I had a (very sad) eureka moment this morning

(58 Posts)
mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 12-Jan-14 14:43:15

I rediscovered old fashioned cream cleaner. For years I splashed out on expensive spray cleaners for the bathroom and kitchen and decided I was just a slatternly bint because nothing ever felt really clean.

Today I spent 99p on a bottle of cream cleaner, what a revelation! my sink sparkles, my bath is a different colour I am sure, miraculous. Yes I had to rinse but nothing that caused any problems.

I am stupidly pleased and thought I would share.

Quangle Sun 12-Jan-14 16:10:52

oh yes to vim and the totally lo-fi holes in the top covered by a piece of paper. It's not a spray gun - but it probably is better.

SirChenjin Sun 12-Jan-14 16:13:47

Oh yes - I remember Ajax/Vim! I used cream cleaner on our enamel shower tray which was manky - couldn't get it clean with the spray stuff, and it came up brilliantly clean. I'm actually very excited that you can still get Vim hmm

WhinGin Sun 12-Jan-14 16:17:19

Oh Vim! I remember having the shaky shaky cylinder of Vim on the classroom sink in infants AND being allowed to use it to clean up after painting!!!! would never happen now grin

RustyBear Sun 12-Jan-14 16:24:14

Vim and Ajax weren't the same thing, Guiltypleasures, they were made by different companies. My mum always used Vim and said it was much better than Ajax. Actually I doubt if there was much difference, but my mum was always one for sticking to her favourite brands.

Lilymaid Sun 12-Jan-14 16:29:53

My DM always used Vim in preference to Ajax. She also used Persil or Fairy Snow rather than Daz (Daz being considered down market and only suitable for workmen's' overalls).

RustyBear Sun 12-Jan-14 16:36:13

Oh yes, definitely Persil not Daz! (you're not my sister, are you Lilymaid? grin)

LyndaCartersBigPants Sun 12-Jan-14 16:40:36

I use cream cleaner and also wear those exfoliating gloves to clean the lime scale off the shower glass every few months

ChippingInWadesIn Sun 12-Jan-14 16:44:43

I still use cream cleaner on my stainless steel sink, but I'd never use it on any 'white' things - I really don't think (modern) white 'things' (baths/sinks) will stand up to it and in no time you will take the surface off them sad

Lilymaid Sun 12-Jan-14 16:45:06

Rusty I think our DMs may have been fellow middle class mothers "keeping up appearances". I could list a load of brands that were "nicer" than others!

BankWadger Sun 12-Jan-14 16:45:41

Why do I know want to go and clean my bathroom? I've been using cif cream stuff for ages because yep, spray bubbles stuff is shit. But really I have an over whelming urge to go clean my tiles!

SirChenjin Sun 12-Jan-14 17:03:02

Know how you feel...I have an overwhelming urge to go an shake some Vim at my bath from a cardboard container with a metal lid grin

JeanSeberg Sun 12-Jan-14 17:19:54

Aah nostalgia.

e1y1 Sun 12-Jan-14 20:07:33

Good news - you can still buy Vim.

I have 4 bottles of it.

It's 69 (or 79p) not 100% in home bargains.

Crikeyblimey Sun 12-Jan-14 20:12:43

Slightly off topic but I used to work with a woman whose aunt murdered her (the aunt's) husband by putting vim in his mash potato.

SirChenjin Sun 12-Jan-14 20:30:44

Brilliant - thanks e1y1 smile

Wow Crikey shock

poopooheadwillyfatface Mon 13-Jan-14 20:47:27

You bastards made me go to Home and Bargain today.

I got a bottle of purple Windolene for £1.99 (500ml) and looked at the Vim (69p) but didn't buy it as my bath is plastic.

I also got loads of tat and sweets we didn't need

SirChenjin Mon 13-Jan-14 20:52:35

They still make windolene? shock I'm off to Home Bargains, this is brilliant - Vim and Windolene <happy place>

JeanSeberg Mon 13-Jan-14 20:52:58

Ooh was it proper vintage-style Vim in a cardboard tube? <hopeful>

runningonwillpower Mon 13-Jan-14 20:57:08

Vim - I can close my eyes and smell it.

But I'm not rushing out to buy. I'm into e cloths. Bloody fantastic and no nasty chemical smells or residue.

Pumpkin567 Tue 14-Jan-14 07:05:27

Ajax! Surely I'm not that old.

minniebar Tue 14-Jan-14 07:27:49

Our bath has jets in it (which, of course, we never use). Said jets are skanky with limescale and of course the spray stuff just falls out again. I've tried soaking cotton wool in limescale remover stuff but no joy. Would you recommend cream/Vim or do you think it'd be too abrasive? Plastic jets, obv.

poopooheadwillyfatface Tue 14-Jan-14 07:50:00

yy the Vim appeared to be in a card tube with big holes in the top to shake it out of, very retrogrin
I also bought a tube of denture tablets for the limescale in the toilet.
Felt like my shopping basket was totally outing me
Esp when I also called at Aldi for pasta bake sauce afterwards. Aldi doesn't seem to do a cream cleaner though? Jif type?
I really like another Home Bargains product for my sink, the blue tub of Astonish oven and cookware paste. poundshop or home bargains IIRC

JeanSeberg Tue 14-Jan-14 07:53:01

Woah poopoo I might be a tube of retro Vim for my mantelpiec!. That would be ok wouldn't it?

JeanSeberg Tue 14-Jan-14 07:54:16

Ps. You shop at all the right places, keep up the good work.

Weelady77 Tue 14-Jan-14 08:55:37

Lyndacarter thats a fab idea about the exfoliating gloves smile will definitely try that

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