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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

musicposy Wed 23-Oct-13 10:54:01

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathroom, specifically basin and bath
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
The bottle was smaller than I'd expected. When it came in the post I'd forgotten it was being sent and I couldn't imagine what the phallic shape was. I suspect the postman is now gossiping about me! My first impression was that it was rather runny - it ran quite quickly down the basin. The smell I think is OK. It smelt very "clean" and reminded me of my childhood bathroom in the 1970s!
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective. I've used lots of more gimmicky products in recent times that never do what they claim to. The basin was pretty grimy (I'm not quite sure what my family do in it!) but it pretty much got off all the dirt and soap scum with minimal effort. I didn't leave it on there long, only 30 seconds and it still worked well. I think if I give it one more go today it will get rid of the final bits of limescale round the taps. It was very scrubby feeling but I liked this as I think it helped it cut through the dirt.
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 definitely. If it comes up on special offer I will stock up on loads. I'm going to return to cif now.
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 really talk about cleaning (my friends wouldn't believe I do much!) but if it came up I would. I know my mum already uses it and her bathroom is always lovely and sparkly so I don't know why I didn't take the hint before, really!

MillyMollyMardy Wed 23-Oct-13 10:55:25

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathroom tiles, ceramic Kitchen sink, granite worktop.

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 dare use it on our plastic bath or shower screen as I was worried about scratching. It worked brilliantly on the sink and tiles where it was easy to rinse away. I wasn't so keen using it on surfaces that I then had to rinsesuch as the work tops. It seems a lot less abrasive than Jif used to be. I liked the smell it was mild and not too overwhelming.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It's more effective than Method by I don't have to rinse Method. In the areas I cleaned they were spotless.

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 will buy it again but would probably use it for specific , stubborn stains and cleaning sikns rather than as a general cleaner.

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 was surprised at how good it was.

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

Bathroom and Utility room.

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

I liked the smell - not too overpowering. It was very effective and required very little elbow grease - always a bonus grin

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

I thought it was very effective on the sinks, bath and tiles. My children use Aveeno and Oilatum in the bath for their eczema and this leaves a greasy residue in the bath, I found the product much more efficient than my usual product at removing this. Even the children commented on how sparkly the sink was!

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 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?

Probably

poppy1973 Wed 23-Oct-13 11:20:12

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

Bathroom and kitchen sink and kitchen hob.

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

I liked the smell and the cleaning effect.

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

Very good, less effort used as I normally use supermarket brands.

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 wouldn't pay £2.50 for a bottle. It is just too expensive, but would purchase 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?

Yes I would.

koolforcats Wed 23-Oct-13 11:32:54

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

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?

A great overall impression. It has a nostalgic smell, not too strong, it's thickness felt better than using a watery spray and most importantly, it cleaned well.

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

Very - it made short work of my bathroom, my taps looked especially shiny.

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 - it is what it is and doesn't try to be anything clever, it just does the job, for a good price.

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

Yes, because like me, it might be something they used in the past and had forgotten how effective it is.

FrillyMilly Wed 23-Oct-13 12:14:41

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

Bathroom, kitchen sink and hob.

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

I liked the smell. It wasn't too overpowering. With some cleaners you can almost taste them.

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

It was very effective at removing residue in the bath and sink. It made the taps and hob shine. It's a bit more time consuming than my usual spray cleaner though.

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 if it was on offer. For £2.50 I wouldn't. It just doesn't last long enough. Is perhaps buy at full price if I was doing a deep clean.

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

Yes because it works well.

Eastpoint Wed 23-Oct-13 12:31:09

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean? I used it on the bathroom basins. I am apprehensive about using it on our bath which is a composite material. Our bathroom counters are also a composite so I can't use it on that either as it would damage it.
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? I liked the simplicity of it, my mother used Jif when I was a child & it reminded me of my childhood. It was hard to get the right amount out.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? I usually use a spray & there was not much difference. It felt gritty & as if it had to be rinsed.
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? That seems expensive. I wouldn't buy such a small bottle at that price, I usually choose cleaning products according to the supermarket reductions.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? I can't imagine ever discussing cleaning products with anyone, unless I'd had a bad experience. If I had a control counter I'd have tried it on that & be pleased if I could use it but I didn't want to take the risk. We've been having a new kitchen installed so I haven't been able to test it on a kitchen sink or work top.

Tanee58 Wed 23-Oct-13 13:41:36

Q1. 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?
Pleasant smell, liquid spreads easily. Worried that it might be too abrasive on scratchable surfaces

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
good, needed less effort than usual spray liquid cleaner. Bathroom tiles and kitchen steel drainer and taps came up shiny shiny.

