“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I normally buy which every supermarket I am in's own brand washing up liquid and over the years I have tried pretty much them all. The Asda Lime and Cucumber Washing Up Liquid is fairly middle of the road when it comes to the ones I like to use.
The price is great, it costs 87p for a large 740ml bottle which works out at £1.18 per litre which is excellent value for money. Unlike some of the own brands I have used, you don't need 3 times the amount of liquid you would need with say a Fairy Liquid to get similar results. You are probably looking at about 1 and a half times the amount of liquid. As Fairy is £2.31 currently in Asda I am still making a good saving by my calculations, anything under double is good value for money in my book.
For me the main draw back with this product is that I really don't like the smell of this washing up liquid. It smells like slightly off limes if you ask me, which isn't the most pleasant smell in the world. I found this with a lot of the Asda fragrances too.
As well as washing the dishes, I do use the washing up liquid for cleaning the uPVC frames on my double glazing and find that the Asda brand is as good as Fairy at getting rid of the dirt and grim. I haven't had any problems with removing hard baked on food such as a pot with scrambled egg or a dish which has had something cooking in the oven for hours. Generally give the dishes a soak for 10 or 15 minutes and the washing up liquid and some hot water does the job.
I would try this brand again, but will be trying a different fragrance the next time.
I don't know what it is these days but instead of just strolling into the washing up liquid aisle at the supermarket and picking up a bottle of original Fairy like we used to, the wife and I seem to stand for ages mesmerised by all the different colours and scents.
We regularly now try all different sorts of scented fairy versions as well as some non fairy ones too and one recent one we have used is the very, very good Asda lime and cucumber one, I do not know if the lime and cucumber is designed purely to give a nice scent, which it does or if it has anything to do with the cleaning power but this certainly deals with grease and stubborn dried in stuff as well as fairy does.
The bottle is shaped much like the Fairy bottles and you could easily mistake the two except for the fact that this one is a good bit cheaper, a 500ml bottle of this costs only 68p and better still you regularly get them on offer at two for a pound which is great value for money I feel.
We first used this around November time last year when we bought two for a pound but as they are nearly gone now along with the Fairy one we bought on offer from Tesco, we will now be looking for some more although whether we buy this again or we end up being taken in by the other colours surrounding us who knows!
I brought a bottle of this washing up liquid from Asda because they had their Fairy on offer at the time and most of that had all gone, with only the anti bacterial one left on the shelf and I don't like the smell of that.
This one got chosen purely for the colour of the washing up liquid because it's a bright lime green that stood out from all the rest of them on the shelf. I like the smells of lime and cucumber so thought I'd deffo like this washing up liquid.
The main smell is lime and that makes it a lovely zesty washing up liquid, it's quite a strong smell and you can smell it in the kitchen for a bit after you've washed up. The cucumber smell isn't there much but I think it makes it smell fresher.
I was suprised by how thick the washing up liquid is and I get loads of bubbles off a little squirt under the water, you need more than Fairy but it's not like some of the cheap washing up liquids where you have to use a quarter of the bottle just to get enough bubbles to wash up with.
It cleans everything good, I didn't think it was as effective as Fairy on madly greasy stuff like the roasting tin or the tray I did some roast potatoes on but that just meant it needed a longer soak and I had to change the water a couple of times.
It rinses off easy as well but I did notice 3 times that it hadn't quite rinsed off the glasses properly even when I used loads of cold water and I could still taste the liquid in my drink. The thing with it is to rinse it until you think it's all off and then rinse it again! lol
I paid about 70p for this washing up liquid and that's a bit cheaper than Fairy, it was good but I'll deffo stick to Fairy because this one struggled on stuff that Fairy would have brought up clean straight away.
After using fairy washing up liquid for a few years now, I was on the look out for a cheaper liquid that would be just as effective and long lasting as the fairy brand. I do my monthly shopping at asda so I decided to give there own make a try when they were on offer at 2 for a quid, I wasn't expecting much but decided for a quid for 2 it wouldn't hurt.
One of the liquids that I purchased was the lime and cucumber variety. The bottle is clear and you can see the lime green liquid inside. The bottle has a bright green sticker on the front with bubbles. The packaging is standard and requires all the information needed. The bottle size is 500ml.
Upon opening the bottle I could smell a lovely lime scent, it was very pleasant. I squirted a small amount under hot running water and added the dishes once the sink was full. I was so surprised that after only using a small amount of liquid, the sink was full of bubbles. I began to wash the dishes immediately and the effort needed was minimal. The liquid has managed to remove all the tough stains without much scrubbing effort.
After the dishes were dry, they appeared very clean with an added gleam. I was impressed and in my opinion this washing up liquid does the same job as fairy.
Asda do generally have offers on their own brand produce and if this is the case it is definitely worth picking a few of these up. If the washing up liquid is not on offer then it will cost around 70 pence. Only a small amount of this liquid is needed so a bottle of this last ages.
I would definitely recommend this liquid to anyone who shops at asda. It works just as well as fairy and even saves a bit money.
I use a lot of washing up liquid as I don't just use it for washing dishes, I also use it, mixed with bleach in very hot water, for general purpose cleaning. Because I use it on many surfaces in the house (including kitchen and bathroom surfaces as well as my bathroom tiled floors and walls) it's particularly important for me that the liquid smells nice as well as cleans effectively.
As a cost cutting exercise (yet another one) I've recently started trying shops own brands of washing up liquids and this Lime and Cucumber washing up liquid from Asda was a recent purchase.
I brought this as it was on a 2 500ml bottle for £1 offer, but one bottle can be also be bought for 70p. Other fragrances can be purchased in the 2 for £1 offer, including lemon, 'original', and pink grapefruit, but I bought two of the lime and cucumber fragrance as I wanted to combine them with standard bleach and thought this fragrance would balance the swimming pool fragrance best!
I have been disappointed with this washing up liquid. I've found I have to use much more of this liquid to get a real foam going on in my washing up bowl, so it hasn't worked out as cost effective compared to the leading brand which I find foams much more effectively from less liquid. That's not to say that the leading brand is far superior to shops own liquids because it isn't. I have found other non-branded washing up liquids to work just as well, it just seems to be this lime and cucumber washing up liquid that under performs. My water is not particularly hard, but I have found it difficult to achieve the level of foam I expect from a washing up liquid, and even when I have used 4 or 5 squirts of the stuff the foam just does not last throughout the bowl load of dishes.
As for cleaning with this liquid, it manages fairly well on most surfaces and can clean through the grease on my hob with a bit of coaxing. The fragrance, however, is too subtle to make the kitchen smell nice, and it is completely over-whelmed by even the tiniest spot of bleach.