“ Brand: Asda / Type: Disinfectants / Category: Cleaning & Disinfectant „
=ASDA Smartprice Liquid Disinfectant=
When we were up on holiday we run out of Disinfectant, and as we only had half the week left, calling in at Asda I brought the SmartPrice liquid Disinfectant.
=Price and Availability=
Asda Spartprice is their value range of own brand products and this 1 litre bottle of disinfectant was 31p.
This is packaged in a plastic bottle, it is not a thick bottle, but is adequate to do the job of holding the liquid.
It has the Asda Smartprice label on the front of the bottle, the writing is small, and even with glasses, I had to hold the bottle close to my eyes to see what it said.
This is basically a disinfectant, there is no mention on the bottle about germs or bacteria, but it can be used in other ways.
Disinfect floor, walls, tiles etc - Ratio 16 caps of disinfectant to 5 litres of cold water
Toilets/drains and sinks - Ratio 12 capfuls to be used undiluted
There is the usual warnings as you would expect with a product like this, such as don't swallow, keep away from children and animals.
This has a pine smell it s ok.
=How We used it=
Drains -I always find that the sink and shower drains never get cleaned properly in a caravan, so we used the disinfectant on this, it did make it smell slightly fresher, but I was glad the sink was nearer a window.
Toilet- I tried this (rephase) I made Mr Thrifty use this after an extended stay in the bathroom, it did smell slightly sweeter, but I had to go and buy some proper toilet the next time we were out.
Floors - There was a mop and bucket in the caravan, and bucket, so we washed the floors and walls, then went over it again with some disinfectant just to leave the caravan fresh for the next person to go in.
=Would I recommend=
There are some jobs it is better for than others I would use this again for washing walls and floors, but other jobs I felt this is not strong enough.
I would rate it as a 4/5
When your looking into your purse and realise on that particular shopping trip, your funds are beyond limited, you have to think about what you can afford. I bought some basic groceries from Asda on one fateful day, and realised and needed to get some disinfectant, but something that didnt cost the earth because I simply didnt have enough. Hence why this was picked up for the whopping price of 31p!
Packaginghow does it look?
Lets face it, its Asdas own cheap brand, so dont think the packaging is going to be amazing, and its not. The product is in a cheap feeling plastic bottle. 1litre in size with a screw top.Its completely clear, the bottle, and has a a basic white label on front. I felt the writing should have been a touch bigger, had to squint to read, and Im short sighted not long sighted.
What is this product and what does it do?
Its plain and simply a disinfectant. To help with your everyday cleaning in the home. No mention on what germs, bacteria it kills but it can be used in different ways.
How do I use it?
Can be used to disinfect floors, tiles, walls. The ratio is 16 caps of disinfectant to 5 litres of cold water.
Can be used to clean and freshen toielts, drains and sinks. Pour 12 capfuls of disinfectant undiluted around these areas.
You can add a solution of 16 capfuls per 5 litres of cold water to soak nappies ( cloth ones ), linen, hankerchiefs before washing.
It has the ususal warnings that you would expect with a product such as this:dont swallow, keep out the rich of children etc.
How did I find this product?
I tend to use this product to clean floors in the house, which it does well. Product could be thicker as I felt it was abit runny. Fragrance is pine, which needed to be more stronger.But overall a decent product that does the job. For 31p I dont except the world, as long as it cleans thats all that counts.
Cheap cleaning buy
My dog is eleven now and a few months ago she was struggling to hold her wee in from the time I went to bed to the next morning when I got up and she would have often had an accident when I came down in the morning. I was going through bottles of disinfectant at a rapid rate with having to mop every morning and so when I did my online food shop at asda I popped a bottle of smart price disinfectant in my basket too as I figured it wouldn't do any harm to try a cheaper brand.
The smart price disinfectant comes in a bog standard looking see through plastic bottle which is recyclable. It has a simple screw on and off white lid and a label with the asda smart price name on as well as instructions for use, ingredients and some warnings as well. The bottle looks cheap to be honest but that is because the item is cheap. It costs just 31p for a litre bottle of this disinfectant and so I can totally forgive the fact that the bottle is never going to win any style awards!
Now as I mentioned I use this product mainly to clean up after my dog but I also use it just to mop my floors with as well. You can use the product to disinfect your toilet, sinks and drains and even to soak things such as cloth nappies before you wash them but for me the use is simply on my floors. You should use one cap full of the disinfectant per fifteen parts of water and I make it up in the sink before soaking the removable part of my mop in it and then I mop my floors with it.
The disinfectant has a strong pine scent which isn't the most attractive smell in the world but I will say that it does smell clean so when I mop my floors with this product I feel confident that my floors are being cleaned well but that the area will also smell clean afterwards. The disinfectant creates a milky looking foam on the surface of the water when it is mixed but when I use it on my floors this is not apparent and once my surfaces are dry they do look really shiny after I have used this disinfectant.
