Tesco Everyday 10 All Purpose Clothes.
'Developed by home experts for strength and absorbency.
'Thicker and more absorbent.'White with thin blue diagonal lines.
Clear packaging - the front has blue images of taps, bath, cooker etc.
34 cm x 53 cms.
Instructions - do not wring and dry separately.
Made in China for Tesco.
These are standard white and blue thin clothes from the Tesco Everyday Value Range.
As 10 for 36p they are a cheap product to have in your cupboard for all those odd jobs about the house.
Normally I use sponges for washing dishes but if I run out of them I can always use these clothes, not quite as good as they do not have any scouring properties but great for cleaner things like cups and plates. They have a funny composition as they have more the texture of very thin felt rather than being woven like a dishcloth.
The clothes are very lightweight and do not disintegrate in water so they can be used for many cleaning jobs, whether with just water or else with some washing up liquid.
I will use dry ones for mirrors and the TV screen and other electric things. When wet and with a little washing up liquid I wring them almost dry (yes I know they say not to but it does no damage) I then use these for a quick clean up in the living room, wiping shelves, window sills and finally around the mantle piece and grate. After dong around the grate the cloth is usually quite black but I have put these through the washing machine with other items at 30 degrees and there has been no problem. Or else I will finish the cloth off by wiping round the swing bin lid with antibacterial spray and then just throw the cloth away.
They come in handy to wipe the mouldy bits that seem to form around the join between the glass and the window frames, and they are good for washing and wiping the windows as well.
At just under 4p each they are a great standby in your cleaning cupboard as someone will always want a clean cloth for some purpose - I have even used damp ones to give my muddy shoes a quick wipe before going out.
I a sure there are loads more uses but I just find them handy for a quick wipe down of worktops and general household dusting.
===Would I Recommend?===
When I am doing my shopping at Tesco I always like to pick up a packet of these all purpose cloths. Costing only 36p for 10 they are an absolute bargain. However I was dubious about trying them at first, being so cheap and all but I have to say I think that they are great.
The cloths themselves measure around 53cm by 34cm and are made out of a thin, soft material. The fact that these cloths are very thin means can only be used a handful of times before they start to look a bit worse for wear, but at 36p I'm not complaining!
I use these for every day jobs around the house such as washing dishes, dusting and wiping the worktops. In all of these jobs these cloths perform well. They are not super absorbent but they cope well with wiping up little spillages and they hold dust well when I am cleaning. When I am washing dishes with these cloths I have found that they clean well with the basic stuff however they do struggle with dried on foods.
I was quite surprised with the overall performance of these wipes. From looking at the price and seeing how thin these cloths are I expected them to rip fairly easily. However I have to say I have not had any incidents with them ripping at all. Sure if you tried to rip them you probably could but with every day cleaning this has not been a problem for me.
Another reason why I like buying these cloths is for hygiene reasons. As they are so cheap costing only 3.6 pence each I have no quarrels about throwing them away once I am finished using them. This stops a build up of germs and I think provides a better and more hygienic way of cleaning.
All in all I think these are a fantastic product from the Tesco value range. I will continue to buy them for as long as Tesco sell them as I think they have so many uses and are a complete bargain.
Cleaning supplies are something I normally buy in with my everyday shopping. I picked up these all purpose cloths from Tesco recently. It's worth noting that Tesco has just changed the design of the value range to Everyday Value, so the packaging of the cloths I bought is slightly different to the one in the picture.
As the all purpose cloths are from Tesco's value range, the packaging is nothing special as you can imagine. It's a transparent plastic bag with a small window containing the product name and information. The see through bag means you can see the blue and white cloths inside.
Each pack of cloths contains 10 individual cloths in total. These are only available to purchase in Tesco, although other stores obviously have their own value alternative. The price of these is usually in the region of 35p-45p.
The cloths are quite large at approximately 30cmx50cm and have the normal blue and white criss cross pattern of these types of cloths. After a rinse under the tap before use, I find that the cloths are still paper thin so I have to fold them up to use them as it really does feel you are wiping surfaces with your bare hands without folding them.
