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FEEDBACK NOW CLOSED: Ecover Multi-Action Wipes feedback thread

(232 Posts)
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

1. i was neutral before trying.
2. i do use wipes for quick cleans in the bathroom as they are convenient and quick.
3.i tried them in the bathroom and kitchen. i was disappointed with the actual material of the wipe - very flimsy and were screwed up and useless very quickly - lots of product on there but wasted as the wipe was so insubstantial.
4. as 2.
5. wipes very moist, smelt fine, packaging fine but again let down by being so flimsy and insubstantial.
6. i put them with paper waste
7.no. as i've said in 3 and 5.
8.if i only went on these wipes it would be negative.
9.2.

AddictedToGin Mon 29-Oct-12 10:25:47

1. No I hadn't used any products before. I always thought that Ecover products might not work as well as 'standard' products.

2. Yes I do use them - mainly for convenience

3. I used them on toilets, high chair, dining table. Yes they did do the job

4. Very important - I always use anti bacterial products

5. The packaging was great, it had all the right information. I loved the fragrance! It really appealed to me and is different from all the other dull wipes around. Yes the wipes did retain the moisture. The only problem I found was that they were quite small for cleaning - could definitely do with being larger.

6. I threw them in the bin. Not a problem if not flushable. No I would not put them on a compost heap or with food waste!

7. Yes, I definitely would recommend this products and will buy some other Ecover products to try

8. Yes it has. I feel that the other products must be effective!

9. 4 (marked down because they are a bit too small)

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
We have used Ecover products before. I like the eco-friendly ethos but I've found that Bio-D and Method products were better at cleaning.

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 wasn't using wipes already, mainly because they cost a lot more than using a spray and a cloth. I do like wipes for certain areas though (e.g. toilet seat, dd2's padded toilet seat)

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?
Yes, we mainly used them in the bathroom for the toilet and quick wipes round. It was really handy having them in the bathroom just for a quick wipe and came in particularly useful last night when dd1 was ill and managed to cover the toilet in sick. They were very foamy though so I wasn't sure whether I needed to waipe it all over with a damp cloth after (defeats the object of using wipesif you do) and I had to use a few because they were 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'm not too fussed tbh. I choose products for cleaning ability.

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 easy to use and I thik it had enough information. I really liked the fragrance, that was one of the main selling points for me. I tend to find a lot of wipes smell like cleaning products but these were a lot more pleasant. They definitely had enough moisture and lots of foam but were a little on the small side.

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?
Oh I put them in the bin. I didn't realise I could put them in the compost bin blush. I think if I was using them downstairs then I'd stick them in the kitchen caddy with food waste to go into the compost bin when full. Upstairs, using them in the bathroom, I'd probably just chuck them in the bin for convenience and because I think I'd find it a little odd putting something I'd cleaned the loo with in the composter confused. It would be good if you could flush them but I'd see it as an extra bonus not a necessity.

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?
Possibly. I definitely liked the scent but the wipes were a little small, so I had to use a few for each job. It would have been more convenient to use one larger wipe. I'd possibly recommend them - definitely recommend the frangrance but would mention that they are quite small.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I don't know. There were good points and bad points to the wipes but I'd possibly buy more from Ecover if it came in the pomegranate scent.

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 a 4.

Coops79 Mon 29-Oct-12 10:28:45

1. I have used ecover sporadically in the past as a nod to trying be a bit greener. It is one of a number of brands I might buy.
2. I don't use wipes at present partly because it seems rather wasteful (better to use a spray and a washable cloth) and partly because they can be pricey.
3. I have only used the wipes on my changing mat at present but will use them elsewhere. They cleaned up effectively and didn't leave things too damp so I was able to use the changing mat quite promptly afterwards. Was suprised to find that I really liked the smell.
4. Pretty important; it means that I don't have to worry about doing anything else after cleaning with them.
5. Very happy with them. Packaging was clear and easy to open. Smell was lovely; they were very moist but not too much (I was able to use them to clear some liquid as well).
6. I put the wipes in my nappy bin. It would be helpful if they were flushable but it's not vital.
7. Yes, would recommend depending on price.
8. I have in the past thought of ecover as environmentally friendly but not as effective as other brands. This product has changed my mind.
9. 4/5. I found them substantial and effective. Really need to know price for a final judgement!

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

Honestly - slightly "worthy" and not very effective cleaning products, which I had never tried

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?

No, I don't - because they seem like an expensive way of buying cleaner and an environmental nightmare because most wipes are not bio-degradable.

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?

Mostly in the kitchen, although I think they may gravitate to the bathroom(s) for ad hoc cleaning as I think that is where having a pack of wipes would be most useful. They seemed to do a pretty good job, even leaving granite surfaces reasonably streak-free, and I randomly decided that they were mild enough to use on our precious wooden kitchen table, on which they seemed to do a good job too.

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, it's important - and has been more so in the last week or so as we all had food poisoning so I was anti-bac cleaning everything to within an inch of it's life

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 was pleasantly surprised - packet has held up OK, still closes fine, etc. Fragrance is pleasant and inoffensive. Wipes remain moist, but are somewhat less strong than (for example) kitchen towel - but that is a trade off with the biodegradable aspect, I assume, which I am prepared to accept.

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 did put them in the bin, but might put them on the compost heap in future (if used in the kitchen - ones used in the bathroom would end up in the bin anyway, TBH). We have a septic tank which is somewhat tempramental at the best of times, so I would not have considered flushing them and it's not an issue.

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?

Actually, this is the first cleaning product trial I have done (and I have done several) where I would consider buying them in the future - normally I try things and then revert to supermarket own brand anti-bac spray. I cannot imagine the conversation that they would come up in, but I would give, if asked, the same feedback I have here.

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

Brand perception has improved - but I am not sure that neccesarily equates to buying other products in the range [stick in the mud] - although I guess I would be more likely to consider them if they were on special offer than I would have been previously.

