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Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cloths

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Brand: Sainsbury's / Type: Cloths / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Wipes, Towels, Tissues

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      24.01.2014 17:57
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      a really useful cloth

      When to comes to buying these cloths I just buy the cheapest I can find as I find they do the same job as other branded cloths, but are normally 3 times the price.
      I found these in Sainsbury's for 36p for a pack of ten, working out at around 3p a cloth great value.
      They come in a plastic see-through wrapper, with the Sainsbury's basic label and they quote "Not quite as thick, gives gleaming results." The cloths come all stacked on top of each other, so they font take too much room in my cleaning cupboard. The cloths are blue and white colour with a diamond pattern on them. and are quite smooth feeling.
      for the price off these the cloth is quite big, and you could even cut it up in half and still have a fair sized cloth.

      I do get through a lot of these clothes as I use them for everything, cleaning, wiping, washing up and drying up knocked over drinks.
      The main things I use these for are wiping over my kitchen sides, after I've bleached the sides, I will dampen one of these and wipe it over. I also use them in the bathroom in the same way. They glide through stains and left over foods without a problem.
      I've used these for washing up plates, cups and such. I wouldn't recommend using these of greasy things during washing up, as I have found grease gets stuck on them, which cant be removed and does stain the cloth.

      I have never found these cloths to start breaking up or become shabby looking after used, although, I do only tend to use them a few times before throwing them away.
      These are quite absorbent for cleaning up small spillages, however if its a large spillage I have found that they will start leaking water, so you end up with a trail of water everywhere. The cloths ring out the water really well.

      I have read about people putting these cloths into washing machines to get money use out of them, so there's a tip if you want to be super thrifty.

      I get through a pack off these every few weeks depending on how much I use them and such.

      I thought for the price of these they would be a bit cheap, nasty and low quality, but I've got to say for the price these are a bargain.

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        06.09.2013 16:14
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        Useful budget buy cloths.

        For quick wipe downs, dust overs and mops up these cloths do the job. And I think for 36p a pack they are a useful standby to keep in the cupboard.

        The product:

        You get 10 basic chequered blue cloths in this pack. They are thinner than the similar looking yet more expensive cloths. They are about 30cmx 60cm and are made from viscose and EVA resin. (Which I think stands for Ethylene-vinyl acetate? Feel free to clarify that one for me.) They are soft and absorbent.

        Experience of the product:

        PROS:
        I use these cloths for a variety of jobs around the house. They are good for any tasks which require a soft cloth and are robust enough for everyday usage. I use these to wipe down sinks, baths, work-surfaces windows, paintwork - and so long as they are not too grubby after all that, I put them in the wash so they can be used again. I reckon on an average 2 to 3 uses out of each cloth before it's too tatty to bother with. They also seem to be more absorbent and more flexible after a wash. If I have been doing a dirtier job, I just treat them as disposable. At the price they are marketed at it doesn't concern me much to do this.

        They are especially handy if you are doing decorating jobs and need to wipe up and dispose of cloths constantly. They are stronger than using kitchen towel for this sort of chore.

        They are also good at polishing and dusting. I keep one in the car to flick away dust from my dashboard.

        CONS:
        They are not suitable for jobs which require a concentrated amount of scrubbing. I use a strong, textured cotton cloth for this type of job. The basic cloths don't cope with hard-core housework. Nor are they as good at picking up crumbs off your work surface as a cotton cloth either. Sometimes you do tend to chase crumbs around which seem reluctant to be picked up by the basic cloth.

        For the price though, I think they are worth putting in your shopping basket. 36p at Sainsburys.

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        25.08.2013 13:06
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        A good value all purpose cloth

        When it comes to cleaning I love to mix and match different products and tend to buy quite a few things from the Sainsbury's basics range (which is my local supermarket) A couple of weeks ago I saw these and at 36p for a pack of 10 I thought it was too much of a bargain to be missed.

        The packaging.
        The cloths come in a plastic wrapper that is white, orange and yellow in colour on the front. The Sainsbury's basics logo is displayed at the top of the packet and underneath it clearly tells you that the product is '10 all purpose cloths' with an 'everyday design and 'everyday use.' On the back of the packet it gives you some basic product information, directions of use, composition and some contact information for Sainsbury's.

