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I can stand my flat being a bit untidy but the one thing I can't abide is a dirty kitchen. This means that after cooking etc. worktops are cleaned, hob has all those splashes removed etc. Normally this is a simple wipe over with a cloth which has been in clean hot soapy water as this remover all the marks etc. and twice a week with the regular kitchen cleaner. I tended to buy the anti-bacterial spray to use on certain occasions which included after I had been preparing chicken to clean my chopping board and my work top after the chicken is in the oven or pan and cooking. Also I use it shortly before baking as a clean work surface is important here.
I bought these wipes when they were on offer for £1.00 at my local co-op as they would be quicker and easier to use and as they are disposable I would have not have to rinse my cloth out afterwards. They are sold in a resealable plastic pack to make sure the wipes stay moist but I'm not overly convinced with how well the reseal works as it is little more than a sticky label but I suppose the pack design does reduce packaging.
Dettol is a name I grew up with as my mum always had a bottle of the concentrated disinfectant in the house on hand to clean things if either my brother or I were ill. Due to this it is a name which I tend to trust and the smell is sort of branded into my memory.
The packs I bought contained 40 wipes but I believe this has now been reduced to 36 per pack. Each wipe is apox 20x17 cm in size.
Claims on pack:
The claims made are that they kill E.coli, salmonella, MRSA, listeria, campylobacter the flu virus and 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses. Also that it removes 90% of allergens. The pack also carries a mark from the British Allergy foundation and the 'trusted by doctors to kill bacteria' mark.
Well claiming to kill bacteria is fine but I draw the line at a claim to kill viruses. Viruses are not technically living hence they can't be killed (sorry my Biology A-level kicking in).
The wipes are quite damp and the smell is fairly strongly of disinfectant but not the old fashioned 'hospital smell' type. They are fairly large and at first glance I thought they were a little too thin to stand up to much. Well after pulling one out of the pack I set about wiping down my work top. It was a bit grotty with a bit of spilt coffee and what looked like beetroot juice. The wipes although it took a bit of elbow grease did remove them quite easily without the wipe falling to bits. The area which was a bit gritty where a bit of sugar had been spilt and had welded its self to the surface was also removed quite quickly with only a minimal bit of tearing of the wipe. The colour of the wipe after showed the dirt it had removed so I knew it had done its job. The work top dried very quickly and the disinfectant smell did not linger for too long either. There is no disinfectant taste to any of the biscuits/scones etc. I have prepared on the worktop after using these but waiting for a few minutes for the surface to completely dry is always a good idea. The wipes will stay effective in the pack as long as they don't dry out so you need to make sure you reseal the pack properly.
The only drawback is that after using them my hand did smell of the disinfectant for a while afterwards and I found they did have a bit of a drying effect on my skin. Those with sensitive skin would be well advised to wear gloves whilst using these.
Where can these be used:
Whilst I tend to only use these in my kitchen they can be used on virtually all non-porous surfaces. As the shelves in my fridge are quite hard to remove - due to where it is in my kitchen I have also used these to clean the glass shelves in there. The only other thing I do is after I have used the Dettol wipe I them dry it off with a piece of clean kitchen towel. As with most things it may be best to test these wipes on an inconspicuous area in the case of stainless steel and 'gold' fittings to make sure they don't cause any damage to them.
Summary and score:
Effective and do remove dirt.
I have given them 5 stars as I feel I can't really remove a star for them being slightly drying for my skin as all cleaning products do this to some extent.
I never used to buy household wipes, I always thought they were expensive and to a certain extent they still are but since having my baby I've become much more paranoid about germs and also I have realised how quick and handy household wipes are. The latest ones I've bought are Dettol Antibacterial Cleansing Wipes. I picked them up in my local pound store
The wipes are sold in a re-sealable pack that is pretty standard for a product like this, its mainly white in colour with the front of the packet displaying the familiar Dettol sword logo. The front of the packet informs the customer that these are anti-bacterial cleansing surface wipes and are non bleach, leave no taint and no odour. The packet also states that that the wipes will kill 99.9% of bacteria and germs including E.coli, salmonella, MRSA and the flu virus.
