“ Brand: Asda / Type: Dish Brush / Subcategory: Brush / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
I use a lot of different things for my washing up, then I can pick what to use at each washing up time. From cloths, scourers to dish brushes, they all get used. I was using Asda's normal dish brush, but decided to give the Smartprice one a go too.
This dish brush is from Asda's Smartprice range and currently costs 49 pence, it can be found along the cleaning aisle in your local Asda. The dish brush doesn't come in any sort of packaging, the barcode and product name can be found on a green and white label, stuck to the top of the dish brush head.
The dish brush is made from quite a tough plastic and is white in colour. The handle has a hole in the end so that if you wanted to hang the dish brush up anywhere you can, I don't. At the end of the handle is the brush head, the brush head holds lots of thin bristles, around 4cm long. The bristles are arranged into lots of circles, I don't know if it makes cleaning with it better or worse, but it looks nice.
The shape of the handle makes the dish brush very comfortable to hold after a few minutes. It is squared off, meaning vigorous scrubbing really makes the handle dent into your hands and doesn't make for a pleasant experience. Perhaps if it has a more rounded edge, it would be more comfortable to use.
I tend to use this dish brush for scrubbing pots and pans, I wouldn't say the results are as good as when you use a scourer, but it still works well. The head of the brush can also be used as a scraper, this is a good way of lifting most of the dirt and grime first, before giving it a good scrub with the bristles.
I'm aware that dish washing products are a place of harbouring germs, so regularly chuck them away just to be on the safe side, at only 39p I'm not all that worried about chucking this one in the bin after a while, it's a lot better than the previous Asda one I bought at 97p.
Overall I would definitely recommend this dish brush, although the handle is square in shape, and the plastic digs in after a good scrub, it still produces the same results as more expensive dish brushes, and at almost half the price.
Written April 2012
I bought this dishbrush to use mainly on my rosting dish when I have made a roast and the pan has gone cripsy which is does tend to do as it is a really old roasting dish but it still works perfectly. The dishbrush cost 49p and was from the Asda Smartprice range which i personally think is generally a pretty good range of products.
The dish brush is slightly off white in colour and has a thin handle with a hole at the top of it so you could hang it on the wall if you choose to, the handle is about 5 inches long so there is plenty of room to hold the brush comfortably. At the end of the handle there is the brush which has a circular head with some white bristles, the head isn't very big but is big enough for it's purpose. The bristles are pretty strong and do manage to list the dirt pretty well.
I have found that this brush is really useful at getting of the dried of fats from a roast, the bristles stay pretty strong although after using the brush on a really fatty job I steep it in boiling soapy water to make sure the bristles are kept clean. The plastic handle is pretty strong and hasn't snapped even when I have been scrubbing the tray with some elbow grease. The price of this dish brush means if I have to buy one a month I would be happy however I have been using this one for about 2-3 months now and it's still going strong.
The Asda Smart Price Dish Brush cost me just 39p - which I think it a very good price for a household item that I use several times a day. This type of household appliance isn't something I want to spend loads of money on and so as long as it's functional, that really is all that I'm looking for - and I've found this brush to be "good enough" and perfectly adequate.
The brush is very simple and plain in design. It's made of white plastic with white bristles at the end. There is no decoration - but who needs decoration on a dish brush?? It's design consists of a long handle which has a thickened part at the distal end of the handle - and then this is attached at the opposite end by a brush. There is a hole at the end of the handle so you can hang the brush up if you want to. The plastic is not particularly chunky, but it is sturdy enough for its purpose and it's fairly comfortable to hold when scrubbing pots and pans. The plastic is not textured and so when I'm washing up something particularly greasy then the handle can become a bit slippery, but I tend to chuck anything like that in the dishwasher anyway.
The bristles are thick and rigid enough to clear well, and it's also possible to use the edge of the brush part to scrap any caked on bits, like that from roast potatoes. Over time the bristles do fray and the brush will need replacing, but I find the brush lasts at least 3 months - and at such a cheap price it's fine to replace it.
Overall, I would recommend this. It's cheap, functional and it does the job.
