Flash Liquid Gel (Crisp Lemons) I have been using the Flash Liquid Gel for almost a month now and I have to say it really is one of the best multipurpose cleaning products around. One squeeze of the stuff, goes such a long way in giving the house a brilliant clean, at the same time leaving a lovely lemony scent behind. In this current economic climate and with so much focus on being environmentally friendly, I feel, a bottle of Flash Liquid Gel should be a staple product in every household! After having made these claims, let me start at the beginning... Flash Liquid Gel is the latest is the latest innovative invention from the Flash brand. It is a multipurpose household cleaner and comes in a concentrated form of its former self. It stands out in three key areas'' that make it a leader in the market for similar products. Flash Liquid-Gel was also voted Product of the Year 2014 in the Household Cleaners Category Performance There is 2.5x more power in every drop compared to Flash Lemon liquid which means a more effective clean. Versatility Flash Liquid-Gel is multipurpose so can be used in any room of the house on both ?oors and worktops. Dosing Turn the bottles upside down, give it a squeeze and the cap will cut off and stop you over pouring. Since I started using the Flash Liquid-Gel I have put away all the other individual products I had been using previously. This makes the chores less tiresome and the results also seem quite long lasting. I usually squeeze the neat gel onto a rag and just whizz around and wipe down windows, window sills, mirrors, coffee tables and the fireplace. Then with another damp rag, (that I be carrying in the same caddy), I just go everything one more time. With two separate kitchen rags, I do the same for the worktops, unit fronts, hob, sink and taps. Then again the same procedures in the bathroom, for the bath, sink and shower enclosure. For the outside of the toilet I just squeeze a tiny amount onto some toilet tissue and give it a quick wipe and flush it away. For the floor I use the Flash Liquid-Gel diluted. Overall, I think the Flash Liquid-Gel is a brilliant multipurpose cleaner to have in the house and my most favorite thing about it is how it cuts through Greece and water stains with just one wipe! I will definitely be stocking up on this bad boy when it''s on promotion!
It seems to be a constant job cleaning and even more so in my house with dogs, cats, a child and a partner who leave a trail of mess wherever they go. I am therefore, constantly picking up new cleaning products generally every time I pop into town. My local town is complete with several bargain stores and I quite like picking up a bargain or two. My one bargain happened to be the Flash Liquid Gel which was on offer for just £1 per bottle. I think this was when it was first launched hence why the substantial discount of the price we see in stores today.
The now not so new product by Flash, the concentrated liquid gel as launched last year in a bid to provide a product that can not just do all the general day to day household cleaning but also save you a few pennies as being concentrated the idea is you won't use as much. A good idea? Well I hope so as the number of bottles of cleaning products I go through a year I could do with saving a bit of money! It contains a breakthrough Triple Action Cleaning Complex which is meant to lift dirt more easily and can be used on small areas where you directly pour the gel onto or diluted for larger areas.
The variety of Flash Liquid Gel I bought was the Blossom & Breeze which is a variety available in most of the Flash items. The bottle is quite small and round in shade but completely transparent so you can easily see the bright pink clear liquid. The top has a plastic flip top lid and within the lid, there is a device whereby you can only dispense a certain amount of liquid. The front of the bottle features the large 'Flash' yellow logo together with the product name. On the reverse, there is usage instructions, ingredients list, warnings and the contact information.
As I said above, the flip top lid has a devise within it which only allows you to dispense a certain amount of liquid per squeeze of the bottle which I guess is how you manage to use less of it as apart from being double strength but of course if you want to use more, you just squeeze the bottle once again. However, I found that just one squeeze of the bottle was more than enough to use in my mop bucket to wash the floors or to use cleaning my kitchen cupboard doors down. I guess it all depends on how dirty the item your cleaning is!
The variety Blossom & Breeze does provide a pleasant floral and fresh fragrance which you can easily smell when pouring under running water or once dissolved. However, this fragrance doesn't last once you've started cleaning but to me isn't a big thing and I guess it does make a change from other cleaners such as lemon or pine which I cannot stand. The liquid as said above is bright pink and transparent and has a consistency which immediately mixes with water and produces white frothy bubbles.
I've used this on a variety of surfaces as I tend to use it as a household cleaner. So that can be when mopping my wooden and tile floors, wiping down my work top surfaces, kitchen cupboard doors and woodwork. Now, I am pleased with the results as generally I find the cleaner can cut through most little marks (mainly tea rings on the side due to my other half making tea or paw marks from the cats where they have dared to jump up on the surfaces) and leave a clean surface behind without any residue or watermarks.
