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Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner review thread NOW CLOSED

(166 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 19-May-14 11:18:53

This thread is for the 150 Mumsnetters trying out Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner.

Here's what Cif have to say, "Our latest cleaning product - Cif Express Direct to Floor - can be used directly on the floor and small surfaces for a sparkling clean home. It leaves a long lasting and fresh fragrance. It's suitable for tiled, laminate and washable/ varnished wood floors. To use, you simply squirt the product directly onto the floor, then wipe with a damp mop and there's no need to rinse and it dries really fast! Now available in Antibacterial, Lemon & Apple Flowers and Wild Orchid & Velvet flowers, the RRP is £2.00 for 750 ml."

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

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?
Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?
Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?
Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?
Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?
Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner 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 voucher as a thank you.

Thanks and good luck,
MNHQ

Geniene Mon 19-May-14 12:37:20

Q1 - I wanted to take part because my steam cleaner doesn't seem to get my floors gleaming and with a dog and two young children living on a farm we need all the floor help we can get!
Q2 - I used it on tiles in the utility and kitchen and oak flooring in the dining room and playroom.
Q3 - I liked the size of the bottle, easy to hold whilst cleaning the floor, I liked that the solution dispenses easily and it did get the flor clean with a fresh smell. I didn't like the fact that I wasn't really sure how much I should be squirting to cover a certain area? Also the scent could be stronger, I quite like a clinical clean smell after I have done the floors.
Q4 - I would describe the frangrance as clean but subtle, could be stronger. Not having to rinse afterwards was great although I was mopping as I went along anyway.
Q5 - It was very quick, and great if you have people popping round and you need a quick freshen up.
Q6 - very effective in cleaning and leaving a lovely after finish on the floor.
Q7- Ooh yes, that's a good price, I would happily pay that.
Q8 - Yes I would and will be recommending, I enjoyed using it and will definitely use again.

TheOldestCat Mon 19-May-14 12:44:48

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?
I hate cleaning but love my home being clean and can't afford a cleaner. Tis a problem. So anything that promises less time cleaning and more time drinking tea has got to be worth a try.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?
In the kitchen on the fake slate floors (vinyl flooring).

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
My kitchen is tiny with limited storage space. Usually I put off mopping the floor because I can't be bothered going into the cellar to find the bucket (I am very lazy). This was much easier - I just squirted some on the floor, wrung out an e-cloth mop head in hot water and mopped over once.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?
It smelled nice and lemony - not too overpowering. I found the not rinsing a bit odd to be honest - I felt like I should do it. But it was nice not to have to rinse out the mop head. Much quicker.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?
Given the limited size of my kitchen it probably only saved a few minutes. But (and I don't want to sound like a nob) just a few minutes saved and less hassle would be useful. I could do it while making a cuppa.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?
Pretty similar really - neither better nor worse than washing-up liquid or floor cleaner.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml 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 will because it saved me time and did the job.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I can't ever remembering talking about cleaning products with friends/family! Oh, my father-in-law told me I should get a cleaner so perhaps I'll mention it to him..... grin

VivaLeBeaver Mon 19-May-14 12:45:42

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

The ease of use appealed the most. Just thought I'd be. More likely to clean if it was quicker and hassle free.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on? I used it on the Lino in the bathroom.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? I liked how quick it was to use. Not having to fill a mop bucket up with water and rinse afterwards was great.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards? I used the anti bacterial one and the smell was very faint. Just a sort of clean smell. Not chemically and not floral.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for? Probably saved at least 5 minutes. Would save more time on a larger floor. If you had a spill of something you could use this to spot clean very easily as well.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product? It seemed to clean just as well as the more standard floor cleaner which needs diluting and rinsing.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes I will.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes I would.

happeapea Mon 19-May-14 12:56:10

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

I wanted to take part as I have a really shiny floor that shows grease marks too easily. Having 4 children is a busy life so having the cleaner that goes straight to floor is fantastic for me.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

I used it in my kitchen which is shiny tiles.
Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the way it brought my tiles up shiny and was hassle free. One thing I didn't like (and I'm not sure who would be to blame) is that it arrived leaking so the packaging was wet.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

Lovely!!!

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

It saved me probably about 30 minutes - excellent for under baby high chair when he drops something and you don't need to do whole floor!

