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      29.03.2013 10:15
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      A product I shall certainly buy again and again in the future!

      Prepping my flat to move in was really hard work! It was a property that needed alot of work doing like re plastering of the walls and completely decorating throughout which is still going on now, even though I officially moved in last night. I've had so much cleaning to do as the previous tenant didn't only put up with the flat being awful they didn't live clean either!

      I have started shopping in Sainsbury's of late and I needed an awful lot of cleaning stuff to start off and so I looked to basics range to get started after my Mum told me this was ok and it only cost me 25p for a 750ml sized bottle so I thought it had to be worth a go!

      The bottle this product comes in is basic but functional. Its white plastic with an integrated handle to one side of it and it has a twist on/off cap to the top of it. On the front of the bottle there is a white and orange label and on that we are clearly told what it is and who it is bu and that it 'Cleans, no added promises' and then all on the front label directions for using it are given, we are told where it is safe to use and so on, warnings are listed, the size is stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Sainsbury's are given. Like I say this is a cheap looking bottle but to me its always product that counts the most anyway!

      Using It:

      Well the liquid is yellow and transparent and it has a light lemony smell to it that whilst isn't awful isn't entirely natural but it is sweet and it is pleasant rather than sickly as it really isn't very strong in its fragrance at all

      You can use this pretty much where you like apart from on carpets, soft furnishings or on/over polished furniture and I don't personally use this diluted or straight onto windows or mirrors as I find it to make a right royal mess and to go smeary.

      You can use this by diluting it or straight on to more stubborn stains and I use this neat around my bath, sink and toilet and so on and dilute it in a bucket with water for my tiles in my bathroom and kitchen and for flooring. In the kitchen I have used this on my cooker and worktops and I even diluted some to wipe down dirty doors and skirting boards.

      I have to admit that I really like this stuff. Its cheap, cheerful and works without too much effort from me. It cleans effectively, leaving no residue behind and really does cut through grease and grime effortlessly, the only thing I have issue with, with this one is that the scent of it doesn't linger about in my home for very long but then I think what can you expert for this kind of money spent anyway!

      I do recommend this as a cheap and good option for cleaning. The bottle could do with being trigger action but then I guess that would effect the price so then I think why bother but it gets the thumbs up from me!

      Only available from Sainsbury's stores.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        21.03.2013 19:13
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        A excellent multi purpose cleaner available for a bargain price

        Since I was introduced to Stardrops All Round cleaner, I have used it for most of my cleaning tasks. I like the fact that it is a multi purpose product that can be used on floors, surfaces and just about everything I want to clean. When my boyfriend was doing some shopping, he noticed that Sainsbury's also do an all-purpose cleaner, in their own label Basics range. While Stardrops isn't expensive as I usually buy it for £1, the Sainsbury's cleaner was just 29p for the same size bottle. He decided it was worth buying as we have previously tried Sainsbury's own label disinfectant and it is easily as good as the branded versions. I have putting the bargain cleaner to the test and it has proved to be a good buy even if it can't quite persaude me not to buy more Stardrops.


        WHAT THE CLEANER CAN BE USED FOR

        The Basics All Purpose Cleaner is from the cheapest of Sainsbury's own brand ranges. The packaging reflects that in that it is very simple but this isn't the sort of thing I buy for it's appearance. The bottle is white and has the usual orange label. On that I am advised that the product cleans, but Sainsbury's make "no added promises". It is suggested that the cleaner can be used on floors, tiles, paintwork, hobs, work surfaces, sinks and baths. Unlike Stardrops, it can't be used on carpets or upholstery and you are told not to let it stay in prolonged contact with aluminium, plastic, wallpaper or painted surfaces. It can be used neat or diluted depending on the surface being cleaned and a simple guide to that is on the label. It doesn't have any additional disinfecting or anti-bacterial properties.


