“ Brand: Domestos / Type: Bleach / Subcategory: Limescale Remover / Category: Laundry „
To keep the toilets in my house clean and fresh, I tend to use a mix of the Bloo cistern tablets, as well as a toilet cleaner such as toilet duck or the supermarket brands, depending on what's on offer. However, when we moved into our new house, the previous owners who were moving across the water were very good and left a pile of cleaning products including this Domestos Sun Fresh Bleach, which usually retails at over a pound, which is probably why I hadn't bought it myself before given other toilet cleaners are generally cheaper.
This Domestos comes in an orange bottle with an angled nozzle to make it easier to clean places like under the toilet rim. Obviously given that it is a bleach, there are various warnings given, and it comes with a safety cap to make it child proof - however I never have these products in reach of my daughter anyhow, and I tend to do a lot of my cleaning when she is asleep.
Most people know that strong 'bleach' smell but this product certainly isn't as bad in terms of scent and in fact there is more summery smell which helps hide the traditional bleach smell. I tend to use this product under the toilet rim and leave for a little time and then come back and clean with a toilet brush. Since we already have the Bloo cistern tablet in the toilet, I find that I only use a toilet cleaner or this bleach to get under the rim, or to get rid of any marks in the toilet. Apart from the fact that I find it comes out very very quickly out of the nozzle, meaning you need to get it in the toilet quick before it would leak out on the floor or over skin/clothing, I do find it easy to use, it is quite thick and most importantly it makes the toilet certainly look and smell clean. This product aims to kill bacteria and mould, as well as remove stains, and I would say it lives up to its claims. It also states that it stops germs from starting again after the toilet has been flushed as it includes the unique formulation CTAC which means it will cling longer to the toilet, keeping those germs at bay.
Apart from using as a toilet cleaner, you can also use this as a bleach around the house. I have never done so with this product, however, there are plenty of instructions on the bottle to inform you of how to dilute this product to make it suitable for cleaning other places in the home including sinks, floor surfaces and for dishclothes etc.
All in all, I think this is a good product for cleaning toilets and I do feel that it keeps my toilet looking and smelling clean and fresh. As I clean it regularly anyhow I'm not sure it lasts any longer than any other toilet cleaner, but I find it easy to use, and I do think it removes stains very easily and very well. I think I will purchase this product again when I see it on offer in the supermarkets, but at full price, I don't think it warrants that bit extra.
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Bleach is one of those household essentials that really holds very little excitement for me. I have to buy it, but frankly I couldn't care less what the brand is, what it looks like or anything else, as long as it works and is reasonably cheap! For that reason, I tend to buy whatever is on offer, and the only thing that really puts me off a bottle of bleach is if the smell of the bleach is really overpowering.
I purchased this bottle with an online shop from Asda recently, where a 750ml bottle will set you back £1.12. For me, that is a good price for a bottle of bleach.
This comes in an orange bottle that promises extended germ kill, and like all Domestos products, says it will "kill all known germs dead". As with all bottle of bleach, this has a child safe cap, and a curved neck to enable you to squirt this under the toilet rim.
This is the main job I use bleach for, and for loos I think this does the job just fine. It is easy to apply, and also seems to be a nice thick consistency so it clings to the sides of the toilet instead of just dripping away. As for the smell - well, it still does smell of bleach - however, it does have a slightly citrussy fragrance that covers up the bleach somewhat and help prevent it being too overpowering.
I have also used this to clean my kitchen sink, which is white and can tend to stain easily. Again, this works really well - wearing rubber gloves, I squirt a bit of the bleach into the sink and use a sponge to give it a scrub. The stains disappear easily and I don't have to put too much effort in - which is fine with me! It leaves my sink looking clean and white.
Overall I have no complaints about this product. It does just what I need it to, and the price isn't too bad either. It also doesn't smell too strongly of bleach, which is an added bonus.
Domestos is a brand of household cleaning products.
~Domestos Sunfresh Bleach~
This thick bleach from Domestos claims to have 'extended germ kill'. It is suitable for a variety of cleaning activities, for using down the loo, sinks etc and for bleaching whites.
The actual bottle is a tall, orange plastic bottle which has an angled nozzle and child safety cap. The bottle can be recycled. It features all the neccessary product information and warnings (essential for this type of cleaning product).
