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I first bought this when I noticed that my kitchen tiles were in need of a proper clean and not just a quick spray with normal kitchen cleaner and a washing up sponge. The area behind the cooker was the worst area with the obvious splashes of fat and food which had built up over a time. I have never used Cillit Bang before as I don't really like the idea or the smell of strong chemicals but a friend had recommended this to me and said that it had transformed her bathroom so thought I would give it a go.
I paid £3.50 for this from Tesco and think that this is the average price. The bottle is 750ml and is very bright purple with an orange label and orange nozzle. The nozzle has a spray lever and a child proof safety section on the end which you turn to the on position to spray. It delivers quite a substantial amount of spray so you don't need to go over the same area more than once. The spray is a clear liquid and you do get a few drips after you have sprayed so I always use thin plastic gloves when using this, for this reason and also because of the irritant content. If the spray does come into contact with your skin you should rinse the area immediately with water and if it comes into contact with your eyes you should seek medical advice.
The bottle tells you to test on an inconspicuous area before use and to rinse the area cleaned with fresh water and also to rinse out the cloth afterwards. You should not leave for more than 5 minutes on surfaces and only 1 minute on PVC floors and enamel so you need to do small areas so that you can monitor this.
It is suitable for a variety of uses such as bathrooms, showers and shower cubicles made from glass or acrylic plastic, taps, chrome, stainless steel and ceramic sinks and floor and wall tiles. I have used it mainly for cleaning the tiles in the kitchen and must say that it did a marvellous job. I sprayed the tiles which are ceramic from about 12 inches away to get a good spread and left it for a few minutes to soak in. I then used a scourer to rub the tiles and especially the grout. After I had done this I rinsed the area with cold water on a cloth and saw that the tiles were lovely and clean but the grout was still looking a big grubby, so I repeated the process but this time used an old toothbrush to scrub the grout. This did the job this time and the grout was back to its original cream colour and looked as good as new.
I have also used it for cleaning the bathroom on several occasions and it does give the bathroom suite a lovely shine and gets rid of any soap marks and limescale on the taps. Although when I used it on the shower screen it did clean it but left a lot of streaky marks and I had to rub with a damp cloth afterwards. The whole bathroom did look very sparking afterwards and this seemed to last for a while. I was complimented by my husband about the cleanness of the bathroom so it must have done a good job or do I mean I did a good job!
The smell of this product is quite strong and a sort of bleachy chemical smell which does linger afterwards. I always rinse well after use until I am sure that all traces have gone. I always open the windows when I am using it and leave them open for some time afterwards and the smell does eventually go.
I find this a very strong cleaner and there is no doubt that it does remove all the things it promises to but I only use it when I need to do a deep clean and not for everyday use as I prefer a lighter spray with a lemon or citrus smell with less chemicals.
I've used Cillit Bang pretty much since it was launched with BARRY SCOTT, shouty man, back in the Noughtie's. Being naturally sceptical of claims I was surprised to find, and still find, that his claims of that incredible cleaning power with minimal effort are actually justified.
I was interested in anything that claimed it was going to make cleaning easier / less effort, and the thinking behind this spray is to spray it on, wait 5 minutes, rinse off, sparkling surfaces - what could be less effort than that?
Now, of course, there is a whole range of Cillit Bang products available, the one I'm reviewing is "Power Cleaner, Limescale & Shine" - I use it for my bathroom. It's a large 750ml spray bottle in the Cillit Bang distinctive purple and orange branding.
There are three "degrees" of cleaning that this product can work on, with different applications in each case:
Light/everyday - spray onto a sponge and wipe the surfaces down
Thorough cleaning - spray directly onto the surface and wipe down
"Tough Problems" - spray directly on the problem area, wait 5 minutes and rinse off. Tough problems they refer to include rust - something I've not tackled but an impressive claim, and I would have plenty of confidence based on the other claims having being proved true.
My own way of using this is I spray it round the wet shower area after I've finished then more or less straight away I give the tiles, shower door and bath a wipe down with a cloth. The results are brilliant, the taps come back like new, so gleaming, and the glass of the shower screen is clean as a whistle.
