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      19.10.2014 07:49
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      liquid for washing-up

      I've tried a variety of washing up fluids from Fairy to basic manufacturers. I have found although the cost differs greatly but therefore does the product quality.

      Fairy I think is brand leader not just due to clever advertising and a motive looking to convince females that washing-up is good for their skin which to me is obviously absurd! No, I do believe that Fairy have made it the the top of market because despite being more costly that opponents it's the very best at creating one of the most bubbles and degreasing your meals.

      In comparison Tesco Benefit washing up water just for £0.33 a jar. This price is awesome! However, you really do need to use twice as much of it in each dish along with the bubbles disappear nearly immediately.

      Tesco’s Daisy washing-up fluid appears to match properly in-between the lowest priced and most expensive washing beverages up available. Daisy is all about £0.70 per container and thus is just a mid-range product. I actually do find one package still although that I get through a bottle faster than utilizing Fairy continues me as we washup 1-3 times each day, more than 2 months which is good. The pockets last considerably longer compared to benefit washing fluid up that I've utilized and all in all I do believe it is well worth the amount of money.

      The sole thing I'd state is the fact that it is not always available. Often I have been into Tescos and possesses been lacking from shelves. I assume this means it is common!

      Daisy washing is generally my washing-up liquid of choice. It is inexpensive and does what is needed.

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      06.08.2014 13:39
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      A good mid range product

      I have tried many different washing up liquids from Fairy to basic brands. I have found that the price varies massively but so does the quality.

      Fairy I think is brand leader for a reason and not just because of clever advertising trying to convince women that washing up is good for their skin which to me is clearly ridiculous! No, I think that Fairy have made it to the top of the market because despite being more expensive that all competitors it is the best at making the most bubbles and degreasing your dishes.

      In comparison I have previously purchased Tesco Value washing up liquid for just £0.33 a bottle. Yes this price is amazing! However, you really do need to use twice as much of it in each bowl and the bubbles disappear nearly immediately.

      Tesco’s Daisy washing up liquid seems to fit nicely in between the cheapest and most expensive washing up liquids available. Daisy is about £0.70 per bottle and so is a mid-range product. I do find that I get through a bottle quicker than using Fairy but one bottle still lasts me over 2 weeks which is not bad as we wash up 1-3 times a day. The bubbles last a lot longer than the value washing up liquid that I have used and all in all I think it is well worth the money.

      The only thing I would say is that it is not always available. Many times I have been into Tescos and it has been missing from the shelves. I guess this means it is popular!

      Daisy washing up liquid is generally my washing up liquid of choice. It is reasonably priced and does what is needed.

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      11.12.2013 13:29
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      A good alternative to branded washing up liquid

      Doing the daily household chores is never fun, but I hate to have stacks of dirty dishes lying around so I do a lot of washing up. I usually prefer to stick with buying well-known branded products, but after trying a supermarket version and being pretty impressed, I decided that maybe the cheaper alternatives would be a good substitute. I bought this Daisy Original Washing Up Liquid from Tesco where it costs just 59 pence for a 500ml bottle.

      This washing up liquid comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Inside there is a small spout that allows you to dispense the washing up liquid by squeezing on the sides of the bottle. The liquid itself is a bright green colour which helps to make it easy to see how much product is left inside.

      Recommended directions for use: Use diluted: Add to warm water. Use sparingly. Use directly: Use on damp cloth or sponge, or directly onto dishes, rinse.

      To use, you simply add to a bowl of running hot water. The liquid itself has a light gel consistency which is a bit runnier than a normal washing-up liquid. This doesn't seem to be a problem though as it mixes into the water easily to produce a large amount of bubbles, and you don't need to use very much to fill the bowl. The bubbles last well and have good staying power, which is great as I still get the full cleaning power for the whole time that I'm washing. I usually avoid the cheap versions of cleaning products, fearing that they are not up to the same quality standards as the well-known household names, but this one turned out to be surprisingly good. I have found that it works well to clean my dishes, removing all leftover traces of food. It has proved to be effective on all sorts of messy dishes including those with burnt-on food, mixing bowls from baking experiments, greasy frying pans, and just the general everyday plates and dishes. It can be used neat on any particularly stubborn marks, and this helps to cut through tough food residue and grease.