        The product and use.
        The cloths are blue in colour with a diamond style pattern on them. They are made from viscose and Eva resin and are fairly strong considering the low price. Each cloth is folded over inside the packet but when opened up gives an overall size of 60X30cm. The cloths can be used both wet or dry. If using wet rinse thoroughly in warm water before and after each use and squeeze dry, it does advise you not to wring out the cloth as this may cause damage.

        Price and availability.
        The cloths are available from Sainsbury's both in store and on line priced at 36p for a pack of 10 cloths.

        My verdict and experience.
        These are good all purpose cloths and great value for money. I use them for a variety of jobs around the house, especially wiping my kitchen worktops and cleaning my kitchen and bathroom floor. They are re useable but when I use them to clean the floor I do dispose of them afterwards. I would definitely recommend this product.

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        22.03.2013 10:03
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        A great value cloth with many uses

        I was decorating my daughter's room last week and I needed some cheap throwaway cloths to use as paintbrush wipes, extra floor cover and for general spills and drips. Whilst I was in Sainsbury's buying some masking tape I found the Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cloths priced at a very reasonable 39p for 10 cloths.

        They are very average looking in the packet, typical 'blue cloths' which you find anywhere and everywhere. The packaging is minimal and basic as you would expect, a clear plastic wrap with the Sainsbury's Basics logo on the front. As I knew these would be disposable then I went for them, the cheaper the better for one time use in my book.

        Getting them home I got the wrapper open and yes they are very thin but I was pleasantly surprised at how large they are, each wipe is around 40cm in length and 25cm roughly in width, which is a large size for a value item and there are 10 of them in the pack. I used mine for all sorts - washing brushes, keeping the paint off the carpet using the corners of the wipes to cover the skirting, as an extra layer under the paint can to catch spills, for wiping up dust and debris and so on. They were extremely useful but I did notice that when they were wet they tended to lose their stiffness and flop much like a wet tissue, so I am not convinced they'd be great at everyday kitchen tasks like surface cleaning and so on as there isn't much strength to them and they are not abraisive. But for times when you need basic, cheap throwaway cloths, or re-usable thin cloths they are very effective and for the money you really cannot complain.

        At 39p they are cheaper than the pound shops and the quality is pretty much the same I'd say. They were very useful to me and I'd have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who needs them. Overall I'll give Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cloths 4 stars out of 5, you need to be aware they are a basic item but they are a good one and the price reflects the quality in my opinion. Very versatile and very pocket friendly, I will be sure to buy these again.

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        06.10.2012 23:47
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        Great value all purpose cleaning cloths.

        One of the staples of my cleaning products are these All Purpose Cloths. They are part of Sainsbury's Basics range but there is nothing basic in how good they are at cleaning and absorbing. At 36 pence for ten cloths - and cloths which are resuable and washable at that - these are great value.

        The packaging is the usual thin clear plastic which holds the cloths together and keeps them clean in the shop and your cleaning cupboard. It is not fancy, but does not need to be, as it does the job well enough and it is clear that the money you spend on this product goes on the cloths not the packaging.

        These are marketed as All Purpose and they live up to the billing. I have used them as dish cloths, to clean the sink and draining board and to wipe down the tiles in both the kitchen and the bathroom. I use dusters to keep my woodwork and ornaments dust free but these cloths can be and have been used to wipe down my skirting boards before I painted them. They are also very ideal for cleaning the window sills, which accumulate lots of nasty black diesel smuts from the pollution in Central London.

        That the cloths can be washed after doing this makes them a good choice as they are great for washing down that paintwork, rinsing off and getting everything properly clean. Handwashing is the advised method of cleaning the cloths themselves but I throw mine in the washing machine with the dusters at 40 degrees C and they have come out fine and above all clean.

        You will have to separate each individual cloth from its fellows but this is a simple task requiring little strength.

        The cloths themselves are not that thick. I don't think that anyone would expect massively thick at 3.6p each, but they are strong and tough enough to clean without ripping and absorbent enough to soak up spills and clean sinks. They do not shred while cleaning and get the wet and mucky jobs done cleanly and quickly.

        And all at a very, very economical price.

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        05.10.2012 06:04
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        5/5 Stars

        When it comes to basic household/cleaning bits and bobs, I'm not at all brand loyal or fussy. I usually buy whatever's the cheapest or on offer and I've recently been buying supermarket own brand cleaning products as let's face it there's much more exciting things to be spending money on!

