“ Brand: Daisy / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
In my utility room I tend to keep a small selection of cleaning products which tend to be my 'stock' when I run out in my main kitchen cupboard especially when I see items on offer! However, in my utility room I have a sink which is where I tend to wash up the dogs bowls, cats bowls, horse buckets - basically anything to do with animals or the garden! Therefore, I tend to keep a bottle of washing up liquid to save me from having to go into my kitchen and use the bottle in there as it is far easier just to keep an extra bottle in there.
Currently in my utility room is a bottle of Daisy Antibacterial Washing Up Liquid which I bought from Tesco a few months ago (I found it in the depths of my cupboard!). I tend to buy antibacterial washing up liquids for my utility room as I tend to washing up items belonging to animals I just prefer using a product that will help combat any germs or bacteria that the items may have. I opted for the Daisy Antibacterial Washing Up Liquid (original not the pink grapefruit variety) simply because it was under £0.70p per bottle.
The brand Daisy is a cheaper alternative brand at Tesco and I have tried a few of their products and they have faired quite well and as this was only going to be used infrequently throughout the week I didn't worry too much. The washing up liquid itself come in a standard looking transparent plastic bottle with a flip top lid. On the front there is a brightly coloured label featuring an image of a Daisy together with the product name and brand logo. On the back label there is the list of ingredients together with various warnings and contact information - pretty standard stuff really. Packaging is plain and simple in keeping with the budget price tag.
The washing up liquid is a bright blue colour and does instantly remind me of an antibacterial washing up liquid as for some reason the main brands use blue for their antibacterial washing up liquids too. It's consistency is actually pretty good, I was slightly expecting quite a thin consistency with it being so cheap compared to others but it was a decent consistency without it running straight out of the bottle as soon as you open the lid! As for the smell it has a pleasant smell, nothing overpowering but more of a gentle smell with a slight floral smell to it but it soon disappears.
To use you just simply pour under warm running water and that's it! You don't need to use too much unless of course you like mountains and mountains of bubbles. Therefore, there is no need to be too heavy handed with this product as just a small amount will give you an ample amount of white froth but certainly not in the same league as Fairy just be warned the froth isn't rich and soft as say a Fairy washing up liquid but for less than £0.70p it certainly does the job especially for what I need it to do and when washing up the cats and dogs bowls I'm not too fussed!
The Daisy Antibacterial Washing Up Liquid certainly manages to clean everything I need it to clean and can easily get through the dried food on my pets bowls with ease and I do hope that it can kill the bacteria which will no doubt be living on those bowls. Despite not being the most luxurious of washing up liquids, it won't give such a soft feeling to the water nor will the froth last as long - when you start washing up the bubbles seem to decrease quite rapidly. However, if I was buying this to do my main washing up with I would be slightly disappointed but for what I need it does the job as it cleans everything I need it to without any problems. I have used it to washing my floors too and again it does the job well!
Overall, a good value antibacterial washing up liquid which I find quite versatile especially as I now use it to mop my floors! However, I personally wouldn't buy it to do my main washing up as I like using my Fairy washing up liquid which I really like but for ad hoc use it does the job for me just fine. Definitely something worth trying as at less than £0.70p you'll hardly be breaking the bank! I give it 4 stars.
~ Useful Information ~
Usually we buy Fairy Washing Up Liquid but more recently as money's tighter than ever we've been trying out a few of the cheaper brands. A brand that can be picked up with our weekly online shopping at Tesco is Daisy and we've bought quite a few things from their range including their anti- bacterial washing up liquid. A 500ml bottle costs just 69p and is widely available in Tesco stores.
The washing up liquid comes in the usual clear bottle with a large paper label on the front with the brand name. The bottle has a red flip top lid with a small hole through which the washing up liquid is dispensed. Unlike the picture above the anti bacterial version of Daisy washing up liquid is now a bright pink colour.
