“ Brand: Tesco / Type: Bleach / Category: Laundry „
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There are loads of toilet cleaners out there, but I prefer a nice thick bleach to squirt around the bowl.
Tesco Thick Bleach is what it says it is a thick bleach. Priced at 60p for 750ml it is cheaper than it's counterparts.
The bottle is dark blue and has a bent neck for applying under the loo rim, there is a citrus version in a yellow bottle. The lid is red and child proof- it has the squeeze and turn which is easier than the push down and turn. The label tells us that it's 'Thick Bleach 24 hour fresh'. 750ml is a nice size to hold and the bleach is easy to squirt, the spout let's you guide and control the flow (great if like me you tend to slop stuff everywhere).
The bleach itself is the same as any other, slightly yellow, nice and thick and has that strong familiar bleachy smell.
It claims 24 hour freshness and I think it delivers on this, as the toilet smells okay in between cleans. It sticks to the bowl nicely lasting a few flushes. I use this for things other than putting in the loo, I actually clean the outside of the bowl with it, diluted of course- it mixes well with water.
I have on occasion used it neat to get stains out of whites, it does but I have damaged material with it if left on too long, it does warn you of these things but I never listen!! (maybe I shouldn't be so lazy and dilute and soak it instead- although on patterned white t-shirts that's not an option).
This morning I have just used some (first neat then rinsed off) on mildew on the wall and it washed it off with no problems.
I put it down the sinks but try to avoid the plugholes as they do discolour that's where the spout comes in handy as I can put this directly in the plug 'holes' and squeeze. It leaves them smelling clean.
I try not to use this bleach too often as it's bad for the environment so therefore a bottle can last a month or so.
I would recommend this product
5 Stars from me
If like me you hate paying loads for products then try out tesco bleach as part of your downgrade of brands challenge.
Bleach is bleach, it smells strongly, comes in different colours and different bottles.
The Tesco one comes in a choice of colours, I buy the yellow one as it looks nice and bright in the bathroom. It is a squirty bottle with a child proof red lid. You have to squeeze the lid hard and then twist. You can then squeeze bleach around the inside of the toilet bowel without having to touch near the toilet so it can be a quick job.
The bleach itself comes out really light yellow but that does not make a difference to the smell. It still smells strongly of chemicals and I would not recommend using it and then staying in the bathroom with a closed window as it will make you feel a bit odd.
You can use it to make white clothes look a little bit brighter if you squirt a little bit in the sink and soak the clothes overnight. Its cheaper than whitening products! You can also use it to remove mould from certain surfaces if you squirt a bit on the soak it and rub off.
It is really cheap and costs around 70p a bottle, sometimes they have special offers for 2 for a pound which is a real bargin.
Its not as cheap as daisy bleach but it is a little bit stronger and therefore I havent gone all the way to the bottom for this downgrade.
From when I first left home to go to university bleach is a product that has always been a regular on my shopping list. In my student days I used to buy value bleach which is very thin but better than nothing, however since owning my own home I spend a bit more on my bleach product and have been pleased with the performance of Tesco's own thick bleach.
I currently have the 'pink' version which as far as I can tell is the same as the other varieties just in a pink bottle. The pink bottle does make it stand out in my cleaning cupboard so it is easy to find which is a bonus.
The bottle is made of strong plastic with a child proof cap which I would expect from such a potentially dangerous product. The label warns you that the product is an irritant and not to mix with other products. My husband accidentally did this once and it took ages to clear all the fumes.
Like most bleach bottles the neck is shaped to make it easy to point under a toilet bowl rim and direct down sinks and drains.
What's it for?
The bottle states that it 'kills germs and bacteria when used neat' and lasts for 24 hours.
It has lots of uses around our home; I regularly put bleach down my kitchen sink as we had lots of problems with our drains when we moved in as a result of the previous owners and don't want a repeat! It keeps them fresh from any unpleasant odours and also removes any tea or coffee stains that regularly appear in our sink. Using it is simple you just squirt the bleach down the plughole and leave for a few minutes before rinsing.
This bleach can be used to clean your toilet but I prefer to use a product that helps prevent limescale build-up as we live in a hard water area.
This bleach is also great for cleaning white clothes that aren't as white as you would like. It needs to be diluted before use on clothes but gets good results.
Price and availability
This bleach is only 60p for a 750ml bottle from Tesco stores and Tesco groceries online. I think this is great value for money as it performs as well as the more expensive brands.
