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      07.08.2013 19:12
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      A good value washing up liquid

      I love trying different scents when it comes to washing up liquid. As well as having to clean my dirty dishes well I like it to smell nice whilst I am cleaning them. I'm not loyal to a particular brand and have tried quite a few different ones. I was in Tesco the other day and picked up Tesco's own brand apple liquid which was one that I had not tried before. I love the fresh apple scent of cleaning products and at 80p for a 450ml bottle thought it was a bargain. The packaging. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a red flip top lid. The Tesco logo is displayed on the front and in large red letters it clearly tells you that it is 'Apple' scented washing up liquid. The back lists the ingredients, directions for use, storage and care instructions. It also gives the bottle size, contact information for Tesco and confirms that it has not been tested on animals. The product and application. The product itself is green in colour and is a thick liquid with an apple scent. To use simply dilute sparingly in warm water to clean dirty pots. Price and availability. It is available from Tesco both in store and on line at 80p for a 450ml bottle. They currently have an offer on of any 2 for £1.50 (until 3/9/13) My own experience and verdict. I must say I am really impressed with this product. It gives a really good lather that actually lasts whilst I clean all my pots unlike some others that seem to disappear straight away. It doesn't leave any residue marks after washing but I do give my dishes a quick rinse with cold water before leaving them to drain for a while. It works well at removing food without having to put too much effort into cleaning and it has a lovely apple smell. I would definitely recommend this product.

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      14.03.2013 17:23
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      I would buy this again

      Washing up liquid is not something which I am too particular about. I usually avoid the cheapest supermarket value ranges as they can be quite runny and thin, which doesn't make them as good value as they may first seem as you have to use more of them. As Tesco is where I do most of my grocery shopping, the next range up would be their Daisy products which I can't complain about and the Tesco range which is what I am currently using. I am currently using the lemon washing up liquid, the 500ml bottle is 89p or on offer at the moment with 2 bottles costing £1.50. There is also a larger 740ml bottle which costs £1.30. The Tesco range is also available in red cherry & orchid, apple and antibacterial lemon & lime. The prices vary slightly for each variety as do the bottle sizes. All of these are in the 2 for £1.50 offer if you want to try more than one. The first bottle I used was the apple, it performed well but I thought the apple scent was stronger than I would like and lingered on my hands for quite some time. I stopped using the apple and now use it for cleaning putting a small amount in a bucket when washing floors and the bathroom. I find the lemon smells quite pleasant and not as lingering as the apple scent. The liquid is a bright yellow colour in a clear bottle with a red lid which is easy to flip open and can also be taken off. It is not too runny and a little is sufficient to wash up with so I expect this bottle will last a good amount of time. I haven't found any negative effect on my skin from using any of these washing up liquids. It removes grease and food from my dishes without any problem and I don't find it takes much rinsing to remove any residue of the liquid from my dishes. There are quite a lot of offers on washing up liquids including the more expensive brands, so I may purchase another the next time but I would have no problem in buying this again. It cleans well and smells nice and is good value for money. I would recommend this range, but perhaps not for those of you who don't like strong fruity scents.

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        31.10.2012 01:47
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        Not the best from Tesco.