I clean the basin and taps down in the same way, but there the surfaces aren't wet beforehand, so a slightly different approach is needed. On the wet shower surfaces I spray in a horizontal motion and the spray self-distributes by running down the walls and shower door - on the dry basin, I don't find the spray distributes very widely so I give 4 or 5 good sprays then lightly wipe around so that it's covering all the surfaces. I then wait a minute or two and wipe clean. I don't use the "spray-on - rinse-off" approach, simply because it is so messy in areas other than in the shower/bath.
I can't praise the results of this product enough. It's way ahead of other products I've used in the bathroom both in terms of how sparkling new everything comes back, and how easy it is to get those results.
All this power does come at a price though, in terms of the amount of safety instructions they need to give, and the size of the bright orange and black hazard X on the back of the bottle - warning of potential irritation and avoiding contact with skin and eyes - it contains acids, and it's make-up means that it is classed as an irritant, and should be treated and handled accordingly. Also, I'd warn against excessive spraying of it with the windows closed in a small bathroom - it gives of some fumes which are pretty unpleasant if they get into your nose/throat, I always open a window first. If you're sensitive to that kind of thing, or have sensitive skin then it might be best to avoid.
Cillit Bang Grime & Lime power cleaner is a cleaning product I picked up in the supermarket recently. It is one product in a range of Cillit Bang products which are advertised on the TV and seem to clean miraculously.
I bought this mainly for use in my bathroom as I have recently had the bath with overhead shower replaced with one large shower cubicle which shows up and soap build up much more than the tiles or bathtub did before. I find myself cleaning this much more often and as it is large it can take up quite a lot of time so I thought this might make the job a bit easier as it claims to be 4 times more effective than the leading cleaner.
The bottle is very easy to spot in stores as it is bright and unique. It is bright purple in colour with a large bright orange label and spray nozzle. The bottle holds 750ml of spray. It is often on offer in supermarkets, I think I got 2 Cillit Bang products for £5. The full price is about £3.50 per bottle.
It can be used on chrome, acrylic plastics, ceramics, glass, stainless steel and PVC flooring so it is very useful in the bathroom. At first I sprayed it everywhere, on the toilet, sink, takp, shower, tiles and floor but now only use it as little as possible. It does clean well and removes limescale and soap with ease but it also has it's down sides. The smell is very strong, the bottle does state to use it in a well ventilated area and I can see why. I only have a small bathroom window and even with the bathroom door open more than a couple of sprays of this has me feeling dizzy.
It is also an irritant and shouldn't really come into contact with skin. It says to rinse thoroughly if it does come into contact with the skin but I wear gloves as a lot of cleaning products irritate my hands.
It shouldn't be left for more than a minute without rinsing on PVC flooring, and no longer than 5 minutes on other surfaces. This alone was enough to put me off using it again, if I had read the bottle before use I probably wouldn't have bought it. If it could damage bathroom fixtures I dread to think what kind of chemicals are in it.
Everything should be rinsed after cleaning with this and this spray, which I bought to save time, now takes me more time to use as I rinse so much to get rid of any trace of the cleaner. When cleaning glass I still need to use a glass cleaner as well to get rid of streaks.
There nozzle can be turned and closed which is a safety feature but it is quite tricky to turn it back to open again, it seems very stiff and fiddly on my bottle.
For large areas it is easier to spray directly onto the surface and leave for a couple of minutes before wiping and rinsing away the cleaner, for smaller areas or areas near fabrics I spray it onto a sponge and wipe clean with the sponge as it can also damage fabrics. A fair amount of the spray comes out when pulling the trigger so you only need a couple of sprays to cover a large area. It seems quite runny so when sprayed at the top of a surface it runs down the surface so there isn't a need to spray much further down.
I think this is a good choice for any really tough 'grime and lime' but other than that I try not to use it where possible. The smell is too strong and not pleasant for my liking so I've gone back to an old lemon cleaner for most bathroom cleaning jobs. As I don't use it often now the bottle should last me a long time but I wouldn't be in a rush to buy it again.
I have tried so many different cleaner products over the last couple of years, most of them have been good and some have been terrible. The one thing that none of the products I had tried before could do well was get rid of the limscale and soapscum around my shower and on the glass doors, other cleaners helped clean but never completely got rid of it. I had seen adverts on the tele for Cillit Bang for years and never really believed it would be as good as they said it is, also I had seen the price of it and decided to avoid it as I hate spending too much on cleaning products! My shower however was looking terrible so I decided I needed a better product, I will now go into more details and explain why I recommend this so highly.
