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      18.02.2014 13:22
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      Introduction:-


      Asda own brand washing up liquid is a product I have started purchasing primarily because it works out cheaper than the branded products on display next to it, and is one a product that can be bought more cheaply without affecting our quality of life or the quality of the food that we are able to buy alongside with our regular shop. This product costs just 87p for 740ml when on sale at its usual price meaning Asda washing up liquid generally works out anywhere between 50p - £1.50 cheaper per litre than the premium brands even when these are on offer. Quite often it is on offer at the price of two 740ml bottles for £1.50 making this product even cheaper in comparison than what is on the shelf nest to it.



      The Product:-


      Asda claim that this products "grease busting formulation is bursting with bubbles to leave dishes sparkling clean".


      This liquid is supplied in fairly generic packaging, this being a see through bottle with a flip top that allows the liquid inside to be squirted into the bowl when turned upside down. The bottle is see through in colour meaning the standard green colour of this Original variety washing up liquid is visible to the consumer, and also means I can see exactly how much is left in the bottle.


      In use this Asda washing up liquid doesn't really keep up with the brand name products with regards to the amount of bubbles it produces, however using a little extra will soon solve this, and as this is such a cheap product in the first place it still works out more economical than buying a premium branded washing up liquid. Whilst I wouldn't say it is bursting with bubbles as Asda claim it to be, it definitely produces a decent amount and is a good compromise between the supermarket budget ranges which I have found to be next to useless and what I consider to be the overpriced branded washing up liquids.


      With regards to cleaning power I have found that this Asda washing up liquid does a perfectly reasonable job of getting our dishes clean with a minimum of effort. When it comes to tougher grease and grime such as that on saucepans and oven trays I have found that they may need soaking for a couple of minutes longer, and can be a tiny bit more effort to actually scrub clean yet once again this product does a perfectly good job. I have found that whilst a bit extra is used the fact that this product is supplied at such a cheap price in the first place that it still works out more economical than the more expensive products on display next to it.


      With regards to the scent of this washing up liquid I would actually be hard pressed in a blind-folded test to tell it apart from other original scented washing up liquids. The smell is immediately obvious as soon as this product is added to hot water and personally I feel that it smells pretty much identical to the premium brands that we were buying previously.



      In Conclusion:-


      Overall I would have to say that I am pleased with this poduct, admittedly it doesn't produce quite as many bubbles as leading brands, yet the bubbles it does produce stay around long enough to give washing up a decent soak and are still there when I empty the bowl afterwards. The end results as mentioned above are pretty similar to all other decent washing up liquids that I have used in the past, and whilst not living up completely to Asda's claims about the product bursting with bubbles it certainly does leave my dishes clean and works out a lot more economical than the more expensive products.


      This product is a great compromise between the supermarkets budget ranges which come in at less than 30p for 500ml and the more expensive brands which tend to cost anywhere from £1 upwards for this amount. Asda washing up liquid is a product I will continue to buy as I feel it does a good enough job to warrant its existence alongside more expensive products, and it comes with a 4/5 star recommendation for me with the only thing letting it down being the slight lack of bubbles, and ever so slightly decreased cleaning power when compared directly with more expensive products.

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        12.11.2012 17:11
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        Asda Original Washing up Liquid,

        The Product
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        The product I am reviewing is Asda's own brand of Washing up Liquid, which comes in a range of different scents and colours. As this product was so cheap we occasionally buy this rather than buying Fairy which isn't always on offer. The liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can clearly see the colour of the liquid inside. In this case the liquid is a dark green colour and is the same colour as Original Fairy Liquid. The bottle has a red flip top cap which simply flips open to enable you to squeeze some of the product out. The lid easily closes again by pushing it back the other way where it will stop the small hole in which the liquid comes out from getting clogged up. I actually like to get the other products in this range; how-ever my parents normally purchase the Original which is why I am reviewing this particular one. The product cost me just £1.00 for a 740ml bottle of washing up liquid which I thought was very good value and much cheaper than other brands. The product is also available in Lemon, Mandarin & mango, Apple & Pear, Strawberry & Apricot, and Sloe Berry & Passion fruit. All of these are available to purchase online from the Asda website. You can also purchase these in store as well.

