Price: From £2.13 upwards
Available from: Widely available from supermarkets
Initial Reaction: Although life with children is hectic, there’s something so satisfying about having a clean (and germ free) home; it just feels a better place to live in.
When the Milton Range arrived I was excited at the prospect of packing off my twins for a few hours and giving these products my undivided attention, and there’s was a lot to go at – Sterilising Fluid, Sterilising Tablets, a Sterilising Unit, Antibacterial Surface Wipes, Antibacterial Surface Spray, Antibacterial Fabric Solution and Antibacterial Hand Gel. Thankfully, the products came with some very comprehensive ‘at a glance’ information so I could quickly decipher what product was best for what.
Before testing, I had heard of Milton and knew that it had been around for many years (over 60 to be exact) but it never grabbed me as a brand. It’s rather silly to align cleaning products with being sexy but when perusing the supermarket shelves it didn’t ever stand out. I had always thought it looked a little too clinical without much (excuse the pun) sparkle.
Pros: So many products to choose from for your cleaning needs:
Sterilising Fluid and Tablets – very versatile and can be used to disinfect dishcloths, plastic food containers, wooden spoons, surfaces and floors and much more. It’s also effective against tough bacteria.
Sterilising Unit – simply fill the container with water, pop in your bottles and teats and add a Sterilising Tablet. 15 minutes later everything is ready. A must have for when going on holiday and a great alternative to the microwave option (if I’m honest I actually prefer the Milton Unit as I know my bottles are super clean).
Antibacterial Surface Wipes – a must-have for using around the home and clinically proven to be effective against bacteria and fungi. Especially good for cleaning around toilets and sinks.
Antibacterial Surface Spray – having a pleasant odour, this spray is proven to kill a wide range of bacteria including those that cause food poisoning. I wouldn’t use anything else in my kitchen now.
Antibacterial Fabric Solution – I never really considered what germs could be lurking on clothes and bed linen, especially once they have been washed, but some do live on. This solution – that you simply pour into your machine alongside ordinary washing powder – kills bacteria and fungi even on a cool wash.
Antibacterial Hand Gel – great for when I’m out and about, it is clinically proven to disinfect hands, kill bacteria, fungi and viruses within seconds.
Cons: I was initially put off the Sterilising Fluid because you have to measure 2.5 litres of water for every half capful…but I quickly got over it when I discovered its versatility.
Value for money? Absolutely.
Overall Reaction: Since testing and reading about what each product does, I am a changed woman and will be investing in the full range of products for years to come.
Why? In a nutshell, it’s because of the bacteria, viruses, fungi and spores that each product kills, so whether it’s wiping down my kitchen surfaces, sterilising bottles and other plastic toys that my twins play with or wanting to have germ free dish cloths, bed sheets and clothes, I no longer want to compromise on my cleanliness.