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When I purchased my new cooker with ceramic hob I was determined to keep it clean and sparkly so I picked up a bottle of Hob Brite from my local Wilkinsons for £2.99 I have since, however, managed to pick it up in Poundland with the added bonus of a microfiber cloth for, yes you guessed it, £1!
So what do you get? A 300ml orange bottle with a blue flip top lid. The bottle tells me that this product removes burnt on food and leaves your hob sparkling clean. It is suitable for electric, ceramic, halogen and induction hobs, I have only used it on ceramic so can not comment on how good it is on the others.
To use, you pour a small amount of the white liquid onto a cloth, I use kitchen towel normally, and rub it over your hob (make sure your hob is off and is completely cool before using) concentrating on any particularly dirty areas. Then with another piece of kitchen towel or a clean cloth, rinse off the remaining product and wipe dry. It's that simple.
There is not really a smell to this product, a little chemically perhaps but no overpowering smell you get with oven cleaner
I have found it extremely effective at cleaning up spills and marks, burnt on food takes a bit more elbow grease but my hob is still as new 18 months later, thanks to this stuff.
I love this product and would definitely recommend it to anyone with a ceramic hob. Great results!
Homecare Bath Brite
300ml anti bacterial cleaner in a lime green rigid plastic container
What it claims:
"Stops limescale, will cut through the toughest dirt, scum and stains, killing germs and leaving your bathroom sparkling clean." "
Simply give the bottle a good quick shake and either squirt on directly or apply onto a damp cloth or sponge, rub in lightly, rinse off and for added shine buff up with a dry cloth.
Features a flip top lid, rigid container with a shaped edge for finger comfort and grip and a small hole to squirt the cleaner out of.
The cleaner has a clear gel like consistency with a slightly citrus fragrance.
I love Homecare's Shiny Sinks, so this anti bacterial bathroom cleaner was a must try product for me when I spotted it. Unfortunately, what I did not notice is it does not have the same "green" credentials as its stable mate.
If you already have limescale build up, I would recommend you use Shiny Sinks first to get rid of it. This product, however, does seem to keep it at bay, and is quick and easy to use.
Cleaning the bathroom has never been so quick and easy, so it works, steaming through tide marks on the bath, scum around the taps and splashes on the toilet pan. It has improved inherited discoloured grout and leaves the tiles looking and feeling clean.
Prevents limescale build up
Cuts through scum and grime
Not an ethical product
Do not use on gold, enamel or marble so will not suit all bathrooms
Available in supermarkets along with other products in the range and from Kleeneze under their brand.
Bath Brite costs about £1.60 depending on where you shop.
In our old house, we had a solid ring cooker (not my choice but already in the house). Cleaning this was an absolute nightmare and took a while every evening, especially after something had maybe bubbled over when being cooked. The house we moved to has an induction hob, which I already love, but what is even better is, that it is soooo much easier to clean after dinner, especially since I can now use products like this Hob Brite, rather than scrubbing with the Mr Muscle night after night.
Hob Brite was already a brand I was familiar with as I have watched my mother use it for years on her ceramic hob. When we moved and I did my first supermarket shop, I didn't even look around and simply picked up a bottle of this Hob Brite, which cost around £1.50 for a 300ml bottle, which I thought was good value for money.
The bright orange packaging of this product really makes it stand out on the shelf. This product claims to remove burnt on food and produce sparkling clean hobs and offer a deep clean. According to the info on the product, if you use this product regularly, it will build up an invisible film that protects against staining. This product is suitable for halogen, electric, ceramic and induction hobs.
In terms of cleaning this is a very easy product to use. You simply put a small amount on a cloth or paper towel and wipe over the surface of the hob. Then wipe it clean again. I very often using a cloth for applying the product and a paper towel to wipe it clean as I can get rid of any little smudges easier that way. For food that is harder to move, especially burnt on food, you may need a little more elbow grease, but even then this product has a high success rate.
I find that because I can control the temperature on my induction hob much more easier I don't have half as many spillages on my new hob compared to my old solid ring one, so I don't even have to scrub very much at all. So, this product really makes my clean up operation after dinner a whole lot easier! In fact, I can't see myself looking for any other hob product, since this one works so well.
