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Kids, partner, just yourself-regardless of the home set up we all have to clean. Annoying and sometimes the last thing you want to do but it's necessary. I find having children means I have to clean more, and be quick about it, as they don't tend to be the most patient people in the world. So I look for cleaning products that are easy and quick to use, effective in their job and reasonably priced. I bought this particular bathroom cleaner, Cif Easy Lift, from my local Sainsbury's store for £1.50 for a 750ml bottle.
Why did I buy it?
I'm not brand specific when it comes to cleaning products. But there are certain brands I've used before and found they did the job well. Cif is one of those brands, but I picked this particular one out of all others due to the amount of product you get, and the fact it was on special offer.
What does it supposed to do?
This product is designed to remove tough bathroom stains, by softening dirt and grime, allowing it to be wiped away with less effort and provide a streak free finish.
How is it packaged?
It comes in quite a large white plastic bottle, with a trigger spray top to dispense product. On the front the labelling shows the ' Cif ' logo clearly, with the product name ' Easy Lift Bathroom ' underneath. This particular bottle I have has some promotional pictures on it from a film, which is also mentioned on the back of bottle.
On the back there are instructions of use, ingredients list, general warnings and company contact details.
How to use
Spray onto surface and leave for afew seconds before wiping away. For tougher stains leave for afew minutes before wiping.
<5%: Non Ionic Surfactants, Perfume, Limonene, Benzisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone
How do I find it?
The packaging is what you would expect for this type of cleaning product, although it doesn't stand out to me. The size and the amount of product you get is very good, and I tend to find it lasts a good while before I need to repeat purchase.
Using the product is very easy. At the front of the spray, you can turn it on for use or off as the section which the product comes out of can be turned . The actual trigger to press requires very little effort, so not an issue for anyone with issues with their hands and can be done very quickly.
The product when it comes out tends to produce quite a direct and fine stream wherever you point it. It's not the finest stream I've ever seen, but it comes out with a decent amount of force and goes where you need it to. The product itself comes out with a slight foamed look to it ( only slightly ), white in colour. Despite my bath being white, I can see where it lands ( just about ). I only ever use this to clean my bath due to needing to be speedy and doesn't require too much bedding over.
I tend to leave the product on for afew minutes, as I like to make sure the kids are sorted after bathtime e.g clothes and creams placed on. In the meantime, you can smell the product lingering in the bathroom. There's definitely a typical bathroom cleaner fragrance to it. It's quite non descriptive and doesn't stand out, but it's quite fresh in smell and not overly strong, but it still smells like a cleaner! I can't smell floral, fruit, zest, pine, nothing like that so a hard one to describe.
This product does clean the bath very well. The bath doesn't actually get that dirty with all of us using it so can't comment on really tough stains. But I've had no issues keeping the bath clean and white with this product. Dirt has been very easy to wipe away, and cleaning the bath only takes a matter of moments. In regards to the streak free claim, I've seen streaks left. But it's not the biggest concern I have. The main thing is it cleans the bath quickly and effectively and it does.
Would I buy this again?
Yes-but only at the price I paid. I've seen this for nearly £3.00 for the same size and I find that far too expensive, and if that's what I would have to pay, I would look for an alternative. But the product leaves my bath clean, fresh and ready for use the next morning or evening.
As much as I love my husband, I am selfishly less of a fan of sharing our bathroom with him. I like my sanitaryware to be immaculate and this isn't always easy having a bloke using it too. As a result I am often on the look out for different cleaning products which can make my life easier and one brand which I like to turn to is Cif. In the past I have always used the Cif cream as I find that it is very effective at cutting through the weekly grime that accumulates in our bathroom. However being that this Cif bathroom spray was on offer a couple of weeks ago, I purchased a bottle to try out.
