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      22.06.2013 15:54
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      Worth buying if they're your best option - otherwise shop around

      I live in a village with only a local Tesco so I do shopping for small items like cleaning products there. These 'kitchen cloths' are part of the Tesco Everyday Value brand, which in my experience can be hit and miss with quality. They are basically dish cloths with a range of uses, but Tesco chooses to call them kitchen cloths, I suppose to emphasis that they can be used for different things in the kitchen besides washing dishes.

      The packet is fairly basic but it does say it can be recycled - where polypropylene recycling is available. You get 5 cloths in a pack for only 75p which works out really cheap as the dish cloths are of fairly decent quality for the price, ie they don't wear away into nothing quickly. I'm a bit wary about the packet stating that they must be well washed before first use, as this makes me wonder what chemicals the cloths are covered in when you buy them, and they certainly do smell a bit funny when you first open the pack.

      As these Everyday Value kitchen cloths can be machine washed I have been able to use about 1 cloth a month before having to replace it. They do get worn from use but I wouldn't expect much better than that for the price. They are quite small in sizer, smaller than most dish cloths, and they are white in colour and rectangular.

      I use these cloths every day for cleaning surfaces, wiping down the sink after washing up, and for washing the dishes. I wash them on a high wash a few times a month, and by the end of the month they are ready for the compost bin as they do start to fall apart. If my local Tesco stocked other cheap dish cloths though I would certainly try them out due to these smelling a bit funny and me wondering why that is - but for value products that are easy to get hold of I can't fault them beyond that. 4 stars from me,

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      22.06.2013 15:36
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      Long lasting cloths at a really exceptionall price

      I don't like to use dishcloths which are too large in size and it's for this reason that I prefer to use the slightly smaller ones which Tesco make as part of their Value range. Just to show how good these dishcloths really are, I actually bought these in a pack of five for only 75p over a year ago and they are still being used to this day. They might have shrunk a bit in the wash and be a tiny bit frayed around the edges but they still do an excellent job as dishcloths.

      I always find that dishcloths which are too large are difficult to use. For example, I cannot get inside teacups to rid them of nasty tea stains if the cloth is too large or bulky. I much prefer to use a smaller sized cloth as this allows me to get into any tiny nooks and crannies.

      These cloths came in a pack of five and were plainly and simply presented in a plastic transparent pack. The cloths are white in colour and mine are trimmed in bright red, though I also have some in blue which I tend to use for different reasons. They are not square in shape but slightly oblong. Over time, they have obviously lost their shape slightly but I wash them on a 60 degree wash and they haven't fallen apart. I consider this to be really excellent value for money. To pay only 75p for cloths which are going to last me over and above a year, when they are used on a daily basis, is just really excellent value.

      The cloths are soft and pliable and over time they have softened up even further. I use them not only for washing my dishes but also for cleaning down the counter tops and I use some of them (with the blue trim) for cleaning the sink and bath in the family bathroom.

      Overall, they have lasted me so well and I am so pleased with the quality. I really cannot complain about them at all and I very much recommend them.

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      26.11.2012 00:57
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      Not for me I'd rather pay more which I now will!

      One thing I use on a daily basis is dishcloths and so when I'm in a supermarket I often just throw a pack into my trolley and the cheaper the better......or so I thought.

      One of the ones I have bought a few times now is these packs of five dishcloths from the Tesco Value range, well I did till my parents come to stay with me and Mum moaned about how rubbish they were and went out and bought me a load of thick and good quality ones that cost her more for one than I used to pay for five of these!

      These come in a see through and easy to open up bag and on the front of them we are clearly told what they are and who they are by then on the back of the bag other information listed includes contact details for Tescos and thats it really.

      The Dish Cloths:

      They are not very big at all and sort of oblong in shape. They are white in colour with little holes in them and of course you can use them as you wish. I think these are fine for washing up with and the likes really although a little on the small side, I have even used them for cleaning my loo with which seemed ok and you can bleach them and pop them in a washer machine too and the likes however I did find them to shrink rather alot and they never washed up all that great no matter what I did to them.