All in all, this is such an easy product to use, simply because it is quick and it is effective! It works even on the toughest burnt on food and still leaves your hob sparkling like new - obviously if you use it regularly. I use it everytime I use my hob and it does look sparkly clean!
Why I wanted this....
Since I moved into my new home, I have become more house proud than ever, I clean my hob even if it is not filthy. I did use the old fashioned ways and liquids but I did try this because I seen it on sale in Asda.
This liquid comes in a bright orange bottle, with a blue flip lid, and very shiny labels. The label on the front says hob brite and on the back, how to use.
This cream is white in colour,
It is also like a powdery liquid, when rubbing you can feel sort of abrasive material.
It does have a little scent, but you can't really place it.
How to use....
When your hobs have cooled down, you can use.
Apply the liquid with a clean cloth.
Rub it in gently,
Scour if needed.
Citric acid monohydrate
Less than 5% non ionic surfactant.
Obviously do not ingest this product,
Keep away from babies and small children
Keep out of eyes nose and mouth
Keep away from certain materials as it may stain.
You candy this is any large supermarket as well as online.
For a 300ml for around £1.52
After cooking for 6 people, my cooker was obviously filthy, so this was the first opportunity I got to use my Hob Brite! I had just done a shop so I bought some new cloths, I didn't soak the cloth in water I just applied the Hob Brite straight on the cloth. I then applied the liquid on the stains on the hob and rubbed, I found that I did not have to rub that hard at all. I also found that because of rubbing less, my arm didn't ache. The stains come off very easy. I then rinsed the cooker and dried it. I was amazed at how much shine I got back. As I started to get braver using this, I used it in my actual cooker and found it worked just as well.
What I thought....
I found this really easy to use and the instructions very easy to follow. It does get into a bit of a mess while using but cleans your hob wonderfully. It does bring your hob up to a wonderful shine and I can't fault it at all. I would certainly recommend to anyone. Another thing I noticed was that you don't get a chemical smell to the liquid, with it having a slight scent, it does not give you a massive headache.
It's a very cheap cleaner.
Find it very effective
It's always good to have at hand
Would I recommend....
Without a doubt!
I was told that Hob Brite was good for cleaning the glass on woodburning stoves. As I was preparing to apply on to the glass I accidentally spillt some on my 4 day old black granite hearth. I wiped it off immediately but it has left a very visible mark. There were no warnings on the container and as it was very runny I did not think for one moment that I would be left with a permanent stain. Needless to say I am very dissappointed. I tried it on my hob afterwards and it would not remove the cooking stains on that so not happy at all.
If you have a halogen or ceramic hob, then you really can't be without a bottle of Hob-Brite in your cupboard. I have been using this stuff ever since we bought our electric oven 13 years ago. Thanks to Hob-brite, our ceramic hob looks as good now as it did when it was new!
Hob-Brite is so easy to use. You just squirt a little of the liquid onto the cooled hob, then wipe it over the surface of the hob with a sponge. Most of the grease and dirt simply wipes off first time (hardly any need to soak) then you can buff the surface to a lovely gleaming shine with some kitchen towel or a soft cloth. Really baked-on food might take a bit of elbow-grease to get off, though I have never really had too much problem and usually just use a non-stick pan cleaner to get the worst off. Just rinse and wipe dry for a lovely finish! Takes just a couple of minutes really!
Hob-Brite is sold in a distinctive orange plastic bottle and comes in a handy 300ml size. I find one bottle lasts ages as you really don't need much to get the hob clean. It will clean all electric, halogen, ceramic and induction hobs and is recommended by several of the big names in cooker manufacturers.
As with all household cleaners you must store it away from children as it could be harmful if swallowed. I find that the liquid can also irritate my skin, so I wear rubber gloves when using it to protect my hands.
I usually buy my Hob-Brite in Tesco, and most of the supermarkets sell it for about the same price. A 300ml bottle costs about £1.52, which I think is really good value.
If you haven't tried Hob-Brite, I really would recommend it!
