As I am on a bit of an economy drive I decided to try out the Tesco Everyday Value Washing up Liquid. After all at about 35p for a really big 500ml plastic bottle that looked full, I thought for this price cannot go wrong.
But I was wrong.
I normally give Tesco Everyday Value products a high score but not this time.
The package is plain as would expect with this brand. The bottle is clear and allows the buyer to see the green coloured washing up liquid inside. The plus point is that the small is nice, the washing up liquid smells as it should, pleased with this.
Then I squeezed some liquid out into by washing up bowl, the washing liquid is very thin when compared with a better brand. If I was at work (paint industry) would say that the Tesco Everyday Value liquid has a low viscosity compared with a named brand. I needed to use at least four times as much of this value brand as compared to my Fairy Liquid which normally use ? even then I struggled to remove grease from my dishes. In the end had to soak the dishes for a hour or so to remove the grease.
Having said this the value washing up liquid did work fairly well with just slightly dirty dishes which had been used for a salad meal and a cup of tea.
For my next washing up I went back to Fairy Liquid. For much less washing up liquid the Fairy Brand cleaned some greasy dishes no problem at all. Being much better than the Tesco Everyday Value Brand. In the end get what you pay for ?..35p for 500ml might seem a bargain at first. But in actual use have to use so much more than a named brand that this value cleaner is just not worth it.
I did finish off the bottle of Tesco?s Everyday Value Washing Up Liquid it worked ok on only slightly dirty dishes.
Each week I find myself paying around a pound and sometimes more for a bottle of washing up liquid. I don't mind too much because I want something that's effective however recently whilst in Tesco I was swayed into buying this because of its price which is just 33p for quite a large sized 500ml of the stuff.
The main of the bottle is white and its made of plastic and then on the front of it we are clearly told what it is and who it is by and shown a variety of things that we use in the kitchen and then on the back we're told a bit about the product, the size is stated and contact details for Tesco are given. It has a red flip top opening to it which is simple to open and close and although it looks a cheap product (which to be fair it is of course) to me its always the product inside that counts.
Well the washing up liquid is a deep green and very thin like gel in its consistency. Its very easy to pour out of the bottle and once diluted with your water does make a little foam though not as much as I am used to. Scent wise well it isn't floral or fruity but simply clean and soap like and I think the smell is quite nice.
However I do not like this cheap quality washing up liquid at all and am not used to so much hard work when washing up! Usually with the likes of Fairy or Persil I don't need to use much however with this to get any results I do need to use a lot of it. Again with Fairy and Persil I find washing up a much simpler task and that it doesn't leave my glass wear and cutlery smeared looking and that for really dirty, greasy pans I can tip a bit in and add boiling water to then be able to go back a few minutes later and voila job done. No with this it does leaves things smeared and it really struggles to cut through grease and from me elbow grease is really required. I'm not saying the task is impossible but it is made much harder for me using this.
I wouldn't use this on really greasy things but for everyday and lightly dirty things it worked well enough but washing up takes me longer with this so that's the reason I wouldn't purchase it again plus the fact that cos I need to use so much of it per washing up session it doesn't really work out as cost effective as you think!
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I don't mind buying and trying a shops own brand of washing up liquid and items because they can save some money and some of them are quite nice. If we don't try them we don't know if they are good enough or not. If they aren't suitable we then haven't wasted too much money.
This washing up liquid comes in a plastic bottle which has a flip back top. The top clips back into place after using the liquid. The bottle is easy to get a good grip and hold comfortably and also squeeze the liquid into the sink or washing up bowl. The liquid is darkish green in colour and is fairly rich considering it is a cheap liquid. It is a soft, smooth texture and not a runny consistency. I have found this one doesn't drip from the bottle, so no wastage which is a bonus.
It creates a good lather and I was amazed how many bubbles were in the water. It has a really nice perfume fragrance to it and one I can best describe as just perfume with a hint of a pine smell. It isn't an overpowering fragrance. One I quite like a lot. I do find the bubbles last for the length of time it takes me to wash my dishes. If I soak any dishes in the water for around half a hour or so, the bubbles then begin to fizzle. But that is expected since this is very cheap to buy. I didn't expect the bubbles to last any longer to be honest. I think this length of time is an adequate amount of minutes.
