“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Cleaning Wipes / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues „
I normally shop on Tesco.com now and these wipes are something I always add to my basket. These wipes come in two different sized packets 60 wipes for £1.25 and 120 wipes for £3 (currently on offer £2) you can also get citrus scent and apple. I normally choose apple.
The wipes come in a plastic packet which for the apple fragrance is green in colour, the packet had a picture of a shield on the front. The packet tells me that the wipes kill 99.9% of germs including e-coli, salmonella and listeria. The wipes also state that they will cleanse surfaces.
To take a wipe out of the packet you simply peel back the label and pull on out. Unlike baby wipes these are attached to each other but the have perforations so you can pull one off.
The wipes are really moist when they come out of the packet and they smell really nice. I have tried both scents but I like apple the best, it smells fresh and crisp and not artificial.
I use these wipes all around my house but mainly for wiping my door handles and light switches which are stainless steel and get really dirty, I also wipe the bannister on the stairs and other bits and pieces like doors and skirting boards.
These wipes clean really well and remove dirt with ease. They have a thick texture and don't disintegrate when you are scrubbing or wiping.
I like these wipes as they are really good at general cleaning but at the same time you are getting piece of mind that they are killing harmful germs that could make your family ill.
I would recommend these wipes they work as well as the more expensive brands such as Dettol and Flash and they are a fraction of the price. The wipes also stay moist a long time I can't say that mine last me more than about 2 weeks and even the last wipe is moist.
Full marks from me.
These Tesco Anti Bacterial Citrus wipes are very convenient - especially if you are decorating or about to clear out a whole room or are moving house, something like that.
I have been cleaning dusty and mouldy stuff that was removed from someones attic, it only became mouldy after a few months out of the attic as the stuff is so old.
I have been using disposable wipes for everything from record covers to toy cars, wooden boxes, glass and wooden ornaments big toys and general junk.
Some of these things were not just a bit dusty but thick with dirt and never been looked at or cleaned for 30 years, mostly 1980's stuff. So just wiping with a cloth and spray was not working.
The packet is bright yellow, it cost £1.25 for 40 wipes.
They have a refreshing Citrus smell as you would hope being Citrus wipes, and it is exactly what I want when cleaning mouldy old furniture or dusty books. They are moist wipes but they don't foam up with lots of foam like some cleaning wipes do, so you just can use them and that is it.
They contain special moisture within the wipe so you just peel off a wipe from the top of the pile of about 40 wipes. The packet seals shut which keeps them moist. I have found that if you leave the packet top open after using they become dry, if there is only about half left, and useless after a few days, which is fair enough but this is something I want people to be clear about.
I havn't used gloved with mine, but found after 1 or 2 hours of cleaning a whole load of stuff from storage, my hands were stinging, and I had to keep going to rinse them under the cold tap.
It may be an idea to wera gloves, it does say some things about not cleaning your skin with them but that is pretty obvious.
The wipes kill 99.9% of Bacteria including E.Coli, Listeria, Salmonella.
less than 5% Cationic surfactant,Disinfectant ,Perfume , Methylisothiazolinone ,Benzisothiazolinone ,Citral ,Limonene Tesco Citrus Antibacterial wipes contain amongst other ingredients: Less than 5% Cationic surfactant ,Disinfectant ,Perfume , Methylisothiazolinone ,Benzisothiazolinone ,Citral ,Limonene.
When we got our own place, I always used to buy Dettol antibacterial wipes - I just assumed that as they were a brand they were the best and never looked at the supermarket ones on the shelf. But, when we'd been in our house a few months, I started to look around Tesco for alternatives to almost everything to make a few savings and free up money for nicer, luxury items. One of the greatest swaps I made was to these antibacterial wipes and haven't used branded ones since.
Price and Sizing
They are regularly on offer in Tesco and I always pick up a few packs together as part of a 3 for £3 deal or 2 for £2 deal as they do those offers a lot. One pack costs £1.10 so the savings in the offer aren't brilliant, but a pack on it's own is fairly reasonable. Obviously with them being a Tesco's own brand they're only available there. They're available in two pack sizes, I always go for the smaller packs that contain 40 wipes now, but I've also purchased larger packs in the past too.
