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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

ThankGodItsTuesday Mon 14-Oct-13 17:54:44

Q1 in the kitchen and bathroom

Q2 loved the shiny finish it gave. It was hard to get the right amount, easy to use too much.

Q3. Was more effective on my ceramic hob and stainless steel taps.

Q4 yes as it cleans better than my usual sprays

Q5 yes as above, it cleans really well and am impressed by the shine it leaves.

sayithowitis Mon 14-Oct-13 21:59:08

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 found it very effective on various surfaces. I liked the subtle scent, I don't normally like the smell of pine, but found this surprisingly pleasant.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? Extremely effective. Much more so than my usual spray cleaner. Particularly good on upvc window frame, left tiling clean and sparkly as well as lovely, shiny taps.

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?
Without doubt, in fact, I added it to my Tesco order as soon as I finished the bathroom.

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 was so effective and easy to use.

ClaimedByMe Tue 15-Oct-13 10:06:04

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?
I loved the smell of it, I hate cleaners that catch the back of your throat as your trying to clean, it cleaned easily, no elbow grease needed.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective, I didn't have to put much effort into cleaning at all, it left the bath all shiney with no effort from me.

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?
Yes, even it is more expensive than what I would normally buy you don't need as much of 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 I would as it was so easy to use and leaves a clean fresh smell.

choccyp1g Tue 15-Oct-13 10:23:22

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I cleaned the Stainless steel 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?
In the spirit of the test, I cleaned half with Cif
and half with my usual cleaner
I didn't particularly like the smell, and hated the scratchy feel
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
There was no difference in the result, but the Cif felt scratchy in use
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, cos it feels scratchy
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Ditto

choccyp1g Tue 15-Oct-13 10:25:13

Is it just me with the eeek scratchy feel then?

choccyp1g Tue 15-Oct-13 10:25:53

The one good thing was I didn't get a sneezing fit, which most cleaners give me.

ThePearShapedToad Tue 15-Oct-13 15:29:44

Q1) I used it to clean the bathroom

Q2) I was concerned that it seemed to be a lot thinner than the usual shop branded cream clensers I buy. However, I cannot deny the shine on my bath, I have never known it to be so effortlessly clean. There was a lot more powder residue than I usually find with shop cream clensers though

Q3) it did clean a lot more efficiently, and with a better result than my usual products

Q4) I think I may be a new Cif convert. I always thought all products were the same, but this has changed my mind

Q5) probably would recommend, but if on special offer

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Lots of places! Mainly kitchen bathroom

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Liked the smell, clean but not overpowering, cleaned very well but a bit annoying that it seemed to require rinsing off

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was v effective particularly through dust covered grease on the stainless steel extracter fan.

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?
For that size bottle, no. For a bigger bottle possibly. It does seem a little pricey

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 ease of cleaning through grease but no for general cleaning.

Hi, thank you for sending me the Cif to test.

Q1, I've used it in my kitchen, on the high chair to give it a good scrub and in the bathroom.
Q2, my overall impression is that it cleans really well and easily dissolves dirt and grime, especially in the kitchen sink which needed a good scrub.
Q3, I prefer the cream cleaner to my usual spray cleaner and will be swapping to it from now on.
Q4. I think £2.50 is a reasonable price, though I would be interested in buying it when it's on offer. I will buy it again. It's effective and smells pleasant. A 'clean' scent.
Q5, I would recommend it to friends and family.

Bonkerz Tue 15-Oct-13 15:35:38

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
My kitchen, downstairs toilet 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?
Liked the subtle smell and the pouring consistency! My stainless steel sink and taps are gleaming and my bathtub is very white which shocked me!

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I am a recent convert to another brand that claims to get rid of dirt with a bang ;0) but this product was equal in performance and actually I think it costs less!

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?
I want to see how long the bottle lasts me first but it's definitely a possibility compared to my current "bang and the dirt is gone" product!!

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

Sorry didnt see the thing about before and after photos.

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 used it to clean the granite work surface where the drainage channels to the sick had got a bit grubby. Brought it up lovely with zero effort from me. Maybe one thing I didnt like was that it came out quite fast and I used way more than I needed to.
Smells nice and clean without being chemically.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Much more effective! My stainless steel sinks are really shiny, much better than the stainless steel cleaner I had been using before.

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?
I am very likely to buy it again. but that seems expensive for such a little bottle. You dont need to use much though.

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 definitely would.

LoganMummy Tue 15-Oct-13 16:16:20

Q1. The day the Cif arrived I decided to tackle the kitchen first. The results were great so I've also used it in the bathroom (including floor and window surround), marks on skirting boards, DD's Bumbo and on DS's trainers.

Q2. I was really impressed with the results! Easy to cut through spills, dirt and baked on food on cooker. Removed the disgusting black mould round the windows really easily. Great results on trainers as well which I was very impressed with.
Lovely fresh, clean smell.
The only thing I didn't like was it dried my hands after I forgot to wash them immediately after using.

Q3. Compared to usual cleaning products (including supermarket own brand and Cillit Bang) I much prefer Cif for results. The bottle of Cif seems to be lasting longer as I don't seem to need to use as much product. It also has a much nicer smell than Cif Multipurpose.

Q4. ASDA is currently selling Cif Cream with Microparticles at £2.34 for 500ml, double the size of the bottle received. If the RRP is for the 500ml bottle then yes I will be buying it. I would hesitate to pay £2.50 for a bottle half the size.

Q5. I already have! I lent my Mum the bottle I received so she could use it as well!

mindingalongtime Tue 15-Oct-13 16:29:02

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

I used it for basins and the bath, it really removes stubborn stains of white baths.

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 way it leaves everything smooth and feeling very clean.

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

I like a cream product far better than a spray, I can use it on a sponge far more easily and sparingly.

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?