It washes my dishes and saucepans really well, it cleans my drinking glasses well too and my cutlery. I find it removes the food from forks without having to scrub them to remove the food. It does remove grease fairly well but not quite as quickly as a branded liquid. I do find the grease has to be soaked for a couple of minutes in the water and liquid to completely be removed from the dishes. it doesn't remove thick grease or dried on grease quite as well as a branded liquid and for that reason I just soak any dishes etc in a solution of the liquid and water for a little longer than the normal time I soak dishes. It cleans my racks in my oven and grill really well and I am happy with the results. I would say if you don't have a lot of time and need to wash dishes fairly quickly and not soak any for removing thicker grease, this one may not be so suitable but if you have time to soak then this one would be fine to remove grease adequately in my opinion.
It rinses well from the dishes and saucepans too. Once dried the dishes do look nice and clean and streak free just like any other brand of liquid.
I do find I need to use a little more than when I use a branded liquid. If I don't use more I find the bubbles are very minimal and not enough to clean my dishes. I just give it one big squeeze and not a gently squeeze like I do when I use a branded one. The bottle has lasted me almost 2 weeks. But I do have a dishwasher and sometimes don't wash my dishes in my sink. I only really use my dishwasher around twice a week because there is only my hubby and myself live in my household. When my grandchildren and family come over for a meal I then use my dishwasher. If you have a larger family and don't use a liquid every day for washing your dishes, then this liquid would last you a whole lot longer.
I always wear rubber gloves when I wash my dishes but sometimes when I only have a few dishes to wash I just wash them without wearing my gloves and have found this liquid hasn't irritated my sensitive skin or left any rashes etc on my skin. So in my opinion for my kind of skin it is a nice gentle liquid.
The bottle size is 500ml and for this amount of liquid it costs just 33p. I think it is a very good value price for the way this one works for washing dishes and is worth the money in my opinion. The liquid is a good quality too.
I am really happy with the results this one has for washing my dishes and saucepans etc. I will most certainly buy it again in the future and I am very pleased I gave it a go. I recommend it for others to try if you are dropping a brand or just want to buy a very cheap liquid if you have a dishwasher and only maybe wash dishes once or twice a week. If you wash dishes in the sink every single day or have a large family bear in mind this one may not be so economical and it won't last as long as a branded liquid. Although I do much prefer a branded liquid, this one has worked well and cleaned my dishes well enough.
I give this one 4 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
I bought this last week because we were on a midweek break in a caravan and it was 33p compared to a £1 for Fairy. I had no intention of taking the bottle home and had every intention of either launching it come Friday or leaving it for the caravan's next occupant.
You get 500ml in this plain and boring white bottle. The shape is like Fairy was years ago when you could use the bottles to make things afterwards. The bottle has some green pictures on it of dishes, pots and pans.
The back of the bottle tells me that the solution contains similar ingredients to other brands, well don't be fooled by this!
We only used our caravan as a base so only really ate breakfast there. The first day I made the mistake of boiling eggs... now my 2 year old is not the most graceful child eating a boiled egg and simply plunges her toast in and the yolk drips down the side of the egg cup, normally this is fairly easy to remove with Fairy however this washing up liquid was useless.
The instructions tell you to use sparingly in warm running water well I used sparingly and no bubbles formed, I am not sure if bubbles help with the cleaning process but I feel more comfortable with lots of bubbles which I am used to with Fairy. This liquid didn't form any bubbles until I squirted approximately 1/6th of the container in. The liquid was a thin green liquid with the consistency of water. It was so runny. The smell was awful it smelt artificial and fake and all around disgusting.
It took me a lot longer than usual to clean the dishes and even then I felt they didn't have the same sparkle as with more expensive brands.
Even my Mum who used this commented how rubbish it was.
Overall this is false economy it is nowhere near as good as Fairy and their ads are right when they say a bottle of Fairy lasts twice as long. Washing up liquid is one thing I won't compromise on in future and next time I think I will decant some Fairy into a smaller container to take with me!