When dispensing the liquid it's quite a nice thick consistency, it can be added under a running tap or direct to your sponge. I tend to just put it under the hot water as I find this produces a good amount of bubbles. Daisy has a similar scent to an original washing up liquid, it's quite plain but for the lower price I don't really mind this.
I would say I used the same amount or maybe a little more than I would usually use with Fairy to produce a similar amount of bubbles. I find that Daisy washes my dishes well and generally finds it easy to tackle day to day washing. Sometimes if the dishes have been left over night they're a bit more difficult to clean and need a soak for about 5 to 10 minutes before I can attempt to clean them. I have found that glasses don't come up as streak free as they do with Fairy but they do polish up nicely. Particularly bad pots and pans aren't easy to clean with Daisy and I find sometimes I have to leave them in soak overnight or wash and rinse them two or three times.
Overall, Daisy Anti Bacterial Washing Up Liquid isn't a bad buy. The price is very good and the results are quite similar to Fairy, although I do tend to use a little bit more and there isn't the variety of scents. The cleaning power isn't quite as good but for day to day cleaning it does the job well and it's a brand I wouldn't hesitate to buy again when Fairy isn't on offer.
We now have a dishwasher so rarely wash up but on occasions we wash up greasy pan to save the dishwashers filter. I'd always been a fan of Fairy but as Daisy was on offer in Tesco I thought I'd give it a whirl.
Daisy is a good price at 59p for 500ml where as Fairy is £1.25 for 433ml.
I've been using Daisy now for 3 weeks and have no complaints. I only wash up once or twice a day but the bottle still has over half in there.
Daisy comes in a clear, soft plastic bottle with a red dispenser at the top. The soft plastic allows you to squirt the liquid into the water. The bottle is not too different from other washing up liquids and doesn't particularly stand out. The bottle is plastic so it can be recycled after use.
There is no particular fragrance to this washing up liquid...This may be due to the fact that I opt for the antibacterial version over a scented one.
I did find with this liquid you did have to put a little more in than the leading brand and also the water got less effective after a shorter amount of time. So where as fairy would do a whole washing up load you would have to re fill the bowl half way through. If you have a dishwasher and only wash a few things it's great but if you only wash up I would opt for the leading brand.
As a washing up liquid I found it left glasses clean and removed the grease well.
I will remain buying this washing up liquid as for me its value for money. Another good discounted brand.
Recently while shopping at Tesco I decided to buy this washing up liquid because it was cheap, I like to save a few pennies whenever possible and to try different products I have not tried before, this one I had not tried and so for the price I thought it would be a good idea to buy it and see if it was one that was worth it.
The liquid is a pink colour, it is quite rich, the texture is smooth and it is housed in a clear plastic bottle with a flip back top. The bottle is easy to hold and to squeeze this liquid into the water. It does lather quite well and a lot more than I expected it to do. The smell is not a strong one or of any particular fragrance other than a fresh kind of smell. It is not a runny consistency with this one because it is quite rich.
The bubbles remain in the water for quite some time without fizzling too quickly. It removes dirt from my cutlery and dishes and cleans them very well. I have had no problems with rinsing them after they have been washed. I find it does cut into grease very well indeed since it is a cheap one I thought it would leave my dishes with a little grease etc but this has not been the case.
It only cost 70p for a bottle size of 500ml, so a lot of liquid for a low price. The bottle is very basic looking with just a label on the front with a daisy picture. After all it is the liquid and product that has to work for me, not the packaging. Sometimes a liquid is not so good when the price is cheap, but this one is a good one It cleans my dishes well and it also does clean my sink too and I often just squeeze a little into it and give it a wash with a dish cloth and it is clean and it smells nice.
It is anti bacterial so it will kill the germs on the dishes and sink or even a washing up bowl to remove the germs to make them more hygienic and ready to use again. It also cleans drinking glasses well too and leaves them with a nice shine to them.
This is suitable for any budget, high or low, I think it is worth the money. I do recommend it and I will certainly buy it again. The bottle can be recycled after use.