The wipes come in a slightly different packet now to the one shown - it's still bright yellow but the writing is now blue. The packet is the only small downside I've found with them - to open the pack, there is a small piece of plastic that pulls back and then sticks back down when the wipes aren't in use. This is a tricky fastening though - if you don't get it quite right when pulling it back for the first time, the pack can rip in two and the wipes can dry out quickly. The plastic also doesn't stick back down fantastically, but I find if I buy the smaller packs I get through them quickly enough (around a week) so that they don't dry out. The odd time I've purchased the larger packs, I've noticed that they have dried out towards the end as the plastic sticky part wears out quickly from the opening and closing. That's partly the reason I now always get the smaller ones. The wipes come out of the packet ok, although sometimes I do pull out more than 2 and have to pop the spare ones back in - it's ok to do that though as long as the packet will stick back down well enough. They do seem to dry out quicker when they're not tightly packed in the packaging and folded so I always make sure I use those ones up first.
They have a scented citrus smell - I find that this is subtle though which I really like - I can't stand anything that's really overpowering when cleaning but these just have a nice fresh scent. They are moist so I find I only need around 3 or 4 wipes to clean the work surfaces all over the kitchen. Although they're moist, I find that the worktops also dry quickly after using them which is another plus.
They claim to kill 99.9% of bacteria including ecoli, listeria and salmonella - obviously that's not something I can confirm though. I find that they clean everywhere well, remove any tough stains from the worktops including coffee stains and red wine and they clean the chopping board superbly after cutting allsorts including red peppers, tomatoes, meat - they even wipe up red cabbage stains well and that is something I've always found tough to remove. I also use these in the bathroom - they are pretty all purpose and they do a great job wiping around the sink, leaving it gleaming, shiny and clean. They are quite thick so I also don't find that they disintegrate when being used - in fact I don't recall that ever happening in the whole time I've used them (around 6 years!).
These are a fantastic alternative to branded wipes - they are cheaper but that doesn't mean that they're of lower quality. I never look at branded ones now, even when they're on offer as these suit our needs perfectly. They wipe all residue away quickly, effectively and only a few wipes are needed to clean a large area. The only small downside is the packaging not opening and sealing as well as it could. I've removed one star for that, but I'd recommend giving these a go.
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One of my favourite cleaning products has to be wipes.Purely for the fact they are simple to use and especially if I need to wipe a surface down, I simply grab, wipe and Im done. I buy different brands of wipe, normally if I find they are on offer, and this Tesco Mutli Action pack of wipes in the lemon fragrance is one I have used many times.
What is this product?
These are Tescos own Antibacterial Multi Action wipes with a citrus fragrance ( more specifically lemom ). The picture above shows a pack of 120, where as the one I have contains 40 wipes, and this tends to be the readily available option.
These wipes are designed to clean surfaces such as tiles, toilets, sinks, work tops. Not only do they clean, but they kill 99.98% of bacteria including E coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
How are they packaged?
They come in a plastic rectangular shaped packet with a small plastic cover over the middle of the packet, which when you pull back allows you to take out wipes. It seals back and covers the opening when wipes are not needed, ensuring they dont dry out.
The picture is slightly different to the one above, but still gives the same overall impression. The main colour is yellow, there is a picture of lemons on the packet and it clearly states what the product is on the front, so you wouldnt be in doubt.
On the back of the packet the information is simple but sufficient e.g what wipes do, ingredients, warnings etc. Overall packaging is simple and uncomplicated.
So what do I think of this product?
Firstly, the packet is easy to open and rather than finding myself pulling out about 15 wipes all at once, I can easily take out one or two at a time if needed. As soon as you lift the seal to get a wipe, you are immediately hit with a fragrance of lemon.Its not powerful but fresh, clean and very citrusy ( probably no such word! ), and this smell is impregnated in the wipes so the smell isnt a one hit wonder.
