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Brand: Tesco / Type: Duster / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc.

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      09.08.2012 09:02
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      Cheap feel.

      I use furniture polish to clean some of my wooden furniture around my home and use a duster cloth to wipe them. I am trying to cut down on my shopping budget to save some money, so I decided to buy these dusters because they were cheaper than other brands.

      There are 5 dusters in a clear plastic wrapper. Each one is a yellow colour, trimmed with a red stitching, they don't look as brightly coloured as the branded ones but they still look fine inside the wrapper.

      These dusters are quite thin and much thinner than my usual brand. When I first took them out of the wrapper I didn't think I would like them, they did feel really cheap but I didn't expect a really thick duster anyway for the price of just 71p for the pack of 5.

      Because they are so thin, I find that when dusting and polishing they feel really flimsy. Not a feeling I like when I dust. The first time I used them I only used one of the dusters and cleaned all my furniture but I did get annoyed using them because they didn't feel as though I was holding a duster at all and more like I was using a very thin cloth. They don't seem to glide and sweep across my furniture so well as a branded one. The polish tends to wet the duster too quickly and while I am polishing they feel too wet and so they make smear marks on my furniture. I have to use 2 together to get a good polish and not a wet duster. Worked much better using 2 of them but that means they are not so good value for money. The dust doesn't seem to attach to the duster like other brands, this one just seems to make the dust float all over the place, worse than a branded variety duster.

      I think these are not very good quality. I would much rather have less dusters in the pack and a better thickness of each duster. I think then they would be much better quality and value.

      I actually decided in the end to use these dusters in my garage to clean my bike and use them for just cleaning around in my shed too. I didn't want to just throw them in the bin, so they did get used around my home in the end. But I didn't buy them for this reason, I bought them to polish and dust inside my home but they are not suitable at all. Not for my liking. I like a duster to dust well.

      If you don't use a duster around your home very often and use a feather duster, these may be more suitable for your home but for my home where I need to polish furniture, they just are not suitable and a waste of money.

      I wasn't expecting these to be too good a quality for 71p and for the amount in the packet but I did expect them to be a little better and thicker. I don't recommend these if you are wanting a thick duster to hold. For my polishing and dusting, these are a waste of money. I won't buy them again in a hurry.

      I rate them just 2 stars.

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        21.06.2012 10:34
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        A pack of very cheap dusters that do the job ok, but don't wash too well.

        Now I know dusters may not be a very exciting item, but they are something quite useful, and I recently found myself needing something to wipe the dust away with after my wonderful long handled duster gave up the ghost (I now have another of these, but had a few weeks without it, and that's the point when I got these).

        These are a very cheap 70p in my Tesco store. You get 5 in the pack, and they're yellow with red edging. The packaging it comes in is a very simple plastic bag with the Tesco Everyday Value logo and details on it in a pinky purple colour.

        Each duster is a simple square of soft yellow fabric. The edging is just there to stop them fraying really. The fabric is the same sort as most dusters are made of and is quite good for clinging to dust which is what makes it pretty perfect for dusting the home with. These are fairly thin, but I don't personally find that an issue as I'm literally just using them for dusting. I suppose if you were using them for putting polish on or something then you might find that whatever polish you used might go through a little fast.

        These work reasonably well as dusters, and about my only complaint with these is that because the fabric is quite loose woven they do catch fairly easily if you dust something that has corners or a not totally smooth surface. For example, I've a rather nice wooden ornament that came from Kenya and is highly polished for the most part. However, it's got one bit down near the base where there's a deep groove which dust does tend to get caught in, and when I ran the duster into this, I found a goodly number of yellow fibres did get caught on the rougher wood within this groove.

        Once used, I tend to give these a good shake outside, and then put them away. I don't put them through the washing machine until they really need it. When I did put one of these through the washing machine, I did find it didn't do it much good however, so the next one I've only rinsed through by hand which worked much better. I don't think they'll take more than two or three washes apiece however.

        As a one off purchase when I needed something before getting a new 'proper' duster these aren't bad, but if I were using cloths to do my dusting on a regular basis every week, I don't think I'd bother with these, and might opt for something a little more sturdy that would take washing out easily. In the long run I think it would be quite a lot more economical.

