I've never been a fan of cleaning, I know there are people who like nothing more than flitting around the house with a cloth and polish. Not me though, I want it done quickly and easily. That's not to say my house is dirty though, I'm just not fluttering round with a feather duster most of the time!
So taking my policy of quick and easy I decided to look for something appropriate and hence I picked up a pack of these from Wilkinson's at a price of £1. They are in an orange packet so you can easily assume they smell of oranges, but no they are actually lemon!
They are apparently a large cloth which cleans and freshens (their words not mine) I decided to try it out in the bathroom as I prefer to throw away any cloths that I've used in there and I was going through piles of J-Cloths.
Getting them out of the packet is the usual malarky, pull back the sticky strip, pull it out and reseal.
They're really quite wet and being cold are really unpleasant so I tend to use gloves. They are a decent size, maybe double the size of a postcard. Being honest I have seen bigger. I do like them slightly bigger because then you can tear them in half and save more money.
And, oh the smell...it is indeed lemon but it's that horrible chemical lemon and unpleasant. Lucky me, it does linger, I even have to open the window and I fear using other chemicals in case I lose my eyebrows!
Cleaning wise they do indeed do most of the job as you wipe, you can see the shine left behind. There's just one problem, any dirt or hair is just pushed to one side, they don't actually pick up any of the dirt. They don't pick it up like other wipes I have used or even the J-cloths. It doesn't get rid of the soap scum either, I can't see how it would deal with some really heavy grime and I don't intend to really scrub with these things as a) that's not what they are supposed to be for, and b) they'll just tear in your hands.
Personally I don't think these are any good for a decent amount of cleaning. I think they are only decent for a quick wipe-over in between a proper clean and that's exactly what I use them for.
I recently tried these wipes, having tried other types in the past and not being particularly overwhelmed by them, and I was really pleased with them so felt I should do a quick review.
First of all the packaging; they are in a brightly coloured plastic pack and much like wet wipes or baby wipes really they have a resealable opening which allows you to easily remove one wipe at a time. This works well and in this format they are easily storable in a drawer without taking up much room.
Secondly the cost; The pack contains 72 wipes and I bought them from Asda when they were on offer for a £1, which I think is a very good deal. I've seen them since still at that same offer too so I'm guessing it's a fairly regular thing.
Thirdly, actualy using them; I have used these wipes for all sorts of things such as giving the worktops a quick wipe down, giving the kitchen bin a bit of a clean and freshen up, wiping the cupborard doors (and inside the cupboards) and even wiping down the dash of my car! They are very versatile. The lemon scent is very pleasant and fresh. The main thing for me which made these stand out against other brands was the fact that each wipe goes a long way! They are very moist - without being really soggy - so one wipe will do quite a lot.
I wouldn't use them in place of a good disinfect with a spray and cloth but they are brilliant for those quick jobs!
One thing that I really hate is dust in bathrooms. I have no idea where it all comes from or how there is always so much of it. Getting rid of the dust effectively can be a pain, especially if you use a spray cleaner and a cloth - all this seems to do is move the dust around. I have found that cleaning wipes do a much better job and this product is about Flash Wipe & Go Wipes.
Being the Flash brand, you should be able to pick up a packet of these cleaning wipes in just about any good supermarket or general shop like Wilkinson's which is where I bought mine from. At the time they cost around a pound which seems to be roughly what you will pay anywhere else.
These wipes comes in a flat, re-sealable packet which is red in colour. The packet has on it the Flash logo, the name of the product and a statement which claims these wipes will not fall apart. There is also a picture of two lemons as the wipes are lemon scented. In one corner of the packet it states that there are 48 wipes inside. However, there isn't. There are actually 24 large wipes which can make 48 if you use them as small wipes. A bit of a lie here from Flash.
The top of the packet has on it a see through piece of plastic which lifts up in order for you to be able to use the wipes. The flap comes up easily and can be stuck back down again to contain the moisture on the wipes. When pulling a wipe out for the first time, you will see that it is a large wipe with perforated lines down the middle which is how you make it into two small wipes. The wipes smell very strongly of a cheap, fake lemon but it is still quite pleasant.