Hi, I bought this to keep our new hob in our new kitchen clean and looking nice. It was used once and has marked the granite where it came into contact. I'm pretty furious and intend to get intouch with the company. As granite is porous it may just go in time (fingers crossed) other than that we will have to have it all polished up again.Anybody using this product near granite be carefull, there is no warning on the bottle.
I use Hob Brite regularly to clean my ceramic hob. It comes in a distinctive orange bottle that contains 300ml of cream cleaner and doesn't take up too much room in the cupboard.
I just pour a little of the cleaner directly onto the top of the hob and then scrub lightly with a sponge scourer or scraper (if you haven't got one of these it says on the bottle that you can get a Hob Brite Scraper from the Homecare website) to get any burnt-on bits off, then it rinses off easily with a wet cloth (unlike some other cream cleaners that seem to leave a powdery residue behind for ages). Then I usually dry it with either some kitchen roll, tea towel or micro fibre cloth and I'm amazed at how shiny and streak-free this product leaves the glass (even without drying it). Have also used it on the glass splash back on the wall behind the hob and it works equally as well on this.
It costs £1.69 although I would pay twice this amount as it works so well with such little effort. I would definitely recommend Hob Brite to anyone with a creamic hob.
~~~Hob Brite - for sparkling clean hobs~~~
Just over a year ago now, we were in the position of being lucky enough to finally pay off our mortgage; Thirteen years early I might add. What did we immediately do? (Stupidly, some might say). We went out and bought the most beautiful fitted kitchen on three years interest free credit, so we had more debt. A different debt, but debt nonetheless.
Along with the glossy, jet black sparkly units, came a glossy, jet black, even more sparkly counter top, into which was to be set, slap bang in the centre, our new fangled touch control hob. Don't get me started on that, I still can't fathom out the damn thing. Anyway, among all this gorgeousness and sparklyness, who wants to see a filthy hob letting the side down? Not I, so off I toddled to stock up on Hob Brite.
Hob Brite was a product I'd used many times before, after inheriting our old hob from the previous owners of the house; who incidentally didn't use Hob Brite at all, from the state of it when we moved in, but that's another story!
Hob Brite (from now on referred to as HB) is recommended by most, if not all, of the high end manufactures of cookers and hobs, Baumatic, Neff, Rangemaster, De Dietrich, and Belling to name a few. Well, if it's good enough for them, it's good enough for my B & Q own brand hob. Am I right? You bet I am!
The design of the label has changed somewhat since it appeared first on this site, but the vivid orange bottle is still the same, and can be easily distinguished from other brands on the shelf in the supermarket.
~~~Deep cleans and protects~~~
It promises to deep clean and protect not only ceramic hobs like mine, but also, electric, halogen and induction hobs too. The statement on the reverse claims it's the UK's number one hob cleaner, must be true, otherwise it would be done for false advertising.
It also claims to remove burnt on food. This has me tingling with excitement - does it work on saucepans too? I don't cook food, I burn it! Sadly no, this is only for use on hobs, and with a hazardous ingredient, Citric Acid Monohydrate; I wouldn't attempt to try, not if you want to eat food from the saucepan any time soon.
Opening the flip top lid, it doesn't smell too bad, quite subtle and lemony, which goes against the grain of most other cleaners that remove stubborn marks. You would usually expect to use a gas mask and gloves.
There are no warnings about wearing gloves given in the directions for use. The main warnings given are, to keep away from food and drink, and animal feedingstuffs (their words, not mine). If swallowed, to seek medical advice, and show the label so the doctors know what they are dealing with. Finally, to avoid contact with eyes, and to rinse out with plenty of water and once again, seek medical advice.
As aforementioned, there are no safety features on this cap, just a flip top lid, so please err on the side of caution and keep this product well away from children.
The product itself is quite a runny, milky consistency, with a milky colouring to it too.
Following the instructions on the reverse of the bottle, I know that I must let the hob cool before use. I didn't once, and I never made the mistake again. I needed to use plenty of this product just to remove the product, if you see what I mean; that, and elbow grease. If applied onto a too hot hob, this set's like concrete.
