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There are three kinds of people I have met in life. First one are those who think that the more expensive or the more popular the brand, the better performance the washing liquid would do. The second one are those who believes that it's the technique of cleaning up, not the washing liquid that matters. I am the third kind.
I have tried the market leader, expensive washing liquid. I have tried the cheap budget supermarket brand. I have compared different brands and how they works with different washing up methods.
All I can say is: I know my washing liquid.
It does sound silly, but it actually a very serious matter. Buying cheap washing up liquid seems like a good option to begin with, but when you ended up using three to four times more soap than the more expensive one, you might not realised that you actually have spent more. But using the most expensive washing up liquid does not guarantee the best result either.
So, from my experience of trying and comparing, I found that Cussons's Morning Fresh washing liquid is the one with best value for money.
It is usually sold, two bottle for a pound in poundland, but sometimes it's on offer for 50p in Savers. However, the amazingly affordable price does not mean that it is just a bottle of runny liquid which all bubble and no action. It actually is quite concentrated, and tough on oily and greasy surface.
Nothing special about its fragrance, but it does not put me off. It does make skin a bit dry, but that's why we need to have a pair of nice gloves, or an effective hand cream.
I have been using this products for over a year now, and I think I am going to stick with it for a bit longer.
One of my pet hates in life is washing up. There is no escaping it in any household.
Just recently I have had my best mate Deanne and her daughter Savannah staying with me, as I usually live alone. Being three of us in the house there is more washing up than when I am on my own.
In am currently on a money saving initiative as just lately I have had loads to pay out on one thing or another. I did my last weekly shop in Iceland an spotted this washing up liquid for the bargain price of 89p for a huge bottle.
Comes in a 675 ml plastic bottle. The Cussons logo is shown at the top. the bottle I am reviewing contains 50% extra free making it a real bargain. There is a picture of a dandelion the front and it tells us that it adds extra sparkle and has the original fragrance smell to it.
The washing up liquid smells of citrus fruits, with a hint of wood notes, the liquid is green in colour.
I simply add a small squirt of the liquid in a bowl and add hot water. I always was my glasses and cups first and then more heavy soiled items. I hardly have to use any effort as it is very highly concentrated indeed. There are plenty of bubbles. I always rinse my items after, however this is personal preference, you do not have to do this, but can if you wish to.
I usually use fairy as I find it lasts a long time. This product doesn't last as long as fairy although it does cut through grease and grime as it describes on the bottle.
I cooked pork chops the other day for us and it cleaned the oven dish with ease. My cut glass tumblers shine like a diamond with this. I use this to clean my stainless steel kitchen sink leaving it shiny and stain free. I have also cleaned my bath with it when I ran out of bathroom cleaner the other day, it looked so shiny and cleaned it with ease.
I will definitely be buying this product again with no shadow of a doubt.
Available from all good super markets for under £1.00
I'm not a stickler for buying the same brand of washing up liquid when I run out, so when on a recent shopping trip to my local Poundland I noticed that I could get two 675 ml bottles of Morning Fresh Original, they are normally only 450ml but these had 50% extra in, for just £1 I grabbed a couple of bottles.
It has a pleasant pine/citrus fragrance, it's a bit hard to describe really but it's not unpleasent, which lasts through out the wash and a small amount produces a good lather. I had left some pots in the sink ready to wash but had forgotten about them, I just added some more hot water and the bubbles came back, without me having to add anymore liquid. The packaging says that it contains something called 'sparklex' which adds superior grease cutting performance. I don't know what that is but it seems to work well in removing grease.
The clear plastic bottle allows you to see when you're nearing the end of the bottle, making it easy for you to go out and a new bottle before you run out entirely. The flip top cap is sturdy and you can even stand the bottle upside down on it so that you can get every last drop from the bottle.
Like all washing up liquids if you have broken or sensitive skin then avoid prolonged contact with this product. Also keep out of reach of small children and animals.
In summary I'd certainly recommend this as being better than most washing up liquids. It's made by Cussons so you know that it's a quality product and I'd definitely use it again.