      I enjoy using scented cleaning products and feel like it makes doing a boring chore a tiny bit more pleasant, so this is the one area that lets the product down. This washing up liquid has a very plain and boring fragrance that does not stand out much, and I can't say that I particularly like it. Overall though, it does the job and this would not put me off buying it again.

      I think this is a good washing up liquid that performs well, and is an excellent buy if you're looking for a cheaper alternative to the branded versions.

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      01.11.2013 20:20
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      Not bad for a budget product but not perfect.

      Daisy can be purchased in Tesco. This is their budget product for cleaning up those dishes and costs, a very easy on the pocket, sixty pence. It might even a penny less than that, if my memory serves me correctly.

      It is anti-bacterial isn't something I often opt for. I think we can go too far in trying to protect ourselves from germs, as we could become vulnerable in the long term. However, it was cheap and therefore, I become tempted on days when I feel like I would rather spend my money on more exciting things than washing-up liquid.

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      The bottle contains 500ml of washing-up liquid. There is a slight chemical smell but it is not overwhelming.

      What no bubbles - well not much anyway! The bottle needs a hefty squirt for bubble lovers. However, it does clean the dishes, but with the fatty roast chicken dish, and other such greasy pans, I'm afraid it does not work. The dirtier objects have to be pre-soaked and even then the grease comes away, I believe, because of the scourer and a good bit of arm action.

      Despite this I still recommended the washing-up liquid to people with small budgets. This is much better than the Asda supermarket alternative which I do not like at all.
      People with the extra money would be better off paying more for a higher quality product. I still buy it from time to time and I don't consider it to be a waste of money, rather at sixty pence, it is about right in terms of value.

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        07.10.2013 10:29
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        washing up liquid from Tesco

        I am always looking for ways to save money especially when shopping.I have tried several of the Tesco value brand products with mixed results. Having been impressed with the value dishwasher tablets,I decided to buy a bottle of Daisy washing up liquid , a budget option from Tesco.

        I am normally a fan of fairy washing up liquid but the daisy brand is around 40p a bottle less so I thought this made it worth a try. Daisy washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle and as there was only one option ( original ) available this was the one I purchased. The bottle tells me that the liquid is antibacterial . I paid 59p for a 500 ml bottle.

        The scent of the liquid is nothing special,although it is not unpleasant .It does smell a bit * chemically* if you understand what I mean! I far prefer the lemon version of fairy! I was disappointed by the lack of foam produced by even a very generous squirt of the liquid. I did find that it did a decent job of washing up lightly soiled dishes and didn't leave any residue.

        The real problem came when I tried to clean greasy pans. Put simply this liquid failed! It really is not up to the job of getting rid of grease and fat and is useless to use on any dried on food debris.

        Overall this is not a product I would buy again. I find that I need to use twice as much as I would when using Fairy. It is really no good at removing any kind of grease or fat from dishes . In short I think it is a waste bof money and will be spending a little more to buy Fairy!

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          24.06.2013 16:03
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          A superb alternative to the branded ones

          When we got a dishwasher last year, obviously that became our primary way of washing dishes and cleaning cutlery but there are always times when I need to wash items in the sink the old fashioned way with my hands and a good scourer!

          I used to use Fairy liquid (the original one) and sometimes Morning Fresh (again also original) but these seemed to be quite expensive for what essentially was only needed for odd items here and there. Like most people, we've been making small changes to purchases at the supermarket to save on money and it was for that reason that I purchased this Daisy washing up liquid for the tiny price of 59p for a 500ml bottle in Tesco. As I only use it probably 2 to 3 times per week, I find a bottle of the stuff actually lasts months! The liquid is a dark green in colour, as with most of the other original branded versions. It doesn't come with any fancy scent to it - very boring and very much like other standard washing up liquids where all you can smell are the cleaning agents within it.

