“ Brand: Asda / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry „
I use a lot of bleach to clean around my home, I like my home to look as clean as possible and I am very house proud too. I buy lots of different brands of bleach and just like to try different ones to see if they are suitable enough and also clean well enough. This one I hadn't bought before so thought it was worth a go.
It comes in a yellow plastic bottle which has a childproof top. The bottle is very basic looking and has no fancy design and just the name very clear on the front, so can be spotted on the shelf.
The liquid is a very pale yellow gel kind of liquid, it has a rich consistency and isn't runny. Has a soft texture and flows from the nozzle at the top of the bottle. The nozzle is a good size too. This bleach has a tiny amount of a lemon fragrance which isn't that strong like I imagined it would be but it does have the usual bleach smell but it isn't as strong a smell as some other brands and is quite a mild one. I thought this one would have a really lemony smell and is the main reason I bought it because I do love the smell of fresh lemons. It does however have that fresh fragrance and it is apparent as soon as I begin to pour it from the bottle.
The nozzle fits well around the rim of my toilet, it fits comfortable and the liquid pours perfectly from the bottle with a gentle squeeze. You don't need to use too much of the bleach for it to clean the toilet really well. My toilet is a white colour and this bleach disinfects and removes the stains inside my toilet to a high standard and in the way I expect a bleach to clean it.
It removes any stubborn stains well too without having to keep on scrubbing the area being cleaned. I like to just pour a small amount into my toilet, it clings well to the bowl and I just then leave it for around 30 minutes or so and then just flush the loo. It rinses well from the bowl and just leaves it nice and clean.
I use it to clean in my kitchen and just dilute a small amount into a bucket and wipe over my work surfaces to disinfect them and give them a deeper clean around twice a week or so. It hasn't ruined my work surfaces because I dilute it and don't use it neat for these areas. I do however use it neat to remove stains from my stainless steel sink. It is a gentle bleach with hasn't ruined my sink at all and just deep cleaned it and removed the stains on the base of the sink perfectly.
I have used it to clean my floors to deep clean them too inbetween using a kitchen floor cleaner. The bleach diluted just helps remove any stains which a general floor cleaner maybe hasn't removed. Using a bleach for floor cleaning just gives me peace of mind that it is disinfected well enough for when my little grandchildren maybe drop their toys onto the floor and toys which my little granddaughter then may place into her mouth. All the toys are safe toys and not ones she can swallow.
This bleach is designed and claims to kill 99.9% of germs, kills E coli, Salmonella and Listeria, all horrid germs which can make you quite ill. I am pleased this bleach can kill these germs so I then live in a germ free home as much as I possibly can.
This one is really cheap and affordable for any budget, it cost only 90p for a 1.125 L bottle, a really fabulous price for a shops own brand of bleach.
I will buy this one again in the future, it works well for cleaning around my home and I am very happy with the results.
I highly do recommend it if you are maybe wanting to drop a brand and save some money, I don't think you would be disappointed in the way this one works for cleaning and removing stains.
Also on Ciao under my username pinky50.
I give this one 5 stars.
Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.
Drains. I have a problem with drains. Since moving into my home about 18 months ago I have been troubled by the smell coming from my kitchen sink from time to time - as you can imagine, there's nothing worse. Plumbers can't tell me why, my clean free-flowing drains outside can't tell me why, dismantling the plughole and sink pipework can't tell me why, I certainly can't tell you why. But for this reason, when the smell comes, bleach is my friend. And plenty of bleach - I get through loads of the stuff. I bleach the sink after every washing up session to keep the smell at bay. My biggest problem is I really, really, REALLY don't like the smell of normal bleach! Fortunately these days there are a variety of fragranced bleaches available, and for the kitchen I favour lemon bleach - the pine ones are too bathroomy for me, but lemon is more suited to the kitchen.
At the moment I'm using some of this Asda thick bleach, as I tend to pick up whatever brands I see on offer. This particular bleach was on sale for £1 and had extra free, so I stocked up, and it is doing a great job. The bleach is dispensed from a pointed nozzle on the bottle (under the red safety cap) and although it will obviously run out of the nozzle if held upside down, it's so thick that what it really needs is a squeeze and good squirt to get to work!!
I find this bleach to be one of the thickest own-brand bleaches I've had. It's almost thick to the point of being gloopy. As such, you don't feel as though you need as much, so it's lasting very well. A 2 or 3 second squirt of this even takes quite a few more seconds to disappear down the plughole. This gives a great impression that it will take time to slither down my sink pipes and almost adhere to them, it really gives confidence in its performance. The lemonyness (word?) of the bleach definitely overpowers any bleach smell, and it leaves the kitchen smelling lovely and fresh.
I'm not going to pretend that I've become an Asda Thick Bleach evangelist because I can't have brand loyalty to a product which is purchased purely to washed away! Nevertheless this has definitely been one of the better bleaches I've used so I have no hesitation recommending and will stock up myself when I see it on offer again.
