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      26.05.2013 20:12
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      good but not as good as Fairy!

      ~Persil~

      Persil is a Unilever brand and includes a range of laundry and washing up products. Today, I will be discussing the Lemon Burst washing up liquid but there are other scents available in this range.

      This washing up liquid contains an anti-bacterial action when used neat on a dishcloth or sponge. It also contains a grease busting effect which helps leave your dishes clean and with a zingy lemon fragrance. This washing up liquid is presented in a simple, curvy bottle made from clear plastic. It has a basic design but is quite colourful and the essential product information is present on the labels. The bottle can be recycled.

      ~Where To Buy~

      Compared to Fairy, this washing up liquid isn't as widely available. Asda stock a 500ml bottle for £1.00.

      ~My Thoughts~

      When it comes to washing up liquid, I favour Fairy but I only buy it when it is on offer. Last month, I ran out of my usual Fairy and asked my fiancé to pick me up a bottle of washing up liquid from the local Premier store. He returned with a bottle of Persil and said that Fairy was quite expensive as it wasn't on offer at the shop - all was forgiven! He paid £1.00 for this 500ml bottle which I feel is a fair price to pay for washing up liquid.

      Design wise, the bottle is a practical shape for grasping and features a little flip lid at the top. The bottle does get very sticky if the liquid seeps out. The liquid itself is noticeably thinner than leading brand Fairy and is a transparent yellow colour. It smells gorgeous - fresh, zingy and clean but I do favour the sweetness of the Fairy lemon version a little more. I am fussy when it comes to washing up liquid as you can tell! Anyway, I used this daily for a few weeks before replacing it with Fairy. Not that there was anything wrong with Persil but to me, it was more of a stand by product than a regular purchase.

      The liquid pours very quickly from the bottle and it would be easy to pour too much out. My main method of using this washing up liquid was to pour it under warm, running water and into my washing up bowl. A plentiful supply of soft, fluffy bubbles became evident and the water was nicely fragranced with lemon. I find that this washing up liquid takes a little while longer to work on stubborn food marks on my pots and pans compared to Fairy so I leave them to soak a little longer. On light food marks and on cutlery, cups etc, it works a treat. With very little wiping/scrubbing on my part, my dishes come up clean and free from grease and food marks. Once rinsed and dried with a dish cloth, cups and cutlery appear clean and shiny so no issues there.

      I found this best to use neat on burnt baking trays and simply poured a small amount directly on to the tray before scrubbing away any burnt marks. This washing up liquid works very effectively when used neat and my trays were clean and free from marks within a very short time. I have put the anti-bacterial action to the test on my sink and drainer and it has brought it up clean and shiny. As we cannot see germs and the likes, I am confident that it cleans away any nasties that may be lingering.

      The bubbles last a reasonable length of time in my washing up bowl. If I place some plates in after dinner, I leave them to soak for five or ten minutes and the bubbles remain in the bowl. They start to fade away once I start to wipe the plates down and rinse them. No residue is left on my dishes and they smell clean but once dried, I don't experience any lemony taste from any food I place on them after washing them which is a plus point as some washing up liquids leave a taste on dishes which can be unpleasant!

      ~Conclusion~

      Okay, this washing up liquid performs well but not as well as Fairy in my opinion. I hate doing the dishes to like to spend as little time as possible scrubbing pots and pans. I find the bubbly water to feel okay when my hands are dipped into it but I do prefer the softness that Fairy offers my dish water. My sensitive hands haven't reacted to using this washing up liquid a few times per day but I cannot say that it leaves my hands feeling soft like Fairy does. It is well priced at just £1.00 but being a bit runnier than I would like, I do find I need to use more than I would like to use for each wash so it doesn't last quite as long as my usual brand.

      4 stars - good but not amazing!

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        20.03.2013 16:57
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        Persil for pots.

        Something I need to buy regularly is washing up liquid, experience has taught me to buy the best washing up liquid I can afford as cheaper brands are truly a false economy.

        My most recent brand of washing up liquid is Persil Apple Fizz, I brought a 625ml bottle for a £1 which I think is a good price. I would rather have one bottle of good quality washing up liquid than 2 bottles of cheaper stuff.

        The bottle is a good shape and very easy to hold with wet hands. The clear bottle is great for showing off the vibrant green colour of the liquid and also great for seeing how much liquid you have left.