          The items I usually wash in the sink manually are items that aren't dishwasher safe (for example china bowls and cups), the George Foreman grill plates and some stubborn items such as baking trays after cooking roast potatoes. I pop a small squeeze of the Daisy washing up liquid into the bowl and fill with warm water. I find a small squirt is enough, because otherwise it gets too soapy and can sometimes be tasted on the items after washing. A lot of bubbles are created from one squeeze - plenty to last the washes I do that usually include 4 or 5 smaller items and a large baking tray. The bubbles don't last for an eternity though - if I need to leave a baking tray soaking for half an hour to work through some tough grease, I usually find the bubbles have disappeared but to be fair this has usually been the case with other washing up liquids I've used in the past. Even the toughest and greasiest trays are easy to clean once they've had a soak in the water anyway.

          If I don't soak them, I'll use a scourer and I don't usually have to stand there for very long scrubbing - taking the roast potato tray as an example - it's probably washed completely clean in a couple of minutes. It cuts through the frying pan grease quite easily after eggs too - it's actually much better on that job than the dishwasher is.

          I would thoroughly recommend giving the Daisy washing up liquid a go as I've found it just as effective as the bigger branded names although I don't obviously use it on a daily basis. I think if I did, I would recommend it even more though because it represents excellent value for money compared to the brands available. As long as you don't mind not having a fancy scent, I don't think you can go wrong with this. I rate it the full 5 stars because we'll be using it for a long time to come.

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          09.02.2013 16:17
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          I'm using this from now one

          I think I must have been walking past all the Daisy range of products in Tesco's for over a year before I finally got around to trying some of them. We use Daisy washing up liquid in the office kitchen at work and I'd been using it for a while to be honest, thinking that it was actually Fairy Liquid, until it dawned on me that though they do look very similar in terms of packaging etc., it wasn't actually Fairy at all I was using, but Daisy. This inspired me to go out and buy some for home.

          Daisy Washing Up liquid is a brand which can only be purchased from Tesco's as it's one of their own range of products. It comes in a 500ml bottle and costs around 60p so it's considerably cheaper than the leading brand of washing up liquid.

          I use this washing up liquid exactly the same way as any other. The lid lifts off and I squire a small amount into the washing up bowl which I already will have filled with hot water from the tap. The liquid is quite thick in consistency and green in colour - it looks almost exactly the same as Fairy Liquid. Fragrance wise again I can detect no real difference.


          It creates a lot of good soapy bubbles and I have to say that after having used quite a few bottles of Daisy now, it performs the same to me as the more expensive Fairy does. The only way it differs is that I find it slightly more drying to my hands than Fairy. I do think that Fairy is slightly kinder to the skin and doesn't dry it out so much. However, this is easily remedied by simply wearing my washing up gloves, which I should do more often anyway.

          It cleans dishes very well indeed and I don't find that I have to scrub or wash any more vigorously than I would do with Fairy. Obviously, or harder baked on food I always let the dishes soak in the water before I try to wash them, but then I sue to have to do this with Fairy Liquid anyway.

          Overall, I really do think that Daisy Washing up liquid compares very favourably indeed with Fairy and if you asked me now which one I'd choose, I have to say I'd personally opt for Daisy as it's so much cheaper but just as effective.

          Highly recommended.

          also posted on Ciao! as basketofbuttons

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          03.12.2012 22:12
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          Daisy Does Dishes Dutifully, Just!

          Kitchen essentials appear to have skyrocketed in price over the last few years, so its no wonder that big brand names are being replaced by cheaper budget products, none more so than supermarket own brands. Daisy is Tesco's lower range washing up liquid and provides a good alternative to a certain other brand which shares its name with Peter Pan's nagging companion. Here are my thoughts about this very average but usable dish washing liquid.

          --Wait for the Squeak...--

          Since being subjected to those horribly cheesy Fairy Liquid ads of the 70s and 80s, When I do the washing up I have an ingrained habit of running my finger over a plate to listen for the squeak. This is a sign that any grease residue has been fully removed. As slightly OCD as it may be, it does work and this is the thing I look for most in a decent washing up concoction. Fairy has always worked for me, but using a cheaper brand can sometimes produce similar results. So with greasy water abundant, in goes a plate and out comes my squeaking finger to test weather Daisy is as good as the more expensive stuff! Does this pass my litmus test?