Cheaper brands of bleach I am finding are quite good for the price. I have bought this one a couple of times and think it isn't a pricey bleach and fine. It is Asda's own produced liquid and although it is cheaper I think it worth it.
The bleach comes housed in a plastic bottle and it has a child proof top. The top is a easy to open by an adult but very difficult for a small child to remove. It has a nice sized nozzle which releases the bleach and it is easy to squirt around the rim of my toilets. The bleach is a very light yellow colour and it has a very slight lemon smell being a lemon fragrance. The hint of the lemon helps this bleach smell just a little better than a usual plain bleach. It isn't a strong smell of the bleach though and is just a subtle smell. If you are expecting it to have a nice fresh lemon smell you will be disappointed because this one is only a slight smell and hardly noticeable.
It removes stains really well indeed being a cheaper one and when used on surfaces in my kitchen. I just pour a little into a bowl of hot water and just wipe my kitchen surfaces with the solution of bleach and water. I use it neat to clean my toilet, I only use bleach in the toilet once a week because I use a toilet cleaner but once a week I like to make sure the toilet has good clean and by using a stronger product. My toilet bowl is white enough and it removes the toilet stains well.
It does cling to the side of the toilet but not quite as much as a well known brand but still clings well. It is a fairly thick bleach and not too thin, and not a runny consistency where it won't hold onto the toilet bowl etc. I like to use this one diluted to clean and soak dish cloths at the end of the day. It cleans them well and leaves them clean and germ free as much as possible and ready to use again.
I have cleaned my steel sink in my kitchen using this bleach, it has removed tea and coffee stains from the sink and left it stain free and looks nice and clean. I only use a small amount for cleaning my kitchen sink and only use it for removing bad tea stains.
I have cleaned my patio with a little of the bleach in a bucket of hot water and scrubbed the patio with a strong bristled yard brush. I find the bleach cleans my patio well and then after scrubbing I just rinse it using my hose pipe. The bleach just cleans the patio slabs and leaves them in a clean condition.
It does claim to kill 99.9% of germs, E coli, Listeria and Salmonella.
It only cost 90p for a 600ml bottle, it is cheap as chips and good value for this price. I will buy it again in the future because it cleans well and removes stains well too.
I rate this bleach 4 stars and dropping the 1 star because I think it would be much better if it had a little more lemon fragrance.
Unlike most people, I love cleaning. I have a cupboard full of cleaning products. Most of the products I buy are branded but I do tend to buy Asda's own bleach.
This bleach is apparently lemon scent. Lemon is usually a scent I tend to choose when picking my cleaning products however; I must admit I can't smell the lemon at all in this particular bleach. Maybe because the smell of bleach is quite strong that it over powers it.
The bleach is 90p for 1.125l. However there are often promotions on this bleach at usually 2 for 1.50 making them a respectable 75p each. Not bad for the size at all.
The Asda thick bleach boasts that it "Kills 99.9% germs Daily defense Kills MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, E. Coli, Salmonella and Listeria 24 hour protection Child safety cap Original thick bleach Kills 99.9% Germs" with 24 hour protection.
One thing I particular like about this bleach is that it doesn't stain the toilet once applied. I have often used much more expensive bleaches in the past that have left a big stain which never looks too good when you are trying to clean the toilet not add to the mess.
It is also a thick consistency, so is true to its word with that too.
The bleach has a safety cap, which is always a good thing when roaming children are around. My partner once tried drinking a bottle of bleach as a child something I wouldn't really think about seen, as I don't have children myself. So the safety cap is always a good thing on something like bleach. I think most if not all bleaches have them now.
When it comes to bleach I don't think there is a crucial difference between branded bleach and an Asda's chosen by you brand bleach.
However, I have listed a few differences:
One in particular is that the branded and non branded usually have concentration differences that make the two differ and sometimes they have a difference in a few extra ingredients in the bleach. If you are sad (like me) when next buying bleach you could compare the more expensive one to the cheaper one and see what appears to be the better one.
It is also said that some of the more expensive bleaches have a thicker consistency, which makes it less likely to splash back on you.
The big problem with bleach splashing back on you is that it stains clothes. I have ruined a few tops by getting bleach on me. Where it has left a pink mark, which I highly doubt, will become fashionable, so I tend to have to throw them away which is a shame.
The expensive bleaches usually are designed better so that they are angled in such a way they are less likely to splash onto your clothing, which in the long run could save you money. But now I just tend to be more careful or clean in old clothes where it wouldn't matter anyway. Now you can probably see why I don't use bleach on worktops. Just in case!
I use this bleach in particular for cleaning my dishcloths over night, and also cleaning cloths, my kitchen bin and the toilet. I don't use it on the worktops so I couldn't really comment on how well it cleans on there. I tend to use spray bottles cleaning products on the worktops, I guess it just seems easier.
So overall, I really like this product. It is cheap and does exactly what it needs to do. I don't think you really need to spend a lot of money on bleach unless you want one that has a thicker consistency to stop those nightmare 'splash backs' but for me I think I would rather save the pennies and risk it!
