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I have always used Fairy to wash my dishes with as I found that other brands just didn't have the same result, with fairy my dishes are always sparkling clean and smell lovely. Its cuts through dirt and grease like no other washing up liquid
Proctor and Gamble Fairy Liquid
Size 530ml & 870ml
I'm sure when I was growing up watching the TV ad "For hands that do dishes can feel soft as your face, with mild green fairy liquid" that I thought Fairy Liquid was the only washing up liquid in the world! Indeed it was only when I went to the USA to visit family that I realised that it was not the only washing up liquid in the world, but I still thought it was the only WUL in Britain. Indeed, on a trip to France I noticed other brands in the supermarket there and that only strengthened my belief that we had something special at home. Just one brand of washing up liquid. We were the only country to have Fairy Liquid! Oh the innocence of youth!
These days it is still hard to believe just how many brands and types of washing-up liquid there are sitting on the supermarket shelves. I need to confess I have even tried some of them. When I knew I would be writing this review I took a look at the shelves in my local Morrison's and was surprised at the scope and range of Fairy Liquid types and that was without looking too hard at the other brands available. There was Aloe Vera, Green Apple, Cucumber, Lavender, Passion Flower, Pink Petal as well as anti-bacterial and of course the longer created Lemon and long standing Original Fairy Liquid.
So many to choose from without even going away from the brand. I have tried Apple, Lemon and of course Original. I have not felt the need to try any of the others, the apple I found a little disappointing, the original effects my hands if I do a lot of washing up without protection and the lemon is amazing at cutting through grease and seems to be kind to my hands too.
I think that we are far better discussing the merits of Fairy liquid, its strengths and its weaknesses.
Simple to use, simply run a little under the tap as you fill the bowl with warm water. If you are used to using a lesser brand than Fairy, do not be tempted to squeeze the sides of the container or dropping in to much, only a little is required.
My husband always uses much more than me, he likes a bowl filled with froth and has so many suds that the cutlery becomes slippery! I buy the groceries, so I am much more frugal. The froth can be increased by using a sponge and squeezing it through a few times. Regardless of whether using a sponge, dishcloth or long handled brush, Fairy does indeed steam through the washing up: We tend to do glasses first, then cutlery followed by mugs and tea pot. Moving on then to the plates and so on from the meal and finally the cooking pots. When I wash up, if I have any greasy or oily pans I put them into soak at the start with a little fairy and by the time I am ready to wash them the cooked on residue is much easier to remove. I also do this with my Pyrex pans. Very occasionally I use Fairy Power Spray for the roasting tins and if I have managed to accidently burn something. However my husband does most of the washing up because his idea of cooking is to butter some bread or get a take away.
When I wash up, if anything is a little bit stubborn, I leave it to soak for just a few minutes whilst I busy myself with something else and usually with the Fairy when I go back it is easy peasy to clean.
Even with my husbands penchant for sudsy foamy washing up and his love of reaching for the WUL instead of the hand wash when he has been working on the cars or in the workshop a large size lasts us ages and ages, certainly I don't have to buy Fairy every month.
Currently I have the 870ml Lemon variety in the kitchen and a 530ml Original in the utility room. If I squeeze a little directly onto my hands it has a fine gel like consistency and a silky slippery feeling, the lemon has a nice subtle lemon scent and the original smells like..... er ehm Fairy Liquid of course!
We like a clean house, we do however tend to leave quite a lot of the dishes to drain on the drainer overnight and they are always dry and shiny in the morning when I put them away whilst getting breakfast ready.
Price and Availability:
From all major supermarkets, many smaller stores. Cheapest stockist at the time of writing is Asda at £1.00 for the 530ml and £1.80 for the 870ml, whilst Tesco is £1.50 and £2.00 respectively. Sometimes on offer - always available.
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While I do buy other brands occasionally to use at work, I am loyal to Fairy Liquid because whenever I try anything else I am disappointed. I am about to conduct a blind trial of a new washing up liquid and I am hoping it will be a Fairy variety!
