“ Brand: Flash / Type: Cleaning Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
===Why I Bought This===
Well unless we can afford servants we all have to tackle our own cleaning jobs. Some jobs are worse than others, and the ones that you have to be more particular about are those involving germs.
I always try and buy antibacterial wipes for using in my bathroom - and these large strongweave wipes do a really good job.
Flash products are manufactured by Procter and Gamble UK.
Flash strong weave wipes.
90 in packet.
Kills 99.9% of bacteria.
Bright green resealable pouch.
*Keep away fom children.
*Keep away from eyes.
*Wash hands after use.
*Do not use for personal hygene.
Available as Antibacterial (Anti Bac), Mediterranean, Mediterranean Orange or Lemon.
Freephone number - 0800 0283292.
Made in EU.
No need to rinse unless a food preparation area. Leave to act for 5 minutes. Suitable for hard surfaces.
Full price £3 but currently half price at Tesco.
I find these large wipes really good. Primarily I buy wipes for cleaning the toilet. I keep packets of wipes by the toilet so all it needs is a quick wipe over the system, handle and toilet seat and those parts are clean. I always buy wipes as I do not want to have germ infested clothes to wash. I usually buy whichever wipes are on offer with Tesco Online Grocery - but most wipes are quite small and I have to use two or three at a time to be able to clean and also keep my hands away from the germ covered surfaces.
Therefore when I opened these Flash wipes I was pleasantly surprised that they were so large. Being about 6 x 12 inches I now ony have to use one wipe to do the job. I must admit I have been flushing these down the toilet until I just read the packaging - so from now on I will have to be more careful and just dispose of them in the bin.
I find this a really quick way of cleaning the toilet while the bath is running or just before having a shower. I only use these for the top areas of the toilet and of course use another cleaner and brush for the actual pan part.
I also use these wipes inside and outside my bathroom cabinet as it always gets grubby from toothbrush mugs and toothpaste etc - I do not do a special cleaning session but just a little now and again whenever I am having a shower and the jobs seem to get done that way - not as good as a 'once through' blitz but its all I can manage these days. I do not mind so much so long as I know the important surfaces are germ free.
I also like using these antibacterial wipes on door handles and taps - especially when someone has a cold or other bug - it might not help much - but at least I feel I have tried to prevent cross infection.
I am so used to buying wipes designed just for toilets I did not realsie these could be used all around the house so I will be getting another packet for quick clean ups in the kitchen too. I hate having drips from eggshells on the worktops and these will be a quick way of cleaning without having to use sponges or clothes.
Not being too well any corner cutting I can do with cleaning is a real bonus.
===Would I Recommend?===
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When I first moved into my first student house my Mum gave me a care package of cleaning products to make sure I didn't end up living in a complete slum! She put in some of these wipes which have turned out to be very useful. They're wipes with anti-bacterial liquid soaked into them - a bit like face-wipes for your house!
On Ocado these wipes are currently £2.29 for 60 wipes, but I managed to pick up 90 in-store at Tesco for £2.50 the other week which was an absolute bargain.
To clean my surfaces I use anti-bacterial spray and kitchen roll, but sometimes this just isn't convenient and it's then that I use the wipes. For instance when cleaning my fridge I don't want to be spraying stuff all over my food! I use them for cleaning the inside of make-up and toiletry bags after reading horror stories of the germs that are found inside them! The wipes also really good for scrubbing things like hobs because they're moist and seem to get stubborn marks out easily.
I use the lemon flavour of these because they are the most available at my local Tesco and I really like the fresh lemon smell. They do just smell of cleanliness, but the smell doesn't linger too long which is good when using the wipes in the kitchen - I wouldn't like the smell to enter my food.
In terms of strength they are very strong - I've never had one break while using it even when really scrubbing. I guess that's why they're called strong weave! A pack lasts me on average about 2 or 3 months so the packet is open for a long time by the time I get to the last wipe and I've never had a problem with them drying out - there is enough moisture in the wipes to prevent them drying out.
More than anything else they're just convenient. Instead of spraying and then getting kitchen towel it's one easy wipe to clean and protect against germs.
One thing I dislike about these is that sometimes there is just too much anti-bacterial liquid on each cloth and leaves my surfaces wet and I have to go over it again with a piece of kitchen roll. However, this does also mean I can use one cloth to clean a large surface area so it's not really a disadvantage.
