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Cif Cream reviewer feedback thread - £250 voucher prize draw for feedback NOW CLOSED

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MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 14-Oct-13 09:58:32

This thread is for the 150 Mumsnetters trying out Cif Cream. Seven Mumsnetters will also be providing us with video feedback, so keep an eye out for the video on Cifs page on Mumsnet.

Here's what Cif have to say about the product, "Cif Cream removes all kinds of dirt. The millions of micro-particles contained in each drop will clean kitchens, bathrooms and more, delivering beautiful results every time! You'll be amazed at what you can rejuvenate with our multipurpose cream!"

Below are a few questions we'd like you to answer but please feel free to add your own comments too.

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

We would also love to see some before and after pictures so please feel free to add these to this thread. Please note that Cif may use comments and photos posted on this thread in their marketing and promotional material so please only post if you are happy with this.

All selected MN testers who add their feedback will be entered into a prize draw to win a £250 Love2Shop voucher as a thank you.

Thanks and good luck,

MNHQ

AndHarry Wed 16-Oct-13 20:43:03

I used Cif cream in the bathroom. It was easy to use and non-streaky. I have never used a cream before and this didn't leave water marks like the sprays I usually use for general cleaning. I liked how smooth it was to put on - not grainy at all. I'd possibly buy it again if I enjoyed using it over a longer period and would recommend it if it came up in conversation because it does work.

scampidoodle Wed 16-Oct-13 20:48:34

Q1. Kitchen sink and drainer, ceramic hob, basin and taps
Q2. It was very effective, although I needed to leave it a few minutes on the hob (where something had burnt on) before it started to work. Taps were sparkling and sink looked good. I thought it was very good. I found it a bit thin and runny so it was easy to get too much out.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? I use different cleaners on the different areas but it was definitely an improvement on the hob and also on the basin and taps.
Q4. I would probably buy it, although £2.50 seems expensive compared to the own brand cleaners I usually buy.
Q5. I think so, yes.

HeathcliffeItsMe Wed 16-Oct-13 21:31:24

1. Bathroom, kitchen, outside of microwave.
2. I liked the smell, not much product was needed and it cleaned well. It was much less gritty than I remembered it being previously. Left the bathroom very shiny!
3. Usually use supermarket own brand cleaner, this was better.
4. I probably would buy at the rep, a little goes a long way and it is a more effective cleaner than my usual one.
5. If the subject came up, I would recommend this product.

TwerkingNinetoFive Wed 16-Oct-13 21:56:54

Q1. The bathroom
Q2. It cleaned well and had a nice smell
Q3. I think it was a bit better than my usual stuff
Q4. I think I will buy it
Q5. It woud be a very dull conversation and I can't imagine a situation where it would come up but if it did yes I would reccomend it.

Q1: used in bathroom
Q2: overall impression very positive. Liked that it removed some marks/stains that other bathroom cleaners have failed to remove.
I don't like the bottle. The lid appears to not close very well once open, I worry that it may spill in the cupboard if knocked over and it's definitely not child proof. It takes a while to rinse off so I would only use to give a deeper clean rather than a quick wipe down. Not sure if I like the smell or not.
Q3: big improvement. Need less (although its easy to use alot) and works well.
Q4: would stock up when on special offer
Q5: not really kind of thing I discuss with friends/family but if I did then yes I would recommend.
I used Cif (or Jif) cream cleaner years ago and it irritated my hands however they seem ok this evening so big improvement there for me!

EmLH Wed 16-Oct-13 22:46:13

I used the product in my bathroom and downstairs loo.

My overall impression was that the product smells nice and is pleasant to use, but is about as effective as my normal cleaners. Saying that, I did notice a good shine on my sink. I am pretty loyal to Dettol and Method products and will probably remain so, but I did like the gritty aspect as it feels like you can feel yourself making a difference.

I wouldn't buy it at £2.50 but might if it was on offer/in poundland!