This bleach can be used neat in the loo and down the plug holes. It should be diluted for other surfaces and cleaning chores. This bleach should kill all germs that are lurking and care should be taken not to get it on skin, swallow etc.
A 750ml bottle can be bought from supermarkets for around the £1.00 mark.
When it comes to cleaning my toilet, I usually use a specific toilet cleaner. I currently have a bottle of Harpic and also a bottle of this Domestos bleach which I bought from Asda. £1.00 is a fair price for a branded bleach but is it any better than the budget brands?
The bottle is fairly practical to use. I store my bottles away from my son and I can confirm the safety cap works as my fiance struggled to get it off! I do prefer the other branded bottles as I feel the nozzle isn't appointed quite as well on this bottle. The bleach starts to trickle from the bottle before I have angled it around my toilet - I prefer to have a bottle that requires a squeeze to release the bleach.
In terms of appearance, I wouldn't say this is the thickest bleach I have used. When poured down the toilet, it is a pale orange colour and very runny - it doesn't seem to cling to the bowl as much as other brands do. It smells strongly of bleach with a citrussy undertone. Bleach does make me think everything is clean but I do prefer a stronger scent to counteract the bleach aroma a little - I am being fussy here!
If I leave this for a few minutes and then use the toilet brush, it turns a strong orange colour which actually stains the brush! Once flushed, a decent amount of bubbles form in the loo and the loo appears clean and smells fresh. I don't like this one for using through the night as I don't think it removes limescale as much as Harpic does when I use that overnight. I don't bleach fabrics so cannot confirm how well it performs with this task.
I have used this bleach for my bin and simply poured a small amount in and filled up with water. It bubbled up well and left the bin clean and hygenic. I feel that this bleach is a little too thin to effectively refresh plug holes. It wasn't too bad in the sink in the bathroom but wasn't great in the bath as a lot of hair goes down that the plug hole. It did remove some 'smells' from the kitchen plug hole though but I do still prefer something a bit thicker for full cleaning satisfaction. It is good for floor cleaning and brings up the floors shiny and clean.
I don't think I would buy this again as I feel there is more pleasant and effective bleaches available for a similar price. It is an ok cleaning product but a mixed bag and I don't feel full satisfied with it. Because of how thin the bleach is, the bottle doesn't last as long as thicker bleaches. I can't see germs but I assume this one is killing the nasties lurking.
Thanks for reading x
Originally posted ciao April 2012.
We are very big fans of the number one cleaning product in our house - Domestos! We have used this brand for years and it is a brand we both know and trust and we have tried the all in the whole range.
For quite a while now we have been using Sunfresh Bleach flavour. It is a lovely fresh smell with a gentle background hint of citrus which is not too strong and not too pungent and does not hit you at the back of the throat like a lot of these bleaches can do.
Domestos is produced by the Unilever company and has been in operation now for the past ninety years and so is a product I know very well and I personally feel very confident when I use it around our house.
Domestos is very simple and easy to use. The bottle comes with a child resistant safety cap which is essential of you have children in the house and it also comes with a great angled head which allows you to get around the rim of the toilet seat very easily.
It cleans all stains in our toilet and we usually pour it down at night an dleave it to sit there until the following morning. When we wake up we just flush the loo and we are left with a great clean fresh smelling bowl and a lovely white stain free porcelain toilet bowl. The liquid is nice and thick and really clings to the rim of the bowl and does not run off like a lot of other cheaper liquids can do.
Sometimes the child safety lock can be hard even for adults to remove, but perhaps that might be a good thing as it shows it is truly child resistant. One botle will last for ages and costs only £1 from Tesco.
Great product and recommended.
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I'm not exactly particular about the Bleach I use. I usually use it just to pour down the Plugholes, so i'm sure anything will do. Doesn't matter about the appearance of the bottle, but this bottle does look alright. I would say it stands out against the white bottles of other brands, but with Domestos there is lots of different colours.
This comes in a 1litre bottle and I think it normally costs around £1. Quite expensive for some Bleach but it is a brand name. the Asda branded ones are on a constant offer of 2 for £1.so that's double the amount for the same price.
