“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
Buying a shops own brand can sometimes save a lot of money and sometimes it can be the opposite and be a complete waste of money. I hadn't bought this one before, so thought it would be worth a go. I do like the smell of mandarins so thought I would like at least the fragrance.
It comes inside a transparent plastic bottle which has a flip back lid. Just has the label on the front with name clearly on the front. Nothing special to look at and just a basic label.
The liquid is an orange colour, it has a rich consistency and flows well from the bottle and doesn't drip. I was surprised how rich this washing up liquid actually is considering it is a shops own brand. It has a really nice fragrance being a citrus smell, being mandarin & mango fragrance. I cannot detect any smell of the mango ingredient and can only smell mandarin. I love the smell of this liquid. Is a really refreshing smell and a nice aroma while I am washing my dishes.
You don't need a lot of the liquid to create a lather in the water, just a quick squeeze of the bottle directly into the water is well enough to create lots of bubbles. With this liquid I also find the bubbles have staying power, so I can leave any dishes or saucepans to soak in the water if I have any pans which have burned on food at the bottom of the pans and need to be soaked for a while. This liquid works well at attacking the burned on food to release it etc.
It washes my dishes well, cleans my glasses and glass vases well and leaves them sparklingly clean. It removes grease from my dishes and cuts well into the grease without me having to either leave them to soak too long or having to scrub them too much. The liquid does the work and I was surprised how well this liquid does cut into grease. A little also goes a long way because if you squeeze too much into the water, there are then too many bubbles which isn't necessary. Cleans stainless steel cutlery well too, also cutlery with those glass kind of handles, I have a few odd teaspoons which have the glass handles and it has cleaned the handles well and the steel of the spoons.
It rinses well from the dishes and leaves them streak free once dried. My drinking glasses do sparkle when dry too and I am happy with the way this one leaves this shine to my glasses. They don't look dingy or discoloured and just a nice shine to them.
I have soaked my dishcloths in a solution of water and a little of this liquid in a bowl and left the cloths to soak overnight. The next morning the cloths smell and are then clean and ready to use again.
I have found this liquid hasn't irritated my skin or left them feeling too dry. I do wear rubber gloves to wash my dishes but if I only have a couple of dishes I want to wash during the day without wearing gloves I have just used my bare hands and the liquid hasn't irritated my skin or caused any rashes etc.
I am really pleased with the way this liquid washes dishes, removes all traces of food from them and cuts into the grease really well. It is a good quality liquid and good value for money.
It costs only 87p for a 740ml bottle, a lot of liquid for this price in my opinion and well worth the price I paid. I think it is so affordable for any budget and especially so if you are wanting to drop a brand and try a good liquid which cleans dishes well and with a nice refreshing orange smell.
I will most certainly buy this one again in the future, I am pleased I gave it a go and a little does go a very long way. I highly do recommend it for others to try and I don't think you would be disappointed in the way it cleans saucepans, dishes and glassware.
The bottle can be recycled too.
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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 don't particularly stick to one brand of washing up liquid, I normally go for the cheapest, but not the "Smartprice" or "Value" ranges, I've not had good experiences with them, but I will buy shop's own brands. So the other day whilst I was walking round Asda I noticed that they had their own brand washing up liquid in mandarin and mango fragance. As I've used Asda's own brand before and found it to be very good I thougth I'd try this one. It cost me 87p for a 740ml bottle.
When you flip the lid and smell the washing up liquid you get a pleasant orange scent, I can't really smell the mango, which for me is fine as I don't like mango anyway. The smell lasts through out the wash and isn't overpowering, and again like all of Asda's washing up liquids 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 and the fact that this has a citrus element in it. Just as with the other Asda's own brand washing up liquid I've used this in slightly tepid water and I've still had a large amount of bubbles produced from just a small amount.
The clear plastic bottle, is just the same as all of Asda's own brand washing up liquids and the red cap is flat enough so that you can stand the bottle on it so that you can get every drop out of the bottle which cuts down on wastage. The bottle is also widely recyclable.
As with 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.
I'd certainly recommend this washing up liquid, it's not overly expensive, a little goes a long way and it smells nice.
When it comes to washing up liquid I will usually buy a branded product or like this a shops own one but not the real cheapy stuff. Like most people I hate washing up and find it easier with a good quality one and so recently when I placed an online shopping order with Asda I plonked this into my virtual shopping basket.
This comes in a large 740ml see-through and plastic bottle and it has red plastic pull to open lid that conceals a small hole then on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and then on the back of it the size is stated as well as the contact details for the manufacturer along with a few other bits of information. Its a nice enough looking and informative bottle this bottle and easy to dispense the product out of.