The only major problem, which isn't really, a problem for me is that the bleach claims to have a lemon smell. I definitely can't smell a citrus smell so that could be misleading unless it is just me who has a poor sense of smell. But it isn't all that important for me anyway.
I love to keep a clean and tidy home and because I only work part-time I am fortunate enough to be able to spend just an hour most days keeping on top of everything and with a good routine I've been able to cut down my house work time drastically. Before I retire to bed every evening I like to place toilet cleaner down my cistern and then leave it there until the following morning. For the most part this means that I can just give me toilet seat and cistern a thorough clean once a week and our toilet is kept clean and hygienic at all times.
This particular bleach, lemon in scent, is available in a 1.125 litre bottle from Asda for 90p with two being available to purchase for £1.50. This appears to be a regular promotion as I have picked it up twice now on this special offer in the last two months. Being bleach it is advertised as killing 99.9% of germs including MRSA, E Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. Now I am not sure what some of these are but I know that any or all of them could make me or my family very sick, or worse. Therefore bleach is the only product I use now when cleaning my toilet. As this is bleach it is very important not to get this on your clothes and to keep this out of reach of children but this bottle has a depress in two places and twist child proof cap so that is a positive.
The bottle is really handy as it comes with the cap I mentioned above and it is a bottle with an angled neck. This makes it ideal for running around the edge of my toilet bowl and means that I do not have to worry about any areas being missed at all. I can literally remove the edge, angle the bottle around underneath the rim of my toilet and then put the lid back on and leave the bleach to run down around the toilet bowl. Now this isn't the most angled bleach bottle ever but it isn't uncomfortable to run this underneath the rim anyway so I won't mark it down for that.
This bleach is quite thick and it is a yellowish colour. Now this is listed as being lemon in scent and I would definitely agree that this has a light citrus scent to it. The yellow colouring of this bleach doesn't stain my toilet bowl at all and if there is any build up of limescale or any mess this doesn't cling to it instead cutting through it and clearing it from the toilet bowl. I do sometimes need to use my toilet brush to clean any marks or dirt but this is something I do at least a couple of times a week just to ensure that everything is spick and span.
This bleach doesn't leave a strong smell behind in my bathroom nor does it last for more than a few seconds once I have flushed the toilet. This isn't a problem as such it is just a disappointment because I like my bathroom to smell fragrant at all times. However I do use cistern blocks that go in the back of the toilet cistern and I sometimes use the ones that you hang on the inside of the toilet also. This bleach works very well at the job I use it for and it is only for the purposes of cleaning my toilet that I've used this. A find that a bottle of this last about 3 or 4 weeks with nightly use, sometimes less if I refresh during the day and I like feeling confident that my toilet looks clean and is actually free of germs too. This bleach is simple to use and the smell is quite chemical, as you always find with bleach, but it isn't overpowering.
I would definitely rate this bleach 4/5 as it works very well at keeping my toilet clean and hygienic however I've knocked off one star because the scent isn't as strong as I would like it to be. Obviously I haven't sent a swab off to the lab for testing but it looks fantastically clean at all times. My toilet is shiny and there isn't any limescale on it. I like to keep it as clean as possible, hence the nightly soaking with bleach, and this bleach helps me feel confident and safe in the knowledge that my toilet is clean and my bathroom is as hygienic as possible.
~Asda Thick Bleach - Lemon~
As well as offering a wide range of branded cleaning products, Asda also offer their own range which can be bought at discounted prices. There are different scents available in this range and the one I will be focussing on is the lemon scent.
Asda claim that this bleach will kill 99% of bacteria including E Coli and Salmonella. It should offer 24hour protection and can be used on tiles, sinks, toilets etc. Care should be taken when using and storing this product and it should be kept away from children and pets.
This bleach is presented in a tall, yellow bottle which features a slightly angled head. It has a child safety cap which does feel very secure and a little difficult to remove. This is a good thing as it means it is much more difficult for a child to remove should it come into the wrong hands. I personally do not leave bottles of cleaning liquid lying around in reach of my son anyway. The label adorning the plastic bottle offers the product info and warnings.
The lemon scent can be purchased in a 1.125l sized bottle priced at 90p. It is part of a '2 for £1.50' offer. A larger 2l bottle is available priced at £1.50 but this is quite a chunky bottle and may be more awkward to operate.
When it comes to buying bleach, I am happy to buy purse-friendly priced bleach if I have confidence in it. I normally opt for Toilet Duck or Domestos toilet cleaners but like to have a bottle of bleach handy for when I run out or if needed for any other cleaning chores. I have used the Asda bleach on a few occasions and find it to be of a ok quality given the price. That being said, if branded bleach was on offer at 10p more, i would always opt to buy that instead.