The bottle is a sturdy bottle and is the same as the Dooyoo picture. I like the colour of the bottle. It is a nice orange colour and it's easy to spot that this is Domestos. The lid is easy to open and it's just the same with any other lids where you squeeze the sides to open this lid. The nossle is quite small and you can aim this to a specific bit.
The bleach is quite thick, but you can dilute this with Water to make a thinner mixture.
Although it states that this has a Sun Fresh smell, you can still smell the Bleach. I don't think anything can ever mask the smell of Bleach, and although this smell isn't as strong as perhaps other normal smelling Bleach, it still has that strong chemical scent to it. Still smells fresh enough and clean
This does the job and I guess it isn't horrendously priced, but cheaper ones do just as good a job. There isn't much else to say about this as Bleach is Bleach I suppose, and I would recommend this one if you don't want quite the strong Bleach smell in your house.
When I first started out I used to buy the cheapest of everything as money was an issue and buying cheaper household products meant a little leftover for me.
Toilet bleach was not something I wanted to have to buy so therefore I would buy the cheapest one in the shop, after all, you're throwing it down the toilet. Bleach is bleach.
I'm a great believer in saving wherever you can and I don't buy many top brand products because helf the time, your just paying for nicer packaging.
I do however have to say that this is not the case with Domestos toilet bleach.
I first tried when I saw it on offer for 50p per bottle. It was only a few pennies more expenisve than the value brand so I thought I'd give it a try.
I was amazed at the difference between this and cheaper bleaches. I found it was so much thicker than the cheap ones.
When I used other bleaches I would squirt them on the side of the toilet basin and they would just slip straight down into the water at the bottom and leave a very, light coating of bleach. I thought this would be the same with all bleach products but Domestos is like a completely different type of bleach.
When you squirt it on the sides of the toilet basin it actually seems to cling onto the sides and doesn't slip down. I put it in the toilet over-night and when I get up the next day, most of it is still there on the sides, which means the toilet comes up lovely and clean when you flush it.
The other way I sometimes use this kind of bleack is in the kitchen sink( a seperate bottle of course!). I apply it to the sides and bottom of the sink and leave it for a few hours. It helps to clear the drains and also brings the sink up like new.
I now onyl use domestos bleach. Although it is the most expensive one in the shop, it's worth the money and you don't need to use as much. I try to stock up when they're on offer too!
My wife from time to time will vary the bleach she buys and usually it will be because someone has a particular brand on offer and she will buy it as it really matters little which bleach you use as they all do a similar job.
This Domestos sun fresh bleach was on offer in our local David Sands store at 50p per bottle so my wife grabbed a couple and we used it as we use all the other bleaches we buy.
Having used Domestos bleach before I can say that this done the same job as any other Domestos or basically any other bleach and as it was cheap it was certainly a good buy but the sun fresh supposed scent was nonexistent and this pretty much smelled like any other bleach.
This can be used as any other bleach, for squirting in the toilet pan to rid it of germs, in the mop bucket for mopping the floors, or for bleaching whites and it does a decent job of all but the whole point to this is meant to be the fresh smell which for me wasn't there so if it were full price I wouldn't rush to buy it.
We've recently got a dog so I've found myself making extra sure everything is very clean, since there are children around. When Waggy the new labrador arrived I also did a shopping spree of cleaning products and air fresheners just to try and dull that 'New Dog Scent' and make sure any accidents are well cleaned up.
Tesco were doing an offer on Domestos, which would be my normal bleach of choice anyway so I was glad to get three bottles very cheaply. It was fairly certain that I was going to need them, with a new puppy in the household.
I have never personally used another brand of bleach. I would attribute this to my mum. She's always kept a bottle of Domestos in the cupboard under the sink. She seemed to always find it useful; down the toilet, cleaning the dishcloths, cleaning the floor occassionally, cleaning the sink. It seemed multi-functional. It was always the standard blue bottle for her, although I've liked to sample all the scents. To be honest, despite names such as Sun Fresh or Pink Power, they still just really smell like bleach to me. There is no possible way to disguise the throat catching smell of bleach in my opinion.