Would I recommend?
Yes, this is a good quality thick bleach at a bargain price.
I picked up a couple of bottles of this Tesco own brand bleach (the Thick Citrus variety) with my shopping a few weeks ago. Bleach isn't something I'm overly fussy about and don't stick to one brand of, so I chose this purely on the basis of a) it said citrus on it so I thought it might not smell as bad as normal bleach and b) it was on offer at £1.20 for two bottles (750ml each) or 67p each. As we have two toilets I always keep two bottles of bleach in the house, one for upstairs and one for downstairs as that way I'm much more likely to use it rather than having to remember to take it upstairs every time I want to clean the loo so, as this was on offer for 2 bottles, this was the one I chose.
The citrus bleach comes, as you might expect, in a bright yellow bottle, rather than the standard blue bleach bottle. The label is also yellow with red and blue branding on it and the lid is a vivid red colour, so it really stands out on the shelf - well, it stands out as much as any of the other yellow bottles of bleach stand out anyway!
The front label claims that it lasts for 24 hours and that it kills germs and bacteria and the back label contains all the usual directions for use and storage, warnings and safety instructions, contact information for Tesco and the fact that both the bottle and cap can be recycled. There is also the additional information of; Kills germs, bleaches, removes stains, safe to use in septic tanks and helps prevent limescale. Pretty much your standard bleach really (and the main reason I don't like to buy branded names of bleach as I think they're pretty much all the same and don't want to have to pay for a fancy name and packaging when a blander one will do the same job).
But does it do the same job as a branded bleach? Well the short answer is yes...but that wouldn't make a very informative review! So here comes the long answer!
I use this bleach mainly as a toilet cleaner and occasionally diluted to give the kitchen surfaces a thorough de-germing. It is easy to use as a toilet cleaner, simply unscrew the lid (a child-safety lid which has to be squeezed in certain places before you can unscrew it), turn the bottle on an angle and squirt the product around the toilet. It has a shaped neck, making it easier to get under the rim of the toilet, although this isn't as pointed as other nozzles I've used in the past, but it still seems to work and get right under the rim. I then leave the bleach to work its magic for a few hours (or sometimes overnight) then simply flush the toilet and rinse it away. I will also give the toilet a good scrub with a loo brush before flushing the bleach away every couple of days so I know that it really is clean.
As a toilet cleaner I've been satisfied that it does the job I want from it. I wouldn't rave about it, but then I don't think I'd rave about any bleach. It states that it's a thick bleach and it is quite thick, although not as thick as others I've used. But it does seem to cling to the sides of the toilet bowl well enough and doesn't just slip right down so in this respect it makes me think it's working well. It also states that it's Citrus fragranced and yes, it does smell vaguely citrussy and not quite as bad as normal bleach, but it doesn't exactly make me think "mmm, lemons" when I use it! When using this bleach I'm reassured that my toilet has been cleaned and it looks sparkling and clean. I can't comment on whether or not it helps prevent limescale as this isn't a problem we suffer with.
As a deep cleaner for my kitchen I dilute a small squirt of this into a large bowl of hot water and then, wearing rubber gloves, obviously, using a clean cloth I wipe all the surfaces down with it and mop the floor. I also use this sometimes on the uPVC widow frames to bring them up sparkling. Obviously, I can't see germs and bacteria on my surfaces or floors so I don't know for sure that it's working, but neither of us have come down with any food poisoning or lurgy so I'm satisfied that it's doing it's job and keeping things germ free. Again, I wouldn't complain if this smelt a bit more lemony when using in this way!
So there you go, the long answer! All in all I'm satisfied with this bleach and would definitely purchase it again. It may not be as thick as premium brand bleaches and the bottle may not be quite as sophisticated, but when it comes to bleach all I want from it is that it cleans my toilet and kitchen surfaces and this ticks those requirements. Given the choice I'd rather it was a little bit thicker maybe, and I'd definitely like more of a lemony smell given that one of the reasons I chose it was for the Citrus fragrance, but overall I've been happy with it and will be rating it 4 stars.
I have only been running my own household since January 2012 and still learning new things... I can't say I really use bleach for general household cleaning, I tend to use a Detol spray to keep germs at bay... Bleach scares me to be honest - I'm terrified of burning myself even with gloves!
