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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

GeordieCherry Sun 01-Dec-13 16:34:16

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen & bathroom
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream?
I liked it
What did you like most about it?
It felt thorough on floors especially Was there anything you didn't like?
A bit chemically, but that's a very minor thing
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Better for floors. It was kind of the same for other 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?
That's a good price. I'd buy it to do the floors, but will stick with the eco stuff I use for other surfaces
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 came up, then yes, definitely

Thanks for the opportunity

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 12-Nov-13 10:34:33

Thanks everyone for all your comments. Congratulations to meep who has won the prize draw!

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 liked it, it was to use something thicker that wasn't a spray. But I did find that I used quite a lot in one go.

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

It made light work of my 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?

I'm unlikely to spend that on it, unless it was on offer unfortunately.

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 probably mention it as an alternative to others but couldn't recommend a product that cost that much. Sorry.

EggsandBake Mon 11-Nov-13 10:02:07

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen so far
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Seemed good, did the job and washed away easily.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Yes seemed good.
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 a bit expensive for a small bottle, sure supermarket does a similar one for less.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
No, I am maybe strange but I don't tend to have conversations about getting my house more sparkly.

RachelHRD Sun 10-Nov-13 22:28:13

1. Where did you use the CIF cream
In the bathrooms on the sinks and bath

2. What was your overall impression of CIF cream? What did you like/dislike most?
It left the sink and bath looking shiny. The scent is quite pleasant and fresh - not too overpowering. My only concern would be the chemicals within it as I normally use eco products.

3. How did you find CIF compared to your usual cleaning products?
It seems to be as effective but lacks the eco credentials

4. The RRP is £2.50. Would you buy CIF cream again and why/why not?
I don't think so as I try to stick to eco products.

5. Would you recommend to friends/family. Why/not?
Probably not as I prefer eco products and would tend to recommend those over chemical based ones.

satine Sun 10-Nov-13 09:22:27

I have tested this now in the kitchen and bathroom, and a little on paintwork elsewhere.
I've always liked Cif, and I didn't think this was different to Cif I've used before, and I found it did clean effectively, especially on sinks and taps. It's also great for baths, especially when muddy boys have been in them!
It is easy to use too much, and I seem to remember that Jif was slightly grittier which I preferred when cleaning paintwork.
Would I spend £2.50 on it? tBh, probably not when the supermarket versions are so much cheaper and not terrible. If it went further per squirt, as it were, then I would but as I seem to be forever putting more onto the sponge, I think I'd still do for the cheaper versions. But I do like it, and if money were no object, I would certainly buy it.
I would recommend it to friends and family.

RevoltInParadise Sat 09-Nov-13 22:16:49

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
Overall impression was ok - I liked the smell smile
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was about the same. I usually make my own cleaner though.
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?
Would not buy at this price as I usually make my own cleaner as I said above, and te individual components are cheaper.
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 a cleaner for those who buy them.

Thanks for the samples!

rightsaidthread Fri 08-Nov-13 17:43:24

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
In the 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 like Cif and think it cleans well. Find that I always squeeze out too much though.

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

I think Cif cleans just as well as my usual cleaner but as I generally use sprays I find the grainy texture of Cif quite unusual

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?

If it was on offer then probably but as I tend to user too much it wouldn't last as long as my cheaper spray cleaner

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

Yes would recommend for cleaning effectiveness but not on price

Ilikeyoursleeves Thu 07-Nov-13 20:12:40

Thank you for selecting me to test this!

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used it in the bathroom and kitchen sink.
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 smelled quite pleasant and 'clean'. It was easy to squirt out the bottle. I didn't really like the grainyness of it though, I'm used to spray on liquid cleaners that wipe off easily though. I thought Cif left a bit of a residue.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I thought it was very effective, despite it being grainy I think that's what makes it work better though! I change products quite a lot and don't really have a usual product. It worked really well on the sinks and shower 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 would buy 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 I'd recommend it.

