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Wilko Cleaning Scrubbing Brush Soft Grip

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Brand: Wilkinsons / Type: Brush / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc.

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      17.03.2013 22:03
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      scrubbing brush with thoughtful design

      Ah ha! You are researching the humble scrubbing brush. I bow to your superior savvy: for I, CrazyEgg purchased a scrubbing brush 'willy-nilly'. If I had researched I would have seen that my first purchase was poor. My second purchase of the Wilko Scrubbing Brush was made when I had gained intricate knowledge of the act of scrubbing. It is superior to a traditional handle-free wooden brush (my first purchase) for several reasons. I will be brief:

      Sore knuckles no more!
      With the Wilko brush the handle is raised above the main body of the brush. As you scrub, forward and back, side to side, and, if I may venture to suggest,, round and round, your hand remains dry and free from suds. Your hand is raised sufficiently from the surface being scrubbed to avoid knuckles knocking against soapy floor or cupboard door. Your nails will survive the experience, even without the use of rubber gloves.

      Blisters?
      Not with the rubberised easy-grip handle, no! Your hand will be comfortable and steady. The top of the handle where your thumb sits has a series of raised lines that help to hold your thumb in place avoiding the repetitive rub that can cause blisters.

      Effective cleaning?
      Yes. The plastic bristles are densely packed, stay fairly rigid when pressure is applied and effectively lift dirt and grime from grouting and tiles and other surfaces inside the home. It also cleans paving slabs raher effectively.

      Storage
      The handle has a hole in it so that the brush can be hung on a hook, allowing it to drip dry if you desire. Otherwise, it takes up minimal space in a cupboard, being approximately 6 x 4 x 3 inches.

      Longevity
      This scrubbing brush has been in my possession for a number of years and has suffered no loss of effect. It has been used for extended periods on several occasions. Unlike the previous wooden brush I owned, it has not gone mouldy despite my failure to dry it after use on some occasions and it has not cracked due to my excessive zeal for drying it after use on other occasions.

      Cleaning the brush
      A quick rinse after use seems all that is required. The bristles though dense are wavy and I speculate that this prevents dirt from getting clogged in and around the bristles: another fault with my old-style brush.

      All in all, this is a great scrubbing brush, but has to lose a star because of its very miserable grey colour. If I am partaking in the tedium of scrubbing a bit of colour and sparkle would go quite some way to making it more enjoyable.

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        02.03.2013 11:12
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        A good value scrubbing brush

        I'm quite lazy when it comes to mopping my floors, I only have lino the downstairs bathroom and kitchen and upstairs in the bathroom. The upstairs tends to get left out as it means dragging the mop up and down the stairs. That was until I purchased this scrubbing brush.

        The scrubbing brush is a Wilko own brand product so can only be purchased from Wilkinson stores or from their online website. It can currently be picked up for £1.85.

        The scrubbing brush looks quite typical of most other scrubbing brushes that feature a handle. The brush is made out of plastic and has a soft grip, almost cushioned, handle. The bristles are also made out of plastic and have quite a wavy shape to them; the amount of bristles on the brush is great as it means you can get a really good clean with it. If anyone really cares about the appearance of a scrubbing brush then you'll be pleased to know this does look quite good on the eye being different shades of blue. The size of the brush is about standard I think, I wasn't a scrubbing brush user before this one so cannot be sure! It's around 15cm long, 8cm wide and to the top of the handle, around 7cm high.

        The brush is easy to use, as I said I use this on my upstairs bathroom floor and think the results are great. I tend to use a bleach and water mix on the floor to give it a good clean. The cushioning of the brush handle means the brush isn't uncomfortable to hold while putting in a bit of elbow grease. The plastic bristles are quite stiff but this means it gives a good clean. The whole process is easy and trouble free and I find it does give my bathroom floor a good clean and leaves it looking sparkling.