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

4.

avelte Mon 29-Oct-12 10:33:57

hi...i used Ecover before ,used washing power and washing liquid both were good ,really pleased with the result but didnt convert me to use them all the time,i always search for new product

2.USE wipes all the time,lots of benefits,easy to use,convient,speciaaly as i have kids ,i have one in my handbag all the time

3 used the wipes everywhere,clean very easy and fabulous result

4.use antibacterial products around the house ,specially toilets and kitchen in daily basis

5 the package was very eye-catching,cant be missed in shop,love the fragrance,moisture was just the right amount to do the job

6 disposed the wipes in food waste ,was more convenient for me

7 ,i will definitely buy the products and will recommend to everyone

8 the brand has already positive impact in my mind but using wipes mades me think that are lots more from the brand needs trying, A+++

9 definitely 5*** love it

thank you

tinkfairy Mon 29-Oct-12 10:35:06

1. i have used there washing liquid before and wasnt sure about the wipes but there products are useually high quality
2.i used to use another brand wipes for my surfaces but i will be buying these as these are more practical and better than other brand.
3.i used the wipes on kitchen surfaces, bin lids, coffee table for chocolate marks and toffee apple marks, on my sofa for sticky marks, on my window whites and other white surounds i found they cleaned the marks without alot of effort which is great with kids running about.
4.i use anti bacterial sprays and always make sure they are child friendly and safearound food stuffs like these wipes are as it is important for my childs health and my own that they are safe.
5.the wipes ahd a great smell not too strong just right, they were very moist and the packaging was very easy to and the wipes stayed moist in it and were easy to get out of the packet, there was alot of information on how to use and what surfaces they were safe on so perfect.
6. its not a problem they are not flushable i just disposed of them in the normal waste bin in the kitchen.
7.i have already bought another pack of wipes and recomended them to my mother in law as she doenst use bleach products, she used a few of mine and were great around her hosue and even lifed the smell of cat from some furnishings she wiped down.
8.i will continue to use ecover products as the are easy and pleasant to use, there brand is great and meet all the requirements i need for a clean happy home.
9.i would give the wipes a 5* rating as easy to use pleasant smelling and can be disposed of easily.

mamij Mon 29-Oct-12 10:36:04

1. Although I had heard of Ecover, I had never been inclined to try the products.

2. I currently use Dettol antibacterial wipes as part of my cleaning regime. They are useful for cleaning high chairs, surfaces, toilet and bathroom areas - just about everywhere really! Main reason being that they are convenient! No messing about with sprays and kitchen towels. Although I do use spray and kitchen towels if I'm doing a deeper clean. Wipes are good for a quick wipe over.

3. I replaced my normal wipes with the Ecover ones and they seemed to do the job. I felt my usual wipes were slightly better as they are thicker and not as flimsy.

4. It's really important for wipes to have antibacterial properties. Especially with two young children picking things up from the table/floors to put in their mouths to eat - especially dropped food!

5. The packaging was nice. Easy on the eye and pleasant to look at. I like the fragrance - it didn't smell too strong and too "chemically". It was slightly too moist for my liking though.

6. The wipes went into the household waste bins. I wouldn't put the wipes down the toilet even if they were flushable.

7. I would buy again in the future as I like the smell and they did the job. I would also recommend to friends as a good antibacterial wipe to use.

8. The wipes have made me see Ecover in a positive way. It will make me more likely to us other E over products in the future.

9. I would give the wipes a 3. The wipes were slightly too moist and small. Would work better if they were slightly thicker. I had to use two or three more wipes that usual to do the same job.

Thank you for letting me try these.

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

I like the Ecover washing up liquid. I use it above any other. I like the idea that they make products that don't harm the environment.

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 have used wipes. They are very easy and quick.

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 cleaned my bathroom with them. They did the job well, especially getting dry toothpaste off.

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 very important because when I clean I want things to be ok for toddlers to put hands on surfaces and then in their mouths.

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 pretty standard. I didn't really think anything of it. The fragrance was mild so didn't annoy me. The wipes were very frothy so I had to wipe everything down afterwards but that did allow me to see how everything was clean. They are also far too small. They need to be twice the size and less frothy.

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. I would have put them in the compost if I'd thought I could. It doesn't bother me that they're not 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?

Yes I would buy them depending on the price. I would recommend them to friends.

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

My perception of the brand is the same.

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

Probably 3.5

Nightwish Mon 29-Oct-12 10:42:04

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have not used any Ecover products before this test. I did not really have an opinion on the brand other than they are more expensive than what I would normally buy.

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?
No I do not currently use wipes as part of my cleaning regime. This is because I find they do not work as well as a spray or just washing up liquid and a scourer. For the price I do not think they are value for money because a bottle of ant-bacterial multipurpose cleaner and scourer last much longer.

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?
When using these wipes in my kitchen I did not really find them substantial enough for the amount of mess there was. I must have used around 6-7 wipes just to get the hob on my oven clean, and even then it was not as clean as it would have been using just a scourer and some washing up liquid. Again using it on kitchen surfaces needed more than I would expect to use, I would get through a pack in a week at the rate I was using them up.

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 find the fact they are anti-bacterial quite important, I already use an anti-bacterial spray for multipurpose 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?
I though the packaging was easy to use and had all the needed information. The fragrance was nice but could only really smell it when taking the wipes out of the packaging, once the wipes had started to be used I did not notice the fragrance. I think the wipes would retain enough moisture on relatively clean surfaces surfaces but for heavily soiled surfaces I was using them on they did not. I think they would be more useful as just a wipe over after you have cleaned, not for actually cleaning.

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 just disposed of the wipes in the bin. It does not bother me that they are not flushable however if they were specific for bathroom use this may be more important. It said on the packaging to always dispose of using a bin, therefore I would not have even considered they would be okay to put in a compost heap or food waste.

