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Asda Smart Price All Purpose Cleaner Lemon

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Brand: Asda / Type: All Purpose Cleaner / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      30.04.2012 21:57
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      A great value cleaning product

      When I was at university halls of residence I was a very messy chap, My room was a state and the sink needed a clean desperately! One day i decided that It all needed a good clean and a good tidy. I got on the bus and went down to my local asda looking for something cheap, I wasnt too sure what i needed! I then spotted this on the bottom shelf and it was only 25p for a large bottle. I read the front of the bottle and decided it was worth a try, I also gave it a sniff and it was lemony fresh. I bought two bottles and went back to halls. I found it worked well and was amazing value, I will now go into more detail on the product.

      Bottle:

      It has to be one of the most ugly looking things I have owned. Its a tall white bottle with a tacky label on it. I certainly didn't buy it for its looks, but whats inside the bottle is the thing that counts. There is nothing on the back of the bottle, just plain. there is a handle which allows you to pour and a cap, there is hardly anything to say about the bottle!

      The cleaner:

      its a multi purpose cleaner, the bottle says it can be used for - cooker tops, worktops, sinks, bathroom, basins and stubborn stains. you can also use it on tiles, walls and paintwork. It tells you not to use it on carpets, polished furniture, aluminium and wood. It can be used on so much and is a really useful thing to have in your cupboard. You may not be thinking... does it work? Well I can tell you that it did for me, I found it works best when diluted in the sink, I use a multi purpose cloth to clean down surfaces. It definately cleans and also leaves a fresh smell! It may not smell as good as other products on the shelf, but I found it was pleasant. I dont see the point in spending lots of money on an expensive cleaner, we use this at home all the time. Its perfect for the bathroom as you can literally use it on everything, it gets rid of marks on all surfaces. Its great to use when cleaning the bath tub and the sink. I use it on the toilet seat too. The bottle doesnt last very long as there is only 750 ml of liquid. We tend to pick one up every 2 weeks, it doesnt cost the earth!

      Overall:

      I would recommend you try this as you will be suprised how cheap it is. Its worth the money and leaves a nice smell. I will continue to use this in the future!

      This gets 4 stars from me :)

      Thanks for reading my review, hope it helped.

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      21.12.2011 18:52
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      Overall very good quality product

      We have bought some of Asda's own brand no frills all purpose cleaner for the home. This is a truly massively impressive large bottle of liquid cleaner which costs less than 30p. The plastic bottle is white with bits of green (like all Asda economy range products) and it has a screw top lid and a carrying handle to the side so it won't slip if your hands are wet whilst using it.

      This stuff is so very versatile and can be used on a huge range of different household things. For example, we use it to clean the kitchen floor, the kitchen worktops, bathroom and kitchen sink, the back and front doors, the conservatory floor and outside panes aroudn the windows, the toilet, the kitchen table - you name it, we use it!

      We find it has been very useful for getting out more stubborn stains such as when the little lad spilt his Ribena and it splashed up the kitchen wall. The other half just used this diluted on a hot wash cloth and it came off no bother at all. It is definitely worth the small price of twenty odd pence.

      The smell is nothing special and is probably the only downside to this product. However, although it's nothing special, it is nice enough, if you know what I mean and I am happy to use it as it is not an unpleasant smell, just a little bit weak - I personally prefer a more industrial pine smell and this does NOT give off that kind of smell - it is much more discreet.

      Overall though it is a very good product and one which I am happy to buy again and can thoroughly recommend.

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      15.07.2010 15:39
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      not bad

      Spending money on cleaning products is not something any of us like doing. But imagine if you only needed to spend twenty six pence on a bottle of all purpose cleaning fluid. Asda have rivalled Tesco with an even cheaper cleaning product, their All Pupose Cleaner with a lemon zest. I am glad it is lemon flavoured, as too many cleaners have a grotty smell.

      No points for the bland bottle, which is basic and dull looking, but this saves on the cost, so you cannot complain too much. To pour the stuff, simply open at the lid and use the spout. When I tried this, I poured in about a capful into a sink of water. You are supposed to dilute the liquid first. Stubborn stains might require more than one capful.

      I used it to clean the kitchen floor to begin with. It delivered a decent enough clean and did not leave any streaky bits. The lemon smell did come through, though I felt it could have been more potent. It was just lingering in the background. For a surface wash it was fine and left the tiles looking good though.

      It did not perform quite so well on the hob, where the mixture failed to penetrate stubborn stuck on dirt. I had to do a fair amount of rubbing to get this to work properly. The next area it was used on was round the bathroom sink and bathtub. It worked better here, tackling dried water marks with ease and leaving a pleasing finish. I came to the conclusion that the cleaner worked better on lighter surface stains rather than on stuck on dirt and lumpy bits!

      For the price it is good value if you want to do light cleaning and the viscosity of the liquid is pleasing enough to deliver cleaning on many household surfaces. Branded makes perform better on hobs and microwave dirt, but for floor cleaning, this would be worth investing in.

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      14.03.2010 20:26
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      Wouldn't buy it again as I'm not that impressed with it!

      Both me and mate went on a long holiday in January It lasted over a month actually lol. Prior to that my mate had left her home empty for six months after her marriage ended and so the house stood desolate for months not to mention after our long holiday she stayed in her caravan not far from where I lived. I had a big bust up with my parents and decided that was it I wanted out for a while and in the end we decided to put the caravan back into storage and come to the house for a while, before it goes on the market so she can sort out her business before we both decide our next moves.

      However we got to a house with a broken boiler, so no heating or hot water, the shower (which was electric) broke down suddenly and her ex had ransacked the house leaving it in a really poor state and little rats were everywhere!

      It meant not only did we have a lot of clearing up to do we also needed to go to a supermarket and stock up on loads and loads of cleaning items. This place turned into a complete flurry of activity trying to sort it out I can tell you!

      Not having a lot of money between us either and unexpected costs appearing such as buying a new shower and getting it fitted we had to buy cheap. Like I say we needed a lot of stuff to clean a house of this size and this was one product we thought would be cheap and cheerful and being all purpose that we could use in a variety of places and in various ways!

      The Packaging:

      750ml white plastic bottle with a screw on/off cap/lid to the top of it and an integrated handle to the right hand side of it. On the front of the bottle all the information is stated on a white and green label and I am told that it is Asda, Smart-Price, All Purpose Liquid Cleaner and I'm told how to use it, ingredients and warnings are listed as well as cautions and the size being stated (as I've listed already) and of course contact details for Asda are given. It's a cheap looking bottle but for the pennies it costs you do get a lot of product and to me it's always the product that counts rather than the packaging after-all!

      Directions For Use:

      Use for cooker tops, worktops, sinks, baths, basins and stubborn stains.

      Undiluted: Apply direct onto surface or onto damp cloth and clean immediately. Rinse with clean water. For large areas - especially floors, walls, tiles and paintwork. DILUTE 2 capfuls to 1/2 a bucket of warm water (1 capful is approximately 10L).

      Using It:

      Well we were impressed after reading on the bottle where you can use it as it really is a very versatile product indeed. We pretty much used this liquid everywhere in the house but not on glass and/or mirrors. We used it neat and diluted (as the instructions explained us to on the bottle). It is a thin and watery light yellow transparent liquid with a faint hint of sweet unnatural lemons to it. It looks like a cheap liquid really and smells as such too!

      We used it on worktops, sinks, toilets, skirting boards and even mopped the floor with it diluted and sure it worked ok really. Not greasy or anything we found it not to foam up and sure it got things clean.... with elbow grease. However I found when I tipped a little bit of it in things like sinks and baths it was so runny it had ran away before I managed to hit it with a cloth to clean using it! Also if I put some on stubborn stains it never moved them itself and I couldn't just rinse messes away like I'm used to with say Mr Muscle or Flash or something like that, I really need to work with it.

      Like I say though it works well enough though expect to use a lot of neat product for really dirty, scummy things and the fragrance really isn't great or long lasting but it certainly does help clean things. Personally though me and my friend are in agreement this is kinda like false economy due to the amount you need to use and you may be better buying something higher priced and to use less of it!

      Not recommended but if your interested in trying it at 26p a bottle it's worth giving it a go to see what you think!

      Only available in Asda stores.

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        14.03.2010 17:17
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        I will revert to my normal flash liquid.

        Sometimes shopping in our mammoth Asda/Wallmart superstore can be really frustrating. After making my way up and down aisle after aisle I had still somehow managed to walk past one of the most important things on my shopping list, I needed to replace my bottle of all purpose cleaner.
        I know it may seem trivial to some but I find all purpose cleaner invaluable, the cleaner can be used on the majority of surfaces, it is easy to use and it usually leaves no greasy or sticky residue behind it.

        When I eventually made my way back to the household cleaning aisle I noticed that Asda were charging £1.22 for the 550ml sized bottle of Flash all purpose liquid, normally I expect to pay about £1 for the same sized bottle in Wilkinson's, so in for a penny in for a pound I decided I had nothing to lose by trying out the Asda Smartprice all purpose cleaner.

        The 750 ml bottle of Asda all purpose cleaner only cost me 26p , so I was not hoping for miracles. The miracle certainly did not come disguised as the plastic bottle, the plain white plastic bottle with the familiar green and white writing on is pretty plain to say the least but 28p is not going to provide you with a swish bottle and we have to accept that fact.
        The screw top bottle is well shaped , the handle is large and comfortable and the liquid pours well when you tip the bottle.
        Some liquids are a nightmare to pour and I have often ended up spilling some along the way.

        The Asda all purpose cleaner is like tinted water but it smells quite pleasant. The liquid viscosity is on a par with that of Flash but I would say that the fragrance is by no means as strong. I could smell the lemon but the smell was sweet and mild .
        On the labelling it says that the all purpose cleaner contains a number of cleaning agents and perfume.
        I love the smell of Flash all purpose cleaner and I feel that the fragrance is half of the attraction, once you have wiped and washed using lemon cleaner that usually makes the floors and surfaces feel AND smell clean.

        I always put a bit of all purpose cleaner in my washing up bowl and then add some nice hot water in readiness to wipe the kitchen worktops over.
        When I use Flash all purpose liquid cleaner the waters smells really good but after adding some of the Asda all purpose cleaner the fragrance is not a patch on the flash . But I am forgetting to take certain facts into account, the Asda liquid is around one third of the price of the Flash all purpose cleaner !
        I wondered how the skin on my hands would feel after being immersed in the cheaper liquid but I had no after effects in any way. I use rubber gloves if I am washing the kitchen floor but when I wipe the worktops over I usually just wring the cloth out without using gloves.

        The Asda all purpose liquid cleaner works well, the surfaces and worktops looked every bit as good as they normally do, the one major difference was the lack of lemon fresh `zing`.
        Normally after wiping the kitchen over I feel a sense of achievement but using the Asda all purpose cleaner didn't give me that same feeling.

        To round off I would say that the Asda cleaner works but that is as far as it goes.
        I will finish off the bottle, maybe I will relegate it to the bathroom where I use air fresheners etc so that the lack of fragrance isn't so noticeable.
        Next time I run out of liquid cleaner I will make sure that I walk up to Wilkinson's for a bottle of Flash.

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