THE PRODUCT: When it comes to washing up I can't stand cheap washing up liquids and supermarket own brand of washing up liquid as I truly believe that branded one's are better and make the job a lot easier. When staying at my boyfriends over the weekend I always get landed with the task of the washing up so I wanted a decent washing up liquid that would help to make the cleaning a little easier. This was actually voyed best washing up product by Which so it must be pretty good.
PRICE: You can purchase a 100ml bottle for £1.90 which I don't think is too bad as the bottle is long lasting.
IN USE: My boyfriend seems to go through god knows how many glasses during the week so by the time the weekend comes I normally have at least 6 glasses to wash up amongst other things. I always run a little warm water first and then flip the lid to the bottle open and squeeze a small amount into the sink. This product is a blue colour and as soon as it goes into the water the running water makes it foam up creating a nice soft foam. This product doesn't really have much of a scent to it. This wahsing up liquid cuts through grease perfectly and even the glasses I wash come out looking sparkly clean rather than smeary like they used to. The product was kind to my hands and didn't really cause them to dry out that much. The bubbles in the sink last all the way through the washing up and don't tend to dissapear like some cheaper brands. I am not able to do the washing up a lot quicker with this fantastic product.
OVERALL: A great washing up liquid that I will continue to use.
I can't believe how many different named washing up liquids there is out there. I have tryed a few different ones for example fairy. Daisy. Tesco's. Asda. Aldi. Morrisons and many more. I can honestly say fairy is the best one out there. I honestly believe you pay for what you get. Buy cheap buy twice.
Fairy is great all you need is a little bit and you are able to wash up with lots of bubbles. If you buy a cheap one you have to use loads to even get a few bubbles.
Fairy platinum says if you use it and leave your pots soaking for 10 mins it is effective as leaving them to soak over night at first I did think no that can't be true but now u have done it it is right. After a 10 min soak they just wipe clean no scrubbing.
I would defiantly recommend this bottle of fairy.
I personally don't think it is that expensive you can look around and a shop will have it on offer.
I'm one of these people that won't pay full price for most things.
So when I see this on offer I always buy one or two bottles.
I must have about 4 bottles in the cupboard now I guess I best stop buying them for a while as a bottle can last me about 6 weeks and I was the pots at least twice a day.
I usually buy the original green Fairy liquid to do my washing up, and although I've tried other variations of Fairy liquid, I've never found anything to live up to the original. The only reason I decided to try Fairy Platinum was that it was on offer and I also had been given a voucher, which meant a double discount. Given that it says 'Fairy's best ever cleaning' on the front of the bottle I hoped it would be a good product.
The product comes packaged in a silver bottle with red flip top lid. The actual liquid is a really lovely turquoise colour so I think that it would have looked nicer in a clear bottle.
The first thing I noticed about this was that it seems runnier than the original green Fairy, therefore it is easy to dispense too much at once. It does create a lot of bubbles with just a small amount of product, so you can get your money's worth if you remember not to tilt the bottle too far with each use.
The smell of the product is OK. It's difficult to put my finger on exactly what it smells like - perhaps it's slightly lemony - but it does have a kind of chemical tone to it. My husband hates the smell, he complains every time he's washing up, he says it smells like bleach or like the inside of a washing machine drum.
In terms of cleaning power I've found this to be good. I'd say it lives up to the power of original Fairy but doesn't surpass it in my opinion. It promises the power of an overnight soak in just ten minutes, but typically I find ten minutes with original Fairy is also sufficient for most items with burnt on food, so I'm not overly impressed by that claim.
I find this to be particularly good at leaving glassware with a sparkle and as mentioned, it will remove burnt or caked on food fairly easily.
I always use gloves to wash up so can't comment on how gentle it is on the hands, however my husband has eczema and he uses this without gloves and he's never complained about it.
A433ml bottle of this costs £1 in ASDA, £1.50 in Morrison's and £1.70 in all of the other major supermarkets, according to a quick price comparison I've just done on mysupermarket.
Overall, I think this a good enough product, but I suspect I will still stick to the original green Fairy in the future. I think the smell of the original is nicer, plus it's thicker, so it seems to last longer than this one does.
I would not have thought of buying this washing up liquid but when I moved to my new place some friends put together some essentials for a housewarming gift and included was this Platinum by Fairy.I have since re-bought it because it is, in my opinion, the best one I have ever used and lives up to the promise on the front of the bottle which actually does state 'Fairy's best ever cleaning'.
