“ Brand: Asda / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry „
I bought 2 bottles of this bleach while shopping in Asda and I gave one to my mum for her to try too. I hadn't bought this one before and so when I spotted 2 bottle priced at just a little more than the price of buying just the one bottle, I decided I would give the other bottle to my mum.
The bleach comes inside a pale blue plastic bottle and has a child proof top. Once the top is removed I found the nozzle at the top of the bottle a little shorter than some other brands. I was expecting it to be a little longer in length but it wasn't.
The colour of the bleach is a very pale yellow colour, has the normal smell of bleach in my opinion but not quite as strong as a branded variety. It is a thick bleach with a smooth texture to it. it isn't a runny consistency like I imagined it would be and a little more richer than I expected with it being a shops own brand of bleach.
Because the nozzle isn't very long, I do find it is a little harder to place the nozzle under the rim of my toilet. I find it is a little fiddly than most brands to get the nozzle under the rim exactly where I want it to go. I have to kind of aim it towards the rim and gently squeeze the bottle so that the bleach hits as far under the rim it can possibly go. I don't find this a problem so long as I aim well and I haven't had a problem with aiming it.
It does clean really well and removes and stains from my toilet. I also use bleach to disinfect my plug holes inside my sink. I find also because the nozzle isn't longer than other brands that I have to aim it right in the centre of the plug hole and kind of tilt the bottle slightly to get a good aim. Is easy to aim and squeeze the bottle.
It claims to kill 99.9% of germs, MRSA, Salmonella and E coli. We can never be certain if this products kills these germs and we have to have trust that the producer of the bleach is correct but these are the claims from Asda.
At night time before I go to bed, I either pour some bleach or toilet cleaner in my toilet and leave it overnight and then just flush it the next morning. This bleach works well for pouring inside my toilet and leaving for this amount of time and it does clean the toilet very well and I am happy with the way it does clean my toilet.
I sometimes soak my dish cloths in a solution of bleach, this one works well for cleaning my cloths and I am also happy with the results and the way it cleans my cloths soaked in the solution.
I always wear rubber gloves when I use any bleach product because bleach can burn the skin if comes in contact with it and it can be dangerous if not used correctly and covering the hands and protecting them. Bleach can also burn materials if comes in contact with it, so great care must be taken when using this bleach in the same way as any other brand.
This bleach however does leave my white toilet nice and clean. It does disinfect really well and a little does go a very long way. It can be diluted or used neat, I use it both ways and whichever way I use it, it cleans well enough for my liking and keeps my home as germ free as possible, also fresh and clean.
For a 1.125 Litre bottle it costs just over £1 or 2 bottles for £1.50. I think it is worth this price and better value for money buying the 2 bottles. The quality is really good.
I highly do recommend this bleach, I think it works a treat for cleaning around my home and I will keep on buying it in the future. You cannot go wrong buying this one in my opinion.
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I give this bleach 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
For years I used ASDA's own brand bleach, but I switched to Domestos after trying it whilst on offer one time and finding the quality to be superior. I am now back to using ASDA's own brand bleaches to save money and because I can never find Domestos cheap any more!
ASDA make a range of bleaches in different coloured bottles and fragrances. The one I am currently using is the Arctic Blast which is the pale blue bottle. Also available are lemon (yellow bottle), original (dark blue bottle) and pink (pink bottle funnily enough!). Having used all different bottles in this range, I honestly don't think that there is much between them. I believe they are all supposed to smell different, however I find them all to have just a generic bleach smell and I can never smell any other fragrance like I can with the pricier Domestos bleach.
The bleach states that it will kill 99.9% of germs and gives '24 hour protection'. I would imagine most bleaches claim similar things, although I feel it would be impossible to say one way or the other whether this is true. Not without a microscope at least!
The bleach comes in a sturdy plastic bottle with a red child proof cap. The nozzle on this bottle is not as long and thin as the Domestos one (sorry to keep referring back to them!) so I find if using this in a toilet the nozzle will not get right under the rim of the toilet as well as it could do.
Obviously bleach has many uses around the home, but I mainly use this for cleaning the toilets. The bottle advises to apply it around the rim of the bowl last thing at night to keep the toilet clean and germ free, but I must admit I think I'd forget to do it at night, so I usually apply it during the day and leave for a few hours - especially if I'm off work as I tend to do most of my cleaning in the morning.