However a couple of weeks ago I learned the hard way to always have a bottle of bleach at hand when my kitchen sink got blocked and my washing machine water started backing up out of it - read my Beko washing machine review for more info on this.
My mother always swears by Domestos bleach - but my mother is far richer than me and being someone on a budget I had a look at the prices and what I was getting for my money the next time I was shopping in Tesco.
At £2 for a 2L bottle of Domestos I thought this was a bit pricy - then I noticed the Tesco Everyday Value Thin Bleach 2L at 29p. I thought I would give this a go, and even if it doesn't work well I haven't broken the bank trying!
The bottle is quite basic as you would expect from the Tesco value range - Bold white bottle with a red safety turn lid that you see on many bleach products. The liquid is yellowy in colour like many bleachs and smells like.... bleach!
The label on the bottle is also white, with red font and red diagrams showing what you can do with the bleach. This includes:
* Toilet Cleaning * General Cleaning * Unblocking Sinks * Cleaning Sinks
On the back label the product claims to:
* Kill Germs * Remove Stains * Be Safe To Use In Septic Tanks * Fast Effective Action
You also get directions on how to get the screw cap off which are to place bottle on flat surface, press the cap down and turn anti-clockwise.
You then get directions on how to use the bleach for general everyday things such as toilets, sink & basins and to bleach whites.
You must also store this product in a cool, dry place out of sunlight and to make sure the cap is on firmly for obvious reasons.
Under this you then get the general warnings about what not to use the bleach with. This includes:
* Not mixing with other products * Not to use with enemal / metal surfaces * Not to spill on clothing or may damage as a result * Always wipe any spillage and rinse with clean water
The product contains <5% Chlorine based bleaching agent , disinfectant.
You then also get the general advice normally given with bleaching products in the case of keeping out of reach of children and what to do if swallowed / goes into eyes.
As per instructions on the label I use the bleach only for my bathroom and kitchen sinks to keep them clear and I follow the instructions to pour down the wastepipe and to rinse throughly after 2-3 minutes.
I have been using the product for about a week now and have had no nasty surprises with it and I have to say it works well. The bleach does come out very thin when compared to other brands like Domestos but the label does clearly state it is THIN bleach... I don't think this is a problem when you can buy 6 of these instead of a 2L bottle of domestos and if the wastepipe has bleach down often enough it shouldnt have any blockages.
Even though I have had the bottle a week I still have more than half left so I am getting value for my money knowing it is lasting!
The cap on the bottle is firm, which makes me more confident when I have a young daughter running around the house that she will not get hurt by this as long as the cap is always on.
I love how it gives full detailed instructions for every type of use - its great for people like me who are new to the concept of using bleach. Using the bottle I would be confident at bleaching whites in future if I needed to (without asking my mother!)
The only thing I would say about this bottle is that it states its suitable for a toilet, but there is no nozzle - which I would be more comfortable using bleach with on a toilet to get to all those hard to reach areas... I think its definetly more suitable for bleaching and wastepipe use... Tesco also do other nozzle top bleachs in the own range which I think are more suitable towards toilets - I have also purchased one of those which are also cheap :-)
Overall, its a great product I would recommend to all :-)
You would think that any bleach is just bleach and will do the same thing but have I have started to notice that the cheaper the bleach you buy then less quality you get. And this was proved by the Tesco Bleach range.
We normally go for Domestos or Harpic for any Bleach products we need but we saw the offer on at Tesco's for 2 of their own bleach for £1.20. These two bottles worked out at roughly the same price as a bottle of Domestos so we got the Tesco's own.
The bleach came in 3 variations - 24hr Fresh, Citrus and Pink. We got 2 bottles of the 24hr Fresh as I find Citrus bleaches too strong. At full price the bottles would have only been £0.67 each! The bottles are 750 ml and come in Yellow for Citrus, Blue for 24hr Fresh and Pink for the Pink. It has a safety cap which you have to squeeze in and turn and a simple label on the main body of the bottle that says Bleach in Italic letters and instructions for use on the back.
When I cleaned the bathroom I used the bleach as I would normally around the toilet and around the bath - we live in a hard water area so find that lime scale builds up quickly around the bath. I applied it as usual leaving it around the bath for 5 minutes as I would with Domestos and gave the toilet a quick scrub and left it to soak as it were.
