Product Type: Tesco household products
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Still smells like bleach! (Tesco thick bleach - pine)
Member Name: dawnmarywhite
Advantages: Does the job, good price
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!
Summary: An excellent thick bleach
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