The price of this was £3.50 for a 750ml bottle of cleaner. This is far more expensive than many of the other brands on the shelf. But I definately would say this has been the best I have ever used so I would pay this again. I know it has been on offer before so keep an eye out for any offers. the bottle is now a different colour, mine is orange and stood out on the shelf, this is probably why they have changed to colour to make it more eye catching. The bottle has a very easy to use trigger and when used I never had any problems.
Did it work?:
It worked very well for me, I instantly new it worked well when I sprayed it onto my shower screen and all of the soapscum and Limescale started to fall off and run down with the liquid. I used it all over my bathroom and it got rid of so much dirt and scum. It works quickly and if you leave it on for a while it works better. You dont even have to scrub that hard with this stuff, if you leave it on it actually breaks down the dirt. Its perfect to use in the bathtub and it gets rid of all those little marks which accumulate between cleaning. I have used this only in my bathroom, but I believe it can also be used in the kitchen. I am not a huge fan of the smell, it tends to get up your nose a bit! But i can put up with the smell because it works great. It gives the whole bathroom a deep clean. I also hardly use any liquid to do the whole bathroom! you dont need a lot of this stuff. Cillit bang is expensive, but I truely believe it is worth the price tag given to it.
I would recommend this to anyone, I am usally on a strict budget and the thought of paying over £3 on a cleaning product would usually be out of the question! but this is the only exception as it is as good as the television adverts say it is. I accidently got some of this in a deep cut on my finger and it stung for a while! thats the only negative I have on the product (my own fault for not wearing a plaster I suppose).
Cillit bang grime and Lime gets a full 5 star rating from me, it works great and there are no complaints from me. I would say it is well worth a try if you havn't tried it before! Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helped you out a bit.
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 overall, 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 product, 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. 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!
When the seriously \annoying Barry Scott (actor Neil Burgess) sprang merrily on to our tv screens back in 2004 brandishing a purple container, topped with an orange pump dispenser and fronted with a pretty pink, orange and white label with the words Cillitt Bang slashed across it, it had to be a spoof. I mean he actually finished a camp presentation which reminded me of my bright orange '60's kitchen with the words, "Bang, and the dirt is gone."
Since then the advert has been discussed on forums, remixed with a heavy beat on you tube, spawned questions on the ASK website and generally crushed we sniffy cynics into submission. I was still, for all that, determined not to use it. In fact a freeby presented by a friend had proved not to do what I wanted and been duly binned.
The fact that Cillit Bang had been used to clean off plutonium at the Dounreay Nuclear Power station did not impress. After all, that power station is now defunct so Cillit Bang perhaps removed more than the plutonium. They wouldn't tell me when I asked.
All came to a head in January of this year in Stoke when a Mr Richard Jablonski's home was surrounded by police after reports that he was wielding a gun. When they stormed the building he was found to be holding a bottle of Cillit Bang. A gun was found but he was released from court as police could not say that he was holding it during the raid.*
It was a couple of weeks ago that I bought my first bottle of Cillit Bang Lime and Grime. I don't really know why. I already had the necessary cleaners in my bathroom and kitchen and it sat on Asda's shelf sort of calling to me. My bathroom is always hygienically clean, but is old and tired looking. Whenever I have the funds to replace it I need the car replaced, something expensive for my dogs or a non essential but happy purchase of an artificial lawn. Always at the expense of a trip to the Bath Store and a call to my favourite handyman.
So it was that on the day of my purchase, I squeezed Cillitt Bang's trigger and aimed the nozzle into my bathroom wash hand basin. The contents flowed out in a sort of white, thin foamy stream. I wiped it round the basin with a cloth and was delighted. As for the taps........they shone as they haven't since new. I took off and sprayed around the shower doors, tiles, chrome toilet roll holder and pretty much everything in sight. It works! It more than works! Next the lime scale bit. What about my shower head, which normally needs a soak in vinegar and lots of pricking with a pin to release the results of the Essex hard water?
