Advantages Nice colour and good lid.
Disadvantages Doesn't clean many dishes.
Before I begin this review I must state that the blue antibacterial daisy washing up liquid appears to have been replaced with this product but the title is the same so can’t be added as a new product.I am lucky enough to have a dishwasher but I always have a bottle of washing up liquid handy for those items that can’t go in the dishwasher and for those odd household tasks that need a bowl of hot soapy water (washing window frames etc). I usually buy Fairy but last time I was in Tesco I decided to try one of the cheaper products. I thought that just about anything would be suitable for the few jobs I needed it for and it would save some pennies.
I had heard of the discount Daisy products that Tesco are now producing and some reviews had been quite positive so I thought a bottle of the washing up liquid would be worth a try.My eyes were immediately drawn to a bottle containing an attractive pink-coloured liquid. I don’t know why I opted for pink, it doesn’t go with my kitchen at all but I suppose I thought it looked pretty and would brighten up the dull job of washing up.
It cost me 70p for a 500ml bottle which seemed excellent value as the Fairy products were £1.40-£1.60 a bottle depending on the variety.I must admit the label does look rather basic and cheap, it simply shows half of a drawn flower with the word Daisy in red and a small blue cross in a circle to indicate that it has an antibacterial action. The label also states that this is a concentrated washing up liquid.
Turning the bottle around reveals all the normal sorts of warnings found on this sort of product such as keep away from eyes and don’t ingest, a real idiots guide to what not to do with cleaning products! This is also where I found out that the product has “antibacterial pink grapefruit”. There is no mention of this in the ingredient list so I presume it is antibacterial with pink grapefruit perfume but I am not too sure what this statement is really supposed to mean.The instructions say to dilute with water and use sparingly or use directly on a cloth or sponge after washing up for antibacterial effect. Once again I thought these were rather ambiguous instructions, I understood the bit about dilution obviously but wasn’t sure whether the other part meant squeeze and leave on the cloth to disinfect it or use neat on a cloth to wipe down surfaces. I am not paranoid about bacteria so I wasn’t worried but I just thought the statements were strange.
I found the bottle a convenient size and shape to hold and it had a good flip-open lid which was firm enough that it didn’t come open by accident but not so stiff that it was difficult to open when needed.On first using the product I had a good sniff to see if I could detect any aroma of pink grapefruit, I was hoping for a fresh smelling product with a citrus edge. I was immediately disappointed, this smelt more like cheap bubblegum, really not particularly nice and it certainly didn’t smell clean and fresh.
The next step, obviously, was to use some in a bowl of water.
|Value for Money||Poor value|
|Do you need to use much for each clean?||A lot is required to clean effectively|
|Irritable to skin?||Harsh|
|Longlasting effects?||Average results|
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