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Bloo Anticlean - lasts soooo much longer than the Tesco equivalent!
Jeyes Bloo Acticlean
Member Name: karlsm93
Jeyes Bloo Acticlean
Advantages: Last around 4 weeks, nice fragrance, easy to use
Disadvantages: Pricey in Tesco - but much cheaper in discount stores
I'm not one to enjoy housework, but I do like the house and particulary the bathroom to both look clean and smell clean. As well as cleaning under the rim of the toilet, I also always have a cistern block to keep the toilet clean, and to reduce toilet cleaning as much as possible. I have been doing this since we got married and had our own house, however up until recently, I had always bought the Tesco won cistern blocks, for the sheer reason that they were so much cheaper than the likes of the Bloo range, which are almost a £1 dearer for a pack of 2, and with three bathrooms in the house, we go through them pretty quickly.
It wasn't until one day when I was doing my weekly shop in Tesco, that I ended up picking up a pack of Bloo cistern blocks, simply because Tesco were out of their own brand and I desperately needed some, so I broke with the £1.70 something price tag and put it in my trolley. It wasn't until we started using these Bloo cistern blocks, that we realised why there was such a diference in price, and now they are a regular purchase, however I have started to pick these up in the pound shops nearby, again saving me quite a bit.
I usually don't mind which of the Bloo range of cistern blocks that I buy, although recently I seemed to have purchased the lemon ones most often. On the front of the packaging, it states that this Bloo acticlean cistern blocks have a 'zesty lemon freshness' and combine 'super cleaning agents' They also claim to have 'super foaming for up to 4 weeks'.
The cistern blocks are easy to use, and there is no need to unwrap the block as the paper will dissolve. If it is your first time to insert a cistern block, there is a very good diagram on the back of the packaging detailing exactly where to insert it at. The packaging also advises you to wait 10 minutes before flushing to allow the block to start its work in the cistern.
After you have left it that initial ten minutes, you can then flush your toilet as normal after every use, and you will see the cistern block in action, with either a blue, yellow or even pink colour added to the water depending on what fragrance of bloo you chose. Obviously with me purchasing a lemon pack, the water is a yellow colour, and you can smell the hint of lemon after you flush, which makes the bathroom smell clean and fresh. It is not an overpowering smell however, which is nice.
For me the best thing about these Bloo acticlean cistern blocks is the length of time that they keep your toilet fresh for, in comparison to the Tesco own version. WE were having to purchase the Tesco version every other week, as we seemed to go through them very quickly, as they only lasted around a fortnight, particularly in the toilets used most often. The Bloo acticlean blocks do live up to their claims that the provide four weeks worth of cleaning, and it is so noticeable that we are not having to insert a new block as often anymore.
This is a classic case where you get what you pay for. Now, the Tesco own version does work effectiely at keeping your toilet clean, however they do not last very long in a normal house, and so you will find yourself having to continually insert new blocks on a fortnightly basis. However in the case of the Bloo blocks, you may pay more (although if you shop around you won't pay much more than the Tesco version) but you get practically double the time out of the block, so it is well worth any extra you may have to pay.
Summary: A good long lasting cistern block
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