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AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Oct-12 09:52:01

This thread is for the 250 MNers trying out the new Ecover Multi-Action wipes

Please add your feedback below - all comments welcome. Everyone who was part of the test and who adds their feedback will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will get a £150 JL voucher as a thank you.

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

thanks and good luck

Pinnie Mon 29-Oct-12 16:11:34

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had tried the floor cleaner a long time ago and found it was fine for regular cleaning but not for tougher stains. Plus it was more expensive than others.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I do use wipes as i have 2 young kids and sometimes a wet cloth just isn't enough.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
kitchen table every day, cooker top and work surfaces so far.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
It is important with regard to eating surfaces as kids get messy, so pretty important to us.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Good moisture, maybe a little too wet towards the bottom. Quite difficult getting them out as so small and wet. LOVED the fragrance. Got the job done, but woud prefer if the wipes were larger as had to use more to cover bigger areas.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I’ve been putting them in the recycling bin, just assumed this ok, didn't actually check the packaging.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
I might buy if they had a special offer as I always buy one get on free offers for things that i use in bulk. I would say they cleaned well and were eco friendly probably.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not changed my perception as such, but I guess I am more aware of the products now.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
Probably a 3 due to being so small and difficult to get out of the package.

CheeryCherry Mon 29-Oct-12 16:18:20

1. I use the hand liquid soap and the washing up liquid already, always feel better and less guilty buying Ecover products, so I guess I really wanted them to be good!
2. I have window wipes in, and buy other wipes on occasion, if on offer or if I know I am going to tackle a dirty job!
3. I used it on the hob, splashback, sink kitchen surfaces, pet areas, all my sons bedroom shelves, windows, desk. Worked really well, good thickness but I feel they could have been bigger.
4. I am not that fussed about the bacteria issue, but I guess it competes with others on the market. I guess it implies high cleanliness standards.
5. They remained moist when using them, think I would hand prefered a little box and bigger pack. Think I thought it maybe packaged differently to the rest of the market to be Eco friendly.

CheeryCherry Mon 29-Oct-12 16:26:33

1. I use the hand liquid soap and the washing up liquid already, always feel better and less guilty buying Ecover products, so I guess I really wanted them to be good!
2. I have window wipes in, and buy other wipes on occasion, if on offer or if I know I am going to tackle a dirty job!i
3. I used it on the hob, splashback, sink kitchen surfaces, pet areas, all my sons bedroom shelves, windows, desk. Worked really well, good thickness but I feel they could have been bigger.
4. I am not that fussed about the bacteria issue, but I guess it competes with others on the market. I guess it implies high cleanliness standards.
5. They remained moist when using them, think I would hand prefered a little box and bigger pack. Think I thought it maybe packaged differently to the rest of the market to be Eco friendly.
Couldn't actually smell any fragrance.
6. I actually forgot they . biodegradable and put them on the bin. Would definately compost them in future! Wish they were flushable though.
7. Yes I would recommend the product, love the thought they're less chemical/artificial.
8. I think if the brand being more current by producing wipes, I thought they would be anti-wipes.
9. Think I would rate them 4 and a half, if they were bigger they'd get a huge 5!

Lirogiro Mon 29-Oct-12 16:46:27

1. I've used several ecover products before and always buy the washing up mliquid as it's much linder to my hands. I was looking forward to trying these wipes as again i thought they might be gentler on my skin.
2. I only started using cleaning wipes when my son started eating food and i use them to clean his highchair. Everywhere else in the home i use spray and cloths. I use them for the highchair because they are convinient and more hygenic.
3. As above, i only used them on the highchair and the floor to clean up after my son had been eating. I found the product on the wipes good, but the actual wipes themselves were a bit rubbish to be honest. They were too small and not strong enough. I needed more wipes than the brand i normally use to clean up the same mess.
4. It was v important that the wipes were antibacterial as i place my baby's food directly onto his highchair tray. I use antibacterial spray in the kitchen and also to clean the toilet.
5. The packaging was fine and i think the product fragrance was good. Better than other wipes i have used. The wipes also felt more gentle on my skin than other brands. The level of moisture was good but definitley let down by the wipe itself. I presume they are more biodegradeable than other brands, but they were so inferior as to make it not worth bothering with. I think if i was that bothered by the wipes being eco, i'd rather just use spray and a reuseable cloth.
6. I put my wipes in the bin as they were covered in various bits of old food, some of which wouldn't be suitable for compost. It doesn't bother me that they aren't flushable as that's not how i wanted to dispose of them anyway.
7. I wouldn't by these wipes and wouldn't recommend them, purely because the wipe itself was too small and flimsy. I do however still like the rest of the ecover brand and will continue to buy some products.
8. I was a bit disappointed to be honest, so i guess it has weakened my opinion of the brand a bit.
9. 2 stars, purely because of the wipes. If the product was on another wipe then it would have been a much higher rating.