I tend to use these cloths for cleaning jobs that I don't do very often such as wiping over the skirting boards, cleaning out the cupboards and the like. The cloths handle these jobs well, only when the cloth is folded up! Folding the cloth isn't really a problem as once that side of the cloth gets a little grubby I can just unfold then fold up the cloth a different way for a fresh new side. The cloths can handle a good bit of elbow grease without ripping or tearing in any shape or form. Once it's left for a while, the cloth does tend to harden so if you take a break you normally go back to a rock hard cloth but a simple rinse will get it back into working order.
At between 3 and 4p a cloth, I think these are amazing value for money. Although they are very thin, the cleaning capabilities once folded are great and they withstand a good amount of pressure without tearing. Recommended by me!
If you haven't guessed by my reviews I am somewhat obsessed with cleaning. I happen to have two very tidy and neat parents so it was bound to rub off onto me (as well as my two sisters!). Therefore, I have an abundance of cleaning products, clothes and all other items associated with the cleaning tasks. One item I use on a daily basis are cleaning cloths and I find that despite there being a wide range of varying cloths available the one cloth I buy all the time are generally the cheapest.
Although I have various cleaning cloths for certain tasks the one type of cloth I use regularly are all purpose cloths and the ones I normally buy are Tesco All Purpose Cloths (10 Pack) which cost £1.65 per pack making them out to be about 16.5p per cloth so ideal for every day use as once you have finished using it you can just throw it away without feeling too bad about it as cleaning cloths are not always the cheapest considering what they are.
Tesco All Purpose Cloths like I said come in a pack of 10 and are wrapped in thin transparent packaging so you can easily see what the cloths look like. On the front the label is pretty simple as it just says the product name with a few images of bubbles. The colour design is blue to match the cloths. Because these are so basic there are no instructions on the back simply the barcode and the contact information for Tesco.
The cloths themselves are white with blue stripes and look exactly the same as other brands which have general all purpose cloths or jay cloths as I know they are called. They are just a bit smaller than a piece of A3 paper when unfolded so quite a decent size considering their price. They are quite thin and although made of a white fabric type material they are slightly transparent as it looks like the fabric has been tightly woven together, almost as if the fabric type material used has been mashed together. But despite their thinness they are incredibly soft and flexible.
I use the all purpose clothes for a variety of household chores and even for cleaning my horse's leather bridles and saddles. They absorb water easily and because they are quite thin they wring out well too so you can have them as wet or as damp as you require them to be should you need to use them wet. I find that when wet they are incredibly soft and ideal for wiping down surfaces and they don't leave any water marks behind. Because they are soft and fold easily when damp I find them ideal cloths to help clean my bridles as the leather work is quite fine.
When the cloths are dry I find them perfect for cleaning windows, mirrors or any shiny surface as they don't leave bits of fluff around like dusters and they don't leave streaks or marks instead they manage to give a clean, shiny surface. Despite their size they do fold up easily when dry and even though you are using them with a liquid cleaner they don't get too wet and they dry out really quickly should you want to reuse them.
I really have no complaints about the Tesco All Purpose Cloths and for less than 17p per cloth I think they are incredibly good value and considering their cheap price they do actually last for quite some time. For me, these are a bargain buy and they are a regular in my shopping trolley. Definitely a recommendation from me and can easily award them 5 stars.
~ Useful Information ~
Amount: 10 per pack
Availability: Tesco stores or on their website
I have beein trying out more of the value products recently so when I need some new cloths I thought I would give these ones a try. The clothes come in a packet of 10 and they are from Tesco costing about 40p, at 4p per cloth they were worth trying even if they weren't all that good.
The cloths come packaged in a plastic see through bag which has to be ripped or cut to open, at the top left hand corner of the packet is the Tesco Value logo and other than that all that is on the front is the words 10 all purpose cloths.
Inside the packet the cloths are folded in half on themselves so once you take one and place them in your cupboard they do stay together pretty well without falling all over. Each clothes is quite thin and white and blue in colour, the cloths are pretty strong although they don't feel it and I have never had one tear.
I find these cloths are not the best, no matter how hard I wring the clothes out i find that they still hold onto too much water and when wiping down surfaces they leave them too wet so once they dry they have water marks on them. For doing dishes the clothes are fine and do the job perfectly well but i ant a cloth I can do my whole kitchen with so these cloths are not for me.