I have used various brands of anti-bacterial wipes and I can't say Flash is anything different or special; all the brands seem to perform fairly similarly. I've used the Morrison own brand ones before which are a bit cheaper and work just as well so I'd say go for whichever brand is cheapest and I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
OK-It's official I am now a housewife...well technically I'm not married and just living with my partner and our son (after all these years where is my ring exactly?!) but hey due to this review I've now reached a new level of 'housewife-ness'!
I've recently become aware that I, Chloe the person, has become over ruled by Chloe the Mum and Chloe the partner. My whole world rotates around my son, my partner and my home. Don't get me wrong I absolutely love this! I've gone from having a high flying career to this so in a way I'm still enjoying the novalty of it all! But I realised recently that those aspects of my personality are becoming evermore increasingly dominant! I now go to coffee mornings with other mums in our area and spend hours discussing nothing but baby things, I regularly check on here to reserach new products before I buy them because I now have the freedom to think about which cleaning products to use rather than just buying whatever comes to hand. Yes, you could say I am now living in domestic...bliss?
This was pretty much sumed up today and I laughed at myself. I went and did our food shop today and I needed some cleaning wipes for the house. Usually I am very loyal to my detol wipes but I'm on a budget this week and they weren't on offer. So when I saw these Flash Strong Weave Wipes on offer for £1.40 for the large pack containing 90 wipes I thought I would give them a go.
I'm a bit of a cheater when it comes to cleaning sometimes. I try to buy multi-purpose wipes that can be used in my kitchen, bathroom and every other room in the house. I also like to use them on my sons high chair and the furniture so I really do rely on them being 'multi purpose'. Although these wipes didn't state multi-purpose, most of them can be used anywhere due to their nature. Non more so than these I have found.
My bug-bear is my kitchen floor. I hate seeing it dirty but because it's the vocal point of my home and is attached to my sons open plan play room it's always covered in mess, as well as toys and quite often spilled drinks and food, and even on occasion cooking oil or washing powder-basically anything my son find's it amusing to pour all over it. So when I realised my health visitor was coming tomorow to introduce herself (we are new to the area) I knew it was time for a big clean today! I swept the floor tiles and then set to work on my hands and knees with these wipes. I find it easier to take the time to clean the floor by hand because with mops it never gets done to the same standard. A bit of elbow grease is whats needed in my kitchen!
As I opened the pack I was hit by the strong lemon smell. I'm not a fan of lemon scents but not to the extent it would put me off buying something, just not highly rated in my book. The strength of lemon scent from these wipes was high and not overwhelming but actually left my floor smelling lemon long after I used them which I loved because it now smells clean and looks clean to match! With regards to their moisture level, again I was very pleasantly suprised. They were very richly filled with moisture meaning I could get a large amount of the floor done with one wipe without it drying out and need to be replaced. In comparison to my detol floor wipes these usually need replacing every few tiles so I was instantly pleased with the value for money that this presented. The moisture level also meant that when I was rubbing some particular marks I found it quite easy to lift them and I am not joking here but my kitchen floor has never looked or smelt so clean! I even managed to remove dust etc from the skirting boards around the floor too quite well. However I wouldn't recommend using a fresh wipe for just the skirting boards as their would be too much moisture for the wood, instead use the almost finished wipes to go round and this removes the dust etc really well without soaking the side boards.
Next was the bathroom. I rotate my cleaning products in the bathrooms. One clean is antibacterial and one is cream cleaner. I don't know why I do it this way but it works for me and our bathrooms always look and feel clean. Again I was pleasantly suprised with how well they cleaned in here. I managed to clean the floor equally as well in the bathroom thanks to the moisture level. Sadly they wouldn't remove the tiny droplets of hair dye that I have been hiding from my partner but oh well I guess I can't expect miracles for £1.40! The also cleaned the sink very well and the tap with one wipe and there was still enough moisture left to do the skirting boards in there too. After drying I was happy to note that I couldn't see any streaks either. As I cleaned our tiled storage shelf I did notice that they moved the dust around a lot more than lifting it off but still I managed to clean the shelf very well and remove those horrible black bulges that come together when you use wet cloths on dust.