        The label on the front of the bottle tells me that the bottle is 'bursting with crispy fragrance' and that 'anti-bacterial action is waiting to be released'. The label on the back of the bottle tells me to use sparingly, close the cap firmly after use and to rinse hands after using. For the anti-bacterial effect you need to use it neat on your cloths or sponges after washing up. I personally don't use the washing up liquid like this as it seems quite wasteful and I did not buy it for its anti-bacterial qualities.

        I enjoy using this Persil washing up liquid; I only need a small squirt in a bowl of hot water to create a lovely layer of soft, frothy bubbles. The Apple Fizz scent is nice enough but smells very artificial; happily the scent does not linger on washed pots and soon fades from the kitchen once the pot water has been tipped down the sink.

        The liquid itself is of a reasonable thickness, it is not as thick as Fairy washing up liquid, but is of a good consistency. The flip cap is nice a strong and is easy to open and close.

        The cleaning qualities of Persil Apple Fizz are very good, pots are soon clean and grease free and my glasses and cutlery are left sparkling ready to be used again. The bubbles produced have quite a good life span and last the length of the pot washing session.

        As only a small squirt is need to wash a sink full of pots a 625ml bottle will last me roughly a month, averaging out at 80-90 washes a bottle. In my opinion this is great value.

        The washing up liquid is quite gentle on my hands and does not aggravate the sensitive skin on my hands, I do find my skin feels a little dry but as long as I make sure I rinse my hands after pot washing and then apply a small amount of moisturiser my skin is ok.

        All things considered I think Persil Apple Fizz is a good washing up liquid, it lasts a good length of time and is something I am happy to alternate with Fairy washing up liquid depending what is on offer.

        Thank you for reading.

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          27.09.2012 14:31
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          Super bubbly washing up liquid

          Doing the daily household chores is never fun, but there are certain things that can make it a little more tolerable. When I'm buying cleaning products I like to choose something that smells nice so I can indulge my senses while I'm labouring away. I picked this Persil Apple Fizz washing up liquid because the bright colour caught my eye, and the apple scent sounded like it would be nice and fresh. It is available from most supermarkets at the price of £1.00 for a 500ml bottle.

          This washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top lid. Inside there is a small spout that allows you to dispense the washing up liquid by squeezing on the sides of the bottle. The liquid itself is a bright green colour that really stands out and makes it easy to see how much you have left, which is useful to avoid running out unexpectedly.

          To use, you simply add to a bowl of running hot water. The directions on the bottle recommend to use sparingly, and to rinse and dry your hands after using it. This Persil washing up liquid is super bubbly and can create a huge mass of bubbles from only a small amount of liquid. This makes it economical to use as the bottle lasts for ages and I can easily get a couple of months use from it. The liquid itself is a nice thick gel and it is easy to control how much you are squeezing out of the bottle. The bubbles last very well and I'll still have a bowl full of foam by the time I've finished doing the washing up, which is great as I still get the full cleaning power for the whole time that I'm washing.

          The scent of this washing up liquid is really strong and makes doing a boring chore a tiny bit more pleasant. The Apple Fizz scent is zingy and refreshing, with a strong apple scent and a hint of sour citrus which I associate with most cleaning products. This makes everything smell fresh and clean and the scent wafts up as I'm washing my dishes. It helps to make the washing up bubbles more fun, and the scent stays around making my kitchen smell nice even after I've finished doing the dishes.

          I have experienced positive results every time when using this liquid. My dishes are always clean with a minimal amount of scrubbing, and it cuts through messy stains easily as well as removing any sticky greasy marks. My biggest pet hate when doing the dishes is scrubbing away at burnt on food, and in these cases I squirt a little of the liquid directly into the pan and then fill with hot water to leave it to soak for a while. The soaked dishes are then much easier to clean as the liquid breaks down and lifts the burnt bits, and the water softens it so it comes away more easily. This works extremely well and my dishes are always left clean even after being covered in cooking oil or hardened bits of sauce from cooking. This washing up liquid also has the added bonus of providing an antibacterial effect when used neat on the dish sponge and applied directly to dishes without being diluted in water first. I find this particularly useful as I am constantly cooking with eggs, and using the liquid neat on my mixing bowls reassures me that they will be perfectly safe to use again without any risk of bacteria from the raw egg remains. This would also be good to use on any chopping boards or knives that have been used to prepare raw fish or meats.

