“ Brand: Domestos / Type: Toilet Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
this is my first review. I've recently started my own cleaning business and therefore get to try all sorts of cleaning products so thought i'd start writing my opinions on them. Saying that i'm going to write about a product that i have always used myself around the house, domestos thick bleach. Domestos is probably the most well known brand of bleach and it has always used its slogan of 'kills all known germs, dead!' which probably installed it into me as the ultimate cleaning product around my house. Sometimes i do think that we in society are perhaps getting a bit obsessed with killing germs but when you have young children you can't help but want things to be clean. The good thing about this product is that it can be used for multiple uses around the house.
The product -
The bottle i normally get is the girly pink bottle. The bottle is plastic and 750ml in size and has the typical curved neck to allow for use in hard to reach areas like the rims of toilets. The bottle gives directions and precautions on the back and tells you all the germs that it kills. Domestos also claim its thicker than any other bleach thus lasting longer. This bottle normally costs £1 in sainsburys but is widely available in most shops.
How it cleans -
to clean my bathroom and kitchen floors i add a generous squirt of the bleach to a mop bucket of warm water. The bottle gives instructions to add two capfuls of bleach though don't choose to do this because i find the bleach ends up running down the bottle creating mess when you put the cap back on the bottle. Mixed with warm water the mop fills with bubbles. I find that when i clean the floors there are no streaks left on the floor which other floor cleaner i have tried have.
i like to give the waste drain and overflow in my kitchen and bathroom sinks a squirt of domestos when i wipe down my kitchen. I just squirt it into the overflow and the drain and then wipe it around the sink with a cloth before rinsing it away.
Kitchen surfaces -
i don't normally use this for my kitchen surfaces, i tend to use dettol spray for that, but i have used it once or twice when i've run out of dettol. I normally just squirt a blob of the bleach onto a wet cloth and wipe over. I don't really like the smell of strong bleach in my litchen hence why i don't use this much but it does a good job of cleaning my kitchen surfaces.
again i don't normally use domestos to clean the bath because i don't consider it to be a major germ hotspot so i normally use a cream cleaner, but i have used it once or twice on my bath. When i use this i squirt it around the drain and overflow like the sinks as well as a blob onto a cloth and then wipe it all around the bath before rinsing away. I would hazard caution using this if you have gold drains and taps because bleach will damage the coating of these.
i have used other toilet cleaners and still do if i see say harpic on special offer but i always return back my reliable domestos for cleaning my loo. This is the main germ hotspot in my opinion so i like to use domestos here in particular. I just squirt it under the rim and around the bowl. The bleach is very thick and yellow and i find that it so thick that it sometimes doesn't always cover the whole bowl so tend to squirt it around twice aswell as a squirt into the water. I like to leave it to work for a while so i either do this before i go out or before i clean the rest of the bathroom before returning to finish it off. When i come back i find that the bleach lives up to domestos claim of being thick as it is noticably clinging still under the rim of the loo which is where most germs gather. Then its a matter of a quick sweep with the toilet brush and flush it all away to leave the loo full of bubbles and the bowl sparkling. I sometimes use this on a cloth to clean the flush handle, the rim and the outside too.
My opinion -
i just use domestos normally for the germ hotspots of the loo, floors and sinks and i am confident that it leaves all the surfaces germ free. The smell could be better but its bleach so you have to expect the chlorine smell, though i advise ventilaating rooms when using this because the smell can be overpowering.
Making sure the toilet is clean is one of my big things that I have to do. There is nothing worse than going to someone's house and seeing that they have a dirty brown toilet full of germs honestly it is disgusting and when it is so easy to clean the toilet I can not understand how people let there's get in such a state!
All they need is some bleach regularly down the loo to stop that horrid limescale building up and have a toilet nice and sparkling.
My current bleach of choice is you have guessed it Domestos 24hr bleach I didn't buy it for it's 24hr bleaching qualities I got it because i had run out of toilet duck and this one was only a £1 in home Bargains so I thought I would give it ago. For my £1 I get 750ml of the wonder bleach which according to the back 'Used daily, domestos 24hr gives you and your family 24hr protection from flying toilet rim germs and is a powerful weapon against germs in the home' sounds good to me. The thick formula of the bleach is also suppost to cling to the toilet going on working even after the toilet has been flushed.
