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      05.07.2013 13:59
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      Great Disinfectant

      I haven't bought disinfectant for ages but fancied using some instead of bleach as bleach can sometimes be too harsh. Browsing Tesco I noticed a large one litre bottle of their value disinfectant for only 31p so that's what I opted for.

      The bottle has had an update, no longer is the label as plain as it used to be and the shape is slightly different. Rebranded 'Everyday Value' the packaging is a lot more appealing but still easy to spot on the shelf. This particular disinfectant is bright green and comes in a tall see through plastic bottle with a white label depicting green household equipment. It tells us that it's 'Pine disinfectant' which 'Kills germs around the home. Performance tested by an independant laboratory'. The lid is a simple screw top and not a child proof cap.

      The disinfectant contains: Less Than 5% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Disinfectant: Benzalkonium Chloride 0.76g per 100g, Perfume.

      Disinfectant has loads of uses and only needing 8 capfuls per 5 litres of cold water the bottle lasts ages. It says to use to disinfect floors, walls, tiles and other surfaces and also soak laundry. For down drains, sinks and toilets use neat.

      The disinfectant smells quite nice and mild but distinctly pine and fresh. I was surprised to find it has a slightly thick consistency- not thick thick just not watery.

      I wanted it initially to pour neat down the plug holes as heavy rainfall had sent a drain smell into the bathroom- I did so and it seems to have worked. I have since used it diluted to clean the outside of loo and I'm impressed with it, but although the consistency is slightly thickened it doesn't allow the disinfectant to stick to the bowl- but I'm not bothered as I use thick bleach for that job (but not at the same time- don't want to fume the household!).

      I've given the kitchen and bathroom a quick wipe down with it and I must say it does feel and look clean, yet doesn't smell overly of pine. I haven't soaked clothes in it but have rinsed hankies and they have been fine, disinfectant doesn't bleach things like bleach does.

      Without a petri dish and a lab at my disposal I can't say if the claims to kill bacteria are true but I'll presume it is true because it leaves everything smelling a lot fresher.

      I have used different brands in the past and this one compares okay. Over all I'm pleased with this value brand of disinfectant and will use and buy it again.

      5 stars from me.

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      21.08.2012 19:29
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      A cheap but reliable disinfectant

      While I was living alone last year in halls of residence at University, I quickly discovered I had to clean my room myself. I was also sick a lot, partially because of the large quantities of alcohol I was consuming (all down to peer pressure - I lived with some real alcoholics), but also because I was often ill. This meant I needed a decent disinfectant which got rid of all of the germs and bacteria. As a student, I couldn't afford named brands but I found Tesco Value Pine Disinfectant worked very well and left a lovely smell behind it. (note: Tesco Value has recently undergone a rebranding and is now known as Tesco Everyday Value).

      ==Value for Money==
      At 31p a bottle, it's much cheaper than what I was previously buying. I had been buying bottles of Dettol from Instore (now Poundstretcher Extra) at two for £2.50, which are now £2 each. I believe this is quite cheap for Dettol, but as soon as I found I could get a product that works just as well a little cheaper, I did. It does take more of the Tesco Value Disinfectant to clean than it does Dettol, but I still think it represents good value for money.

      ==Do you need to use much for each clean?==
      I didn't use that much. I would hold a cloth over the top of the bottle and turn ir over, soaking the cloth in the disinfectant. It took three or four times doing this to clean my entire room (which was tiny, just a sink, a desk, a bed and a wardrobe, plus a fridge which was a later addition). I did not like using this disinfectant for my fridge (which I cleaned thoroughly before and after the Christmas and Easter breaks when I was away for roughly two weeks). I liked the pine scent but it didn't leave the fridge for weeks after I first cleaned it using the disinfectant so I didn't use it again.

      ==Smell==
      This is pine disinfectant and you can really smell the pine. I know a lot of people don't like the smell of pine but I love it. I think it makes the place smell nice and fresh and reminds me of car fresheners.