          I usually buy Fairy Washing Up Liquid as I trust the quality of the product, but at the time of purchase this Persil Washing Up Liquid was the cheaper option so I decided to give it a try. It performs just as well as Fairy, giving good results and getting my dishes thoroughly clean. The extra benefit for me is that using Persil has not dried my hands out like Fairy does (Fairy's claims to soften and protect the skin are all lies in my experience!) and although it doesn't exactly benefit my skin, I've definitely noticed that Persil does not leave my hands feeling as dry and rough as they are after washing up with Fairy liquid.

          This Apple Fizz Washing Up Liquid by Persil is a great buy that cleans dishes with minimal effort and maximum bubbles! The scent is strong and refreshing and it doesn't obliterate the skin on my hands after washing up with it. A good washing up liquid at a good price, I'd definitely buy this again.

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          26.09.2012 23:02
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          Just as good as Fairy only a little cheaper!

          I can recall purchasing Persil washing up liquid before I was married and was very impressed with it, but when I went to purchase it again when my bottle had ran out, I couldn't source it anywhere. It was only months later that I realised that it had been taken off the shelf, only to reappear in the last year. Now, I am perfectly happy with Fairy as a washing up liquid, but I will always look for the best price, and Persil washing up liquid now tends to be cheaper than Fairy, so I will automatically choose it first.

          When I saw this product again on the shelf priced at a £1 I bought a couple of bottles. This persil washing up liquid is available in a couple of different fragrances, but I bought the lemon burst fragrance, simply because that was the only one my local Tesco had in stock.

          Persil claims that their washing up liquid not only cleans dishes but also refreshes the bowl as well, all while leaving a lemon fresh scent. Persil have relaunched this as having an improved formula, that tackles grease and leaves dishes sparkling clean, as well as producing long lasting bubbles.

          We don't have a dishwasher, so we end up washing dishes at least twice a day, in order to keep on top of them, so I have plenty of experience pf using this. I was happy to be using this product again, and after putting in into the bottom of the bowl, and filling it with hot water, there was a good amount of soapy bubbles there to ensure dishes are easily cleaned.
          On the front of the product it states that this washing up liquid comes with an anti bacterial action, as well as 'bursting with zingy fragrance'. However, according to the reverse of the product in order to benefit from this anti bacterial action you need to apply it to a sponge or dishcloth after washing up. I can't say I have tried this part out as yet.

          If I had one complaint, and I'm not sure if it is just me, but I can't help feeling that I go through this Persil washing up liquid quicker than fairy washing up liquid. If that is the case then it obviously wouldn't be as good value, but I can't be sure that it isn't just me squirting more out!
          All in all , in terms of washing the dishes, this washing up liquid is excellent at leaving plates sparkling clean. Left to soak in this, dirtier and greasier products come clean easily. However, I cannot say that the product is necessarily any better than fairy but it is cheaper, although I have made the point that I find I go through this quicker than I did with any Fairy washing liquid. I would recommend this product as it is just as good as Fairy!

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            04.07.2012 19:54
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            Great stuff

            We have been using some Persil washing up liquid lately, instead of our usual Fairy Liquid. This is called Persil and I wasn't even aware that Persil did a washing up liquid until my dear other half brought this home with her from the supermarket. It's normally £1.30 for 500ml but this was only 99p as it was on an offer so she snapped it up, like the good little housewife she is.

            This comes in different aromas but the one she picked for us is Lemon Burst. I am not a great fan of the smell of lemons in a washing up liquid but I have to say that this one is far preferable to the lemon scented washing up liquid that Fairy makes. This is less astringent and far kinder on the hands and the smell of lemons also doesn't smell so industrialized either.

            The bottle is green plastic and square shaped and it has a red top. It is fairly concentrated, as washing up liquids go and it does a great job of cleaning all the dishes - even those heavily soiled pots and pans with dried on food debris. Only a little soaking is required and we find that the food just scrapes off with very little effort. We do have a dishwasher but my dear other half will often say she prefers to wash the dishes by hand and I let her do this as it keeps her happy.