While I was at it I thought I would have a go in our bedroom. I cleaned the bedstand, the drawer tops, the nightstands and the window sill as well as all out pictures, ornaments etc. Again I was very pleased with how these performed on the wooden surfaces however they did repeat the bathroom trait and moved a lot of dust around rather than removing it. Still by the end I felt a job well done.
These wipes boast having a textured weave for a deep clean and for once I agree with this manufacturers statement. Their texture is depply weaved and feels thick enough to remove dirt and marks etc-which it did fantastically well. Most cleaning wipes fell flimsy and when they dry out the start to stretch out of shape and become useless. These didn't do that, in fact when they began to dry out they retained their shape and still held enough moisture to do the smaller jobs like sideboards etc. I deffinately think it's this strong weave that creates it's ability to clean so well.
I'm not overly sure what their anti-bacterial state is like because it doesn't say anywhere on the packet so with regards to my sons high chair and toys I will stick to detol spray but for the kitchens and bathrooms and even the quick once over my furniture they are fabulous! I would recommend that if your surfaces need a dust then probably avoid using these as they won't do the job in the same way a duster and polish would. However if your looking for that inbetween big clean cleans these are perfect for furniture.
I would give these wipes a huge five stars. My kicthen and bathroom floors are the cleanest I've seen them and my rooms smell clean too thanks to the scent. The price was brilliant and their moisture levels mean each wipe really lasts which gives great value for money. I literally can't fault these and I can honestly say I will buy these in place of my detol wipes for these rooms now. I'm officially converted and can't recommend them enough!
As for my introduction about being a 'housewife' when I explained I sumed this up today it's because as I was using the wipes all I could think with huge excitement was that I couldn't wait to get on to dooyoo and review them! Yup, I'm officially Chloe the housewife now. Maybe I should trash a hotel room or throw a tv out of a window just to feel my age again?! ...Or Not :-)
So there I was having a well deserved little rest when himself comes in and says "We are going to have a BBQ". "That´s nice " I reply , mentally mapping out the next few days, "When?". "Well in about 2hours, I´ve asked Tony and Gail and Sylvia and Ashley. What have we got in the freezer?" "Aaaargh!" comes my reply followed by a flying cushion. Now, I am all for a bit of spontaneity but a quick glance round the apartament showed that we looked a bit on the grubby and sticky side. Cue the music , The"A" Team theme of course and grab a packet of Flash Strong Weave Wipes.
Flash to the Rescue.
The wipes come in a gright green flat pack 11cm by 20cm, easy to spot on the shelf due to their colour and the fact that it has "Flash" in bright yellow emblazoned on the pack! On the front of the pack is a cunning transparent oval which you peel back to extract a wipe and them press back down to keep the rest nice and moist. Over a background of a wipe, twisted to give the impression of speed, is written "Strong weave wipes, kills 99.9% of bacteria. Under a white cross on a green background it states "Anti -Bac" and bottom left is "60 wipes =30 large". On the reverse there are warnings in cartoon and written form to keep away from children, don´t get it in your eyes and rinse and dry hands after use. Also is stated do not use for personal hygiene. It is all VERY green so no trouble finding them in the shops.
How to Use .
Well now I am running round the flat with Flash and he is doing a good job. The wipes smell a little bit chemically and come out of the pack one by one very easily. They measure 16cm by 23cm and are joined in the centre by a perforated line. They are white in colour and although quite thin, they have a definite weave pattern on them. I never sepatate the wipe as I find that singly they are too small. The moisture content is just right, neithr to wet or too dry and I find that one wipe can actually go quite a long way. In the bathroom he attacks the loo, the taps and the sinks leaving them fresh and clean and shiny. There is no need to rinse and no need to wipe dry except if you are using them on surfaces which come into direct contact with food. Leave for 5 mins to act, "Can you hear the bacteria sqealing?" No I can´t either but I have faith in Flash. The kitchen now gets attacked . Microwave, fridge and freezer handle, kitchen cupboard fronts,taps and sinks and any thing else that looks a bit grubby allend up clean and fresh and the place looks a whole lot better. As recomended on the pack I do not use Flash on any fabrics or carpets or upholstery. The used wipes get pit in the bin, do not put them in the loo!.