This doesn't even deserve one star, the packaging is ugly, the product is useless and to put the icing on the cake it leaves your hands dry and sore!!!
I am usually the person who rates Tesco's Everyday Value products very highly. The vast majority of them I use I have really liked and have found little negative to say about them. One of Tesco's Everyday Value products I am not too keen on, however, is their washing up liquid. I bought this because of it's low price - pure and simple. At only 33p for a massive 500ml plastic squeezy bottle, I was sure this was going to be just fine. We were going away for a caravan holiday last year and I had bought this in a Tesco Extra somewhere in North Wales, as I hadn't taken any washing up liquid with us when we had left - one of those things I had simply forgotten to pack in my anticipation to get on the road and reach our holiday destination in Wales.
This washing up liquid comes very plainly packaged, as does everything in the Tesco Everyday Value range. I don't let packaging put me off, however, and believe it's the contents that matter. This liquid is green in colour, smells quite nice but it's noticeable much thinner than my usually Fairy Liquid. I needed to use an awful lot of this washing up liquid before it was able to get rid of grease from my dishes and soaking dishes in the bucket we had in the caravan took ages if the food had been dried on. It was a bit of a disaster, really. The last thing you want on a caravan holiday is a pile of dirty dishes waiting to soak in your makeshift sink.
Its not the worst cheap washing up liquid I have ever bought, however - the award for that goes to Asda, but this is possibly the second worst. Paying only 33p might seem like a bit of a bargain initially, but to be honest, you need to use so much of this that it really works out more cost effective to buy good old Fairy Liquid.
Won't be buying this again and I haven't done since that family holiday.
When we were having a 'poor week' and were very low on washing up liquid, I thought I would buy this to give it a try. I use quite a lot of Tesco Everyday Value products and usually find I'm quite impressed with them, but I certainly wasn't with this!
It costs 33p for 500ml, so is very cheap, but you have to use so much more meaning it is not at all cost effective.
You use it the same as other washing up liquid, run the hot water and squirt some liquid into the stream of water. I found I had to pour quite a lot more to get any bubbles, and after washing up a few items, I had to add more bubbles! It wouldn't cut through greasy pans at all, and they had to be left to soak before washing off.
It has a pleasant enough smell, and is a dark green colour. The bottle itself is white with green pictures, lots of little pictures relating to washing up.
With the leftover washing up liquid (I bought my usual Fairy the following week!), I added a small amount to a spray bottle and filled with water. I now use this for wiping down my surfaces and it works quite well for this, as long as they are not too dirty.
I will be sticking to Fairy in future. I wouldn't recommend, even if you are on a tight budget!
Living in a flat with just my girlfriend, we look for things that are cheap to keep costs down. Washing up liquid is something we get through very quickly so we decided to look for something cheap. Washing up liquids such as fairy are good but very expensive. We saw this on the shelf at tesco and thought it had to be worth a try due to its very cheap price. Usually I tend not to cut too many corners when it comes to cleaning products but I didn't see any reason why we shouldn't try this! I will now go into a little more detail on this product and explain the pro's and cons'.
A 500ml bottle only costs 33p this makes it almost 2 thirds cheaper than the leading brands. I was really shocked at the price and you do actually get a lot of washing up liquid for your money. The bottle is a classic style which actually looks trendy I quiet like the look. The bottle has the new tesco everyday value design on it with a red flip lid. It is an easy squeeze bottle and I find that the washingup liquid that comes out is easy to direct. Overall it is a very good design and I don't feel embarrassed having this on my kitchen counter.
Does it work?:
I believe that this washing up liquid is rather good. It is never going to be the best because of its price. It is just a classic washing up liquid. You only need a small amount to get a decent lather up when washing the dishes. You do need to give this a good scrub with this on but not too much. The scent is rather fresh and is nice, it isn't the best smell you will get but it is nice. I use this to clean all of the dirty dishes and cutlery and it leaves them feeling clean. I would say I end up using more of this per wash, but because of the cost I do not worry too much and tend to use more than I should. 500ml is a lot and I like how much you get for your money. As I have said before, it is never going to be this best you will use, but it is practical and saves you a lot of money if you use it. I will be using this for the foreseeable future becaue of the price and the fact that it works. Most if my friends at uni use this because they believe it saves them a lot of money.