        I've had my scrubbing brush since last summer and despite using it quite a lot, I still find it's in a great condition. The bristles do look a little worn, but it still cleans just as good as it did when I first used it. None of the bristles have fallen out from what I've noticed.

        I think the price would be about right for a plastic scrubbing brush and I would recommend it. It is made to a high standard and continues to give good results despite the bristles looking a little worn now.

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        22.11.2011 21:33
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        Good brush, lots of cleaning uses

        Last time I was in Wilkos I was browsing through the aisles and I spotted this brush, and I realised it was something that was missing from my 'cleaning' cupboard under the sink. I was not entirely sure for what particular purpose I was buying this brush for, but I knew it would come in handy. I cannot remember how much I paid for it, but I'm assuming it was less than £2 because I think that is my upper limit with such items.

        This brush is not a traditional scrubbing brush, in that it is not made out of wood. This one is made from plastic, even the bristles are plastic, and the handle has a nice comfy foam grip. I quite like the design of the brush because the handle is kind of moulded around from the base of the brush which allows you to get a good grip as you are scrubbing.

        As I said earlier I was not entirely sure what I was going to be using this brush for, but it has certainly made its presence felt in the house since I have owned it, and it's not just good for scrubbing floors.

        The first time I used it was on the settee, of all places. Our settee is pale blue in colour, not the best of colours when you have two young children, and I have done my best to keep it clean with arm covers and blankets on the cushions. However, my children seem to have a knack of finding unprotected areas and rubbing their grubby hands all over them, and grubbiness really shows up on pale colours. So when I was on one of my cleaning sprees, I dug out this brush, made a solution of wash liquid and water, and set about scrubbing. I just sprayed the solution on the affected area and off I went. The brush is quite easy to use, but you do need to use a bit of force to really get going. I found that the bristles are quite stiff so to push forward with the brush it quite difficult, but pulling back is relatively easy.

        Once I had finished scrubbing and had allowed the settee to dry, the brush had done a good job, and the grubbiness had been eradicated.

        The second time I used this brush was on the carpet, my daughter was sick in gigantic proportions, and bearing in mind this was in the middle of the night while my other daughter was fast asleep in the same room, I just did a quick clean up at the time. I waited until morning to clean it properly, and out came the brush and some more cleaning solution. The brush moves surprisingly well over carpet, and after I had spent ten minutes or so scrubbing the affected area, the carpet came up clean, with no chunks or unpleasant aroma left over. What I like about using this brush on carpet (as I have used it several times since) is that the bristles seem to get within the pill of the carpet, rather than just moving over the top as a cloth would.

        I have also started to use this brush to scrub my kitchen floor every once in a while. My usual method of cleaning my floor is mop and bucket, or cloth, but no matter how many times I do this, it seems to stay sticky and grubby. But when I use the brush, it seems to lift off an extra level of dirt (the dirty water in the bowl is good evidence that this brush lifts off a lot of filth). When you are actually cleaning a smooth surface with this brush it doesn't actually feel like it is doing any good because you can't really get any resistance and it just glides over the surface, so you have to give it some elbow grease to get the bristles to scrub properly. But then if you wipe the area with a dry cloth afterwards, the results are brilliant.

        So as you may imagine, I have been pleased with my purchase. The brush provides me with many a cleaning solution and is very versatile. Despite vigorous use, it is still looks pretty new, only a few of the bristles are out of line and still have a long way to go.

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        09.08.2011 23:54
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        A decent little scrubber!

        Sometimes a mop and bucket just wont cut it on my floor, I like to get down on hands and knees and give the floor a good scrub, very therapeutic I find and it makes me feel better. The floor I tend to scrub with a scrubbing brush is the room we use for smoking. I tend to really have to scrub this room from top to bottom before I feel it's clean enough.