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

Very effective

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

I'd recommend it due to ease of use smile

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?
Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?
Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?
Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?
Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?
Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

MommyVan Mon 19-May-14 13:39:56

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

Mainly because I find cleaning hard floors a major chore which I put off. (I'm also lazy!) A new product that sounds quick and easy to use was very appealing.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

Laminate floor in the kitchen and dining/family room, wooden floors in the hallway, and vinyl in the downstairs loo.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

Easy to use and worked well. "Point and squirt" was surprisingly accurate! Only thing I didn't like was judging how much to use. I covered a large area, and my floor was quite dirty so I used around 25% of the bottle.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

Nice fresh smell, not over-powering and didn't linger - which I liked. Not rinsing was great, as it meant no need to cart around the mop bucket.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

I normally spend an hour, and this took about 30 mins - so I've saved about 30 mins. Very useful for large or small areas, I can see me using it for spot cleaning, eg after the kids' mealtimes.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

Just as good.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is �2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Seems very reasonable, even if a bottle only lasts me 4 goes!

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

If it came up, then yes I'd mention it. Must admit I make an effort not to discuss household products generally though as I think it's a bit "wifey"... but hey sometimes these things get discussed, and if they did I'd certainly say it was a good product!

figgypuddings Mon 19-May-14 13:42:33

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

We have tired old laminate in the kitchen and an unsealed slate fireplace which gets grubby. I liked the big sturdy bottle best.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

Kitchen and fireplace. (Laminate and slate)

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the ease of opening and being able to get a good grip of the bottle.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

It has a lovely lemony smell but not overpowering, just clean smelling. I wiped the area with a damp cloth.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

It saved a bit of time rather than the palaver of waiting for a wet floor to dry and someone walking over wet floor

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

I found this pretty good stuff! Great at shifting the dodgy stains at the cooker area.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I will definitely buy it again.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I would recommend this product to friends.

Thank you for the tester bottle!

Purpletoes Mon 19-May-14 13:49:13

Q1. My steamer has broken also with a toddler and cream tiles wanted something I could quickly give a once over during the day.
Q2. Used it in the dining room and hallway which have large cream tiles which constantly seem grubby!
Q3. It is very quick and easy to use and the smell isn't overpowering. I found it great in the hallway at lifting the dust grubbiness from the floor. It was a bit harder to lift the tomato sauce from toddlers lunch but did work it.
Q4. Fragrance is nice and not overpowering. The no rinsing was great.
Q5. 15 mins good for a quick mop up during the day.
Q6. It works fine but I do like to steam to ensure bugs all dead. So I think it's good to use as a stop gap between steams when short of time.
Q7. Yes I will nice to have a quick option ready and waiting.
Q8. Yes especially those with kids or pets.

LavenderGreen14 Mon 19-May-14 13:51:38

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most? wanted to try something which was new, and hopefully quicker to use.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on? Laminate and quarry tile floor.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? Smelled lovely, cleaned well and quick and easy to use.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards? Great smile, but I never bother rinsing anyway so didn't make much difference really.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for? Didn't save much time, would be useful in any situation I guess?

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product? Seemed as good as my normal cleaner.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not? Seems quite pricey, you do seem to use a lot of this product as opposed to a cap or 2 in a bucket of water, so I don't think a bottle would last as long.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes, because it is easy to use and smells nice and did a good job too.

NecesitoDormir Mon 19-May-14 13:53:36

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

I wanted to try something that would speed up the washing and drying process. I can keep my DCs still for about 10 minutes before they want to be up and moving about again. The promise of a quick clean tempted me to try it.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

I used it on the porcelain tiles on our kitchen floor. I also used it on our wooden floor in the hall. They are both high traffic areas.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked that it was so easy to use. Squirt, mop, go.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

Initially I liked the fragrance. However (and I am probably a minority here) it persisted for such a long time that eventually it got to me. It was so long lasting that I had to open more windows to let it dissipate.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

It cut my cleaning time in half. It did the same for drying. A clean, dry floor in 2 minutes. Easy peasy.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

I currently use CIF in a bucket. This was better than that. Also, it didn't leave any streaks or stickiness. The tiles looked lovely afterwards.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, I would try the other scent though. It was much quicker and takes up less space in the cupboard so its a win/win.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not

Yes. I would recommend it. It was quick and dried rapidly. It also left a lovely shine with no streaks.

cate16 Mon 19-May-14 14:15:05

Mine's not arrived yet!