Stars 5/5 for the Lemon and Original
I don't wash up very often but when I do I will always use Fairy Liquid. When I say this I don't mean that I leave my pots and pans stacked up until I can't get into the kitchen but I use the dishwasher most days. I have tried other cheaper and supermarket own liquids in the past and although they sometimes smell very pleasant they are not a patch on Fairy. I will buy it when I see it on offer and have usually got at least one extra bottle under the kitchen sink. I last bought it when it was on offer at Tesco where you could buy two bottles for £2 of different sizes and fragrances. I chose the lemon bottle which was 530ml and should have been £1.50 and the pomegranate in the 630ml size which should have been £1.60. You could also have chosen the platinum original in this offer which is 433ml and priced at £1.70 so if you bought two of these you would save £1.40.
I am currently using the lemon one which is probably my favourite. As the name would suggest it is a bright yellow colour and does smell of lemons but it is not overpowering. The liquid itself is quite thick and you have to give it a quick shake before squeezing it out as it does need a bit of a hand to get through to the nozzle. I would say that I will only squeeze it for one or two seconds and find that this is plenty for a washing up bowl of water. I find that it only takes a few swishes with my hand in the water for the bubbles to appear which seem to last until I have finished washing. Even if the water has been left in the bowl for some time when I go to tip it away I will always have to rinse the sink to get rid of the bubbles.
I would say that I probably wash up the most when I have been baking as I like to wash my bowls and baking paraphernalia up while my goodies are cooking. This liquid cuts through grease and dried food and does not leave a film or any remnants of food on anything even with a very quick wipe with a cloth or washing up sponge. There are never any smears left on my glasses or dishes and everything is left clean and shining.
I do have quite sensitive skin but have never had any problems using this liquid, and my hands feel soft afterwards. I have also used it diluted in a bowl to clean my woodwork and skirting boards, and also to clean the carpet tiles in the porch and it removes any dirty marks or patches so it is quite versatile. At the full price it is more expensive than other brands but it really is worth it and no other liquid is even close to it. As I don't use it every day I would say that a bottle will last me around three or four months so even if I did pay the full price I think it is definitely worth it for the results it produces.
Product: Fairy Liquid
I've bought a lot of washing up liquids over the years but nothing in my opinion compares to that of the Fairy brand washing up liquid.
Fairy is now sold in most parts of Europe. Fairy liquid's original liquid colour is green but it is now available in a variety of colours and scent combinations. The recent bottle of Fairy Liquid I bought was the red colour, which is the pomegranate and honeysuckle scent. It smells sweet but without being too overpoweringly sweet, it as a real clean smell to it and the scent smells extremely fresh.
The liquid was on special offer at my local ASDA store for just £1.00, not bad for a 433ml size bottle. The packaging is a simple see through plastic bottle with a red top lid. There is sticker on the front of the bottle with the Fairy logo and product description whilst all other relevant information is on a sticker at the back of the bottle.
The Liquid in the bottle is of a thick consistency, you don't need to use too much of the liquid and even the smallest amount produces lots and lots of bubbles which last until the very last dish is washed. I have sensitive skin and the liquid is extremely kind to my hands which is a huge plus point for me.
The liquid removes all traces of oil and grease leaving my dishes squeaky clean and super fresh. There are no marks at all left on any of my items which I have often found with cheaper brands of liquid. I find that by using Fairy I don't have to scrub too vigorously on my items and instead it cleans these with ease.
I will definitely continue to keep on buying Fairy Liquid, no other liquid brand in my opinion can compare.
Fairy Liquid is available to buy from all major supermarkets such as Tesco, Asda, Morrison's, Sainsbury's and most independent retail convenience stores will also sell this too. Prices vary from store to store.
Dooyoo Star Rating: 5/5
I just love Fairy liquid - but it has to be the original green stuff, not any of the fancy scented modern varieties! The green Fairy liquid really takes me back to being a child at my nana's house, the scent hasn't changed a bit and I enjoy doing the dishes that little bit more by having that moment of nostalgia each time.
But nostalgia aside, it's also the only washing up liquid that really cuts through grease and a tiny drop of it creates mountains of bubbles - therefore the bottle lasts for ages. So despite it being a bit more expensive than other brands, you get more for your money per bottle. The liquid isn't too runny either, as can be the case with other varieties. Being that bit thicker means you don't waste any as it doesn't pour uncontrollably out of the bottle. After washing up with cheaper alternatives, I find my dishes are left with a greasy film on the surface, whereas Fairy literally strips the grease off even if the water is quite dirty - a quick rinse under the tap and it's squeaky clean. Despite it's cleaning power, it doesn't feel harsh on my hands either.