            This washing up liquid makes a great deal of bubbles from just the smallest of squirts and a little bit goes a very long way indeed. One bottle of this has lasted us for a good couple of months, so it is obviously very cost effective. It smells fresh and it is kind to my overly sensitive hands and does not bring me out in hives or a rash.

            Overall, a great little washing up liquid from Persil and definitely recommended.

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              17.05.2012 08:06
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              Lovely stuff!

              When it comes to washing up liquid I have to admit I buy whatever is cheap or on offer in my local Asda store normally. After just finishing the bottle of appalling 'Smart Price' washing up liquid I got from there for under 50p and hating it (apart from the fact it was gentle to my hands lol) I decided to stick to brands from now on and got to nosying about at all the other washing up liquids instore and this in the apple fizz fragrance for £1.00 and in a 625ml size (on offer this usually costs closer to the £2.00 mark for this particular size) I had a quick sniff of it, liked it and popped it into my already overflowing trolley!

              The Packaging:

              The washing up liquid comes in a see through, tall bottle with a flip top lid to the top of of concealing a small hole and on the front of it we are told that it is Persil Apple Fizz 'Anti-bacterial action waiting to be released' and that it is 'Bursting with crispy fragrance'. On the back of the bottle other infomation listed includes being told how to use it, the ingredients are listed as are warnings and cautions and the size is given (as I have stated already) and contact details for Unilever (the manufacturer are also given). Nice enough packaging this is which is informative enough too!

              The Liquid:

              The gel itself is a bright green, transparent, well gel really lol. Its a thin consistency and I all I do with it is pop some under my running taps (not too much!) and it makes my water soft, gives me some nicce thick white lather to the top of it and a fresh and a crisp and very natural smell of crispy green apples to my kitchen (which lingers well after I've finished my washing up!).

              This is great stuff. I don't need very much and it cuts through grease and grime very eaisily indeed. I don't find that it removes stains such as thick tea marks on my mugs and so on but then I always use bleach once a week on that sort of thing anyway. For really, really dirty items I either let them soak in the water this is in for a bit or pop some directly into an item and fill it with hot or boiling water (from my kettle) and leave that to soak before using a pan scourer or whatever and it works perfectly well for me.

              I am pleased to say this is a high quality washing up liquid that I really appreciate. It doesn't wash up for me (sadly) but it does make it less hard work, and trust me my washing up can be tough with me loving burning pans and the likes! This never lets me down and works out (even at full cost) to be an economical product every time I use it. It brings everything up sparkling, including my glasses which I do give a quick rinse off to with cold water after initially using this and never it leaves any harsh flavour on my washing up things or any fragrance at all they just look really clean.

              This is also kind and gentle to my hands and all in all this reminds me why Persil washing up liquid has always been a personal favourite of mine once again and I won't be leaving it so long next time and be tight and will repurchase it, though not for a while this bottle is going to last me ages at this rate!

              Available in all good supermarkets etc.

              This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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              15.02.2012 20:58
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              Better than Fairy... if you can find it

              I forgot to add washing up liquid to my shopping list recently, so when I ran out, I just walked down to the corner shop to get some. I saw this Persil washing up liquid and decided to buy it, as it was slightly cheaper than Fairy and probably also because the bright packaging stood out. It seems that I automatically always buy Fairy Liquid when I need washing up liquid - it's the main name for this kind of product and has always been heavily advertised.

              This alternative from Persil comes in 4 different scents - Lemon Burst, Apple Fizz, Orange Crush and Pink Blush. I bought the Lemon Burst as that was the only one available! Like Fairy, it comes in a clear plastic bottle with a red plastic flip-top lid. The white label is white with the Persil logo, a picture of some lemon halves, and writing on it, saying 'bursting with zingy fragrance' (it is) and 'squeeze out up here for sparkling results' (thanks Persil, but I think I could figure that out myself). Personally I think the label looks like a child has done it but it's bright and stands out, so I guess that is not a bad thing. The liquid inside is a vivid clear lemon colour.

              The smell of this was extremely lemony, smelling more so of lemon than generic washing up liquid smell. It wasn't too runny when squirted into the bowl, so you won't find this runs out quickly.

              It created lots of bubbles when I ran hot water onto it.