However, I have noticed on stainless steel i.e. my oven or hob it does leave a residue behind almost a slight milkiness to it which is eventually removed with a cloth rinsed under hot water. I've also noticed it leave a residue on my gloss floor tiles in the bathroom. Although it manages to remove any dirt or marks you can easily see a residue over the tiles which I have never had happen before with any other cleaner I have used.
I think the fact that it doesn't suit all of my surfaces doesn't mean that I won't be using it again as the fact that it can cut through the dirt on my floors from where my dogs have run through especially from the garden means that it is so much less hassle having to pre-spray it in order the mop can remove it. It is definitely a useful cleaning product to use as I do find I use less and my one bottle has lasted a lot longer than a general spray bottle.
Overall, although it doesn't work on all surfaces I do find it money saving and a useful cleaning product to have in my home. It saves me money, space on my cupboard and it does manage to easily clean the dirt and grime that my home can accumulate. 4 stars from me.
I normally buy the Flash with Febreze spray but a few weeks back I spotted this advertised as a new product in Asda. It was only a £1 so I got two one for upstairs and one for down. I chose this one and also the New Zealand fresh version. These gels come in two sizes 600ml and 400ml I have the smaller of the two.
The liquid comes in a see through bottle which is a similar shape to a washing up liquid bottle. It has a blue dosing lid which has a stop on it so it will only pour out one dose each squeeze. The product is described as a concentrated cleaner and Flash claim it delivers 2.5 times more power compared to their dilute liquids. Also as the product is concentrated it takes up less space and could be considered more environmentally friendly because of this.
This product is a multi purpose cleaner so it can be used throughout the house. In the kitchen I use this to mop the floor and generally wipe around the kitchen, to mop the floor you simply apply one dose to a bucket and mix with water. One squeeze of this is ample for an average mop bucket. The gel isn't as thick as I expected it was rather runny. It is a bright pink colour and made a nice pale pink water. Immediately you can smell the Febreze in this product. Blossom and breeze is a very floral scent, it is pleasant and fills the house. In terms of using this gel for mopping the floor it is excellent at removing dirty marks. My kitchen has patio doors leading to the decking and back garden and despite me having a magic mat it still attracts dirt as my daughter likes to come and go between the garden and the house. It dries quickly on the floors not leaving any residue and afterwards the tiles look clean and shiny.
Another task I use this for is wiping the hob and sink in the kitchen. My hob is stainless steel and it always has smudge lines on from where I have wiped it, this gel leaves the hob looking clean and mops up food splashes with ease. If I do spill anything on the cooker it doesn't really get a chance to settle as I clean it straight away so I can't comment on how good this is at removing baked on dirt. Flash claim on the bottle it does this with ease. It also leaves my kitchen sink gleaming I always wipe my kitchen sink after washing the dishes and the draining board as underneath my draining rack tends to get slimy (I have no idea why) it does a great job of removing this dirt.
Finally downstairs I use this gel to wipe over my kitchen cupboards and the worktop, for this task you only need a tiny bit of gel on your cloth or sponge as if you use too much you get a foam on the sponge and then you need to wipe the surfaces with kitchen towel or something similar after using the gel. As the pouring cap controls the amount of gel that comes out you can easily dispense just a dab.
Upstairs I use this gel for cleaning the house in general, I have used it in the bathroom when I used all my bathroom cleaner it is good at cleaning the bath and toilet, it also does a good job for wiping around my PVC windows and generally cleaning things like door handles and wiping the doors.
I am a bit obsessed with cleaning and I love this product mainly because of the smell. After cleaning the house it lingers on the surfaces which I like.
I would recommend this gel and I will certainly be buying it again, it is great for a variety of purposes takes up little space in the cleaning cupboard and smells really nice.
I'm never brand loyal when I buy cleaning products and often go for whatever is a good price. I recently bought some Flash Liquid Gel from my local Tesco after spotting a 400ml trial bottle for juts £1.00.
Flash Liquid Gel is sold in a clear plastic bottle allowing you to see the bright pink gel inside, I really like bottles like this as you always know how much is left. The front of the bottle shows the Flash logo and informs the customer that this is liquid gel with Febreze freshness and is an all purpose concentrated cleaner which is great for floors and counters. The front of the bottle also gives the fragrance which in this case is Blossom and Breeze.
