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It's always nice to find something that fulfills it's promise, particularly when it makes your life just a little bit easier.
I needed to buy some washing up liquid and Fairy has always been top of my list except for the Fairy Sensitive which I have just reviewed which was a bit of a damp squib. So I turned my eyes to the shelves in Morrisons and discovered Fairy Platinum Lemon. 650ml to be on special offer and decided to give it a try.
This was a week or so just before Christmas so it was going to get a real work out, here come the guests!
I actually tried it out on Christmas day and have to say that it is the best Fairy that I have tried. High praise indeed.
The bottle is made of opaque, silvery white plastic with it's traditional, bright red click on top. It is shaped well, a thin oval bottle with hand grips molded in to make it easy to hold with wet hands. The colour is quite attractive and you can see the level of the liquid through the plastic. It actually looks more peachy colour from the outside due to the opaque color of the bottle.
Fairy claim, on the front of the bottle, that this liquid has the power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes and that it is Fairy's best ever cleaning. On the reverse are the usual warnings, to keep it away from children and if you happen to get it in your eyes to rinse with water,
After use we are advised to rinse and dry them thoroughly and if you have damaged or sensitive skin avoid long contact with the liquid and washing solution.
What is it like to use?
Flip up the top and squeeze a small amount into your washing up bowl, the consistency is just right, neither too thin nor too thick. Add hot water and dirty dishes! The smell is lemony but not hugely lemony and there are lots of frothy bubbles
The first thing I noticed was that the dishes were actually squeaky clean as they came out of the water! I tend to rinse the suds off and the glasses and plates were so clean that I was really impressed!
When I next washed up I took particular care to soak some pie dishes with pastry round the edge and ham and turkey sauce,(it was Christmas), well stuck on to the dish. Fairy fulfilled it's promise. After 10 or 15 minutes at the most the food had loosened and was easy to clean off.
The good results have continued since then and it has met every challenge well. I wash all my dishes by hand and I am only about a third of the way through the bottle so good marks for how economical it is too.
I have not had any reaction with the liquid and although I would like the lemon scent to be a little stronger, to be fair I have had a cold, but this is going to be my Fairy of choice from now on.
5 out of 5 stars from me.
I paid 1.46 pounds for my 650ml bottle (which is recyclable), in Morrisons in Gibraltar
Thanks for reading my review, I also post on Ciao under splishsplash.
I normally buy Fairy but I tend to stick to the pomegranate scented variety. A couple of weeks back when I ordered my groceries online this was the only Fairy they had on offer so I decided to give it a try. The bottles cost me 2 for £2 on Tesco.com.
Unlike normal Fairy which comes in a transparent bottle this bottle has a platinum look to it and you can just make out the yellow liquid inside. The bottles I bought contained 433ml I have seen a larger bottle in store.
The liquid is said to contains Fairy's best ever cleaning power with all the power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes. The bottle also tells me that the liquid contains Fairy's new technology which quickly penetrates and removes residue left on dishes, the liquid is designed to save time by delivering tough cleaning power.
The claims on the bottle sounded good.
You only need a small amount of this added to warm running water. It makes a nice bubbly lather in the sink. The liquid is yellow in colour and smells nice and citrussy, to me this reminds me of normal lemon Fairy so the scent is no different.
I washed my dishes as normal and I found that they came out looking clean and the glasses sparkling but I didn't notice any difference from my usual Fairy.
The real test came last week when I cooked a cottage pie which I ate over two days so I reheated it in the oven in my pie dish (I don't have a microwave) this lead to lots of burnt on meat and sauce which I normally have to soak for hours to remove. I placed the dish under the tap squirted some of this Fairy in and left it for about 10 minutes when I came back I used a sponge scourer and the baked on food simply came away with ease. I was amazed at how well it cleaned.
The second test was my tea cup, I have a large Finding Nemo cup from the Disney shop which is in the shape of Nemo and it has some funny groves inside which always end up looking tea stained despite me washing the cup straight after use. Normally even trying to get in there with a sponge doesn't work. I filled my cup with hot water and put a small amount of this Fairy in and I left it I can't remember how long for but when I tipped the contents of the cup out it was immaculate inside. All the tea stains had gone and I didn't even need to scrub.
I will definitely be buying this Fairy again, it is really good and cleaning and it breezes through grease and baked on food. It leaves my glasses and cutlery sparkling and my dishes clean.
Top marks for Fairy.
I bought this from my local Tesco last week. I normally buy supermaket own brand washing up liquid but I had baked a lasagna the night before and knew the dish was going to take a good soak!
