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Flash all purpose cleaner with Febreze comes in a variety of scents. There is lavender which is purple, cotton fresh which is blue, blossom and breeze which is pink and New Zealand springs which is green!
~ Price and packaging ~
I purchased a bottle of the New Zealand springs fragranced cleaner a while ago, but it is currently reduced from £2.29 to £1.50 in Asda for a 1 litre bottle.
The bottle is tall, quite flat and has a handle to make it easier to carry (like a bottle of milk). It is clear plastic with the Flash and Febreze logos featured on the label on the front of the bottle and a small picture of a New Zealand spring.
The back of the bottle has a smaller label on which reads 'All-Purpose Cleaner to leave your home smelling as clean and fresh as it looks.'
~ Use ~
The product can be used neat and rinsed off or diluted. The back of the bottle advises to dilute 2 caps of the product (60ml) in 5 litres of water.
I have used it both neat and diluted.
The product is a lovely bright green colour, but when I tip it out onto a sponge or into a bucket it appears a neon yellow sort of colour. It smells very strongly, but it is a fresh, citrusy scent - not a chemical smell.
~ My experience ~
I use this product diluted to mop my floors and I always find it makes my house smell lovely and it makes my floors look and feel clean. I use it on my bathroom tiles, my kitchen floor and my laminate flooring in our front room. It doesn't take much effort to remove any muck or marks. One swipe with the mop and the floor is clean! I also find that the scent lingers for a while after using it.
I also use Flash all-purpose neat on my bath, sinks and kitchen worktops and I have found it to easily remove stains such as coffee with minimal effort. I find it is best to tip out onto a sponge/cloth and apply a small amount so that it is easier to rinse off than if you pour a large amount direct onto a surface. I love the effect it has on my sinks - leaving them sparkling.
~ Warnings ~
There is a warning on the back of the bottle 'Not suitable for non washable surfaces eg. Untreated or oiled wood). Avoid use on aluminium/copper/brass. If doubt: test on hidden area. Use diluted on painted/varnished surfaces.'
There are also warnings to keep away from children, keep away from eyes, to rinse and dry hands after use and people with sensitive/damaged skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product.
~ Overall ~
I would definitely use this product again. Flash is a brand I trust and I love the scent that Febreze has brought to this product. I don't think I would try any of the other scents unless this one was unavailable as I really like it and don't think the other ones sound as appealing.
This product makes your sinks sparkle and your floors look as good as new. It makes your home look, feel and smell cleaner and fresher.
I bought this when it was on special offer at just £1. The bottle I have is in a squirty bottle rather than the one shown in the picture, and it is a pretty decent sized one at 500mls.
The bottle is just clear, with a label on the front giving the price and what the item is, and a label on the back with instructions and also the dangers. The bottle is full to the top of a blue liquid, which does actually look pretty clear when you do spray it.
To use this is quite simple, they do say its all purpose but I do only use this on my kitchen surfaces, I just spray a little bit on the unit and wipe it with a damp cloth. I will say sometimes when there is a really bad stain on the side it can take a little bit of elbow grease also, but this does mainly get all marks off with just a little wipe.
When you use this it does smell pretty nice and the smell lingers in your kitchen for quite a while, so besides cleaning the kitchen it also leaves the kitchen smelling nice. I would recommend this to use to anyone as it is a really good product, cleans well and smells lovely.
Febreze is popping up in several different household products now and I recently bought some Flash All Purpose Cleaner with Febreze Freshness from my local Asda. I was drawn to the Blossom and Breeze option as the liquid is pink and it was reduced.
Flash all purpose cleaner is sold in a plastic bottle which allows you to see the liquid inside, I personally like bottles like this where I can see when I'm running low. The bottle has a cut out handle in it making it easy to lift and pour and a blue screw top lid that doubles up as a measure if you are diluting the Flash liquid. The label on the front informs the customer that Flash with Febreze has 3 x longer lasting freshness.
