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On the one hand, when it comes to disinfectants, you want to have a brand you can trust. On the other, how do you actually *know* it's working? That's a lot of blind faith to put in a product.
I use this mainly to clean up after kitty messes like sick (ah, the joys of pet ownership) and get rid of mould on the food bin. It *seems* to work - but, again, without contracting some sort of weird bug, I can't test this.
The main problem I have with this spray is that it irritates my skin. And no, I am not a germ, as one of my oh-so-loving friends suggested. This doesn't mean I can't use it, just that I have to be careful or my hands go dry, red, and itchy - I've had worse reactions, but it's still annoying.
The other thing is that if the damned spritzy mechanism breaks, the liquid just dribbles everywhere instead of spraying. Argh!
This can be used on things like carpet and rugs (as long as they're not too delicate or specialist,) without damaging them. If you have pets or kids, I recommend soaking up as much of it as possible with kitchen towel about 30 secs after you've spritzed, because you don't want any furry friends or small kids licking the stuff - it *is* a disinfectant, and as such isn't the best stuff to ingest.
Beyond that though, and assuming that it works and the company isn't just selling some modern form of snake oil, this is pretty reliable and easy to use stuff.
I have always been a fan of Dettol products. The very first cleaning product I was introduced to was the 'Dettol Surface Cleaner'. My grandfather and my Father swore by this product and had no other surface cleaner in their home.
Firstly, Dettol states that the product: 'kills 99.9% of bacteria, including E.coli, Salmonella, MRSA and the Flu virus. With non bleach, no taint, and no odour, it is suitable to be used around baby equipment and food preparation tool.'
This is something that anyone buying cleaning products would like to hear, because it is doing exactly what you want a cleaning product to do but without bleach! Due to this product not containing bleach it no longer has the disadvantages bleach has- such as the smell and how it stains clothing. At the time I bought this product it was £2.00 for 500ml. I would say that is fairly reasonable for a 500ml bottle. Sometimes you may be able to purchase this product for a £1 when it is on offer.
This product is very versatile. It can be used on chopping boards, baths, shower curtains, and highchairs and of course worktops.
I recommend applying this product then leaving it a minute or two before you wipe it with a damp cloth.
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a spray nozzle. This is very handy because I always find spray bottles much easy to apply on surfaces. The nozzle is blue and red and on the front of the label it has the 'Dettol' symbol and states the benefits of the product (kills 99.9% bacteria and so on).
It is really easy to use this product. All you have to do is turn the nozzle until it states 'ON' and then spray wherever you are wanting to apply the product. This is another good aspect of the product, been able to turn the nozzle to the 'off' position puts your mind at ease because there will be no spilling if you have to travel in the car with the product and so on, also it prevents the children been able to spray it all over the place too!
Is the product any good at cleaning?
Yes it is really good, but I will add that it isn't as good as cleaning my cooker as the CIF cream and Mr Muscle. It is really good for cleaning the rest of the house so it doesn't bother me that much because I always have other products in the house to clean the cooker with. However, if you want to have just one product in the house to use in the house then it could be a slight disadvantage.
I love this product, the fact it doesn't contain bleach is great and means you can use it all other the place without causing tarnish.
I definitely would recommend this product, it's just a shame it doesn't clean my cooker so well!
--- My Experience ---
I first started using this when I had my daughter i was worried about her getting ill and the wording 'Kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses' caught my eye so I thought id give it a go as it was on offer for £1 at the time in ASDA. I used it on all sorts of things like my daughters changing mat and it worked well.
I used it where i prepared food especially after cooking chicken and eggs as they can cause salmonella but tidying away and spraying a bit of dettol on the surfaces left me feeling satisfied that it was clean.
I found the smell wasnt too strong and didnt smell like chemicals like other products do that contain bleach instead this was more of a clinical sterilised type smell. I liked how it could be used on a range of surfaces so it was very versatile to have for the home and when it ran out i found myself purchasing more.
I left the spray on for a minute then wiped it away and it left the mat clean and smelling fresh which is probably why i was trigger happy with it leaving good results and having a young baby and the spray killing e coli and salmonella etc. It is a brilliant product and i have been using it for nearly 4yrs now and i feel ill continue to use it as it has alot of benefits and costs the same as some of the poorer surface sprays.
