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      01.06.2014 23:03
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      The better Basic Dish Cloth

      I have had my Sainsbury's Basic Dishcloths for over one year now and I am still using them. I paid only seventy six pence for a pack f five of these and I was actually so impressed with them that pretty soon after I went out to purchase another pack. I bought these last summer and I have boil washed them on numerous occasions and they have actually washed very well and have not shrunk. These cloths are part of Sainsbury's Basic Range of household products and as such, the packaging is very plain and simple. The cloths themselves are in packs of five and they come packaged in transparent plastic wrapping which easily slits open to reveal the cloths. Each cloth is a good size, sort of square, rather than oblong in shape and trimmed in red. they are thick to touch and feel good quality and the packing tells me that they are made from one hundred percent cotton material. I have boil washed these cotton cloths on more occasions than I care to remember and they have more or less kept their shape over the past year and they have not frayed or become worn or got any holes in them at all. They are excellent everyday cloths and i use them primarily for cleaning the dishes and wiping over surfaces such as the kitchen table and food preparation areas. They haven't shredded or become thinner over time and they are as good today as they were the day I bought them. I have to recommend them due to their excellent quality and extremely fair price.

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      19.07.2013 12:55
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      Nice material, good size, cheap to buy.

      I have bought these cloths quite a few times, they are cheap to buy and useful for chores around my home. They are from the Basics range from Sainsbury's own lower brand. I like to try a shops lower brand of products because some of them are really good products.

      The cloths come inside a plastic wrapper with just the name clearly on the front, so can be easily spotted on a shelf. There are 5 cloths in the packet and are a white in colour. They are a good size and approximately measure 29cm x 25cm and are a kind of mess cloth. They are made of 100% cotton and a strong material.

      Easy to hold comfortably in the hands and not a thin cotton, the cotton is fairly thick for the cheap price.
      I use these for cleaning around my home for wet and dry chores. I mainly use them for wet chores and find they do clean surfaces really well. I use them for cleaning my kitchen worktops, tiles and windowsills. I use them for cleaning my bathroom. I use a dry cloth for buffing my kitchen and bathroom taps, used dry for buffing I find they buff the taps really well. I find sometimes used dry they produce tiny specks from the cotton, so I sometimes give them a little shake outside if I want to use them to dry a surface which is damp or wet so that the fibres don't attach onto the surface and I have to clean the area all over again.

      These are handy little cloths for wiping my garden furniture which may be wet if it has been raining and then the sun comes out and I want to sit on a garden chair and also use my garden table. They dry the furniture well.

      I have some really nice decorative white plant pots around my home and I use these cloths to simple wipe over them and they clean any water marks which may be over the pot from watering my plants. I use the cloths damp to clean these pots and used damp they work extremely well for this task of cleaning pots. Have also used them in the same way to wipe over my outdoor decorative pots which are dirty from the rain etc.

      I have used them dampened to wipe over my curtain poles and then used a dry cloth to buff the pole. Used them to wipe over my microwave oven dampened and again a dry cloth to buff the surface of the oven.

      These cloths can also be washed in a washing machine if they are extremely dirty, I have only washed them in my machine a couple of times and each time, they have washed really well and ready to use again. I mainly soak them in a solution of washing up liquid and water at the end of the day and sometimes if they are quite grubby I will soak them in a solution of bleach and leave them to soak overnight. The next morning they are clean and ready to use again for the cleaning day ahead.

      These cloths are priced at just 75p for the pack of 5, I think this is a very good value price and for the amount of cloths in the pack. They are a good quality too and worth the price in my opinion.

      When my hubby finally gets to use these cloths, he uses them to clean tools in his den and uses them for various cleaning jobs around his den. He finds they clean tools really well and wipe away grease and grime from them. So after you have finished using them and want to recycle them and still get some more use from them, I think using them for tasks in a garage, shed or garden they are useful little cloths to get the most you possibly can from these cotton cloths.

      I will most certainly buy them again and I highly do recommend them if you are wanting to buy nice cotton cloths at a cheaper price. I think they are so affordable for anyone on a low budget or someone who wants to simply drop a brand. For 75p you simply cannot go wrong buying these cloths from Sainsbury's Basics range.

