Product Type: Tesco Household Cleaning
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Tesco anti-bacterial washing up liquid reviewed
Tesco Washing Up Liquid
Member Name: worst_trip
Tesco Washing Up Liquid
Advantages: Works as well as the leading brand AND has a flimsier, easier to squeeze plastic bottle!
Disadvantages: Few disadvantages. When not on special offer (but it usually is) is relatively pricey.
Increasingly, the idea is getting hold that constant use of antibacterial cleaning products in the home may not be the greatest of hygiene strategies, because of the way that any antibacterial-resistant bacteria surviving the cleaning process may go on to form super-bacterial colonies.
Having said that, Tesco Antibacterial washing up liquid comes in a nice bright cobalt blue colour and smells good - even if it has got a slightly odd fragrance for a cleaning product: to me it smells exactly like the pot-pourri-scented tourist gift shoppe we used to go to sometimes in St Andrews in the 1970s. It is of course liquid soap for (hand) washing your dishes with. (The official scent of it is 'Eucalyptus' - but it doesn't really smell particularly reminiscent of any eucalyptus I've ever encountered - it's more like a lavendery pot-pourri mix.)
I find this stuff just as good as (Fairy Liquid) - the 'leading brand'. It's an 'extra concentrated' type product, and is good and thick when it comes out of the transparent plastic bottle, producing a good (but not excessive) amount of soapy lather. It's good, slightly diluted on the dish sponge, for getting through grease - oily butter dishes etc. - which is always a good test of a washing up liquid. Tesco produces a whole array of own-brand washing up liquids in this range, all effectively the same apart from their bright colours (usually some shade of yellow, green or orange) and corresponding fragrance. A 500ml bottle costs 70, but I generally buy them when they're on special offer - two for one or some such. The current offer is to buy two 500ml bottles (and you can pick and mix different versions from the rainbow of brightly coloured different own-brand varities on display) for £1.20.
The only difference I've noticed between Tesco own-brand and other, similarly-packaged washing up liquid such as 'Fariy' and the 'Cussons' stuff, is that the Tesco variety comes in a notably flimsier plastic bottle. This ends to crunch up in the middle when you squeeze it in your hand to what is quite an alarming extent if you're not expecting this to happen, but on balance, this lack of robustness, that could in one sense be considered a design flaw, is actually an advantage as means that when the bottle is nearly empty, it's easier firstly to get the last few drops out, and secondly, when you try to get some water into the near-empty bottle by squeezing it under a running tap to dilute and thus extract the very last dregs, it's easier to do that also.
Summary: Works as well as the leading brand and smells of eucalyptus (in this case) too!
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