          --Price and Packaging--

          The traditional Blue Peter style washing up liquid bottle shape made a departure some time ago in favour of a flat container with flared top edge and a wider nozzle. This shape varies from brand to brand and its pretty much this shape with Daisy. The plastic is quite thin but holds up well, even though the nozzle is susceptible to shattering if dropped. The plastic is also fully recyclable of course.

          Tesco have 3 own brand versions of washing up liquid; A extra budget type (with retro bottle), Daisy and then their own premium brand. For the 59p you pay for 500ml of Daisy, it's cheaper than the higher type with little differences in the quality. However, Fairy is nearly 3 times the price for almost the same amount, so it's a reasonable price which ever way you look at it.

          --Results--

          First thing I noticed about this liquid is that it appears very thin in the bottle, and so doesn't install me with confidence that it will perform the way I want it too. Time is not something neither me nor the girlfriend wish to waste standing at the sink, so ferocious scrubbing is not welcome. Adding it to hot water, it takes a while to dissolve with a little mixing but fears are put a bay however when the first bits and pieces of cutlery and crockery wash well, and come out nice and clean with no grease remnants. For general diner plates, cups and metals, this liquid works well. After a while, the effects start to wear off and a top up with more hot water is required. Initially, Daisy produces a good amount of fluffy bubbles, but this dissipates rather quickly.

          Heavily stained items take a little more effort to clean, but still come up smelling off daisies with effort.(!) Only burnt on remains or dried sticky foods can cause problems, and this liquid just isn't strong enough to really lift off hardened stains. Direct application helps, but I find I get through a lot of the liquid this way, thus removing any possible savings. For the most part however, general day to day washing is just as easy as it is with a top brand, so it does get the job done if slightly slower.

          Fragrance wise, I can't really detect much at all. The generic soapy tone is present mildly from the neat liquid, and after dilution this becomes even more distant. After washing there seems to be no trace of aroma at all, something which you still get with higher quality brands. That said, very little soapy smells are left on the crockery, which I find is better. A strong cleaning aroma is not great on plates and pots, and can pass this on to any food cooked or served.

          I have pretty robust skin, even if I am as pale as an antiqued ghost, so I find no irritation from this liquid whatsoever. The girlfriend, who does suffer from mild eczema, needs to wear rubber gloves as continued use can cause a little redness now and then. This is normally whist using neat doses on heavy soiled pans; general washing with water does not cause this to happen.

          --Ingredients--
          Water, Dimethylol Glycol, Perfume, Citral, Limonene.

          --Conclusion--

          Being cheaper than the leading brands and producing good enough results for me, Daisy does what it should do. It's clear that it is not up to the tough jobs without a concentrated splash, and it doesn't hold it's fragrance well, but for the pennies you pay I can;t see no reason to switch back to a bottle costing nearly 3 times the amount.

          Thanks for Reading. © Novabug

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            26.10.2012 16:53
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            A good buy

            Daisy is a brand I see quite a lot which is produced for Tesco. It seems to be a budget brand and any products I have seen have been low in price although from the packaging I don't think it looks like a cheap brand of products.
            I had previously tried the Daisy fabric conditioner and was really impressed so wanted to try and save some more money by trying some of their other products which is why I picked up......

            Daisy Original Washing Up Liquid
            The 500ml bottle is clear so you can easily see how much you have left as you use it. The lid is red and flips open easily or screws off. There is a lime green label on the front with a picture of a daisy and it telly me that it's original concentrated washing up liquid.
            The label on the back is white and contains the size of the bottle, the ingredients, a warning to keep out of reach of children, telling you if you have sensitive skin to avoid prolonged use, to keep out of contact with eyes and not to ingest.
            It also tells you to store the bottle upright in a cool place, not to use on fabrics or clothing and the directions for use.