Morning Fresh comes in a clear plastic bottle which you need to squeeze in order to get the liquid out. The clear plastic bottle is good as it means that you can see how much liquid is left in the bottle - although it does get a bit tricky to get the liquid out once you get near to the bottom.
The washing up liquid is very easy to use. Simply fill up the washing up bowl with hot water and as you are doing so add a couple of squirts of this washing up liquid. Notice how bubbly the water becomes. Using a sponge or washing up 'brush' wash the dishes. Simply rinse with clean hot water and then leave to drip-dry while you wash the next item. Simples.
I tend to wash glasses first so that they don't get greasy, then followed by cups and plates etc. I tend to leave saucepans etc until last at they are the most greasy. If I have something like an oven dish or a saucepan where I have accidentally burnt something (oops!!) then I will leave them to soak for an hour or two - it doesn't require much scrubbing which is good.
Being quite a 'cheap' brand I had expected this washing up liquid to be really bad and do a poor job. However, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that it does as good a job as Fairy. The dishes are left sparkling clean with no 'residue'. When using this washing up liquid, little effort is required - you don't need to spend hours scrubbing away as they simply and quickly come off easily with this liquid.
All in all, I would definitely use this washing up liquid again. After all, why pay more for a big brand when you can get a cheaper version which just does the job for less pennies?!
Thanks for reading!
Hubby and I have always done the washing up by hand as there's only the two of us. Despite me managing to use virtually every mug we own as the day progresses (much to my Hubby's annoyance) we've never seen the need for a dishwasher.
We used to buy whichever washing up liquid was the cheapest at the supermarket during our weekly shop. We've tried the mega-cheap saver own-brand stuff and found it to be runny and useless at generating a lather. Branded stuff can be outrageously expensive for what it is. A few months ago we came across Morning Fresh in Sainsbury's for 79p (less than Poundland's options, Hubby wisely noted), and decided to give it a try.
Morning Fresh is made by Cusson's, so despite being a 'bargain' brand it has an excellent pedigree. This product comes in 450ml bottles, although there are often '30% or 50% extra free' bottles available.
This product comes in Original, Meadow Fresh and Lemon variants. I don't like lemon-scented washing up liquid so I haven't tried that one, and I haven't seen Meadow Fresh on store shelves, so we always stick to the Original product.
The bottle is made of a sturdy, clear plastic with a snap-top lid which has an unfortunate habit of breaking apart. We often have to leave the cap top to one side, or jam it back on as we have with the bottle sitting by the sink right now.
The liquid itself is a deep green colour, and has a pleasant, albeit chemically smell. Both qualities are very reminiscent of Fairy, a brand which costs far more.
Morning Fresh is very viscous, and we've learned it generates an incredible amount of lather. It's very easy to pour too much into the washing up bowl and have a Thing-like entity emerge from the depths as the foam takes over the sink! A pea-sized drop of the liquid is more than enough to clean our plates, bowls, cutlery and glasses from breakfast or lunch.
Very greasy pots and pans are more challenging, and I usually pour a pea-sized amount of Morning Fresh onto these surfaces neat. A gentle wipe with a sponge is usually enough to break down the oils allowing me to transfer the pan to the washing up bowl for a final wash.
There is some residue and foam left on crockery and glasses after washing, so we usually rinse everything under cold water to remove it before drying up. On the occasions when we forget (or can't be bothered) to do this, drinks end up full of foam and taste horrible.
Morning Fresh performs as well as a premium product but costs a fraction of the amount. Highly recommended.
As with most cleaning products in our house we seem to get through loads of washing up liquid in our house. I do prefer to use Fairy but if it's not on offer I always opt for a cheaper brand. A couple of months ago I picked up a bottle of 450ml bottle of Original Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid for just 79p in Tesco.
As with most washing up liquids, Morning Fresh comes in a clear plastic bottle so you can see the liquid through and how much is left. There's also a clear flip cap lid which conceals a small hole through which the washing up liquid is dispensed. The bottle has a very simple design which is all that is needed for this everyday product and the labelling just details the logo and scent of the washing up liquid.
