Review of Dettol cleaning products
Dettol is a well-known brand for germ protection and was established over 80 years ago. Dettol was first spotted in UK hospitals, with a mission to prevent the spread of germs and now also offers a variety of products for everyday families. Let’s see how its range aligns with Dettol’s mission.
Dettol Bathroom Cleaners
The Dettol ‘Healthy Clean’ range aims to help keep your home clean and hygienic for your family. For bathroom solutions, Dettol offers the following products in the range:
- Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Trigger aims to remove germs, soap scum and dirt. Dettol recommends Dettol Bathroom Trigger to be sprayed and left for 10 minutes and then wiped off. You should test it on inconspicuous areas before use. Standard size is a 500ml trigger.
- Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Scrubbing Wipes are dual sided. One side is designed for daily soap scum and dirt and the other side for scrubbing stubborn soap scum and stains. Standard size is 30 wipes.
- Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Rapid Foam is designed to help clean large bathroom surfaces with a wide coverage spray. It is formulated to penetrate and dissolve soap scum and bathroom dirt. Standard size is 390g and comes in a fresh lime scent.
- Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Mould Remover claims to penetrate porous surfaces to help get rid of mould at the source. It is recommended to leave Dettol Healthy Clean Bathroom Mould Remover for 5 minutes then wipe off and rinse thoroughly with water to avoid drying on your home surfaces. Standard size is a 500ml trigger spray and comes in a fresh fragrance.
Dettol Floor Cleaners
Dettol believes keeping the floor clean and healthy is important especially if you have kids that use it as their playground. Dettol Floor Cleaning System is stated to be antibacterial and aims to remove kitchen grease, food spills and bathroom dirt. It is suitable for vinyl and sealed laminated floors, linoleum, glazed tiles and sealed wooded floors.
The Dettol Floor Cleaning System does not contain phosphates and comes in a fresh Lime & Mint scent. Standard size a 15 extra-large wipes and includes one floor cleaning system.
Dettol Multipurpose Cleaners
For multipurpose cleaners, Dettol has four different products you may like to try including Dettol Glen 20 Disinfectant Spray, Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser, Healthy Clean Kitchen Trigger and Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser Wipes.
Marketed as a spray for ‘germ-busting freshness’, Dettol Glen 20 Disinfectant Spray aims to kill germs and deodorise surfaces. It can be used on both hard and soft surfaces as well as for room freshening by spraying it in the centre of a room. There are a number of fragrances on offer:
- Country scent
- Citrus breeze
- Spring time
It is recommended to pre-test Dettol Glen 20 Disinfectant Spray on surfaces before using it. Standard sizes are 175g, 300g and 375g can.
Dettol multipurpose triggers
The Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser claims to kill germs and remove allergens. It has a non-bleach formula in order to be suitable to use on food preparation areas and children’s (aged over 12 months) equipment. The Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser is recommended to be sprayed and left for 10 minutes before wiping off. There are two scents available including original (no odour) and Lime & Mint.
The second multipurpose trigger in the range is Dettol Healthy Clean Kitchen Trigger, which also aims to kill germs and remove grease and grime.
Standard size for both multipurpose triggers is 500ml.
Dettol multipurpose wipes
Along with its multipurpose triggers, Dettol also gives the option of multipurpose wipes. Dettol’s Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser Wipes are recommended for use in between the bigger cleans. It has a non-bleach formula and aims to remove allergens including pollen particles.
It does not contain phosphates and comes in an Original, no odour scent. Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleanser Wipes does not need to be rinsed off and can be used on kitchen, bathroom and workspace surfaces as well as children’s (over 12 months) equipment. Standard sizes are an option of a 40 pack or 80 pack.
Should I use Dettol cleaning products?
Dettol has a focus on producing products that are antibacterial but sit towards a high end price. The range doesn’t cover all cleaning needs beyond the basics. Nevertheless, Dettol aims to disinfect areas where it’s needed most. If you want your cleaning products to have a focus on disinfecting, Dettol may have a product for you. You may like to have a read of some online reviews to compare Dettol to other brands or check out review ratings – such as ours – to see how other Aussies find using Dettol cleaning products.
About the author of this page
This report was written by Canstar Blue’s home & lifestyle journalist, Tahnee-Jae Lopez-Vito. She’s an expert on household appliances, grooming products and all things grocery and shopping. In addition to translating our expert research into consumer-friendly ratings reports, Tahnee spends her time helping consumers make better-informed purchase decisions on all manner of consumer goods and services, while highlighting the best deals and anything you need to be aware of.