The size of the wipe is just right and the thickness isnt too thin where I feel I might as well wipe my surfaces with my own hands, yet not too thick where you dont feel comfortable holding them, or finding they arent flexiable enough when trying to wipe surfaces that arent straight or flat e.g around the back of a toilet. So you can easily move them around odd shaped areas you want to clean.
They clean surfaces very well.I tend to use these in the bathroom, sink and toilet area. I like the fact it doesnt soak the surface area with moisture, but gives a light glaze of cleaning product, which quickly dries within minutes. The smell is still apparent even after use, but is more a light smell in the background, rather than something obvious.
I also like the fact they dont take too much room underneath the sink.Their footprint isnt huge, they are reasonable flat, roughly the length of a Sky remote and half its length width ways.
Would I buy again?This is one of those products that should always be under the sink.Ive used them to wipe my kids toys down, potties, highchairs, door handles. Basically anything that normally can be cleaned and wiped down, but I need the added protection of killing of germs. Normally these wipes cost £1.25 but currently Tesco are selling them for 3 for £2.75 which is good buy.
How do you use?
Wipe surface til dirt/grime has been removed. Leave to air dry. When finished with wipes make sure you reseal so wipes remain moist and not allowed to dry out.
For many years I used branded antibacterial wipes such as Dettol and had always been really pleased with them. Whilst out shopping the Tesco Multi Action Antibacterial wipes caught my eye as they were on a 2 for £2.00 offer. Since I happened to be a bit short of money that particular week I decided to give them a go and they have been my choice of wipes ever since.
The packaging must have been recently updated as the dooyoo picture above is a slightly different design to the wipes I picked up in store. They still have a zesty yellow background, but there are now one and a half lemons displayed in the centre instead of the previous array. "Tesco Multi Action Wipes - Antibacterial" is written in bold capital letters with a bold blue block behind it. We are informed that there are 40 wipes inside which contain "natural citrus extract". The claim that they kill 99.9% of bacteria (including E.Coli, Listeria and Samonella) is proudly displayed at the bottom of the pack.
On the back we have all the usual product information. Directions for use suggest using the wipes to "vigorously" wipe sufaces, the wipes are then to be disposed of. Storage should be in a cool, dry place and care should be taken to ensure the packet is well resealed to avoid the wipes drying out. Plenty of warnings are also given including to keep the product away from the eyes and not to use them on fabrics (eg carpets and upholsery). Strangely, there is also a warning not to use these wipes for skin cleansing, the mind boggles as to why anyone would do this, but I guess stranger things have happened. These are not to be flushed down the toilet and instead should be disposed of with the rest of the household waste. No best before date or use within time frame is given, which leads me to believe that these could be kept for sometime before needing to be used or disposed of.
Neither the packaging or the wipes are recyclable, which is certainly a worry, though this makes them no different from other similar products on the market. So, the use of these isn't exactly great for the environment.
On opening the packaging I was met by a strong lemon citrus smell, this was not unpleasant but rather refreshing. The white wipes are moist and work really well at wiping down surfaces. Once the surface is dry there is no sticky residue left beind. When my daughter was little I used these a lot on items such as the highchair and would highly recommend them for busy mums (& Dads too!) Nowadays I use these to wipe down my kitchen work tops and hob to remove any splashes and general mess. I also keep a packet in my bathroom cupboard and find them ideal for giving the sink etc a quick clean. Whilst using this product I have never experienced the wipes ripping, infact I have always found them to be rather strong and durable. Obviously I do not know if they live up to the claim of killing 99.9% of bacteria, but they certainly leave the surfaces looking clean and smelling fresh. I would note that they are not great for wiping up any liquid spills and would suggest a simple kitchen roll for this situation.
These wipes are of a really good value and in terms of quality they match more expensive brand wipes. Since these are not exactly enviromentally friendly I try not to overly use them but I do find them to be very convenient to have around the home and they have certainly been invaluable when short on time.