        USING ONE FOR ALL

        I was surprised at how easily the bottle could be opened. In one way this is a good thing as I am sure we have all come across a cap that isn't so much child proof as adult proof too. However, given the fact the cleaner also smells relatively sweet and lemony, I think it would be especially important to keep this out of a child's curious reach. The cap acts as a measurement beaker for the circumstances when you want to use the cleaner diluted. This works well as it saves finding another measuring device and speeds things up when you are cleaning. As I have just mentioned, I was surprised at how nice it smells once poured out. It reminds me a little of dishwashing liquid, perhaps because of the citrusy aroma. It isn't overwhelmingly strong but the smell is enough to make a cleaned room smell fresh if you have used it to wipe down all the surfaces or clean the floor for example.

        The liquid is quite thin so you have to pour it carefully if you are going to use it neat otherwise you are liable to waste some. I reminds me again of dishwashing liquid when I see the yellow colour, although the texture is not the same. I found myself getting through the bottle quite quickly when I used it neat which was what is recommended on the label for cleaning sinks, baths, worktops and stubborn stains. However, as those surfaces, bar the stubborn stains mentioned, are cleaned frequently and don't get really grubby, I decided to use it diluted at the same rate as recommended for larger surfaces such as floors. It works just as well like that so I may as well help the liquid go further. I am perfectly happy with how it cleans my kitchen worktops and cupboard doors and it is strong enough to deal with the odd tougher food spill like a tomato sauce as well. It doesn't leave behind any smearing or residue, just an efficiently cleaned surface with a nice lemon scent. You can smell it gently for a few hours afterwards but it isn't obtrusive.

        I have found that the cleaner works well diluted at 2 capfuls per 5 litres of warm water on tiled and lino floors, and leaves them cleaner than warm water and a mop alone does. The only disappointing area for me is the cleaning of paint work. I have found that I have had to scrub harder to remove finger marks from the door frames. I don't ususally have trouble removing those at all, and being a family of grubby fingered gardeners I have to do so frequently! I don't want to use a stonger application of the cleaner becase of the warning not to let it linger in contact with painted surfaces. The marks do come away eventually, it just doesn't always take the usual quick wipe.

        The label doesn't mention whether this is suitable for glass/window cleaning or not but I have tried it out, using the cleaner diluted. It does clean them but it is also liable to leave streaks behind and it doesn't leave the surface really shiny. This isn't really a criticism as it isn't advertised specifically as recommended for cleaning windows.

        I haven't felt that this cleaner has irritated my hands but I do wear gloves and I don't have sensitive skin. It is advised that those who do should avoid prolonged contact with the liquid.


        WOULD I RECOMMEND THE CLEANER?

        I am amazed at how good it is considering the low price. Used diluted a little goes a long way, and it doesn't stink the house out with any bleach or chlorine like scents as some similar cleaners do. I prefer my Stardrops cleaner because it is just that little bit more versatile as I can use it on carpets, windows and upholstery too. I would buy the Sainsbury's product again to use along side Stardrops for everyday tasks if I didn't want to avoid filling my under sink cupboards with lot of different products. But if you just want a good all round surface and floor cleaner, I would certainly recommend this as it is great value for money, even considering it didn't clean the paintwork quite as well as some other products.

        Only available at Sainsbury's.

        [This review also appear under my user name on Ciao.]

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        06.05.2011 18:18
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        One of the best cheap cleaners I have used.

        For me, cleaning is a little bit of a chore, however I do like things to be clean and reasonably tidy, so unless I clean it, it will never get done. I have used a range of cleaning products, however I have started using this All Purpose Cleaner from the Sainsburys Basics Range.

        --- The Bottle ---
        The cleaning fluid comes in a tall and thin white bottle that is 28cm x 11cm x 4cm. It is white all over which makes it quite plain looking and has a big plastic screw cap on the top. The cap is not child safe so this needs to be kept out of the way of children. The bottle is shaped with a carry handle built into it, which makes carrying it round the house really easy.

        The label on the front is white and orange in colour, just like the rest of the Sainsburys basics range. This contains the product name and all of the product information as there is no label on the rear. In each bottle there is 750ml of the cleaning fluid.

        --- The Cleaning Fluid ---
        The fluid when poured from the bottle is fluorescent yellow in colour, which is quite nice as it makes it a nice colour to work with. Once diluted it becomes a lighter shade of yellow. They recommend that 2 capfuls are diluted in 5 litres of water for most uses.