The bleach itself is slightly yellow in colour so I can easily see where I have applied it against the white porcelain of the bowl. It is a thick bleach and although not as thick as my preferred branded version it does still run down the bowl fairly slowly and the yellow tinge means that I can see that all of the surface is coated. Although I don't leave on overnight as suggested, I find after just a couple of hours the toilet is looking sparkling clean and I am very happy with the results. The bleach smell is evident but I don't find it too strong or choking.
Another use for this is down sinks and drains. The directions advise to squirt this into the plughole and rinse thoroughly after 2-3 minutes. I used to use it this way - especially on our bathroom sink which has a spotlight just above it, so you can see straight down it - and although I found it effective, I have recently started using a value brand disinfectant for this job instead as it promises to do the same thing for a fraction of the price.
Other than using for toilets and sinks there are instructions on the bottle for using this to bleach whites. I have done this in the past with other brands, but not since using this particular product, as frankly I can never be bothered with things like that! I know my husband has used a squirt of this in hot water for mopping the kitchen floor as I could smell a faint odour of bleach in there and the floors (slate tiles) seemed to come up well with it.
The size of the bottles have changed as far as my memory serves me. I'm sure these used to come in a 750ml size, but now the bottles are bigger at 1.125l and the lemon fragrance also comes in a 2l bottle. The bleach costs £1.08 but is on a long term offer of 2 for £1.50 which makes it better value. In comparison, the Domestos bleaches are £1.12 for 750ml.
Overall I am very pleased with this bleach and will buy it again. It cleans easily and effectively and is good value. If I had to criticise it, I would say that it could do with the nozzle on the bottle being longer and more fragrance put in to disguise the bleach scent, but on the whole I still think it's a good product and would recommend it.
The first time I bought this bleach was because it was in a pink bottle and on offer at two for £1, the price now is at 2 for £1.50 or £1.25 per bottle. I always think that it doesn't matter too much what bleach you use and when domestos is twice the price then this is definately a bargain.
The bottle has an angled neck with a red child safety cap that has to be squeezed at the sides and screwed off to open. I like this because it means that if for any reason my little one was able to get into the bleach then he definately would never be able to open the bottle avoiding any unfortunate accidents. Underneath the cap there is a clear plastic nozzle meaning that the bleach goes where you want it to go, avoiding the potential for getting it on and ultimately ruining your clothes! The shape of the bottle makes it easy to get under the rim of the toilet meaning it too can get a good clean.
There is a label around the bottle detailing the safe use of the product and stating that it is thick bleach which I always find gives a better clean than thin bleach. The bleach is as the bottle says thick, not as thick as some of the more expensive brands but enough so that you can angle the nozzle and squirt the bleach on without it sliding off of the area immediately. I find that this easily keeps the toilet clean and manages to get rid of any unsightly marks within the bowl without much elbow grease.
This is detailed as Arctic smelling bleach, although there is still a strong scent of bleach there is a tone of the salty sea air there, not hugely so but it is there. I wouldn't buy this bleach purely for the fragrance factor as it's not strong enough to be considered as one of the main features of the bleach. I find that when I use the bleach that a small squirt done all the way around the toilet bowl is more than plenty and sticks with still being some product left the next morning to be flushed away so this has strong clinging power which for the price is excellent. I don't find it keeps the toilet cleaner for any longer and of course as it's bleach you have to be careful not to get it on your skin as it can burn and can destroy your clothes by staining them.
I use this product mainly now unless a better brand is cheaper simply because this is a great product. It gives a really good clean on the bathroom (toilet, sink and bath). I use it to clean round the sink as well as mixing some with water for a spray or some in a bucket to mop the floors. I would say this product gives a clean just as good as the leading brands and is definately worth a try to save yourself some money in the process.
One thing I always have in my home is bleach and as time has gone on I have come to realise that usually cheaper brands and shops own brands can be just as good as Say Domestos but usually they are a fair bit cheaper! I do most of my shop in either Tesco or Asda and the other week I decided that as I hadn't tried this particular bleach before that I would give it a try for a change. Usually this retails at £1.00 a bottle with other scents like the lemon one at the same price however the offer at the time of writing this review (and when I purchased it of course) was any 2 bottles for £1.50 which I was quick to take advantage of so I'd have one in my bathroom and one under my sink 'just in case' in the kitchen!