My cleaner is packaged in a white upright bottle with a trigger at the top with which to spray the contents out. The bottle is moulded to fit into the palm of the hand and is predominantly white in colour which I like as it gives a clean look to the product. On the front of my bottle is a large blue sticker with the Cif logo and an illustration of a very sparkly bathroom. This is accompanied with a section of text which states that this product performs active lime scale removal and easily removes bathroom dirt. Turning my bottle over, I am presented with a list of surfaces that this product can be used on and these include ceramic, chrome, enamel and stainless steel together with the stains it can remove which are lime scale, soap scum and watermarks. Squirting a small blob out of the bottle the spray is white in colour and foams as it comes into contact with my sink surface. The spray smells lovely and fresh in my opinion and very similar to the cream cleaner. This fresh scent is not too chemically and has a very clean and sanitised fragrance which I like.
I like to ensure that every surface in my bathroom is cleaned thoroughly at least once a week and therefore with my marigold gloves, sponge and cloth ready I get my cleaning spray ready. My personal preferred method of cleaning is to spray this cleaner over all the surfaces in my bathroom, rub in with an abrasive sponge and then leave for a few seconds before wiping off with a clean cloth. Unlike the Cif cream cleaner which foams as it comes into contact with a damp sponge, I find with this product that I need slightly more of the spray in order to make it cover my bathroom surfaces adequately. That being said the spray is handy for getting to all those hard to reach areas such as around the bathroom taps. Although we never get a huge amount of soap scum in the bottom of our bath, there is often a pale line which indicates where the water has sat and I find that this cleaner easily cuts through this tidemark. Another area of concern is under the toilet seat, and again I find that this spray seems to actively remove stains and leaves the area smelling fresh and looking sparkly clean. Having removed every trace of cleaner with a damp cloth, I find that the finished result is that my surfaces look sparkly and white and the whole bathroom smells fresh and clean.
The beauty of this product in my opinion is the fact that it can be used on multiple surfaces and leaves them looking clean. In fact I have used it on our enamel bath, ceramic wall tiles and chrome taps and it has left every surface looking sparkling. My only criticism of this product is that it isn't quite as good in my opinion as the cream cleaner and for this it does get marked down one star.
I purchased a bottle of this bathroom cleaner from my local supermarket and paid £2 for it which I consider reasonable when compared to similarly branded products. It is currently available for around £2-£3 from most supermarkets and this is a reasonable price to pay considering that it seems to last quite a long time.
Overall I do like this spray and would recommend it although in my mind it is not as good as the Cif cream cleaner and for this it scores a good four stars.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I dislike cleaning the bathroom. I don't really like cleaning anywhere but the bathroom is a really chore that I don't look forward to at all but I always find it makes it easier to do when you have products that work well.
I used to use Cif cream cleaner but found it left behind a bit of a gritty residue and I was forever having to keep rinsing the tiles more than I thought was necessary to just get the residue to go. When I saw this spray I thought I would give it a go.
It comes in a rather boring looking spray bottle which is white and you can't see through it. It's not an attractive bottle but then again I wouldn't really expect it to be.
It has a safety catch so you can turn the nozzle off which makes it a bit safer so that if it gets in the hands of children they shouldn't be able to pull the lever and spray it.
You spray this direct to the surface. The lever is easy to pull and I can hold this in one hand and pull the lever with the other. It sprays quite wide which is good as it covers more surface area. You then use a damp cloth to clean the area, I find I do need to use quite a few sprays in order to cover enough space but a damp cloth helps to make it go further.
Once you've cleaned the area it's best to then rinse it away t omake sure that the spray has all gone.
I find that this is really easy to use and that the result is a really nice, sparkly bathroom. It isn't a strong smell just smells a little fresh and it lingers a bit which makes your bathroom smell nice and clean. It does make it shine and sparkle and make me feel as though my bathroom looks nice and is clean.
I really like how easy this is to use and how well it cleans.
Every now and again I will change my cleaning fluids, including both kitchen and bathroom cleaners. I never pay full price for cleaning fluids though and for this reason I will rarely buy them from supermarkets as they cost so much more. I tend to buy most of mine from Home Bargains where they can be found for sometimes less than half the price than they are in Tesco's or Sainsbury's.