If my mum read this review she would not be very happy as I was brought up in a house where every penny was watched and everything used until it was worn out before being replaced. This included things like cloths, my mum still purchases the thick cotton cloths that can be washed and reused and she will use them until there are more holes than cloths. But to me it is just something else to wash, yes a very lazy attitude I know! I work full time and have a second part time job so cleaning at home has to be quick and easy so I purchase all purpose cloths as they are cheap and disposable and one of the cheapest I have found is the Tesco value ones.
These can be purchased from most larger Tesco stores and cost just £0.36 for 10 of the all-purpose cloths. In my opinion this is a complete bargain as you pay around 5 times the amount for the non-value ones.
These cloths come folded in half and are packaged flat in a simple clear plastic wrapper. The wrapper is very basic and has the Tesco value logo on the front and some simple information on the back. For the price and the product I really didn't expect or need any fancier packaging as it does the job of keeping the cloths clean and dry.
The cloths themselves are blue and white striped and are quite thin. They are made of a almost woven feeling material, it does not state on the packet exactly what they are made from unfortunately. Obviously with the price of these cloths they are not the thickest but I have found that when using them they have not ripped at all even when I have used them on quite tough jobs. I use these on all different surfaces and for different jobs and have not encountered any problems with them, they soak up water well and can be rung out without falling to pieces. It does state on the packet that you can wash these cloths but to me for the price they are just disposable, I can take one out of the packet wipe down my kitchen surfaces and cooker top then pop it in the bin. It is also a good way of not having germ collecting cloths hanging around my kitchen. I obviously know this is a bit wasteful but I find them very convenient and are cloths that do the jobs I need just as well as others.
I don't see the sense in spending a huge amount of money on cleaning cloths, even the dearest of these types of checkered (or sometimes stripy) cloths have such a short lifespan that the cheaper you can find them the better. For this reason I buy the Tesco Value cloths which are just 36p for ten good sized cloths.
They arrive neatly folded in a slim pack, admittedly they are very thin to begin with but once they start absorbing the water they'll soon thicken up and then they're suitable for just about any cleaning job around the home. These cloths (sometimes referred to as J Cloths) are meant to be used wet or damp, when dry they're pretty useless as they tend to leave tiny bits of lint and fluff on surfaces - something I found out when
I tried to use one as a duster a few weeks ago only to have to go around and dust all over again once I noticed all the crud they'd left behind!
You can use these cloths for just about anything you'd use any other cloth for. They are excellent for wiping down the kitchen worktops as they wring out really well, preventing a dripping wet kitchen as often happens if I'm using thicker or bulkier cloths. I also use one for washing and drying David's steriliser as the thinness of them helps me get into all the nooks and crannies so that I can be sure of giving this important piece of baby equipment the thorough cleaning it requires. The one cleaning job these aren't suitable for is when it's time to clean the oven; I'm unsure if it's the harsh chemicals I use to cut through the grease or generally the prolonged scrubbed motion, but these cloths pretty much disintegrate within a couple of minutes of starting the job. It's a shame as otherwise these would be a really excellent all-rounder, but then I can't knock brownie points off for that as oven cleaning is a ridiculously tough job!
I always keep a pack in the bathroom too as they're fab for wiping the bath over (a necessity if you're a Lush-lover like me!) and also thin and flexible enough for cleaning round the taps and plugholes. Another great thing about these is the fact that because they're so cheap I can use one to clean the toilet and don't feel guilty about throwing it in the bin afterwards. I have a fear of toilet germs so always bin the cloth immediately after use, not ideal if I'm using a three-pack that cost a couple of quid but fine for a 3.6p cloth!
You're not really supposed to wring these cloths out, it says so on the packet. I can see why as they do go very raggedy when vigorously twisted, balling a cloth up and giving it a quick wring won't do any harm though and although you cloth might look a bit battered afterwards it'll still do a fab job.
These Value cloths are big enough that you can easily cut them into halves (or even quarters) for smaller jobs. A single cloth will usually last me a couple of days, although as I've said I don't feel any guilt about throwing one away after using it for a specific job. I have noticed that these are very quick to start smelling if you leave them damp on the draining board, this is a downside obviously but at least the faint musty tang reminds you when to change your cloth!
I don't do this, but my friend carries these when she takes her dog for a walk as apparently they are excellent for picking the poo up and then just putting the whole thing into a nappy bag. Before taking it to one of those revolting dog-poo bins that are in all the parks at the moment, would you EVER do the job of emptying one of those things?
