“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Window & Glass Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I just took my kitchen curtains down to wash them today and decided that the windows needed a good clean. Thankfully when I fished around in my cupboard I found I still had a half-full bottle of Sainburies Window Cleaner, so I have just completed the job!
This window cleaner is fab! It contains vinegar, which may sound a bit odd, but this has been used as a cleaning fluid for centuries, and it works a treat! I don't use newspaper or cloths to clean my windows. I find kitchen towel works just as well and it leaves my windows smear-free and sparkling clean! So clean, in fact, that I have known the birds to fly straight into them thinking there was no glass there! Not nice for the birds, or indeed my clean windows, as they usually need cleaning again!
The cleaner comes in an easy to use spray bottle with a trigger action and a nozzle that you can turn on and off. It's easy to direct where you need to clean and sends out a fine mist, rather than a huge spray. I usually do small areas at a time if it's a large window, spraying and wiping as I go, then once all the dirt is off I finish off with a dry piece of kitchen roll and hey-presto...sparkling windows again! It's good for indoor and outdoor use and gets the job done really fast.
You'd think that something containing vinegar would smell awful, but this spray has a fairly nice perfume to it, though I couldn't tell you what it reminds me of. It certainly isn't vinegar though! The liquid is also clear, so no staining if it gets onto fabric or paintwork.
Naturally, you must be careful to use it correctly. No spraying near eyes or pets and do keep it well away from children. Store in a cupboard and make sure the nozzle is turned to the 'off' position to avoid any hazzards.
I find the bottle lasts ages, and we have quite a lot of windows in our house! Also, that sparkling just-cleaned look stays there for a good few days on indoor windows. Outside does need cleaning rather more often though.
As to the cost, at present Sainsburies is selling it for £1.29 for a 500ml bottle.
This window cleaner is good for all sorts of glass, chrome and mirrors. The bottle can be recycled when empty.
My windows are all sparkling again today, so I think that it's a job well done!
I have used countless window cleaners and glass cleaners over the years and god knows how many of them claim to be smear free when really they are not at all.
I often just buy whichever one is cheapest at the time unless something catches my eye that looks like it might be very good.
The Sainsbury window cleaner looked like it was well worth trying as it claimed to have a special smear free formula and it was on offer at only 39p per bottle instead of the normal 79p.
The bottle is a 500ml spray bottle and the spray is a very fine one so it spreads evenly over the window or mirror or whatever you are cleaning and it doesn't need much of it to do a good job cleaning.
As for being smear free though, it is like many that have gone before it, yes it is much better where smearing is concerned but you can still get smear marks if you are not careful so it is clearly not smear free.
It can basically be used on anything that is glass and it does make light work of finger prints and other sticky marks and it doesn't stink too badly like some do either.
It can also be used on chrome, tiles and stainless steel and does a good job of cleaning them all, if only it had been streak free it might just have been perfect.
I have never used any window cleaning product , yes i do clean my windows but have always washed my windows down with bleach then waited for that to dry , when dry i spray white viniger on to them and buff with old newspapers , but due to a hand injury it seemed like to much hard work to do my normal regime so i opted to buy this when i saw it on offer,, as i said i dont buy these sort of product so i was stepping in to an unknown world , but i was rather suprised at how well this bought up my windows, it did everything it said it would do on the bottle , no smear and removes everything, I live fairly close to the front in Blackpool so you can imagine the salt residue from the sea and the sand that gets blown my way daily,( hence doing my regime being to long with my hand) So i have to do my windows on a weekly basis and using this window cleaner has made life a little easier for me , I do not normal recommend cleaning products as i normally look in to using or making my own but this product is fantastic and will be one i will buy again it gives me a short cut as it contains the viniger so all i have to do after using this is just buff with the newspapers no more bleach which is good for my chest this product removes the toughest stains even seagull dropping which is a shock as i used to have to get the paint scrapper out to remove when i cleaned the old way so im going to stick to buying this as it is not only a great product but it is cheap too.
After years of using Windowlene I spotted Sainsbury's Window cleaner on the shelf when we were doing our weekly shop. At 99p for a 500ml self spray plastic bottle I thought it was well worth a try. I must say I have been really impressed with this product. The product description on the side of the bottle describes this cleaner as being smear free and it also contains an anti mist formula.
Usually I wash the external windows first with a mild detergent, wipe them dry and then use Window cleaner to create a really good shine. But this time I decided to spray the window cleaner straight onto the windows and remove the waste dirt with a cloth followed by some kitchen roll. This product managed to remove bird droppings and road grime without much elbow grease and added to this was a smear free finish. The only downside for me is the strong smell of vinegar while cleaning but some sort of smell can be expected with all cleaning products. I think I clean our windows about once a week and the bottle stretched to two months use. Overall I thoroughly recommend this product and I have continued to use this instead of my old method of using Windowlene.
Sainsburys window cleaner
For handy shopping, I tend to shop mainly in Sainsburys, and for some time now, have been using their own make of products as they usually give good results at a slightly lower price than some other leading brands.
For my much hated job of cleaning windows, there is nothing that will persuade me to use the vinegar and newspaper method (as once suggested to me); I find that sprays are good enough for these windows, and a lot easier on my time.
The window cleaner will apparently give me smear free cleaning (that's the vinegar!) and because of the anti misting formula, I won't be trying to re clean misted up areas of glass.
~~Product and packaging~~
The product comes in a clear plastic bottle with a spray trigger mechanism to free the product. All of the instructions and other bits of information are clearly stated on the back of the bottle.
The spray itself is, as I mentioned, clear, so no funny colours to rub off glass. When sprayed it comes out as a lightly sprayed liquid- fortunately it doesn't come out in great puddles of the stuff. It is thick enough so that it doesn't just drop down the glass, but rather trickles down slowly, giving me time to locate the usually lost cloth, and start to clean. It doesn't have an unpleasant cleaning fluid smell, and when I look at the ingredients, I notice that one of the ingredients is perfume, although it constitutes a tiny percentage of the total.
Obviously, the first thing to do is to turn the nozzle on the trigger to the on position, spray the surface to be cleaned and wipe with a dry cloth. It does suggest that on the first application, it should be repeated to activate the anti mist properties.
~~Where to use it~~
This is suitable for use on: windows, chrome, mirrors, glass, tiles, worktops and stainless steel.
These products always make themselves seem very scary. Some of the cautions here:
* Keep away from children
* Don't breath the spray and don't spray onto skin
* Keep out of eyes
~~Price and Availability~~
Available instore at sainsburys or online, www.sainsbury.co.uk. The spray costs 79p for 500ml.
Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd
A simple to use, inexpensive window cleaner which works. With minimum effort I do get windows which have no obvious smears, although to be honest, these are easier to overlook when it's winter and dark for longer. However, in bright light, I see that my mirrors are cleaned with very little effort on my part, and look as though I have put some effort into them.
Good stuff and recommended.
Thanks for reading
Contains vinegar for a smear free shine.