Dysgu Thu 07-Nov-13 17:39:40

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Bathrooms and kitchen - sinks in both bathrooms and sink in kitchen.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It worked well and was not as hard a job as I thought it was going to be! It was quite abrasive which was a good thing around the taps on the bathroom sinks! DP was going to use it on the hob but did not like the smell so he didn't bother!

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It seemed to cope better with the toothpaste and other gloop that my DC (and DP!) leave around the sinks. I think being more cream-like was a good thing as I usually use a spray which looks and smells nice but is less 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?
Yes I think so - I liked the results on the sinks. A little seemed to go a long way so seems quite cost effective too.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Not sure why I might be discussing cleanng products as I am not known for being houseproud but if it came up in conversation then yes, i would recommend this product as it was a fairly easy way to make an easy difference.

NumTumRedRum Wed 06-Nov-13 12:02:20

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

I used this in the 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?

I like the cream - it's not the kind of product I normally buy, I tend to use spray cleaners, wipe on and off. It took a little longer to wipe it all off because it was slightly thicker. It smells nice.

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

I can't honestly say I noticed much difference. I used it to clean the outside of my stainless steel kettle and it made that nice and shiney, and then I used it on a particularly icky hob after rice had boiled over. It cleaned it but still required a lot of elbow grease, and I can't honestly say that it was any easier than the spray I normally use.

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'm afraid not. The product works, it smells nice, but I can get other products which do a similar job in an easier to use spray bottle which cost less. I will be keeping this bottle to clean the kettle though and the microwave when I get round to it as it did give a nice shine.

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

I wouldn't. We rarely discuss cleaning products but I am not so pleased with it that I have to tell someone about it. If someone asked me about it I would say it was a good cleaner.

mrspink27 Wed 06-Nov-13 11:33:28

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?

Quite liked the smell and it wasnt grainy like the Cif I have used in the past. No chalky feeling on my hands afterwards either.

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

Like others have said - using a cream it is easy to use too much, I always seem to either get too small a blob or a large puddle which then soaks into the cloth! I think it was fab on the greasy kitchen and also made a good impression on the limescale in the shower and bathroom sink.

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 I will keep some in the cupboard and use it every few cleans, I think spray is easier and the extra cost and possible over squirting (helped because it is runny) would make me think twice about using it as my regular cleaner. It does smell less "disinfectanty"and chemical which is a big plus as I hate that smell.

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 certainly talk about it and my experiences and would suggest people try it - although it probably wouldnt be something which came up naturally in conversation!

Thanks for letting me try the product - I was overall pleasantly surprised.

Kveta Tue 05-Nov-13 13:04:52

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

the kitchen sink, the bathroom, and the dining room floor (after DS vomited all over 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 like the scent, very fresh and covered up the vomity smell very well. I prefer spray on cleaners though, so using a cream seemed a bit wasteful after always using sprays in the past.

overall I did like it though.

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

just as effective a cleaner, but better scent.

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 will - it was great for cleaning the sink.

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

probably - although it is not that likely to come up! My mum has always been a fan though, so will have to recommend it to other friends and family members!

My mum has just commented on how clean my bathroom looks. Thanks cif! wink

lemontruffles Sat 02-Nov-13 00:56:17

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Used my Cif cream in the 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?
I used to use Cif cream a lot when it was called Jif <old dinosaur here> but preferred this new formula as it was smooth, not as grainy. The new Cif had a smooth texture which was easy to use. It was wonderful at degreasing in the kitchen - I used it on the cooker hood and in the oven, both of them greasy - and it cut straight through even old grease. Also removed an irritating stain in my bathroom sink, and great on the base of the shower.
It needed a good rinse after use.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective indeed on grease stains, well, any stains. I usually use spray cleaners but this was better.

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?
This is more than I usually pay, but I would buy a bottle and use it occasionally.

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

Thank you for including me in the trial smile

SherbertDip Fri 01-Nov-13 08:35:28

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used the Cif in the kitchen and 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?
Overall I liked how the Cif cleaned, I liked how it made the cleaning fairly effortless, nothing I didn't like.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I found the Cif slightly better than my usual cleaner

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 I would as a little seemed to go a long way

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 as it seems quite good value for money as I said a little goes a long way

ShoeJunkie Thu 31-Oct-13 15:32:27

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen surfaces, sink and cooker.