And on that note I'll sign off. However you use these cloths they are an absolute bargain, there's no need to spend more than this on a general cleaning cloth - the people who buy the brand in Sainsbury's that costs £1.98 for ten are nutcases with more money than sense, the same goes if you (my reader) buys them. Sorry, but it has to be said. You don't want a J Cloth with a long lifespan as they're used everywhere so are extremely unhygienic, so if you're going to be binning it very regularly anyway then you might as well buy the cheapest possible.
I get through quite a lot of cleaning clothes in an average week, which is amazing considering I don't actually do that much cleaning! But these all-purpose cloths are so versatile, you can use them for kitchen and bathroom cleaning, mopping up spills, cleaning windows and basically anything you need a cloth to clean. I clean my cat's litter tray regularly, and obviously don't like to reuse the cloth after doing this, so I use these because I don't mind throwing them out straight away as they cost next to nothing.
You get 10 cloths in a pack and the pack costs 36p. They come in a see through packet so you know what you're getting, and the cloths are blue and white like most of these kind of cloths. I have had cheap versions of these cloths from discount stores, but found that they either rip very easily or they're too small. The Tesco ones are a good size, and are very strong, so even if you use them on tough cleaning they'll not rip or disintegrate. They hold water well and don't go thin or flimsy when wet.
We've done a lot of decorating in our house recently following a renovation project that seems to be going on forever, and we must have got through hundreds of these cleaning stairs, skirting boards, preparing walls for painting and so on. The cloths cope with a variety of surfaces without ripping and are the best cleaning cloth we own because they're so versatile. One of my bugbears with cleaning clothes and wipes is that they're often so small you wonder who they're designed for. These are not too small but large enough to get wet and still have some cloth remaining!
Whatever you need to use them for, you can't go wrong with these.
I've recently been trying to use less kitchen roll as I seemed to be going through at least 2 rolls a week so I bought a packet of Tesco Value All Purpose Cloths. They are sold in a packet of 10 and cost just 36p. They look like a cheap variation of the traditional blue and white J cloth.
The cloths are sold in a simple cellophane bag with the Tesco Value logo on the front along with a red banner with 10 All-Purpose Cloths written inside it. On the back of the packet it gives the size of the cloths which are 34 x 53cm's, there is a small warning about the packaging and the danger of suffocation and the directions for use which is simply do not wring the cloths and they should be washed and dried separately. Apart from the bunny logo to tell the customer that the product has not been tested on animals. This is the only information given on the packaging.
The cloths although a good size, bigger than I was expecting, are very thin. But given the price I wasn't really too surprised. When wet and scrunched up they are fine for me to clean with.
As my aim was to use less kitchen roll I try to use the all purpose cloths for the jobs where I would have just grabbed a few sheets of kitchen roll. I have used the all purpose cloths to clean my mirrors and bathroom tiles, I usually clean them with white vinegar and kitchen roll and have found the cloths do the job just as well. They are good for just small spills on the floor or work tops. The cloths rinse out quickly and easily and also dry very quick too. I don't save them up till I've got a lot to do I just wash them out as I use them and hang them out.
The cloths can be used over and over, I've had mine for 3 weeks now and have only used 3 of the all purpose cloths. They are looking a bit washed out now but they haven't developed any holes. I use them for cleaning jobs all over the house and Ive been pleased with them. I've also noticed a big difference in the amount of kitchen roll m going through so they are working out economical too.
I would certainly recommend these, after all cleaning is an expensive job so you may as well save a bit where you can. They are much cheaper than using kitchen roll for small spills and cleaning jobs, they wash well and dry really quick. One thing they aren't so good for is washing up. In my opinion they just are not thick enough but for all other cleaning jobs they have been fine.
I don't know about you but I seem to go through so many different cleaning cloths, sponges, scrubbers... I tell myself it's because I do so much cleaning but I think it's mainly because I really dislike using them once they have been used several times and I am never convinced that leaving them to soak in bleach is the right idea so for me buying cleaning cloths and other items like them which are cheap enough to throw away without feeling guilty is a really good thing. That was why we bought these all purpose cloths from Tesco as you get 10 in a pack for just £1.
What you get?
