“ Brand: Asda / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry „
I am all for saving some money and especially when it is approaching Christmas time because I have a lot of grandchildren to buy presents for so looking for reducing my shopping bill is always a must at this time of the year. I thought I would try this bleach to save some money.
The bleach comes housed in a plastic bottle and has a child proof top. basic looking bottle and nothing flash to look at but that doesn't bother me as long as the bleach works well for cleaning.
The bleach is like water and is like the name indicates, thin and I didn't expect it to be any thicker than water. The smell is fairly strong but not the strength of the pricey bleaches. This smell is fine and I like the smell of it because I don't mind the smell of bleach.
When pouring it from the bottle it is like pouring water so you do have to be careful not to spill it. It does remove stains and it does whiten but you do need to use more of the bleach compared to others. I wasn't expecting miracles when I bought it and I think it does a good job of cleaning but I think it works far better if used neat and not diluted. Diluted weakens the bleach and it doesn't work as well. I have diluted it a few times when soaking cloths but I then have to use more of the bleach for the cloths to clean and stain free. So I just soak them in a little bleach without adding any water.
Is very easy to rinse and quicker than a thicker bleach so it can be rinsed in a few seconds. The smell isn't as lasting as the more expensive bleaches but again I didn't expect a lasting smell because this bleach is really cheaply priced.
It doesn't clean my toilet very well though and it doesn't remove stains from it, it does remove some of them but not all of the stains. I think it doesn't work so well for toilet cleaning and just a bleach to use to soak cloths or just minor stains around your home. It is like just pouring water down the toilet and it doesn't cling to the toilet bowl like most bleaches. I just use this in between using the more expensive bleaches and it works well indeed used this way. The pricey bleaches do the grime stain removing and this bleach just does the cleaning in between.
The price is really cheap and only cost 29p for 2 litre bottle.If you don't have a lot of money and want to buy a cheap bleach, this bleach is good enough and good price but just doesn't remove really stained toilets or surfaces.
It cleans floors well and used diluted in hot water it removes dirt marks from my floors and does clean them well but the bleach smell isn't strong in the room while mopping.
I would buy this bleach again. It cleans really well indeed but you just need to soak for longer and it doesn't instantly remove stains, it takes a little longer but I do like it. I recommend it to others who are wanting to buy a cheaper bleach to save money.
I rate it 4 stars.
I have two boys, two cats and a dog, needless to say I use a lot of bleach to keep my house fresh, clean and mud free. It is especially needed during these wet and cold autumn days. I have been using this bleach for a fair few years and am extremely pleased with the results. I find the smell very strong which is ideal for the bathroom and toilet. I used to use the thicker bleaches on the market and found that they used to leave a residue and I wasn't keen on the consistency.
This bleach is what it says "thin", it has the consistency of water which makes it very simple to clean with. This suits my requirements perfectly. Luckily I do like the smell of bleach; I think it makes my home smell fresh and clean, as this bleach is extremely strong smelling. I use this bleach for all of my kitchen including lovely muddy feet and paw prints( generously donated by my dog and two wonderful boys)and I have also used it for soaking paint stains out of on my sons white t-shirt (the paint was supposed to be washable...yeah right!!!)I love this and use it a lot.
I would say however that this product is an extreme irritant to skin, so I would recommend using rubber gloves to protect your hands.
The packaging is a white with green writing "no frills" plastic bottle with a child proof red lid. You know the type, push and turn. The bleach is amazing value at 29p for two litres...wow right? Its ingredients are less than 5%: chlorine based bleaching agent and disinfectant, and it needs to be stored upright in a cool and safe place which is inaccessible for children for obvious reasons.
The product code is 1075753 and is produced in the EU.
The bleach is available at most if not all asda stores. I buy mine online at www.asda.co.uk.
Asda head office is:
Asda Stores Limited
Or you can contact Customer Services team on 0800 952 6060.
=== The product ===
This is a thin bleach from the Asda smart price range. This is a budget no thrills bleach.
=== The packaging ===
This comes provided in a two litre plastic bottle which is recyclable. There is a child proof cap on the top that must be twisted and pressed down at the same time to open. This is obviously designed to stop children from accessing the product but my bleach is stored in a locked cupboard anyway so I don't have to worry about that.
=== Where can I buy this & for how much? ===
This can be purchased from Asda stores and the Asda website with two litres costing just 29p. I believe that this has only risen by about 1 pence in price in the past year or two which is just fantastic.
=== Overall opinion ===
This bleach is cheap, that is the main reason that I purchase it. I have purchased a similar one from Tesco and Sainsburys over the years and they all seem to do the same job. I usually just pick up a bottle in whichever supermarket I happen to be shopping in when I need some.
I use this bleach for a number of uses. Sometimes I will mix a little when scrubbing my floors, I use a little on a sponge to clean around my tiles in my kitchen and bathroom, I use this on white clothes to help remove stains and clean them. This is a thin bleach that is very simple to use. Other purposes that I have used this for include cleaning my toilet, wiping down the outside of white kitchen products, scrubbing worktops and general household cleaning tasks where I will need to ensure that the surface is sanitised and clean. I always make sure I test an area before hand that is inconspicuous if I am using this on a surface that I haven't cleaned before.
Overall I really like this bleach. It's cheap, it's thin enough to be used for almost any purpose and when I pour this down my drain it helps to keep everything flowing nicely and prevent blockages. This is great for cleaning my white bathroom suite and I use this in my washing machine from time to time to ensure that my husbands shirts are kept pristine and white so he looks his best at work.