The Washing Up Liquid:
This is a reasonably thick orange transparent gel and it has a wonderful aroma of blended and natural scented mandarin and mango and I love the fresh and fruity fragrance of this one alot. A little makes the water soft on my hands, my kitchen is beautifully fragranced and I get a good amount of white suds and I am impressed that such a little of this seems to go such a long way.
This cleans everything brilliantly and cuts through grease easily, leaves my cutlery and glasses sparkling and for really dirty crocks and saucepans and the likes I soak with this and a little water then give them a quick scrub either way this is rather easy to excellent results from.
This doesn't leave any residue on my washing or odd flavours and all in all I think this is a great product for a great £1.00 price tag for such a large bottle!
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Phew. It's been a busy old time in Rarr land of late.
This weekend was both the culmination of that and also the end of a really mental period of disruption, overtime, crazy work variations, separation, exhaustion and stress. Finally, after three weeks of being all over the place, Mr Rarr and I had some time together - while he also overcame jet lag, the poor thing!
So, as always at Rarr HQ, this involved down time and food. Home cooked, healthy, good food. In this case, it was a pig that "got it" and if I do say so myself, it was damn tasty stuff, but as per usual when I start cooking, the kitchen was a mess, and as I had to drive Mr Rarr back to his work base and then get back to my own for a day, I had to leave some of the washing up despite my best efforts to get on top of it. However, with just one day at work before two off, I was happy to do so, and resigned myself that, whilst it meant coming back to firmly encrusted food remains on my adored kitchen utensils, it at least wouldn't constitute the full-on health risk it would if I had a full working week ahead of me! So off we toddled to get on with life, and I duly trotted home about 48 hours later having stayed with Mother Rarr in the interim.
Yep, the kitchen nightmare was still there waiting for me, having yet again amazingly failed to do the decent thing and get up and clean itself, put itself back where it should be and welcome me with glistening sparkles. Disgraceful. So, on with the washing up.
On my side? No dishwasher for this budget, although surely someone with this much passion for cookery should have been born the heiress to some dishwasher production company of great performance and reputation (and profit, I wish!). No, it was me, a sponge, a pair of Marigolds and, this time, Asda's "Grease Busting" Mandarin & Mango washing up liquid.
***WHAT IS IT?***
Er, washing up liquid. Sorry, I just realised how stupid it was typing that!
This Asda own-brand product is not their base-level saver product but the next stage up in the evolutionary scale, or social hierarchy of washing up liquid, which was with everything goes from the supposed rubbish at the bottom of the pile to high society. This, I suspect, would be at the level that politicians would consider themselves allowed to yell at and insult in the equivalent of our society - but that doesn't tell you anything.
The product comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip-top lid and a label. You can see a toxic-looking orange product inside but I have seen far more artificial colours in alternative products.
The product comes priced at 88p for 740ml, giving you a healthy amount of the product if you wash up by hand a lot and also coming in significantly cheaper than the likes of Fairy. But is it as good?
First of all, anyone who read my review of Persil's equivalent to this will know I was really impressed by it. So I wasn't expecting this to stand up against it as, no disrespect to own-brand products or Asda or indeed anyone, I just found that to be a stand-out product.
I had a bottle of this in the cupboard and started it when I ran out of Persil and in terms of longevity, I don't find it has been too bad, although Persil was better. I probably got about the same length of use from this bigger bottle as I did that smaller, but better quality, washing up liquid. However, that doesn't mean this is bad - after all, it has the price in its favour, so thus far, things are even.
Opening the red flip-lid, this is lightly scented of orangey, citrus flavours, although I would be hard-pressed to say Mandarin specifically and I don't get Mango at all. But it is pleasant enough.
When held upside down this will run slightly from the bottle, but a squeeze will produce a fairly standard consistency product. I always put some under running hot water, and some on my sponge, then tackle the glasses first whilst the hot water is running so I can rinse them in properly hot water.
So, what challenges did I throw at this product with a view to writing this review?
First of all there was a cooking bowl with dried wholegrain mustard from the roast veg - this I allowed to soak. Two plates, with residual onion gravy, some mugs, two glasses, some serving spoons and cooking spoons with gravy and other bad news dried on, and some knives.
First of all, the glasses. Fine, no problem, the sponge produced nice small bubbles as the water was doing the same in the sink. The glasses were clean, not sparkling in a "oh God I've found religion" sort of way, but perfectly acceptably clean.
Plates, spoons and cooking tools, cooking bowl with mustard I allowed five minutes to soak. But, feeling cruel, I took my gravy boat, which was encrusted with my onion gravy, and tried to clean this straight off. I expected to remove the majority but the rest would be stuck firm and require a soak.
Wrong! I was impressed here. This product cut through this quickly, efficiently, and without too much elbow grease from me. Pulling a probably unflattering "impressed" face, I toddled off to leave the rest to soak for a few minutes.
