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      25.06.2013 11:45
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      Cheap and cheerful fabric conditioner.

      I do regularly use a fabric conditioner product in my washing machine, and wondered how a more 'budget' item would compare. It had been a number of years since I had purchased a fabric conditioner product from a supermarket budget range, so I decided to give a couple of them another try out. This review will outline my experiences of using the "Tesco Everyday Value Concentrated Fabric Conditioner."

      The product cost me 90 pence, which I felt was a more than reasonable price, particularly as the conditioner is presented in a large, 2 litre bottle. I had previously been paying over £3 for a 'branded' fabric conditioner product, with this being presented in a smaller, 1.5 litre bottle. The savings to be made by purchasing the Tesco Everyday Value Conditioner instead were notable, I felt.

      The packaging is fairly simplistic, as is normal practice where the Tesco Everyday Value brand is concerned. Comprising of a slightly 'oblong' shaped bottle that is made of clear plastic, there is a white label going around the bottle which has several small 'laundry-themed' images printed in a bright blue shade. I can't say that the product's image is particularly eye-catching, but certainly the bottle looks to be completely robust and more than fit for its intended purpose.

      The plastic lid on the bottle doubles as the 'measuring cap' for the liquid, and I find this is easy to remove by unscrewing it from the bottle's spout, even though I suffer with limited mobility in my hands. I can easily measure out the correct amount of liquid into the white cap, and then pour it into the drawer on the washing machine. There is 'measuring' advice given on the bottle's label, which I find to be fairly clear and easy to understand. I haven't found there is any difficulty with using the product, and I have found the fabric softener is very straight-forward to use in my washing machine.

      All I need to do is load my dirty laundry into the washing machine, and add my usual detergent in the normal manner. I then need to 'dispense' some of the Tesco Everyday Value Conditioner into the plastic white cap on top of the bottle, following the instructions on the bottle's label. The liquid can then be poured from the cap into the drawer on the washing machine, in the relevant section - the location of which will, of course, vary slightly in different machines. I then programme the machine to the relevant washing cycle. Basically, I have found the Tesco Value Conditioner to be as simple and straightforward to use as any other brand I have purchased before.

      I have found the results obtained from the use of the Tesco Conditioner to be quite impressive - by my standards, at least. There are certain items that I will simply not wash without the use of a conditioner product, such as towels. Whilst there are SOME clothing items that I feel do not particularly benefit from washing alongside a product like this one, I do find that some items, such as towels and bed linen, really feel thoroughly softened and freshened with the use of a conditioning agent, as their fabrics tend to take on a softened quality that I find very agreeable.

      The Tesco Everyday Value Fabric Conditioner has not let me down, and I have been surprised at the results obtained from its use. I have found that my towels and bed linen are completely softened and my towels in particular have benefited from using the Tesco Conditioner, becoming fluffier and softer after washing with the product. To be honest, I can't say that I have found that the Tesco Conditioner performs any better than any other brand that I purchase regularly, but certainly I feel it has preformed just as well as most other brands, in particular those products that are regularly purchased from the supermarket 'main' brands. Considering the price of the Tesco Everyday Value Conditioner, I was rather impressed by the softening and conditioning qualities of the product, and it exceeded my expectations in this regard.

      The scent of the Tesco Everyday Value Conditioner would perhaps be too 'generic' for some tastes, but I can't say that I am particularly bothered about such matters. I find the scent to be quite strong as the laundry is removed from the washing machine, and during the time I am hanging it up. I can't say that the scent is particularly innovative or 'different' and it just smells like laundry detergent to me. The scent is still noticeable in the room as the laundry dries, but after this time I find it is more difficult to detect the scent of the conditioner, but to be quite honest this is a definite plus point for me, as I can't really say I am a big fan of wearing clothing that is strongly-scented from sweet or floral-scented laundry products! I find that such scents can feel quite 'heady' and I have even found in the past that they can interfere with my perfumes and body sprays which is rather off-putting for me personally. It has been the case before that fabric conditioner products I have purchased have not been suitable for my own tastes, and I have ended up giving near-full bottles to my sister, as a result. The scent of the Tesco Value Conditioner feels more subtle than some of these other scents, as it doesn't 'linger' in a 'heady' fashion after use, nor does it 'swamp' me whilst I am wearing garments, or using linen that has been washed alongside the product. Thus, it feels more suited to my needs than some other fabric conditioner products that I have used before.