            You can either use this as I do in a bowl of warm water and use a sponge or whatever you normally use to wash up with. You can also use it directly out of the bottle onto a sponge or your dishes.
            Inside the bottle is the dark green liquid which looks and smells similar to Fairy liquid, the only difference being that it's not as thick. It is a bit more runny than I would like and although it tells you to use sparingly, unless you're careful when pouring it, it does run out quite a lot.

            When you've perfected the art of getting a small amount out of the bottle it performs really well. It has no problem cleaning my dishes and leaves them clean and without residue. I don't find I need to rinse my dishes a lot with this to get rid of the smell and residue from the liquid which is good.
            I've found this hasn't dried out my hands but to be honest I don't do too much washing up with there only being two of us in the house and he does his fair share so I'm not sure how it would be for someone who does a lot more washing up. I occasionally get dried out hands from wearing gloves at work and I don't find this irritates them at all.

            I used to buy a 33p washing up liquid for cleaning around the house and a more expensive one for my dishes but I think this is at a price that I'm happy to use it for both. I will definitely be buying it again and would like to try the lemon daisy which is also available.
            This is the second impressive product I've tried from the Daisy range and I would highly recommend the brand. This was about half the price of better brands for a slightly larger bottle. I wouldn't say it is quite as good as Fairy which is obviously what it will be compared too, but only due to it not being as thick and at the price I think it's the best one around.

            This 500ml original cost 59p, also available is a pink anti bacterial 500ml and a yellow lemon washing up liquid.

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            04.07.2012 01:06
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            a competitive washing up liquid which will definitely give Fairy a run for it's money!

            So yesterday at work my manager (being as stingy as ever!) asked me to pop to Tesco and buy some washing up liquid for the staff kitchen and asked me to get what was cheap and cheerful. Knowing how tight he is with our budget etc I picked up this 500ml bottle of Daisy washing up liquid for around 60p.

            Appearance wise, it is in a bottle almost identical to a bottle of fairy washing up liquid only this is a slightly lighter shade of green whereas Fairy is quite a dark green.

            Directions for using for this washing up liquid are simple and exactly the same as usual: Sometimes to wash dishes what I feel the "long" way is to dilute it by adding it to a sink full of warm water. By running it under a running tap it helps to create big and voluptuous bubbles to wash the dishes in warm soapy water and then rinse them off afterwards. When using this daisy washing up liquid in this regard, I was surprised at how little was needed to create a big volume of bubbles to get the job done. I only wanted to wash a few bits of cutlery and my container I took my lunch to work in, so I actually ended up over compensating (as I underestimated the quality of this product!) and had far too much bubbles in the small amount of water than I needed!

            Today, after learning my lesson as I only wanted to wash up my mug I squeezed a small amount onto a damp kitchen sponge to give a good wash and rinse. I then used it later in the day to wash my cutlery, plate and container I brought my lunch to work in (yes again! Gotta stop wasting all my money buying junk food for lunch!) In all honesty, not much is needed of this product as I find it lasts quite long and doesn't need constant re-application to create consistent bubbles to keep washing my items.

            This daisy washing up liquid smells the same as the Fairy original washing liquid scent; which is quite soapy and detergent like. It has a strong smell which lingers and so anyone wandering into the kitchen area honestly would just think I was washing up with fairy liquid to be honest!

            Overall this washing up liquid is great, and there is nothing I can fault it on! It's cheaper than Fairy, and does the exact same job....I would totally recommend!

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              03.04.2012 17:14
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              A good alternative to fairy

              A bottle of fairy costs around 99p, which I believe to be very expensive for the amount of time it lasts! I believe fairy is the best though. If you are on a budget ( like I was at uni) I would recommend this washing up liquid! You can pick up a bottle of this for 60p at tesco. It's 40 p cheaper than fairy, this is a huge saving if you use a lot of washing up liquid!