        ~*~*~ Tesco Washing Up Liquid ~*~*~ ~ What is it? ~ This is an own brand - Tesco - washing up liquid. It is for use in the sink along with water to clean the dishes. It comes in a clear curved plastic bottle like many other washing up liquids and has a red flip top lid. ~ The Range & Price ~ In the range the following washing up liquids are available - Original - Dark green - 89p Lemon - Yellow - 85p Apple - Lime green - 89p Antibacterial with Eucalyptus - £1.10 Antibacterial with Lemon & Lime - £1.10 They come in 500ml bottles. Until 27 November 2012 they are on offer priced at any 2 for £1.50. As they are Tesco washing up liquids you will find these exclusively at Tesco stores. ~ Why I bought them and my thoughts after using ~ I remembered whilst in Tesco last week that I needed washing up liquid. I had only popped in to buy a game for my son but I made my way to the cleaning aisle where the dishwashing products are located, there was quite a few different liquids available but the only ones I noticed on offer were these Tesco washing up liquids and priced at two for £1.50 it seemed silly to only get the one so I bought one in original and the other in lemon, these were they only ones available at the time as the shelves were being stocked. They looked fine if a little on the runny side and I thought as long as it got my dishes clean they'd be fine. I wash up all the time, easily eight times a day as people like to have a drink of water, not bother to rinse the glass and just pop it in the sink, doing this it soon builds up and I am left with a sink full of dishes at numerous points throughout the day. When I first used this I filled the sink with hot water and squeezed some of the Lemon liquid into the running water, it bubbled up great and left a lovely lather, I put the dishes in the sink and proceeded to wash them. This is where it got a little disappointing whilst there was loads of frothy bubbles the water felt greasy so I emptied the sink and re-filled it with boiling hot water and used the Original liquid this time, the results were much better. It still produced the same amount of lovely bubbles and the water felt much better. The dishes were washed in no time. I have given the Lemon one another chance and used it to wash glasses and this time the results were much better but I don't quite like the fragrance, it smells very plasticky and fake, it has a lemon hint but it is more or less masked by these. The scent on the Original one isn't much better, but it has a more clean scent to it rather than anything else. This washing up liquid isn't the best by a long shot, but in saying that it isn't the worse one I have ever used. What I have come to realise is that the water needs to be piping hot in order for this washing up liquid to have a good effect on the dishes. The hotter the water I have used the less greasy the water has felt! So I feel the need to use my marigolds with every wash! Thanks for reading :o)

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        01.10.2012 18:39
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        Not bad, but not amazing

        My flat mate bought this Tesco washing up liquid and we have both been using it for the last two weeks. She bought it in the lemon scented version but I know it is also available in apple, and possibly other scents which I have not seen. The bottle contains 500 ml and its main selling point is the fact it is cheaper than brands like Fairy. My flat mate paid around 80p for this. The Tesco washing up liquid states on the bottle that independent tests have found that it cleans as well as the "leading brand", presumably meaning Fairy Liquid. So, have we found this to be the case? The first thing I noticed about this washing up liquid is that it is really runny and we seem to have got through it quite quickly. I think a larger quantity of this gets used for the same amount of washing up compared to when we use Fairy. However, it does clean perfectly well. It lathers up well in water or on a cloth or sponge, and it cuts through dirt quite easily. A little bit of scrubbing has been required on tougher items such as a baking tray where dirt has got slightly baked on, and it takes a bit more effort to remove this than with Fairy, but it did successfully remove it. The scent is okay, but nothing special. It is very artificial and smells more of "lemon cleaning products" than actually of real lemons, but that is no different to what I was expecting. The smell is fairly clean and not too strong. The washing up liquid is quite harsh on my hands and feels a bit drying. As I usually don't have much washing up to do in one go as I am usually just cooking for myself and washing up my own things (and occasionally my flat mates) after eating, I don't bother to use rubber gloves but I am wondering if I should do to stop my hands feeling dried out by this washing up liquid. I do feel the need to wash my hands with a creamy hand wash and use hand cream to make my hands feel better after washing up with this. On the whole it does do the job and for the price I am quite happy with it, but it is nothing to write home about and I would rather look for Fairy or another brand reduced on special offer as I think that would be better value than buying this cheaper product, as it would last longer, and work a bit quicker on tough dirt. It is okay though for a budget purchase and I would recommend giving it a try if you want to save a few pennies on your shop.

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        28.09.2012 19:30
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        If I had not been given four bottles I would not continue using it.