Sleepingisgivingin Mon 19-May-14 14:20:15

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

A number of reasons, I hate mopping it's my worst job, I hate the time it takes and how long it takes to dry. Our house is mainly hard floor downstairs and I'm a childminder so it gets covered in paint, playdough, food and other delightful stuff, so I wanted to try something to make it quicker, easier to clean as I need to mop daily.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

Ceramic tiles in kitchen/diner. I plan to try on laminate later.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

It was so quick and easy, kitchen mopped and dry in minutes. I tried lemon and apple, it smelled ok, not too strong.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

Loved not rinsing. Fragrance ok.
Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

About 30mins, it will be much easier to do a quick mop when babies napping or after they go home.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

Much better
Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml 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.
Q8. If it came up in recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes I would! I've already told the husband!

HemlockStarglimmer Mon 19-May-14 14:29:01

It only arrived today and I can't be bothered to clean the floor today.

I'll get back to you grin

incogKNEEto Mon 19-May-14 14:30:53

Mine's not arrived yet either cate!

newlark Mon 19-May-14 14:37:25

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most? - not having to use a mop bucket - i avoid mopping the floor and would rather get down on my hands and knees with an e-cloth to wipe the floor than faff about with a bucket.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on? Stone tiles in kitchen, and utility, solid wood in hall and downstairs cloakroom

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? Easy to use and mop went across floor smoothly but wasn't sure of quantity to use (used about 1/8 of bottle for large kitchen/hall). If I was using regularly I'd be concerned about the environmental impact of the plastic bottles - would like say a sachet of concentrate that I could dilute with water to refill the bottle.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards? - I liked the fragrance - fresh but not overpowering.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for? - propably saved about 15 mins - would use particularly if short of time e.g. if breakfast/juice spilled on floor.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product? about the same - dried slightly quicker

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not? I'd probably buy it again - would be more likely if i saw it on offer.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes, but unlikely to come up in conversation!

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

I wanted a quicker way to clean, after a day with a 2 year old all my energy is drained so I want a quicker alternative.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

my living room and dining room. Wood flooring.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked that it was just a quick quirt no bucket was needed. However I hated the bleach smell and found I had to reapply on tougher areas. Not only that but it aimed to be quick drying and for me it wasn't

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

I don't normally rinse the floor anyway and the bleach smell was horrible.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

Saved a few minutes.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

about the same level

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

unsure.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

For people with kids of the terrible 2 stage and if there kids make a mess every time after the've eaten then yes!

Nodrogetak Mon 19-May-14 15:45:30

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?
I wanted a faster easier way to clean my floors.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?
It was used on laminate which is all the way through the downstairs of my home. It was also used on travertine tiles in the bathroom and ensuite.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It was fast and easy to use although no directions on how much to use.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?
The fragrance was nice - not overpowering. Don't rinse the floor after mopping anyway.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?
It didn't save any "cleaning" time but it dried a lot faster than my usual disinfectant with hot water (I hate waiting for the floor to dry)
I think it would be good at those times when you get a phone call from somebody saying "are you in? We were gonna pop round for an hour" (I've got a dog and a teenager who both have muddy feet )

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?
It was no more effective other than being a lot faster to dry.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
Probably would buy it but as half the bottle was used in one cleaning "session" I don't think I'd buy it instead of my usual supermarket disinfectant but rather to keep in the cupboard for occasional use.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
I probably would suggest they try it.

jackstini Mon 19-May-14 16:45:03

Not arrived yet - sorry!

foolserrand Mon 19-May-14 17:36:12

1. We applied to test the floor cleaner because, with 2 big dogs and 3 children aged 5 and under, it is essential our floors are washed often yet it is a battle to find the time to do a proper job.

The most appealing aspect of the cif express was the lack of buckets and rinsing needed. For someone with little time, that was an enticing promise!

2. We used the cleaner on the laminate flooring downstairs and the wooden floor in the bathroom upstairs.

3. Everything I have used previously on the floors has left them streaky and looking a bit rubbish, probably because I never have time to rinse and someone has always walked or crawled over it before the floor has dried. This was not the case with cif express. My floors gleam and shine and I am thrilled.

4. We tried the blue cleaner and it smells clean! It isn't a strong smell, but, when you come into my house, it doesn't smell of dog! A rare joy!

5. It saved me time in that I didn't have to clean up knocked over buckets or go over places where someone has walked too early. I still had the same amount of floor to clean though so didn't really save me much time.

