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      04.11.2013 19:23
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      Really recommended

      We have a dishwasher in our house but I still like to wash odds and ends of crockery and glassware in the kitchen sink from time to time. I have always used a washing bowl and hate to see a sink without one - I always think it looks really bare, and as though something is missing. For years I have bought my basic plastic washing up bows from the supermarket (mainly Tescos) but lately I have been doing a lot of my household shopping in Wilkinson's. This shop is really fantastic for inexpensive but high quality household items. Their washing up bowls are certainly no exception for only £1 for a standard sized thick plastic square shaped bowl with rounded edges. They also come in a great choice of colours though for some reason I always opt for the silver grey variety.

      These bowls from Wilkinson's seem to come with matching items including utensil holders and mats for the top of the drying area for where you stack dishes after they have been washed. The quality is really brilliant and you would never guess that they cost a mere £1 per item. I particularly like the fact that the top of the washing up bow is curved over all round the edges, making it easy to hold and also it prevents it from cutting into my fingers whenever I am emptying the dirty dishwater out of the bowl and into the sink.
      The bowl itself is a standard size and holds a maximum of 9.5 litres of water. This means that I am able to wash plenty of dishes at once. Even larger steak plates seem to fit in nicely into the bowl and I don't have to turn them on their side in order to be able to clean them effectively.

      I have been using this washing up bowls for ages now and so far there are no major signs of wear or tear. There are a few tiny little scratches on the base of the bowl but then that is to be expected, really. The bowl retains it's shape well and would, I feel, fit well inside most standard sized kitchen sinks.

      Great value for money and highly recommended.

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        02.05.2013 17:25
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        A decent washing up bowl from Wilkinsons.

        My husband and I moved in to our first home over two years ago and we needed lots of items when we moved in. I can remember well that we went to Wilkinsons for lots of cheap kitchen items and gadgets and this was where we picked up this washing up bowl. We paid just £1 for a beige washing up bowl and I thought that this was an absolute bargain - it was!

        This washing up bowl is a square shaped bowl with rounded edges and is about 30cm wide and it holds 10 litres of water. There are markers every litre on the inside of the bowl so I can see how much water is being used at any one time. The bowl fits comfortably in my sink and there is still space for me to pick this out, even when full, should I need to. There is a large lip on the bowl that runs all the way around which makes it simple to pick up and despite this feeling flimsy it has never let me down, cracked or broken.

        I must say that when I first started using this washing up bowl I found it too small for holding pans, woks and other large kitchen items that often need a soak and that was the main reason that I stopped using this bowl for its intended purpose.

        We now use this bowl for maintaining our fish tank. This bowl is ideal for that as we are able to measure how much water we are removing from the fish tank and how much water we are putting back in afterwards. The litre markers are ideal for this and this bowl has been used solely for maintaining our fish tank for about 6 months now, before that it had been resigned to living under the sink for floor cleaning and other tasks as it was just too small for me.

        Overall I would say that this bowl is tough, strong and very hard wearing. It hasn't damaged at all in the time we've been using it, for a variety of purposes. We use this twice a week to carry approximately 30 litres of water (3 bowls full) and it is carried from our fish tank over to the kitchen sink so it has been thoroughly tested to its limits in our house. We have no reason to stop using this and it is fair to say that for £1 this was a bargain that has withstood everything it has endured being used around the house and will likely continue for years yet! I am rating this bowl 4/5 as it is strong, tough and very cheap also but marking it down 1 star because it is just a little too small, in my opinion, as a washing up bowl.

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        19.03.2013 23:02

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        A cheap product with true durability. This product will last for years.

        This very basic washing up bowl is cheap and reliable. I have had it for 4 years now and this is what I think of it.....

        The shape of this bowl is obviously rectangular with a decent amount of capacity (9.5L), I personally find this enough as I do not own any huge dishes or sauce pans. As long as you do not have large saucepans then this should definitely be enough for any ones daily needs. The simple dark grey colour blends in nicely with any modern kitchen with dark wallpaper or paint (definitely better than an ugly beige colour).

        The strong plastic of the bowl is really good as it does not bend or wobble at all when I carry it around when it is full of water. The handles on either side of the bowl are also really helpful for stability when moving around the kitchen.

        I have used the bowl for a long time now and incredibly there isn't one sign of wear and tear even small scratches. This goes to show that the tough plastic of this product is so durable in every sense. I do find myself cleaning it once in a while but this is not a problem as a quick rinse and a wipe and it is ready for another round of washing up.

        I would definitely recommend this to any small family or a single person as it can perform in every way you would need and just for a few pounds, this product is fail proof. A true hero amongst the washing up bowls :-)

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        28.01.2013 12:13
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        An excellent value piece of kitchenware

        I moved into my house around 6 years ago and had to stock up on all the essentials including basics such as kitchenwares. Having to buy everything all at once on a tight budget, I opted for this Wilkinsons washing up bowl to try and save a bit of money. Costing just £1.00 for this silver coloured version, it is also available in other colours but for some reason they are more expensive and just under the £2.00 mark.