These wipes can only be bought from Tesco. They currently cost £1.25 (40 wipes). At the moment they are on offer for 3 for £2.75 but they are also often on 2 for £2.00 offers as well.
This review is of a 40 pack of Tesco multi-action wipes, with natural citrus. I initially purchased these as I had run through my stock of KFC moist wipes, and thought it would be better to have something which actually offered better cleaning of surfaces!
The packaging, which is a little more modern than the picture above, notes that the multi action wipes are anti-bacterial and have natural citrus extracts. The packaging also notes that they kill 99.9% of bacteria, including E.Coli, listeria and salmonella.
In terms of the wipes themselves I found them large and absorbent enough to be able to clean up any minor spills and ensure that the surface is left clean. They are also reasonably thick so that my hand doesn't go through them or tear them when using them.
I found the wipes were a good quality, and the lemon smell is very obvious and the wipes stay moist in the packaging for some time. I found them convenient and as per the instructions on the back, I just leave any surface to air dry after using the wipes.
There is a resealable sticky section in the middle at the front which allows the pack to be resealed. I once left a pack out for a few weeks and they had started to dry out, but now just store them in an container and they don't seem to dry out at all now. I note that the packs I have tend to have a best before date of around a year's time, so they likely dry out very slowly even in sealed packaging.
The instructions on the rear are concise, but yet comprehensive to warn of any potential dangers. These are primarily just advisory notes to not use them on carpets, upholstery or fabrics and to use gloves if you have sensitive skin.
A pack of 40 of the multi-action wipes sells for 1.14 pounds in my local Tesco Express, and is the only size they offer. I've also seen them as part of a 'two packs for two pounds' offer.
Overall I found that these wipes are of a good quality, and it's useful to have a supply of them available. The price is very reasonable, and comparable to branded products. Given the price and quality, I'd recommend this product.
These are definitely my kind of cleaning product, quick and easy then dump them in the bin my house has never been so clean, also available in 40 wipes packs.
Over the past few years I have used a lot of these but this is my first pack of tesco's, what I was thinking when I purchased them was the price, these come in at about half the price of Major brands.
Upon opening the pack they smelled really fresh, this fresh lemon smell is nice as you clean down your surfaces, so straight away the house is smelling clean, this however is not a strong smell and only lasts for about ten minutes.
The moisture in these wipes are great, right up there with the top brands, I have had problems with the cheaper brands before and some becoming bone dry about half way through using the pack, but this time I was well impressed, not only moist to the end but kept there fragrance too.
First used these in the kitchen wiping the surface then giving the doors a quick wipe, they cut through the dirt and grease very easily, I was really pleased with how clean my kitchen looked after a few wipes. As they are multi action wipes I went onto the bathroom this is were I really noticed how good they were, the enamel was spotless in no time and the taps were shining brilliantly with no streaks, the speed I got through this cleaning was great so I thought I would do the kitchen table, as the cloth I used for this still looked clean I also did my laptop keyboard yep germs no more, I now almost clean everything with these from lightswitches to my fireplace the list goes on.
The wipes come in a small plastic pack, opening them is an ease with a tab to pull back on the top of the pack just pull one out and then put the resealable tab back down, making sure it is done properly will keep the moisture in, the cloths themselves are a good size so only one is required. The size of this pack saves room from not having to have multiple cleaning products and cloths taking up space.
Not just a wipe for cleaning they also kill 99.9% of bacteria like e.coli, listeria and samonella, because of this there is precautions that need to be watched, keep away from children this should be on the pack but is not, keep away from eyes and fabrics and upholstery.
I do normally reach for brand named Wipes but buy them when they are on offer for £1 which they can sometimes be found in the main Supermarkets and sometimes picked up at Pound stores as well. I picked these up a few weeks ago as I was running out of my normal wipes and there was no offers to be had in Tesco. Perhaps I am lazy but I do like to use cleaning wipes as they are so quick and easy to use.