The liquid comes in a 433ml grey plastic bottle and has the familiar Fairy logo on it. The bottle I have has a sticker at the top promising "The power of an overnight soak in 10 minutes".
The back label contains the usual care instructions re rinsing your hands after use and not prolonging contact with the liquid etc
The bottle I bought was lemon flavour but I am not sure if it comes in other flavours. The liquid does not smell of horrid artificial lemon scent which other liquids can. It is actually very refreshing.
I have to be honest - I did not test the promise of a 10 minute overnight soak - I went for the more traditional overnight overnight soak!! And this stuff worked a treat!!
My lasagna dish was kicked into touch as this stuff really did the business. I cannot fault it.
I cannot comment on how harsh this was to the skin as I always wear rubber gloves when washing up.
By far my favourite washing up liquid has to be the Fairy Platinum although I will only purchase it when it is on special offer as it can be quite expensive, so when I saw that they now do a lemon fragrance in the Platinum liquid I decided to give it a try.
I purchased a large 870ml bottle of the Fairy Platinum Lemon from my local Asda store recently for just £2.00. I thought this was excellent value as it is normally more expensive and for the fact that a bottle last longer than the average washing up liquid makes it even better.
The Fairy Platinum comes packaged a metallic silver plastic bottle with a flip top red cap. There are two stick on labels on the front of the bottle, a small one near the next which states that the washing up liquid has 'the power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes, while the larger label displays the product name as well as the royal crest which states that the manufacturers, Proctor & Gamble manufacture products by appointment of the Queen. On the back you can find a further label which details the ingredients listings , hand care, warnings and company contact details.
The washing up liquid is yellow in colour and has a lovely fresh lemon scent. You only need to use a small amount in a bowl of hot water to make a nice lather and to wash a good pile of dishes. I find that this washing up liquid offers fantastic results with my glassware left sparkling and my pans and baking trays even when they are covered in grease or baked on food left looking like new. This washing up liquid not only seems to cut through grime with easy but does it so quickly. At first I didn't really believe the claim that this washing up liquid can act the same as an overnight soak in just 10 minutes but it really does work. If I leave a pan that has leftover food in and has been left to stand for a while in a bowl of hot water containing this Fairy liquid for 10 minutes the food literally slides off and only then requires a wipe over with a sponge or dishcloth. I also find that the washing up liquid does not leave any residue on my dishes or leave them tasting of the liquid once dry.
As far as my skin is concerned then I have not experienced any problems from using this liquid at all. There is as stated hand care instructions on the back of the bottle directing you to rinse your hand after use and not to expose them to the liquid for too long. I generally wear rubber gloves when washing my dishes but have used this liquid without wearing them and although I can suffer from sensitive sink and occasionally eczema have not had any adverse reaction with this liquid.
Overall for me this is the best washing up liquid available, I wouldn't really say that the addition of the lemon fragrance makes a huge difference but it does smell quite pleasant whilst washing up. For me it is the power of this washing up liquid that I love and the fact it makes a horrid, tedious job quicker and easier. I think the only negative is the prices as it is very expensive compared to other washing up liquids but if there is a good offer on then it is worth stocking up and a little does go a long way.
~~The Product: 'Fairy Platinum lemon washing up liquid' ~ 'If life throws you a lemon'...wash the dishes with it! ~~
The 433ml product comes in a sturdy plastic pearlescent bottle. On the front label there is the familiar large bold lettering 'Fairy' in poppy red encircled with shimmering silver denoting the 'platinum' signature. The confirmation that this product provides' Fairy's best ever cleaning', along with 'built in soaking action' is clearly displayed in yellow and green respectively. The reverse labeling gives practical advice on hand care after usage, 'rinse your hands and dry them thoroughly. As for all detergents, if you have damaged or sensitive skin, avoid prolonged contact with the liquid and washing solution'.
The label also gives a listing of the ingredients, '15-30% Anionic Surfactants, 5-15% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Perfumes, Hexyl Cinnamal, Limonene'. The company's address and recyclable logo is also clearly displayed. Sainsbury's online affirmation of the company's hype reiterates, 'Fairy's best ever cleaning for the toughest grease-cleaning challenges. The power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes. Quickly penetrates and weakens residues on dishes as if they have been soaking overnight. Its technology quickly penetrates and weakens residues on dishes as if they were soaked overnight. For the toughest grease-cleaning challenges, try Fairy Platinum. I was certainly ready to put this enthusiastic endorsement to the test!