Five minutes later when I returned I was pleased to note that the smell from the bleach wasn't as strong and as overpowering in our tiny bathroom as the Harpic and Domestos were. The 24 Hr Fresh has a light chemical scent to it, which claims to keep the areas clean and fresh for up to a 24Hr period. I used the shower nozzle to wash off the bleach around the bath. With my normal bleach they are normally that thick that they really do stick to the bath and shower area so I would have to use the shower and normally give them a wipe to get it off, but the Tesco Bleach washed off straight away without any scrubbing or wiping necessary. This was more convenient but when I looked at the areas it had been on it hadn't cleaned as well. I had patches of really clean areas of the bath and others hadn't been cleaned at all!
To be honest I wasn't that surprised as I had seemed very watery when I had applied it, but I had scrubbed into the bad areas I wanted to clean. Only about half of the stains etc had disappeared and I found myself having to apply more Bleach to the bath for these areas. I left this for a further 10 minutes and found that its effectiveness was still very intermittent even then!
As for the toilet, it has made that sparkle, but I did leave the bleach on for around an hour, after seeing its results on the bath. I had to give it a really good scrub and apply more while it was soaking in, but after the hour my loo did look really clean!
I have found that although the bleach is very cheap, it shows in the quality. It is far too runny and has to be left on surfaces for a much longer time period. I have adapted my routine to suit the Tesco Bleach but once it runs out, I will be reverting back to Domestos and Harpic
I used to think that one bottle of bleach was pretty much like another. Oh how wrong I was. Tesco bleach is only 67p for a massive 750ml plastic bottle. This bleach, when I compare it to the likes of good old Domestos, is really runny and seems weak to me, personally.
I do not like the fact that it does not have an angled head, either, as this means that I am unable to get it up the rim of the toilet seat, no matter how I position myself. I have resorted to pouring it out of the bottle it is in and transferring it into another container with an angles duck dispenser. This is not an easy feat and you have to be careful you don't get it all over your hands.
The bleach seems extra runny and also I cannot detect a definite smell at all. I like a bleach to SMELL like a bleach, good and strong and industrail smelling so I know it is cleaning away all those germs. This bleach is faintly smelling a bit of a bleach substance but it smells like it has been diluted.
I am unsure if I would buy this agaiin despite its being so cheap as it seems like false economy to me.
There are some brands I stay loyal to, and some things I believe you get what you pay for. Bleach, however, is not one of these. I only really use bleach for cleaning the toilet and occasionally unblocking sinks, and have separate cleaners for everything else that needs doing. For my requirements, Tesco bleach is perfectly adequate - nothing fancy, but it does the job.
The one I use comes in a yellow bottle. It's called Tesco Thick Bleach in Citrus, and claims to be effective for 24 hours. The bottle is tall and they advise that you keep it upright and store in a cool dry place. It has a safety lid which you take off by pressing down and squeezing. This is a good safety feature and also prevents any spillage in the event of the bottle falling over. There are instructions on the back telling you how to use it depending on what you're cleaning (sometimes it's best not to use it neat, for example if you're leaving it to soak overnight), but generally I just chuck some down the toilet each day to keep it sparkling.
The bleach comes out through the piercing at the top, so it doesn't all rush out at once. The bottle neck is straight though, so it's not that easy to reach into nooks and crannies like some of the "swan-necked" brands. It does spread though if you aim it and give it a good squeeze. The colour is slightly yellow, but it doesn't really smell of citrus. Having said that, it doesn't have that awful bleach smell either so it's somewhere in the middle, it just smells clean.
The bleach does a good job of cleaning the toilet, and leaves a clean looking froth on top of the toilet water. This disappears after 2 or 3 flushes, but the bowl always comes up sparkling clean, and I have peace of mind that my bathroom is clean. I only use it occasionally on plugholes when they get blocked. You have to be careful where you're aiming when doing this as you don't want bleach all over the kitchen sink, so just aim carefully and go slowly. I've never had a sink that hasn't been unblocked by this bleach, although ours don't get blocked very often.
This bleach is currently on sale in Tesco for 67 pence for a 750ml bottle, although they are currently on offer for 2 for £1.20. Those of you who are getting to know me on here will know that I am a fan of "stocking up" when I see things on offer (I get this from my mother!) which results in my cupboards overflowing with handwash, bleach, washing powder, but nothing to actually eat when we get peckish in the evening. Still, as Tesco themselves would say, "Every Little Helps", and the money saved on little cutbacks like this all mounts up.
For a cleaner which does the job, why pay more?