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 not buy this product in the future and would also not recommend it to a friend. As a cleaning wipe I do not think it worked that well. They would be suitable for wiping over relatively clean surfaces but do not do what they say on the packaging about getting through grease and grime.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No, my perception of the brand is the same, that you are paying more for inferior products because they are eco-friendly.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give them a 2 star rating as for me they did not do what they said on the packet.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Mon 29-Oct-12 10:47:20

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

Never used products before and never considered, don't know why.

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 always use wipes for convenience.

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, dining room, tables, bathroom, kids bedroom, toys.

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. Always 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?

Packaging was easy to use and attractive. All info needed was there. The fragrance was lovely and was the main reason for me wanting to try them. Wipes were full of moisture and foamed up nicely. Was very impressed.

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?

Popped them in the bin. Never thought to put on the compost heap. Not a prob that they are not flush able.

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 will def try more products and recommend to friends. Like how safe they are, fingers in mouths after touching wiped surface is not a prob.

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

Yes. Would say products are as good, if not better than leading brand.

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

5

cheryl59 Mon 29-Oct-12 10:48:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I love Ecover products - I came to them expecting them to be less effective than non-green products and was pleasantly surprised, on the whole.

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 convenience, although i feel a bit guilty about them being less eco-friendly. I also love the fact that they're safer, with kids in the house. I do keep all our cleaning products in a high cupboard out of the kids' reach but wipes totally remove the danger.

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, door handles, toilet seat, potty, place lats (not with the same wipe, I hasten to add !!)

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 a bonus but not something I absolutely look for.

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, packaging fine. Loved the fragrance. They stayed very moist - almost too moist in fact.

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?
In the bin - I don't have a compost heap otherwise I'd put them on there. When used for the toilet or potty, I would appreciate having a flushable wipe but it's not indispensable.

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 and yes - they're a great product for convenience and effectiveness.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No, it confirmed what I already knew. Ecover provide eco-friendly options that are just as good as the non-green brands.

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

BiscuitsandBaileys Mon 29-Oct-12 10:49:37

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used the washing up liquid before. I tend to buy what ever's on offer, but I would like to be greener.

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 in my kitchen and on the dining room table because they are convenient and so easy to use as a quick clean up.

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 mine in my kitchen and dining room as I would normally use them. 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?
I do like the idea that my kitchen surfaces are clean for preparing food.

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 easy to open and I liked the fragrance, not too overpowering. The 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?
I disposed of my wipes in the bin as I wasn't aware they could go in the compost bin! I will do that from now on with the rest of the pack. I wouldn't have flushed them even if they 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?
I would use the wipes again if the price was reasonable. I would recommend them as they do everything they claim to.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I didn't really have a perception of the brand. But now I know they perform as well as brands I have previously used I am impressed.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give them a 4/5 as I would like to know the price of them.

greenapples Mon 29-Oct-12 10:50:29

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I'd used the washing up liquid before, which had irritated the eczema on my hands. I was therefore a bit sceptical about trying these.
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 for the convenience factor
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 cleaned a muddy floor, really easily. The kitchen tops and outside of the bin looked good after a quick rub, and the bathroom toilets looked fresh and clean
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?
Whilst I believe a little bit of dirt won't kill you, I have 2 under 5 and they are grubby children. grin I believe my house needs a few 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?
I found the packet easily resealable and the wipes moist. Fragrance wasn't over powering
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?
They went in the bin, we don't have a compost heap.
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 on offer. I am a skinflint
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I would use the wipes again, perception of the brand hasn't changed.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give 4, (5 if they were a bit cheaper)

Error404 Mon 29-Oct-12 11:02:24

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I had only used the washing up liquid previously which i Had liked but not got in the habit of using, probaly due to the feeling that you pay a premium for their eco-credentials. Thoughts and feelings wise I was generally positive towards the brand but wondered whether something lacking the power-chemicals could be effective enough.

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 got in the habit of using wipes a while ago but have eased off recently. I like wipes because they are very convenient, though I wonder whether they are damaging/drying to the skin on my hands.

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 dining room, and once in the bathroom. I liked what they did on the kitchen surfaces and on the (old) wooden table we eat from. I also used them on the sinks and taps and felt they came up clean. I didn't use them on the toilet as I've never been in the habit of using wipes on the toilet as I feel that by using one on the toilet it contaminates the rest of the pack! I know this is madness and irrational but I can't help feeling that way! Maybe a pack designed for toilet only use is required!

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, very important wipes are anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria. I would question the point of using them otherwise. I have a dog and young children and like to know everything is really clean, not just looking it.

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 packaging though prefer packs which have a plastic "clippable-shut" fastening to prevent the contents drying out. It said to store them top facing downwards to prevent this happening but that feels a bit cheap. I liked the fragrance. For me there should be a bit more moisture to get the job done, they "ran out" quite quickly.

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 biodegradable. I have a compost heap and might put them in there if I realised though chucking them in the bin is a lot easier than trekking to the compost heap .

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? Whether I would buy them depends on how the price compriced to other comparable products. I'd probably recommend them , it's the slightly smug feeling of using eco-friendly products along with the fact that I liked the smell and product itself genrally.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? My perception is changed in that I felt that eco-friendly products must very watery and insipid but I din't find these so.

*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 say 4.

VerityClinch Mon 29-Oct-12 11:05:31

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I use the washing up liquid and really like it. I have used the dishwasher products (tablets and rinse aid) in the past but didn't find them very 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?
I have a three year old and almost two year old, we use A LOT of wipes, mostly for cleaning up after mealtimes (floor, table, high chair) for speed and convenience

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, tabletop, high chair. I found them generally too small and too frothy and had to use more than I would normally use to get the job done.

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 to use anti-bac on the high chair, not too worried about it anywhere else. My usual brand is anti-bac but I consider that an added bonus not a necessity.