--- Product Info & How To Use---
Dettol is an anti-bacterial surface cleanser that comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue and red spray nozzle, it has a lime green and white label on both the front and back of the bottle clearly stating the brand and benefits to this spray. This is a highly quality product it is trusted by doctors to kill bacteria and it has the british allergy foundations seal of approval.This cleanser kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses of which are E.coli, salmonella, rotavirus, MRSA, flu virus, listeria, S.aureus, P.aerughosa. It is also proven to remove Pollen particles, dust mites and pet dander. This surface cleanser has a lot of benefits and can be found in a variety of online stores and shops. When mine runs out i now buy it for £1.29 for 500ml from my local store thats stocks all sorts so it can be found in most stores along with the superstores.
This spray is brilliant as it can be used all over the home as its a gentle cleaner with no bleach, no taint and no odour on delicate surfaces but has a strong cleaning affect.It is suitable for chopping boards, fridges, high chairs, bath, kitchen sink and toilet seats.
It is a clear solution that looks like water but smells like a sterilising clinical liquid. Dettol spray is safe to use where food is prepared and removes 90% of allergens.
This surface spray cant be frozen or used on Windows, mirrors,fabrics, painted or varnished surfaces and you cant use it with other detergents or disinfectants. You can use it to clean baby equiptment like potties but you cant use on plastic baby bottles which can crack when steam sterilised. It needs to be stored out the way of children and if its swallowed seek immediate medical assistance. If this product comes in contact with your eyes wash straight away with plenty of water til its cleaned.
To use this cleanser it is simple: Turn the nozzle to the ON position, spray directly on the surface, wipe over with a clean damp cloth and allow to dry.
With this spray theres no need to rinse which makes it even easier to use.
When using this product on electric equipment you need to spray it on to the cloth before wiping.
The dettol company is a supporter of recycling and looking after the environment so there is a tip at the botton of the bottle stating 'minimise on paper towels or contine to use a clean reusable cloth and still get 99.9% bacteria kill.'
--- Contact info ---
UK address: Dettol consumer services, PO Box 4044, Slough, SL1 ONS.
UK tel: 0845 769 7079
ROI: City west Business Campus, Dublin 24
ROI tel: 01 661 7318
--- Would i recommend? ---
With out a shadow of a doubt id recommend this product there is absolutely no disadvantages to it in my eyes, it costs the same as some poorer quality products and it has countless benefits for the user. It is brilliant for every house hold as it has so many uses and isnt harmful to your skin like bleach.
This surface cleaner from Dettol is one of my favourites and comes out of the cupboard numerous times a day. Having suffered from food poisioning after a holiday a couple of years ago I must admit to becoming far more aware about how easily these nasty bacteria can be picked up and a spray like this is a really quick and easy way to remove them.
When it comes to efficiency this Dettol spray meets my needs killing 99.9% of bacteria including Salmonella and E. Coli. With young children you don't want to be taking any chances with germs on the surfaces you prepare food on so I always clean them before I start.
So simple to use!
The spray has a safety nozzle with marked 'on' and 'off' positions so you just turn it to 'on' to start. Spray the product onto your surface, it comes with a powerful trigger mechanism so I find I only need to spray a couple of times to cover my average sized work top. You then just wipe the surface over, I use slightly wet kitchen towel to do this so I can pop it in the bin when I've finished. You could easily use a damp cloth to do this bit instead. It's great that you don't have to spend time washing it off, you just leave it to dry.
The cleanser is a clear liquid and it comes in a clear plastic bottle which allows you to see how much you have left. The bottle is a great design with moulded groves where your fingers go for added comfort when spraying.
The product leaves no odour so I am able to clean my little ones highchair trays and feel confident watching them eat food off it that their are no germs and their food isn't going to taste tainted.
So many uses
This product isn't limited to use on work surfaces and appliances in the kitchen. It can also be used in your bathroom to clean the sink or toilet lid. I regularly use it on baby equipment like the changing mat and stairgates which are known for collecting germs and that I like to know are clean.
The spray removes 90% of allergens as you are cleaning. I wouldn't have bought the product specifically for this but it's a nice extra.
I normally find this product is about £2 in my local supermarket but is quite often on a half price promotion which is when I stock up.
As you are probably aware I am a slight clean freak I like everything to be clean and I also think that everything has a place. When I am at work I have to do the best I can while also consider that I work with a number of people and cannot control them all, although when I am at home I have full control.