LynetteScavo Mon 29-Oct-12 16:46:51

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
An environmentally friendly company. I use Ecover washing up liquid.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I do have a couple of packets under the sink. They are very convenient at times, but I doubt they are value for money.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
I used them on the kitchen bin, the fridge door, the downstairs loo and hand basin, oh and light switches. They did the job, but I thought a sponge would have been more effective on the fridge door. The place I usually use anti-bac wipes is fast food restaurants, but I haven't been to any recently.

4.*How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?*
I would only buy cleaning wipes with anti-bacterial properties - other wise I use baby wipes.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
The packaging was good, yes easy to use and informative. I didn't really notice the fragrance. Maybe that's a good thing - it certainly wasn't offensive. Each wipe had enough moisture, but I felt the wipes could have been a bit larger.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I put them in the kitchen bin. It didn't occur to me to compost them or put them in the food waste bin.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why? Yes, I would buy Ecover in the future, however I am on a tight budget atm, and in all honestly would probably go for the cheepest product on the shelves. blush. I would definately recomend the wipes to a friend if it came up in conversation.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? No, I don't perceive the brand any differently.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4 Starts. To get 5 stars the wipes would have been larger.

shelley72 Mon 29-Oct-12 17:00:23

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I use their washing up liquid, delicates wool wash and their stain remover regularly - though I tend to stock up only when on offer. I find their products really effective despite lack of harsh chemicals.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons? I use wipes mainly to give the toilet and bathroom a daily clean in between a 'proper' deep clean. In the kitchen I tend to use spray and kitchen paper. I like wipes because they are very convenient and I am quite lazy.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job? I have used my wipes mainly in the kitchen and bathroom (toilet seats, handles, floor). They smelt nice (had the lime and pomegranate) and they did the job very well.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene? Yes, its very important to me that wipes are anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria. I have two small children who play on floors / worktops and I like to know that surfaces are properly clean. Especially coming into the winter bug season.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done? I liked the fragrance. I do go through a lot of wipes so didnt find that they dried out any faster than any other I used.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem? I threw them in the bin, I didn't realise they were compostable. Will definitely add them to the compost caddy in the future.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why? Yes I would buy them (especially when on offer) and I would recomment them too.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? I have always found Ecover products to be very good, so that has just been confirmed smile.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? I'd give them a 5.

gottasmile Mon 29-Oct-12 17:06:49

1. I wasn't sure if they were as green as they were marketed as being. I've used a few things before.

2. Convenient in between a bigger clean.

3. I tested them in the bathroom. Yes, they did the job!

4. I use vinegar for most of my cleaning, but for the bathroom, it is useful.

5. The packaging is good and had all the info needed. The fragrance was fine, not too strong at all. I thought they had a little too much moisture though, they foamed up so much that I had to wipe it off with a dry cloth.

6. Because I used them in the bathroom, I put them in the bathroom bin. It would have been great to be able to flush them. In the kitchen I would put them in the compost bin.

7. I would buy them, as they did the job well. I'd recommend them because the scent wasn't overpowering like ones I've used in the past.

8. Yes - the fact that they are biodegradable suggests that they are green, which I wasn't sure about.

9.
4 stars!

DollyTwat Mon 29-Oct-12 18:16:44

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

I've used Ecover products before and found them excellent for shining taps so was looking forward to using them

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?