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 didn't like the fragrance. It was lime and pomegranate but smelled of neither, I prefer my wipes to smell "bleachy" not "chemically fruity"

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?
We don't have a compost bin, I put them in the normal rubbish.

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?
Not these wipes, no, I didn't like the smell, had to use too many as they were small and too damp. I felt I needed to wipe with kitchen roll to remove the froth after cleaning.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Hasn't changed my perception but I don't rank these wipes anywhere near as highly as the washing up liquid.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give a 2 for the reasons stated above.

Jins Mon 29-Oct-12 11:16:48

Thanksfor letting me try these.

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

I've used the washing up liquid. I found environmentally friendly criteria didn't outweigh the lower performance issues sad

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 in the bathroom so that there is no excuse not to clean up. I prefer not to use them around the house as they are quite expensive and more waste is generated

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 for a bathroom clean and they worked pretty well. I also used them in my caravan for a kitchen and washroom wipe down but they were less successful here as the wipe was smaller than it needed to be and struggled to clear dried on dirt

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 I generally only use wipes in the bathroom the antibacterial properties are important. I don't use antibacterial products anywhere else in the house

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 unmemorable. The fragrance was mild but I really dislike it. So much so that I probably won't finish the pack.The wipes stayed moist but surfaces needed wiping afterwards to get rid of the residue. They are a bit smaller than I'd like.

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 it feels a bit late in the year to try composting them. I don't separate food waste (have chickens) and wouldn't put wipes in there if I did. It doesn't bother me that they're not flushable but I do prefer to have soiled wipes away from the premises asap

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?

Sadly I wouldn't. I see wipes as an expensive cleaning product and if I'm going to spend the money I want a quality product. These wipes were too small, felt too cheap and I hated the smell. I don't think I'd recommend to a friend unless they were specifically looking for an eco friendly product and even then I'd caveat my recommendation. It all felt a bit like wearing a hair shirt to be honest. I could tick the environmental box but I felt like I was using a value product. Sorry Ecover sad

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

My perception of the brand is slightly worse. After trying the wipes I actually think that Ecover and other environmentally conscious producers should be discouraging the use of disposable products

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

I really wanted to love these. sad Due to the smell, the small size, the residue and the excessive foam I'm going to have to give them 2 and if they weren't biodegradable with low environmental impact it would have been 1.

reshetima Mon 29-Oct-12 11:48:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I like the concept of green products and have tried the washing up liquid in the past, and found it not to be sudsy enough. We do however buy in our regular shop the laundry liquid and window cleaning 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?
No, not really: I'm concerned that they're wasteful. I do use a paraone wipe on the loo between weekly cleans.

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 only tried them in the kitchen and I found them not to do the job. They're too small and thin, making them slip out of one's grasp and they are too soapy, necessitating another wipe with a cloth to wipe away the suds.

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. I don't rely on such products, but do use an anti-bacterial spray in the kitchen, coupled with regular boil washes of the cloths I use.

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 useful. The fragrance ok. Too much moisture for too little cloth.

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 didn't notice they're biodegradable! I would put them in our green bin (for kitchen waste) if I didn't fear the council would think they're a contamination.

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?
See above: I'm not persuaded that this is the product for me or that it is fully developed for its stated aims.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not changed my perception that this is a good, worthy brand, that doesn't always manage to replace the non-green version.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3

BerthaTheBogBurglar Mon 29-Oct-12 11:57:07

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have tried a few; too wussy and eco-blah-blah to work, usually

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?
They’re convenient. When I have 45 seconds to do some cleaning and there are some wipes lying handy, I clean.

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?
Bathroom, kitchen, living room table, bookshelves, some dirty toys I bought on ebay
They’re really soapy and frothy, so I had to get a wet cloth and wipe the froth off the surfaces afterwards. This was ok in most places but not on the bookshelves – too much froth near the books. And it defeated the point of using wipes.
They did get the surfaces and toys clean though.
They wouldn’t be suitable for cleaning a large area, or a very dirty area. They’re not big enough or strong enough and you’d use too many. But I probably wouldn't use any type of wipe for that purpose.

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 don’t choose anti-bacterial products specifically, but most things seem to be anyway.

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?
Wipes were far too wet.
Packaging fine.
Husband liked the fragrance. I like cleaning products to smell like cleaning products, not food.

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 bin. But I’ll go and read the packet and see if they can go in the compost food caddy now!
I don't flush "flushable" wipes since we blocked the drains with 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, wouldn’t buy or recommend. If I’m going to have to rinse afterwards I might as well get out the cloth and spray.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Well, I suppose they did actually get things clean.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
2. Because the main point of wipes is convenience, and they’re not.

Hopezibah Mon 29-Oct-12 12:03:46

I will answer each of the questions in turn below, but first just wanted to say overall I LOVE these wipes. thanks so much for the opportunity to test them out as I wouldn't have thought of using ecover for wipes before. I have been eagerly waiting for this feedback thread to be set up as I loved them from the very first wipe and have been keenly using them ever since!

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

I am a big fan of Ecover products as they do the job at least as well as (sometimes better than) non-eco products. I regularly used Ecover wash up liquid, mizu soap, all purpose cleaner, and loo 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?

Yes I use another brand of wipes mainly for cleaning the toilets, if there are spills on the floor or for a quick clean around the basins. I use them mainly for convenience as i often need to very quickly clean up after the kids and wipes are the most convenient way. I keep a pack in the kitchen, in the cloakroom and in the bathroom so they are always to hand for those spills.

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 for toilet, basin, highchair, changing mat, floor, table (even on carpet which i don't think you are supposed to but I needed to quickly clean up baby sick and they did the job nicely).

I ESPECIALLY loved that you didn't need to rinse after as that is my no 1 criteria for these types of wipes to make it quick and convenient. I was very impressed that even on highchairs / change mats etc they were safe to use without rinsing.

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 it's important. and I use an anti-bac spray for surfaces sometimes and I use antibac wipes for the toilet / sink.