              ------ benefits of daisy -----

              Daisy has a very clean scent and cleans dishes really well. It bubbles up quite a lot so you have plenty to scrub up with after dinner. A bottle lasts quite a while. The bottle doesn't look bad, it's in a similar mold bottle to fairy! People Wont notice it's not "posh" washing up liquid. The main benefit Is the fact that you are making a saving. Because this works aswell as fairy, I don't see the point of buying fairy anymore. The scent isn't as good as fairy, but that doesn't bother me! Your hands will also feel soft after washing up, this means your skin will like it, and so will you :)


              ------- draw backs -------

              You need to use a lot to get enough soap in your washing up bowl, meaning you may go through quite a lot of bottles. Depending on how you use it, you may use too much. To be honest, their aren't many drawbacks to this product because it's a simple cleaner that does the job. I find that a lot of cheaper brands these days actually do a good job with not much difference. I don't think fairy justifies the extra cost.



              ------ overall -------

              Overall I am very impressed with this stuff, I still use it even after uni! It does the job. I would advise you to give this a go next time your shopping and see if you like it. If you do you could save yourself a bit of cash! I would also recommend to look at other daisy products. They do other household cleaning products and they are all to a high standard and work well. Bathroom cleaner is good and smells great, so does the shower cleaner. Daisy is a great alternative! Don't just take my word for it, try it out :)

              Thanks for reading my review on daisy washing up liquid, hope it helped you out :)

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              Cheap but good. Would recommend,

              Introduction:

              I am always trying to save money on my weekly household shopping bill. There is a fine line between buying cheap and buying twice, and buying a product that is a genuine bargain. In my head I seem to be building up a list of things that it is OK to buy an 'own' brand of, and things which it is better to buy a more well known brand. Daisy washing up liquid is one of the things I have found where it is perfect to buy this cheaper alternative.

              Price and availability:

              I am unsure if Daisy is a brand which is widely available or only available at Tesco. I haven't seen it available anywhere else, but that is not to say it isn't! It only comes in one size, and costs 55p. I have found that even when other more expensive brands are on sale or as a multi buy they still do not work out cheaper than the Daisy washing up liquid. The product only comes in a couple of 'flavours' but that is not a problem to me, and all of the flavours I find the be equally as good as each other.

              Actual use and product:

              Daisy is just as effective as any other washing up liquid I have tried. A small squeeze in hot water cleans off the majority of grease and grime, and some items require a longer soak or a tougher scrub. One thing I have noticed with this Daisy washing up liquid is that it doesn't seem to lather up so much, so you get remarkably less bubbles. This could fool you into thinking you need to add much more washing up liquid but you don't. Even though it looks like you have not added any washing up liquid to the mix, you have!

              Conclusion:

              I find Daisy a really good washing up liquid. It is cheap and saves me money month on month, without any sacrifice to its effectiveness. Therefore in my opinion it is worth me continuing to buy, and recommending it to others who want to save a bit of money on their shopping bill.

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              Great if you don't mind the smell.

              Since living away from home for University, I have had to get used to dealing with the domestics and purchasing household goods such as washing up liquid. As you can imagine in a flat of greedy students, we do end up with a great deal of washing up. I am not particularly bothered as to which liquid I buy, however I do try to seek out those which are pocket friendly and reasonably priced.

              Somebody had recommended to me Daisy washing up liquid as a cheap and effective one, and I purchased mine from Tesco for around the 60p mark which is fantastic considering the prices some other brands such as Fairy charge you. I was really happy to pay this price so just picked up the first one I saw which was the original in the green bottle.

              You can see what the washing up liquid looks like in the image, and it is quite a pine green shade in colour. You get a reasonable 500ml worth in the bottle which is your average washing up liquid size and great for 60p. It looks fairly nice, and you wouldn't suspect that this was cheap, but when it comes down to washing up liquid it is all about how effective it is.

              The first thing I noticed when I poured some of this out was that it is quite thick in consistency which is fabulous as it means the bubbles do lather up really well. You do not need a lot of this washing up liquid to get a good soapy dish full, so this does last a good amount of time, especially for those who live as a smaller family or alone. I was really impressed with the quality of this Daisy washing up liquid, and I found that it cleaned all of my pots and dishes really thoroughly and well. Obviously it did not leave them sparkling as it is only a budget washing up liquid, but for the price it does everything you would expect from it. It is easy to use and I did not find it rough on your skin, however I would recommend washing up with gloves anyway, particularly if you have sensitive skin.

