“ Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cleaning Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
Up until a few months ago I was among one of those who had never bought or tried any of the very popular wipes that make the world go around. I had seen them in the supermarkets and just dismissed them out of hand. Why buy wipes when you have a perfectly good dishcloth?
Then I had a `wipe initiation ceremony`, a grand title for such a treat!
My niece is wipe mad, bathroom wipes, leather wipes, floor wipes, baby wipes and of course the ever popular kitchen wipes.
My only concern is that the toddler doesn't get his lunch wiped off with a cloth that ought to be cleaning the sink! But my niece assures me all of the wipes are clearly marked.
Sainsbury's cleaning wipes are quite a natty little invention, they come in either lemon or lime fragrance. Up until now I have only tried out the lemon wipes, I am not convinced that the lime fragrance will be my cup of tea.
The wipes come in a good thick plastic packet which is a beautiful sunshine yellow. The packet has been well designed, it allows you to lift a plastic tab and pull a single wipe out of the packet with ease.
After you have pulled the wipe out you have to remember to reseal the packet, this keeps the remaining wipes moist.
The wipes aren't huge by any standards but they are satisfactory. There is no mistaking that they are lemon, the citrus smell fills the air as you hold the wipe in your hand.
Lift the wipe up and as you examine it you will see that there is no great thickness there, the fibres of the wipe are closely knit but it still remains see through.
Sainsbury's wipes contain no bleach, they contain ethanol, which is a form of alcohol and a cationic surfactant which is a substance that reacts when it is dipped in water and enables the cleaning process to go ahead.
The wipes kill E Coli, Salmonella and Listeria.
Each wipe must only be used once to prevent the spread of bacteria.
The wipes have not been tested on animals.
So just one problem remains, there is nothing listed on the product information to tell you that the wipes are bio-degradable, so I am assuming that when you dispose of them they take light years to break down.
Normally I use my cotton dishcloth, run some water into the basin in the sink, add a drop of bleach and wipe my kitchen surfaces over to ensure that they are as bacteria free as I can make them.
A process that I have used for years, so introducing wipes was a different way of coping with work surface germs and bacteria.
When the wipe is first lifted out of the packet it is very moist, as you place it onto the worktop and apply slight pressure the moisture in the wipe leaves streaks of citrus smelling liquid sitting on top of the worktop. Just gently run the wipe over the area that you want to clean, applying just a tiny bit more pressure on any area that is stained , the moisture sitting on the worktop soon dries leaving the area looking and smelling fresh and clean. This effect is should last for twelve hours after use.
The wipes are ideal for any small spillages, if there is a lot to clean then you would have to wipe it off using the dishcloth first of all then revert to finishing off with a wipe.
A pack of forty Sainsbury's lemon wipes costs around 92p.
I am keeping a packet in my sink unit drawer to use as and when, maybe I wouldn't use the wipes every day of the week but I like the smell and it is comforting to know that you are protecting the family against those harmful bacteria.
I have been going through a phase of buying wipes for the kitchen ever since my second daughter was born. I did this for speed and efficiency when needing to clean small areas.
These aren't the most cost effective way of cleaning, however they are one of the cheaper brands being a supermarket own make, and I think they do the job just as well as I've tried other brands along the way too.
These wipes are available in either lemon or lime fragrance. I usually opt for lime as I find the smell is slightly stronger than the lemon, but if you don't like to smell them then go for the lemon.
The wipes come in a packet very similar to baby wipes. There is a peel off lid that will re seal most of the time to keep freshness in and help the wipes stay moist in the packet. The packaging is fairly non descript to be honest but the green packet is for lime and the yellow for lemon.
I usually find they are easy enough to get out of the packet providing you can grab the end of the wipe with your finger. If they are not laid in the packet correctly then it can be a nightmare getting the wipes out.
A wipe is a decent size which covers my hand when it's spread out. You can tear them in half to get more usage out of them, but I rarely do this as I get a better clean with a whole wipe. They seem to be fairly good quality and I can usually give them a good workout when I find a stubborn stain that someone before me has neglected to clean up. I haven't had one tear on me yet.
They seem to be moist but not to the point of being soggy. Sometimes packs can have very soggy wipes right at the bottom of the packet, but I haven't found this yet.
The main reason I buy these is because they are only 94p for 40 wipes compared to more expensive brands at £1.78 for Dettol wipes for a pack of 28.
I also buy them because they are anti bacterial and claim to kill E-Coli, listeria, salmonella, and protect up to 12 hours.
They are a god send to me since having my daughter as they are so much easier to clean her highchair over with, or the table instead of getting a spray and sponge out, and then having to rinse and dry off afterwards if I make too much mess which I usually do.
With having a sneaky toddler running about they are also easier to keep out of her way, and get a job done in front of her without her trying to dip her fingers into the liquid on the surface I'm cleaning.
I find a pack of 40 wipes will last just over a week, and I will continue buying them over sprays for the time being.
I have been buying Sainsbury's Lemon refill wipes for ages now and they really are a very useful addition to my kitchen and bathroom.
They come in other scents as well and I usually have a packet of each under the sink but the lemon ones are the freshest smelling to me and therefore I do tend to use them in my bathroom more than the kitchen as I prefer the antibacterial ones in the kitchen.
The bathroom lends itself to getting grubby and I use them all the time for quickly wiping round the toilet rim and seat each day, and also for wiping over the windowsill which seems to get very dusty and toothpaste spilled on it. As it is tiled the wipes offer a very good form of cleaning collecting all the dust and grime in one wipe and keeping it all on the wipe.
I also use it for wiping round the inside of the sink in between proper cleans and it gets rid of spat out toothpaste that the younger kids couldn't quite aim at the plug hole.
In the kitchen I use them for wiping over the counter tops and inside the microwave as well as the plastic table cloth that gets covered in everything from food to felt tip pen. It takes everything off easily, only with a couple of extra scrubs for harder to clean grubbiness.
Sometimes each wipe has a little too much cleaning fluid imbedded in it and it can leave a soapy residue but if this happens I just wipe over with a little kitchen towel and all is well.
The package is easy to get into with a lift up flap that always sticks down well after use and the wipes come out one at a time which is better than some other brands of wipes.
For the very reasonable price of 95p for a packet of 40 wipes I will continue to buy and use these for a long while to come.
Antibacterial multi-purpose cleaning wipes available in lemon or lime.