“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I bought this washing up liquid because it was cheap to buy and I am trying to save some money on products and my shopping trips so that I can save more money towards Christmas for my grandchildren and my other family members.
The liquid comes housed in a plastic bottle which has a flip lid. The soft liquid is a green colour, has a smooth texture and a really nice apple and pear fragrance. The apple is quite strong and smells refreshing and clean, I can barely smell the pear and can only smell a little of the pear compared to the apple. Is a fruity smell and I can smell the apple fragrance when washing my dishes.
It cleans really well indeed all of my dishes, pans, glasses and cutlery. I don't need to use a lot of the liquid to wash them well. The small amount used does create a lot of foam and bubbles in the water and they don't lose the foam in the water until well after I have finished washing the dishes.
Cuts into grease really well indeed and removes it without having to keep scrubbing. Melts it well and just leaves the dishes grease free.
It gives my glasses a good shine and no smearing on them, it is easy to rinse the foam from the dishes and when they have dried they look clean and smear free. It is nice to use for soaking pans if I have any food stuck on the bottom of the pan, just a little of the liquid poured into the pan and topped up with hot water will soak away the food.
Cleans cloths well too soaked in a little water and a little of the liquid. Just refreshes them and ready to use again and to save money having to buy more cloths when the ones you already have can be just cleaned using this liquid.
I don't wear gloves when washing dishes and my skin has been fine using this liquid and hasn't irritated my skin. My older grandchildren have washed dishes using it and their skin has been fine too and not irritated. I think this is a mild liquid and not a harsh one for sensitive skins.
The bottle size is 740ml and cost 87p, good price indeed for a good liquid which actually works for cleaning and removing grease from dishes and pans.
I recommend this liquid because it is cheap indeed and cleans well too. I will buy it again, it has saved me some money and works well for cleaning and that is all that matters that it works for the price paid.
I rate it 5 stars.
I like to buy and try a shops own brand of items because it can save me some money and also be a good way of trying them to see if they are suitable or not. I spotted this washing up liquid and so decided to give it a go because I hadn't bought it before and thought would be worth a go.
The washing up liquid comes inside a transparent plastic bottle which has a flip back top, the top is very easy to open and to close again. The liquid is a nice jade green colour and it does look very refreshing inside the bottle. The liquid has a fairly rich consistency to it and one which is smooth and soft. I find it doesn't drop from the bottle while squeezing it into the water. I like the richness of this liquid considering it is a cheap one.
It has a nice fragrance to it being a fruity scent and I can detect a sweet smell when I pour it into my water. Once squeezed into the water, I can detect the apple and pear aroma. A really pleasant aroma and one which is detectable all the time I am washing my dishes and for a while later. The fragrance of this cheap liquid does have a good staying power for the price.
You don't need a lot of the liquid to create a good lather and foam in the water, a little goes a long way. I just give the bottle a quick squeeze into the hot water and that is a good amount to wash my dishes. I find this liquid also cuts into grease really well, it dissolves and melts the grease from my dishes and saucepans in a good enough way. It doesn't melt the grease quite as quickly as a branded liquid but it still does a good enough job of removing it in an adequate amount of time for my standards. I just leave some of my dishes to soak in the liquid if I want to remove the grease really quickly and cannot be bothered to wait for the liquid to dissolve it but this is only for extremely greasy dishes and when my hubby has eaten a really greasy breakfast on a weekend when he isn't at work and for his treat for greasy food on a weekend.
It cleans my glasses really well too, it does leave a good shine to them and a gentle enough liquid for glasses. I have a few glass vases, the liquid also cleans them well and leaves them with a nice shine to them after they have dried. It is also easy to rinse the liquid from the dishes in no time at all to just leave them sparklingly clean.
It also removes food really well from dishes without me having to soak them in the solution to remove the dirt. Removes sticky food well too and chocolate. My hubby loves syrup and we all know how sticky syrup can be, I cleaned his dish with this liquid and the liquid cut into the sticky syrup extremely well and it really surprised me how long it took for the liquid to work to remove it. It attacks greasy and sticky foods really well for the price. Also this liquid doesn't leave streak marks on the dishes like some other cheaper brands tend to, this one leave no marks and just clean dishes.
