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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.
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: