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I'm very much a sprayer when it comes to what might be described loosely as my cleaning regime. I have a spray or a wipe for most things, as I find them pretty labour-unintensive and make the chore easy and less messy.
Mr. Muscle is a brand I've used for years, and always liked for two reasons - firstly they are effective, but equally important to me, they always smell good! This kitchen spray is no exception, it's lemon fragranced and the smell is nice without being overpowering or lingering.
The bottle is bright yellow colour with a white and orange trigger arrangement on the top. The end of the nozzle is twisted to open or close the spray mechanism, and I always find these hard to read as the "ON" "OFF" words are just slightly raised and difficult to read. It's a bit annoying because if you pull the trigger when it's in the "OFF" position, when you turn it to "ON", you get dribbled on by the liquid. Once I am over that enormous hurdle, however, the operation couldn't be more straightforward. One sharp pull on the trigger releases a really good sized "puff" of the cleaner onto the surface of choice. It reaches about half a metre around which is great. The bottle is quite chunky for a standard 500ml bottle, but the area where your hand 'sits' to pull the trigger is grooved to help you grip it, and it's very easy to use, even with my small hands.
I have high-gloss finished worktops in my kitchen and this cleaner gives great results on them - I spray and wipe immediately with a piece of kitchen towel. I also use the cleaner for my hob, doing this I spray and then wipe with a damp cloth and again the results are lovely and clean with one spray. If spills have dried I will sometimes leave the spray to soak for half a minute or so and then wipe off, but again, it's effective. When it comes to my sink and drainer which are stainless steel, I actually prefer to use Cillit Bang because it outperforms this on that surface, but this Mr. Muscle cleaner can be used on any hard surface and still gives a good result (it's just that for me Cillit Bang gives better!).
I wouldn't be without this spray in my kitchen because once I find something that works and smells good I don't think there is any need to look elsewhere.
I picked up a bottle of this Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner with my weekly shop as it was on special offer down from £1.99 to 99p for 500ml. I'm not really brand loyal to any one kitchen cleaner and will generally go for whatever is on offer, although I do tend to stick to the bigger brand names rather than supermarket own brands when it comes to things like that.
This one really stands out on the shelf (especially when it takes up an entire end shelf during a special offer!) as it's a bright orange bottle with a bright yellow label on it. To be honest it's not a particularly attractive label, with a picture of an oven and a muscle man on it. I know it's called Mr Muscle, but the picture makes me think more of an action man figure than a kitchen cleaner! The label states that it is antibacterial, tough cleaning and that it kills the H1N1 virus. The label on the back gives the usual information on how to use the product, warnings and ingredients. I suspect most people are like me and don't tend to read the backs of bottles much any more as they all say pretty much the same thing!
The cleaner itself is very easy to use as it comes in a trigger spray bottle. You simply have to turn the nozzle to the ON position, aim it at the area you want to clean and then spray it. Leave for five minutes and then wipe off with a damp cloth. I tend to leave it for a while, give my surfaces a good scrub and then wipe them with a cloth for extra reassurance that they're clean.
I like to keep things under my kitchen sink as uncluttered as possible as everything seems to end up dumped under there when the hubby doesn't know where else to put it, so I try to keep cleaning products to a minimum. So, despite the bottle stating that it is a kitchen cleaner, I tend to use it to clean my bathroom as well as the kitchen and I also use it on the outside frames of our windows as well as they seem to get dirtier quicker than anything else in the house!
I've found this to be a very good cleaner overall. It certainly makes me feel reassured that my kitchen and bathroom are clean. I use it on all the surfaces...worktops, hob, sink, tiles and it brings them all up nice and shiny without leaving any residue as I've found some of the creamier cleaners can do. A few squirts of this gets even the dried on old pasta sauce on the hob off with only the tiniest bit of elbow grease needed. It also does really work well on the external window frames and doors of our house with just a quick spray and then a wipe with a cloth it gets all the grime, dirt and dried on bird poo off easily and leaves them gleaming - and obviously making them a target for any lurking birdies once again!
Whether or not it lives up to its antibacterial and H1N1 killing claims I can't confirm without getting the men in white coats in to test my kitchen for them all, but it definitely gives the impression that everything is nice and clean and sanitary. What I can confirm is that I never wear rubber gloves to clean, much to my mums disgust, and this cleaner has never had any affect on my skin, although I don't have very sensitive skin so whether this will be the case for everyone I can't comment.
The one area that slightly disappoints me with this cleaner is that one of the main reasons I chose this one specifically was for the lemon fragrance as I think cleaning with lemony products makes the whole house smell nice and fresh, if only for a short while. But lemony smells instantly make things smell cleaner to my nose and even husband can tell I've cleaned! This Mr Muscle however was quite a let down in that department. Whilst it does have a slight citrus tang to it, it's overall lasting smell is more chemically than lemony and, although I understand that these products obviously are full of chemicals so it's going to be difficult to mask those fragrances totally, I think a lot more work needs to go into this product before they can justifiably call it "lemon fresh".