I use this bleach purely for my toilet it has the bent neck which means it is easy to squirt the bleach under the rim of the toilet and I do find that the bleach smell is still lingering even after I have flushed the toilet and then returned a few hours later, its not too strong but I do think that that is a good sign because normally bleach is gone with one flush. I think that because I can smell it it must still be there. I am not really and truly able to comment on how many germs the bleach kills or if infact they are all killed but I do know that with a daily squirt my toilet looks white shiny and clean the way I like it.
This bleach can also be used on in kitchens for cleaning draining boards, in plugs and sinks and can even be watered down for cleaning the floor but as I said at the start for me it is just used the for the loo and I use other products for my other cleaning needs.
I give this bleach 5 stars.
If you're frustrated at only being able to kill 99.9% of all household germs then you need to take a chill pill. ("Nothing is real and nothing to get hung about.") - Domestos 24hr forever! The manufacturer's proud claim is that Domestos "Kills all known germs dead!" - it's an odd phrase since if you kill all known germs then they WOULD be dead wouldn't they? Or maybe they would only be 99.9% dead? No matter.
Domestos is definitely one of the housewife's favourite bleaches - known for being amongst the strongest and the best. Domestos 24hr has a flush proof formula and clings to the toilet. This may seem laudable but I would rather a product didn't do this. I like to put the bleach on and then wash it off - all in one go. Many of us will have experienced frustration especially with those blue cleaners when streams of it cling to the sides and if left stain the bowl.
Domestos is most often used neat as a toilet cleaner but can of course be diluted to a suitable strength to carry out all manner of additional cleaning and disinfecting tasks. We seldom have it in our house and when we do, I tell my wife off if I see her use it in the toilet. We live in the country and have a poo digester and you shouldn't use bleach as it destroys the poo digesting bacteria. She does use it, mostly diluted, in the kitchen and bathroom from time to time and there is no doubt it is very effective. Be careful not to spill it because it is one of the stronger domestic bleaches and it will take the colour out of clothing. It's also best not to get it on your skin, for obvious reasons.
As a product, it is difficult to find fault with Domestos. It is strong and effective and provides reassurance that important surfaces are really clean. The bottle we have holds 750ml, is the traditional Domestos blue colour and has a child resistant cap. The bottle carries all the usual warnings that you would expect to see on products of this nature. It is an irritant and contains 4.8g of Sodium Hypochlorite per 100g. It smells really strong, has a viscous consistency and can burn your skin quite badly. It's nasty stuff so use it with care and with appropriate safeguards in place.
I used Domestos for several years, and still use it now from time to time. Whenever I do purchase it however, I feel guilty because I am conscious of the potentially detrimental effect it could be having on the environment. I am very interested in environmental concerns and will always go out of my way to prevent any unnecessary harm from coming to the Earth. However, I am also concerned about ridding my home of potentially harmful germs, so try to attain a balance between the two.
Domestos is a Unilever product, and is available in a 750ml container. It has a flattened cylinder shape, with an angled nozzle for dispensing the product, particularly under the rim of the toilet. The bottle is equipped with a child-prood cap, with must be squeezed at both sides then twisted to release the cap. The nozzle itself is fairly long and slim, so you can control application of the bleach to some degree. To use it you simple upend the bottle then squeeze to release a controlled stream of Domestos.
I do not care for the smell of the product at all. Whenever I squirt it into the toilet I have to hold my breath, as the smell of the bleach is such that otherwise I would retch. It seems to become worse the longer it has been left in the toilet bowl, although after the first few flushes the stench subsides somewhat. The bleach also seems a little too runny to me, so that the area of the toilet beneath the rim, where the most germs collect, is not exposed to the bleach for long before it runs down.
It is difficult to assess how effective Domestos is, as the germs it purports to kill are microscopic, so one cannot tell when they are present and when they have been eradicated. Domestos is said to kill all known germs however, and I do not believe I have ever contracted any illness as a result of the Domestos having failed to do its job thoroughly. That said however, I cannot prove this.
Domestos is a product that should be treated with extreme caution. It is very dangerous if it comes into contact with the skin or the eyes, and although it can be used to disinfect a multitude of surfaces such as sinks, bins and toilets, it should be used sparingly. Domestos has, I believe, always been an effective product for me, but there is no doubt that it is harmful to the environment to some degree, and I will continue my search for more environmentally-friendly alternatives.