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        18.06.2012 13:01
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        Not a bad product for the money

        I recently bought some new dusters from Tesco and being a fan of most of their Value Range or Everyday Value as the new revamped packaging displays I opted for a pack of 5 dusters in this range costing just 71p.

        The dusters are sold in a clear polythene bag with the Tesco logo across the top, just beneath this the pack informs the customer that these are Everyday Value and there are 5 dusters in the pack. All of the writing is written in shades of purple/pink and the front of the pack also shows outlines of everyday household objects these are also done in the same colours.

        The actual dusters are the traditional yellow with red stitching around the edges. They seem to be slightly smaller than other dusters I have used and they definitely are not as thick, but they are a value product therefore its not really surprising.

        I have been using these dusters for about 3 weeks now and on the whole they aren't too bad. I tend to always use them with polish I never just dust as I like to feel I'm picking the dust up rather than pushing it around. In my opinion these work better on a totally smooth surface, if I use them on a slightly textured or grained surface they do tend to snag a bit and sometimes leave fibres.

        I always wash dusters after using them as there's no point in cleaning if the cloth is dirty to start with, the everyday value dusters don't wash up too bad, I do them on a regular 40oC wash and they come up clean, they do tend to lose their shape and bobble a bit after just one wash but this isn't really a problem. The dusters wont take too many washes though, they get far too thin, I tend to just throw them away when they reach that stage, they don't work out much per duster, less than 15p, and I never think the material dusters are made from make very good floor cloths.

        All in all these aren't bad, they do a reasonable job of polishing depending on the item you are polishing, they seem to pick the dust up, the quality isn't fantastic but for the low price I think you get your moneys worth from them, I will definitely buy them again and would recommend them.

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        11.05.2012 21:20
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        Don't bother!

        Tesco Value dusters are available in packs of 5 for only 71p. After purchasing these I now know why they are so cheap, they are useless.

        --- Packaging and appearance ---

        The dusters come inside a see through plastic bag with the usual white, red and blue Tesco Value packaging.

        Each duster is a relatively nice size, just a little smaller than you would expect from branded dusters. They are the same colour as all other dusters, made from a yellow material with red stitching all the way around the perimeter of the duster.

        --- Dusting in process ---

        The quality of these dusters definitely reflect the cheap price. I find Value products a little hit and miss, some are fantastic value for money and others, like these, are rubbish value. The dusters are very thin and don't feel very soft to the touch.

        When dusting, I usually spray the area with polish then wipe the duster over the top. With more expensive dusters I find the dust sticks to the dusters well with help of the polish. However, these dusters pick up the dust, and a couple of seconds later, drop it down somewhere else, it's almost like there are no fibres there to help the dust stick.

        As the dusters were so flimsy and rubbish to use, I didn't try and wash these as it just wasn't worth it. I imagine it wouldn't have helped the dusters in any way, if anything it would wash away the few fibres they do have!

        I wouldn't recommend these dusters, although they are cheap they aren't worth the 71p they cost. I would just go and spend a little more for better quality dusters that can actually handle the job.

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        03.05.2012 08:27
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        I doubt I would buy them again!

        ~ Info ~

        I was browsing in the 'cleaning' aisles in a local branch of Tesco recently and was selecting some cleaning products to buy, one of which was from the well-known "Tesco Value" range of budget-priced items.

        The "Tesco Everyday Value Dusters" caught my eye, mainly because of the bold colours of the Tesco Value logo which is detailed in primary colours and a bold red and blue design. I noticed that the package containing 5 individual yellow dusters was priced very reasonably at only 71 pence, and I decided to try them out.


        ~ The Product ~

        The first thing I noticed when I removed the dusters from the thin, rather flimsy packaging was how thin they felt in comparison to other dusters that I use regularly. Whilst my other dusters feel slightly fleecy and have quite a soft and thick fabric, the Tesco Value dusters felt extremely flimsy to the touch. As the dusters were only intended to dust my furniture however, I was optimistic that their thin material wouldn't prevent them from carrying out their role effectively.

        The Value dusters have a pretty average appearance, it has to be said. Aside from their thinner-than-usual fabric, there is really nothing to give away the fact that these are budget dusters. The usual red stitching around the edging of the yellow-coloured fabric is present, as is the slightly 'squarish' shape, so from a distance they certainly look like other dusters.