I wouldn't recommend it unless cleaners came up in conversation. If they did, I'd probably say it smells nice but wouldn't really push anyone to buy it.

whimsy Thu 17-Oct-13 06:52:53

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathroom, Kitchen, Front door and the skirting boards.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
The smell this surprisingly pleasant. It seemed thinner than usual cream cleaners but it very good and removed really stubborn stains.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective, much more so than my usual spray cleaner.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50, do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
£2.50 does seem a lot for a cleaner, especially the size I received. If it was a bigger size then yes, I would.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I would recommend Cif. Worked well on a variety of surfaces.

petitefemme Thu 17-Oct-13 08:40:52

Q1. Bathroom
Q2. Nice cleaner. It was easy and effective to the clean with it. I would have liked it to be more effective with limescale.
Q3. About the same
Q4. At that price no as it is quite high comparing to other products I use. However if on a offer or cheaper I would.
Q5. Yes due to how easy it is to clean with it.

asuwere Thu 17-Oct-13 10:56:38

Q1. kitchen
Q2. It was much thinner than I expected - it was a bit too easy to squeeze out more that I needed. The smell wasn't too strong which was nice. It did clean well but I found that it did need to be rinsed really well otherwise it left a residue, it wouldn't be good for daily quick cleans but maybe for a proper 'deep' clean.
Q3. about same effectiveness, but took slightly longer as needed a proper rinse after.
Q4. I don't think I would, I may consider if on offer.
Q5. I might but would say same as above that it does need a good rinse or leaves residue.

elfycat Thu 17-Oct-13 11:59:36

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?

Kitchen

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I loved the smell which left a fresh and clean smell.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?

It was a little thinner than I was expecting but I found I could control the amount well enough. It cleaned well around the taps on my steel washing up area including removing the slight build up of limescale (very hard water area)

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I will be buying this again and think that is a competitive price for this product.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would as it's a nice product to use and is efficient.

wheredoistartmrs Thu 17-Oct-13 12:39:40

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathroom, kitchen

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I didn't like it at all apart from the smell
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?was no better than normal spray

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50, do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
no

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
i would not recommend it

WildThongsHeartString Thu 17-Oct-13 15:36:51

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used it in the kitchen on stainless steel sinks and in the bathrooms on the white basins and toilets
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I thought it was good. I liked the clean smell and it didn't leave streaky residue, I rinsed it well with hot water and buffed it up to a nice finish.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Better on the stainless steel than my usual spray, same results on the white surfaces.
Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Hmm, £2.50 seems quite expensive, I got 500ml of Flash spray for 98p last week. If it was on offer I would buy it.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, for the results, but no because of the price.

1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?

Kitchen and bathroom

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

Made me feel very nostalgic as I remember my Mum using the yellow one to clean our kitchen years ago. I approached with trepidation as I sued to dislike the grainy feel but actually, this didn't feel very grainy at all and had a lovely light clean smell.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?

Very effective - sparkly taps and gleaming sinks, very impressed.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Seems like a fair price but I usually wait until household cleaners go on offer then I stock up.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would - nice smell and does the job well

tinypumpkin Thu 17-Oct-13 19:50:30

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathroom on lip stick marks on the bath (not done by me).

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I thought it was really effective and much better than I imagined. It cleaned well and I liked it.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I thought it was better than my usual product but didn't expect to find that.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I liked it but think it is pricey. Maybe if on special offer.

Q5. If it came up in conversation would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would but the price is an issue.

LegoCaltrops Thu 17-Oct-13 20:10:49

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?

Bathroom (toilet seat, bath, sink) & kitchen (counter, sink)

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

It has a much milder smell than many similar products, relatively pleasant. The product is something between a cream & a liquid, it comes out of the bottle quite quickly so it's easy to squirt too much out by accident. I noticed that although I wiped my kitchen sinks while running the tap, there was still a residue. (see photo)

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?

It removed a truly gruesome stain under the toilet seat that has defied all attempts to remove it. Sorry no photos as I hadn't got the email when the sample arrived, I rushed straight off to see if it would work & IT DID!

It also removed the purple stains from the bath (cheap bath mat), said stains had survived several rounds of bleach, plus many types of bathroom cleaner etc, scrubbing sponges.

It definitely made my kitchen sink shine much more, (see photos). Front of sinks cleaned with Cif, back cleaned with my usual.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes - although it is a bit expensive for the size of the bottle compared to other brands, it does seem more effective. I would probably only use it on areas I can sluice down though, as the residue was rather hard to rinse away.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
- I don't generally discuss cleaning products, but yes, if the subject came up, I would. It was easier to use & more effective than my usual cleaning product & had a milder smell.

