Advantages cheap, effective (although need to use alot)
Disadvantages bulky and unattractive packaging, very strong smell
|Value for Money||Good value|
|Do you need to use much for each clean?||A lot is required to clean effectively|
|Irritable to skin?||Harsh|
|Longlasting effects?||Keeps things looking clean for longer than average|
The bleach comes in a big white plastic bottle with a red safety cap (the kind you have to push down and turn to remove) and contains 2 litres of bleach for a fabulously low price of 28p.Now when they say this bleach is thin, they mean it - it has the same consistency as water (and the same colour so make sure if you decant it you don't end up mistaking it for water!). Scent wise it's quite strong and reminds me of swimming pool changing rooms (yuck).
Bleach has a wide range of uses, but I personally feel the uses of thin bleach are more restricted than it's thicker counter part - for example I wouldn't use thin bleach to clean the toilet as it won't cling to the sides of the bowl for long enough. That said I do have two main uses for tesco value thin bleach:1) Cleaning the sink - I have a white plastic sink (not my choice) which gets dirty very easily, especially when you're cleaning something that has any tomato based products on it. Simply wiping the sink with water and washing up liquid doesn't clean it so I empty the sink, add some bleach and then fill it up with warm water. I then usually leave it for about an hour before going back and pulling the plug - the sink is left very clean.
2) Clothes - I primarily use it to brighten whites and remove stains from them by mixing the bleach in a bucket with water (how much bleach per water depends on how bad the stain is). However I also recently used it on a grey top that had an unkown stain which no other stain remover could remove - I know that bleach leaks the colour out of tops, but other than the stain it was a very nice top so I figured I'd bleach it and see what the outcome was, after all I had nothing to loose. I'm aware that bleack doesn't leech colours out evenly (although I'm not sure why) and in the end I got a tie dye effect pink and grey tshirt (no sign of the original stain) so I'm happy as I've saved myself from having to throw the top away and I've got a whole new look.2 litres is quite alot of fluid and the bottle takes up alot of space in the cupboard, however as the bleach is of the thin variety I don't find it last very long. I usually have to buy a new bottle every couple of months (which usually covers a few clothes bleachings and a couple of sink cleans) so it's not necessarily as good a value as it first appears - on the other hand it is still exceptionally cheap compared to other bleaches on the market.
Over all I would recommend this bleach - it's cheap, the bottle is recyclable, it has a number of uses and is great at making whites white again. The downsides are that the bottle is big and ugly, the smell is very strong (although that's an issue with bleaches in general) and it leaves my hands smelling nasty even after cleaning them with handwash - I would use rubber gloves but they make my hands sweat.*Also posted on dooyoo*
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