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'd certainly buy it on offer, but not at that price.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Can't think of when I've ever discussed cleaning, but if it came uphmm, I would.

mindingalongtime Wed 23-Oct-13 16:00:38

Just discovered it is brilliant for cleaning plastic dolls, baby Annabelle has been exfoliated to perfection!

RedBushedT Wed 23-Oct-13 17:04:13

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
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 really liked the smell, very fresh. I was a bit concerned it might set my skin off, but it was effective and pretty gentle on my hands too.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Great! I felt it was more effective. It really does shift dirt quicker than my usual cleaning stuff.

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 would buy it again, but I probably wouldn't use it for everything all the time as that is quite a bit more than I usually pay.. Maybe get it to use for a monthly blitz cleaning session.

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 mention it if someone was complaining about trying to shift a stubborn stain, as it's always good to have recommendations

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used it in the kitchen (sink, cooker)

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
the bottle was really small, I like the smell, I love cleaners that I can spray, so this was a little disappointing,

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
it was ok, the end result was the same
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?
No, I think 2.50 for a bottle that size is too much for me sorry

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
not too sure because I think the price would put off most of my family and friends

MegGriffin Wed 23-Oct-13 21:34:54

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

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 loved the smell and it did a really super job cleaning my sink and bath.

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

I found it very effective. My usual product is a spray and I liked the Cif texture. It seemed like it was really cleaning deep down.

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

I wouldn't pay £2.50 as although it is a great product, I would choose a cheaper alternative to save pennies.

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 recommend it as it is a good product, the only down side would be the price.

UniS Wed 23-Oct-13 21:35:05

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
The kitchen sink, it was rather grubby.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
it didn't seem to work. the sink is a slightly textured plastic and teh cif cream made very little impression on the redish colour that had settled. even with lots of elbow grease. it was slightly better when I used a scouring pad as well. but I had to return to the old cheap n cheerfull own brand cream cleaner to actually clean the sink.

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

Not very effective. I'll continue to use either own brand cleaner or bleach.

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?
No likley, its expensive and not very good on a textured surface

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

No, It didn't work well for me.

OPeaches Thu 24-Oct-13 06:36:10

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
The hob, the sink and the draining board in the kitchen, and the bath and sink 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?
It feels like it's doing a good job, and has a pleasant, and importantly, not overpowering, smell. I prefer a spray product, with cif I had to spread it round and felt like it took more rinsing to remove than a spray.

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

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?
Probably not, I'll probably stick to a cheaper spray (for both reason of price and convenience of spray).

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'd recommend it as a good product, it does what it says it'll do, but I wouldn't say it was particularly better than other products available.

Spirael Thu 24-Oct-13 11:54:41

As promised, here are the before and after pictures of DH's efforts on the hob!

aaaahyouidiot Thu 24-Oct-13 12:22:00

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
The hob - WOW! To think I've been using special Hobrite stuff on it all this time, the Cif was so much easier and quicker.
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I liked that no effort had been made to make it smell floral - it just smelled clean. Overall impression was good.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very very effective, much more so than the specific product I'd always used before.
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 probably would. If it was on offer I would certainly pick it up.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Absolutely. In fact my mum has always used it even way back when it was Jif. Now I know why smile

Thanks for letting me try it out - I was really impressed smile

snowballinafryingpan Thu 24-Oct-13 15:25:36

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Mostly concentrated in the kitchen, s/s cooker and s/s sink, worktops etc.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I have had to change my view of Cif as being a beige and stuck in a 70's bedsit kind of product. I thought it would be rubbish and I was wrong. The smell is fine, I expected a horrible gritty feeling and it's not half as bad as I remember it being back in the day. The only thing that has annoyed me is the bottle, it's retro without trying to be.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I have had some rust stains in my sink where tins had been left 'to soak' nothing had shifted them. Stains on the worktop, nothing touching them except a serious bleaching session which I hate doing. Along comes Cif and with only a bare minimum of scrubbing all stains and ingrained muck gone. So I am impressed. Much easier to clean my disgusting oven than with my usual cleaner and I didn't really notice that I had to rinse too much although do use a micro cloth which probably helps rid of the micro particles. I expected my eczema to flare up but it hasn't.