When using the liquid the first thing I noticed was just how thin it is. I turned the bottle upside down and without squeezing the bottle a big splodge of washing up liquid dripped into my sink. Obviously after the first use I realised that I had to be quick when dispensing the liquid but I did waste quite a large amount on my first go. Once the liquid was in the bowl and under running water the lather builds up quite well, but I probably have to use two or even three times the amount I would use of Fairy to get similar bubble results.
As I start to wash the bubble disappear really quickly although the washing up liquid does seem to help with breaking down dirt and grease it does take a little hard work to get dishes clean.I have found that dishes washed soon after eating are okay to clean but any dishes left overnight are very difficult to clean. Pans which have any burnt on stains or food are very difficult to clean with Morning Fresh and have to be soaked for about 10 minutes in hot water before attempting to wash and even then it's a difficult job.
Although Morning Fresh is cheaper than some brands of washing up liquid I don't think it's cheap enough to justify the poor results I experienced. It's very thin so you end up using a lot and although initially it bubbles a lot they soon disappear and washing up isn't an easy task. It's definitely worth paying a little extra for a better brand.
Morning fresh (green) is my favourite choice of washing up liquid. I personally find it superior to the leading brand which is Fairy and it tends to be much more realistically priced, around 75p for a large bottle. You can often get it cheaper in places like Home & Bargain.
I find that Morning Fresh cleans really well, it gives a nice froth, but not too frothy so that you don't feel the dishes are clean (I hate that feeling of them being covered in too much soap), you don't need to give the dishes an extra rinse under the tap with Morning Fresh to wash off excess soap, I tend to find you need to do this with Fairy. If you have a particularly dirty pan it is easy to get the grime off by leaving a bit of morning fresh and water to soak the grime off. Does a really good job, within a few minutes the excess can be washed away as normal without scrubbing for ages.
**Value for Money**
I find this better value for money than Fairy. Typically, fairy seems to be more concentrated than Morning Fresh so it can often be said that it is a better value than Morning Fresh. However, I often feel that this is a false economy. I typically squeeze just as much out if it was Morning Fresh or if it was Fairy, and although Fairy froths more (too much in my opinion), I still use the same amount, so might as well be using something which is slightly cheaper. Morning Fresh is just as good a product as Fairy. A little goes a long way.
Morning Fresh is definitely my choice when it comes to washing up liquid...give it a go!
When you've been courting a product for some time, you get to know it very well. You grow fond of the way it works, the effect it has in your life and the way it does its job so effortlessly. Quite often though, you don't notice any of this, until you move it out of the way for a different product. It's the old adage, you don't know what you've got until it's gone. Well, this is how I felt about my beloved Fairy, after I used "Morning Fresh" washing up liquid, produced PZ Cussons. It is crap. Well, that's not fair, it's ok, but in comparison to Fairy, it's crap.
I like a good smelling washing up liquid, it makes the chore a much more pleasant activity - and lets your nose revel in delight at the aromatic vapours dancing around your nostril hair. Morning Fresh does smell nice, but in a generic citrus way. The smell is welcoming and indeed fresh. Bizarrely there is an image of a dandelion clock on the front of the bottle - which I find rather odd, because to the best of my knowledge such a little flower doesn't have any scent? The words "Original Fresh" are emblazoned alongside the flower too - I suppose having a non-scented flower on the front of a scented product is quite original.
The bottle is an average design and fits in your hand nicely, in much the same way that most washing up liquid bottles do. The popper cap, is sturdy and secure and I've not known it to leak if the bottle topples over. Always handy I find - when you buy a product and it manages to stay in the confines of its packaging. The liquid is a bright, lurid green colour, to look like the perfect accessory to have in Kermit's house.