I unscrewed the head and sprayed the Cillitt Bang into the holes, leaving it upright in the sink for a short while. The result was a joy. A full spray of uninterrupted needles of hot water for my next shower. The lime scale around the bottom of my taps has disappeared without trace and stayed that way until the next CB treatment. Advertisements suggest waiting times for the magic cleaner to be effective, but I don't have a problem. While trying to describe the flow of liquid, I took time off from my review to spray into the kitchen sink. Since my new cleaner tells me it deals with rust, I sprayed it at the same time on to the rusty hinge of a cupboard beneath my sink. The steel plug holes shone immediately and a few moments later I wiped the rust off the hinge. My cupboards have been treated to the magic spray and I am happy to grovel to Barry and say sorry.
An added bonus is the pleasant scent. It is a clean smell without that strong bleachy eye- watering tang found with some very good cleaners. There are surfaces which the pack advises us not to use the product on and I would suggest that you to check on the rear label before spraying on other than the items I have tried.
I paid £1.50 in Asda, which I think is a good buy as it will last me.
Does the Lime and Grime clean coins as shown by Barry Scott. Blimey! Not 'arf!
*source; Sunday Telegraph
Cillit Band grime and lime has transformed my cleaning! Brought for a costly £3.17 from a leading supermarket it is the best £3.17 I have ever spent on any cleaning product.
We rented out a flat we are now living in and when we returned it hadn't been cleaned thoroughly for a little while. The lime scale on the kitchen sink and in the bathroom was horrendous. I tried various different kitchen and bathroom cleaners but it needed something more than I had.
I spoke to a friend who recommended cillit bang.
How to use it:
I sprayed Cillit Bang on to the problem areas and left it for 5-10 minutes before getting a scourer and literally wiped it off. I was able to use this on our tiles, our stainless steel kitchen sink, kitchen and bathroom tap, shower head and the glass on the shower. The kitchen sink needed some scrubbing but it was incredibly bad the rest needed a wipe. The Shower head I bathed in cillit bang for about 5 minutes before rinsing and wiping it all off.
Cillit bang come in a purple bottle and the grime and lime has an orange sprayer and lid. The smell is ok, it is quite strong and you do need to be able to ventilate the room. If you have a weak chest I suggest you do not get too close when using the product or wear a mask as it made me cough after a little while.
The product definitely does what it says on the label.
It is easy to use
Leaves a pleasant clean smell in the room
Can be quite potent to the lungs
Does not get through bathroom mould :( (it does point this out)
I would definitely recommend this to everyone and I believe it is worth every penny. I have given it five stars for the reasons above.
Cillit Bang Power Grime & Limescale Cleaner is something I have been using now for quite a long time. I must admit that those awful adervts actually stopped me from trying this but once I did I have never looked back.
A 750ml plastic bottle costs around £3 or you may be able to get it a bit cheaper if it is on offer. It is in a trigger spray format with a handy on / off button and it is easy to aim at the required area you wish to clean.
I personally feel it is a marvel in that it is able to clean so many things around the home. I use it in just about every room and mainly the kitchen and the bathroom areas. It will remove dirt and grime that has been ingrained and been there for years. When other cleaners let you down, this one will not in my opinion.
It is very strong and the smell that comes from it can also be a bit too powerful I feel. I have to open the windows in the room I'm using it in as I somethimes find it a bit too much and it catches at the back of my throat and makes me cough.
It is not exactly KIND to the hands but it is not as drying as some other cleaners I have used and it is maybe best to wear protective gloves when using this product, just in case it causes you any irritation.
Great product and useful for so many things.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I first purchased this product around one year ago as I was actually looking for a product to save some time when cleaning the kitchen. Up until that point, I had used Cif to clean my entire kitchen. Whilst Cif is a tremendous product (see previous review) - I generally clean my kitchen every day and I found that using Cif was tedious as you have to squirt it out i.e. it doesn't have a spray function. I am extremely efficient at cleaning the kitchen and I decided I wanted a product that sprayed rather than squirted to speed up the process. Now I know there is a Cif product that comes in a spray but a friend recommended that I try 'Cillit Bang' as they had previously used it in a work environment and he gave it rave reviews. I then picked up my first bottle and away I went!
