“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I'm not a stickler for buying the same brand of washing up liquid when I run out, I tend to go for the cheapest one in the shop, not necessarily the smart price ones, but generally I will buy the shop's own brand. So when I noticed that I'd nearly run out of washing up liquid the other day and I was going to Asda anyway I grabbed a bottle of their "Grease Busting" Lemon washing up liquid. It cost me 87p for a 740ml bottle.
When you flip the lid and smell the washing up liquid you get a pleasant lemon fragrance which lasts through out the wash, it isn't overpowering, and a small amount produces a good lather, which easily cuts through grease. 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 and they weren't particularly greasy it worked just fine.
The clear plastic bottle, which this washing up liquid now comes in, is sort of shaped like a figure 8, with the bottom being much larger than the top, allows you to see the yellow coloured washing up liquid so that when you're nearing the end of the bottle, 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.
As with a lot of products I am not particularly loyal to a certain brand, this is the case with washing up liquid, I generally go for what is on offer at the time. A while ago I went to our local Asda to do a top up shop and one of the items I needed was washing up liquid, after having a quick look around I went for Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid, it was reasonably priced and seemed like it would do its job well enough.
The Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle which is wider at the top and bottom and narrows towards the middle, it has a red plastic lid on the top which simply flips open and clicks shut.
There is a label in the centre which is black towards the top and yellow and white towards the bottom. In the black section the word Asda is written in green with the rest of the name of the product "Lemon Washing Up Liquid" written in the yellow and white section in red and yellow writing, the majority of the label on the front is taken up with yellow bubbles, and there is hardly any information on the front of the bottle other than the name of the product. There is a second label on the back of the bottle which contains all of the information you need to know about the washing up liquid, this is clearly written and easy to follow.
The Washing Up Liquid
Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid is a transparent yellow colour and of a reasonably runny consistency. When I opened the bottle the lemon fragrance was quite strong (although not too strong) it had a fresh fragrance and not at all artificial, the fragrance really was pleasant.
This washing up liquid is described as having a grease busting formula which promises to keep your dishes sparkling, this was just what I was looking for, when I have done the washing up I like to know that they have been cleaned properly, especially when it comes to Jayden's bowls and cups, I like to be able to feel confident they are going to be thoroughly cleaned.
Another pieces of information that also appears on the packaging is that Asda are against animal testing which was also a benefit for me and made the product more favourable.
Directions for Use
The directions for using Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid are the same as any type of washing up liquid, you simply squeeze a small amount of the washing up liquid into your washing up bowl and fill the bowl with warm water. The amount used is down to personal preference, I personally find that you only need a small amount at a time and you still get a decent amount of lather.
Price and Availability
This particular washing up liquid is available from Asda and the 740ml bottle costs just 87p, personally I think this is excellent value for money, you only need a small amount of the product at a time making it very long lasting and economical.
My bottle of Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid lasted me a few weeks so I was using it for a while and was very pleased with the results. The washing up liquid effectively cleaned all of my dishes leaving them sparkling and my glasses lovely and clear and streak free.
The lemon fragrance was extremely fresh, it didn't really linger on the actual dishes but the lemon fragrance when you were using it was refreshing .
The washing up liquid lathers up easily meaning you only need a small amount of the product at a time. This washing up liquid was extremely effective on grease meaning that no greasy residue is left on your dishes.
Overall I would definitely recommend Asda Lemon Washing Up Liquid to anyone, it is an effective and reasonably priced washing up liquid that really does what it says.
Whilst hardly the most exciting product to review Washing up Liquid is an essential product for the kitchen with Fairy probably being the market leading brand and the product its competitors either have to match or beat for quality and results. All the supermarket brands offer their own versions of washing up liquid and I'm sure many reading this review will have wanted to save a few pennies and tried out the cheaper versions no doubt with mixed results.
I'm not terribly fussy when it comes to washing my pots, so long as I can get a decent amount of lather and I don't have to spend too long washing my plates, pans and cutlery then I'm happy to try anything if it means I'm saving on my weekly shopping budget. A few weeks ago I needed a new bottle of washing up liquid and as I was in Asda at the time I picked up a bottle of their own brand Lemon liquid without thinking too much about it, at just 88p for a 740ml bottle it was cheaper than Fairy and other leading brands and have been using it quite successfully ever since.
I've read a few reviews recently from other people who have found the Asda liquid to be a disappointment with it not being a match on Fairy, my experience with it is the opposite although mine is the Lemon variant and not one of the more exotically named ones. It's packaging has altered from the one shown in Dooyoo's image and is a simply designed transparent bottle with a sticker on the front and back. I'm not going to discuss how washing up liquid should be used as it's patently obvious but all I would say is that you do need a little bit more of the product to generate a decent amount of soapy lather when compared to Fairy and the other leading brands. The lemon-coloured liquid has a gloopy, slightly sticky consistency and a slight lemon aroma although it's not strong smelling at all and is hardly noticeable once some has been added to hot water but it does generate a decent amount of lather and for the washing I expect it to clean it copes absolutely fine. I've used it on everyday plates and cutlery and it removes all traces of food with minimal effort on my part and any cooked-on food residue lifts relatively easily with a bit of elbow grease.
Admittedly Asda's washing up liquid isn't as powerful as Fairy and you don't get that 'squeaky' clean feeling you would expect from the other brand but if you're wanting to save a few pennies and only have to wash-up a couple of times every day then this is a fine substitution. I don't have much washing up to do personally so I never have to give it any real challenges but even so it's still reliable for what I need it for and whilst it doesn't have a strong lemon aroma and probably isn't as good as Fairy for me it has been fine and I would continue to use and buy it in the future. For less than a pound for such a big bottle I can't complain really, fair enough you do need to squirt that little bit extra into your sink or bowl to generate a decent lather but it's not as runny as some cheaper options available and I do think its cost-effective and not too wasteful.
