Product Type: Daisy household products
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Daisy Thick Original Bleach
Member Name: l500589
Daisy Thick Original Bleach
Date: 04/10/12, updated on 15/04/13 (144 review reads)
Advantages: The price
Disadvantages: None for me!
Bleach is rightly becoming quite an important part of life in many homes, offices, buildings etc around the world, as human beings become increasingly aware of germs, and more intent than ever to keep their homes as clean as possible. It is used mainly in kitchens and bathrooms, in areas such as sinks, floors, toilets, surfaces, drains etc, to thoroughly clean them, and at the same time kill harmful germs.
There are plenty of bleaches on the market nowadays, ranging from supermarket own brands, through to the more powerful and stronger, well known brands such as Domestos. As expected this range of bleaches has quite a varied price range attached to it, and as times are getting harder I recently switched to a cheaper brand of bleach from Tesco called 'Daisy'.
The cost of a 750 ml bottle of Daisy bleach costs just 55 pence from Tesco, which is less than half of the price of a bottle of the same size containing Domestos, and equates to just 73 pence per litre.
When compared to the likes of Domestos, Daisy is no-where near as thick in consistency, although this doesn't seem to reduce it's cleaning ability, and does make it easier to pour in a controlled and even manner.
Appearance wise the bottle is similar to what you expect from the likes of Domestos, as it comes in a dark blue (recyclable) bottle, neatly designed with a hand grip near to the top, just under the red nozzle, which is where the bleach comes out of. The nozzle is protected by a clear child-resistant cap, which is crucial to stop children coming into contact with the bleach. The bottle and nozzle are shaped in such a way that it is easy to squirt the bleach into awkward areas such as toilet rims. A bright label is wrapped around the middle of the Bottle stating 'Daisy in big bold red lettering and under this there is a picture of bright white and yellow daisy.
Bleach is a powerful liquid, and is generally dangerous, and requires great caution when using. I am always very nervous when using it because if I splash it onto my clothing I know that it will remove the colour from the clothing, but also it is an irritant to eyes, and skin. If bleach is swallowed, or gets into the eyes, this is extremely dangerous, and urgent medical attention is required. The bottle does contain a lot of warning messages to alert the user to the numerous hazards.
I use this Daisy bleach from Tesco for disinfecting the toilets and sinks by pouring a little of the contents undiluted down them. I also dilute it down to roughly the (Daisy) recommended amount of 60mls bleach to 5 litres of water in order to mop the kitchen floor with, and to wipe down the kitchen surfaces with too.
As I touched on above, bleach is not only used as a disinfectant, but also to whiten clothing and other fabric materials. The bleach is usually diluted down with water, and then white clothing can be soaked in the solution to remove any stubborn stains, or just to improve the sharp 'whiteness' of the material. This is handy for flannels, cloths, socks, plain white T shirts etc. Although it is important to read the bottle before using the bleach for this purpose, as it should not be used on certain materials such as wool, silk, and leather!
Overall Daisy is a decent bleach which offers very good value for money. It has a common bleach smell to it, which helps to freshen up any unpleasant odours from sinks and toilets, and get rid of any harmful germs. Priced at just 55 pence it is a product that can help to knock a bit of the total shopping bill and at the same time doesn't seem to do an inferior job when compared to the more expensive brands.
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© L500589 2012
Summary: A decent bleach at a value price