        ~Wilko Cleaning Scrubbing Brush Soft Grip~

        This scrubbing brush is very useful, before I bought it I was using one of the old style wooden scrubbing brushes, but the time had come for me to buy a new one as I had been using the wooden one for so long. As always for my cleaning product's such as brushes etc. I got my plastic brush from Wilkinson's and was quite pleased at the price of only £1.65. The brush to me, seems to be quite a good quality brush, it has a handle, which is attached to the top of the brush on one side then sort of bends back on itself, making it easy for me to grab hold of and with the soft grip handle this makes the whole experience of using this brush very comfortable. The actual bristles are nylon and not half as hard and rough as my old wooden one. The measurements of the brush are around 16cm depth, 10cm height and 7.5cm width. Now although this brush is somewhat smaller than I have been used to using, I have to say that I still managed to do my floor in quicker time, with a lot less hassle than normal, which is a bonus in my opinion.

        I usually get myself a large bowl of hot soapy water and proceed to work my way around the floor bit by bit, the brush works well on my floor, my floor is only covered with old linoleum in this particular room, so I'm not fussed if it gets scratched. My old brush has scratched the linoleum in several places anyway, but using this brush, I didn't scratch anywhere new and it still did a good job on my floor if not a better job. I found getting around the floor a lot easier and quicker than normal. Once I'd finished with the brush I found it dried out very quickly after I had rinsed out the bristles. I would usually have to wait forever for the wooden one to dry out.

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        So, this brush has made one of my cleaning jobs much easier and for this I am grateful, I would recommend this brush, as I had a much easier time using it than I usually did when using the wooden one.

        Wilkinson's is the place to find this great little brush and at £1.65 you can't go wrong.

        4 stars for the Wilkinson's Wilko Cleaning Brush and I would like to thank you for reading my review which you may also find on other sites.

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          18.04.2011 20:06
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          Try scrubbing with this !

          I have to admit that when cleaning is mentioned I quite enjoy a challenge. Throw down the gauntlet and I will be there with my trusty scrubbing brush and a bucket of hot soapy water. To cut a long story short Mum has a small back patio that is home to lots of ferns, greenery in tubs and an ancient Bay tree. The yard was looking pretty dirty to say the least so I was enrolled to give it a spruce up.

          I didn't need a lot of equipment, a stiff yard brush, a smaller scrubbing brush, a bucket of hot water laced with Ariel washing powder and a hose pipe. It is hard to glorify a scrubbing brush but when you buy one that does the job well then it is good to pass it on to other prospective concrete cleaners. This brush came from Wilkinson's and I am sure that I paid under £2 for it. I have owned the brush for quite some time now and it suits me because it has a handle that you can get to grips with.

          Wilko's have some really good cleaning bargains and this was one of them. The blue and white plastic scrubbing brush has a handle that runs the length of the brush but it is only affixed to one end. The entire brush is made from plastic, even the bristles. When you use a wooden scrubbing brush you usually have to hold the edges of the wood and try your best to get a grip. But this scrubber has a soft grip handle that does not make your skin sore as you apply pressure to the deep bristles.

          Now don't get me wrong. I had no intention of using the small brush to remove all of the stains from the yard but I did use it to get into the and along the edges . The bright blue and white plastic bristles managed to work their way into the corners and the yard looked spic and span once finished.

          The plastic bristles had taken a battering but they were still standing. The bristles on the edge of the scrubbing brush were a little splayed out but apart from that the brush had survived the ordeal. I had applied considerable pressure on the handle of the scrubbing brush to remove the grime but my hands didn't feel sore.

          By that time the brush was looking as if it had worked in the mines so I took it in to soak it. I filled the bucket with hot water and added a scoop of Ariel washing powder ( I am a great fan!) and the brush soaked until it was clean.

          Scrubbing brushes are useful household tools and I for one would not be without mine. In my humble opinion the plastic offering from Wilko's offers good value for money.

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            07.01.2011 11:50
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            An inexpensive household essential

            n spite of the wide range of modern inventions and chemical cleaning products available nowadays, sometimes what a job really requires is a good old-fashioned scrubbing brush and lots of elbow grease!