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        Colour - Platinum
        Depth - 34cm, Height - 13.6cm, Width - 34cm

        This washing up bowl has a square shape and fits neatly within my sink. My sink is pretty large and can hold a lot of water so it makes it more economical to use a washing up bowl when I'm cleaning my dishes as I can use a smaller amount of water. This bowls holds a maximum of 9.5 litres. It can seem a little small when I'm washing up larger items like saucepans or baking trays, but this isn't too much of a problem as I prefer to only wash one item at a time rather than stacking up a load in the bowl all at once and then losing bits of cutlery under the bubbles!

        There are two raised sections on either side underneath which helps to keep the bowl steady and in place while in use without slipping around inside the sink. The bowl has a rolled edge at the top with two handle sections on either side. This makes it easy to pick up and carry around if needed. I primarily use this bowl just for washing my dishes, but I also fill it with hot water and use to clean my kitchen floor, and I move it around the room with me as I go. Obviously it can become very heavy when filled with water, but it is a strong bowl and capable of bearing quite a lot of weight when filled with water and cleaning products.

        I've had this bowl for 6 years now and used it most days, so it's quite impressive that it is still in perfect condition! There are no marks or scratches showing on the plastic and it has not weakened or worn out in any areas. The bowl does get dirty through general use but it's easy to wipe down and get it clean again.

        I can definitely recommend this washing up bowl as a simple piece of kitchenware that is practical and hardwearing. Excellent value at just £1.00.

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          22.01.2013 17:31
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          What more could be said about a washing up bowl?!

          I am always receiving Love2shop vouchers and never know what to spend them on. After realising Wilkinsons accepted them, I took a trip to my local store and updated some of my ktchen products. One thing I purchased was a washing up bowl.

          The washing up bowl I purchased was a Wilko brand, therefore only available to buy from Wilkinsons stores or online. There were a couple of different colours available to purchase including red and purple, these colours cost around £2 but I purchased this in grey as it was only £1 despite being exactly the same design.

          The washing up bowl is a nice size. I have a standard sized sink and it fits in perfectly with a tiny gap around the edge. The bowl measures 34 centimetres squared and is around 13 centimetres deep, it hold nine and a half litres. The inside of the bowl has a shiny appearance whereas the outside has more of a matt type finish. The top of the bowl curves over to create a rim and on each side there are handles to make it easier to handle if you need to move it when there is water inside.

          As me and my daughter are the only occupants of the house, we don't make very much washing up so I tend to leave the washing up until we have used enough plates, pots and pans etc. to warrant using the water in a bid to lower our water bill. I can fit a few dinner plates in the bowl at a time without any problems and all of my saucepans can fit into the bowl without any problems. It is a perfect washing up bowl if you have a lot of washing up to do.

          The quality of the washing up bowl is fab, the plastic is quite thick so it doesn't misshapen in any way. I haven't got any stains on mine and it still looks as good as new.

          I'd definitely recommend this washing up bowl. I have no idea why the grey colour is cheaper than the more adventurous colours but the grey goes well in my neutral coloured kitchen anyway. It is a nice size and fits in my kitchen sink without any problems and can hold a lot of washing up.

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          21.01.2013 17:45
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          A great for my kitchen

          Just before Christmas I was looking for some mini whisks for putting in hot chocolate sets for Christmas and was told that they sold them in Wilkinsons, I went along to Wilkinsons and found that they did sell them but also that they sold this washing up bowl too.

          When we had our kitchen done out we had it done in black, white and grey and when we came to try and find a washing up bowl we found that our sink was pretty big and the bowls that would match were pretty small so until I found this one we were using a cream one which didn't look right in the kitchen.

          The washing up bowl is from Wilkinsons own range and therefore you can only buy it from there, the bowl cost just £1 which I thought was a decent price and is about 34cms in length which is longer than many we have found. The bowl sits nicely in our sink with a gap all around for pouring out liquids whilst washing up.

          The bowl was available in 2 colours as far as I saw in the shop which was a dark grey or a white colour, I personally could never have white in our house as it would be permanently discoloured with the type of foods we eat. The white one was slightly smaller than the Grey one but they are both from Wilkinsons own range.

          The bowl is pretty strong and my husband sometimes uses it to carry a bowl of water outside when we are cleaning the area around the rabbit's hutches and it doesn't bend at all when filled with hot water which is great. The bowl holds onto breakfast and lunch dishes for our family easily and I always wash up a couple of times a day as dishes lying around annoys me so I never end up with more than a bowlful anyway.

          I think this dish is great, it was the size we needed in the colour we wanted and it is a great price and nice and robust, being a dark colour it has not stained in any way which is great and it has a nice rim around the top to make it easy if you need to carry it whilst full for any reason, 5 stars from me.

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          11.01.2013 19:23
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          Good buy

          I am not really a big fan of grey but when buying things for my kitchen, grey seemed to be the most popular colour. I so far have a grey washing up bowl, drainer, cutlery try and dustpan and brush.

