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Cillit Bang Power Grime & Lime Cleaner Trigger
Member Name: aefra
Cillit Bang Power Grime & Lime Cleaner Trigger
Date: 05/08/12, updated on 05/08/12 (252 review reads)
Advantages: It works
Disadvantages: None that I have found
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
Summary: A household cleaner effective on lime, soap scum and rust
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