When I have mopped the floors with this product I always make sure that my dog is in the front room which is carpeted because you shouldn't let your pets walk on the area cleaned until it is dry in case they lick it or walk on it and lick their paws as it may make them ill. Naturally you should keep it out of the reach of children too as it could be dangerous to them and the fact it doesn't have a child proof lid makes it all too accessible if they should be able to come in to contact with it.
I have to say I will certainly purchase this disinfectant again. Touch wood my dog has gone around a month or so without any accidents over night but this is still a really good product to use when I am mopping my floors. It leaves them looking shiny and clean and smelling clean too so I cannot complain at all. For just 31p I will get plenty of use from this one litre bottle and I see no point in paying closer to a pound or more for a product which will do just the same as this one but is more expensive.
Thank you for reading my review!
Asda Smartprice make a really decent disifectant for just 30p a litre. This price is pretty incredible whe you compare it to the more expensive branded disinfectants and what'smore, it really does work well in my personal opinion
The liquid comes in a large plastic litre see through botttle but it has no child safety cap or lock on it so you must be careful with little kiddies - for me this is a downside.
The colour othe disinfectant isn't attractive, its a bit of a nasty wee wee colour but it smells quite pleasant and not too overpowering, which was what I was expecting.
I clean my kitchen floor with this and add 1 part solution to fifteen parts hot water. I also add a tiny squeeze of Fairly Liquid or other washing up liquid to the bucket just to get something in there which will get rid of the grease and other sticky bits on the floor as this stuff I know works well on germs and dirt but not so well on is own for cleaning the tacky floor after little ones have been hopping around on it. It is antibacterial so I know my floor will be clean and germ free as well as sweet smelling once it has been mopped.
It does smell quite medicinal, but I like it. The smell is clean and fresh and it leaves no stickiness or residue after it has dried on the floor.
I also use it undiluted to pour down my kitchen sick and toilet sometimes if I have run out of other cleaner and this also works a treat.
Good price for a great product and I would recommend.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Although there are some areas of my life where I like a little bit of luxury, I still begrudge paying out lots for cleaning products. Most of what I buy is either shops own brand (I particularly like Lidl's range) or brand names which I have picked up on special offer. I'm not afraid to try out budget brands, as if I can save a few pence on my cleaning products then I will. When it comes to disinfectant, I most often buy Zoflora. It's by no means the cheapest brand, so that statement does go against what I have just said, but I hate the smell of disinfectant so much, in this case I'm willing to pay extra to have a flowery scent instead. Last time I needed disinfectant however, the little ASDA branch I went to didn't stock it, and I decided to give the Smartprice version a go, just to see what it was like.
The product comes in a clear bottle, which is very basic looking. There is a label on the front telling me how to use the product along with everything else I need to know, and a white screw top cap. It's probably worth noting that there is no child lock on the cap, although in fairness my usual Zoflora doesn't have this either.
I have a few 'main' uses for disinfectant. I disinfect my bins once a week, I use it to disinfect cleaning cloths before re-using them, and now and then I will add a little to a bucket of water instead of my usual cleaner when I mop the floors. Of course these are not its only uses and some which are noted on the bottle include use on toilets, sinks and drains (I don't use it this way, as I prefer bleach), and it can also be used to soak nappies, sickroom linen and handkerchiefs before washing.
The disinfectant is that horrible disinfectant colour - a sort of browny yellow, almost wee-like shade. The bottle states it is pine fragranced, and I braced myself for the smell of hospital corridors when I opened this. In fact, whilst it does have the unmistakeable disinfectant fragrance, it wasn't anywhere near as intense as I was expecting. Even when diluted, although it is certainly noticeable, it's not overpowering and I'm happy to say I don't mind it, as it's not a product that sticks in the back of my throat, or makes me feel queasy as most disinfectants do.
To use, I usually dilute with water first. It can be poured neat down toilets and around sinks, but for the purposes I use it for, diluted is fine. The consistency is similar to that of water, and the directions seem to suggest one part disinfectant to fifteen parts water. Although I can't claim to measure exactly, I guesstimate the amount of product required for each use, and I've never felt the resulting solution has been too weak or too strong.
In terms of how well it works, I find that difficult to say, as without a microscope I can't tell if it is effectively killing germs, but it certainly makes me feel like I am doing something to get rid of them. I have had work done on my flat recently and the clean up job has been unbelievable, I have gotten through over six packs of cloths (with ten in each pack that makes 60!) and rather than throw each one away, I have been soaking them in disinfectant which certainly gives me the peace of mind, that when I re-use them they are clean and I am not transferring germs around the house. I must say though, having soaked cloths in these, they do retain the disinfectant scent...something to perhaps bear in mind.
A 1 litre bottle of this disinfectant costs just 30p from ASDA. This is incredibly value, and must surely make it one of the cheapest on the market.
Overall I have been quite impressed with this. The smell is nowhere near as nice as my usual Zoflora disinfectant, however it was not as strong or intense as I had expected it to be either. At just 30p a bottle I feel that this is one of the best bargains I have had in a long time, and I will definitely be buying another when this one runs out.
