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      06.07.2012 12:28
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      Great stuff

      Lately we have been buying some great bathroom cleaner which is made by Sainsbury's. We are always on the look out for cheaper alternatives to the likes of Flash or Dettol. My dear other half does keep the house nice and clean and I am proud of her, but sometimes she can let standards slip and I have to give her a slight nudge. On my way back from work the other week I bought myself a few things from the supermarket and bought my dear other half a gift of this great little plastic pump spray of Sainsbury's bathroom cleaner. She appeared to be over the moon and ever since we have been using it regularly in our bathroom and I have to say I have noticed an improvement to the way the bathroom both looks and smells since I bought this spray.

      I paid a mere £1.25 for this bathroom cleaner and it contains 500mls, so you do get a lot for your money. We simply turn the nozzle to ON and spray the cleaner over bathroom surfaces, including the bath, the sink, the toilet, the bidet etc and wipe over with a clean damp cloth. The results are very impressive and it seems to get rid of soap and scum marks, especially around our bathroom taps, very easily, and brings them up looking shiny and sparkling.

      A bottle goes a long way as yu do not need to have to use a lot of this to get excellent results every time. It leaves no sticky marks or streaks and on the odd occasion I do take a cloth to my hand and assist my dear other half with cleaning chores, I have also noticed it has done a brilliant job on our bathroom tiles. We have used supermarket's own brands of bathroom cleaner before, such as Asda and Morrisons, but this one outstrips the rest. It takes away all the hard work and the smell is fresh and clean, without smelling too bleachy or chemical-smelling.

      Overall, it is a fantastic product that both my dear wife and I are very pleased with. I shall encourage her to keep buying this as it is cheaper and certainly does an excellent job in keeping our bathroom looking just the way I like it.

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      22.01.2012 19:24
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      It's only okay

      I am always looking for a bargain when I'm grocery shopping, and due to being on a strict budget, unfortunately I can't always afford to spend much on big brand name cleaning products. My favourite bathroom spray is the Flash one, which is £1.99.

      This Sainsbury's bathroom spray comes in a white plastic trigger spray bottle, with a plain blue and white label on the front. Pretty bog standard - no pun intended. The Flash spray is also white with a blue label, and I feel that this own brand spray has been very much modelled on the Flash version. Well, if it was, it certainly convinced me to buy it.

      With a £1.25 price tag for a 500ml bottle, I felt that this was worth trying out as the Flash bathroom spray is £1.99. Those pennies can make all the difference when it comes to my final shopping bill.

      To use, you simply spray it 8 to 12 inches from the surface, and then wipe off. The trigger spray is dead easy to use, of course, but it sprays the product out in big foamy lumps - meaning it only covers certain bits of the surface you are spraying. The Flash version covers a larger surface area as it distributes the product more evenly.

      With the Flash version you can also spray this, wait, and then rinse it off. With this Sainsbury's spray you have to wipe it off for best results. I have quite a 'vintage' (old) bathtub (I have only been living here under 2 years and funds haven't stretched to a bathroom renovation yet) and so it can be difficult sometimes to get it sparkling clean. With this spray I did have to scrub with a cloth after spraying to really get it clean.

      On my toilet, taps, and sink, which are fairly new, this worked well in so much as it cleaned them. Did it get them sparkling clean? No. When I use Flash the sink and taps do gleam after cleaning.

      There is not much of an odour from this spray, aside from a usual 'clean' smell. I prefer a stronger, more 'bleachy' smell from cleaning products as you get more of an impression that they are really working.

      It does the job, but that's as much as I can say about it.

      I do find I have to use more than I usually would, so this perhaps isn't really cost effective. I save around 74p when I buy it, but in the long run I may not really save anything.

      For some reason I do keep buying this to be budget conscious, however in my local Sainsbury's there does tend to be an offer on the Flash spray quite regularly. Next time, I will be stocking up on that instead.

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        05.08.2010 18:13
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        I'll be buying this bathroom cleaner from now on!