        I have used this all around the home in many applications as it is a handy all purpose cleaner. I usually dilute some in a bucket and use it to mop the kitchen and bathroom floors. I find that it really helps to keep the floor clean and it also has a slight lemon scent to it which leaves the room smelling clean after.

        For cleaning surfaces, I have diluted a small amount of it into an old squirt bottle. This makes it easy to store in a ready diluted format, which then makes wiping surfaces a lot easier. Along with a scourer and a bit of elbow grease, it helps to remove most stains quite well. It can then be left to dry to give a nice clean surface.

        I have used this to clean some of the burnt on food from my cooker as well. I spray a generous amount all around the hobs and then leave it to soak for a while. Then with a good scourer I find that it is good in getting off even the toughest of stains.

        This cleaner has so many uses all around the home and it has to be one of the better cleaners I have used. Despite being a cheap own brand product, this does not hamper its performance at all as it cleans most things exceptionally well.

        --- The Verdict ---
        At just 27p for a 750ml bottle, this is exceptional value for money. As it is usually used in a diluted form, this means that it will last you quite a while. I have had this bottle for about 3 months now and there is still over half left in it. I am going to give this 5/5 as considering the price of it, the lovely scent and how well it cleans, I can't give it a rating any lower.

        Thanks for reading.

        This review may also appear on my Blog and on Ciao under the same username.

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          09.03.2011 22:01
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          A cleaner that exceeds all expectations

          I have black tiles on my kitchen floor and a laminate wooden floor in the living room. I hate mopping them but it has to be done! Especially when you've just gotten a puppy and have wet little pawprints all over the kitchen floor.

          I had previously been using big name brands such as Flash before, and cleaning liquids that were made especially for wooden floors, and to be honest I didn't think the results were anything spectacular. So when I ran out, I wanted to try something different. I saw this while doing my weekly grocery shop in Sainsbury's and decided to try it - also, it was incredibly cheap which made it all the better, as I live alone and so am on a very tight budget. I figured that given the price, there was no harm in trying it - and if it wasn't very good, then it wouldn't be such a big deal.

          The cleaner comes in a very plain white plastic bottle with a long neck for pouring and a large handle that your hand can easily fit into/around. It has the plain white and orange Sainsbury's Basic range label - very much no frills packaging.

          The liquid inside is bright yellow and smells very lemony and clean. The handle enables you to grip the bottle and pour the liquid easily into the large white cap without spilling it everywhere. I usually add about 2 capfuls to a bucket of steaming hot water.

          I used 2 capfuls in a bucket (the packaging recommends 2 capfuls per 5 litres) to mop both my kitchen and living room floor. Once added to water, it does create some bubbles so you know the liquid and water has mixed nicely. I mopped the floors as normal and then waited for them to dry.

          When I poured the water out into the sink, it was grey and dirty-looking, so you could see that the product had lifted up all the dirt on the floors.

          Once dry, you could tell the floors were really clean. They looked spotless and the wooden floor didn't look streaky or like it hadn't been properly mopped - I found this was this case when I used the likes of Flash. The kitchen floor tiles also looked spotless and all pawprints had been completely removed. The floors did look matt rather than shiny, particularly the wooden floor - but then, the product doesn't claim to make your floors shine. To be honest, as long as they are clean, I don't care. Cleanliness is my priority and if you want shiny floors I'm sure there's a product for that you can use anyway!

          You can also use this on sinks, cooker tops and in the bathroom. I've never used it for that purpose so can't give an opinion.

          I really like this product and I was very surprised at the results given the price of it. Okay, if you like natural cleaning products then this isn't for you - I mean, we'd all like to use lemon juice and white vinegar to clean things naturally but that's just not practical sometimes. I will be buying this again. The results far outweigh the price. Impressive.

          This costs a fab 26p for 750ml.

          Thanks for reading.

