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      27.01.2013 18:03
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      Lovely appearance and aroma, good company ethics, ineffective cleaning agent!

      ~The Product ~ 'Liquid Assets'!~ The 650ml product comes in a transparent plastic bottle in which the beautiful parrot green contents can be seen clearly. Rotating the bottle shows the liquid to be a gel but free flowing substance. A bright poppy red pull up lid keeps the contents secure. The label on the front displays the product name and that it contains Aloe Vera. Also noted is that the washing up liquid is 'pure and gentle', being 'dermatologically tested'. A real plus is that the logo indicates that this product has not been tested on animals. The reverse label shows practical advice on skin care, advising the consumer to 'rinse and dry hands thoroughly after use' and 'If you have damaged or sensitive skin, avoid prolonged contact'. The Ingredients listed on the product are not complete but the company's web site furnishes a comprehensive listing of the components that make up this cleaning agent. I have noted the reasons for the ingredients in brackets: Aqua Sodium laureth-8 sulfate (cleansing/foaming/surfactant) Sodium chloride (bulking/masking/viscosity controlling) Cocoamide DEA (viscosity booster, foam booster and stabilizer, skin protectant. C12-C15 Alcohol Ethoxylate (Nonionic surfactants are more widely used as detergents than ionic surfactants because anionic surfactants are insoluble in many hard water and cationic surfactants are considered to be poor cleaners. Glycerin (denaturant/humecant/perfuming/solvent) Citric acid(buffering/chelating/masking) Benzisothiazolinone(antimicrobial) Parfum(deodorant/masking/perfuming) Potassium hydroxide(buffering) Sodium hydroxide(buffering/denaturant) Mixture of Methylchloroisothiazolinone (preservative) Methylisothiazolinone (preservative 3:1) Colorant. http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/​cosing http://www.useful-chemicals.com/?p=39 http://chemicalland21.com/specialtychem/​perchem 'A buffer is an aqueous solution that has a highly stable pH. If you add acid or base to a buffered solution, its pH will not change significantly. Similarly, adding water to a buffer or allowing water to evaporate will not change the pH of a buffer' http://chemistry.about.com/od/acidsbase1​/a/buffers.htm The company's web site states that the Easy Washing up Liquid is 'specially formulated to wash away stubborn grease and food residue, leaving dishes sparkling clean'. The range includes new, exciting fragrances, plus skin kind formulations that are dermatologically tested and softer on your skin'. And further reiterates that the washing up liquid 'Removes everyday food stains. Gently Skin kind formulation. Fresh contemporary fragrances'. http://www.jeyes.com/en-gb/our-products/​easy I was very hopeful and glad to put this advertising hype to the test! ~Supplementary information ~ The company's web site states that 'Jeyes is committed to developing and marketing products that make a real difference to people's lives. We want every product we make to offer both quality and value for everyone who buys and uses it. We recruit the most talented scientists, product developers, marketers, salespeople and managers and bring them together in a focused yet friendly team with a positive working culture. Every day, we work hard to improve the products that customers know and love - and develop new ones to clean and freshen their homes in totally new ways'. Jeyes Group Management Team predominantly consist of: Nish Kankiwala (Chairman) Before becoming Chairman of Jeyes in June 2011, Nish was the chief executive officer of Mayborn Group Limited from July 2006 and its chairman from March 2010, leading the public-to-private acquisition of the group supported by 3i plc. Previously, Nish was the president of Burger King International between 2003 and 2005, overseeing operations in key markets outside North America. He also spent ten years at PepsiCo Beverages International, latterly as the president of the Europe and Africa Business Unit, and worked at Unilever for 15 years in roles around the world. Nish holds a degree in chemical engineering from University College, London. Mark Tyldesley (CEO) Mark joined Jeyes as CEO on Sept 24th 2012. Mark has extensive general management, commercial and marketing experience in global and UK FMCG and retail organisations. Prior to joining Jeyes, Mark was Director of Grocery Brands at Premier Foods where he led a multifunctional team responsible for delivering a portfolio of iconic British brands including Bisto, Oxo, Loyd Grossman and Ambrosia. He has also worked for Tesco where he was Category Director for the Baby, Beauty and Toiletries categories, and he spent 16 years in marketing/general management with Procter and Gamble in the UK, Africa and in a number of regional and global roles. Mark holds a degree in Law from Nottingham University, and is a supporter of Ipswich Town. Gregor Miller (Chief Operating Officer (North America)) Gregor began his career with Jeyes in the UK, before managing our operations in Asia-Pacific and developing our partnerships with European multinational brand owners. In the past decade he has developed our business in North America, co-ordinating its relocation from Europe and the establishment of a new factory in Monterrey and an office in Michigan. Gregor became COO of our North American business in 2010, with additional responsibility for the North American Technology group based in Neuburg, Germany. 