With this bleach, I find that the whilst I can dispense the bleach easily, the angled head isn't quite as prominent as with specific toilet cleaners (using Toilet Duck for an example) which makes it a little more difficult to angle it under the rim of my toilet for full coverage. The bleach flows out fairly easily without me needing to put a lot of pressure on the plastic bottle. The bleach is a very, pale yellow colour (tinted more than coloured) and Asda have definitely warranted the 'thick' part of the title as it is more substantial than some regular bleaches.
I don't tend to use bleach a lot in my home as I prefer spray cleaners for my kitchen and bathroom surfaces. I do use it in my toilet bowl and down my drains to freshen them up. When used neat in the toilet, the bleach clings to the side of the bowl and a small amount provides ample coverage. I normally use this bleach to freshen up my toilet before going to bed and leave it work overnight. The yellow bleach doesn't stain my toilet - it flushes away well leaving my toilet looking clean and hygenic though I prefer a specific toilet cleaner for removing any limescale. It does leave a slightly foamy surface when flushed.
This bleach works well when poured down my plug holes as it gives them a good clean and refreshes them. I opted for the lemon scent over the other scents available as I find lemon to be an uplifting, refreshing sort of scent. The lemon scent in this bleach isn't overly strong at all which is quite offputting. What could have been a pleasant, citrussy scent is masked by a slightly overpowering chemical bleach scent. Whilst this does give me satisfaction that my toilet and sink is clean, I simply cannot abide by strong bleach smells. It does start to disappear quickly though which isn't too bad.
Personally I would only use this to refresh my toilet bowl and drains as I don't feel comfortable using bleach all over my home and would rather have specific sprays and liquids for different chores. I do feel Asda could have done more to enhance the lemon scent as it smells too strongly of bleach for it to be acceptable for Asda to even put the lemon name in the title in my opinion! I feel this bleach is good as a standby product for when I have ran out of my usual toilet cleaner but it is nothing special and quite basic. One bottle lasts well. I cannot say I have experienced any irritation from using this bleach but I am particularly careful not to get any splashes on my skin or clothing anyway.
Thanks for reading :)
~ Asda Thick Lemon Bleach ~
My house is well stocked with a varity of cleaning products and nestled among the other bottles under the sink is a bottle of Asda Thick Lemon Bleach.
I mainly use bleach for cleaning the kitchen floor and pouring down the plug hole so it makes sense to keep it in the kitchen, I also go over my work tops twice a week with neat bleach to remove any stains that may have accumalated, these stains I may add are caused by my careless hubby when he makes tea, and if he thinks making spill marks will get him out of doing it, he has another think coming!
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach comes in the typical bleach bottle shaped bottle, this is yellow in colour with a fairly basic white coloured label, the label holds all the relevent information including the warnings on the back.
It comes complete with a red child-proof lid, which is also me-proof at times too!
This bleach is now part of the Chosen By You range.
It comes available in two different sizes -
1.25litre bottle - 90 pence
2.00litre bottle - £1.49
I never bother buying the larger bottle, I don't know why as I use enough of the stuff, so I pay 90p a week for my bleach.
I do on occassion use branded bleaches when they are on offer for £1 or less but I don't think there is any noticable difference between branded and non-branded bleaches.
As mentioned already I use this neat on my worktops twice a week, sometimes more and to do this, I remove the lid, and squeeze a line of bleach along the top part of the worktop, I also add some fancy squiggle in the middle and then rub this in using a clean damp cloth. I let it sit for anywhere between 2 - 5 minutes, depending on what else I am doing and then go back a wipe the bleach off using a damp cloth, that I will repeatedly need to re-rinse throughout the process, at the end I am left with a sparkly clean worktop. Although I leave it for a few minutes, I can see it working pretty much immediately but I just like to make sure the surfaces are clean.
When doing my kitchen floors I will normally use my Flash Power Mop but once a week I do think a deeper clean using bleach just ensures it is really clean, I like the Power Mop better on laminate flooring I think!
I fill the mop bucket half full with boiling water, I then add a generous squirt of bleach and then carry on with the mopping. It brings the floors up gleaming clean which of course is what it should do.
Everynight I soak my dish cloths and sponges in a sink of bleach, water and a squirt of washing-up liquid, and they too always come up bright white.
A few weeks back I noticed a tide mark around my metal kitchen sink, I have no idea as to how it came to appear but no amount of scrubbing with normal kitchen sprays was shifting it so I filled the sink with hot water and added a squirt of this bleach, within half an hour the sink was back to it's originally shiny self.
I don't really buy bleaches for their scents as I can never quite manage to detect anything other than bleach, but bleach is a clean smell which I quite like so this doesn't bother me at all, and this is no different. Using it in the ways I do I can only ever detect the bleachy scent, I don't think it smells particularly lemony, but if I run out of toilet cleaner I will put a squirt of this around the rim of the toilet and leave it and it is only then that I can dectect a citrusy scent!
Overall as a bleach this does a perfect job, I have no complaints about it and I think it is good value for money.
