Multi-Purpose Cleaners – a comprehensive review

Multi-purpose cleaners are designed for all-around cleaning, removing stains and grease from a variety of surfaces. An efficient and effective cleaning tool, these powerful cleaning agents can either require dilution or come in ready-to-use spray bottles. Let’s take a look at some of the┬ábest multi-purpose cleaner.

Ecoleaf Multi Surface Cleaner – 500ml

Ecoleaf Multi Surface Cleaner is an anti-bacterial spray made from natural ingredients and is friendly towards the environment.

  • Natural, sustainably sourced ingredients, derived from plant extracts
  • Environmentally friendly, biodegradable, recyclable bottles
  • Vegan friendly
  • Pleasant fragrance
  • Non-toxic for use all around the home
  • 500ml spray bottle

The Ecoleaf Multi Surface Cleaner is great for environmentally-conscious consumers. With recyclable bottles and sustainably sourced ingredients, this multi-purpose cleaner is completely biodegradable. Ecoleaf prides itself on being vegan-friendly and cruelty-free, with no animal testing done in the development of it’s products.

This multi-purpose cleaner has a mild pleasant smell that isn’t overpowering and shouldn’t irritate anyone with asthma. It is made from plant-derived ingredients and is non-toxic, making it ideal for use all around the home, including food preparation surfaces. It should be noted however, that this product does include the ingredient benzisothiazolinone, which is widely used in home-cleaning products. This ingredient is classified as an irritant for eyes and skin, so direct contact with the product should be avoided.

The Ecoleaf Multi Surface Cleaner comes in a spray bottle with no need for dilution, for convenient ready-to-go cleaning. Simply spray the cleaner onto the stain you want removed, wait for a few minutes and wipe away. This is great for mild stains but isn’t very effective on tough dirt or grease. A lot of product and elbow grease is required to remove tougher stains, leaving this a product better for simple, quick wipe downs.

Selden Multi-Purpose Cleaner x 5ltr

Selden Multi-Purpose Cleaner is cleaning concentrate that is ideal for floors.

  • Suitable for linoleum, PVC, rubber, sealed wood, sealed cork and thermoplastic floors
  • Suitable for use on synthetic floors
  • Suitable for non-porous surfaces
  • Pine fragrance
  • Controlled foam to prevent over-use of product
  • Adjustable dilution for different cleaning needs
  • Large 5L bottle provides value for money

The Selden Multi-Purpose Cleaner is a multi-purpose cleaner ideal for use on floors both at home and in the office. Suitable for use on a variety of different floor surfaces, it’s great for removing soil, grease and heel marks. However, it has it’s limitations. It is not suitable for use on galvanized surfaces, laminated flooring or unsealed wood and cork so be sure to check what your intended cleaning surface is before buying.

It has controlled foam, which prevents over-use and unnecessary waste and comes in a large 5L bottle so you’ll get a lot of product for a good price. The pleasant pine odor leaves a nice fragrance after cleaning without being overpowering.

Depending on the cleaning duty, you can adjust the dilution to suit your needs and give better results. For light cleaning, add 100 parts hot water to 1 part of the concentrate. You can half the water amount for general cleaning and for heavy-duty cleaning, dilute 30 parts water to 1 part of the cleaner. For tough degreasing, you’ll need to dilute 1 part concentrate with only 10 parts water.

VIROSOL Citrus Based Cleaner and Degreaser 5L

Virosol Citrus Based Cleaner and Degreaser, as the name suggests, is a fast-acting cleaner and degreaser made from natural, citrus based solvents.

  • Suitable for use on a variety of surfaces
  • Fast-acting for the removal of stubborn stains
  • Concentrated solution for maximum cleaning power
  • Made from natural citrus-based solvents
  • Citrus fragrance
  • Suitable for outdoor use
  • Can be diluted with either hot or cold water
  • Large 5L bottle provides value for money

The Virosol Citrus Based Cleaner and Degreaser provides fast acting cleaning to remove stubborn stains. It is suitable for use both indoors and outdoors and can be used on a variety of surfaces including: anti slip floors, machinery, stainless steel, equipment, work surfaces, vehicles, vinyl, ceramic tiles, painted floors, plastic surfaces and concrete. Ideal for the removal of dirt, grime, grease, oils and fats, this is a cleaner that certainly earns the multi-purpose name, although it should not be used on aluminum, zinc or alkali-sensitive surfaces.

Derived from citrus-based solvents, this multi-purpose cleaner provides highly effective cleaning power and a fresh, tangy, citrus scent.

The Virosol Citrus Based Cleaner and Degreaser can be used with either hot or cold water, as well as both fresh and salted water. This leaves it a good option for boat owners or those working on decks. To use, dilute the product with 200 parts water for light cleaning and 50-100 parts water for general cleaning. For heavy dirt and tougher stains, no dilution is required. After diluting, agitate the surface that needs cleaning. Allow up to 10 minutes of contact time for the solution to work, before washing away.

Dettol Complete Clean Spray Citrus 500Ml

Dettol Complete Clean Spray Citrus is a disinfectant spray for removing tough stains and killing bacteria in the home.

  • Kills 99.9% of bacteria
  • Suitable for use on a variety of surfaces
  • Fast-acting spray for removal of tough stains and grease
  • Suitable for use around the home, in the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom
  • Fresh citrus fragrance
  • Simple and convenient to use
  • 500ml spray bottle

Dettol Complete Clean Spray Citrus is a multi-purpose cleaner with excellent disinfectant properties. Providing quality hygiene, this spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, including E.Coli, salmonella, MRSA and Influenza, warding off everyday germs in the home. Ideal for use in the kitchen and bathroom, this spray is effective at removing grease, burnt on food and bathroom grime without the need for heavy scrubbing.

With a fresh lemon and lime scent, this spray releases a pleasant aroma into the air with each spray, leaving your home smelling fresh and clean.

Dettol Complete Clean Spray Citrus comes in a convenient, easy to use spray bottle. Simply turn the nozzle to the “on” position and spray the surface from 20-25cm away, keeping the bottle upright. Leave for up to 5 minutes, then wipe clean and rinse. This multi-purpose spray is great for everyday cleaning, as well as tougher grease and grime stains.

Top Recommendation

With a huge variety of multi-purpose cleaners out there, it can be difficult to determine what is the best multi-purpose cleaner on the market. Determining what the best multi-purpose cleaner is for you can come down to a number of factors but personally, I believe the clear winner is the Virosol Citrus Based Cleaner and Degreaser. With a highly effective solvent solution, this cleaner offers maximum strength for cleaning even the toughest stains. It’s suitable for cleaning a huge variety of surfaces both indoor and outdoor making it truly multi-purpose and in a large 5L bottle you get a huge amount of product for a bargain price. To top it off, the citrus-based solvent that gives it it’s name and powerful cleaning strength, also gives it a lovely tangy citrus scent that leaves the surface you’ve just cleaned smelling fresh and fragrant.