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Dettox Antibacterial Multipurpose Cleanser

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Brand: Dettox / Type: All Purpose Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      09.09.2003 20:16
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      I have a very small bathroom with a little window. Despite leaving the window open day and night I still get a problem with mildew on the walls and ceiling. I have tried every thing to combat this. I have even tried painting with kitchen and bathroom paint but this I found this to be no different to any other paint. While I was in Sainsburys a couple of months ago. I saw for the first time ?Mould and Mildew remover? so I thought, I?d tried everything else so I might as well try this. It comes in a green plastic trigger spray bottle. On it the green blue and white label it says it is made by Dettox and has the sword symbol on it. It also has a coat of arms ?By appointment to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 11?. Some how I cant quite see royalty having problems with mouldy bathrooms. On the label it claims that you don?t even have to scrub, as it contains active bleach. It claims to be suitable for chrome, stainless steel, tiles, ceramic basins, PVC windows frames, enamal, Formica, acrylic bathtubs and most types of plastic. It does say to use caution with coloured, patterned, painted or lacquered surfaces and advises you to try it on a small area first. It also warns that the contents are irritant and advises you wear rubber/ PVC gloves. The bottle costs £1.99 each contains 500ml. I was lucky however as there was an offer on buy 2 for £3.00. Although I wasn?t sure of the product. I have used other Dettox products before and been suitably impressed, so I proceeded with the deal. First I tried squirting a little behind the door, just to check it wouldn?t melt my paint. I came back after 10 minutes, (although the bottle says 3-5 minutes. I wanted to be sure) to find no difference at all. (There wasn?t any mould or anything there before I just wanted to test it) The paint seemed fine. So I adorned my rubber gloves and made a start. I climbed up onto the sides of the bath and began to squirt the ceiling. Now here is the probl
      em. As I squirted most of it hit the ceiling but some of the mist floated down on me, covering my hair. Being a brunette who would like to remain a brunnett, I had to stop what I was doing and wash my hair. After doing this I decided to return to my task. When I looked up at the little tiny bit of wall that I previously squirted I was amazed to see the results. It was wonderful stuff. I could see by this tiny patch that it did exactly what it claims ion the bottle. Wanting to finish my job. I went to fish out my old waterproofs that I wear when I walk the dog in the rain, an old hat I found and a pair of swimming goggles. Attired in these and looking something like artic explorer meets frogman I picked up my bottle and started again. This time I gave the ceiling and wall a good soaking. I stood there watching this brilliant product scrub every little bit of mould and mildew from my walls without me doing any more to them. I felt so pleased with my purchase. I was just glad someone didn?t knock the door though. It could have been embarrassing. After 5 minutes I returned and washed the walls down with warm water. When I finished I stood back too see. It was lovely, not a little bit of mould or mildew anywhere. It didn?t even leave a dull mark where the mould had been. I was thrilled with my results. My bathroom looks like its just been painted. All nice and new looking. It had a very strong bleach smell which lingered for quite some time. All in all this product is one of the best I?ve ever tried. It does exactly what it claims to on the bottle. I have also found that although the mildew and mould does return. It does take considerably longer after using this The only down side is, being an active bleach you must find some way of getting it on the walls and ceiling without giving your self a whole new hair colour and even more importantly without getting it in your eyes. Take care if you use this and thanks for reading.

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        16.05.2001 20:18

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        This stuff is supposed to be scent free but I have found otherwise. The smell reminds me of hospitals, I have definitely smelt better and it really needs some kind of scent to mask the chemical smell. I suppose that really I should sing it's praises as it's killing all the bacteria in my kitchen which is especially important whan you have a small child who likes to put everything in it's mouth, the main reason I bought it. Bacteria really don't stand a chance, it kills everything from E.coli to listeria. It does however clean really well and it's very easy to use, you just spray on and then wipe over with a damp cloth, you can't get much easier than that. Marks out of ten probably eight simply because it smells awful, otherwise it's a good product.