When it comes to the kitchen I like to think that it is as clean as possible and that there is minimal amount of germs that spread across the kitchen. This is where I purchased Dettol surface Spray with antibacterial agents and I spray this on to the surfaces in the kitchen every time I have finished cooking to make sure that they are as clean as can be.
The spray helps to remove allergens and helps to kill almost all bacteria and viruses that can be in the kitchen, so that they do not spread to you food and around the rest of your home. It has no bleach in this product so it is perfect to use on the more used areas of the kitchen. You spray the area you wish to clean and then with a damp cloth you then wipe the area, you then allow it to dry, there is no need to rinse the side down as this is non-toxic.
The great thing about this product is a lot of cleaning products have a sterile bleach smell and this product is scent free, so not only is it working it does not leave a strong overpowering odour which can be overpowering and in the kitchen you only really want nice smells.
It can be used in any food preparation area as well as chopping boards, high chairs, changing mats, bins, fridges, sinks and toilet seats. In reading the back of the bottle it recommends that you do not use it on mirrors, fabrics, pained and varnished surfaces.
A 500ml spray bottle of this product cost just over £2.00 from Tesco and I would but this product irreguardless of the product cost as I think that it is that essential to any kitchen and the fact it can be used in other areas of the house makes it perfect. I know that my kitchen is in safe hands and that all those invisible germs are stopped before they multiply.
I can be a little bit of a hygiene freak and usually keep a bottle of Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleaner Spray in the house handy for cleaning up around the kitchen and after kids.
This spray claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria on surfaces which is great as it is good to know what you are using around your house is efficient and keeps everything hygienic. This spray is safe to use around cooking surfaces, I use mine on chopping boards and just generally on the worktops and table, it doesn't smudge and cleans my worktops up brilliantly.
There is no bleach in this spray, so it is also safe to use around baby high chairs and changing mats, when I worked as a waitress, we always used this spray to clean the baby high chairs and it always cleaned them up brilliantly.
I have found that this spray has a very faint fresh smell to it, apart from that, it is basically odourless and the smell of it does not linger for long after it has been used for cleaning.
To use this spray, I spray a little on the worktop or the surface that I want cleaned, and then wipe over it with a damp cloth, it is really easy to use and it does not take much spray to freshen up a surface.
You can buy Dettol Antibacterial Surface Cleaner Spray in Asda for around £1 from memory for a 500ml bottle. I think that this is quite a good price as a 500ml bottle is used often and lasts quite a while in our house and I find that I only have to buy it every month or so.
Overall I think that this is a great spray to use in the home. It kills 99.9% of germs and is really easy to use and is bleach free. Also I have found that it cleans up different surfaces in my house rather well. Overall I would give this spray 5 out of 5 stars.
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For general day to day kitchen cleaning we always tend to use just a basic spray cleaner but if I've been cooking with meat I always like to use an anti bacterial spray instead. If we're buying brand names we tend to shop at the lower priced shops and tend to pick most of our cleaning products up from Poundland or B&M. Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleaner Spray is one of our preferred brands but isn't always available, if it is though we usually stock up and it can be picked up at Poundland. In the supermarkets it's nearly £2 so it's worth getting a few in at the cheaper if you can.
The spray comes in a clear 500ml bottle which is handy as you can see how much of the liquid is left inside. The labelling is mainly blue and green with the well known Dettol logo making the product easily recognisable. There's a blue and red trigger spray top to the bottle which can also be unscrewed which is handy as every so often I do a big kitchen clean and take everything off all the surfaces and I like to add some of the liquid into a bucket with hot water as it makes cleaning quicker.
The spray claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including MRSA, Salmonella and E.Coli which does set my mind at rest that I'm getting a really effective clean. When using the spray if doesn't really have much of a scent unlike some which smell far too much of chemicals. The spray just needs to be applied to surfaces then wiped off with a cloth and left to dry. There's no need to alternate wet and dry cloths. The spray gets rid of any food marks quickly from surfaces even tough dried on marks. After use the kitchen is left looking and smelling really clean and my mind is put at rest that we aren't going to pick up anything nasty from our surfaces. I also like to rinse out the kitchen and bathroom bins with the spray just to keep them germ free.
Overall, Dettol Surface Cleanser is one of my favourite anti bacterial sprays as I've always found it effective and it can often be picked up from Poundland. Having said that though I never pay full price for this product and usually use another brand if I can't pick it up cheaply. I would recommend Dettol to anybody as it leaves kitchens lovely and clean and kills pretty much all bacteria.