I bought Cif Power Spray as it was only 99p from Home Bargains and this was for a large sized 250ml spray bottle. I like the trigger bottles as I like to be able to spray directly at the taps, sink, tiles etc. The only thing I don't like about trigger bottles is that they can be hard to get the remnants out of the bottom and sometimes for this reason I feel that they can be slightly wasteful.
The Cif Power Spray I have at the moment, I have used in both the upstairs toilet and the downstairs cloakroom. I have used it to clean the taps, the shower, the sink, the tiles and even the loo. It smells quite fresh but it's not the nicest bathroom cleaner smell I have ever used. I also find that the smell lingers for a long time after use.
The spray is quite runny in texture and doesn't cling to the sides of the bath. For cleaning the bath and the sink and tap area, I simply aim the trigger and press a few times. This releases a good spray, which I then use a damp cloth to wipe over. I always make sure to rinse well with hot water after use. Generally speaking, this product is good at removing soap scum from taps and shower tiles. I have tried to use it on the shower door, however, it doesn't work so well and it leaves some odd long looking smears which I then have to use a different product to remove.
It's quite gentle on my skin and I don't find that I have to use my rubber gloves whenever I use this product. It lasts for ages too, as I don't have to use a great deal of it in order to achieve pretty good results.
It's worth 99p but to be perfectly honest, I have used better cleaners and I wouldn't be happy to pay more for this. It's decent enough, but not the best, and I give it 3 out of 5 stars.
Having just spent an hour scrubbing the bathrooms, I feel the need to share my experience about how disappointed I am with Cif's new Power Cream Bathroom Cleaner.
The fluid is white and it comes in an opaque bottle with a spray nozzle on the top. It is specifically designed for bathrooms and Cif boast it will remove, limescale, makeup, toothpaste, tough soap scum and watermarks. According to the bottle, it is suitable to be used on ceramic, chrome, enamel, plastic, glass and stainless steel.
Cif also state the following: "The powerful formula of new Cif Power Cream Bathroom thoroughly removes the most stubborn bathroom dirt, plus now, thanks to the breakthrough Active Shield Technology, it also helps prevent further limescale, water marks and soap scum from sticking to surfaces, thus making it easy to get a sparkling clean"
The RRP is around £3 for a 250ml bottle and is available from most supermarkets, I don't think I paid this price as I tend to buy cleaning products when they are on offer and I think I paid about £1.50 for it.
Initially, I was quite pleased with the product, I sprayed over my bathroom sink and started wiping away with a damp cloth. The soap marks etc were removed really easily. Within a couple of minutes, the sink and taps looked nice and shiny which I loved.
I then moved into the shower cubicle and this is where my disappointment set in.
I have a bit of a routine when it comes to cleaning the shower, I like to do the glass door, glass side and then moved onto the two tiles walls. All was going good, Cif seemed to work well at removing the watermarks from the glass doors, I then rinsed with hot water from the shower head and moved onto the walls and scrubbed away. As I went to rinse the walls, I noticed that the doors had started to dry but there was loads of smears and white marks, it was as if I hadn't wiped them properly. So I then gave them another good rinse however this still didn't do the trick. I found that to remove the smears, I had to wipe the screens as I rinsed.
For me, I wasn't too keen on the smell either, although it wasn't unpleasant, it didn't really smell of anything. I like cleaning products to be quite strong in the fragrance department so even after cleaning, the room still smells fresh (and the other half knows when he gets in from work that I haven't been sat down with the laptop on my knee all night!)
Overall, although this does seem to clean quite well I would not buy again or recommend due to the smears is left on the glass, it took me about 15 minutes longer cleaning a room which I already hate doing! Sorry Cif, while I think some of you products are great, this isn't one that I will purchase again so I only give you 1 out of 5 stars.
Thanks for reading.