The first thing that struck me about the bottle was the colour. It is mainly purple with a stroke of orange. It is extremely clever marketing as it stands out from the crowd on the shelf, which is important in a very crowded marketplace. I paid the full price for the product at the time, around £3-ish, and this gets you 750ml of cleaner. Having said that, it is currently on offer in my local supermarket for £2.
The product states that it is perfect for limescale, soap scum and rust all around the house in places such as wash basins, bathtubs, toilets, showers, taps and chrome to name but a few. I personally purchased the product to be used as a general kitchen cleaner as I still intended to use Cif for my bathrooms.
So, getting down to the actual product - it is a clear, fairly odourless liquid, which I find fantastic because I hate cleaning products that smell really bleachy. I also find it isn't that irritating to the skin, although if you have sensitive skin then I would probably wear rubber gloves just to be on the safe side. As stated above, I use it as a general kitchen cleaner and it definitely speeds up the cleaning process (with its spray action) It's effectiveness as a cleaning product is excellent - I use it for sauce stains on the counter (pasta sauce, soup, spilled drinks etc.) and it gets these up with minimum fuss. I also use it for stains on my stainless steel sink and taps and cleans them quickly, thoroughly and leaves them with a lovely sheen. It also mops up heavy duty spills and stains - it easily took off some spilt cooking oil from my counter-top.
Two clear advantages of the product is that it leaves no residue on the surfaces that have been cleaned and also, as mentioned above, it also has no off-putting smell.
The other point of note about the product is that the 750ml lasts a long, long time!! Fair enough - I am only using it for cleaning my kitchen but it has lasted months, not weeks. Cillit Bang 750ml offers extremely good value for money at full price and even better value for money if you can get it on special offer.
In summation, this is a product that I would strongly recommend to all those cleaners out there!
After watching the TV adverts promising clean. sparkly kitchen worktops and pristine showers I decided to finally invest in a bottle of Cillit Bang power cleaner. I say invest as at just over £3 in the co-operative for the 750ml bottle it was double the cost of my usual cleaner, never mind I thought it will be worth it.
On closer inspection of the bright purple and orange nozzled bottle i see that it states that 'Cillit Bang Grime and Lime powerfully removes lime scale, soap scum and rust all around your house and makes your daily cleaning easier', by this point I'm getting giddy at the thought of sparkling clean surfaces and bathroom with little effort.
I continue reading the long list of services it is suitable for such as bathtubs, toilets, taps, chrome, ceramic floor and wall times. Next up is the directions which are pretty self explanatory, turn nozzle on, test a small area first and then rinse area after treated.
Then comes the list of what not to use it on which include marble, brass, copper, textiles, carpets wood floors etc. Nope I wouldn't be using it on any of these things great, good to go..
Music turned on, cloth in hand I step into the bathroom ready to transform it into something like the bathrooms i see in the adverts. I turn the nozzle to 'on' and press the trigger......to say what happened next was a bit underwhelming is an understatement. It sort of dripped out in a white foamy splodge, no huge burst of spray like I was expecting, just a rather thick foamy dribble. I checked the nozzle and tried again and got the same (I even changed the nozzle for one i had under the sink and it was the same) This foam splodge was not to bad on flat surfaces I found as it didn't matter about it dropping out rather than spraying out, but on the shower walls I did struggle to get any on the wall oppose to just the floor. I ended up dribbling it onto a cloth. Was I impressed with Cillits cleaning abilities? Not really, I am afraid to say it performed no better than other leading brands, yes it did clean the shower cubicle till it shined and yes it did clean the cooker top brilliantly, but no better than the other products at half the price of this. The smell was rather overpowering perfume type smell and I had to open a window whilst cleaning as it was getting up my nose a bit.
So to sum up, yes Cillit Bang cleaned my surfaces and bathroom to a good standard but I would not buy it again as it smelt too strong and the thickness of the foam means it does not spray out properly.
Like everyone else, I've seen the television adverts. To be honest, if anything, the adverts put me off this product. I didn't really believe their claims or that penny experiment! However, my employer bought a batch for work and I got to try it out for free!
I work in the Veterinary industry so it is very important things are clean and pristine and we have the products that work. When Cillit Bang appeared in our shelves we started using it for general cleaning in the consultation rooms. It was not suitable for anything clinical but we didn't expect it to be. We even (one very, very slow day) experimented with the famous penny test, dropping some of our 2ps into a solution of Cillit Bang- yup, it worked!