If for this size, very expensive, so 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 and have, but pricey, a similar product in poundland does the job so I am told!

ldt87 Tue 15-Oct-13 16:46:22

1. I used the cream on sinks and the bathroom

2.I like the way everything was shiny and squeaky clean and it was fast and easy to clean with

3. I like this product. I've not used a cream before but found i used less than a spray and it seemed more effective on tough spots. It felt substantial

4.I would not pay 2.50 for a bottle this size as I normally buy cleaning products on offer for around a pound. If the bottles are bigger i would consider spending the 2.50 on it

5. I have spoke about the product and would recommend it. I'll be interested to see how much it sells dfor and the bottle size in store, when I'll probably only buy it on special offer.

sayithowitis Tue 15-Oct-13 16:52:59

I bought a 500ml bottle in Tesco for £2.50 I suspect the 250ml size we received were a special sample size. Regardless, I will continue to use CIF. My bathroom had been sadly neglected for a few weeks and I was very impressed with the ease of use, as well as the level of cleanliness this gave me. Much better than my usual spray cleaners. It must be good - both DH and adult DC have commented on how shiny and clean the bathroom is now. I am now back at work having been off for a few weeks after an accident, and I definitely plan to use the cif on a weekly basis for a thorough clean, with just a wipe over with a spray product to maintain the shine in between.

whattodoo Tue 15-Oct-13 16:53:20

1 kitchen
2 good. Cleaned well, excellent on ceramic hob. Not good on old tea stains. It was too runny - I used more than was needed.
3 better than my usual spray
4 too much for this size. I'd pay it for a larger bottle.
5 yes.

whattodoo Tue 15-Oct-13 16:54:07

Oh, and it didn't leave as much chalky residue as I remember from the olden days.

ladygoingGaga Tue 15-Oct-13 17:46:34

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen and bathroom, UPVC frames

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 easier to use for specific areas like window frames, which it cleaned very well, easier to apply in those areas than the spray I normally use. It easy to use too much on your cloth.
I didn't like using it on stainless steel hob, it took ages to make it shiny again
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective, i like the fact it seems more substantial than sprays, good on UPVC frames that were very mucky!

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?
Yes, I would probably keep a bottle in the cupboard, but still use my spray for stainless steel items

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 it

bluebump Tue 15-Oct-13 17:58:31

Q1. I used it to clean my kitchen and my bathroom.

Q2. I thought it was great, I liked the smell.

Q3. Really effective, especially in the bathroom. My bath always looked a bit grubby at the bottom despite being cleaned twice a week and now it's removed whatever old marks there were. Also I had a hair dye mark on the sealant on the sink which nothing has removed (in years!) and one go with the Cif has pretty much got the whole lot off! It also got rid of the stains in my kitchen sink and the hob looks much less grubby.

Q4. Yes I would, even this size as you don't need to use too much and it really works better than anything else i've used. Stuff just comes up that bit cleaner using it.

Q5. Yes I absolutely would.

Thanks for the sample!

nextphase Tue 15-Oct-13 18:38:33

Q1. Kitchen.
Q2. pleasant smell BUT, although less than I remember, there was loads of residue, which took ages to remove. It also has removed the identification for which hob each knob lights, and the high/low etc. NOT IMPRESSED!
Q3. Effective, too effective - see above. However I can see the power in having a bottle for really grubby jobs, just not day to day, or where your bothered about the surface - I can see it abrading finishes also.
Q4. I think this bottle will last me several years.
Q5. Not sure. Would depend on what they wanted to do with it. Would strongly recommend AVOIDING for day to day cleaning.

buggyRunner Tue 15-Oct-13 18:38:48

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
bathrooms including pottys, toilet seats and step

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Its small and effective- nice smell
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very good- more sparkle
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?
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- gives a better result without the hard work

missorinoco Tue 15-Oct-13 19:42:22

Q1. Bathrooms

Q2. I liked the product. It was small, but I only needed a small amount to clean with. I also liked that I could clearly see where I had used it.

Q3. Very effective. I don't tend to use creams, and was impressed by this.

Q4. Probably, I didn't need much and it cleaned well.

Q5. I never have these conversations, but if I did, yes, I would.

sharond101 Tue 15-Oct-13 20:01:56

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? i loved how effective it was at getting marks off of shiny surfaces and my bath also.. It was very effectuve. It was hard to wash away and left a residue which wasn't so good but I think I used too much.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? More effective than the value range product I usually buy.
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? That seems expensive but is was very effective so yes but not for everyday use.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? yes

Millipedewithherfeetup Tue 15-Oct-13 20:08:05

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
Overall impression was ok - I used it on the top of my kitchen cupboards which were dusty and greasy - I used this alongside my usual cream cleaner and it was just about the same in terms of cleaning ability - I liked the smell.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was about the same.
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 it gave the same cleaning standard as my usual brand which is no where near this price, my usual brand however, does need more rinsing, but I would not pay extra for this "upgrade".
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, but would not recommend on the price.

Q1. I used it all around my kitchen.
Q2. Quite impressed actually. It cleaned really well, and removed old manky cooked on bolognaise sauce from my hob really easily. The best thing is as it isn't a spray it doesn't take my breath away when using it.
There's nothing I didn't like. I didn't really find there was much of a residue left, but then I rinsed it off quite thoroughly as I was using it on food prep areas.
(just to add, now I've dried off a bit more my hands are quite rough feeling. Not as bad as after using bleach but more than just washing up. I know, I should have worn gloves)
Q3. Very effective. No scrubbing needed and cleaned off old stuff on my hob that other cleaners had left behind.
Q4. Yes, I would buy it if it was on offer at a cheaper price. But then I am tight. Personally I reckon £2.50 is pretty steep for such a small bottle, and as it doesn't have any type of flow valve I was pretty heavy handed with it so it wont last long.
Q5. Yes. I would. I have never actually bought a cream cleaner because they strike me as a dated type of cleaner. But now I've used it I will most definitely carry on with it. Never know, I might even clean the bathroom...

hotbot Tue 15-Oct-13 20:49:07

Used it everywhere, very pleased, Greg fresh smell, but you will have to do better than 2.50 for me to ditch aldi cream cleaner.

HappySunflower Tue 15-Oct-13 20:56:18

Q1
I've used it in the kitchen, bathroom and shower.

