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Asda Smartprice Dusters

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Brand: Asda / Type: Duster / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc.

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      24.06.2013 10:22
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      Excellent!

      I seem to get through a lot of cleaning products at home yet one product I don't seem to need to repurchase much are dusters and these were the last ones I purchased which were from Asda.
      The dusters come is a thin plastic wrapper which has the product name to the front in the classic Smart Price Colours. I find it is really easy to tear the packaging to get the dusters out. Each duster can be unfolded, making quite a large duster if required. As far as dusters go, they look very similar to any other brand on the market, they come in the standard bright yellow colour with the red stitching around the edges.

      I do find that when fully unfolded, the dusters are a little too thin so I prefer to keep the folded up, having said that, the dusters are really soft to touch, which I was quite surprised about, especially considering the cheap price I paid.

      The dusters are machine washable, but to be honest, I just dispose of them when they start to look dirty or tired as they cost 71p for a pack of 5 which I think is excellent value. The dusters are available in store or you can also purchase them online to come with your home shopping too.

      I don't really find any other use for these apart from actually dusting which is probably why they tend to last me so long. Although they are quite thin, I find that they are quite good at doing what they should, unlike other cheap brands I have used in the past, they don't leave a trail of fibres when I wipe and area, and because they are quite soft, I am confident to use them on glass surfaces as they don't scratch the area.

      Overall, I would recommend these and give them 5 out of 5 stars.

      Thanks for reading.

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      13.06.2013 08:53
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      Soft material and cheap to buy.

      On a visit to Asda I spotted these dusters and decided to buy them. I have a few odds and ends of wooden furniture around my home and recently my friend gave me a wooden ornament which I always commented on in her home. She was having a clear out of some items and offered me the first refusal. The ornament is a kind Budda but she told me she uses polish on a duster to clean it. I had ran out of dusters, so thought best buy a packet. Chose these because they were cheap enough to buy.

      They come in a transparent plastic bag which is very basic looking a not a fancy designed one. The dusters are a yellow colour and have stitching around the edges. They are quite a soft material and quite thin. I do think they are far thinner than a more expensive brand but in my opinion the price of these does reflect how thin they actually are and I didn't expect them to be any thicker to be honest. I don't mind that they are thinner than other brands.

      They are really easy to wipe over wooden items of furniture and what I did when I polished my Budda is I sprayed my polish directly onto the duster and just rubbed it gently over the ornament. The soft material of these dusters don't scratch the surface of the wood and they do clean really well. I do find they don't collect the dust quite as effectively as some other brands because of the thickness of the material.

      I have used them for buffing my stainless steel taps around my home, they are good for buffing and also because of the soft material they don't scratch the surface and just give the taps a good sparkle.

      I do find them comfortable to hold in my hands but because they are thinner, I do find I have to hold them more firmly and get a good grip of them. If I had a lot of wood to polish or dust, I would probably find these dusters wouldn't be suitable and I would probably find them annoying. But since I only use them as often, I find they are adequately good enough material to use for dusting around my home.

      My grandchildren and myself have used these for craft days, they are easy to cut and stick onto cardboard. Because they are yellow in colour we made some Easter chickens for mummy and daddy as a surprise over the Easter holidays. So far my little grandson has kept it a secret but that is only because he has forgotten about them since we made them a couple of weeks ago lol. I find items like these which are really cheap to buy to use for craft days and for when we are looking for different textures and colours to cut up and stick onto cardboard or plastic etc. They are very easy to cut for these purposes and they do stick well onto cardboard or plastic etc.

      These are so cheap to buy and they cost just 71p and for this price you get 5 dusters in the packet. I think for the price these are worth it and the amount in the packet too.

      Admittedly the quality of these isn't fantastic but for the uses I can get from them I think they are very good value for money. The quality I wouldn't say is anywhere near as good as a branded kind and these can be washed in a washing machine. I did was one of the cloths and found they did wash well but the material didn't appear as nice a texture than before I washed it, so the next time i use one I will probably just bin it when it is too dirty to use again.

      I think they are affordable dusters for any budget but I would say if you are wanting to drop a brand and have a lot of wooden furniture to polish or dust, I don't think these would be worth dropping a brand from a more expensive kind to be honest. I think you may find them a little annoying because using them to dust lots of furniture I would most certainly find very annoying but for my uses they work perfectly fine.

      I would buy these again in the future for my uses of a cheaper brand of dusters. And I do recommend them if you too have less furniture to dust.

      I give these 4 stars. Dropping a star because of them being a little thinner material.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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        16.03.2013 16:22
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        Bargain dusters

        Ages ago now I bought my last lot of dusters from Asda as part of their Smartprice range. I usually buy most of my household and cleaning products from Tesco but I must have been having an 'off' day when I bought these. I paid around 70p for them at the time and I do remember that they came in a pack of five. They looked just like the older dusters I already had, as in the fact that they were (and still are) an orange / yellow colour. They were much brighter and vivid in colour when they were new of course (and trimmed all around them edges in a red thread) but since they have been washed time and time again, they have faded considerably. There are no holes in them though and they are surprisingly still in one piece (even though I boil wash my dusters).

