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Brand: Fairy / Type: Kitchen Cleaner / Subcategory: Cleaning Spray / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      17.11.2012 16:13

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      Excellent product with more uses

      One of my least favourite jobs when cleaning my scooter is cleaning the wheels, there are so many nooks and crannies and getting down on your knees with a flexi wheel brush is a real pain so I thought I'd give Fairy Power Spray a try (I snaffled it when the wife wasn't looking).
      I gave the wheels a good spraying then left it for about ten minutes, when I came back the whole wheel was covered in a thick black greasy goo and I first of all thought that the spray had eaten into the tyres however a quick spray with the high pressure hose showed there was no damage to the tyres and the wheels were lovely and clean... job sorted.... no more bending, scrubbing and banging of knuckles.

      Another tip for you folks out there rebuilding motorcycles- put the engine casings into the dishwasher with Fairy dishwasher tablets , they come out lovely and clean. It saves a whole heap of time and money on degreasing agents.

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      08.12.2011 21:09

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      Won't bother buying this again

      Fairy Power Spray is an unnecessary addition to the dish cleaning regime in my honest opinion. This is just like having Fairly Liquid in a spray format with the usual on / off nozzle and 500ml will cost you around £2 or more depending on where you get it from. It is in a green sturdy plastic bottle but I honestly think it's a bit of a gimmick.

      The idea is that it is designed for baked on and hard to remove food. You spray the nozzle onto the baked on area on your pots, pans and ovenware and then leave it to stand from between ten to thirty minutes, depending on how caked and baked on the dried food is.

      Afterwards, you rinse off and then either wash the dishes as normal or put into the dishwasher. Either way, this does exacly the same job as good old Fairly does and you get no better results than you would just letting your dishes soak in a bowl of washing up liquid for about twenty minutes.

      I don't personally recommend this product as I think it is waste of money and just a ploy to get you to part with your cash thinkiing this will do a better job than normal washing up liquid. It won't I assure you. It has a pleasant enough smell in my opinion but is very harsh on the hands and skin and unless you wear gloves you will be left with dry and itchy skin after using it.

      Not recommended by me.

      Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead

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      19.07.2011 15:49
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      Good but not great

      I have to admit that I am no danger of developing an obsessive compulsive disorder regarding the cleaning of our house. This may make me sound a bit 'slummy mummy' rather than 'yummy mummy' but quite honestly I'd rather be doing something nice with my children than having windowsills you could eat your dinner off - after all, we have a perfectly good dining table for that!

      So, this review is written from the standpoint of what I would consider to be an 'averagely clean' householder - yes, I hoover, clean bathrooms, kitchens etc but not to the point of sterilisation.

      I have used Fairy Power Spray on an intermittent basis for a good few years now and overall I am satisfied with it. It is currently widely available from most major supermarkets and other retailers. Tesco currently have it stocked at a price of £3.06 and it would seem from a quick check this morning, that it generally ranges in price between £3-£5. As you can see from the picture, it is a trigger spray and the bottle is green plastic holding 375ml of product.

      I mainly use this to clean the cast iron racks and top parts of the burners from my range cooker - something I did yesterday in fact. I have also occassionally used this on roasting tins when the food is really baked on - however, I do find that generally, a good 10 minute soak in HOT soapy water does the trick.

      When I use this spray, I turn the safety nozzle to on and away we go! The spray itself is quite viscous and soon takes on a 'jelly type' appearance on contact. This is good in one way, as it stops the product just sliding off but, it also means you get a narrow spray when it comes out, so you can only cover a small area with each pump on the spray handle. It has a slight 'chemical' smell but it's not over powering and personally I wouldn't worry unduly about ventilation. I would describe it's fragrance as a super concentrated washing up liquid (which is probably in essesence what it is!) and not entirely unpleasant.