Product specifics taken from cifclean.co.uk
WHAT IS IT?
A spray cleaner designed for cleaning your bathroom quickly and easily.
HOW DO YOU USE IT?
Spray onto the surface you need to clean and let it soak for a few minutes then wipe off with a wet cloth. It is suitable for most bathroom surfaces like tile and ceramic but you can't use it on wood because it will leave marks on it.
WHAT I THINK
This is very good cleaner and removes dirt and limescale from all areas of my bathroom. I spray it when I first start my cleaning and then do something else for a few minutes to give it time to work, it wipes off easily but when I am using it on the tiles around the bath I use the shower to rinse it away because it's quicker.
The biggest problem in my bathroom is soap scum because we all bathe every day and I am obsessive about washing my hands so it collects around the taps and plug hole in the sink and bath. I don't think Cif Bathroom Spray is as good at removing this as other cleaning products and I still have to scrub with a scouring pad to make sure it is all gone when I clean my bathroom. It is good when I clean the grout around my tiles and that goes perfectly white again after I have cleaned it but I do have to let the spray settle to save myself having to scrub too much.
It makes my brass taps shine and also leaves the toilet bowl brightly white with no visible marks, it smears when I use it on my acrylic toilet seat but the cleaner isn't designed for this material so I just use something else.
It smells nice and fresh and after I have cleaned my bathroom it smells very clean, it does smell a bit of bleach but that smell doesn't last. I always open a window when I am using this sort of cleaner for ventilation because it can get on your chest in a small room.
4 Dooyoo Stars.
Cif is a cleaning brand which falls under the Unilever company. As well as offering a range of multi-purpose and kitchen cleaning sprays, they also offer a few different bathroom cleaners. The spray in question today is the original Cif Bathroom Spray. Alternatives include a cream spray and a power pro spray for the bathroom.
Cif state that this spray has been formulated for cleaning bathroom surfaces. It can be used on chrome, enamel, ceramic and stainless steel surfaces. Cif claim this spray will rid your bathroom surfaces of soap scum, limescale and watermarks. This spray should leave your surfaces sparkling clean and shiny.
Cif market this spray as having a 'powerful trigger action' which helps the spray work a bit more effectively. The bottle is made from thick white plastic which is ergonomically shaped for easing handling. The label on the front shows shiny bathroom surfaces so you cannot fail to remember this is for the bathroom and not the kitchen. The important warnings and product information is well presented on the back of the bottle. The trigger spray is made from green plastic and there is an on/off nozzle. It is important that you store this away from children and animals. Common sense really!
This bathroom spray can be purchased in supermarkets in a 750ml sized bottle. Tesco currently offer it at £2.75. Asda have it on offer at £2.00 a bottle.
I normally buy whichever cleaning sprays are on offer and providing they perform well, I am happy to repurchase them. I actually stocked up on the Cif Bathroom Spray when Asda had the 500ml bottles reduced to 50p a few months ago. This offer is currently available in Asda stores just now but the 500ml size is not available online. This is a good price for a branded cleaner. I wouldn't pay the full price as there are much cheaper options available which work just as well as Cif.
At the time of purchase, I also bought the kitchen spray for 50p but I wasn't impressed by the heavy bleach scent it offered. Thankfully I quite like the bathroom version though. I'm not overly keen on cleaning but I do like to keep a clean, tidy home and would absolutely freak if someone visited and my bathroom wasn't spotlessly clean. This cleaning spray is very easy to use and grip. The trigger function works perfectly and has never clogged. A sharp pull of the trigger releases a fairly powerful blast of liquid which foams up slightly as it makes contact with my surfaces. One spray covers a good amount of surface so I do not need to use a massive amount for all my surfaces.