My biggest bug bare about this product is the viscosity. It is really thin. So much so, I nearly wasted about a sixth of the bottle just by turning it upside down and giving it a squeeze - naively expecting it to have the same thickness as Fairy (I've got a review of Fairy liquid, so take a look if you're an eager beaver wanting to know more about my thoughts on the wonders of washing up). The best thing about Fairy's viscosity, is that a little goes a long, long way. With this, you get very little mileage. I've nearly finished a bottle and I bought it 3 weeks ago. It's so thin, that it goes into the sponge and water and virtually disappears, you have to work hard to make the bubbles and suds appear - which is the best way to wash up, I find. The bottle claims that the liquid also contains "sparklex", whatever that is. All I can work out is that Sparklex is a made up marketing term, which really means "it's just the same as your average washing up liquid, but we want you to think it superior. So we've done that by creating this magical ingredient (sometimes known as Aqua) called Sparklex, which is super duper at making your dishes and glasses sparkle and gleam"...but of course, you can make anything sparkle and clean with enough elbow grease!
As far as skin sensitivity goes, I must admit I haven't noticed a real problem. I usually have very dry hands anyway, so I can't say I noticed an increase or decrease in the softness of my hands.
I bought the "better value" bottle on offer, for £1.50 at a local shop. For the 675ml you're getting, I will be paying the extra in future for a product offering me better value for money...i.e. FAIRY!
Thanks for reading :)
© MarcoG 2012
I decided to pick up Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid in Tesco simply because it was on offer and was the cheapest washing up liquid on sale at the time.
I have found that although cheap, this is quite a good washing up liquid and cleans up my dishes quite well. You do not need to use much of this washing up liquid in the sink to get a nice amount of bubbles and lovely clean dishes.This washing up liquid is quite good on grease and cleans up the dishes and the kitchen just as well as the more expensive washing up liquid brands in my opinion.
Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid smells quite fresh and clean, it does not have a very strong smell and I like that it does not linger on the dishes once they have been rinsed and dried off, as this would probably put me off my food.
One thing I really like about this washing up liquid is that it is really gentle on your hands. Usually when I use more expensive brands like Fairy Liquid, I come out in a rash on my hands which takes ages to go away, but this washing up liquid does not have that effect on me.
You can buy Morning Fresh Washing Up Liquid in Tesco for around 80p for 450ml. I think that this is a good price for washing up liquid as I try not to spend much more than £1 on a bottle when I am shopping for it.
I have found that a bottle of this washing up liquid lasts me for about a week in or house, which is quite good in my opinion as it is so cheap.
Overall I think that this is a great washing up liquid, it gets the job done and makes it quite easy to do to the washing up. Overall I would give this washing up liquid 5 out of 5 stars. I will definitely be buying this again.
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The reason I chose this liquid is because I hadn't bought it before and thought it was worth a try. It is really cheap to buy. I bought it from Tesco's . I find some liquids which are cheap worth buying because some of them are really good quality. I am always on the look out for cheap items and I do like to stock my cupboards. I thought this one was worth a try because for the price if I did like it, I could easily buy more and stock ready for the winter because these kind of products last for years to stock. I also buy these kind of items for making a kind of hamper for my mum at Christmas time to help her a little as a gift since she is a pensioner. So for that reason I like to also try cheaper brands. Also because my daughter tends to come to my home and tell me she has run out of liquid etc because she knows my cupboards are like a mini store and she knows I just say go look for a bargain item lol.
This one comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a flip lid. The lid is easy to open and close and it clips back into place nicely. The amount of liquid in the bottle is 450ml and it is priced at just 79p. I think this is a really good price for this amount of liquid. You really can't go wrong for 79p with the price of this one.
The colour of the liquid is a nice green colour, it looks nice inside the bottle and looks refreshingly clean too. The bottle just has the label on the front with the name in clear writing and easy to spot on the supermarket shelf.
It is easy to squeeze the bottle to pour the liquid into hot water. It has a really nice fragrance and one that I could best describe in my opinion is a slightly pine kind of smell with a hint of perfume. The fragrance is quite a strong one too, which did amaze me at first because for the price I thought it would be quite mild and weak.. It is a good thick consistency too, which also amazed me. It does not drip from the bottle and flows nicely from the hole in the top of the bottle. It sits well on surfaces because the base is quite sturdy.
