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Asda Citrus Dishwasher Rinse Aid

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Brand: Asda / Type: Dishwasher Powder / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant

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      12.10.2009 11:48
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      Will buy again

      I've been lucky enough to have a dishwasher while I was growing up and then when I first moved away from home, I had a big shock to the system being without a dishwasher for the first time and had to wash up by hand. This hit me hard and since then I new I had to have a dishwasher again when I got my own house. Now I have my own house I've got my dishwasher which saves me hours in the kitchen. I have a Hotpoint dishwasher and on the manufacturer's instructions it suggests that salt and rinse aid are added for the best results, my dishwasher has lights to show me when more rinse aid should be added but other makes will differ, check your manufacturer's instructions to make sure.

      A lot of dishwasher tablets these days do a five in one including salt and rinse aid so there is no need to add these to the wash however, I've used these and find that my dishes don't have that sparkle at the end of the wash (especially my glasses). I first saw Asda's own rinse aid for £1.55 for 500ml which is 50p cheaper than leading brands. I have to point out that I've never tried the leading brands because I found that Asda's own make made my dishes, cutlery and glasses sparkle.

      Asda's rinse aid comes in a clear bottle with a yellow citrus liquid inside. You can smell the citrus as you open the bottle and pour the rinse aid into the dishwasher but it doesn't really make a difference to the end wash, it just smells clean like any other dishwasher wash.

      This product is suitable for all dishwashers and is safe for use in septic tanks. Its easy to use, just pour the rinse aid into the reservoir on the dishwasher, push nozzle firmly down to close after use. Ensure this is filled regularly, some dishwashers will let you know when it needs to be topped up.

      Overall, I would recommend using rinse aid in your dishwasher, as it leaves dishes, glasses and cutlery sparkling. I'm definitely going to continue to use this product.

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      10.10.2009 13:53
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      a great buy

      After living in a house with out the use of a dishwasher, I never realised until recently just how useful and how much time using a dishwasher actually saved. I lived through all my childhood and much of my adulthood without this luxury, where cleaning the dishes with a sponge and brush after every meal time was the norm. Obviously I was well aware of the benefits of a dishwasher so, after a lot of nagging by the wife, I gave in and bought a dishwasher.


      The benefits are huge time savings as well as energy and water saving as well because in stead of cleaning the dishes after every meal, we just stack the dishwasher and set it off to clean every evening. They are also far better at cleaning and sterilising the dishes than any person washing the dishes at an average of 70 degrees centigrade which is hotter than our hands can handle. The only issue is that to maintain this standard of cleanliness, the dishwasher must be treated well and given certain additives to ensure effective cleaning. These additives are Rinse aid and Dishwasher salt.


      Even though the dishwasher requires rinse aid to work effectively, it is just another expense which I always try to keep as minimal in cost as possible, so I decided to give Asda's Citrus Dishwasher Rinse aid a go. It is one of the cheapest rinse aids available and I must admit, I find it excellent. It effectively performs its task, which is in case you weren't aware, to prevent droplets forming on the dishes, leaving residue behind and forming 'spotting' on the dish ware. It not only leaves the dishes very clean, the citrus smell leaves the dishes with a fresh and clean aroma.


      The standard bottle is a 500ml quantity and at the moment retails at £1.55, which comparing to other brands is exactly the same cost as Tesco's own Rinse aid product. It is however, far cheaper than the alternative branded products such as Fairy Rinse Aid which costs £1.98 for 250ml.


      Overall, a great product from Asda and definitely worth trying if you haven't done so yet. It is very effective at cleaning and leaves all your dishes smelling fresh. I give this product 5 stars out of 5.

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      12.07.2009 20:34
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      Why bother paying out for a named brand when Asda's is just as good?

      When first moving into my own house I wanted to play the dutiful housewife so off I went to the shops filling my trolley with all those necessary household items. Obviously many household cleaning products are used in the kitchen and one which I'd bought was Asda citrus dishwasher rinse aid. To be quite honest I had no idea what rinse aid actually was but it looked and sounded good and certainly made me look more efficient!

      Since buying and using rinse aid, I've now found out that, when it is added into its compartment in a dishwasher, a small amount is used for every cycle which apparently reduces the formation of water droplets on crockery. This basically means that its job is to ensure that the water dries away properly which in turn avoids leaving smears.

      Asda's dishwasher rinse aid comes in a yellow opaque 500ml plastic bottle with a blue flick and click lid for easy opening and to prevent spillages. It costs around £1 for a 500ml bottle and lasts for ages - I must have had my bottle for around six months and I've still got over half of it left.

      All dishwashers are different and you'd need to check the manufacturer's guide for which compartment the rinse aid will need to go in. Mine is a small round compartment on the inside of the dishwasher door next to where the dishwasher powder goes. There is a small round circle next to this compartment which is a black colour when full and a clear colour when it needs re-filling. I normally do two dishwasher cycles every week and I usually need to re-fill it with rinse aid once every 3 weeks. When pouring it in, when full, the little circle turns black so I'll never over-fill.

      Asda's rinse aid is a liquid wash which is said to give 'sparkling results' on all glassware, dishes and cutlery and is suitable for use in all domestic automatic dishwashers. Since I've been using this my cutlery has come out of a dishwasher cycle much shinier, clearer and smoother than before. When I forget to re-fill the dishwasher with the rinse aid the cutlery has nowhere as near as nice an effect and ends up with smeared glasses as the result, which have a slightly rougher texture and don't look clean at all. When they're smeared they look horrible. If I'm ever served in a pub or restaurant with a smeared glass I'm not at all pleased and so I wouldn't want to use my own smeared glasses for any guests who came round. When the rinse aid is at work though the results are perfect and, I know this may sound stupid, but it makes me feel like a proud and dutiful wife to have such clean and sparkling glasses and cutlery!

      I can't really see the point in it being citrus as there's no lasting smell on any of the cutlery. It does have a lemon scent when I open the bottle but I can't say that I've ever noticed the smell when emptying the clean dishwasher.

      Whereas a bottle of Finish rinse aid exactly the same size costs a whopping £3.60, Asda's just as good variety costs around a measly £1 in comparison. I can't say I've tried the Finish one but to be honest I wouldn't bother wasting my money as Asda's one produces brilliant results.

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      This formula gives sparkling results on your glassware, dishes and cutlery.