      ==Colour==
      The colour is a deep emerald green. It doesn't stain when left to soak in like some cleaning products and washes away easily.

      ==Irritable to skin?==
      I didn't use gloves when using this product (I only use gloves when I'm using bleach) but my hands weren't irritated by it. I have also used this disinfectant as a handwash, with twelve lids full diluted in a basin full of water. I worked with harsh chemicals on occasion in Biology classes and, although there were adequate facilities for washing my hands before leaving the class, I liked to make sure there was nothing at all on my hands, especially before preparing food. Tesco Value disinfectant is quite mild, even when undiluted.

      ==Longlasting effects?==
      I cleaned my room thoroughly at least once a week, or if I'd been ill as soon as I'd gotten better. I feel there was no need to use the disinfectant more often than this, as my room looked and smelt clean for the entire time between cleanings.

      ==Would I recommend it to a friend?==
      This product represents good value for money and cleans well so I would indeed recommend it to a friend.

      ==Availability==
      This disinfectant is available only at Tesco and is a mere 31p a bottle.

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      04.07.2012 16:05
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      A great, cheap product!

      One thing I always like in my home is a bottle of disinfectant. I keep mine hidden behind my toilet in my bathroom as that is where I like to use it the most for a really fresh and clean feeling plus I always think a pine disinfectant aroma is best suited to a bathroom!

      The Packaging:

      Well this comes in a see through plastic bottle with a twist on/off cap/lid to the top of it and on a label on the front of it we are told that it is Tesco 'Everyday Value' (This value brand has had a bit of a revamp lately) Pine Disinfectant 'Kills germs around the home. Performance tested by an independent laboratory' and there are little pictures on there of a toilet, a mop, a pine cone and so on. On the back of the bottle there is another label and on that we told what we can use it for and how to, warnings and ingredients are given as is that size (as I have listed already) and contact details for Tesco are given. The packaging of this isn't so garish as when it was simple a value product and it looks less cheap than it did and its very informative too.

      Using It:

      The instructions for how much you need per task are given on the back of the bottle but basically these are just guidelines. You can use this to wash laundry with, wipe down ceramics, wipe down flooring and of course wipe over surfaces and so on and I find this a very versatile product indeed.

      This is a runny like water dark green and transparent liquid and it has a really fresh smell of pine to it which I really do like and associate with clean. I use this in my bucket and with a mop all over my home. I use a solution to wipe down my kitchen surfaces and over my cupboards with especilly handles and the likes. I have wipes out my dirty fridge with it, wiped over my skirting boards and of course popped some directly into my toilet bowl and wiped over my bath, sink and taps with it.

      This not only makes things look cleaner, I particulary like this for cleaning my floors with but the smell of it lingers in my home for a good couple of hours to. I can't vouch for the fact that it kills germs of course but I think it probably does and it does give me peace of mind.

      At only 33p for a large bottle of this, I think this is a superb product and can't see why I'd ever pay more for it. All round I really do like it!

      Only available from Tesco

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        28.06.2012 23:38
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        A good product that helps keep germs at bay

        A couple of weeks after I bought Jayden home from hospital my husband Mark went down with a sickness bug, I totally panicked as Jayden was small and had already spent a week in special care. Luckily his bug only lasted 24 hours and Jayden was fine but it prompted me to buy some disinfectant, a product I don't usually use as I'm not keen on pine smells, they always remind me of a bad public loo. I opted for Tesco Everyday Value Disinfectant, I thought maybe a value product wouldn't smell as strong and it was only 33p for a 1 litre bottle.

        The packaging is basic although slightly better than it used to be since Tesco have re vamped they value products. Its sold in a simple plastic bottle with a white plastic lid, this doubles up as a measuring cap. The front of the bottle has a white label which shows the Tesco Everyday Value logo, below this it informs the customer that this is pine disinfectant. The label also gives a lot of small pictures all done in green and indicate the sort of things the disinfectant could be used for. The back of the label gives all the relevant information you need such as directions for use.