        While at the mother-in-laws the other week she decided to give me 5 bottles of Tesco original washing up liquid from her rather excessive supply of 15 bottles, as previous readers of my reviews will know my mother-in-law has an end of the world stock pile that mostly compromises of cleaning products and toilet roll. Goodness knows why she feels the need to clean during the Apocalypse; I personally shall be raiding the wine rack and scoffing the Christmas choccies. The washing up liquid comes in a fairly standard 500ml washing up liquid bottle; it is clear plastic and has instructions for use on the back and a few warnings to avoid the eyes, not to ingest and to rinse hands after use. As usual I set about tackling the bizarrely large mountain of pots that my family produces, the washing up liquid is a very dark green and quite pleasing to the eye, it is exactly the colour I think of when I think of washing up liquid. The consistency of the liquid is very rich and smells of lemony, chemically soapiness. All in all I found it quite pleasant to sniff and look at. A squirt of the liquid in the washing up bowl is more than enough to do the dinner pots for a family of four. Its pot washing abilities are pretty good, glasses and cutlery come out sparkling, it easily cuts through grease on plates and pans and when used for soaking stubborn pots it only needs ten minutes or so to loosen those baked on bits. As usual I never wash my hands after washing the pots, it never really occurs to me to do it despite the warning on the bottle for people with damaged or sensitive skin to avoid prolonged contact with it. I had been using the washing up liquid for over a week when I noticed the return of the rather nasty eczema on my fingers. Although this washing up liquid doesn't dry my skin out it causes the horrible little blisters to form on my fingers that then steadily get itchier and itchier till I can't help but scratch. If I only had one bottle of this it would go on my one to avoid list, but seeing as I have four more bottles to use I have been out and purchased some rubber gloves. The washing up liquid currently sells for 89p a bottle or two bottles for £1.50; I think this is a really good price as apart from dissolving my fingers it is great for washing the pots with. It gives great results for a relatively cheap price and I have been using the same bottle for nearly three weeks, there is still a quarter left so I should get another week from it. At this rate my four bottles will last me through the Apocalypse, Christmas and New Year. In conclusion this is a great value product, I personally will avoid it though due to its finger dissolving properties, but that is most likely just my sensitive skin and I should really have headed the warning on the bottle. It cuts through grease and one squirt is enough to do the dinner pots of a family of four. I give it 3 stars, removing two as it is very harsh on my hands. Thank you for reading.

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          11.08.2012 20:34
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          Knocks Top Spots Off Morning Fresh! 19 of 19 Ciao Users found the following review helpful Rating from BrookieFan99 (10/08/2012) Offers for Tesco Everyday Value Washing Up Liquid Advantages Cheap, Cleans Well Disadvantages you use a lot Tesco Everyday Value Washing Up Liquid After trying Morrisons M Savers washing up liquid, & not being impresses with it (I've changed my mind since the review!) I was browsing Tesco when the cleaning ailse approached me. I came across the washing up liquids, looking for the cheapest one to try purposely of writing a review, I spotted this: Tesco Everyday Value Washing Up Liquid 500ml for the dinky little price tag of 33p! 2p cheaper than Morrisons M Savers! :0 About it This washing up liquid is available from Tesco & comes in a 500ml bottle for 33p. It can be found on the bottom shelf by the Washing Up Liquid. The Washing Up Liquid comes in a white bottle with a red flip top cap. The Tesco Everyday Value logo, the name of the product & the claims are displayed in a green text on the front. Pictures of pots, pans & cutlery adorn the rest of the bottle. The back features the directions, ingredients & contacts for Tesco. Overall the bottle looks quite nice to look at but I find the performance of the product better than the packaging.. If you're such a brand snob you could always tip this into an expty Fairy Liquid bottle or something, but then I supposed you'd get critisied for using too much! About the Brand This brand comes from Tesco which was formerly the Value Range. This was changed to the Everyday Value range in April this year. Managers at Tesco said that this would help to bring the brand into Todays Market Place, & it sure has! Everything is a different colour & clip on signs that state this product is 'Everyday Value' on the shelf so it is easy to navigate. My Experiences I thought I might aswell use it for washing up aswell as the window cleaning I would it for. When I squitred out the liquid this middle consistency green fresh smelling liquid came out & when mixed with the water it created some foam. As there werent many bubbles I added a bit more & by this time I added quite a bit. But for this amount I got loads of lasting bubbles! For cleaning effectiveness this washing up liquid knocks top spots of Morning Fresh! It cleans really well & removes grease whilst leaving everything squeaky clean! Whilst this was brilliant for washing up I thought this would be great for the window washing too! I used the Karcher WV50 Window Vac with this & it left the windows looking lovely, inside & out! I still used a fair amount though but despite this again the windows looked nice & streak free! Unlike the M Savers version this product is green & dosent smell like cheapo disinfectant! Summary For 33p this washing up liquid totally outperforms expections! It cleans well & leaves everything squeaky clean! I have found this product is cheaper & works better than the Morrisons M Savers one! Even though you may use more than Fairy it makes sense to! Copytight BrookieFan99 2012