~~My Usage Experience ~ 'All Washed Up'!~~
I like to buy brand named products when on offer; they can be fairly pricey otherwise! I purchased this washing up liquid from Morrison's as it was on offer for £1. But, it wasn't just the price that caught my attention; it was the promise of 'built-in soaking action' too! Gone are the days where I would stand, what seemed like eons' at the sink, scrubbing at ground dried in food debris on oven bake ware. No, I'm all for an easier life where possible these days! If I come across dishes and cookware that has hardened food and grease debris after prep, well, its soak, soak, soak for me :~)
With its cheerful bright poppy red flip top lid, the bottle is easy to open; ready to release its lemon traditional Chartreuse yellow runny liquid. The liquids appearance looks very similar to luxurious uncongealed honey. The aroma smells, to my surprise, less like lemon and more like a very sweet cough drop. The scent is much alike Fairy 'original'. The fragrance is very subtle until it has been dispersed in an ample amount of hot flowing water.
To begin the procedure of washing the dishes, I generally section off separately the crockery, utensils, cutlery and cookware on the counter, ensuring that I have scraped off as much as the food debris as possible. I put in around a teaspoon full of the intensified gel like liquid into each portion of bake ware and dish that has stubborn ground in food fragments. Then I pour over steaming hot water to cover the food remains, frothing up the washing up liquid to furnish a good lather. I set the utensils aside for soaking in this enriched aqueous solution.
Placing the washing up bowl into the sink, I then pop the hot tap on fully, and squeeze the pliable bottle to release one squirt of the liquid. This is a highly concentrated liquid so only a small amount is needed, especially the method I use to furnish plenty of bubbles! As soon as I have added the concentrate into the hot water, I put the cold water on too, placing my finger to the outlet I can produce a spray effect that causes the fluid to lather up into rich copious white bubbles. Once the water is just past half the depth of the bowl I turn both taps off. I am now ready to place the utensils into the bowl of predominantly hot water.
I use a sponge to remove food particles from the dishware and cutlery. As I do not wear rubber gloves to wash dishes, I can feel the soft and aromatic creamy foam against my skin. This really is a quality cleanser. As I proceed to clean the utensils, I can see and feel the food crumbs fall away with ease. With each utensil washed, I hold under a slow running tap. The lather is gently but thoroughly removed leaving an excellent mirror shine on the tools. I then place the cleaned and rinsed cutlery length ways into an empty jug to dry naturally.
If the water hasn't too many scraps from the food debris, I place some of the crockery into the bowl. The Fairy liquid has pretty long lasting lather so I am able to continue cleaning the dishes with abundant foamy suds, infused with exceptional cleaning power. As I rinse off each plate, bowl and cup, I am left with gleaming and radiant dishes. I tend to empty and fill up with clean water as needed. It is never the lather that truly disperses but the food morsels that make it necessary for me to change the water.
After I have cleaned all other dishes, I am then ready to finally tackle the soaked pots, pans and bake ware. I empty the water that I have soaked the cookware in, and place the first dish into the fresh frothy water. It is generally a good fifteen to twenty minutes before I get to the soaked cookware so by now, the powerful substance has had plenty of time to work on the baked-in grime. This washing-up liquid 'passes with shining colours'! With each firm rub of the scour side of the sponge, the dried in encrusted grime falls away. As little as one or two rubs on each portion of the debris is all that is needed to remove the stubborn baked-in marks. Even roasting trays that have normally unyielding tarnish can be removed after soaking in this impressive liquid and a scouring pad. After rinsing under clean water, I leave the bake-ware to dry naturally. I am left with untarnished, clean and sparkling dishes, whether china, stainless steel or cookware, all comes up to a brilliant glowing shine. The dishes have no smear marks or food residue whatsoever.
Because so little of the washing up liquid is needed for each task, the bottle last very well, making it not only a most effective cleaning agent but economical to boot! I do not have dermalogical problems with my hands, but the winter months do tend to make my hands a little sensitive with cuts and abrasions. Therefore, taking heed to the aftercare instructions of, 'after use, rinse your hands and dry them thoroughly', promotes a wise safety caution as this is a very concentrated fluid intended to deal with 'the toughest grease-cleaning challenges', therefore it can be harsh on normal and sensitive skin if residues are left on without rinsing off well!
~~Would I Recommend? ~ 'As Clean As A Whistle'!~~
Yes, I most definitely would advocate this fine powerful cleaning agent. The liquid really does live up to the company's advertising of having 'The power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes. Quickly penetrates and weakens residues on dishes as if they have been soaking overnight '. Even if the product wasn't on offer, it would still work out as a cost-effective cleanser due to its longevity. The fluid furnishes the most pleasant aroma with gorgeously rich evanescent lather that is a delight to work with.