I prefer wipes for hygiene reasons, I don't like a smelly cloth

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?

I used them in the kitchen mostly but bathroom too.
They were very good, bit too small though

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?

Quite important to me as I like the surfaces to be clean

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?

Packaging was a bit annoying. Would prefer to pull them out of a tube. Fragrance was fine. They were a bit frothy so a bit too moist

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?

I put them in the bin. Not being flushable not a problem

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?

I'd never talk about them to a friend no! I might buy them they aren't that economical as I had to use 2 at a time as they were too small

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?

No always thought the brand was good

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

6

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

Only washing up liquid which was ok, no issues there. Thought they were expensive and probably not very effective

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?

I did for a long time but have, since DD2 was born this year, gone back to squirty stuff and cloths as I was getting through wipes at a frightening rate!

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?

Mainly in the kitchen and on DD2's highchair. Did the job ok but were a bit feeble for child related cleaning.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?

Very important. Everything I use to clean is anti-bacterial.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?

Packaging was fine. Fragrance was pleasant and not overwhelming (means it's less obvious to guests that you've cleaned 30 seconds before they arrived!). Wipes were lovely and moist.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?

Um...in the bin, sorry!

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?

If they were interested in buying biodegradable wipes then I would definitely recommend them. I personally found them a little too small and thin and, with two young children I need a good, thick wipe!

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?

I wasn't sure that the results would be as good as other brands but they were just as good, if you allowed for the size of them

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

4. Nice wipes, just need to be thicker. Perfect for a touch up but not robust enough for a good scrub.

SecretCervix Mon 29-Oct-12 18:28:35

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Had not used Ecover before. No real thoughts about them tbh.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
Yes normally use branded ones when on offer. Convienience.
3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
Kitchen sides and highchair, worked better on highchair.
4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
As long as they clean to a good standard I am okay with them.
5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Didn't like the fragrance. Too much moisture if I am honest.
6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
Binned them.
7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
No, I was not keen at all? Too show offy? All they have is the eco friendly angle
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not really.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

3

Tw1nkle Mon 29-Oct-12 18:48:13

1. Never used Ecover before.
2. Yes - I use Floor wipes - for the ease mainly.
3. Yes! I used them in the bathroom - they were great for keeping it spotless between each weekly 'bleach'!
4. Very important - I use wipes on my floors.
5. The packaging was good - but VERY MISLEADING - it stated 'Large' wipes.........if these are large, I'd like to see 'Small'!!!! The wipes were alot smaller than I imagined - and too small really. I didn't notice a smell - shame, I like I nice smelling cleaning products! Enough Moisture - definately!
6. They went in the normal bin. Didn't consider if they were flushable or not - if they had been, I may have flushed them.
7. Possilby - but not very often....they are too small.
8. Not really.
9. 3

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I use quite a few Ecover products and generally find them pretty good.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons? Not really, though I occasionally use babywipes if they're the first thing to come to hand.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job? I used them in the kitchen and downstairs loo. They generally did the job.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene? I sometimes use an antibacterial spray, but it's not a major concern.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done? Yes, I liked the packaging and fragrance. There was almost too much moisture for small jobs.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem? I put most of them in the bin, but one or two in the compost.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why? I probably wouldn't buy the wipes because it's quite a wasteful way of cleaning. Would recommend Ecover in general.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? No.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? 4 - good but wasteful.

elizaco Mon 29-Oct-12 19:08:37

1. I have tried and liked Ecover products before, so was confident that I would be pleased with the product.
2. Yes, I regularly use wipes - in the kitchen and bathroom - because they are convenient.
3. I used them in the bathroom - the basin and bath, and for kitchen surfaces and sink. Yes, I felt that they did the job.
4. It is important that they are anti-bacterial.
5. I liked the packaging, and the seal worked well. I thought they were moist without being too wet, which I find some other brands are. I liked the fragrance - pleasant without being too over-powering.
6. I just put them in the bin :-/
7. I would probably use them again (although depends on the price!)
8. Having previously used the brand, I already had a positive opinion.
9. 4

hytheliz Mon 29-Oct-12 19:12:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

They are environmentally friendly with few chemicals in them. I have used washing up liquid before.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?