Back to the point, and Domestos is now capable of working over a 24 hour period on a surface, even when it is in a toilet and is being flushed. I use Domestos regularly down our loos as my three year old can be quite lax with his aim and when he is finished I do like to be sure that the bowl is as clean as can be. Since Domestos "Kills all known germs DEAD!" I doubt there can be any safer option.
Luckily the Domestos comes with a child proof cap, as it's sunny bright colour would be a magnet for kids. However there would be little chance of them managing to get it open. The nossel allows you to apply the bleach directly on to surfaces such as the toilet, in a neat manner. A small squeeze omits an adequate amount with ease. Applying bleach neat is recommended for toilets, drains and sinks but you do need to be careful. It is strong stuff and I would thoroughly recommend you wear pair of gloves when using it.
There are other options, you can dilute the bleach in water to cover larger surfaces such as floors, worksurfaces or washing out bins. I regularly dilute some in the sink to clean my dishcloths. They always come out sparkling. I'm quite a careful myrtle, and when I am doing this in the sink I put a sign up for my husband on the tap to say that the sink is full of bleach and not just water. He has no sense of smell so he needs to be warned about these things. It's such a dangerous substance.
I would happily recommend Domestos, although in terms of scent, to me there isnt a huge difference in any of them. What you will get, which ever scent you choose is a lovely thick bleach capable of making your home germfree and safe for your family.
I do like the way they dress these bleach products up with such fancy names. How can bleach be 'sun fresh.' Firstly, the sun is not fresh, it is hot. Wind is fresh, sun is hot. That is the first mistake, but at least they got the colour of the bottle right, an off yellow which I guess is meant to make you think of all that fresh sun...
It claims to kill all known germs and you will have to take their word for it. I don't know many people who take swabs from the inside of their toilet bowl then send it away for tests to see if germs are indeed still present. This bleach is powerful stuff, tackling salmonella, e-coli and listeria. You'd have to be pretty unlucky to have all of those lurking in your kitchen and bathroom, wouldn't you?
It dispenses nicely, though and pours like a bottle of wine, only with a nozzle which allows you to exercise control on how much you pour in one go. A squirt around the toilet should suffice for a day or so. If you're going to use this is the kitchen it might be wise to water it down in a bucket, as it is heavy duty. What I do is add a bit to a bucket of water (or sink) then use it to clean floors or worksurfaces.
It also helps to prevent limescale buildup, so for toilets it is particularly useful. The smell is fragrant, doesn't smell of the sun though, but is zestful and fresh enough to spruce up any stale areas. I find that a bottle lasts ages, sometimes up to three months which is great, considering it costs about one pound fifty.
Domestos is a trusted brand which I continue to buy and this is highly recommended for serious cleaning duties!
Domestos Sun Fresh Bleach
Description: Kills all known germs including salmonella, e-coli and listeria. Prevents limescale.
Yes, I confess and hold my hands up. I am a big fan of bleach. I like my bathroom and kitchen to smell really clean and also to know that I have scrubbed away all possible germs. The smell of bleach seems to be something that people either love or hate, I associate it with cleanness and find that I get through quite a lot in a month.
I save money when buying this because they sell it in my local Poundland. A 750ml bottle will cost around £1.30 from other stores and is available from most shops and supermarkets.
I but the original Domestos, which comes in a bright blue bottle with a red lid and the label and brand name on the front. Instructions for use are found on the back of the bottle and the lid is a safety cap, which is designed to prevent children accessing the contents (can also be a struggle for adults from time to time!)
Now there are certainly cheaper bleaches on the market, but this one is a lot thicker than most and that is what makes it superior in my opinion. What is the point of buying cheaper, thinner bleach, if you then have to use twice as much?!
This stuff is so thick that it claims to linger, even after flushing, it also clings to the rim of the toilet after you squirt it, so that you only have to use the minimal amount.
The fragrance (I use the original, though there are dofferent varieties available) is fresh and clean without being overpowering. It ensures that it makes things smell clean without making the whole room smell so strong that it makes your eyes water.
I will keep buying this brand and recommend that you do too - it does exactly what it is supposed to and is thick enough to allow you to use the minimal amount.
As well all know we like to be germ free especially if he have young children.This product gives your family 24hr protection. You can use it in the toilet, for your kitchen or toilet bin, on work surfaces or down the plug hole in your sinks.
