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A marvellous mousse
Member Name: eilidhcatriona
Advantages: Very easy to use, requires minimal effort, pleasant but not overpowering scent
Disadvantages: None unless you count it being more pricey than supermarket spray cleaners
I first purchased Cif Bathroom Mousse a few months back on a bit of a whim - I had intended to buy the cheaper Morrisons own brand spray, but I was interested by the idea of a mousse. The only variety available in my local Morrisons was the lemon one (citrus burst), which I probably would have chosen anyway had there been a choice.
Cif Bathroom Mousse costs around £2.50 for a 500ml can. The can itself has a nice solid feel to it, when full it is quite weighty, which for some reason I can't explain seemed reassuring - like it was a hefty product which would do what it promised. The mousse is suitable for use on plastic, enamel and chrome surfaces, which should cover everything in your bathroom. It doesn't say it is suitable for glass such as shower screens, but I wouldn't intend it for use there anyway.
I don't have a bathroom cleaning schedule, I tend to do it when I feel it needs cleaning, usually once or twice a week - and I never let it get too messy. As a result I've never tried the Cif Bathroom Mousse for really heavy duty cleaning, but I would expect anyone who needs that would probably go for a stronger cleaning product anyway.
To use the mousse, you give the can a good shake and then spray onto the area to be cleaned. Leave the mousse for five minutes or so, and then wipe or rinse away.
The mousse is incredibly easy to use. There is no scrubbing required, which suits me down to the ground - I'm all for quick and easy cleaning solutions. Although you can just rinse it off, I usually choose to wipe the mousse away and then rinse - it just feels like it should be more effective doing that, although having tried just rinsing, it seems to be just as effective then.
After cleaning the bathroom with the mousse - I use it on the bath, sink and toilet - all the fixtures are sparkly clean. I actually think it is more effective than the standard spray and scrub method I used to use. I have found that sometimes I need to have a bit of a scrub at any marks (shampoo spillage on the edge of the bath for example), but on the whole the Cif Bathroom Mousse does the cleaning for me.
The scent of the citrus burst variety of the mousse which I use is quite pleasant - it is a typical sythetic lemon scent that you find in many cleaning products. I don't find it to be overpowering, and once the bathroom is rinsed there is just a slight hint of the scent lingering. This is just the right level - I want my bathroom to smell clean and fresh, but not too much of cleaning products.
The Cif Bathroom Mousse comes with the usual warnings to keep out of reach of children and don't breathe in the fumes. It also advises that it is a pressurised container and should be kept out of direct sunlight and high temperatures - so don't keep it on your bathroom windowledge.
I am very happy with the Cif Bathroom Mousse - I'm now on my second can, the first having lasted a few months, and I'll be continuing to buy it. It may be a bit more expensive that standard spray cleaners, but as far as I am concerned it is worth paying that bit more for. It is a really easy and effective way to clean your bathroom with minimal effort, and that is exactly what I am looking for from cleaning products.
Summary: Another cleaning product which makes things a bit easier
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