When I came back I lifted out a plate that had previously had gravy scraps dried firm. They were gone already! This stuff must be pretty powerful and I think that the "grease busting" claim of the label is a fair boast from the producers. So I used the same sponge, which was still producing bubbles, and wiped them over and rinsed. Perfectly clean.
The mustard put up a bit of a fight as the sugars in the mix had caramelised and stuck to the side of the pyrex dish when cooking, but again I was pleased with the performance here, and if one will go cooking veg in these things then you get used to have to put a bit more attention into cleaning them.
Knives were fine, no grease linering on the handles, and cutlery was easy to deal with.
I would say that there was barely any scent at all released once this was in the water and steam, which I found usual, but for 88p and a good cleaning performance, and the fact that no artificial scent lingered on my utensils, I'm probably not going to lose sleep over the fact that this didn't also treat me to a fragrant spa experience. Some things are just greedy.
***ALL IN ALL?***
Amongst the supermarket own-brand herd of washing up liquid society, I think I've found a reliable local. The human equivalent would probably deliver the parish newsletter, or dog sit for his neighbour and water his petunias while he's clogging up the M40 with a caravan and a Rover.
It works, really quite well for it's price range, is both perfectly pleasant and unpleasant, and helps wash stuff up. It's a washing up liquid and it's ain't bad, and for 88p, I reckon that makes it pretty good.
Cheers for reading!
We seem to go through washing up liquid very quickly in our household so we always try to buy the cheapest available, this usually being from Lidl's for a rather reasonable 24p but it was time for a change last week. A small shopping trip to Asda brought this fabulous looking 'Mandarin & Mango washing up liquid', into our life for a very reasonable 88 pence. I'm not sure if this price was an offer or not but it seems to be the standard price on Asda's website and it appears quite a reasonable price for a large 740ml bottle.
~~~ A bit about the Mandarin and Mango Washing Up Liquid ~~~
The liquid is a nice orange colour and it is held in a transparent bottle with a good quality snap on/off lid which is easy to open. The liquid is described on the bottle to be a 'Grease busting', liquid with a Mandarin and Mango scent which I must say, is very nice indeed! The liquid is a grease busting formulation that is bursting with bubbles to leave your dishes sparkling clean, lovely!
~~~ Using the product ~~~
This is obviously not rocket science, you simply fill the washing up bowl with warm water and add a small amount of the concentrated liquid to your requirements and get washing. From the first use it was obvious that spending the slight extra price over the normal Lidl's cheap product that we were buying was well worth it, we used quarter as much as we would have usually but the thick and lovely orange liquid filled the bowl with bubbles and it started working straight away while giving off the fabulous scent.
Our first challenge for this liquid was a rather dirty frying pan that I had accidentally left on while making a bacon sandwich, not a good combination in all honesty and the stuff was stuck on rather badly. In went the liquid and some warm water, a quick wipe with a sponge and the pan came up clean without too much scrubbing at all which impressed us so we carried on leaving the dishwasher have a break. All of our dishes cleaned up fabulously and the glasses were shining, I'm convinced that washing by hand is much more effective than using a dishwasher and it seems to be quicker when you take loading / unloading into consideration.
~~~ The smell and ease of use ~~~
The Mandarin and Mango scent is in all honest, rather divine! I love the smell and so do the rest of the family, it fills the kitchen during our dish washing sessions and even though the scent is rather artificial straight from the container, it smells rather natural when diluted and warm. The Lidl's washing up liquid that we once owned used to leave our hands feeling very dry as we are naughty and do not bother using rubber gloves for washing dishes by hand, this product leaves our hands soft and our skin is looking rather normal after a few weeks of use and needless to say that the Lidl's liquid has been removed from our household and replaced by this beauty!
~~~ Overall opinion ~~~
The liquid looks and smell divine and it is a rather reasonable cost when you consider that it's a 740ml bottle for only 88 pence and that you have to use so little to get positive results. The liquid is not harsh on our hands and it is generally a very pleasant product to use and I highly recommend this!
Thanks for reading.
I like to change my washing up liquid regularly as I get bored of the same thing. I can be quite picky when it comes to purchasing washing up liquids, and I tend to normally sway for branded products such as Fairy where I know what I can expect. As money is tight at the moment, I opted to try out one of Asda's own branded washing up liquids. The reason for this is also because they had quite a nice ranges of scents on offer, and I like my dishes to smell fresh and clean so instantly the 'mandarin and mango' scented one was popped in my trolley.
This was only 88p which is a fantastic price considering you get 740ml of washing up liquid in it. It is quite a huge bottle compared to the usual little ones I buy, and it is even cheaper than those so it really is good value for money. It comes in a clear bottle as you would expect and the liquid itself is bright orange in colour which is nice and adds a little bit of dimension to the mundane task of washing up.