As it is supposed to be lemon scented and I have difficulty detecting this I will knock off one star, but this does not reflect the quality of the bleach in anyway.
Thanks for reading :o) x
Since having my children i have found that my obssession for cleaning has intensified, with me seeming to walk around these days with some sort of cleaning impliment attached to my hand!
I have no idea where my love of bleach comes from, needless to say that to me unless you can smell bleach, it ain't clean, especially in the toilet area, and in sinks!
Funding this sort of addiction is probably a lot chepaer than most others, but i am still willing to try supermarket own brands to save a few pennies, and have for many years used Asda own branded bleach.
When cleaning i do tend to go for fruit scented products (again i have no idea why!), so of course went straight for what was deemed as the "lemon scented" bleach (i love the smell of bog standard bleach, but my family less so!)
The bleach comes in a generic looking bottle, with the applicator end slightly angled to one side for squeezing under the toilet rim.
There is plenty of product information on the bottle, cautions etc, with this stating that it kills upto 99.9% of germs, which for a toilet setting is obviously ideal!
Finally the bottle is topped off with a nice and secure childproof lid, childproof and Sarah proof as even i struggle to initially open the bottle!
The bleach is quite thich in consistency, clinging to the sides of the toilet when used, giving the bleach a chance to do what it is supposed to before entering the water, and the same with my sinks, i love seeing my tired old sink and draining board after being bleached, it almost gives a new lease of life!
I use a fair bit of this on my bathroom tilework too, trying to brighten up the grouting, which it does beautifully, but i do find that with this particular scent, which is not even remotely lemony but a strange sort of smell, i do have to ventilate the area i am using it in, i love the smell of bleach, this stuff not so much!
Price wise this costs around the 90p mark, with it always being on offer as buy 2 for £1.50, with there being a few other scents to pick from.
For more information visit - www.asda.com
Thanks for reading x
**Product and Pricing**
This bleach was from Asda (obviously), and I chose it because it looked good value compared to the alternatives. A 1.125 litre bottle currently costs 90p if bought individually, and Asda currently have an offer where you can buy two bottles for £1.50 which makes it good value.
Asda claim that this product kills 99.9% of germs, and provides daily defence as it kills various germs such as MRSA, E Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. It claims to give 24 hours protection once used. It has a child safety cap which you have to press in to release the lid, and is supposedly lemon scented.
The bleach can be used neat for toilets, sinks and drains, and can also be diluted on surfaces for a less harsh clean. It is recommended that you test a small inconspicuous area if you are using bleach on surfaces, just in case it stains or strips the coating. Personally, I only tend to use bleach for cleaning toilets, as I find it a bit harsh to use elsewhere.
This bleach was a bit of a let down for me to be honest. Firstly, I was expecting a lovely fresh lemon scent, but instead it just smells of bleach. I tend to choose scented bleaches as it's a bit more pleasant than that awful chemical smell you get from pure bleach, but I honestly couldn't detect a single hint of lemon from this.
The bleach is advertised as being "thick", and it does coat the toilet bowl well, but I found it quite difficult to aim it anywhere except for the bowl. I think because it's quite a big bottle, it's a little heavy to turn up and aim towards the rim, so I didn't feel like I was getting the aim I wanted.
In terms of cleaning, it did as good a job as most bleaches. The bowl is clean without any nasty colouring. However, I was disappointed by the fact the bleach doesn't froth very well, and once you've flushed there's no sign of it apart from a few bubbles on top of the water.
Overall, I was disappointed with this bleach, and probably wouldn't bother buying it again, however good value it seems.
(This review is also posted on Ciao under the username Gingerkitty)
Not a bleach lover
I am not a huge fan of products that contain bleach as the smell is so horrible, but I do of course use it for the loo - as well as other cleaning jobs on occasion. When it comes to what I buy I have no brand loyalty whatsoever - generally I'll go for whatever is cheapest and looks as though it will do a good job!
This lemon bleach from Asda costs £1 for a 1.125l bottle, and is currently on offer for 2 bottles for £1.50. You can also get a 2 litre bottle for £1.76. It's also available in Original, Pink and Arctic Blast versions. The product claims to kill 99.9% of germs.
Big yellow bottle
This comes in a large yellow bottle with a red plastic lid that has the usual child-proof fitting - meaning you have to squeeze the lid in specific spots to make it open. The neck of the bottle has an angled neck, like most bottles of bleach, making this very easy to squirt under the rim of the loo.
So this is lemon bleach but really it smells of one thing - bleach! That is certainly the main thing I can smell when I squirt this in the toilet - with perhaps just the faintest hint of lemon which does help take the edge of the bleach slightly. However I wouldn;t say it is lemony fresh by any means!
I tend to leave the bleach in for a while before flushing...
Give it a flush
The good thing about this bleach - and arguably the most important thing - is that after flushing it leaves the loo looking sparkling clean. It also doesn't leave any residue around the bowl - all the product flushes away nicely.