        The disinfectant smells fresh clean and naturally of pine and although this isn't my favourite smell the Everyday Disinfectant doesn't smell too bad.

        The disinfectant needs to be diluted for most uses but for the toilet, sink and drains the label recommends using the product undiluted.

        I have been pleased with the everyday value disinfectant, I have used it for the toilet and poured some down the drain and sink to keep them smelling fresh. I also use it to wash my kitchen floor especially around the cats food bowls where they seem to like to drag their meat rather than keep it in the actual bowl. When I first bought it after Mark was ill I disinfected the bathroom and also all the door handles in the house, this is something I have continued to do on a regular basis. The disinfectant doesn't actually clean so its no substitute for a good scrub but it does freshen everything and helps to keep germs away.

        If you use this type of product I would recommend giving the Tesco Everyday Value Disinfectant a try, its a very good price and the pine smell isn't too overpowering. I will continue to use this in the future.

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        10.12.2011 15:57
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        A high quality value disinfectant from Tesco

        Whilst many of my friends and family consider me totally mad I have to admit that I enjoy cleaning my home as I find it so therapeutic. I'm not one of those people that own specific cleaning products for different areas of my home, so I tend to choose products that are multi-purpose. I enjoy trying and testing anything different and in a bid to reduce our weekly shopping bill I made a purchase a couple of months ago of Tesco Value Pine Disinfectant and this review discusses my experience with using the product.

        ~~ APPEARANCE OF THE PRODUCT ~~

        We are provided with one litre of vivid green disinfectant in a transparent plastic container, which displays a label with the familiar Tesco Value brand logo. To detract our eyes from the red coloured value emblem Tesco have displayed a colourful image of two pinecones attached to a tree, which differs from the image shown above and is a much needed improvement.

        ~~ USING THE DISINFECTANT ~~

        The screw off lid is easily removed and what I find a little concerning is that whilst more expensive brands make removal difficult for children, this is something that Tesco have omitted and I presume this is because the product is cheap. The plastic bottle is rather flimsy in comparison with more expensive brands, but I cannot state that this makes much of a difference when using. The disinfectant is of a watery consistency and offers a clean and fresh pine aroma without being too overpowering.

        Whilst the product can be used for a multitude of cleaning tasks such as disinfecting walls, work surface etc where eight capfuls per five litres of water need to be used, my main purpose is for ensuring my sinks and drains are kept smelling clean and fresh. Consequently, as directed, I pour six capfuls of the undiluted liquid into the sinks and bath. Whilst we are not informed to leave the product before running water, I choose to wait at least an hour before using any of the newly disinfected areas. The clean and fresh aroma lingers for a good while after use, which is something I favour, particularly as it gives that "just cleaned" smell. I find the disinfectant excellent value for money and it delivers first class results and enables me to maintain a clean and fresh home at all times.

        ~~ INGREDIENTS AND OTHER INFORMATION ~~

        We are advised that amongst other ingredients the disinfectant contains less than 5% non-ionic surfactant, disinfectant and perfume. As with all products of this nature, the bottle should be kept out of reach of children and pets should not be allowed to access areas whilst they are still wet. The product should be stored in a cool, dry place. The recycling symbol is absent from the bottle, so I am presuming the empty bottle cannot be recycled due to its' harmful contents. My skin has come into contact with the disinfectant when I soak dish clothes in the diluted solution, but I am unable to speak of any adverse effects.

        ~~ PRICE ~~

        Tesco Value Pine Disinfectant can be purchased at just 31p for a 1 litre bottle, which is excellent value for money and as a result, it receives 5 stars from me.

        I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.

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          09.12.2011 21:45
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          Great value Tesco product

          I personally see no need to buy an expensive brand of disinfectant such as brand name Dettol for instance and have to pay about £2.50 for what is essentially the same in the Tesco Pine bottle and I only have to pay about 39p for this.

