I like to buy different brands of washing up liquid to save me some money and to try the products too, just to see if I like them or not. More often than not I do find a shops own brand of items are quite suitable and worth the money. I hadn't bought this one before so thought I would give it a go.
It comes in a transparent plastic bottle which has a flip back top. The liquid is easy to squeeze from the bottle, it has a soft smooth texture to it and a fairly rich consistency. I find it doesn't drip from the bottle or make a mess. It flows well from the bottle without it being a direct squirt from the bottle.
The liquid is a nice blue colour, it does look nice and refreshing inside the bottle and a nice clean appearance. It has a strong smell of eucalyptus and a lemon fragrance. In my opinion I can detect more of the eucalyptus fragrance than the lemon. The lemon is less apparent than the eucalyptus scent. I do find this liquid does smell a little more clinical and not a fruity scent considering it does contain lemon. The fruit scent doesn't have quite the fragrance like some other brands but the smell is pleasant enough. The scent I do find is a little overpowering compared to some other shops own liquids but I would say it isn't a nasty smelling liquid but it isn't a smell that I am totally taken with for washing my dishes.
You don't need a lot of the liquid to clean the dishes, a little does go a very long way. Just a quick squeeze of the bottle into the hot water does create a good amount of bubbles and foam in the hot water. I find the bubbles don't fizzle and remain in the water all of the time I am washing my dishes and a good while after I have washed them. The bubbles do have staying power.
It does cut into grease really well and removes it from my dishes and saucepans adequately and in no time at all. I don't have to keep on scrubbing the dishes or pans for the grease to melt or dissolve. The liquid does the hard work of melting it really well in my opinion.
It cleans my glasses really well and my glass vases, gives them a good sparkle and a good shine to them. I a very happy with the way it cleans the glass because the liquid gives them a nice clean look and not that streaky appearance.
It is very easy to rinse the liquid from the dishes and glasses. Just a quick rinse and the bubbles are removed. Once dried none of my dishes or saucepans have any streaky marks on them.
I like to soak my dishcloths in a solution of this liquid and hot water at the end of the day so that the next morning after soaking in the water over night, my cloths are ready to use again and are clean and refreshed.
I think the quality of this liquid is really good. The bottle size is 740ml and for this amount of liquid in the bottle it costs just 87p. I think this is a good value price and worth the money. Cheap enough to buy if you are wanting to drop a brand and save a little more money to suit your household budget.
It can be used neat on a sponge of cloth for cleaning around the home, it can be used neat to clean the sink if you like to clean your sink with a washing up liquid. I sometimes just squirt a little of the liquid into the sink and use my scourer to wipe the base of it. The liquid cleans it well enough but I tend to use a different cleaner for cleaning my sinks. But the liquid does clean them well enough.
I do recommend this liquid but I think if you are wanting a less clinical smelling liquid, this one may not be suitable because it is a little clinical fragrance and quite a strong scent. I would buy this one again in the future but I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it.
The bottle can be recycled too after use.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I bought this washing up liquid because it was cheap to buy and I thought it would be a good liquid because I like Asda washing up liquids and find they are good value for money. They always wash my dishes well too.
This liquid comes housed in a clear plastic bottle, the liquid is a blue colour and I think it looks refreshing inside the bottle. It flows well indeed from the bottle into the water and lathers well too and has a lot of foam. The smell is like a very slight smell of citrus lemon and it is fairly strong and a nice smell. I cannot smell any eucalyptus smell and can just smell the lemon. But that isn't a problem I still like the smell of it and I wouldn't say it is too unpleasant that I want to just stop using it because it isn't quite as strong as some other liquids.
In terms of cleaning it does a good job of removing grease from my plates and washes my drinking glasses really well indeed. It just dissolves all of the grease into the water with a scrub with a scourer pad or brush. I don't have to keep scrubbing because the liquid does the work. Any stubborn food stuck on my pans I just soak them in hot water with a little of the liquid and wait around an hour and then just wipe the food away. This liquid does a good job of removing dried on food.
Cleans cutlery well too and it cleans my meat dishes and my younger grandchildren's beaker cups.
The bubbles and foam do last quite a while in the water and do last all the time it takes me to wash my dishes which is a good thing because I don't like bubbles to fizz out while I am trying to wash the dishes because I hate having to add more liquid to the water. That doesn't happen when I use this liquid. You also don't need to use tons of the liquid in the water for it to lather up well.
I have used the liquid to clean my sink by just squirting a small amount into the sink and cleaning it with a dish cloth. It doesn't remove and stains but it does clean the rest of the sink well. The liquid is gentle and soft and not a harsh liquid. It isn't too runny but is slightly more of a runny consistency than a higher priced liquid.
It is easy to also rinse from dishes and just leaves them streak free once air dried and my glasses sparkle well indeed with a good enough shine to them.