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            04.01.2011 20:14
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            Gets the job done - at a price that is much cheaper than branded products

            I had occasion to buy this recently prior to a trip to see my father in law. Although he keeps himself clean and does the basics as regards the housework, we always give the kitchen and bathroom a good 'bottoming' when we go to visit, so we generally take some cleaning products with us.

            I got in trouble with my wife for buying this stuff, because she would always go for a more expensive brand. However, I couldn't resist the bargain price - about 30p for 750ml as I recall - so went ahead and bought it anyway. I like to live dangerously.

            I used this product to clean down internal doors and cupboard surfaces and found it to be perfectly acceptable in terms of the cleaning performance. I'll acknowledge that I used a bit more of this than I might have done had I used a branded product and maybe I used a bit more elbow grease, but it certainly loosened the dirt.

            Like any such cheap cleaner, I find it very thin and watery but the final outcome is dependent on how well you apply and use it. On certain surfaces, I find the end result is better if you dry buff the cleaned area. I like the no frills version of cleaning products because they all rely on the same kind of ingredients, but you don't have to fund through your purchase their expensive and annoying advertising campaigns.

            It says on the plain white container that the product cleans and ultimately this is all that I want from the product - that it is fit for purpose. I don't want a heavily fragranced product. I want surfaces to BE clean and not necessarily just SMELL clean.

            In use, I found it to be acceptable and it is very good value, but my wife still isn't convinced and she will probably continue to buy her trigger spray branded favourites.

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            27.11.2010 09:41
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            Good product and value for money.

            As I have mentioned in my previous reviews I do my fair share of the cleaning chores and I like to use a lot of cleaning products, my wife usually uses just one or two but I like to use lots of different ones for different tasks, much to the annoyance of my wife because she thinks one cleaner can do most of the chores at the same time and so when I saw this one and it said all purpose cleaner I thought I would buy it and try it for myself with the one cleaner lol.

            It comes in a very large plastic bottle, it is a very basic looking bottle as it is a cheaper brand from the Sainsbury's Basics products. The bottle has a screw off top. It is a cheap one for only 26p for 750ml. At the side of the bottle there is a nice handy handle to grip and pour the contents from the bottle, nice idea I thought when I bought it. Inside the liquid is quite thin and it is a pale yellow colour, It does have a nice smell of Lemons and smells quite nice. The liquid can be diluted or used neat, I tried this one using both these methods.

            This cleans my basins and sinks very well and all that I have had to do is to pour a little from the bottle onto a damp cloth and rub gently and then rinse, it does rinse well too and it leaves them looking clean and they smell very fresh. I like the smell of the Lemon in my bathroom after cleaning. I do like this one used neat most of the time, although I do use diluted it to clean my kitchen floor and also my laminate floors around my home and it has removed dirty marks and food stains and left my floors looking clean with no streaky marks.

            I have used this for my bathroom and kitchen tiles, the tiles are white and this cleaner refreshed them to leave them nice and clean, I was surprised how good a quality cleaner this one actually is for the price, I thought it would not smell nice or even clean well and especially because the bottle is such a large size for the price too but I was wrong it is a super quality and an excellent value for money cleaner.


            This is easy to rinse after use and the smell lingers for quite some time after cleaning, I really think it is a brilliant cleaner and although I still like to use different cleaning products for my chores, this one does work if you prefer to use just one multi purpose cleaner and I recommend it highly for anyone who is on a budget or who just wants to buy a basic cleaner as I think it is worth the price and it works well for my liking.


            I rate it 5 stars.

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              13.11.2010 00:22
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              I love a nice clean home and love to use lots of cleaning products to keep it that way and I bought this cleaner because it was a cheap one at the time and I had not used it before. Also at the time I was on a very low budget and it was affordable. I have been using it for quite awhile as I bought it while ago.

              It comes in a large plastic bottle, which is very basic. It is from the Sainsbury's Basics range of cheaper cleaners. The bottle has a screw off top. It is a very low price of just 26p for 750ml. It has a nice handle at the side of the bottle to hold and it is large enough for a man to place his hand inside too. Inside it is a very thin liquid and it is yellow in colour. It smells of Lemons and has a really nice smell. The fragrance is nice when added to hot water too and only a little is needed with this one, even though it is quite a thin liquid.