As a bleach, I think it works perfectly well at cleaning the toilet, and I have used it for a few other quick jobs in the bathroom - and again the results have been perfect. So overall this is a really good bleach for the price. However, if you are desperately seeking a bleach that doesn't smell of bleach, then I'd give this one a miss! It may say lemons on the bottle but my nose will tell you different.
Whilst doing a recent online shop at www.asda.com, I was about to add some cleaning products to my virtual 'shopping trolley' when I noticed that by switching a few of the well-known 'premium' brands to that of the Asda own brand, I could save myself a little money so decided to try some of them out.
One product that I ordered at this time was the Asda Thick Bleach in the Lemon fragrance. I had previously tried the same product in the "Arctic Blast" fragrance and had been suitably impressed so I had no problem with giving this version of the product a try out.
I paid only £1 for the bottle of Asda Lemon bleach which is 1.125 litre in size. It may be worth mentioning however, that there is usually a promotion running in Asda stores whereby any two bottles of the Asda thick bleach can be purchased for only £1.50. There is also a larger-sized bottle of the product available, which is 2 litres in size and this costs £1.76. (Info correct as @ April 2012).
The bottle is made of fairly robust plastic, which is a bright yellow colour. There is a plastic lid on top of the bottle which has a sort of 'safety cap' in its design. This makes the bottle quite difficult to open at times, particularly if you have mobility problems or weakness in your hands, which I do. That said, I can appreciate how important it is to have a dangerous chemical like this one kept out of the reach of children, so I won't be deducting any points from the overall product rating, even though the safety cap doesn't really suit my own needs.
There is a slight 'angle' in the neck of the plastic bottle which I find makes it easy to squeeze the bleach around the toilet bowl, paying particular attention to underneath the rim. Other bleach products that I buy regularly are packaged in a 'straighter' bottle which makes the process much more difficult... near impossible, in fact.
The Asda thick bleach is just that. It has an extremely thick consistency, and is not overly runny, which is an issue I have come across with similar products that I have bought before, particularly those that are the cheaper end of the market. I was pleasantly surprised therefore, that the Asda Lemon bleach was a fairly thick liquid. The liquid is a pale lemon/yellow colour, which ties in with the product's image and name perfectly.
The smell of this product is evident when I first dispense the liquid, but I must admit that the scent seems to fade or wear off when I begin to use the bleach to clean the bathroom or floors. I find that the product ends up smelling like most other bleach products that I buy on a regular basis, which is a pity as the lemon fragrance is slightly more pleasant than the usual, generic bleach smell that we are all familiar with. The lemony fragrance is quite strong at first and it has a sort of 'refreshing' element to it that is quite pleasant, but I won't go on too much about the fragrance or scent of the product as it disappears so quickly after it has been first dispensed.
I find the Asda Thick Lemon Bleach is good at cleaning my bathroom and it leaves my chrome taps shining and gleaming. I find too that it is effective when used on my tiles, in both the bathroom and the kitchen, and it removes grubby marks with ease and leaves them looking really clean and sparkling. I find too that this bleach works very well at removing lime scale and residue that has built up in the bath. To be quite honest I have been impressed with the effectiveness of the product each and every time I have used it around my home.
The label on the product's bottle informs me that it kills 99.9% of germs, which is the same claim made to me by the usual brand of Thick Bleach that I buy on a regular basis. This is relevant to me as a consumer, as the Asda own-branded bleach is a good 90 pence cheaper than the usual brand I would buy, so I am pleased that the cleanliness of my house has not been compromised as a result of buying a cheaper branded product.
I find that the Lemon bleach works very well at cleaning my bathroom, as well as my floors and tiles, especially when cleaning the tile grout at these areas. I have also used it on my kitchen worktops and have had no problems with using it on any of these assorted surfaces, so I think the product is a very versatile one.
Unfortunately, I have to admit that I find the Asda bleach is quite harsh on my skin and I find that I really need to wear rubber gloves when I am using the product otherwise the skin on my hands ends up becoming quite sore and irritated. This is due to the bleach being a toxic liquid and it is an issue I have with each and every brand of bleach I have ever purchased and so is not a flaw of this particular product. For this reason, I won't be deducting any marks from the overall product rating for the irritant effect it has on my skin.
Overall, I was quite pleased with the performance of the Asda Lemon Thick Bleach and would definitely buy it again. I thought it worked just as well as more expensive brands that I buy regularly, whilst costing me less money and this is a winning combination in my book. I have nothing negative to report about the product at all, and will therefore be awarding it top marks in the product rating.
The Asda company is against animal testing and funds research into alternatives.
The range of fragranced Bleach products in the Asda-own branded range can obviously only be purchased within Asda supermarkets, or online at www.asda.com.
Although I am a fan of what bleach is meant to do I really don't like using it as a rule. I usually don't like the smell of it ...infact I dont know anyone that does come to think about it and I always manage to get some of my clothes or something and remove the colour from them which I hate doing.