It cleans my dishes really well, it cuts into grease well too with no problems. My glassware sparkle well and once dried they are gleaming. It cleans saucepans, cutlery and all crockery. I find it does remove stubborn food that has stuck to the plates when left for a while before washing. I find removes the grease and food from my plates with just a small amount of effort and a gentle scrub with a scourer or whatever I may use to clean my dishes. Not a lot of scrubbing is needed using this liquid in my opinion.
Only a small amount is needed in the water to create a good amount of bubbles. The bubbles don't fizzle out in a few minutes, they stay in the water the whole time it takes to wash the dishes. I like to soak some of my dishes in the sink before actually washing them sometimes and the bubbles have held well in the water.
It rinses well from the dishes and just leaves them very clean. I do like to buy cheap liquids but I also like them to work well, even for a cheaper price. This one does work a treat and I am not disappointed in the results.
This liquid works well to soak dishcloths in a bowl or sink at the end of the day, it cleans and refreshes the cloths nicely, ready to use the next day.
I have found it hasn't irritated my skin at all, I have sensitive skin and so mostly wash my dishes using rubber gloves most of the time but sometimes if I am washing just a couple of dishes I just use my bare hands. This one hasn't caused any problems for my skin at all.
I highly recommend this liquid if you are looking to buy a cheaper brand or just drop down a brand. It is extremely good quality and excellent value for money in my opinion. I would most definitely buy this one again in the future because it works a treat for washing dishes and so affordable for any budget. The bottle has lasted me almost 3 weeks and so a good amount of time for the price.
Also posted on Ciao under my username Pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
My two favourite washing up liquids are Fairy and Morning Fresh, I am currently using Original Fresh Morning Fresh as this was on offer at 2 for a £1 in my local Poundland, and priced at that it was too good to say no to.
My 450ml bottle of Morning Fresh is perfectly clear showing me the lovely pine green washing up liquid contained inside. The cap is a flip top, so no silly struggling with a pop up top like on some brands of washing up liquid. The bottle is a sort of flat bottomed teardrop shape, which makes it ideal for handling with wet and soapy hands.
To use you simply start running hot water into your washing up bowl and then flip the lid open on the bottle, tip it upside down and give the bottle a squeeze. One squirt is usually enough to fill my washing up bowl with lovely soft bubbles. The scent is described as Original Fresh and that is exactly how I would describe it, it smells traditional, for me it brings back memories of blowing bubbles in the summer with my sisters. It smells soapy with a hint of lemon and lime. The scent fills my small kitchen easily and makes for quite a pleasant washing up experience.
Now onto the actual washing up, I usually do any glasses first, the soapy water makes short work of greasy fingerprints and with a bit of effort milk rings and residue from cola is removed, My 16 year old son likes to leave glasses in his room for as long as possible and the milk, pop etc is usually crusted to the bottom of the glass, I usually pop a bit of soapy water in these and leave them to soak till the next lot of washing up comes along. After the glasses have been washed I rinse them under fresh water and pop them on the draining board to dry, 9 times out of 10 the glasses dry up spotless, regardless of whether I towel dry them or leave them to air dry. This could be down the added Sparklex which according to the bottle "gives superior grease cutting performance for sparkling clean dishes".
Next comes the cups, these wash with ease as do the plates. I then gather the cutlery up and drop it in the bowl to soak briefly while I wipe the sides down and clean any dinner trays that have been used. When I get back to the cutlery it is easy to clean and dries up sparkling, by this point the bubbles are looking diminished so if I have any pans to do I run another bowl of hot soapy water and drop the pans in to soak while I dry the pots. The pans usually get a ten minute soak and then they are really easy to clean with a sponge scourer.
On the occasions when I have had a pretty stubborn milk pan or lasagne dish to do I clean of all the excess debris off and fill the pan or dish with hot water and a squirt of Morning Fresh and leave to soak for an hour, this is usually long enough for any stubborn food to be easily shifted with a sponge scourer.
When I have had a greasy batch of washing up to do (from a fry up) Morning Fresh can usually manage it, I do have to change the water about halfway through as the bubbles are flagging a bit, but I think that is probably me being over fussy.