              I have used it to clean sinks and I have just poured a small amount to a cloth and wiped the sinks and basin in the bathroom. I often use it in a bowl to clean my windowsills as I have a cat that sits on them constantly to look outdoors, especially when he is sulking lol.

              This is very good for wiping surfaces and doors and I often use it diluted to clean door handles etc to rid germs where they tend to lurk. It does remove marks on surfaces without rubbing too much. I have not found it has not cleaned anything I have used it to clean so far. It can be used to clean baths, cookers, floors and it cleans them all perfectly with little effort at all. The fragrance does last quite sometime on the surfaces etc to leave them smelling nice and fresh, which is how I like my home to smell after I have cleaned.


              It is easy to rinse if need and it dries very quickly. It leave my sinks sparkling and I often dry my basins with a little kitchen roll to buff them after I have cleaned them with this liquid. It is just something I often like to do but it is just as shiny when dried naturally. It is not recommended to prolong soaking on plastic surfaces, so as to not ruin them. I often leave the solution on stubborn marks occasionally for a couple of minutes or so but they are not plastic and it removes the marks and debris perfectly.

              I think this is a nice cheap cleaner for lots of cleaning tasks around the home and I recommend it as I think it is very good value and quality for the low price of just 26p.

              I give it 5 stars.

              Thank you for reading my review.

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                12.02.2010 22:57
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                Excellent cleaner at rock bottom price

                I seem to have gone a little mad with the cleaning bug at the moment and have been tidying cupboards and cleaning rooms with more enthusiasm than usual. One of the problems with this is that I am going through cleaning products at a rate of knots.

                One of my recent reviews was on Tesco's All Purpose Antibacterial spray and this is excellent for sinks, baths, worktops etc, however, for larger areas such as floors and whole walls and doors I usually use supermarket own brand equivalent of Flash - the well known lemon liquid that is added to water in a bowl or bucket to make an efficient cleaner for floors and larger areas.

                So this week brought me to the cleaning aisle in Sainsbury's and here I spied Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cleaner - 750ml bottle for - wait for it - 26p!! It works out at 35p per litre as opposed to Flash at £1.98 per litre. Well, I couldn't resist.

                The cleaner comes in a white bottle with a cut out handle on the side and a screw top lid. It has an orange and white label in the Basics style and that is it - nothing fancy - and the bottle is recyclable.

                Inside the bottle is a pale yellow liquid which has a nice fragrance, slightly lemony and nice and clean and fresh smelling.

                I tried it out straight away on my kitchen floor which was in need of a good wash thanks partly to my cat coming in and out with muddy paws! I followed the directions on the bottle and poured 2 capfuls into half a bucket of hot water, swirled it around a bit and then got washing. The paw marks and other grime was removed easily, even some greasy marks on the floor next to the cooker where hubby had been frying bacon disappeared without much effort from me. There is no need to rinse after applying the cleaner in this way so making the job quicker. I was pleased to see that there were no smeary marks when the floor dried and the kitchen was left with a nice clean smell. The directions advice that if cleaning smaller areas, a small amount should be applied neat and then rinsed clean.

                Pleased with my success I went on to wash the paintwork in the utility room and the floor around the cat litter tray. The cleaner coped with everything brilliantly and the paintwork looked nice and clean afterwards and by looking at the colour of the water I could see that a good amount of grime had been removed easily and quickly.

                The label advises that the cleaner is for hard surfaces only and should not be used on soft furnishings. Also, do remember to rinse hands thoroughly if not using rubber gloves to avoid irritation.

                The only disadvantage I could see was that it doesn't have a child proof cap but as I always keep my cleaners in a cupboard with a childproof lock I didn't find this too much of a problem.

                I am very impressed by this cleaner, it seems to do as good a job as other branded cleaners of the same type at a fraction of the cost. I will certainly be buying it again.