I do not use them every day as at around 2pounds I find them a bit expensive and a bit flimsy but for me they are useful for a quick emergency use and I would think they would be great for people with small kids who want the reassurance of "Kill 99.9% bacteria" This is really what you are buying, convenience and reassurance, and a pack or two will never go to waste . I do store them face down to keep in the moisture and sometimes at the end of a pack I put the pack in a sealable plastic box. They have never affected my hands in any way nor damaged anything that I have used them on. So my verdict would be 4 stars, one deducted for the price and the fact that I find them a bit flimsy. Got to go now the guests are here!
Thanks for reading my review which may also appear on Ciao under splish splash.
Made by proctor and Gamble. contains less than 5%Amphoteric surfactants, Disinfectants, Perfume Geraniol.
I first purchased Flash Strongweave Wipes several months ago when I went a bit mad buying every cleaning product available to clean my old flat before I moved. As it turned out the wipes weren't necessary, so they moved into my new home with me. I have been using them ever since.
I have only used the lemon version of these wipes - dooyoo has advised I should use this product listing for the lemon wipes. A pack of 60 wipes is currently priced at £2 from Tesco, but I think my first pack was cheaper from Morrisons thanks to an offer. I have used two packs of these in around five months.
The pack will be recognisable to anyone who has ever used any sort of wet wipe - cleaning wipes like these Flash ones, facial wipes and baby wipes all come in this kind of pack. It is reasonably thick plastic wrapping, with a peel away hole through which to take out wipes. The pack is resealable so that the wipes don't dry out - it does seem to work as I haven't had a problem with this.
The wipes are around the size of an average tissue. They are clearly strong - thanks to the "strongweave" of the name, you can scrub with them and give them a good pull without tearing them. There is a strong scent of lemon from the wipes, although it is clearly a synthetic cleaning product lemony smell.
I use these Flash wipes on various surfaces - they are ideal for giving something a quick clean in between thorough cleans. I mainly use them in the kitchen, but have also used them in the bathroom and on window ledges and frames. Before I started using the Flash wipes, I would use kitchen roll and cleaning spray to give something a quick wipe - now I use the Flash wipes for any job I would have used that for previously.
I find that the wipes give a really good clean. Another benefit of the strongweave is that they are textured, which apparently allows a deep clean. As I mainly use these for light wiping I'm not sure I would notice if they didn't have this, but it is nice to know. When I use these on my kitchen worktops, where there may be coffee or food spillages, one wipe over the area is usually sufficient to give a good clean. They are really quick and easy to use, which is really what I look for in my cleaning products - I don't like cleaning, and want it to be quick and as effortless as possible.
You don't need to rinse surfaces after using the Flash wipes, although it might give you peace of mind to do this if you have small children around. The scent of lemon does linger for a little while after use, and as it is more subtle than the whiff you get from the pack, it is quite pleasant - although still noticeably synthetic. I like the scent hanging around, as not only can I see that my kitchen/bathroom/windowledge is clean, but it smells fresh too. The smell also sticks to my hands after use, but I always wash my hands after cleaning - I like the freshly cleaned smell in my flat, but prefer the smell of hand soap on my hands!
These Flash wipes are a revelation to me, and I can't believe I only started buying them five months ago - why on earth wasn't I using them sooner? They make it so quick and easy to give the kitchen a quick clean of an evening without having to spend ages scrubbing. They suit me perfectly, and I will definitely continue buying them.
These flash cleaning wipes are great in my opinion, I always like to keep a pack of them handy. I usually buy the lemon ones as I like the smell of them - even if you've only used them on a small surface they leave the whole room feeling really fresh and clean.
They come in an easily resealable, neat and hard wearing packet, that keeps the wipes moist for ages, even the ones at the bottom of the pack. They come in pack sizes of 60* wipes and cost around £2.00, (they're currently on a 2 for £3.00 offer at Tesco). They are quite often on special offer and have bought them for £1.00 in the past. They aren't particularly cheap but I think they are definitely worth the money that they are.
* Although the packaging says that there are 60 wipes in a pack, there are actually only 30 large, perforated wipes, so you would only get 60 wipes if you were to tear them in half - something that I don't do as I prefer their original size as there's more to grip in your hand when cleaning. The wipes are made of a durable material so they don't start to disintegrate whilst you are using them, and if they do dry out for any reason I just run them under the tap to dampen them again.