Dettol is a popular brand that's got many years of experience in cleaning products, with an ever-expanding range to cater to various wants and needs around the house. It's one I trust to be effective and good quality, though it's the Surface Cleaner spray that I use most often as a staple product at home.
The Antibacterial Surface Cleaner is a multi-purpose spray that's designed for health and cleanliness. This claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria, including the Flu virus, MRSA, E.coli and salmonella, which is good to know. It also removes 90% of allergens (ie. dust mutes and pollen) which is why Allergy UK recommends it (and is in fact the only household cleaner they do recommend as far as I'm aware). It seems very effective at cleaning surfaces and ridding them of the vast majority of nasties, more so than other cleaners I've come across.
It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a nozzle spray that's very easy to use and makes easy work of cleaning. It depends on where you're using it and personal preference, but, for instance, you can spray directly on to a kitchen worktop, wipe with a sponge and you're done. The liquid comes out easily, it quick to clean with and leaves no residue, stains etc. I find it has a slight scent at times even though it claims to be odour free, but this is minimal and I wouldn't consider it a negative thing. Some cleaners can have a powerful smell that I wouldn't want near food preparation surfaces, but this is perfect for them.
This is safe to use in the kitchen and where food is prepared because it has no bleach, taint or odour, making it equally safe to be used around baby equipment also. What I really like about this is its multifunctional quality because it's suitable for several rooms and surfaces in the house. For instance : The kitchen (fridge, worktops, chopping boards) / Bathroom (toilet seats, baths, sinks) / Baby room (potties, highchairs, changing mats) etc.
It can be bought in a 500ml bottle or a larger 750ml one, and because they're very popular and a more 'traditional' product, they can be found in various stores. I believe a newer version is now available which has a fragrance of lime and mint, not that I'd change from this original one because I like it being fragrance-free.
All in all I would definitely recommend this. It's effective at cleaning, rids of germs and various nasties and is quick and easy to use. A staple product for my household.
500ml sells for around £2 (Tesco)
While I am happy to clean the majority of my home with hot water and elbow grease, I like to use an anti-bacterial product in my bathroom and kitchen. I have used Dettol disinfectant around my house for years, and so I trust the brand to produce reasonable quality products. The classic brown Dettol liquid has it's uses but it smells rather strongly so I tend to look for a milder product to use everyday. I bought the Dettol anti-bacterial Surface Cleanser Spray in my local corner shop for £1.29 - this is for a 500ml bottle.
The spray is said to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, including Ecoli, salmonella, MRSA, rotavirus, and H1N1 flu virus. It is recommended for most bathroom and kitchen surfaces, as well as nursery equipment. It can't be used on painted, glass or varnished surfaces, or on fabric. These restriction seems standard for similiar products, and I haven't found them to be too limiting.
The product comes in a mostly clear bottle so it is easy to see how much you have left. At the top there is a responsive trigger actor spray. You can twist the nozzle to lock the spray action if you have children around. One good thing about the spray is that it actually continues to work well even when there is hardly any liquid left. This makes it much less frustrating to use past the half full point than my last surface spray. The instructions on the back of the bottle are straightforward. All you need to do is spray the surface directly, unless it is an electric appliance, in which case you are advised to use it on a cloth. [I often use it on the cloth anyway for the reason I will explain below.]
The front of my bottle contains the the words "no odour." As the ingredients list includes perfume, I presume this is meant to refer to any lingering smell. The spray itself definitely smells when first sprayed, but it isn't overpowering. It reminds me of a much weaker version of the classic Dettol disinfectant. Even when I have used it to clean every surface in my kitchen, for example, I find that the scent isn't very apparent unless I bend close to the work surface. After an hour or 2, I can't smell it at all.
The spray looks like a clear liquid, although it is a little frothy when first sprayed. It is a very thin liquid, which means one gentle spray goes along way. This also presents a minor problem if you are using the spray on a vertical surface such as a kitchen cupboard door - it runs straight down the surface and puddles on the floor if you are not quick with a cloth. Applying the cleaner directly to a cloth solves that problem though. Most of the surfaces I use this on are not very dirty in the first place, but even so I am always happy with the result. I have used it on plastic and chrome mainly, and it performs well on both, leaving no obvious dirt, or streaking behind. There is no need to rinse the product off, even if used on a chopping board for example. This saves time, as you can leave it to dry whilst doing other things. How long that takes depends entirely on the surface really. The toilet seat I cleaned this morning was dry in 30 mins, the kitchen table top took about the same, but the cupboards doors took longer. Once dry, the surfaces do not feel sticky and there is no residue. I can't say that my family has stayed free of salmonella and the like due to this cleaner, as we did not fall victim to this before using it but I am happy with the results I can see!