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                  14.01.2010 22:08
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                  Cleans cheaply with no fuss or bother

                  Review of Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cleaner

                  ~~The Product~~

                  I am reviewing the all Purpose Cleaner from the Sainsbury's Basics range. In line with many other supermarkets, Sainsbury's have their own budget range of products, ranging from foodstuffs through to household and beauty items. This liquid cleaner is the latest of the Basics products that I have tried.

                  The cleaner is as the name implies, an all purpose household cleaner, it can be used diluted in water for mopping floors, washing down paintwork and similar tasks, or neat for more stubborn household cleaning.

                  The product is presented in a white plastic bottle containing 750ml of cleaning liquid. The bottle is recyclable and incorporates a carrying handle. The bottle bears the familiar Sainsbury's Basics colour scheme of white and orange labelling. Directions for use, warnings and ingredients can all be found on the label.
                  The bottle has a screw top cap which doubles a a handy measuring device. The cap is not child-proof so obviously this cleaner needs to be stored out of reach of youngsters. The cleaner is packaged and labelled simply, so cutting costs. Sainsbury's advise that their all purpose cleaner can be used on a wide variety of hard surfaces to give a fast and effective method of household cleaning.

                  The pale yellow cleaner has a light lemony scent, it smells clean and fresh. When diluted as directed on the bottle it does not foam or froth, yet cuts through dirt and grime quickly and as efficiently as more expensive branded cleaners. The Sainsbury's All Purpose Cleaner made short work of my rather muddy kitchen floor. During the recent snowy weather, my dog and my daughter's large greyhound had tramped what seemed like half the garden across the kitchen and the flooring, a pale wood effect vinyl had suffered badly. A quick sweep and then a mopping with this product soon sorted it out and I was pleased to note that the product left none of the streaks that my previous cleaner did.

                  On other hard surfaces, Sainsbury's All Purpose cleaner performed just as well. I live in a very hard water area and consequently we do tend to get a lime-scale build up around the taps and the stainless steel sink unit seems to dull very quickly. Whether used neat on a damp cloth or in the diluted format, this cleaner coped very well. I have also used it to clean the UPVC window frames in our conservatory and as a neat cleaner on the kitchen work surfaces, with great success.

                  The cleaner is definitely an 'all purpose ' cleaner as it has been used in many different areas of my home, proving to be a very versatile cleaning product. The amounts recommended for use certainly seem to be adequate for the tasks I have used the cleaner for, making it an economical product.

                  ~~Ingredients, Directions for Use and Warnings~~

                  Ingredients:-This product contains amongst other ingredients: Less Than 5% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Benzisothiazolinone and Methylisothiazolinone, Perfume.

                  Contains Limonene, which may cause an allergic reaction in some people.

                  Directions for Use:-
                  To clean large areas, floors, walls, etc. use 2 capfuls in half a bucket of water approximately 5 litres of hot water. There is no need to rinse or dry.
                  For smaller areas such as cookers, sinks, baths, etc. apply with a clean damp cloth or sponge and rinse clean.
                  For extra sparkle, rub with a dry cloth.
                  Warnings:-
                  Avoid contact with skin and eyes. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
                  Always store the bottle upright and out of the reach of children.
                  Avoid prolonged soaking on plastic, painted surfaces, aluminium and wallpaper.
                  Not suitable for use on absorbent surfaces such as carpets and upholstery.
                  Do not use on worn or damaged surfaces.
                  As with all detergents, people with sensitive or damaged skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product.
                  After use, rinse hands and dry them thoroughly.

                  ~~Availability and Price~~

                  This product is produced in the United Kingdom for Sainsbury's and is available from Sainsbury's supermarkets or from www.sainsburys.com

                  The price is a remarkable 26p for 750ml.

                  Sainsbury's can be contacted through their web site, by post at
                  Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd., London, EC1N 2HT
                  or by telephone on their customer care line, 0800 636262.

                  ~~My Thoughts and Conclusion~~

                  I know many review readers have a 'thing' about basic, budget products being covered on review sites. I feel that in the current economic climate there are many people, myself included, who are looking for ways to save a little money. I have discovered several new products by reading reviews on budget ranges, so I make no apologies for having written about a 26p item!

