“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Washing Up Liquid / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
I'm not lucky enough to have a dish washer so in my home the chore of washing the dishes comes down to me. One thing though I try and purchase is a decent washing up liquid and do have my favourites but a few days ago I ran out and had to nip to my local Tesco express store in a hurry to purchase some and ended up with the Tesco own brand lime and lemongrass antibacterial action washing up liquid.
This washing up liquid comes in a 450ml bottle and was priced at 1.10 when I purchased it but is now on special offer at two bottles for £2.00.
The bright green coloured washing up liquid comes packaged in a clear plastic bottle with a flip top cap. The bottle is shaped which makes it easy to grip even with wet hand to allow you to distribute the liquid. The label on the back of the bottle details all the necessary product information including directions for use, ingredients listings, warnings and storage instructions.
To use the washing up liquid you add a little to warm water which I have found gives a good lather. The scent of the liquid is quite strong but very pleasant as it is zesty and fresh smelling.
I will say that I have been very impressed by this washing up liquid, as a little goes a long way. I can easily wash a good few glasses, plates and a couple of baking trays with them all coming completely clean and before the lather begins to disappear. For baked on food you do need to leave items in soak for a short time but once soaked there is not much scrubbing required. As far as the antibacterial action goes then obviously this cannot be seen but its nice to know it is included and helping to keep germs at bay.
I have also found that this washing up liquid is gentle on my skin and although I try and always wear gloves I have used it without and gave experienced no adverse reaction.
Overall I have been quite impressed with this washing up liquid and although I still have my favourite brand I would purchase it again in the future.
Tesco lime and lemongrass wul
I tend to do most of my shopping at Tesco but until recently had always used more well known brands of washing up liquid. However, when this was on offer at 2 bottles for £1.50, I decided it was an offer not to be missed.
WHAT IS IT?
As stated on the bottle, this is a washing up liquid so it should clearly leave dishes clean, but on top of this, it also apparently has an anti bacterial action, so germ free dishes.
PRODUCT AND PACKAGING...
The product is a light lime coloured green (obviously ) and comes in a plastic 500 ml bottle with the name of the product on the front and instructions and ingredients on the back. It has a flip up lid to open and when I open the lid, I find that when the bottle is full there is no need to squeeze as the washing up liquid just dispenses itself. It does immediately, on first sniff, have a citrusy smell which becomes more apparent when the product is poured under the running water. When it is actually in the bowl and ready to clean any dishes, it does have a strong and very pleasant citrus smell and fortunately for me doesn't smell anti bacterial as I just wouldn't like this smell on my dishes.
USING THE PRODUCT...
The washing up liquid should be added to warm running water and this way, if the water is running then it does work almost instantly into a lather. Dishes can be added to this solution and washed. Alternatively, the product can be added directly to a damp cloth or onto dishes, rubbed and then rinsed. I don't like the idea of washing dishes like this because for me the liquid would leave smears on the dishes and they would be more difficult to rinse. For the antibacterial effect the product should be applied directly to a cloth and then wiped over the dishes; again, I think this method would make anything put on the dishes after this taste of soap.
For me the best method is just the usual method- making up a bowl of soapy water and washing dishes.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY...
The product costs £1.10 for 500ml of the stuff but is currently available at 2 for £1.50 which is tremendous value. It is available in tesco stores and also online at www.tesco.com.
The washing up liquid is great value for money and for me certainly as good as the leading brands. For a bowl of nice soapy water, only a small amount of the product is needed and if dishes have any food stuck to them, I find that if I soak them in a soapy solution, then any residual food is easily wiped off- this even goes for pans especially if I use a gentle scourer.
I cant vouch for any anti bacterial effects because I cant see it happening, but I do like the smell and the fct thet the soap is really easy to rinse off, leaving no soapy taste or nasty smears.
A recommended washing up liquid which I will buy again.
It is also gentl on my skin and hasnt caused any aggravation which is a bonus.
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When it comes to washing up liquids as much as I would like to always purchase fairy as it is my preferred brand there are times when I need to buy a cheaper alternative and so the washing up liquid I have been using for the past month is Tesco's own branded lime and lemongrass version. The reason I bought it is it was on a two 500ml bottles for £1.20 when I last did my big shop and it seemed a very good price. It would seem this is still a running promotion and possibly a long term one.
The washing up liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle which has a curve to the middle for ease of holding. I cannot see any information on the bottle which suggests that the bottle is recyclable which is a shame to be honest as many plastics are recyclable these days. The bottle has a label to the front which tells us the product name as well as the fact that it contains an antibacterial agent and the label on the back gives us the guidelines for use and the ingredients list. We are told that the product is not tested on animals which I think is a very good thing indeed as I don't see the need for testing on animals in all honesty.
The actual washing up liquid is a lime green in colour and can be seen through the bottle which is always a good thing I think as you are very much aware of when you are running out and can replace your bottle accordingly. I always squeeze some washing up liquid under the running hot water tap as I think this produces the best bubbles and this is the case with this particular brand too. I find if I add some to the washing up bowl once the water is run it has no effect at all really. The actual washing up liquid is quite thin, certainly thinner than fairy, but it is not as thin as the very budget brands and I would say it is about on a par with other supermarket brands I have tried. You do need to use a bit more of this than you do with fairy when you wash up but to be honest having paid 60p for 500ml I can't really complain at that and it does last me quite well. I find that using this product to wash up is more than adequate and it cleans well leaving no marks on my dishes and cutlery either. I have even found that if I squirt a little of this in to my slow cooker crock pot after use with some warm water that it makes relatively light work of cleaning that up too even with the burnt on sauce or whatever.