I think it is a good buy indeed for the price of just 87p for a 740ml bottle. It suits my budget really well and doesn't break the bank. It is money well spent for the way it cleans dishes.
I recommend this liquid if you like a liquid which cleans dishes and pans well and want to buy a cheaper product which is good quality liquid for the money. I will buy this one again.
I rate it 5 stars.
I don't spend much time in my house these days, but obviously when I do I need to be able to do the washing up. My old bottle of Fairy which was huge lasted for AGES. When that was coming to an end I looked in the cupboard under my sink to see what I'd be using next, and found this Asda anti-bacterial washing up liquid which I believe my parents bought for me when they stocked up my house with groceries before Christmas which I very much appreciate them doing.
My bottle contains 740ml and currently costs just 87p.
This comes in a pretty standard looking washing up liquid bottle which is clear plastic (and can be recycled), and has a red lid on top. Like the liquid itself, the label on it is blue. On the back there are directions for use (such as closing cap firmly after use), warnings (keeping out of the reach of children, avoid getting in eyes etc), and the caution that it is not suitable for use on clothing or fabrics. There is a list of ingredients which I won't reiterate.
---Using the liquid---
This is used like any other washing up liquid. I tend to add it to hot running water while filling up the washing up bowl. Apparently for the antibacterial effect you should use it neat on a sponge or dishcloth after washing up. I haven't done this, so therefore am not benefiting from its anti-bacterial properties. It isn't as thick as some washing up liquids, so perhaps you need to use a bit more than you might with more expensive brands. I've already made quite a big dent in my bottle.
The first time I used this I nearly gagged. This washing up liquid reminds me of chemical toilets. I have got used to it, but still I really don't like it. This is meant to smell of eucalyptus and lemon thyme (smells which I like), but to me it just smells of disinfectant. Luckily though it doesn't leave the washing up smelling of chemical toilets...but my hands do.
---Does it work?---
It does actually work really well as a washing up liquid (much better than some cheap products). I was entertaining over the weekend (and therefore spending a lot of time in my kitchen). I cooked a lasagne which generates quite a bit of mess, especially since I usually burn the white sauce in the pan. This washing up liquid does clean very effectively, and works just as well as Fairy. The bubbles last pretty well too. Before my friends arrived I decided to wash all of my glasses as they weren't looking great (not having been used much recently) and this washing up liquid really did leave them looking very clean and bright. It does however seem to leave my hands a little bit dryer than other washing up liquids do.
Maybe some people like this, but I simply cannot stand the smell (my friends didn't seem to mind the smell as much as I do). I will continue to use this bottle until I finish it as it would be silly to waste it, especially since it does work well as a washing up liquid. However, I will be glad to finish it, as I have a nice bottle of Fairy waiting for me next!
2 out of 5 stars!
When it comes to washing up liquid I like to buy whatever is on offer but not the really cheap stuff as I find that it doesn't work out very economical in the long run at all as well as requiring more effort from me to get my crocks clean...never a good thing!
I recently placed an online order to Asda (wwwasda.com) and popped one of these in my virtual shopping trolley as it came in a large size, promised to be antibacterial and only cost me £1.00 which I thought was a bit of a bargain really!
The washing up liquid comes in a large see through plastic bottle and holds 740ml of it and it has a red pull on/off lid to the top of it then on the front of it there is a blue coloured label (white on the back) and on that we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You', Clean & Sparkle Anti-Bacterial Washing Up Liquid 'Eucalyptus & Lemon Thyme' and that it has added odour eliminating action. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a little about the product and directions for using it are given, the ingredients and size are stated and contact details for Asda are clearly given. Nice enough and informative bottle this is and easy to use and so on and I do appreciate being able to see the liquid through the bottle so I know when its time to replace my washing up liquid!
The Washing Up Liquid Itself:
The washing up liquid is a rich dark blue colour and transparent and all you need is a small blob of this in a sink or bowl and to add hot water to it and get washing your kitchenware with it basically. It makes the water soft enough, gives me plenty but not too many bubbles it becomes a problem and has a lovely aroma of eucalyptus with a hint of lemon to it which is pleasant and uplifting to use.
I find this great at washing my really dirty washing up, baked on grime and so on. For real problem crocks with real baked on food and or/grease I add a little of this directly to it, give it a couple of minutes to soak and then give it a quick scrub and it leaves things clean and my cutlery sparkly as well as my glassware with total ease.
A little of this goes a very long way indeed and it leaves no real scent or any odd flavour on anything at all on anything I have washed up and I'm pretty impressed with it and will certainly buy it again in the future!
Only available from Asda stores at a pound a bottle.
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I'm not brand fussy when it comes to washing up; I've used many types, Fairy, Persil and both Tesco and Asda own brands being the most used. One thing that I do always look for however in a washing up liquid that has anti bacterial properties. Working in a hospital I have to attend food hygiene courses so am well aware of the nasty bugs that can quickly colonise our kitchens. I've also had a nasty case of the Campylo bacter food poisoning in the past and have no desire to repeat that, so choosing an anti bacterial liquid seems like one sensible way to try and keep my own family healthy.
