“ Brand: Persil / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I usually buy Fairy washing up liquid and more often than not the Platinum option. However I noticed I was running out of washing up liquid a couple of weeks ago and I didn't have a spare in the cupboard. As it was still a couple of weeks until payday I was looking for a value for money option. My usual brand was full priced in whichever supermarket I happened to be in (I think it was Sainsburys) but this was priced at just £1.
I wasn't sure whether I would like the spicy scent as spicy scents are not usually my preferred choice especially in the kitchen but other options were lemon or apple and I didn't really fancy either of these either.
The washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle with a blue flip top lid. The plastic is thinner than most washing up liquid bottles so I have found it gets dented more easily and is more difficult to straighten out.
The washing up liquid itself is a dark red in colour. It is a gel like consistency but thinner than other brands so do be careful when pouring it into your bowl. I use about a teaspoon sized amount for a bowl full of washing up. This provides me with a good lather with lots of white bubbles. The scent is quite strong but it isn't too overpowering. It has a nice spicy scent but this doesn't hang around for long after the liquid has been poured.
The liquid has good cleaning powers and it is good at removing dried on food from plates and tea or coffee marks from mugs. It leaves my crockery looking clean and shiny and no scents from food are left behind.
The bubbles are not very long lasting and if washing up a lot of stuff I find myself needing to refill my bowl quicker than I would with Fairy.
I suffer with sensitive skin but I haven't experienced any problems with this. My skin feels soft and supple.
In about two weeks half the bottle has gone in a household of 2. I find that this is a lot more than Fairy as usually a bottle of Fairy would last me at least 8 weeks. However, for £1 I can't complain too much. It does the job well and looks after my skin. I would buy this again if Fairy was full priced.
Bit of a late review to be writing about a seasonal product but I have been so incredibly busy since the start of the year I haven't been reviewing much whatsoever! If you have read a few of my other reviews you will see that I am colour OCD so having a kitchen with all red accessories means that even my washing liquid has to be red and therefore welcome in Persil Warm Spice!
Now I was normally a Fairy washing up liquid kinda girl as they also have a red variety but in the run up to the festive period I noticed on the shelves of my local supermarket the Persil Warm Spice and obviously bright red in colour. It is (and was) a limited edition purely for the festive period of 2012 (no doubt you may be able to find a bottle at your local discount store). Persil are of course known for their household cleaning products so picking up a bottle for £1 I had no doubt that this would be decent to use.
The washing up liquid comes in a transparent, shaped plastic bottle with a clear flip top lid. On the front there is the Persil logo together with an image of an orange and cloves as well as images of snowflakes, all very festive! On the back of the bottle again there is another label giving information about the product such as ingredients, warnings etc - all the usual information one would expect on a bottle of washing up.
The washing up liquid itself is a lovely vibrant red and is transparent to look at. It is meant to have warming notes made up of ground cinnamon, cloves and of course citrus. Now, for me I can detect the cloves straight away and I have to admit the fragrance does give a festive feel to it which is really nice. It is fruity but with a touch of spice which I love. The liquid is of a decent consistency whereby you don't have to use loads to get a mountain of bubbles, a little goes a long way.
To use, you only need to use a small amount for an average bowl of washing up - obviously the more you have to wash the more you will have to use. However, I do find as I said above it goes a long way and I find just a tiny amount produces soft, white bubbles. It disperses in the water immediately upon contact and leaves the water lovely and soft should you not use washing up gloves.
I have used the washing up liquid on a wide variety of items such as a dish used for a cottage pie to just a mug used for a cup of tea and the results always tend to be the same. For dishes used in cooking I do find they need a bit of a soak making it easier for the more dried on food stuffs to be removed but the washing up liquid teamed with a good cloth/sponge manages to remove it easily. Needless to say, on items that are hardly marked or dirty the washing up liquid has no problems.
Now some washing up liquids I have found (generally the cheaper buys) cannot cut through grease or oil and although they can get the food stuffs removed they leave a smeared residue from the grease. It was with my great delight that Persil Warm Spice manages to eradicate any trace of grease/oil from any pan which makes life that little bit easier! If properly rinsed it doesn't leave a residue behind on any item which has been in contact with the washing up liquid.
Overall, for £1.00 for a 500ml bottle you can't go wrong. It provides a leave festive fragrance whilst washing up (it doesn't transfer to the pots/pans etc) and can easily remove dried on food and grease. I really don't have any complaints whatsoever and would recommend if they re-release it this coming Christmas. 5 stars from me.
== Product Information ==
Availability: Limited Edition for December 2012