The pack looks like the picture on here. Just a simple flat pack and you open the tab in the middle to get the Wipes out. This seals easily enough and the Wipes seem to be staying damp enough without them drying out.
These come in a pack of 40 Wipes and I paid £1.22 for them which is the right price for these. So a bit cheaper than the brand named ones but often Supermarket brands aren't on offer the same way as brand names so these may end up costing more than a "more expensive" brand.
These are easy to use, just wipe these whever you want to clean. I've only used these in the Kitchen so haven't got around to using these in the bathroom. Just take a Wipe out and wipe it over the surface or area that you wish to clean. When i've used these on my Surface tops you can see the sheen from these and they are a bit wet when they wipe on, but the wet bits dry quick enough or you can wipe behind with some Kitchen Roll if you want but I would image then you wouldn't get the same cleaning if you were wiping some of the product off! The wipes aren't all that thick but I still find that 1 or 2 give a good enough deep down clean.
The scent of this is nice enough. Just a simple fresh Citrus scent. Not too strong but you can definitely smell this and it is nice enough.
Would I buy these again? I would but there is better ones than this due to them being a bit thicker and I do like the wipes that have different scents other than Citrus.
Why did I buy this product?
I originally bought these wipes for use in my bathroom. I thought they would come in handy between 'big cleans' as a way to freshen up the floor tiles, sink and shower screen. I liked the fact that they contained an anti-bacterial agent as I am becoming a bit of a clean freak. I also thought the price was very reasonable - so I thought it would be worth trying them out.
These wipes come in a bright yellow plastic packet - it certainly looked very eye-catching on the shelf. It has a little illustration of lemons on the front which I suppose adds a little more interest to the packaging. You can also see that the packet is indeed resealable, which I find really important with wipes like these to prevent them drying out, as I wouldn't fancy trying to find a container to pop these in.
Do they work?
I have found these extremely handy even though I have only been using them in the bathroom. I think they are fairly effective as a stop gap measure (obviously they don't have amazing cleaning power). The wipes themselves are fairly thin, but a couple of wipes are enough to have a quick whiz around the sink and shower, and across the tiled floor. I would say that my bathroom is fairly small, so if you have a large bathroom, these wipes might not be too useful, as you would find yourself using too many of them in one go to be worth the money. You also have to use a little bit of elbow grease with these wipes to get a good result, but that's not really a big deal in my opinion. They have a fairly pleasant citrussy smell, although it is very artificial smelling, it does definitely freshen up my bathroom. I think these wipes would work even better on kitchen counter tops (which I suppose is the intended use for them), but I don't know how effective they would be on really tough stains.
I think the price of these wipes is really fantastic, especially if you are only using them occasionally. They are just so handy to have around the house for cleaning up a mess quickly. These wipes are available from Tesco's for just £1.25 for a pack containing 40 wipes. They also have a 2 for £2.00 offer available at the moment, so I wouldn't hesitate in buying them again.
Any negative points to consider?
The only real problem I have encountered is that the resealable opening of these wipes isn't exactly the best one I've seen. I don't know if I have accidentally splashed some water on it, but it isn't as sticky as when I first bought them which is a little disappointing as there are still plenty of wipes left.
I don't know why, but for some reason the kitchen work surface never seems to stay clean in my Mum's house for longer than half an hour. Crumbs, sauce, dribbles of oil and so on can usually be found around the stove area, while blobs of food from dirty plates that my brother's attempted to clean can be found in (and around) the sink. My mum works full time and i'm home most days with my baby, so I do all the cleaning, and I like to make sure the house is kept as clean as possible. The kitchen worktops, cupboards and floor are probably the main 'problem areas' - I must wipe the kitchen surface down at least 3 times a day, probably more some days and I have found these multi purpose wipes from Tesco to be the quickest and most effecient way to completely remove any dirt, crumbs or residue.