          This value disinfectant comes in a clear plastic bottle and contains one litre of dark green fluid which looks a little unpleasant. It has a screw top lid and as soon as you take off the top you are instantly hit with the very strong smell of pine which we love. It is a fresh and clean smell and makes me think of a lovely forest on an autumn day.

          I place one capful into 30 parts very hot water and use this to mop over my kitchen floor which is usually covered in muddy paw prints, especially during the winter months.

          The cleaner works very well in my opinion and removes the marks instantly without having to over-mop the floor or rub too hard.

          I always find it dries well and very quickly and leaves a smell of frish pines in the kitchen long after it has dried off.

          It is antibacterial which is great as it gives me peace of mind. I also use it in my bathroom to wipe over the laminate floor and around the sink bowl and loo when I run out of my usual cleaning products. It is not harsh on my skin and does not cause irritation. I think I may be addicted to the smell.

          I also pour the remnants down my garden drain just to fershen it up a bit.

          Works a treat really and for the price its an absoulte bargain.

          Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead

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          14.06.2010 13:37
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          Make your house nice and clean!

          I have written a couple of reviews on cleaning products that I use in my house, and this review is to carry on with the same theme.

          Firstly I need to say that my Tesco Value Pine Disinfectant looks different than the one on here. The bottle is the same (except for a slight neck at the top) however my disinfectant is green in colour. Whether a colour has been added or not I'm not sure, however it is a colour I associate more with pine disinfectant.

          As it is part of the Tesco value range it is very cheap. Mine cost 29p for a litre which I think is a real bargain.

          I use this product throughout the house to carry out a number of different duties. In order to do this I need to dilute it accordingly. An example of this is that to freshen and clean the toilet I can add 6 capfuls (1 capful is approx 20ml) of neat disinfectant. However when I fill my mop bucket I only need to add 8 caps per 5 litres. The green liquid is thin, very much like green coloured water!!

          Well I hear you asking - does it work? Well surprisingly enough yes it does. It smells clean. It does the job and the house feels cleaner. For those difficult jobs, this isn't going to shift grime like perhaps bleach, however in many day to day issues, you don't have heavy grime to move.

          Personally I like using this on my laminate floor, and it really makes the boards look good. It leaves the room smelling good too, and this is because it has added perfume.

          There is a warning not to allow pets (especially cats) to walk on treated surfaces or lick them, until they are dry, on surfaces sprayed or wiped with the product. As I don't have a cat or a dog, I don't need to worry. But those who do, you may like to bear this in mind. For this reason I don't use it on our guinea pig cage.

          There may still be those out there who feel that some Tesco Value products are simply rubbish and inferior to other products on the market. Well I agree with that view on certain products. However in respect of this, I feel it is a bargain and recommend it to all.

          Copyright stebiz 2010 - also on ciao.co.uk

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            30.12.2009 14:21
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            A VALUE DISCINFECTANT CLEANER

            I have been trying out some of the items from the Tesco Value range in my local Tesco store to see if they are any good. All of the items have saved me a bit of money on my shopping bill but some of them have been rubbish and I would not buy them again. One item that I tried recently was the Tesco value pine disinfectant and this is my review.

            The packaging is not very eye catching or attractive but this is because it is a Tesco value item and all of the items in the Tesco value range are in similar basic packaging because it is a no frills brand. The bottle is made of plastic and so can be recycled which is good for me as I like to do my bit for the environment. The label on the front of the bottle is mostly white in colour and has the Tesco value logo on it.

            You can use disinfectant for lots of different things but I use it for cleaning things like tiles and the toilet pan. I use other cleaners on these to but the disinfectant is a strong cleaner so I do this to maybe once a week or something.

            To clean the toilet pan I pour a capful of the disinfectant down the loo and leave it for a while before flushing. To clean my tiles I put some disinfectant on the tiles and rub it over then rinse it off with boiling water.

            I always wear gloves when using disinfectant though because it is harsh on your skin and it irritates my hands if it comes in to contact with my skin. The Tesco value disinfectant is not the only brand I have this problem with though so it is not the fault of this one brand.