As I'm using the spray on my kitchen, bathroom and downstairs loo I tend to get through quite a bit of it and a 500ml bottle usually lasts me around a month which, for 99p, is good value for money I think and to be honest, the full price isn't exactly extortionate either.
I'm not going to wax lyrical about what, at the end of the day, is a kitchen cleaner, but overall I've been happy enough with the way this spray cleans both my kitchen and bathroom surfaces. It does leave them all looking clean and shiny and makes me feel satisfied that any germs that might have been there are there no longer. I would probably be unlikely to repurchase however purely because of the disappointing fragrance. Even though I don't actually mind cleaning, it's nice to use products that make it a more enjoyable experience and for me, it would be much nicer if this smelt more lemony than it does.
As a product it gets 4 stars for cleaning as it's satisfactory but nothing mind-blowing, but it loses a star for fragrance, so it's 3 from me.
The other day, I ran out of kitchen cleaner spray like usual. So I had to rush down the local shops to find some kind of kitchen cleaner that satisfies me. I saw the Mr. Muscle Kitchen Cleaner and thought I'll try this out and see how good it is!
I got home and tested it out and it was absolutely great! It cut through all the dirt, grime and thick grease which really surprised me! I think it's a great kitchen cleaner spray!
You can usually find this product and the rest of it's stunning range in Poundland and lots of other shops like supermarkets for between £1.00 - £2.00. (This is only an average price)
It can be used on most common surfaces in the kitchen.
All of this in one bottle:
Cleans easily and deeply without rubbing.
Mr Muscle Provides hygiene.
Specially formulated to tackle tough kitchen grease and grime effectively
Mr Muscle Leaves surfaces sparkling clean without sketching
Does not leave a residue, no need to rinse
It's obvious! Mr Muscle Kitchen Cleaner and the rest of its range are the best and perfect for the job!
I use it everyday in my kitchen to clean and it gets the job done quickly and doesn't leave residue or marks on surfaces!
Why is it that EVERYTHING runs out at the same time? With 2 weeks to go until the next payday, this week I have run out of shampoo, shower gel, foundation AND kitchen spray. Therefore while grocery shopping I had to be frugal when I was buying cleaning products. Bah!
I saw that this Mr Muscle lemon kitchen spray was on offer, so in the trolley it went.
Unlike the photo shown here, which seems to be old, this comes in a 500ml orange bottle with a trigger spray. I personally don't like the packaging; I think it looks a bit cheap and tacky - but for a cleaning product I really don't care whether the packaging is aesthetically pleasing as long as it works.
To use, you simply spray this onto your kitchen surfaces and wipe clean. To kill germs, Mr Muscle recommend that you leave it for 15 minutes before wiping or rinsing off. I am much too impatient to wait 15 minutes for *anything* to work, and I feel happy enough that this does the job well enough being sprayed and then wiped away immediately. However I suppose if you had kids and were worried about germs, it's good to know that you can leave this for a longer period.
I use this on my worktop, sink, draining board and hob. When you spray it, it does cover a large surface area with a fine, non-foamy spray, so you won't waste too much. I do prefer cleaning products to be a bit more foamy as I have it in my head that they work better, but this is more on the watery side.
Despite this, I have zero complaints about how well this cleans. My worktops looked nice and shiny, it cleaned any stains off the taps and draining board, and I was particularly pleased about how it cut through any spillages or grease on the hob.
Smell? What smell? I expected, and hoped for, a nice burst of lemony fragrance when I sprayed this. Alas, it was not to be. A massive shame.
The normal price for this is £1.98 but Sainsbury's have it on offer for £1 at the moment. £1.98 is still a good price for a product like this, considering you can pay over £3 for some brands. Mr Muscle is a very well known brand name so less than £2 is great, in my view.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
At £1, yes, absolutely. At full price however I would probably buy something like Flash kitchen spray instead, which is also around £1.99. That's nothing against this spray - it just all comes down to my personal brand preference.
Mr Muscle Kitchen Cleaner Lemon anti-bacterial Spray is another great product in the Mr Muscle range of cleaning products. This comes in a 500ml bottle and costs around £1 if you can manage to find it as I do in Poundland.
The bottle is strong and sturdy and bright yellow in colour. It is easy to handle and use the spray gun format which comes with a handy on / off nozzle. It will not slip even when held with wet hands.
The spray delivers a fine mist of liquid and the antibacterial solution is very pleasant smelling I personally find and not at all overpowering so there is no need to have to open the winows for ventilation or extra air as it will not catch on your lungs.