I usually don't use them because it's cheaper to use cloth and disinfectant spray and also not environmentally friendly.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?

Highchair and dining room table.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
Extremely important. I always use anti-bac spray to clean surfaces.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Good packaging and fragrance. There was lots of moisture in them.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I put them in the bin but I didn't realise you could put them in the compost. I would feel better about using them if I knew they were compostable.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
Only if they were price comparable to anti-bac spray.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I feel that ecover is more hygenic now (anti-bacterial and kills most germs).

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

5 stars (although price would affect that score)

UniS Mon 29-Oct-12 19:14:50

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

Used some before, but not routinely as found them to be not as effective as other products.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I do not currently use disposable wipes.I prefer to use reuseable cloths. I am trying these out but its unusual.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
Tested so far in the bath room. Yes, they shift wee, soap, dust and random grime.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
Unimportant to me. I don't routinely use anti bac products.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Packageing - OK, smell, Ok, moist enough.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?

Some have gone in bin. I hadn't thought about foodwaste bin. I have one or two in worm bin but need to wait 4-6 months to see how how well they brake down.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
Would not recommend as I believe reuseable cloths are a more sustainable way of cleaning.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

2.5

They work, are a bit small. Claim biodegradability.... thus are better than some no biodegradable products BUT reduce, re reuse and recycle... these do none of the 3. They are just another disposable item and the majority will end up in land fill swathed in plastic . And thus NOT biodegrading.

beanandspud Mon 29-Oct-12 19:17:25

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

I don't think I've used any Ecover products since my student days - I always felt that they wouldn't be that effective. I can honestly say that I wouldn't have tried them without the free sample.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?

Yes, I use wipes all the time in the kitchen and bathroom. They are convenient and I prefer to be able to throw them away rather than keep washing cloths. DH also has a habit of using the same cloth for the floors, bins, worktops and goodness-knows-what so wipes stop this.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?

Used them in the kitchen and bathroom. Yes they did the job although I felt that I needed a lot of them compared to normal. They were also very foamy and left a residue.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?

Yes, important that they are anti-bacterial - I wouldn't buy them otherwise.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?

The fragrance was nice enough. As mentioned before they were very foamy so not good for mopping up much liquid and they were quite small.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?

Ours went in the bin. We don't have a compost heap and food waste isn't collected. I would never flush any wipes even if they said flushable.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?

I would probably buy them if they were on offer. I didn't like them enough to change completely and I tend to swap between different brands depending on the offer. Not sure if I've ever talked about cleaning products in conversation but I would probably recommend that a friend at least tries them.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?

They were more effective than I thought they would be so my perception of the brand is more positive.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

3/5 - not great, not bad, would buy again if on offer but not a convert I'm afraid.

madbutnotbad Mon 29-Oct-12 19:27:28

1, I have used Ecover products before - washing up liquid and fabric conditioner I think. I like the idea of using more ecologically friendly products.
2, I use wipes in the bathroom, kitchen and on the kids table. I mainly use them for convenience and speed!
3, I used the wipes in the kitchen and on the kids table. I found they did the job but didn't seem as strong as other wipes I have used in the past so I used more than I have had to with other brands. I also felt that they left a bit of a sticky residue on the surfaces which I must admit is a problem I have had with other wipes and cleaning liquids but was very noticeable with these wipes.
4, I like to use anti-bac products once a day on my surfaces but I don't use them every time I clean as I think it is not good for a family to be in a completely germ free environment. It would not change my mind one way or the other if they weren't anti-bac
5, I found the packaging easy to use and kept the wipes moist. They had a lovely fragrance much better than a lot of others.
6, I put them in the bin, it would not make any difference if they were bio-degradable. I would not flush them regardless of what they said on the packet!
7, Yes I would recommend them to friends and family.
8, Not changed my opinion of the brand at all - I liked the brand before I tried these wipes as I liked the brand before the only reason I don't use it more is because they are not obvious to find in the supermarket compared to others and when you are shopping with 2 small children you tend to go for the easy option!
9, I would give them a 4 - only let down by the light weight nature of the wipes!

