“ Brand: Mr Muscle / Type: Kitchen Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Usually when it comes to cleaning products I purchase whatever is on offer and if nothing is what I think is good value is available I buy a supermarkets own brand. However recently I have been cooking from scratch much more meals, making much more mess particularly in my kitchen and I was struggling with cheap stuff to get things clean. I don't mind using some elbow grease usually but recently I have been really ill and so I needed something that cleaned with a little less input or effort from me. I went into my local Tesco store thinking that I was going to spend a fortune on more premium branded products for my home and had 30 quid on me to buy decent stuff to help. On the day I went in there was lots of cleaning products on offer and I spent alot less than my allocated 30 quid! In fact thanks to Tesco I spent only ten pounds in the end and I bought this and it cost me only a pound!
This is a trigger action bottle and the bottle itself is orange and plastic and you can see through it. On the front of the bottle there is a label to the main of the body and on that we are clearly told that is is Johnson Mr Muscle 'Kitchen', 5 In 1 and that it kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria and that it has a lemon scent to it and also that it 'Removes Tough Grease & Grime' and then there is cartoon picture shown of Mr Muscle and then one of a gleaming kitchen and then on the back label other information listed include being told a bit about the product and directions for use are given, the ingredients used within this are given, the size is stated which is 500ml and the only size I have seen this available to purchase in and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly stated. There is an on/off twistable section to the trigger action spray and it is easy and straightforward to use.
Its not often I rave about a cleaning product but this one is simply superb! Having been ill I was still using my kitchen to try make food for myself and even though I tried to clean as I went my hob and microwave in-particular got very dirty indeed and so when when I did feel better I knew they needed cleaning badly as they were splattered in food and sauces and alot of grease and I really did keep putting off the jobs and my hob in-particular was really, really filthy! With this I simply sprayed it onto my hob and wiped almost immediately and I couldn't believe my eyes! It sprayed out a thickish white foam and released a really nice and natural lemon scent that wasn't heavy at all and I couldn't believe that even though I was wiping immediately that th grease, grime , food and liquids just came off! No messing about and no waiting time was required it just made my cleaning so straightforward. It was the same story with my microwave I simply sprayed and wiped, my bin....my sink....worktops and even splashes off tomato sauce and olive oil came off surfaces. Yup its that good!
Its not often I'm so impressed by a cleaning product but this really is fantastic and it really does love the jobs that I hate and I heartily recommend this to anyone but in-particular people who like me struggle to do the cleaning in their homes. Ok the scent doesn't linger that much after using it but I can't mark it down at all for that because it just makes cleaning soooooooooo easy! Brilliant product and even at its full price of over £2.00 a bottle I shall be buying this as it gives me more time to chill and relax and less time trying to clean!
Available from all good supermarkets etc...I bought mine in Tesco.
Mr Muscle has always had a reputation for manufacturing strong and effective household cleaning products and it's (his?) 5 in 1 Kitchen Cleaner is no exception.
Firstly, it must be said that it is a lot more expensive than supermarket own-brand kitchen sprays of the same size - Mrs Muscle is usually around £2 for 500ml compared to own-brand labels of about £1.25 for the same size product. However, you can often find the Mr Muscle item on offer (it is currently only £1 at Asda) and sometimes you can get 50% extra free (750ml for the price of 500ml). We usually buy 2 or 3 when they are reduced in price as they don't have to be used by a certain date.
Mr Muscle 5 in 1 Kitchen Cleaner claims that it remove grease and grime, disinfects, has a fresh lemon scent, is sparkling clean and is quick and easy to use. It is made by SC Johnson & Son who have been producing household cleaning products since 1886, so they should know a thing or two about zapping nasty bugs around the home. It comes in an orange spray container and is clearly marked with the brand name together with a picture of a kitchen. Superimposed on the picture is a blue cross with the words 'Kills 99.99% of viruses & bacteria. As I have no way of scientifically proving this figure to be correct or not, I must take their word for it.
On the reverse of the bottle it provides the user with more details regarding its claims:-
1. Specifically formulated to easily tackle tough kitchen grease and grime
2. Disinfects by killing 99.99% of bacteria and viruses on hard, non-porous surfaces
3. Leaves a fresh lemon scent
4. Leaves surfaces sparkling clean
5. For quick & easy cleaning
There is an illustration of how to open the spray itself - turn one way for 'On' the other way for 'Off'. The words 'On' and 'Off' are actually marked on the nozzle of the spray gun, but are not particularly clear.
The given directions are fairly simple -
To clean: turn nozzle to 'On' position, spray surface and wipe clean.
To kill bacteria and viruses: spray pre-cleaned hard, non-porous surface until wet, leave for 15 minutes and wipe.
Finally, turn the nozzle to 'Off' position and store the bottle upright.
It does caution that you should avoid prolonged contact with wood, aluminium and painted, lacquered or soft porous surfaces. I have used it on gloss painted doors, but have only left it on for a couple of seconds before wiping it off with a damp cloth, and I have seen no adverse affect on the paintwork.