          This bowl is better than the cheaper version I bought in our local toot shop. I needed another one as my original bowl had started to split, I have never had that happen to a bowl before, so I don't know what it was made of but it wasn't a very good buy. I saw this in Wilkinson's and decided to purchase it. I paid around £1.40 for it and am very happy with the service it provides. I haven't measured the bowl but I know it is slightly smaller than the bowl I had previously. It doesn't make much of a difference to be honest as there are only a few things that I can't fit into it comfortably. Most plates ect fit laying down it is just big dishes or casserole dishes that don't.

          I have not had any splitting with this bowl, nor have I had fading, discolouration or many marks and scratches. For the price paid, I would highly recommend this bowl, maybe they could make one a tad bigger but all in all this bowl is great.

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          09.01.2013 13:27
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          its a washing up bowl alright

          I have one of these that I bought when I went on a bit of a Wilko's shopping spree when I moved into my new flat. They cost around £1 and come in several different colours, I have the dark grey coloured one pictured above.

          Its a standard sized washing up bowl and will fit in most sinks, its quite sturdy and holds quite a few pots. I have had this one for just under a year now and it still looks almost as good as new. It has a few scrapes and scratches from sharper utensils such as knifes etc but other than that it looks like new. As I got the rgey one there hasnt really been much discolouration either.

          I have to be honest I really dont see the point in a washing up bowl, when the sink serves as a bowl itself. I only bought this because, as I said earlier, I was on a bit of house stuff shopping spree and I bought this to match my cutlery tray and draining board rack. However if you are looking for cheap one that will stand the test of time then I would recommend this one.

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          06.01.2013 22:32
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          As good as any other

          There is really not much that can be said about a washing up bowl but in my experience with this particular one, it has been as good as any other. It is standard size so is likely to fit into the majority of kitchen sinks and it is tall enough to keep a fair amount of water in and make the washing up easy.

          We use this bowl to prevent damage to the sides of the sink with saucepans, baking trays and other sorts of hard cooking apparatus. It has done an amazing job and the sink is no longer at risk of scratches.

          There is a groove at the rim of the bowl which makes it very easy to pick up - essential if you wish to take it somewhere else whilst there is water or another liquid in there e.g. to tale water around for cleaning windows.

          This washing up bowl performs in exactly the same way as any other bowl and I can see no reason why you should not buy it.

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          01.12.2012 19:49
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          A great little kitchen buy for only 97p!

          In the past couple of years I have had two washing up bowls, both of them have been the same 'Wilko Everyday Value Bowl' and it cost me 97p a time. The onkly reason I recently bought a new one to replace the old one was due to it discolouring slightly as I make a lot of chilli's and curries and things like that but I have to say I was pleased with my first bowl and that's why I went back and got another one the same!

          I have a standard sized stainless steel sink and this one measuring 29.4cm in width and 12.0cm in height is a little on the small size my sink and it gives me room to spare down the sides of it. It is a brilliant white in colour with a nice sheen to it and made of plastic and a nice square shape and of good height too.

          It is robust enough though you can't fit all that much in it per time but thats ok for me considering it is only usually my own washing up I'm doing however for more than one person and families I would say still buy a Wilkinson's washing up bowl but do get a larger one to fill your sink so you can get more done it it!

          I mentioned already with it being a brilliant white it did get stained and no matter how many times I washed it out, even with a solution of bleach and the likes I could not get it looking back to pristine but for the price of it I did not mind throwing it out and repurchasing another on anyway!

          Only available from Wilkinson's stores ad from www.wilkinsonsplus.com

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          21.11.2012 09:41
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          A good household product

          When moving into my new flat at university, I needed a whole load of new things, especially for the kitchen. One of the first things that I bought was the Wilko washing up bowl. As this is a Wilko product, it is only available in store or from the online shop where you can have home delivery or collect in store. Currently, this washing up bowl is on offer for £1.50 which is reduced from £1.95.

          This product comes in a range of colours and the one I bought was platinum. However, the other colours are not on offer at the minute. A range of matching items are also available. This dimensions of this washing up bowl are; Depth: 28.1cm, Height: 13.6cm and Width: 37.9cm. This will also hold 9.5 litres of liquid.

          This washing up bowl is rectangular in shape although a circular one can be bought in the same colour as well. It is made out of a thick plastic which makes it suitable for hot liquids which is a must for washing up water. The bowl is very sturdy and doesn't bend much when attempted, not that this really matters much as it isn't something that you need to do with this kind of product. When full of hot water, the sides are warm to the touch but not hot so you can pick the bowl up easily and move it around if needed.

          Being able to hold 9.5 litres of liquid makes it possible to wash up quite a lot in one go in this bowl. Although I tend to wash things separately, this bowl is big enough to leave large pans in so that they can soak, plates can sit in there easily and other large kitchen items fit in really well. When cleaning my kitchen, I normally fill the bowl as full as I can with hot soapy water so I can move it around and get to awkward parts of the kitchen like inside the cupboards etc. I do have to be careful when doing this though as if it is too full, the water can spill over the edges.

          For £1.50, this washing up bowl is really good value for money and I would highly recommend it!

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