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          18.07.2012 21:17
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          a decent washing up liquid for those on a budget

          Last week I was in a Tesco petrol station on my way home when it occurred to me we had no washing up liquid at home. Drat. So when inside to pay for my fuel I picked up the first bottle of washing up liquid on the shelf, paid for it (amongst other bits and bobs) and off I went home. At home and unpacking the shopping I realised I picked up Tesco's brand washing up liquid! Oops! This is the result of a long day at work and not paying much attention, we usually use Fairy washing up liquid stricly but nevertheless we needed washing up liquid, so we weren't too bothered. - Price - The 500ml bottle of washing up liquid cost a mere 88p I discovered upon looking on my receipt so is about a third cheaper than the price of fairy washing up liquid. - Packaging - It comes in a bottle in practically the same size as fairy but the shape is a lot more wider at the base and neck than a fairy bottle (this should have been a giveaway to me but in my haphazard rush I really was unaware!) and is a plastic bottle of slightly cheaper quality. Nevertheless it is a standard transparent washing up liquid bottle that is transparent so as the user I am able to see the product inside and how much of it is left at anytime and how monitor how much I am using. It has a flip top lid to squeeze the product out in a small amount onto the sponge for nice scrubbing and rubbing. - The Product - In comparison to fairy I found the liquid a lot more runny and thin in consistency. It is a much lighter shade of green but has a nice thick scent to it which is a lot more apple-ish whereas fairy is a more soapy scent. - Usage - Using this washing up liquid is similar to using any other liquid, but I do feel it makes a lot less bubbles. I wash my dishes generally under a running tap and pour the washing up liquid onto the sponge and then washing and rinsing consecutively. I find that after washing only a couple of cups or plates the suds have all gone and I need to squeeze out more which is disappointing! It really goes down quick at this rate and so although a fraction of the price of fairy it lasts nowhere near as long, so not really worth it. It does wash my dishes well, but doesn't leave them all shiny and glistening as such washing up liquids like to advertise they do! They do leave my plates clean and well polished and with a nice fragrant smell so this I do appreciate. Overall this is a decent product at a good price but it is not long lasting and so the money isn't really worthwhile. Next time I am in my supermarket I will look properly and go back to my Fairy!

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            12.06.2012 13:35
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            Fab value and an item it is well worth switching too from the market leaders.

            We have recently been trying to economise by buying a brand down from the best sellers, especially with items like cleaning products. I have to say I am particularly impressed with the Tesco's own label range of washing up liquids which also smell pretty amazing! You can buy this for around 85p for a standard 500ml bottle and it comes in a number of fragrances including the apple which is pictured at the top of this review and also lemon, original and pink grapefruit. They also frequently appear on offer where you can usually get them for around the two for £1 mark which makes them a bit of a bargain. The bottle is a standard transparent design which squeezes easily and has a flip top cap to assist with pouring the right amount out. Just like with the big name brands you really do not need to use much of this product at all to create a whole sink full of fluffy bubbles and foamy water. It cuts through grease just as effectively as the leading brand and I have never noticed any ways in which it does not perform to the same level. I find that a bottle of this size lasts me at least two months doing on average one load of washing up a day (for two people), it seems like great value to me when you consider the difference in price and especially so when you can pick them up on offer. The apple one is my favourite as it smells very distinct and fruity but the lemon one is also nice (I am not so keen on the grapefruit variety). If you are trying to economise then I would heartily suggest that this is one product where it is well worth making the transition. The bottle is also recyclable which is great, nothing to complain about with this rival to the market leaders!