      For cleaning surfaces, tiles and floors and so on I did find them hard work to use due to their tiny size and thinness of them. Liquids go straight through them as they have little absorbency and once I had washed them and they got even smaller (even on a 40c wash by the way!) I just found them really hard work to work with.

      I have stopped buying these and now I have good quality and thicker/larger cloths that wash up better when I pop them in the wash and I have to admit that now I have found better albeit more expensive cloths I won't be returning to using these any time soon thank you very much!

      Available from Tesco stores costing 75p for a pack of 5 cloths.

      This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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        25.11.2012 02:15
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        Great!

        Dish cloths are an essential in my kitchen. I only buy cheap dish cloths because I tend to throw them away after a few washes anyway so I have never bothered spending a lot on them, plus dish cloths are an item idiot think you need to spend a lot on them. I know a lot of people who use dish cloths for not only cleaning dishes but also cleaning down surfaces and so on. This is something I couldn't personally do, I am sometimes a bit over board with having such a phobia of germs, so I tend to have a cleaning cloth for surfaces and a cloth for dishes so not dirt is transferred onto plates and so on.

        Price
        The cloths are only 70p for 5 dish cloths! So making them around 14p each which is incredibly cheap in the grand scheme of things. I do think it isn't essential to spend anymore than this though on a cloth as it is just a cloth at the end of the day!

        I do use a sponge also when washing up, although these are great at washing up it's sometimes easier to use. Sponge when removing hard food off baking trays and so on.

        The cloths are white, something I do prefer because then I can put them in bleach over night and also I can throw them into the washing machine with my tea towels when I do my daily tea towel wash, which is very common in my household! The washing machine definitely gets it use!

        Some people use the cloths for strictly cleaning. I previously purchased them just for cleaning too and I found them to be more useful than normal cleaning cloths because they are much thicker. So they hold water better which is good when cleaning the floor when you need the cloth to retain water more.

        The cloths are fairly thick to say they are tesco value. They aren't the thickest cloths I have used but they definitely fit somewhere in the middle between thin and thick. This also applies in size, not the biggest but it the smallest either, there's definitely a theme running here!


        Overall, these kitchen dish cloths are an essential in my home, they are great for washing up and could be potentially used as a cleaning cloth instead. I would give the cloths 4/5 strictly on the basis that although they're great and a reasonable price, I have like I said before used thicker and bigger cloths which do come in handy when cleaning bigger times.

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        12.11.2012 12:24
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        Versatile cloth that has many uses, brilliant

        I generally use sponges in the kitchen, but when cleaning the other rooms in the house I will buy cloths. I know the pack states these are kitchen cloths, they can technically be used in any room. Although the pack in the picture is only the three pack, my local Tesco only sells the 5 pack for 70p. I use these for everything, from cleaning the bath and sinks, wiping the tiles in the bathroom, cleaning the toilet. Wiping skirting boards, tables, window ledges, picture frames. I find using a damp cloth much better to dust with than furniture polish amd a duster, as it collects the dust rather than moving it around in the air. I sneeze less and my eyes are less irritated by using cloths than polish.

        These cloths are good for all kinds of cleaning, from mopping up little spills to wiping surfaces clean. You can reuse them, give them a wash or pop them in bleach overnight, rinse and they are ready to go again. If they become too grubby, throw it away and use a new one. For 70p you cant go wrong, they don't drop any little bits while cleaning. They are quite soft and due to their pattern are good for slightly stubborn marks, obviously they dont have a scouring ability but as a general, all purpose cloth, definatly worth buying.

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        07.10.2012 23:09
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        These are good disposable cloths and very cheap

        WHAT ARE THEY?

        White woven cloths for cleaning the kitchen and bathroom.  They are not very good at wiping up spills because of them having a cotton feel but are useful for wiping round.

        HOW DO YOU USE THEM?

        You use these the same as you would use any cleaning cloth by wetting them, adding a cleaning product or bleach then wiping the area as usual.

        WHAT I THINK

        These only cost 70p for 3 cleaning cloths and that is half the price of the next ones available in Tesco.  They are like a thick mesh so don't hold water very well but if you wring the cloth out after you have wet it then that will stop it dripping as you move it to wherever needs to be cleaned.