I have also used this watered down to clean my windows and it does a good enough job and it also makes some pretty good bubbles when used to refill bubble bottles.
I do occasionally suffer with eczema on my hands and I find Morning Fresh to be very gentle on my hands, It does not dry my skin out or aggravate an eczema flare up, but I do make sure I rinse my hands thoroughly once I have finished the pots and I regularly apply moisturiser throughout the day, I believe that you should look after your hands as they show your age and how hard you have worked.
The plastic bottle is fully recyclable and usually lasts me 10 to 14 days, washing the pots two or three times a day for a family of four, and at 2 bottles for a £1 I think it's a bargain. While I have no loyalty to washing up liquid brands it has to be said that this is one of my favourites. Until I get a dishwasher this will be a regularly addition to my cleaning cupboard.
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Thank you for reading xx
After all his moaning and groaning about the ineffectiveness of the last bottle of washing up liquid we had (see Easy washing up liquid review to find out just how bad it is!), when it finally came to an end I asked my husband to pop to the shops for another bottle, giving him strict instructions to only come back with Fairy as I had no intention of listening to him going on about another bad washing up liquid every night.
So, when he came home looking pleased as punch with himself because he'd got a "bargain" I assumed that he must have found Fairy on offer. Alas no, he produced a bottle of Morning Fresh in the Original Fresh variety which he's purchased for £1 on special offer, including 50% extra free, so nearly 700ml of washing up liquid for £1. After the last disaster I was a bit miffed to say the least and told him in no uncertain terms that when this one turned out to be rubbish too he'd better not moan about it because we'd agreed that this was not a product we were going to scrimp on in future and it would be his own fault if his nightly washing up chore was made worse by this purchase.
In case you hadn't gathered, I actually wanted not to like this washing up liquid and was fully expecting that to be the case. I was really really hoping that this one would turn out to be rubbish too because I do like to be proved right! Annoyingly though, it has in fact turned out to be actually quite good and so really was a bargain!
The bottle shape has changed from the picture shown above but not drastically, it just has a more pointy top now. It still comes in a clear plastic bottle with a nozzle on top through which the washing up liquid is dispensed and the liquid itself is a nice deep green colour. The label tells us it now includes 'Sparklex' to give superior grease cutting performance for sparkling clean dishes. On the back there are the usual list of ingredients (I'm not going to bore you by listing them all, don't worry!) and a contact address for the company, along with advice about washing your hands after use, keeping out of the reach of children and not using on fabrics.
When you lift the lid you're greeted with a smell that took me straight back to the summery days of my childhood when we used to try and blow bubbles, it's a proper traditional smelling washing up liquid which is exactly what I like. I know a lot of people favour them, but I really don't like fragrances liquids like lavender, berry etc. I can just about cope with lemon scented ones, but definitely prefer the classic fragrance and would always choose this one.
Despite the fact that my husband does tend to do most of the washing up in our house (I do most of the cooking so it's only fair!) I actually ended up using this first. I was determined that it was going to be as bad as the last cheap washing up liquid so squeezed a good old amount into the bowl whilst running the hot tap over it, assuming I would need to use lots of this to get any kind of results too. I was very surprised then, when a huge amount of soft, frothy bubbles formed, filling half of my washing up bowl and limiting how much water I could actually fit into it. Lesson learnt! Squeeze a small amount first, then add more if needed!
I attacked the dishes with my washing up sponge, still thinking there was no way this one was going to be a good performer. But to my annoyance each dish that I washed came up sparkling clean really quickly with no need to stand there scrubbing at it for ages. Obviously dishes with dried on leftovers or grease, casserole dishes and frying pans etc can benefit from a bit of a soak before you have a go at them or will need extra elbow grease to bring them up nice and clean, but for the most part this is a very effective washing up liquid. It cuts through general dirty dishes quickly and makes washing up that bit more bearable.
After having used Easy immediately before this it is easy to see the difference in the dishes straight away. Since we started using Morning Fresh I haven't noticed any leftover little bits of food stuck on bowls or plates, no telltale drips of coffee on a mug rim and the glasses have all been left sparkling (which I assume can only be thanks to the addition of the Sparklex!) with no marks left on them. And as you only need a small amount it lasts for a long time. We're about halfway through our bottle now after about a month of use.