        The first thing I noticed about these dusters were that they are a good large size ad they felt quite thick and good quality, considering they were well under a pound for five of them. I was expecting them to be very thin and tissue like, and whilst they are definitely not the best quality duster or even the thickest ones I have ever used, they are nevertheless good quality for the money I paid.

        I have used this lots of times for wiping down and polishing my furniture. They are not brilliant at keeping the dust away and they contain no special micro fibres that claim to keep my home dust free for longer, but they do a decent job when I use them to wipe over the hard surfaces in my house.

        The thread around the edges started to come off pretty much as soon as I got them and a few of them have frayed slightly around the edges because of this, but the main body of the dusters are still intact after all of this time and they are still an item I use regularly around the house.

        Great duster for a small price and highly recommended.

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        04.10.2012 11:19
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        Too thin.

        I have a lot of wooden furniture around my home and like to polish it regularly. I do my fair share of the housework in my home because it is only fair. I don't mind buying cheaper products when I can because it does save me a lot of money.

        These dusters come housed in a clear plastic bag. The dusters are yellow in colour and have a red stitching around the edge of the dusters. There are 5 dusters in the bag. These ones are quite a thin material and I find them quite flimsy but they are a soft material. They are so thin I can actually see through the material with these ones. I found I actually had to use 2 dusters together to make the dusting easier to do. Not very good because I had to use more than one duster which I normally like to use.

        I like to spray my polish onto the surface I am polishing and sometimes directly onto the duster. These do clean quite well but the feel of them doesn't sit well in my hands while dusting my furniture. Because they are of a soft material, I find they don't scratch the wood or ruin it. That's a bonus with these duster that they are soft enough to polish or dust over surfaces. That's the only good thing about them in all honesty.

        These are very poor value for money and not good quality dusters. I have tried other shops dusters and found them to be fine to use but these don't feel quite the same as the other brands.

        Because I didn't really like them very much, I just used the rest in the bag for wiping away oil from my wheels on my bike and my grandchildren's bikes. They were fine for just wiping things like bike wheels but not so good for polishing my furniture, which was the reason I bought these dusters in the first place. So I did get to use the rest at least for cleaning something. I could easily have just used an old rag to do this job rather than using a duster.

        These are priced at just 71p, cheap I know but worth it certainly not. I'd rather buy a better brand and have a good adequate thick duster to dust and polish my wooden furniture.

        I don't recommend these dusters unless you are really short of money or you are looking for a lot of dusters to just wipe other items around your home. I won't be in a hurry to buy these again in the future. Totally rubbish dusters and far too thin even for the cheap price. They may be suitable for parents to buy for their children who going to university and away from home and need a cheap duster to help them clean their accommodation etc. They are cheap enough for their budget and that of the parents to buy them for their children just to start them a little starter pack for when they go away for the first time.

        I rate these 2 stars.

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          03.10.2012 10:55
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          Waste of money

          My house is very dusty for some unknown reason and I have to dust a couple of times a week to keep on top of it, needless to say I go through quite a lot of polish and dusters.

          I was shopping in my local Asda store when I saw that they do a packet of dusters in their Smartprice range, knowing that some of the Smartprice range is actually really good I decided to give these dusters a try to see how they measured up.

          As the dusters are part of the Smartprice range they are only available to buy from Asda stores, a pack of 5 dusters at the moment costs 71p which seems fantastic value and I'm pretty sure I paid even less than this when I bought them.

          The dusters come packaged in a see through plastic wrapper which has a little white and green label in the middle on the front showing that they are an Asda Smartprice product and that there are 5 in the packet. The packet is easy to open just like opening a bag of crisps however once they are torn open the packet is ruined and so you cannot keep the dusters in their packet.

          Inside the packet there are 5 very thin bright yellow - orange coloured cloths, I was disappointed with just how thin the dusters were. The dusters all have a row of red stitching all around the edges and they are square in shape and very soft to touch.

          The dusters were pretty disappointing when I used them, they don't actually seem to pick up any dust just simply move it from one place to the other. The dusters looked as clean after I had dusted my full front room as when I started so they didn't really keep hold of any dust.

          I cannot recommend these as dusters as they simply don't work however according o my husband they are very good as polishing cloths when he is doing his shoes.

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            17.08.2012 22:50
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            Not one to bother with.

            I don't use dusters very often any more as I tend to find that using the duster 'wipes' gives a better result but there are occasions when I still use a duster and some polish to dust round the living room which needs done at least once a day as I have dark furniture so it shows up the dust more so than lighter furniture would.

            These dusters are available both online and instore for just 71p for a pack of 5 dusters I thought I may as well give them a go, I had nothing to loose. They came in the regular Smartprice packaging that is green and white on a transparent plastic wrapper.
            On opening the pack and removing one of the dusters I was instantly attracted to how thin they were, it was as if they were almost transparent themselves so to say I was dubious was an understatement. The dusters are yellow but as I said they are so thin you can almost see through them with red stitching around the edges. I see no purpose for the stitching and after a couple of uses it started unravelling anyway so it seems like a waste of time having it there.