      There is a claim on the product's bottle that it will last for 56 washes. I'm afraid that I can't confirm this properly as I don't tend to keep tally of such facts. What I can tell you, however, is that I have been able to obtain around a month's worth of use from the bottle, which I think is more than reasonable considering the extremely low, good value price tag the product carries. I really don't have any complaints in terms of the product being economical.

      The other important note to mention in this review, I think, is the fact that I have suffered nothing in the way of aggravation or irritation to my sensitive skin after using the product. My sensitive, dry skin will easily 'flare up' if harsh or aggressive products are used, but I have suffered nothing in the way of side effects after using the Tesco Everyday Value Fabric Conditioner in my household.

      Taking everything into account, I do feel the Tesco Everyday Value Fabric Conditioner is a product worthy of five stars in the Dooyoo product rating score. I have no real 'negative' points to report within this review, and I would not hesitate to repurchase the product again in the future.

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        18.06.2013 13:54
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        a decent option when on a budget

        In my opinion fabric conditioner is a essential item and I tend to buy whatever brand is on offer, with my preference being Lenor. However, due to my recent budget restraints I decided to try Tescos value fabric conditioner priced at 90p for a large 2 litre bottle.

        Dooyoos picture above must be out of date, as the current packaging is very different. Tesco value fabric conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle, the white liquid can clearly be seen inside. A plastic label is stuck around the bottle which is very simplistic in its white and blue design. The Tesco logo is clearly shown along with the fact that this product is from their "everyday value" range, the fabric conditioner is concentrated and has been "approved by customers to soften and freshen their clothes". There are pictures of various household washing related items such as washing machines, bubbles, irons etc displayed at the bottom. There is a simple white screw on lid on the top which can also be used to measure out dosage.

        General information is given on the side including ingredients, warnings, storage, directions for use and dosage instructions, all of which should be read thoroughly before using the product.

        The fabric conditioner is white in colour and has a rather generic clean fragrance which is quite nice and unoffensive. There are no other varieties of fragrance available so I can imagine I would get pretty bored of the scent quickly as I like to mix things up and try different fruit or floral freshners.

        To use I follow the dosage instructions as given on the side of the bottle. I tend to use 1 - 2 cap fulls depending on the wash size I am doing. The liquid is rather watery in my opinion. I find it a little difficult to pour the liquid from the bottle into the cap as it is a little on the thin side, I always end up spilling a little which I find really annoying.

        When using higher end products the scent of the fabric conditioner is immediately apparent on opening the washing machine door once the wash is finished, however the fragrance from Tesco's value fabric conditioner can only just be detected. The same can be said whilst the product is drying on the washing line. Once the clothes are folded and put away in draws the product is barely noticeable, although it does retain a clean freshness.

        On general clothes washing the product does work well at softening the materials, not as well as my usual brands, but still pretty good. On bath towels it does not work as well, they are left feeling a little on the scratchy side and not nearly as soft and fluffy as I would like.

        I was never expecting this to be an amazing product and if I am honest it actually exceeded my expectations a little. It worked well at conditioning the clothes and did leave them fresh, so considering its low price I guess I cannot grumble to much. At just 90p for an estimated 56 washes this is a alright little fabric conditioner to use when on a budget. That being said I will quickly be switching back to my branded conditioner as soon as my funds allow, but would certainly consider Tescos Value fabric conditioner in the future.