It is so simple and easy to use. Just spray liberally, leave for a few seconds then wipe over with a clean damp cloth for brilliant results. It leaves no nasty marks or smears and just leaves everything shiny and bright and smear free. It is great on all kitchen work surfaces, inlcuding my stainless steel sink and the ceramic tiles look almost as good as new.
A little does go a long way and one bottle lasts me for ages even tough I use it on an almost daily basis.
It is also kind and gentle on the skin and does not irritate or bother my skin at all.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I have used Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner on and off for many years - although I have to admit that I am not loyal to one kitchen cleaning brand and tend to go with either what's available or what's on offer on any given shopping day. I have a partner and three kids and therefore obviously my kitchen is a continual hive of activity and it's important to me that it's kept clean, both from an ascetic perspective, but more importantly for hygiene reasons.
Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner can be bought in a 500ml bottle from Asda for the inexpensive price of £1.98 which, is my opinion, really good value and about the average price for this type of product. It comes in a typical cleaning product bottle which is emergency orange (not the better looking yellow bottle which is in the picture about) which is a contoured shape and has a narrower neck so that it is easy to hold, direct and squeeze all at the same time. It comes with a spray nozzle which has an on/off switch and so when it's stored it can be turned to the off position - which is always something I prefer when there is a two year old running around!
In order to use, you simply direct the nozzle at the target and squeeze the trigger. The nozzle will then deliver a fine spray of the cleaning solution to the surface - which you can wipe over with a damp cloth. For particularly stubborn dirt, like grease, I tend to let the solution sit on the surface for about 15 minutes before wiping off, but for socially clean surfaces, I just let the solution sit on the surface for about 5 minutes. In can be used on hard kitchen surfaces, but not anything that is porous. I tend to use it on my marble kitchen work surfaces, my aga hob top, the sink, and I have even used it on the kitchen floor. After cleaning, I also tend to spray my cloths with the liquid and allow it to sit on them until I intend to use them next.....I just find that this keeps them smelling fresh and clean.
I think the product works well and the fact that is dissolves grease and general grime quickly and effectively is particularly important for a kitchen. I particularly like that the solution is clear and so it doesn't leave any smears or residue on the surfaces that need rinsing off - and so a wipe is really all that's needed in most circumstances - although my hob does sometimes needs a bit more scrubbing. It leaves my surfaces feeling clean and they don't feel sticky to the touch, which is an issue which I have found with some other cleaners, particularly on my marble work-tops. The fact that this not only cleans but also has an antibacterial agent within it which kills 99.9% of known kitchen germs gives me peace of mind.
I love the smell of this spray which is overwhelmingly lemony, which I feel is a really appropriate smell for a kitchen because it just makes the kitchen smell clean and fresh. Some people have said that they feel the lemony smell reminds them of toilet cleaner, but I couldn't disagree more. To me, it smells like the kitchen I remember from my childhood - and that's good enough for me now and for my kids.
Overall, I think this is a really good kitchen cleaning product and it is up there with the best.
===What is it?===
Promoted as a tough cleaning, anti-bacterial formulated spray the Mr Muscle Lemon Fresh kitchen cleaner is a product I use on an intermittent basis on the days I want to give my kitchen a thorough clean. I have been disappointed in the past with some Mr Muscle products after finding them to be overpriced and producing no better results than the cheaper alternatives but as this product was on a recent offer in Morrisons I decided to give it a try and buy a couple of bottles to keep in my cleaning cupboard.
The claims on the bottle inform that this is 'specially formulated to quickly tackle tough kitchen grease and grime' and has an 'anti-bacterial action' which 'leaves kitchen surfaces sparkling clean with a fresh lemon scent'. The 500ml bottle is as shown in my supplied picture, bright yellow in colour with orange detailing complete with a large illustration on the front. It's designed to be noticed on the supermarket shelves where it sits amongst the countless other brands but does the product live up to its claims? Let's see...
For a daily quick once over I tend to use Tesco's own Daisy kitchen cleaner as it's a cheap product which does a decent job however a couple of times a week I like to clean my kitchen from top to bottom and tend to use a more expensive product for this task. Whilst Daisy is fine and does leave my kitchen counters looking clean I do think it's quite a thin product and doesn't leave a fresh lemony scent behind, this Mr Muscle Lemon Fresh cleaner is completely the opposite and from its inital squirt you can really smell the lemons that have gone into its composition and as this is a smell I associate with freshly cleaned work surfaces I do think the manufacturers have produced an effective and impressive product in this.