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        07.03.2001 00:25

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        The Dettox Anibacterial Surface Spray is yet another antibacterial 'your-house-isn't-really-clean-if-you-don't-use-it' sort of thing, and I have to admit that I do feel better knowing that everything from the surface cleanser to the washing up liquid is antibacterial. I get a discount from work on all sorts of things, so when I found out I could buy this from there I thought I'd give it a go. It is quite good, in that it so far it seems to remove all the general spills in the kitchen and does get the cooker quite clean. Yes, it has no colour, but as for the bit about no smell, that's debateable. If you use quite a bit of it the spray tends to get grab you by the throat and leave you gasping for fresh non-smelling air. It isn't such a big deal, but it DOES smell. So far it's been quite effective and gets used on everything from the cooker to the doors to remove sticky finger marks, the high chair and the potty etc etc. I wouldn;t have a clue how much it costs in the shops as like I said I get staff-discount from work, but I'd imagine it to be around £2.50 ish for a 500ml trigger spray.

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        11.02.2001 11:33
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        We look back at the gullibility of the people of a hundred years ago and shake our heads. Mail order catalogues offered weird and wonderful contraptions such as the Dimple Maker - a tiny spoon with a needle in the middle. Yes, we may well cringe, but do we ever take a look at ourselves? A new and significant market in anti-bacterial products has developed. Sprays, cleaners and impregnated plastics abound on our supermarket shelves. It is a multi-million pound industry. And yet there is little mention of the basics of what is required for simple hygiene. The fact of the matter is that simple air and sunlight will often suffice. It's a fact. Ask any doctor or hygienist. If a kitchen surface is cleaned with good old soap and water, all the person performing the task need do is to ensure that they don't do anything daft like wipe down the newly cleaned surface with a kitchen towel on which bacteria laden hands have been dried on. Simple. So all we have to do is use different towels for wiping our hands on and wiping our utensils and suchlike with. At this point, I would like to refer you to the opinion by GlasgowGirl under this category, pointing out the potential pitfalls of overdosing your house on antibacterial products. I have been spurred into writing this opinion by a product which appeared in Lakeland Limited. I adore their range of products - all those gadgets! However, I was very disappointed that they felt the need to produce an anti-bacterial system for toothbrushes. It basically consists of little holders for you to soak your toothbrushes in. Refills of the antibacterial solution are available. My problem with it is that unless the housewife/househusband/cleaner is meticulous enough to clean and dry these little pots really regularly, you will end up with little pots which are a breeding ground for new strains of bacteria which are resistant to the antibacterial solutio
        n. Trust me when I say that it would be the ideal place to develop such a strain. What is my proposed alternative? Well, I would like to begin by hanging a few architects. Have you ever noticed that many bathrooms have a sink next to the loo? I'm not talking about separate rooms with a loo in them, but a bathroom with a three piece ceramic suite. These bathrooms are the generally accepted venue to brush one's teeth. As such, one may reasonably expect toothbrushes to be stored by the sink, usually on the righthand side for ergonomic reasons. Studies have shown that whenever a loo is flushed, a fine aerosol type mist is produced. It consists of the fresh water from the cistern and less desirable materials that we generally expect that water to wash away. Putting the lid down keeps it contained, but this mist will hang around for two hours, hitting the next person to lift up the lid in the face. And what do the architects do? Have you noticed the number of bathrooms where the loo is to the right of the sink? How do you think the toothbrushes feel? (Deep breath. Put sensible and grown up disguise back on.) To summarize, what I propose is that we 1. Ignore the advertising hype. 2. Buy fewer things and use more water, which they don't push (no profit). 3. Use ordinary cleaners and degreasers where possible. 4. Fill our rooms and lives with more sunlight and fresh air. 5. Legislate capital punishment for daffy architects.