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          11.03.2013 18:32
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          Not impressed by this at all

          I buy a lot of everyday household products from my Tesco store and one of these things has been their own brand of fabric conditioner for my laundry. I paid only 90p for a huge plastic two litre sized bottle a few weeks back, just to see if it was any good. I normally buy Lenor Summer Breeze fabric conditioner or Comfort, but as I buy a lot of Tesco's own brand products anyway, it suddenly struck me that I hadn't tried their Everyday Value Fabric Conditioner. I must admit, at only 90p for two litres, it was the price that really attracted me, initially.

          I do a lot of washing our house, despite their only being the three of use. I have no 'set' laundry days, but just do the washing as and when the basket fills up. I've used this fabric conditioner now about seven times and to be honest, it's okay but it's certainly not as good as I'd hoped.

          Firstly, I find that I have to use a lot of this in order to reap any benefits in terms of freshness or softness. I normally use one of the concentrated fabric conditioners so I was quite taken aback I suppose, to discover just how very runny and thin this fabric conditioner was, the first time I used it.

          This fabric conditioner comes in a fully recyclable plastic bottle and the colour of the conditioner itself is sort of like an off white. It's nowhere near as strong in fragrance as my usual Lenor or Comfort and as the top of this bottle is also the way in which you are meant to measure the amount of liquid you put into the machine, I started off by using two capfuls only. I soon found that this just wasn't anywhere near enough and now I've doubled that up to four capfuls. When you look at it like this, it suddenly becomes far less cost effective as I have to use more to achieve decent results.

          This fabric conditioner doesn't really soften my clothes anywhere near as much as I'm used to. The smell doesn't last as long either and I notice it especially on my towels as they feel quite rough in texture now and not as 'bouncy' and soft as they usually are. I have noticed no adverse effects on anyone's skin in our house, so I'm guessing it must be fairly gentle but the quality is poor and just not worth it really, on the whole.

          I much prefer to pay the extra ad have a decent bottle of fabric conditioner which I know is going to work well. I'm not overly impressed with this, sorry Tesco, and I only give it two out of five stars.

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          02.03.2013 01:12
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          It's just average

          I'm steadily working my way through Tesco's Everyday Value range most of it is average, some things are good and some are bad- this fabric conditioner is average. At a cost of 90p for 2lts I can't complain, it's cheaper than the next cheapest up which is 99p for 1lt and both are concentrated.

          The bottle is large, flimsy and cumbersome and it doesn't fit easily in the under the sink cupboard (but it is a small cupboard full of stuff) quite heavy when full too. It's different to the above picture, it's had the 'Everyday Value' facelift. It's a different more awkward shaped bottle with a new label depicting blue laundry items- still easy to spot though- the lid doubles as the measure. It claims 56 washes so if true really good value (it's not true for me as I need to use more than one cap at a time).

          Measurements are two full caps for large loads or extra softness and freshness, one and 1/4 full caps for normal loads and 1/2 cap for handwashing. If used with the correct dosage to be honest there's not much of a result, I find I need to use more.

          The liquid is white and very thin, it smells okay in the bottle it's a bit zesty but mainly just smells like fabric softener in general.

          In use:

          Having washed a normal wash using the correct dose not much happened, I needed to add more conditioner to the load. Having done so it's not bad, the clothes do come out softish and do smell fresh. Once dried though the laundry doesn't retain much smell- if any. There doesn't appear to be any static on my clothes- but there's never much anyway! A big plus is that ironing is a lot easier having used this conditioner.

          I might recommend it because it does leave my laundry softer than if I don't use any conditioner, and easier to iron. I'm not too fussed by lack of scent because I hate the smell of fabric softener of any kind.

          3 stars from me because of the price and it does help with the ironing!!

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          30.04.2012 13:45

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          Give it a go, you might like it, I did not.

          Just purchased this to try, I thought for 90p I couldn't go wrong - I went wrong!

