I hate cleaning, I am not domestic goddess and some things about cleaning really stress me out. For instance, when there is a tough stain on the cooker and I am scrubbing and scrubbing and it refuses to budge or my pet peeve which is water marks on the taps and draining board and the bathroom taps too. I was sent three different Bar Keepers Friend products to try in the hope that they would make my cleaning easier.
The first item I tried was Bar Keepers Friend All Purpose Power Spray Surface Cleaner. It can be used on ceramic, stainless steel, copper, chrome, glass, porcelain, aluminium, fibre glass, brass and tiles so it is pretty versatile stuff. It is a foaming stray which clings to vertical surfaces which makes cleaning those surfaces easier.
It is really easy to use just squirt it then rub with a cloth or sponge then rinse or wipe off and it is done. It made my sinks and draining board look so much better. It also removes limescale although you have to leave it on a bit longer. I have tried this on my shower head and it now sprays water out of it properly instead of spraying at any random angle it likes.
The All Purpose Power Spray Surface cleaner contains citric acid and oxalic acid, it is a non-bleach formula too which is a plus as I try to avoid bleach products as much as I can.
Bar Keepers Friend All Purpose Power Spray Surface Cleaner comes in a 500ml bottle and RSP is £2.99
Bar Keepers Friend The Original & Best Stain Remover & Multi Surface Cleaner was the next product I tried, it says on the bottle that it cleans, restores and polishes and can be used on ceramic, stainless steel, granite, copper, chrome, china, marble, porcelain, plastic, glass, brass, tiles and laminates and claims that once tried always used.
I first tried this on my stainless steel kettle and toaster as they had some marks on them that didn’t seem to shift when usually cleaning them. It was really easy to use, it is in powder form and I sprinkled a small amount onto a damp cloth then rubbed at the stain gently. Lowe and behold once I finished both appliances looks sparkly clean even my husband noticed I had been cleaning.
I have also used it on my husbands manky coffee cup, it seems to stain really quickly and scrubbing it with washing up liquid only seems to remove some of it. After using the stain remover the cup looked as good as new. No so manky anymore!
Bar Keepers Friend The Original & Best Stain Remover & Multi Surface Cleaner comes in a 250g bottle and RSP is £2.79
The final product was Bar Keeps Friend All Purpose Power Cream Surface Cleaner, it says on the bottle it is gentle on surfaces and tough on stains and can be used on ceramic, stainless steel, granite, copper, chrome, china, marble, porcelain, plastic, glass, brass, tiles and laminate. It works perfectly on stubborn surface stains including tea, coffee, fruit juice, felt tip. on sinks and bathe, ceramic hobs and glass cooker doors. On cookware including backed on food AND rust.
This is a cream cleaner and my first experience was not very good, not on the product itself but the bottle it was really hard to open the lid and I managed to slice my thumb getting it open.
When I managed to open the lid I knew exactly where to try it first, my kitchen sink, it gets so grubby with hot chocolate, tea and coffee remnants being poured down it every day that it needs cleaning at least once or twice a day so I got to work. I love a cream cleaner I always have done ever since I was a child as we used cream cleaners to clean the bath.
This cleaned the sink up to a new kind of sparkle and it is now my product of choice for cleaning the sink if nothing else.
Bar Keepers Friend All Purpose Power Cream Surface Cleaner comes in a 350ml bottle and RSP is £2.99
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Disclaimer: I received these products in exchange for an honest review. The review is my own personal opinions and not influenced in any way.