I find that that this is a cleaner which can easily work its way through any grime or marks that it comes up against and even on my stainless steel cooker it leaves it looking shiny and bright with only a few streaks left behind, although to be fair I haven't yet found a product that can clean stainless steel without streaking. The back of the bottle does state that this can be used on Cooker Tops, Sinks and Tiles and Work surfaces and I do find it to be an all round excellent cleaner that can be used anywhere in the kitchen. It doesn't leave behind any powdery residue or streaks and due to its very lemon-y scent I find that the fresh smell of lemons is left behind which is very noticeable and reassuring to have that confirmation that you have actually spent the last 15 minutes cleaning, washing and wiping. The fact that it's anti-bacterial should be beneficial to households with small children and although there's only me that I have to take care of I do think that it does give that added peace of mind that you are removing germs and any nasties that may be lurking.
In all honesty it's probably no better or any worse than any of the other big name brands and whilst I am happy to continue using the product until my bottles have run out I'm not loyal to any one brand and will buy whatever is on offer at the time of me shopping. I do like the smell of lemons that this leaves behind and I do think that that aspect is perhaps the best thing about this cleaner, the results it leaves are on a par with Tesco's Daisy or Flash and as all I expect is a product that lives up to its claims then I have no complaints with this at all. Because I clean my kitchen daily it never has any time to get really dirty and as there's only me to cook for I tend to tidy up after myself anyway, how this product would cope with any ground in stains I can't comment on but for the removal of grease it copes admirably the same as any coffee or tea stains that may appear on my kitchen counter. Apart from leaving a few streaks on really shiny surfaces there's nothing to complain about with Mr Muscle's Lemon Fresh Kitchen Cleaner and it's on that basis that I would recommend it to other people.
Price wise it tends to retail from anything from a pound upwards depending on where you shop. It was on offer recently at my local Morrisons on a BOGOF offer so I managed to get 2 bottles for £1.60 which I thought made it a fantastic buy although it shouldn't be prohibitively expensive where-ever you buy it from in all honesty. If you're looking for a fresh-lemon smelling, effective kitchen cleaner then this is definitely one to consider although some may be put off by the very lemony smell it leaves behind. There's no reason not to award a five star rating so that's what this gets from me along with a recommendation. Thanks for reading my review.
Please note that this review also appears on ciao under my username.
My kitchen surfaces get cleaned what seems like a million times a day. I have cats, dogs and a very small child so it is important that I keep everywhere as clean as I possibly can. But due to my over cleaning I do manage to get through various cleaning products quite quickly so whenever something is on offer and I'm nearing the end of my current kitchen cleaner I tend to stock up.
One kitchen cleaner I have been using recently is by the trusted brand known as Mr Muscle. The cleaner in question is the Mr Muscle Kitchen Lemon Fresh kitchen cleaner. I chose it partly because it was on offer and partly because I like Mr Muscle products. I've used several other varieties and I have always had good results.
The kitchen cleaner comes in an orange spray bottle which features a colourful orange, green and yellow label on the front with an image of Mr Muscle as a super hero type character. Obviously the product name is on the front and on the back of the bottle there is usage instructions, warning advice as well as a list of the ingredients. The spray bottle does have an on/off nozzle. Please note the picture of the bottle on Dooyoo is the old style bottle.
Using the spray bottle is obviously easy you just need to turn the nozzle to 'on' and press the trigger a few times before the spray actually comes out. Once it does it comes out in quite a small spray so it doesn't go everywhere so saves wastage. The spray is clear in colour and doesn't foam up at all so if cleaning dark surfaces you may miss wiping the spray off as due to not having a colour or foam it tends to disperse easily.
Mr Muscle brand this as a lemon cleaner but until I actually looked at the bottle I didn't realise it was lemon scented as the aroma I get is actually quite floral and fresh which is actually really nice compared to some household cleaners. The scent does last for quite a few hours once the kitchen cleaner has been used which is nice and certainly pleasant.
The kitchen cleaner has been specially formulated to tackle tough grease and grime found in the kitchen. Now, as my kitchen is cleaned so often I have to admit that I don't have grease or grime fortunately so I can't advise how well it can cut through it but I do know that my surfaces come up nicely as well as my cupboard doors, fridge doors and tiles just to name a few. I also use it in my utility room on cupboard doors as well as on the front of my washing machine and tumble driers.
Because my dogs can have a tendency to leave mud everywhere when they shake I do find that Mr Muscle does a great job of cleaning the surfaces (mainly cupboard doors) within one easy wipe on a damp cloth. In regard to my surfaces it cleans easily just a few sprays either on a damp cloth or directly onto the surface and it seems to do the job without leaving any streaks or water marks. Because it has an anti-bacterial agent I know my surfaces are kept cleaner and bug free ideal for a pet and baby household!
Mr Muscle do advise that this can be safely used on cooker tops, sinks, tiles and work surfaces which is exactly what I use it on and I have to admit I am completely satisfied. Because the kitchen cleaner is like water it doesn't have an oily consistency so doesn't leave marks and is easy to wipe away with a cloth leaving behind a lovely, fresh aroma. For extra stubborn marks just spray on directly and leave for 30 seconds and the spray manages to lift off whatever is on the surface without much fuss.