I use this on all my bathroom surfaces and really have no complaints. I spray and leave it for a minute or so on light marks and a little bit longer on stuck on marks. Cif state that you do not need to scrub with this spray - simply spray and rinse and I find this is fine for most marks but I prefer to use a disposable cloth around my toilet bowl which is a bit more difficult to rinse. I sometimes like to quickly run a cloth over my other surfaces too as this spreads the liquid a bit better! I use this in my bath (which I have a shower over the top of), my sink, the window ledge, the ledge under my sink and around the back of my toilet and the seat to fresh it up.
The spray rinses away quickly leaving no residue. I am happy with how well it performs. It quickly removes any shower gel spills, shaving foam, toothpaste and any other marks. Any limescale forming around my plugholes is also washed away easily. My bath and sink come up shiny and very clean. This spray eliminates any marks around and under my taps and removes them leaving my taps looking shiny and fresh. The scent of the spray is fresh, clean and not too chemical smelling which I like. The scent lingers for a short while and leaves my bathroom smelling refreshed as well as looking clean and sparkly.
For 50p I cannot complain about this spray. It does clean my bathroom with very little effort. I do find that I sometimes need to use a cloth too especially if the marks are a little heavier or stuck on. I wouldn't pay full price for this as there are better sprays on the market but for the offer price, this does work well. I give my bathroom a full clean twice a week but usually run over the surfaces with this spray daily and one bottle lasts well. I personally haven't experienced any discomfort from using this spray.
I am quite fanatical about my kitchen and bathroom being kept clean and tidy, with 2 young children, a number of different animals and a husband with Crohns disease I feel these areas need to be kept clean.
I bought this product as my Mam has always sworn by Cif or Jif as it was when she started using it and she insists it is the best brand. I bought this bottle on offer in Asda when they had a cleaning event and paid £1 for it instead of the usual price of over £2 a bottle. The brand is available in many places such as supermarkets, stores such as Wilkinsons and some of the discount stores so it is not difficult to get hold of.
The product comes in a white plastic bottle or bright yellow if you buy the alternative fragrance, the bottle holds 750mls of product and it has a large bottom and then a thinner neck working up to a trigger spray top. You get all the usual information on the bottle such as the warnings of keeping away from children and the likst of ingredients.
To use the spray you have to turn the nozzle to the on position and then spray, the first time you use the bottle it takes a few sprays to get the product to come through. The spray comes out pretty quickly and covers a wide area so you don't use too much of the product to coat the area for cleaning.
The product doesn't smell too bad, it definitely has the smell of a cleaning product but it is slightly fruity too and it isn't too heavy to clean with as we have quite a small bathroom and some cleaning products can be too string to use in such a small space.
My bathroom is never allowed to get dirty really so I never have to scrub to get marks off unless my husband hasn't washed out the bath after a particularily dirty day at work. I am able to clean with this without letting it settle for a while and it will get the bathroom clean. The bathroom is left clean and shiny when using this product however the only thing that makes me go for other products is the smell as it just doesn't have a pretty smell which I like such as lemons or apples.
I will give this cleaner 4 stars out of 5, I have to agree with my Mam that it is a very efficient cleaner, it doesn't take much to give my bathroom a good clean so the bottle lasts ages and it certainly leaves the bathroom sparkling but so do other products and they have a nicer smell so I will stick with these.
When it comes to cleaning sprays, I usually always use branded products as they are often found on special offer and don't work out too much more expensive than value products. One bathroom spray I've used recently is this one from Cif.
I paid £1 for a 750ml bottle a couple of months ago from my local Asda. It is often included in their special cleaning event. Cif can be widely found in supermarkets down the cleaning aisle but please note it is usually around the £2 mark when it's not on offer.
The bathroom spray comes in a trigger type bottle with a wide bottle, thin neck and a trigger spray nozzle. The labels have all of the normal relevant information found on cleaning products. It tells us what surfaces it can be used on and all of the warnings.
When spraying the bathroom spray the product comes out as a small jet of liquid and once it has landed on the surface it starts to bubble a little, this is always a good sign as it shows it is definitely up to something. The smell hits you as soon as you spray the cleaner, it has the common chemical smell to it, but has a tiny hint of citrus at the same time so it isn't as unpleasant as some other brands. I don't mind cleaning with this smell at all.