          I have only used it twice and I can see myself pouring the rest away, don't get me wrong, it softens clothes, but the smell is a really weird citrus-y smell type flower thing. I don't even know if its a nice smell, it has no description on the bottle as to what it should smell like. Go an extra pound and buy Tesco's other branded stuff, its way better and well worth the extra pound.

          I am keeping the review short, Like I have stated, it does the job, but if you are expecting lovely fresh smelling clothes you will be disappointment!

          But for people on a budget, who want an easy iron and are not to fussed about the smell. I could see this being a real winner.

          I am not keen myself, but for 90p you might want to give it a go yourself.

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          08.04.2012 20:07
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          You drew a blank with this one Tesco!

          I am a fan of the Tesco Value range and have tried a lot of products most of which I have been pleased with, I recently decided to give their fabric conditioner a try, costing just 90p for a 2 litre bottle its certainly a good price but the proof is in the pudding or in this case washing.

          The fabric conditioner comes in a clear plastic bottle which is quite thin and bendy, the bottle has ridges all round it which do help when holding it. There is a label wrapped around the bottle which is very plain and basic as you would expect from a value product, it displays the Tesco Value logo along with a red banner informing the customer that this is concentrated fabric conditioner and will soften, freshen and condition your wash, it also states that you will get 56 washes from the bottle. The only other things on the label is a picture of folded laundry. The lid is a simple screw top lid that doubles up as the measuring cap. This is long and thin though making measuring the liquid quite tricky. My local Tesco only had this in one variety, I'm not sure if Tesco do this in any others or not but mine is white in colour.

          On opening the bottle the smell is quite delicate and sweet, its slightly flowery and quite nice, the actual liquid however is very thin and watery and looks every inch a value product. I measured out the required amount and popped it into the washing machine.

          When the washing cycle had finished I opened the machine door and was greeted with nothing but the smell of wet washing. No fragrance, no flowery smell, nothing! I wasn't really surprised though, the fabric conditioner was very cheap and very watery. I got the laundry out and once again I wasn't surprised to find that nothing felt soft at all, it was just like I hadn't added any conditioner to the load at all.

          Once dry the things, especially the towels, felt horrible, my jeans were really creased and the material felt quite hard. There's no nice fragrance to anything and most of it was more creased than usual making ironing more of a chore.

          Overall I was very disappointed with Tescos Value Fabric Conditioner and definitely wont be buying it again, I will finish the bottle because I cant bear waste but I will only use it as a standby in case I run out of fabric conditioner. It really didn't leave my laundry feeling or smelling very nice. I wont be buying it again.

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          28.08.2011 12:12
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          I ended up buying this basically just to try and then write about on here. Well then again I have been kind of snobby in the past when it comes to Fabric Softener and it was always only the brand named ones that I went for, buy slowly I worked my way down to the Supermarket branded ones, and I thought that trying a value brand and perhaps even liking it would end up being the money saver of a lifetime (in a way!)

          This comes in a 2 litre bottle and cost me a bargain 49p.

          The bottle that I got looks different to the Dooyoo picture. It doesn't have the handle part on it, which makes it a bit harder to hold. I find that I have to prop this under my arm and pour it into the cap but it is easy enough to do.

          You measure this out using the cap which is the normal way to do it. The measurements are stated on the back and these are 2 capfuls for a large load or extra softness, and a cup and a quarter for a not so large load. I usually have the washing machine on when the machine is full anyway.

          The liquid from this is really runny. I know that most Softeners are runny anyway but they seem to have a slight thickness to them. This is just like water. It's a off white colour and you can smell the light smell from this when you pour it out. It seems to have a bit of a Creamy smell to it, but I can smell a tinge of Lemon in this as well. It isn't the strongest smelling scent but then again for the price of this I wouldn't expect that either.

          This seems to soften and freshen my clothes after using it and when I sniffed the clothes while wet before they went into the dryer I could still smell the scent, but after being in the dryer I couldn't really smell the scent.