The price is good and it is good value for money and super quality. A little is only needed to give a good lather to wash the dishes.
I rate it 5 stars.
Similar to most people, our living costs - especially fuel & grocery bills - seem to have risen disproportionately over the last 12-18 months. This has led to me 'trading down' on brands to try and save a few extra pennies (particularly whilst I am on maternity leave).
One of my more sucessful swaps has been Daisy Antibacterial Washing up Liquid.
Firstly I do have to say we use our dishwasher for most washing up, but we still do at least one lot of 'manual' washing up per day of the things that either won't fit in the dishwasher or aren't dishwasher safe.
I have never been a Fairy liquid user so I'm not comparing this to the upper eschalons of washing up liquid, just my previous Tesco own brand antibacterial version. The Daisy liquid sells for around 70p for 500ml whilst a Tesco anti-bacterial liquid is around £1.20, so quite a saving. I always buy the antibacterial liquid as I use it to wipe down the kichen table, worksurfaces & tray of my baby's highchair & want to know they are all 'properly' clean.
Daisy antibacterial washing up liquid comes in a fairly standard clear plastic bottle with a flip top cap. The bottle is flexible and doesn't feel too brittle when squeezed & the cap is robust enough not to break off & the lid get lost (as I have had happen with other flip tops). Unlike the picture, our liquid is pink and is (apparently) a pink grapefuit variety. I wouldn't say it actually smells of pink grapefruit, but it does have a vaguely soapy & citrus smell which isn't unappealing. I have sensitive skin & have never had any problems with irritation from this, even though I never wear rubber gloves. It isn't the thickest liquid, but if I'm being honest, I would probably squirt roughly the same amount of liquid into the sink regardless of how thick it was - I'm just so frivilous!
Basically it does the job for which it is intended - cleans our dishes! I have no significant complaints with it and have replenished our stocks, using it for many months now. I have no doubt that it is probably not as thick, smelly or long lasting as premium brands, but if you are paying 70p instead of over £2 for a bottle I don't really think you would have much cause for complaint. I am giving it 4 stars as it's obviously not the best wasing up liquid you can buy (and quite frankly because I don't think I would ever get worked up enough by a washing up liquid to give it 5 stars!), but it is effective and 'does what it says on the tin' as it were.
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We have tried this a few times from Tesco as a cheaper own brand alternative to our regular Fairy Liquid, at 70p for half a litre, it is very good value and should last roughly 3-4 weeks if you do 2-3 turns of washing up per day. We have had 3 bottles now and got through each in 6 weeks as we are both at work all day and only really washing up in the evenings.
The product comes in a plastic squeezy bottle with a red dispenser at the top, where you simply squirt the liquid onto dishes or into the water, its not particularly attractive or unattractive and its appearance would never stop me buying a bottle, it looks functional which is all I really want from a washing up liquid.
The bottle is easy to use, the consistency isn't bad, you can rub a small amount on a scrubber and run it under water and get lots of soapsuds for a wash, we have had no complaints with the product, it has been a decent replacement for Fairy and is now one of the leading brands in Tesco replacing their own value brand which was previously on sale.
I prefer this to the value brands as the bottle and labelling appear more professional and it just feels better than a value brand due to this, call it snobiness or simply happy consumerism, but I like this on a number of levels and think it is a successful Tesco product.
The product is only available in Tesco as far as I am aware but they market it heavily so it is easy to find, it has done a decent job for us and while the saving isn't a huge amount from Fairy it does add up when you start to buy two or three bottles.
The ingredients aren't natural but then I doubt many washing up liquids are, enclosed below is a breakdown of the ingredients:
15-30% Anionic Surfactant Less than 5% Non Ionic Surfactant Less than 5% Amphoteric Surfactant Also contains ,Dimethylol Glycol ,Perfume ,Citral ,Limonene
Overall, cheap, looks good, easy to use and easy to find.....if you shop in tescos.