However I always keep a bottle of bleach mainly in my bathroom to clean my toilet with, drop some in it overnight and also like to wipe down my bath, sink and tiles with it. I even use a little in my kitchen where need be and its great on worktops when I've stained them with say a curry sauce or something.
I bought this lemon scented bleach in Asda the other day costing £1.50 for two bottles of it (on offer) and fancied it simply because its called lemon fragranced and I thought that it may smell better in use and leave my rooms smelling nicer than the usual plain bleach I use!
This bleach comes in a bright yellow plastic bottle that is curved to the top of it to get under a toilet rim as well as being used for anything else and it has a push and turn red safety cap/lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle we are told that it is Asda 'Chosen By You', Kills 99.9% germs Thick Bleach 'Lemon' and that it gives 24 hour protection and kills MRSA, Clostridium afficile, E.Coli, Samonella and Listeria. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being told how to use it and what it is made from, lots of cautions are given, the size is stated which is 1.125L (in this case)and contact details for Asda are listed. Very informative bottle this is, I do like the safety cap/lid feature this has to it and it contains as much information as you need of course.
Well this is a reasonably thick consitency bleach though it runs from the nozzle to the top of it and out very easily indeed. It is a transparent liquid and a light yellow in colour and although this has a hint of a lemon fragrance to it, not much at all and to me this smells a slightly bit sweeter than bleach if that makes sense! Its a fresh and clean fragrance though!
You can use this in your washing machine on whites, squirt it down pluigs holes and in toilets and under the rim of the toilet and this is safe to use in a septic tank as well. I use this directly onto deep down grease, grime and general dirt and around my taps which seem to get gunky and simply wipe and rinse it away after using it. My toilet still needs me to wipe it sadly so I do with this neat on a cloth and me wearing gloves then when I've done I leave some in over night to really make sure germs are killed flat dead.
I wipe down my ceramic tiles and have even used a very small amount of this on my lamante floors with lots of water to give them a deep down, clean feel which it really does!
I like using this though sadly the fragrance isn't as great as what I expected it to be however I am confident that this kills germs even though I can't say for sure that it definetly does but it does make my flat feel clean and to keep things stain and grime free! A decent buy bleach again from Asda!
This size usually costs £1.00 a bottle though I bought this on offer (which it still is at the time of writing this review by the way) at 2 bottles for £1.50 inclusing other fragrances too!
Only available from Asda and from Asda.com and also in a bigger size which is £1.76 for 2L.
I'm not the biggest fan of bleach as a cleaning product - I can't stand the smell. In general, I will opt for non-bleach cleaners whenever possible but, sometimes, only bleach will do. We decided to give our home a good, new year clean and this meant that I would need to use bleach on certain surfaces - especially the grout in our bathroom - to try and clean up as much as possible. I opted for Asda's Thick Lemon Bleach because it was reasonably priced at £1 for 1.13 litres (also available in 2 litre bottles). I also liked the idea of the bleach being lemon scented - in the hope that it would help mask that harsh bleachy smell.
The bleach comes in a thick bright yellow plastic bottle with a red screw cap which is child proof. The 1.13 litre bottle is shaped like a toilet cleaner bottle, with an angled neck. On opening the bottle, I could smell bleach strongly, with a hint of a lemon scent too.
When applying the bleach to my bathroom suite and the grout, I opened the window so as to aerate the room well as the fumes from bleach can be quite overpowering. The bottle is easy to squeeze to apply the bleach but it does come out quickly. The bleach is a light yellow in colour and very thick in consistency. When applied to my bath with running hot water, it foams up well and is easy to rub in and clean with (wearing rubber gloves to protect my skin, of course!). Equally, when used neat on my tiles, it could be rubbed into the grout easily.
The bleach left my bathroom suite sparkling and looking really clean and fresh. It also left my grout looking refreshed and clean. The results were great and, for £1, this really is a bargain as you do not need to use much of the product to get a good result. Therefore, a bottle will last a considerable length of time. For me, the major drawback was the smell. The harsh smell of the bleach was not really softened as I had hoped by the lemon scent. The smell also hung around the room for an hour or so after application even though it was well ventilated. Overall, if you don't mind the smell of bleach this is a great value cleaning product that gives great results.
I was browsing the Asda grocery website a few months ago and came across this thick lemon bleach. I normally just use normal bleach so thought I'd give this one a try and see if it smelt any better than normal bleach.
* Packaging *
The 1.125ml lemon bleach comes in a bright yellow bottle with an almost swan shaped neck and a red child proof lid. This lid really is child proof, and almost adult proof as it takes me a while to open it. The label states the product name, and on the back states the directions, ingredients, cautions and warnings.
* Bleach *
After fighting with the lid, a strong waft of bleach is present. It isn't much different from Asda's original bleach, it only has a hint of lemon in the smell. I mostly use the bleach for my toilet bowl, it's easy to squirt the bleach from the bottle and the hole is quite big, it looks around 1cm in diameter. The bleach has no colour to it so it can be tricky to see where you have squirted and how much has been used, but I've learnt to take my time to make sure I get the whole of the toilet bowl. I usually leave it on for a few hours and once the toilet has been flushed it does leave a few bubbles in the bottom, the bowl looks sparkling and a faint lemon smell is present.
