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I had a (very sad) eureka moment this morning

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mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 12-Jan-14 14:43:15

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

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

I am stupidly pleased and thought I would share.

anothernumberone Sun 12-Jan-14 14:46:38

My mother aka my cleaning product researcher has been returning to cream cleaner for years after tyring out the new fangled product of the moment. Ergo I have never left the cream cleaner generation, cheap and it does the job.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 14:49:06

Doesn't it scratch modern plastic baths though. I remember them bring a bit gritty/abrasive.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 14:49:11


mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 12-Jan-14 14:51:45

I was surprised, I always imagined new improved had to be better! I even had cilit chitty chitty bang bang for the limescale which just laughed at it. My shower screen sparkles now with my new friend.

I need wine, I have been overcome by bleach fumes I am sure.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 12-Jan-14 14:53:51

It is a little gritty Usedto, but I rinsed well, and I guess I wouldnt use it every time.

It is so brilliant though on the nasty horrible soap ring on the bath that I actually scrubbed less than usual

OpalQuartz Sun 12-Jan-14 15:02:25

I've always used it. I didn't even realise it was old fashioned. grin It works really well. It does contain bleach I think as if you accidentally splash it on a towel it bleaches it. Works brilliantly though.

ohmymimi Sun 12-Jan-14 15:28:01

Oh dear, I'm a lazy slattern, anything which you can spray and leave is my friend and accomplice in my slovernly ways. Is much elbow grease required? A sparkly shower sounds so enticing.

JeanSeberg Sun 12-Jan-14 15:32:45

Anyone else old enough to remember Vim???

JeanSeberg Sun 12-Jan-14 15:33:35

... in the powder form.

Cinnamoncookie Sun 12-Jan-14 15:37:14

JeanSeberg I miss Vim. Can't get anything even approaching it now :-(

Thewhingingdefective Sun 12-Jan-14 15:38:24

Vim and Jif/Cif - both great.

I got a tub of Duzzit baking soda in a discount shop recently and it's the dog's bollocks at cleaning caked on grime.

Denture tablets are great for cleaning lavs and tea stained mugs etc.

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 15:39:09

I thought you could still buy scouring powder?

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 15:41:10

Vim link! (Or should be, if iPad has worked)

UsedToBeNDP Sun 12-Jan-14 15:43:08

Lakeland do a similar thing to Vim/Ajax, I think. Though probably at a vastly inflated price!

My search said that Wilkinson's sometimes stocks Vim

I'll stop posting about Vim now

Vim vim vim vim vim vim vim vim vim

tinypumpkin Sun 12-Jan-14 15:45:26

You can buy Vim, I have it in my cupboard. Bloody good stuff for my kitchen sink.

blibblibs Sun 12-Jan-14 15:47:01

Cream cleaner is great but you don't have to spend a whole £1 on it.

Sainsbury's basics is just as good and about 30p smile

alwaysneedaholiday Sun 12-Jan-14 15:47:29

It's brilliant stuff! The only thing that really gets built-up grease off in the kitchen, and restores things to proper white.

I'll have to have a look for Vim - ooh, the excitement!

JeanSeberg Sun 12-Jan-14 15:48:02

I think we used to bathe in Vim in Lancashire in the 70s smile

StripyPenguin Sun 12-Jan-14 15:52:35

Ah powdered vim, added bonus of a free exfoliation when mother didn't clean it out of the bath properly! grin

ohmymimi Sun 12-Jan-14 16:00:56

Stripy Yes, gritty bum syndrome happy days. smile

GwendolineMaryLacey Sun 12-Jan-14 16:03:09

I get my vim in wilkos.

mermaidbutmytailfelloff Sun 12-Jan-14 16:04:08

ohmymimi - a little scrubbing granted but it was SO satisfying then just a rinse and sparkles...

I remember vim too (old gimmer) I remember being horrified when the pool attendant used it to scrub the suntan oil ring off the pool. He said the formulation was very similar to the stuff that was used to chlorinate the pool.

I used to find a mixture of vim and washing up liquid was very effective at making ammonia. Should you want to of course.

DramaAlpaca Sun 12-Jan-14 16:05:42

Bar Keeper's Friend is similar to good old Vim. Lakeland sell it & I've seen it in hardware stores too. It works wonders on sinks.

Guiltypleasures001 Sun 12-Jan-14 16:09:31

Vim am I the only one who remembers it being called Ajax ?

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