      Also appears on Ciao under my username pinky50.

      I give them 5 stars.

      Thank you for reading my review and I hope it has been of some help.

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      24.03.2013 20:07
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      Excellent value for money

      Dishcloths aren't something I use all that often as I have a dishwasher and for any small dish washing needs I always use a Sainsbury's Basics foam scourer at 3p, so it's actually less economical to buy these Sainsbury's Basics Dishcloths for me, which are priced at 30p for 3, so 10p each. However, they do have their uses and I buy them mainly for DIY, as they're great for soaking wallpaper / lining paper ready for being scraped off, they're good to wipe down surfaces and use chemicals with (as you can just throw them away afterwards, I use them to sugar soap gloss surfaces with), and for cleaning purposes they're good to get down on your hands and knees and give a good wipe of the floor and skirting boards with some cheap disinfectant.

      My husband uses them in the shed and garage for wiping oil and so on, and outdoor cleaning of the patio furniture. They are good for the outside sills which can get quite dirty, and even cleaning my daughter's trike. So though I don't really use them as dishcloths, for 30p you get three very useful all purpose cloths that you can afford to throw away when they get dirty, but if you stick them in the washer with a load of washing they actually clean up pretty good and dry well, too. So you're sure to get your 30p worth of value and use out of them!

      They are so very versatile and such excellent value for money that I can do nothing else but recommend Sainsbury's Basics Dishcloths, which are available in most Sainsbury's which I have seen. Five stars out of five - they're not John Lewis dishcloths, but for 10p each they're absolutely fine and very handy indeed! Well done Sainsbury's!

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      19.03.2013 17:36
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      Great value dish cloths.

      I have a very small flat, though as it is Art Deco it has lots of arcs and angles to trap dust and dirt. Unfortunately for me, I live with asthma. As a mixed blessing, I also live in Central London with all the pollution that goes with that.

      As a result I do have to do more cleaning than the average singleton, especially in washing down tiles, surfaces and window sills where diesel smuts accumulate if not stopped and stopped regularly.

      I also hate waste and throwaway products as I do try to be as green as I can, so I prefer reusable cleaning cloths which can be washed and used over and over again.

      I always love good value and spending as little as possible.

      Sainsbury's Basic Wash Cloths allow me to tick all of those boxes. You get five dish cloths for 75p, which is great value.

      They are made of 100% cotton, which allows them to be washed and resued. They can be rinsed out
      in warm water, rung out and reshaped between uses. I also pop them in the washing machine after several uses and one hot whites wash later, they look as good as new and perform just as well too.

      As a Basics brand, the packaging is flimsy, but also is not wasteful. One each cloth has entered the cleaning rotation and been through the washing machine and dried, I add it to the kitchen towel/dusters part of the airing cupboard anyway, so the packaging does not have to last long.

      The cloths themselves are cheap but not flimsy. They are robust enough to deal with Cif and Cilit Bang and rinsing off. They do clean diesel smuts off my window sills. They do a nice job on cleaning the tiles, both the kitchen backsplash as well as the walls in the bathroom. They even do a good job on the lino tiles in the kitchen, which can be a pig to clean.

      Some budget ranges are false economies. These cloths are not. They last, do a great job around the flat in all areas where they are needed and were a great investment.

      And cost very, very little money for such a good product.

      Well worth picking up next time you are in Sainsbury's.

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      05.10.2012 08:13
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      A great buy

      When I do my dishes I actually don't use a dish cloth as I use the Dishmatique system however I still have plenty of cloths in the house to clean the kitchen and bathroom and the like. I use wipes to clean my bathroom everyday but once a week it gets a thorough clean with a spray and cloth and then I put the cloth in the bin as I don't think it's hygienic to reuse so I do tend to go through quite a lot of cloths.

      I don't usually shop at Sainsbury's but as I pass it on the way home from my childcare course I occasionally pop in for a few bits and recently I noticed they have started doing more of their value style range and I noticed these cloths at the end of the aisle.

      The cloths come in a pack of 3 and cost 45p a packet which works out at 15p per cloth which I thought was great value and not too much to be throwing in the bin after one use.