The back of the label gives the ingredients and the directions for use. These are 2 capfuls diluted into 5 litres of water or it can be used neat straight onto a sponge.
There are a few standard warnings such as avoid contact with eyes, broken or irritated skin and of course keep it away from children. There is also a warning not to use the Flash all purpose cleaner on any untreated or oiled wood, aluminium, brass and copper. I do tend to suffer from sensitive skin but have had no problems using this product.
This 1.4 litre size of Flash all purpose cleaner is £2.80 but was on offer when I bought mine, at the time of writing Tesco currently have this reduced to £2.00. Flash blossom and breeze has a lovely fresh summery fragrance.
I mainly use the Flash all purpose liquid for floors, a lot of our house is laminated so a good floor cleaner is essential. I find the Flash dilutes into a slightly bubbly liquid but certainly not too soapy. It removes marks from my floors with relative ease including muddy paws all over the kitchen from my 3 fur babies. I like the fact that when used as a floor cleaner this doesn't leave any streaks or water marks but it does leave a lovely fresh floral fragrance everywhere its used. This is the Febreze freshness and it certainly lasts well. I can still smell it in my house more than a day later after washing the floors.
I have used the Flash all purpose liquid for other things such as washing paintwork and it works equally as well. I have on occasion also used it neat to remove marks from my work surface or bath, while it does a perfectly good job on things like this I tend not to use it very much as you do need to rinse it off. Not too much of a problem in the bathroom but in the kitchen I like to just be able to clean and go without rinsing.
I'm pleased with my Flash with Febreze freshness, it has proven to be a good cleaning product but also it leaves my home smelling sweet and fresh for a good number of hours.
I will definitely be using this again.
Floor cleaning isn't so much of a biggie since we got rid of our dog a couple of years ago, but when we moved into this house back in December I realised that I was really going to have to keep on top of the cleanliness of the laminate flooring which is practically throughout the whole house. I bought Flash with Febreze simply because it was on half price offer in Morrisons, making a 1 litre bottle just 74p. I'm a sucker for these half price promotions when it comes to cleaning stuff as it gives me a chance to try brands I would usually bother with, and I'm so glad I tried this All Purpose Cleaner as it's absolutely excellent.
I mainly use it as a floor cleaner as I buy other products for cleaning the worktops and other surfaces. Flash with Febreze has a gorgeously fresh fragrance (Cotton Fresh), one of those scents that doesn't precisely perfume your room but banishes all mustiness and any nasty niffs that may have developed. The addition of the Febreze helps this aspect of the cleaner as it neutralises bad smells, although to be honest it doesn't work as effectively as if you bought the standard trigger bottle of Febreze but I basically bought this to test as a cleaner so the added scent benefits are simply a happy addition.
You need only one capful of Flash for around 5 litres of water, I can't be 100% authoritative on this point as I don't measure out things like this - and my bottle is missing its back panel so can't check the exact dosage instructions but I know two caps is enough for my (slightly larger than average) mop bucket. The beautiful aqua colour of this Flash makes me think it's not going to be as powerful as other Flash products, I don't know why but assume I automatically class this particular product as a fragrancer rather than a cleaner. That's completely wrong though as the excellent cleaning abilities of Flash are still here, it's just that this Febreze version also works to clear the room of any odours which develop over time.
My floors literally sparkle after mopping with a diluted amount of Flash; it removes marks such as coffee drips, dirt trekked in from outside and general toddler dirt - in fact I don't think it's ever let me down when it comes to getting rid of visible dirt. I tend to buy whatever floor cleaner is on offer and some do struggle with certain floor stains, the Tesco standard range version is the one that immediately springs to mind as it will bizarrely remove all marks from our flooring apart from Heinz veg soup drips. It's really weird, I've seen it cut through black oil when Mark walked it through the kitchen (wa**er) and it's also removed Sharpie doodlings plenty of times when Hollie has got a bit carried away. But a small splodge of dried soup defeats it completely and has it scurrying away in embarrassment.
