I was given the chance to try Soft Scrub Total Bath & Bowl as well as the all purpose cleaner with bleach. Here's my review of both these products, along with a giveaway you can enter.
This brand of household cleaners has been around for quite a while, and you may be used to thinking of it as a thick gel you squeeze out of a bottle.
They still have that kind of this all purpose cleaner available, but what the company provided me to try were spray bottles.
Interestingly, the way the packaging is designed when you spray the cleaner onto the hard surfaces with the Soft Scrub Total products it can come out as a spray or as a foam, depending on which click of the nozzle you've selected.
I preferred using the foam (and so did my husband), so that's what we both used during our testing.
My husband actually used this product more than I did for this test, so for this part of the review I'm basically reporting his thoughts and opinions that he shared with me.
I handed him the bottle of the Bath & Bowl Cleaner and a sponge so he could clean our main downstairs bathroom while cleaning up for guests to arrive, and I have to admit it was pretty gross in there.
He cleaned both the sink, counter, and toilet (inside and out) with this cleaner, and was impressed. He said there was some dried urine around the base of the toilet (I have a boy - need I say more?) and it got up the stains quite well.
I like the fact that it can be used on all bathroom surfaces, including the toilet itself, so you don't have to have so many cleaning bottles and supplies with you to get the job done.
I can personally speak to the fact that the cleaner's scent was quite strong. It was called "fresh scent" and as I walked back and forth from the bathroom as he was cleaning I could smell it.
I tend to prefer cleaners without such strong scents, but turning on the exhaust fan in the bathroom helped immensely.
I used the Soft Scrub Total all purpose cleaner with bleach in my kitchen, although I could have also used it in the bathroom if I'd wanted to, since it is designed for use in several rooms.
It worked well on my laminate countertop to clean up general dirt and grime that comes with cooking and everyday life in a kitchen used by a family of five.
What I found interesting about this product is that it says it has bleach in it, but no where on the packaging could I find any mention of the product being used for disinfecting, not even in the directions on the back.
Therefore, I would not count on this product to disinfect surfaces. Instead, I would just think of the bleach as a way to lift tough stains from surfaces.
Other readers have also shared review of various Soft Scrub products, which you can read here, or share your own!
Along with providing me with these cleaning products to use the company also gave me three coupons to giveaway to readers.
That means three of you could win a completely free Soft Scrub cleanser product to try for yourself.
Each coupon has a maximum value of $4.69, and can be used for a free Soft Scrub Total, Bleach Clean or other abrasive product.
As with a couple of other past giveaways I want to make sure everyone who subscribes to the weekly newsletter for the site has a chance at this giveaway.
Therefore, I will randomly choose 3 winners from the newsletter subscriber list, of everyone who is subscribed on or before Wednesday, October 3, 2012.
If you're already a newsletter subscribers congratulations, you've already been entered!
However, if you haven't signed up for the free weekly email updates from me for this site, please sign up below on or before October 3rd and you'll be entered too!
All newsletter subscribers as of October 3, 2012, are automatically entered into the giveaway. Three winners will be chosen, at random, using Random.org on October 4, 2012.
The winners will be contacted by email on October 4, 2012, and must claim their prize within 48 hours by responding with their mailing address, so that I can mail them the coupon. If the prize is not claimed within that time period a new winner will be chosen, until all coupons are claimed.
All winners must be be located in the United States, or their prize is forfeited and will be given to a new winner. (Sorry -- but I have to mail the coupons out myself, so I need to limit my postage costs!)
FTC Disclosure: Soft Scrub provided a free sample of the Total All Purpose Cleanser With Bleach, as well as the Total Bath & Bowl formulas so I could review them. However, all of the opinions expressed here are more own.
Hi, I'm Taylor, a busy mom with 3 kids, so I have lots of hands on experience with house cleaning, laundry and my fair share of spots, spills and other messy catastrophes. Thanks for visiting my site.
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