Q2
I liked the fact that I didn't have to scrub to get surfaces clean. It has a nice, fresh smell a d isn't too overpowering. I also liked the fact that it is quite thick-little goes a long way so I expect it to last a good while. smile
There is nothing I dislike about it.

Q3
I am so impressed. I usually use a kitchen cleaner spray from Aldi. Cif removed a beetroot stain from my kitchen work top that nothing else I had tried had managed to.

Q4
The price is a bit higher than I was expecting, and certainly more than the cream cleanser sold in supermarkets. I will see how long this bottle lasts for-if it lasts as long as I expect it to, then I feel that £2.50 would represent good value.

Q5
Yes, definitely, and in fact I have already sung it's praises to a friend who came for coffee this afternoon!

Crocklebog Tue 15-Oct-13 22:21:33

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

Everywhere! Mainly in the bathroom and kitchen but I also tried it on the walls (lots of dirty fingermarks, particularly going up the stairs)/

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

I love the smell and that it I quite thick so you don't need to use too much.

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

I usually use a non branded cream cleaner. I found the Cif was thicker and so I didn't need as much and it did clean more effectively.

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?

I would not pay that price for the size of bottle I received but I would if the bottle were bigger and I would be prepared to pay more than the usual cream cleaner I use as it was better.

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 an effective and safe multi purpose cleaner.

stealthsquiggle Tue 15-Oct-13 22:30:58

Oops. It arrived on Saturday and I slung it in a cupboard because I was in flat out panic mode. Now I am not home until Friday. What is the deadline for feedback? I have some good "before" pictures in mind wink

tunise Wed 16-Oct-13 08:31:57

1) kitchen, bathroom and on walls where toddler had got creative with a felt tip!
2) quite liked the smell, was not as chalky as I remember when my mum used to use it.
3) better than my usual sprays, very impressed with the shine. Got the felt tip off easily.
4) for a small size that sounds a lot, but I think I would, not as a everyday cleaner but just for baths, cooker top and felt tip.
5) yes I would, it did the job, cleaned well and smelt nice and clean without being too overpowering.
Cheers cif for the free sample!

meep Wed 16-Oct-13 09:05:51

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Ensuite shower room - which has annoying black shiny tiles that show up everything

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Cif left not many streaks - smelt nice and cleaned well.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I normally by shop brand cream cleaners. Cream cleaners are the only ones that shift the grime that accumulates at the bottom tiles of the shower/shower door. This normally leaves streaks even when rinsed thoroughly.

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?
Tough one - i can get a huge bottle of own brand for £1 or less - so i think £2.50 is really steep - especially as you see the majority of cleaning products on special offer at around the £1/ £1.50 mark. Even being streak free I would be loathe to spend more than around £1.50.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Don't see why not - but would be happy to recommend cheaper cleaners as well.

KatyMac Wed 16-Oct-13 09:22:02

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
A1. Anywhere that is dirty
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
A2. It works; but it should be called Jif
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
A3. It's my normal cleaning product
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?
A4. It is what I use - so I will 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?
A5. Probably not; but I do recommend Jif

Even my 15yo daughter calls it Jif

KatyMac Wed 16-Oct-13 09:23:06

Opps should have read the OP - ignore my answers wink

But I feel very strongly about "Jif"

MichelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 16-Oct-13 10:15:29

stealthsquiggle just add your feedback when you're back and it should be fine.
The RRP listed is for a 500ml bottle, I've made the change in the OP.

WowOoo Wed 16-Oct-13 10:44:58

1.In the kitchen and bathroom.

2.I liked it a lot. Everything was much shinier than usual. My taps looks super. I don't think the bath has ever looked so clean.

3.Seemed perfectly effective to me. I like the fact that it cleans without a very strong smell.

4. I'd buy it if it was on offer. I was impressed so I'd be tempted to buy it again. I'd have to do some maths to compare prices first.

5. Yes - for lack of strong chemical smell and the shine it creates.

mawbroon Wed 16-Oct-13 11:13:15

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?
Overall I would say I liked it. It wasn't a chalky as other cream cleaners I have used.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
On the glass from the oven door, I found it much more effective that what I would usually use. On the worktop and cupboards, I found it to be about 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?
I might buy it again, but it does seem quite expensive

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 that it was good for certain jobs but not a miracle product!

Thanks for the sample. Receiving it spurred me on to clean some of my kitchen which has been badly neglected for the past couple of years due to illness (and laziness blush)

RunsWithScissors Wed 16-Oct-13 12:18:57

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?
I like it. The smell is very subtle and gentle. I find other cleansers can be very strong smelling and cause me to cough. It is a bit more runny than I expected from a cream cleaner, so more came out than I expected. I found it isn't as grainy/chalky as other cream cleaners. Rinses away, much quicker/easier.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Worked really well on the tub and faucets (did a great job on the hard water scale, with minimal effort/scrubbing). Also found it worked better on the grease on my cooker hood than a kitchen cleaner/degreaser I 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?
For 500ml, and now I know it doesn't need a lot to do the job, yes I will.

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 a general cream cleanser that works well in both bathroom/kitchen I think it's a good, versatile product.

Thank you for letting me participate in the trial!

BellaVida Wed 16-Oct-13 13:12:54

Q1. Kitchen and bathroom.
Q2. Runnier than I expected, but less grainy. I thought it would be more abrasive. Pleasant smell, not at all chemical or overpowering.
Q3. I normally use a spray cleaner which requires very little if any scrubbing. I found this took a bit more pressure to get the surfaces clean and more rinsing. It did well on the lime scale, but didn't get all of the stains off the kitchen sink- tea stains and stains from a lasagne dish I had been soaking. It was good on the granite surfaces but left a bit if a film, but so does the other surface spray I use.I think the real plus points are the lack of strong chemical smell and the fact I could use it on surfaces I can't use the other very powerful spray cleaners on.
Q4. I think I would keep some alongside my other cleaners for specific jobs, but I wouldn't use as a replacement. At that price I would probably only get it if it was on offer.
Q5. It's a good product, but as I haven't used a cream cleaner before, it is difficult to compare. I would recommend to someone looking for a general cleaning product without the harsh chemical smell, but not as a 'wonder' cleaner.
Thank you.

