“ Brand: Daisy / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
For a very long time our family have used fairy washing up liquid. It came to a point where we were spending a ridiculous amount of money on the product. We looked around for an alternative and we started to use daisy products, we used to use daisy original which was very good, we then noticed this little beauty. The bottle is 1 litre and costs around 70p it's brilliant value for money compared to other brands on the shelf near to it. I will now go into more detail about this brilliant washing up liquid.
The bottle is rather large and tall. It's orange and has the recognisable daisy logo on the front, it's nothing special to look at. But it doesn't need to be special, it's the product that's the most important thing. The lid pulls up so you can easily squeeze our the liquid. It has a very easy to use bottle and you can pour out as much as you require, it never wastes any washing up liquid. I really like using the bottle, it's brilliantly designed!
What's inside to bottle?:
an orange washing up liquid! This stuff is brilliant and works great, you only need a very small amount in the washing up bowl. Our bottle has lasted for a very long time. The actual liquid has a very nice lemon smell, it leaves your hands soft also after doing the washing up! The dishes are also very clean and smell good. It's very good at getting very dirty dishes clean quickly! Overall there is not much difference between this liquid and fairy! It's brilliant.
Daisy do a very large range of cleaning products which are extremely cheap. In my household we use most of them because they are great cleaners and don't break the bank. You can pick them up in tesco. Give them a try because they are worth it. There not cheap or rubbish like you may expect for the price :)
This cleaning product is simple, but effective, we will be using It in the future because it's cheap and lasts for a long time. I would recommend that you give it a try, you will be pleasantly surprised! Cleaning doesn't have to be expensive, sometimes the alternatives can be just as good! Give it a go :)
Thanks for reading my review on daisy, hope it helped you out!
I usually buy Fairy but sometimes give other brands a try, I remember Safeway used to make a *brilliant* washing up liquid that was about 30p a bottle and as good as Fairy. Since they closed down I've tried all the supermarket branded liquids, but keep coming back to the more expensive Fairy as nothing compares.
But lemon Daisy does compare, and at 80p for a 1-litre bottle (this varies erratically from week to week) it's a damn sight more reasonably priced!
The smell is of clean, fresh lemon - I don't actually find it as natural smelling as Fairy but that doesn't matter as it's a lovely fragrance anyway. It's quite strong, which worried me slightly to start with as I thought it might leave a lemony residue on the plates as can happen with cheaper washing up liquids. This isn't the case though and nothing needs any more rinsing than usual, you do get lots of bubbles though so be prepared to spend time rinsing if you're washing something that holds onto the bubbles - like my pain-in-the-arse roasting tin.
It cleans generally mucky crocks and cutlery well, only failing on dried stains or particularly greasy items. With Fairy a short five minute soak will lift off things like dried egg yolk or (gulp) the sticky remains of last nights curry, but you can soak items in Daisy for an hour and still have to scrub like crazy to get the plates/dishes/whatever clean. To be honest this doesn't particularly bother me but I know for a fact it peeves some people (like my ma-in-law) so much that they refuse to even consider Daisy, but then that woman has a dishwasher even though she lives alone so maybe she's not the very best example I could have used!
A bottle of lemon Daisy doesn't last as long as Fairy, which makes it a less economical buy than it first seems. I still tend to buy Fairy when I'm doing my big shop, but if I've nipped round to our local Tesco Express and have limited cash on me then I will happily purchase Daisy to help make sure I've enough money for everything else I need. If I send Mark round to the shop I know he'll bring Daisy back as in his opinion Fairy is ridiculously priced anyway, but I'm happy with this choice as it does just as good a job in my opinion - just be prepared to put a bit more elbow grease into certain items.
Daisy is one of the 'discount brands' available in Tesco stores. As far as washing up liquid is concerned they make a few different scented ones and sizes. This review is specifically for the 1 litre, lemon scented one which cost me around 85p (far far cheaper than most competitors).