        Using the Product
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        To use the product I simply turn the hot tap on and squeeze a small amount of product into the sink. The bottle is really easy to squeeze, so you don't end up dispensing too much of the liquid and wasting it. As soon as the water hits the green liquid in the sink it starts to foam up creating lots of bubbles and a white lather. The product doesn't really have much of a small to it and just smells slightly soapy more than anything else. The liquid washes plates and dishes very easily and leaves them looking really clean. When it comes to stuck on food I tend to soak the dish or tray slightly first before scrubbing at it. The liquid helps to tackle dry on food slightly, how-ever I don't think it helps as much as it would when using Fairy as I still had to scrub a fair bit to enable the stuck on food to come off completely. Although the liquid bubbles up very nicely in the sink, it doesn't really leave the plates and other items very shiny like I've noticed when using Fairy liquid. In terms of removing grease the product does a very good job at tackling greasy tin's and trays with a little scrubbing and a few rinses. I have washed up various tins and they have always come out looking and feeling grease free. When comparing this product to other such as Fairy it does work well and for £1.00 I can't really complain, how-ever I don't think it leaves my dishes and plates as sparkling as what other brands would. A little more effort is needed when using this liquid to tackle dried on food and stains than the effort you would need with Fairy, how-ever it does remove the stuck on food eventually with a little scrubbing.

        Overall Opinion
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        This product is very cheap at just £1.00 and in terms of value I can't really complain about the price in comparison to the size of the bottle. This liquid is much cheaper than other brands such as Fairy and it does a good enough job at cleaning plates and dishes to leave them looking clean. A little more effort is needed when using it for stuck on food, how-ever if you leave the item to soak and little and use a non abrasive sponge scourer this helps to remove the last traces of stuck on food. The product doesn't really smell, and doesn't have a scent that lasts for very long. I would definitely try some of the other products in this range as I like the sound of the scent of the other products. The product does leave my hands feeling a little dry and tight when I don't use gloves. This may not do as good job as Fairy or other well known brands, how-ever for the money I can't complain. This is the perfect product for people, such as students who are often on a budget. Recommended if you don't mind a bit of extra scrubbing.


        (review may also appear on ciao)

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        22.04.2012 21:21
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        Unexpectedly good

        Ok well I have been a bit of a fairy liquid snob and have resisted trying out the "lesser" brands as I always believed that they would have significantly less cleaning power than fairy. I couldn't have been more wrong! I was eventually persuaded by the current trend towards poverty and I can't stand having dirty dishes.

        On first inspection it looks quite like fairy in colour and bottle shape, but it does smell different to fairy liquid, and not in a bad way! It smells fresh and it doesn't leave a lingering smell on the dishes like fairy occasionally does.

        When I used it you do notice a difference as it doesn't foam up as much as fairy does but in saying that I did find that sometimes fairy liquid foamed too much and ended up having to douse the dishes with more water just to get the bubbles off, anyway back to Tesco's offering.

        After washing up the first time (including a roasting tin and burnt on veggies) I did the sniff test and was so unbelievably impressed with the outcome that I am not looking back and have committed myself to trying the cheaper range because it will surprise you at just how good it is.

        My wife once told me that people have a tendency to buy cheaper food items but name-brands for non food items, such as washing up liquid, fabric softener and cleaning fluid and the more I think about it, the more i realize, as always she is right. I'm happy to eat value beans and tomatoes but not use value washing up liquid? So lesson learnt, this washing up liquid is just as good as fairy, and it's certainly bringing sparkles to my kitchen and going a little way to padding out my wallet, at only £0.85 or buy 2 for £1.20 compared to Fairy liquid which comes in at £1.25 for the one bottle.

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          07.04.2012 20:27
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          a good cheap product which produces cleans well everytime

          Im a person who loves a good bargain when it somes to shopping, and this is one not to be missed. I know most people are put off by cheap products myself included as they tend to be useless at cleaning tough of dirt but this one is fab for the money. It is priced at a fair 75p and is sometimes on offer, it comes in a variety of scents, although I am reviewing the original liquid I have tried other scents and found them all great.

          The liquid is kind to delicate skin which is particulaly important to me as I suffer from dry skin which is easily irritated by cheap products, but I have found I can stand cleaning the pots with this for a long period of time and its still gentle to my skin. All you need is a small squirt of this as it goes a very long way creating lots of suds which dont disappear even if you are washing lots of pots. It is always very tough on dried on food and cleans dishes in seconds. I ahev alsop used this to clean other things such as work surfaces, bathroom cleaning and even my car and it has cleaned well on these everytime. I would recommend to anyone and say dont be put off by the cheap price, it is great cheaper alternative to more expensive top brands.