CointreauVersial Wed 16-Oct-13 13:14:54

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen sink so far! Will be testing on the bathroom tomorrow and report back.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Seemed quite thin compared to usual cleaners, but you didn't need as much. Lovely smell! Nice neat bottle.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Just as good, maybe better. Didn't have to rub too hard to remove stains, and no "grit" left after rinsing.

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 at that price, would stick to supermarket own brands.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Unlikely to discuss, as it isn't drastically new/different from what's out there already.

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?

I thought it cleaned very well and left taps shiny. The smell was nice enough and not overpowering. I preferred it in the bath where I could blast it off with the shower than in places where I had to just wipe it away and couldn't rinse as it has a slightly gritty feel. I also found it difficult to rinse fully from my cloth.

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

It is on a par with other similar branded products.

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 buy it at that price but I would consider 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?

I think I would but again, price dependent. I would recommend if on special offer.

ontheallotment Wed 16-Oct-13 14:29:20

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen and bathroom 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?
It seemed to be effective, cutting through grease and grime easily. Surfaces cleaned quickly and sink/taps left shiny. A little goes a long way so that was nice. Nothing I didn't like.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
At least as effective, probably a bit 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?
Yes probably.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'm not sure I'm very likely to have that kind of conversation, but if I ever did then yes.

WitchOfEndor Wed 16-Oct-13 15:26:58

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?
Effective, not sure i like the scratchy ness either

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
As effective as the one I use and doesn't seem as scarily chemically

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, they all seem to be expensive these days

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
It would only come up in conversation with DM and MIL and I probably would suggest they try it.

Tinlegs Wed 16-Oct-13 16:14:21

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

We had been away so used it everywhere for a really huge spring clean. Bathrooms, kitchen and on the sticky table where the children seem to put food while watching telly (even though they have been banned, are never caught, it is always sticky)
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 having sworn off cream cleaners because of the residue. There was still a residue but it really did a good job and I will buy it from now on, particularly for more stubborn places (toothpaste dribble).
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? Better at tough stuff, needed less elbow grease.
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 was really good.
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 reasons above.

Reastie Wed 16-Oct-13 16:34:34

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

I cleaned 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 have used cif but not for years, and I remember it as being something which doesn't clean that well and leaves a bit of a residue. I was expecting not to like it but I have to say I was proved wrong and actually impressed by how well it cleaned. It seemed a little abrasive which rubbed off dirt very well (but not overly so - I have an antique roll top bath which needs alot of tlc and it was fine on this). The thing I didn't like about it was I have to wash it away afterwards which puts me off using it in the kitchen (apart from the sink) as it's a faff to clean off. In the kitchen I prefer a spray and wipe cleaner.

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

I usually use limescale cleaner and/or mr muscle or flash cleaner and then hg bath shine on the bath. It was as effective as the other cleaners pretty much (i'd say I found it better than flash and mr muscle on the sink but not as good as the shine I get from the limescale cleaner <overthinks things>)

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?

Ohh, that's more than I was expecting. I would say I might consider buying it occasionally but I used quite alot to clean the bathroom probably too much blush so it would work out quite expensive in the long run as a regular 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 would, it cleaned well (see picture of the shower - that took less than a minute and not much elbow grease at all). Could I add at this point the shower is Dhs domain and as such he is in charge of cleaning it (hence it's very mucky initial picture). I'm quite pleased with how the shower came out though, almost made me want to take over cleaning of it so it looks all nice all the time (almost, but not quite grin )

Preciousbane Wed 16-Oct-13 16:40:11

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?
Liked the smell, clean but not too strong, I get really bad sinusitus and lots of perfumed products trigger sneezing but this was fine. That is a huge plus point for me. The industrial cleaning products at work make me feel sick.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I found it really good, I cleaned the top of my cooker hood extractor fan and it buffed it up better than anything else has before. I really should do it more often, I'm hoping that the grease may stick less as well. Made my hob shiny too with not too much buffing.

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?
It did seem quite small, but suppose quite concentrated and didn't need too much, yes I would buy.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I'm not sure if I'm domesticated enough but if it did come up then I would say yes fine to buy, especially for neglected cooker hoods.

jaamy Wed 16-Oct-13 17:05:25

Q1 Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean? Kitchen sink, kitchen worktops, shower tray, bath, oven tray (!)
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? Not at all as I remember - a thick cream that cut through virtually any grime, including baked on grease. In fact when I recently moved house, I used an old bottle to clean grease from the oven housing, it was brilliant but sadly a totally different product from the one we have been asked to trial. This seemed pretty ineffective on grease.
It did however, give the kitchen sink a good shine, think due to the abrasive effect.
The consistency was neither cream nor liquid but somewhere in between which made it difficult to direct. The grittiness meant that it needed more rinsing than other cleaners just to get rid of the residue. This made it pretty messy for cleaning any flat surfaces and impossible for anywhere without a plughole! The cleaning cloth also needed lots of rinsing to remove the Cif from it.
The smell is similar to a well known anti-dandruff shampoo (named after parts of the body) - ok for the bathroom but not really suited to the kitchen.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? Not as good on grease as liquid kitchen cleaner but good on stubborn marks in bath and kitchen sink. Since it is so difficult and time consuming to rinse away, I would only use once a month or so for deep clean rather than for daily 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? Would prefer the 250ml size bottle just to have on standby. Would probably not consider buying at £2.50.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Would mention the fact that it's not as most of us may remember. That might appeal to some but not to me, I'm afraid.

Reastie Wed 16-Oct-13 18:36:24

Oh, and it came up so shiny I've just spotted you can see my reflection in the picture just as well I wasn't naked cleaning again grin

MadMonkeys Wed 16-Oct-13 20:09:00

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Cloakroom 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 usually use supermarkets own cream cleaner and didn't expect to notice a difference. However I liked the fragrance and it cleaned with less effort than the supermarkets own and is less gritty. I liked it. The sink looks very shiny!

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

See above!

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?

