“ Brand: Dettox / Type: Kitchen Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
~ ~ It’s amazing that my wife and I get on at all you know! It really is! I’m basically a tidy person, who likes a place for everything, and everything in its place, and loathe mess and dirt about the place! She, on the other hand, would quite happily live in a house that at times resembles the aftermath of a nuclear explosion, so untidy is she by nature. It’s so bad, that at times I simply refuse point blank to get into her car unless she cleans it out first! I’m not so bad as I used to be when it comes to cleaning, which at one time of my life came close to becoming something of a compulsion. I wouldn’t want to be with ‘herself’ around, or I’d very quickly end up in the loony bin! But one thing I am a stickler for is hygiene in the kitchen. (and generally about the house) Having had a dose of food poisoning twice in my life, I can tell you that it’s not an experience I would recommend to anyone! (nasty, so it is!!) So we now have a good working arrangement in the ‘mad cabbie’ household. My missus does the cooking, and I do the washing up and cleaning of the kitchen. ~ ~ That’s how I came to buy the product that is the subject of this opinion, ‘Dettox Anti-Bacterial Kitchen Cleaner’. As a general rule, I would wipe down the kitchen worktops and cooker with a damp cloth and my favourite washing up liquid, ‘Fairy’. But after reading an article somewhere that stated that damp cloths tend to be a haven and very friendly environment for all sorts of horrible wee germs, I began to get worried, and look around for an alternative. As per usual, it was my wee lass who came up with the solution, while we were out doing the weekly shop in the supermarket. “Look Dad. Here’s a cleaner for the kitchen that kills all the germs as well. And it’s only €2.60!” ~ ~ Dettox Anti-Bacterial Kitchen Cleaner comes in a c
lear plastic bottle which holds 500ml of the yellowish detergent, and which has a spray nozzle on the top for easy application. The one I purchased is ‘Citrus Scent’, which smells of, eh…citrus! The advertising blurb on the back of the bottle states, “Cuts through grease and kills bacteria”. “Streak free shine” “Kills bacteria such as Salamonella, E-coli, and dangerous Staphyloccus and Streptococcus.” Well, I know that Salamonella is something that you get from undercooked chicken and meat, and I’ve heard that E-coli is a nasty little bugger as well, but I can’t say I’ve ever heard of Staphyloccus or Streptococcus. But no doubt they aren’t too pleasant! You simply spray it on neat to the surface you are cleaning, and wipe off with a CLEAN damp cloth. No need to rinse it off afterwards with water. The first test it got in our household was the top of the cooker, and the surrounding area. I’m a terrible fella for the old fry-ups, and it’s a strange morning when I don’t sit down to a full Irish breakfast with all the trimmings. Of course, this means that the cooker and surrounding area tends to get fairly manky with grease. So on went the Dettox. A few seconds later and hey presto, no more grease, and a lovely clean cooker, with a fresh disinfected smell as an added bonus . In short, this stuff does clean all your kitchen surfaces very effectively, and also gives you the added reassurance that you have got rid of all the wee nasty bugs that can tend to hang about the place as well. Even ‘herself’ remarked how clean and fresh smelling the kitchen was recently, so it must be good stuff! I’ve even started to use it in the bathroom as well, and it does a cracking job of the wash hand basin and bath, and all the surrounding tiles. And all relatively streak free, as it states on the bottle! <
br>~ ~ One or two warnings that I should mention before I wrap up the opinion. It’s recommended that you avoid prolonged contact with the skin, and most definitely keep it away from the old peepers, (eyes) and that you never be tempted to swallow the stuff. For that reason, they also recommend that you keep it well away from little uns, who don’t appreciate that brightly coloured liquids in bottles aren’t always good to drink! And if you’re going to use it on painted surfaces, they reckon you should test it out on a small area first, and NEVER use it on eating utensils, plates, glasses, varnished wood surfaces, or acrylic plastics. (what are they?) ~ ~ It’s made by Reckitt Benckiser in Swindon, available in most shops and supermarkets, and comes highly recommended by the ‘mad cabbie’. ~~~~~~~~~~~~
I first bought Dettox Antibacterial kitchen cleaner because it was on offer in out local Wilkinson's store, and I liked the yellow bottle. I suppose that sounds as if I fell for the packaging. Well, I guess I did. I had just redecorated my kitchen and the yellow bottle was exactly right. It wasn't until I got it home that I remembered that kitchen cleaner, plus water, equalled work. At least that's what I thought as I started the task of washing down work surfaces and cupboard doors. It turned out to be much easier than I had thought. This cleaner cuts through grease and dirt with the minimum of effort and, let's face it, life's too short for housework. The job was done in no time. I also have a rather large dog with permanently mucky paws. I don't know how he does it but he even finds mud on dry days. The tiles on my kitchen floor are white so you can imagine the state they get into. I usually need a scrubbing brush but this cleaner, dilutes in hot water lifted the dirt in no time at all. The smell is fresh and clean too! I don't bother buying a seperate bathroom cleaner as I find this one just as good at cleaning sinks, baths and bathroom tiles. Housework is much easier with this product and, what's more, everybody knows you been busy when they smell that fresh, clean fragrance. You can now have a sparkling kitchen without having to do a lot of work. Put down the elbow grease and get out the Dettox kitchen cleaner.
I use anti bacterial sprays and wipes everywhere! I'm not fond of dusting (well, who is?!) so I tend to use an anti-bac spray instead, it cleans away the dust instead of wafting it about and makes sure all your surfaces are free from germs too. It's especially good if your child or someone else in your family has asthma or a dust allergy too. I use Dettox anti-bac spray on all my baby's toys. His Graco Fun rock, highchair, changing mat and everywhere! Kitchen table, fridge, microwave, sink, toilet and bath. Use it everywhere, I do!
I like to try new cleaning products and I generally don't stick with one or the other (a bit like hair conditioners...) However this is one I will keep buying again and again. The Dettox antibacterial "Dual action kitchen cleaner" comes in a handy bright yellow spray bottle. I use it allround the house (baths, toilets) but it's in the kitchen it is at work most of the time. It shifts greasy deposit like nothing else (unless you use the irritant and caustic oven cleaner foams) - even my mother-in-law of 63, who's got a lifetime of housework behind her was impressed. Haven't tried it on the bicycle chain yet though...