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Flash Clean & Care Bicarbonate Spray

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Brand: Flash / Type: Cleaning Spray / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      11.10.2008 14:57
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      Good for most household surfaces

      This multi-purpose cleaning spray currently retails at £2.49 for 500ml in Tesco. I got mine, however for 50p from Asda during a new product price promotion. If only I'd know then how much I would like this product I would have stocked up. Darn hindsight!

      This cleaning spray is packaged in a plastic spray dispenser which allows you to see the light blue colour of the liquid contents and contains a label on each side, one identifying the product by title and giving the information that it is for all surfaces "even on delicate surfaces like steel, enamel, aluminium, natural stones and wood". The reverse label adds that it is also safe to use on marbel and granite. This label also contains usage instruction and varaious warnings including advice to "keep away from children, rinse hands after use, keep away from eye" and to avoide prolonged contact with the product if you have sensitive skin. The packaging provides a comfortable spray trigger with finger moldings (always a plus if you'll be doing a lot of cleaning) and a spray nozzle which can be twisted from 'stop' position to spray position (twist in either direction to spray). I tend to do all my cleaning in one mad frenzy so I've found the trigger of this spray particularly pleasant to use (it's the small things like this that make the rotten jobs more bareable!).

      Usage instructions: The label advises that you spray the soiled surface and wipe with a dry or damp cloth. Personally I Have found using a dry cloth makes cleaning more difficult, particularly stubborn burnt on food on the cooker hob, so i dampen a cloth in hot water and this shifts the mkuch beautifully. The label says to leave for up to 3 minutes for more stubborn stains but I'm an impatient and have found that 1 minute of soaking time is adequate even for the grubbiest of baths and cooker residue. It does take a little elbow grease though.

      This product has quite a strong smell. I think it smells like laundry softner. My partner complains that it doesn't make the kitchen smell very clean, but as he's a lover of lemon bleach and pine disinfectant (which I think makes the house smell like a public loo) I'd beg to differ. The fragrance is quite strong to begin with and makes me want to sneeze (not wheeze however like some cleaners!) but it lingers gently once the cleaner has been wiped over and the kitchen and bathroom smell fresh for the rest of the day (until tea is cooked at least!).

      The cleaner should not be used on non-washable surfaces such as untreated, waxed or oiled wood and waxed marble, copper, brass and black rubber. The label advises that it is tested on an inconspicuous area of a such a surface if you intend it for this use.

      I haven't used this cleaner on any 'delicate' surfaces yet. My kitchen surfaces are laminate and my bathroom fixtures plastic or porcelein so I cannot say how well it does with 'delicate' surfaces. For general household usage though I'd recommend this cleaner as it does what it needs to an leaves a pleasant fragrance behind.


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