The Cillit Bang kept the units and sink clean and removed tough stains such as those caused by chemicals, water marks and general dustiness. It left a pleasant smell, which was important in the consultation rooms as we don't want the room smelling unpleasant for clients.
The spray nozzle foamed occasionally and didn't come out as a "proper" spray a lot of times. We sometimes had to drizzle the liquid onto the surface rather than getting a reliable spray. This was annoying but the cleaning power made up for it.
I would now consider buying Cillit Bang for my home, very impressed!
After a couple of cooking accidents my cooker was not looking at its best so I consulted my expert on all cleaning matters...my mum. She suggested Cillit Bang.
A couple of squirts later and after leaving it for a few minutes the mess that had baked onto the cooker hob was removed. I was very impressed as didn't require lots of elbow grease to shift it.
Since then I find Cillit Bang is a useful addition for heavy duty cleaning. Bang and the dirt really does go. It is also fantastic on getting rid of limescale on taps although spraying it onto the lower part of the tap can be a bit hit and miss. As I find my normal household cleaners cope well with normal spills and mess I tend to use Cillit Bang as a back up for tougher stains. I certainly could use it as my regular cleaner but I am trying to look after my pennies at present.
Cillit Bang can be used on a variety of surfaces as its website states including:
Ceramic flooring and wall tiles
Wash basins and toilets
Bath tubs and showers
Shower cubicles made from glass or acrylic plastic
Stainless steel and ceramic sinks
PVC floor coating"
Costs around £3.00 so slightly more expensive than some other cleaning products.
It is stocked by most supermarkets so easy to pick up.
Overall lasts for a reasonable time and is very good cleaner although you may prefer to use it when dealing with the tough stains and a cheaper cleaner for light cleaning.
Cillit Bang Grime & Lime is something that I have been using on and off for a couple of years now and I have always been very pleased with the results when using it occasionally on particularly grubby areas. It's only recently that I have realised just how useful this cleaner can be for almost every day cleaning around the house.
This product usually comes in a 750ml trigger spray bottle which is very handy to use. There is a on & off nozzle on the bottle so I can prevent this leaking out or accidentally being sprayed when taking it out of the cupboard. The product is so simple to use, just press the trigger and a spray of foam/liquid will be released.
I personally find that a couple of squirts on to a cloth is more than enough for cleaning up stains in my kitchen. I can use this on worktops, the sink, taps, splash backs and even on the floor. Also, I have a brushed aluminium cooker that can be quite difficult to clean but I find a quick wipe over with a sponge with some Cillit Bang on it is enough to ensure that my cooker is looking clean, shiny and gleaming in no time at all. In the bathroom I usually just apply this neat to my toilet top, sink, taps and anywhere else including around the bath. This product should not be left on enamel for more than one minute but I find myself literally just squirting some on and then cleaning the area with a sponge to ensure it's all soaked up and that any bits of dirt are picked up and not just moved around.
Overall I find that this is a fantastic product and while my bathroom taps seem to build up lots of limescale on a daily basis just a few seconds contact with this product and a wipe with a cloth is enough to ensure that all traces of limescale are removed for a few more days. If I buff the taps with some toilet roll or kitchen towel after using this then they are left gleaming and lovely for a good day or two afterwards (depending on how long the other half takes to massacre the place with water and shaving foam!).
The results that I get from this product are fantastic and they are definitely a step up from when I wash the sink with soapy water or wipe it over with a damp cloth. A 750ml bottle of this is usually around £3 in my local supermarkets but I have always brought this on a special offer when I've spotted it as I know that I'll be using it anyway and like to keep a supply in the house.
This is quite a strong product as it's concentrated so if you suffer from sensitive skin then I would recommend that you wear gloves. I have skin that can be quite delicate and while I never bother to wear gloves when using this I have not suffered any adverse effects at all. Also, if you want to make this product last well then make sure your sponge or cloth is nice and wet before you just add a couple of squirts of this and then carry out your normal cleaning.
BANG!, and the dirt is gone!
That's what the advert leads us to suggest, and for once I am happy to report that this isn't another case of consumers being mislead, as this is actually a pretty handy cleaning product to have in your house.