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            08.04.2012 23:09
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            A decent washing up liquid for the price, but not the greatest!

            I got this from my local Tesco Express store the other day, when I noticed that we were running low on washing up liquid. I usually buy Fairy because I have found that a bottle of that will tend to last me for quite a long time, as you only need a little squirt for every bowl of washing up you do (I probably sound exceptionally boring right now!). These bottles are currently retailing for just 59p per 500ml on the Tesco's website, which I think is a really great price! I got mine in the Lemon fragrance as that was the only choice at this particular Tesco's Express as it's quite a small branch, but I'm aware that it does come in other scents, such as Apple, which is a little more expensive at 85p. The packaging is fairly basic, but the bottle doesn't feel too flimsy, in fact it feels extremely similar to the Fairy bottles, so I have no complaints there! The scent of this washing up liquid is fairly strong, and very fruity. You can definitely tell that it's lemon! After using this, my whole kitchen smelt very citrussy which I actually really liked. I feel like the formula of this washing up liquid isn't as strong as Fairy on the whole, and you do have to use a little more for it to be effective. It does bubble up quite easily, but I would prefer to be able to use less product each time I do the washing up. I think that this bottle will run out fairly quickly, and I will probably try and stick with Fairy in the future, as the cleaning power is so much more effective and reliable. I don't want to knock this product too much, as it does get my dishes clean, but only after using a fair bit of liquid! On a different note, my skin is fairly sensitive, but I never use washing up gloves, and so far this product hasn't irritated my skin at all. It seems like a fairly gentle product, so if you have sensitive skin like me, you should be okay with this product. Overall, I think this is a fairly decent product considering I paid so little for it, but I will try to buy Fairy when it's on offer.

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            19.03.2012 00:46
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            It's perfectly okay.

            Tesco Washing Up Liquid is a product that I've used from time to time although it's not a product that I use all of the time simply because I am not loyal to any one product and tend to pick up products on this as a matter of convenience instead. There are a number of fragrances in this range, but the last one I opted for (and hence the one I am writing this review on) is the Tesco Anti-Bacterial Eucalyptus Washing Up Liquid. This bottle contains 500mls of washing up liquid and cost me £1.11, which is a good price as the bottle lasted me about 2 weeks and it worked out cheaper than the market leader by about 60p. The Tesco Anti-Bacterial Eucalyptus Washing Up Liquid comes in a clear plastic bottle which reveals that the washing up liquid is a nice dark blue colour. The bottle is a squeezy bottle that has a flip-top lid. The aroma of the washing up liquid is decidedly of eucalyptus and it's a strong fragrance, but a really nice and fresh one. In order to use, you simply add the washing up liquid to running warm water. However, compared to many other washing up liquids I've used, the liquid is actually quite runny and I've found that I needed to add quite a lot of it to the water in order to get the desired effect. However, when enough of the liquid is used, the water does bubble up nicely and the detergent effects seem to work pretty well and allow adequate cleaning, even of really greasy dishes. The washing up liquid does not leave a sticky residue on the plates which I have found to be the case with some other washing up liquids which are in the bargain range. Overall, I like this product and think it's adequate for the job in hand.

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              26.02.2012 14:01
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              pretty decent

              I have a dishwasher but still do the odd bit of washing up by hand. For this purpose, I have a bottle of washing up liquid in the house - this is usually Fairy but I recently decided to give Tesco's own version a try as this was considerably cheaper. There are various scents available in the range - original, lemon and spring apple and there is also an antibacterial range with Eucalyptus and Lime & Lemongrass. The liquids cost 85p for a bottle of 500ml in the ordinary range and £1.11 in the antibacterial range. These are currently on promotion at two for £1.20 (a particularly good offer for the antibacterial range!). I opted for the Lime & Lemongrass antibacterial liquid. This is a bright green in colour. The bottle is made of clear plastic with a plastic flip cap as most washing up liquids have. The liquid can be applied to running water by squeezing the sides of the bottle. The liquid foams up really well under running water to give a good amount of bubbles. There is also a fresh lemony scent as the liquid is poured that is quite strong. I find that only a small amount of liquid is required to fill a washing up bowl with bubbles. The liquid also seems to be pretty effective and cleaning dishes. In a normal wash, just a small amount of scrubbing with a sponge is required on tougher dried on food etc. I also use this to soak more heavily soiled pots and pans and it helps to lift off quite a bit of the dried on food etc. I would say that it is not quite as effective as Fairy in this way but it does a decent job none-the-less. For the price, this is a good washing up liquid that does a pretty good job. The scent doesn't last very long but it is a pleasant aroma and it doesn't matter to me that the scent isn't too strong. The important thing is that it cleans my dishes well and doesn't leave any soap marks or residue on them. I am really pleased with the effects but am unsure if the 'antibacterial' function actually works as I am unable to test this! I would definitely recommend this to you as the price saving on branded alternatives is quite large.