              Fairy boasts about how it lasts for ages because only a small amount gets results. This product is lasting just as long.

              I found that when I was doing the dishes, I needed to scrub less to get any food or residue off my plates, saucepans etc. A few scrubs and the dirt was gone. Once out of the water, the dishes really did squeak when I ran my finger down them like in the advert! This also, according to the bottle, has anti-bacterial action, which is activated when used neat.

              When my dishes dried, they were shiny, free from any residue or marks left by the bubbles, and were spotlessly clean. Was this down to my awesome washing up or the Persil? Well... almost certainly the latter.

              I think the bubbles lasted longer than Fairy Liquid's do. Many times when I have had a large pile of dishes to do and have been using Fairy, towards the end the water is almost entirely bubble-free. Not so with this Persil washing up liquid. The back of the bottle actually does claim that in laboratory tests, it lasted 40% longer so it mustn't just be my imagination.

              This is the second alternative to Fairy Liquid I have bought recently, the other one being Sainsbury's own brand washing up liquid, and I have preferred both over Fairy. It seems weird, given that Fairy is such a brand leader... maybe that's just me being odd rather than the product! Other washing up liquids do seem to model their bottles and labelling on Fairy but in this case I am glad it was only the packaging that was vaguely similar.

              I have read that this product was relaunched in March 2011 but I have to say that my corner shop was the first time I have seen it, and it's not available on the Sainsbury's website. So I am not sure that this washing up liquid has a high level of availability. Shame.

              I will be buying this again. Why? It's slightly cheaper (about £1.30 for 500ml); I like the smell; it works just as well, if not better than Fairy; and I love how it really does make dishes 'squeaky' clean.

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                A good washing up liquid !

                Persil Washing Up Liquid - Berry Burst


                One household item we all need in the house whether you have a dish washer or not, is washing up liquid. Here I am going to talk about a liquid that I have only just used for the first time, the Berry Burst variety. I generally use Persil washing powders and liquids for washing my clothes as they are very good for my very sensitive skin and so I thought I would give the washing up liquid a try.


                The liquid comes in a clear plastic, chunky bottle which sits neatly into the palm of your hand, and comes with a sliver flip top lid. The labels on the front and reverse are strawberry coloured with 'Persil Berry Burst' written across the front and the ingredients on the reverse. Also on the reverse it gives your the advise of:- "Rinse your hands and dry them thoroughly. People with sensitive or damaged skin should avoid prolonged contact with the product. Keep away from children. Keep away from eyes. If the product gets into your eyes wash them thoroughly with water".


                The smell of this product is lovely it smells like a mixture of berries but predominantly strawberries and is a lovely strawberry red colour. To the touch this liquid is thick and creamy.


                When I ran the water into my washing up bowl and proceeded to add the liquid I was amazed at how many bubbles it produced for such a small amount, about the size of a 10P piece in my hand, I don't normally measure it out in my hand by the way, lol, it was just for the purpose of the review! It felt lovely on my hands, softened the water, and didn't dry my hands out at all. As I have said previously I have very sensitive skin and I was expecting the worst, but my hands were not in the least bit red or sore, after finishing the washing, and they stayed soft. The lovely berries smell stayed in the water too until I had finished all the dishes and there were still suds left also. My daughters tell me that my grandchildren also like this liquid as it makes a great mixture for their bubble machines.


                Opinion: All in all I was very happy with this liquid, it smells nice and keeps your hands soft and it does leave your dishes very squeaky clean. Also being slightly cheaper than the Fairy Liquid, my usual choice, it makes for better value all round. So I think I will be buying this one from now on. This liquid also comes in Citrus, Aloe Fresh and Lemon too, there may be a few others but I haven't seen those so can't say for sure.


                Cost:- Anything from 74p (Tesco) to £1.50 depending on where you shop and it is available in most good supermarkets.


                Summary 4/5

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                  25.09.2009 13:33
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                  IIf using this you may have to rinse your dishes after washing and that makes the job hard work.

                  Why, oh why, I ask myself, do good brand names play around with their products and end up making them worse, instead of better. It happened with Special K when they converted to bigger flakes instead of the tiny ones and the taste was ruined.