The bottle I have is different from the one in the picture - in fact it's slightly phallic shaped (maybe I just have a dirty mind and no one else would think that though). The bottle is made from clear plastic which is recyclable, and has a red plastic top which you pull up to release the washing up liquid (standard mechanism on most brands). On the front is a large yellow label with 'daisy' written in large red letters, information that it's lemon scented (although that's pretty easy to guess with the bright yellow contents and a drawing of half a daisy. The label on the back is slightly more detailed with directions for use (does anyone really need to be told how to use washing up liquid?), a warning (again is it really necessary?), product information and contact information.
The product itself seems to be slightly runnier than other, more expensive brands, but this doesn't seem to have much impact on its cleaning ability - after all you want it to disperse and bubble up in a sink full of water which this does very well. For dried on stains I also apply some directly to the sponge and this combined with running hot water over the item for a few seconds, makes it very easy to clean.
Scent wise I'd say this reminds me more of a lemon cake than straight forward lemon - it's slightly sweet. While the smell is quite concentrated in the bottle, it's alot more subtle in the sink although still providing a pleasant scent while you wash up.
How long a litre of this will last depends on how many people you have in your house and how much washing up you generate. Personally I find it lasts myself and my boyfriend about a month which is very reasonable for the price paid.
The product does say to avoid prolonged contact if you have damaged or sensitive skin - neither of which I have however I can say that I have experienced no problems with dry skin even after doing a large amount of washing up in one go.
Overall I would recommend this product - it's cheap and it does the job, not much more you can ask for,
On my hunt for the new discount brands in Tesco as I have had great success with them I came across this washing up liquid and as it was quite a lot cheaper than the usual brand one I used I decided I would give it a try. I opted for the lemon one.
The washing up liquid comes in a clear bottle which is great as it shows off the yellow coloured liquid inside and allows me to easily see when I need to get another bottle. The front of the bottle has a yellow label which has the Daisy name in the middle, half of a white daisy at the bottom and the yellow and red discount brand logo which Tesco place on their daisy items. The back of the bottle has a white label which contains all of the relevant information about this product.
The top of the bottle has a red plastic lid which is to be pulled up to allow the liquid to be squeezed out.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
To use this liquid it is very simple indeed. The cap is to be pulled up and the liquid is to be squeezed under running water and then the cap pushed back down. I have found that only a small amount of the liquid is required as it does make a good foam in the bowl.
I noticed when I first used this liquid that it had a lovely fragrance of lemon, it was not too overpowering and I have not been able to smell it on my dishes and plated when they have been dried after being washed in this which is a great bonus in my mind.
I first used this liquid on not too dirty plates and I found it was very good and I was easily able to wipe them clean and not have to scrub at any dried on food, it all came away very easily. I did decided to really put this to the test when I made a roast pork dinner and had to wash the roasting dish after. I did not put the oven dish into soak like I usually do as I wanted to see just how good this liquid was and I have to say that I found it helped to loosen the dried on fat and meat residue and I did not have to spend ages trying to scrub it off.
For me drying dishes is not a task I like doing so I will admit that I am usually quite lazy and leave them to drain and dry themselves. I the past I have noticed I get marks from the bubbles left on my white plates and glasses but when using this liquid to wash them in I was left with only sparkling plates and glasses that did not have bubble marks on.
One thing which I was conscious about when switching to a cheap washing up liquid was the effect it would have on my hands as I do have a lot of washing up each day but I am pleased to say that I have not had a problem with dry skin or chapped hands from using this.
The washing up liquid comes in a great sized bottle which contains 1 litre, this size bottle usually last around the 2 week mark in my house. It is a lemon fragranced one which is very pleasant when washing up. The liquid is to be stored in a cool place.
The ingredients for those wishing to know are:-
Anonic Surfactants - 5-15%
Non-ionic Surfactants - Less than 5%
Methylchloroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Benzisothiazolinone, Parfum
The bottle is 100% plastic so can be recycled.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
As this Daisy brand is now Tesco's Discount brand then this product is only available in Tesco's stores. It is priced at 85p which I feel is a nice cheap price.
After using a very well know brand and then switching down to this discount one I can honestly say that I will not be changing back. This liquid leaves my plates and dishes sparkling clean, eases the need for scrubbing of dried on food and smells good. I think that this is one for us all to try and save some much needed pennies!