            This Wilkinson own brand scrubbing brush is precisely such an item, although it is made from plastic rather than the traditional wood and wire combination. Personally, I prefer this being made of plastic as it is much more comfortable to hold and there is no risk of splinters. The brush has a strong and sturdy handle to grip on to which I prefer to simply holding on to the brush itself. The handle is quite thick and is very firmly attached to the brush section and I can't imagine this snapping easily, certainly not through normal household usage. The best feature is the rubberised section on the handle which makes the brush easier to hold and stops it from slipping and sliding about in use, even if I'm wearing gloves.

            I tend to use this brush for giving our kitchen floor tiles a thorough cleaning every once in a while. As they are quite old lino-style floor tiles I find that they start looking grubby with just mopping alone and need a thorough scrub to remove ingrained dirt. This does take a bit of effort on my part (or my husband's!) but no matter how hard I scrub, this simple brush has never given me any blisters, although my arm does ache a lot! The results are worth all that effort though and it is amazing what a difference scrubbing can make, regardless of whether I use this with basic bleach or alongside other more expensive cleaning products.

            The bristles in the brush head are surprisingly strong and effective considering they are also made out of plastic. They are all very firmly attached and I haven't noticed any bristles working their way loose or becoming damaged or ineffective at all. The only minor point is that most of the central bristles are white so they do look a little grubby after use, although this is a cleaning brush so that's not a major concern for me! The brush can quite simply be soaked in bleach or other cleaning agents after use anyway.

            I'd recommend this for most uses around the home, particularly for hard durable surfaces such as floors and tiles. It could also be used for cleaning and scrubbing pet cages although I'd personally set aside separate brushes for that use to avoid cross-contamination. I wouldn't particularly recommend this for cleaning upholstery as I think the bristles would be a little too harsh on fabrics and could potentially cause damage. A softer brush head would be a better option on any soft or delicate surfaces.

            This scrubbing brush is a very simple and economical product and is something I'd recommend for all households as an addition to more advanced cleaning tools or chemicals. It costs just £1.65 and is available from both Wilkinson's stores nationwide as well as from the Wilkinson Plus website, where it can be ordered with free delivery to a local store. I tend to buy most of my cleaning products and homeware items from Wilko's as their customer service and returns policy is excellent. Any product that doesn't meet your satisfaction can be returned within 28 days, without any quibbles. This offers additional reassurance that Wilko's products are actually good quality and that the store has faith in the items that it sells. If for any reason this brush doesn't meet your requirements it could easily be returned for a full refund.

            Personally, I'll be keeping our scrubbing brush although I'd much prefer a new kitchen floor if money were no object!

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              16.12.2010 21:10
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              A good quality scrubbing brush!

              When it comes to cleaning my home it's something that really worries me. I like a clean and tidy place and constantly am on the hunt to find things to help me clean my pad up.

              I was actually out looking for some sort of scrubbing brush when I spotted this one in Wilkinsons costing £1.65 as I wanted one to scrub some marks off my kitchen floor and to use it to help me clean up some grouting in the bathroom that had gone an odd grey colour and other little odd jobs I have been promising myself for ages that I would do.

              This brush is white and blue and the only colour option I saw this available to purchase in. The bristles are packed onto the white plastic 'lid' really tightly are slightly rough and look made of some sort of synthetic material (no where on it am I told the materials used by the way). When in use the bristles don't come off no matter how hard I'm scrubbing and really can withstand lots of different cleaning products I have used though not bleach I don't think or the colour could come off.

              The handle that goes to the brush is hard made of plastic with a rubbery feel light blue handle piece which is soft and comfortable and easy to grip without your hands sliding all over the place.

              It's light and as I have said great to handle but most of it really is good quality and of a good size (width is 7.5cm and the depth is 16cm with an overall height of 10cm.

              Perfect for all sorts of jobs as it is durable and strong and I find it easy to wash it through to get it clean and not too big to store.

              Thumbs up from me!

              Only available from Wilkinsons stores priced £1.65 per scrubbing brush.

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