When it comes to my home there is always something I like to have round and about and that's bleach. I like to use it down my toilet and to wipe up messes around my lino etc and panic if I have none in!
The one that I buy the most often is Parazone, I trust the brand (though to be honest I can't always see the results to be fair!) and I like the pricing against other leading brands.
The one that I buy the most is the lime fragranced one and this can be bought with the angled nozzle on or just as a huge bottle, I tend to buy the one with nozzle the most and keep it near my toilet in my bathroom as I have to admit to being quite paranoid about my toilet getting dirty and/or smelly!
The packaging of this is nothing fancy to look at, at all. It simply comes in a bright green and robust plastic bottle at that with that angled nozzle to the top of it with a red plastic cap you have to push and twist to the top of that. On the front of it we are simply told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of it lists of warnings are given, the size is stated (which in my case is 750ml) and contact details for the manufacturer are clearly given.
The colour of this bleach is a really light yellow but quite transparent still and the consistency of it is quite thick though its easy to dispense out the bottle to be fair to it. It has a distinctive bleach fragrance to it along with a hint of a lime fragrance which is rather pleasant to be fair to it though it isn't an overbearing zesty fragranced one this.
You do need be really careful when going anywhere near fabrics, this does take colour out of those (I have found that out at great cost over the years!) but to be fair all bleaches that I have used in the past do!
Like I touched upon earlier I use this bleach around and in my toilet, I have bleached cups with a solution of this and water cos I like strong tea which taints cups, cleaned lino and greased up tiles with this allsorts and I think it is brilliant. I don't know if it kills germs though when it comes to toilet germs I am promised it does that 100% on the front of the bottle, I don't have a microscope or the knowledge to know if that mighty claim is true but I believe it well enough!
It certainly cleans well and tackles stains etc in a no nonsense way, leaves a lasting bleachy and slightly zesty aroma for a good while so my home feels clean and basically I wouldn't be without it! I do wear gloves when I use this one though as for some reason this particular one does make my skin smart a little (I bite my nail so I'm sure that doesn't help!) but all in all I happy to purchase this weekly, as I do!
Available from all good supermarkets etc and I usually pay about a pound a bottle.
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As well as Home Bargains, Poundland is the next best shop for buying household products such as cleaning fluids, cleaning accessories and household bleach. Home Bargains do their own very thin variety of bleach for only 79p for a large two litre bottle, but both they and Poundland are currently selling the branded bleach (i.e. Parazone) for only £1 for the same two litre sized bottles. They don't have the original, unfragranced variety, the only ones they seem to be stocking at present are the lime ones. I don't mind, however, as I have used Parazone Lime bleach on lots of occasions and it works really well, even though it does have a slightly unusual fragrance.
This huge bottle just about sits underneath my kitchen cupboard, but it is an awkward height and often gets jammed under the shelf which sits on top of it. The bottle is plastic, lime green in colour and has a bright red child safety cap which is murder to get loose the first few times I try. It doesn't have a tapered squeezy spout, which makes getting this bleach underneath the rim of the toilet seat a bit of a hassle. I often ask my husband to transfer the contents of this larger bottle into one of the smaller sized bottles so I am able to use it under the rim, but I've never tried to do this myself for fear of spilling bleach al over myself. If you do try to do this - please be very careful!
The bleach itself is nicely and lightly fragranced with a delicate smell of limes. It's very 'green' smell and not as chemically as I had anticipated, thankfully. I like this bleach because although it's so cheap, it's excellent at removing stains inside the toilet bowl without me having to scrub away too hard with my toilet brush. It really does cling to the sides of the bowls and doesn't just run right off as some thinner bleach does.
I like to pour this in the loo and leave it overnight. When we get up the following morning, the loo is bright and sparkly and once I've flushed it, the smell of limes seems to permeate the whole bathroom. A bottle of this lasts me for ages, and I do use it on a daily basis.