          This is an ok product, It does what it is meant to do and you can't deny that this isn't a great price but I prefer a stronger scent on my clothes and a nicer scent than this is anyway. So I will not be buying it again, but i'm glad I tried it as it wasn't much money and i'm sure this will be good enough for some people.

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          I recommend a trip to Morrisons instead

          Recently I reviewed Morrisons value fabric conditioner and I've been very pleased with it however a couple of weeks ago I ran out and I was doing an online shop at Tesco so decided to try their version instead. At about the same price, 45p, the Tesco one appears to be even better value because you get 2 litres instead of one. Please ignore the shape of the bottle in the picture above because it's no longer in that kind of bottle and now comes in a basic rectangular bottle.

          Like all fabric conditioners this one claims to soften, freshen and condition your wash. It is not to be poured directly onto clothes and must always be used diluted, keep out of the reach of children, avoid contact with eyes and rinse thoroughly if you do get some into the eyes, after use wash hands to prevent any contact dermatitis and it does mention this might not be ok for sensitive skin. The measurements are 1 and a quarter caps for a normal load, 2 caps for a large load (6-7kg) and slightly more than half a cap for handwashing. That's pretty much all the information on the label.

          The cap screws off and has a section in the centre for measuring, this doesn't have any measurements marked on it just an elongated piece of plastic sticking out. The liquid is white and alot thinner than the Morrisons version but as long as it worked fine I wasn't worried about this. One of the first things I noticed when I picked this bottle up was how heavy and yet flimsy it is. Because it contains 2 litres of liquid it can be difficult to control especially for someone with joint problems like me but it's made so much harder by the fact the plastic keeps caving in because it's so flimsy. It's like really cheap bottles of water you can buy that have a bottle that won't stay in bottle shape, not helpful at any time but especially unhelpful with such a heavy bottle.

          I was prepared to overlook the bottle problem and found if I used both hands to pour it I didn't have so much trouble but then we got onto the smell of this. I like my fabric conditioners to smell very fresh and preferably floral and this one took me some sniffing before I worked out what the scent was under the chemical fragrance that firsts hits the nose. It's lemon scented. I wish I'd known this as I hate lemon scented items, I never buy lemon fragranced washing up liquid or general cleaner because it's something I find unpleasant and this is no exception. The overwhelming fragrance is chemicals with lemon as an after thought and while in the bottle isn't nice. Once on clothes it's more lemon than chemicals but still not what I want my clothes to smell of.

          I have to admit it does leave clothes fairly soft, it didn't control static as well as the Morrisons one though which is a big deal for me as I have very static hair and can turn any outfit into an electrically charged suit with no help!

          Overall I'm not impressed with this, it smells horrible and the cheap bottle makes it difficult to pour. I did in fact waste it and go and buy some of the lovely Morrisons version instead so it wasn't a saving for me, more a waste of money. I will give it 3 stars though for being cheap and softening clothes but I wouldn't recommend it.

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            08.10.2010 17:17
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            Nice smell but not much softness.

            A fabric conditioner is what myself and my wife use in every wash load and so it can be quite expensive sometimes as I have a lot of grandchildren and they often have to have their clothes washed too, when staying at our home and we all love nice fresh smelling clothes after they have been washed and also the softness that a conditioner give to fabrics.

            I bought this one from the Tesco Value range recently as I have never tried it before and for the very low price of 45p for a 2 litre bottle, I thought it may be a nice one to try as most of the Value range are quite good.

            It comes in a very large bottle with a large screw off top, it has a handle at the side and the room in the handle is quite substantial for my large hands and it is easy to grip to pour the contents into the fabric compartment of the washing machine, the liquid is a blue colour and it is not as thick as a branded one and it has a nice fragrance, the texture of the liquid is nice and smooth and very soft.

