Product Type: Fairy Household Cleaning
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Fairy Platinum Lemon
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Fairy Platinum Lemon
Date: 05/01/13, updated on 24/06/13 (108 review reads)
Advantages: This is an effective, delicately fragranced, concentrated and economical cleaning agent.
Disadvantages: 'Avoid prolonged contact' as product may aggrevate sensitive skin!
~~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!!! :~)
Summary: In my opinion, this washing up liquid is a leading brand for effectiveness and quality!
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