I would recommend this to anyone looking for an easy to use surface cleanser with a low odour and a user friendly spray top. If you have a lot of painted/varnished surfaces in your kitchen or bathroom, it may be less useful but for me it is handy product. It is widely available and can sometimes be found in the poundshops, as well as supermarkets.
[This review also appears on Ciao, under my user name.]
Dettol is a brand I would usually buy but I think there are better or just as good antibacterial cleaners on the market which you can get for a much cheaper price in my opinion.
This 750ml clear plastic bottle will cost you about £1.30. It is in a spray format with on / off nozzle and trigger which you aim and then wipe over with a damp cloth. There is no need to rinse away afterwards though you may prefer to.
It will leave a small residue on the surace you have cleaned but the smell is quite fresh and nice and long lasting I always find when I use this. It's fine to prepare food on the surfaces afterwards and the liquid does not leave any aftertaste on your food as I have tried this.
The spray comes out in a fine mist but the trigger will cause some problems once the bottle begins to empty down tot he last half an inch or so. It will leave smears and it is not suitable for things like glass or ceramics.
The liquid I find is very harsh on the skin and it aggrivates my hands unless I wash it off completely afterwards. This does not happen with a cheaper alternative.
It's okay but I think there are better and far cheaper alternatives out there and you are probably only paying for the barnd name with this product so I would not really recomend it.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I brought the Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleaner spray for the same reason I'm sure most other people do, this is its claim to kill 99.9% of all bacteria rather than just cover it. It also aparantly kills 90% of all allergens including pollen particles, dust mites and pet deander. I suffer with very bad asthma and my biggest allergies that set me off on an attack is pollen and dust mites so that is important to me. The other reason I brought it was because it is such a reasonable price for such a respected and trusted brand name. I think its on sale at a few places at the moment for about £1 for a 500ml bottle but the most I think I've seen it sold anywhere is for just over £2. There are a many lesser known brands that charge a lot more than this and personally I trust dettol so I'd even be happy to pay a bit more.
I use multi-purpose surface sprays because I don't like having hundreds of jars and bottles in my cleaning cupboard when I could just get one that does it all, I use this spray everywhere. I can clean the bathroom, the kitchen sides, the cabinet doors, all the electrical goods in the kitchen including the toaster and the fryer and I will sometimes spray a little bit onto a cloth and use it to wipe the marks that the boyfriend leaves on the walls when he gets his bike out.
The spray can be brought from pretty much any shop that sells cleaning goods. Asda, Tesco and all those kinds of stores along with a lot of discount and pound shops. I think it can even be brought from some Icelands and they are not really known for household products.
The bottle is made from clear plastic, I find this very useful as I can always tell at a glance how much there is still to use or if I need to buy some more. There is a label covering the majority of the front of the bottle with the brand name, logo and a small amount of product information on it. The spray itself is a completley clear, colourless liquid which is still but will bubble if you shake it, this is probably not advised. You can see the tube that the spray travels through and this connects to a large blue plastic lid which is in turn attatched to a small red nozzle. The packaging is very simple but by no means unpleasant.
The bottle does state all the usual information such as its credentials, trusted by doctors, british allergy foundations seal of approval, ect, not to freeze, to keep away from children, its safety around food preperation areas and safety precautions like what to do if it gets in your eyes or you swallow it. The bottle does also say that it contains no bleach, no taint and no odour.
To use the spray you just turn the red nozzle so that it says on and spray a couple of squirts onto a surface. If its just a quick clean then you can wipe it off straight away with kitchen roll or a clean cloth. If its a bit more dirty than that, for example, if I fry food the oil will often spill out and get stuck to the surface, I refuse to clean the kitchen until I've eaten so by the time I get to it its often stuck, just spray the dettol onto it, leave it for a couple of minutes and then wipe away with a cloth. Sometimes you will need to leave the spray on for a bit longer, it really does depend what mess you are trying to clean.