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 LOVED the fact that they were so moist. Other wipes are often dissapointing as they are quite dry and dry out quickly. I often have to end up adding a bit of extra water to them to make them work but these were FAB! loved the fragrance - not all chemical smells like other wipes. Packaging was fine. The wipes did the job BETTER than i expected. Really love how effective they are.

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. I don't mind that they are not flushable. I was impressed when I noticed the FSC certification but I never thought of putting them in the compost bin. Now that I know that they could be, i would consider putting them in our green (cardboard / compostables) 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. and Yes I would recommend. Because they are so effective and in my opinion are superior to other products AND I love the fact they are safe to use without rinsing on things like highchairs, change mat surfaces etc .

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

I was always a big fan since first trying ecover a few years ago and found their products to be so good. I am very pleased with the wipes performance so it makes me think that ecover are really good at what they do!

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

5 star for sure! thank you ecover x

countingdown Mon 29-Oct-12 12:05:23

. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was looking forward to using these, as I had never tried 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?
I tend to just use them in the bathroom to give a quick clean every day. They are handy to have around, especially when toilet training!!

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, just to wipe surfaces, and the bathroom to give a quick onceover every day. I didn't think they were all that effective. They were really small and flimsy.

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?
Anti-bacterial properties are important to me, especially since these are used mostly in the bathroom. I generally use milton spray.

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, the wipes were easy to pull out. I did like the fragrance. The wipes just weren't big, or thick, enough to be effective.

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 didn't actually realise that they could be put in with the food waste, so I was just putting them in the bin with the general rubbish.

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 wouldn't recommend them, as I didn't feel they were particularly great for cleaning.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
It has changed my perception, I hadn't tried these before and I wouldn't try them again due to being too small to clean properly.

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

Spirael Mon 29-Oct-12 12:15:34

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I tend to think of Ecover products as being green, mediocre and expensive.

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 Ecover wipes. I bulk buy Kirkland household wipes from Costco.

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 in the kitchen as a direct comparison to my usual wipes. They didn't really do the job as well as my normal wipes, unfortunately! They were too small and too soft/flimsy. I also found them a bit too wet, when cleaning up sticky mess such as cake mixture.

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 not that important to me. I like things to be clean, but not excessively clean. After all, some bacteria are good and it's important to build up your immunity to those that aren't because the outside world has not been washed down with anti-bac!

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 relatively easy to use, but I find the seal a bit flimsy. Didn't really notice the fragrance, and I found the wipes 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 threw the used wipes in the bin...sorry! Didn't realise they were biodegradable. Not sure where I'd put them now I know, as we don't have a compost heap or food waste collections.

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?
Probably not... The green aspect is nice, but they just didn't do the job as well as my normal heavier duty wipes.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No, my perception is still about the same. But I am impressed that you are doing product tests like this one and will look forward to seeing how it helps!

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
Probably only a 2.

PostBellumBugsy Mon 29-Oct-12 12:44:43

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used Ecover products before. I tend to get them whenever they are on special offer.
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?
No, I don't use wipes, as I don't like the idea of throwing something away after one use.

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 the wipes in the kitchen. They did a reasonable 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'm not that fussed about the anti-bac thing. If I'm really worried about bacteria, I'll get the bleach out.

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, the packaging was fine. No, I didn't like the fragrance. No, I felt the wipes lost moisture too quickly.

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 a problem that they are not 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?
No, I wouldn't. I'm not keen on wipes per se & I didn't particularly like these. I found them really stingy on my skin, they seemed very acidic.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not really. I'll still buy Ecover products when they are on special offer.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
2 - wasn't really very impressed.

BiscuitCrumbsInBed Mon 29-Oct-12 12:49:59

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I wanted to like ecover because I do worry about the amount of chemicals going into the environment, but I have used the washing up liquid before and not been impressed. Not tried any 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?
No - 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 table in front of the highchair and the bathroom (loo and basin). They did the job and are very convenient for cleaning the loo but would be much better if they were flushable. The main problem is that the wipes are small and crumple to nothing very quickly when used.

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 because of the areas I used them, I usually use an anti bacterial spray cleaner in those areas.

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 to all of these but the wipes were too 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?
I didn't realise they were compost able and put them in the bin! Should have put them in the compost caddy. It would be good if they 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?
Maybe for the bathroom, depending on price. I would recommend them to someone looking for a wipe in particular but I will probably stick with using a spray as it will probably be cheaper.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I was more impressed by them than by the washing up liquid and may try other products in future.

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

missymoomoomee Mon 29-Oct-12 13:09:07

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

I have never used Ecover products before, I have seen the brand in supermarkets and always thought the packaging made it look like the product would be a lower standard of product than I usually buy.

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 buy wipes every week and use them daily as I find them more convenient to use.

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 in the kitchen and in the bathroom, they 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?

Very imprtant, all the sprays and wipes I use are anti-bac.

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 a nightmare to get into the 1st time, the tab was totally stuck down and because it was clear and the packaging white it was hard to see what side to open the tab from. I think the packaging could do with saying that they are non flushable and make a point of saying they can be used in compost bins. I hated the fragrance, it was too sickly for me. The wipes has a lot of product on them which is great but the wipes themselves are quite flimsy and not large 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?

I have recently bought a compost bin but I never thought to put these in it, I put them in the bin. Not being flushable is a bit of a pain when being used in the bathroom, which I wouldn't have minded so much had it been clear they could be composted.

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 wouldn't buy them again and I wouldn't recommend them either. I used 2 or 3 as many wipes per job as I do with my usual brand as they were really small and not good quality.

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

No it hasn't changed my perception, I still think they are a lower quality brand now that I have used them.

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

A 1 star rating. There wasn't a lot of good points about them.

foosty Mon 29-Oct-12 13:11:25

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

I have used the washing up liquid before - I love it but generally only buy it when it's on special offer

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 occasionally use them to try to make my life a bit easier - I'm constantly wringing out a cloth to wipe down the worktops! I find them handy, and usually pretty cheap.