I have also soaked my saucepans in a solution of the liquid and hot water for a hour or so, just to soften any stubborn food on the base of my pans. Soaked for a hour or so is a good length of time to remove it and then just to simply wipe with a dish cloth or scourer.
It is really cheap to buy, it costs just 87p for a 740ml bottle, a super amount of liquid for less than a £1, I think it is extremely good value for money and the quality is a really good one too. It may be cheap but it is a really good buy from Asda's own brand of washing up liquid in my opinion.
I really like this washing up liquid, I do always tend to wear rubber gloves when I was my dishes but when I only have a few dishes to wash I just wash them without wearing my gloves. I have found the liquid hasn't irritated my sensitive dry skin and hasn't left my skin with any rashes etc. It hasn't left them feeling any drier than when I have washed them with a branded liquid.
I highly do recommend this washing up liquid to anyone looking to maybe dropping a brand to save some money and for one which works a treat for removing grease and food from dishes. I will buy this one again in the future because it works a treat for washing my dishes and I love the fruity smell.
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I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I was out shopping in Asda the other day and was on the look out for some washing up liquid, now I don't stick to just one brand, I'll buy anything that's on offer, or one with a fragrance that I fancy. I noticed that Asda had their own brand washing up liquid in apple and pear so I thought why not give it a go.It cost me 87p for a 740ml bottle.
When you flip the lid and smell the washing up liquid you get a pleasant orchard fragrance, the apple and pear seem to take it in turns with each other in releasing their smell, which lasts through out the wash, it isn't overpowering, and a small amount produces a good lather, which easily cuts through grease, probably due to the "grease busting" element it says it has on the bottle. I've even used this washing up liquid in slightly tepid water and I've still had a large amount of bubbles produced from just a small amount. Admittedly the bubbles don't last as long as when you use hot water, but seeing as I'd only got a few things to wash and they weren't particularly greasy it worked just fine.
The clear plastic bottle, which this washing up liquid comes in, is sort of shaped pear shaped, (rather apt really), with the bottom being much larger than the top, allowing you to see the green coloured washing up liquid so that when you're nearing the end of the bottle, it makes it easy for you to go out and buy a new bottle before you run out entirely. The red flip top cap is sturdy and you can even stand the bottle upside down on it so that you can get every last drop from the bottle.
It doesn't seem to dry out my hands either when I use it, I don't wear marigolds I just can't get on with them, so this is a bonus for me.
Like all washing up liquids if you have broken or sensitive skin then avoid prolonged contact with this product. Also keep out of reach of small children and animals.
In summary I'd certainly recommend this washing up liquid, it's not overly expensive, a little goes a long way and it smells nice.
I bought this detergent out of sheer curiosity as like most people, I was looking to save a few pence. Wow! I can honestly say that this is my washing up liquid of choice.
It comes in a sort of pear - shaped bottle that is recyclable with most local council facilities - look out for the arrowed triangles on the base of the bottle.
On opening the bottle I was immediately struck with the lovely sweet scent of the product. I didn't need to use much of this to get a good washing up bowl full of bubbles. We live in a hard water area, and usually we find that the bubbles go flat pretty quickly. Not so with this treasure!
Not only that, it really got the washing up clean and sparkling. With some washing up liquids you get a greasy film on things. This item comes with the words 'grease busting' on the label, and believe me they are not kidding! I even use this product to clean my spectacles, and the lenses come up sparkling & smear free.
I try to save water when I can, and I have found that one bowl of warm water with this detergent lasts all day - thus saving on water & detergent. It also makes the kitchen smell beautifully sweet.
All in all I would say that this washing up liquid is the best that I have ever used, and when I go in to town (we live out in the sticks) I always pop in to ASDA to pick up a bottle. However we now have loads of it in the cupboard, as one bottle lasts for months!
I have purchased several washing up liquid products from the ASDA own-label range, and have found most of them to be of a fairly high quality, working well whilst offering an excellent value for money price. The range currently has eight or so choices available, all of which can be purchased in Asda stores, or online at their website (www.asda.com).