On a lukewarm or cool hob, this disperses wonderfully. I simply squirt a good measure around, especially in the burnt on areas, and use a metal scourer in circular motion, to spread the HB over the surface. I leave for a few seconds and repeat the wiping process, applying pressure particularly to where any deposits of food remain. This whole process, takes less than a minute, and it is time well spent.
The next step of the process, is to remove the product. I use a wet cloth to do this. A quick wipe all over will do this adequately. There is no need to be meticulous, although this must be done quickly because if this product is left to dry for any amount of time, it becomes a chalky film, and believe me, it doesn't look good. A buff over, with some kitchen towel (any brand will do) will produce an extremely high shine, and remove any remnants of chalkiness.
The details on the back of the bottle tells me that when used regularly, HB will build up an invisible film that protects against staining. While new new hob is black, and I wouldn't be able to tell if there was staining or not, my previous hob was white, and after seven or eight years of me using this product, when the time came to remove it, it was still pristine.
You will be left with a hob that anyone would be proud to own. It's amazing when you see the transformation from when the spuds have boiled over particularly badly, or there is grease everywhere from a Sunday morning fry up, to the end result by using this product.
In all honesty, I have used this product for many years now, and I haven't been tempted to try anything else. This not only does the job well, it does it perfectly. I never have to go back and do the job again because its missed bit's first time, and if I did have to, that would probably be down to me.
I can liken this product to a fairy godmother, transforming Cinderella (my hob) from a dirty, grimy existence, to a glamorous Belle of the ball - It's that good. :o)
Many thanks for reading my review.
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In our family on a Sunday my Dad prepares the dinner, my Mam cooks the dinner and myself and my little family are responsible for cleaning up afterwards. My Mam and Dad built a new house and had decided in their wisdom to get a ceramic hob as they had never had one before and had always fancied one.
The first Sunday we used the hob we realised it was not as easy as it looked, the hobs kept boiling over no matter how much they were turned down and by the end of it we had burnt water, gravy and veg all on the hob top. Luckily my Mam had heard that a ceramic hob wasn't the easiest od hobs to clean and already had the Hob Brite at the ready.
Hob Brite can be bought at supermarkets and although I haven't seen it I am sure you would get it in other places too, the bottle holds 300ml and costs around £1.50 and considering you do only use a small amount at a time this is great value, my parents are still on the first bottle and have been in the house over a year now.
The bottle of the product is bright orange in colour so stands out from the rest of the shelves in the supermarket, it has a dark blue flip top lid housing a hole underneath to allow dispensing of the product. According to the bottle if you use Hob Brite often then it can build up a thin film to prevent staining happening.
So back to the very dirty hob that needed cleaning, expecting that burnt on water would wipe away with water I decided to clean this bit up first, well how wrong was I, the hob was still a little warm and to add to the problems bit of the cloth had now stuck to the hob too. I opened the Hob Brite and poured a little of the product onto a damp cloths, the product is not very thick but is not quite a liquid so the best description I can give is a thick liquid. I rubbed the hob with the damp cloth in circular motions around the hob and found that I didn't need too much elbow grease to move the marks. I was surprised at how easily the hob came up sparkling and the worst bit was getting the burnt water off amazingly.
I have to use this product every week even if the hob doesn't look dirty I use it to make sure you there isn't any water marks that I haven't spotted. The hob has been in place for nearly a year and a half now and is still sparkling, the product does the job very well and you hardly need to use any which is another bonus. I would recommend this to anyone with a ceramic hob.
When we got our new oven last march it was the first oven we had with a ceramic hob. This presented the problem of cleaning it. A friend had already suggested using Hob Brite, after saying it was what she used (and also showing me how well it bought up her oven!) Anyhow, when we took delivery of said oven, in with the instruction manual was a mini sample of Hob Brite.
Hob Brite comes in a bright orange plastic bottle with a blue lid. It is quite striking packaging so easy to pick out at the supermarket. It has a flip top lid so you can get it out easily without unscrewing things. It only comes in one size which is 300ml and costs around £1.50. It lasts for a long time, but obviously depends on how much you use it and how dirty your hob is!
