Product Type: Tesco Household Cleaning
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Nothing to get excited about (not that washing up excites anyone!)
Tesco Washing Up Liquid
Member Name: Holland1
Tesco Washing Up Liquid
Advantages: Cheap, variety of fragrances, bubbles up well
Disadvantages: Doesn't clean that brilliantly, smell doesn't last
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 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 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.
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.
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.
Summary: All in all this is a bit of a false economy