I wouldn't advise using them to clean large areas like an entire kitchen or bathroom as this would take a while and you'd use a lot of wipes doing it, but I think they are perfect for smaller areas or spills. I always use them for cleaning toilets as you can simply throw them in the bin afterwards which is far more hygienic than having cloths lying around the bathroom or left in a cupboard, they are also handy for cleaning the floor around the cat litter tray. My brother is a wheelchair user and I use these wipes on all of the surfaces of his chair, particularly the tray and the joystick as they are quick and easy to use and clean so effectively, we keep a pack of them in his bag all the time so that we can clean his tray when we are out. There is no need to dry the surface after you have cleaned it and you aren't left with a smeary finish unlike with other wipes that I've tried.
This is the Kitchen wipes that I am currently using. I am not brand loyal to most household products, and for things like these I tend to pick up what's on offer. Any ones i've used have all done the job just fine, and scent wise they all smell ok, but there is ones that smell nicer than others.
I picked up a pack of these when they were on offer for £1 at the time. This was a few months ago and I am nearly finished the pack. I think the right price for these are about £1.60
The pack looks like the Dooyoo picture. Quite a flat pack which is an alright green colour. To open this you just rip open the sticky part in the middle of the pouch and you can pull out the wipes and then seal the pack up again to keep the wipes wet.
This advises that this has 60 Wipes, but this is 60 small wipes, but this is actually 30 large wipes. It's easy enough to tear a wipe in half as down the middle there is a perforated bit and although it takes a bit of a pull to seperate it, it's not hard. These wipes are pretty strong and instead of these being smooth like any other wipe that I have used these have a pattern on them and are strong wipes - as the name would probably suggest. I've never had any problem with any wipes breaking up or tearing anyway, but I guess you can wipe the area firmly and there would be no problem.
The wipes are pretty wet, but not soaking wet, and although you will see the damp sheen from these it dries quick enough. The scent of this is alright. It's not the nicest smell i've smelt, but 1 of the scents I like is the Cif ones which smell like Ocean. These smell a bit Forest like, or perhaps Pine scented. can't really make my mind up, but they do smell leafy green/tree like.
As with all other wipes designed for cleaning these contain germ busting ingredients and although I don't currently have the pack next to me, I know this is full of ingredients to kill germs and clean.
These are ok and I perhaps would buy them again if they were on offer, but there is better scented ones out there and that's what I tend to go for.
No one really likes cleaning, so any product that makes the job easier is more than welcome. Unfortunately, a lot of these products comes at a price.
-What can they be used for?-
Pretty much any surface, unless delicate or easily stained, can be cleaned with these wipes - dining room tables, kitchen surfaces, bathrooms. These handy, hardwearing wipes are great for cleaning up dirt on a daily basis. They can cope with pretty much anything, but to avoid wasting the wipes, stubborn stains are best tackled with elbow grease and detergent first.
You can technically use the wipes for a weekly clean, instead of cloths and sprays, but depending on how large your house is, you could easily go through a whole pack of wipes doing so. At over £3 a pop for 90 wipes, this isn't exactly cost effective.
The wipes are best suited for daily tasks, such as giving work surfaces a wipe over after cooking - no mess, no fuss. Just use the wipe, then chuck!
I prefer Flash to Dettol, as the scent is less artifical/chemical. The wipes come in neutral or lemon, both of which are quite refreshing and pleasant.
These thick weave wipes will not come apart in your hands, and can withstand a lot of elbow grease! The wipes pick up dirt really well, and leave surfaces gleaming. I personally like using them on the kitchen sink at the end of the day, which leaves the sink positively sparkling!
Owch. As mentioned above, at over £3 for 90 wipes, you'll want to use these sparingly. Supermarkets sometimes have 3 for 2 etc. deals on, which should be used as an opportunity to stock up.
Ok, these wipes are not essential for your wellbeing and happiness, and the price might put people off. But if you're lazy like me, and don't want to get the cloths and sprays out at the end of each day to clean the kitchen, the wipes are almost a lifesaver.
I am a big fan of wipes. HAving a 1 and 3 year old there are many finger prints that appear in unwanted places like white walls. I have found flash strong weave to be the best out of the range. The wipes do not stretch and tear or dis-shape whilst using. Every time i use them i find they fill with dirt before they tear.