Before I begin this review I must state that the blue antibacterial daisy washing up liquid appears to have been replaced with this product but the title is the same so can't be added as a new product.
I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher but I always have a bottle of washing up liquid handy for those items that can't go in the dishwasher and for those odd household tasks that need a bowl of soapy water (washing window frames etc). I usually buy Fairy but last time I was in Tesco I decided to try one of the cheaper products. I thought that anything would be suitable for the few jobs I needed it for and it would save some pennies.
I had heard of the discount Daisy products that Tesco are now producing and some reviews had been quite positive so I thought a bottle of the washing up liquid would be worth a try.
My eyes were immediately drawn to a bottle containing an attractive pink-coloured liquid. I don't know why I opted for pink, it doesn't go with my kitchen at all but I suppose I thought it looked pretty and would brighten up the dull job of washing up. It cost me 70p for a 500ml bottle which seemed excellent value as the Fairy products were £1.40-£1.60 a bottle depending on the variety.
I must admit the label does look rather basic and cheap, it simply shows half of a drawn flower with the word Daisy in red and a small blue cross in a circle to indicate that it has an antibacterial action. The label also states that this is a concentrated washing up liquid.
Turning the bottle around reveals all the normal sorts of warnings found on this sort of product such as keep away from eyes and don't ingest, a real idiots guide to what not to do with cleaning products! This is also where I found out that the product has "antibacterial pink grapefruit". There is no mention of this in the ingredient list so I presume it is antibacterial with pink grapefruit perfume but I am not too sure what this statement is really supposed to mean.
The instructions say to dilute with water and use sparingly or use directly on a cloth or sponge after washing up for antibacterial effect. Once again I thought these were rather ambiguous instructions, I understood the bit about dilution obviously but wasn't sure whether the other part meant squeeze and leave on the cloth to disinfect it or use neat on a cloth to wipe down surfaces. I am not paranoid about bacteria so I wasn't worried but I just thought the statements were strange.
I found the bottle a convenient size and shape to hold and it had a good flip-open lid which was firm enough that it didn't come open by accident but not so stiff that it was difficult to open when needed.
On first using the product I had a good sniff to see if I could detect any aroma of pink grapefruit, I was hoping for a fresh smelling product with a citrus edge. I was immediately disappointed, this smelt more like cheap bubblegum, really not particularly nice and it certainly didn't smell clean and fresh.
The next step, obviously, was to use some in a bowl of water. Unfortunately the week after I bought this my dishwasher stopped working so I had to start washing all my dishes by hand, a proper challenge for the washing up liquid. I tipped the bottle up and went to give it a squeeze, I hadn't realised the consistency was so watery and I found I had squirted about a fifth of the bottle into the bowl! At least I expected I would now have lots of bubbles but unfortunately this wasn't the case, the bowl was bubbly but no more than I would expect normally. I started washing the glasses and then the cutlery and although they were coming out clean without too much effort by the time I got onto the plates I had already run out of lather and the water was looking scummy. To wash-up a normal meal (that is with no greasy trays or burnt on grime) for four of us it took me two bowls of washing up water as there was just not enough cleaning power in one bowlful. The manufacturers claim that you should use the product sparingly which is really quite comical considering that a large dose still can't do the job properly.
I do not suffer from sensitive skin and I am useless at remembering to wear rubber gloves when I am washing up but I did find that my hands felt very dry and my skin felt tight after using this and I only used it for washing up properly for three days whilst waiting for my delivery. I could have just developed soft hands after years of not washing up regularly but since I rarely wear gloves for any cleaning jobs my skin is usually pretty tough!
Luckily I now have a new dishwasher so I have managed to relegate what is left of this bottle to just washing up the bits and pieces again. I have used it on a roasting tray and rubbing it directly onto the burnt on food with a scourer does just about get it clean but it requires a lot of elbow grease too.