I also use this bleach down my sinks and basins. I use one small squirt down the drain then leave it for a minute and rinse thoroughly. Again, the lemon scent isn't really that noticeable, it does leave the sinks smelling clean though. I can't tell you if the drainage is clean after use as I can't see down there, but the smell is reassuring!
* Info *
This Asda thick lemon bleach is, of course, only available from Asda stores and costs £1, but there are quite often special offers for 2 for £1.50.
* Overall *
If you want to buy this bleach for the lemon scent I wouldn't recommend it as the strong bleach smell is so overpowering. But if you want to buy it for cleaning capabilities I would definitely recommend as it leaves my loos sparkling and sinks smelling clean and fresh.
I think bleach is a product every house has, it's become almost a necessity for cleaning. However, I also like my home smelling nice and whilst some bleaches do have added scent I chose this ASDA scent because it specifically stated that it was lemon scented and bleach is, after all, bleach.
ASDA make several claims for this product. The first and probably most obvious, is that it's lemon scented. However, as well as that they also claim that the bleach will kill 99.9% of bacteria including MRSA, Clostridium Difficile, E.Coli, Salmonella and Listeria. The bottle tells me that this protection lasts for 24hours.
I'm sure we all know how to use bleach but there are several directions ASDA suggest.
To bleach whites:
Use 50ml of bleach in 10 litres of cold water. Soak the clothes in the solution for a while then rinse well. If you want to soak the clothes overnight then halve the solution to 25ml to 10 litres.
Sinks and basins:
Squirt a little bit of bleach down the plug hole and leave for a couple of minutes before rinsing away.
Direct bleach around the inside of the toilet bowl and leave overnight. In the morning simply flush the toilet. This is safe for use in septic tanks.
I have never used bleach to bleach whites, for some reason the whole idea scares me. (Don't ask!) I do however, use it in my toilet, sinks and bins.
I simply squirt a little bit in the bottom of the bin and then pour in some cold water (I have also tried it with hot and found there to be little difference).
Half filling the bin is more then enough as the bleach produces plenty of bubbles.
After I have added the water I then tend to leave it overnight to soak. There isn't really a noticeable scent after adding the water, bleach or otherwise, however the bin does smell noticeably fresher and look clean after cleaning in this way.
I do need to rinse the bin out at least twice after I've used this as I find the bubbles tend to stick even when left overnight but I prefer this as to me it proves it's actually doing it's job.
I have a specialist drain unblocker that I use when my drains end up blocked but I do still put a squirt of bleach down the kitchen sink once a week in an attempt to try and keep it smelling fresh. Unfortunately I can't say that I noticed the lemon smell I was hoping for. I can however say that I have never noticed any nasty smells coming from the sink and it has always smelled fresh but it's hard to say whether this is down to the bleach or whether I could say the same even if I didn't use it.
There is a fairly big hole in the top of the bleach. This means that the bleach is easy to pour as it almost falls out once you turn the bottle upside down. The bleach itself is clear and so it can be hard to tell if you have missed anywhere. For this reason I simply squirt it round twice to ensure it's fully covered. The bleach itself is thick and so clings to the toilet well.
After I squirt it the only real smell is that of bleach with a faint hint of lemon. I do this last thing at night so that it can be left overnight, when I go in in the morning the lemon scent is much more noticeable, even before I flush it. As soon as I do flush it then it forms a fairly large collection of bubbles in the bowl.
The lemon scent does linger around for a while after flushing.
ASDA funds research into alternatives to animal testing.
As this is a "chosen by you" product it is covered by the ASDA guarantee which states that if you are not 100% happy with the product simply return it to a store they'll refund you.
The bottle is recyclable and so is the lid in some areas so check local recycling schemes.
The bottle also has the standard child safety cap with which you need to squeeze two opposite sides of the cap whilst turning in order to undo it.
As with any product of this nature this comes with some warnings. As taken from the back of the bottle these are:
You should always keep the bleach in the container it came in and rinse and dry your hands after use.
You should never mix with any other products as doing so could release dangerous chlorine gases.
Do not use this product on enamelled baths, metal, wool, silk or man made materials. Similarly it should also not be used on coloured fabrics or those with a special finish - you should also avoid spillages on such fabrics. If such spillages do occur then they should be cleaned immediately with plenty of clean water.
Do not use to sterilise baby equipment or undiluted anywhere except toilets or drains.
Also, as with other products avoid contact with skin and eyes, do not ingest and keep out of reach of children.
Price, Availability And Recommendation
Being an ASDA product this is only available from them. It costs 25p for 750ml.
I was going to knock off a star due to the lemon scent not being strong enough for me but for the price I really can't fault it. Therefore I'm giving it the full 5 out of 5 and recommending it.