        I shop in a few different supermarkets including Sainsbury's and I came across their basic all purpose cloths quite recently while having a bit of a browse. These retail at just 36 pence per pack of ten cloths (3.6p per cloth) which is brilliant value and one of the cheapest brands available, although various other supermarkets have similiary priced cleaning cloths in their value ranges. As these are so cheap I don't feel like I'm throwing my money away and I think for the price you do get your money's worth. A pack of these will last me for around a week (sometimes more, sometimes a little less) and I usually buy a few packs at a time so that I'm all stocked up.

        I only use one cloth once or twice as they do get grubby quite quickly and they're very absorbent cleaning cloths meaning they take a while to strain out and dry so I usually just use one once or twice then bin it. The ten cloths come stacked on top of eachother in a cellophane packet which is transparent, meaning you can see what you get which came in handy when purchasing them as I wasn't sure what type of cloth they'd be at such a low price but these are the usual, basic blue and white viscous fibre cloths. The packaging is easy to open and although the branding is very basic with just the usual Sainsbury's basic branding and product name it is informative and you are able to tell what the product is from looking at the pack .

        Underneath the product name it simply says 'everyday design, everyday use.' The cloths are very basic in appearence and they're a decent size. They feel a little like kitchen roll and they're quite thin. They're not flimsy though and as long as I don't use them like a scourer eg when I'm scrubbing down a dirty baking tray they don't break up or become too tatty. These come in handy for a variety of things and they have many uses. I usually use these to clean up any spills but I also use them when I'm washing up and I find that these are brilliant at getting into all the nooks and crannies of my juicer which makes cleaning it a lot faster.

        These are also a cheaper alternative to surface cleaning wipes - I just squirt a bit of cleaning liquid onto the cloth and then use it to wipe down the kitchen worktop/around the sink etc. Another thing that I use these for once in a while is washing my dogs down as they get quite dirty on their walks and a damp one of these gets the worst of the dirt off. The material when damp picks up any dirt and crumbs up off of a smooth surface and the soft, smooth material doesn't scratch our laminate worktop, nor does it leave any little bits of fibre behind like some of the other cheap brands of disposable cloths I've used in the past have done. Like I said before these are very absorbent and they hold water well, avoiding them dripping everywhere/oozing water when used.

        The cloths are very convenient as well as reasonably durable and extremely cheap - overall highly recommended!

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        02.08.2012 20:27
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        A good product

        A product which I always like to have in the house is cleaning clothes. As part of their Basics range, Sainsbury's All Purpose Cloths were my choice of purchase.

        == Price ==
        Only available at Sainsbury's, these All Purpose Cloths will set you back 36p. For this price though, you will get 10 clothes which makes them only 3.6p each. I really don't see the point in buying a more expensive version of these kinds of products as they generally aren't much better and I throw them away quite often if I'm cleaning something gross or dusty.

        == Packaging ==
        As with all of the Sainsbury's Basic range products, these clothes come in a clear, plastic packet. The front of the packet has the Sainsbury's Basics logo at the top of the packet in an orange banner while the product name (in orange text) takes up most of the space on the front of the packet. The back of the packet has contact information for Sainsbury's. The packaging is quite plain and doesn't really stand out but I'm paying for the product, not the packaging.

        == The cloths ==
        The clothes have a blue and white chequered design to them. When unfolded, these cloths are quite large and can easily be cut down if you need a smaller sized cloth for whatever job you're doing. I like the fact that they come in a large size rather than small because it means that you can do a multitude of things with them. The cloth itself is actually quite thin so they can also be torn without the need for scissors.

        The surface of the cloth is quite smooth without any texture or roughness. Because of this, I find that they are really good for cleaning bathroom which are prone to dust and fluff from towels. We have just bought new green towels and our bathroom is constantly covered in green fluff as they haven't been washed enough yet. These cloths, when wet, get all of the fluff off the surfaces without just wiping it around and to a different location. As these cloths are soft and smooth, they can also be used for dusting and cleaning windows.

        If you're only doing light tasks like the ones mentioned above, this packet of cloths will last quite some time, especially if you do end up cutting them down in size. The cloths don't get worn down too quickly so can last through quite a lot and because of this, they are great value for money.