Using these around the bathroom makes cleaning really easy. By breaking the wipe in two, I can manage to clean my sink and around and on top of the toilet without there being any dust left. By throwing one small wipe away after using it, it means that the dust is easily removed and not just put elsewhere which is a feature of these wipes that I really like. These wipes are also really good for cleaning my floor as they pick up the dirt without spreading it around. The wipes do what the packet says and they don't fall apart at all when using them which was great.
Unfortunately though, these wipes are not amazing. I found that I went through the packet really quickly even with breaking the wipes in half. For £1 though, they are still pretty good value for money but there are better cleaning wipes out there.
Flash brand has been around for a very long time, it is a good range of products for household cleaning. For people who read my reviews regularly will know I do my fair share of the cleaning around my home.
I have my lazy days too, like everyone else and when I just want to just wipe over surfaces if I am going out for the day, this is the reason I bought these wipes for those lazier days and I don't have a lot of time on my hands.
The wipes come housed in a plastic wrapper with a pull back strip which can be pressed back down again after taking a wipe from the packet. The strip helps them keep moist inside and so it is important to press it back into place again.
There are 48 wipes in the pack and they are quite a good size. They are very moist but not dripping wet ones. They are a white colour and they have a nice lemon citrus smell to them and are quite a refreshing kind of smell. Quite nice if you like the smell of lemons. I always think a lemon smell is good for cleaning because it gives me the feeling that my surfaces are going to be fresh after the surface has dried.
I have large hands and find I like to use 2 of the wipes together so that I can hold them much better, using one doesn't feel so good in my hands as when I use 2 of them, so more often I use just 2 wipes and it cleans surfaces well.
I clean my kitchen worktops and the top of my microwave with them, I also wipe my windowsills and door handles with them. Just use these like I said on my days I don't have much time to clean. They are good ones to clean my basins in my toilets and to wipe over my toilet seats. I don't think they give a deep clean and they are not ones which I find good enough for every day use but good enough for a quick whip around cleaning in a rush.
These cannot be disposed by flushing down a toilet, they must be thrown away in the bin. They kills some bacteria but not all and so they are only a quick fix and not ones to use if you want to sterile a surface.
Like the name of them indicates they are a wipe and go product for cleaning the home. They don't work very well at removing dried on food on kitchen surfaces but they work very well indeed for just a quick wipe.
I recommend these for people looking for a wipe which removes dirt or dust from windowsills. I will buy them again because these are good value for money and good quality wipes.
The price I have found varies and I bought my last packet for only a £1.
I rate them 5 stars.
Up until recently I've always usually used a multi purpose cleaner in my home. I never really thought of using wipes though liked the idea of using them being less messy than getting inviolved with liquids and getting dirty clothes and so when I saw a pack of these on offer in my local Wilkinson's store for a pound I was actually excited to buy them and try them out!
These come in an orange and yellow, oblong plastic packet with a see through adhesive strip to the middle of the pack to which is resealable and you simply pull a wipe out as you want to use it and on the front of it we are told that they are Flash Wipe & Go 'Easy clean, won't fall apart', Lemon, 48 Wipes = 24 large and that the ones I bought are Lemon scented and then on the back of the pack other information listed includes being told how to use them along with little diagramns shown, some warnings are given, ingredients are listed and contact details for Procter & Gamble (the manfacturer of the product) are given. Nice enough, bold and informative packaging this is.
When you pull out a material and slightly embossed wipe out you get one large white wipe out at a time which is actually 2 smaller wipes with a perforated line and if you want only half the amount pulled you can easily tear them and pop one back rather messily into the packaging. They are very moist though not drippy wet and smell like fake lemons really.
It doesn't say on the pack what to use them for apart from hard surfaces and not on fabrics of any type. I used them on my kitchen surfaces, over tiles, in my bathroom and even to wipe up a mess on laminate flooring.
These were ok and didn't fall apart at all in my bathroom. I wiped over plastic, wiped down tiles and even wiped down my toilet, bath and sink which weren't particularly dirty and only needed a freshen up. Dirt, grease and grime clung to them really well and then I was left to dispose of them in the bin. I did get through rather a few of them though which I thought wasn't all that economical but they brought things up clean enough and were easy to dispose of and didn't agitate my skin at all.