My latest purchase is slightly different to the one featured in the Dooyoo picture as it is the Mega Pack which is a huge 900ml and is currently on offer at Tesco for just £2 (1/10/13) which is terrific value because even a standard bottle lasts for ages. I only need a single squirt of this liquid for a large bowlful of dishes whereas when using cheaper ones I have needed a lot more so I think it works out cheaper to use this in the long run.
On the front of the sturdy plastic bottle I am told the product has the 'Appointment to the Queen..' logo and the banner near the top advises me the liquid contains 'the power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes'. Is the claim true? well, having used this for a good few months now I have to say it has been quite rigorously tested and I have soaked pans, serving dishes, oven roasters and sticky cutlery and it never ceases to amaze me that it does indeed remove stuck on food debris in around 10 minutes. I have also find it helps a good deal with burnt pans and my grill tray - I am not a bad cook by the way - I just cannot get used to the cooker I now use!
On the reverse of the bottle there is a list of ingredients, cautions, 2 web address - fairy-dish.com and cleanright plus a massive barcode for some reason...
The top is a handy snap open/close red button which is easy to use even with wet hands and the hole where the liquid is dispensed is just the right size and has never clogged up on me. I like everything about this washing up liquid because it makes washing up so much less of a chore, the liquid is just the right consistency plus it smells nice too but there is no strong smell on rinsed items.
I am awarding 5 stars for this product because it ticks all the boxes as far as I am concerned.
Fairy Liquid is perhaps the best known washing up liquid on the market, it has been around for decades and I'm sure the majority of readers of this review will remember it from their own childhoods at their parents and grandparents homes probably the same as I do. I don't think it's too much of an exaggeration to say that the reason it's been around for as long as it has comes down to the fact that it is a very effective crockery/cutlery/cookware cleaning liquid and undoubtedly deserves its position as market leader. If perfection cannot be improved upon why therefore is there a variant of Fairy available to buy, namely Fairy Platinum? I was skeptical when I read the claims on the bottle but as it was recently included in a money saving promotion at Tesco I decided to buy a bottle along with original Fairy just to put it to the test.
Fairy Platinum comes packaged as shown in the picture above, it usually retails for a few pence more than original Fairy and boasts the "power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes". Unlike the usual dark green colouring of the original Fairy this is lighter in shade, an almost Turquoise colour in actual fact and has a distinctive aroma which is quite unlike it's original counterpart. To me it smells a little more soapy than I'm used to from a washing up liquid and I did have concerns about whether its fragrance would transfer to my dishes after it had been used, there was only one way to find out though so when the opportunity arose for me to use it I washed a bowl full of dishes before moving on to my very own "ultimate test".
If anyone has ever used the original Fairy before they'll know that you don't need to use a lot of the product
to generate a good deal of washing suds so it should come as no surprise to learn that Platinum is exactly the same. A single squirt is more than ample for a bowl or sinkful of pots and as I wasn't expecting anything less I wasn't surprised to see it cope with my crockery and cutlery without any problems whatsoever. The grease-cutting agents used in Fairy Platinum leaves washing up spotlessly clean and seems to lift anything that it comes into contact with. Used in conjunction with hot water produces the best results and cutlery is left shiny, crockery gleaming and any burnt-on residue from food on pots and pans don't cause it any problems once they have been given the once over.
Platinum's ultimate test for me was when I decided to try it out on my ovenware, I must admit to being quite lazy when it comes to cleaning my trays and oven dishes and will often just use kitchen foil as a surface to place my food before it's bunged into the oven. Over time my oven trays and dishes had become a little worse for wear and were definitely in dire need of a good clean so feeling in the mood for a bit of a thorough cleaning session I decided to see how it would cope with the challenge ahead. I didn't really expect perfect results to be honest but followed the advice on the bottle and left my trays to soak for a good 10-15 minutes before attacking them with a cleaning sponge. I wouldn't say that Platinum removed the burnt on food residue without effort, that would be pushing the truth a bit but with a little bit of elbow grease from me and a good amount of cleaning suds from Platinum I was left very impressed with the end result. Platinum does, hyperbole or not, do the job of a long-lasting soak in a fraction of the time and for me made a tedious and thankless job that little bit easier. My original concerns about any fragrance transference coming onto my cookware was unfounded and I was left with brilliantly clean plates and cutlery and remarkably clean ovenware.