      The dish cloths are packaged in a plastic wrapper and there is the name of the shop and the product on the front along with the information that there are 3 cloths enclosed. The cloths inside are white in colour and they are like two pieces of close knit mesh attached together, they actually feel quite soft for a dishcloth so I wasn't sure how good they would be at lifting dried on bits from the benches.

      I cut the end of the packaging to get to the cloths inside to save tearing it and then it is great for keeping the unused cloths in. The cloths soak in water really well and to my surprise they do lift off dried on bits on the benches which I was happily surprised at.

      I use these cloths for cleaning my bathroom and find that they give a really good clean and because they soak up water well I don't end up with a watermarked bathroom which is where some cloths fail. After use I felt that the cloths were too good to just throw away so I put them through the washing machine with on towels on a 60 degree wash and they came out as good as new although I think there was a slight shrinkage.

      These cloths are very versatile and are a great price, they are cheap enough to throw away after one use but when they can be washed there isn't any need to throw them away. I will be buying these cloths again as I am very impressed with them.

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      17.07.2011 17:44
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      A reasonably priced dishcloth that's basic!

      It's fair to say that I do the vast majority of cleaning in our household which I prefer sometimes as I can buy whatever products I want without really be questioned on price or whether they work or are needed. One such product that I buy quite regularly is Sainsburys basics dishcloths and with 3 costing just 45p at present they are a bargain not to be missed.

      These dishcloths come provided in a plastic bag, nothing special, and are made in Pakistan. They are very simple to look at as they are white almost rectangle shapes with stitching around the edge. You can tell that they are not a luxury brand but as I'm just using them for cleaning my sides and sink I'm really not worried to be honest. These can be washed and reshaped but I don't find that they really go back to their original shape and they don't always come up clean in the wash either.

      I normally use these cloths for wiping down my worktops or for buffing the kitchen sink after I've cleaned it and I've found that they are ample for this purpose. They do not have the highest absorbency but it's very simple to wring them out over the sink before using them again. When these are not in use I normally hang one over the tap by my kitchen sink so it can dry out, which it does quite well. These are quite thin so if I am using them to remove a stuck on stain then I normally end up folding them over once or twice before squirting them with washing up liquid.

      Overall I am quite pleased with the quality of these dishcloths. While they are thin they do soak up spillages quite well. They end up getting grubby fast but I can easily just wash these in the washing machine. Usually after one or two machine washes they end up totally mishappen and looking a bit cheap and nasty. This is usually when I will throw them away and just buy another packet. These aren't the best dishcloths you'll ever find but for the money paid they are perfectly ample and I will have no qualms about buying these again.

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      22.05.2011 12:35
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      Cleaning cloths tend to get pretty mucky in my house - especially with an assortment of pets, a messy child and an equally untidy boyfriend to clean up after . I like to have plenty of dishcloths so that I can have a couple in the drawer, a couple on the go, and some in the washing basket without running out, and I tend to just buy the Sainsbury's Basics cloths, as they cost just 44p for 3, which works out at less than 15p a cloth .

      The cloths are made from a fairly stretchy white fabric, with a textured , sort of mesh-like appearance, and trimmed in red thread. The textured surface makes them fairly good for scrubbing up food stains on dishes and worktops, whilst they are soft enough not to damage non-stick pans, and they scrunch up easily in the hand to give a good grip .

      These are, according to the packaging, designed for hand washing only . I don't have time for that - and mine go into the washing machine with my normal washing at 40 degrees, and most of the time come out nice and clean, if a little bunched up. Some stains don't wash out, but then at only 15p a cloth it doesn't break my heart to pass them onto the next door neighbour for washing his van, or to simply throw them away if they are beyond redemption.

      Staining aside, these cloths are quite tough- easily as tough as more expensive, but similarly designed cloths, and won't fall apart after the first few uses . I can certainly recommend them - 4 stars .

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        01.04.2011 17:07
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        An ok cheap dish cloth x3!

        One thing I get through alot of in my home is dishcloths. I tend to use them, wash them the once and then bin them cos no matter what sort of wash I wash them on they (after I have used them) look mucky. I don't shop in Sainsbury's very often at all but did spot these in store at 49p for a pack of 3 and thought that was really cheap compared to even the cheap smart price ones I usually purchase in Asda.