It is a lot more expensive than supermarkets own. I don't think I can justify buying it unfortunately.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, to friends who aren't on a tight budget.

littlestressy Wed 16-Oct-13 20:30:32

Q1: Kitchen, bathroom, highchair and the UPVC front door
Q2: I liked the smell and the way it poured easily, I only needed a small amount of the product but I found it a bit gritty.
Q3: Very effective, compared to the kitchen/bathroom spray I normally use. It cleaned my bath, taps and basin very effectively and I used less of the Cif than I normally do of the spray.
It was brilliant on my front door and highchair for cleaning to a bright, white finish.
Q4: Yes I would buy it again
Q5: I would recommend it as a highly effective cleaner for all around the house

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

Babycarmen Sat 19-Oct-13 16:46:43

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
My ceramic cooker hob and the kitchen sink 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?
Really good! It did the job great, especially on my cooker, it removed dried on food and dirt without much effort and made my sink sparkly. It doesn't smell too strong and there is no chemical smell which is surprising and good when it is obviously stronger then regular cleaners. Can't say there is anything I didn't like. It wiped away really easy too.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Much more 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?
Yeah thats a reasonable price to be fair and it is really good on my ceramic cooker, there isn't a lot of cleaners that do a good job on it so im impressed. And a little goes 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?
Yeah I would. Its a good cleaner, overall I am very impressed! And I can be very fussy about cleaning!

JimmyCorkhill Sat 19-Oct-13 18:57:54

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?
I tried it quite a few times as I was determined to be positive but I didn't really find that it stood out from other cleaning products I use. I actually didn't like the smell but I appear to be the only one in the minority on this!

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Not very sad. You are meant to wipe the cream on the surface first, then rinse off which is double the cleaning. My worktops were lovely afterwards but no different from my usual cleaner. I had to scrub hard on stubborn stains. It left a streaky finish on my stainless steel cooker no matter how many times I rinsed it. It was great on the sticky, dusty extractor fan and I was also pleased with how easily it cleaned the bin lid, cupboard fronts and kitchen wall (behind the bin - gross!) It was better in the bathroom where I could slosh much more water about. It made the white bath and sink shine.

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 the price is fine for that size bottle of cleaner, if you like it. I prefer to use Stardrops and supermarket own brand antibacterial spray.

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
No because it didn't do anything more special than any other cleaner I've used.

SaltySeaBird Sat 19-Oct-13 20:19:05

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
The kitchen (although will tackle the bathroom tomorrow and add any further comments. I like the fact that it is multi purpose and not aimed at just being a bathroom or kitchen cleaner.

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
I've not used a cream before and I liked it, it wasn't as thick as I expected. The smell was inoffensive although nothing to rave about. It was harder work than my normal cleaner though and required a bit of elbow grease.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was a lot more effective and the sink and hob both looked really shiny. I didn't notice much difference on the worktop surfaces though and prefer a spray cleaner for these.

I did look for something especially nasty to tackle and decided to give the kettle a clean. Goodness, it was filthy and quite greasy too as it is next to the hob. I do sometimes give it a cursory wipe with a damp cloth after using a spray cleaner but have just realised it's very ineffective.

I've attached a picture showing the kettle "half" clean. It is obvious which bit has been Cif'ed. It is quite remarkable how easy it was to get it like this. I tried the other side with my normal spray cleaner and it didn't clean it at all.

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 buy it again but will mainly use it for the sink and hob. Will see how it fares on the bathroom tiles tomorrow.

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 have this sort of conversation but if somebody mentioned they were having trouble cleaning a hob or sink I would suggest they try it.

delasi Sun 20-Oct-13 00:52:18

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
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?
It's a good all-rounder - effective, works on a variety of surfaces/in different areas so it's versatile. I like the smell - it's not overbearing. The only thing I didn't like was judging how much to try and squeeze out, it's not an exact science and I tend to get too much, but I think with time I'll be better at getting less out.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Very effective overall. In the kitchen it was much more effective than my usual products. In the bathroom the efficacy was similar, as the bathroom is fairly easy to clean anyway, however I prefer the use of this one and the other bathroom cleaners I have/had have a strong smell and more needs to be used.

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 buy it again at that price if I was in a fix and felt I really needed it. In reality I'm most likely to buy it on offer - the price isn't terrible, but it feels like a lot.

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 is very versatile and so can go some way to eliminating the need for multiple cleaners and therefore making things simpler. It's also very easy to use and doesn't have a horrible smell.

Iwaswatchingthat Sun 20-Oct-13 08:30:56

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean? bathroom, downstair's loo and kitchen bin lid
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, but not overpowering. I much preferred it to the usual apple/fake lemon products we usually buy.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?*It zapped through the dirt on the bin lid really easily. In the bathroom and downstair's loo it cleaned the surfaces really well. I expected there to be a residue, but there wasn't. I did have to rinse my cloth more than usual though. I usually use mousse. They were left very clean and again the smell was lovely and fresh.*
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 consider it, but think that is quite a bit compared to what I usually pay for Aldi own stuff, having said that it was much better.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes, again mainly for the lovely smell!!!

Alyssa1978 Sun 20-Oct-13 10:59:50

Q1 I used it on the chrome fixtures in the kitchen and the oven top and in the down stairs toilet.

Q2 I thought it was very good on the chrome and the results were sparkling, although I didn't like the smell for the kitchen as it was too floral.
The smell was very fitting for the toilet and it gave it that just cleaned smell, I loved it and it cleaned the toilet etc better than anything else I've used in the past.
I would prefer a spray bottle as it was difficult not to use too much in its current bottle.

Q3 very effective and even better as previously said but definately not for the kitchen as I have granite tops

Q4 I would buy a 500ml bottle at maybe an offer price as I'd only use it for the bathrooms.

Q5 yes I would recommend it, in fact my mums house is being re done and I'm going to lone her the bottle to clean her bathroom and I'd assume she would use it elsewhere as she likes a floral smell.
Overall I am very happy as it took a fraction of the time to clean my toilet than it usually does.

