but, in my opinion, the extra cost is worth it.
There are also some nasty ingredients in the product which I am sure cannot be good for your skin or for the environment. Most of these ingredients are found in the majority of cleaning products but with a cleaner as effective as this, I'd expect that the ingredients are more powerful, and therefore probably more harmful than the ingredients in most other products. I'm sure you've all seen the adverts on TV where the Cillit Bang removes all of the rust from a coin - that kind of cleaning power doesn't come from natural ingredients!
However, for me, the positives far outweigh the negatives - never again will I be forced to dirty my hands by scrubbing my toilet!
Bang, and the dirt is gone - trust pink!
Tough on stains and even unblocks sinks and drains.