by Debra Wyatt
(last updated April 20, 2015)
I used to clean my bathroom with one type of cleaner and the kitchen with another. Now that I have used the CLR Bath and Kitchen Multi-Surface Cleaner, I am down to using one cleaner. I found this to be one of the best bathroom cleaners and kitchen cleaners I have used. The amazing thing is that it works equally well in both the kitchen and in the bathroom.
On the spray bottle it states that this cleaner works on most surfaces such as plastic, ceramic tile, glass, stainless steel, faucet and shower fixtures, shower doors, fiberglass, toilet bowls and sinks. I put this product to the test; I used it on the dirtiest and hardest surfaces to clean, and was not disappointed. My four hardest surfaces to clean were the bathtub faucet, the toilet bowl, and the kitchen sink and faucet.
The job that I used it on first was the bathroom faucet. The faucet was so stained that I thought for sure nothing would remove the hard-water deposits and the calcium stains that were on the faucet. Over the past three years since we moved into our house I tried numerous cleaners claiming that they could get rid of the hard-water deposits. They never did the job. This was the first bathroom cleaner that actually did the job of removing both the calcium and hard-water deposits.
I sprayed the faucet with the CLR Bath and Kitchen cleaner and let it set before I took a damp cloth and wiped the surface of the faucet. After waiting again for about three minutes I rinsed the faucet with cold water and then dried it. The faucet looked brand new.
On the bottle it says to use in a well-ventilated area and to wear rubber gloves. The fumes from the chemicals in the bottle are extremely pungent when not used in a well-ventilated area. Not wearing gloves is really not an option. I thought that it would be just a minute and that I could keep my fingers from getting any of the cleaner on them. I was wrong. Getting just a little bit of the cleaner on my right fingers as I went to wipe off the faucet irritated my fingers. Immediately I ran cold water over my hands which stopped the irritation.
Being excited about how well the CLR Bath and Kitchen Multi-Surface Cleaner worked on the bathtub faucet I decided to try to remove the hard-water deposits in the toilet bowl. This time I turned on the fan in the bathroom before I started to work on the toilet. As I flushed the toilet I sprayed the toilet bowl with the cleaner. After letting the toilet bowl with the cleaner on it set about two minutes, I used the toilet brush to clean the hard-water ring inside the toilet bowl. Once again I was not disappointed by how the cleaner worked.
Still having a hard time believing how well this product worked I went on to the kitchen. Our stainless steel sink and faucet had seen better days. The sink and faucet were equally bad; with hard-water deposits and some calcium buildup. Using the CLR Bath and Kitchen cleaner and following the directions listed on the back of the spray bottle, my sink was soon sparkling clean. The water deposits and calcium buildup were gone.
I used the 26-ounce CLR Bath and Kitchen Multi-Surface Cleaner on the bathtub faucet, bathroom toilet, and the kitchen sink and still have plenty left for other cleaning projects in the bathroom and kitchen. This product retails for $8.99 and is worth every penny.
It has now been over two weeks since I did the cleaning and the faucets still look great. They just need to be dried after getting wet and they sparkle once again. This bath and kitchen cleaner doesn't have to be used every time, which I found to save time and also saves on money.
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