                  Compared to branded cleaners, Sainsbury's All Purpose Cleaner represents a huge saving and in my opinion the product is every bit as good as it's competitors from well known manufacturers. It is easy and pleasant to use, you do not need to use large quantities to obtain good results and it is a very versatile cleaner. If like me you want something that does what it says on the label, smells reasonable and saves you money, then Sainsbury's All Purpose Cleaner is certainly worth a try.

                  Thank you for reading.
                  ©brittle1906 January 2010

                  N.B. My reviews may be found on other review sites under the same user name.

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                    10.09.2009 10:02
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                    A Fantastic Pot Of All Purpose Cleaner.

                    I love to save money wherever possible and in my household I'm normally responsible for purchasing the cleaning products. This means I can try out new things whenever I spot them and I've recently moved near Sainsburys so began to shop from there a lot more often.

                    This 'Basics' All Purpose Cleaner is available for just 26p for a 750ml bottle which I believe is fantastic value for money. It comes provided in a basic plastic bottle with a screw top lid (not childproof unfortunately) and the bottle has a small handle making it easier to carry home or around the house.

                    To use this liquid you can either use it neat or mix it a couple of capfuls with 5 litres of water to clean floors with (just like you would more expensive floor cleaner). I sometimes use this neat on a sponge to directly scrub cupboards or the floor and when my Mum moved recently I used this neat to scrub her kitchen cupboards clean and it worked a charm and I only just around 1/8 of a bottle doing the entire kitchen and all the floors in her new flat.

                    There is no overpowering scent with this cleaner but it does have a clean scent to it that's quite difficult to exactly put my finger on. It just smells clean really and isn't too strong. People would be able to tell that you've recently cleaned and I don't think they would guess that a cheap product was used.

                    This liquid is incredibly versatile and for just 26p it's amazing how many areas of the house I've used it in now. I use this often for cleaning a staineless steel kitchen sink and only the tiniest amount is required to get gleaming results.

                    As with all cleaning products I would recommend that you test this on a very small area first and somewhere inconspicuous.

                    I am going to rate this all purpose cleaner 4/5 as it's a fantastic product at a reasonable price. The bottle can be recycled but I've knocked off one star because I'd rather pay a little more money and have a childproof safety cap as you never know when little ones might get in to the cleaning cupboard and decide that they are thirsty!

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                    will be stocking up on this as am always cleaning something. thanks for reading.

                    SAINSBURY'S BASICS ALL PURPOSE CLEANER.


                    Yes having recently moved into a new flat and like most of us we tend to have to mark our stamp on a place, and with most women we tend to want to clean everything before we start opening our goods and putting them out on display.

                    Lately ive been trying to save a little bit of money and have started buying Sainsbury's Basics range of products, and am trying out their basics range all purpose cleaner.

                    The Bottle **********

                    It comes in a handy plastic bottle, and it also has a hand cripped shaped bit whereby you can pick up the bottle with ease.

                    It contains 750 ml and is great for cleaning nearly all surfaces.

                    Suitable for most hard surfaces, this fresh fragranced liquid apply small amount to wet or damp dishcloth and it cuts through grease and dirt to leave a nice shinny surface.

                    You can also use this to clean floor surfaces too, simply add 2 capfulls to a bucket approximately five litres of hot water, there is no need to rinse or dry.

                    For smaller areas such as cookers, sinks baths etc, add a little onto a sponge or a dishcloth , then wipe over with a dry cloth to give that extra sparkle.

                    The Smell**********

                    A kind of cross between a disinfectant and a lemony cleaner, but does work well, i used this in my bathroom and it did make the place sparkel too.

                    I also use this in my kitchen and have diluted it to wash my floors with, leaving them clean and fresh.

                    It does contain Limonene so does give a carefull you may get an alergic reaction, i always wear rubber gloves anyway, so it doesnt affect me.

                    I have also used this product diluted to wash down my walls until i am ready to give them a fresh coat of paint, i like to be clean and tidy.

                    I have lost my receipt but i do remember that this was no more than fifty pence from Sainsbury,s and i would highly rate it, as an all purpose cleaner.

                    Thanks for reading and rating my reviews. x

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