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I don't usually wright reviews but was so impressed with this company and Bathroom cleaning product that I just had to. I emailed the people at Method to ask if this product was suitable for my enamel bath before use. I got a prompt and very friendly reply telling me that it would be fine. After using the bathroom cleaner I was left with a clean and sparkling bathroom smelling wonderfully fresh!! Fantastic!!
I got this product on a whim, it was on offer in Homebase so I thought "why not?". I wasn't totally convinced that it would actually do a good job of cleaning my bathroom (which sadly had been neglected for some time) but I was really really surprised with it. Not only did it manage to clean all the everyday stains off the bath but it also managed to get rid of some stains on the tiles that had been there for years! It even managed to get paint stains off the sink that had refused to budge. The grouting was clean, around the taps was shining and the bathroom wasn't left with that annoying "you've just poured a lot of chemicals on me" smell. The product has a nice natural smell which is apparently "eucalyptus mint" but it really just smells clean. After a couple of weeks with the bathroom being cleaned with the product the bathroom was cleaner than I had ever seen it! I was really amazed at how much of a difference this product had made to the bathroom since so many other cleaners had failed to clean off some of the more stubborn marks and stains on the walls. The product is really easy to use too. All you have to do is spray it on and wipe it off for a clean bathroom. I would recommend leaving it to soak onto tough stains. While its called "Tub 'n Tile" you can also use it on countertops and taps to give them the once over. Another nice aspect to this product is that, like other Method products, its not tested on animals and its biodegradable. The container is also recyclable. The packaging is quite attractive for a cleaning product which is great if your bathroom is lacking in storage like mine. You can leave it sitting out without it making your bathroom look untidy. The one downside to this product I've found after using it for about a year is that if you use the shower soon after cleaning it using this as it can leave a slippery residue on the shower floor.
I was undertaking a session of research to find a cleaning product that was cruelty free and if I could find one which contains less chemicals well that was a bonus. My endless and at times confusing search has come to a satisfactory end now that I have trialled a great bathroom cleaner called 'Tub n Tile' which is manufactured by a company called Method. You may have heard of Method already? I had kind of seen it while on shopping trips to Tesco and Sainsbury's but did not know that this was a kinder option - kinder to yourself as there are no chemical nasties, kinder to the environment as this is a Green minded company and of course kinder to our animal friends. ~~Well Who Is METHOD and What is all the fuss?~~ Method is a company who are very big on the Green issues and that has to be a good thing in my opinion. They not only want to limit the size of their carbon footprint and impact of manufacturing on the planet but also acknowledge the benefits of having less toxic chemicals in products for everyone who uses them and the environment in which they are used. This makes sense to me and I am encouraged and interested to find out more. This company appear to be pretty conscientious with regard to ingredients and sustainability. For example when looking into the best Greenest options they consider three subjects which are : Health, Green and Responsible practice. Things to consider within these area's of concern are for example : are ingredients non - toxic, do they cause eye irritation, are they carcinogenic, are they natural and locally sourced, will they produce aquatic toxicity when disposed of or flushed. They take seriously employee training and diversity. Well I am impressed with all of these important issues and it gives me a reassurance that this is a company with very high standards and morals. There is a bunny on this website www.methodsproducts.co.uk I found him, all white and pink ears! Of course he is not a real bunny, he is the logo that lets you know that Method is cruelty free and vegan. Well with me being a vegan this is a big tick in the box. On the website (which has so much information it is unbelievable) you will find a heading 'dirty ingredients' and this lists the ingredients that you will not be finding in these products. They include parabens, phospate and ammonia and give the possible outcomes of using them. It is nice to know that they are not putting any of those into these cleaning products, we can breath easy now. And you really can because instead of the chemical strong smell that I have previously experienced this product has a beautiful and delicate natural smell, what a welcome change, I no longer need to hold my breath or open the window wide when cleaning the 'tub'! ~~What products do Method have to offer us then?~~ There is: All purpose range Bathroom range Speciality range Hand care range Laundry range (which is new and I have some for when I have used up the other stuff that I already have) Baby and kid range Well that pretty much covers everywhere that you may consider cleaning! Very comprehensive. ~~Tell us about 'TUB n TILE' now then~~ Well lets make a good start and say that this product won an award in 2009. It was the 'SHE' AWARD for best cleaner, that is good to know and makes me optimistic that my bath tub is going to clean up well. Comes in an attractive, yes it is pretty this bottle in my opinion and a shame it is kept in a cupboard, light blue bottle. This really does feel high quality and of course it is recyclable. With a great spray action pump this handles well and is easy to use. The graphics are clear and font is eye catching. 