The Asda home brand anti bacterial washing up liquid with eucalyptus and lemon thyme is the one that we're currently using. Aside from its anti bacterial properties the bright turquoise blue colour of this was a factor when choosing as it matches well in my blue kitchen. The price of just 98p for 740ml was also tempting compared to a similar Fairy bottle for £1.60. That works out as £1.32 per litre compared to £2.46. I'm always happy to try an own brand product once to try to save a few pence, knowing that if it is a failure I won't have to use it for long and I can return to a more expensive and perhaps higher quality product next time. Of the various Asda own brand washing up liquid the anti bacterial one costs 10p more than ones without, an additional price that I've been happy to pay for the additional peace of mind that it gives.
**What do you get**
The 740ml see through plastic bottle is the largest of sizes of washing up liquid bottle that is usually available in supermarkets and is ideal for us as we do not have a dish washer and therefore get through quite a bit of washing up liquid with normally at least two bowl fulls a day. The bottle is tall and slim which seems to be the standard shape these days and the plastic is quite firm although it is relatively easy to squeeze. Below the shoulders of the bottle on either side are ridged areas which give better grip especially if your hands are already slippery from being in soapy water. I never find however, that I have to add more liquid mid way through washing up as my bubbles last well, but if we're doing a big pile of dishes and pots then we'll often refresh with a new bowl of water, so it's then good to have the secure grip. The lid is a bright red screw on one with a flip top which closes down securely, but is not too difficult to flip open. The entire bottle is suitable for recycling.
The label features just the product name and advice that it has added odour elimination and a sustainable cleaning logo, which I take to mean that it is made from resources that are replaced and that Eucalyptus trees are not destroyed forever, which is good to know. The label on the rear has directions for use, ingredients and written and pictorial instructions to avoid contact with eyes, not to swallow and to keep out of reach of children.
The liquid inside as mentioned already is a pleasant blue colour and is of a consistency where it freely flows from the bottle when inverted and doesn't need squeezing, at least not until you're left with the last dregs. It is perhaps a little runnier than other brands.
The instructions suggest to use sparingly diluted in water or for the anti bacterial effect use neat on a sponge or cloth. Here comes my first disappointment with the product. I'd always assumed that I was benefitting from the anti bacterial properties while washing my dishes in a bowl of this, but it appears that it is probably too weak to work in this capacity so I am wasting my time with it as I never use it neat on a cloth as I use other cleaning products to wipe down my surfaces. My fault for not reading the label properly before!
I run the liquid into a flow of running hot water. I do find that I use a bit more than more expensive brands, probably because it is runnier, but it does foam up really well and even if I add some cold water to make the temperature tolerable for my hands the froth remains impressive. Using a cloth only with this I can easily clean most soiled dishes and it also tackles heavily soiled pots and dishes well, sometimes with the added help of a scourer and I will also usually have left these to soak in a bowl of water with a little of this liquid added. This is the same as with any other washing up liquid that I use and I was pleasantly surprised that I could tell no difference between both the ease of cleaning and the end results between this and Fairy or Persil. Glasses also come away with a really bright shiny finish too which I always appreciate - I really hate that dull effect that you can get especially using a dish washer.
I've tried using gloves while washing up and just don't seem to get on with them as I can't feel what I'm doing and end up dropping things. Consequently I've had to accept that my hands will dry out when they come into contact with washing up liquid. This is true for this one as with any other but I don't think that the drying effect is any worse, but I'll always need to use hand cream after a washing up session.
Everything is sounding good about this product, but there is one reason why I personally will not be buying it again and that is the smell. I find it totally overpowering. It smells just like dettol disinfectant and is far too clinical for me to want to have as a regular smell in my kitchen. The smell for me is associated with the unpleasant task of washing floors or even worse the 'sick bowl'. I cannot detect any lemon scent from the lemon thyme at all. I would much prefer a more pleasant fruity smell, but a friend who helped wash up after a dinner party recently commented on how nice our washing up liquid smelt, so I do accept that this is a pure personal preference and therefore I will not deduct and stars for this.
Overall I would rate this washing up liquid highly as I do find that its performance is as good as more expensive ones and it is significantly cheaper, although this is offset by the fact that I use slightly more, but still not enough to make it not cost effective. I am annoyed to find that I am not perhaps benefitting as much as I had though from the anti bacterial component and I will probably not be as stringent about always buying an anti bacterial one. I recommend this washing up liquid and give it four stars.
Advantages: Cheap. Washes dishes as well as expensive brands.
Disadvantages: Unpleasant disinfectant smell.
Summary: A budget washing up liquid that performs on a parr with more expensive ones.