“ Brand: Asda / Type: Liquid Laundry Detergent / Category: Laundry „
Yet again i am on my usual mission trying to save money or make it stretch as far as possible. My favourite supermarket is asda and i am slowly working through their smart price range trying them out to see if they are good or not.
My shop this time consisted of swapping my usual Arial actilift £4.59 16 washes 592 ml for asda smart price biological concentrated liquid wash 1 litre 28 washes and a really cheap £1.65!
asda as usual scrimp on packaging just their standard white bottle with handle and a label front and back well i suppose this is one way of keeping the cost down for us!
Arial have their white rounder and smoother bottle with the gel coming out from the bottem so no problems getting the last bit out and also come with handy dispencer.
Both detergents smell nice and seem a thick concentrated liquid, Arial had a hint of febreeze in theres so more longer lasting smell
Price was a huge difference between the 2
Ingredients were very similer, both detergents had 5-15% anionic surfactants,non ionic surfactants
less than 5% soap, phosponate and also contain enzymes optical brightener perfume and hexyl cinnamal.
How did they compare?
Ok i have stuck with Arial for a long time and i love it, it gets my clothes clean, fresh and whites stay white so lets see if Asda's own brand can live upto my expectations.
After one wash i was amazed, my clothes came out clean, they smelt nice and i also tried a white wash to see the results and they were just as good.
There maybe no fancy advertising or expence spared to make Asda smart price liquid wash to stand out like Arial but in my opiniun i have finaly switched.
I am now saving a ton of cash just from this one product switch and as it's so cheap i don't just buy one when i'm at asda i buy several to make sure i never run out.
To be honest i can not notice a difference between the 2 other than Arial costs a fortune compared to asda and from now on it's asda smart price for me.
Ok, It may not be as good as the leading brands for getting out stubborn stains, but please hear me out!
Recently my nephew has been sleeping over when his dad has been night shift all week, and my goodness does he go through a lot of clothes and towels, and that means A LOT of washing.
I still live with my parents and I enjoy helping out around the house, but recently I lost my job and things are pretty tight at the moment so I thought I would start trying out own brand stuff. I seen this in Asda and thought that for £1.65 in comparison to a whopping £6.40 for the leading brand I decided it was a no brainer.
I scooped it up along with Asda Fabric conditioner and went about my way.
The next day I was quite eager to try it out, so I gathered up towels and my nephews cloths and put them in the washer. I opened the drawer filled the cap with this thick translucent green liquid and had a whiff - the smell is not overpowering and it does smell clean, sort of a flowery-soapy type smell.
Put it in the drawer, turned the dial to a 30 degree wash and off it went.
After the cycle had finished I took out the clothes and they smelled really clean. I popped them in the dryer and when they were done I took them out and had a smell. There was a slight smell of the liquid, nice, but not much, and upon having a look at his tracksuit bottoms could see that they were in fact clean!
I did another wash a couple of days later with some more of his clothes and added just a little fabric softener for a better smell, this time I did it on a cool 30 minute cycle.
When the clothes came out of the dryer I went over them with a fine tooth comb, no residue, smell didn't interfere with the fabric conditioner, the clothes were clean!
It has been 2 weeks, I have used it quite regularly and I can honestly say that you won't find better for the price! I have had good success with grubby white clothes, but not on a cool cycle and I can't imagine that it would handle oily stains very well, so I keep some leading brand in a cupboard just in case.
But if like me you seem to be endlessly washing towels or teenagers clothes that are not that dirty and need to save a few quid then I HIGHLY recommend having this in your laundry cupboard. The price difference is huge and the performance is more than satisfactory for what you pay.
I have been recommending this to my friends and they all seem skeptical, but for £1.65 it is well worth giving it a try! I love it! And I seriously think I will be using it for years to come!
I and my flatmate spend an awful lot of money on products to keep our clothes washed and clean. I usually opt for Bold or Persil and then Lenor fabric softeners but as we are both so fussy and change often like I say it does cost us a fortune!
Recently doing our shop for the week in Asda I picked this up. Costing only £1.40 a bottle for an estimated 28 washes I thought it was a go. Simple as that really!
The bottle is white plastic with white and green labelling on it and a screw on/off cap to the top of it and to the right hand side a handle so you can pour the bottle with ease. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda Smart Price Biological Concentrated Liquid Wash '28 Standard Washes' and of course the size is stated which I've listed already and then a small washing line with what looks to be a pair of pants and a t shirt on it in green is shown. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it, ingredients and warnings are given and contact details for Asda are listed. This is a cheap but still informative looking bottle and I do like the handle that it has for ease of handling as it is quite heavy!
A Bit About The Liquid According To The Information Listed On The Back Of The Bottle:
More concentrated - same performance, less liquid. We have concentrated our Smart Price Liquid Wash. You get exactly the same performance by using less liquid.
Well using this is the same as you would do any washing liquid. Measurements are listed on the back of the bottle and you simply measure the liquid into the cap and pop it in the washer machine drawer. Basically though for a full load its about a capful and of course you can add fabric softener to if desired. You can also use this for handwashing if you want to, again details on the back of the bottle are given for this.
The liquid itself is dark green, transparent and rather runny with a rather lovely smell of well blended flowers to it. You pop it in the wash (unless handwashing of course) and select the cycle you want....and that is that.
Washing comes out smelling lovely. Not to heavy in fragrance but even if I use a fabric softener too I can still detect it, so that I approve of. However its cleaning capabilities are really rather questionable. On things that just need freshing up this is rather good but on stains, even if I use a hot cycle it doesn't remove grease and/or grime. It doesn't remove blood even on a 60c wash (I know cos i just tried to!) and really on dirty washing its rubbish and a complete waste of time.
Ok for freshening things up with, not ok for what I think of as family washing and I did try using this for handwashing but again unless for freshening things up I wouldn't bother with this but it was easy enough to get into a bit of a foam and rinse it out!
For me, this is ok for a lot of mine and my flatmates washing but not for mucky things so its so so for us!
Only available from Asda stores costing £1.40 a bottle