            The Tesco value disinfectant works as well as other brands I have tried out before but I am happy to buy the Tesco value one instead because it saves me money on my shopping bill by buying it. The bottle is around 35 pence I think but most of the Tesco value products seem to go up and down by a few pence a lot of the time so you might find it is not this price exactly. I still think it is great value though and is at least 70 pence cheaper than the bottle I would usually buy.

            I would suggest giving the Tesco value disinfectant a try out as it is a good value product and it is good at cleaning some tougher areas in my home like the drains and toilet pan.

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            17.09.2008 10:36
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            A cheap pine disenfectant!

            I am sure everyone knows the importance of keeping germs at bay and I am sure everyone likes a clean and fresh smelling home, I am equally sure that everyone knows just how expensive buying all the cleaning products can be.

            Well here is a way to save at least a little bit of money, Tesco do a very good pine disinfectant for less than 40p for a litre bottle. It smells very nice, it can be used for many different tasks and it does a very, very good job.

            It is less than half the price of other well know brand named pine disinfectants yet does exactly the same job and has just as good an aroma so why pay more. This pine disinfectant can be used for the toilet, for cleaning bins, pour a little down your drains to keep them smelling fresh or even for cleaning the floors.

            All the instructions for use and for safe storage are on the bottle and it has a safety lid to stop children being able to open it. It is basically exactly what you would expect from any pine disinfectant but at a fraction of the price and is certainly the disinfectant of choice in my home these days.

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              04.08.2008 11:33
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              A good value cleaner

              Tesco value pine disinfectant

              With our house consisting mainly of uncarpetted floors, there is a lot of mopping to be done. I usually use a disinfectant cleaner, because whilst it will disinfect the floors, it won't damage or bleach the old wood as some harsh products would.
              I usually use some of the more well known brands, but a few weeks ago, decided to have a go with some of the value products on offer in stores
              WHAT IS IT?
              Basically this is what it says it is- a pine disinfectant containing disinfectant and perfume. Thankfully there is no long drawn out blurb on the back of the bottle extolling the virtues of the product and outlining its miracle features. It really does claim to be a simple disinfectant.
              WHAT'S IT FOR?
              The product can be used for general cleaning, and the instructions on the back of the bottle suggest that 8capfuls should be diluted with 5 litres of cold water and used to disinfect floors, tiles walls and other washable surfaces. To clean toilets sinks and drains, 6 capfuls of disinfectant should be poured undiluted around the toilet or sink. It can also be used for laundry to soak nappies and hankies before washing (if you do that kind of thing!)
              WARNINGS...
              As with most products like this, there are certain warnings, including:
              *Do not mix with other chemicals
              *Do not use with dilutions greater than 1 part disinfectant to 30 part water
              *Store in a cool dry place
              *Keep away from children
              *Don't allow pets to walk on or lick surfaces until they are dry
              * Avoid contact with skin and eyes


              PRODUCT AND PACKAGING
              Being one of those value products, I was not surprised that it comes in a fairly bland plastic bottle with a simple label on the front and some directions on the back. That's good enough for me because I want to pay for the product not the fancy packaging. A plus point is that it is a clear bottle (not brown as shown on the dooyoo picture!) so i can recycle it. Through the bottle I see a dark green liquid and when I unscrew the lid, the cleaner does have a very distinctive pine smell. The liquid itself is quite thick so it can be put onto a cloth and used for general cleaning rather than merely poured into a mop bucket with water and used for mopping.

              PRICE AND AVAILABILITY
              The disinfectant is available online at www.tesco.com and instore at Tescos, and costs 31p for 1 litre, so it represents great value for money.
              VERDICT
              Great stuff! The product really makes my floors smell fresh and does a good job of cleaning them. The cleaner does the same job as the more expensive products at a fraction of the price.

              For anyone with lots of floors to clean I would recommend this

              Thanks for reading.

              Daniela x

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