        Ordinarily, I'm in charge of the online shopping and the task of choosing brands isn't in my hands. This week however, I was given full control so the usual Mr Muscle/Dettol type brands that my mother usually chooses were thrown out of the window (well, shopping basket!). After all, why pay at least a pound more if something cheaper will do as good a job?

        THE CLEANER
        It's spray-on cleaner but not too runny thanks to the foamy consistency. I was a bit apprehensive that a cheaper cleaner might be little more than water in its consistency but I was quite impressed by this. There is a 'clean' scent to it but nothing particularly strong or overpowering so if you're after something that leaves your bathroom with a strong citrus smell for hours afterwards, you might be disappointed as the scent is quite mild really.

        RESULTS
        Results-wise, I can't see any difference between this and the Dettol cleaner that I used last week (which was about a pound more expensive). Everything looks clean afterwards, the taps look sparkling, the soap scum in the bath seems to have been adequately removed. None of that required much elbow grease- it was literally just a case of spray on, leave for a minute or two and then wipe off. Granted, more stubborn stains did require a bit of scrubbing action but that's pretty standard whatever cleaner you use.

        PRICE
        I paid £1, which didn't seem to be any kind of offer so I'm going to assume that is the regular price.

        WILL I BUY IT AGAIN?
        Absolutely! It did just the same kind of job as the more expensive brands and is much more reasonably priced.

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        30.05.2009 20:43
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        A great bargain cleaner

        Cleaning any part of the house isn't something I enjoy, but is something I know is a must. Whilst I don't like paying some of the inflated prices that brand names charge for cleaning materials, I do however want to buy a product that I have faith in and know will actually do what it is advertising to do.
        I bought the Sainsbury's own version of their bathroom cleaner one week when I couldn't find a branded name on offer. Unlike some other products this one doesn't boast antibacterial agents in its ingredients list. This is an important factor in my household, but I also know that I follow the cleaner around with the bleach bottle on areas that I insist get ridded of germs on a frequent basis.

        The cleaner comes in a basic looking trigger spray bottle. It's white in colour with a blue label. There is nothing special about the appearance, especially compared to other brands that shout about nice smelling fragrance s and have their products colour co-ordinated in their packaging.
        I don't buy a cleaner product for the smell, as long as it's not too chemically or makes me feel sick then I'm happy enough with it. Fortunately this cleaner is almost odourless, and I don't go into the bathroom hours later and still be able to smell it.

        There isn't a child safety catch on the nozzle, just a simple twist action to turn the pump on and off, so please remember to keep out of reach of children.
        I find it very easy to spray so I know a child won't have any trouble either.

        The directions say that you should spray a liberal amount onto the surfaces and leave for a few seconds before wiping away.
        I always find I spray more than I need and possibly leave longer than I need to especially on stubborn stains. I would do this with any product I bought not just a store own brand.
        I am fairly happy with the result I get from this cleaner. Whilst I do try to stay on top of the bathroom cleaning, my teenage daughter makes it difficult for me to keep things sparkly white as I often find when I enter the bathroom with makeup traces everywhere.
        With this cleaner, the removal of stains is almost effortless. I find it wipes through soap scum very easily, and it's only on the tile grouted areas that I sometimes have to scrub a bit harder to get my almost white areas back.

        For the bargain price of 93 pence for 500ml, this cleaner will give me a good month's cleaning out of it from two bathrooms. I am more than happy with the performance it gives me both through price and cleaning. The only downside I can think of to add into the review to make it a bit more balanced is to say that it doesn't foam up too much. I like to see some suds as it makes me think that it is doing some work on my enamel.
        As with any cleaning product you should read the packaging to make sure it's suitable for your home.

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          11.01.2009 01:59
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          Cheap but excellent!

          When it comes to cleaning I truly love it. No joke. I do. I was ocd once upon a time and it was a hard habit to break cos I enjoyed it so much! Even now I have to stop myself interfering in other peoples homes!

          I have a white, modern bathroom with turquoise accessories and I simply adore it. It's my sanctuary and safe haven. I can spend 3 hours a day in the bath, pampering and preening myself and due to this fact my bathroom gets manky quickly and I hate that. So the bathroom gets cleaned almost every day.

