Product Type: Asda household products
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Great bleach but I can't smell any lemons!
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Member Name: sarahhhx
Asda Thick Lemon Bleach
Date: 10/10/12, updated on 15/10/12 (86 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap, Does what it needs to do
Disadvantages: I can't smell the lemons!
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.