6. I think it was more effective because, as mentioned above, I don't have time to rinse and the drying time definitely gives it an edge above other cleaners.

7. I didn't find I had to use much, a little really went a long way here. For £2, I would probably make sure I always had some in for emergency clean up and unexpected guests.

8. I have already recommended it to my mum and best friends!

I've added a few photos of the floors, the laminate in the living room (hopefully) shows the before and after.

Cocolepew Mon 19-May-14 17:42:54

Arrgghhh I've just lost my post <head bang>

Jenni2legs Mon 19-May-14 18:53:26

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?

We go on lots of walks and always trudge mud through the kitchen.,

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?

Kitchen - slate tile

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?

I liked the quickness of it.
I'd guess I'd end up using this product more regularly than standard mopping as it doesn't feel like I am wiping all of the 'bits' up without wringing the mop out a few times.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?

Nice smell - I don't like overpowering smells as it feels like your breathing in chemicals.
I liked the non-rinse for quickness, but it didn't feel like a thorough clean.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?

It probably saved me 15-20 mins, ideal for just after a walk or before company comes over.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?

The floor looked clean, and it smelled good. I think it's probably better than what I usually use (a squirt of bleach in a hot bucket).

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?

I probably wouldn't buy it again. The cost of thin bleach is too competitive - I'd choose the money over elbow grease.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes, it's a good product, just out of my price range.

MrsMikeDelfino Mon 19-May-14 19:24:12

Still waiting for mine (sorry, I've name changed again!) will report back when I've received it! smile

Girlwithnotattoos Mon 19-May-14 19:51:03

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most? I have a very large kitchen floor and hardwood floors throughout the house, I wanted to see if it would save me any time, I also wanted to see how it fared on real wood.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on? I used it on the ceramic tiles in the kitchen - I'm afraid I'm too scared to use it on my hardwood floors - if it causes problems it's going to cost a fortune to put right.

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like? It was easy to use - really simple, I liked not having to get out the mop and bucket or the fat of the steam cleaner.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards? It smelled nice enough, I don't normally rinse so didn't save any time.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for? It saved me having to find and fill the bucket, but otherwise the time was the same - same area had to be be cleaned.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product? It compared favourably.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml 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 might buy it if it was on offer, but otherwise probably not.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not? I might if someone was talking about floor cleaning!

sam2kids1 Mon 19-May-14 20:35:40

Q1. Why did you want to take part in this product test? What aspect of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner appealed most?
the effortless cleaning bit!....i have 2 very messy kids and a dog and the ease of the product sounded like just what i needed.

Q2. Where in your home did you use the Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What type of floor did you use it on?
i used it in my whole downstairs (tiles in the kitchen, laminate in the living room and hall way), kids room (laminate) and bathroom (vinyl).

Q3. What was your overall impression of Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner? What did you like most about it? Was there anything you didn't like?
It really lived up to what i expected of it.. the ease of use and the time it saved and the results were very impressive too gorgeous fragrance clean floors and it removed all that i used it on.

Q4. How would you describe or rate the fragrance of the product? How did you find not having to rinse the floor afterwards?
as stated above it had a fantastic fragrance not over powering but not too little that it was not noticed! I loved the fact my floor didnt need rinsing it saved time and water but i did notice myself rinsing it off (the mop) as it did start to show dirt.

Q5. How much time would you say it saved you? What sort of situation do you think this would be particularly useful for?
it saved me well over half an hour a day just squirting it about then mopping it drys in no time too!! Its fantastic in any home situation really and i think it would probably be pretty useful in hospitals to as it is so quick and easy to use.

Q6. How effective did you find Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner compared to your usual cleaning product?
I would not say it was more or less effective but the same in the performance compared to my usual floor cleaner but the ease of use and the time and money saved is a bonus in changing my usual.

Q7. The RRP for Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner is £2.00 (750ml bottle), do you think you'll be likely to buy it again or not? If so, why? If not, why not?
YES YES YES.....its a fantastic idea for a busy mom or someone with a busy schedule really and has so much going for it that appeals greatly to me.

Q8. If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Cif Express Direct to Floor Cleaner to your friends/family? If so, why? If not, why not?
YES and i already have my mom has started using it and so has my neighbour who commented on the fresh smell on a cuppa visit and friends too who have seen it when ive just got it out if we have had a spillage or the kids have got sticky every where.

thank you for allowing me to be part of this review

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