      So once I had sprayed all my various cast iron and aluminium 'bits' from the oven, I left it to work for approximately 20 mins. When I came back, some of the dried on/burnt on food had turned white and all the racks etc were still covered in their jelly like goo. That does illustrate the power sprays staying power as they were propped up in the sink, so weren't laid flat on a surface. Next, I grabbed my non-stick scourer sponge and gave all the pieces a good firm rub and rinse under warm water for a few minutes, wiped them with a tea towel and reassembled the hob.

      Now, I wouldn't say that the Fairy Power Spray removed absolutely everything, but it did a good job and probably removed 95%. I may well have got everything off if I had carried on to apply it for a second time (which it does state on the bottle that "very tough soils may need two treatments").

      As I said earlier, I have not used this on the internal parts of my oven - I'm afraid I am far too lazy to clean the inside and have a very lovely man who comes and does this for me :-) - or anything stainless steel. However, on the cast iron, aluminium and other metal items I have used this on it has always done the job to my satisfaction (but not necessarily others!).

      In summary, I will continue to buy and use this product as it does the job for me but I can only really give it 3 stars as it sometimes doesn't remove absolutely everything, it is quite expensive and you could probably achieve as good a result with some washing up liquid, hot water and a bit of elbow grease . . . that's if you aren't as lazy as me!

      Many thanks for reading.

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        08.10.2009 21:08
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        Excellent for getting rid of burnt on grease

        Opening my oven door earlier today and being slightly shocked at the greasy build up on the inside of the glass door, I decided it was time for a deep clean rather than just a wipe over with kitchen spray as per usual.

        I remembered that I bought this product a few months ago when I was having trouble cleaning my grill pan, so I dug it out of cupboard and gave the doors a good soaking. They are of the type that open horizontally so I could spray quite a lot on safe in the knowledge that it wouldn't all just dribble down onto the floor.

        Ths comes in a grass green spray dispenser bottle and carries the recognised Fairy logo. The instructions recommend that you leave it to work for 10 - 30 minutes but no longer. I have a confession to make, I went off around the house doing other things and forgot about this for a good hour until I walked back into the kitchen!

        Slightly concerned that my oven doors were about to start dissolving, I whipped on my rubber gloves and grabbed a cloth and started to clean up the spray, and with it came all that grease and grimy build up straight off the glass! The colour of the cloth was quite shocking, I hadn't realised it was that dirty!!

        After rinsing the cloth out with plain water and wiping the doors down a few times, I was satisfied that the residue had gone. I certainly dont want any of this stuff making it's way into my dinner!

        This got my oven doors sparkling and abolished all of those annoying tiny little burnt on grease spots that seem to cling to glass like cement. As for the original reason I bought this, to clean my grill pan, I had to use this a couple of times before it loosened all the grease.

        This is strong stuff, but very grimy surfaces seem to take a few applications to get them sparkling again!

        This is currently on sale at Asda for £3.76 for 375ml which I think is an ok price, as it's not something you would be using all the time.

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          03.06.2009 13:44
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          Fairy will restore your faith and your bbq

          We recently decided to get the barbeque out again as we had finally stumbled upon a patch of good weather.

          When we got it out the garage we realised that it had been left out in the garden for a while last year and wasnt in the greatest of conditions so in the current financial climate I decided that I would try to buy something to clean it rather thatn just give up and buy a new one.

          So when went to Morrisons they had Fairy Power Spray on offer, with 1/3 off, as I use Fairy for my dishes and my washing I thought I would go with this trusted brand.

          When I got home I started what I thought would be a long drawn out process of trying to eradicate the rust.

          I turned the nozzle from OFF to ON and pulled the trigger and nothing happened. I tried again, this time I thought something was trying to happen so tried again and out squirted this white foaming liquid. The smell was quite pleasent, similar to other Fairy products which are normally quite gentle so I dont not hold out much hope.

          The bottle said leave for 20 minutes and rinse so I thought this is really baked on so I will do that and then do another coat. The bottle warns this maybe necessary.

          I made a cup of tea and sat wondering if it would work. 20 minutes later I wiped of this brown yuck that had formed and to my amazement I could see the shiny metal underneath in parts. I quickly cleaned it all off (within a matter of minutes) and reapplied.