The fragrance of the washing up liquid is nice enough but I do think it could be a little more "limey" as whilst it does smell slightly citrus it isn't a particularly powerful scent and I do like a good strong smelling washing up liquid. I do like how you can pop some of the product on your sponge neat after washing up which will act as an antibacterial effect according to the manufacturers.
For the price I paid for this product I am very happy with the results and I would certainly use it again. It isn't as good as fairy liquid which in my opinion is the best brand of washing up liquid on the market but it is much cheaper and produces good results and so I am able to recommend it.
Thank you for reading my review!
Tesco Anti bacterial Lime and Lemongrass washing up liquid
WHICH ONE TO BUY?
I am not a shopper that is loyal to any one brand but I do like my products to do the job so if I try one and don't like it then that one is dropped very quickly. I usually look for a bargain and am more than happy with own brand products so long as they work. I do have a dishwasher but anyone who owns one will know that you do still end up washing up by hand quite a lot so I always have a bottle of hand washing up liquid in my cupboard.
I have tried a few of the Tesco brand washing up 'flavours' and this is my latest one. I avoid the fruity sweet ones as I feel that washing up needs a strong smelling lemon/lime or the like sort of scent to kill the odours of the washing up as well as cut through the grease so that the crockery is really clean and there are no lingering whiffs.
Lime and lemongrass combine two perfect cleaning scents for me and it has a lovely natural strong fresh smell so is perfect for a washing up scent.. I chose this one because of this scent and sad person that I am I do open bottles in the supermarket and give them a sniff before I buy.
The Tesco website tells me that this product has a carbon footprint of 120g per dose. I am not sure what this really means and can't find any other brand with this information to compare it to. Maybe someone with more eco knowledge will know and share this with us in the comments.
Price wise this costs £1.20 for two 500ml bottles at the present time while the offer is on. To compare Fairy also do a lime and lemongrass one which is slightly smaller 443ml and the price for two bottles is £2.50. I haven't tried the Fairy one so I don't know whether it is twice as good but it is double the price for less liquid.
WHAT IS IN THIS BOTTLE?
Fairy: 15-30% Anionic Surfactants,5-15% Non-Ionic Surfactants ,Disinfectants ,Methylisothiazolinone ,Phenoxyethanol ,Perfumes ,Benzyl Salicylate ,Limonene
Tesco: 5 - 15% anionic surfactants ,<5% non-ionic surfactants. Also ,perfumes ,Limonene ,2-Bromo-2-nitropropane-1 ,3-diol ,Methylisothiazolinone ,Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Regardless of what these are it can be see that they are pretty much the same ingredients in both bottles. I didn't investigate what they were as most are surfactants and the rest are scents and anti bacterial agents I believe.
Tesco dilute 5ml in 5 l of water. Fairy says one or two squirts in the water which is rather vague. I have to admit I have never measured 5ml into 5 l of water so I am not sure how accurate Tesco is. Also I find you need more if the stuff you are washing in greasy than if you are just doing glasses and things.
As I said I don't hand wash a full meal's stuff every day but I believe I do use this most days. My husband also uses this to wash his golf clubs three times a week and he commented on the nice smell. I find that you only need a normal squirt to get a decent lather and I realize that I'm not washing mountains of greasy stuff but most of the things I do hand wash are pots and pans that wouldn't get clean in the dishwasher as they need a bit of elbow grease. The suds last pretty well and if I leave things in soak because of over cooking accidents then it does help with the cleaning process the next day!
The scent is a very pleasant fresh clean smell that does seem to get rid of less pleasant cooking smells in the kitchen. If I wash pans that have cooked cauliflower they smell of lemon rather than cauliflower which is a real positive as far as I am concerned. You can smell it more in the warm washing up water than in the bottle but it fills my kitchen with lemony smelling aromas which I am really happy with.
The liquid is a nice bright fresh looking yellowy grenish colour almost identical to that of the Fairy rival one of this scent. Ilike this colour for washing up liquid as it looks like it is going to clean well I am not sure why they just seem to be the right sort of fresh clean colours for this purpose. I also like to see the colour of the liquid and so look for clear bottle as I can see the colour of the liquid an also can tell when I am getting near the end of the bottle. So that I can buy the next bottle before we run out completely.
The most important ingredient for me is the anti bacterial stuff as I do feel any extra germ killing has to be a positive. I always use anti bacterial handwash in the kitchen and anti bacterial spray as well as anti bacterial washing up liquid as I don't think you can be too careful when preparing and cleaning up around food. I can't say whether this one is more anti bacterial than the next but I do notice that when I squeeze out my washing up sponges in this they smell good for longer than if I don't.
WOULD I BUY THIS AGAIN?
I would go looking for this one again as it is a good buy. I also really like the lime and ginger version to this but it made a pleasant change and it did an efficient job of cleaning all that I asked it too.This is a good quality washing up liquid that is a lot cheaper than the branded one of the same smell.
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