              The only fault I really have to say about this washing up liquid is its smell. Obviously this is the original scent and I wasn't aware when I purchased it as I just picked up the first one I saw. This has that standard washing up liquid, soapy scent to it. I personally prefer my dishes to be washed with fruity and floral scents and I have to say I am not a fan of this. If you are not picky when it comes to scents, I would recommend this washing up liquid as a high quality and effective product, however I would suggest seeking out other Daisy washing up liquids in the range to find better scented ones.

              Overall, I was extremely impressed with this budget delivery from Tesco, and it thoroughly cleaned all of my dishes and was very simple to use. It is thick and lasts a long time as you do not need much to get good results. Only negative is the awful soapy scent. Thanks for reading.

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                Washing up on a budget...

                When I ran out of my Fairy Liquid the other month, I decided to give Tesco's Daisy Liquid a go instead in order to save a few pence!! I do not have access to a dishwasher either at home or university, so I get through washing up liquid quite quickly and thought this would make economical sense.

                The bottle itself is quite different to Fairy Liquid because the top is much wider than the bottom. This has two advantages because it means that it doesn't slip out your hands when wet and also holds more liquid than Fairy. For your information, a standard Daisy bottle holds 500ml compared to Fairy's 433ml, which means you literally get more for your money! The bottle itself is see-through so you can see the coloured liquid inside and the lid is a traditional flip lid. The label is quite eye-catching with the bold lettering of 'Daisy' and the flower image below.

                The liquid itself is bright green and doesn't have a fragrance like citrus or roses. It smells quite fresh and a little like a detergent. Nothing particularly special, but it is certainly not off-putting. The consistency of the liquid is quite thick as well, which I did not expect from a budget washing up liquid! I usually run hot water into a washing-up bowl and pour a small amount into the flow of water. I found that you need to use a little more than Fairy to ensure that you get a good amount of bubbles to clean your dishes in! But overall, I was pleased with the amount of lather you got from this liquid. I use a brush to remove stubborn food and grease, but if this will not work I normally soak the item in the water for a few minutes and it comes of quite easily. Glasses come out clean and shiny, and do not leave that horrible disinfectant taste on once they have dried!

                I do not normally wear gloves when I wash up and I have never found any irritation due to the liquid, despite having mildly sensitive skin. In fact, I normally skirt a bit on my hands to wash them if I can't find the soap!! However, my hands do start to feel a bit dry when I constantly do this so I do not recommend it!!

                You can buy this budget liquid in Tesco for 59p which is about half the price of Fairy liquid, and offers great value for money. I know I will not be going back to the branded product after using this version. There is also an antibacterial version available for 70p, which I have not used because I think the original variety would do the job just as well! The bottle normally lasts a month for me because I am the only one using it and I normally wash all my items up together at the end of the day! I recommend giving this washing up liquid a go if you want to save some money... I can't see that you would be disappointed!

                Review may also appear on Ciao under the username Strawberry_123

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                  13.09.2011 21:38

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                  Not a bad washing up liquid if you want to save money.

                  Like many people these days I am having to make savings wherever I can so have stopped buying expensive brands and trying cheaper ones.

                  I saw that Daisy washing-up liquid was considerably less than what I normally used. At 59p for a fairly decent sized bottle (same size as Fairy) it looked almost too good to be true. I thought I'd give it a go anyway so bought a bottle.

                  It looks much like any other washing-up liquid. It is usually green, though I have seen some lemon scented Daisy, it has a smell that is not unpleasant and a flip-top that is easy to open without flipping the contents everwhere. I used only a tiny squirt of liquid in a half-full bowl of water and was quite impressed with the amount of lather I got. It easily cleaned an average amount of pots and pans and left everything squeaky-clean. The lather did diminish as I went on though, but for what I need it is perfectly adequate so now I only by this brand.

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