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              11.09.2011 14:31
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              An effective washing up liquid

              Washing up liquid is a simple product for me to buy. I usually opt to buy something from the Persil range as I trust it and know its good stuff. However many of us at the moment are of course watching our pennies and the other day I spotted this in my local Tesco store costing £1.20 a bottle or any two bottles for £1.20 so I grabbed a couple of the lemon scented bottles (apple fragrance was also available I just didn't fancy that lol). The Packaging: The bottle is see-through with a red flip-top lid opening to the top of it and it holds 500ml of the liquid. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Tesco Lemon Washing Up Liquid 'Long Lasting Cleaning Power' and that the fragrance has been improved. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and directions for use are given along with warnings, the ingredients are given as is the size stated (as I have listed already) and contact details for Tesco are given. Its a cheap looking bottle this one being so plain looking though it does have a curved section to the top of it for ease of handling which is great when your hands are greasy and/or wet or whatever! The Washing Up Liquid: Well to use this washing up liquid of course you simply use it as you would any other. The liquid is yellow in colour, transparent and rather runny like a thin gel and you don't need too much with water to get a nice gentle foam on the water and a rather unnatural zesty fragrance of lemons. For me the scent of this although reminiscent of lemons and with a hint of zest is sickly to say the least. It turns water reasonably soft though not overly so and is a decent quality washer upper! It doesn't agitate my hands when I'm using it and it helps me to rid my gear of dirt, grease and grime and allsorts.....though dirt isn't a regular thing on my pots and pans to be fair but you know what I mean, it tackles plenty! It leaves cutlery and glassware shiny though I do always rinse with plain water after using washing up liquid on them and when it comes to baked on foods I simply add a small amount of this and water to the object and allow it to soak for a while before scrubbing it out! All round, apart from the scent this is a decent quality washing up liquid. It does its job well, doesn't go too soapy and is effective and a little of it goes a very long way indeed. Not a bad offering though I have to admit I still prefer my Persil as it is kinder to my hands and works at beating grease and grime quicker in my humble opinion! Only available in Tesco stores. This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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                05.09.2011 23:40
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                All in all this is a bit of a false economy

                Before I get started on this review, I should probably begin by saying that we have a dishwasher in our house, so our use of washing up liquid is not as heavy as some households where washing up is done by hand. We do, however, still use it to soak pans and dishes which have stubborn dried on food on them, and also for cleaning things like paint trays and oily hands. In this respect our use of washing up liquid is probably more intense than some households. ==The price== The main obvious advantage of Tesco washing up liquid is the price. It currently sells for £0.75 per 500ml, compared to Fairy costing £1.25 for 450ml. The saving is not life changing, but when cleaning products account for a sizeable chunk of your weekly shop it does all add up. ==The product== The washing up liquid comes in a few different fragrances, including apple, lemon and original. The one I am currently using is the apple version, which is similar to the dooyoo picture but the packaging has changed slightly. The bottle is plastic with a flip lid, and apart from the label on the front the bottle is see-through so you can see the colour of the liquid inside. In this case, the washing up liquid is green, and smells of apples. The washing up liquid is dispensed by a squeeze of the bottle. ==Effectiveness== The washing up liquid does actually froth quite well, unlike some other discount brands, but you do have to squeeze a fair amount to get some good bubbles. The smell is very pleasant, and you get a distinct aroma of apples when you pour the liquid, but this doesn't stay for long and your hands don't smell of it afterwards. I would say that although it's thick and bubbles up well, it isn't as good as the leading brands for getting food off pan and plates when it has been dried on or the food is particularly messy such as pasta or curry. ==Conclusion== This is a fairly mediocre substitute product, which is good to save a few pennies but probably works out to be a false economy because to get the same results you have to use more of it. The smell is nice but doesn't stay on your hands, and I doubt the liquid has any moisturising properties on your skin. I think in future I would probably try to get the branded products when they are on offer to get better value for money.