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 only used them in the kitchen; they worked great but I did find them a bit on the small side. Very moist though, and didn't sear my granite surfaces.

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 very important in my home with three young and generally mucky kids. They climb on the surfaces a lot. They're not allowed to, but they do.

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 fine and easily recognisable as Ecover. Fragrance very pleasant. They are very moist and one wipe would generally do the job for a quick wipe-down.

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 will put them in with paper recycling from now - we don't have a compost heap.dosen't bother me that they aren't flushable as I wouldn't expect them to be.

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 but probably only if they were cheaper/on special offer. I usually buy supermarket's own, or Cif wipes which tend to be around £1 for 40 or more wipes, so for me they'd need to be a comparable price. I'd recommend them, yes, for their eco-friendly properties.

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

Not really, I was aware of and familiar with Ecover already.

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

4 - I'd like them to be a bit bigger and a bit cheaper!

Thanks for letting me take part! Much appreciated.

greyfurrybaby Mon 29-Oct-12 13:16:19

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

I liked the idea of them but always thought them to be a lot more expensive that traditional brands and I worried they would be up to the job.

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 always use wipes especially in the kitchen on surfaces but in the bathroom too.

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 tried the wipes in the kitchen on the worktops and on the highchair tray too. They worked quite well at cleaning but I felt they were a little too wet and left a soapy residue on the worktops.

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?

The anti-bacterial aspect is extremely important. I use wipes mainly for cleaning but the fact that they are killing germs as well is really reassuring.

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 love the smell of them. It reminded me of the smell you get in doctors surgeries or hospitals. I realize not everyone would find that smell appealing but I found it very pleasant and clean smelling. As I mentioned in Q3 I found the wipes to be 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 didn't realize the wipes were biodegradable and so I put them in the bin and disposed of them with the normal household waste. Now I know, I'll be putting them in with my food waste. I didn't use them in the bathroom but I would do it they were made to be flushed.

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 think other brands I've tried are better and more value for money but overall they did an ok job.

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

I would be more willing to try other products of the same brand now after trying the wipes.

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

MariosTash Mon 29-Oct-12 13:17:57

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Yes but found they didn't compete with other mainstream brands. I'd rather choose 'green' brands but usually find they don't quite do the job or cost a fortune.

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 tend to use wipes for quick jobs or to keep on top of things between proper in depth cleaning which usually gets done at the weekend. They do tend to cost more so I try to limit how many I use but they are convenient.

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 tend to use wipes to clean in between proper cleaning to keep on top of things. Around the toilet seat, on work surfaces and the kids table. They did the job in every instance I used them but because they were small I had to use more of them than I usually would with other brands.

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 I usually use wipes to clean round the toilet seat I do like anti-bacterial however it isn't essential.

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 fine and had enough information but as they are a green product I would have expected them to be able to be disposed of in a green way. It's not clear from the packaging if I can do this. I really liked the scent and they retained enough moisture to get any jobs 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?
It would be much easier if they were flushable, however, I think as long as there is clear instructions about how best to dispose of them in a green way that is 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 think I would, they smell nice and do the job but they need to be bigger.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I really liked the scent and they cleaned well. I always thought environmentally friendly brands were a bit rubbish and didn't really do the job so they have changed my view in relation to that.

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 score them a 4 because they are too small for cleaning with.

Filmbuffmum Mon 29-Oct-12 13:18:04

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Use other Ecover products regularly (including washing up liquid, laundry detergent, general cleaner and toilet cleaner)- usually prefer the fragrance (which is not as strong as non-eco products) and generally prefer to use eco-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?
No, have never bought or used wipes before.
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 tried using them in the kitchen and bathroom, as well as on toys and other fiddly to clean household items.
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 don't think this is that important for daily cleaning, as long as some form of cleaner is used and surfaces are cleaned regularly. I will use stronger cleaners (still usually Ecover or Method products, but occasionally bleach/anti-mould cleaners) where it is obvious that something stronger is required.
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 fine (although not many in the pack for the price), but I did not like the fragrance and found the wipes too small and flimsy. There was plenty of cleaner on each wipe, but in fact this made them hard to use as really needed to wipe with a second damp cloth after use.
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?
Would never consider flushing them. In the kitchen I did put them in the compost caddy, in the bathroom I put them in the ordinary 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?
No- as noted above too flimsy and when I thought it over, having a disposal wipe (even if biodegradable) seemed to be in opposition to the eco aims of the company. I will continue to use Ecover cleaner (which I can refill at a local shop- decreasing packaging) and reusable blue cleaning cloths which are only 99p for 20 and can be used for a week or so before throwing away.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Has not changed my perception of the Ecover brand- just don't think this particular product really works.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
1- sorry! Really wanted to like these, but just not for me. Thanks for letting me try them out though.

BornToFolk Mon 29-Oct-12 13:31:06

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

Yes, I've used some Ecover cleaning products and washing powder. In general I find the quality of the products very good and I like the environmentally friendly aspect but they are just too expensive for me to use on a regular basis.

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 usually use Tesco own brand anti-bacterial wipes. I use them for convenience for quick clean ups where the anti-bacterial agent is useful for example if DS misses the toilet! I do use them more frequently during the winter to wipe down door handles etc to try and prevent the spread of colds.

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 them by cleaning the toilet (i.e wiping down cistern and handle and outside of loo) and also wiping kitchen surfaces.

They did do the job but in general I found them quite small and they left a foamy residue. They are fine for the purposes I use them for, although I would like them to be bigger and thicker. Also I liked the fragrance but it was too faint. In the situations where I use an anti-bacterial wipe, I like a good, strong clean smell!