'About Jeyes The Jeyes business was originally founded by John Jeyes who first patented a disinfectant fluid in 1877 which is still marketed today as Jeyes Fluid. Jeyes was granted the Royal Warrant in 1896 and is still a proud supplier to the Royal Household. Since those early years, many products have been developed which have met with huge approval from consumers and users for their effectiveness in solving many household and industrial cleaning and germ-killing problems'. ~My Usage Experience ~ 'All Washed Up'!~ I purchased this from our local store as a top up over the weekend before my online grocery shop was to be delivered on the Monday. As this washing up liquid is on a two for £1 offer, I was very happy; a full 1,300ml combined should see me through! The pull up lid to release the product's contents was quite difficult so I tend to use a dish cloth to afford me some grip to the nozzle thereafter. The initial scent is very delicate, I couldn't detect Aloe Vera but instead a lovely crisp and fruity apple aroma. The gel isn't thick, more like the consistency of runny honey! I filled up the washing up bowl half way with hot water, squirted in an ample amount of the liquid, around a table spoon, turned on the cold tap and pressed my finger half way over the faucet to get a good jet spray directed at the bowl of water to enable me to furnish a bubbly lather. The perfume becomes more noticeable when the water is frothed up but not overwhelmingly so. Disappointment soon sets in! The foam dispersed almost as quickly as it had occurred. I do not have particularly hard water so there was no reason for this. I hadn't even introduced dishes to the bowl, and the ingredient of Cocoamide should have prevented this rather brief lathering action from dispersing so soon. I continued to wash the cutlery first, despite the lack of suds. The liquid did not help in removing more stubborn debris on the utensils as promised that it 'is specially formulated to wash away...food residue'. I had to use the reverse side of the sponge cleaner to scrub at the grime and debris, continually using hot water to rinse and loosen the dirt. I decided to empty the bowl and fill up again with fresh clean hot water, but this time using three times the amount I originally popped in. Again, the foam lasted less than a few minutes, leaving a very inadequate lather, only pockets of suds remained in the bowl once the plates were introduced to the water. Agitating the water didn't help, and in fact, dispersed the suds even more quickly. The promise that using this liquid would 'wash away stubborn grease and food residue, leaving dishes sparkling clean', simply didn't happen. For example, I used the washing liquid on plates that had had residues of egg and bacon on them. General washing was not enough, I had to pour copious amounts of the liquid onto the reverse side of the sponge and scour the plates. I had to use much effort and force to remove grease and particles. I even needed to keep adding boiling hot water onto the plates so that the residues could be lifted more easily. When I got to the pans, I had now used a quarter of the bottle, scoured and applied foam wire pads to scour away the dirt and ground in grime. I soaked a couple of the pots overnight, yet still the same effort was needed the next morning as if I had just begun to clean the pans. Sometimes I use washing up liquid to clean the tiles in the kitchen, wipe down sides and clean grease marks off the stove, but this washing up liquid has difficulty in even the smallest of task. So, does this product have any redeeming qualities? Yes. There are a few, both as confirmed by the company, 'Gently Skin kind formulation' and 'Fresh contemporary fragrances'. I have noticed no reaction on my skin despite concentrated use, which I applied in endeavoring to get the liquid to perform a better job! The appearance of the liquid is appealing. The fragrance is gorgeous, refreshing and summery. I am very happy that the company has good ethics regarding animal testing. But, alas, I need an effective washing up liquid that will 'wash away stubborn grease and food residue, leaving dishes sparkling clean'! I do know that Jeyes produce some very good effective products, but this is not one of them! I used the liquid over the weekend, half a bottle remains! No, not due to copious amounts of dishes, but the ineffectiveness of the cleaning agent :~( ~Would I Recommend? ~ 'That'll Never Wash'!~ No, apart from a few advantages, this product cannot ''wash away stubborn grease and food residue, leaving dishes sparkling clean'. Note to self, 'fork out or wait till shopping is delivered! :~( This product is available at many outlets including Poundland, currently on a two for £1 offer. http://www.poundland.co.uk Thank you for taking the time to read my review :~)

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        19.04.2012 10:32

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        a good value for money washing up liquid that lasts just as well as other leading brand names!