        The Packaging:

        These simply come folded in a see through plastic bag with a panel of white and orange in colour and on the front of it we are told that they are Sainsbury's 'Basics' '3' Dishcloths 'Everyday design, everyday use'. On the back of the packet other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and contact details for Sainsburys are given. Cheap looking packaging but as informative as it needs to be I guess!

        The Dishcloths:

        Each cloth measiures 29cm x 25cm and is completely white in colour and is soft and like a two ply cotton cloth of a decent thickness though not all that thick and they look stitched so not smooth as such. They are totally machine washable and tumble drier safe and are great for washing up with and cleaning all surfaces in your home with too. Once washed the only thing they do, do is shrink in appearance and before they get completely dry you need to re shape them by stretching them out by hand.

        These are rather good for the money though. They are well enough made though nothing posh to look at, perfectly ok for using and discarding soon after for the price though I have washed these and although they have remained stained in some parts as long as I have re shaped them they've been ok!

        Onlya available in Sainsburys stores.

        This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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          27.09.2010 20:27
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          Recommended for those dirty jobs!

          I like to have some cheap dishcloths around the house because there are certain cleaning tasks that I have to do that I don't particularly like to use the dishcloth over and over again. A good example of this is my chinchilla's cage which does need to be cleaned thoroughly weekly and it does get pretty grubby and stinky and so its much better cleaned with a dishcloth. Another example is cleaning the toilet seats!

          The Sainsbury's dishcloths are so inexpensive that I can use these one or twice and then throw them away if I want to. A pack of 3 dishcloths costs 30 pence and so that equates to 10p per cloth - which is very reasonable, even if its something I'm only using a few times.

          The cloths are a decent size, measuring approximately 25 cm x 30 cm - which according to the other cloths I have, seem about average for a dishcloth. They are certainly an adequate enough size for my use.

          I was expecting the cloth to feel very thin and of poor quality, but in actual fact I was quite surprised because they are made from cotton mesh and they feel quite thick and substantial. The are fairly absorbent and the mesh finish means that that have a a bit of surface texture which I think make cleaning a bit more effective. The only negative thing I have (which isn't really an issue for me as I tend to only use them once or twice before binning them) is that they do tend to get discoloured easily and ordinary swilling under the tap doesn't seem to get rid of this staining. They tend to turn from white to grey when they have only been used once!

          Like I've said, I think these discloths are perfect for anyone who just wants to use a cloth a few times before throwing it away.

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            24.09.2010 20:22
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            Nice cloths

            I like cleaning and washing the dishes etc, I like to do my fair share around the home, and I have a lot of grandchildren and so when they have been to visit or stay, my home looks like a bomb has hit it lol, just like lots of peoples homes who have children or grandchildren and my home is no different.

            I bought these dish cloths from Sainsbury's for only 30p for 4 and so I thought I would give them a try to see if I liked them or not, as the price was very cheap and they would have multi purposes around the home.

            They come in a plastic wrapper, and each cloth is a good size, they are a mess effect and they are super and the pack contains 3 good sized cloths, they are of a very good quality and cotton, they soak up water brilliantly and the size is good to hold in the hand to do the chores etc, they are not at all flimsy, the thickness is very good and they wipe over surfaces very well indeed.

            I have washed my dishes with these cloths, I have cleaned my bathroom with them and windowsills, doors, door handles, practically everything that needs to be cleaned I have used these to clean.

            It only works out at 10p per cloth, which is excellent value for money, and they can also be hand washed or placed in a machine at a 50 degree setting, and I washed them to see if they were white and clean after using them and they were nice and clean and the marks disappeared, and although I do not normally wash my dish cloths because they are so cheap, I just thought I would try washing them just to see for myself if they came clean and they did and I was happy with the results too.

            Each cloth measures 29cm by 25 cm.

            These are cheap enough to throw away if they are being used for very dirty chores because of the cheap price but my wife normally soaks the dish cloths in the sink, late at night with a little washing up liquid and these cloths certainly were nice, clean and fresh in the morning and ready to use again.

            I recommend these cloths for anyone to try and especially if on a low budget as they are super value and a brilliant price too.

            I rate them 5 stars.

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