Not this Flash though, it succeeds on everything I've ever tried it on. You can also use this neat as a general cleaner around the home; personally I don't as the bottle format is inconvenient, but I have since bought the spray version of Flash with Febreze and am also very happy with that. I've noticed my hands get dry after I've been in contact with this product and I always need to use a hand cream afterwards, this is unusual for me as I don't usually react to cleaning products so it must be a harsher formulation than the scent would make you think. I definitely recommend gloves for this one.
As I only need to use such a small amount for each bucket full of water a bottle seems to last forever. I have to mop at least two rooms a day (I refuse to do the whole house everyday) and a litre bottle will last me for around three weeks, which is a huge improvement on my previous floor cleaner which I had to replace on a weekly basis, making this actually more cost effective in the long run despite the product being so much more expensive initially.
When I first saw this Flash cleaner with Febreze, I have to admit I was ridiculously excited. Flash and Febreze? Why had nobody thought of this before?! I don't usually splash out on branded cleaners for every day use as I can't afford it (there are some exceptions though and I can't resist a special offer, hence my cleaning cupboard is bursting with stuff!) but I have been using it for a while now since it's available in Poundland, where a 500ml bottle is £1, naturally.
It comes in an opaque plastic bottle with a blue screw cap and the liquid itself is blue as well. I think blue is such a good colour for cleaning products, it's so fresh! The front label tells us this is 'cotton fresh' Flash with Febreze freshness. The cap can be used to measure out the cleaner if you are diluting, the label tells you it holds 30ml and it can be used on any hard washable surface but always check on a hidden area if you are unsure. You can use it neat, in which case rinsing is required but If you dilute it to use no rinsing is needed. The usual safety warnings apply for this product and those with sensitive or damaged skin should exercise caution, avoid eye contact and rinse your hands after use.
I generally dilute it into an empty and cleaned trigger spray bottle (they're usually 500ml) so it's to hand and easy to use. With an adequate dilution of this being 60ml into 5 litres of water as stated on the label, you can work out how many 500ml spray bottles you can fill with the diluted solution; If you need 60ml in 5 litres (5000ml), then you need 6ml in 500ml. This bottle of concentrated cleaner is 500ml, so divide this by 6ml and you get 83.3. Following the dilution directions to the letter you can get over 80 full 500ml trigger bottles of diluted solution out of it. That's just for illustration really though as I must confess I don't follow the instructions to the letter! I use more as I like the smell to be really noticeable. It still lasts me a good number of weeks though because you don't need tons to smell it.
The smell, ah the smell. I think it smells like the original Febreze and to some extent the Tesco own brand fabric freshener! It's fresh, clean, maybe slightly floral but not overly so. My nose isn't trained to detect separate elements of scents really, so that's about the best I can do! It smells delicious though. I love the smell of Flash in general, so I knew I was onto a winner here.
I use it in my kitchen for the most part, to clean everything; worktops, fascias, floor, even the walls and the door and window uPVC frames. It cleans so well, lifting dirty marks easily and leaving things with the sheen of cleanliness. And of course the scent. I find the scent lingers pretty well, although rather than smelling it when I walk into the room (bit much to expect of a cleaning spray in this house of smokers and animals) I catch a whiff of it, for example when I open a cupboard door I have previously cleaned with it. Doing the floor with it is brilliant, as it leaves a more noticeable scent being such a large area. With a decent mop it doesn't leave the floor sticky or dull, as it's not overly soapy. I like this as I have pale laminate in my kitchen and I like it to shine.
All in all I am really pleased with this cleaner and the price is great considering how much you can get out of it by diluting. You can even use it neat on really stubborn or ingrained dirt, making it a great value purchase for what may be a one off job too. The addition of Febreze freshness doesn't go unnoticed and I think the two complement each other brilliantly. I will definitely continue to buy it and would recommend it to anyone.