I would recommend that you give this a try if you are on a budget because it will save you money. If you have never tried this and you are not on a budget, I still think it is worth a try becaue you can save some pennies here and there. This gets 3 stars from me because I do believe it is good, it is just very average and that is not a bad thing. Thanks for reading my review, give this a try!
Unfortunately the economic state of this country is not going well, and peoples pay rises (if they get one) are less than the rate of inflation. This means peoples disposable incomes are getting less and less and there is increased pressure on spending. One of the ways I personally try to lessen the impact of tighter budgets is to try and make my weekly essentials shop as economical as possible. Where I can I 'down trade' from well known luxury brands to cheaper, supermarket own brands. I only do this where is makes sense, as if the product is useless or the taste is poor then I trade back up. Washing up liquid is one of the things I am trying to save money on. You cannot avoid buying it, and using it, as it is one of life's essentials, however if there is a way to save money on it wherever possible then we try to.
Price and availability:
Tesco everyday value washing up liquid is exclusively available in Tesco supermarkets. I have seen it in the larger stores, as well as the more local smaller stores such as 'metro' and 'express'. I have seen it priced between 50 and 60p.
The plastic bottle the washing up liquid comes in is recyclable. It is soft plastic so easy to use, and easy to squeeze out the amount of product you actually need. The washing up liquid is a green watery gel of medium consistency. The washing up liquid doesn't froth us too easily when added to water, so the make the product most effective some effort has to be made to get the product fully dispersed in the water. I have actually found you need to use quite a lot of the product to get it to clean your dishes, which makes it much worse value than initially anticipated.
Overall I have found this washing up liquid quite ineffective. You have to add quite a lot of it to your water, and make sure you really froth it up for it to be effective. I am pretty sure that the amount you have to use per washing load that it doesn't work out quite so cheap after all. After using this I am left doubting the cleanliness of my dishes, and really wouldn't waste my time buying this product again.
I've been trying out some super cheap supermarket value items- although not all value stuff is that cheap anymore but seeing this washing up liquid at 33p for 500ml I thought I would try it. What's the worst that can happen- it's either rubbish but not an expensive mistake or it's wonderful and a real find.
The washing up liquid comes in a white bottle with nice kitcheny pictures depicted on it and has a squirting flip top lid. The bottle is okay quality and so is the lid, it's easy to open and easy to squeeze.
The liquid itself is dark green like most liquids. Pouring it under running water I realised just how runny it is, you need loads to get any bubbles. However with it being runny and not gloopey like some liquids, it is easy to pour and it mixes well with the water. It's scent is mild and is like washing up liquid, which is good as I hate lingering citrus or flowery smells on my dishes.
Does it clean well- no not really it's good for light jobs but not for anything greasy. The bubbles disappear and you're left with dirty water. I used it neat on the frying pan with some success but it fails when leaving things to soak as the bubbles just don't stay. For burnt on stuff it's not really any good, I tend to have to squirt some directly in a pan for example and add boiling water out of the kettle, it cleans eventually but with extra effort and a lot of elbow grease.
It doesn't dry or irritate my hands so that's one thing in it's favour!
Sometimes you don't know how poorly these products perform until you compare them to 'proper' branded stuff.
Two stars from me- and that's only for the price.
Another product from my brand downgrade challenge from MSE. I thought I had really cracked it here as this washing up liquid is the cheapest one in tescos even more than daisy. Its 33p and claims to wash through grease and fatty residue.
The colour of the liquid is a murky green, its is quite thin and watery compared to other brands. It doesnt really smell of anything except a faint scent of chemicals, and it does not produce big fluffy white bubbles. It does clean things that arent really that 'dirty' like cups and glasses. However if your trying to do your whole days washing up with just a few squirts in a bowl of water, it will not work and the water ends up filthy with no bubbles.
The liquid comes in a plain white round bottle that has the tesco value range logo on the front and some instructions on the back. It has a red flip top cap, and I tried using it with really hot water, with cold water, using loads of it and still had no success with the dirtier pots and pans.