            When I poured the capful into the machine compartment and washed for the first time with this product and took them out of the machine, the fabrics did smell nice and fresh and once dried they had a slighter smell to them and I found that the smell on the fabrics did not last as long as a branded conditioner.

            I found that once I placed them into the wardrobe and was ready to wear them the next day or so, the smell was not apparent as when first dried and ironed, I found the softness of the fabrics did not have such a soft feel to them and I kind of felt that the conditioner had not been used at all and I did wear them and I tried this with when I washed my bedding and it was just the same and I then felt I had to wash the bedding again to have the lasting smell and freshness that did hold on the sheets and duvet cover as I felt that the bedding was ready to be washed, when it had just been cleaned.

            I have since used this one for washing my pets bedding instead, just to use the bottle as I did not want to just throw it away and it has cleaned the pets bedding fine, and but I will not be buying this one again as it does not have enough smell and freshness for my liking but I am pleased I tried it as for the price it is a good one if anyone is on a lower budget or they have some fabrics that do not always have to have a smell to them but for me this one did not do it for me, I rate it only 3 stars because it does have a nice smell to it and the bottle is very good to hold for the price.

            I rate it 3 stars.

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              15.03.2010 12:28
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              Not great but slightly better than nothing at all!

              Doing as much washing as I do for me and my mate that I am staying with at the moment it made sense recently to try out a cheap product. The rate I was getting through the known branded stuff that cost an arm and leg was getting silly and beyond a joke and we were getting skint. To try cut down on costs we picked this up whilst shopping in Tesco to try out and at 45p a bottle we thought we had really got a bargain for the size of the bottle!

              The Packaging:

              2L white plastic bottle with a large screw on/off lid to the top of it and an integrated handle to the right hand side of it. On the front label there is a photograph of a shirt on there and over that I'm told in red, navy, white and black writing that it is Tesco 'Value Fabric Conditioner and that it 'Softens, freshens and conditions your wash, directions for use are given, care and product information is listed as well as warnings, the size is stated (as I've listed already) and contact details for Tesco are given. It's a cheap looking bottle but then to me it's product that counts anyway and I'd rather pay less for something looking basic if the product is good type of thing anyway to be perfectly honest with you.

              Using It:

              All you do with this really is fill the cap (which is rather large) with the runny light blue liquid that has a sort of pleasant fresh to smell to it which reminds me of florals and not too strong in to the dispenser drawer of the machine, alternatively you can use this to finish hand washing off by using about half a capful. Simple and straightforward to use this is of course!

              Verdict:

              Cheap and cheerful and does a job at least! It rinses out of clothes with ease but doesn't leave clothes etc all that soft really compared to more expensive brands. It does however leave a lingering fresh fragrance on the clothes but not for very long sadly so if you immediately wearing clothes you will get a slight fragrance about you but if your pulling something out of the wardrobe say a week after using this you won't detect a fragrance at all.

              This is what it is and that is cheap fabric softener and make no mistake about that. Me and my friend were not all that impressed by it and we would prefer to pay a lot more in the future once again for something that softens fabrics and keeps them fresher for longer!

              Only available in Tesco stores costing 45p for 2 litres.

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              04.01.2010 12:17
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              good value fabric conditioner, softens clothes

              I decided to give this fabric conditioner a go after forgetting my purse when I went to Tesco - I only had a couple of quid in my pocket and still had other shopping to get so look for the cheapest I could to avoid a repeat journey.

              To be honest I didn't expect an awful lot from it - hey it was 45p for 2 litres and I was cynical to say the least! I bought it home, hubby unpacked the bags and just looked at me as though I had 2 heads. My answer was that if you don't try it you'll never know, hmmm came the reply, I'll get some proper stuff tomorrow he said.

              The bottle is opaque, white and has the usual Tesco blue and white stripe labeln the front. The lid s also white, screw cap which can also be used as a measuring device. The label ists the ingredients and says that 'softens, freshens and conditons your wash' It gives all the usual warnings - keep out of reach of children, eyes etc. There is no clue on the bottle as to what fragrance/scent it might be - in the ingredients it just says it contains perfume.