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 as I buy this kind of wipe specifically for the anti-bacterial properties. See answer to q2

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 sometimes find these kind of packets tricky to get into but these weren't. I'm about half way through the packet and so far they are still moist.
See q3 re fragrance.
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 did not notice that these are biodegradable but it's definitely a point in their favour. I put them in the general waste. I might consider putting them in the compost in future but I use a Bokashi bin and I'm not sure what effect an anti-bacterial wipe would have so would have to research!

No, I prefer a wipe that is not 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?

No, I'd probably not buy again. They are no better than the Tesco wipes in terms of performance (actually slighly worse as they are smaller and not so strongly scented) and more than twice the price. Their only advantage is that you can compost them (potentially!) and that's not enough of an advantge, for me.

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

Not really. I still think that it's a good brand, but too expensive for me.

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

3 out of 5. They do the job but there's room for improvement.

Barabajagal Mon 29-Oct-12 13:32:23

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

I like a few of Ecover's products, particularly the multi surface cleaner and the laundry 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 for occasional spot cleaning, mainly in the bathrooms.

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 them in the bathrooms. They did the job but as other posters have said they were a bit insubstantial.

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'm not too bothered about anti-bacterial products. I'm not obsessive about cleaning - I aim for "clean enough".

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 to all of these. I wasn't keen on the fragrance when I opened the package but when using the individual wipes it was less overpowering and very pleasant.

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 the wipes in the normal bin - I have had issues with our council before about what they will and will not accept in the green bin and we don't have a compost heap.

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 the wipes in future although I would like it if they were less flimsy. I suppose I would recommend them to a friend, however things like cleaning methods don't tend to come up in conversation!

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

Not really, I liked the brand anyway.

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

I would give them a 4.

whattodoo Mon 29-Oct-12 13:38:40

1. had used a few products before, when they've been on special offer. I was sceptical before first use, I assumed they would not be as effective as other products.
2. I don't use wipes for cleaning, I think they are a bit wasteful. i'd rather use cloths I can chuck in the washing machine and re-use.
3. I used wipes in kitchen, bathroom and on toys. They did the job adequately.
4. I always use antibacterial cleaners - I like the feeling that surfaces are safe and germ free.
5. The packaging was fine. Not too bulky, easy to open and reseal, plenty of info. the scent was ideal - just enough to be pleasant but not overpowering. yes, the wipes retained moisture. In fact, it was quite annoying that after use my hands were covered in suds.
6. I like the idea that I can put used wipes in food waste bin. I wouldn't dream of ever putting a wipe down toilet.
7. I might use the products again, for convenience. probably when out and about or going to self catering holiday accom. I would recommend them to others, particularly new mums who might want to carry wipes around for public baby changing rooms or wiping tables/highchairs in cafes.
8. I am now more favourable to ecover. The product worked better than expected.
9. 4star.
BUT - the wipes weren't big enough! I needed at least 2 to do the smallest job. I wonder how economical that is?

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I thought they were a bit expensive for regular buying but I do like the idea/ethos behind 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. I have an autistic child that can create a lot of mess. Wipes are easier to use than finding a cloth and spray a lot of the 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 have used them in the kitchen and the bathroom so far. They are great for wiping down the cooker and surprisingly great at getting burnt off food off a George Foreman grill!!

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 really doesn't bother me so much about products being anti-bacterial etc. I think we can be over cautious on the germ front.

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 nice and unfussy. They smelt quite nice, not overpowering as there is no chemical smell to hide. I'm afraid the moisture let me down. They really couldn't handle any large area before giving up.

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? Not flushable is not a problem for me. I don't flush anything other than toilet roll. I wouldn't put them in with food waste. Our council can be quite fussy over contamination and I don't think that cleaning products and food waste go well together in recycling.

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 maybe buy them in the future but only if on special offer. With everyone cutting back on bills etc, they are just too pricey for what a cheap cloth and hot soapy water/anti bac spray can already do. I'd probably recommend to a friend but mention the price issues.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? I was sceptical over whether a product could be 'green' and not use harsh chemicals but still clean well. I am happy to say I was proven wrong!

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 probably say a 2. They really were let down by the fact that they are too foamy but don't clean a large surface area before needing a new wipe. They also left too much reside for my liking. I had to wipe over with a sheet of kitchen roll immediately after to remove the foam reside.

moogdroog Mon 29-Oct-12 13:50:00

Thanks for letting me try the wipes!

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Used to be a regular ecover user pre-dc (more spare cash then) and still use a few products. I like the brand.

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?
Usually have a pack of wipes on the go as part of my cleaning arsenal. Convenience mostly.

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 on a variety of things - bathroom, high chairs and have just moved so they got put through their paces with builders grime and ancient nicotine stained doors and handles - they did the job pretty 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?
Very important. I usually have a anti bad spray for things like kitchen surfaces and high chairs.

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 to use and had plenty of info. Wasn't keen on the fragrance at all. Very fake smelling and reminded me of a Bacardi Breezer. Method products smell heavenly, so was disappointed. Retained moisture too well, extremely frothy. Felt like a needed to rewipe afterwards. Too small also.

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?
Knot being flush able is not a problem. I put them in bin as per packet instructions, though had hoped to compost - can you???

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 wouldn't buy or recommend. Fragrance, size and frothiness.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I'm a bit disappointed in them tbh.

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 clean well, but too small, smelly and frothy.

EvaGk Mon 29-Oct-12 13:56:40

Hello, first of all thank you for the free wipes

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

Yes, I have used the clothes' detergent attracted by the eco-claims. I think Ecover products are more expensive than others and as an environmental consultant myself I believe that environment-friendly products should be the norm and not 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?

No, I don't use wipes other than baby wipes when changing the baby for convenience. But as more and more mess is produced by the baby I suspect I will use wipes for many purposes for convenience.

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 my wipes for cleaning and sanitising the baby's changing matt and also some plastic toys he tends to put in his mouth. As far as I could tell they did the job,yes.