I also use this particular bleach to pour down my drains, and again it works very effectively. Although I did originally go out looking for an 'original' smelling bleach, and didn't really want to buy a fragranced one, I'm nevertheless really pleased with this one and so glad I opted for a lime fragrance in the end.
It is well worth the 31 I paid and I am going to be buying more of this as it really does give very good impressive results.
We tend to get through loads of bleach in our house mainly because it's one of my favourite things to clean with. My partner's also a chef so to get her whites as clean as possible they so tend to need bleaching before going in the washing machine. For this reason I like to buy it as cheap as possible and after seeing this two litre bottle of Parozone in Poundland I popped it in my basket.
The bleach comes in a lime green, plastic bottle with an easy to hold handle running up one side. The bottle has a screw top lid which is child proof, the top allows easy pouring but it doesn't have the nozzle designed for getting under the rim of toilet. The bottle is clearly branded with the Parazone logo and being the colour it is, it's impossible to miss.
On opening the bottle there's only a very slight citrus scent but it's not as chemical smelling as some bleach which I do prefer but at the same time it still smells very clean. The bleach can be used neat for drains, sinks and toilets. The bleach pours out very thickly so a little goes a long way, I have often used the bleach for pouring down plugholes and I found one capful down the plug followed a few minutes later with hot water does the job and leaves the sink smelling and looking really clean. As I mentioned earlier the bleach doesn't have one of the special lids for getting around the rim of the toilet but I have occasionally used this bleach in the toilet when I've run out of my bleach with the special lid. The bleach leaves the toilet lovely and fresh and looking really clean. I usually pour the bleach down and leave it as long as possible before flushing. When I do flush the bleach froths up and the toilet looks really sparkly clean.
The bleach can also be used diluted to wash surfaces and floors, to do this I usually mix about a capful of the bleach with warm water. I only occasionally do this as I like to use sprays and wipes but whenever I have diluted the bleach in this way once again it has left everywhere looking and smelling really clean. When it comes to washing my partners white sometimes I dilute the bleach sometimes I don't depending on whether it's one touch concentrated stain or lots of little splashes but both ways it has always worked really well and got rid of any stains quickly leaving whites really bright.
Overall, Parozone Lime Thick Bleach is a really good buy. It's an effective cleaner that has many uses leaving surfaces, toilets and drains clean, fresh and germ free. You get a large amount of product for your money and it's a product I buy over and over again.
I picked this bleach up from Wilkinsons, because bizarrely it worked out cheaper than Wilkinsons own label bleach. It's currently on offer at Poundland costing £1 for a 2 litre bottle. One of the reasons I chose this particular one was because my other half is a big fan of anything citrus smelling and it's unusual to see lime smelling bleach.
The bottle is bright green so you can't really miss it. It has a safety cap as you'd expect from a bottle like this, so you have to squeeze the cap together to take it off. The guidance on the bottle says it can be used neat for sinks, basins and toilet bowls, and can be used diluted for other things such as work surfaces and floors. It can also be used for removing stains from fabrics but obviously you should follow the guidance or you could make matters worse.
The claim on the bottle is that this bleach kills 100% of toilet germs, including the flu virus, and that there is no stronger bleach on the market. I must admit, although I usually get supermarket own label bleach, I prefer a brand if I can find one on offer because it puts my mind at ease that the toilet is as clean as it can be.
I've only used this for the toilet as that is my soul reason for buying bleach. It looks really thick as it leaves the bottle, and coats the toilet basin well. I notice it froths up well and since I've been using it the toilet has been free of limescale and has been quite sparkling in between full cleans. The smell of lime is quite subtle, which was a little disappointing, but at least it smells natural and not fake or chemical-like in the way that some bleaches can do.
This is definitely a bleach I would buy again if I saw it on offer, it smells and looks like a quality bleach and puts my mind at ease that germs are being killed and my toilet is being kept clean.