As with all wipes i always find the quantity to be misleading as it says 60 wipes then small print under is 30 large wipes. In order to get 60 wipes you would need to tear each in half along the perforated line. I personally use them as large and find they last long enough and i think the smaller ones would be too small. The wipes are antibacterial so can be confident they will kill according to the pack 99.% of bacteria. Another good thing when you have small children.
They have a fresh cleanin smell. similar to disinfectant. These wipes are powerful enough to clean dirt but gentle enough on surfaces. I use them on my black leather sofa and havent found them to do any damage similarly on large kitchen appliances and wooden cupboards. My hands can be sensitive as well as they dont irritate. I have found the wipes to remove mildew as well where we had damp!
Recently these wipes seem to be regularly on offer in supermarkets and poundstores at £1 in both or similar multi buy offers 2 for £2 etc.
My other half is a stickler for cleanliness, everything has to be cleaned with an anti-bacterial wipe after use, therefore she also requires the best wipes on the market and is adamant that these are the best product you can get.
Coming in a bright green rectangular plastic pack, these are 60 anti-bacterial wipes, these can be used in the kitchen or anywhere which might require a wipe to ensure it is utterly clean. We use them mainly after meals to clean up the sink area and areas where food might have touched, such as the kitchen hob or any other surfaces, they are also handy in bathrooms for giving a sink or porcelain floor the once over.
The packaging is pretty distinct and you can find these in all good supermarkets, prices vary, generally they cost around £1.49 for a pack of 60, I always wait until Asda or Tesco have a two for one or reduce these to £1 per pack and then really stock up as they work out as decent value when this is the case. They can be bought in almost any shops, but definitely check out those offers or Wilkinsons where they sometimes have these on offer also.
I have to say as the person who generally wipes up after dinner, that they do a very good job, they are much preferable to a cloth and can clear the hardest mucky stains in three or four vigorous wipes.
The wipes do smell a little bit medicinal but this is no problem, with a baby on the way, i'm glad I have been trained to use these as they will only become more useful in ensuring that all surfaces are clean enough to eat off of.
We bought the wipes before they became strongweave and this is the one area that confuses me as there doesn't appear to be any difference in their quality, they are very thin wipes, but I have never ripped one during use and they are pretty hard wearing cleaning dirt quickly and easily, a pack should last you around 2-3 weeks if you use 2-3 each night to help you clean up, they can also be used on hard floors and anything but wood or glass.
I would recommend flash wipes, I always used to think they were an unnecessary waste of my time and money, but I have been converted and am happy to keep using these in the future.
I am a big fan of Flash Strongweave. In my opinion this is a convenient way of cleaning my kitchen.
They come in a pack of 60 wipes and they are indeed a 'strongweave' wipe. They are strong, and don't tend to rip when you are using them, unlike other brands.
The wipes are very moist and therefore I find that one goes a long way. Because they are so moist they are efficient in removing bits of dirt that has stuck to the units e.g. the babies poridge (and that dries hard).
Another good thing when I use them I feel as if the surfaces are truly germ free. They are antibacterial and kill 99.99% of bacteria.
They are useful in the bathroom also and get rid of the grime that can appear around the rim of the bath. I have used them to clean the windowsills without damaging the surface, but i'm not sure whether this is recommended.
They have quite a strong, but pleasant smell, a clean smell.
Not recommended to flush down the toilet, although I have never found them to block the system.
They come in a green / lime pack with 'Flash' written on the front. The only downside I find is the price, they are quite expensive, but they are really effective. They are now £1.75 in Tesco, per pack, but are often on offer.
They need to be kept away from children and never use for personal hygiene. remember to wash hands after use.
Highly recommended, especially when on offer.
(Please note this review is for the lemon variety, and not the green original variety in the picture.)
So, we all need products to clean our surfaces and bathrooms with. General cloths are ok, but can easily bread bacteria which isn't great and plus they are not always handy. This is where Flash strong weave anti-bacterial wipes come in, as they are brilliant for cleaning pretty much everything household surface wise that requires cleaning. Flash is generally a brand I trust for good cleaning results, and at £1 for 60 wipes, this seemed like an absolute bargain. On the front of the packet, it states that these wipes are "textured weaves for a deep clean".
