“ Brand: Unger's / Type: Window & Glass Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
You may have read my review on Mr Muscle last month. If you did, then you will know that after using it I was left with smeary windows, sparkling taps and very frustrated. My quest to find the perfect window cleaner became paramount. Spring is finally here and every time the beautiful sunlight streams into my house it is a reminder that the rest of my windows still need cleaning. I have tried three other products since, they have all promised to provide me with the cleanest windows ever and none have them have delivered. Then I discovered Unger's Liquid and for those of you who are getting to know me through reading my reviews, I do like to share my little secret gems.
I have spent copious time and money in my search for a decent window cleaner. I have a cupboard full of gimmicky plastic spray bottles promising results that they don't produce. I was therefore impressed when I spotted Unger's Liquid sitting unpretentiously alongside the professional squeegees in my local Homebase; a 1 litre bottle cost £5.49. I had never seen it before but I was prepared to give it a go. It is a professional cleaner in a no nonsense plastic bottle. It is a green concentrated liquid that has a pleasant lemon aroma. On the bottle it states, skin-friendly formula, streak free shine, very economical and biodegradable. Unger's dilutes 1-100 parts water. Realistically you could clean an averaged sized house for a couple of pence.
Ingredients consist of (as stated on the bottle) 5% amphoteric surfactants, 5% non-iron surfact and limonene perfume. Unger's is non-foaming and does not leave residual. It has tough cleaning powers, is environmentally friendly and after a couple of hours use it didn't even irritate my sensitive skin. Unger's recommend pre-treating the surface and soaking for a short time, then squeegee off using an Unger's professional squeegee. I also invested in their squeegee when I bought the liquid so I was well prepared.
I do actually enjoy housework; I get such a sense of satisfaction when my home is sparkly clean and smells lovely and fresh. I think that when your windows are clean the house always feels so much brighter. The front of my house has beautiful leaded light windows which reflect the light in the sun but as you can imagine, also seem to frame the dirt. I usually spend hours buffing the tiny panes of glass and then keep running inside and out to try and get rid of all of the smears. I was quite excited about trying my new Unger's window cleaner and will now share my experience.
I used warm water because it was a very cold day, the bottle didn't specify the temperature required. I mixed probably more liquid than I should have but it is quite hard to judge the amount. I used a cloth to rub the cleaner into my windows. I done three windows consecutively then went back to the first one and squeegeed off the excess water. The windows were very dirty, I found that it sailed through the grime and even the dried on bird droppings came off very easily. I found that because there were no bubbles or foam the process was particularly easy. I used kitchen towel to soak up the remainder of cleaner around the window frame and the small residual around the corners of the leaded light windows. I then used a lint free cloth and gave the glass a quick buff. The three windows took less than 5 minutes and I had an amazing mirror finish that was totally smear free.
I have never enjoyed cleaning my windows; it is a chore that I have always dreaded. Since purchasing Unger's liquid I am a convert. I have since cleaned the windows in my parents' house and have been sharing my Unger's with friends and neighbours. I am a sucker for any product that makes your life easier and saves time. Unger's is at the top of my list. I don't know why I haven't heard of it before. I feel the need to spread the word. Unger's is an amazing environmentally friendly, cheap, miracle, window cleaner.
I looked on the Internet and have found a company called Cleaning Spot who sell it for £2.91 a litre. Unger's liquid also comes in 5 litre containers and can be purchased in gel form.