Sometimes you just need a dishbrush because a cloth will not do, such as when you have hard dried on baked food - a brush can give you more help and requires less effort. Asda make their own dishbrush and sell it for the ridiculous cheap price of just 49p. It comes in a range of different colours, in cream, grey, red and blue and there are a lot of accessories to match and go with it such as dish for washing up, drainer, cutlery drawer, bins etc., in fact a whole lot of matching stuff for the kitchen.
The brush is very solid I personally find and made of sturdy plastic. It has a good long handle of about seven inches and the strong bristles let you get into all the little nooks and crannies that your dishcloth cannot remove.
Its hard wearing I find, and we change ours every few months not because it has worn out but because we like to get a new one for hygienic reasons.
We clean ours at night by soaking in some diluted bleach and leaving to stand overnight inthe kitchen sick. This removes the germs and grime from the bristles and does not make the bristles any less effective.
Cream is the preferred colour in our house as it goes with the colour scheme of the kitchen and looks good.
It is very hard wearing and well worth the money and recommended.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
I have a few of these dish brushes from Asda and I use them for a whole host of things. I have some that are dedicated for washing our pots and pans, but also some that are solely for scrubbing in aquariums and cleaning associated decor items. They are absolutely perfect for this purpose as the bristles are a good length and are tough enough to get into all the nooks and crannies such items generally have without bending or breaking.
They are simply composed of a plastic handle with a hole at the end should you wish to hook it up somewhere, and white bristles in a circular arrangement at the head. The bristles have a diameter of approx 2", which is a good size for scrubbing without being too bulky and the handle is approx 7" long. They are very decent quality as well, I have never had any moutling of the bristles, nor have I had any snapped handles. The bristles do start to point in all sorts of directions after some use but I have found this happens with more expensive brands as well - it's just par for the course with such items I think.
I don't find the handles particularly comfortable to hold, but then the only time I use them for prolonged periods is during deep turtle tank cleans, and my arms and hands get knackered doing this anyway. It's a lot of scrubbing by the time you've done 5 tanks!
They are brilliant for cleaning pots and pans that may have got some food stuck to them while cooking. When this happens to me, I will run hot water into the pot and scrub it rather energetically with one of these, before washing as usual. They lift all the food quickly and relatively easily. I have also used them with many different detergents and cleaning fluids, including washing up liquid (neat onto the bristles), bleach (neat again), degreasers, harsh oven cleaner and disinfectants, all with no adverse effects on the plastic or the bristles. This also means they can be cleaned thoroughly, keeping them hygienic; you can soak them in bleach solution or even run them through your dishwasher.
All in all, I don't know what else you could want in a dish brush for 49p. I think they are every bit as good and useful as the more expensive ones. Sure, they don't have a fancy ergonomic handle or multicoloured bristles, but I have found them to last a long time, and even when the bristles go wonky they are still usable. And they certainly do have a winning price tag!
I'm really not a fan of washing up so I am always open to trying something new in order to make it easier and quicker. One of my flatmates came home one day with a dish brush from Asda and while I have always just used scourers and cloths, I decided I might as well give it a try.
The handle is made out of white plastic and the brush itself is made from white bristles. The handle is roughly 7 inches long while the bristles are roughly 2 inches in diameter which I think is a really good size. At the end of the handle is a rectangular hole which you can use to hang the brush up somewhere and keep it out of the way although mine usually gets shoved behind the taps or left in the sink. The handle is very sturdy and so far, has yet to break or bend in any places. The bristles are also quite strong although if you use the brush too much or too often, they will begin to spread out all over the place but they do not snap off.
Used along with normal washing up liquid, this brush does a really good job of cleaning my dishes. I don't think that it is always needed for just cleaning plates or glasses but I do find it extremely handy for cleaning pans. Sometimes burnt/ stuck on food in pans can be a complete pain to remove and takes a lot of soaking but this brush makes cleaning them a whole lot easier. I find that all I need to do is soak the pans in hot soapy water once to lift a good amount of the food and then scrub away. I don't always need to scrub much with this brush so I am now really thankful that it really does work.
The only thing about this product that I don't like is the handle. It isn't designed in a very comfortable shape so if you use it for a long time, it does begin to get quite awkward in your hands. I think that the handle could be a lot more streamlined in order to make use of the product easier for a longer amount of time. That being said, the brush only costs 49p so you can't really expect perfection for the price. The handle really is a small downside to this product though in my eyes as I would still happily buy another one once mine has had enough.