The Fairy Platinum lemon washing up liquid is available in the majority of high-street stores as well as online. Presently, Sainsbury's are also offering the product at a reduced price, on a 'buy 2 for £2 basis as opposed to its normal retail price of £1:60 http://www.sainsburys.co.uk
Thank you for taking the time to read my, hopefully, 'smear free' review!!! :~)
I really do believe that when you buy washing up liquid you get what you pay for - providing that you keep your eyes open for the special offers of course!
I usually use one of the varieties of Fairy, although I have sometimes been swayed by a special offer and bought one of the cheaper varieties only to find that the cleaning power isn't quite as good and that I have to use far more to achieve the same sort of results. Obviously this is then false economy.
When I was in Asda a couple of weeks ago I noticed a new Fairy (no sniggering at the back please!) at least it was new to me. It was the Fairy Platinum Lemon on sale for just £2 for 900ml. It looked like a bargain to me so I bought two of them.
The plastic bottle is a sort of creamy grey opaque colour so that you can see the level of the remaining liquid through the bottle. It has the conventional red flip top and a round label on the front telling you what the contents are. There is also a green label announcing 'built in soaking action'.
There is also a label on the back with a list of ingredients and the usual warnings about not getting the liquid in your eyes.
To use the liquid you just flip open the top, invert the bottle and squeeze. This dispenses the thick lemon liquid into the sink. Here was the first point at which I was impressed - the plastic of the bottle feels a bit stiffer than the usual bottles, thus it is more difficult to squeeze meaning that not much liquid comes out. The reason that this impressed me is simply because you really do only need a very small amount of this liquid to get the best results and this stops you dispensing more than you actually need. I know I usually tend to put a good squirt of washing up liquid in the bowl whether I really need it or not and this helps me not to do that.
Of course this also means that it lasts longer and so is more economical.
The liquid is thick and yellow in colour with a lovely lemony scent. A small amount creates a nice rich lather which cleans all the washing up leaving a nice clean shine on everything.
If I have anything that is very greasy or where food has been burnt on I let them soak for about ten minutes and then they come out bright and clean with the minimum of effort on my part - an excellent result indeed.
I find that, even if I have a lot of washing up, I don't need to add more washing up liquid as I have done in the past with lesser brands. The lather and the power of the grease busting liquid remains for the length of the washing up.
In conclusion I would definitely recommend this liquid - the price is good, it works very well, it smells lovely and even the packaging looks smart - there's is nothing else that I could ask from a washing up liquid!
Usually when it comes to buying washing up liquid I buy whatever is on offer and living by a Poundland store I usually get a couple of Morning Fresh for a pound or if I'm in a supermarket I buy a shops own one. I never buy the really cheap stuff like Smartprice or Tesco Value as I find it a complete waste of time though lol!
However my Mum and stepdad have been visiting me and me and my mum went into town and visited Wilkinsons and she bought me this as it was on offer to a pound a bottle saying you can't beat it and telling me off for not buying it in with my weekly shop mumbling on about my ideas being false economy and proving me all wrong lol!
This comes in a a sort of light goldish bottle with a red plastic flip to open lid to the top of it concealing a small hole and on the front if it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and on the back of it we are told the size of it which in this case is 433ml and contact details for the manufacturer are given. Simple enough packaging though nice enough this is.
The Washing Up Liquid:
The liquid is a light yellow and very runny gel with a really nice fragrance of lemons to it which is quite natural, fresh and not overpowering at all. To use it of course you simply squirt a little amount in and add hot water and your dirty washing up! Simple.
I loved the fragrance of this and the fact it didn't agitate my hands at all. I found it to lather slightly in the water but not overly so so that it was too soapy or anything like that and for my normal everyday washing up it was simply brilliant. No sooner had I popped in my dirty plates, dishes and mugs and things like that the debris simply fell off them and it left stuff looking and feeling really clean.
Having had visitors I've had to cook more and had baked on grease and food on Pyrex dishes and my saucepans had caked on food on them and the likes and again this just penetrated all that making it really easy to me to wipe it away!
On stuff really baked on I squirted a little of this into the item and added really hot water and left it a couple of minutes again it made it quick and easy to clean my crocks and my glassware and cutlery came up gleaming!
A little of this really does go a very long way indeed, my kitchen is left smelling fresh and clean and my hands feel soft and none agitated.
I have had loads of washing up to do over the past few days and I've barely made a dent in the bottle and I have to admit (begrudgingly!) that Mum knows best and this really is a great buy that works out more economical to me in the long run and I won't be changing back to anything else now that I have found this!
Available in all good supermarkets and so on, my bottle was a pound in Wilkinsons and very often it seems to be on offer in allsorts of places lately!