Generally I don't clean the hob every day, just when something has spilled or spat on the hob. I normally squirt it straight over the hob in sweeping circles then damp a couple of pieces of kitchen roll and rub the cream around putting extra pressure on sticky areas. After getting rid of the initial grime you have a sense of cleaning satisfaction because you can see all the gunk on the kitchen roll. I then grab a couple more pieces and do a little buff, similar to cleaning a window. Our hob is black glass so shows smears easily, but the Hob Brite always leaves a sparkly clean finish. It was recommended to get a ceramic hob scraper but I haven't needed to just yet as the Hob Brite is doing a great job.
Overall, I find it to be a very good product, and haven't felt the need to look for a different hob cleaner, as this one does an excellent job.
Before I moved home earlier this year we had a lovely new and shiny ceramic hob, due to redecorating a kitchen that was in dire need of redoing. I wanted to try and keep the hob looking as good as it did when we first got it, this was never going to happen, but I did manage to keep it looking clean and relatively smear free with the help of this Hob Brite.
Hob brite is very easy product to use, personally I would just squirt a small amount of this directly out and onto the ceramic surface, then use a cloth to spread it around into a thin covering layer. I would then let it sit for a moment or two before getting the elbow grease going and giving the entire ceramic area a good scrub with a clean cloth. You have to be careful to get it all wiped away and buffed up or you will be left with rather ugly white marks on your nice ceramic hob.
This hob brite really does work well, I have had several cooking disasters, especially with over boiling potatoes and the starchy water went everywhere drying onto the surface with the heat. I used this and with a good scrub you would never have known what I had done and my cooking reputation stayed intact.
I would suggest using a scouring brush that is suitable for ceramic hobs and that won't scratch them as this combined with the hob brite really makes it a relatively pain free and easy task. If you don't have one of these then you can just use an ordinary cloth with it and it will just take a bit more elbow grease to get everything cleaned off, of course depending upon how dirty it was to start off with. Generally, I used this at least once a week to keep my hob and kitchen looking clean and tidy.
Personally, I think that although the packaging for this stands out it is a bit tacky looking in bright orange. It does make it easy to identify within the cupboard thou. I also find that I need to clean the lid and surrounding area quite often in order to keep it clean and free from hardening residue of the hob brite cleaner.
This is available to buy in the majority of supermarkets or household stores such as Lakeland. Typically you can expect to pay around about £1.50 for a 100 ml bottle, which in my experience will last you for quite a while. Thinking back I only ever bought two, maybe three of these a year and I was heavy handed in my use, and overall I believe that this is great value for money.
This gets a great four out of five stars from me, if you have a ceramic hob then I would recommend picking up some of this to keep it looking as pristine as possible.
When we moved into our current property, we were lucky enough to have a lovely Range Cooker already fitted. This was our first range cooker with a ceramic hob and we were keen to make sure that we kept it looking clean and bright.
I asked in our local hardware store as to what product might be suitable and this Hob Brite by Homecare was recommended to me.
I bought some and carefully studied the instructions - which were pretty straightforward really. Turn off the hob and let it cool. Apply Hob Brite which has a thick white creamy consistency - like cream cleaner but without any apparent abrasive texture - with a clean cloth or paper towel - rub gently then rinse. Even I could manage this and I set to with confidence.
Hey Presto - it did a fantastic job and I was well pleased with the outcome - showing off in my usual style to my wife, who was also impressed.
We are not mucky pups and don't suffer much in the way of spillage. A quick wipe down with a damp cloth is all the hob gets during the week and after Sunday lunch it gets the full Hob Brite treatment.
In buying it, I was reassured that the 300ml bottle - which is a very bright orange colour - carries the backing of many of the major hob manufacturers. It can be used for electric, ceramic, halogen and induction hobs and deep cleans and protects them with regular use.
Supposedly, used regularly, it builds up a protective film that protects against staining.
We find that one 300ml bottle will last the best part of a year, so, although it is much more expensive than say an ordinary cream cleanser, the overall cost over a year is negligible.
From our perspective, it is worth investing in looking after expensive range cookers - after all, they are rather costly to replace!