                  Um! Sorry getting carried away on another topic. Well, what they have done to Persil washing up liquid is a similar thing. (No, they haven't made it into flakes.) Something has happened to the formula. I used to use Persil for when I hand wash dishes but went over to Fairy. The other day I decided to go back because I spotted a beautifully, milky, pale green coloured aloe vera Persil liquid and I really quite fancied it.

                  Anyway, I did my usual and just squirted the liquid into the wash up bowl, added hot water and started the job. There were a lot of bubbles for amount of the product I had used and a pleasant and fresh aroma, although I don't know what aloe vera should smell like so I couldn't describe it as such. The job was nice and easy and even a pan with scrambled egg on it came up clean with little effort.

                  When I had finished and poured the water away I found an undissolved blob of green wash up liquid on the side of the bowl. Now, I would have expected that to dissolve in the water.

                  I thought no more of it until I made a cup of tea. The cup had a distinctly scented smell. At first I though it was perhaps just one cup but it turned out that everything washed in that bowl had the same smell.

                  So, although the smell was pleasant and the product is thick and effective at doing the job, I will not be buying it again. Picking up a freshly washed mug, filling it with tea and then getting that perfume smell is not very pleasant. It's a pity because apart from that it's a very good product.

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                    13.05.2009 21:56

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                    not that good

                    persil washing up liquid- persil green tea and lime has a lovely smell to it and lasts for a long time but there is a negative side to it. the liquid comes out to fast and you end up with to much washing up liquid in the sink and there are bubbles everywhere, and when you put the bootle down the liquid ends up all over the worktops, and then you have to rinse everything really well other wise you will end up tasting persil on your dinner!! but other than that it has a really nice smell to it and the colour of it is nice to. it is under a pound so not really that expensive but i personally think you would be better of buying asdas or tescos home brand washing up liquids as they are better value for money and you wont end up tasting washing up liquid when you start eating your dinner.

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                    27.04.2009 14:59
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                    Gets Those Dishes Sparkling Clean!!

                    I must be one of the saddest creatures on the planet. I have a confession to make and it is one that many people find rather strange indeed. I have a rather odd obsession with washing dishes. This is something that most people I have come across to date absolutely hate doing. Particularly when you have just prepared a huge Sunday roast for example and the mountain of dishes requiring cleaning is often too much to bear for many people. I on the other hand quite relish the prospect of doing these. I believe it all spans back to childhood when washing dishes was a sure way to clear my brothers and sisters from the vicinity rapid style. I used to actually use this relatively quiet time to reflect on my thoughts and days experiences. I suppose today it is my ten minutes of time out from my daily routine. I was horrified when my husband suggested some years ago buying a dishwasher needless to say he never got his own way!!! He doesn't have to wash dishes very often I have to add my choice. (Told you I was a bit sad ok well very sad then). As a result of this I have tried several different types of washing up liquid over the years however I have decided that the best product to use is Persil washing up liquid. In this particular review Persil Aloe Vera washing up liquid to be exact.

                    This particular brand is manufactured by Unilever. The washing up range is part of a new campaign from the company to try and create a new look for Persil and to medernise the product. Gone are the days when washing up liquid was dull and boring. This Aloe Vera liquid is part of a group of relatively exotic "flavours" if you can call them that which comprise of Bright Pink Tropical, Green Tea and Lime, Berry Burst and Lemon Zest. I have to confess at this point that I haven't actually tried these others out yet however they all sound rather delicious. In addition Unilever have changed the design of the packaging too.

                    The packaging is made of clear plastic which I am pleased to say can be recycled. The bottle is thicker at the top and bottom with curves in the middle. Some of the plastic is slightly mottled so it makes gripping it much easier with wet hands. A very helpful yet clever idea. There is a green sticker on the front which sports the Persil logo in its trademark red colour. It also states that this is the Aloe Vera version of the product. In addition this liquid uses the dual active system which apparently will clean your dishes even better than before!!! The reverse Gives directions for use and highlights the product ingredients and the company address and contact number and website details.

                    This particular liquid was purchased at my local Asda store for the princely sum of 89p for a 500ml bottle. Bear in mind however that there appears to be a huge variation in price depending on where you actually buy this product as I have seen it being sold for as much as £1.49p!!!! There is a flip top lid which is very easy to use and snaps shut providing an effective seal which won't spill out if it is knocked over. It comes in an extremely attractive apple green colour. It smells of Aloe Vera and has a slight citrus undertone which reminds me of lime. It is very pleasant anyway.