We use Cillit Bang mainly in the bathroom, particularly for getting the shine back in our taps and also along the bath whereby it's easy for bathroom scum and other horrors to accumulate. As normal regular cleaning of the bath doesn't always remove the harder limescale debris, we use Cillit bang as this gets rid of ALL dirt, limescale, scum, you name it!
When you spray it, you will notice it is pink and tends to foam over what you have sprayed it on, and if you give it at least a minute to work then it should remove all dirt effortlessly. I tend to notice that the dirt literally flakes away, dirt that perhaps you wouldn't even notice as we clean our bathroom very regularly as it is, but this seems to lift off elements that your average cleaners seem to miss.
I would say it is perhaps too harsh to use inside the bath, as personally I think washing up liquid is the best thing I have used for cleaning the bath as it removes all traces of bath stuff and what not, but also leaves the tub sparkly clean. I would also recommend using gloves with this product, which may sound obvious to some, but given its harsh on dirt/limescale I wouldn't want it to come in contact with my sensitive skin!
Whilst doing a price check on this product, I found that it is currently on offer for just £2 in Sainsbury's (until 29/06/10) which is amazing value as it's usually more in the region of £3/4. However, it is a long lasting product which you will get many uses of, so in my opinion it's excellent value.
I would really recommend Cillit Bang as it gives a thorough clean to wherever you use it. It doesn't have an overpowering smell, and the nozzle means you can directly target the areas you wish to clean, and with a quick rinse afterwards, whatever it is you have cleaned, i.e taps are left remarkably dirt free and sparkling.
I haven't tried the penny test yet, however this product is certainly a winner!
I started using this when my mum sang its praises.
When we moved into this flat the bathroom was nothing short of a disaster zone! There was limescale everywhere and don't even get me started on the toilet! The people that previously lived here obviously didn't know what cleaning was! I have had terrible trouble trying to rid the bathroom of all the limescale, products tend to offer so much and deliver so little!
My bathroom is now almost completely limescale free, all thanks to grime and lime!
This really is an excellent product. For the stubborn areas of limescale I spray it on and leave it for a couple of minutes, come back and scrub a little and so much of it comes off. This is far more effective than the other products I have used.
Even the show head was clogged with limescale and I squirted a load of this into a bowl and left the head soaking in it for about ten minutes, it is now no longer in any way blocked up!
My draining board used to get quite dull but not anymore. Just using this as a normal cleaner sorts that problem out before it even starts. It does take quite a lot of rinsing though, otherwise the shrome looks coated.
This does stink! It catches my breath and makes my chest feel very tight if I don't have a window open and even then it is far from ideal.
This reacts so badly with my skin! I am rather sensitive to hosehold cleaning products and this is the worst one I have ever come across! (I should point out that this is a recent issue and why I wasn't wearing gloves at the time that I found out), this makes my hands blister. I recomend you use gloves even if you don't have problems with most cleaning products as it is so harsh. I mentioned it to my doctor when we were talking about my skin problems with my hands and she said that she gets a lot of people come in with a problem from this.
It does cut through limescale and is an excellent bathroom cleaner but it is not as good on grease and general kitchen cleaning as the power cleaner degreaser version.
When you spray it on it almost fizzes and turns into an orange foam, this is obviously lifting the grip that the limescale has on the surface you want it removed from.
I do recomend this product especially if you live in a hard water area like I do as it makes life so much easier.
Cillit Bang Power Grime & Lime Cleaner Trigger's formula simply cuts through the toughest problems like soap scum, bathroom grime and rust / It also dissolves rock hard calcium in seconds so even limescale is no match for the power formula / Cillit Bang Power Grime and Lime Cleaner Trigger will restore your surfaces to their original shine and it contains a fresh fragrance to leave your home smelling clean and fresh / Simply spray onto surfaces, leave for up to one minute (but no longer) and wipe away the tough stains / Rinse the surface thoroughly with water after use / Make sure you always test on an inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility with the surface / Suitable for: Ceramics, Taps, Chrome, Ceramic flooring and wall tiles, Wash basins and toilets, Bath tubs and showers, Shower cubicles made from glass or acrylic plastic, Stainless steel and ceramic sinks, PVC floor coating.