The same on floors, I didn't find them economical but they worked really well but in my grubby kitchen these just were not great and for me at all. My work surfaces when I cook always suffer, baked on bits of dirt had to be prized off with a knife opposed to these from my worktops, they just couldn't tackle it maybe cos they were damp and not wet, they struggled to remove grease and grime from my stainless steel sink too and I gave up in the end using these as I felt I was using too many of them. They did bring my cupboard doors up clean in my kitchen with a nice clean sheen though and were great for wiping over and in my fridge I just felt that these weren't great for real dirty messes.
Would I buy them again? No. They are not for me and I got through a pack in quick time!
Available in all good supermarkets and so on at about a pound a pack.
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Flash Wipe & Go Lemon Wipes
I've never really used cleaning wipes before and if I have bought them they've been really cheap and nasty wipes. I had a voucher for any Flash product and decided to try these Flash Wipe & Go Wipes in Lemon flavour which I got for 25 pence after using my 75p off voucher, regularly priced at a very reasonable £1.
The wipes come in the standard flat pack packet, which is made of a touch flexible plastic wrapper. The packet is a deep orange colour with a lemon yellow strip across the front and the Flash logo and product description written across the middle of the pack. There are some halved lemons on the facade displaying the type of wipe.
The pack has a reseal-able pull away see-through sticker on the top that when opened reveals a gap in the wrapper where you can pull the wipes out of. Once you have your wipe you can simply reattach the sticker to keep the wipes moisture in and fresh. I often find that these reseal-able lids that they lose their adhesiveness and the wipes inside dry out and become useless, the packet for these Flash wipes is really good in this respect. You are advised to store the wipes label down to allow the label to keep tight and avoid the wipes drying out.
You get 48 wipes in each pack, however when you read the small print you actually get 24 large wipes and 48 small wipes, once you have split the larger wipe in two! I find this a bit of a con, but for £1 I won't argue too much. The pack immediately smells of lemon when you open up the label and not only do you get a lemony scent, but most importantly a clean and fresh smell hits you!
The (large) wipes are a really good size, being about 20 cm x 15 cm and the perforation is down the centre of the wipe, I use the full thing as I would never get a half wipe neatly back into the pack. The wipe is almost like a J cloth, with a slightly rutted surface that is really good for cleaning smooth surfaces. Flash claim that these will not fall apart in your hand and so far so good for me. As I said they are really strong compared to some cheap, rubbish wipes I have purchased in the past.
The wipes contain <5% Amphoteric surfactants; perfumes; citral; limonene & linalool.
I really like these for their ease of use and they don't leave streaky marks on my surfaces. The scent is short-lived but nice and fresh and for the price I will likely be putting these in my trolley again.
Available in all the major supermarkets and high street stores.
Flash wipes and a cat may seem like two completely unrelated items but for me the reason I purchased them was entirely down to my relatively new found cat ownership. Ralph has several curious habits but the most pertinent to this review are his tea drinking, walking across my laptop and walking across my desk, preferably after he's been for a nice stroll in a muddy garden. The result of these three is that I regularly come home to find unspecified items of dirt walked across some of the items I use most frequently, and if im unlucky droplets of tea that have been splashed up the painted wall in his eagerness to drink.
Being a relatively hygenic person and also worrying about exactly that dodgy stain is meant I became fed up of going downstairs and getting a bowl of water to clean up with so when I stumbled on Flash Wipe and Go in Tesco for a £1 I was sold.
The concept is simple, 48 wipes (more on this later) in a handy, resealable packet that owing to its flat rectangle shape is easy to store in the limited space that is my desk drawer. The vibrant orange and yellow of the packet also mean it's easy to find. The wipes are household cleaning wipes suitable for all hard services and have a fresh lemon scent that I find really pleasant and very unlike the normal chemical after smell that can be left by some cleaning products.
The tag line on the packet is "east clean, wont fall apart" and I have to agree, you can be relatively vigrious when cleaning and the wipe will still maintain its shape. The texture of the wipe means you do not have to press to hard to remove the stains and I also found it easily removes the tea stains from my wall without taking off the paint because you don't need to apply much pressure for it to be effective. There is no need to wipe it after you've cleaned so this is a ready to go, easy to use wipe.