'Non toxic and clean' is the title. The logo and information are easy to locate and follow. All ingredients are biodegradable so it is even safe to use in septic tanks, should you wish to. The fragrance is eucalyptus mint and boy does this smell clean and light and just beautiful, it makes cleaing the bath tub and much nicer activity and not as much of a chore. It has natural plant based ingredients, you can be assured that next time you take a bath the only remnants of cleaner will be non toxic and that is nice to know isn't it. This is a generous sized bottle and you don't need to use any more product than you normally would so even though it may be more expensive it will last a good length of time, that is unless you can't stop cleaning because you just love the fragrance so much! I am not saying anything. ~~So go on then HOW MUCH~~ Method Tub n Tile will cost £3.00 per bottle unless on offer as it occasionally is at Tesco and you will get it cheaper. Worth keeping your eye open on your shopping trips. ~~MY VERDICT~~ Ok, so this is an expensive cleaner isn't it. But if you take into account the fact that this is a very high quality product that is non toxic (that has to be a bonus) and is cruelty free and vegan and actually works AND smells great! well lets just say I think you are getting exactly what you pay for here. So, it is the time most people dread, time to clean that bathtub. Not one of my all time favourites this activity but of course it is a must. Of I go with my marigolds at the ready and then I think well I don't really need them with this stuff being natural do I ? So I remove and have the freedom of bare hands. I spray around the tub, with effortless ease and oh my goodness, what is that? wow the smell is divine and a treat while I wait a few minutes for the spray to settle to work on the visible rims around the tub (not so bad honest, we have the most hard water in our area and scum around the bath is terrible). Now for the big test, all reads well with this product, all sounds ideal and my goodness it smells ideal but does it work? YES, I can tell you this stuff works a treat. I didn't have to put too much elbow grease in to the work at hand, but just enough and the results where a SPARKLING and SHINY bath! Wow what a sight and what a smell! I had a good experience with Tub n Tile! ~~Final Words?~~ The choice is yours on this one really, I know it is on the expensive side but it does last a long time and it does work wonderfully. You won't be bathing in toxic remnants and the smell, I don't know if I remember mentioning the smell - oh yes I did didn't I. Gorgeous. Would I buy again, YES. Thank you for reading.
Following my recent success with the Method shower spray, I decided to go all out on the non toxic cleaning front and try some of their other products. I was lucky then, that this week, tesco were doing a 3 for 2 offer on their eco cleaning products, so I bought Method tub and tile, as well as their loo cleaner, and some ecover limescale remover. The Tub N Tile comes in a similar bottle to the shower spray (see my other review), which is an 828 ml bottle, but this one is pale blue in colour and you can't see the product inside. Another difference with this product is that it has a eucalyptus mint smell rather than ylang ylang. As with all Method products, the ingredients are naturally derived and biodegradeable, which is great for me, as I get asthma and eczema. Plus, I like the idea that when I get in the bath, I won't be swimming in a soup of chemicals. It is so skin friendly that there is no need to use rubber gloves when using it, and no nasty fumes to breathe in. Being an eco product, I suspected that it wouldn't be as effective as the major cleaners, but, again, I found the shower spray actually better than mainstream sprays, so i looked forward to using this. The spray nozzle on the bottle is not fiddly to use, and you get a decent dose of spray when you press it. The product is clear and has a pleasant fresh minty smell. I was expecting it to smell a bit like vick when I read the word "eucalyptus" on the bottle, but the smell was really nice and not at all menthol-y! The cleaning power of the product was excellent. it cleaned just as well as regular cleaner, in fact better on my black floor tiles which are the bane of my life. They regularly get watermarks on them and never seem to look really clean, but this spray got them looking quite presentable. I used it on the floor tiles, wall tiles, sink and bath and the toilet. I didn't really need to scrub much apart from some soap marks in the sink, which I needed to use the scouring side of the sponge, but they then came away quite easily. I did make a mistake in using the product on my clear shower screen, and it smeared badly, but on looking at the bottle, it does not say you can use it on glass, so that was my mistake. The bathroom smelled lovely after using the product, and the smell was natural and not chemical. The smell lingered subtly for many hours. The ingredients are listed on the back of the bottle and they are mainly derived from corn and coconut. You can get Method Tub N tile for about £3 from the main supermarkets, and they have their own website that tells you more about their products if you type in "method cleaning" into the search engine.