        The cloths are smaller and thinner than other cleaning cloths and when you have used one a few times it loses its shape and starts looking dirty very quickly. The texture is quite rough so you can use the cloths on tougher messes than if you were using a thinner smooth cleaning cloth.

        If I spill something I have to remember to pick one of my other cloths up because these don't soak anything up and end up making more mess than there was in the first place.  I mainly use these cloths in the bathroom to clean the toilet and sink because they are so cheap that I do not mind throwing them away after one use because you obviously can't reuse a cloth after you have used it to clean the toilet.  I like how thin the cloths are because they can be pushed under the rim of the toilet to give it a proper clean.  You can also use them for washing up but I have a dishwasher so don't use them for that.

        A pack of 3 cloths lasts me for about a week and for the price I think that's good.

        4 Dooyoo Stars.

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        07.10.2012 11:47
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        brilliant at what it does

        Teso sell various products in a tesco value range. What most people don't know is that a lot of these products are asctually made by the same people who make the more expensive versions. For example, tesco baked beans are made by heinz, the same people who bring you heinz bakes beans! I concede that maybe the formulation is changed slightly, and the packaging is changed, but they are still bargains.

        Ok, so these wipes are sort of wet wipes which are impregnanted with some fragence (not sure what it is, its just the bog standard smell these things seem to have), and some sort of magic to make these things wipe things down easily. They work very well on hard surfaces for anything really, spilt soups, dried on rubbish, you know the pretty annoying stuff. It may take a few more wipes to get rid of the harder stuff, but you can easily get rid of it (or at least, that has been my experience.

        These also kill the bacteria apparently, and you can use these instead of a sponge on hard surfaces. But where these wipes really shine is one glass surfaces, like a glass table. These tend to mark when you use other methods, unless you really take your time. Marks might not be a problem for oyu on a day to day basis, but if you have visitors coming, you may want to remove them, these will do you fine.

        Coming in at 75p a packet, I woulnd't say they are cheap (I think you get about a dozen in a packet), but they certainly are cheaper than most competitors.

        I would recommend them for people with glass tables especially, and give this 4/5 stars (I deduct a star only because of the price, its still cheaper to get sponges and put in elbow grease.

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        06.10.2012 21:08
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        Kitchen cloths

        I have a huge stash of different cloths and scourers under my kitchen sink. They are so cheap, I tend to just chuck a packet in my trolley whilst shopping. Some of the dishcloths I have are these ones from The Tesco value range.

        The dishcloths come in a transparent plastic bag and have the usual details listing on the packaging. Thy can be purchased from Tesco in store or online, whatever way you do the shopping. I think these cost me around the 75p mark when I last bought them. Each pack contains five individual dishcloths.

        They look exactly as you would expect being white in colour and of a mesh material. The dishcloths have a nice size for what they are at approximately 22cm x 25cm. As they are so cheap and part of the Tesco value range you would think that they are lacking in quality and that really isn't the case with these. The thickness is ok, granted it's not the most thick dishcloth I have come across but at the same time it isn't the thinnest either. It feels snug in my hand when I'm holding it and doesn't feel like it's going to rip or tear when I am doing vigorous cleaning with it.

        Although the main use for dishcloths is the washing up, I prefer a microfiber cloth for that chore so the dishcloths get used for other daily cleaning tasks such as wiping down the worktops, cleaning out the microwave, wiping over the hob etc. The dishcloths do these jobs well and I haven't encountered any problems so far. I do tend to fold the cloth over once just to give it a little more thickness, the area of dishcloth is then reduced but it's still easy to clean with.

        The packaging states that the dishcloths can be washed in the washing machine on a 40 degree wash, as long as there isn't any other washing in there. However, I'm yet to test the dishcloths in the washing machine as they are so cheap I just throw them away. I have a huge stash in my cupboard so I'm never desperate to wash these.

        I'd definitely recommend these dishcloths from the Tesco Value range, not only are they so cheap for the quantity you receive but they have a fantastic quality to them too.

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          04.10.2012 12:39
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          These are good cloths that can be washed and re used

          These dish cloths from the 'Tesco Everyday Value' range are very handy. I use them for a whole host of things like dish washing, bathroom cleaning, polishing and window cleaning. I haven't had another brand of these for years so can't compare but the 'Every Day Value' ones are fine for what I do with them. The cloths come in a pack of five and retail for 75p.