Inside this plastic packet are 10 cleaning cloths. The packet is very standard, just the large TESCO logo and a big blue square which almost covers the entire packet. There is just enough space around the sides of this square and on the back of the packet for you to see the product inside. The 10 cloths are the standard size of a cleaning cloth so the fact that you are getting a bargain here doesn't mean you're getting any less cloth which is sometimes in the case. The cloths are folded and seem quite hard.
When you first look at these cloths you think they cannot possibly do the job as they seem very hard and not at all absorbent but that isn't the case at all this is just how they are when they have not been used. Once you put these under the tap and let the water soak into them they soon 'relax' by this I mean they become soft and more flexible so can be altered into whichever shape you need to clean with. Once I had loosened it up like this I didn't think it looked any different to other cleaning cloths that I have used before so was rather pleased. i do worry when buying cheaper alternatives that I will be losing out on some form of quality but so far so good as far as these cleaning cloths are concerned. Of course though, the proof is in how well you can clean with them.
Now these cloths can be used to clean a wide range of items and surfaces. I tend to use these to aid in the washing up, the cleaning of the kitchen sides, cleaning the bathroom, wiping dusty areas, cleaning children's toys/highchair and other items. My husband uses them to clean the car and for more 'dirty' jobs like the mud off the wheels of Hope's pushchair so as you can see they are used a lot in our house and so need to be able to do a good job.
These cloths hold quite a lot of water but they are not like a sponge, they will not store it. Once you squeeze this cloth a lot of the water will drain out so if you still need it to stay quite moist yo need to make sure you don't squeeze too much!
I find that when cleaning with these they do a good job. They are able to wipe up spillages, clean dust, help with the washing up and all the other jobs i need it to do. Something which they are not so good at is cleaning off things which are 'stuck' on like dried on gravy or the greasy parts of roasting pans, for these harder tasks I find something with more roughness to it (like a scourer or brush) is much more efficient.
If I add a squire of washing up liquid to this or some bleach (obviously using gloves) this helps the cleaning process even more and it does seem to hold soapy products really well but not making a large lather in the process.
I like to use these whilst cleaning the bathroom because I find that they do not leave streaks on the taps if I make sure they are not too damp so they leave quite a nice sparkly finish whereas with sponges I find that they can leave a soapy residue behind which doesn't leave such a nice finish.
Cleaning the cleaning!
These cloths do a lot of cleaning around my house so I am more than aware that they can harbour germs and carry bacteria so it is important to keep these clean themselves. I know people put their cleaning cloths in the washing machine but I'm often concerned that they will spoil in the wash so I tend to just put them in a bowl of bleach about twice a week over night and then make sure that I rinse them thoroughly afterwards. I don't keep them very long though, sometimes the dirt doesn't come off properly and so I decide it's easier to just throw them away and it's time to get a fresh one out which I know is very clean. I don't mind throwing these away after several weeks' use as the price makes it possible to do this but it is important to keep on top of keeping these clean whilst you are using them.
These cleaning cloths work very well and they compare to other cleaning cloths I've bought before but have been more expensive. You get 10 in a packet so a good amount to have and because they are very dry and taut before being used they don't take up much storage space in the drawers either which is always a good thing.
They hold a decent amount of water but will not create huge suds when you add soapy products which I find is a good thing especially when cleaning the bathroom as it leaves a nice finish.
The cloths are very flexible once they are damp and because they are thin they are easy to get into small areas and so can clean really hard to reach areas. That being said though they are soft so they are not very good at cleaning tough patches- a sponge or brush is better for areas like that.
In my opinion for 10p each these cloths work out at very good value for money especially as the quality is no different to more expensive ones that I have had before. So long as you keep these as clean as you can then you won't go wrong with these cloths. I really recommend them for their price, ability to clean and how useful they are for cleaning a wide variety of products and surfaces.
=== The product ===
'J' cloths from the Tesco value range. Each cloth is 34 x 53cm in size.
=== The packaging ===
10 cloths are provided in each packet. The packaging is very basic it is just a clear cellophane wrapping style bag. I usually just tear this open with my hand to remove a cloth and then leave the rest of the cloths partly protected in my cleaning box in the wrapper.
=== Where can I buy these and for how much? ===
These can be purchased in Tesco stores for just 36p per 10 pack. When I sign in to my Tesco.co.uk account online these are not available for delivery, no idea why as I picked a packet up in my local store just about two weeks ago.