The best bit for me is the fragrance of it. It really does smell like a traditional washing up liquid and actually fills the entire kitchen with it's scent. So that, combined with the lovely soft, foamy bubbles it creates and the ease with which it cleans dishes means that I can do nothing but recommend this washing up liquid. Whether I'd love it so much if we were testing it straight after having used Fairy rather than Easy I can't say, but what I can tell you is that I would definitely consider buying this again if I found it on offer rather than Fairy, which from me is a big recommendation!
PS HE likes it too! Grrrrrrrrr
This is yet another cheaper cleaning product I have purchased in an attempt to be thrifty. I am really not bothered about Fairy Liquid anymore, as all the alternative washing up liquids I have bought in the past few months have been just as good, if not better. Therefore when I saw this Morning Fresh washing up liquid in Sainsbury's recently, I had no qualms about buying it.
There are 3 different fragrances of washing up liquid offered by Morning Fresh - Original Fresh (green), Lemon Fresh (yellow), and Meadow Fresh (purple). While I normally automatically buy the lemon version of things, I decided to get the Meadow Fresh version just for a change.
The washing up liquid comes in the usual curvy clear plastic bottle with a small circular lid that you can flip open and squeeze the product out of. All very similar to the shape of Fairy bottles, however the bottle does seem to be made of thinner plastic, and therefore feels a bit flimsy. This doesn't bother me - while the bottle is definitely not as sturdy as some other washing up liquids, it's not going to burst open or break apart - and the smaller amount of packaging used, the better, right?
The Meadow Fresh version is a nice dark purple colour so I like the look of the bottle sitting at the sink in my kitchen.
The bottles are 450ml.
USAGE AND EFFECTIVENESS
Morning Fresh say that their washing up liquid contains plant derived actives (whatever they are) and real citrus extracts to help cut through grease.
The liquid itself is a decent consistency - it's not especially runny so you're not going to lose loads of this by just squirting it into the bowl. It creates lots of bubbles, and I have found that these will last for a reasonable amount of time, provided you don't have too many dishes. If you have a lot of dishes to wash, however, it'd wouldn't be out of the realms of possibility that the bubbles would go away and you'd need to fill a basin with new water and washing up liquid.
I have found that after using this, my dishes are spotlessly clean and shiny... no complaints about how this washes whatsoever. It has cleaned frying pans and woks easily, and cuts through grease, as promised.
Even when using this without washing up gloves on, it did not dry out or irritate my skin.
One of my favourite things about this is that it fills the kitchen with fragrance, even after pouring away the bubbles and rinsing out the sink. The smell can linger for a couple of hours afterwards. The Meadow Fresh version smells quite floral and pleasant.
PRICE AND VALUE FOR MONEY
This costs 90p for 450ml bottle. Fairy costs around £1.70 for a 433ml bottle, so you're getting this for about half price. I bought this about 3 weeks ago, and the bottle is only half done, so I do feel this is value for money.
WOULD I BUY AGAIN?
Yes! It works, it's cheap, and it makes my kitchen smell fresh and lovely.
In times when we need our money to go further and the weekly shopping budget is creeping up, finding cheaper products in the supermarket is important.
I've never been a snob when it comes to brands, so long as a product does what it is supposed to do.
Morning fresh belongs to the Cussons family which is Australian. They make many cleaning products for the bathroom and kitchen. They are all reasonably priced.
The Morning fresh Original washing up liquid is green in colour and comes in a see through bottle with a red cap. The bottle comes in a 500ml bottle.
The plastic bottle is quite thin and plyable which makes the liquid easy to squeeze out. Not that it needs any assistance. The consistency of the liquid is quite thin so poorly easily from the bottle. Whether or not this is an advantage, I am undecided.
The washing up liquid is fairly thin so you need a good squirt in to the washing up bowl to create some bubbles.