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I have always preferred Fairy washing up liquid to the cheaper brands. The price can vary but usually for a 433ml it can be around £1.00 to £2.00. I usually buy it when it's at a £1.00 and stock up! I do like a bargain!
Fairy Platinum Lemon washing up liquid is obviously lemon scented but it isn't too strong. Fairy claims that this washing up liquid is its ' best ever cleaning' and that it tackles tough grease and does a just a good a job in 10 minutes to other washing up liquid does in an overnight soak.
The fairy platinum has the nicest packaging of the fairy products. It comes in a plastic bottle with a metallic golden packaging. It looks much more expensive than the original fairy liquid because of the metallic look. However, it does have a similar shape. The bottle has a flip up lid, which is handy in terms of washing up because you can just squirt the right amount into the sink through the lid.
How do you use it?
Make sure you put the plug into the sink, then squirt the washing up liquid into the sink and add hot water. I personally put really hot water into the sink because I like to let the washing up soak first and then wash them properly when it has cooled. However, if you want to get it done straight away then put water in that is warm but not too hot that it will burn! The fairy liquid is very bubbly, something I want from a washing up liquid. I was pleasantly surprised on how well it removed grease off my actifry.
Does it dry your skin out?
It is known that washing up liquid can make your hands really dry. This has happened to me in the past and left my skin looking extremely flaky and dry, not the nicest of looks. I have noticed a drastic improvement in my hands since using this and I haven't been using any hand cream. So I'm guessing maybe there is something in this liquid that stops it from stripping out the oils in your hands as much as the others. This is not 100 per cent fact, but it is strange that my hands are in better condition.
Overall, I think the platinum washing up liquid is fantastic and I will definitely continue to buy it. It's usually the same price as the normal fairy liquids when it is on offer so I don't see why people wouldn't opt for the better version.
One thing I am quite particular about is washing up liquid simply because when washing my dishes, glasses etc I want them to end up incredibly clean and sparkling. I am not overly brand conscious when buying washing up liquid but of course if Fairy is on offer (which it generally is) then I will buy Fairy each and every time simply because I do find that it is a very good washing up liquid compared to other brands I have tried.
Recently in Wilkinsons they have had Fairy Washing Up Liquid on offer and I have taken advantage and stocked up recently as at just £1.50 for a large bottle I find that it is incredibly good value. Fairy added to their range back in 2011 with the Fairy Platinum in Original and in Lemon (which also won Product of the Year 2011). They each come in a gold or silver bottle and currently in use in my kitchen is the Fairy Platinum Lemon.
What is it?
Fairy Platinum Lemon is a washing up liquid with a lemon scent with what Fairy calls its "best ever cleaning" as apparently it is able to tackle the toughest grease as well as being able to quickly cut through residues on dishes that just won't budge easily.
Fairy Platinum Lemon comes in a plastic bottle which is pale gold metallic in colour which is quite nice and looks exactly the same as all the other Fairy liquids in terms of shape and size. On the front there is the usual Fairy logo and on the back there is a small amount of product information as well as ingredients, contact info for Fairy etc. The bottle is completed with a plastic flip top lid.
Obviously to use the washing up liquid isn't rocket science as you either pour a small amount into your washing up bowl or onto your dish cloth/sponge of choice. The washing up liquid is a lovely transparent yellow colour and does have a vague lemony/ citrus type scent but nothing overpowering and actually not that noticeable unless you sniff the top of the bottle otherwise you wouldn't know it's lemon which is certainly not an issue for me.
I found that with like other Fairy washing up liquids I've used the Platinum variety creates a lot of froth and bubbles but the difference being it almost has an air of luxury about it as the froth is a rich white lather and you only need to use such a small amount for this to happen which is nice but you do have to make sure you rinse whatever you've washed to ensure it doesn't dry and leave a residue/water marks.
I've used this washing up liquid on a variety of items ranging from mugs to plates and to pots and pans and always seem to get the same result. It does live up to the fact that it can cut through grease as I find it works its magic easily on frying pans or even oven dishes used for lasagne, cottage pies etc and normally it can be troublesome to remove the food that is really stuck to the sides but this doesn't seem to have any issues and my dishes end up incredibly clean.
I really like this washing up liquid as it does exactly what it promises. My dishes, glasses, pots and pans (and everything else I wash!) all end up incredibly clean. Because you only use such a small amount at any one time one bottle actually lasts for quite some time (but that is only based on doing one lot of washing up per day) making my money go just a little further. The only thing I have found that if you don't rinse the bubbles/lather off the items it will dry as a milky white residue so just ensure you rinse thoroughly. Other than that I can easily give this washing up liquid 5 stars.
Price: From £1.50
Size: 750 ml
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc