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Asda Smart Price Soap Filled Pads

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Brand: Asda / Type: Pads / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues

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      06.12.2010 22:50
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      I love housework and I love a nice clean home like we all do and I use and buy lots of cleaning products to help make cleaning an easier chore, I have the branded pads many times before but since I had been on a budget when I bought these pads I thought the price was very good to give them a try to see how we got along together.

      They come in a plastic carton and a plastic wrapper, inside there are 15 pads, they are a good size of around 2 inches x 1 inch, they are a wire wool pad and they are coated in a pink coloured dusting of powder, they have a slight fragrance to these ones although they look very basic inside the packet as the packaging is very plain looking and nothing to catch the eye.

      I used these pads the first time because I had left a pan on my stove and burned it, I let the pan cool and then I just added a little warm water to the pan and rubbed one of the pads inside the bottom of the pan very gently, so not to scratch it. I found these are quite gentle on stainless steel and they did not scratch the base of the pan at all because I did not press heavily while rubbing, they actually lose the soap if used for a while and so another one may be needed if doing a longer chore of cleaning. I have burned quite a few pans lately and so these pads have been quite useful in my home and helped make my cleaning chores a
      little easier.

      They are very easy to hold and I wear rubber gloves when I use these so that the fibres from the wire wool do not attach to my skin because the fibres are quite fine when they break away from the pad when being used. They are also big enough to hold in the hands with no problems at all.

      The amount is very good for the low price of just 45p, I thought they were a bargain price because the branded ones can be a lot more, when a little water is added to the pads they lather well and they are quite soapy. I have used these to clean my racks in my oven and I have cleaned my glass door of my oven, I have always used them very gently as they can scratch even glass if not used delicately. The glass and the racks have cleaned very well and the soap is easy to rinse too. I do find that these pads can be a little messy if used for awhile when cleaning but I would not say it is too bad that it is annoying.

      I think they are brilliantly pads and to be honest I cannot tell the difference between these and the branded ones except the price, I think they are amazingly good quality and value and I will buy them again, I also highly recommend these for anyone to try even if not on a budget and they are so affordable and worth the price.

      I give these 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review.

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        04.07.2010 01:02
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        Cheap and work so well....what more could I want in my kitchen!

        I love to cook but its not without its downside of course. I may love whipping up a storm but I sincerely hate the washing up I've created and cooking up a lot of things in a wok, griddle pan or things in saucepans that have a sauce makes the washing up so much harder.

        Stuck on food is a pain for most of us and no matter how hard I scrub I always either damage my pots and pans or end up putting my arm out with scrubbing. I have in the past left things to soak for a days and still food isn't removed after all that effort which is why i spotted these soap filled pads in Asda costing a mere 46p I decided that they had to be worth a go!

        The Packaging:

        Mainly see-though plastic wrapper with a green and white coloured sections on it which is Asdas way of letting you know that they are 'Smart Price' products. On the front of the wrapper I am told that they are indeed Asda Smart Price '15' Soap Filled Pads. Other information listed on the wrapper tells me how to use them, ingredients are given as are warnings and contact details for Asda are clearly given. Cheap looking packaging this is and inside the pads are lined up single file in a see-through plastic tray.

        Using Them:

        Well all you is grab out a grey square of wire that is infused with a bright pink powder, moisten it and you can use this on food, stains or for tougher stains use it dry if desired.

        These are not suitable for non stick surfaces, self cleaning oven linings or delicate surfaces so I use these on my crockery, utensils and on stainless steel things and things I'm sure the pads won't/can't damage.

        Now when I refer to them as wire pads yes they are textured and rather rough of course but the wire isn't a really hard one and the squares are neatly packed tight with no bits poking out to harm yourself with.

        I feel these are brilliant and for the price I was surprised how effective they are! When moist they dispense a soft soapy feeling though no lather is given off, they turn water pink and really do rid grease and grime effectively with less elbow grease than I'd normally need to use. On really dried on food/s I always scrub with these dry to get off the excess first and then moisten the pad and finish off.

        Although wire they are not mega rough and I've personally had no scratching or scuffing issues with these at all and they don't hurt my hands. I think they are superb, last a good while and while they work for me I will stay faithful to them!

        Great buy from Asda and a packet of 15 pads will set you back 45p!

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        26.01.2010 13:43
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        Well worth trying

        If you have read any of my earlier reviews then you are likely to know that I am a big fan of the supermarkets own ranges which give me savings by spending less on posh packaging. This packaging gets thrown in the bin anyway so it makes no difference if it is cheap and no frills.

        I have found that many of the products from these ranges have been really good, which actually surprised me when I started trying them. On that basis, I have been quite keen to try different things and save cash at the same time.

        A pack of 15 of these pads cost me just £0.41 which was quite a lot cheaper that most of the competing brands. As with all items in the range, they come in plain and basic packaging, a white plastic wrap with green writing on it.

        To use these, you simply dampen them with water which allows the soap inside to create a lather and then scrub your pans etc with them. Be careful not to use them on surfaces which are not suitable for wire wool cleaning though or you could do damage!

        These little scubbers are just as good as any others that I have used. Sometimes they are the only way to clean off dried on or baked on food, and with a little elbow grease, they are extremely effective at shifting stubborn marks. I would recommend using gloves when you use them (as with any product made from wire wool) because I find that they can irritate my skin, so best to be safe rather than sorry.

        In summary, this is one of those items that there is just no reason for spending extra on. Buy this brand, save the extra cash and spend it on something a little more exciting!

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          14.04.2009 10:45
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          A great buy

          My pans are all stainless steel and whenever anything gets burnt onto the bottom it's a nightmare to get them clean. I've tried those sponges with a green scouring layer but they often aren't strong enough to get rid of most burnt on stuff, so instead I use these which are essentially a cheaper version of Brillo pads.

          The pads come in a plastic tray, which is wrapped in a green and white plastic wrap. It's very basic packaging, but functional, and I was pleased that these came in a plastic tray, as I once bought some from Wilkinsons which came in just a plastic packet, and pink powder leaked all over the place from one of the corners!

          The pads are simply square wire wool pads which have a sort of dried pink soap in them. They are square in shape, and not as neat looking as some of the more expensive brands, as they are slightly irregular in shape, but at the end of the day, I don't think that's too important, as they only end up in the bin anyway. When you dampen them and rub onto whichever item you wish to clean, they will begin to lather up, creating a soap that will clean, whilst the wire wool will essentially scratch away any dried on food or burnt bits that may be left on your pan.

          I find these to be very effective and just as good as the more expensive brands at cleaning. I mainly use them for cleaning pans, but they are also good at getting rid of burnt on foods from my pyrex casserole dish and the heavy ceramic pot that goes inside my slow cooker.

          Of course being wire wool there are some surfaces you can't use them on - anything with a non-stick coating, 'self cleaning oven linings', or 'delicate surfaces' whatever they may be. I think generally it's a case of using your common sense here.

          The pads are great and don't fall apart as some other cheap ones I've bought do, and at maximum I've only ever needed two at one time, and that's to clean really tough stains. Obviously the pads can only be used once each as once they have become wet, they will start to rust.

          The pads cost just 37p for a pack of 15. Compared to the ones I was previously buying which cost 40p for 10 from Wilkinson's, this is fantastic value, and when you consider the leading brand, Brillo cost 99p for 10, that is quite a saving.

          So in conclusion, I'm very impressed with these. With cleaning products especially, I have never seen the point in spending more than you have to, so these are great.

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        • Product Details

          Moisten the pad and rub gently over the stained area.