One item in the range that I had not tried until recently was the Asda "Apple & Pear Washing Up Liquid" which struck me instantly as being a product that I would like, purely based on its fragrance. I adore the scent of apple and regularly use skincare products that are fragranced with this beautiful, fruity aroma. I decided to purchase the washing up liquid to try it, and paid only 87 pence for the 740ml bottle, which I thought was an extremely competitive price offering great value for money.
Packaged in a clear plastic bottle which can be recycled after use, the Asda washing up liquid is a bright green colour that matches the name of the product and its respective scent/fragrance perfectly. The cap is easy to use, being a plastic 'flip up' design, and I have had no problems with using this, even though my hands are often weak as a result of reduced mobility.
The liquid itself is surprisingly thick and it has a very similar consistency to other brands of washing up liquid that I use regularly, and this has been the case with most of the other Asda 'own label' liquids that I have bought before too. I have bought budget or 'value' branded liquids before that are far too thin and runny for my liking, and I find that such runny liquid can cause unnecessary mess, so I was pleased that the Asda's own label liquid is of a thick enough consistency to allow for a mess-free washing up ritual.
The Asda Apple & Pear washing up liquid lathers easily, and it does so upon immediate contact with the hot water running from the tap. I find that a reasonable amount of foamy lather is produced almost instantly, which allows my dishes to be cleaned effectively. I do not find that the lather produced is lacking in either its consistency or its quantity, which is a significant fault I have found with cheaper-branded washing up liquids I have used before, that provide only a 'thin' or sparse foam that is really rather too 'flimsy' to cope with dirty plates and dishes. I have no complaints when considering the Apple & Pear liquid in this regard.
I find the scent of this particular washing up liquid is surprisingly refreshing, being completely fruit-based in its essence. The aroma begins to develop almost as soon as the liquid is dispensed from the plastic bottle, and it lingers gently in the kitchen whilst the chore of washing up is being carried out. I find that many washing up liquid products can contain a very 'clinical' fragrance that is not particularly appealing, so from my own point of view, I find the fruity Apple & Pear scent offers a pleasant change that is much more suited to my own tastes. I don't find that the fragrance particularly lingers on my skin after it has been used, but this is an observation rather than a criticism, as I am not particularly keen on being able to detect the aroma of such products after use anyway. As far as the scents of these sorts of products go, this product performs very well, with there being noting unappealing or off-putting about its fragrance that I have observed.
I have found too that the Asda Apple & Pear washing up liquid performs exceedingly well with coping with the dirty dishes and plates in my household. I have found that there is nothing about the Asda liquid that does not perform as well as other brands of washing up liquid that I purchase regularly, and this includes those from big-branded names. The cleaning 'agents' contained within the liquid's ingredients seem to be as effective as those other alternatives, and to be quite honest I think I would have been hard-pushed to identify this particular product as being from a supermarket-own branded range, rather than being something more 'premium'.
In the case of my dishes, mugs and cutlery, the items are left clean and shiny, with no soapy or dirty residue being left behind. And in the case of my pots and pans, I find that I usually need to give these a good rinse out before washing, to remove any food particles and debris that may be lurking - which is, I must stress, what I would do with any brand of washing up liquid - and a good squirt of the liquid, combined with some hot water from the tap makes light work of those grubby pans and leaves them looking spotless. I find that glasses and tumblers are left without unsightly streak marks or soapy residue, as are bake ware items. I haven't discovered any sort of utensil or dish that is not compatible with this liquid, or has been left looking anything less than sparkling after washing.
A final valid point to mention, I think, is the fact that I have suffered nothing in the way of aggravation or irritation to the sensitive skin on my hands during the use of the Asda Apple & Pear liquid. My hand is hyper-sensitive and will 'flare' aggressively if harsh products are used on its surface. I will admit to feeling slightly cautious any time that a new product - household or otherwise - is being used for this reason, but I can honestly say that it has caused no ill-effects at all. For this reason, I think the Asda liquid carries a rather mild and gentle formulation, and I do recommend it for consumers who suffer with sensitive skin, as I do.
*Asda do not allow any of their own products to be tested on animals.*
For the reasons outlined in this review, I do recommend the Asda Apple & Pear washing up liquid and I have already repurchased it for use in my household, based on its performance. Taking the great value price into account alongside the product's effectiveness, I do feel that top marks in the Dooyoo rating score are appropriate for this great liquid.