                    The product itself is very thick and unlike some of the cheaper versions of washing up liquid on the market where you have to use half a bottle for one lot of dishes you need only use an extremely small amount of this product to create a nice lather. This means that it really does last ages and I can personally vouch for this. The fragrance is lovely when mixed with hot water and leaves not only your dishes smelling gorgeous but also your kitchen too. This fragrance is noticeable for a good hour or so after use. The product is very mild and leaves hands feeling soft. It almost feels like you have used shower gel for doing the dishes!!!

                    It works extremely well on glasses leaving them streak free and shiny. In addition it clears stubborn stains quickly and there is no need for scrubbing. Even baked on food is easily removed. You will still have to soak the odd pan or dish from time to time though. However after the liquid works its magic stubborn grease wipes off just like in the adverts. Overall I have not found any flaws with using this product at all and would highly recommend it. It may be a bit pricier than other product of the same type available on the market however for cleaning power I will stick to this one. Highly recommended 5 stars.

                    For more information view the company website

                    www.unilever.com

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                    01.03.2009 09:49
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                    A pleasant smelling liquid that does the job admirably

                    Finding a washing up liquid that can be gentle on the skin yet effective on the dishes is a bit of a task in itself. I probably make the problem worse because I just love using plenty of liquid.
                    Recently I tried some of Lidl`s washing up liquid, it worked well, it had a decent smell but on my hands it acted like a paint stripper. Sure enough within a day my rings were off of my fingers until the sore skin had healed.

                    Persil are known to produce mild products, so when I paid my weekly visit to Sainsbury I picked up a bottle of Persil Lemon Zest. Lemon liquid always seems fresh and pleasant to use.
                    How the product is marketed is the key to its success an Persil have tried to make this liquid look attractive. I realise that may sound a little bizarre but to many women it makes perfect sense (without risk of sounding sexist!)

                    The lemon liquid comes in a well shaped plastic bottle that allows you to grasp the central part of the bottle with ease as it is purposefully narrowed. For the most part the bottle is plain clear plastic but there are a few bands set into the plain plastic that have been pitted to create the `lemon peel` look. The front label is in keeping with the product, a sunshine yellow background with a blue and yellow `sunburst` and the name Persil stands out in bold red.

                    Unilever have added a small sticker to the back of the bottle which does tell you that prolonged use of the product may cause skin irritation. But they also say that the liquid has exceptional degreasing power.
                    I admit that I am a bit obsessive when it comes to the washing up and probably use far more liquid that I should do anyway but I always rinse the dishes thoroughly in hot tap water afterwards.

                    Persil lemon liquid certainly has the `bubble factor`, a tiny squirt creates a sink full of good long lasting bubbles.
                    The lemon smell is clearly there and rises up to meet you as you start to wash the dishes. If I have a particularly greasy dish I have to add a tiny spot of extra liquid to clear away the grease thoroughly, I added the extra spot to the `eggy` plate and it whipped the greasy residue away fast and efficiently. As well as being effective the liquid left the dishes feeling really clean and fresh. I know that this may well sound corny but it is truthful!
                    Whatever Persil have added to the liquid that acts as a degreaser does the job very capably.

                    The bottle of Lemon Persil liquid cost me 93p, so far no broken skin or minor irritations. As washing up liquids go it has to be very near to the top of the class for effectiveness.
                    Try as I might I cant find any negatives about the product, it is a good honest product from a highly respected company.

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                      13.01.2009 16:24
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                      This is a great product that is worth every penny it costs.

                      I first came across this product by accident. I have since as long as I can remember used the cheap Asda smart price washing up liquid as I just thought what's the difference as long as it cleans?

                      One day I ran out and the local shop was closed so I asked a neighbour if I could borrow a bit, she handed me a bottle of Persil washing up liquid.

                      I squirted it into the sink ready to begin washing up and was amazed to see the bubbles produced. I'm used to having to squirt a lot of liquid into the water to do the dishes and the same amount of this produced so many bubbles that I had to empty the sink and start again. Second time round I used just a tiny bit and was really impressed at just how far it goes.