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          11.02.2012 17:49
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          Good product!

          For a long time now I have been using Persil washing up liquid, which not only do I find a really good product but that its kind to my hands too. Often I used to find it on offer at about a pound a bottle though recently I haven't seen it about so much so when I saw this Asda one costing only 88p a bottle I thought I would see what it was like and I went for the 'Original' fragrance of this as I tend to prefer washing up liquid to not tbe too highly fragranced anyway.

          The Packaging:

          The bottle is see-through plastic and squeezy and holds 740ml of the liquid which of course you can see through the bottle so can see when it needs replacing etc which is rather helpful eh lol. On the front of it we are simply told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You' Original Washing Up Liquid and then on the back of bottle we are told a bit about the product, the ingredients used and contact details for Asda are given. It has a red plastic flip top lid to the top of it and all in all this is a nice enough, informative enough bottle.

          Using It:

          Well the liquid is dark green and runny though not like water or anything adverse like that. The fragrance is hard to explain as it isn't fruity or floral just fresh and clean really and I guess soapy smelling lol! A little of this goes a very long way indeed to create soft water, a bit of fragrance and some froth to the water and thats it away you go washing up your dirty pots and pans and the likes of course!

          This is a rather good product to be fair to it as a little of it goes a very long way indeed, it doesn't irritate my sensitive skin on my hands and really does bring things up clean and shiny. For what I think of my as ordinary washing up like rinsing off plates and cutlery its great and makes cleaning easy enough for me, on my pots and pans that I'm hard on with dry boiling rice and the likes in them all I do is pop a little of this within them with hot water and allow them to soak a while and once again this works a treat.

          I have no issues with this at all. It isn't expensive in price but I don't think of it as a cheap product if that makes sense either. It doesn't leave a residue on my washing up or any odd flavour once rinsed off and all in all I'm rather happy with this one!

          Only available in Asda stores or from Asda.com

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          08.12.2011 15:31

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          Great product

          Asda washing up liquid is in my personal opinion, probably one of the better own brand washing up liquids I have used over the years.

          They cost about 75p each or you can occasionally get two for £1 when it is on offer, which is a really good bargain, then I stock up.

          The bottle I use is the original one and is the usal bright green in colour and is a fairly thick consistency. You only need a bit to make some pretty impressive bubbles and they last for ages.

          It works great for soaking your dishes in for when you need to remove baked on food and more stubborn dried on food remnants. Leave it for about twently minutes in fairly hot water, go back and you will find that the grime just peels off without haing to put too much effort into it in getting off stubborn bits.

          It is kind to the hands in my view and does not leave them feeling dry or itchy. It has a pleasant smell, a bit like Fairy Liquid to be honest and I think that for the price, this is quite impressive stuff and comes a good close seond to Fairy.

          A little bit goes a long way so one bottle willlast you for ages even if you have tons of washing up to do, like me. It manages to clean all of our dishes very well and easily with no real need to have to wear yourself out with endless scrubing.

          Highly recommended.

          Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead

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          28.08.2010 16:48
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          I bought a bottle of Asda Washing Up liquid one day when they were out of stock of my usual Fairy Liquid, and I haven't looked back! It comes in a 500ml bottle and is usually on offer for two for a pound! Bargain!

          The washing up liquid comes in a clear squeezy bottle, which is good so you can see how much is left, and is a nice shade of green. The top of the bottle is standard with a plastic cap which is easily lifted and underneath is a good sized hole in which to squeeze out the liquid. On the front of the bottle is the ASDA sign with ORIGINAL written in red capital letters surrounded by bubbles and states that it is grease busting. There are other liquids in the range, fragrances such as lemon, pink graprefruit and lavender and also an antibacterial one which is a light blue colour.

          The washing up liquid is concentrated and requires mixing with water before use. Simply hold the bottle over the sink and squeeze the bottle until you have enough liquid in (I usually pour a little over the dishes and then add it to the running water also). To say this is a store brand product it is really good for making bubbles, plenty in order to wash up, and also great for cutting through grease. I have never had any problem with dirt not coming off my plates or pans since using this liquid, and it doesn't leave a film on anything which some washing up liquids I have tried do.

          I quite like the smell of this washing up liquid, most of them - especially the lemon ones - make me feel a bit queasy, but this one is quite pleasant really.