When it comes to bleach its something that I always like to have in my home. I hate the thought of germs particularly in my toilet and so always have some in a cupboard to hand.
Being on a budget at the moment I am trying out cheaper products to usual after all I wanna have enough money to go pubbing and clubbing with friends as often as possible and so when I spotted this Tesco Value Thin Bleach at only 29p a bottle for a rather large bottle of the stuff I decided to give it a go!
The packaging is very simple and basic of this product. The bottle is white and plastic with a red push down and twist cap/lid to the top of it. On the front of the bottle and in red, blue and white writing we are told that it is Tesco Value Thin Bleach. On the back of the bottle other information listed includes being given the ingredients, warnings and instructions on ways it can be used as well as contact details for Asda as well as lots of information listed in foreign languages and the size stated which is 2 litres. Like I have mentioned already this is a simple looking bottle however I do like that there is an integrated handle although the bottle is heavy until some is used!
Well this bleach is transparent and has a rich aroma of bleach to it. It is thin and none oily and rather watery in its consistency. You can use this in any way that you would usually use bleach making sure of course that it doesn't come into contact with fabrics and if it does with your skin you do need to wash it off.
I use this for pretty much everything I would with any bleach. This is suitable for soaking whites in prior to washing them, on work tops and in toilets, around sinks and baths and to clean floors with etc. Like I say anything you would usually use bleach for and it can be diluted or used neat.
I really like this bleach. The fragrance of this bleach doesn't linger too much and I find it to effectively clean my home well. To remove stubborn stains, it does a great job and I pop a little of this neat into my toilet overnight to kill germs though if it doesn't I don't know as I can't see dead germs! Its nice to use around the sink and even brings up my stainless steel taps well. I like a little of this diluted in water to clean my lino with a mop over my kitchen and bathroom and I wipe over a little of this over bins and door handles...again to kill germs.
This offers great value for money and I think its decent quality too and so it gets the thumbs up from me!
I used to hate the smell of bleach when I was young. I used to cringe when my mum had been bleaching the bathroom and she raved about how nice and clean it smelled, little did I know that not that many years down the line I would have well and truly turned into my mother.
When I buy my bleach, I don't gravitate toward any particular scent, as even though with most you can catch a hint of whatever fragrance they are meant to have, the overpowering smell is of bleach. This pine one is no different, though I do think it's the one with the strongest non-beach scent.
It comes in a 750ml green plastic bottle (with a child proof red screw cap and braille above the label) as the Ciao picture shows, but the labels have been updated. The label tells me it's supposed to work against bacteria (or 'germs' as Tesco like to call them) for 24 hours. Unfortunately I am limited by a lack of microbiological equipment to test this theory, but as bleach goes you know you can rely on it to work! It also proclaims "Daily protection against flying germs". What Tesco are actually saying here is that this bleach will protect against any bacteria in the air landing on surfaces cleaned with it. I personally do not seek to sterilise my home but others do, so this would appeal. When used neat, it is also effective against MRSA (methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aurea). The back label has all the usual information including directions for use warnings, product information, ingredients. You should avoid using it on metals, enamel baths, wool, silk and furnishings. Bleach can be a vicious thing, care has to be taken to protect skin, eyes and clothes when using it. All common sense really.
Once you get the cap off, you see this bleach has the standard small narrow nozzle, for directing around toilet rims. I like this as it helps prevent accidentally dispensing too much when you're not using it in the loo. It pours neatly, so as long as you take care you shouldn't spill it where you don't want it to go. This bleach is thick enough for most things, but I don't feel it's thick enough for using on the loo and leaving it; it seems to disappear off into the water too quickly for my liking. So I scrub it around with a loo brush and the bubbles stay on and around the pan until the next flush.
I use this bleach mainly to clean in the bathroom and to restore my kitchen sink to it's pre-tea and grime stained glory. I will use it neat on a scrubber sponge for stubborn stains in the sink, or dilute it with water in a spray bottle, spray and leave for a few minutes. In the bathroom I generally use it neat to scrub everything up before rinsing thoroughly to leave super shiny fittings. Obviously, I use it for the loo as well (the bottle neck and spout are shaped to make this easy). In my home, bleach leaves everything perfect. It cuts right through watermarks and soap scum, and the scuffs my partner leaves in the bath! It does have a very strong smell, but I actually like it now and I know it's done its job; I always feel this is more apparent when you can smell the product!