The product can be used on cooker tops, sink & tiles and on work surfaces. You should not use it, however, on worn, damaged, cracked surfaces or on gold fittings.
Finally the label provides the list of ingredients which seem to consist mainly of ammonium and chlorides.
There are the usual precautionary warnings - Keep out of the reach of children, do not breathe spray, make sure it does not come into contact with the eyes, use only in well-ventilated areas, avoid prolonged contact with the product and wash and dry hands after use.
So - does it do what it is supposed to do and actually clean? Well the simple answer is 'Yes it does'. You twist the square orange nozzle to the 'On' position, squeeze the trigger and the cleaner sprays onto the surface that you are cleaning with a light foam which turns into liquid. I find that you only need half a dozen small squirts for light cleaning, depending on the size of the area, then wipe over with a damp cloth. Kitchen tiles are easy to clean and it removes any splashed on fat, after frying things like bacon, without a problem - it cleans grouting but does not whiten it, however. I have found that tea and coffee stains in the kitchen sink plug hole don't clean off just with a damp cloth and I usually use a soft pot brush to help the process. Because it is more of a foam, it does not immediately start to run down vertical surfaces like cheaper products so you don't get a puddle at the bottom of the tiles where they meet the counter top. It does not leave any streaks and I have to admit that it does leave surfaces looking clean and metal work sparkling.
There is a definite citrus fragrance, but I would say that it is more of a mixture of lemon and chemical odor, and the smell does not last for very long. If you have a small kitchen, though, I would recommend having a window open whilst using the product as the chemicals could cause irritation or headaches.
When the container is almost empty, it is difficult to get the last drops out using the spray, so I unscrew the gun and just pour it onto a damp cloth to wipe over a surface.
I have used cheaper supermarket own-brand kitchen cleaners in the past but Mr Muscle 5 in 1 Kitchen Cleaner does appear, in my opinion, to be more powerful and more effective.
My local corner shop has the annoying policy of only letting you use a debit card if you are spending over a fiver. So if I am only popping in for a pint of milk and don't want to take money out of the ATM for something so small, I have to find products I actually need in order to bump the amount to over five pounds. Thus I tend to buy cleaning items when this happens as I know they are something I am actually going to use. This has led me recently to buying this Mr Muscle 5 in 1 Kitchen Cleaner.
This spray is for use on kitchen surfaces such as hobs, sinks, tiles and work surfaces. Mr Muscle advise that you should not use this for prolonged periods on wood, enamel, aluminium and painted, lacquered or soft porous surfaces. It is formulated to remove grease and dirt and kill bacteria. It also promises a fresh lemon scent and sparking surfaces.
This comes in a 500ml bright orange plastic trigger-spray bottle. On the front is a label with the Mr Muscle logo, and a picture of a sparkling-clean kitchen.
This has a nozzle on the spray which you can easily twist on and off. I live alone so I always leave it open as I have no worries about any brats, sorry I mean children getting their grubby hands on it. To use, the packaging recommends that you spray the surface and wipe clean. It also says that to kill bacteria/viruses, you should leave this for 15 minutes before wiping. I personally would never leave sprays on for this long before rinsing/wiping it off again, but if I was concerned about germs or was cleaning something particularly dirty or that had not been cleaned for a long time, it's good to know the length of time that this should be used for.
The trigger spray isn't too stiff to use, and each spray dispenses a decent amount of product. Holding it a little far away from the surface ensures that a large surface area is covered, whereas for more troublesome spots, I usually spray right against the surface which makes it a bit foamier. When first sprayed, you can immediately smell a fresh, lemony fragrance but this does not last for long.
I usually wipe this off with a damp cloth, which leaves a bit of a foamy residue, but this quickly dries.
I use this on my work surfaces, tiles and hob and it is very quick, convenient and easy to wipe away. It removes any dirt from work surfaces and I have found that minimal effort is required to clean any grease off the hob.
After wiping away, no residue is left and surfaces quickly dry with absolutely no streaks or smears left behind. My tiles and surfaces stay perfectly clean-looking until I inevitably spill something else on them.
I like to clean the kitchen and find that the smell of cleaning products linger long after use, especially with products such as this which smell nice and citrussy. However after using this, sadly the scent does not remain in the kitchen afterward, which I find a real shame.
Prices for this spray vary depending on where you buy it. I got this in my local corner shop for £2.29 and so it was more expensive than I imagine it would be in a supermarket. However considering this is a very large bottle and will last more for quite a number of weeks, I still believe that the price I paid was more than reasonable.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
Yes, I would buy this again. It's not the favourite spray I have ever used to clean my kitchen, but the size of the bottle means that I won't need to buy such a product for a while, and it's most definitely not the worst product I have used for cleaning by a long shot. I like how far each spray goes and how quickly it is to clean worktops and the cooker, and so I would recommend this kitchen spray.