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 probably am a convert purely because it has made me realise that many different brands of cleaner have not been working very well in my life (they do have nicer bottles though)

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
If it comes up in conversation which it will do when my mil sees my sink sans rust I will wax lyrical.

lovelychops Thu 24-Oct-13 18:22:39

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen work surfaces, the plastic table cloth and the top of the oven. And the outside of the cat litter box!

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I found it very efficient especially on stains on the table cloth and kitchen surfaces.
I found that if you didn't wipe it properly it left a residue, wasn't pleased with that.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I found it more effective on stubborn stains and the oven top than my usual 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?
Although I think it's good value as it's a good product, I think there is always a cleaning spray on offer for about £1 so I'd probably buy thst instead.

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 recommend it as I was pleasantly surprised wtih the results.

poorbuthappy Thu 24-Oct-13 21:31:44

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

We used it on the kitchen worktops and sink, and in the bathroom on the bath and sink.

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 took me back to my childhood as my mum used "Jif" for years. Although I will say that the smell then started to get on my chest, you know how you feel you are inhaling a smell? Just like that.

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

It was effective and DH actually commented on how shiny the bathroom sink was. But it left a residue in the bath which annoyed me so much I had to clean the bath again. Family thought I was mad.

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?

Nope sorry. There are cheaper products which I prefer using. And in this time of much skintness this is the bottom line.

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 say it is a good product, but ultimately you are paying through the nose for something you can get cheaper and I think better elsewhere.

RubySparks Thu 24-Oct-13 22:37:21

Q1. Used in kitchen on Belfast type sink
Q2. I don't normally use cream cleaners but it was fine, maybe a bit chalky and bleachy.
Q3. It cleaned the sink really well, it gets a bit tea stained so bleachy affect was good for making that look cleaner.
Q4. Yes might buy again although I prefer the smaller bottle (250ml) and cream cleaners tend to last me for ages!
Q5. I might as the sink was cleaner than usual but can't imagine having a conversation about it and to be honest it's not that different to the supermarket brand one I have- it needs something more distinctive about it I think!

StormClouds Fri 25-Oct-13 10:03:00

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen sink, worktop and hob. Next to try is the limescale marks on the edge of the bath.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Very impressed, my kitchen has had some awful rust marks on it from my Le Creuset pans and I couldn't shift them with anything. All gone now - took a few minutes rubbing with a cloth and Cif and they'd disappeared. My sink has also stayed much cleaner - no limescale marks.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Much more effective, I usually use Method/Ecover. I certainly won't be using it every day, but I will include and use once a week/fortnight for a deep clean.

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

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

StormClouds Fri 25-Oct-13 10:03:40

NB. it was a stainless steel sink and hob if that makes any difference. And bath is a plastic bath.

SinisterMatic Fri 25-Oct-13 10:21:35

I used Cif cream on the oven top and kitchen sink. I was really impressed how effortless it was to remove dried on stains and grim from the sink. It also took off crayon from the kitchen units where the usual cleaner I used failed.
I quite liked the smell, I like the shine it leaves and I will be purchasing this, I would recommend to a friend.

tibni Fri 25-Oct-13 10:57:54

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Used it in Kitchen, bathroom and general use like paintwork, window frames.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Reasonable product. Liked the fragrance and thought it was good on areas like bathroom sink - where it left a shine. Not so good on areas that I would usually use a spray and leave 5 mins tactic on before cleaning.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Using a cream cleaner is a bit of a blast from the past for me - as its what mum had at home. I prefer Flash bathroom as a general cleaner for the bathrooms. Cream didn't shift grease of hob and although it was good inside the kitchen cabinets I had to get the flash with bleach to get rid of the real grot! Needed lots of rinsing and buffing to prevent residue. Didn't remove scuff marks like a magic eraser.

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 think that is expensive for what it is and wouldn't pay that price for it. There are areas I wouldn't use it on or it isn't suitable for.
Prefer a product that I can use all over (like bathroom spray or an amazing specific product - like some of the limescale products on the shower screen.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
No - can't think of any area that it was outstanding in.

RubyRR Fri 25-Oct-13 16:17:41

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean? I used it in the bathroom with great results, the kitchen was a disaster.
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? Really liked it, smelt fresh and clean, I didn't like it's effect on kitchen work tops and I won't be using it anywhere other than bathroom now.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? The sinks in the bathroom gleamed like new I was really impressed, usually I use cif actifizz.
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 would like to keep using it for the bathroom, it looked so clean and two people commented on it which has never been known before! I'd be more likely to buy it 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? I would recommend it but advise caution in where it's used, it's taken the shine of my kitchen work tops and left them looking dull with an awful cloudy effect.

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