I really can't complain about this kitchen cleaner and I am really glad I bought a few bottles when on offer as it does the job well without leaving any residue or marks behind which some kitchen cleaners can. I would definitely recommend this to anyone. I can't find fault with it whatsoever, I even like its aroma!
Mr Muscle Kitchen Lemon Fresh is available from all supermarkets as well as discount stores and for a 500ml bottle expect to pay around £1.55 to £1.60 depending where you purchase it.
5 stars from me!
I am not the biggest fan of kitchen cleaning (or really any cleaning for that matter) and considering Mr Muscle loves the jobs I hate, I figured this would be the best brand to try out first on my new kitchen surfaces. Even better, it was on offer at Tesco for £1!
The pack claims it kills bacteria and viruses, including the H1N1 virus which is more than enough killing power for my little kitchen! The bottle is a handy size for carrying around and the nozzle gives a really good squirt (I've bought so many cleaners that just drip rather than squirt!). I also found that a little bit of liquid went a long way on my surfaces.
As for actual cleaning power, it was excellent. Even on the greasy parts (I have a fiance who just can't wipe down after himself!) it got my surfaces back to their sparkly selves!
The spray smelled good, very lemony and fresh! However, I did find after a good clean I ended up with a bit of a Mr Muscle headache. I did spray in a pretty ventilated area, although obviously not ventilated enough!
Overall, I would buy this again for the cleaning power, although probably not the lemon variety!
The kitchen is the one room in the house I am picky about when it comes to cleanliness. The rest of the house, sure I like it clean and tidy, but I can tolerate a bit of mess. In the kitchen though that's a big no-no and the surfaces in that room get cleaned 3 times a day after I do the washing up (yes I know I'm a bit obsessive!) Therefore, a good quality kitchen cleaner is an essential for me if it can make it smell nice too that's an added bonus for me.
It was with that in mind that I picked up this Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner. I chose it quite simply because I've used Mr Muscle products a lot before and have grown to trust them; also lemon scented products are always a winner with me because I like citrus scents and lemon, to me, means 'clean and fresh'. Therefore, this should be the perfect product for me and my kitchen.
What Is It?
Well, besides the obvious (a lemon scented kitchen cleaner), its designed for use all over the kitchen - worktops, cooker tops and work surfaces. It claims to be anti-bacterial and to kill the H1N1 virus. It also says that it will cut through all kinds of kitchen grease and grime and leave surfaces sparkling.
The spray trigger is easy to press and presents no problems. There is an on/off option at the top of the spray; this works like all other switches like this, you simply turn it so that either on, or off, shows at the top.
I usually spray it on any stains first of all as it says to leave it to work for 30 seconds on stubborn stains. After I've sprayed on these I then spray it over the rest of my kitchen and either wipe or rinse off before coming back to the stains or burnt on food. The spray itself is quite powerful, whilst it's not very wide it does spray out quite far and so any food, drinks or clean cooking utensils on the side should be removed prior to use as the last thing you want is to cover them with this and not realize!
Once sprayed there isn't really any particular smell, in fact it's only when I bend down to actually sniff the surface that I can notice any scent at all and even this I wouldn't really say is lemon, more chemically. The spray is also pretty much invisible, it comes out as a clear liquid with tiny bits of foam scattered throughout but it's basically clear.
Wiping this off prevents no problem, I use sponge scourers on my work surfaces. I simply dampen the sponge part and wipe over the surface, this removes all trace of the cleaner. On the areas that have been stained I simply turn the sponge over and wipe with the scourer part, this does require some scrubbing but not nearly as much as I would expect considering that burnt on food and other kitchen stains can be quite tricky to get rid of. However, after this has been left to work for a minute or two they come off relatively problem free.
For some reason the scent is actually more noticeable after I wipe off the cleaner however I still wouldn't say that it's a 'fresh' lemon scent. It is definitely lemon, but more a chemically lemon scent rather then a natural one. This is a bit of a let down for me however unless I go back to sniffing the surface directly (which I don't usually do despite the fact that this review is saying otherwise!) then the scent doesn't hang around for more then about half an hour at most anyway. This cleaner does however, bring up a really nice shine to all my surfaces and so I would agree with that claim.
As with any product like this it does come with some cautions, namely: avoid contact with eyes and prolonged contact with skin, wash and dry hands after use, do not breathe the spray, do not use on gold plated fittings and avoid prolonged contact with wood, enamel, aluminium and painted lacquered or porous surfaces.
Finally, as with all cleaning products this should be kept out of reach of children.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
I bought my bottle from ASDA costing £1.57 for a 500ml bottle. It is however widely available and prices may vary so shop around.