          To say this is available at two bottles for a pound I would definately advise you to give a try, it does the job as well as top brand products in my opinion. I totally recommend this as a fantastic value washing up liquid!

          I give this four out of five stars! Thank you for reading my review :)

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            29.01.2010 16:29
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            A bargain washing up liquid

            The Bottle
            The bottle is transparent plastic and the lid is a red flip top and is also made of plastic. On the front of the bottle is the brand and product name. On the back of the bottle is information about the product, directions for use, ingredients, a warning and caution, contact information, recycle symbol and size of the bottle which is 500ml.

            My Opinion
            On buying washing up liquid I don't like to spend a lot for it. After finishing a bottle we had from Tesco and being very disappointed by it, we were on the lookout for something different. On our usual shop in ASDA we came across their own brand washing up liquid and it was on offer so decided to give it a go. Now when it comes to cooking I use half as much as my partner but him being a chef thinks he should use very pan we have so we need a decent one.
            Upon getting this home it looked just like a normal washing up liquid, green in colour and that thick gel consistency. It smells fresh and clean and when squirting some in the water the bubbles started to appear and looked fluffy and white. When washing our pots and pans we noticed the dishes were coming out clean and were not left with any dirty marks. There were also no grease marks left on our plates which is great and the cleaning factor lasted the full wash, as when with others we have had to do to sink full's of water just get everything clean. Not that it matters to some but the bubbles stayed throughout the pile we had stacked. You don't need a lot of the liquid for your washing up either. I would purchase this washing up liquid again, especially with it being such a good offer.

            Price and Availability
            ASDA Washing Up Liquid is obviously only available in this store. It is priced at 75p per bottle but is on offer for 2 for £1.00 until 31/12/2010. It comes in original, lemon, pink grapefruit and lavender.

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            25.12.2009 13:59

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            Average quality, less than average value

            For hands that wash dishes, I would recommend other more well known "branded" washing up liquids. Yes, it is a liquid that washes up. However, as far as economics go, I have found that when the dishes being washed are remotely greasy, the washing up liquid is quickly dissipated which then requires more liquid to be added to the water - hence the sense of false economy as although you pay less initially, you will actually end up paying more over time because you are using more liquid when compared to better brands.

            The washing up liquid does have its uses though, lightly soiled cups and plates will wash well enough when using it, and less conventionally, I have found it does a good job at clearing the windscreen when added to my car's windscreen washer bottle - a heavy handed liberal squirt mixed with water does the job. Also, the actual bottle itself is well designed and doesnt allow for a gooey rubbery mess to accumulate inside the lid.

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            13.10.2009 15:31
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            Overall a good product

            I have been using Fairy liquid for quite a while now as I find that a bottle will last twice as long as cheaper brands and it gives excellent results. Recently though, in ASDA I decided to buy their own brand as it was on offer and I was trying to save a few pence.

            The liquid comes in a clear bottle with a flip top cap like the one pictured above. Even though it's a supermarket brand it doesn't look particularly cheap and the bottle is functional.

            One thing I found when I first started using this, was that it was very runny. This made it quite difficult to squeeze a measured amount out of the bottle, as it would just pour out without applying any pressure to the sides of the bottle. As the amount of liquid in the bottle decreased however, I found this to be less of a problem.

            The liquid is a dark green colour just like the Fairy original. It has a very subtle soapy smell but I can only smell it if I put my nose to the bottle - there is no noticeable scent whilst I am washing up so if you're someone who likes the more perfumed washing up liquids, I'd suggest this is one to avoid.

            The product creates a fair amount of bubbles and I find it very effective at cleaning. Some burnt on or tough stains need to be soaked for a short while, but that's something I find with the majority of washing up liquids.

            Whilst this does clean well I find that it doesn't give the same sparkle to glass or cutlery - something that Fairy in particular is very good at. I bought two bottles of this as it was on special offer and I went through the first one incredibly quickly. Like I said, it does tend to run out of the bottle very quickly when it's full, and I do sometimes find I have to use a little bit more per use than I normally would with Fairy.

            A 500ml bottle of this costs 70p from ASDA but they have one of their semi-permanent offers on this product, which lasts until the end of the year, which is that you can buy two bottles for £1.

            Overall, I found this to be a good product and I would buy it again. The main downside for me is that it doesn't give that extra sparkle you get from using Fairy, but it cleans dishes well which I suppose is the main thing.