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                13.08.2011 08:10
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                It is more brand named cleaning products that I use. It's not so much that I think that they are better or worth the extra money, but often you can pick up the brand named product for a good price which often brings the goods down to nearly the same price as the Supermarket brand ones. It was the scent that made me buy this. Spring Apple. Wasn't sure what spring Apple smelt like, but I like the smell of Apples. This only cost 78p for 500ml. You can get other scents in this range, but just a few. The bottle look alright. Nothing all that special looking, but qutie a standard looking bottle. The plastic is clear and you can see the green coloured gel through the bottle. The label on the back tells all the information about ingredient and that, and the front label looks alright with a little picture of an Apple on the front. Not very eye catching and won't stand out on a shop shelf I feel. This Gel is quite thick and a little blob of this under some hot running water will give you a good amount of fine Bubbles. This rinses off easy enough and your dishes are clean and have a nice sheen to it. You can smell the Apple scent on the dishes but it isn't a strong scent. It's just a nice fresh, clean smell I've been using this one for about the last 6 weeks. I don't use Washing Up liquid all that much as I have a Dishwasher, but I do wash Dishes by hand now and again so need a bottle of this in the house anyway. I find that this Washing Up Liquid performs just as well as a brand named one but is a good bit cheaper than the approx price of Fairy which cost me £1.40 the last time I bought it. If you've not tried this then I suggest that you do.

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                24.07.2011 17:14
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                a cheap substitute

                I have tried numerous cheaper products to try and find those that are just as good as the branded products although I have to say after trying this one I am going to stick with the Fairy brand. The Tesco washing up liquid costs 78p for a 500ml bottle which works out at just over 15p per 100mls and when you compare that you can get 650ml of fairy washing up liquid for £1.50 which works out at just under 24p per 100ml it is quite a bit cheaper but does it do the job? Like the Fairy brand you can get any amount of different fragrances of the Tesco version and can even get it in anti-bacterial, I personally tend to go for these products in a lemon fragrance. The product comes in a curved see through bottle with a flip top lid, the bottle is wider at the bottom curved upwards and then back out at the shoulders, and the name of the product is displayed on the front of the bottle. On the back of the bottle you are given the main ingredients which are 15-30% Anionic Surfactant Less than 5% Non Ionic Surfactant, Amphoteric Surfactant Also contains, Dimethylol Glycol, Perfume. You can use this product by diluting it under hot water or you can use it neat on a cloth for washing benches or the like. The liquid is quick thick and you don't need much to create some lovely bubbles and I like the smell of the lemon version however the bubbles don't seem to last very long and neither does the fragrance and so I don't think this product is for me. I like to be able to smell the fragrance whilst I do my dishes and like the smell to last on my benches for a little while but this just doesn't seem to, I find that if I have a lot of washing up to do then I refresh my water more when I am using this than Fairy and so it is false economy buying the cheaper product as I just use more of it. If you steep dishes with dried on food it does work well at lifting it off so that you don't have to scrub too hard and it does cut through grease but only whilst in hot water and sometimes I am trying to do many jobs at once and keep coming back to the dishes and this liquid just doesn't work like this whereas Fairy does. The product is a good price, it cuts through grease and removes dried on food but you need to wash the dishes quite quickly which just isn't the way I work, the liquid rinses off the dishes easily but the smell doesn't last, I think this is a pretty average product and not as good as Fairy so I know what I am sticking to.

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