As I clean the bathroom, I tend to spray one thing and move on and spray another thing then go back to the first thing and give it a rub. This is because I have found that if the product is left for 30 seconds to a minute it gets to work and you don't have to spend ages scrubbing everything, the product does most of the work for you! My bathroom sink is one of the dirtiest areas in the bathroom, mainly because my daughter loves to make a mess when brushing her teeth, thanks for that! The bathroom spray works on the stubborn toothpaste marks with ease and after leaving the product for a minute I can simply wipe the cleaner away and the marks go too. It really is effective on all dirt in the bathroom.
I'd definitely recommend this Cif bathroom spray. It is effective without a strong chemical smell. The price can be high when it isn't on offer, but when it is on offer it is fantastic value for money.
Cif Bathroom Spray is another product in the Cif range that I really rate very highly. I get this from either the Pound Shop or Home Bargains, one or the other usually have it available by the time I have run out. When it is on offer I always make sur I stock up with plenty more.
It is an excellent product for cleaning and disinfecting your bathroom sink, toilet and bath in my opinion. I also spray it on the door and door handles and it does not leave behind any sticky marks or residue and wipes off clean to reveal a lovely shiny surface. There is no need to rinse off afterwards.
The solution is housed in a white plastic bottle with onn / off button and spray format. Simply depress the nozzle and spray where required. Wipe over the area with a clean damp cloth and it will miraculously remove dirt, grime, and all soap suds, even toothpaste comes off really easily without having to go at it with a scrubber.
I would prefer it if the container was see through so it woudl help me to see how much I have used and how much I have left, but I am not really too bothered as the product works so well every time I have used it.
It has a pleasant refershing smell I find, and not too chemically. It appears to be reasonably kind to the skin as I tend not to use rubber gloves every time I clean the bathroom and when it has got onto my skin it has not caused me any irritation at all.
A great product, whcih is cheap and works very well and I would recommend it.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
As a neat freak, I do enjoy trying out various different cleaning products, so I was very pleased when my mum gave me a bottle of this as she had seen it on offer somewhere.
This 750ml bathroom spray comes in a white plastic trigger spray bottle with the green and white Cif (still prefer calling this Jif!) logo on the label.
Obviously, all you do is spray the product onto your sink, taps, bath etc and wait for around a minute before rinsing it off again. It has no discernible smell.
My bathroom is always clean and tidy anyway so it requires minimal cleaning. Once sprayed on, the product is clear and not foamy. I prefer things to look foamy... I don't know, it just feels like they will clean things more if there's visible foam. Maybe I'm strange!
I sprayed this onto the sink and its taps, bath and its taps, tiles, and shower door. I waited a couple of minutes, then rinsed it off.
The results were... meh. The taps looked clean and shiny, but the tiles didn't look any different - nor did the shower. The bath was the messiest thing in the bathroom, looking a bit dirty around the plughole due to shampoo, shower gel bubbles etc, and the spray did not seem to have a cleaning effect on it whatsoever. I had to spray more on and use a plastic scrubbing brush to get it clean.
On the sink, I used the spray along with a damp cloth before rinsing, and again was underwhelmed. It was no cleaner than it would have been had I just cleaned the sink with plain old water. It looked clean, definitely, but not shiny.
I normally use Flash bathroom cleaner which is slightly cheaper, has a fresh, 'clean' smell, and makes the sink, taps, and bath look a LOT shinier.
This product isn't bad - it's simply underwhelming, and for £2.64 a bottle I really expected better. I will be sticking with Flash from now on.
The bottle is exactly as it is displayed in the picture and holds 750mls of liquid in. The top of the bottle there is the spray lid, and you need to twist the little cap on the nozzle to be able to use the spray. When the lid is switched to the off position you can not pull the trigger to squirt the liquid out, it has liker a cut off point. Which I like for the protection of my kids getting hold of it.