It can also be used to bleach white clothing, but I never have - to do this you dilute 50ml of bleach in 10 litres of water and soak the whites for a short time, using 25ml of bleach if you want to soak over night.
When I last bought this bleach, it was 2 for £1 in Tesco. Unfortunately the prices have since changed, but as I have not needed to buy any more yet I am unsure exactly what they are. As bleach goes, this is great. I mean, I personally think bleach is bleach! Yes you can get super thick ones, but they all clean the same in my experience, so why pay more? Just don't expect a lovely pine fragrance!
This is another Tesco own Brand product that I believe is both high quality and excellent value for money.
From my perspective, the requirements of a bleach product are very simple. Is it strong enough and capable to keep my toilets, sinks and plugs and pipes clean? And the answer for the Tesco Brand Bleach is a resounding YES.
I first started using these when I noticed them on offer at 2 for £1, and picked up 2 bottles to give them a try. And I was not disappointed as the bleach is sufficiently thick and strong to deliver a clean finish, and a bottle does last me for a 3 or 4 weeks.
They come in 3 'flavours' - Lemon, Pine and Fresh, each in a 750ML bottle. I've bought all 3 types in the past, and all have a pleasant fragrance. Note - the price has increased slightly recently, they're 2 bottles for £1.10 in my local Tesco supermarket.
Overall I'd rate this product as excellent for both quality and price.
I've bought all kinds and brands of bleach which claim all different things, when really, they all do the same job! If a bleach comes along with a free robot attached who can then do all my housework then I will make the extra spend on it. Until then, it's supermarkets own!
I got this sent by the dozen in a Tesco delivery from a very kind aunt after my son was born to save us going to the shops. We've still got some bottles left 8 months later!
This is a bleach that lasts or perhaps I dilute it too much. Either way, it does the job that's required of it. I've tried thick bleach, lemon bleach and "normal" bleach. I use it on everything, too! From the lavvy to the kitchen counter tops to cleaning my son's bath seat - it works wonders.
When I was younger my Mum used to use it on whites, but I haven't tried this myself.
I squirt some down the loo before bed and in the morning the lavvy is sparkling clean! I fill the kitchen sink after the dinner dishes are done with a squirt of bleach and some water and leave my cloths and sponges to soak in there and in the morning I'll run a cloth over the surfaces - does wonders and gets my cloths clean!
The only thing I will say is BE VERY CAREFUL with bleach around clothes. One time I decided to squirt down the bath with bleach and was stupidly attired in my favourite dress - yep, worst nightmare happened and it hit the fabric of my beloved dress. I pulled the dress over my head and threw it under cold water and this seemed to get rid of the stain.
This is available in Tesco pretty cheaply, but as I haven't bought any in months I'm unsure of pricing.
As Tesco's are fond of saying, every little helps. I tend to agree and am attempting to cut down the cost of my weekly shopping bill by chipping away at the pennies and substituting brand names or my regular purchases for supermarket equivalents or products that are on special offer. The bleach that I have been using recently is Tesco's Thick Bleach, which is part of their standard level cleaning range. It costs 70p for a 750ml bottle, or £1.60 for a 2 litre bottle.
The bleach comes in a bright yellow bottle with an angled neck and a red safety cap. It looks practically idential to the Domestos that I normally use, and I can't tell the difference without looking at the text of the label.
Product description: "Citrus thick bleach. Kills bacteria as well as the leading brand."
I have this bleach in the Citrus variety, and it strongly smells of chemicals with a slight hint of something that could be classed as citrus fruit. It doesn't smell particularly nice but bleach is a harsh product and I always find the smell a bit unpleasant. It has a bright yellow colour which is quite helpful for seeing where you have applied it.
The directions for use on the back of the bottle suggest that this bleach can be used in variety of different ways. You could use it to bleach your white clothes and fabric, sinks, basins, and toilets. I tend to use this for both the kitchen and the bathroom as these are the areas which I feel need the most attention to hygiene. Bleach is a versatile product and this works just as well regardless of whether I'm using it to clean my kitchen sink or the toilet bowl.
The bleach is indeed thick although it does run out of the bottle quite freely when you squeeze it. The neck of the bottle comes in useful for aiming it, which helps when you're applying it round the inner rim of the toilet. It spreads out well but without running away straight off, and it stays in place for a short while which is good if you want to remove stains or dirty marks. I usually clean my sink by rubbing this round the edges and leave it along to work its magic. When I come back the sink is then sparkly white again and it just needs to be cleaned off.