Fairy liquid is also great for other things apart from dishes - I have used it to spot clean spills on the carpet, for cleaning the kids pushchairs and I've even been known to use it in the washing machine when I've run out of detergent! And it's great for doing a "maintenance wash" at 90 deg. in the machine to clear out any scum in the pipes and prevent smells.
I can't say much more other than I really can't fault Fairy liquid and hope they never change the formula!
I used to buy cheaper brands of washing up liquid because I thought fairy was too expensive just to wash the pots with but one bottle of cheaper washing up liquid was only lasting me about one week so I decided to give fairy a try to see if it could last longer, I'm pleased to say that fairy can last me about 3 weeks. I always stock up on fairy when it's on offer for around £1 so even though its about double the price of cheaper brands it lasts three times longer so it's worth the extra cost. There's a variety of different scents available but if originals cheaper then I just buy that one, I'm not paying extra just to make my plates smell nicer. Today in Tesco I got 2 bottles of fairy liquid, one was pomegranate and the other was apple and they were only £1 each and both smell lovely. Fairy comes in a recyclable plastic bottle.
I get dry skin around my nails which can get quite sore and washing up liquid usually makes it worse but not with fairy. It doesn't make my hands soft but it doesn't dry them out further like other brands do. I only put a little squirt of fairy in the sink and run the hot tap and the sink fills with bubbles unlike cheaper brands. The bubbles last right through to washing the last dish, where as other brands I've used I've had to fill the sink up once again because there's no bubbles left halfway through washing the pots. It cleans off grease and food easily without having to scrub the pots and for any tougher bits I'll just leave to soak for a bit and then it wipes off easily.
Fairy doesn't leave any soap marks on glasses and it really does leave everything gleaming. I'm really impressed with fairy washing up liquid and only wish I'd tried it sooner. I do think that it's too expensive if it's not on offer and maybe if they kept it priced at around £1 constantly then a lot more people would buy it as people tend to automatically pick up the branded product they usually buy thinking its the cheapest without actually checking prices of other brands so they might not realise you can buy fairy at such a low price sometimes.
With my past experiences with this product I am in two minds about this product. I have experienced some good Fairy products and bad. They all do the same thing of course. Other than Fairy Liquid I have never tried any other Fairy product, but I know they also do dish washer detergent, grease remover and . It is acknowledged that Fairy have their own branding image and their daily presence is ingrained into our daily lives. If we don't consume the product personally at home ourselves, we consume it through adverts on the television.
Fairy is a well known brand throughout households in the UK and mainly for it's Fairy Liquid. I myself, have tried many Fairy Liquid products because certain one's are on offer at the time and as long as it is Fairy I am willing to try it. My favourite one as of yet is in the Fairy Aromatics collection and is the Pomegranate and Honeysuckle. It smells fresh and sweet and it is definitely my chosen Fairy Liquid. The product container is nice and friendly. It is easy to use this bottle. You simply lift the cap, squeeze and re seal the lid. I find this bottle most effective when upside down. When I put it back into my holder I like to place it upside down. I also admire the pink design on the label. It is very attractive.
In the same collection I have also tried the Fairy Aromatics, Tangerine and Gingerflower. Personally, for me this scent is really horrible. It smells like rotten oranges that have been fermenting in the bin for a week. I am not a huge fan of orange flavoured or scented things so I am not sure what possessed me to buy this. I think it was because it was on sale at the time. The product container is the same as described before but with an orange design.
I have also tried the Platinum Fairy Liquid. The product comes in two aromas but I bought the Original. It also comes in Lemon. I personally think this liquid works the same as any of the others, but apparently it is meant to be more efficient at removing grease. I didn't happen to notice the difference, whether I wasn't bothered or it literally had no difference I am not sure. The product casing isn't very attractive either. It is in a weird shape and the bottle is not transparent like the other, so you don't know what product you are getting, unless you lift the cap. All caps on these products are the same and function the same.