        When it came to using the Value dusters, the first chore in store for them was to remove some small dust particles from the screen of my flat screen television. Whilst my television is quite large, it usually only takes me a minute or two to cover the surface area with a yellow duster and remove the worst of the dust particles. I will then usually run over the surface with a 'static free' cloth to remove the last of the dusty residue. When it came to carrying out this little chore with the Tesco Value duster however, I found that the yellow fabric didn't have enough 'depth' to it to enable the dust particles to be gathered onto the fleecy surface. Instead, all I managed to achieve was the ability to move the dust around the television screen, rather than it actually be gathered and ultimately removed from the surface.

        This unfortunately meant that the Value dusters were completely unsuitable for this job, and I had to abandon the duster in place of a better model to finish the job. I was more hopeful about the duster's performance with my nest of tables, and decided to give it another try.

        I found that the duster worked reasonably well with the 'spray polish and elbow grease' combination that I usually undertake when cleaning my tables, and I liked the way that the Value duster didn't just 'soak' into the spray polish, which is something that I have found can happen with cheaper cloths and dusters I have tried before. Indeed, it handled the polish reasonably well, being JUST thick enough to cope with the spray polish, moving it over the wooden tables with ease. All residue and dust had been removed at the end of the routine, with a small amount of dust having successfully 'clung' to the surface of the duster. I couldn't help but wonder whether this was down to the addition of polish, however, as the duster had previously proven to be under-par when used by itself.

        Cleaning ornaments and smaller items with the Value dusters has proven to work effectively, and I like the way that these particular dusters don't leave unsightly streak marks over the surface on which they have been used. I also think that when coupled with a spray polish product, they cope quite well with being used to clean wooden surfaces and they do work well at removing dust when used alongside a polish product.

        When they are used on their own on window ledges, television screens, shelves and units however, I do think they are slightly less effective than thicker, more 'robust' dusters that I have used before. Their thin material seems to be too flimsy to successfully gather dust and remove it from the surface.


        ~ Conclusion ~

        Also, I have found that the Tesco Value dusters are not at all hard-wearing. Whilst the low price of the product has to be taken into account to a certain degree, I did think that the dusters could have been slightly more durable. This is something that I also feel is down to the thin, flimsy material which struggles to cope with general, everyday chores at times. As this is the purpose for which the dusters are intended, I feel that this is somewhat unacceptable, and I doubt that I would make a repeat purchase of the Tesco Value dusters as a result, unless there was some reason that money was very tight and I felt I couldn't afford a more expensive alternative.

        The main plus points of the product for me were the low cost of the product, and the fact that they did cope well when being used with a spray polish product. For other odd jobs and cleaning tasks however, I thought they were pretty useless, and feel that only two stars in the product rating is as much as I can truthfully award.

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          06.04.2012 10:15
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          Great value

          I have been trying out some more the of the supermarkets lower brand products over the last few months as just about everyone I know I am trying to find ways to save money.

          I found these dusters in Tesco and at 71p for a pack of 5 dusters they really are cheap enough to give a try and put in the bin if they were no good.

          The packaging of the dusters is very simple as with most value products, they are packaged in a see through polythene bag which you simply tear open to release the dusters inside, across the front there is the normal Value logo and the statement dusters for dusting and polishing. It is a shame that the dusters are not in a resealable bag so that you could keep them in the packet to keep them clean until you are ready to use them.

          The dusters are certainly not as high quality as branded ones, they are yellow in colour like the majority of dusters are with a sewn red edge, the dusters are pretty thin but they are ok for the job. The dusters when new do have a little fibre transfer when you use them so I would suggest putting them through a quick wash first which I did once I realised the problem and it hasn't happened since. The dusters do a great job but I do find that as they are so thin they get a bit wet with the polish and it takes 2 dusters at a time to polish my front room.

          I think that these dusters are brilliant value, they are not the best but there are things you can do to compensate for the issues such a washing and using more than one duster.

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          11.01.2012 12:02
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          GREAT VALUE TESCO DUSTERS

          I have recently tried out the Tesco Value Dusters and this is my review.

          I have tried out a lot of the items in the Tesco Value range and I have thought that some of them are very good items that are great value but other items are a bit basic and I would not buy them again.

          All of the items in the Tesco Value range have very basic packaging but this does not bother me to much as I am more interested in whether the product is any good or not.