I have absolutly no problems with this spray. Obviously I have no way of proving the 99.9% of bacteria claim but for some reason I do believe that it does this. Its not often that I trust a products claims wholeheartedly but my house always feels much cleaner after using it. This is much more gentle than a lot of other surface cleaners including some others in the dettol range and as it contains no bleach its perfectly safe to use anywhere. When my daughter is born and begins using a highchair I'll have no worries in using in on that.
It can also last ages even though I use it on so much because you don't need much each time to do the job.
My only teeny tiny thing about this product is that if you use enough of it then you will begin to be able to smell it. This isnt a problem for me as I'm a bit of a weirdo and love the smell of bleach and dettol, In my opinion the stronger the smell the better but this would probably make it less safe and children friendly, the smell really is minimal and you do have to use quite a bit and leave it on the surface for a little while but it is there.
I would recommend this to anyone, its safe and gentle enough to be used around children and although I have really sensitive skin on my hands it has never bothered that either. Also, it makes the home just feel cleaner. All of those who like nothing better than a clean home will know what I mean by that :)
Dettol anti bacterial surface cleaner can always be found in my kitchen. I like that it kills 99.9% of bacteria & viruses and removes 90% of allergens.
If there's a stomach bug going around I will be the only one in the family NOT to get it as I get obbssesive about cleaning everything with dettol. I will literally go right around the house armed with my spray and a cloth, spritzing and wiping down every surface in the house, from light switches, door handles and banisters to taps, worktops and even the floor! I can't help it!
I generally use it everyday in the kitchen for wiping over the work tops but if tea/coffee has been spilt and not wiped up it can stain the surface and dettol will not shift it, for this I use neat bleach and then spray with dettol once I have finished.
I like the clean scent dettol has. I like that I can spray a highchair tray, wipe it down and feed the baby.
It comes in a clear bottle with the dettol sticker on the front and also on the back, the liquid inside is clear and the top is blue and red in colour, the end of the trigger type head needs to be turned to the 'ON' position in order for the spray to work.
Spray it over worktops and wipe over with a cloth for a really clean finish.
I like it because it's a trusted brand, the adverts always show a mum using it and that is generally how I use it too.
I have used Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser since my children were babies and I still use it now that they are 8 and 7.
This cleanser is proven to kill E.coli, Salmonella, MRSA, Rotavirus, Flu Virus (H1N1) and is trusted by doctors to kill bacteria. It does not contain bleach it has no taint or odour and is safe to use where food is preprared. It also removes 90% of all allergens and has a seal of approval from the British Allergy Foundation.
It is suitable for chopping boards, high chairs, changing mates, fridges, bins, kitchen sinks, baths and taps and toilet seats.
As you can see from the above this surface cleanser is very versatile and very effective against a multitude of germs and bacteriums that could harm you and your family.
I know that we can't guard against everything but this has always made me feel just that little bit more comfortable that I am doing the best for my family not to suffer unnecessary ills because of germs left around the home that can easily be got rid of.
I normally purchase the bigger, bettter value pack (750ml) bottle which is see-through plastic with a large blue lid with a red nozzle which you can turn to open and close. The trigger is a good size and the spray is of a good strength and easy to direct to the area you wish to clean. The product itself is clear and the smell is very light and fresh smelling and after use things do look and smell clean which is very satisfying.
The spray once administered needs only to be wiped with a damp cloth and then allowed to dry. There is no need to rinse. You can use this to clean electrical equipment but you should spray it onto a cloth first before cleaning.
This cleanser is not suitable for use on windows, mirrors, fabrics, painted or varnished surfaces.
I often spray some of this into hot water and use it to mop my kitchen floor and it works quite efffectively like this. Obviously there are probably cleansers that have more harsh chemicals in that do a better job of shifting really tough stains but for everyday cleansing of your surfaces etc, this is unbeatable and together with the knowledge that it is safe to use around children and kills so many germs, this is a must have in my cupboard.
You can by 500ml and 750ml (the one which I buy costing around £2.99).
Thank you for reading. x
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I have not used Dettol products much in the past, as I am of the school of thought that a bit of dirt is good for you and Dettol to me was always the brand used by people who were obsessive about "germs". However, I have a 6 month old baby boy who shows his appreciation for food by smearing it all over his highchair, plus he has been a bit of a sicky child in the sense that some of his milk or breakfast often makes a reappearance onto his playmat! I had been using muslins to mop up after him and various products to clean his highchair, but I was looking for something that would eliminate the smell of baby sick, clean easily and was safe to use on items that he is likely to chew.