          The cloths come in a plastic pack with an updated picture from the one shown, they now have relevant pictures on the front in blue.

          Made from recycled yarn these cloths are woveny mesh like stuff not unlike a bandage, white and doubled over. You're advised to wash before use. They are quite small and thin but big enough and thick enough for my needs, although being small means they can get into small places. Also being small means they are easy to wring out, and hold.

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          The cloths being of said material makes them soft but also slightly abrasive (that's the only way I can describe it) which gives a good clean. They're not scratchy or rough in anyway though but textured enough for scrubbing at the worktops and door frames etc. They don't hold too much water which makes them great for wet dusting which I sometimes do. I like to use them in the bathroom too because they give a good clean on the taps.

          They are disposable but I re use them, I just stick them in the washing machine dry and re use. For dry polishing I obviously don't use them wet but again when dirty just wash and dry them, they're not as soft as polishing cloths but they're okay for the job. Scrubbing things too hard can compromise these cloths and they do wear through over time.

          A pack of 5 cloths lasts ages with normal use so 5 stars from me.

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          04.10.2012 08:39
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          A product I will continue to use

          I am not really fussy when it comes to purchasing items which I will be wiping down the bathroom with and so when I saw a pack of five Tesco value kitchen cloths for 75p I snapped them up as I figured they would be just as useful in the bathroom as they would the kitchen!

          When I bought the cloths they were still branded in the Tesco value red and white packaging but Tesco have recently rebranded their value range and called it everyday value instead as well as updating the packaging to a much more neutral scheme which just looks less harsh and cheap to be honest. Obviously with a product such as this the packaging doesn't really matter as you are only going to throw it away but I do think it is worth noting that it doesn't look quite as harsh in your basket when you purchase it!

          In the pack there are five small cloths which I suppose look much like a dish cloth should you use those. They are white and made from a quite thin material but they don't feel as though they are going to fall apart when you use them despite being so cheap.

          I use these cloths to wipe down my bathroom along side my bathroom cleaner spray and they work really well for this purpose. They are also great for wiping down wood work, painted wooden doors and my son even has one on his chalk board for wiping off anything he has done ready for the next time he wants to use it.

          The cloths are smaller and thinner than some others that I purchased which I am guessing cost me more money at the time of purchase as they do just feel a better quality in general. I don't have any issues cleaning with these small cloths though as they fit nicely in my hand and even doubled over I have a good surface area to work with as I clean.

          I always throw these cloths in the wash after I have used them as it makes no sense for me to throw them away when they are easily cleaned in the washing machine. I don't give them any special treatment and simply throw them in with a normal 40 degree wash and they always come out looking white and ready for use again. In fact I would advise that before you use these cloths for the first time that you give them a wash in the machine because I found that the first time I used a new cloth it would leave small bits of fibres where I had cleaned as if it was moulting a little bit! This was annoying when I was wiping down my bathroom to clean it as I would have small bits in the sink when it should just be sparkling!

          I would certainly use these cloths again as a multi purpose cloth for cleaning around the home. Yes they aren't the biggest, thickest cloth that is out there but they work fine for all of the tasks I have used them for and so it seems silly to pay more. I have had my pack of five for around a year now and I have washed them so many times in this time but they are all still fine for use and so my 75 pence was well spent I think!

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          29.09.2012 19:01
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          Another great Everday Value item from Tesco.

          Sticking to the Tesco theme of my last few reviews I spotted these, Tesco Everyday Value dishcloths, costing only 75 pence for 5 dishcloths, while buying rubber gloves. Sounds like a bargain so I popped them in the basket and went on my merry way.

          Once home I got a cloth from the plastic packaging and gave it a good rinse, I noticed that the cloths are relatively small in size measuring 12 x 9 inches, the cloths are made from recycled yarn and are double thickness. My husband does not like these cloths as he feels they are too small for his big man hands.

          The cloths are great for washing the pots, a combination of hot water, washing up liquid and a bit of elbow grease got the pots done. The cloth rings out well and is great for giving the work tops a quick wipe down after the pots.