At that price I'm happy to recommend it but you do need to be aware that the scent isn't a 'fresh' lemon as described. Due to this I am knocking off one Dooyoo star but in all other respects it does clean well and bring a nice shine to my kitchen so I can't fault it for that.
Not long ago Tesco had some of their cleaning products on offer, and although I avoid housework like the plague, I do try to keep a good home with as little work. One of the biggest problem areas in our home for cleaning is our solid hob cooker, which was already integrated in our kitchen when we bought the house. Since I use the hob a lot in cooking, the area around the solid rings gets incredibly dirty and marked, and although I try to keep it at bay as much as possible, I have struggled to find a product that really shifts the dirt.
When Tesco has this Mr Muscle Kitchen cleaner (lemon fresh) on offer for a £1 for a 500ml spray bottle, I thought it was worth a go, as we were getting low on kitchen cleaning products. This is a spray bottle, and my actual bottle is orange in colour (unlike the picture at the top of the screen) since I think it is newer packaging.
This is a product made by the well known SC Johnson family company, and I have always been impressed with their other Mr Muscle products, which I have used on windows and to dust. On the front of the bottle, it states 3 main things about the product:
(It is ) anticbacterial
Kills H1N1 Virus
On the back of the bottle, it explains in more detail, what exactly this product can be used for and what it shouldn;t be used on. I obvioulsy bought it because it was suitable for ovens with solid rings, as well as for sinks and tiles and work surfaces, although I have to admit that I have only used it so far on the hob, as I much prefer to use dettol on the work surfaces. More information on the back stresses that this product is 'specifically formulated to quikly tackle tought kitchen grease and grime'.
THe product is designed well, with an the nozzle being turnable from an off to an on position, thus keeping it out of use by little hands. Like most cleaning products, you are requried to spray the product onto the dirty area and leave for up to 5 minutes.
Although a bought it a few weeks ago, I have only just starting using it, having now used it 3 times on my hob. After each use, the area around the largest ring that is used most often, it started to look much cleaner, and the product really has lifted all that hard to shift grease and grime that appear ater cooking. It will be really interesting to see whether it can shift the whole lot as I use it more and more, and whether it can then help me to keep it clean, because of all the products that I have ever used on the hob, this is by far the best at effectively removing the dirt and grease. All the previous products removed a little with a lot of effort of scrubing on my part, but still never really left it sparkling clean. THere is such as difference after using this product for just 3 times, that so far, I cannot recommend it highly enough for what I use it for. It is certainly a product I will continue to buy as long as it continues to remove this grease and grime.
I purchased this spray recently as it was on special offer, which is the reason that most of my household cleaning products end up in my cupboard. I'm not brand loyal generally- just thrifty! This product generally retails at around £1.60, which is reasonable enough within its range. I always look for two things in a kitchen cleaner (OK- three things, but we already know I'm thrifty). I like it to be anti bacterial as that makes me feel like a better mum/wife, and I like it to have a nice smell so that, driven by my senses, I can convince myself that my kitchen is clean even if I've just tickled a corner with a cloth. Of course it needs to clean well- but I just assume that any popular branded cleaning product I buy will do so...
~~An Exciting Day!~~
The particular bottle of Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen cleaner that I have is orange with a yellow label, unlike the picture, but it looks like they may have changed it recently as it states 'Same great Formula' on the label. The weedy little man that we all know and love is still present! It's eye catching when you're shopping (I believe I heard once that orange is the most eye catching colour?), and the discounted price helped so I was pleased to take it home and own. I simply could not wait to try it out on my cooker and surfaces!!! That's actually not even a flippant comment...I was pretty excited as I obviously need to get out more...
~~Armed and Dangerous~~
So armed with damp cloth and my new exciting bottle of wonder cleaner, off I go on the kitchen work surfaces. It states that you should spray it on the surface and leave for five minutes before wiping. I really don't have the patience for that kind of carry on, so I intended to get in there and wipe as soon as possible...and this moment could not come soon enough when the smell hit me.
~~A fantastic handy man- shame about your odour...~~
Whatever the smell is, it's about as far from Lemon Fresh as you can get...it's just pungent and vile! Unfortunately I had made like Quick Draw Mcgraw and squirted it all over the kitchen in a micro second. I wiped it off as quickly as I could and the surfaces instantly came up nicely. I have a Belfast sink, which is a pain to clean, and a quick whizz around with a cloth after it had been Mr Muscled was enough to have it sparkling and the more stubborn stains removed without much effort- so I imagine that if it was left to to its thing for the full five minutes as it should be, cleaning would be effortless. The taps looked lovely and shiny. The cooker was no challenge to the Muscle at all and any gunk vanished instantly. There was no residue and my kitchen looked lovely- unfortunately it smelt horrid. I did numerous cloth rinses and had to go over the surfaces again to try to get rid of the smell. Unfortunately, it's still lingering six hours later. When cooking earlier, I could barely smell the meal over the bleachey rancidness. It really is unappetising! What really disturbed me was the smell in the microwave after heating my toddler's milk tonight, as it's really not nice to smell chemicals when your baby's drink is being prepared- and I'd not even squirted it in the microwave- I'd just used the same cloth to wipe it down earlier! I think the smell is going to linger in my home forever!
