Product Type: Asda household products
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Freshens Toilets and Drains But Where Is The Lemony Scent Hiding?
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Member Name: angelboouk
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Advantages: fairly cheap, refreshes toilets and plug holes
Disadvantages: not angled enough at the top, strong bleach smell, not enough lemon
~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 :)
Summary: ok as a backup product