It works equally as well in the bathroom and I use it neat around the toilet, and then diluted to give the bath and sink a good scrub. It cleans away any visible marks but I must say there isn't really any way for me to tell if it truly does kill bacteria as it claims.For cleaning purposes it does perform as well as the more expensive brands and I have beeen impressed enough to continue wanting to use this on a frequent basis.
This is a great all round cleaner at a fantastic price which I could certainly recommend. Another good own brand product from Tesco.
Tesco Thick Bleach
I have been buying Tesco's own thick bleach with a citrus scent for quite a while now, I usually end up buying two bottles at time because they always seem to be on promotion (or I have luckily timed my need to buy with those promotions). Either you get two bottles for £1 or they are 70p each. Really at these prices I think these are a bargain, in my opinion, they deliver results that are comparable to the more expensive brands available to buy.
It has a very bleachy smell and if I hadn't read that it was meant to contain a citrus scent then I doubt I would have been able to place it. I don't mind the fragrance of this as it smells clean.
Personally as far as bleach goes this delivers everything I need it to do. I mostly use bleach for cleaning the bathroom as well as adding a tiny bit into bucket when I wash my bins or floors. Bleach is one of those all around basic household product that I imagine everyone must buy.
This is a thick bleach but it isn't as thick as some of the more expensive ones I have tried from time to time. When you pour this round the rim of the toilet it will slide down but it does so a tad faster than I would prefer. However having said that I have no reason whatsoever to complain as it always leaves it looking sparkly clean.
This Tesco thick bleach really does deserve five out of five stars, it is cheap and cheerful but I have also never been disappointed by its quality. This product won't break the bank but it will still keep everything germ free and clean. This is a product that I buy time after time and I would happily recommend giving this a try, it really is a nice bleach that works well to keep your home germ and lime scale free.
There are a number of different bleachs made by Tesco and my review is specifically on 'Tesco Value thin bleach' which is the brand I regularly buy when in need of some bleach.
The bleach comes in a big white plastic bottle with a red safety cap (the kind you have to push down and turn to remove) and contains 2 litres of bleach for a fabulously low price of 28p.
Now when they say this bleach is thin, they mean it - it has the same consistency as water (and the same colour so make sure if you decant it you don't end up mistaking it for water!). Scent wise it's quite strong and reminds me of swimming pool changing rooms (yuck).
Bleach has a wide range of uses, but I personally feel the uses of thin bleach are more restricted than it's thicker counter part - for example I wouldn't use thin bleach to clean the toilet as it won't cling to the sides of the bowl for long enough. That said I do have two main uses for tesco value thin bleach:
1) Cleaning the sink - I have a white plastic sink (not my choice) which gets dirty very easily, especially when you're cleaning something that has any tomato based products on it. Simply wiping the sink with water and washing up liquid doesn't clean it so I empty the sink, add some bleach and then fill it up with warm water. I then usually leave it for about an hour before going back and pulling the plug - the sink is left very clean.
2) Clothes - I primarily use it to brighten whites and remove stains from them by mixing the bleach in a bucket with water (how much bleach per water depends on how bad the stain is). However I also recently used it on a grey top that had an unkown stain which no other stain remover could remove - I know that bleach leaks the colour out of tops, but other than the stain it was a very nice top so I figured I'd bleach it and see what the outcome was, after all I had nothing to loose. I'm aware that bleack doesn't leech colours out evenly (although I'm not sure why) and in the end I got a tie dye effect pink and grey tshirt (no sign of the original stain) so I'm happy as I've saved myself from having to throw the top away and I've got a whole new look.
2 litres is quite alot of fluid and the bottle takes up alot of space in the cupboard, however as the bleach is of the thin variety I don't find it last very long. I usually have to buy a new bottle every couple of months (which usually covers a few clothes bleachings and a couple of sink cleans) so it's not necessarily as good a value as it first appears - on the other hand it is still exceptionally cheap compared to other bleaches on the market.
Over all I would recommend this bleach - it's cheap, the bottle is recyclable, it has a number of uses and is great at making whites white again. The downsides are that the bottle is big and ugly, the smell is very strong (although that's an issue with bleaches in general) and it leaves my hands smelling nasty even after cleaning them with handwash - I would use rubber gloves but they make my hands sweat.