Bleach is becoming a very important part of life in many homes, offices, building etc around the world, as human beings become increasingly aware of germs, and more intent than ever to keep their homes as clean as possible. It is used mainly in kitchens and bathrooms, in areas such as sinks, floors, toilets, surfaces, drains etc, to thoroughly clean them, and at the same time kill harmful germs.
There are plenty of bleaches on the market nowadays, ranging from supermarket own brands, through to the more stronger, well known brands such as Domestos.
Domestos Bleach is produced by Unilever, and is approved by the RSPH (Royal Society for Public Health. It claims to kill all known germs dead, which is a fairly huge statement to make!
It is thick bleach, and this can clearly be seen as it is squirted around the rim of a toilet, as the thick liquid spreads across the porcelain almost like honey!
Many cheaper bleaches are not as thick, or as effective as the likes of Domestos, and can be purchased for around the 60p mark (for a regular sized bottle containing 750 ml of bleach), as opposed to the £1:39 for Domestos in my local supermarket, although it is on offer for £1 very often.
Domestos claims to give 24 hour protection from flying toilet rim germs, which sound quite scary to me! It also has a flush proof formula which is designed to cling to the toilet, and protect it from germs even after the toilet has been flushed!
It comes in a dark blue (recyclable) bottle, neatly designed with a hand grip near to the top, just under the red nozzle, which is where the bleach comes out of. The nozzle is protected by a clear child-resistant cap, which is crucial to stop children coming into contact with the bleach. The bottle and nozzle are shaped in such a way that it is easy to squirt the bleach into awkward areas such as toilet rims.
Bleach is a powerful liquid, and is generally dangerous, and requires great caution when using. I am always very nervous when using it because if I splash it onto my clothing I know that it will remove the colour from the clothing, but also it is an irritant to eyes, and skin. If bleach is swallowed, or gets into the eyes, this is extremely dangerous, and urgent medical attention is required. The bottle does contain a lot of warning messages to alert the user to the numerous hazards.
As I touched on above, bleach is not only used as a disinfectant, but also to whiten clothing and other fabric materials. The bleach is usually diluted down with water, and then white clothing can be soaked in the solution to remove any stubborn stains, or just to improve the sharp 'whiteness' of the material. This is handy for flannels, cloths, socks, plain white T shirts etc. Although it is important to read the bottle before using the bleach for this purpose, as it should not be used on certain materials such as wool, silk, and leather!
Overall Domestos is one of the leading brands when it comes to bleach, it is thicker than most bleaches, and also more powerful, and so although it costs a little more, it is well worth it for the extra protection against all those harmful germs.
Thanks for reading
© L500589 2010
Domestos - a name which over the years has stood proudly for hygiene and cleanliness.
I remember growing up to adverts which above all, instilled confidence in this product by promising to kill all known germs and leave surfaces clean enough to eat from.
Now, even though I had grown up with this special knowledge in my subconscious - had I ever actually tried the product? Nope - never. I guess of the many potential reasons why, two stand out hugely. 1) It's always on the TV so is probably ridiculously expensive for what it is, 2) all toilet bleaches must be pretty similar and so probably all do the same job right? - Wrong!
I guess, since being flooded out of my house and perfectly pristine loo, I have been put into a situation where I have tested the cleaning ability of this product, and am astounded!
Not to venture too deeply into hygiene habits, but I use loo bleach daily, and tend to buy one of good quality, good price, but not the most expensive - I just see it as something which has to do a basic job, but because they mostly do the same thing I've not been overly concerned about which brand I use. For some reason, I never even bothered to check or consider the price of any domestos product before last week.
Now, my situation is this - I have had to move into a house temporarily while mine is being rebuilt, and while most of the house is great - certain rooms need some more attention. One of these happens to be one of the bathrooms which is not as clean as it should be!
I have been squirting Harpic and other cleaners into this repeatedly for two weeks or so, which has had no effect whatsoever. There's appears to be some strange colouring which will not remove itself, and I was resigned to thinking that this was the cleanest it could possibly get. So, when I saw this 750ml bottle of Domestos for £1 last week, I thought it was worth another shot!
So, I opened the bottle, and squirted the product into the loo - just as I would with any loo cleaner, and I kid you not - after ten minutes I was leaving the room so thought I would check on the loo - and can you believe - it was pristine and perfectly CLEAN! Within ten minutes!! I was shocked to say the least!