Washing up is never a fun thing to do and until the day comes when I can fit a dishwasher into my kitchen I have to make do with a washing up bowl and a bottle of washing up liquid and whilst I'm not usually loyal to any one brand in particular and tend to buy whatever is on offer I do have to concede that Fairy Platinum is probably the best washing up liquid I've ever used. Obviously it's not a product to get excited about, it is only washing up liquid after all but if you're a member of a busy family that seems to generate a lot of washing up then I would suggest that you do yourself a favour and try this for yourself. It reduces the time spent doing a boring household chore and the end results do speak for themselves, whilst Platinum may be priced a little higher than original Fairy I do think it's worth the money, it's frequently on offer in all the major supermarkets and comes highly recommended by me.
Five stars as a rating, thanks for reading my review.
This comes in a 650ml silver plastic bottle with the usual red flip-top lid, so the product is very easy to squeeze out. I find that a lot does come out of the bottle every time you squirt some into the bowl, so have to be a bit careful to prevent wasteage.
USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS
This is a thick liquid that creates a lot of creamy white bubbles, and a little goes a long way. A bottle of this would last be a few months, and I use it at least once every day.
Fairy promise that this gives 'the power of an overnight soak in 10 minutes'. I was very dubious about this; I am much too cynical to ever really believe bumpf on packaging. However, I usually have an array of tea and coffee mugs every time I do the dishes, and I did find that any stains at the bottom of these disappeared without much elbow grease - while normally I have to use my dish brush to scrub at them, the vast majority of the dried-on tea/coffee came off itself after just a very quick soak in the dish. Similarly, I found that both a plate that had had potato dauphinoise on it, and a wok were both very easy to clean, despite being tougher washing up jobs.
This cuts through grease very well, and a large amount of dishes can be done without the bubbles disappearing or more washing up liquid being added to the water.
I generally wear rubber gloves when doing the dishes, but on the rare occasions where I have washed dishes with uncovered hands, this has not irritated or dried out my skin.
This normally costs £2 for a 650ml bottle, but you can find this on offer. I got this for £1.50 in Sainsbury's which is a great price for such a large bottle. I consider it to be great value for money - I usually buy washing up liquids that cost less than £1, but as this is very effective, I consider the little bit extra worth it.
WOULD I RECOMMEND THIS?
Yes I would recommend this. I am not sure this would stop me from buying 'budget' washing up liquids, but certainly if I had a few extra pennies to spare while doing my weekly shop, I wouldn't hesitate to buy this again. I think for not having to stand at the sink and scrub at dishes, it is worth it.
I usually use supermarket own brand washing up liquid, as I do like my value for money. But I saw this on special offer at £1.50 at my local Sainsbury's - great value compared to its usual £2.00. I was about to run out of my existing bottle and it was such a good deal I couldn't pass up the chance to stock up on a such a qualitybrand at such a reasonable price and try out their newest product at the same time.
I am now well through this bottle and it has lasted well.
It would have lasted a lot longer and been more in line with the old Fairy adverts if the nozzle wasn't quite so generous when you tip the bottle. Not needing to squeeze the bottle for the liquid to come out does have its advantages if you have arthritis or other mobility and or strength problems in your hands that make squeezing hard or impossible. If you do, head straight to this brand as it will make washing up so much easier and not just because it does shift grease just with a soak.
But while I do have a damaged wrist I can control a washing up liquid bottle and as such, I do prefer to have much better control over the not cheap liquid inside it. This is even more so as this product does produce a lot of long lasting bubbles and I do have a small sink to go with the tiny kitchen so that while I do need an enthusiastic washing up liquid I really can't have foam overload.
THowever, the bubbles do last and the liquid does strip grease from pots and pans as well as it does plates. My cutlery and crockery were clean and gleaming after a short trip into the bubble-filled sink even after eating chops with them. The grill pan took a lot longer - though from a somewhat burnt-in base - but did get there without having to break out the Cif.
The bottle is plastic and can be recycled. It is also shaped wider in the middle than the base which is not the most stable choice the company could have made, especially for a product most frequently used in a wet environment.