It smells fine, slightly lemony and rather pleasant. When using it to the wash dishes, food particles come off easily and the dishes come out clean and streak less. They dry without any filmy layers which is fantastic as they look shiny and sparkling. Apparently morning fresh contains added SparklexTM giving superior grease cutting performance for sparkling clean dishes.
Unfortunately in regards to more heavy duty washing up, such as casserole dishes or bowls with baked on food the washing up liquid does not perform as well. It just doesn't work that hard and plenty of elbow grease is needed to get things clean. When I say this I'm making a comparison to fairy liquid, of whichI find really successful at cleaning tough ground in food.
The washing up liquid costs around one pound and is available from various supermarkets. It is occasionally on buy one get one free offers.
The bottle is cheap, but it is not good value for money. You need a fair big squirt to get any sort of lather up. I'm also a little disappointed that it has no anti bacterial qualities; I think it is quite important when cleaning dishes.
I won't be buying this washing up liquid again. I think it is too thin and just doesn't seem to have any effect on pans and casserole dishes.
Morning Fresh is a range of washing up liquids from Cussons.
There are a few different fragrances available in the Morning Fresh washing up liquid range which include Original, Lemon and Meadow Fresh. This review discusses the Meadow Fresh fragrance. The washing up liquid contains a "Sparklex" formula which helps cut through food on your dishes and leave them clean and sparkling.
The washing up liquid is housed within a curvy, plastic bottle which can be recycled. The bottle is clear showing the purple liquid inside. The liquid is dispensed through a small opening under a flip top lid. There is a little information on the bottle regarding the liquid.
~Availability and Price~
This isn't as widely available compared to Fairy but Sainbury stock the 450ml bottle for 82p. It can often be purchased in Poundshops and corner shops. Asda and Tesco stock the original and Lemon fragrance.
After having a rummage in my undersink cupboard, I came across a half full bottle of Morning Fresh, Meadow Fresh washing up liquid. I remember purchasing it earlier in the year from my local shop. I can only determine that Fairy wasn't available at the time! I decided to use it up then realised exactly why it had been relegated to the back of the cupboard.
The bottle is pleasant enough and allows a small amount of liquid to be released at a time. Running some hot water, I poured some of this under the tap and into my basin. The liquid has a thick, gloopy consistency and is transparent. In all honesty, I think it resembles a thick shower gel and has a scent to match. The "Meadow Fresh" scent isn't incredibly appealing. In its natural state, it is too floral rather than fresh. Not sure what floral scents are used but I could pick up some lavender and maybe some jasmine.
A small amount is needed to create bubbles but rather than light, cleansing bubbles, this washing up liquid creates a thick, foamy layer of bubbles which wouldn't look out of place in a bath. The bubbles feel quite soft and they are plentiful. I soak my heavily stained pans and trays in this for a short while and find whilst the solution dissolves the majority of the food, it doesn't perform as well as Fairy and does need quite a bit of elbow grease with a scourer to remove the food marks.
For plates and bowls, it performs reasonably well when provoked with a scourer pad. Cutlery cleans up well and so do glasses and cups which are often stained from various drinks. Once rinsed and left to dry, the crockery does lightly sparkle and appear very clean. My glasses come up streak free. The scent lingers in the bubbles for a short while but thankfully doesn't appear to transfer to my glasses.
The bubbles last well in the water and although I need to apply a small blob to a scourer towards the end of the washing, it isn't much of an inconvienience. What I wasn't keen on is the way the washing up liquid dried my hands out. I felt the need to apply a good handcream after washing the dishes using the liquid and this is something that I don't appreciate with washing up liquids.
~Recommendation and Conclusion~
Whilst the washing up liquid does a reasonable job at cleaning my dishes, it is no where up to scratch when I compare it with Fairy. The scent of this particular one doesn't reflect its name as its quite a sickly scent as opposed to fresh and light. It is just too bubble bath like for my personal tastes so I won't buy it again. I'd rather pay just that little bit extra for the more appealing scents that Fairy offer. With that being said, one bottle lasts a decent length of time thanks to the level of bubbles it offers with each drop.
Thanks for reading :)