The bottle does state that cleaning continues during the day and after flushing. So far, it really does live up to those claims.
As a result, this product comes incredibly highly recommended by me. I am still so shocked that all it took was one application to clean something which weeks of another recognised product did not manage, but I'm happy that I finally tried it! Okay, so it does cost more than other products available, but after seeing physical proof of it's excellent I can see myself switching to it permanently - and telling the world about it too!!
Well, there was my personal encounter with it! Now for some important details about the product itself:
The product looks like loo cleaner, with a nozzle designed to squirt accurately at one angle (covered with a clear lid) and the name of the product clearly visible on the label. It is a dark blue bottle and clearly distinguishable from a distance.
The clear lid/cap is child resistant, and measures 15ml. This could be quite easy to open however, so depending on how inquisitive your youngster may be I would recommend keeping it someplace safe and away from children (if you have any).
Also, while the product appears to be used primarily for toilets, it is a bleach, so can be used either 'neat' (undiluted) or diluted for other purposes too.
NEAT - For toilets, kitchens/bathroom drains, and sinks
DILUTE - For floors and work surfaces (60ml domestos/5l water), dishcloths and sponges (30ml domestos/half bucket water)
As already explained, the cap measures 15ml which can help ensure measurements are accurate.
This product is called 'Domestos 24 Hour' and is designed to provide 24 hours worth of protection - and that even after flushing it continues cleaning.
Usually, with loo bleaches, I find that they are quite strong and can be smelt for a while afterwards. With this one, I did not notice any overpowering smell - it just squirted out and that was it. It does seem to remove odours though, which is an added benefit.
Disinfectant: Sodium Hypochlorite 4.8g per 100g
<5% Chlorine based bleaching agent, non-ionic surfactants, soap, perfume.
The back of the product provides the following contact details for a Domestos Hygiene Adviser:
UK: 0800 776645
ROI: 1 850 301 302
NI: 0800 783 5604
Thanks for reading, and hope all the mention of loos did not put anyone off!!
With all the different cleaning products that are around today we tend to buy a lot of different ones for certain things, whereas in years gone past we used to use bleach for cleaning most things, we now have floor cleaners, tile cleaners, bathroom cleaners to name but a few, so If you are like me and have an obsession with cleaning products you know it soon adds up over a month, so I look around for the best products for the least price. There is one product however that I always use and my mother always used and that is Domestos , and I refuse to switch to a cheaper brand.
Domestos has been around for a very long time and promises to kill all known germs and I would not have this confidence with cheaper bleach. I am sure no one enjoys cleaning out the toilet but with a little Domestos down the there every night I am confident that the toilet will be germ free and I wake up to a nice smelling toilet every morning.
I use Domestos 24 hr toilet cleaner, new flush formula, which is very thick bleach that when used daily promises 24 hour protection against all known germs and the new thicker flush proof formula carries on killing germs even after flushing.
I also use on cloth dishcloths and after watching a programme that told us that there are more germs on our dishcloths than in the average toilet bowl I now soak mine in a little of diluted Domestos every night and it keeps my cloths stain and germ free.
Domestos bleach can be used neat in toilets, kitchen and bathroom sinks and drains and diluted with water for use on floors, to soak dish cloths and bleaching whites.
Needless to say that this product is to be stored out of reach of children and wash immediately with plenty of water if you get some on your skin. Also make sure you don't splash your clothes with it.
For best results for keeping the toilet clean and germ free use after the last flush before bed every night.
Domestos 24hr toilet cleener can be found in all supermarkets and the average price is 98p per 750ml bottle.
This is a review of domestos 24 hour toilet bleach. Well i say toilet bleach but to be honest you can use the bleach all over the house in the sinks, worktops, drains. I personally on use it for the loo and for mopping the floors.