Before I describe the wipes effectiveness, I would advise using gloves with these wipes, as although it doesn't state you need too, I found they really irritated the skin on my hands. It does advise to rinse hands thoroughly after use however it's best to be cautious in the first place. The wipes are protected by a clear sticker on the front, which is quite strong meaning the wipes aren't likely to dry out.
I have just moved into new student accommodation, and I found that although the bathroom was generally clean, was in need of a more thorough clean, particularly the vent in the ceiling which was covered in thick black dust which looked as if it had built up over a few years. This is where the wipes came in very handy as I was able to sweep over the vent and collect all the dust pretty much in one go, although it was tricky as the dust was falling everywhere but that was down to gravity more that the effectiveness of the wipes. I was also able to clean around the shower and the sink with these wipes, and I found they left porcelain surfaces quite shiny and clean looking. I was also pleased that the wipes are quite strong in removing dirt, and don't require too much elbow grease to really work.
The packet states "fresh lemon" however they do smell a bit clinical and overpowering as well, which is perhaps the products only downside. The wipes are of a good size and fold out to give a slightly larger surface area, meaning you can get quite a lot of use out of one wipe. It also states that there is no need to rinse the surface after using the wipes unless the surface comes into contact with food.
Overall, I think these Flash wipes are a cleaning essential. They are cost effective, remove dirt and leave surfaces looking and smelling clean and fresh. As each packet contains 60 wipes, they are bound to last quite a while meaning you are really getting your moneys worth. As the packet is bright yellow, you will always be able to spot them in the cupboard too, although be sure to keep them out of the reach of children. If you haven't yet tried these wipes for cleaning your house with, I would certainly recommend them, as they are very handy for cleaning with, particularly spills or even dust and general household dirt.
Anything to make the housework quick and easy is a bonus in my house. On a recent shopping trip I spotted these wipes which were on offer so decided to give then a try instead of my usual brand. The wipes are made by Flash so I was expecting good things from them and I also had the added bonus that they could be used for a variety of different jobs so I did not need to buy a load of other products.
The wipes come in a yellow plastic packet, very similar to that of a baby wipe pack. The front of the packet has the Flash logo, the product name and Strong weave written across the middle and a small picture of a sliced lemon. The back of the packet has all the relevant product information on white rectangles.
There is a clear plastic seal which is to be pulled back to open the wipes and under this is a small hole which is where the wipes are to be pulled out of. The plastic cover does re seal to keep the remainder of the wipes most.
~~USE AND RESULTS~~
It is very easy to use the wipes, one or two is you want a bigger sized wipe is to be pulled from the packet and then used to wipe the desired area. The wipes are to be placed into the bin after use as they do not flush down the toilet.
On first use and unsealing the packet was instantly hit by the fragrance. This is very strong and smells just of lemon and has a hint of disinfectant. I think the disinfectant smell is not off putting and makes the house smell clean but not to clinical. The lemon scent is strong and when I have used these on the upstairs bathroom I am able to smell it from the bottom of the stairs.
The wipes are a white colour and they have a textures on them, this is classed as a strong weave and apparently it helps get a better clean. The wipes come out of the packet in two's as they do say to use two if you want a bigger cloth or have a bigger area to clean but if you only have a small dirty patch then you can just pull one out of the pack if you take care and hold the beginning of the following wipe in the packet to stop it from coming out. The size of an individual wipe is roughly 22cm by 15 cm and personally I have found one wipe makes a good strong cleaning cloth and two are not required. I can easily clean the bathroom sink and tiles around it with only one wipe, the bath does require two but not stuck together
The cleaning power of the wipe is good and it does shift dried on stains and even dried on toothpaste from around the bathroom. I have used these all over my house and they have been fantastic. One great job they have done is to clean all the white paintwork around the whole house and have put a lovely shine back into it. I have to say they did remove pencil crayon from the wall but not felt pen but this is not a big issue as I have not found anything to remove this yet!
The one problem I have with these wipes is that they leave the fragrance all over my hands and I do not like this. I have to was my hand several times after use and then it only dulls the smell and does not remove it. I would advise that these are not used before make foods or eating as the smell is off putting.