My only criticism is a relatively big one. The packet states 48 wipes which seems like great value for money. However when you remove a wipe form the packet you'll find it to be a reasonable size, perfect in fact for placing your whole head on and quickly rubbing down a surface, however on closer inspection you'll see a perforated edge down the middle and quickly realise this is in fact 2 wipes. One wipe alone is too small to be worth bothering with and therefore they should list more clearly on the packet 24 large wipes. Of course 24 wipes seems like less value for money but I would rather some product honesty.
For my negative point they are a good product, a little lazy perhaps but ideal to have near you desk to clean up or as a gift for a going away student that might want to keep their personal space a little less filthy. Or perhaps for a cat owner who spends far too much time cleaning up after her pet!
As with all cleaning products you should wash your hands after use.
My husband recently asked me to pick him up some cleaning wipes for his desk at work, he had been off for a few days and the germ ridden creepy guy at work had been sitting at my husbands desk (you know the one, every office has one). As usual it took me a few days to remember to buy them and by the time I had got them my husband was (and still is) off work poorly with kidney stones, so me being me I have started using them around the house.
When cleaning wipes first came on the market I was a bit of a fan and had them for every cleaning job possible, but then my obsession with them faded and these are the first ones I have used in a long time, so here comes my opinion.
I had just finished emptying my kitchen recycling bins and had decided they needed a wipe out to keep them fresh, I was just about to attack them with a soapy kitchen sponge when my little eye spotted the pack of cleaning wipes sat on the kitchen table looking all lost and lonely as they had never fulfilled there purpose in life.
The cleaning wipes in question are the Flash Wipe and Go wipes, They come in a flat, reseal able plastic packet, the packet is very bright and eye catching being mostly orange with a yellow swish through the middle, the front of the pack tells me that these are easy clean and wont fall apart, sounds good as I don't want ooky bin mess on my hands and that there are 48 wipes contained within, this is a bit naughty as the small print says it is actually 24 large wipes or 48 small wipes, the wipes are also lemon scented.
The pack is simple to open and the wipes come out easily without dragging the whole pack behind them, each wipe is perforated down the middle enabling you to split it in two, making two tiny wipes. I use the wipes as the large wipes as I like to ensure I give everything a thorough wipe using one wipe.
The lemon scent is very strong and once the packet has been opened and resealed you can still smell it; I think it smells lovely and fresh like lemon scented multi purpose cleaner. The wipes are quite moist, like wet wipes, but not drippy.
The wipes move smoothly over surfaces, gathering dust and bits of debris, for more stubborn marks a rubbing action quickly lifts the mark. The wipes are really long lasting and durable; I can wipe down both sides of a full size door easily. As for the bin cleaning they did a brilliant job, leaving my bin lemony fresh and streak free. The lemon scent does fade quite quickly. The wipes have not irritated the skin on my hands, but I do wash my hands after using them.
In short I think these wipes are well worth buying for the cleaning cupboard. They are great for little cleaning jobs such as dustbins and toilets where you would bin the cloth afterwards. I purchased my pack of Flash Wipe and Go wipes from Morrisons for £1.00; I will be buying more as they make short work of everyday dirt and debris, leaving a streak free clean finish.
Thank you for reading.
Flash is a range of cleaning products for the home. They fall under the Procter and Gamble brand.
~Wipe and Go~
Flash offer a packet of wipes which are designed to be used to clean various surfaces around the home. Presented in a red, plastic packet with a pull up seal, there are 24 large wipes (48 if you split them down the perforated middle).
These wipes can be used on most washable surfaces around the home except fabrics, carpet and upholstery. They are not designed to be flushed down the toilet. Surfaces can be wiped over and there is no need to rinse. Any surfaces that come into contact with food should be dried after wiping over. These wipes carry a lemon scent.
Flash Wipe and Go are available from supermarkets priced at around £1.00 a packet.
I tend to use antibacterial sprays and cloths to clean around my home. A few weeks ago I went to my local corner shop to pick up some spray as I had ran out (and forgot to buy some at the supermarket). All the sprays were quite expensive but I spotted these Flash wipes at £1.00 and decided to buy these instead. They would do until I could get to the supermarket.
I trust Flash as a brand name and often use the sprays in this range. I like to keep my home clean and hygenic and wipe surfaces daily as well as giving the house a thorough clean a few times a week. These wipes are easy enough to use and are quite versatile. I do prefer sprays as I can get more use from a bottle than I can from the wipes but these are very convenient to give my home a quick freshen up.