Trigglesx Sun 20-Oct-13 14:21:14

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? overall it was good. I have a sink that is some type of rubberised material that is a bear to keep clean, and it made a huge difference when cleaned with the Cif. It worked well on counters and the cooker.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? I'd say it was pretty effective. Seems to get through gunk pretty well.
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 to be average price, I might buy it again. I do tend to watch for bargains, but obviously it's only a bargain if it works. I'd most likely watch for sales and pick it up then.
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 worked well.

Rattitude Sun 20-Oct-13 15:41:04

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

In the kitchen, I used it to clean the worktop, the oiled tablecloth, the sink, and the underneath of my kitchen table which had not been done in years (see before and after pictures).

In the bathroom, I used it to clean the glass shower screen and the basin.

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 effective on various surfaces. My shower screen was not very dirty as I had used the Method mint cleaner on it a week ago or so. However, I found the end result much better and the glass is cleaner than it has ever been.
I also found it that I did not have to work very hard to clean surfaces. My kitchen table is made of laminated wood and the end result (After picture) was obtained after minimal scrubbing with a sponge. (The little black dots that remain are due to chipped pain, not dirt!).

I like the fact that the scent is fairly neutral and the product is not aggressive on my hands.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I think it is an excellent product. I find it more effective than its competitors. I have used cheaper cream cleaners (e.g. supermarket own brands) and they are a lot more liquid, so you need to use more product. I think the micro-particles in Cif are also good at shifting the grease and the dirt. I have used a couple of Method products and they seem to 'clean the dirt' but leave it in position if it is ingrained (e.g. on a worktop that is not totally smooth).

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?
I have bought it in the past and will buy it again. Actually, I have a 500ml bottle, which I bought a couple of months ago. However, I typically buy it when an offer is on so that I do not have to pay the RRP.

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 I think it is one of the best products on the market, even though I am trying to become more and more environmentally friendly.

Tigerbomb Sun 20-Oct-13 17:33:46

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

In the kitchen and the bathrooms

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 or rather I loved the fact that it wasn’t an overpowering smell. It also didn’t aggravate my sensitive skin. I don’t like the fact that I had to rinse it off after - seems a faf but to be honest it was nowhere near as bad as I thought it would be

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I didn’t have to use half as much and was quite impressed that it didn’t leave white streaks after I rinsed it

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 for those stubborn jobs when you know you are going to have to scrub – with Cif it removes the need for scrubbing

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 have already recommended it to my mom to use on her patio furniture

CardiffUniversityNetballTeam Sun 20-Oct-13 17:47:20

Q1. I used it in the kitchen and the bathroom.

Q2. I liked it. It smells really nice, not overtly chemical. It was easy to use on small areas like the hob top and the bathroom sink. I found it more difficult to use on larger areas like the bath and areas of wall tiles. This was because of the way you apply it. It was time consuming on large areas.

Q3. It brought the stainless steel up to a lovely shine which was nice. It cleaned my hob top well with minimal elbow grease. It didn't work so well in the bathroom, but the water here is incredibly hard and I'm beginning to think my bathroom is beyond help.

Q4. £2.50 seems quite expensive for such a small bottle, but a little does go a long way. I would consider buying it again, depending what else in the shop was on special offer.

Q5. I would recommend it, as an alternative to the usual spray and wipe cleaners most people use.

MumaLeary Sun 20-Oct-13 22:41:59

Hiya! Here is my Cif feedback...you can read my blog for more detail.
1) kitchen and bathrooms
2) I thought is was excellent. Very effective and smelt far better than the toxic sprays you can get!
3) I thought it was very effective and a little goes a long way.
4) I think that £2.50 represents value although there is significant competition from special offers etc.
5) If I began talking about cleaning products with friends I would be concerned for my well being but I would recommend it!

mummetamorphosis.wordpress.com/2013/10/20/how-to-become-a-domestic-goddess-via-a-cif-cream-review/

Ramblings Mon 21-Oct-13 11:00:22

I'm a blogger who reviewed the Cif Cream http://www.realsuburbanmummy.com/2013/10/20/cif-cream-review/

My favourite thing was the fragrance of the cream and how clean it made my house smell, it also makes woodwork gleam!

nomorebooze Mon 21-Oct-13 11:03:55

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 more effective than I remembered Cif being. I have a shiny clean bathroom and kitchen! It got rid of soap scum off shower tiles with minimal fuss and left them sparkling. I also used on the inside of my oven door and it lifted off all the grime! the only thing I didn't like was the smell!

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
it was good for a deeper clean, however I wouldn't use it every clean.
And like the smell of my usual cleaner 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?
I probably would buy it again for a good 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?
I may recommend it if came up in conversation, If someone was moaning about cleaning bathroom tiles and scum.

MyDaydream Mon 21-Oct-13 13:12:19

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used Cif in my kitchen, bathroom ane tiles on my fireplace.

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 worked really well on areas that are supposed to come up shiney, like the bath and hob in the kitchen. These areas came up amazingly well, much better than the usual cleaners that I use.
I did think it had a harsher smell than my usual cleaners, and after using it for a short period of time I had red marks on my skin that itched for the rest of the day. I don't usually have this problem with cleaners, and while I do have sensitive skin it's not usually irritated by cleaning products, which makes me think Cif is very harsh to get the results it does.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
I found it very effective in some areas, and quite average and no better than my usual cleaners in others. My bathroom taps, which are old and tarnished came up brilliantly with the Cif, and did have some shine to them which I don't usually get. I also loved how easy it was to get dried on food produsts off the hob with just a quick wipe over when usually it would take some scrubbing. I found in these places I needed less effort and less product than I would usually use to clean.
In areas I thought it was average it came out the same as my usual cleaners. My counters were no easier to clean than usual and I feel I used more product than I would normally to get food marks off them. It also took longer from having to rinse my sponge more and refil the product.
I also felt small areas like my toilet weren't really worth using Cif on as the process was longer for the same results. I would usually wipe my toilet down with antibacterial bathroom wipes quickly, whereas Cif took much longer for similar results.

