Product Type: Ecover Household Cleaning
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All purpose is all around good cleaner!
Ecover All Purpose Cleaner
Member Name: SpiderDreams
Ecover All Purpose Cleaner
Advantages: Mild scent, great for allergy sufferers, good cleaning ability
Disadvantages: For very stubborn ground in stains, may need to add it neat and leave for a short while
While I always prefer more natural cleaners such as lemon juice and white vinegar, with three cats tearing about the place and a partner who takes clumsiness to a whole new level, I do something needs something a little stronger. However my distaste for nasty chemicals means that I always chose eco-friendly products where necessary.
The Ecover All Purpose cleaner comes in a shaped bottle with a squirt head. Some of the bottles (like the one pictured) come without the locking mechanism on the nozzle nose. This means the squirt is non adjustable so what you get is a strong mist. However you can get the same product with a different head that comes with the lock and allows for the adjusting squirt.
The grip is comfortable and the packaging pretty basic with the bottle being of a pale translucent plastic that allows you to see how much is left.
Good for kitchen surfaces as it has a nice spray range. Lightly scented but not so overpowering, which I find particularly useful since I have allergies that seem to trigger at heavy scents. It is also not harsh on the skin if you catch yourself with it so no real need for wearing rubber gloves while you spray like some cleaners need.
Cleans well, may need a stronger burst on really stubborn stains but mostly a quick squirt and the surface can be wiped immediately.
I also use All purpose cleaner for my floors - in the kitchen I have white (not a good colour for a kitchen I know) floor tiles and as I said with three cats who are great at knocking over their food bowls I am needing to mop often!
Using the refill bottles with the wide mouths I find just 2 capfuls into the mop bucket of hot water really does the trick, however again for stubborn floor stains I will often add the cleaner neat to the stain first while I am filling the bucket. Then by the time I get to it, the marks come off easily.
This is not a harsh cleaner so good for all surfaces but in the same sense for any stubborn stains you need extra squirts or a bit of elbow grease and a rough scrub brush/sponge to held release it.
I found it lasts for ages as you really don't need much to get surfaces or floors done which is an added bonus and they do have refill bottles that are pretty good for your money so you don't need to keep buying new spray bottles.
~Points to consider~
* I would recommend you purchase the spray bottles with the lockable nozzles, not only is this safer if you have children but to remove the spray head completely is a nice twist neck that doesn't end up with the squirt head pointing off at an angle - the one in the picture I found leaked a little around the neck.
A good all round cleaner that can be used on any surface, not too harsh on the senses or the skin. I would definitely recommend this to others, especially those who want to move away from harsh chemicals or those who have allergies.
Summary: Good all round cleaner, would recommend to those who want something less chemically.
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