=== Overall opinion ===
These wipes come provided in very basic packaging, it's nothing special but it does the job well and keeps the cloths protected from the elements on the trudge home from the supermarket. The cloths are easy to find on the supermarket shelves in it's basic wrapping.
Each cloth is a very decent size. When removed from the packet they are folded down in to one quarter of the original size. The folds are deep set meaning you can either keep them folded or just bunch them up and use them flat and singly. I tend to use my cloths folded over so I know what side I have used and then I can keep re-folding and changing sides to ensure I get the most coverage out of the cloth.
The cloths aren't very thick, they let the light through them where they are thin. They are blue & white so you can always find it if you put it down somewhere. Because they are so thin they tend to go stiff quite fast once they have been used but they can always be refreshed with a quick rinse under the tap. They are mainly ideal for wiping surfaces rather than heavy duty cleaning and I normally end up using these for wiping my bathroom over or cleaning my kitchen sides and sink.
As there are 10 cloths in each pack I don't mind discarding it after I have used it for a day and this helps me to know that my home is clean and hygienic. The main use for these, for me, is my wiping my bathroom and because of the large size I am able to wipe my whole bathroom suite over and then I can use another side to scrub the top and back of the toilet before rinsing the cloth and using it to clean the toilet before throwing it away.
Overall I would say that these cloths are quite good. When used as a single cloth rather than folded over they can be a little thin. They aren't very absorbent but I mainly want them for wiping away cleaning fluid and taking the dust and dirt with it. I am pleased with the results that I get from using these wipes and I will happily carry on buying them! When they are this cheap I don't mind going through one a few times a week to ensure my home is clean and hygienic.
I don't usually have much luck with the Tesco Value range, but as I needed some all purpose cloths I decided at 36p I couldn't go wrong with this pack of 10 cloths.
~Tesco Value All Purpose Cloths~
These cloths are by no means brilliant, but they are so cheap you need only use a cloth once then throw it away. I find they don't really last that long anyway, usually after using once they have ripped and the fibres in the material have pulled in the cloth, the are also quite thin and once wet through they squeeze up quite small in my hand. They each have blue and white stripes placed diagonally across them, and they are a fair size measuring around 53 by 34 cm each. They are very basic cloths and I tend to use them for jobs such as wiping around the dogs water and food bowls or cleaning around the outside of the toilet bowl. I suppose these cloths are worth buying and of late I've taken to stocking up on them as I tend to get through quite a lot of them.
These cloths are also handy for wiping my little whiteboard which is situated on my kitchen calendar. They really are what they say, Value All Purpose Cloths. I have found so many different uses for these cloths and personally I think they're quite useful, although very cheaply made and could quite easily be ripped apart, they do tend to serve the purposes I want them for. Sometimes I will use them dry for a quick dust around, they're not great for this, but they shift a bit of dust until I can be bothered to get the polish out and do it properly.
As with all Tesco Value products, you get what you pay for and I really don't expect such products to last very long. If you want something that's going to last then these all purpose cloths are probably not the best thing to buy, however for what you will pay for these cloths, I think it's a far better idea to buy these and dispose of them each time, as personally I think it's a lot more hygienic.
~Would I recommend them?~
So then, would I recommend these cloths.....Yes I think I would recommend them, just as long you realize that each cloth is not going to last very long. I've been buying these cloths for a while now and believe I just pick up them up out of habit when I'm shopping even if I don't really need any at that particular time. I think these cloths are a very handy thing to have in your kitchen cupboard, they can be used for so many different things.
36p for 10 Tesco Value all purpose cloths, you really can't go wrong and because of this, I'm giving these cloths 4 stars, they're good but by no means perfect.
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Value is the basic range of food and household products from Tesco.
~All Purpose Cloths~
These All Purpose cloths are part of the Value range. They come in a plain, see through plastic pack and there are 10 blue and white cloths in each pack. Each cloth measures in at 34 x 53cm. These cloths are suitable for lots of household cleaning jobs.
A 10pk is priced at 36p in Tesco stores which is a big saving when compared to the normal Tesco cloths which are £1.22.
I have lots of sprays and liquids for keeping my home clean but such products need a helping hand from cloths or scourer pads! I purchase a pack of the Tesco Value All Purpose Cloths each time I shop at Tesco. I occasionally purchase the Asda Smart Price ones. The pack is nothing amazing but keeps the cloths in one place and can easily be stored in the kitchen drawer as its nice and flat.