        For a long time now I have always used fairy liquid, but I thought I would have a change and try out easy washing up liquid. I brought 2 of these large bottles (650ml) from my local bargain store for just £1.00, so thought I would give them a go for what it was worth. I usually buy fairy original, but I decided to go with Easy's lemon fragrance. Of course the bottle didn't and still doesn't look anything special. It looks like every other washing up liquid bottle (bar supermarket value ones), it's clear, easy to hold - even with wet hands, and it's recyclable. Even though the bottle didn't excite me the product did. To be totally honesty I was really sceptical. I have brought value/cheaper products before and ended up using twice as much, so I have to admit I was pleasantly surprised when I only had to use a small amount of liquid to get clean and sparkling dishes. The lemon fragrance is lovely, and quite strong, which is great for me as I find fragrances make my dishes smell and feel that extra bit cleaner and shinier! I use about a capful every time I wash the pots, and I wash pots three times a day, so as you can imagine I get through a bit of liquid every day. I didn't think it would last longer than a couple of weeks but it's lasting quite well. The length of time it lasts was another concern of mine, as I am used to one bottle of fairy lasting around 5 weeks, and so far 1 bottle has kept me going 4 weeks - and there's still a bit left in the bottom! So overall I am really happy with this product, I am saving money and still getting clean dishes as a result, so I have lost nothing! BUT I will be saving around £1.00 every time I buy easy washing up liquid. This washing up liquid also comes in other fragrances such as aloe vera which I can't wait to try, and it is readily available in bargain stores, so I will be buying it again as soon as I need some.

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        16.04.2012 09:22
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        Not a patch on Fairy

        When I decided I was spending a lot on cleaning products I decided to give some cheaper brands a go and some have worked out for the better, others haven't been so satisfactory. My mum buys this washing up liquid believing she is saving money so I decided what harm could it do to give it a go. They come in large bottles double packed for just £1 and have 2 scents on offer, original and lemon. he combined volume of the product is 900ml's which for £1 I though had to be good value but then I gave it a try. The bottle is easy enough to hold but it is heavy so you may have to use two hands to effectively hold it, the excess sides at the top help with holding this but it's not the best for holding in one hand until a lot of the bottle is used up. It has a pull up sort of sports top bottle for removing the product and it opens and closes easily. I found that the liquid wasn't too thin, not as much as the likes of say value brands but it's no-where near as thick as Fairy so it flows easily out of the bottle. I found on first use that the scent was nice enough but not very lemony neither was it as strong as Fairy and made washing up a more pleasant experience. The bubbles disappeared almost instantly and with more use I found you needed quite a substantial amount of this to make bubbles that would last any amount of time which makes it too soapy for my liking and leaves the dishes streaky with the amount of soap required. It wasn't harsh on my skin but I didn't find it to be softening or anything like Fairy which I found was another disadvantage of this product. I also found that for regular dishes it wasn't too bad but it was a nightmare on pots and oven dishes, it just wasn't effective enough to remove the grease or the general muck from these items so I wasn't very impressed at all. I did find that it was ok for making a bubble solution for my little boy, it needed a lot of product but with 900ml there was more than enough to fill up his bubble wand over and over again. I wouldn't recommend this for washing dishes with unless Fairy was not on offer but this isn't a problem for me as I stock up when there is an offer on but I would buy to make up bubbles for my son, much cheaper than using expensive premade bubble solutions!

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        03.04.2012 23:08
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        A great bargain buy

        When I am shopping for washing up liquid, I usually look for Easy Washing Up Liquid as it is normally picked up quite cheap and washes dishes well, so I figure why pay more for other brands? Easy Washing Up Liquid with Aloe Vera makes quite a few bubbles, I find that when I am washing the dishes. I usually fill the sink to wash the dishes from dinner time with hot water and this washing up liquid and then rinse off the dishes with hot water. I find that I do not need lots of washing up liquid in order to get the dishes cleaned up properly, which is great as usually when you are using cheaper washing up liquids, you need to use loads in order to get your dishes clean. I really like the smell of this washing up liquid, it has a very clean and fresh smell to it and it also contains aloe vera, so it isn't as harsh on your hands than other washing up liquids. I find that when I use Fairy Liquid or other more expensive washing up liquids, I get an allergic reaction to them and my hands come out in a horrible rash, but when I use Easy Washing Up Liquid with Aloe Vera I never have any problems with rashes. You can buy Easy Washing Up Liquid with Aloe Vera in most supermarkets for in around 55p for a 625ml bottle, I think that this is a great price, and in our house this would last for around a week or just over it, this is great value in my opinion. Overall I think that this is a great washing up liquid and is much cheaper than other washing up liquids on the market. It doesn't take too much to get my dishes clean and it smells lovely. Overall I would give this washing up liquid 5 out of 5 stars. *also on ciao under lorrainek90

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          09.03.2012 13:39
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          I won't be buying another cheap washing up liquid again!