Kerfuffled Thu 17-Oct-13 20:19:15

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?

I used in it in the kitchen on worktops and ceramic hob and in the bathroom.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I was pleasantly surprised. I've never used a cream cleaner before, I think I was put off by the old bottles of it I used to see shoved in the back of my mother's cleaning cupboard with dried cream cleaner encrusted around the tops. I always saw it as being a bit old fashioned and therefore not as effective as sprays. However I found it cleaned well with little effort, and left a pleasant, fresh and clean smell. At the time I thought I was using a lot but when I looked at the bottle I didn't seem to have used as much as I thought I had.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?

I found it to be more efficient. It left a clean shiny finish on all the surfaces I used it on, particularly on the ceramic hob.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, especially if it was on offer. I would happily use it again.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, as it was effective and cleaned well.

outragednotme Thu 17-Oct-13 20:22:15

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?

My kitchen initially. It cleaned the hob very nicely

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

Nice smell. It cleaned well. Was not sure how much to use – just squeeze the bottle and a lump comes out. I probably squeezed the bottle too hard as a lot came out so took a bit of rinsing to get rid of the residue.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?

I don’t normally use ‘creams’ to clean – I usually choose sprays. It is probably more effective than a spray.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Test bottle is very small – just looked and it is 250ml so would probably pay £2.50 for a bottle twice the size – more so if it was on offer.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Probably not a thing that would come up in conversation, cleaning is not my favourite subject! I would comment that I thought it was a nice product if ever this sort of topic came up though!

Have just quickly looked at the thread and noticed that someone used it to clean their oven doors. Mine are glass and I normally use a glass cleaning spray on these. Thought I’d just give this a go before I posted… Well, am very impressed! Much quicker to use than the spray glass cleaner and gives a great finish. I have been converted!

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to try Cif cleaner! (Now I just have to sort out the video footage I promised!)

Theimpossiblegirl Fri 18-Oct-13 09:02:23

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
So far I've used it to clean the kitchen worktops, sink, hob, bathroom and front door.
The oven is next. I hate cleaning the oven. It's old and came with the house.
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It is effective and smells quite nice. I found rinsing a bit of a pain as if you use too much (difficult to gauge) you end up with a residue.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
About the same but the house was pretty clean to start. trying it on a tougher job later.
Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I only really pay about £1 for cleaning products so would buy it of it was on offer.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Doesn't sound like a very fun conversation. If it came up I suppose I would.

SinisterMatic Fri 18-Oct-13 13:34:15

.place marking

Just need to take photos ..back tomorrow!

LegoCaltrops Fri 18-Oct-13 16:22:38

Additional to my previous comments yesterday evening, I've used it a bit more today. Again I forgot to use gloves <naughty> & was expecting the usual horribly dry skin on my hands by today. Pleasantly surprised as my hands aren't much drier than usual. Some products leave my skin cracked & sore, especially around my nails - this didn't.

Treadlightly Fri 18-Oct-13 19:26:09

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
In the bathroom & kitchen.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I thought it was quite good! Cleaned my bathroom sink quickly & easily. I was impressed. I liked the smell. It smelled clean and fresh! I also liked the size & shape of the bottle. It fitted in my hand nicely & wasn't too heavy. I felt easy to use.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I usually use a spray, which I think is slightly easier & quicker to use. It cleaned well though. Just as good as my normal product.

Q4. The RRP for Cif Cream is £2.50 (500ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
I might buy it on special offer. I think £2 would be a better price for the size of the bottle.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I might do. I was surprised it cleaned so well. I thought it was a bit old fashioned but I would probably use it again.

I'll upload some photos later!

Treadlightly Fri 18-Oct-13 19:28:35

Oh, just seen the bottle I have is 250ml!
So, yes I would pay £2.50 for the 500ml.

SaltySeaBird Fri 18-Oct-13 19:33:03

It's arrived so cleaning day is tomorrow! Having read the feedback looking forward (well as much as anyone looks forward to cleaning) to trying it!

Lego same here I'm impressed!

Turnipvontrapp Fri 18-Oct-13 22:01:52

1.Bathroom - shower
2. Did a good job on the dirty marks
3. Better than usual stuff I use.
4. Probably
5.yes I think so

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