          The Tesco Value Dusters are in a clear package with the Tesco Value wording on it which is white red and blue. The package is very plain and it does not catch my eye but this does not bother me to much. I paid 71 pence for the pack of five dusters in Tesco recently.

          I have bought my dusters from the Tesco Value range for quite a long time and I think that they used to be sold in a pack of three dusters. The last twice that I have bought the dusters from Tesco they have been in a pack of five dusters so I think this is even better value.

          The dusters are made of a soft material and are a bright yellow colour and they look the same as any other house hold dusters that I buy for doing my house hold chores. The material of the dusters is not very absorbent and so they would not be good at mopping up spillages in the house.

          The Tesco Value Dusters last for quite a long time before they need replaced so I think the pack of five dusters is even better value for money. The Tesco Value Dusters last as long as other dusters that I buy and they do not wear out any sooner so I think they are made of a good material.

          I use the Tesco Dusters around the house for dusting furniture and pictures and ornaments. They are good at collecting the dust and leave my furniture lovely and clean. I use the Tesco Value Dusters with a tin of polish to clean up my pine book case and my wooden tables and the dusters are soft enough to bring a nice shine to the wood when I have buffed it up.

          I think the Tesco Value Dusters are good quality dusters and I would suggest giving them a try out as I am very pleased with them and will buy them again. They are very good value and they work very well when I am using them to do my house hold chores.

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          31.08.2011 10:23
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          If you want to do some proper dusting, buy some different dusters

          Something I am always having to replace are dusters, so I decided, because I get through them so quickly I would buy some cheap ones. I came across the Tesco Value Dusters, 3 for 70 odd pence, these will do nicely I thought.

          ~Tesco Value Dusters~

          Once I removed the dusters from the usual plastic bag brandishing the Tesco Value Range logo, I realized why they were so cheap. These dusters are extremely thin, they are the usual yellow color with the infamous red stitching around the edges, they don't feel overly soft, like I've experienced with the more expensive dusters. I really couldn't see these dusters lasting very long at all. There not that big either, a tad smaller than your usual duster. I decided it was a good idea that I had given up washing dusters as I think these would most probably fall apart in the wash, they are not of any sort of decent quality at all, but it's a case of "You get what you pay for".

          On using these dusters I found they just tend to move the dust from one place to another, in fact I could use any old bit of rag and get the same results, the fibers in the dusters pull very easily as well, so after using the duster it looked quite tatty. I tried spraying polish on to the surface I wanted to polish after dusting and used the duster to rub the polish in. It just seemed to clog on the duster, it didn't really do a good job of dusting or polishing in my opinion. I don't think I'll be buying these again as I was hoping they would be a little better than they actually were, I wasn't expecting much but I was expecting a little more from them.

          ~Other Information~

          Obviously these dusters are from the Tesco value range and cost around 70p for a pack of 3. However I'd be tempted to pay a little bit more and get some of better quality, which I will indeed be doing next time.

          Only 2 stars for these Tesco Value Dusters, they're just not good enough in my opinion.

          Thank you for reading my review which may also be posted on other sites.

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            19.08.2011 10:25
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            You can't really go wrong for that price!

            Dusting is probably the only household job I don't mind doing. Oddly enough I find it quite therapeutic. Having said I don't enjoy it and I certainly don't enjoy spending money on things to do it with, which is how I came to buy these dusters from the Tesco Value range.

            The dusters come in a packet adorned with the usual Value range logo (a rather dull looking red, white and blue thing, if you are interested). They come in a three pack for just under 70p. The dusters themselves look like every other kind of duster I have ever seen - yellow and square with pointless red stitching at the edges. Mind you I suppose it isn't that pointless actually, because they'd probably come undone without it.

            I have found that they are pretty good and more or less fit for purpose. They pick up dust quite well and are actually quite soft feeling, which I wasn't really expecting. I have had the dusters a few months now and they still seem to be going strong despite the fact that they are rather thin. To be honest when I opened the packet I didn't have particularly high hopes for them because they were so thin a cheap feeling, but I have so far been proved wrong.

            They are really good on smooth services, but they do that annoying thing that dusters do when you hit anything slightly uneven or rough in that they leave bits of yellow duster attached to the surface. I can't really hold that against these those, because I have yet to find a duster of this type that doesn't do that.

            Overall, I'd say these are pretty good and I'll probably buy them again - but at that price I don't think you really can go wrong.

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