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 not sure I would buy it at £2.50, but may consider it if I saw it on offer somewhere. Since it is so harsh and I get the reaction I would also need to buy cleaning gloves to go with it, which would put the price of using Cif up even further since I don't use them anywhere else.

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 recommend it as a general cleaner, but if someone was complaining they didn't get a good shine from their current cleaning products I would recommend Cif for that purpose.

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
On the hob and kitchen surfaces
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 quite well, but I had to keep getting a bit more to use and then make sure it was thoroughly rinsed off, which is more of a faff
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It got the crud off the hob more easily than with my usual spray cleaner, but it didn't touch the stuff my usual cleaner can't get off, which I thought it may. So it saved some effort but didn't improve the result
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 at that price. I like quick, spray and wipe products, not squirt onto something, rub and rinse products.
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, it gets stuff off more easily, but that advantage is lost in the application and rinse for me.

halestone Mon 21-Oct-13 22:24:01

I used it in the kitchen, on the cooker and also the bathroom.

My overall impression was that it was very good. When i was younger it left a chalky residue, this didn't happen with this product. I also liked the smell after i had used it both rooms smelt clean IYSWIM.

I usually use supermarket own brand cleaning materials but this was really good compared to them it also left my cooker looking like it sparkled thats not happened since i brought it

I think i will be buying this product again as it can be used on a few different areas in my home and also because of the smell it leaves behind.

I would recommend Cif to friends and family, and it will come up in conversation as i'll be telling them i took part in this product test haha.

TheFutureMrsB Tue 22-Oct-13 11:58:09

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

I used it in the 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?

I was really impressed with it, I usually use spray cleaners thinking that they did a more effective job but I can now see that I was wrong!!

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

Much more effective. My bathroom sink has never really had a shine before sad but now it is gleaming, it has made such a difference.

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 probably would buy it but would look out for it on offer as I usually spend around £1 each on cleaning products of this sort.

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, and have recommended it, I think it's a great product that has been forgotten about due to all the new 'we do everything' sprays. I however found the Cif Cream to give a much better finish and despite having to rinse off afterwards the results were worth it. smile

SmilingandWaving Tue 22-Oct-13 13:55:10

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

The bathroom - sink 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?

I didn't like the initial smell but by the time I'd finished it had grown on me as it was nice that it wasn't too overpowering like some spray cleaners, the bathroom just smelt clean rather than of some choking artificial smell. It left everything clean without too much effort so I was very happy with it.

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

I usually use whatever is on offer when I'm buying cleaning products and this was just as effective as anything I'd used previously.

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?

At £2.50 a bottle probably not as I never normally pay more than about £1 for a cleaner. I'm not sure it would last very long either as quite a lot comes out when you squeeze the bottle & it's difficult to get the right amount.

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

I'm not sure, if someone was after something effective but without the overpowering smell of some cleaners then I would but it seems quite expensive at £2.50.

hinkyhonk Tue 22-Oct-13 15:08:33

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
kitchen, bathroom, doors, woodwork and graffiti covered walls (just moved house which was previously occupied by free spirited children....)

Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Very effective at removing all kinds of dirt. multipurpose cleaner. nothing i didn't like

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
More effective than usual kitchen and bathroom products but most effective on permanent marker graffiti on the walls

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?
definitely buy again as got rid of lots of ingrained dirt

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 effective and cost per use cheaper than less effective cleaner

Spirael Tue 22-Oct-13 20:42:32

Morning sickness has left me barely able to move from the sofa lately, let alone clean... But my trusty DH has risen to the task and tried out the Cif Cream on my behalf. The below are his thoughts - hopefully it'll be interesting to get a domesticated male perspective!

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
The kitchen cooker hob.

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 good, it managed to clean and was smooth enough that it didn't scratch the stainless steel surface. It struggled a little with the burnt on food. It has a mild smell, but it was pleasant.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was more 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. It's the sort of product I'd keep on the utility room shelf for tackling certain areas.

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 does the job.

He took before and after pictures. I'll try and get those up over the next few days!

Rattitude Tue 22-Oct-13 21:43:21

By the way, I checked in my local Morrisons and the 500ml bottle of Cif was only £1.50, and it did not appear to be on offer.

So, I am not quite sure where the RRP of £2.50 is actually in use because I have never come across the product at such a high price.

DeWe Wed 23-Oct-13 10:33:41

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Sinks in bathroom and toilet
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Very effective, seemed not to bad on the skin. Would have liked it a little thicker, it tended to run very quickly down the sides of the sink
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Much better, removed a few stains that had been there some time
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?
I'd recommend it to my dad, he loves trying new things

Dededum Wed 23-Oct-13 10:36:40

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I used it on the ceramic cooker 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 don't like strong smells so it wasn't too bed. Not so keen on creams as it always a difficult to clean up all the residue
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
The cooker hob was a bit of a mess, left loads on for about half an hour, took off some of the ground in dirt but there was still a lot around the burners. Haven't found anything really does the job to be honest.
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? Maybe if it was on offer, sure it would be useful in bathroom.
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Not really, I don't talk about household cleaners so it would have to be exceptional smile), and this was not!

wonkylegs Wed 23-Oct-13 10:37:36

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen sink, downstairs utility/WC
Q2. What was your overall impression of Cif Cream? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Good at getting stainless steel sink sparkling even removing paint splashes from DIY & tea stains. Smells ok
Don't like that it can leave a slight residue when used on the worktop
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Good for stubborn stains not sure i'd use it for more everyday wiping as it takes a bit more elbow grease to remove residue than using 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?
Yes I think i'd keep a bottle of it around for the big cleans/ stubborn stains but not everyday wiperound I'll stick with my gorgeous smelling method for that.
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 products with friends and family that would be weird but if specifically asked if I knew of something to shift stubborn stains then I'd suggest giving it a try.

stealthsquiggle Wed 23-Oct-13 10:40:44

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

Kitchen - hob, cupboard/drawer fronts. Walls.

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

It seems pretty good but by no means amazing. Because it is basically abrasive, I would hesitate to use it on worktops (granite) or on our very precious oak kitchen table, so it is more a replacement for the Astonish paste that I use to shift tough marks, rather than for the anti bac spray which I generally use (followed by glass cleaner for the granite). Smell is OK (and I am very picky about smells of cleaning products).