                      I washed my dishes as normal and left them to dry. It was only later when putting them away that I saw just how clean they were. My glasses were sparkling, plates gleaming and pans completely de-greased. I was amazed!

                      I returned the bottle to my neighbour and when I went to the shop to buy some washing up liquid it was Persil that I picked up.

                      It comes in 5 different scents which are: Green tea and lime, Lemon zest, Aloe vera, Berry burst and Tropical. All the scents smell fantastic and make doing the dishes much more pleasurable. My personal favourite is tropical as it has a lovely fruity smell that lingers in the kitchen for quite a while.

                      I am now a devoted Persil customer. Thanks to it's dual action degreasing agent it brings everything up squeeky clean even my chip pan which I don't think has ever been so clean! The grease and grime just slides off and there's no need for soaking or scrubbing as I had to do previously. It makes washing up a much quicker chore.

                      The liquid is also very mild to my hands, I have excema and normally washing up leaves the skin on my hands very dry and itchy but with Persil my skin feels soft and mosterised.

                      I now understand why it's worth paying a little extra for a quality washing up liquid and I would neevr switch back. This product is fantastic and it's worth every penny.

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                      09.11.2008 14:53
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                      What a bargain!!!

                      After running out of washing up liquid mid-week, about two weeks ago i phoned my partner and asked him to pick up a bottle on the way home, he asked me what make and i said surprise me, to be honest im not really bothered what type i use as long as it gets the job done properly.

                      Anyway he turned up with a bottle of 'Persil , lemon zest. Priced at only 89p for a 500ml bottle, the bottle was shaped so it was easy to hold and had little grippers to stop it from slipping, it had a easy click shut cap at the top for easy pouring, i thought he'd picked up a real bargain. Now i mainly use my dishwasher for plates, cups, and glasses, and wash up by hand for pots, pans, and cutlery as i tend to find dishwashers don't get to them hard stubborn stains.

                      After tea, i put it to the test, i ran the water and added some liquid, i think i underestimated Persil because i put to much in, and i was over run by bubbles, and the smell was lovely- a fresh lemon smell that over took the kitchen in a good way.

                      First of i put a couple of pans to soak for ten minutes, on my arrival back as i started to wash up the results where pretty amazing, i didn't have to scrub like mad, like i do with my normal washing up liquid, having left them to soak, the liquid must have really got to work degreasing the pans, as the stains where really effortless to remove. And my pans came up as clean as when i first brought them. Needless to say i was impressed, at how such a cheap bottle of washing up liquid could do such a great job with my dirty pans.

                      I then emptied the water, refilled and left cutlery, and utensils to soak for a while, after a little scrub they where left gleaming. I even went into my husband and told him what a great brand this washing up liquid was, and how he'd made the right choice, and he simply gave me a look as if to say i was made for going loopy over something so stupid.

                      I know use it religiously every day, and i only have to use a little bit of liquid to make it really bubbly. Up until a week ago i never tried Persil as i always thought being a brand name, it was going to be more expensive, but the quality wouldn't be as good as shop brands, i was wrong, two weeks on and i still have a quarter of a bottle left.- what a bargain!!!

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                      15.09.2008 18:52
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                      makes the kitchen smell nice and the dishes too

                      How exciting. A review on Washing Up Liquid. I admit I do have a dishwasher, but occassionaly I do some dishes by hand. Persil is the choice for me, as it is slightly cheaper than Fairy and I find that supermarket versions can be a bit runny.

                      You buy Persil in a 500ml bottle. There are so many versions of this about - Original, Berry, Eucalyptus, Lemon, Citrus and the one I have here just now Green Tea and Lime.

                      A bottle normally costs 85p. This is not normally on offer. The lst offer I saw was 3 for £2, and although you are saving a bit money I think usually people tend to buy this once and you don't need to buy it again for a while.

                      The bottle is a clear plastic and you see the liquid through it. It has a grey flip lid. The label is a light green with the writing in red and an odd kind of star shaped splat, which is an even lighter green colour.

                      As I said the liquid is quite thick and you only need a little squirt into the hot water to give a good foam. The smell is nice, fruity, clean smelling and this gives a sparkle to the dishes.

                      It's hard to say how long this product lasts, as I only do dishes now and again, but I would guess that a bottle could last maybe 6 weeks for an average family usage.

                      A good buy and it does what it says

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