Each cloth can be unfolded to reveal a large, almost see through piece of material which has a blue striped design. The cloths aren't overly thick but quite tough and it takes a good grip to tear them. I personally use these folded down to a rectangle the size of my hand. This way, they are reasonably thick and easy to move around surfaces.
These cloths come in very handy for various cleaning activities. I have used them for cleaning my bathroom alongside a spray. They haren't afraid of light cleaning though these aren't for heavy duty scrubbing as they aren't too absorbant. Personally, the best use for them is when you have sprayed a surface such as the bath or sink and you need to use a dry cloth to wipe away grime and much. If these come in to contact with lots of water, they fail due to the lack of absorbancy within the fibres.
So the bathroom can be spruced up by skimming the sprayed surface and the grime is easy wiped away. I can unfold the cloth and refold to use on another surface in the bathroom whilst remembering to do the toilet last! These cloths are ideal in the kitchen for running over my worktops and are very gentle on surfaces such as my fridge and cooker top. For dried on stains, a scourer is more efficient but light surface work, these cloths do the job nicely and remove dirt leaving the area clean.
I also use these for wiping over my sons plastic table and my desk aswell as around the sink and taps and dish draining area. Most recently, they have came in extra handy for wiping over the windows throughout the flat. I found them to be ideal for this task as they absorbed the dirt into the fibres rather than spread it around. Basically, the cloths are ideal for light cleaning or surfaces which do require a soft material that won't scratch it.
At 3.6p each, they are a bargain and I can usually get around a week and a half use out of the full pack but this is dependant on what cleaning activities I am using them for. They are very versatile, affordable and although they don't absorb water all that well, they are durable and can take a bit of abuse without falling to pieces.
Overall.. very good all purpose cloths that every household should purchase.
Thanks for reading :)
When it comes to cleaning, I hate spending more money than I need to. Recently, I had to move out of my university flat and it all had to be cleaned and I refused to buy anything expensive to clean it with.
Like any other supermarket, Tesco have their own basic range of both food and household items which is called Tesco Value. This product is a part of that range. A packet of 10 All Purpose Cloths will set you back the tiny price of 36p, which compared to another packet costing £1.22. For this price, you could get 2 packets of the Tesco Value cloths and still have change left over.
The cloths themselves are blue and white and come in a clear, plastic packet which gives the Tesco Value brand logo, product name and quantity included in the packet. The cloths are 34 x 53cm in size which looks to be a very similar size, if not the same, to any other cloths like this that you can buy. Due to how they're packaged, they are also really easy to store in cupboards and drawers.
Using the product
As I said, I bought these when cleaning my university flat. The flat itself wasn't really that dirty anyway as I like to keep it as clean as possible at all times anyway but before moving out, areas like windowsills and the fridge/ freezer had to be done as well as the normal areas. I did buy a couple of packets of these just in case they were pathetic and didn't clean very well.
The cloths open up to quite a large area but I don't think you get the most potential out of them this way as they tend to ware down quite quickly and not absorb as much as they could do. I always use a general multi purpose cleaning spray with these kinds of cloths and find this to be a good mix of products.
When it came to cleaning, these cloths did a great job. I mostly used them on table top surfaces as well as my bathroom and the windows. Although I wasn't doing really heavy cleaning, the cloths did get dirty and unusable quite quickly. That being said, I think I had higher expectations than I probably should have. Still, the cloths did a great job for the amount of cleaning they were put through.
These cloths are definitely not made for heavy duty cleaning and I wouldn't advise anyone to even attempt this. They would tare really easily if you were to use them on an oven for example which takes quite a lot of scrubbing to get clean. As the name says though, they are for general cleaning anyway.
As well as the general cleaning of my flat, I used these cloths for a few other things. I am a bit of a list freak and cannot live without my white board. If things aren't written down, they don't get done in my house. These cloths wipe away the pen with ease and without using any other product. I also used these cloths, along with a little bit of water to clean my laptop screen, even though I know you aren't supposed to. My screen was left very clean without any streaky marks.
For 3.6p a cloth, you really can't go wrong. I didn't even end up using a whole pack of these and I thought I would end up using two. They are very durable and great value for money. Highly recommended!