Enter Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleaner Spray. It claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and remove 90% of all allergens. More importantly for me, it is "safe to use where food is prepared" which I read to mean that it is safe to use on a highchair tray that will be chewed enthusiastically at the next mealtime. A 500ml bottle is only a couple of pounds, and I have only used a third of the bottle over 10 days or so, using it at least twice a day. The instructions say to "spray directly onto surface; wipe over with clean damp cloth and allow to dry". The handiest "clean damp cloth" that I have to hand are fragrance free baby wipes, so I have been using these in conjunction with the spray (Tesco or Boots own brand wipes). Used in this way, the Dettol spray cleans plastic surfaces very easily, with no scrubbing or elbow grease required.
The product claims to have "no odour" which is true in the sense that it is not flavoured with a lavender or citrus effect smell, but it does have a distinctive smell that reminds me of school bathrooms! It is not a strong smell though, you have to get quite close to the item you are cleaning in order to smell it, although I suspect it would be more obvious if you used the spray to clean your whole kitchen.
The instructions claim that the spray is not suitable for fabrics, but I must admit to having sprayed it onto some items that my son has been sick on, e.g. the hem of his trousers, and it has not done any harm. If using the spray for this purpose I clean off the sick first with a wipe then use a very small amount of the spray followed by another wipe, simply to remove the sicky smell. It works very well for this, so my front room no longer has a lingering odour of milk and yoghurt whenever my son has been playing!
The only criticism that I have of the product is that the nozzle could be easier to use - you twist the nozzle around to turn it from "off" to "on" but the words "off" and "on" are simply indented into the plastic, they are not picked out in a different colour. Trying to read the words when they are red on a red background, and begin with the same letter, is a bit of a challenge!
If there is any power in advertising, for me, Dettol had it cracked a few years ago when they had their advertisement showing a mother using a Dettol cleaner to clean her kitchen, including her young child's high chair tray. With a baby on the way, and knowing that a messier kitchen is to come in the years ahead, I have started to use this Dettol Anti Bacterial Surface Cleanser when wiping up spillages etc in the kitchen.
A 500ml trigger bottle of this product costs around the £2.00 mark, and I fortunately received a little sample bottle in a pregnancy kit, but have since bought a full bottle. Dettol is a very well known brand, and the fact that it claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses is a big advantage and asset of the product that they can make this claim. Some of the 99.9% that this product claims to kill includes e.coli, salmonella, campylobacter and rotavirus, although I cannot claim to be familiar with the latter two of these. I suppose in regards to children, the fact that it kills that 99.9% of bacteria that can lead to tummy upset, is again very attractive to mums/dads, especially as babies get older and put things straight to their mouths.
I particularly like the fact as well, that this Dettol spray is safe to use 'where food is prepared' and can be used on a wide variety of surfaces such as plastics, tiling and ceramics. The spray bottle can also be used directly onto the area and so there is no need to rinse off. I keep forgetting this fact, and go to wipe/rinse the area after applying the spray, only to remember afterwards that there is no need to do this.
This product is also non bleach, has no taint and no colour, as well as having no odour, and so there are no smells or smears to be left on the surface according to the product.
As well as the advert at one time showed, a mother using it on her child's high chair tray, it can also be used for potties and changing mats, and with all this coming our way in the next little while, I know that I will be making very good use of this spray, in a new capacity and feel very confident in it doing its job well.
Obviously its use is not restricted to simply being used by parents, and in fact, I used it earlier today, when there was a fly in our kitchen, and after using the fly killer spray, I then sprayed the several areas the fly landed on with this Dettol spray, feeling happy in the knowledge that the surface had been cleaned as well as possible.
On the front of the bottle, it also states that this product has been tested by doctors in regards to its ability to kill bacteria, and so again, there is added reassurance of its effectiveness.
All in all, I cannot recommend this product enough. At just over the £2 mark, it is not an expensive purchase. It gives you peace of mind, it is simple to use especially since you don't have to rinse the area that has been sprayed afterwards, and obviously the fact that it claims to kill so much of the bacteria that can lurk around that can lead to tummy upsets is good to know, even more so, if like us you have a child on the way, or already have children, and want to do everything to keep them healthy.
Kills germs / Non bleach, no taint, no odour.