Product Type: Asda household products
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Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Member Name: hayley_dl
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Advantages: cleans well, does make my toilet smell lemony, clings to toilet bowl well
Disadvantages: not a strong enough scent
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.
Summary: a reasonable product I just wish it had a stronger scent