          Due to the small nature of the cloth it was easy to get it inside cups and glasses to give them a thorough clean. The cloth is a very bright white colour and retains its whiteness despite being washed a few times. The packaging claims the cloths are suitable for washing up, cleaning the car, mopping up and many other household tasks. In my house the cloths are only used for pot washing as I use ripped up old cloths for doing the dirtier jobs around the house and a big old sponge for cleaning the car.

          I would not say the cloths are very absorbent for cleaning up spills and such and I much prefer good old kitchen towel for that. Another negative is that the cloths lose there shape after being washed, they go a bit twisted like a pyramid teabag.

          There is not much to write about Tesco Everyday Value Dishcloths, they are super cheap at five for 75 pence, although a little bit on the small side they come through the wash ok and for an item that will get thrown away after a few weeks I am happy to continue purchasing them.

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          04.12.2011 12:35
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          Not the best

          We go through a lot of dishcloths in our house and so we tend to just buy the cheaper ones as they never seem to last long anyway, no matter which ones we get. We shop at Tesco quite a lot and bought some of their Value Basic Range cloths in a sealed plastic bag for which we paid just 70p for three medium sized mesh cloths, which I personally thought was excellent value for money.

          The bag was a bit hard to open and we had to cut it with scissors. My other half likes to boil wash our cloths but these just cannot take that hot a wash. We used them a few times to wash the dishes and work benches etc and then washed them on a hot wash with some other stuff. They had become a lot smaller and the mesh effect had sort of bunched up together and it ended up looking a right old mess.
          In fact, even on a much lighter and cooler wash was they still don't come up looking too good. It doesn't matter what you do with them, either they always manage to look a grimey off white colour, which isn't very attractive and looks really bad when they have been washed and you hang them out to line dry - the neighbours must think we are filthy.

          For that reason we have now just started to leave them sitting in a dish of diluted bleach overnight as an alternative and this seems to do the trick. We use them for cleaning the bathroom as well as the kitchen and we also use them to damp clean the bedrooms to make sure all the dust is up and its completely free of dirt and grime.

          They are cheap and okay in my opinion, but not sure I'd really go so far as to recommend them as I don't think they are that great value for money.

          Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead.

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          30.08.2011 02:08
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          Recommended.

          A pack of Tesco Value Kitchen Cloths costs 75p for a pack of five cloths - which equates to a very cheap 15p each! I do sometimes wonder how they can make a profit on selling products so cheaply.....but I guess Tesco have proved that they know what they're doing! Anyway, 75p for a pack of dishcloths that is likely to last you a couple of months is really very very great value and like so many of Tescos products, I really think they are very very worth buying.

          When you first buy the disclothes they come in a plastic wrapper and so you can be assured they have been protected during storage. However, I always give any material product a quick machine wash for the first time, especially when this product is cheap because very often I can smell cigarette smoke on it - perhaps from the factory it was made. However, when I opened this wrapper, the cloths smelt clean and there was no detectable aroma. I know that sounds like a small thing, but I hate it when something smells even before you've used it!

          The cloths, as I would have expected are very basic and made of cotton. They do not feel luxurious but I don't feel that dishcloths need to feel luxurious. Infact the cloth feels a little rough, but this helps to get some purchase on grime when I'm washing the dishes and so the roughness is actually an advantage. The cloth is absorbent and mop you grease and general grime very well. The cloths are a good size for washing dishes or wiping surfaces over, being practically square and measuring 25cm x 25cm - or there abouts.

          I have washed these cloths in the washing maching a few times - but after a few washes they do start to fall apart. On average, if I'm using this to wash the dishes, I would say that the cloth lasts for about 3 weeks before it needs throwing away......but 3 weeks for 15p is really very good. Overall, i recommend this product and think it's one of the many bargains that Tesco has on offer.

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          03.08.2011 10:21
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          Value for money dish cloths

          Although I don't seem to have a lot of luck with the Tesco Value Range, this time I was pleasantly surprised when I purchased these Tesco Value Kitchen Cloths for around 70p I got 3 pretty decent dish cloths.