          I have to say I was not optimistic and thought that it would take a lot of elbow grease to get it shining again but Fairy Power Spray has worked wonder.

          I am wary who I tell about this product though as my husband thinks I spent hours slaving to get it gleaming and rewarded me with a visit to the beauticians for a manicure after all my hard work and for saving all the money we would have spend on a new barbeque so kept it quiet.....thanks

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            17.01.2009 08:35
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            Stick to traditional methods

            Usually if I have roasting pans or other overly greasy dishes to wash up or dishwash I pour a boiling kettle in them and add some fairy liquid, leave it to soak while I clear the rest, then wash up. I am always on the look out for new cleaning products and this one had been advertised quite a lot and looked like it took all the effort away with a simple spray - I definately needed to investigate this further!

            Currently costing £2.96 for 375ml this is not cheap. It comes in a green plastic bottle with nozzle spray to turn on and off - the fairy baby is wearing boxing gloves presumably to indicate how powerful it is and there is a picture of a gleaming cooker and sparkling pans.

            ***what does it claim to do***

            Easily tackle stains on grill pans, frying pans, saucepans, cooker top etc

            ***what do you do***

            Once your offending item - for example roasting dish- has cooled, you simply spray with this product and leave to work for 10 to 30 minutes maximum and then apparently it just rinses clean with no real scrubbing involved - it does point out that it may require two applications.

            ***Does it work***

            I was not at all impressed with this product and I have not found anything simply rinses away! Yes it does make it easier than just putting it in the washing up bowl and scrubbing from scratch, but soaking the item in hot soapy water for 5 or 10 minutes before hand does a better job as far as I'm concerned.

            The smell is really overpowering and as hardly any ingredients are listed I do wonder what it contains as I really wouldn't want to get much of this on my skin - it smells really acidy and far worse than a bleach product. It even warns on the bottle that it is irritating to skin and eyes, must not be breathed in and should only be used in a well ventilated area.

            As instructed DEFINATELY rinse your hands after using - best to use gloves in my opinion.

            Also, you can't use it on varnished wood, scratched non stick items, paint, copper or kitchen countertops.

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              01.09.2008 00:16
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              ***** Fairy Power Spray*****


              I don't bother using frying pans very often preferring to use healthier ways of cooking but when my friend came over she wanted to make fajitas so out came the frying pan which to my disgust had old bits of fat on it and looked as if it had never been clean.(Which when i asked about it found it hadn't as apparently it makes the food taste better ewwwww).Anyway a trip to Tescos to find a powerful spray was needed as there was no way i was using them the way they were.

              **Packaging**
              Comes in a green spray bottle

              **Directions**
              Says on it just turn the spray nozzle to the on position and spray,making sure that you don't leave it for more than 30 minutes or add water.After the time just rinse your disheswith water.

              **Does it work?**
              Described as for tough to clean pans,ovenware and grills.On the back it shows you what the product is meant to work best on which is roasting tins,saucepans and casseroles,frying pans and woks,grill pans etc .

              I think that this did a great job of removing the horrible old grease, the frying pan looked the way it did when i stuck it in the cupboard about a year ago. I also decided to use it on the oven and found to my delight it did a great job there as well. The only problem with it is that it was about £2.50 which i though was expensive but i don't really know how much cleaning products cost so this could be normal.

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              16.06.2008 16:37

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              fantastic product

              I must be a real saddo, but I love this product so much! I didn't believe it would be as good as the advert, however when I tried it on my meat tray, it removed the burned on food debris with ease. I do worry about the smell and caustic nature of the product a little, as it does smell strong.
              i use if for so many things, burnt food on pans, cleaning the oven door, and inside of the oven, cleaning the microwave, removing oil from the tiles in the kitchen when my husband has been mending his motorbike engine, cleaning limescale off taps and sinks.
              it is really easy to use, with a spray attachment so the spray can be directed onto the area. Waste is reduced by only using the amount needed and volume is easy to control. I always pack some when we go away in the caravan, just in case!