          I often buy supermarket own brands or value brands when attempting to save a few pennies and, if they're any good, will usually revert to them instead of the named brands when shopping. Saying that I love Fairy Washing Up Liquid makes me sound rather sad and pathetic, but having tried several other makes over the years I always always find myself coming back to Fairy. Their adverts really are true, it does last longer and work better at its job than any other I've tried, so this is one of the named brands that I am loyal to. A few weeks ago I popped out for a few things we'd run out of and as the nearest big supermarket to us is 12 miles away, ended up in a little corner shop. With washing up liquid on my list I was disappointed to find that the only one they had on their shelf was this Easy Alaoe Vera option. I'd never even heard of it before, let alone used it, but with no other option I picked a bottle up. From memory I think it was about 89p for the 625 ml bottle (with 25% extra free!) so didn't exactly break the bank. The bottle is a standard one that you would usually find washing up liquid in, a clear squeezy affair with a red nozzle on the top which you have to pull up in order to dispense the liquid. The liquid itself was a pale, creamy green colour, much like you'd expect for a product claiming aloe vera as an ingredient (although further investigation on the back of the bottle leaves me none the wiser as to the validity or even the basis of this claim. All it says is alo vera. Does this mean they've used it as an ingredient? Are they claiming it as a fragrance? Who knows! It isn't listed on the ingredients list, so I'm a bit confuddled to be honest. The first time I used it I squeezed the same amount as I would Fairy liquid under a hot running tap and waited for the bubbly foam to appear...and waited...and waited. Eventually I gave in and squirted some more in but still no bubbles appeared. It took 3 generous squeezes (so 3 times as much as I would normally use) to generate any kind of foam whatsoever and so my hopes sank even further! The liquid isn't as thick as others that I've used and can only really be described as runny. To give it it's due, it does smell quite pleasant, fresh and "green", much as you'd expect from an aloe vera product. But how did it perform when washing your dishes I hear you cry! Well, not very well to be frank! In all honesty I rarely wash up as the rule in our house is whoever cooks does not do the dishes as well. But it so happened that hubby was cooking the first night we had this (his ever-reliable jacket potato!) so it was me that ended up using it first. To say I was disappointed would be an understatement. After I'd managed to seduce a few foamy bits from the water I got stuck into the dishes. It started well enough on the glasses and cutlery but when it came to the plates I scrubbed and scrubbed and still ended up having to leave them to soak while I wiped the counters down. Even after another good scrubbing I still wasn't happy that they were as clean as they should be. Granted, these plates had had a chilli con carne smothered jacket potato on, but it's not like we'd left them overnight to go all hard or anything, I was washing up about half an hour after we finished eating. We've persevered with Easy, mainly to avoid waste, but after only 3 weeks the bottle is near empty, where an equivalent sized bottle of Fairy would last us around 2 months (no, we're not dirty muppets! there's only two of us so we tend to leave breakfast dishes to do with the dinner dishes and so usually only wash up once a day, twice if I'm baking or it's a weekend!). When my husband uses it he feels the need to squirt so much into the washing up bowl that the base of it is nearly covered and if I've used a frying pan he does the same with that so it hasn't lasted very long at all. I'm trying hard to think of something positive to say about Easy, but I'm struggling! I can't even say it leaves my hands feeling soft as it actually leaves them feeling slightly tacky and sticky :( So, would I buy Easy again? Can you guess the answer?! It's a resounding no from me. It is definitely a false economy as far as I'm concerned. It might cost less than Fairy but if you need to use three times as much it ends up costing the same per wash and it doesn't do anywhere near as good a job as the big brand unfortunately. So next time I feel the need for a bargain when it comes to washing up liquid I'll just be waiting for Fairy to be on offer rather than buy an alternative. The husband moans enough about doing the washing up when using a good washing up liquid, so it's just not worth the ear-ache to economise in this department!

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            05.12.2011 12:32

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            Yes, I bought it and it sat in the cupboard for 3 years, and useless - can't wash a frypan after cooking a steak, even if you use half a bottle. Trouble is that I have cheap brand more than 10 years old, where 2 drops wash a greasy pan. Useless non-emulsifying rubbish!!