On the back of the bottle it has a little bit about the spray, the instructions and the precautions.
How to use
Spray on to the surface you wish to clean, leave it on for 5 minutes then wipe off with a damp cloth.
What not to use on
On the bottle it recommends you do not use it on marble, or limestone, it also tells you to do a surface test on painted areas, to make sure it won't take the paint off or ruin it.
Whats its used for
As the bottle says it is used for the bathroom, and I have used it on my tiles, bath sink and toilet area. I would to be honest think it would also suit most areas, like the kitchen ect but I have never used it, as I like to keep it for the areas it i said to be used for and I have a kitchen spray also.
I paid £1.90 for this quite a few months back now and I still have over half a bottle left so for the price it does last a long time, the price may be different now as I said I have had it for a while.
Well I am not too sure firstly why it is called a cream, as it is not a cream at all, its a very runny liquid. I always use this when I am cleaning the bathroom, The spray does clean all my bathroom area pretty well, but I do find it hard to get the spray off at times.
The instructions state to just use a damp cloth but I find that when I just use a cloth it does tend to leave quite a bit of the spray that goes into bubbles on the surfaces, so in the end I usually use the shower head to get all the liquid off my bath and a jug of water to remove it from the sink. You do still have to scrub a little if you have any ground on dirt but not as much as I would if I was not using the spray.
When this runs out I would buy some more as apart from the fact it does take a while to remove the spray and is not as easy as the back of the bottle makes out, I think I would have the same problem with any other item I used. So I would recommend this to buy, the bottle is long lasting and is cheap to buy. Also if I only have a little area to clean I just spray a small bit on a sponge and that does the job just as well.
I usually use Flash bathroom as I love the smell and I find I can often pick it up quite cheaply, either on special offer at the supermarket or from the pound shop. Last time I ran out, I went to ASDA and found that the Flash bathroom was at full price, but Cif bathroom was on special offer at just £1. At 750mls I was getting an extra 50% of product for my money, so although I'd never tried it, for that price I thought it was worth a go.
The product comes packaged in a white bottle with a white and green trigger spray, which can be twisted to an on/off position as with most products of this nature. I would prefer if the bottle was transparent to be honest as that would make it easier for me to know when I'm running out, but it's not a huge problem.
The front of the bottle tells me that this is suitable for use on the bath, shower, sink, tiles and taps and will remove soap scum and limescale. Quite frankly, being a bathroom cleaner, I expect it to be suitable for all of those surfaces and would be surprised if it wasn't!
Whereas the Flash spray I'm used to sprays out in a mist, I find that this one sprays in more of a jet of liquid. In one way that's good as you can be quite precise with where you're spraying it, however on the other hand I would like to be able to cover more surface area with just one spray.
The bottle tells me that this has 'a new fresh perfume'. I have only just started using this, so don't know what it used to smell like, but the scent it has now is quite a fresh and fruity smell, which to me is quite lemony. It's rather pleasant and thankfully doesn't have too much of a chemical scent to it. I still don't think it's as nice as my favourite Flash spray though.
The spray leaves a very light foam on my surfaces when I spray it. I didn't realise at first, but the spray should be left on for one minute before wiping. Initially I was just spraying and wiping straight away, but now I've realised I do leave it to work for a minute before I wipe it off on most occasions.
To be honest, when I was wiping the spray off straight away I found it to work very well, but I can see that I need less elbow grease when I've left it to work for a while. I use the product on all surfaces in my bathroom and I find it effective on all of them.
I tend to get toothpaste marks on my sink as well as gungey scum from the soap - I've given up on soap dishes as they always seem to get knocked over! I find that this product brings my sink up gleaming and the taps sparkle too.
My bath is another area where this product excels. I use a lot of bath bombs which tend to be full of thick butters, petals, seeds, colourings - you name it! I often find marks are left around the bath and this product cuts through any watermarks or stains, and leaves the bath looking much brighter, and the tiles around it too.