Thanks for giving me the chance to try this product!

MinnieMooo Mon 29-Oct-12 19:40:50

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have use the washing up liquid in the past and found it to be ok.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I don't currently use wipes as part of my cleaning regime because they are comparatively expensive and I think it's more environmentally sound to use a cloth.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
I used them on the high chair, kitchen surfaces, bathroom sink and toilet. I thought they were very effective but too small.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
I like that they are antibacterial for use on the high chair. I use bleach based products in the bathroom normally and only use antibacterial products on the cat litter tray.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Packaging was fine, I liked the fact that they were very moist and the fragrance was fine.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I put them in the compost bin. Even if it said they are flush able I still wouldn't.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
I would buy them again depending on the price but it would be better if they were larger. I would reccommend them.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I don't think my perception had changed.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4

Nickles83 Mon 29-Oct-12 19:53:27

1.
Never used any of there products, as I thought they was a tad on the dear side.
2. I use flash wipes normally for the kitchen sides and the toilet as they can just be thrown away easy.
3. Used them everywhere I could even on the sofa.
4. Very important as really if they wasn't then there would be no point in using them.
5. Lovely frangance, very moist & loved the packing.just the right size too.
6. I just popped them in the bin, but flush able wipes would be great.
7. Yes I loved the nice frangence is wasn't very strong nice and light. Very eager to try some of there other products now.
8. Yes defo.
9. 5/5

rathlin Mon 29-Oct-12 20:06:22

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?

Environmentally friendly, probably not very effective due to lack of chemicals. Have used wood floor cleaner.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?

I use wipes a lot particularly in the kitchen on worktops. They are convenient and not too expensive.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?

Used them in kitchen to clean worktop, on oven door and metal hob. They were as good as the other wipes I use.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene

Quite important that they are anti bacterial. Use other wipes (dettol) for cleaning and various handwashes.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?

Didn't notice any fragrance. Found them a bit dryer than normal brand but they did the job. I suppose the one difference I noticed was that you could see bubbles on worktop as I used them.

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?

Put them in the bin.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
Might consider depending on price. Can't imagine having a chat with someone about wipes.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?

I found them not bad so yes I'd probably rate Ecover brands as good as any other.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4/5.

Tanyaaah Mon 29-Oct-12 20:08:16

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had used ecover products before, for ecological reasons but found them to not be as effective at cleaning as other products.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I use wipes to clean the toilet as they are hygenic and convenient, and baby wipes for general dusting and cleaning for the same reasons.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
I used the wipes on the toilet, kitchen surfaces and highchair. They cleaned as well as other wipes but they seemed a little too small compared to the moisture content.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
It's important when cleaning the toilet, but otherwise I'm not bothered about this.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
The packaging is fine, it re-seals so the wipes don't dry out. The fragrance is inoffensive. The wipes were too moist I thought! I had to dry off the surface with a paper towel after, which makes them less eco-friendly really!

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
Oops, I flushed a few as it said biodegradable! I would put them in the kitchen bin usually though, don't want them on the compost heap really. Flushable would be more convenient.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
I would buy them if equally priced to another brand, if more expensive, no. They weren't any better than baby wipes at cleaning, except for being antibac.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No not really.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
2.5

michellezim Mon 29-Oct-12 20:10:58

1. We use Ecover laundry and cleaning products as I like the environmental credentials. I find the laundry products better than the cleaning ones so wanted to see if these wipes would change my opinion.
2. Wipes are used for everything in my house as they are convenient, transportable and I can give one to each of my toddlers to get involved in the cleaning too
3. We used them in the kitchen and bathroom. They worked well getting food marks off the table and floor and appeared to give the bathroom a good clean too.
4. V important as I don't see much point wasting my time cleaning if I'm not going to kill 99% of the bad stuff!
5. The moisture content was impressive - especially compared to other wipes I've used. I really liked the fragrance as the pomengranite was different to the normal lemon. I also liked that they weren't too large
6. I'd never flush wipes down the loo so that wasn't a problem. I put them in our normal rubbish (ooops!)
7. Yup I think I would based on the smell and how well they stayed moist. I'd recommend them if the topic came up
8. It has changed my perception as I feel the cleaning products may be better than I'd previously thought
9. 5 thanks ecover