The quality of this product in hot soapy water is brilliant and effective. A little blob of this product in the bowl with nice boiling hot water gains you a lot of suds. It also stretches a very long well. This product can last me two weeks and sometimes up to three weeks. I do two washes a day, morning and night to try and save money on the amount of liquid I have to buy. Also, only two people live in my household including myself, so if I don't find the need in washing up, I don't. If I have really greasy housewares, such as after baking the tray always has grease in. I put a little blob into each cupcake holder and add kettle water and leave it to stand for a little. Then when I come to wash the object thoroughly in the bowl the grease is gone. I find this product very effective and it worth every penny as it delivers by getting rid of even the toughest of grease.
This product comes in a range of different scents, some are nice and others not so much. The first product I mentioned, my favourite one, smells beautiful. I cannot stress how lovely this item smells. It fresh and sweet. It smells like the sweet summer fruits and in fact it is lovely to use in the summer. It smells like a mix of red fruits, such as strawberries etc, not just Pomegranate. The second product I mentioned smells positively disgusting. Again, I can't stress how horrible this product is, I have mentioned before it smells like fermenting Oranges. The third product I mentioned was okay. It was nice for a one off but it is not something I would buy again. From the three this Platinum is the most expensive but it is also the most strongest and bold scented.
The price in some places can be deer. I usually shop around and would never get it from supermarkets, such as Sainsbury's. Sometimes I get it from Wilkinson's because they have it on offer and it costs a lovely £1 - £1.50. In most branded supermarket you will pay a whopping £2.00. This product is value for money because a little stretches a long way.
I would recommend this product to anyone who has a big family because you will save a lot of money with this product. At the same time I recommend it to small families because it will last even longer. It does its job at a great affordable price.
At a cost of around £1.50 per 433ml bottle, the product is excellent value.
WHERE TO BUY IT
The product is available widely within the UK, at major retailers such as Asda, Sainsbury's, Morrison's, Tesco etc. and now more widely available at local retailers and shops - if you're in a convenience store there is a high chance that Fair Liquid is stocked there put it that way.
Fairy Liquid is, and has been, the leading brand when it comes to dish washing for many years now since its inception - and still proves to be extremely high quality and good value versus many of its competitors.
The bottle is your usual standard plastic molded one, with a small red flip top that allows easy extraction of the liquid within. The liquid itself is of such high quality, that you only need to use a tiny amount of it for each time you wash your dishes, and it will leave your dishes sparkling, clean and smelling fresh - and as an added bonus also doesn't dry out your hands in the process, in fact it seems to me to leave my hands feeling softer than when they began.
I find the best method of using Fairy, is to squirt a small amount of liquid directly under the hot tap when it has just begun to fill the sink. This allows the liquid to form not only an efficient cleaning solution as the sink fills, but also a mass of bubbles in the sink too which gives me peace of mind that the dishes will be cleaned to perfection - rather than just being scrubbed in dirty dish water.
As mentioned in the many TV adverts, Fairy Liquid for me lasts much longer (adverts claim up to 50% but I have never really measured) than equivalent products in the same sector, meaning that even though Fairy may come at a slightly higher price, in the long run you should spend around the same or even save money versus using Supermarket's own brands.
15-30% Anionic Surfactants, 5-15% Non-Ionic Surfactants, Disinfectants, Methylisothiazolinone, Phenoxyethanol, Perfumes, Benzyl Salicylate, Limonene
The TV adverts have it right for me, the product provides thorough and comprehensive cleaning for all your kitchen cutlery and also leaves your hands feeling soft and fresh. I don't own a dishwasher in my house, and thanks to Fairy I don't see any need to as it always leaves the plates looking sparkly and clean and also smelling fresh - five out of five.
I like to use the lowest priced brands I can to do the jobs around my house to my standards however one thing that I find the branded version to be better of is washing up liquid so I tend to stock up when it is on offer to stop me having to pay full price.
You can buy Fairy liquid in all supermakets, convenience stores and some discount stores so it is really easy to come by, there are a few sizes of the product, a 433ml bottle costs £1.25, a 533ml bottle costs £1.50 and a 630ml bottle costs £1.60 so as you can see the more you buy the better the value is.
There are a number of different fragrances within the range and each one is brightly coloured, personally my favourites are the lemon and the apple varieties and I think they do smell exactly like lemons and apples and the smell is really lovely and strong.