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 didn't smell 'chemically' like some other cream cleaners I've used.
I found it a little more runny than I was used to so squirted too much out the first time but got used to this.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was very effective on the sink/cooker cleaning stains and lime scale with no difficulty. The only thing it had trouble shifting was a tea stain where a used tea bag had been left on the work top. It did eventually get rid after a couple of goes.

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?
Possibly as I found the smell of it much more pleasant than my usual supermarket own brand.

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 it would come up but I would certainly share my generally positive impression if it did!

BigStyleee Thu 31-Oct-13 14:44:26

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?
It was as I remembered it from years ago when it was Jif. A bit runny, white and distinctive fresh smell
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Found it better on ceramic cooker top than my usual - orange Hob Brite - gave a better shine. Was about the same on sinks, baths and shower
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?
A bit on the pricey side for a kitchen/bathroom cleaner - maybe pay that for a 'top quality' product but I don't see Cif in that range - it's functional. The marginal difference in results don't merit the increase in price - plus because it's runny you use more than you would with a spray
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Would recommend for cleaning cooker tops as good result

goldface Thu 31-Oct-13 14:05:23

q1) bathroom and kitchen

q2) nice clean smell

q3) much better than usual cleaning spray

q4) bit much, would look for it on offer tho

q5) yes tho wish was still called jif !

ibbydibby Thu 31-Oct-13 12:23:43

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 liked it. There was nothing I didn't like

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
No different - I usually use similar product, supermarket own brand

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?
Will prob continue with supermarket own brand

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
May mention that I tried it, if relevant to conversation, but would prob point out similarity to supermarket own brand

Thanks MN for this, I love trying things out!

beanandspud Thu 31-Oct-13 12:17:22

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

Mostly the 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 quite liked it. I'd always thought it was a bit old-fashioned but the smell was nice and it cleaned well. Didn't like the 'grittiness' on worktops and also thought it was quite runny.

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

It was good - worked well on the hob and on my white sink which is impossible to keep 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?

I'll probably look out for it on offer. I think I still prefer a spray cleaner though (sorry blush) as I am a very lazy cleaner and the Cif took longer 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 can't imagine it coming up in conversation but I would probably suggest giving it a try but wouldn't fiercely recommend it.

shaztwins1 Wed 30-Oct-13 21:41:59

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
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 like it. i love the fresh smell it has & it left the surfaces nice & squeaky clean

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
just about the same if im honest, but i enjoyed trying it out.

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 for that price if my usual cleaner wasn't available (my usual one is cheaper than this)

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 it cleaned very well & smelt lovely.

Featherbag Tue 29-Oct-13 17:11:42

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

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It cleaned my cooker top quickly and easily, and gave my bath and sink a lovely shine. I really like the smell, which wasn't too overpowering but smelled very 'clean'.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Gave a nicer finish and smelled better.

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?
Not at that price but would buy it if it was 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?
If it came up in conversation, yes, as it did the job for which it was intended very well.

trolleycoin Mon 28-Oct-13 17:33:04

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

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It didnt have a strong smell.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
pretty good, I noticed it more on the harder to reach and tougher to clean bits such as under the shower door - it did a good job there, better 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?
yes probably would, but would only use it in the areas which need a good cleaner and use my supermarket own one for everyday bits and bobs
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
yes. It didn't smell horrible or take my breath, it cleaned well and I didn't need to use a lot of it

ilovepicnmix Mon 28-Oct-13 15:04:19

I used the product in the bathroom. It is the first time in a long time that I've used anything other than a spray product so I was unsure how much to use and it took longer to rinse away than usual. I liked the smell a lot. It was pretty effective and im sure judging amounts will come with more use. The price is more than I would normally pay but I would buy it but only use it for certain things eg hard to clean bits of the shower. I doubt it would come up in conversation but I would recommend the product.

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