ENSMUM Mon 29-Oct-12 20:12:12

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I like to use environmentally friendly products where possible and think that Ecover branded products are, but they are generally expensive. I use them sometimes if I get a good deal / special offer but otherwise tend to favour supermarket own brand enviromentally friendly versions where available.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
Yes (for small quick clean ups rather than proper cleaning) - convenient. I don't think they are value for money and feel bad about 1 use then throw away.

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
Floor after potty training accidents, high chair

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
Important if they are to be used for toilet / potty / food prep. Otherwise, I don't like to use too much anti bac products for general cleaning.

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Yes, yes, yes

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I put them in the general bin. Hadn't realised they could go with the food waste - would put them in there knowing that
Not being flushable isn't a problem. I daren't flush wipes that say they are anyway.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
Would only buy if not significantly more expensive than other similar products. Would recommend as a good product.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4

dreamalittle Mon 29-Oct-12 20:22:06

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have tried some products before (washing up liquid, washing detergent). I've always wanted to like them because they're 'greener', but found them to be less effective and more expensive than the alternatives, so I'm afraid I've not gone back to them.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
Sometimes use baby wipes for a quick clean-up when they're the closest thing to hand, but don't specifically buy them for this purpose as I think they're a bit environmentally rubbish and bad value for money

3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
Kitchen surfaces, dining table and highchair. They did pretty well, although I found them a bit soapy and foamy so felt I needed to give some surfaces another wipe over with a dry cloth. They were also quite small which made them hard to use

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
Generally I prefer not to use anti-bacterial products as I'm worried about the breeding of super-bugs

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Packaging was fine - easy to get the wipes out and reseal. Liked the fragrance as it's a bit different from the norm. Found the wipes a bit too wet and too soapy

6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
I put them in the bin as I wasn't sure if they were suitable for putting in the food waste bin or not. Wouldn't ever flush this type of product, even if it said it were flushable.

7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
The product was ok, but I don't think they represent good value for money and so I probably wouldn't buy them or recommend them

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
My perception hasn't really changed

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3 - they did the job, but the size, foaminess and price go against them.

traceyalice Mon 29-Oct-12 20:28:22

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had been of the view that it was probably not as effective as other products. I did use some Ecover products many years ago, but was concerned that perhaps it wasn't 'doing the job' as you can't see germs!
2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning regime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
Yes I use wipes as part of cleaning, especially on the toilet so they can be discarded after, but I have sporadically used wipes for most things over the years and from time to time.
3. Ecover Multi-Action Wipes can be used throughout your home - from toilet seats to highchairs - where did you test your wipes? Did they do the job?
I tested on the toilet and they did the job but realised they weren't flushable. I used on kitchen surfaces and they seemed good, and they were especially good at cleaning the outside of my chrome finish things (toaster/large can opener/etc) as they left them really sparkly
4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria? Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?
It is very important to me that they clean bacteria. My cat likes walking on the work surfaces, much as we try to stop him, and also raw meat is a concern. I have small children.
5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Did you like the fragrance? Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done?
Packaging was easy, and I loved the smell. There was enough info, except perhaps it could have said they can go on compost if they can. The wipes had plenty of moisture.
6. The wipes are FSC sourced and biodegradable - how did you dispose of your wipes once used? Would you pop them on the compost heap or perhaps with food waste? They are not flushable, is this problem?
The packet said to bin them, and I did that. If they can be recycled, that is appealing. I like flushable wipes for the loo, but it's not essential.
7. Would you buy the products in the future? If it came up in conversation do you think you'd recommend to a friend? Why? If not why?
Yes I'd probably buy these and I would recommend as they smell nice and are effective.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes, I will try other Ecover products because I liked these.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I'd give them a 4 star, and if they were slightly thicker material I'd give them a 5.

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