Fairy Antibacterial Eucalyptus review

£2.00Typical price

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90%

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  • 32p per 100ml
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 verdict: The best you can buy

Fairy says its Antibacterial Eucalyptus washing-up liquid protects your sponge against bacteria for 24 hours – but is it any good at the basic business of clearing grime from plates? Our test results reveal whether this Fairy liquid will help to make light work of cleaning up after a Sunday roast.

Pros
  • Cleans more plates than all others
  • The joint best on test for removing tough grease stains
Cons
  • Expensive at 32p per 100ml
This washing-up liquid excelled in our tests. It cleans fat from more plates than all the others we tested, and has long-lasting foam. It makes light work of tough, baked-on grease and was one of only four liquids to score a maximum five stars in that part of the test.

Aldi Magnum Premium Original review

£0.79Typical price

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84%

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  • 16p per 100ml
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 verdict: Impressive and affordable

Aldi is renowned for offering low-cost, high-performing alternatives to the big-name brands. But how does its washing-up liquid compare? We pitted Aldi Magnum Premium Original washing-up liquid against the likes of Fairy to see whether it’s worth making the journey to your nearest Aldi store.

Pros
  • The joint-best washing-up liquid on test for removing tough grease
  • Excellent at removing fat from plates
  • And keeps cleaning longer than almost all other products
  • Well priced at 16p per 100ml
Cons
  • Nothing major
Aldi Magnum Premium Original washing-up liquid excelled in our tests. It cleans fat from more plates than almost all others, has long-lasting foam and takes very little time to blast through tough grease. It’s cheaper than both Fairy Best Buys, too.

Lidl W5 Platinum review

£0.69Typical price

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84%

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  • 14p per 100ml
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verdict: Outstanding and good value

Lidl W5 Platinum washing-up liquid is fairly low priced for a premium washing-up liquid, but is it low in cleaning power too? The best washing-up liquids make light work of cleaning your dishes and blitzing through grease – read our verdict to find out whether this is one of them.

Pros
  • Keeps cleaning for longer than most other liquids
  • Does a brilliant job of breaking down tough grease
  • Well priced at 14p per 100ml
Cons
  • Nothing major
This washing-up liquid aced our tests. It keeps cleaning fat from plates for longer than most other liquids we tested. It’s also excellent at tackling tough grease stains, such as those left behind after a roast dinner. It’s cheaper than both Fairy Best Buys, too.

Fairy Platinum Quickwash review

£2.00Typical price

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83%

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  • 32p per 100ml
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 verdict: Excellent washing-up liquid

Fairy Platinum Quickwash is one of the more expensive washing-up liquids you’ll find at your local supermarket. Is that because it’s much better than the others? We put it through our tough lab tests to find out. We’ve rated Fairy Platinum Quickwash washing-up liquid on everything from its ability to shift baked-on grease to how long it keeps cleaning for, to see if it’s worth the cost.

Pros
  • Joint best on test at removing tough grease
  • Continues to clean for a good length of time
Cons
  • Expensive at 32p per 100ml
Fairy Platinum Quickwash aced our tests. It keeps cleaning fat from plates for longer than almost all the other liquids we tested. It’s also one of the best at tackling tough grease stains, such as those left behind after a roast dinner.

Morrisons Power Burst review

£0.85Typical price

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67%

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  • 19p per 100ml
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 verdict: Good all-round cleaning

Our washing-up liquid tests separate the very best products from those that will leave you scrubbing your plates for longer than you need to. We put Morrisons Power Burst washing-up liquid through our tough lab tests to find out how it matches up to its rivals. Check our verdict and full results to find out whether it should be in your trolley or left on the shelf.

Pros
  • Good at removing fat from plates
  • Keeps cleaning for longer than several other liquids
  • Among the more effective liquids for tackling tough grease
  • Reasonably priced at 19p per 100ml
Cons
  • Not quite at the level of our Best Buys

Tesco Original review

£0.33Typical price

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53%

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  • 7p per 100ml
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verdict: Could be better

At just 7p per 100ml, Tesco Original is the cheapest washing-up liquid we’ve tested. Tesco claims it’s ‘tough on grease’, but can this low-cost option really hold its own against big brands such as Fairy? We put it to the test with our series of tough cleaning challenges. Find out how it scored by checking the full results.

Pros
  • Reasonable at shifting fat from plates
  • Very low price at 7p per 100ml
Cons
  • Poor at tackling tough grease stains

 

 

Ecozone Orange Blossom and Coconut review

£2.99Typical price

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46%

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  • 60p per 100ml
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 verdict: Best ‘eco’ liquid on test

Ecozone says its Orange Blossom and Coconut washing-up liquid ‘cuts through the toughest grease and grime’ and ‘works actively to remove dried-on food residues’. Only our tests show how washing-up liquids stack up against each other, so log in to discover whether this Ecozone liquid lives up to its promises.

Pros
  • Removes fat from a reasonable number of plates before more liquid is required
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
  • Bottle made from 100% recycled plastic
Cons
  • Really struggles to get rid of baked-on food stains
  • Expensive at 36p per 100ml

Wilko Eco review

£1.00Typical price

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43%

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  • 20p per 100ml
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 verdict: Not the best

Wilko says its Eco washing-up ‘cuts through grease’ and leaves dishes ‘sparkling clean’. We put these claims to the test in our exhaustive testing process. See the full results to find out whether Wilko Eco lives up to its marketing.

Pros
  • Reasonable at removing fat from plates
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
  • Bottle made from 100% recycled plastic
Cons
  • Really poor at removing baked-on food stains
One of the better ‘eco’ washing-up liquids we tested, but still poor by overall standards. Pretty good at removing fat from plates, but really struggles to remove tough grease stains.

Ecover Lemon and Aloe Vera review

£1.75Typical price

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31%

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  • 39p per 100ml
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verdict: Not very effective

Is Ecover Lemon and Aloe Vera washing-up liquid really ‘tough on grease’ like it says on the bottle? We put this plant-based washing-up liquid through our tests to see how clean it gets plates and whether it can really handle tough grease. Find out how it scored by checking the full results.

Pros
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
  • Bottle made from 100% recycled plastic
Cons
  • Ineffective on tough grease
  • Removes fat from fewer plates than almost all others
  • Expensive at 39p per 100ml
This isn’t a great washing-up liquid. It cleans less plates than almost all others, and really falters when pitted against tough grease stains. It’s also one of the most expensive washing-up liquids you can buy.

Method Peach and Pink Pepper review

£3.00Typical price

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21%

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  • 56p per 100ml
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 verdict: Disappointing

Method Peach and Pink Pepper is the most expensive washing-up liquid we’ve tested. The manufacturer claims its washing-up liquid leaves ‘dishes dazzling and pots spotless’. We put it through extensive tests to see if it really can handle tough grease stains. Read our results to find out how it did.

Pros
  • Plant-based formula makes it a more sustainable product
  • Bottle made from 100% recycled plastic
Cons
  • Ineffective on tough grease
  • Removes fat from fewer plates than all others
  • Expensive at 56p per 100ml
This washing-up liquid struggles with the core tasks it’s meant to perform. Not only is it unable to clean fat from plates for very long, it can’t handle baked-on grease either. You’ll also need to keep adding washing-up liquid to the water – which, at £3 a bottle, becomes expensive.