          ~Tesco Value Kitchen Cloths~

          These dish cloths come in a cellophane wrapper with the usual Tesco Value logo printed on it. They are most definitely very basic cloths, double thickness mesh material which, although doubled and stitched still appear to be quite thin really, they are an off white/dirty white color. They measure around 11 by 10 inches and when first removed from the cellophane wrapper they appear to be pretty decent looking dish cloths. Once wet, the dish cloths do squeeze up quite small, I don't have very big hands but I can hold one of these clothes once wet, completely screwed up in my hand. They are easy enough to squeeze out excess water, and are quite handy for me to clean down my sink, taps and draining board quite adequately. I would prefer them to be a bit bigger though, but they are value dish cloths so I shouldn't really expect too much from them.

          For the price I pay for these dish cloths, I have to say that I am quite impressed with them. I have used these cloths for wiping the kitchen bin out and even set one of these cloths aside for wiping out the dog bowls. They may not be the product of the year, but for the price I personally think I get excellent value for money with these dish cloths.

          I've even popped them in the washing machine a time or two and although they tend to loose their shape and come out of the wash looking somewhat deformed, they are still useable, perfect for little spills here and there around the home, if you don't want to use a decent cloth.

          ~I think they are worth buying~

          It has to be said the Tesco Value Range on occasion has paid off for me, it's sort of 50 50 with me and the Tesco Value Range, so more often than not I will try out one of the products in this range because sometimes I am pleased with what I get. If your undecided as to try these Tesco Value Kitchen Cloths, I'd say try them once you will only lose around 70p if your not happy with them. They could always be used for oily rags for the car. I'm sure who ever you are you will find some use for these value dish cloths.

          I'm giving these Tesco Value Kitchen Cloths 4 stars, as I was quite happy with them. Ok they don't last for long but they last for as long as I would expect for 70p

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            02.05.2011 13:18
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            Well worth buying

            I'm a fan of the Tesco value range and see no point in buying expensive dish cloths when I can buy Tesco Value ones for so much less. They all do the same job only the value range does it for les money.
            The Value Dishcloths come in a pack of 5 for just 71p, making them slightly over 14p per cloth.


            The dishcloths come with very little packaging just a clear cellophane wrapper with the Tesco Value logo on the front along with the words 5 Dishcloths in a bright red banner. That's it for the front. On the back you are given a few ideas as to what to use these cloths for. As if we didn't know! It also informs the customer that the cloths are made from mixed fibres and should be rinsed well before using them. The cloths are suitable for washing at 40c and should be washed separately from other laundry, as if we didn't know that either!! There is a small warning to keep the bag away from children and the Tesco promise that they are happy to give a refund should you not be satisfied with your purchase.


            The dishcloths are 11 x 9 inches in size and are a slightly off white colour. When they are first taken from the pack they have a faint chemical smell to them a bit like dry cleaning but a quick rinse in soapy water soon removes this. The cloths are stitched along to edges and are made with a double layer of material. They are also quite stretchy.


            I always use these cloths for washing up, I particularly like the fact that they are not huge. I hate wearing rubber gloves and washing up with a large cloth. These are small enough to screw up in my hands and get to work on the dishes. I also use them for all sorts of cleaning jobs around the house, floors walls bathroom just about anywhere really. The cloths are surprisingly hard wearing considering the price. I often wash them and find they come up well and hold together.


            I always clean with a lot of bleach and soak my cloths in it every day and I do find that the bleach does tend to make these cloths go a yellowish colour and although I know they are clean they don't look very nice, I'm not so bothered about the cloths I use for cleaning but for washing up I hate the cloth to look like this, so when this happens I always use the yellow cloth for cleaning and get a new one out for washing up. There's really no need to do this, its just me.


            I go through quite a lot these value dishcloths. I have 3 cats, one of which who will insist on dragging her meat all over the floor and I use these for cleaning up her little meal time messes. As they are so cheap it doesn't matter if you have something really nasty to clean up you wouldn't be wasting an awful lot if you threw it away.
            I would definitely recommend these value dishcloths. They do the job of cleaning so much more than dishes very well. They wash up well and are very absorbent when mopping up spills. They don't tear or come apart and best of all they are cheap!

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