              140ml should be adequate for loads of 6-7kg and for smaller loads 100ml 4-5kg. 55ml is enough for handwashing making your bottle stretch even further. So you shoudl have enought to do 15-20 odd loads which is great if you have lots of washing to do.

              On opening the lid there was a light scent but nothing distinct or over powering - it just smells fresh - I guess manufactureres would call it something like summer breeze/line fresh if they had to! The liquid is a light blue colour and very thin. Its hardly any thicker than water.

              So I bunged some in the drawer of my machine and waited. When I took the clothes out they smelt fresh and clean. Th stuff which was able to be tumble dried was chucked in the tumble dryer and cooked - when it came out the clothes were as soft as they are when I use lenor/comfort so I guess it had done its job. Even the clothes on the radiator were reasonably soft the only thing that was missing was the scent. This isn't a major issue for me and I think I will continue to use this again as it did the job and was good value for money. It also proved hubby wrong so am more than happy with it!

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              Good for family use.

              Tesco have their Value fabric conditioner on the shelves at a knock down price of under 50p for a 2ltr bottle, the Tesco value fabric conditioner is produced for Tesco in the UK ( Hurray!) and you just have to stop to wonder just how they can offer such a huge bottle of fabric conditioner for such a tiny price.

              Tesco are always up for a challenge and I feel that their value products are often just that, low priced goods that are of an acceptable quality.
              Normally I head of to Wilkinson's and see what fabric conditioner they have on offer and more often than not I walk out clutching a bottle of Comfort ( the yellow one is my favourite) but in for a penny in for a pound there was nothing to be lost by giving the Tesco value conditioner a trial run.

              The 2 litre Tesco fabric conditioner bottle is quite large and cumbersome, I normally buy a one litre bottle and that fits underneath my sink unit perfectly. But for family use the larger bottle is ideal and the contents would surely see a family through the best part of a week or more.
              As always Tesco have not splurged on the packaging, the opaque plastic bottle is plain and it has a white plastic screw cap that can be used as a measuring device if you want.
              The patriotic red white and blue Tesco value label is stuck on the front of the bottle for all to see, there are no tips or hints as to what is added to the Tesco fabric softener to hopefully make the laundry smell sweet. The list of ingredients is giving away nothing either, so it seems that we have to make our own minds up about the fragrance.

              The Tesco value fabric conditioner is blue, maybe it has a touch of summer sky ? Or maybe that is all in my imagination.
              The first thing that I noticed was that the liquid had started to `settle`, so the large bottle needed shaking before use. I felt that the full bottle was in fact pretty heavy to shake so if you have any doubts as to your own strength then you may prefer to give this one a miss.
              Having had a good sniff of the blue liquid I am still unsure as to what Tesco have perfumed the value fabric conditioner with, it has quite a harsh smell and there seems to be little perfume there.
              I know I am harping on but the Comforts and Lenors of this world are thick liquids that smell wonderful and as I tip some of the thin blue liquid into the washing machine dispenser I am having second thoughts.

              My conclusions ?
              Tesco have developed a cut price fabric conditioner that is fine for family use, I appreciate that busy Mum's are perpetually loading their washing machines and a lot of it only gets `freshened up`.
              My laundry felt fine, I could detect a reasonably pleasant smell and when the laundry was dry the fabric ironed as well as ever.
              So I feel that Tesco are just answering the call in providing the value range fabric conditioner.

              On the bottle Tesco say that you must never put the liquid straight onto any fabric and the bottle must be stored well out of children's reach.
              There are `fors` and `againsts` for this Tesco value product, one the one hand it does the job and it is admirably cheap but on the other hand it doesn't offer the lovely fragrance that Comfort or Lenor can give.
              If you use the Tesco value fabric conditioner to make the fabric iron more easily then this does work.