The pack size of the wipes is 60 (or 30 large doubled up wipes). I have found that each wipe does go a long way and have not had to double them up and make a larger wipe so the pack does last for a good amount of time.
The back of the packet suggests that the wipes are not used on upholstery, carpet or fabrics. The surface does not need to be wiped dry after using the wipe to remove dirt.
There are a few warnings on the back of the packet and these are just the standard ones which include, keep away from children, do not get I eyes if this does happen then rinse immediately wipe clean warm water and rinse hands after use.
The ingredient used for the wipes include:-
<5% Amphoteris surfactants; perfumes, Citral, Linalool, Limonene. The full ingredients list can be found at www.info-pg.com.
~~PRICE AND AVAILABILITY~~
I bought these wipes from Tesco and they were on offer being half price and just under £1. Full price they are around the £2 mark but I think this is still a good value as they are for a whole variety of surfaces and jobs. They can be bought in all good supermarkets.
I wish I could give these wipes the full 5 stars but I have to drop 1 star due to the fragrance which sticks to the hands. They work very well on bathrooms, kitchens and paint work and the fragrance around the house is very pleasant. I will definitely be stocking up on a few more packets whilst they are on offer.
Flash Strong Weave Wipes come in a pack of 60. The wipes are textured making is easier to wipe away difficult stains and smudges. You are able to wipe quite a large area with one wipe and they don't seem to dry out as quick as others. You have the choice of using a large wipe, if you prefer a smaller wipe you are able to split the large wipe in half, which means you have 60 smaller wipes or 30 large wipes. Once you have used one side of the wipe just turn it over and you have a fresh clean wipe.
You can use them anywhere in your house, I tend to use them in the kitchen, mainly for the worktop to clear up and strains or spills.
They have a nice scent, not too overpowering, leaves your rooms smelling clean and fresh. They are nice and handy to have in house.
The reason I decided to use them is they were on offer for £1.00 at my local supermarket. Normal price £1.69.
I am always looking for ways of making cleaning my bathroom that bit easier as it is not a job I particularly enjoy. Whilst I always give it a good clean out at least once every week it does at times need a wipe round just to make the weekly job that bit easier. These flash wipes make this very easy to do.
The wipes are sold in a pack of 30 perforated wipes so you can get 60 smaller wipes out of one pack. The wipes as they come out of the pack are quite large (you get 30 of these) and you can tear this along the perforations into the two smaller ones. I tend to use them as a single large wipe as the 'in half' ones are a little too small.
They are a sort of cotton fibre like cloth which has been impregnated with a cleaning solution. They are damp to the touch and the pack is resalable so the remaining wipes do not dry out. The ones I am currently using are the lemon ones. Whilst they do not exactly smell like real lemons I have smelt far worse lemon cleaners than these.
With the clothes already having the cleaning solution on them this can also help to save space as you don't need a cleaning spray and a pack of clothes. However, the drawback is that unless you ware gloves it is impossible to avoid getting the solution all over your hands. This is not a problem for me but my other half comes out in a rash if he uses them, so guess who gets to do all the cleaning in the bathroom.
The cloth is actually quite strong and they do not all fall to bits as you give the sink or shower a good wipe round. The cloth is also big enough to cover quite a large area before you will need to get a new one. I tend to wipe out my sink and bath with just the one. Whilst this isn't as good as the larger weekly clean it gets it does help keep on top of things like soap scum marks etc. As I live in an area with 'very hard' water this is a constant problem. The cloth removes these marks easily and without having to really scrub at them.
These are general cleaning cloths and they can be used on any hard surface and at times I have also used them to wipe down my work surfaces and hob in the kitchen. Again they hold up and do just as good a job, if not better, than some spray cleaners. The wipes being disposable means that the dirt they have removed sticks to the cloth and can be simply thrown away. They also don't leave a strong chemical smell behind, just a clean surface.
The wipe style system means that unless it is a surface you directly prepare food on there is no need to rinse the surface off after using them. This also means that you save time in your weekly/daily cleaning. The only real drawback to them is that they are a single use wipe then throw away hence not exactly the kindest product to the environment.
These are available in the lemon and the anti-bacterial type for around £2.15 a pack although they were on offer when I bought mine for £1 a pack. There is also now a value pack in the lemon ones which has twice the number of cloths for £2.75 a pack.