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              25.03.2008 11:49
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              I would not be without Fairy Power Spray

              When my cooker and roasting tin need a good clean I don't slave over them with a scourer and buckets of hot water. I just get my bottle of Fairy Power Spray and it makes very light work of even the thickest and most burned on grease.

              It is very easy to use. I just spray a good amount of Power Spray onto the surface that needs cleaning and then leave it for between 10 and 30 minutes to eat through the grease and then I rise it with hot water and it leaves everything sparkling and clean. It is a trigger spray so is very easy to get the Power Spray exactly where I need it and the spray is accurate too, I can turn it on and off on the nozzle between uses.

              I usually use it on my cooker hob when it needs a good clean but I generally wipe down my cooker every time I have used it so it doesn't get into a state very often. When I have been cooking with the frying pan my Power Spray is very good at instantly wiping up the little fat spots that have jumped out of my pan. The time I most remember is when I let my grandaughter help me to make lasagne, I had not noticed that she had dripped some of the mince mixture on the hob and also a little bit of the cheese sauce. I then used the hob again and it quickly baked the mince onto my hob and left a horrible bumpy greasy mess. Just 2 squirts of the Power Spray got rid of this when before I would have been rubbing with a scouring pad or even a Brillo pad for a long time and I would still have had to do it again the next day.

              I always use it on my roasting pans and glass Pyrex dishes now and I do not even bother trying to soak them and clean them myself because the Power Spray makes such short work of it. I very often cook honey and lemon chicken and that is a very sticky dish and it leaves my roasting pan in a big black and sticky mess. At one time I would have put off cooking this lovely meal because I could not face cleaning the tin afterwards but now I let the pan cool while I am eating and my Power Spray cuts through all of the baked on honey mixture and saves me getting sore hands through scrubbing.

              It is important to let whatever you are cleaning cool properly before using the Fairy Power Spray because if you spray it onto a hot surface you are left with a horrible white crust because the spray will dry onto the surface and this makes cleaning even harder. I accidentally left some Power Spray on my hob one day and switched the grill underneath on and it made a right mess of my hob and I had to use even more Power Spray to get rid of the original lot that had dried onto my hob.

              This also works very well on saucepans and gets rid of the burned on bits you get when you have cooked a stew and also on my grill pan because I use my grill to cook fish quite a lot. It is very good at getting rid of cooking smells on my pans as well, but be careful if you spray it onto your stainless steel sink because it will leaves marks on there which take a lot of scouring to get rid of them, also there is advice on the bottle that tells you not to use it on painted items, copper or varnished wood.

              I always make sure my kitchen windows are open before I use this because it sometimes makes me cough when my asthma is particularly bad. I sometimes take my pans into the garden and spray them out there to keep the smell out of the house. It hasn't got a bad smell really but because it works so quickly and effectively there is a definite chemical smell in the spray that is not actually horrible but I wouldn't want the smell to linger too long.

              Fairy Power spray has recently come down in price and now costs about £2 a bottle, it used to be nearer £3 when I first started buying it. A bottle lasts me for about 1 month providing I am not too messy in the kitchen but I have been known to get through a bottle in less than a week before when I have done a lot of cooking for a party.

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                17.07.2007 20:54
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                poor option, hard work, awful smell

                Fairy power spray - for tough to clean ovenware and grills. Pah!!! either my pans are past it or this stuff aint so hot!!! plus it managed to remave the non stick coating on one pan, without actually getting the tougher bits of dirt off!!!

                claims that it easily tackles burnt and baked on food problems. Now if by easliy it means that you also build up muscles on your arm like arnie, then they are quite right in what the say. Now, i know that there is never going to be an effort free way of cleaning off stains like this, but i have tried better than this!!

                sciency bit - contains less than 5% nonionic surfacants, polycarboxylayes, and a perfume(this is not noticeable to me as it smells really bad when you use it.).


