It is almost unbelievable something as inconspicuous as a cleaning product which we hide under the sink and costs less than $2 a bottle could last as long as this... well, the brand was originally sold as Jif and in some regions as Vim but it has now entered its 41st anniversary in the market with probably no clear competitor in sight! And, its presence in 51 countries is clearly something any business would die for!
A product of Unilver, it is known as Jif in Australia, New Zealand and the Nordic countries. In other countries like Sweden, Britain & South Africa, it was once sold as Vim. Now, it's Jif. In North America and Asia, its mostly marketed as Cif.
Now that we got that cleared up, let's take a look at this marvelous product which I cannot do without. Real life is dirty, even for me. Especially for me, a traveler who moves around and about. And the way to clean living is simply this, Cif! For a mere $2 or less, one can be guaranteed a life of bliss!
It's powerful, it's gentle, it's all I need in a man! ;-) When one is not around, I reach out for Cif!
Cif is real power! It cleans and it makes everything new again! Trust me, if there is anything I'd endorse in life, it is this cream! NOT for the face though! Remember, use it on the house but NOT on your face! Once you've been introduced to this magic cream, you'd never get rid of it or even think of getting rid of it! It's like, oh wow, where have you been all my life?!?!?!
A friend may introduce you to your boyfriend or husband and he might not be here to stay. But, Cif is here to stay, forever and ever! You may tell me that you don't do the kitchen or clean the bathroom or sink (really? that must have been awfully dirty or else you must be dirt rich!) but you do travel or have kids right? Let me introduce you to some of the ways I use this wonderful product!
To begin with, some common uses would be:
Kitchen Sink - With Cif, its sparkling clean. Clear of oil or dirt. It does what it supposed to do.
Kitchen Tops - Sometimes when I'm away for too long (on a trip) or with age, the kitchen tops (esp. white tops) tend to look old. Wipe it with Cif cream and it'll look brand new again!
Fridge & Microwave - Yes, no matter how dirty or stained, you can rid them all with Cif!
Utensils - Remember frying your eggs and the messy stains? Well, try Cif cream and it cleans so easily, not much scrubbing is needed.
Bathroom Sink - Stains removed in an instant.
Floor & Tiles
Other specific uses I've come up with:
Walls - Sometimes with kids around or during moving, the walls are inflicted with a scratch line and that looks awful! No worries, Cif cream comes to the rescue! In an instant, the entire 'faultline' is out of sight! Your living and bedroom look brand new again! Marvelous, isn't it?
Luggages - Yes, I hate it when a new cabin or trolley bags looked like its been trashed! Lines or black patches all over, yuck! Cif cream comes to the rescue! I know, even men don't come to the rescue that quickly! What you can do is pack a small bottle of this cream while you travel, just make sure you separate them from your moisturizers and off you go. (By the way, if it makes a difference to you, Cif is a French invention!) Looks can break the deal, I mean dirty looks... Imagine arriving in a meeting or conference with a cabin bag that looks real dirty and stained! Not that you will but at times I do go back to the office without first dropping my carry-on bag at home! As for those big luggages, i like them nice and clean too! I've tried it on the hard cases (not sure if it'll work with the canvas type but it's worth a try! I am sure Cif will pass the test!)
The product was known as Jif in Great Britain, Ireland, the Netherlands and Hong Kong until 2001 when the name was changed to Cif in order to harmonise marketing and product inventories across the continent, though British advertisements stated that the change was made because Hispanics and France couldn't pronounce Jif properly (it's pronounced 'hif' in Castilian).
In Belgium, Finland and Portugal, the product was known as Vim for quite some time, after which it became Cif. In Canada and India, it is still called Vim. Recently advertisements for cif surface grease cleaner have started to appear in India. While Vim name is still used for the kitchen dish cleaning product. In Germany, the cleaner's name is Viss.