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            I love to cook, and as a result I always have a lot of dishes to wash, so I need something that is reliable, cuts through grease easily, and isn't going to wreck my hands - and Asda own brand washing up liquid ticks all those boxes .

            These are always on offer at 2 for £1, which is a pretty good price considering a bottle of Fairy in a slightly smaller bottle costs 96 pence . With Asdas own brand being a little over half the price when purchased on the multibuy offer, does that mean it's only half as good ? Not at all!

            The packaging for this is just a clear plastic bottle, thruogh which you can see the deep green washing up liwquid . It comes with alittle red flip cap , that can be easily opened even with wet or greasy hands, and has an illustration of a load of bubbles on the front . You can also unscrew this lid - handy for getting out the last few little drops of washing up liquid .

            The bottles squeeze easily, making dispensing the required amount of washing up liquid a breeze. However, the nozzle can get a bit gunked up, so a quick wipe round the spout with a dishcloth is always a good idea .

            There are various scents available - avocado and mint, lemon, cucumber - and I've found them all very nice, but for the purposes of the review, I'll focus just on the original which rather than having an immediately identifiable scent, just has a nice clean, almost soapy smell .

            I've found that this washing up liquid produces a lot of long lasting bubbles that don't fade away quickly - this is great, as I've tried other similarly priced liquids and found that I had to keep adding more to the bowl in order to get bubbles . Not so with this - one good squirt does the job, no matter how many manky dishes I make it wash .

            And I do have some pretty manky dishes - I don't think you can get an idea of how well this works unless you know what kind of thing I'm expecting it to clean - my washing will typically involve at least one dish that has had something cooking in it for hours in the oven, as I'm a huge fan of casseroles and pasta bakes. Then we have the fat filled drip tray from my worktop grill, and oily baking trays from the oven . There's usually a very teastained mug too, as I drink several cups of tea a day, and usually use the same large mug.

            This washing up liquid cuts through all these stains and grease without any struggle whatsoever . It swipes through any stickiness too, which is great as I use it for cleaning my sides after using honey and golden syrup, which I usually find very hard to clean up effectively.

            After using it, my hands don't feel rough or dry - but they do feel very clean! This product is gentle , so unless you have very sensitive skin, I can't imagine there being too many problems using this .

            Overall, I'm very impressed with this brand of washing up liquid . Recently while trying to save money I switched to the adsa smartprice version, which was just too thin and didn't havethe same amount of cleaning power .

            I very much recommend buying this, and at 2 bottles for £1 , you really can't go wrong!

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            14.01.2009 18:58
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            I love cleaning, this has never been any sort of secret in my house, especially as I started my career in the hospital where I work as a cleaner.

            I am not, however a brand junkie, one of those people who convince themselves that a product is only worth having due to a well marketed image.

            I do though now the difference between a good value washing up liquid and a cheap one, you know which ones I mean, you have to use half a bottle to get a few bubbles!

            The product I will review is - "Asda's original washing up liquid"

            The packaging is as you would expect for a cheaper own branded product, the bottle is a bog standard washing up liquid bottle with a basic label. The label simply states that this is an original scented liquid and that is has the best ever cleaning properties and is grease busting.
            The liquid is green in colour and is visible through the clear bottle.

            Ok so the road test!

            I start filling up my washing bowl with as hot water as I can get out of the tap and put a good slug into the bowl. As soon as the hot water mingles with the liquid the bubbles rapidly appear. These are thick and creamy with there being an abundance of them.
            The scent of the liquid is a very fresh and unfortunately indescribable scent, this again is reasonably strong and hits you when the steam starts billowing of the bowl. (I did say I like the water to be hot!)

            Now the important part, the cleaning ability. This liquid is really very good! Of course it is never going to be Fairy liquid, but I was surprised at the amount I had to put into the bowl.
            Usually I have to keep topping the bowl up with liquid just to get through a single washing up session, this is just one generous squirt when filling the bowl up and that's it.

            The price is of course the main draw for me. For a 500ml bottle it will set you back around 70ish pence. The fact that there is an ongoing offer at Asda which means you get 2 bottles for £1.00 is incredible value.

            There are other "flavours" available in this range, these being -

            Lemon
            Pink grapefruit
            Tea tree and mint

            These I will highly recommend, I think sometimes, at least where well known brands are concerned, people are blinded into thinking a higher price means better quality products. I know that in some cases this is of course true, but in this case I disagree.

            For more information visit - www.asda.co.uk

            Thanks for reading x

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