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Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner
Member Name: Diana43
Mr Muscle Window & Glass Cleaner
Date: 08/03/10, updated on 08/03/10 (274 review reads)
Advantages: Good on chrome
Disadvantages: Didn't live up to its promise
I woke up this morning with the sun streaming in through the gaps in the curtains, instead of snuggling down for an extra 5 minute snooze I turned off my alarm clock and happily jumped out of bed. Five minutes later with my beloved coffee in hand I walked round the house opening the curtains to let the beautiful sunshine flow through the house.
Snuggling up on the settee in the heat of the sun, I enjoying the peace and quiet before the kids stumbled out of bed and that Monday morning mayham starts. I was dismayed to see that the windows were looking dreadful after the awful weather we have suffered recently. Full of spring energy, I vowed to spend the morning cleaning my windows.
Kids fed, packed lunches done and all bundled out of the door to school, and I turned my attention back to the windows. I have a large garden room which is beautiful but the windows are such a chore. Armed with a bucket of soapy water and vinegar, I started on the first window, 5 minutes later and a clean but streaky vision looms in front of me. Frustrated and now remembering why I don't do my windows as often as I should, I attack the next window with a different strategy. Mr Muscle Window and Glass Cleaner. I had half a bottle hidden at the back of my cleaning cupboard, I remembered all of the TV commercials that I have seen, telling me their products love the jobs we hate, well this was certainly the time that I needed Mr Muscle.
With a new burst of energy, knowing that I have Mr Muscle to help me, I squirt a liberal amount on the next window; this green liquid has a fresh pine scent, you can definitely smell the vinegar in this but the smell doesn't linger afterwards. I found that the kitchen towel glided through the grime quite easily revealing nice clean glass. I vigorously polished the surface with some fresh kitchen roll and stepped back to admire the fruits of my labour. I was disheartened to see it was quite badly streaked still so I applied another squirt and rubbed again this time with a lint free cloth but there was no difference.
Maybe my windows were too dirty, I tried a new approach, the next window I cleaned with soapy water, squeegeed off and then washed it down with fresh water, buffed with a dry cloth then sprayed a light mist of Mr Muscle and buffed again with kitchen towel. The result was clean but still streaky. I sat down wearily and surveyed the results of half an hour's work, and an already sore arm. I know that I can't just walk away from the job at hand, but I haven't the want to continue anymore. The rest of the dirty windows are glaring at me menacingly.
I know, I will look and try and find a review for a better product, I type in Dooyoo, search for window cleaners and 2 minutes later I am reading glowing reviews about Mr Muscle. Did I pick up a dodgy bottle? Am I doing it right? I take a look at the instructions, twist the nozzle to the on position and spray directly onto surface it instructs me, wipe with kitchen paper or a lint free cloth, well I had already tried both ways and hadn't got the streak free finish that it promised.
I managed to convince myself that it must be me because there were 30 odd positive reviews. I attack the windows again with a determined mind, telling myself that it only looks so bad because it is such a sunny morning. It has taken me 2 hours to finish. My windows have improved without doubt but they are all smeared.
So here I am back on the PC, I feel so aggrieved that I wanted to write my own review and let others know that it doesn't always work; my streaked windows bear testimony to that. However whilst sitting down to write this review, I noticed on the bottle that you can also use it on chrome, obviously I should try this out as I am writing a fair review, so off I go to the cloakroom taps to test it. My conclusion is, fantastic! My taps have come up gleaming and streak free.
Mr Muscle is made by Johnson. The bottle is an easy grip design that is easy to use. The spray came out in a nice fine mist rather than a wet shower, which is ideal for glass cleaning. The Bottle that I purchased was 500ml and cost about £1.50, it is also available in 750ml bottles. It has a fresh pleasant smell. There is no list of ingredients on the bottle; all we know is that it contains vinegar as stated on the front of the bottle. The instructions are on the back of the label so it isn't very easy to read.
My conclusion is that it isn't a fantastic window cleaner; it does leave streaks, although not very bad ones. I love this as a bathroom cleaner though; I would definitely recommend this for chrome.
Summary: Fantastic for bathroom taps but not great for my windows
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