Directions for use: To use in your toilet quirt under the rim (around 80ml) leave over night to kill germs and remove stains. For kitchen or bathroom drains squirt a little to disinfect and eliminate unpleasant smells. For sinks squirt into plugholes and overflows leave for 5mins the rinse thoroughly.
For floors and work surfaces use 60ml of the product per 5 litres of water. Don not use on neat floors. For dish clothes and sponges 30ml of the product in half a bucket of water and leave for soaking.
To bleach whites use 15ml of the product per 5 litres of water, for overnight soaking.
Precautions: Do not use on enamel or plated metal (chrome/gold) surfaces. Do not use undiluted on floors. Do not use on wool, silk, or coloureds, man-made fibres, leather or garments with a special finish e.g. flameproof. Always refer to the garment label. Take care not to not to spill on fabrics/furnishings/carpets as damage will occur. Always wipe up spillages and rinse thoroughly with clean water. Wash hard after use. In case if skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Keep in a cool place and store upright.
Ingredients: Disinfectant sodium hypochlorite 4.8g per 100g. ,5% chlorine based bleaching agent, non-ironic surfaces, soap, perfume.
I paid £2 for two bottles of Domestos out of my local supermarket that's was on sale. I have to say we love a bargain and. I have two children and as all you parents out there know what it's like constantly cleaning and keeping the place germ free. I would recommend this product, as you don't need much just a little bit. It last for a while especially for those how have children it lasts me ages. I thought it was great that it had a child protection cap on it that they can't get into. It's a great product and does exactly as it says.
Recently I saw this Domestos Sun Fresh bleach in Poundland and bought a bottle because my bathroom was in need of a clean. I have used Domestos for years but not exclusively as they are one of the most expensive bleach brands and when it comes to cleaning products I do tend to buy whatever is on offer at the time.
The scent straight out of the bottle is just bleach, softened slightly with a fresh fragrance which is a mix of citrus and floral smells. It's only after use that the real reason for buying a 'scented' bleach is apparent, rooms I've used the bleach in smell exceptionally fresh and have that just cleaned aroma that brightens your house up no end.
The bleach is thick and has a 'no drip' formulation, this is a little misleading in actual fact as although it's a very thick bleach it's still a liquid so will obviously drip if handled wrongly.
I mainly used this bleach to clean my bathroom sink, toilet and tiles and I can honeslty say it coped admirably and made light work of my cleaning. The toilet was very simple to clean using the bleach as I simply had squirt some beneath the rim and leave it for an hour before giving it a cursory wipe over with a damp cloth and flushing.
The bottle neck is shaped well so that the bleach can be directed accurately wherever you need to bleach to go. This makes it particularly good for the toilet as I was able to squirt it under the rim and also in the creases of the pipes at the back of my toilet without risking bleaching my carpet by accident!
Another use for this bleach is the kitchen worktops. Now, I don't really like to use bleach where I am going to be preparing food but sometimes needs must. The main need was when my 16 year old nephew stayed for a few days recently, I swear the child doesn't know what a dishcloth is for - or water actually, but that's a whole new heartache! He is a real night owl and while I was in bed last night he made himself a glass of Jucee squash. This stuff is notorious for staining and personally I don't buy the brand, but it's his favourite so I'd got a bottle of blackcurrant in.
The following morning I got up to find puddles of undiluted squash all along the pale surfaces of my worktops, after mopping it up (and cursing the laziness of today's youth) I realised some of the squash had dried and stained the worktop. What a mess! However, a squirt of this Domestos was all it took for the stains to disappear after I had left it to soak in for less than five minutes.
As someone with severe asthma, the smell and fumes emitted from cleaning products is something I need to consider each time I buy a new brand. While I have always found Domestos to be fairly kind to my chest, some of the variations within the brand do make me cough somewhat. This Sun Fresh variety however has had no adverse effects whatsoever and despite the fact that the aroma is strong enough to freshen my rooms for hours after application, it doesn't make me feel wheezy in the slightest.
Hygiene is very important to us all as we know the benefits of looking after our homes and ourselves in terms of good health. One of the areas in my home that I insist upon being spotlessly clean is the bathroom, with particular attention to the toilet area. Although I often get a bit cross with adverts that show huge green germs lurking under our toilet seats, in truth this is almost what happens! Now in fairness to germs and bacteria, we do need some of them in our lives. Not all are bad...and actually, the bad ones help us to get better and stronger as our body immune systems learn to deal with them all.