I've been using my bottle for a few weeks now and still have plenty left, I don't usually compare washing up liquids so can't really say if I would have used the same amount of Fairy in the same period of time. I'm more than happy with this from Asda and can see no reasons why anyone else would struggle with it, 4 stars is fair I think as I'm deducting 1 for the lack of Lemon aroma and because you do need to use a tiny bit more than you would if you were using a better brand but overall I'm happy to recommend this washing up liquid from Asda.
Thanks for reading my review.
A while ago I went to Asda knowing I needed some washing up liquid as I was running low on the stuff. I stocked up rather aot at the time as my usual Persil was sold out and there was an offer on with any two washing up liquids for a pound instead of 88p a bottle which seemed a very good deal to me from the Asda range, and there was plenty of fragrances to choose from!
This one I got in with a about 3 others and I quite like the aroma of lemons so it seemed a good option to me!
I'm not sure if the packaging of this one has changed since this link was originally requested but now this product comes in a see though plastic, squeezy bottle with a red plastic flip-top lid to the top of it concealing a small hole. On the front of it we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Lemon Washing Up Liquid and then on the back of the bottle ingredients are listed, the size is given which is 740ml and contact details for Asda are given. Its a nice enough, informative, easy to use bottle thie one.
The Washing Up Liquid Itself:
Well its runny bright yellow gel that smells of lovely, zesty lemons. It isn't too sweet and not too unnatural and of course you use this as you would any other washing up liquid and add some of it under running water prior to washing up. It releases the fragrance nicely, doesn't upset my sensitive skin and gives off a nice froth to the water too.
Now this is great for everyday, not too dirty washing up if that makes sense. You know plates and cutlery and for cleaning glass with (as long as you rinse it well after wards of course). However on really abused pots and pans (and believe me I really do abuse mine with burning rice and the likes within them!) this does need to be added to the offending item and left to soak or a bit. This doesn't clean all by itself you may need a little elbow grease but all in all this usually cleans my stuff well and with not too much difficulty!
A good buy, I like the fragrance and think that not only is is a good value product but that its also a quality one so it gets a thumbs up from me!
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One of my pet hates is washing the dishes, if I could get away with using paper plates and plastic cups I would, but I can't so I don't. That means I have to purchase washing up liquids. I tend to stock up on washing up liquid if I have a chance, it's not like I'm never going to stop having a reason to use it. My washing up liquid store currently contains this Lemon Fresh washing up liquid from Asda.
* Packaging *
Dooyoo's picture of the washing up liquid bottle is quite dated, Asda has updated the bottle to look a lot less basic. The bottle is almost rectangular with a cut out neck making it easy to grip when pouring. The bottle is see-through with a red lid at the top, I really like see through bottles as it's so much easier to see how much liquid is left, the liquid in this bottle is yellow. The front of the bottle states the product name, and the back states all ingredients and directions. It also states the normal warnings.
* Lemon fresh *
When I am preparing to wash up I squeeze a 50p piece size dollop into the bowl then start running the water. I have a tap that moves so as the water is running I swish the tap around and this makes the washing up liquid bubble up nicely. The lemon scent is also present as the water is running, it's a nice subtle scent, not overpowering in the slightest.
The washing up liquid makes light work of cleaning my dishes, although only a small amount of liquid is used. When washing big food stained pots and pans I tend to leave these to soak in the water after I have finished the other dishes and it releases the stains quite easily, with of course some good old elbow grease.
The only problem I have with this washing up liquid is that it is hard to get all of the contents out, at the end of the bottle there is always a stubborn bit of liquid that refuses to leave the bottle, I don't think this is this products fault though, a lid at the bottom would be nice. I get round this problem by removing the lid and adding a touch of water.
* Overall *
This washing up liquid currently costs 75p for a 500ml bottle. I think this is fantastic value for money. I've found it isn't as bubbly as more expensive brands but it still does what it is meant to and washes my dishes and pots and pans with a nice subtle lemon scent. I don't feel the need to change my washing up brand just yet!
I was doing my weekly shop a couple of weeks back in Asda, and I came to the isle which displays washing up liquids and detergents. As a rule I would normally throw one of the leading brands in the trolley, as I've found in the past that washing up liquids which appear cheaper, often don't last very long, and appear very watery.
On this occasion my wife's attention was drawn to the fact that 2 bottles of Asda's own washing up liquid was being sold at 2 for £1.00 for 500ml. So in all we'd get 1 litre of washing up liquid for a pound. We had a quick chat and decided that we'd give their Lemon washing up liquid a go.
The bottle itself looked like most of the other bottles on display. This one was clear with a red top, and you could quite easily see the yellow liquid inside. Emblazened across the front it said it was Asda's own and that it was Grease Busting. This is just what we want when we are cleaning dirty pans etc., most other items find their way into our dishwasher.
The ingredients on the bottle say 15-30% Anionic Surfactant and less than 5% Non-Ionic Surfcant. Amphoteric Surfacant. It also says it contains Formaldehyde, Dimethylol Glycol, Sodium Benzoate, Prefume, Citral and Limone.
To be more precise and after checking their website it also contains, amongst what is advertised
Sodium C14-18 Alkane Sulfonate
Sodium Lauryl Ether Sulphate
Alkyldimethyl Amine Oxide
I was very pleased with the washing up liquid from Asda. It smelt of lemon as you would expect. It also bubbled up very well. It didn't have a problem removing the food from the pans. If I had to be completely honest, it wasn't quite as good as the major brands as the liquid didn't (in hour house) go as far. But it was a lot cheaper and as Asda have a policy of TRY ME, LOVE ME on this product, you could always get your money back. I won't be. I will get this again.