I was first introduced to Durgol a few weeks ago. To be honest, I didn’t know what they did and had to Google it. Durgol is a leading Swiss company in limescale removal. They have products like limescale and detergent removers, scale inhibitors and coffee machine descalers.We have received three products: Durgol® Cuisine, Durgol® Universal and Durgol® Swiss Espresso to put to the test.
Firstly, I used the Durgol® Cuisine. This is a kitchen cleaner and descaler which combines the decalcifying power of Durgol® with a unique grease-removing action. It comes in a 500ml spray bottle with a soft touch trigger handle which is very comfy on the fingers.
It is recommended for ceramic cooktops and particularly suited for stainless surfaces. It comes with a pleasant lemon fragrance and is easily biodegradable. I used it on the kitchen sink and hob. After spraying the solution, I used a sponge to spread around corners and hard to reach places. After waiting for a few minutes, I rinsed thoroughly with a damp cloth. I am very impressed that it remove the limescale instantly and my stainless steel sink looks sparkly clean!
As for the hob, it took a while to work on the grease but struggled on the stubborn old stain marks. There lesson to learn here. Next time when using the spray, avoid spraying around the hob’s igniter and ignition switch. I had accidentally sprayed it and it tripped the mains fuse box! Now one of the hobs won’t spark so we’ll have to wait and see if it dries out properly.
Next, I tried Durgol® Universal. This is a liquid decalcifier from Switzerland, designed to remove limescale from all makes and models of kettles, filter coffee machines, pans, vases and other household items.
It come in a 500ml bottle with an RRP of £9.99. It has a completely neutral odour and does not emit any vapours. I am quite surprise that this only works with cold water (except for coffee machines) which is unlike other brand that I know. Normally, you have to add in hot water to activate the chemicals. As for Durgol® Universal, simply dilute or rinse with cold water. I used it on our shower head which I had not used for a year since I last bought a new shower head. I place the shower head into a plastic jug and soaked it undiluted for 10 minutes before I rinse it off. The result is brilliant! All the limescale has gone. Afterwards, I used the left over to clean the shower unit. Overall, this is a great product and odourless. The price is a bit steep but if you make good use of it, it would save you a lot of money. So make sure you know which items you would like to use it for before you start cleaning!
Lastly is the Durgol® Swiss Espresso which is designed to remove limescale from all makes and models of home coffee machines including fully automatic, semi-automatic, manual and ‘coffee pod’ machines.
Each pack contains two 125ml single use bottles with an RRP of £9.99. One bottle is designed to thoroughly decalcify one machine once. I have not used this yet as we only had our coffee machine recently and have not been using it much yet. They suggest decalcifying every three months. Pour one portion of solution into the water tank and dilute with tap water. Let the programme start (depending on your coffee machine) and rinse off with tap water again.
Disclosure: We have received the products to do an honest review.