To get the liquid out turn it upside down and give it a small squeeze.
I think if you use a dishwasher for almost everything then this is a good product to have as it may last you longer and do the job for things like glasses that arent dishwasher safe.
I was disappointed with the runniness of the product and because its watery you have to use more of it than you normally would. My favourite is fairy liquid but only when its on special offer. You can really notice the difference and I have to say I wont be buying this product again.
===Why I Bought This===
Well in our household of 3/4 people I am the one who mostly does the washing up - and also the one who does most of the purchasing of household items, so I try and be as economical as possible.
I used to buy the Tesco Value washing up liquid online but then it became unavailable so I had to 'upgrade' to a more expensive product.
However since Tesco have relaunched their Value range as Everyday Value the washing up liquid is once again online so I have been happy to purchase it again for 33p.
'Tesco Everyday Value' is their basic range of economy products which previously were just called 'Tesco Value' but which earlier in the year have all been revamped with new packaging.
Squat round white plastic bottle with a red flip top cap. The bottle has ridges down two sides for easy grip.
Emblazoned with 'NEW' - 'formulated to leave a clean grease-free shine'.
The front of the bottle has green lettering and small images of items connected with washing-up - pans, plates, glasses, bubbles etc.
500 mls, produced in the UK for Tesco.
Instructions - dilute sparingly in warm water.
Packaging has the standard warnings of keeping away from children, out of eyes and not ingesting etc.
Also stated it is not suitable for use on fabrics.
More product information can be found at www.detergentinfo.com
33p for 500 mls.
33p for 500 mls as compared to:
Tesco Standard Lemon - 55p for 500mls
Daisy Original - 59p for 500 mls
Tesco Original - 85p for 500 mls
Persil - £1 for 500 mls
Fairy original - £1.25 for 433 mls.
Well washing up is a fact of life and not having a dishwashing machine we do it by hand in the sink.
Sometimes my son will do some but the sink is mostly stacked with dishes and I mostly end up doing them.
I am lucky that three of us are mostly vegetarian but husband cooks his own food and he is a meat eater - so I do end up with horrible fatty baking tins and pans to clean.
I find my son always had a sink full of suds and bubbles which I do not like, when I wash up I will just use one quirt of this washing up liquid.
As is the proper way I always wash from 'clean to dirty' - starting with glasses and mugs and then moving on to lightly dirty plates and cutlery and leaving all the very greasy and fatty items to soak in the bowl until last.
This liquid is a bright green colour and quite runny. The aroma is just as you would expect from basic washing up liquid, and the 'perfume' in the ingredients is not so nice as you get with more expenisve ones which add fragrances such as apple or orange to their products. However I am not that bothered with the smell one way or the other and find that this liquid is fine for washing up all my items and I will also often use it for washing down the work surface quickly - although I do use antibacterial spray for that as well.
I find no problem with the strength of this product - I can get all my items nicely clean without too much scrubbing, and in fact I prefer 'less is more' when it comes to bubbles - as so long as I have enough detergent in the water to cut through any grease I do not want my food utensils to be in vast amounts of highly scented bubbles.
Sometimes for really greasy and baked on items I will add another squirt of liquid to help with the final few items, but I would probably be doing this no matter which liquid I used.
I have not taken note exactly but I would say a bottle would last us about two weeks - which I think is very good for 33p, and that includes my son going mad when he uses it. I am sure fi we were careful it would last quite a bit longer.
I see no reason to 'upgrade' to the much praised Fairy Liquid because I an happy with using this product. Also it may only be a modest saving but these days every penny counts.
We also use this for general purposes and I find it very good for doing windows with some added vinegar - and no need to buy a proprietary window cleaner.
===Would I Recommend?===
===Ingredients from Detergentinfo website===
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium (C14-16) Olefin Sulfonate 37%
Alcohols C10 Ethoxylated
Alcohols C12-14 Ethoxylated
Sodium Diethylenetriamine Penta ( Methylene Phosphonic Acid)
Fragrance Ingredients which require listing under EC 648/2004 on Detergents
The above formulation is for products manufactured between the following dates
26/07/2012 - Present Day.