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                17.10.2009 19:09
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                Great product

                After my previous Tesco 'non-value' brand fabric conditioner ran out, it was time to replenish the supplies at home and thought it was time to try out the Tesco Value Fabric Conditioner, and compared to the other Tesco branded products available on the shelves, it had a lot to live up to. It succeeded in meeting all my needs.


                It comes in one single size container of 2 litres and is a non-concentrate solution, so you tend to get about 20 loads of washing from this size of bottle with 4-5kg quantities, or about 15 loads of 6-7kg size. It also usable for hand washing and can give you up to 40 washes when used this way.


                Unfortunately, it only comes in one available fragrance which is a standard fresh washed scent which reminds me of the smell of your clothes after undergoing a professional clean, unlike the slightly more expensive Tesco varieties which come in several different scents. The price, however, is outstanding, costing only 44p for the entire 2 litre bottle, comparing this to the other Tesco selections which cost £1.86 for a concentrated formula bottle. The quality of the wash is very good and completes its task adequately, softening the fabric and adding a decent fragrance as well as making your clothes far easier to iron after washing.
                There are also several more expensive branded items available if the value range is not quite for you, such as Persil and Comfort, but the price is far in excess of this product and, in my opinion offers practically no real advantages.


                Overall, this is a fantastic fabric conditioner which is excellent value for money. I will continue to buy this product for the foreseeable future providing that the price stays as low as it is. I would recommend for you to try this product if you are yet to, you can't go wrong for 44p! I give this product a Dooyoo rating of 5 stars out of 5. Another great product from the Tesco Value range!

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                11.03.2009 14:32
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                A good cheap option for adding to your wash.

                TESCO VALUE CONDITIONER

                Another value product from Tesco for me to review, thought I would go with something that didn't involve eating today. As I had a lot of washing to do over the week-end, I decided to give this cheaper option a go.

                ***What's it like?***

                This is Tesco's value answer to fabric conditioner. To be honest, I have always been a bit cynical with the actual usefulness of this type of product. I am never convinced that it does actually make my clothes feel any softer, like it does in the adverts. Clothes usually have a fresh smell to them after using it, but I find that is about it.

                Put it this way, if I run out and don't use any, no one in the family comes screaming that their clothes are itchy or hard! By the way - I understand softens and freshens, but what does 'condition your wash' actually mean?

                Anyway I digress, I usually use Fairy concentrate, so that is what I am comparing it to.

                The bottle is a frosted white colour and has the usual value logo on the front. When I open the bottle it the liquid is a sky blue colour and smells pleasant and fresh. It doesn't appear to be as thick a liquid as it's competitors. I poured in around half a capful and waited to see the results...

                ***Did it work?***

                When I opened the washing machine and smelled the clothes, they did smell quite nice, but the scent wasn't very strong. If I usually dry some clothes on a radiator and walk in the room, the smell is distinct. However after a couple of hours, I could not detect much of a smell at all. The clothes didn't feel any softer than usual, in fact to be honest, this could be a positive, because they didn't feel any different to my normal wash at all - just the same as usual. The scent just wasn't as strong.

                ***Opinion***

                I'm not sure that I would buy this again, because I buy it mostly for the frangrance it adds to my clothes. In this respect Fairy Conditioner is far superior. It wasn't bad, it just didn't make a great deal of difference. For the price, I think that it offers good value for money, if you are not too fussy. However, I do question my need to use this type of product in the first place. I would be interested to know if others find using this sort of thing essential or is it all a con?

                ***Availability***

                It of course is found in Tesco and costs 47p for 2 litres, so in comparison to branded products costing around £3.20 for only 1 and 1/2 litres then there are significant savings to be had.

                It just depends how important the fragrance is to you. To cost more than 6 times as much, makes you wonder if there is 6 times as much fragrance - I think not. I will give it 3 stars because for the money spent, it isn't a waste of time.

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                Softens, freshens and conditions your wash.