I usually use gloves to do my cleaning, but I have had the odd occasion when I've used this product without gloves and unfortunately I do find it quite drying on my hands which is one downside for it.
As mentioned I paid just £1 for a 750ml bottle of this product on special offer (having checked that offer has unfortunately now ended). The usual price (in ASDA, of course prices will vary depending where you shop) is £2.64. Personally I feel that's a little on the high side, and as good as it is I would be reluctant to pay full price.
Overall, I'm very pleased with this product and I would buy it again. I still like Flash for the lovely smell, but if I find Flash isn't available or this I manage to find this one on offer again, I would be happy to buy another bottle.
As I have just given my bathroom a real thorough clean up, I've decided to review one of the trusty products I usually use to get my bathroom sparkling clean. Cif Bathroom Spray.
Cif first appeared in France in 1969, putting an end to harsh scouring powders. In 1974 Cif (formally known then as Jif) arrived in the UK. The name was changed to Cif in 2001, when the first multi purpose liquid gel spray with an active oxygen-based bleach, to help lift dirt more effectively was introduced. In 2005 Cif revolutionized cream cleaning with the launch of new Cif power cream - bringing tough cleaning Cif Cream to a spray format. Cif power cream is available in two specially formulated sprays - one for the kitchen, the other with active anti-limescale power, for the bathroom.
Cif Bathroom Spray
Cif bathroom spray is specifically designed for bathroom cleaning. It has a powerful trigger action and contains 750 ml of new fresh perfumed bathroom spray. Including active limescale remover, it is great for removing dirt from the bath and shower, sinks, tiles and taps, soapscum and limescale.
Their promise is to leave your bathroom sparkling clean whilst reflecting a brilliant shine on taps and tiles.
Spray onto the surface, leave for a minute, then wipe away with a damp cloth. That's it, there is no need for rubbing with cif bathroom spray.
Keep away from children.
Keep away from eyes - if product gets into the eyes rinse immediately with cold water.
Rinse hands thoroughly after use.
Avoid breathing the spray.
Do not use on marble or other natural stones.
Before use on any old or damaged enamel, or any painted surfaces, test on a small inconspicuous area first.
Amongst other ingredients, cif bathroom cleaner contains less than 5% Non-ionic surfactants, perfume, limonene, linalool and benzisothiazolinone. This product has been tested and recommended for use on vitreous enamel.
You can purchase Cif Bathroom Spray from most supermarkets and you should expect to pay around £2.50 for a 750 ml bottle.
I tried many different products for cleaning my bathroom in the past. But once I found cif bathroom spray, I have found I have stuck with it for quite some time now. It is very easy to use and I can use it on just about everything in the bathroom. It does have a slight perfumed scent to it, which smells clean and fresh. I can get my bathroom cleaned up and sparkling in next to no time using this spray. Not a lot of spray is needed so the bottle does last me quite a while, I have never had an skin irritations using it and the lasting effects are great, everything in the bathroom seems to stay shiny and looking good for a long while.
I do remember when cif was jif and I also remember when it was just a harsh scouring cream, it was hard work and always clogged up in the bottle, it was all horrible and chalky white at the top of the bottle. It was awful stuff to use.
When I think back, I can't believe I used the horrible stuff, but that was before these new sprays were introduced, the youngsters of today don't know how easy they've got it these days, when it comes to cleaning. (now I've made myself out to be a right old f***) I'm not that old really but I am old enough to know that the cleaning products they produce now days make cleaning very easy.
My mum used jif when I was little and I guess I've just carried on the trait.
I can recommend cif bathroom cleaner as it makes life cleaning the bathroom a breeze, it smells nice and fresh and best of all you can see great results once you've finished. It gets 5 stars from me.
Thank you for reading my review which is also posted on Ciao
I have used Jif/Cif Bathroom Spray for years because it cleans well and I wasn't allergic to it but... I am allergic to the "new fresh perfume"