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            12.10.2011 21:28
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            makes washing up easy!

            I am not very brand loyal to many products but washing up liquid is something that I usually will only buy certain ones. But with watching the pennies at the moment when I ran out of my normal brand I popped along to my local shop to buy some more, but there was no offer on and it was more expensive than I usually pay. This is when I spotted a twin pack of the 'easy' washing up liquid not only with extra free in each bottle but also for a fab price so I thought it was worth a try. There were several varieties to choose from but I opted for the antibacterial action one as I like to take as many precautions against germs as possible especially in my kitchen. I purchased the 'easy' washing up liquid from Iceland at a cost of just £1.00 for two 650ml bottles. The bottles would normally contain 500ml each but they had 30% extra free. I thought this was fantastic value especially for antibacterial content too as this is something that usually costs more with other brands. The washing up liquid came in a clear bottle with the usual washing up liquid cap that you pull upwards to active the liquid to be able to be squeezed out and then pushed back in to lock the liquid in. The liquid itself was a fairly dark blue in colour. I found the liquid very easy to dispense, I put a good squeeze into each bowl of hot water to wash my pots and this seemed to give a good lather. This was not as good a lather as some of the more expensive brands but good enough. Washing the actual pots was very easy (pardon the pun), the liquid seemed to lift of grease and stubborn food residue without too much scrubbing. I do always rinse my pots under clean water after washing to prevent dishes tasting of washing up liquid and a quick rinse was good enough to do this. My glassware was also left nice and sparkly after they were left to dry too. I did wash my dishes a couple of times too without my usual rubber gloves on and it did not seem to have any bad effect on my skin, although I did rinse my hands after as advised on the back of the bottle. I would certainly buy this washing up liquid again if I spotted it on a similar special offer. To me apart from the slightly lacking lather there was nothing bad about this product. It offers excellent dish washing at an excellent price.

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            26.07.2011 16:24
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            Easy choice at that price

            Having finished off my bottle of the delectable Daisy, I brought my next one out the cupboard; it was this Easy in totally original with a hint of verbena scent, of which I got a twin pack of 650ml bottles in Poundland. So I was already happy. 1.3 litres of washing up liquid for £1? Bring it on! It comes in a transparent flexible plastic bottle with a pull up lid which pushes down to close. I think the front label is attractive - it has the Easy name within a heart and a small flower amongst the product info and variety details. The liquid itself is vivid green and is relatively thick, though not as thick as Daisy (poor girl). The scent is quite sweet but not overpowering. When I sniff the neat liquid deeply, it reminds me of jelly babies! Though when I'm using it the smell I get is fresh rather than sugary sweet. I do need to use a little more of this than I do with Daisy, though not enough that it diminishes the value of this twin pack against other brands. It produces a fair lather of bubbles that I find are finer and not as fluffy or long lasting as others. This doesn't really bother me though, so long as I have bubbles I'm happy, as I know there's enough soap in there to get through grease and food on my plates. When I put washing up liquid in my basin, I squeeze the bottle gently while moving it in a circular motion, to get liquid all around the basin as it fills with water (rather than a blob in the middle of the basin). I do this for 3 rotations of my hand, and this much lasts brilliantly for washing all the dishes and rinsing out my cloth after washing the worktops down (unless the water is too dirty of course). I have used my current bottle 4 times and the level of the remaining liquid hasn't even reached the 'shoulders' of the bottle yet; this lasts me a good couple of weeks. At basically 50p a bottle this pleases me a lot. It leaves all my dishes clean and free from food stains and smells. It even gets stuck on stuff off pretty easily with a scourer sponge. I don't find it leaves a noticeable scent on the dishes, but I actually prefer this as long as my dishes don't smell of stale food or grease. I don't like a cleaning smell to stick on something I'll be eating off of. The things that lose it a star in my eyes are the thinner consistency, finer bubbles and the lid style - I like a flip up lid as I do like to get the last drop out and a flat lid means I can easily do this by standing the bottle on the cap. I can't do this with this one, though I do get most of it out as it is runnier. These things only lose it one star though, as they don't make this poor quality or bad value at all. It does the job well and I will definitely continue buying it.