For a budget washing up liquid, from the first instant I noticed that this one seemed of particularly high quality. The liquid itself was quite thick, and this meant that it lathered up quite well. Because of this, you do not need to use a lot of liquid to get good results, meaning that the product does last quite a while. As soon as this touches hot water, it starts to lather up instantly. I was fairly shocked at how good the results of this were as I was only expecting a moderate amount of lather and this was absolutely brilliant considering how cheap it was.
It is an easy washing up liquid to work with, and the lather remains in the bowl for a good time, meaning you can get through quite a few of your dishes with this. It smells delicious and this helps as I can find quite clinical smelling products too overbearing for washing dishes, however this one is just lovely and fruity. As you can imagine from the scent being mandarin and mango, it is quite sweet, and it does not have that washing up liquid smell, medicinal smell that some have. It smells fruity from when you squirt it out, and leaves your dishes smelling lovely and fresh. I simply use a scouring pad or sponge to clean my dishes using this washing up liquid and I have noticed that my dishes look just as great as when I use washing up liquids which are double the price of this. It is a great budget washing up liquid which delivers incredible results considering.
I live on my own so this does mean I don't have to wash up as much as others, and this has lasted me absolutely weeks because it is so large. I would recommend this to larger families as it is great value for money and will last much longer than your standard bottle of washing up liquid. Not only is it huge in size but you don't need much liquid to get a good lather from it, so this is really worth the price!
In the past I have suffered from eczema and I do tend to get quite dry and sore hands sometimes when dealing with certain cleaning products such as washing up liquid. I can conclude that this washing up liquid was fine for use and I have not experienced any problems with it, so it is great for those with sensitive skin. Another point to make is that obviously the bottle is recyclable, but also Asda are against animal testing, and money paid from this washing up liquid goes towards research into alternative testing which is great!
Overall, this is a highly recommended washing up liquid as it smells absolutely gorgeous and leaves my dishes looking sparkling clean. It does as good a job, if not better as some of the more expensive alternatives, so why pay more? I will continue to be purchasing this and others from within this range in the future. Thanks for reading.
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.
One item in the range that I had not tried until recently was the Asda "Mandarin & Mango 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 mango and regularly use skincare products that are fragranced with the fruity aroma. I decided to purchase the washing up liquid as soon as I saw it, and paid only 88 pence for the generously sized 740ml bottle of liquid, which I thought was a fantastic value price.
Packaged in a clear plastic bottle which can be recycled after use, the Asda washing up liquid is a bright orange colour that matches the name of the product perfectly. The cap is easy to use, being a plastic 'flip up' design, and I have had no problems with using this at all.
The liquid itself is quite thick and it has a very similar consistency to other brands of washing up liquid that I use regularly, and this is the case with most of the other Asda 'own label' liquids that I have bought before too. I have bought budget 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 Mandarin & Mango washing up liquid lathers very easily 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 anything, or is lacking in its quantity, which is another bug-bear I have found with cheaper-branded washing up liquids I have used before.
There is a beautifully fragrant aroma produced whilst I am using the product which I actually find quite refreshing when compared to other similar products which can often contain a much more 'clinical' aroma. In the case of this liquid however, the fragrance is of course very fruity and sweet, making it a much more enjoyable product to use. I find that the fragrance doesn't linger for too long on my hands after I have washed the dishes but that is fine by me as I don't really want to be able to smell my household cleaning products after I have used them!
The Asda Mandarin & Mango liquid washes my dishes perfectly, and I have not found any problems with the products cleaning 'agents' not being effective. I actually find that the Asda washing up liquid works just as well as any other brand of liquid that I regularly buy - top brand name products included - which surprised me given the lower price of the Asda alternative. 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 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 think it is worth mentioning that I have very sensitive skin on my hands and certain household products - such as washing up liquid and soap powder - can cause an aggressive reaction to the sensitivity I regularly experience. I am happy to report however, that the Asda Mandarin & Mango washing up liquid has caused no unpleasant side-effects whilst I have been using it, and I don't even find it particularly drying to the skin on my hands. I therefore think it is actually a fairly mild formula and would recommend it for fellow sufferers of sensitive skin, based on my own experiences.
Asda do not allow any of their own-branded products to be tested on animals, and actually funds research into finding alternative methods of testing.
I am very pleased with the performance of the Asda Mandarin & Mango washing up liquid and think it works as effectively as any other brand of liquid that I buy on a regular basis. What makes this particular product even more attractive to me however, is the gorgeous refreshing fragrance that is so evident as soon as I begin to use the product. This is the main reason that I have chosen to buy this particular liquid over any other in the past few months and is its main selling point as far as I am concerned.