The product comes in a see through bottle so you can see the bright liquid, on the front you have the logo and name of the company along with the name of the product as expected. On the back of the bottle you get the science of how it cleans your dishes along with the ingredients which are, 15-30% Anionic Surfactants, <5% Non-Ionic Surfactants Methylisothiazolinone Phenoxyethanol Perfumes Gerniol Limonene and Linalool.
The liquid in the bottles is really thick and I find that it produces plenty of bubbles and of you use too much of it you do find you have to give your dishes a really good rinse under running water to rid the dishes of the bubbles. I do small amounts of dishes with my dish-o-matic brush filled with the washing up liquid and I find it works really well and gets my dishes clean. If I have greasy dishes or a large amount of dishes to do I will steep them in a bowl of water first and find that they are really easy to clean after being steeped in Fairy Liquid.
I find that the liquid gets the dishes really clean and it doesn't leave behind any residue or give the dishes any sort of taste even though it smells so fruity. I find that the liquid cuts through grease really easily and even when I am washing a roasting pan it makes the job easy. I would say buying other brands tend to be false economy and you simply use more so I'm sticking with Fairy liquid.
Fairy liquid is one of those products that's just been around "forever"... I'm not a great one for paying extra for a brand name, but with washing up liquid, it's only ever really been Fairy liquid for me. I've tried a few own-brands and new launches over the years, but I always come back to Fairy.
The reason is Fairy simple (sorry!) - it's just so much more effective than any others I've tried, and lasts ages and ages longer. In my experience, you only need a tiny squirt of this to get more than enough bubbles to wash the dishes. This is proven by a regular experiment conducted at my house... My partner uses Morning Fresh at his house so when he washes up at mine he tends to measure out the quantity of washing up liquid he uses as if he's still at home. The result is a bowl literally overflowing with thick bubbles, not to mention all around the sink - and they hang around for ages after the water has drained away. The problem then is that all the dishes need rinsing before being left to drain, such is the quantity of bubbles.
I don't have a dishwasher, so all plates, greasy pots and pans, cutlery, glasses, everything has to be washed up in the bowl, and Fairy can deal with it all with brilliant results. If I haven't washed up straight after a meal (who said anything about the next day? I didn't - As if !! *blushes*) and there's any dried-on gravy or food then I just drop them for a minute or so into the bowl of Fairy and hot water before washing, and everything will wash straight off. Everything comes out sparkling clean - yes I have been know to do the Fairy "squeak" test!
Fairy liquid comes in a variety of fragrances, but the only ones I use are this regular one and the apple variety. I think I need the green colour so that it really feels like Fairy! I also don't particularly want any scent adding to my dishes when they come out of the bowl, I prefer the distinctive plain-old "washing up liquid" smell! This original variety is a very deep dark green in colour and comes in a really squeezy clear bottle with a red cap. Fairy might consistently cost more and rarely found on any particularly cheap offers in supermarkets, but in my opinion it's definitely one household item where it pays to pay more.
One of the best things that can be said about this product is that its name, Fairy Liquid is now used in relation to the type of product as a whole, rather than this individual item. When I send my husband does the doing and I have this on the list, he will come back with general washing up liquid not realising that I in fact meant the actual brand Fairy Liquid, which is testament to not only how popular it is to consumers, but also the quality of the product, as if it was no good, people wouldn't keep going out and buying it.
When I am out shopping, I know that it is this particular brand that I am after, and when walking down the aisle, there are always rows and rows of this brand on the shelves no matter which supermarket I am in. This is basically down to the vast range of editions there are of Fairy Liquid. Not only are there many different sized bottles, as which a regular brand, but you can also purchase a variety of flavours each emitting their own unique fragrance. Some even have additional benefits to others in the relation to cleaning. Like everyone, I personally have my favourite type, and that is without a doubt the Citrus, coming is the now iconic yellow bottle. I also choice this flavour with my laundry tablets, as I adore the lemony fragrance it gives offs, which I personally, and I think this may just be a physiological thing, but I know when I smell that my dishes are nice and clean, ready to be used again.