The back of the pack gives information on how to use the wipes and the sort of things they can be used on, these include chopping boards, high chairs, changing mats, fridge, bins, kitchen sinks, baths, taps and toilet seats. For the ingredients you need to go to www.rbeuroinfo.com.
The wipes are white in colour and described as large, they actually measure 22 x 17cm's, the wipes are nice and wet when you get them out of the pack and remain wet whilst using them they are also strong too. They have a nice fragrance, nothing like regular Dettol but a nice fresh almost floral smell. To get the wipes out there is a clear plastic sticky label on the front of the pack, when you pull this up it reveals an opening where the wipes can be pulled from like tissues, unlike some tissues these wipes come from the pack 1 at a time, the label sticks back down keeping the remaining wipes moist.
I have been using my wipes for 2 weeks now and have bought a couple more packs while the pound store has them in stock, I've been pleased with them, I use them all around the house, kitchen, bathroom and Jayden's little chair he has his meals in. The wipes work well to remove marks from the work surface and generally leave everything not only clean and smelling fresh but also virtually germ free. I like to keep a pack of them upstairs in the bathroom so I can quickly spruce up the sink or wipe the loo while I'm in there anyway, it keeps the bathroom fresh and clean and doesn't take too much time.
I always use the wipes for Jayden's changing mat and his little chair he sits in, particularly the tray on the front of it, the wipes are useful for so many things in the home.
I also keep a packet of these in the changing bag too, they are handy if we are out and about. When I go shopping I always wipe the baby seat in the trolley with one of these, I cant bear the thought that the trolley has been outside and flies could have been all over the seat where he sits. Also loo seats in public places is another occasion where I would use the Dettol wipes.
If you use products like these then I would recommend taking a look at the Dettol Cleansing Surface Wipes, they are anti bacterial, you don't have to rinse after using them and they leave no smell or taste on anything, the only thing I would change about them would be to make them flushable but apart from that they are a very handy item for me either at home or out.
So I'm not a massive cleaner, if I need to clear anything up with a wipe I usually just use supermarket brand baby wipes. My mum picked these up from one of the supermarkets as they were on offer for 99p. I know that Dettol is usually an expensive but trustworthy brand so I was quite happy we got them.
The wipes come in a usual resealable bag like other wipes do, the resealable part is much stickier than others meaning none of them will go dry inside. The first thing I noticed when I used the wipes was they are very moist and thick which is good for wiping up thick or very sticky substances (lately one of our cats has had bad diarrhoea so they've been verrrrry helpful!). They wet enough to create slight foam if you squeeze or scrub a little with them too. It doesn't take long for the surface to dry after use either.
The smell of the wipes isn't unpleasant or overpowering like I thought they would be just clean and antibacterial smelling, very reassuring that it will clean and kill all germs!
Because the wipes are so thick you can clear up more than you would be able to with the average baby wipe and you don't have to worry about them ripping or anything seeping through onto your hands, very reliable. You also don't have the problem of taking out too many wipes like you can with other brands.
The only problem I found was that I used them up quite fast as I started using them to clean almost everything! I used them on kitchen sides, door handles, muddy cat paws prints on the floor or window and similar things. I think these wipes are really good as you don't have to buy sponges/clothes and sprays or end up using lots of kitchen roll, they are so much more convenient and save some money. I still use sprays sponges to clean things like the cooker or the bathroom as you need something a bit tougher for these things, but the wipes could still be used here for just a quick wipe or to get any small messes, stains etc.
My mum has brought more of these as she often finds them on offer in one place or another so I suggest you have a search around before buying and I'll be stocking up on some for when I go to uni next year. Literally as I'm typing this my mums just said she's picked up apple scented Dettol wipes too haha.
I'm going to point out something a bit obvious now and that's don't use them on your eyes or rub your eyes after using them... I once picked one out of the packet thinking it was a normal baby wipe to take off my eye makeup... but yeah I was so wrong haha so make sure you don't make that mistake!