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          29.11.2000 03:47
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          Dettox Antibacterial spray is an excellent product and one which I can honestly say, does what it says on the bottle and protect you home, especially your kitchen from germs. Although a comparatively new product, there must already be dozens of anti-bacterial sprays, such a Dettox on the market. I initially tried Sainsburys and then switched to Dettox. When my local Sainburys initially promoted their own version of antibacterial cleaner, I was first in line for a few trail scooshes, only after the first exiting protion period was over did I switch brands to Dettox. At that time,the idea that my kitchen was, “simply not clean enough”, met with my quite acquiescence and thinking that my prayers had been answered by this great new discovery, I returned several times over the months to restock my kitchen cupboard with this new ‘wonder product’. I don’t know when it happened, it was a gradual thing, as true knowledge sometimes is . . . I started asking myself, “How did my Mum manage without this stuff?” I wondered how indeed she had managed with us kids to raise and my Dad working on the railways. She had no cash for ‘fancy’ things such as ‘antibacterial cleaners. She bought us up without a bit of infection or food-poisoning and so had everyone else around about us. “There wasn’t the number of ‘bugs’ around in those days.” I answered myself, “She didn’t need any ‘fancy’ stuff like antibacterial cleaners.” Fine, so I could live with that . . . Until, I started asking myself, “Why are there so many more ‘bugs’ around these days . . .the hospitals are even starting to have a bit of a problem . . .hm m m.” That’s when I came to the conclusion that: a) there were more bugs because they-had-been-here-b
          efore-us-and-were-likely-to-be-here-LONG-after-we’re-all-gone-, . . . so they’ve evolved better than us and . . . one of the ways they have evolved is to meet the challenge of new products such as antibacterial cleaners . . . and come out on top! <br> b) that’s why the hospitals are having the problems they’re having . . . That was it . . . No more Antibacterial cleaners for me. Only this past wee while has there been any suggestion that my theories were right. Doctors are now a lot more cautious than they were about giving out antibiotics and there have been warnings in the press about over-use of these cleaners, with the added suggestion that their use may be indicated in the rise in the number of people with asthma. I’m NOT saying I’m right and everyone who sells or uses this stuff is wrong. What I am suggesting is that, before you buy your next bottle, spray or whatever of these antibacterial cleaners, think. Think long and hard. Dettox works over the short term, but like so many things these days, you don't know what it might mean over the long term. You might be pilling up a load of trouble for future generations, - and they’ve got quite enough to be going on with, already. GG

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            28.11.2000 15:48

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            I like to think that my house is safe from those nasty germs like salmonella,listeria and e-coli. So to combat these unwanted little monsters,I always use Dettox anti-bacterial multi purpose cleaner. I feel safe knowing a quick spray over my work tops, chopping boards, bathroom, pottie my babys highchair, changing mat, playpen and even his toys help to distroy those nasty germs which keeps my baby safe and me happy. Its easy to use as you just turn the nozzle to the on position,spray directly onto surface and wipe with a clean damp cloth. Clean germ free home? Then try dettox trigger gun. Its a non bleach product, no taint and no odour. Most important it kills 99.999% of all germs dead. For peace of mind and great value for money make your home a Dettox home!

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            05.11.2000 19:30
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            I recieved a sample bottle of Dettox in my bounty pack from hospital, and have used it ever since. It comes in a spray bottle and you only need to use a small ammount. It has a pleasant, "clean" smell to it, which is very reasuring, it assures you that it really does kill all the germs it says it does! I use it on all kitchen surfaces and in the nursery, on the changing mat and on plastic bibs. It simply gives peace of mind, with a small baby in the house you have enough to worry about, without having to think of germs, and with this product you just spray and wipe. Easy as that! It is not too pricey and there are always mooney off vouchers in magazines, I have bought two bottles and both times have found 20p off vouchers. Also if you shop in Wilkinsons it is a lot cheaper than in supermarkets. I would definately recommend this product to a friend, especially if you have kids in the house.

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              28.10.2000 04:26
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              I got a free sample of Dettox ani-bacterial cleanser with my bounty pack when I had my baby. It is the best anti-bacterial product I have ever used. It kills E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria and is safe to use on baby's changing mat to help protect against bacterial infections. Unlike most I have used this has no strong, unpleasant smell, in fact it only has a very very slight but pleasant, smell to it. It is safe to use on your worktops where you prepare food and there is no need to rinse them after using this. Just spray on and wipe with a damp cloth. It is not a bad price, you don't need to use that much so you get quite a lot for your money. Like all other detergents/disinfectants do not mix with others. I have found that it is very handy to have this in the house - especially with a little baby!!! It cleans brilliantly and doesn't leave a nasty smell!

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              Free From Odour & Taint and effective Against Salmonella and Listeria, Also Kills E.Coli. Duitable for use on kitchen-worktops, refrigerators, microwaves, bathroom-baths, wash basins, toilet seats, playroom-highchairs, potties, changing mats