Bleach is an old favourite to get things clean and there is something wonderful about being greeted by a bleach smell when entering a kitchen or a bathroom. It alerts our senses and tells our brains that this room has been cleaned. There are many different brands of bleach available on the market, however, the market leader is Domestos. Domestos stamped itself on my childhood with the advert 'kills all known germs - dead'. I was impressed with this slogan and like the true slave to advertising that I am, I became a life long fan and purchaser or domestos. Although there are cheaper varieties of bleach available, I want to buy a bleach that has a pleasant smell and lasts in the toilet in particular, for more than one flush. When you pour domestos in and around the toilet, you immediately notice that you do not have to use gallons of the stuff to get a satisfying coating. Once or twice around the bowl is ample and leaves a shiny clean residue that often in our house seems to last for three or four flushes. The range of scents is good, yet the bleach smell is not so strong as to make your eyes feel like they are on fire! The lemon fragrance is a particular favourite of ours as it lingers in the bathroom for some time. Although the bleach can sometimes be expensive compared to own branded products, the quality outweighs the price differential. One bottle can last me two weeks when it is used everyday in the bathroom and the kitchen. I find that Domestos goes onto surfaces in the kitchen particularly well too and a small amount - say a teaspoon full will clean an average sized kitchen with a good cloth.
There is however, some issues with the bottle design. The spout is great and the clear plastic lid good too, but the red plastic around the neck of the spout often feels like serrated plastic. I have, on more than one occasion, cut my finger on the red plastic neck when turning the clear plastic lid. At least cutting myself on a bottle of domestos means that I know my cut will be clean (if not a little stingy!).
I recommend domestos over other brands because of its long lasting smell, the thickness of the bleach and the fact that a little goes a long way, the next time you buy cheap bleach, compare the two...don't be fooled by a false economy!
I always buy Domestos because it always gives a fresh healthy smell in the bathroom. The new thicker flush proof formula seems to keep the fresh smell longer, supposedly because it clings to the toilet even after flushing. It comes in a bright orange container and prices can vary from 99p to £1.25 depending on where you buy it from. At the moment Asda Have a multi save offer on until 23/6/09 where you can buy 3 for £2.00. The container has a child resistant cap and it can be used neat in toilets, kitchen and bathroom drains and sinks to kill germs. It can also be used diluted on floors and worksurfaces, although I must admit I have never tried it on these surfaces as there is a clear warning on the product to handle with care on some surfaces, and therefore I haven't taken the risk just in case! I therefore tend to use it only in the bathroom.
i'm not particulary a clean freak but if there is one place i like to be spotless then its the loo. Domestos has long prided itself as the ultimate answer to toilet germs and its for this reason alone why i've always used domestos products for cleaning the loo. This particular product is domestos sun fresh and comes in the usual plastic bottle with the curved neck for reaching under the toilet rim and costs around £1 for 750ml. The bottle provides clear instructions for how to use it to clean toilets, sinks, drains and floors, etc, though i'm not that particulary pay much attention to these since i just use domestos to clean my loo, and lets face it, who really needs to be told how to clean the loo! For me i normally give the loo its clean after the school run when i have the house to myself, this way i can leave the bleach for long enough to do its germ killing best without the occurance of someone needing the toilet just as you poured it down the loo. The bleach is very thick and i find that i need to perhaps squirt the bottle around the loo twice to ensure equal coverage. The bleach has a slight yellow colour to it so you can see where it is on the bowl. I refuse to own a toilet brush so i just put the toilet lid down and leave the bleach to emerse the bowl for an hour or so. Though it advertises itself as sunfresh, to me it just smells like bleach with no obvious fragrance such as other products like toilet duck. After an hour or so i find its a simple case of flushing the bleach away to reveal a spotless and shiny loo. I use the product two or three times a week though domestos claims to carry on killing germs long after the flush and i find a bottle for around a month, which i think is pretty good value for £1. So if you want to kill the germs hanging round your loo, look no further than domestos - its a germs worst nightmare!