These wipes are from Tesco's own range of cleaning products and are very affordable at £1.25 per pack, and each pack contains 40 wipes. Tesco also currently have an offer on which is buy two packs for £2 - which is an absolute bargain considering how much more expensive a majority of other brands are, and these in my opinion are great value for money and equally as good quality. Each pack of 40 wipes will usually last for atleast 2 weeks which I think is great for the price and because the wipes are good quality, one wipe goes a long way. The wipes are described by Tesco as multi action wipes which are suitable for a range of surfaces. The wipes are anti bacterial and can kill 99.9% of bacteria - including e.coli and salmonella, which I find very reassuring due to having a young baby in the house - it's nice knowing that there is no chance that there are nasties lurking on the kitchen surface and sink, where I wash, steralise and make up her bottles.
The packaging for these wipes is simple, they come in a thick, durable packet made of a plastic type of material. The packet is rectangular and similar to the type of packet that baby and make up wipes come in. The packet is eye catching and easily recogniseable, due to the bright colour scheme, which is yellow and blue - with the yellow obviously representing the lemon scent that the wipes have. The branding on the packet is minimal but informative with all the info a customer would want to know before buying a pack, eg the scent and the fact that the wipes are multi action/anti-bacterial. Opening the pack is simple and I simply peel away the sticky label on the front and pull out a wipe, like most wet wipes more than one does usually come out as they stick together, and once they are out of the packet they can not be put back in, however this is not too much of an issue.
The wipes are a decent size and are made of a cloth like material which is moist. The wipes are much thicker than I had expected - due to the price I wasn't expecting them to be as good quality as they are and due to the thickness they are very durable and don't rip. Each wipe contains quite a lot of liquid which can be awkward when wiping a particullary sticky or dirty surface, as if I press down on the wipe it will ooze moisture, so I usually wipe a surface down with a sponge first if there are any particulary stubborn patches of dried sticky drink/food, and then wipe over the surface with the wipe simply for the anti bacterial purposes and to pick up any unseen crumbs or dirt - these wipes are fab at picking up even the tiniest crumbs.
One wipe is enough to clean down my kitchen surfaces and I usually use both sides. The wipes leave the surfaces clean and they also provide a pleasant, lingering smell. The smell is lemony and fresh, and it suprisingly doesn't smell strongly of chemicals. Despite how moist the wipes are, as long as I don't press down too hard, they don't leave any overlly wet residue and any moistness dries quickly. I obviously use my hands to hold the wipes when using them and don't wear rubber gloves and have never experienced any itching or redness on my skin. Overall these wipes are great value and clean my kitchen surface effeciently. Reccomended.
These citrus smelling wipes are really useful to have in the kitchen as they provide a quick, easy cleaning solution when you want to wipe down work surfaces but are in a bit of a rush and do not want to have to hunt through the cupboards for cleaning items, for some reason I can never find what I want easily.
These anti bacterial wipes from Tesco are suitable for use in the kitchen or bathroom although I tend to only use mine in the kitchen. They come in a hard wearing plastic packet with a peel off section on the top which sticks back down after you have removed a wipe so that the contents remain moist. You can get two packs for £2.00 and each pack contains 40 wipes. I have never had a problem with the wipes drying out or the seal loosing its adhesive qualities as I get through the wipes quite quickly, probably at least three or four a day as I'm always wiping down my surfaces and hob after preparing food.
The wipes are effective at removing dirt and grease that result from cooking and they are reasonably robust. The lemon citrus smell is a little chemical but not overly strong. They are certainly good value for money and are generally the cheapest on the shelves at Tesco. They leave my surfaces looking nice and clean with a bit of a shine as well when used on the hob. I do find that while one covers a decent amount of area I tend to use two at a time to get more coveridge.
They do not tear easily and retain the anti bacterial liquid in them without going too runny and wet, in fact one of the things I like is that there is no difference between the first and last wipe out of the packet. Certainly these area regular purchase for me and well worth the money.