Each wipe is quite large and they can be split easily but I personally find them to be a bit on the small side when split. The wipes are white and slightly transparent. They feel a little rough (when compared to other wipes such as baby wipes and cosmetic wipes) and are very moist. The lemon scent is pleasant and quite fresh. It doesn't make my home smell as fresh as using a spray does but it does linger for a short while and leaves the room smelling clean.
These wipes perform well and I have used them on most surfaces. They don't claim to kill a percentage of bacteria etc but they are quick option to cleaning a surface. In the kitchen, I found these ideal to run across the work tops before drying with a dish cloth. They are perfect to wipe over spills on the floor or bin and eliminate the constant need for the mop to be out - they bring my plastic bin up a treat. They bring the sink area up clean and streak free quickly and the surfaces dry quickly too.
In the bathroom, I have used these to run around the sink, bath and toilet to freshen it up. The wipes remove shower gel marks, soap marks and leave the surfaces looking shiny and clean. I do prefer bathroom specific wipes though. I have also used these wipes to give my sons table a clean over and then dried afterwards. They are simply ideal for a quick fix solution. I have scrubbed with them and found them to stay in shape and not tear which is ideal. They don't feel cheap when being used.
Not a replacement for a good spray and wipe over but they do perform well. I have sensitive skin and found that these were ok to use but my skin would be a little red afterwards so I ensured I washed them well and applied some hand cream.
These wipes are great to have in the cupboard. The seal on the packet is of a high quality and keeps the wipes moist for the next use. Each wipe slips out the packet with ease without pulling any additional wipes with it. I bought spray a few days after buying these wipes but have used the odd wipe to clean a surface when it doesn't warrant bring out the spray and cloths.
4 stars - well priced and perform well.
Thanks for reading :)
I work in an office and my section only gets their desks cleaned by the resident cleaners once a week. Even then, more often than not I find my desk is still dusty. In a large building it's understandable that the cleaners can't dedicate much time to each individual desk, and I have no problem cleaning my desk area myself - I only wish others did the same instead of moaning about the cleaners but that's another rant entirely!
I drink a lot of coffee in work so the surface of my desk is prone to the odd coffee ring stain too.
I bought these Flash Wipe and Go Wipes in Sainsbury's - they caught my eye as they were only £1.
The wipes come in a rectangular plastic packet that's coloured a bright orange. On the front is the Flash logo and a picture of a lemon cut in half. Typical bright Flash packaging.
The packaging states that the pack contains 72 wipes. The wipes themselves are thick, white, and quite tough to pull apart. There are 36 large wipes in the pack, and each large wipe is perforated down the middle, so you can easily tear them in half, and voila, you have 72 wipes.
These wipes are lemon scented. As soon as you open the packet, you can smell them. While they do smell a tad lemony, mostly they smell very bleachy. I find the bleachier the smell, the better I feel they will work; however I have found that on occasion I will get a whacking great headache if I have been using these for too long!
I find that one large wipe will clean my desk, computer screens, telephone, mouse and mouse mat. The wipes are very moist and will leave a nice shine on everything you use it for. They pick up dust and dirt very well and are extremely durable. They also remove coffee stains and even the odd little bit of ink that ends up on my desk.
Some wipes will pretty much disintegrate after a few wipes but these are very strong and you can clean large surface areas with only one without finding it falls apart.
I find these are perfect to bring into work because of the handy packaging. After using them I can just reseal them and stick them in a drawer until my desk needs cleaned again.
I also have a pack of these at home and they are great for kitchen surfaces, windowsills, even the toilet, cistern and sink, if you need a quick freshen up before a 'big' clean.
Sadly I haven't seen these in my local Sainsbury's for a while but I have seen them in BM Bargains for 99p so clearly these are still available. I would buy these over any other wipe on the market; they work so well that the odd headache is worth it!
My mother and I recently undertook ownership of a house that had, for want of better explanation, been severely abused. Now, we've undertook challenges before - at one point even still living in a house that was being completely rewired, having the kitchen redone, and having the hallway partially restructured! So we're no strangers to a big ask, but what baffled me when we came across the house is how poorly some people will treat their homes and continue to live in them!