          I spend so much money on toiletries and cosmetics and clothes and stuff though that I do look for bargains when it comes to household products and one I found was this. I bought this along with some Flash actually (my favourite brand) to actually compare them in my mind and see if a shops own was as good as something more expensive.

          The Packaging:

          The product comes in a 500ml white plastic bottle with dark blue and opaque white sprayer to the top of it. On the front there is a label with light blue bubbles on it and in red writing on the front I'm clearly told it's a Sainsbury's product. Then in white writing I'm told it's Bathroom Cleaner (powerful scum removal, suitable for enamel) and then On the back of the bottle there is a white label and on that all in black writing I'm once again told what it is and who it is by, I'm told a bit about the product, directions for use are given, warnings are stated, contact details for Sainsbury's are given and the size is stated. Simple but informative packaging this is and the product doesn't scream that it's cheap and nasty or anything.

          A Bit About The Product According To The Back Of The Bottle:

          Specially formulated for bathroom use, removing soap scum, built up dirt and stains from all types of baths, wash basins, stainless steel, chrome taps, shower fittings, (including shower curtains), ceramic tiles and toilets. Regular use helps prevent the build up of bacteria and algae.

          Directions For Use:

          Turn nozzle on the trigger head to the on position. Spray 8-12 inches from the surface, allow a few seconds to penetrate, wipe the surface with a damp cloth or kitchen tissue. For heavy deposits, apply and leave up to five minute, rub with a sponge or nail brush then wipe clean. Very heavy deposits may require more than one application. Always store bottle upright with the nozzle on the trigger head in the off position. Do not use on gold plated taps, worn or damaged surfaces. If in doubt, test on an inconspicuous area first.<

          Using It:

          Well I go to my bathroom armed with the trigger ready for use (which is simple) and with lots of clean dish cloths. Using this is really simple and I either spray it where I want to use it or directly on to my cloth. It sprays out quite wet and a bit soapy looking (though mainly clear), smelling quite heavily but nicely floral and soapy suds hit where I apply it.

          As the directions say this can be used anywhere really though not on gold plated stuff (which I don't have anyway).

          It removes scum from the bath easily. Spray and your away, you can leave it as the directions say to penetrate where you want to clean but I don't really find the wait necessary on anything I clean. No hard rubbing is required, it isn't abrasive and as the directions say if the debris doesn't budge then spray and leave it and go back to it. I spray around my taps and do that and the rubbish always comes off after a couple of minutes if I've had to leave it on for a bit. Over our bathroom ceramic tiles I find if I use a little they clean and buff up nicely. Use too much and they do go a little smeary so in this case less is more.

          Toilet is the same as the bath and sink. Grubbiness is removed off the plastic seat etc simply. If toilet is dirty then again just spray and go back to it. This lifts the muck believe me. I use it on my tiled floor and again use a small amount which works effectively and used sensibly leaves no sticky or slimy feeling. I simply spray it onto a cloth and not directly on to the floor to do this.

          The results are very good and very easy to achieve indeed. It cleans really well and leaves a nice fresh smell in the room afterwards for quite a long time. It's no good on glass or mirrors though as it simply smears them to hell and then that's a task to get them back to normal (believe I did that once lol).

          Overall:

          Well it isn't greasy which is great because you don't want accidents in the shower tray or bath or to slide off the toilet seat or anything after cleaning lol. The results are easy to get and the room smells great after use. You do have to be careful to not use too much cos if you do you get a suddy effect that's hard to work with and remove. Use it wisely and not only will it last you a long time but it works out incredibly cost effective as well and is meant to help prevent bacteria etc. It's a very good buy and I will buy it again as I have not one complaint about it and I really love the trigger action sprayer! For me this is as good as a leading brand for sure.

          What's more there is no bleach in this product so no harsh smell to it and if you get it on material it doesn't take the colour out of it and also no gloves required as it doesn't hurt or make hands sore when or after using it!

          Only available in Sainsbury's and costs 77p.

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

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        • Product Details

          Bathroom Care / Powerful scum removal.