Domestos 24 was on at teacos on offer for 50p a bottle when i went so grabbed 6 bottles. The bleach is really thick so normally a bottle lasts me about a couple of weeks for an average 2 toilet cleans and a 3 or 4 floors a week i suppose. I've always used domestos having remembering mum using it always though i do like to also use in between cleans the green toilet duck for the lovely smell but i always have a bottle of domestos in the loo for a proper clean. But thats the only problem with the bleach is the smell in my opinion, but cleaning its great. I normally give the loo a squirt and lower the seat and leave before i take the children to school and return after an hour so. The bleach is colourless but thick enough to see that it has covered the whole loo bowl as well as hang under the rim where you want it to so to give it time to do its germ killing work. Its really reassuring knowing that domestos kills all germs and that it carries on even after the flush especially when you have young children. You really get the impression your loo is clean, fresh and germ free after flushing the bleach down away.
for the floor i usually add a 5 second squirt to the bucket and mix with hot water. The bottle has directions for use including floors but i found this sufficient. The bleach leaves my white kitchen and bathroom floors spotless and shining without any stickyness as i find with some floor cleaners.
I would definitely recommend this bleach. It kills all known germs all over the house not just the loo.
I normally buy supermarket own brand bleach as I just use this for pouring down the toilet and down plug holes etc. But my bath was looking a bit grimy and I had a read a review on Dooyoo saying how great a product this was for cleaning the bath.
This is a 750ml bottle of Domestos bleach which costs 99p. The bottle states it is very thick, thick enough to withstand toilet flushes! I can testify to this. It is light yellow in colour and has a standard bleach smell. It comes with a clear cap which has one of those child protection click functions on it, where you have to squeeze both sides of the bottle to open. This seems much easier to open though than other bleach bottle I have had in the past, so definitely keep out of the reach of little ones!
I was amazed at how well this product worked! I used it on my bath with a bath equivalent of a brillo pad and the grimy grey mark along the bottom of my bath has all but disappeared (another good scrub and I think it will be gone). The bleach was thick but not gloopy like the cheaper supermarket brands I buy. It was really easy to use and I didn't have to leave it on the bath for hours or scrub like a maniac!
You can also dilute it in water to allow you clean worktops etc. My next task is to try this on my bathroom worktops, which are white but a little marked here and there! I also used this on my white tiles in the bathroom and it scrubbed them up a treat. Considering this is only around 20p more expensive than the supermarket brand that I normally buy, it's safe to say I will continue to buy this bottle.
I first purchased this a few weeks ago as I had a money off coupon I recieved in some washing powder which gave me 40p off a bottle . Whilst I was shopping in Wilkinsons they had and offer on also where Domestos 24 was reduced also so I only paid 25p for the bottle which they normally retail at around £1 or more depending on where you shop . As I normally buy cheaper store brands I gave this a try instaed .
Well im very impressed as I have used it plenty of times around the house as you only need a little to do the job it states on the bottle . It does not smell too strongly of the bleach and they also stock it in different scents .
I put a little squirt in the mop bucket for the floors in the kitchen and bathroom which are lino and they sparkle and you do not have to scrub hard which is very good for the family home with spills and stains .
I put some in the toilet at night and flush in the morning and the bowl is always fresh and clean now with no use for other cleaners .
I will not go back to my old ways as this is great value for money and last longer than other brands and is of a nice thinck consistency .
Toilets. Its no fun cleaning them but its gotta be done. I normally use toilet duck or harpic depending on whats on offer at the supermarket at the time but i always make sure i have bottle of domestos on my toilet cistern for when i give the bathroom a good once over during the week. It must have been the years of the tv adverts of the talking germs,etc, that has given me the impression that domestos is the ultimate in cleaning the loo. Basically domestos kills all known germs, and when it comes doen to it, thats what you're looking for in a loo cleaner. To kill toilet germs.
Domestos has recently been rebranded to as domestos 24, meaning that it will carry on killing germs for 24 hours after you flush the loo. Its costs around £1 and comes in a vaiety of fragrances, though they all generally smell of bleach in my opinion. I don't personally mind this as i rather like the clinical bleach smell down the loo. I will add at this point that domestos can be used around the house for floors, sinks, etc, though i generally use other cleaning products in these areas, and therefore only use domestos in the loo.
Anyhow, the bottle advises you to squirt the bleach around the loo and leave overnight, thought bleach by its nature kills germs on contact, so i only leave it long enough whilst i clean the rest of the bathroom before flushing the loo last. The bleach is really thick and you can actually see the residue clinging under the rim after the flush, thus proving its germ killing capabilty.
Overall i like to use domestos because i get the reasurance that it kills all the nasty germs and keeps on killing them even after flush, which i think is important especially when you have young children beginning to take themselves to the loo on their own as i do. Even though im sure the likes harpic and toilet duck do just as an effective job killing germs.