            On using the duster I found that it simply just shifted the dust from one area to the next and ended up with a big pile of it, there was nothing static about these dusters to be able to hold the dust at all. I then tried using a furniture polish with the wipes which was again a waste of time as the duster became very damp with just one squirt of the polish and simply just dragged the dust around leaving a big pile of dust and small trails of it all around the units.
            Although these are extremely cheap I found that kitchen roll did a better job of dusting my units than these dusters did. There is no static to them to get the dust to cling on and with them being so thin using furniture polish just makes the duster very damp and gives the same results just using a soggier cloth.

            I wouldn't recommend these at all they are useless, I know you get what you pay for but normally the Smartprice quality is very good but these are atrocious, I ended up using mine as cloths to clean the skirting boards with instead of throwing them away.

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              01.07.2012 18:50
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              Don't bother!

              One of my pet hates is dust, particularly on the television, I sit there watching something and if it's dusty, I just can't enjoy the program unless I dust it.

              For only 71 pence, you can purchase a packet of 5, yes 5, dusters from Asda stores, or online if you do your shopping that way. The dusters come in a transparent plastic bag with the Smartprice green and white logo on the front.

              The dusters themselves basically look like a normal duster just thinner. They are yellow in colour, with a red trim around the outside. Of course, with basic products, you pretty much know the quality is going to be a little worse than more expensive brands, but I wasn't quite expecting these dusters to be as thin as they are. They are very thin, any thinner and they would be non existent.

              After using the dusters, I won't be buying them again. They are pretty much useless, after dusting one area, the dust will stick to the duster for a few moments, before dropping off somewhere else. I wasn't going to chuck them in the bin, so used them the best way I could and found a strategy to kind of brush the duster along the surface, but using one end of the duster as a holder for the dust. It was tricky, but it meant I could carry on using the dusters until I had run out instead of just chucking them away.

              I wouldn't recommend the dusters, although the price is cheap and there are 5 dusters in a packet, they are pretty useless and just carry dust for a couple of seconds before the dust drops on another surface.

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              10.04.2012 03:46
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              A good cheap duster.

              Asda Smart Price Dusters.

              I buy new dusters at least once every 6 weeks or so and at 71p for 5 dusters I see this as a great price.

              Packaging ~

              These Asda Smart Price Dusters are packaged in a very simple clear polythene type bag. There's nothing special about the packaging at all, they are emblazoned with the Smart Price logo and you can see the yellow dusters inside.
              Opening the pack is very simple, just pull it apart as you would as crisp packet.

              My thoughts ~

              At just 14p a duster these are affordable enough to use once or twice and then dispose. I just pick them up every so often when I am doing my shopping and sometimes one cloth will be repeatedly used until I can be bothered changing it!
              These dusters are yellow in colour with a red stitched edging (as with most dusters), they are quite thin but as I used them folded in half I don't see this as a problem.

              After spraying the surfaces with furniture polish I give them a good rub over with one of these duster and then buff up with the other side.

              I have on occasion run out of clean dusters and have had to throw them in the washing machine, this does them no harm and I think they 'work' better after a wash!
              Don't wash them with clothing though as the yellow colour does run like mad!

              I fin these dusters are very good at doing the job intended and have never had any problems with them at all, except when new they need a good bit of scrunching up to soften them before they will pick up the dust.

              Thanks for reading :o) x

              (Not sure why dooyoo have a picture of yankee candles up there though??)

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                09.08.2011 16:34
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                A rubbish product

                I hate dust! No matter how much I clean my house, there is always dust forming somewhere or other and it drives me insane. I really wish there was a magical solution for this annoying substance.

                At Asda, for only 68p you can get a packet of 3 dusters and that works out to 13.6p per duster. The packaging for the dusters is extremely basic but this is to be expected when it comes to the Asda Smart Price brand. The packaging is much like a clear plastic bag with space to rip it open at the top. On the front of the packet is the Smart Price logo and in bold, black lettering '5 dusters'. It would have been nice for the packaging to have more of a picture of these dusters in use instead of the tiny image of a feather duster as this isn't even what you are buying.

                I would think that everyone knows what a normal duster looks like but if you don't, they are made out of yellow material with red stitching around the edges. Upon opening the packet and pulling out one of the dusters, I could immediately feel how thin the fabric was. I wasn't expecting anything very thick but I wasn't expecting them to be quite so thin either and from this, I was a little worried about how well they were going to work. However, these dusters are quite soft and I was thinking that they were going to be a lot rougher after noticing how thin they were.

                When using the dusters, they didn't live up to my expectations. I have had really good experiences with the Smart Price band overall and I am rarely disappointed with whatever I buy. These dusters really don't do the job they're designed for very well. I found that when I was dusting around my house, the dust was actually just moving from one place to another rather than the material picking up any bits and pieces. As soon as I had dusted one area and moved on to another, the dust would begin to fall away from the material back on to the new surface.

                Even though these dusters are cheap, that means nothing unless they work and unfortunately, they don't so I wont be buying them again.

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