Overall I must say that this stuff is really a complete waste of money. It may be cheaper than brands such as Fairy but the watery consistency and the poor performance means that I have had to use loads more than I would normally so, in fact, I think this product has worked out to be far less economical than the expensive brands would be. The bst things I can say about the product are that it is a nice colour and it has a good lid, neither are really essential selling points for washing up liquid!
My housemate bought this bottle of washing up liquid quite a few months ago as we had run out of our Fairy washing up liquid. At first I was a little sceptical as I thought that it looked like a cheap copy of Fairy Washing up liquid.
--- The Bottle ---
The actual bottle looks like an exact copy of the bottle that you would buy Fairy Washing Up Liquid in. It is a clear plastic bottle that has a label on the front and rear and a red flip top cap on the top to make it easy to dispense. The bottle is a nice size as it is easy to hold and is 20cm x 9cm x 5cm and holds 500ml of the anti-bacterial washing up liquid. The front label is quite simple and has the word "daisy" in large letters with a daisy flower beneath it. The rear has a lot of product information in small text.
--- Washing Liquid ---
The liquid is a light blue colour which makes it quite nice to look at and use. It has a runny consistency which means it is easy to get out of the bottle when washing. I have been using this for the past 4 months now and have used to to wash all sorts, from burnt on stains to oil pans. I have found that for general washing up it will clean very well with very little work required. It froths up quite easily and a small amount will last you quite a while.
When it comes to burnt on stains, I find that if you leave it to soak a while with this and then use a bit of elbow grease then it will remove most stains. On the whole it will get rid of most kitchen stains and provide a nice clean and shiny wash to your kitchen wares, however for some stubborn, well burnt on stains, it doesn't always get them off.
--- Price & Purchase ---
This washing up liquid is part of Tesco's "Discount Brands" range which is designed to be a range in between the Tesco Value and Premium ranges. I have found that this and many other products in this range have been designed to look VERY similar to the branded products.
As it is part of Tesco's range, it can only be bought from Tesco stores for the low price of 70p for 500ml.
--- Overall Opinion ---
Despite my initial reservations on this product, I was actually quite impressed with it, despite it being a "cheap" product. It may be designed to look exactly like Fairy Washing up liquid, but in my experience of it, it seems to wash dishes just as well as Fairy does. For the price and how well it has cleaned dishes, I am going to give it 4/5. The only downside to it is that it does not get off the toughest of stains that from experience a more expensive brand probably would.
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In an effort to make savings I will try more affordable less well known brands like for instance Daisy washing up liquid. I have used the blue anti bacterial version which on the Tesco website is 69 pence for 500 ml, a bottle of Fairy Original washing up liquid is a pound for 50 ml less so you can see that it is extremely good value. I do not doubt the quality of Fairy for one second but when it comes to just washing the dirt off of crockery and dishes as long as it does the job to a good standard that is fine with me and I can then spend the savings on other more important products and items.
The liquid is in a recyclable plastic bottle with a red flip top lid and so it is easy to dispense in to your sink or bowl. The consistency of the liquid is not quite as thick as a Fairy variety and so be careful that you don't squeeze too much out and waste it as it is runny and flows freely especially when the bottle is still relatively full. You only really need a couple of squirts in to a standard sized bowl to create enough bubbles and soap suds to complete the washing up. I have always been able to remove all sorts of burnt on food and dirt even if the item has to soak for a minute or two.
This has no real discernible scent or fragrance like some of the fruity or floral versions you can purchase but after I have used it, the kitchen always smells fresh and clean but not in a clinical way if you know what I mean. If you use this sparingly I think a bottle could last you for months.
This can be used for other cleaning tasks like cleaning down the worktops and as it is anti bacterial it could be appropriate to clean surfaces like high chairs that children use to eat from. I always use a product like this added to water to clean windows and cars that I have owned, it is a good all round cleaning product at a really competitive price and I don't see the point in paying more when a washing up liquid like this is suitable as far as I can tell.