Due to our past experiences, we can both see past the superficial, however - so when we saw the property, we both knew straight away that we had found what we were looking for. That feeling when you deploy your poker face as the estate agent shows you around (not difficult when they're virtually embarrassed to let you in the door!), then get to the safety of your car and both say "that's the one!" at the same time...you know you've found the right place. So we took the challenge on.
This did, of course, mean undoing all the trespassing committed against this poor house - as well as some seriously CSI-level cleaning to start to eat into the superficial damage left by the previous owners. Cue a trip to the nearest discount store to stock up on cleaning products for as little as possible....and here's the first of what could well be multiple reviews generated by the experience!
FLASH WIPE & GO WIPES
Our first port of call was a Discount UK store, where plenty of popular brand cleaning products are available at very low prices. Now, the poor house had clearly been badly treated by kids who were allowed to write on the walls (!), at least one chronic smoker (and never bothered to pre-empt the build up of Nicotine stains) and evidently an entire family completely alien to the concept of sanity health and regular cleaning. So we were up against it.
There was no way I was just going to invest in a few packets of dusters you can use and put in the wash, nor was a tin or two of Mr Muscle furniture polish going to do the job. So I went straight for a strong, market leading brand and hoped for disposable wipes. I lucked out and found Flash Wipe & Go wipes in a pack of 60 regular-size wipes, Lemon scented, for 99p. Frankly, if they even did half as well as I'd have liked them in the circumstances they were about to be thrown at, I'd be happy.
These wipes come in a plastic packet with a pull-back re-sealable strip to take the wipes out - like most products of this type they are stacked like tissues in a box.
First gripe is that I wasn't sure in the store if these were safe to use on wood or similar - the only clarification on the packet is to check product suitability with a test in a hidden area, and to not use on carpet, upholstery and fabrics. At this point though I was desperate to crack on so I slung them in the basket and got on with it!
Other directions; keep out of the way of children, keep away from eyes and rinse thoroughly if contact is made, and rinse and dry hands after use (I however wore marigolds when using them - which makes them a bit harder to pick out of the packet individually but is worth it when you're dealing with a serious mess!).
To use, wipe surfaces, with no need to wipe dry unless food contact is likely. No ned to rinse. Should be stored with the fastening label facing down to help stop the product drying out - which is largely just common sense!
These should also not be flushed so I'm guessing not a good idea to try to compost either.
My experience of these...well now. The scent is quite a strong, chemical lemon scent, which is in keeping with what is advertised but which I'm glad to report didn't linger or make the house smell clinical or chemical in any way.
I did use these on wood furniture but PLEASE don't take my word for it and do a test before using these on anything you're not sure about. The packet doesn't specify but I would recommend a 48 hour test at least for peace of mind.
First of all I should say that I would prefer not to let this type of product touch my skin as no matter how user-friendly they are, if they are effective cleaners then they are going to be quite strong. So personally I would always recommend gloves, although it is not stressed that they are needed.
A few notes on my use of them before I go into details about how they handled certain tasks: these are the regular wipes - you can apparently get packets of 30 large ones. They pick up a lot of dirt and grime per wipe and in one intense cleaning session I went through about a dozen and not one of them started to break down or rip, they also remained relatively moist and when first taken out of a new packet they are generously moist with product, so you can start to make in roads straight off.
So, what did these poor things come up against?
* Some of the windows in the poor house had started to show a serious build up of marks from nicotine tar on the white frames. This is NOT easy stuff to get rid of and if you ever need incentive to not take up smoking, the stains I encountered were a pretty damn good place to start! Now, I'm not going to credit these wipes with effortless cleaning up against this - they did also need a product that is hard to find these days, called "elbow grease" - but the citrusy, strong cleaning agents in this did mean that the job was cut down significantly - the stains came away with consistently being scrubbed at for a minute or two and a second cloth with fresh ingredients finished them off. The windows almost looked new! Particularly when...
* ...I also used them on the damp spores that had started to grow on the inside of the windows. These didn't stand a chance. There was a stronger build up in the corners of the frame where condensation had dripped down and this was also cut through pretty easily with a tiny bit of effort. The great thing about these wipes is that you can wrap them around a finger and use the tips to work into the corners of things like this - again these won out over the grime, so I was very impressed.
* I then moved on to a radiator that had a build up of dust and grime on the ridges. Again, with a little manoeuvring these wipes made short work of the dust here.