When I got my new cooker with ceramic hob about 6 months ago it came with a small sample of Hob Brite cleaner. I'm not normally one for fancy cleaners but thought I'd use it as I had it and also as this was my very first brand new cooker and I wanted to keep it clean.
I think it is recommended that you use this after every use of the hob but I don't do that. I use the hob daily and always give it a wipe after use as part of the washing up and that removes any spills but does leave silvery marks which look like they might be under the glass and this is what I use the Hob Brite for about once a week.
You need to shake the bottle well and then use a tiny amount, I put one to two drops on each 'ring' depending on how marked they are. When the oven was brand new and I was really enthusiastic I used to keep two cloths handy as the instructions said, and used one of them damp to spread the cleaner and remove the marks and the other one damp to remove the residue then I used kitchen roll to dry it. The cleaner requires very little effort to remove the marks and this method did always leave my hob looking shiny and new but as time has gone on my habits have slipped and now I use the same amount of cleaner but just use my normal washing up sponge to clean and rinse the hob with it. Its not quite as shiny but it is still very clean.
After about 5 months the little bottle I got had nearly run out. Unfortunately I forgot to check how much was in it, but I'd say 25-50ml. I tried using my normal kitchen cleaner but it just didn't get the silvery marks off so I purchased a full size bottle of Hob Brite at £1.50 for 300ml and as I expect this to last me a few years I think this is fantastic value for money for a really effective cleaner.
I was meant to get a scraper with my sample but that seemed to be missing, apparently the scraping part is similar to a razor blade so I'm not sure I would have dared let it near my cooker but as it happens I haven't had any use for it so far anyway. With practically no effort from me my cooker still looks as good as new.
When I first got my ceramic hob cooker the section on cleaning it in the manual looked very complicated, there were all sorts of warnings about cleaning products, scratching with scourers, even what type of cloth to use so as not to leave fibres behind on the hob which would get burnt on. The manual recommended a specialist hob cleaner, so after some research I started buying Hob-brite, which is a cream cleaner tried, tested and approved by some leading manufactures. Ceramic hobs have to be cleaned after each use as if there are any spilliages of food they just burn into the glass and will damage it and become impossible to remove.
The instructions for use are shake well before use, and after making sure that the hob is off and cooled down apply the cleaner with a piece of kitchen roll or soft cloth, rub the glass lightly rinse, then dry with kitchen roll or soft cloth.
Hob-brite is quite an effective hob cleaner but it fell down on a number of points for me. The liquid is white, quite thin and when applied spreads easily enough but does not rinse off easily. The rubbing the glass lightly only works if there is minor grease stains or water splashes on the hob but if there is any burnt on food it takes quite a considerable amount of vigorous of rubbing to shift it. I find the best way to get burnt on food off the hob is to apply whilst the hob is still warm(but not hot) and put a blob onto the burnt food and leave overnight and after a good rub it will usually come off.
My cooker has a black hob and silver casing all around it shows every water mark and splash of grease so where Hob-brite is an effective cleaner I have to use a considerable amount of water to rinse all the white residue cream off and this then gets trapped into the rubber and runs down the side of the silver casing and leaves milky coloured streaks so then the whole cooker has to be cleaned each time.
I was at my mother-in-law's house and she has a similar cooker, she was cleaning it whilst I was there, she put a little washing up liquid on a normal household kitchen sponge turned it over to the green scouring side and rubbed away then rinsed it with a dish cloth and dried it with a towel. It took minutes and left no scratches. As I have had my cooker a good while now the ultra care I took in the beginning has waned slightly so I thought I would give it a try, well it worked for me, I have been cleaning my hob now over a year with the washing up liquid and sponge and no scratches have appeared and the hob cleaned in half the time.
I still do use Hob-brite to spot clean for burnt on food and leave it a while before rinsing off, I can't really fault how it cleans but I found it messy and time consuming. If it had been a clear cream cleaner instead of white I would not have got that problem or if my hob had not been black then maybe it wouldn't have been noticeable.
Hob-brite can be found in supermarkets at around £1.50 per 300ml bottle
A specially formulated non-scratch cream cleanser, containing added conditioners to help protect your ceramic hob surface.