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

See above - it's pretty good. Still can't quite shift the burnt on mess on our impossible-to-clean hob, and didn't shift the stains where the liquidiser full of plum puree exploded up the walls, but it didn't claim to be able to, to be fair. It was good at shifting general grease and grubbiness from the kitchen cupboards.

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?

Maybe. I won't use it up at the same rate as the general spray cleaners (since work surfaces and table are the things that get cleaned most often) but might well replace it when it runs out.

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 advise against it, but I very much doubt that my friends or family would look to me for recommendations on cleaning products as my house is hardly a shining example blush

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.

Mamafratelli Fri 25-Oct-13 19:57:01

Q1. Kitchen, bathrooms, fireplace.
Q2. Absolutely loved it. I used it on a stubborn handprint which has been on my fireplace for months which no cleaners have been able to shift. It was gone in seconds. I only had to use a little and it brought my extractor fan up shinier than when it was installed. My mum always uses Cif so don't know why I haven't been using it.
Q3. More effective on stubborn marks. It got rid of crayon marks and sticky handprints with no problem
Q4. I would buy it at £2.50 and already have sine the product test so that I can keep one upstairs and one downstairs
Q5. Definitely.

fossil971 Sat 26-Oct-13 09:04:49

First I have to confess I use Cif regularly, since the days when it was called Jif. Although "Regularly" is a bit of an exaggeration as I'm struggling to be as regular as I'd like with my cleaning at the moment.

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
I have not used it everywhere yet for this test, but would usually use it in kitchen, bathroom and for any stubborn marks elsewhere like sticky bits the children have left, and its good for UPVC window frames/sills outside. I have carefully used it to get marks off walls painted with heavy duty "scrubbable" paint. Cif is also good, with a green scourer, for that sticky layer you get on top of kitchen cupboards near the cooker.

This time I used it for cleaning hob, ceramic and steel sinks, bath, basin, tiles, all came up perfectly except a few stubborn scratches in the ceramic 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 feels business like, very gently abrasive (?) and thick enough to stick to what you're cleaning. Once I took the varnish off a coffee table trying to remove felt tip pen with CIF! I do need to wear rubber gloves as it gets under my rings and irritates my skin there. I'm glad it doesn't have any "lavender and lemongrass" type flavours, I detest those especially lemon. (Don't bring back the lemon Jif!)

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
The other similar thing I use is Barkeepers friend for my ceramic sink, if there is something CIF won't clean then BKF will normally do it. I also use a bleach spray for some applications, but CIF is quite 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? Yes. but will look out for special offers. I like the little trial bottle, will take that camping!

Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Definitely. But my mum recommended it to me!.

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? Very effective and left a nice finish. I didn't enjoy having to rinse it off as a bit of a faff.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product? Very 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? Seems like a lot for a small bottle. Would pay it if it was bigger. I liked the finish but I think I'll stick with my spray as it is easier and quicker
Q5. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Cream to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? No. Too much of a faff

ThisIsMeNow Sat 26-Oct-13 16:35:27

I used the cif cream to clean in the bathroom- sink, bath and taps and in the kitchen- sink, taps and baby highchair.

Overall impression wasn't great. It wasn't what I expected texture wise- id have prefered a cream rather than gel, I didn't think it worked any better than my other cleaning products, it was hard to apply as I seemed to use loads. The smell wasn't bad and it didn't splatter everywhere.

Effectiveness- no better than my cheap aldi products. I wouldn't pay any more for this product. It cleaned to the same level and I couldn't see any difference in finish afterwards.

There's no way I'd pay £2.50 when my aldi products clean just as well for a fraction of the price.

I wouldn't recommend this product.

SciFiFan Sat 26-Oct-13 19:23:57

Q1. Where in your home did you use the Cif Cream to clean?
Kitchen sink, hob 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 liked the fact that you didn't need to use much CiF to get a good clean. The smell was clean and fresh. It cleaned well without smearing or leaving a white residue which you often get with cream cleaners.
Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
We normally use sprays and I was surprised how well the CiF compared. I also suspect it will last much longer.
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?
As I've said above it will last so I think the price probably compares well. Yes, I think I would buy it again 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?
Not sure it would come up in conversation but yes I would recommend it.

MrsBeep Sun 27-Oct-13 10:13:08

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 liked that it was gently abrasive, so it got rid of bath and sink scum easily, and also made my taps shiny and got rid of the limescale.
I didn't like that it did take a little longer to rinse off than my usual cleaner.

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

Same as my usual cleaning product at cleaning scum etc, but better at cleaning my chrome taps.

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 sure. Might get it if on special offer (like buy one get one half price).

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 yes. I was surprised at how much better it cleans now, compared to how it used to be.

veeeee Sun 27-Oct-13 10:28:44

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 used it to clean the bath and shower. Brought up tap and plughole really shiny and got rid of watermarks on the shower screen. It did need rinsing off the glass but all cleaners seem to anyway. Much less effort than I thought from a cream cleaner.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
About the same on the steel, better on the glass.

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?
That's too expensive for a small bottle for me.

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 they try it. Price would be an issue though.

littlemonkeychops Sun 27-Oct-13 15:58:53

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 really liked it. I've not used a cream cleaner before, I usually use sprays. I was really surprised how effective it was. It left the bathroom really clean and shiny and I liked the smell, not too overpowering with artificial fragrance like some cleaners can be, but a nice fresh clean smell.

Q3. How effective did you find Cif Cream compared to your usual cleaning product?
Much better than my usual product. DD had some "washable" bath crayons which actually left little marks all over the bath. I've scrubbed at them before with my usually spray to no avail but this shifted them with a bit of elbow grease, really pleased.

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?
At first I thought this sounded a lot until I realised we were sent a smaller 250ml bottle to test. A larger bottle would last a long time so yes I think it would be worth it (though I admit I'll look out for when it's 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 for removing stubborn marks definitely.

Thank you for the free sample.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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!

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 !

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

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!

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

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

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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