This bleach comes in a bright turquoise plastic bottle that is curved to the top of it to get under a toilet rim as well as being used for anything else of course and it has a push and turn red safety cap/lid to the top of it which of course is a great safety precaution. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You', Kills 99.9% germs Thick Artic Blast Bleach and that it gives 24 hour protection and kills MRSA, Clostridium afficile, E.Coli, Samonella and Listeria. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it and what ingredients are used, lots of warnings are given, the size is stated which is 1.125L (in this case)and contact details for Asda are listed. Very informative bottle this is and I do appreciate the angled nozzle to the top of it for ease of use when it comes to using it in my loo!
This is a rather thick but still runny enough, clear in colour bleach. Initially I got a sort of fresh smell to it but it wasn't really all that apparent and the smell of the bleach element overpowered that initial scent anyway but it does have a sort of crispiness to it.
I used this all over the place really! I wiped down my kitchen worktops, bleached some sishclothes with it, bleached out my mugs which looked really scummy and drink marked and I even popped a little of this in with some whites in my washing machine! I popped some down my toilet overnight and wiped down my bathroom tiles and sink and that with it and even popped a little of it in with a mop and bucket and wiped down my laminate bathroom floor for extra cleaning!
I cannot for sure that this kills germs of course...I can't see them though I trust it to do what it promises to be fair. I found this easy to use and that it really did bleach out my cups and cloths well and brought my tiles up a treat. With bleach theres always the 'feeling' of clean' and this gives that its just a shame that it doesn't smell a bit nicer and I can't say i've ever been enthralled by the bleach smell! I like to shove some of this down my loo and leave it overnight to which when I go and flush it in the morning I can still smell the bleach quite a lot and the bowl looks clean to me.
All in all I think this is a great value product as I do all the bleach that Asda does within this range. Its a good multitasking product this, effective for washing whites with to removing water marks around taps and for that reason it gets a thumbs up from me.
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Whilst doing a recent online shop at www.asda.com, 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 Thick Bleach in the Arctic Blast fragrance. I believe that there are alternative fragrances of the product available such as a lemon scented option. I paid £1 for the bottle of Asda Bleach which is a 1.125 litre bottle in size.
The bottle is made of fairly robust plastic, which is a bright turquoise colour. There is a plastic lid on top of the bottle which has a sort of 'safety cap' in its design. This makes the bottle quite difficult to open at times, particularly if you have mobility problems or weakness in your hands, which I do. That said, I can appreciate how important it is to have a dangerous chemical like this one kept out of the reach of children, so I won't be deducting any points from the overall product rating, even though the safety cap doesn't really suit my own needs.
The Asda thick bleach is just that. It has an extremely thick consistency, and is not overly runny, which is an issue I have come across with similar products that I have bought before, particularly those that are the cheaper end of the market. I was pleasantly surprised therefore, that the Asda Arctic Blast bleach was a fairly thick liquid. The liquid is a clear colour, and it looks to me like any other bleach product that I would buy on a regular basis.
The smell of this product is evident when I first dispense the liquid, but I must admit that the scent seems to fade or wear off when I begin to use the bleach to clean the bathroom or floors. I find that the product ends up smelling like most other bleach products that I buy on a regular basis, which is a pity as the Arctic Blast fragrance is much nicer than the usual, generic bleach smell that we are all familiar with. The Arctic Blast fragrance is quite refreshing and it has a sort of 'crisp' element to it that is quite pleasant, but I won't go on too much about the fragrance or scent of the product as it disappears so quickly after it has been first dispensed.
I find the Asda Thick Arctic Blast Bleach is good at 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. I find too that the Asda Thick Bleach is 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 label on the product's bottle informs me that it kills 99.9% of germs, which is the same claim made to me by the usual brand of Thick Bleach that I buy on a regular basis. This is relevant to me as a consumer, as the Asda own-branded Thick Bleach is a good 90 pence cheaper than the usual brand I would buy, so I am pleased that the cleanliness of my house has not been compromised as a result of buying a cheaper branded product.
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 versatile one.
I have to admit that the Asda Thick Bleach is harsh on my skin and I find that I really need to wear rubber gloves when I am using the product otherwise the skin on my hands ends up becoming quite sore and irritated. This is due to the bleach being a toxic liquid and it is an issue I have with each and 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.
All in all, I am extremely happy with the Asda Thick Bleach and will buy it again. I am only sorry that the fragrance doesn't last a bit longer but this little niggle I have with the product wouldn't put me off from buying it in the future.
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The Arctic Blast Bleach can be purchased from Asda supermarkets or online at www.asda.com for the sum of £1.
Asda / A bottle of scented household bleach from Asda.