While the nozzle is overly generous it is firmly attached to the bottle, which may not be ideal for those with hand problems. The ease by which the liquid comes out means that some inevitably gets onto the bottle itself, which adds to the mess issues with this bottle.
But the contents work really well and one shot does still do a lot of washing up.
As our home is relatively small we don't really have room for a dishwasher much to my dismay! Therefore we need to buy washing up liquid to allow us (well me) to clean our dishes, glassware, baking and cooking utensils and cutlery.
We have lived here for a year now and I have bought only one brand of washing up liquid since we have been here. This is my preferred brand and I would always buy this if possible due to past experience and recommendations from family and friends. This brand is of course Fairy.
Whenever I was younger we always had this brand in the kitchen and although initially we tended to just have the original version which is the dark green colour one over time many more varieties have become available and we did have a few of these too.
As I suffer with ocd hygiene and cleanliness is vital to me around the house, sometimes more than others. I usually bought the Fairy antibacterial washing up liquid but when this variety came out towards the end of last year I really wanted to try it despite it not promising to kill 99.9% of bacteria. This was because of the claims of how well the liquid cut through grime and grease. When I first got this I was spending a lot of time in the kitchen cooking and baking so therefore it was a strong selling factor for me because nobody wants to spend longer washing up than needed!
The washing up liquid is in a silver coloured bottle with the well known Fairy logo on the front. It has a red snap cap and I believe that it is available in two sizes - the standard size which I think is 500ml and the larger size which is either 700ml or 750ml. I bought two of the large bottles of this as it was on an offer of 2 for £3.
Using the liquid is very simple, you simply squirt a small amount under warm running water and watch the bubbles develop! A small amount of this really does go a long way and lovely thick white bubbles are formed.
I always wash up with a sponge and have found that the washing up liquid is really easy to use. It cuts through grease and dried on food really easily and it takes less than thirty seconds to clean a plate that has lots of dried on food on it.
The glasses are left looking clean and shiny without any smears or marks. I always leave the washing up to drain but this doesn't pose any problems either and no water marks are left.
I also find it really good on crockery and cookware. It really helps to tease dried on food off and makes the job quick and simple without quite so much dreading it beforehand.
And little goes a long way and the bubbles are still there after I have finished.
It is worth noting that a bottle this size lasts me well over four months.
I do suffer from sensitive skin and I am pleased to announce that there are no problems with this as it looks after my skin and if anything it leaves them ever so slightly moisturised.
I really like this product and will certainly buy it again. It does a brilliant job of cutting through grease and dirt making the dreaded washing up a little more bearable!
Normally I wouldnt dream of buying branded washing up liquid as tescos own brand one works absolutely fine. However in my new town theres a Savers branch and I am addicted to it.
For £1 I bought a large fairy platinum bottle, its silver on the outside with the trademark red flip top lid. It has the fairy icon and writing on the front and claims that you only need to use a tiny amount per wash on the back.
I usually wash up two or three times a day depending on if I am at home in the daytime. I find that the tiniest drop of the pale yellow liquid is enough to fill a medium sized sink with bubbles and soap.
The bubbles stay for about three quarters of the washing up for dinner plates, saucepans and left over day dishes. It only works well in hot water and needs to be dropped directly under the flowing water from the tap in order to get really frothy.
It slides off easily when rinsing and doesnt leave any grease on the dishes. It doesnt really have a scent to be honest but it doesnt smell bad either.
It works so well I am even considering replacing my usual tescos with it.
It has lasted for ages and I havent had to replace it yet after about a month, theres about a quarter left. Try it if you have to wash up a lot.
There is only myself and my husband in our house but I feel like there is a family of 10 sometimes in relation to how many times I can end up washing the dirty pots in a day. Recently like most I have been on a bit of a tight budget so have been purchasing discounted or shops own brands of washing up liquid and have been quite surprised at how good some have been. But in Asda recently they have had large bottles of Fairy on offer including the Fairy Platinum, I have wanted to try it for some time but have been reluctant to pay the high price so when I spotted it on offer I decided to give it a try.
All of the really large bottles were priced at £2.00, although the Platinum one did contain 900ml which was less than the original bottles but was still a good saving on the normal price.