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            23.07.2011 14:55
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            see review x

            Well I decided to try this brand of washing up liquid when I saw a multi pack of two bottles for just 90p, I have normally paid this for just one, I knew by the price it was going to be a cheaper brand and probably not as good as fairy, but thought for the price I will give it a try. The bottle is just like any other washing up liquid bottle, just a clear plastic bottle with its label stuck on it and a pull up lid that you push down to close. It is just the same as any other bottle, and they have not cheapened the look of the bottle to coincide with the price. So surly with the price been low they had to reduce something to make it that cheap. Well I soon found out what that was. As I am used to using fairy I only put a little squirt of this in, and yes there was bubbles, but after a few minutes all the bubbles just disappeared and it was like I was washing up in clear water. So I emptied the bowl out and started again, this time I put a really big squirt in about 3 times more than I would have with fairy. This time there was plenty of bubbles and they did last for the hole of my washing up, and the plates did come up just as clean as when I use fairy. I think in future I will stick with fairy as you do not need to use as much and you may pay a little bit extra but I feel it does a better job overall, so I would not really recommend this to buy. I think this is ok and you are on a pretty tight budget but it is not something I would buy again.

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            21.04.2011 10:37
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            A cheap washing up liquid/not really worth buying.

            I always see this washing up liquid in Iceland; it usually costs around 50pence per bottle. or £1.00 for two. You can get in pound stores, where its also usually a £1.00 for two. Most of the bottles say they have 25% or 30% extra free (making the bottle about 650 ml). Iv'e often been on the lookout for a washing up liquid that one, gives you plenty of bubbles, two, washes the dishes clean and three, lasts a long time. I have seen this product classed as being good quality but i'm sorry, i must disagree. When i first saw it though i thought, great, that looks like a bargain; but i quickly changed my mind. You don't get many bubbles, and i have found i have had to use 1/8th of the bottle to get my dishes clean and to try to get more suds/bubbles out of it. That means on average one bottle is only lasting me 8 washes!! I just stand there, squeezing and squeezing the bottle!! Despite the low cost; i just don't think it is worth it and i only ever buy it now, if i am desperate and cant get to buy my usual brand. You can get different flavours/scents; Lavender and Orange Blossom, Aloe Vera, lemon and various others. Yes, the smells are actually really nice, but its no good if you need to use loads to get your dishes clean! I remember once, i asked my partner to get me some washing up liquid; i was in a bit of a rush so didn't tell him what brand to get; yes, you've guessed it, he came back with 'Easy'! Unbelievably he still buys this. I must admit though, if you are on a low budget it will be tempting to buy this and it will wash your dishes. However, if you work it all out, you can get much better brands, which although may sometimes be more expensive, last alot longer and you get more bubbles. Some of the major brands are often on special offer too. In Easy's defence, i havn't had any problems regarding my skin when using it; but it does contain perfume. It also warns people with skin conditions to 'avoid prolonged contact'. Overall, i can't recommend this product; i am going to award it two stars however, purely due to its low cost.

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            24.08.2010 20:32
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            Recommended!

            I always seem to buy Easy washing up liquid, there's no particular reason why, other than I like a good bargain. Easy is one of the cheapest washing up liquids around and can usually be found in large (ish) 650 ml bottles priced at around 60p, they can just as often be found in twin packs for £1. Easy comes in the standard pull-top 'squeezy bottles', there are a few different types you can buy, although the most widely available is the deep green one, which is 'washing up liquid with a hint of verbena'. I have no idea what verbena is, although the liquid smells very fresh, and slightly citrusy. From reading the front of the bottle, I also find out that Easy liquids are not tested on animals, which is always a plus point. As with all washing up liquids, you should avoid prolonged contact with skin, especially if you have sensitive skin. I don't have sensitive skin, although I am prone to dryness; occasionally I will find that some washing up liquids accentuate this, Easy has never done this so it should be suitable for use by most people. Using it, I find that it bubbles up nicely and quickly eases tough stains; obviously it isn't quite as effective as the more expensive, or more concentrated liquids, but I find that it is more effective than you would expect, given the price. I find that burnt on stains (we've had a few!) take a little longer to clean with Easy, although if you leave the pots to soak for a couple of minutes with a squirt of Easy and very hot water, they come off a lot easier and with very little 'elbow grease'. So, all factors considered, I am quite impressed with Easy; it is not the best liquid on the market, although I think that it is a touch better than other similarly priced brands so would happily recommend it.

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            25.05.2010 16:16
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            Easy washing up liquid.

            I was in Staples one evening getting some pens for my sons graphics course when I remembered that I had nearly run out of washing up liquid. I am not lucky enough to have a dishwasher (well only my dear husband who usually does the dishes!) so I do get through quite a lot of this stuff. I bought the double pack of Easy washing up liquid which were two bottles of 650ml. The pack stated that they contained 30% extra being 650ml instead of 500ml. It cost £1.49 for the two bottles. It is made by Jeyes. I bought the blue liquid which had a hint of eucalyptus. It also stated that it had antibacterial action when used neat on dish cloths and sponges after washing up. This product and its ingredients have not been tested on animals which I was pleased about. The bottle is a usual plastic see through container with a pull up top which was easy to open. It has the Easy logo on the front in red. You use it in the normal way adding a few squirts to hot water in a bowl or the sink. It smelt pleasant enough but I could not detect the hint of eucalyptus although maybe I do not have a very sensitive nose. The glasses were shiny and the dishes and pans came up clean. It also rinsed off easily without leaving a residue. However I thought it was very thin in comparison to my usual brand and found that I needed a lot more of it to get a good bubbly mix. Although the cost was reasonable I won't buy it again (unless I have a washing up emergency!) as I much prefer the thicker liquids as I need to use less to get lots of lovely bubbles. Two stars only for this one. Give it a miss.

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            07.01.2010 11:20
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            Would recommend

            As we are not all lucky to have a dishwasher I have to wash all my dishes all by myself yes that's right by hand.:o( Not a very happy bunny as you can see and the reason for this is well... apart from it not being any fun at all, I tend to find that my hand get dry, sore, and cracked which I get a little fed up with as it looks as if I am getting old women hands. So over the past few moths I have tried different products to see if any of them make a difference. Also with the credit crunch I also look for a bargain I mean come on we all like to save ourselves some money don't we. So baring this in mind I went to my local supermarket to see what was on special and I ended coming back with EASY washing up liquid. ~*~*~The Product~*~*~ This washing up liquid as you can see from the picture above comes in my different colours and fragrances. There is original, lemon, aloe vera, oxygen, antibacterial and orange. It is not tested on animals so for anyone that doesn't buy certain products for this reason please don't worry it is safe to buy this washing up liquid. I bought mine from Somerfield for £1 for two fantastic value I am sure you would agree but the thing that I was wondering was.... Although that this washing up liqud is cheap, why was it so cheap? And especially as it came in a pack of two 750 ml bottles. The answer to that question was.... I was soon to find out. The see through clean plastic bottle is shaped like a "Fairy" bottle of washing up liquid. For those of you that don't know that looks like it is in the shape of a rocket type shape. It has a easy open and close cap at the top of the bottle and if turned upside down doesn't leak. ~*~*Using it~*~* I found that I needed to add a little more than other brand products to get a soapy bubbly basin full of water, know I know you are thinking fault economy but it really isn't as you don't need all that much more but just slightly. I fragrances smell all different and I have tried a few of these now and found that the smells are a nice, clean, refreshing smell but doesn't fill the kitchen with the nice smells for long which I think is a bit of shame by hey what can you do? For a £1 for two bottles in not complaining. I also found that my hands were soft after doing my washing up and had a nice smell coming from them from the washing up liquid that lasted a few hours. ~*~*The Result~*~* Gets dishes cleaned with minimal results, cheap, cheerful, and each bottle lasts for a for around a month or so. I would recommend this product to every household and rate this washing up liquid a 5 out of 5 and would defiantly buy this again in the future. Full marks for me, thumbs up.

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              06.01.2010 17:24
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              A good and cheap lemon washing up liquid