Daisy Washing Up Liquid
A Little Squirt
We get through quite a lot of washing up liquid in a week so decided to have a little look at a cheaper brand to save us some much needed money. We do our main shop at Tesco's and found two cheaper options - the first in plain white - the typical look for a Tesco brand item and the second a smaller 500ml discount brand item. We have tried the very cheap one before and although worked so so, it wasn't really that great so we opted for the second cheapest in the form of Discount Brands - Daisy.
Tesco products have had a change in both look and name in many of their own branded items, and one of these are those now branded with the name 'Discount Brands'. This new name comes with a new look which make the products less cheap looking, though still with the great prices and still the same products inside. They are not the cheapest of the Tesco brands but generally the second cheapest products on the shelf with many items around the store now brandishing this name from washing up liquid to bacon.
This is not a new scheme from supermarkets though one that seems to work as people are generally much happier buying products that don't look so cheap and tacky.
There are a few different scented Daisy washing up liquids, though this review covers the original scented one.
As with most washing up liquids, the actual packaging is basic. This small 500ml plastic bottle is no different with its slight hourglass shape and red screw top lid which flips open easily to enable you to pour the liquid into the bowl. The flip top lid has a substantial piece of plastic holding it on so no worries about it breaking off and it snaps down to close easily to avoid leakage. The bottle itself is a soft plastic to allow squeezing to enable you to get the liquid out easily, though you don't really need this as the liquid flows easily.
On the front there is a simple sticker with the Discount Brand icon (a yellow box with red and white 'discount brand' name and a red pound sign being cut with scissors) on the corner and in large red letters 'Daisy'. To go in with the name there is a white image of a daisy on the bottom in front of a green garden background. A simple label though effective and certainly not cheap looking.
On the back is a matching sized sticker with the barcode and information (no images) which include the directions for use - which is self explanatory really, some obvious warnings such as not suitable on fabrics and ingredients. Not all the ingredients can be seen on the back though a website is given, like on many detergent type products, to check the rest of the ingredients if need be. When I checked this, I found the ingredients were;
Aqua Sodium C14-18 Alkane Sulfonate Cocamidopropyl Betaine Sodium Laureth Sulfate Alkyldimethyl Amine Oxide Formaldehyde Parfum Citric Acid CI 42090 CI 19140
Fragrance ingredients: Butylphenyl Methylpropional Linalool Hexyl Cinnamal Limonene
Website address: http://www.detergentinfo.com
DAISY SCENTED DISHES
The washing liquid itself is a bold dark green colour and is quite thin in consistency which is great when pouring from the bottle, though don't worry, even though it is very thin it still does its job. As I pour it from the bottle it flows freely into the bowl and lathers quite well under the running water. It does not have an excessive amount of bubbles though they are not extinct from the bowl either - just the right amount.
The scent of the liquid is quite a strong one and although not a nasty smell - it is not anything special, and rather a plain smell that you often find in cheaper original scented liquids. After washing, the scent does not linger for long on the plates etc, so you wont get washing liquid tasting dinners which is a plus!
I has quite a lot of dishes to wash (which ended up being about four bowl fulls including saucepans) and did find that after a short while I did have to redo the water as the liquid had practically gone so it doesn't last a very long time in the water - perfect for a small amount of dishes though.
The liquid worked as you would expect with getting the dishes clean and also worked fine with the heavier items such as saucepans (my worst part of washing up). If you have left an item without rinsing it, though, you still need to scrub hard to get it off - it is certainly not a magical liquid. I have found that it works much better the hotter the water so as long as you are scalding your hands then your dishes with clean themselves!
Some washing up liquids leave my hands dry and irritable, though this one did not do any of this - just made them smell for a while of washing liquid!
PRICE AND AVALIABILITY
This item is exclusive to Tesco and is a cheap price of only £0.57p for a 500ml bottle so a good price. The stock is always on the shelf when we go shopping so no worries about picking this item up.