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        11.01.2012 10:06
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        GREAT VALUE CLEANING CLOTHS

        I have recently tried out the Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cloths and this is my review.

        I have tried out a lot of the items in the Sainsbury's Basics range and I have thought that some of them are very good items that are great value but other items are a bit basic and I would not buy them again.

        All of the items in the Sainsbury's Basics range have very basic packaging but this does not bother me to much as I am more interested in whether the product is any good or not.

        The plastic wrapper for the Sainsbury's Basics Cloths is see through and has the orange and white Basics label on the top. It is very thin and I just throw it away when I buy the cloths and keep the cloths in a drawer or under my kitchen sink.

        The cloths are blue and white in colour and are made of a soft fabric which absorbs liquid. There are ten of the cloths in the packet and it only cost me 36 pence which I think is a very good value price.

        The cloths are quite a large size and I will often cut one in half which gives me two cloths and this gives me even better value for money. It just depends what job I am needing the cloth for but sometimes I can get away with a smaller sized cloth and so I just cut one of the cloths into two.

        I use the Sainsbury's cloths around the home for cleaning and house hold chores like cleaning the bath or the shower screen. They are good for cleaning the lino in my bathroom to but they can be used all over the home for all kinds of cleaning jobs and I have used them for washing the dishes and wiping down my kitchen sink to. I think the cloths are good at absorbing liquid but I do not like to use them when cleaning glass and I think they can leave it looking streaky.

        The cloths rinse out well and can be reused. I have not ever tried to put them in the washing machine but tend just to replace the cloth when it gets to worn out or needs replacing which I do not mind doing as the pack of cloths is so cheap. The pack of ten cloths lasts me for quite a long time but I will reuse them when I can and not replace them for the sake of it.

        I think the cloths are great value and are a good quality of fabric and I will buy them again. I would suggest giving the Sainsbury's Basics All Purpose Cloths a try out and I think they are a very good household item. The cloths are a great value price which most people can afford and they do there job well.

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        10.12.2011 15:57
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        Overall good product

        Sainsburys make a great cheap and fully disposable pack of cloths. You can get them for 31p for ten cloths which are blue and white in colour with a diamond design.

        They can be used equally well for either wet or dry cleaning. We use them in the kitchen and bathroom and have also used them for dry polishing surfaces in bedrooms and living room.

        They can be re-used as the cellophane pack says but we have found these need to be thrown out after more than two uses as the 100% viscous fibre just disintegrates a bit and makes the cloth a mess. Little bits of cloth tend to easily snag off, especially on our wooden bookcase and I fend this a bit irritating.

        They are strong despite being quite thin and are soft to the touch. They are not good for glass cleaning as fine particles can be left behind as smears on the glass pains and mirrors.

        They are absorbent and ring out well and a great useful budget product.

        We also take them away with us if we ever go on a self catering holiday as they are light and easy to pack and very disposable.

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        07.07.2011 19:31
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        Good basic product

        I've never seen the point in spending a fortune on cleaning cloths - after all, you're going to use them to shift muck and mess, they're going to get filthy, and then they're going to be either stained with much or spotted with bleach fades. Cheap and cheerful is the sensible way to go - and at just 40p for ten (4p each) these certainly fit into the cheap category - but will they make me cheerful too ?

        These cloths are those kind of easily tearable thin cloth - they're not designed to last long really, but to be cheap and convenient to use . They are quite large when folded out, and I actually like to cut each cloth in half, which I find still leaves them a good usable size.

        These clothes don't really have any texture to the surface, making them pretty useless for scrubbing or washing up. However, it does make them very good for cleaning windows and glassware, as they don't leave any scratches, and even better they don't leave any smears behind . They also don't leave any lint behind them.

        I also find them good for polishing and dusting, and for wiping up spillages from kitchen surfaces . They do get grubby quite easily, and being thin can also tear, but I do tend to give these a quick wash in the machine, and find I could probably get 10 uses out of one cloth (bearing in mind I cut them in half) before they start getting too tatty to really use.

        I also find them very useful for cutting into thin strips and using to tie garden plants to canes - despite being thin enough to easily put a finger through, they seem perfectly capable of standing up to wind and rain.

        Overall, for a dirt cheap pack of cleaning product you really can't go wrong!

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