I get through anti-bacterial wipes pretty quickly now I have a baby - lots of surfaces need regular wiping - highchair, changing mat and toys being the main culprits. I decided to swap from my usual branded wipes to Tesco's own Multi-Action anti bacterial wipes to see if there was any difference in quality. The wipes were priced at £1.15 for a pack of 40 (on offer at two packs for £2) so it represented a small saving per pack on my usual wipes which are around £1.60 for a similar pack size.
The wipes come in a plastic wallet with a clear plastic tab that you pull back to open and remove the wipes. This reseals afterwards to keep the remainder of the wipes moist - I have found that this works well and remains sticky so no wipes dry out. On opening the packet I could smell a strong citrus scent, which was very pleasant and smelt very clean.
The wipes themselves are quite thick and very moist. The only problem that I have found is that they can rip slightly if you remove them in a hurry, so due care needs to be taken. On wiping over surfaces, they remove obvious grime well and leave the surface a little damp so that I am confident that they are cleaning. This dries really quickly. The scent doesn't last long, which is appropriate for my use of the wipes.
As will all these products, there is no way of knowing exactly how well they are working on the bacteria, short of getting Kim and Aggie in with their technology. I do trust them but am not sure if I trust them as much as I would a branded version - but that's just personal opinion. The surfaces definitely look and feel clean so I can't really argue with that and with the cost saving, I think these are good value.
I purchased the Tesco Multi-Action Citrus Wipes as a cost-saving alternative to the Flash wipes, at £1.15 or 2 for £2.
The pack opens with a resealable sticky cover, keeping the wipes fresh. The citrus scent is apparent when you open the pack - clearly synthetic but pleasantly fresh. When removing wipes I immediately noticed that they are thinner and weaker than the Flash equivalent.
I use these wipes for cleaning kitchen/bathroom surfaces, windowledges, and any other light wiping jobs. The Tesco wipes perform as well as Flash, although on dried marks you need to put in a bit more work. The wipes clean all surfaces well, leaving them looking fresh. They also leave a satisfying citrus scent behind - just enough so I can tell I have done some cleaning.
However, there is one flaw. The Tesco wipes look a little soapy when you remove them from the pack, and they leave a soapy residue behind as you wipe - as if you had wiped with some washing-up liquid. I'm not happy about leaving this residue to dry, so I always rinse after using the wipes - which makes me feel like there's not a lot of point in the wipes, I could just use spray and a damp sponge.
Neither Flash wipes nor Morrisons own wipes leave this residue, so I'll be sticking to them in future. I buy these cleaning wipes to make mid-week cleaning quick and easy - rinsing isn't part of the deal for me.
I like to have surface wipes round the house, for when I don't have time (or can't be bothered!) to do a full proper clean in a room, but just want to keep surface dirt and dust at bay. These wipes from Tesco are very versatile as you can use them in every room, so rather than getting separate bathroom/kitchen/surface wipes I thought I'd get a pack of these to try round the house.
The wipes come in a yellow packet, which has an allegedly re-sealable cover. I found, however, that once they are open, the seal loses its stickiness and this results in the top layer drying out. Not the best start. The wipes themselves are quite small, so if you're doing a large surface area or tackling stubborn marks, you'll probably need two otherwise it'll end up ripping.
The wipes have a lovely lemon smell to them, this is probably the best thing about them. The smell makes the room smell fresh once you've cleaned it (although if that's what I was after I would have just bought an air freshener - I was primarily looking for something that would clean things). The only thing with this is that the wipes are so heavily scented, the smell stays on your hands for ages after using them. Although it's a pleasant smell, it's not one I want overpowering my perfume all day.
In terms of cleaning power, the wipes are designed to make life easy in that you simply wipe the surface clean and leave it to dry. I found the problem with this was that the wipes leave a white residue on the surface, so I'd end up dampening the wipe to rinse the surface afterwards. This kind of defeats the point of the wipes in that you may as well have just done a full clean with a proper spray cleaner. They are effective in picking up dust and dirt though, and as they are coloured white you can really see the amount of dirt they pick up. They are disposed of simply in the bin. They are to be stored in a cool dry place to keep them fresh.