I'll have to give this chap three stars- he'd get five if he smelt better and less overbearing!
All in all, I can't fault the cleaning power of Mr Muscle, but the smell of him means that I shan't be inviting him into my home again!
During a recent trip to my local Tesco I was on the hunt for some kitchen cleaner after totally running out, I usually buy something like Dettol cleaner but if there is something a bit cheaper I often go for that. On this particular occasion I noticed that Mr Muscle Kitchen Lemon Fresh was on offer, I have never really tried many of the Mr Muscle products before but being reduced and much cheaper than everything else on offer I decided to give it a try.
You cannot fail to notice the Mr Muscle Kitchen cleaner in its bright orange bottle, it really does stand out from the rest, to be honest I never think it really looks like something that belongs under the kitchen sink and always reminds be of a car cleaner or something along those lines. The cleaner comes in the usual spray style bottle, the majority of it is made from a non transparent orange plastic with a clear/ white plastic spray top, this has an orange nozzle on the end of it and an orange trigger. There is a label stuck to the from of the bottle, this has a picture of the Mr Muscle character with a cooker top behind him, the words Mr Muscle are written right across the middle of the label in chucky white letters outlined in both dark blue and orange to make it stand out. Underneath this is the word Kitchen (written in orange) and the words Lemon Fresh, written in yellow outlined in green. The majority of the label is yellow in colour with a small piece of it sectioned off in a dark green, in this section the words "same great cleaning action" are written on white writing. Towards the bottom of the label it lists some of the cleaners promises, this includes "antibacterial", "tough cleaning" and "kills H1N1 virus" these are written in blue to contrast the yellow label. There is a second yellow label on the back of the bottle, this contains information such as directions for use, warnings, ingredients and the areas of the kitchen the product can be used on, this is also demonstrated with illustrations. All of this information is written in dark blue lettering making it very easy to read. The label on the back of the bottle also has the Mr Muscle logo towards the top to match the one on the front of the bottle.
Directions of Use
Turn the nozzle to the on position (this simply twists) and spray the cleaner onto non porous surfaces until wet.
Leave the Mr Muscle cleaner for 5 minutes and then wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Personally I slightly rinse the surfaces after using the cleaner, the bottle does not say this is necessary however I find the fragrance a little strong and over powering, I find doing this tones down the smell a little and prevents food tasting of the cleaner.
The cleaner is clear in colour and sprays out of the bottle in a fine mist meaning that you can evenly cover surfaces which I find particularly useful. This Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner is supposed to have a lemon fragrance, partly why I was drawn to it, (as well as the price) however when I first sprayed the cleaner onto my work surfaces I was a bit surprised to find that the fragrance of the product did not in anyway resemble lemon, I usually find lemon products have a fresh clean smell to them but this was not the case. The smell was very strong and overpowering, it had a smell that I cannot really describe but it did remind me of a car polish type smell not the fresh lemons I was expecting, it warns you on the back of the bottle to use in a well ventilated area and they are not wrong, using a lot of the product at once meant that it got into my throat and I felt as though I could almost taste it!!! I persisted with Mr Muscle, after all I had brought it and did not want to waste it and I have to say that apart from the smell I was impressed with its cleaning power. It recommends leaving the product for 5 minutes but I rarely do this, despite that it quickly and easily removed tough baked on stains, it quickly breaks through anything spilt onto the kitchen surfaces meaning you can simply wipe them away, there is no need to stand and scrub and scrape.
Really as with most of these types of products the warnings are pretty standard including
Avoided prolonged contact with skin
Wash hands after use
Avoid contact with eyes, rinse immediately should this occur
Keep out of reach of children
Do not breath in (not easy with a smell that strong)
Use in a well ventilated area (again in my experience due to strong smell)
So really common sense when it comes to the warnings, but they have to be there.