There are those who live in tidy houses and those that really couldn't give a damn about cleaning. I am one of the latter. Chez Rachael gets cleaned when it's absolutely necessary, or if we're expecting company. The only exception to this is a clean bathroom. Nothing sucks more than seeing a grimy toilet, does it? Thus, a regular clean is mandatory if not undertaken a little reluctantly. The previous owners of our house had moved abroad and were renting it for a period of time. The last tenants had kindly absconded, owing rent and leaving the house in a state fit for Kim and Aggie, the dirt busting duo from TV. The kitchen, bathroom and gardens were a joy to behold. Both the garden and kitchen are now looking a lot better thanks to an overhaul, but the bathroom is still in a desperate need of a refit. The only good thing about having a champagne coloured suite is that unless you look really hard, you can't tell the dirt from the natural hue. For anyone still with avocado, you have my sympathies. Until our finances aren't put towards more pressing things, the bathroom suite we have now will have to stay for the foreseeable future. So although it doesn't look new or modern, I do try to keep it looking clean at least. Cif is a longstanding favourite bathroom cleaner of mine. I use it on all the surfaces and it does a fine job. Recently though, in B&Q of all places, I spied an attractive range of cleaning products which I hadn't seen before. The snazzy label on Tub n Tile cleaner claims to be people friendly: "No rubber gloves needed...(this) naturally derived cleaner wipes out stains and soap scum, because you have the right to bare arms". How cute is that? It also claims to be easy to use: "Spray, wipe, breathe deeply, admire.". Nothing worth admiring in my bathroom, but still. The light blue plastic container has a spray gun nozzle, which you can twist around to an 'off' position, helpful I suppose for those with small children around. The big plus of course is that it's environmentally friendly. In the same way that all washing up liquids have to biodegrade by law, this does too. And the idea of sitting in the bath without any small chemical residue that is probably left by the likes of Cif, only serves to put my mind at rest. The smell, the bottle tells me, is of Eucalyptus mint, which in all honesty is overwhelming once I've finished cleaning the bath and sink with it. I've never managed to muster up the courage to use it on the tiles at the same time, purely because the smell would be too much for me. The toilet still gets the Cif treatment (until Method invent a decent toilet cleaner with limescale remover, I'm sticking to my usual.) So, is it worth changing from regular bathroom cleaners like Cif then? The taps look just as clean and shiny as they do when I use other cleaners, and yes, the tub n tiles cleans away any tide marks and soap scum as easily as Cif. Also, you don't use much of it. A few squirts of the stuff cleans my sink, but you do need more elbow grease than usual to clean either the bath or sink. The results however, last just as long as other cleaners. If you're like me, and hoping that a pretty little blue bottle of cleaner on the bathroom floor will detract any visitors attention away from the *god awful* state of their surroundings, then yes. For the life of me I can't remember how much I paid for it, but it's also available online for £3, direct from Method: http://www.methodproducts.co.uk/tubtile.html