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Dettol Antibacterial Surface Wipes

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06.04.2012

Advantages:
A very convenient and effective product .

Disadvantages:
Quite expensive and not particularly environmentally friendly .

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Dettol Antibacterial Surface Wipes are one of the many cleaning products manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser under the Dettol brand name.

One of the major advantages of this product is that having antibacterial surface wipes to hand whenever you need them is very convenient. I found them particularly practical to use when I was a student, and I always used to buy a packet or two for everyone to use when I was living in a house with a communal kitchen. Because the product is so convenient it actually encouraged my housemates to wipe down the surfaces more often, which was definitely a bonus.

The wipes themselves are made out of quite a thick material, and so will not break apart in your hand even if you scrub quite vigorously with them. This makes them good for tackling dried up stains on countertops and work surfaces in the kitchen.

If you’ve ever used Dettol before, then you’ll know what to expect regarding the cleaning ability of this product. The product claims to kill 99.9% of bacteria, which includes nasties such as E.coli and Salmonella. Also, the fact that the product doesn’t contain any bleach means that it can be used directly onto food preparation areas without needing to wash it off afterwards. This makes this an ideal product for those with young children, as it will help to keep the kitchen free of germs.

The fragrance is a pretty generic cleaning product smell, as such it is suitable to use in a variety of different rooms in the house, particularly the kitchen or bathroom. I found it to be particularly useful for wiping down toilet seats.

One of the key disadvantages of this product is that it is quite expensive; in my supermarket the x40 wipes packet is around £2.00, and the x80 wipes packet is around £3.60, so it definitely pays to buy in bulk here. Personally I think that the product is convenient and effective enough to warrant paying a relatively high price.

A further disadvantage with any form of disposable product is that they are not particularly environmentally friendly, as they create a lot more additional waste than if you were to use the same cloth to wipe your surfaces each time. But disposable wipes are clearly focused more on hygiene than helping to save the planet, so you’ll need to decide for yourself whether these are for you.

Overall, I would say that I am very satisfied with the results experienced whilst using this product. While using such convenient products could be seen as being a little lazy, if you have a busy lifestyle and can afford the additional cost, then I would definitely recommend Dettol Antibacterial Surface Wipes.

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