I bought my Mr Muscle Kitchen Cleaner from Tesco and it was on offer for just £1.00 for a 500ml bottle, a bargain as I have used it every day for a couple of weeks now and still have plenty left so it has proved to be reasonably long lasting. It usually would cost about £3.00 which personally I think is a little pricey compared to some of the other products, however it does do an excellent job at keeping the kitchen clean
The bottle recommends that Mr Muscle kitchen cleaner is used on surfaces such as cooker tops, sinks, tiles and work surface. I use mine on all of these areas, but I also use it on my kitchen cupboard doors, and again it is very effective at keeping them clean. I make sure that I wipe the product off nearly straight away in case it reacts with the surface but so far I have had no problems at all. After using Mr Muscle Kitchen Cleaner my whole kitchen really does sparkle and looks lovely and clean, every time I have used it I have been impressed with the results
Overall I have been impressed with the cleaning power of Mr Muscle Kitchen Lemon Fresh, it makes cleaning very easy and quickly cuts through grease and tough stains, it definitely lives up to its promises. However the only thing which disappoints me is the fragrance, in that it does not even resemble lemons and does smell a little like I have cleaned my kitchen with car cleaner. I think I would use this product again if it was on offer, however would be a little reluctant to purchase it at full price, whilst I like what it does I really do not like the smell and if I am paying £3 for a bottle of kitchen cleaner I want it to be something which I like all aspects off. I would recommend the product due to its cleaning abilities but would warn people about the overpowering smell. So overall an excellent kitchen cleaner although a little overpowering.
Everyone needs to keep their kitchen clean, so immediately there is a huge market out there which a couple of brands are willing to take over. Mr Muscle is one of those brands and the name is instantly familiar to people looking to buy a new kitchen cleaner. The TV is also packed with adverts from various Mr Muscle products.
Mr Muscle lemon kitchen cleaner is around £3 - £4 for a large 750ml container in supermarkets. As always look out for special offers.
The cleaner comes in a tall yellow plastic bottle. The dispenser at the top is a nozzle, but not an aerosol one. It is designed very well, so the hand fits round the trigger easily, and you can dispense the right amount accurately with no waste even with clumpy marigolds on! The plastic is not clear so you can't see the product inside, but I don't thin you would get any gain from doing so.
The product does smell very citrusy, but not in an overpowering way. I think it is just a smell to try and counteract the strong chemical smell of the actual product. Lemon also reminds me of fresh clean places so it is quite appropriate. I use this to clean my oven and it is quite big, but I use about six to eight squirts to do the whole of the hob. I then rub it in with a damp cloth, rinse it off and then wipe dry with a polishing cloth. My oven is black gloss and I find it I don't move fast enough in the rinsing and polishing steps then it does dry smeared. You have to be ready to go and move fast once you spray it on.
The advantages of this product is that once it is sprayed on it doesn't even really need to be left to soak at all it removes hard cooked on grime really quickly and well, and also grease. It doesn't damage the finish or the metal hobs at all. It works wonders and makes my post dinner clean up much easier.
To make me convinced this product is the one I always want to buy I would have to compare it to a cheaper supermarket own brand and double check it's worth the extra pennies.
When it comes to cleaning products for household purpose I always prefer to buy branded ones as I don't want to fall into the hassle of putting lot of energy and time in cleaning. I have been using Mr Muscle kitchen lemon fresh since more than a year and it had always given satisfactory cleaning with no hassle.
The one I bought recently is orange plastic container with trigger spray nozzle .It has an end cap which can be turned ON and OFF. The end cap is labelled as ON and OFF so there is no confusion while using it. It is very nice to hold and use. We can turn the end cap ON and spray the liquid on the surface by pressing the trigger. The liquid gets evenly sprayed on the surface. The liquid is visible through the bottle which helps us know how much liquid is left.
The liquid is antibacterial and is intended for tough cleaning and also it is capable of killing H1N1 Virus. Though the liquid is said to be lemon fresh I don't feel it has actually got the lemon scent. It contains some weird smell which is not lovely but also not over powering. If possible it is better to use the ventilation so that the smell gets off quickly.
I usually spray the liquid on the greasy surface and let it there for five minutes. Then it becomes easy to rub it off with a sponge scourer. I clean my kitchen top which has tiles and once dried the kitchen top becomes shiny. The liquid does not leave any kind of marks behind it. I have wooden flooring in my house and the floor area near the kitchen hob became greasy absorbing the dirt with it. I sprayed Mr Muscle lemon fresh liquid and I observed the dirt easily came of. It is surprising to see this liquid making our cleaning tasks so easy. As it is also antibacterial liquid we get protection from germs also.
For tough stains it is better to spray the liquid and leave it for some time. Later it becomes easy to clean. This cleaning liquid is recommended to use on cooker tops, sink and tiles and work surfaces. This should not be used on gold plated toppings.
This is a very effective cleaning liquid for household purpose and I definitely recommend it.
Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner is a concentrated liquid cleaner in a convenient trigger pack / It is specially formulated to tackle tough kitchen grease and grime fast and effectively with antibacterial action / The product leaves surfaces clean and with a fresh lemon fragrance / Mr Muscle Lemon Kitchen Cleaner is suitable for use on most kitchen surfaces including cooker tops, sinks and tiles and work surfaces.