“ Brand: Asda / Type: Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
As far as cleaning goes I am incredibly fanatical about keeping a tidy house. However, when it comes to my work desk I am more than happy to take a backseat and lazily rely a little too heavily on our cleaners. All that changed recently however when I found out that our cleaners do not wipe the surfaces of our desks and IT equipment very regularly and mine was beginning to look at little dirty. Being that Asda is just across the road from where I work, I nipped in to the store and picked up a packet of these furniture wipes to clean my dusty desk.
The wipes come in rather plain packaging in my opinion. The main colour theme of the presentation being white with a picture of a table top on the front. On the front of the packaging we are told that these are furniture polish wipes and that there are 40 in a pack together with the fact that the wipes are antibacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria. Turning the packet over we are told that these wipes are to be used on wood, marble, chrome, plastic and tile surfaces and remove dirt, dust, bacteria and finger prints. The wipes are removed from the packet using a round hole on the front which is sealed with a sticky plastic sticker to seal the wipes in between uses and keep them damp.
The wipes are easy to remove by simply pulling open the re-sealable clear plastic label on the top of the packet and pulling a wipe out from the circular opening. The wipes are white in colour and smell in my opinion very clean and fresh. It is a scent that is slightly citrus and leaves a lovely hint of freshness in the air after use which is particularly nice in my office. These wipes are similar in size to that of a standard tissue and this means that they are easy enough to handle when being rubbed over the surface.
Asda do give a paragraph of directions for use which is a feature that I like and certainly look for when purchasing a new product. On the back the method we are told in pretty basic terms which include; removing a wipe, re-sealing the packet to keep wipes fresh, wiping surfaces evenly and waiting for the surface to dry.
In practical terms I find these wipes incredibly easy to use and a nice way to spruce up my workstation. The wipes pull easily out of the packet and provide a slightly wet finish as they are rubbed over my desk which picks up dust and general dirt very well. The smell of these wipes is lovely and fresh and leaves my office smelling clean. I like the antibacterial properties of these wipes as it means that when someone else uses my key pad and mouse I can rest assured that they can be wiped clean afterwards. Plus the variety of surfaces that these wipes can be used on means that they work well on my desk, computer screen, keypad, mouse and phone.
The finish that these wipes leave, though shiny is certainly not as polished looking as a bottle of dusting spray and some good old yellow cloths. This is reflected in the slight residue left on my desk after use, which although not very noticeable is still there if you are a bit of a perfectionist. However, I do like the convenience of these wipes and the fact that they can be disposed of after one use.
The flexibility of these wipes and the fact that they can be hidden out of sight in my desk drawer between uses is great in my opinion. The fact that there are forty in one packet means that mine should last for a number of weeks and are less expensive than other branded products. These wipes are available at Asda and cost just £1.50, which when compared to other branded products makes them very good value for money.
I am enjoying using my furniture polish wipes and for this reason they score a good four stars from me and come recommended.
I hope this review has been of some help and thanks for reading! x
I always say that I prefer to buy a bottle of spray and a pack of cloths to wipes, yet I contradict myself by buying them quite often. Although I usually buy multi-purpose cleaning wipes, I recently purchased ASDA's own brand Furniture Polish wipes. I have to admit this was a bit of an impulse purchase, I just saw them and decided to try them, I didn't really have a particular need for them or a specific job in mind.
The wipes come in a re-sealable pack similar to baby wipes as you would expect. The front of the pack is white and orange and there is all the info you need is printed on the pack clearly. The sticky tab seems to have retained its stickiness over time.
I was surprised to read that these offer anti-bacterial protection and kill 99.9% of bacteria. I'm pretty sure my usual can of furniture polish doesn't offer this, so these are perhaps a good choice for those concerned with germs. As well as wood and marble, these wipes are also suitable for plastic and tiled surfaces, which again may be a selling point for those who do not like to have lots of different cleaning products.
I mainly use these for the wooden surfaces in my living room - which at the moment are just a sideboard and a shelving unit, as well as the fire place, which is a sort of shiny marble/stone type material.
When a wipe is removed from the packet, a fairly strong scent comes out and I actually find the smell to be quite sickly. It's like furniture polish, oranges and syrup mixed together! The scent is definitely a big downside for me, as I really like the scent of 'real' polish so I was quite disappointed that the wipes did not reflect that. On a more positive note the scent doesn't seem to be left behind on the surfaces after use.
The wipes are fairly thin and have a bit of stretch to them, but I never feel like they are going to fall apart when using them. That said, being so thin they tend to 'scrunch up' when using them and I find myself frequently straightening them out to try to get the most use possible from each one. For dusty surfaces, they do pick up dust quite well and being damp the dust clings to them, however I've found this 'un-scrunching' process, often makes the dust fall off, meaning I have to go over the same surface again.
I have found the wipes to remove sticky marks well and wooden furniture is left with a sheen to it. No residue is left on my furniture which is another plus point. I should mention I tried these on the glass TV stand and that didn't come out so well - it was left with lots of streaky marks on the surface so I will not be using them on glass again!
The wipes did not irritate my skin at all when using them. Other info to note is that they have to go in the bin once you're done with them, you can't flush them and they can't be used on unsealed wood or unglazed tiles.
A pack of 40 wipes costs £0.94 from ASDA. That's not a bad price I suppose, but still not as economical as a tin of polish and pack of dusters would be in the long run. I need to use a few per use, as being thin they will only dust a smallish area at a time.
Overall, I found these wipes to be OK, but I probably wouldn't buy them again. I think the main downside is actually the scent which I can't bear for any length of time and the quality is not great, as being thin I need to use a few at a time for each job.