The bottle is the same tear drop shape as the original Fairy bottles but instead of being clear it is silver in colour but still has a picture of the iconic fairy baby on the front. The bottle has the usual red flip top cap to allow you to squeeze the liquid out. With the bottle being quite large it is a little more awkward to dispense the liquid as I have small hands and the bottle required me to use two hands to do this. Obviously though you could dispense some into a smaller empty bottle if this helped. I was a little disappointed to see that the bottle has very little information on it, for example it states on the front that the platinum liquid has 'built in soaking action' but nowhere does it state what this means or how it works!
The platinum washing up liquid is blue in colour and distributes easily when poured into hot running water. I find that this is rather concentrated so you do only need to use a small amount to get lots of suds. So far I have been very impressed with this washing up liquid it cleans really well, leaves glass wear sparkly clean and also removes stubborn burnt on food easily with a short soak. This makes washing the pans and trays that normally have the baked on food a lot easier to clean and a lot less scrubbing was required. I always wear rubber gloves when washing my pots as I am prone to eczema and find that cleaning products can flare it up, but I have used this liquid neat on a cloth to wipe down my sink a couple of times and have no adverse reaction.
Overall this washing up liquid is one of the most expensive but a little goes along way and it really does make washing the pots a lot less work! It is certainly worth keeping an eye out for this product being on a special offer and stocking up. My only criticism is the lack of information on the bottle about the liquid but I do not think this is worth me taking a dooyoo star off the rating.
Fairy is the biggest named brand when it comes to the washing up, and they have tons of different ranges and scents of washing up liquids. I must admit to being a stickler for 'the same', and have been using the pomegranate and honeysuckle one for over a year now.
But a few days ago I ran out, and we nipped into town and I decided to head to Savers as I needed to stock up on cleaning goods and its cheaper in Savers! Browsing the shelf I saw they didnt have my usual, and caught a glimpse of these new Platinum bottles selling at £1. There were 2 different bottles, an Original (which I assume is the green liquid) in a silver bottle, and a lemon one, in a yellow/gold bottle. I decided the lemon would probably smell better!
The bottle is a standard size, (433ml) and has Fairys standard red flip top. The bottle itself is as I said, a yellowy/gold colour, and is pearlescent, giving it a silky look. There is a big round label on the front, with the red Fairy logo, and the label is trimmed with silver (or platinum!) The label tells us this is 'Fairy's best ever clean', and another small label on the neck of the bottle says it has a built in soaking action.
I was curious to what was in this liquid that made it Fairy's best, and what this built in soaking action was, so I turned to the back of the bottle, but was slightly disappointed to find no description to explain any of my questions. The only explanation I got was when I looked it up online, and found that it gives the power of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes.
Before using this, I did my smell test. I am a sucker for fruity smells, the stronger the better, but I usually find with Fairy that their lemon smells have a slightly disinfectant whiff to them, but they have improved that! This one smells of a lovely, sweet lemony smell and I was really impressed with it.
So to use it, I started running my water into my washing up bowl and squirted a small amount of the liquid into the water. The liquid is pretty thick, which is good as it means you use less. I have never had any complaints about the amount of bubbly suds a Fairy washing up liquid makes, but I was almost at the other end of the scale and complaining this one makes too much! I was quite shocked at how many bubbles were in my sink for such a small amount used!
Now I really put this to the test the first time I used it. As I said earlier, we had run out of washing up liquid, and the night before we had made a fry up, so our plates had been left in the sink overnight and had dried on baked beans juice, and egg yolk.
I didnt even leave the plates in to soak for 10 minute, in fact, it was barely 5, but I am impatient, and wanted to see what it could do. When I wash up, I always add a little liquid to my sponge to and foam it up, so I did this, and lifted the first plate out, and was amazed to see that the washing up liquid had already been hard at work and the dried on foods were already coming off, and it took a matter of seconds for me to wipe the sponge over the plates and they were clean. Not jut clean of food, but they were really clean!
I even noticed just how much cleaner my glasses were, they had the shine on them that I only notice on glasses washed in a good dishwasher.
I managed to do a whole sink full of plates and glasses, and a few baking trays and a frying pan in around 5 minutes, something which would usually have taken me about half an hour with leaving things to soak for a while then going back to finish them off.
And with Fairy, a little really does go a long way! I have been using this for about a week now, and in a house with a family of 5 we create a lot of wahing up, and yet I have only used roughly a quarter of the bottle.
I think Platinum has become my new favourite washing up liquid now, and for £1 a bottle from Savers, there really is nothing to complain about!