I first came across these wipes after I had my daughter in February this year. I gave birth in hospital, it was very busy in there and the first (and only night!) I stayed I was moved onto into a 4 bed room with other mums and their babies, with one shared bathroom. To cut along story short, in 2009 when I had my first daughter I got an infection somehow and was very very ill and had to go back into hospital - most scary point in my life thinking I was going to die. Anyway, with this pregnancy I was a little bit obsessed with anti bacterial wipes and spray as I didn't want to go through that experience again.
The hospital was quite unclean especially in the shared bathroom, with other peoples bodily fluids on the toilet seat etc. My husband phoned his mum who was visiting that evening and she came in armed with these wipes, so I could wipe the bathroom before I used it.
-- Packaging --
These wipes are packaged in a white plastic covering with an reseal able tab which you open when you want to remove the wipes. Dettol is a recognisable brand so I was very confident that they would do the job they promised. They are supposed to remove 99.9% of bacteria and viruses and they have the British Allergy Foundation seal of approval.
The tab on the packaging isn't very 'sticky' so I make sure I always shut the tab down properly otherwise these could dry out and then be wasted. Also if you store them in the cupboard face down it makes sure the tab can't open again.
-- How to Use --
These wipes are very easy to use, simply open the tab and take a wipe out and clean the surfaces you wish to clean. Then dispose of the used wipe. I found it quite easy to just take out one wipe, which is good. Often with other brands I have found they get stuck together so I end up using more wipes than necessary, which makes a pack get used up more quickly.
The wipes are suitable for most hard surfaces areas including: Chopping boards, highchairs, changing mats, fridges, bins, kitchen sinks, baths and taps and toilet seats. They are not meant to be used on fabrics, carpet or upholstery.
-- Price and Availability --
I believe these wipes are available from most stores which sell cleaning products. At the moment these cost £2.00 for a pack of 40 wipes in Tesco, which works out as 5p each. I think it is a slightly more expensive way of cleaning compared to a bottle of spray and a cloth but it is more convenient, and saves time which is always a good thing!
-- Overall Summary --
This is a good product at a fair price. You get what you expect from the recognisable brand like Dettol, thick, quality wipes which clean and kill germs like they promise. Quick and convenient and save me time. I would recommend these and will be buying them again when I have used this packet.
Thanks for reading.
When Lauren started weaning and sitting in highchairs, I was horrified at the state of some tables or high chairs in restaurants and cafes to I decided to invest in some anti bacterial wipes so I could given them a good clean before she started eating.
*How to use*:
The wipes are really easy to use, simply wipe over the area and you are ready to go.
The packaging is a bit similar to a packet of baby wipes. The pack is white in colour with the green Dettol logo and writing on the top. To remove a wipe simply pull back the tab on the front, pull a wipe and then reseal to keep the remaining wipes fresh and moist.
*Price and availability*:
I have found these are available in most shops where you expect to find them, even places like Boots. The price is around £2 for a pack of 80 wipes.
Dettol say that it can be used on a number of surfaces:
Chopping boards, high chairs, changing mats, fridge, bins, kitchen sinks, baths & taps and toilet seats. Although I only used mine when out and about, I cannot see any reason why you couldn't use them as Dettol recommend.
The product boast that it kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs which is why I picked them, it also doesn't contain any bleach.
The wipes themselves are plain and do not give off an odour, I believe they are a simple product which do exactly what they should.
The product also have the British Allergy Seal of Approval.
Based on what Dettol advertise, I felt instantly assured that the surface area Lauren was about to eat from was a clean as it could be, and she never suffered from any upset stomach etc when she was younger.
I found the wipes so be quite durable, they are a little thinker than baby wipes and I was able to clean quite a large area without any signs of tearing.
It was also quite easy to remove the wipes from the packs single handed and only 1 wipes would come out at a time.
As the product is similar size to a pack of baby wipes, I didn't feel it was much hassle to pop these into her change bag when we went out (considering what else I used to have to take!)
I would recommend this product - 5 out of 5 stars.
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I usually have a copy of Dettol Antibacterial Surface Wipes in my cleaning cupboard - and they are something I use generally on a daily basis. They come in different sizes, but a packet containing 40 wipes (which I think is the smallest size) currently costs £2.00 from Waitrose - although there is also an offer on where you can get three packs for the price of two. The typical price of £2.00 means that each wipe costs 5p - which seems an okay price to me and one which I'm wiling to pay.
The wipes come in a plastic packet where you can draw the wipes from the centre of the packet. The wipes will come out one at a time and so you don't waste wipes by pulling out more than one wipe at a time. The hole where the wipes are pulled out of can be effectively re-sealed between uses and so the wipes are kept moist and fresh until ready to be used. The wipes are a decent size (17cm x 21cm) and so they are about the size of an average wet wipe, but these feel much thicker and more robust. The wipes are infused with the Dettol antibacterial agent and so are slightly moist - and they have an antiseptic smell to them which just makes everything smell fresh and clean.
I tend to use the wipes mainly in the kitchen to wipe over work surfaces. I will usually wipe the surfaces over with a normal cloth and then wipe them over the top as well with one of the Dettol wipes. They are very absorbent and they remove grease and general grime really well - and so they are a good all-round wipe. They leave my kitchen smelling fresh and clean - and it gives me peace of mind that germs are kept to an absolute minimum. The packaging claims that the wipes remove 99.9% of all bacteria and viruses and while I have no way of verify this, I have no reason to disbelieve it either!
Overall, I think these wipes are good value and are really convenient for kitchen use.
I don't mind cleaning at all and do my fair share of the chores around my home. I have bought these wipes a couple of times because I find them very convenient to use, especially if I am in a rush and have little time to spend cleaning.
They come housed in a plastic wrapper and it has a pull back kind of strip. The pack I bought has 20 wipes but they are available in larger sizes. Some being of 40 and 80 in each pack. I paid just £1 for my pack of 20 and so I think that is a good price for this amount.
The wipes white and are quite strong ones. They have a slight smell to them, although they are supposed to be odourless. I can still smell a little smell of a kind of clinical smell but it is very faint. They clean surfaces in no time with just a quick wipe over the surface. I use them to clean windowsills and door handles. They are good for wiping over tables and my grandchildren's plastic toys.
I use these for wiping up spills and food from my kitchen table after my grandchildren have eaten. They pick up the food really well. I have used them to clean my sinks and taps around my home and they freshen them up without having to do a full clean. I find them really good for just freshening my bathroom sink after brushing my teeth and just to clean it until the next day.
These are fabulous wipes and they claim to kill 99.9% of germs and virus's. They are quite moist but not too wet. They do not dry out while using them. I think for the price these are good value for money and quite cheap for just £1. I do not think you can go wrong for this price.
One or 2 wipes is enough to clean surfaces, depending how dirty they are. I wouldn't say these are ideal for a full clean around the home but they are good for a quick clean if you have little time to spare and are wanting to just tidy the surfaces a little. I have used them on my toilets too just to clean them until the next day. I clean my toilets every day but these are good for those in between cleans during the day.
These work well for cleaning around my home and I will keep buying them in the future. I highly do recommend these for a quick wipe and clean on surfaces. I find they are good quality and do not rip while using them, although they are quite soft.
They can be thrown away in the bin after use.
I rate these wipes 5 stars.
Since having my son I have become even more paranoid than normal about germs in my house. Don't get me wrong, I was always quite hot on cleaning my surfaces anyway but now, with crawling under way, I feel more of a need to be sure that everywhere is completely germ free. I always have a packet of Antibacterial Wipes to hand - in my lounge, kitchen, son's room and in his changing bag. Most recently, I have been using Dettol Antibacterial Wipes - I have often used the spray in the past and feel a certain amount of loyalty and trust in the brand.
I picked up a packet of 40 wipes for £1.50 in Boots. There are also packs of 80 wipes available. I think the wipes were on offer at that price as you can usually expect to pay around £2, which is quite expensive but you pay for the brand name. The wipes come in a plastic pouch with a resealable sticker on the front to ensure that they don't dry out once opened. The sticker is pretty good at keeping it's sticky and I have experienced no problems with wipes drying out.
The wipes are quite thick and soft to the touch, you can also feel that they are quite damp. You can be quite aggressive with your cleaning as they are very durable and will withstand a fair amount of pressure and force. They also separate from each other easily in the pack - so you are able to remove one when you want one rather than be left with a handful that you need to stuff back into the packet (a problem that I have experienced with other similar products).
Dettol claim that the wipes 'kills 99.9% of bacteria, including E.coli, Salmonella, MRSA and the Flu virus'. They also state that 'with non bleach, no taint, and no odour, they are suitable to be used around baby equipment and food preparation tools'.
As with all anti bacterial products, there is a certain amount of trust involved. Let's face it, I have no way of knowing if 99.9% or 9% of bacteria have been killed. There is no way to test this claim unless I get Kim and Aggie and their science people over to check. What I can say is that my son has not picked up any bug or illness since using these on his toys, highchair and nursery. Of course, he may not have done anyway so it isn't really any proof of them working.
The wipes are convenient and easy to use. They do not rip and cover a decent area before becoming dry. They also give the area that they are wiped over a very clean appearance and remove any dust and dirt easily. I have every confidence that the wipes are cleaning the surfaces not only of visible dirt but also bacteria too. They are probably the most moist wipes of this kind that I have used and, as such, you need to use less wipes to cover the area that you are cleaning.
I do think that the wipes are quite expensive - you can pick up supermarket own versions of the wipes to do a similar job for half the price. But, as I said earlier, I do trust the Dettol brand and don't mind paying a little extra for that. That said, I only usually buy these if they are available on a decent offer and like to stock up when I see them on offer.
Overall, these are a very good wipe that I have confidence in. They are good quality well-made wipes that can be used for cleaning without them breaking apart and can be used all over the house including food preparation areas and nurseries.
Before leaving university at the end of term, my flatmates and I decided to have a huge clean up of our student house. In preparation, we bought a LOT of cleaning equipment... including Dettol surface wipes. I usually opt for supermarket own brands, but these were the only wipes in our local shop, so they had to do!
The Dettol wipes came in quite a plain packet... predominately white and green. I guess you could say that the white choice of colour is meant to represent cleanliness, but I think it makes the brighter coloured wipe packaging more appealing on the shelf. The logo is fairly large, so it gives the consumer piece of mind that the product is of a consistent high quality. As you may imagine, the packaging is easy to open by peeling back a tab to reveal a small window to take the wipes one by one. And yes, it is easy to take out one at a time, unlike some brands where you remove the whole lot! Of course, you can reseal the packaging to keep in the freshness and moisture. Each individual wipe is quite big and thicker than I expected, which I imagine helps lock in the moisture. They feel quite pleasant to handle too, due to the smooth texture.
The wipes claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses. The packaging draws attention to the number of harmful bacteria it can kill, including E-coli, Salmonella, MRSA and the flu virus. It also claims to remove 90% allergens. To be honest, I just wanted to freshen the place up and make it a bit clean, so I can't say I bought the product based on the claims. However, I think it is important to mention because it would appeal more to those with young children.
Of course, you might expect the wipes to be very easy to use and you'd be right! Simply take one out of the packet and 'scrub' at the surface you wish to clean. The wipes are single use and you should just dispose of it in a bin. As far as I know they can't be recycled, which is a major disadvantage to the environment.
The wipes do not particularly smell of anything except that clean and fresh smell you associate with cleaning materials! I usually opt for lemon-scented wipes so I'm not wild about the smell! When I used them for the first time, I expected they would dry out or irritate my skin. They are bleach-free wipes though so I'm pleased to say I didn't experience any irritation from using them. Fortunately, the scent does not stick on your skin either so there is no need to wear gloves.
I mainly used these wipes to clean across the countertops in the kitchen and they worked a treat. The wipes are not overly wet which means the area you're cleaning does not need to dry for ages after. The whole area smells and looks a lot fresher and cleaner. I also used the wipes used on the taps and oven, after some gentle scrubbing from the scourer!! You could use them on the bathtub and sinks too if you wish.
You can buy these wipes from all good retailers including supermarkets, convenience stores and places such as Wilkinson's. I bought mine from the local corner shop for £2.99 for 15 wipes. This seems to be the average RRP which was surprising, although I imagine you can find good deals when you buy multiple packets elsewhere.
Overall, the wipes are very easy and convenient to use and I would have no problems using them again (although I'll try and find a cheaper deal somewhere else!) I give them 4 out of 5 based on the fact they are great anti-bacterial wipes and have lots of bold claims, but they should be recyclable and a tad cheaper!
Convenience: meals, breakfast cereals (yes, really) and now wipes. I suppose spraying a surface and then using an old fashioned cloth got too much? ;)
Well I can't really complain because I bought these wipes from Poundland (£1 for 20 wipes) and they have been very handy indeed. From wiping down splatters in the microwave, a high chair painted with food, a dirty sink and my kitchen surfaces. The wipes give off a very strong anti-septic smell but they don't leave a sticky trace like other wipes I've used, nor do they stain surfaces or leave the smell behind. The smell of these wipes remind of the way hospitals used to smell - seeing as Dettol was once used in hospitals this is no surprise ;).
Before I bought these wipes I was using plain old bleach and water for my all purpose cleaner around the house and by using these wipes I have cut my use of bleach considerably (the wipes also don't contain bleach) and this means I can use the wipes on my son's high chair.
The wipes say that they kill off bacteria E.coli, Salmonella and Listeria as well as being approved by Allergy UK as it removes 90% of allergens such as pollen particles, dust, dust mites and pet dander (good for those who have pets and small children!).
I've also used these wipes on my stainless steel hob and they worked well at getting out food marks but did leave behind a streaky trail.
These wipes come in a white plastic pack - similar packaging to a big pack of wet wipes - with the Dettol logo in the centre of the pack. The seal on the pack is a peel back and stick down seal, which doesn't lose it's stickiness.
Overall I would recommend these if you want to do a quick once-over but not for a deep clean. At £1 for 20 wipes I do think this is a bit pricey, but if not used all the time then the price evens out and is fairly decent value for money.
Dettol have done it again with some brilliant anti bacterial wipes in a pack / pouch containing 57 wipes you will pay around £1.50 or you may be lucky enough to get them on offer in most major supermarkets.
They are in a resealable pack and completely easy and simple to use. Just break the seal and one wipe can be removed easily. The wipes are strong and faily standard in size but very strong and durable and don't break up like some I have used. The wipes have a pleasant smell and are not too overpowering. The smell is fresh and clean and not at all bleach smelling as some of these wipes can be.
They are kind and gentle to the skin and have not caused me any irritation at all personlly.
We use these wipes all round the house to clean door handles, kitchen surfaces, toilets and taps etc and they leave a clean and shiny and streak free finish with no nasty marks or smears.
The wipes are long lasting and one pack personally lasts me for ages even though I use them on a daily basis. They are strong and stretchy and will not tear easily even with some hard rubbing.
They are also safe to use where food is being prepared and there is no need at all to rinse off surfaces afterwards.
Great product which I highly recommend.
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I use the Dettol spray as my main cleaner for the kitchen, and the Dettol Bathroom cleaner for the bathroom. I pretty much love Dettol. It doesn't have a strong odour or aggravate my asthma and I trust it to kill 99.9% of germs.
Whilst I love the spray, sometimes you need something a little more practical for those little spills. I regularly buy Dettol Antibacterial Surface Wipes - they come in a pack of 40 for approximately £2, although you often see them on offer for £1.50 or even £1 in Asda and I have occasionally bought them in the pound shop!
They come in a plastic packet with a tab that you pull up to expose the wipes and press down to reseal. It is very easy to open them and reseal them, I've never had them dry out or any other problems as the tab is very sticky. The wipes themselves are large and feel very wet.
My daughter was born early, and I have asthma, so it is important that our house is as clean as can be. Dettol in general kills 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including: E.Coli, Salmonella, MRSA, Rotavirus and Flu Virus. They also remove 90% of allergens including pollen, pet hair and dust mites. They have the British Allergy Foundation seal of approval too. This means I can be sure that whether it is the spray or the wipe, Dettol is keeping my house as clean and allergen free as can be.
The wipes do not smell, which is a relief, and they do not irritate my asthma like other cleaners do. They do not taint, smear or leave greasy residue. They dry quickly and well. You can use them anywhere you like, even on surfaces where food will be prepared, so chopping boards, surfaces etc. You can use them in any room.
I tend to use them when cleaning my daughter's potty, the kitchen bin, door handles and light switches. I feel confident that they are cleaning 99.9% of germs and leaving my home clean as can be.
A bargain at £2, but a steal at £1. Well worth every penny.
For me there is nothing nicer than knowing I have a clean house. I will admit that i'm not the only one that cleans in my house but I do my fare share and you can call me weird but I find it quite rewarding seeing something going from dirty/grubby to clean and sparkly. That said, i'm not one to spend unecessary hours cleaning and like to get the job done quickly, which is why I purchased these Dettol Anti-bacterial cleansing surface wipes. I figured they would be handy to keep in the bathroom instead of fussing around with sprays and cloths when something needs a clean.
The wipes are packaged in a 'wet wipe' type packet with re-sealable lid to keep them fresh and from drying out. There are 40 large wipes in each packet so they should last you quite a while.
The Dettol wipes are proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses including, E.Coli, Salmonella, MRSA, Rotavirus and Flu Virus. They also remove 90% of allergens including pollen, dust mites and pet hair and was therefore given the British Allergy Foundation's seal of approval. As i'm sure you will agree this is very important and after using these wipes I feel satisfied that my house is kept prevented of these bacteria, viruses and allergens as best it can be.
They are non bleach, no taint, no odour wipes which I particularly like. I'm not a fan of the smell of bleach and i'm sure many of you will feel the same so I am pleased that my house is not left smelling of it after I use these.
I mentioned above that personally I like to use these in my bathroom but they are suitable for use in many areas of the home. They can be used to clean chopping boards, High chairs, changing mats, the fridge, bins, kitchen sinks, baths and taps and toilet seats or wherever you feel the need for them really. They are perfectly safe to use where food is prepared.
So far I have used the wipes to clean around my shower, sink and toilet. They removed all the little specs of dirt and left the surfaces with a lovely clean shine. They also picked up dust which wasn't noticeable until I rubbed the wipe over. The wipes have just the right amount of moisture in my opinion! they don't leave your surfaces overly damp, yet they have enough moisture to clean well and cover rather a large surface with just one wipe.
I picked up my pack at Tesco for just £2.00 which works out at 5p per wipe. Great value in my opinion!
Let me start out by declaring that I am not the biggest fan ever of cleaning and will look for any way to make this an easier task so to me these Dettol wipes are simply amazing but what makes them so great?
These wipes are of a good size and strong which are perfect for just taking out quickly to wipe down the kitchen surfaces, the areas where spills have happened, the bathroom sides, etc which is exactly what I do (I have a pack in the kitchen and one in the bathroom at all times).
The wipes provide great value for money with them regularly on deals like £1 a pack which means that you can simply stock up on them and not have a million and one different cleaning products littering your home.
Excellent cleaning power which allows for the killing of things like E.Coli, Salmonella, MRSA, the Flu Virus, etc whilst not leaving a taint or odour. Killing 99.9% of bacteria and viruses (I want to know what happens to the other 0.1% and if these are good bacteria like Yakult) along with 90% of allergens meaning that you can feel safe in the knowledge that these whilst different from traditional cleaning methods of spraying and scrubbing are still doing an amazing job of keeping you and your family safe.
These are well packaged meaning that they don't dry out (something I find with other products like this) and will not take up a mountain of space.
These are something you use the first time thinking it won't make a difference to your life but they make cleaning so much quicker and simpler that you will find you clean more regularly and so need to do less in one go than in the past. Great value for money and from a brand I would trust.
I was given a couple of packs of Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Wipes when I visited the Baby Show in May, I use wipes around the house but don't remember using this brand before - which is quite surprising as I'm aware of them and actively look for the Dettol brand while I'm shopping.
They are absolutely excellent and (marketeers dream that I am) I'm definitely going to buy more tomorrow as my sample packs are about to run out. I've checked on boots.com and a pack of 40 large wipes is £1.95, which is about average for a big name brand like Dettol. Worth every penny in my opinion; the wipes make claims that are relevant to me and my family, and actually deliver on them.
The wipes themselves are a good size; they're thick and durable so a single wipe will do a fair amount of cleaning. I wish they were made so you could rip them in half to create two smaller wipes like you can with Cif wipes, and no you can't just tear one of these in half as it'd just stretch to death before it ripped. You won't put a hole in one of these with general cleaning, like any wipe they're not made for tough scrubbing - they're wipes, the clue is in the name.
They smell gorgeous too; it's a nice combination of smells that create a really fresh atmosphere after I've been cleaning. The unmistakable Dettol aroma is there but it's mixed with a fresh lemon smell which transforms it into the type of fragrance that is perfect for a product aimed at keeping babies and toddlers safe from germs. They don't leave an odour on surfaces and you don't need to rinse after wiping, I use them on David's highchair tray when he's sitting up banging his toys about and don't worry that the residue is going to do him any harm.
When he's old enough for finger foods I'm sure they'll help keep the upset stomaches at bay; the wipes claim to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses, plus will remove 90% of allergens. I honestly believe this as my hayfever symptoms have been much better than usual this year, the beginning of the warm weather coincided with me starting to use the wipes so maybe they have helped to reduce the irritants around the house. Despite the fact that he's a real grizzler David is a robust little boy, he doesn't really get colds as some babies do and has never had a serious or even uncomfortable illness. I want him to carry on being healthy so keep on top of cleaning around him, he's at the stage now where everything goes in his mouth so it's getting harder to ensure the germs don't get in. Dettol wipes make cleaning his toys slightly easier, I know I can't wipe something every time it touches the ground before it goes back in his mouth but with cunning I can rotate the toys he tries to destroy and wipe them down before swapping back. He hardly ever notices.
The Dettol wipes aren't just for hygiene though, they do a fantastic job of cleaning. I mainly use them in the kitchen, not for all jobs but I've got into the habit of reaching for these when I'm preparing food for Hollie and David (the older two will survive without Dettol!) or if I'm just tidying up round 'their' areas in the dining room. The wipes will remove certain stains, you've no chance of shifting two day old curry stain but they'll cope with everyday muck. I find they're brilliant for cleaning the taps in the kitchen as they remove soap scum easily and the fabric-like texture buffs the metal up to a nice shine.
I think these are great wipes and will continue to buy them as they make me feel like I'm helping to protect the kids from germs, particularly while they're eating. This isn't being overprotective, kids are grotty little sods at the best of times and I know I can't prevent David coming into contact with illness-causing nasties all the time. It's nice to feel like I've got his best interests at heart when I pick these wipes over Cif or Flash - both of which are fab cleaners but don't fill me with confidence in the germ destruction sense.
The final thing to tell you is that the packaging for the wipes is great. The sticky 'lid' closes tightly and doesn't start coming loose even when you're at the end of the packet, this ensures the wipes remain moist right to the last one and saves you wasting any. The hole in the packet is shaped just right for the wipes to feed through smoothly, it's also much easier to pull one out at a time - unlike Cif where you can easily pull six out before you manage to separate them.
Dettol Anti-Bacterial Surface Cleaning Wipes effectively kills harmful bacteria such as E / coli, Salmonella, and Listeria / It contains no bleach and leaves no taint nor odour / It is ideal for use around food preparation areas, kitchen worktops, fridges, baby's highchairs, telephones, door handles, bathrooms and microwaves / /