Benefits

  • They simplify cleaning off stubborn dirt and grease build-up-, whether it’s burnt-on food on the cooker or soap scum in the bathroom.

  • They can be used effectively on many types of surfaces though they should be used with care on any surfaces prone to scratching.

  • Abrasive cleaners offer extra cleaning power to get rid of dried-on stains on surfaces that are resistant to scratching.

Safe use

  • Keep away from children.

    This icon was officially endorsed by the United Nations in mid 2019 and included in the GHS Sub-committee guidelines (Globally Harmonized System of classification and labelling of chemicals).

  • Keep away from eyes. If product gets into eyes rinse thoroughly with water.
  • Do not ingest. If product is ingested then seek medical advice.

Sustainable use

  • Always check the label first to make sure the product is suitable for the surface you want to use it on. If in doubt, test first on an inconspicuous area.

  • For specific surfaces or cleaning problems, there are specialist products that can help.

  • Nowadays abrasive cleaners are most often creamy liquids with the abrasive particles suspended in the liquid.

  • However, in some countries pastes or even powders are preferred. Some also contain bleach for extra cleaning power.

  • Some dirt and stains are hard to remove with conventional cleaners, such as deposits built up over time (burnt-on greasy residue on cookers, or thick soap scum in bathrooms).

  • These can be much more readily removed by rubbing with an abrasive cleaner.