                turn the nozzle to on
                spray on the surface in question.
                leave, but not for more than 30mins
                rinse with water, or put in dishwasher
                make sure appliances thouroughly rinsed
                Very tough stains may need two treatments.

                do not use on - varnished wood, old or scratched non-stick, paint, copper, kitchen countertops, appliance lettering.
                No bleach in the formula it uses active oxygen to attack the stain, breaking it down and(supposudly) makes it easy to wash away

                Now if you want my opinion, it does not do exactly what it says on the tin(sorry ronseal!!) and is a very hard way to go about cleaning those tougher stains. Also i found that no matter how much you rinse, it left a residue there, and also the smell in the kitchen after, despite smelling clean, was not pleasant.

                Quite cheap at in or around the £2 mark, but this is not important as it ends up costing you more when you have to go and buy something else to fix the problem. Avoid at all costs. G

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                  24.03.2007 17:01
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                  An expensive way to clean

                  I frequently scour the supermarket aisles for cleaning products, because for some reason they do hold a certain fascination for me. On one of such perusals, I saw this product and having seen it advertised many times, decided to give it a try...
                  I believed, I bought. Superb marketing or am I just a sucker for promises?

                  THE PROMISE
                  Fairy Power Spray for tough to clean pans, ovenware and grills (got plenty of those). Easily tackles burnt and baked on food problems (even more of those).
                  You use it on foodstuffs...grease, fried food, roast, meat, fish, sauces (preferably AFTER they have left the dish). The product can be used on roasting tins, saucepans, casserole dishes, frying pans and woks, hob tops (traditional and ceramic), glass surfaces, grills, bbqs, ovens inside and outside) and microwaves.
                  It's a miracle worker!!

                  WHAT DO I DO?
                  Firstly, allow hot dishes to cool. This warning I cannot understand. Why would you start to clean your dishes before you've eaten?
                  1. Turn the nozzle onto the "on" position (yes...) and spray.
                  2. Leave to act for 10-30 minutes. However, it comes with a severe warning, NOT more than 30 minutes.
                  3. Rinse with water or put into a dishwasher and wash.
                  4. Remember very tough stains may need more than 1 application.
                  It cannot be used on varnished wood, old or scratched non stick, paint, copper, kitchen tops and appliance lettering.

                  DOES IT WORK?
                  I used the product exactly as it told me to and at first it did a very good job of looking as though it was lifting the debris. However, rinse it away, I think not. Either the stuck on food is more stuck on my dishes than is normal (quite possibly) or it's just not as great as it claims to be. I go for the latter. The grease did lift but the more difficult baked on food didn't lift without alot of scraping, just as would have happened with my normal washing up liquid (which happens to be Fairy). It does have a pleasant clean smelling smell but is very drying on your hands if you don't wear gloves (the rubber type) and I don't think it works. I think I will stick to the old bleach or washing powder in the dishes and then a good old scrub rather than this expensive pre scrub product.

                  DANGEROUS BITS
                  Irritating to eyes and skin.
                  Keep out of reach of children.
                  In case of contact with eyes rinse immediately and seek medical advise.
                  If swallowed seek medical advise.
                  Do not breathe spray and use in well ventilated areas.
                  Always rinse hands after use.
                  Avoid prolonged contact with skin.

                  PRICE
                  Just under £2.00 but on special offer in a few shops. I think price not really too relevant as it tends to change from store to store depending on promotions.

                  INGREDIENTS
                  In case of allergies: less than 5% nonionic surfants, polycarboxylates

                  WEBSITE
                  www.fairy-dish.com
                  Lots of tips for getting rid of tough problems eg scrambled egg. Before and after pictures (which came first?), and a real in depth explanantion of how it works as opposed to normal washing up liquid.

                  MADE BY
                  Proctor and Gamble
                  Tel 08003285901 (UK)
                  1800535640 (ROI)

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                  Simply spray onto greasy pots and pans, leave for 20mins and rinse off! / Do not use on paintwork or leave on surfaces over 30 minutes