I decided to try the Asda brand of original thick bleach. Previously I had bought the more expensive named brands, but decided to give this one a go. I use bleach on a daily basis for cleaning and for putting down plug holes to keep germs to a minimum. It says that it kills 99.9% of germs, which is the same as the top end brands of bleach.
When I poured out some of the bleach to try, I noticed that it was just as thick as leading brands. It didn't smell any different. In fact, I found that it worked just as well as Domestos.
It has the usual child safe cap which makes it virtually impossible for young children to open. The angled nozzle is ideal for aiming around the rim of the toilet to ensure accuracy.
The price for 1 litre is £0.80 pence but they currently have an offer on where 3 bottles of Asda thick bleach can be purchased for £2, which is a fantastic deal.
I have every confidence that this bleach does the job very well and leaves no strong odour after use. As well as using it to clean my toilets, I bleach my cloth every night by leaving it to soak overnight.
There was very little difference when comparing the Asda brand to others. It is an effective cleaner and comes in a variety of scents. For me, there were no disadvantages and I would have no hesitation in recommending it.
In my home I get through a lot of bleach on a weekly basis. Its something that I grew up observing my mum using ever such a lot of at home. The other day whilst me and my boyfriend were mooching about for some bits and pieces in my local Asda store I spotted this on offer. I could either get one bottle of bleach for £1.12 or two bottles (of any variety they had on offer as in scents) for £1.50. Much to my boyfriends disgust I bought two bottles of this for £1.50 which I thought was really cheap however we almost got into an argument because he wanted to buy something more 'quality' which actually equates to more expensive! Me, I think bleach is pretty much simply bleach and I don't believe in forking out extra pennies for no reason and when I don't have to!
This 'Original' bleach comes in a dark blue, robust plastic bottle which has an angled nozzle to the top of it and a bright red plastic safety cap to the top of it which is push in a and twist to open it. On the front of it we are clearly told that it 'Kills 99.9%, Thick Bleach and this it is a 'Chosen by you product from Asda' and that it offers 'Daily defence' and offers 24 hour protection from most known germs around the home then on the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product, directions for use are stated as are lots of warnings, the composition of it is listed, the size is stated which 1.125l and contact details for Asda are also clearly given. Nice enough, informative bottle this is and easy enough to handle due to it not being too heavy or bulky.
The Bleach Itself:
This bleach basically smells like bleach. Its not scented with flowers or fruits it just gives a fresh, clean aroma and its quite a thickish one this and light yellow in colour but still transparent. I touched on earlier that it is meant to kill all known germs in the home and they are MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria.
I use this in a variety of places in and around my home. I mop my lino in my bathroom and kitchen with a small solution of this once a week (I use ordinary floor cleaner any other time) and for that I simply use water and a dot of this in a mop bucket and it easily lifts stains and leaves the flooring looking really clean. I wipe over my ceramic toilet, sink and bath with it too and my stainless steel sink in my kitchen. I will use this neat or diluted depending on the task at hand, wipe over really greasy kitchen tiles after I have been cooking and I use this on my worktops very often, neat or diluted. The other day I managed to get curry on my worktop and I couldn't get the yellow stain off, a quick squirt of this and a quick wipe it was gone in seconds! I bleach my white dishclothes in water along with stained cutlery in some of this overnight to keep them looking and feeling clean and once a week I bleach out my mugs that are stained to keep them looking fresh and most nights I squirt some of this under the rim of my toilet to make sure that area is clean and smelling clean and fresh too.
You do need to watch fabrics around this, it will take the colour out of those and I do find if I use this prolonged on my hands they get a bit sore so unless its a quick task with this I will wear gloves.
All in all though this is a great bleach, cheap to buy but great quality and very versatile and so it gets the big thumbs up from me and my clean home!
Only available from Asda stores.
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I don't like to use too much bleach around the house - it's a very strong cleaner and I believe in using it sparingly. But there are certain chores which crop up every so often which I have found only bleach does the trick for. The main reason for buying bleach from Asda on this occasion was that the sealant around my bath was beginning to get that horrible black mould on it and look quite unsightly - and I needed a good thick bleach to make sure it tackled the problem.
I bought two bottles of bleach as it was part of an offer - 2 for £1.50. So I got a Lemon and an Original bleach.
Ingredients: Asda thick bleach contains amongst other ingredients: Less than 5% Non-Ionic Surfactant, Anionic Surfactant, Also contains Disinfectant, Perfume.
There are several caution warnings on the bottle which MUST be read before use, including:
Keep out of the reach of children. Do not use on metals, enamelled baths, wood, silk, man-made, coloured or any fabric with a special finish. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Store upright.
The product comes with a child proof cap and is recyclable.
The product claims to kill 99.9 per cent of germs. In tests it has killed MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. According to the bottle it provides 24 hour protection.
Usually, I use bleach for quite specific tasks: a tiny, penny sized amount well diluted with warm water in my washing up bowl to kill germs on my cleaning cloth, the occasional squirt around the toilet rim, a squirt down the plug hole to keep the drainage system smelling sweet etc. These tasks can be done by other cleaners - but I've never found any of the other cleaners I've used shift bathroom mould.
Asda original bleach is a thick, slightly yellow fluid which smells like - well... bleach. I ended up using quite a liberal amount of bleach in the bathroom. I poured it neat around the rim of the bath and left the room for a few minutes to avoid the bleach fumes. The original bleach from Asda was reassuringly thick and didn't dribble quickly away as a thinner bleach may have done. When I returned twenty minutes later the mould had disappeared and I rinsed away the bleach thoroughly. The bathroom was left clean and mould free.
Asda bleach did the job first time. Would recommend.
This is a review of Asda Thick Bleach Original. For me, bleach is a no frills product and I don't want to spend a lot of money on it but I do seem to get through quite a lot of it. I do normally buy this in the pink variety but as there was an offer on when you buy two and with a baby overdue, I can't seem to stop bleaching our bathroom and toilets I thought I'd give the blue version a try!
The bottle is blue plastic (which can be recycled) with a red child proof cap. The lid top is angled so it's great for squirting down toilets although I also do the sinks and drain holes with this product neat.
I squirt a generous amount around the toilet rim every other day and it helps keep the toilet clean. A scrub is required every now and again but I find the squirt to be a quick fix. The label promises 24 hours of germ free ness too. We have used this in the shower on a small mouldy patch and it fixed it immediately.
What's it like?
I find this bleach to be really thick in consistency and although it is fragranced, its underlying smell is that of bleach - which I absolutely love! I can't really discern the difference between this one and the pink one but it might be a little bit thicker. I have used this in the shower and around the bath and it does make the white gleaming but I do have to warn the husband when it's on as you can't see it (although you can smell it) and it will need a rinse before coming in to contact with skin.
Although the lid has a child proof enclosure, it is worth keep this out of the way of young children and certainly keeping them out of the way when it is in use. I always use rubber gloves when cleaning with this although I don't use gloves when giving the toilet a quick squirt with it. That is the main use I have for this.
Normally these are priced at £1 each but currently are on offer for two for £1.50.
I like the pink bottles better to look at but certainly can't find fault with the Asda Thick Bleach Original blue version! I would repurchase this again in the future and will try to stock up when it is on offer. A recommended bleach which is especially good for cleaning the loo.