These wipes are available in Tesco, retailing at £1.15 for 40 wipes, although currently on offer giving you 2 packs of 40 wipes for £2.00. This offer makes them 2.5 pence per wipe which is pretty good value, although you must bear in mind that you'll lose a wipe between cleaning because of them drying out due to the seal not closing, so if you think maybe you'll use only a few wipes each time you clean, you'll probably end up losing a third of each pack! Bizarrely I've just checked the Tesco website and Flash wipes are retailing at £1 for 60 which is better value and that's not even on special offer!
All in all, I think these are a bit of a false economy. It's probably worth spending a bit more on a better performing wipe, or if you're not bothered about the convenience aspect a cleaning spray would perform better and provide better value.
This week I've been on a bit of a cleaning frenzy, I've dedicated a whole day to each room, today I have been doing the kitchen and along with my usual kitchen sprays and cloths, I picked up these Tesco Anti-bacterial Multi Action Wipes Citrus. I don't usually use these, so I thought I'd give them a try.
~Tesco Anti-bacterial Multi Action Wipes Citrus~
I saw these wipes just by chance while I was looking for multipurpose cloths, I knew I had a lot of cleaning to do and the cloths I already had were practically eaten away with bleach. The wipes, as it happens I spotted on the shelf before I found the other cloths I was after and because the packaging was so bright, I was drawn to picking up a packet and having a look. They sounded like just what I needed for the kitchen so I promptly stuck the packet in my basket.
Like I said the packaging for these wipes is bright yellow, there are or rather were, 40 wipes in the pack which incidentally states that these wipes kill 99.9% of bacteria including E. Coli, Listeria and Salmonella. The wipes are made with natural citrus extracts, which was very evident once I opened the pack. The packet opens the same way any other "wipes" product opens, and can be sealed closed again to keep them fresh and moist. I was a little disappointed with how small they were, for some reason I was expecting them to be much bigger, they were hardly big enough for me to get a good grip of in order to wipe the surface that I had prepared to wipe. The citrus smell didn't last long either, when I first took a wipe out of the packet, I could smell it very strongly, and it was quite soapy, but as soon as I started to wipe my surface the smell just seeded to disappear, and it didn't take long for the wipe to dry out.
The wipe really was next to useless, it screwed up so small it was hardly worth using. I got through a fair few of the wipes and I really wish they had been bigger. My hands felt horrible and sticky after use so I had to give my hands a good scrub. The directions for use of these wipes say to wipe the surface vigorously, if I had done that it would have been my hand rubbing the surface and not the wipe, the wipes balled up so small, I probably would have got better results had I used 3 or 4 wipes at once, but surely that defeats the object. The wipes are quite thin as well, although after saying that I didn't have one rip on me, so that's something at least.
There is a list of some of the ingredients contained in these wipes on the back of the packet with one of these ingredients being disinfectant. You can visit www.wipesdirect.co.uk for more information.
These wipes are not to be used for skin cleansing
Avoid contact with eyes
Users with sensitive or damaged skin should wear gloves
Do not dispose of down the toilet
Do not use on carpets upholstery or fabrics
In case of accidental contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice
I didn't use gloves with these wipes and I have a couple of sore chapped fingers at the moment and the wipes did not effect me at all, so I wouldn't worry to much about the damaged skin bit, the wipes didn't even sting my fingers on the sore areas.
These wipes cost me about £1.50 for a pack of 40 from Tesco Express. I don't think I'll be bothering again and somehow begin to realize why I haven't bothered with kitchen wipes in the past. So for me I'll stick to my kitchen spays with their strong lingering aromas.
~In the end~
After I had finished with the wipes I could not smell the citrus at all, I was quite disappointed I must say and had hoped for my kitchen to smell quite citrusy when I'd finished, but I decided I would get more of a citrus smell if I was to do a bowl of washing up with my lemon fairy.
Only 2 stars for these Tesco Anti-bacterial Multi Action Wipes Citrus as they only smell nice when the pack is opened and they are way to small in my opinion.
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