* On wood furniture as a duster - brilliant, although for peace of mind I did wipe after these with a paper towel, as I did on the windows to avoid smears. Ditto, the TV - which had adopted a healthy layer of dust in no time since being moved in!
Door handles, light switches, any surface that won't come into contact with food, seemed to be cleaned very easily with these. They won't work miracles and do the work for you, but they'll definitely make your job easier. I would imagine that they could bleach fabric though, so please be careful and as with all cleaning products, please don't breathe around them in non-ventilated areas no matter what the packaging says.
In summary - a really great cleaning product and if you can get them for the price I did then they are a bargain. I've had a good hour's blitzing things with them today and have still got about 48 wipes to go to war with - for less than a pound this is undeniably a bargain, and makes your life not only easier but quicker - and we can all do with products like that.
FLASH WIPE & GO LEMON FRAGRANCED CLEANING WIPES
On the hunt for some new household cleaning wipes I decided to check Makro's as any brand of household wipe(s) were to expensive in the supermarket at over £2.00 for a big pack & when I saw the price of these wipes I thought, I am not paying that price! So, on a trip to Makro's I saw a pack of 72 Flash Wipe & Go lemon fragranced wipes at 99p + VAT so really I paid £1.20.
MY LIST FOR WHAT I WOULD EXPECT FROM A HOUSEHOLD CLEANING WIPE
To clean easy,
To last long without tearing,
To smell nice,
To be long lasting,
To be priced fairly.
Do these flash wipes do everything? I don't know.
As I already mentioned, the price was 99p+20p VAT so the overall price was £1.20. Great value I thought.
The Flash Wipe & Go household cleaning wipes come in a pack of 72 (or 36 large) wipes, the wipes have perforations down the middle so for small surfaces you can have a half wipe for small surfaces (e.g. for sinks, toilets etc.) Or one full wipe for large surfaces (e.g. baths, showers etc.) The pack says they are easy clean and they wont fall apart in normal cleaning conditions.
These wipes smell nice of lemons very much like the Flash clean & shine all purpose cleaner.
The pack says to take a wipe out, reseal the pack and to just wipe the surfaces and then throw away when done. These Flash wipes can be used on these surfaces...
Bath, shower, taps, toilets, floors, kitchen worksurfaces, sinks, hobs and ovens.
I opened the pack to be greeted with a lovely lemon scent, very vibrant and fresh, I then pulled out a wipe then began to wipe my extremely dusty desk, after I did so I looked at the wipe and it was BLACK! Full of dust and dirt! I then threw the wipe in the bin and attacked the bathroom, I grabbed another wipe and began to wipe the shower screen, the bath, taps and tiles. Then I went to the toilet and to the sink and taps, and guess what? I only used ONE, yes ONE wipe!
In my opinion these wipes are excellent value for money and a lot better than the Flash strongweave wipes. Well worth a go in my opinion!
Flash is a cleaning product name (obviously!) made by Procter & Gamble (P&G) who also make Bold, Daz, Lenor and Fairy washing up liquid.
THANKS FOR READING MY REVIEW!
Flash Wipe & Go wipes come in a great resealable pack containing 72 perforated wipes and I personally find these invaluable to have around the house for all sorts of uses.
The wipes cost about £1 or a tiny bit more from Tesco and they are really useful little things to have about the house.
They are cheap, convenient to use and can be used for all sorts of household cleaning chores such as cleaning sinks, paintwork, mucky bits around the pet bowls, baby's high chair, door handles, etc, the list goes on and on.
They are lovely and moist and seem to get wetter the further down the bottom of the pack you get for some reason. They dry easily and leave a fantastic smear free shine on taps and stainless steel, which surprised me.
They come in two fragrances, Orange or lemon but both packs look very similar so you have to be careful you don't pick up the wrong one like I did!
They are strong and large and quite stretchy and will not come apart in your hand even after a good bit of wiping over. The wipes are a good enough size so that you are not forced to have to use more than one which I personally find a bit of a relief as in my experience they can sometimes be on the small side.
It is useful they are resealable and I find these very handy things to keep around the house all the time.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Wipes are an important feature of my cleaning routine. I have a pack for the kitchen and bathroom and also some furniture wipes for wood and leather. I like using them because of the convenience and effectiveness despite the fact a cloth and spray can also be good but I like the disposable aspect. These particular wipes are available in an orange and lemon scent which is a gives a nice freshness.