I'm a sucker for cleaning products, anything that smells good to me I'm happy with - when it's got a low price it impresses me even more. I'm far from a brand snob, and will try anything near enough so when I seen a 1 litre bottle of Asda Smart Price Disinfectant in Pine Fragrance for just 30p I couldn't resist trying it.
The bottle it comes in isn't the most desirable, a see through plastic bottle with a white screw off cap with a not so 'nice' green and white Asda smartprice colour themed sticker on the front telling us how to use it etc.
As it is a see through bottle you can see the colour of the disinfectant inside, being a bronzed/brown colour, very watery though as you can almost see through it.
Opening the bottle I was met by a rather refreshing and very clean scent - almost exactly the same as Dettol's version which was promising. It has a strong fragrance, but I don't find it overwhelming or unpleasant in the slightest, it has a very clean scent to it which is more than welcoming to my nose.
It's a very thin liquid, but this makes no difference to it's use as it has to be diluted before use anyway whether you be using it for mopping floors, cleaning bathrooms - however the directions for dilution are stated on the sticker on the front of the bottle and depending on what you are using it for the capful numbers differ.
I've mainly used this for mopping my kitchen and passage floor and cleaning the bathrooms, including the toilets. Not only does it leave it smelling beautifully clean and fresh but it actually does clean to. Having twin toddlers who are constantly on the go in and out of kitchen through the passage with all things sticky and grubby, my floor gets black very quickly so I need something that not only smells good but cleans to. This lifts some stubborn black marks that get left on my floor, which is really good especially as my passage floor is cream so every little dark mark shows. It doesn't leave my floors, or surfaces feeling sticky or dirty and the smell lingers which is really refreshing around the house.
For just 30p you really can't turn your nose up at this, especially as it actually works. I can't reccomend it enough!
If you're on a relatively tight budget, you don't want to be flashing the cash when it comes to mundane products like disinfectant. We all need a bleach or disinfectant in the house. I am very particular about killing germs and bacteria and I am forever bleaching floors and toilets. Asda have managed to come up with a very cheap disinfectant, a steal at 29p. The litre bottle should see you through a couple of months.
First off, no points awarded for the packaging, which is as bland as you like. The see through bottle looks ghastly, it looks like a big litre of urine and this would put me off initially. Despite the dubious murky colour, the bottle can be tightly sealed and pouring is made easy with slimline top.
I found when I used it that it was best to water the disinfectant down a bit. I used a capful or two of disinfectant to four parts water to clean my kitchen floor and this seemed to work pretty well. The smell which hits you is sterile and smells clinical, but it is not so overpowering that you need to open windows. The smell does remain though for a while after, so people will know you have been cleaning. The floors looks and smell clean though and I trust that in the process it is eliminating the bacteria.
It has worked for me as a mulit purpose floor cleaner (on tiles) and I have also found it useful for the toilet bowl and the cat's litter tray, which gets very unpleasant in the summer months! This product does undercut a lot of rivals and that is probably in the packaging stakes that the money is saved. It does do an efficient job, it lasts for a while and the viscosity is not too watery either, for a budget buy. Worth considering and ideal for caterers and people buying in bulk.
When it comes to cleaning both me and my mate are mad about it. We are currently house cleaning which don't half create a messy and grimy home and add to that having four dogs that are right dirty devils, disinfectant is something we get through rather alot of which brings us on to this product!
Only costing 29p a bottle in Asda we decided to save a few pennies and give it a whirl and have just finished the bottle in less than a week with cleaning so often!
1 litre plastic see-through bottle with a twist on and off white cap/lid to the top of it. On the white label on the front of it and in green and black writing all the information you may need is given which includes being told that it is Asda 'Smart Price' Disinfectant and that it is pine in fragrance. I'm also told how to use it, warnings are listed, the composition is given, the size is stated and contact details for Asda are listed. It looks like a cheap product but I like being able to see how much is in it and it is informative enough of course!
Well this transparent light brownish liquid really does smell fresh and of pine. It's highly fragrant but pleasant enough and really does possess a clean smell that lingers around the place for a good few hours after using it! We like the smell of this alot actually.
You can use this in a variety of ways of course. In the washing if desired which is good for things like heavily soiled items and pet stuff, undiluted in toilets, sinks and drains and you can also use this diluted on floors, walls, tiles and other washable surfaces such as kitchen worktops etc!
We used this in so many places to clean and freshen it's unreal! We have a bathroom and kitchen of course and wiped down all ceramics and plastics with it. We mopped floors and I did pop a little in with some dog bedding to kill germs and freshen it all up for them which they approved of!
It really does wipe away grease and grime very well and leaves surfaces etc looking clean. More importantly it instills confidence due to the smell that it really has killed germs flat dead and it is great for wiping up dog pee too!
At 29p for a big bottle of it I say try it for yourself. It offers value for money, doesn't irritate skin when your using it and gets rid of nasty odours in a flash and we certainly will buy this time and time again in the future for sure!