              Easy washing up liquid is a product which I came across by chance. I was having a bimble around out local pound shop when noticed they had two of these bottles on offer and as I needed some I decided to give it a go. ~~THE BOTTLE~~ The washing up liquid comes in a clear bottle which allows you to easily see how much of the yellow liquid is let inside. It has a red plastic cap which is very easy to use, you just pull it up and squirt the liquid and then just push it back down. There is a label on the front of the bottle which is white and green and has the product name on. There is also a small picture above this which is of a cut lemon as this is the lemon fragranced liquid. The back of the bottle has a white label on which contains all the information about this washing up liquid. ~~USE AND RESULTS~~ As I said before to use this it is very simple, lift up the red cap squirt the liquid under a running tap and then just push the lid back down. I did notice that it started to make a few bubbles which squirted under the running water but for me to get a nice good amount of bubbles I had to use my hand to churn the water up as the bowl was filling. Once the water was ready I started on my saucepans as the boys were still eating their tea. I did notice that I did not have to scrub at them to get the left over bits off and it was very easy to remove. Once I finished the pots and pans as always I emptied the dirty water and re-filled the bowl. Now this bowls full had to sit for a good 10 minutes whilst I waited for the boys to finish their tea but once I went back to it I found that it was still full of the bubbles which I had started with which was s good sign for me. Again I was easily able to wash the plates and cutlery without any extra scrubbing needed. I got a long life out of the one bowl of water and was easily able to wash up 4 sets of plates, dishes and cutlery and this is with leaving the water whilst making puddings and waiting for them to be eaten. I did not dry up the plates and cutlery so was expecting to be left with bubble marks on the items but I was in for a nice surprise when I found there were none at all. The liquid does have a nice pleasant lemon fragrance which is very pleasant when washing up. It is not at all overpowering and it is certainly not noticeable on plates and dishes when they have been washed in this which is a bonus for me as I cannot stand my plates smelling of cleaning products. ~~INFO~~ The bottles of liquid come in a good size of 650ml and for me I get well over 1 weeks use out of them and I have to say living in a house of 5 I do get an awful lot of washing up so I find this size to be good. The ingredients of the liquid for those wishing to know are:- 5-15% anionic surfacants Less than 5% non-ionic surfactants, amphitricha surfacants, Other - methylchloroisothiazolinine, methylisothiazolinone, parfum This washing up liquid has not been tested on animals. It is advised that if you have sensitive skin then you are to avoid prolonged contact. It has been produced by Jeyes Limited ~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~ I manage to buy two of the 650ml bottles for £1 from my local pound shop but I have seen this on sale in Tesco with a slightly smaller bottle as the one I have does have 30% extra free for around the 80p mark which I still think is excellent value. ~~OVERALL~~ After using this now for a few weeks I am definitely going to recommend it as I have always managed to easily get clean dishes with no extra scrubbing needed and it smells good and even better is the low price.

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                03.01.2010 22:21
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                Background: Ok so we all use washing up liquid but with the credit crunch we always look for different ways to save. Mines is buying cheaper products like cleaning products. ***The Product*** Like all washing up liquids Easy washing up liquid has been formulated to help removes grease and stubborn stains. It comes in a 625 ml plastic bottle which is available in several different fragrances including original, lemon, aloe vera, oxygen, antibacterial and orange. It is not tested on animals and it is also dermatologicaly tested and is suitable for those with sensitive skin. ***Packaging*** The bottle is see through plastic and is similar to the shape of fairy bottles. There is a big label that covers the majority of the bottle and has a picture of a flower on it, all bottles have something different it depending on the fragrance which you choose, and has the Easy logo. On the back you will find information that maybe useful to you but I am not going to include as I don't feel that it is essential. ***Price*** It comes in a pack of two 750 ml bottles which costs £1 and you can find these in most supermarket stores the easiest one to find them in is either Semi Chem or Somerfield's. ***My Overall Opinion*** I found that it took quite a lot of washing up liquid to make bubbles compared to Fairy. It took quite a lot and took a while for the foam to build up and that was with my swishing it about with my hands. I have bought these in the Original and Lemon scented ones which both had a very strong, clean and refreshing smell that filled the kitchen but only lasted for around 10 minutes then faded. This really an issue for most people just as long as it cleans the dishes but I am fussy I like a nice smelling washing up liquid which I think gives the illusion that your dishes are cleaner if you know what I mean. I find this is very good at getting my dishes clean, especially for the price. In general it will get all of the dishes clean with only minimal effort - so no standing scrubbing them for ages! For tougher, burnt-on food, like all of us I leave them to steep for a while and go back and it comes off with only a few scrubs with the sponge. I think that it is a good value washing up liquid nothing is majourly wrong with it I mean two bottles for £1 you cant really go wrong. I mean fair enough the smell doesn't last all that long and it takes a while to bubble up, using more liquid that you would with other brands but still great value. Lets face it cleans the dishes well and effectively with no hassle which is the main thing. I would rate this washing up liquid a 8 out of 10 and will continue to buy it every now and then when I am watching those pennies especially. I would recommend it to everybody to try and if you don't like well..... Then it is only a £1 that is wasted. Thank you for taking the time to read my review. I hope that it is of some use to you.

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                625ml / Washing up liquid / / Easy washing up liquids have been formulated to remove stubborn grease and residues, leaving dishes squeaky clean / Traditional - offering both Original and Lemon for those who prefer a more traditional product that really tackles grease / Specials - comprising Aloe Vera which has been Dermatologically tested and is suitable for those with sensitive skin, and Extra Hygiene which helps prevent the growth of common bacteria when used neat on dishcloths and sponges after washing up