The back of the bottle gives all the usual information you would expect to find on a product like this such as ingredients, directions for use and a few standard warnings.
The back also states that the liquid gel is 2.5 x concentrated in every drop and can be used neat or diluted. The bottle has a blue flip top auto stop cap so when you squeeze the bottle to get the gel out it will automatically stop when a single dose has been dispensed.
In my opinion the gel is a bit runny to be called a gel, on the other hand its not a liquid, the fragrance I chose is a clear pink colour and has a pleasant floral smell which to be honest is similar to a lot of other floral smelling cleaning products.
Directions For Use
Flash Liquid Gel can be used either neat or diluted. To use diluted you need to add one dose of 24ml's, which the cap will automatically meter out for you, into 5litres of water. To use neat simply apply it to a cloth or sponge. The gel can be used on most surfaces if they are washable but should be avoided on copper, brass and aluminium.
Price and Availability
Flash Liquid Gel is available from most major supermarkets including Asda where a 400ml bottle currently costs £2.48, Sainsburys where its currently reduced and Tesco who are selling 400ml's for £2.50 or 2 for £2.00. My local Tesco currently have this in Cotton Fresh and Blossom and Breeze.
I've used over half of my bottle of Flash Gel and have been reasonably pleased with it, I use it diluted mainly to clean floors or wash down paintwork etc. It cleans well and leaves a nice smell behind.
I have used it neat to clean the bathroom and it worked perfectly well leaving the bathroom clean and smelling really nice too. In my personal opinion I think the fragrance is too flowery to use on work tops plus you need to rinse with water after cleaning, I prefer a surface cleaner in the kitchen that I can just use without rinsing afterwards.
I didn't suffer any irritation to my skin after using this although I only used it twice without gloves. I like the way the cap meters out the correct dose stopping me using too much and making it economical.
All in all this is a good cleaner however there are lots on the market equally as good, some that don't need rinsing with water after using them, I would certainly buy this again if it was on offer but I wouldn't buy it full price if there were others cheaper.
Flash Liquid Gel Blossom And Breeze
As a BzzzAgent I was sent the Flash Liquid Gel, and after finding it so easy to use I decided to stock up on more of it. The product come in a small ish bottle (400ml / 600ml) and seems to vary in cost. I have seen the 400ml bottle range in price from 99p (an absolute steal) to £3. However the 600ml bottle is currently on offer at £1.50 at Tesco (with 400ml being £2.50 it's worth shopping around).
The bottle comes with flip top, an an easy to use dispenser. You literally hold it over whatever container you wish to dispense it into, and gently squeeze. I have had no issues of leakage with any of the bottle I have so far used, and I know one was knocked over for a few days. Personally I find this an easy way to use the product, and it seems to be a great way for anyone to gain access to it, so if you have issues using your hands this is the bottle for you. (However I can also see that it may be a little too easy for small children to get into it too - so don't be too complacent when storing it)...
The bottle claims to have 2.5 more power than - well I'm assuming the next strength down of Flash. Personally I can see this. I have used the product for many thing - such as mopping the kitchen floor - diluted with boiling water, and neat on the bath. The floor came up beautifully. When it came to the bath I used the product neat (my boyfriend uses soap in the bath, and the soap scum is a pain to get off). At first it didn't seem to want to come off, but after leaving it for a few minutes to 'soak in' the bath came up a treat.
I find it can be a little to strong to use neat in the kitchen, so mostly fill the sink with this (one squirt) and water before starting a clean down in there - this does help it to go further. It has proved to be beneficial in getting stubborn 'dried on mess off easily. (I'm thinking baking flour mixed with anything moist)...
The product states it should be kept out of reach of children, and eye contact should also be avoided (well there goes my plans to use it as bedtime eye drops then)... It also advises people with sensitive skin to avoid prolonged contact, I have to admit I did get dry hands from this - however I could have chosen to put gloves on, and as such feel this was my fault, rather then the products. It was soon mended through the use of hand cream.
The 'Blossom And Breeze' scent was definitely floral, and not offensive. However I personally favour the crisp lemon scent as it just seems cleaner to me. The product contains chemicals, and isn't for those trying to go organic, however the bottle can be recycled, and the fact that it is in a smaller bottle means there is less of a carbon footprint involved in the distribution.
Overall I feel the product is effective. I absolutely packs a bang for it's buck, and it will remain a staple in my cleaning caddy for a while to come.