Fairy Liquid is purchased in a see through bottle, and although you colours like green, blue and yellow on the shopping shelves, it is in fact the colour of the liquid which you can see. This is great, as when using, you are able to tell how much or little you have remaining, from which you know when it is time to purchase a new bottle. The design of the bottle is also amazing, as all you have to do is give a gentle squeeze over your sink of water, and the liquid will be dispensed from the plastic cap covering the mouth of the bottle. Having my kids doing the washing up is a nightmare, as they always think more is better, but with Fairy Liquid, it is actually the opposite. You only need a small quantity to get the job done is it is great value for money. It can be hard to find a decent cleaning product that can take care of the grease and dirt that can appear from cooking with pots and pans, but this product is excellent at dealing with it, and they always come out looking new.
I pay on average 99p for a regular sized bottle from my local convenience store, but keep your eyes pealed for special offers in some of the larger supermarkets like Asda or Tesco as I have seen some great offers on, such as the larger, longer lasting bottle for only £1.99, which is amazing. I would definitely recommend using this washing up liquid, the results are evident for themselves, and although I have tryed other products in the past, Fairy Liquid is now placed as my firm favourite.
We have a dishwasher in the house so I try and make sure I have to wash up as little as possible (lazy but true!)
I do keep a bottle of washing up liquid though as it is impossible to put everything in the dishwasher. I also have a static caravan so have to wash everything up there so again need a bottle for when we are there.
I have tried just about every brand of washing up liquid going. This is usually because I go for what is on offer thinking it will be a good performance but it usually isn't.
One product that has always worked well for me consistently is fairy liquid.
My mum and my grandma both used fairy liquid so I always remember having a bottle of it hanging around the kitchen when I was young.
I think the great thing about fairy liquid now is that it is available in lots of different scents, I dont have a particular favourite as they are all really good and I generally swap around so that I dont get bored.
Fairy liquid is used the same as all other washing up liquids you basically just add a bit of it to hot running water. The amount of bubbles that it produces is great and you hardly need any of the liquid in order to achieve this.
The bubbles last for ages so you can normally do all your washing up with just one sink full of water rather than having to change the water and start again part way through. The dishes always come really clean without too much rubbing. They actually shine when you get them out of the water. it does not leave any greasy marks on the plates like some washing up liquids do.
The price of fairy liquid is not too expensive either to say that it is such a well known brand. There are often offers on in the supermarkets where you can get them at a cheaper price or on 2 for 1 etc
I will definitely recommend this product to anyone as it really does do its job!
As much as I don't enjoy washing up I find that using Fairy Liquid it makes it much easier and therefore more enjoyable. I have been using Fairy for years, whenever I have sampled other brands I have been far from impressed so stick to this as much as I can.
Fairy Liquid comes in various flavours, my favourite is apple blossom as it smells so fresh and crisp. My least favourite is lemon as it reminds me of a toilet cleaner kind of smell and I don't really want to associate that with my kitchen.
The bottle has changed over the years. It is now quite large so that you don't have to keep buying more bottles. It is see-through which I like so you know how much you have left and also so the sun can shine through it as the liquid is a nice, bright colour.
Whenever I wash up I add a splash of this to the washing up water. I don't need to use much. It creates lots of bubbles and helps to remove grease from crockery. Sometimes I need to rinse the plates too to get the bubbles off. The liquid doesn't leave behind a film which would make your plates taste funny. It does make it easier to wash up, you don't have to scrub so hard and if I have a really baked on baking tray then using a good squirt of this along with some hot water does the trick.
I'm really a big fan of Fairy. I've tried other brands but they never compare to Fairy, they are just not as efficient and so I stick to this now. I always buy it when it's on offer so am well stocked up. Highly recommended.
Fairy Liquid is a well known brand of washing up liquid that is widely available at supermarkets and any other shop that sells such products. I have tried many brands of washing up liquid including some of the cheapest available during my student years, but always return to using Fairy Liquid.
There are a few different types of washing up liquid in the Fairy Liquid range. These include:
Fairy Original and Lemon - this is the 'original' green fairy liquid, also available in a yellow lemon variety.
Fairy Platinum - claims to have tougher cleaning power, giving you the results of an overnight soak in just 10 minutes.
Fairy Aromatics - exotic scents including green apple & lime blossom, and pomegranate and honeysuckle.
Fairy Clean and Care - for this range Fairy have teamed up with Olay to offer a washing up liquid that is kind to your skin, keeping your hands soft and smooth.