I like a fresh and clean home and often like to get stuck in a have a really thorough clean. One thing my Mother always had in our home when I was growing up and swore by as bleach and for that reason I always have a couple of bottles around and about as I find it such a versatile and multi purpose product.
I like to use a thick and branded bleach down my toilet so usually opt for Parazone as it has a handled head to it so I can get under the rim easily however I do use a cheaper option and usually thin bleach for other jobs! I usually purchase this one from Asda as it only costs 29p for a 2L Bottle which I think offers great value for my pennies.
The bottle is rather cheap looking and made from white plastic with an integrated handle to the top of it and a red push and twist red safety cap to the top of it and around the bottle there is a white and green label and on the front of that we are told that it is Asda Smart Price Thin Bleach. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it and the ingredients are listed and contact details for Asda are given. Like I say this is a cheap looking bottle but it is informative enough and to me it is product that counts anyway!
Well of course this is a multi purpose product. It can be used for soaking white washing in, for toilets, you can dilute it to wipe down floors, sinks and taps..anything really! You do have to be careful though as bleach can remove colour from fabrics so you do need to watch fabrics you are cleaning close to and watch your own clothes too and if using directly it may be a good idea to wear gloves though I've never had a problem this type of product on my skin anyway.
I use this to pour straight into my toilet and leave it overnight, I wipe around scum and debris by my taps and jobs like that too. I wipe over my kitchen work tops and have soaked my white underwear in a solution of this and water before washing and think its great.
It basically smells of bleach though not as strong as thick bleaches but it is a clean fragrance and not too harsh at all ad I really find I can use it on most places. It's a good stain remover too sch as helping to get of hot rings off things and I even scrub down skirting boards that are painted with this, experiencing no problems at all.
It good product, not too harsh in fragrance and helps to kills germs as well as helping to bring things up looking clean and I am happy to buy this product!
This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.
Whilst doing a recent online shop at www.asda.co.uk, I was about to add some cleaning products to my virtual 'shopping trolley' when I noticed that by switching a few of the well-known 'premium' brands to that of the Asda own brand, I could save myself a little money so decided to try some of them out.
One product that I ordered at this time was the Asda Smartprice Thin Bleach which is a product I had not tried before. I was extremely surprised - and impressed - to notice that the generously sized 2 litre bottle of this particular bleach was going to cost me a mere 29 pence. As I use a lot of bleach to clean my toilet and bath, I figured that switching to the cheaper Smartprice Bleach on this occasion was well worth a try out.
The bottle is made of fairly robust plastic, which is a white colour. There is a red-coloured lid on top of the bottle which is also made of robust plastic. The lid can be screwed off but this takes a bit of effort due to the child safety mechanism that the lid has. I find it quite difficult to screw off the lid due to having mobility problems which cause my bones and joints to be quite weak at times, but this is due to no fault of the product itself, so I won't be deducting any marks from the overall product rating for this.
The Asda Smartprice Thin Bleach bottle has a sort of 'handle' built into the back of the body of the bottle which makes it easier to carry around and lift and pour from the bottle. Obviously this is not really an issue with smaller bottles of household products, but with a large two litre sized bottle like this one, it makes it fairly easy to use the bleach around the house.
The Asda Smartprice Bleach has a fairly runny consistency to it, as I had expected due to it being called 'Thin Bleach', although it is not so thin that it runs all over the place when I am trying to use it; in actual fact it looks to me to be exactly the same as most bleach products that I buy on a regular basis. The liquid is colourless, so there is no need to be concerned about it leaving behind any messy residue after use. The smell too is pretty 'average' and it smells to me like most other bleach products that I buy on a regular basis. The smell is just as strong and had a very 'toxic' like edge to it, and I have to confess that it is not a scent I am particularly fond of.
I find the Asda Smartprice Thin Bleach is very effective when I use it for cleaning my bathroom and it leaves my chrome taps shining and gleaming. I find too that it is effective when used on my tiles, in both the bathroom and the kitchen, and it removes grubby marks with ease and leaves them looking really clean and sparkling. Also, I thought that this particular bleach was very good at removing lime scale and residue that has built up in the bath. To be quite honest I have been impressed with the effectiveness of the product each and every time I have used it around my home.
The product works well at cleaning my bathroom, as well as my floors and tiles. I have also used it on my kitchen worktops and have had no problems with using it on any of these assorted surfaces, so I think the product is a very versatile one, and has a variety of uses. It is certainly not one of those products that is specifically designed for use in a particular room such as the kitchen.
I have to admit that I find the Asda Smartprice Thin Bleach is very harsh on my skin and I really need to wear rubber gloves when I am handling it otherwise it causes my hands to become quite irritated. This is due to the bleach being a toxic liquid and it is an issue I have with every brand of bleach I have ever purchased and so is not a flaw of this particular product. For that reason, I won't be deducting any marks from the overall product rating for the irritant effect it has on my skin.
The only grumble that I have with this product is the large bottle it is packaged in. It is too large to sit neatly underneath my kitchen sink which is where I would usually store my bleach. However, I am getting more product for much less money by choosing to purchase the Asda Smartprice Bleach over any other brand, so I am happy to live with the bottle being stored elsewhere to save myself some pennies! (I won't be deducting any marks for the bulky bottle as I am nit-picking a little.)
All in all, I am extremely happy with the Asda Smartprice Bleach and thought it offered a great value product that is highly affordable for every household. I also thought that the results achieved from using the product around the home were excellent and were on a par with every other bleach product that I buy on a regular basis, budget brand or not. For these reasons, I will buy this bleach again and highly recommend it!
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The Asda Smartprice Thin Bleach can be purchased from Asda supermarkets, or you can buy it online at www.asda.co.uk where the 2litre bottle will cost you only 29 pence.