This washing up liquid is at first glance very good value with the price being so low and the dishes being washed as well as many other expensive liquids, though I have noticed that you really do end up using a lot more per wash than you generally would with others which brings the great value down slightly as you need to buy more, though you would still save a little bit of money compared to some liquids.
It is average scented, certainly not a nasty smell, and does not seem to harm the skin in any way so I would certainly recommend this item for the smaller amounts of dishes though certainly not if you are doing huge piles of washing a day as it just would not last very long at all.
On an economy drive I decided to give a cheaper brand of washing up liquid a go (I usually buy fairy). This daisy brand is a tesco discount brand and I decided to go for the antibacterial one for that reason.
The washing up liquid comes in a 500ml clear plastic bottle with flip top lid and costs around 70p.
It is a bright blue colour which is quite nice and smells cinical, but I kind of expected that for an antibacterial liquid so wasn't surprised.
The bottle lists most but not all of it's ingrediants, however does give a website for more details.
It gives good warnings regarding not to use it on clothes and that you should take care if you have damaged skin.
What I found slightly disappointing was the fact for it's antibacterial effect to be of most benifit it should be used neat on a dish cloth after washing up :( Not sure if other liquids are like this as I have never really looked before, but I felt it kind of defeated the object of an antibacterial washing up liquid.
It does however clean pretty well and gets the job done and a plus is that it is not tested on animals :)
Setting myself the challenge of a smaller budget, I determined to try out another washing up liquid. I am used to using Fairy antibacterial washing up liquid (£3.31 per litre at Tesco, £1.49 for 450ml) which has always been reliable in getting the job done. When I noticed the discount brand 'Daisy' version of the Fairy liquid (a significantly reduced £1.38 per litre, 69p for 500ml), I was keen to give it a go.
Pleasingly, the bottle does not look like a typical 'value' brand; it is brightly coloured and does not feature any characteristic blue and white stripes (important when it'll be out on the side most of the time). It is shaped to be easy to handle even with wet hands or rubber gloves, and the lid flips easily so there's no need to use your teeth and get a mouthful of washing up liquid.
The liquid itself is bright blue (asa it is in the Fairy version) and unscented. This lack of scent doesn't bother me, but I can imagine that if you're used to an aromatherapy washing-up experience, you may feel like you're missing out.
I have not found (as with some discount washing-up liquids) that you need twice as much liquid to produce half as many bubbles. Indeed, this concentrate really is concentrated and so you only need a small amount to provide ample bubbles, even in a hard-water area. The quality of washing up remains the same (depending of course, on who is washing up!).
On the negative side, I have noticed that my hands are a lot drier after using this product than after using Fairy. I know this would be easily overcome by wearing rubber gloves, but it does also make me wonder what chemicals are/are not in it to have this quite marked effect on my skin.
Despite this, I will continue to buy Daisy instead of Fairy. As it's half the price for more product I will be donning my marigolds to save money.
I've always hated washing up. I'm sure i'm not alone in this but I havted it so much despite being skint i brought a dishwasher. However, one fateful day it, of course, broke. Living alone with one daughter, I don't tend to accquire much washing up. I work full time so shes eats breakfast and lunch at a childminders. So it's really just a couple of saucepans and plates. When i was forced to start washing up again i figured i would opt for the one that claims to be the best in a hope it would make it easier. But at the time i was forced to start opting for the cheaper of the cleaning products. So i found Daisy. I generally trust Tesco and most of their value brand products I have found to be quite good. This was priced at 67p. For what your are paying it does the job fine. It has a pleasant fragrance and isn't overpowering at all. It cleaned all my plates and glasses just fine and the bottle lasted ages. I have occasionally found however, that when tackling a saucepan covered in sauce or something that has been burnt on it does struggle in comparison to some other brands i have tried such as e-cover. Would recommend for day to day plates and glasses if on a budget, but if you cook a lot then it may be worth forking out that bit more for a harder working brand.