Fairy Antibacterial - this helps to kill 99% of the germs found on your sponge, and also doubles up as an antibacterial handwash.
Generally speaking, I buy the Fairy Original or the Lemon, however I have tried others in the range just depending on which is on offer. My preference is the Fairy Original Lemon. I usually buy my Fairy Liquid at Tesco and it costs around £1.50 for a 530ml bottle. It is often found on offer e.g. 2 bottles for £2.00. Fairy Liquid is slightly more expensive than Tesco own brand washing up liquid which can be found at £0.89 for a 500ml bottle.
Fairy Liquid comes in a clear bottle, you can see through it to the product inside which is useful for keeping an eye on how much you have left. The bottle is easy to pick up even with wet hands, and the lid flips easily open to allow you to squirt some of the liquid out. In comparison to other washing up liquids, Fairy Liquid is quite thick, which makes it easy to control how much comes out. With Fairy Liquid you are able to squirt out just a small amount of the liquid. I have found with other brands the liquid squirts out in a jet!
When I use Fairy Liquid, I usually fill the sink with hot water and squirt a tiny amount of the liquid into the water. Only a really small amount is required to produce lots of soapy bubbles. I find that the liquid washes dishes really well, even ones that are very greasy. If there is food baked on I leave it to soak in the water for a little while before washing, and again the Fairy Liquid helps this come off. Fairy Liquid bubbles rinse off my dishes easily leaving them shiny and streak free. Fairy Liquid smells good and leaves your dishes really fresh.
Fairy Liquid Original and Original Lemon have a claim on the labelling that it lasts up to 50% longer than the next best selling brand. I think due to the high quality of this washing up liquid that one bottle definitely lasts longer than other brands of washing up liquid. Only a really small amount is required to wash your dishes, and due to the fact that you can easily control how much comes out of the bottle, there is no wastage.
All in all I would not hesitate to recommend Fairy Liquid and although it is more expensive than other brands, the high quality makes it worth it. A 5 star rating from me. Thanks for reading/rating.
Fairy liquid was first launched in 1959 and has been the leading brand in washing up liquids since.
Fairy has been nominated and won numerous awards including one of which? Best buys. Fairy does not only sell washing up liquid their products include dish washing tablets and kitchen sprays.
The scents of their liquids range from the classy "original" and "lemon" to more exotic scents such as "silk orchid" and "honey suckle". Fairy also promotes that their liquid will last 50x longer than the leading brand. Is this true? Well experts say that it is and fFairy hold the world record for cleaning over 14,500 dirty dishes with just one bottle!
Best bits for me.
Some lines of Fairy liquid come with a touch of Olay, this is to soften and smooth the skin when you are washing up. Water doesn't half take a toll on your skin and can dry your hands out very easily.
I love the different scents although I do have to say the silk orchid one is my favourite, but they do offer a vast range of scents,
You get much more lather from Fairy than you do from any other brand of liquids and it lasts much much longer.
You always get a really good shine on your dishes, especially on tumblers and glass cups.
With another line of Fairy you get Fairy Platinum, this doesn't half cut through dirt like a dream, I have noticed when using this you don't have to scrub twice as hard if at all. Platinum is definitely the best for a good over night soak.
Fairy bottles are amazing to hold with wet hands, they are shaped to fit in the palm of your hand so you don't drop it in the sink and get water everywhere!
The Fairy sprays are another top one for me, when washing the dishes I did ponder if Fairy made a spray as good as their liquids. Anyway, I found one and it has the same strength and power as the liquid but on your kitchen tops! Not to mention, it smells amazing, it has a very clean smell with it.
The not so good bits for me.
I would have to say the only downside is that you still have to wash up, if Fairy can make something that washes, dries and puts your dishes away I will invest in one of them.
Sum it up!
Overall I believe Fariy is by far the best product you can use when it comes to washing dishes and kitchen cleaning. Fairy is a name that you can trust and has been around for years and will be around for years to come. I can't comment on the dish washing tabs as I don't have a dishwasher, but going on their other products I expect them to be just as good.
Would I recommend it?
Yes I would recommend it and I have to all my friends! I do this because I don't believe any other washing liquid is half as good as Fairy