If you were to shop in the Tesco superstore near to my home you would see me whizzing around at top speed with my trolley, as I cannot bear the weekly experience with the exception of the beauty aisle where I'll stop and take a closer look. Forced to slow down a few weeks ago at the cleaning aisle due to the parked trolleys blocking the aisle with their owners deciding it was the perfect place to stop for a chat, my eyes were drawn to one of the shelves where I spotted a vivid deep pink bottle. Taking a closer look I discovered it to be the newly introduced Flash Liquid Gel Blossom and Breeze, which is a concentrated all-purpose cleaner and keen to try it out I placed a bottle into my trolley with this review discussing my experience with using.
I consider Flash to be a quality brand and have been loyal to their Cotton Fresh for a good few years, as in addition to its superb cleaning properties I adore the clean and fresh aroma, which lingers for ages after use. Flash Liquid Gel is presented in a 400 ml transparent plastic bottle with a flip top lid with its appearance being very similar to a stumpy washing up liquid. It is claimed that the gel will deliver two and a half times more cleaning power in every drop with the 400 ml bottle creating a litre once diluted, which is the size of a standard bottle of Flash.
The flip up lid fits quite firmly on the bottle, so a little pressure is required to open to reveal the small opening. Whilst this is a multi purpose product and is suitable for use on floors, my main use is for cleaning the kitchen surfaces, sinks and the bath. Consequently, I do not use a bucket, as my cleaning products are decanted into a trigger style plastic bottle. I initially believed that I would need to squirt the liquid gel into a measuring jug, but when I studied the easy to follow directions for use together with the images, which are displayed on the reverse of the bottle, I discovered that after dispensing one dose, the unique style lid will automatically stop. As a result, adding the correct amount of liquid gel to water is a total breeze with no jugs to wash up afterwards.
The aroma of Blossom and Breeze is extremely floral and reminds me of the overpowering mixture of scents that smack you in the face you when you walk into a department store where the sales assistants are blasting every unsuspecting shopper with the latest designer whiff. However, after dispensing the liquid gel and mixing it with the appropriate amount of water with one dose requiring 24 ml, its intensity considerably weakens, which results in a much more favourable aroma.
Whilst the liquid gel can be used neat, I have only once used it this way, as I find that when diluted the results are highly effective. I find it much easier to use a spray nozzle, so that I can direct it exactly where needed such as around the sink and bath where I leave it for a couple of minutes before wiping the surface with a cloth.
Any trace of grease, grime and dirt is easily lifted away with minimal effort and no rinsing is required, which is the case when using the product in its neat format. As I am a considerable messy cook, I always have a mucky greasy hob to clean especially when cooking a roast and a quick spray on the hob, which I leave for a couple of minutes, is sufficient as the cleaner melts the grease, which is effortlessly lifted away with a damp cloth. I favour the fact that the aroma lingers for around an hour after using and I find it really satisfying when my houses emits that just cleaned smell.
Whilst I suffer with problematic skin on my hands, which becomes very dry and will often split and bleed along my knuckles, I cannot bear wearing rubber gloves, as I like to gently smooth my finger tips across a just cleaned surface to determine that any grubbiness has been removed. However, I cannot speak of any issues when using diluted although when I decanted the liquid gel for the first time a small drop splashed only the back of my hand and stung my skin, which caused itchiness although the discomfort disappeared as soon as I washed my hands.
In relation to the claim of two and a half times more power in every drop, I cannot speak of any difference when making a comparison with traditional Flash, which is as equally effective. The only improvement as far as I am concerned is that the bottle is significantly smaller, as it contains 64% less water, which obviously takes up less room and it is more environmentally friendly.
Flash Liquid Gel is available in a 400 ml bottle with a choice of four fragrances, namely Cotton Fresh, New Zealand, Lemon and Blossom and Breeze. I strongly suspect that in time, the diluted bottles will disappear from the supermarket shelves in favour of the smaller version. Tesco are currently selling all fragrances for the special introductory offer of £1 although their website does not advise of the normal price. Consequently, I checked out Sainsburys and Asda; neither of which has the product listed, so I am unable to make a price comparison with the 1 litre diluted version.
I will definitely repurchase if the price is right especially as I am doing my bit for the environment and creating more space in the cupboard under the sink. Due to the reasons discussed above, I can award nothing less than five stars together with a high recommendation.
I hope you found my review useful and thanks for reading.