Despite a number of favourable reviews on this product, I must say that I am rather disappointed in it. I bought it the other week, feeling sure that I had done so before, and that it had got the job done perfectly well. Daisy is the brand of washing up liquid that Tesco advertises as their discount brand, which came in once the country starting dipping into the recession that we now face.
What I expect of a good washing up liquid may differ to other people's ideals, but at the very least, it should last a little while. It starts off okay: it foams up, has a nice smell to it (I chose the lemon scented one), and is in a bottle that is really easy to use.
Indeed, when you start washing the simplest, and least dirty of things, such as mugs, glasses and cutlery, then it starts off okay, but before I have even finished perhaps one bowl full of these relatively clean items, the suds have disappeared, and I find myself looking back at a bowl of dirty water. The smell has evaporated, and I wonder if half the stuff on the draining board has, in fact, been adequately cleaned.
I have used cheap brands before, and have never really had this issue with them. They have always maintained some form of soapiness, even if the actual quality of it hasn't been as strong. This Daisy washing up liquid seems to be fine if you're just planning on washing some lesser dirtied items, but show it anything caked on, and you'll need to work a bit harder at it.
I found myself using easily twice as much per squirt than I would do when using Fairy Liquid, or some other leading brand. As a result, the price difference is effectively eradicated, and coupled with the element of it being lesser in terms of quality and durability, I'm afraid that next time, I shall be buying Fairy, no questions asked.
I'm disappointed with this. Tesco has got most of their Discount Brands items right. I thought this was too good to be true, at under £1 for a 1 litre bottle of washing up liquid, and it turns out I was right - value this isn't.
I'm trying to save money on cleaning products at the moment so have been buying cheaper brands. I chose this Daisy washing up liquid after I had success with the Daisy toilet cleaner, which was cheap but effective. However, I didn't have the same success with the washing up liquid and was quite disappointed in its performance.
I do like the cost of the product. It is priced at 67p in Tesco which is a brilliant price. The Fairy equivalent costs £1.85 so is over a pound more. You get 500ml of this for your money.
The packaging of the product is pretty good. It comes in a clear bottle filled with bright blue washing up liquid and has a red lid. On the front is a blue sticker with the 'daisy' logo on and a picture of (you guessed it) a daisy. The packaging is quite pretty and the bottle doesn't look particularly cheap. If Tesco hadn't stuck a bright yellow label on it saying 'discount brand' you wouldn't necessarily be able to tell it is a discount brand. On the back of the bottle is all the information about how to use the product plus all the ingredients.
When I opened the lid of the bottle I was expecting a lovely refreshing, sweet smell to come floating out. If I'm being honest, a part of me was expecting it to smell like daisies. But I couldn't really smell anything. When I squirted some into my washing up bowl I still couldn't really smell anything. So I took a whiff from the bottle. It smelt a bit like anti-bacterial hand wash and a bit like a hospital. It was quite clinical. I was a bit disappointed by this because I generally like washing up liquid to have a nice scent.
Ok, so it doesn't smell all that great but does it do the job? Well, yes I suppose. It does what it has to do just not all that well. It cleans my dishes but doesn't clean off the stains and grease as well as other washing up liquids. It takes me slightly longer to wash up with this and I have to scrub harder and for longer. You do have to use a bit more of this than your average washing up liquid to feel like there is enough in the bowl and to feel like your dishes are getting clean. I also found that it made my hands quite dry (I don't use washing up gloves). I like the ones that treat your hands a bit nicer and make them feel soft after washing up. The good thing about this is that it is anti-bacterial (some washing up liquids aren't) which is good so at least I know it's killing off germs.
Overall, I wouldn't recommend this product. Don't put up with its faults just because of the price. There are other ones of a similar price that are better. I would recommend the Tesco own brand Lime and Ginger washing up liquid which is only 20p more. It works better and has a gorgeous, fresh smell.