The packet states that they won't fall apart and this is true, they are quite strong-holding but can't say I've found any other wipes that 'fall apart'. They wipe really smoothly and collect dust and dirt really well and it isn't difficult to remove stubborn marks. The aroma is nice but not long lasting and they are good at their job.
Unlike some wipes I have used in the past they aren't anti-bacterial but they do a good job and any surface areas look clean. The pack is easy to reseal and the wipes stay fresh and moist for a long time. These wipes are suitable for hard washable surfaces but you shouldn't use it on carpet, upholstery or any fabrics and there are separate special wipes that can do some of these jobs.
Because of the amount I get through I like to buy fairly cheap ones and have tried several own brands that aren't bad at all. I buy these Flash Wipe and Go wipes from Wilkinsons and for a pack of 60 wipes they cost just 85 pence which is quite cheap and good value. However, what I really don't like about Flash wipes is that they say 60 wipes when when in reality there are only actually thirty large ones (in fairness it does stated that in small on the pack) because it' very difficult to split them in half and when you do the wipes are very small and you also seem to take out another wipe out and stuffing them all back in is quite a job! I wouldn't even classify the 'large' wipe as large. I personally think they should just say there are thirty wipes in the pack otherwise it's slightly misleading.
Cleaning wipes from flash. Available in lemon & orange scents. 36 large wipes per packet which have perforations meaning they can be used as 72 small wipes.
These come provided in your standard plastic packet with a resealable tab. The tab is quite sticky, which was mostly retained for me during the duration of using these wipes. The plastic of the packet is strong, thick and sturdy and even when throw around in my cleaning 'bowl' of products the packet never gets damaged and the wipes always stay clean and moist.
How to use these
These wipes, like most, are very simple to use. Just remove a wipe from the packet and use it to clean the surface that is messy. I tend to use mine for spills on my dining table, kitchen sides and around the bathroom. These are to be used for dirt, stains and general mess but they are not for use on surfaces which you need to disinfect, unless you use a disinfectant after removing any liquid/dry mess.
How much are these and where can I buy them from?
These are available from various supermarkets and the average price per packet is around £1.00. I paid £1.00 for these, from Tesco.co.uk which I found to be very reasonable.
Do these work?
Yes! These wipes have been ideal for when I have my nieces and nephews over as I am able to give my surfaces a nice wipe down without worrying about the cost of all the wipes I'm going through. These are ideal for places where sticky little hands have been and I find that my coffee table and dining table, in particular, benefit a lot from me using these wipes.
I wouldn't say that the lemon scent on these wipes is very strong, however, it has a nice clean scent about them and doesn't leave any harsh chemical scents behind. The wipes are simple to use and I find that the large ones are great and this is mainly how I use them, however, if I just want to wipe a couple of small surfaces like my kitchen cupboard handles then the fact that these are perforated is ideal.
The packaging of this product is quite strong and thick and considering the low price I've been very pleased with the quality of these wipes. The actual wipes have a great texture to them meaning I can pick off ingrained stains and food from the worktops with minimal scrubbing. I find that the wipes hold up quite well when using for a good minute or two and I can clean quite a large surface area without having to dispose of one and use another.
The main positive about these wipes is just how handy they are. I can even just keep a packet of these on my dining table and give it a wipe over after we have had our dinner there. The cost is brilliant and for just £1.00 I love knowing that my home is helped to look clean and tidy. Once I have used these wipes I tend to leave the surfaces to just dry naturally which can take a little while but means there is less dirt spread back around from other places which may not have been cleaned.
The only gripe I have with these is that my hands can be quite sensitive at times and I do find that prolonged cleaning with these wipes irritates my skin slightly and while it doesn't cause a terrible flare up it is enough to make my skin feel a little tight and sore in places, particularly around my fingers.
I will continue to buy these wipes, while the price stays so low, and find it fantastic that I can get a trusted brand name for such a low price. I must point out that these wipes shouldn't be used to sanitise kitchen sides as they are more just for actual cleaning. It's simple enough to use one or two of these to clean up and then just spray from dettol surface cleanser over the top once it's dried.