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 was very important that the wipes were anti-bacterial as I only use them if something needs sanitising. Otherwise I would use a cheaper method of 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 the wipes have packaging easy to use, nice fragnance and are very 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?

It's great they are FSC sourced, I did not realise they are fully biodegradable that's fantastic. I used to put them in the bin but I will put them in the food waste from now on. It is not a problem that they are not flushable as they are not for personal hygiene use. How come they are biodegradable and not flushable by the way?

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 will consider buying in the future and I would recommend as they can be convenient to use. I am concerned though that rinsing is necessary in some cases after use e.g. for toys, as they contain potentially dangerous chemicals, hence the warning to rinse hands after use. This reduces their use and convenience. Also they are too foamy and leave surfaces more wet than desired.

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

No, it has not changed my perception of the brand which contines to be a positive one.

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

I would give them a 4 and not a 5 as they are too foamy.

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

Never used any Ecover products before. No real reason for not having tried them, just haven't. Was looking forward to trying the wipes because they sounded like they would smell nice and be good (and safe) for cleaning things like the highchair etc.

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 occasionally use wipes because they are convenient but the cost puts me off using them regularly. I do use baby wipes for a lot of stuff though as they seem so much cheaper (than other wipes) and I always have a pack or 6 lying around for cleaning up one or the other DSs. So will often give something a quick wipe with a baby wipe before cleaning or in between cleans.

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?

So far I have mainly used them to wipe the table and highchair after meals and a bit in the kitchen. They did an ok job I think BUT I found them to be really quite small. The packet said 'large wipes' so I thought maybe I had unreasonable expectations of wipe size (well one never knows where your friends stand on these important issues unless it comes up in conversation.... hmm) but having seen some of the other reviews it would seem I'm not on my own. I quite liked the smell. They were quite frothy but I didn't mind that too much as I just left it to dry and it said it was food safe etc so that was reassuring (especially since my 7mo seems to be obsessed with biting the tablecloth at the moment hmm). Size was the main issue for me.

I will hopefully try them in the bathroom next time I remember

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?

Anti bacterial is good in a bathroom and I think my kitchen spray is anti bacterial but not necessarily deliberately! It's probably bad but I never bother anti-bac-ing highchairs etc if we go out - I just give them a wipe with a baby wipe so I'm not too bothered by it all. Although I am yet to utter the words 'well we never had anti bac when i was little and a few germs never did me any harm....'

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 nice. I liked the smell although often I find with things like this that after using them for a while the smell really gets to me and I have to change product, eg with baby wipes. They were plenty wet enough - possibly with the small size this combined to make them just scrunch up into nothing but definitely wet 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?

I put them in the bin. We don't have a compost heap. I probably wouldn't flush them even if they said they were flushable as I was once told (can't remember by who so a good reliable source there then...) that even the flushable wipes aren't even really 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 might buy them depending on the price. Might recommend them as smelling nice and I think they're ok but wouldn't go out of my way to tell someone about them.

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

Slightly improved it - might be tempted to try something else from the range.

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

3

SchrodingersUndeadMew Mon 29-Oct-12 14:01:50

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

None, I had never really heard much about them 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?

Yes we do, we use them because they are convenient for us and they normally give a good clean and smell nice.

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?

We tested them on the highchair, the kitchen surface and our glass dining table. In all honesty I didn't think they did a good job, they were very small so you needed to use a few to get a decent clean and they were very frothy so I felt I had to wipe over with something dry after to stop them leaving marks, this made the wipes far less convenient.

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 quite important as I have a 13mo DS so I like things like his highchair and table to be very clean as he likes to make a mess on them and eat it afterwards! I do use other anti-bacterial products, normally another brand of wipes and a spray

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 found the packaging easy to use and to carry, it did have enough information. I liked the fragrance of the wipes and the wipes retained a lot of moisture, too much and that was a problem. As I said before, they are very frothy and this meant I needed to re-wipe with something else afterwards.

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 shoved them in the bin. grin Sorry, I am not great with recycling but them not being flushable wasn't 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?

Unfortunately I don't think I would buy them in the future unless the design of them was changed, they are far too small and this means they are not good value for money, also they fact they were so frothy was a problem for me. I wouldn't recommend to a friend at the moment but if the problems were fixed I may change my mind.

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

I didn't really have much knowledge of Ecover in the first place so I can't really say it has changed my perception but having now tried them I would be put off trying other products incase they were the same.

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

I would probably give a 2 1/2, they were too small so not good value for money and too frothy so I would actually spend more in kitchen roll. I did very much like the smell though.

MsInterpret Mon 29-Oct-12 14:09:10

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

Like Ecover's ethos and particularly their liquid handsoap as love the scents! Some reservation that cleaning products might not be as good as others but keen to try, put off by price though.

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?

No, because I think they are quite wasteful to the environment and probably expensive for what you get, but I was pleased to see Ecover ones are totally
biodegradable.

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?

Toilet seats great as I normally don't use wipes here but am converted! Also highchair and hob. Did the job but a bit frothy - felt I had to rinse/wipe more after. Also quite thin so needed to use lots for hob. Think here be best to use last to sheen after a good scrb from a cloth/scourer here but then they'd leave too much froth!

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, very important, less so for oven but if using for the toilet which I would like to.

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?

Retained too much moisture for thickness/sturdiness of wipe. Packaging easy to use and had enough info.

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?

Would never flush wipes. I think I put them in the bin but didn't realise could put in with food waste, duh! Was this on packet?

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 think I will for toilet cleaning, but would prefer a thicker sturdier wipe. Might look at other brands, sorry!

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

Ye, made me think of them more favourably. Good product without compromising ethos of ecover.

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

4

FromGirders Mon 29-Oct-12 14:10:09

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I'd used Ecover products before, but not been hugely impressed to be honest.

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 in the bathroom, but haven't used them elsewhere because I hadn't found a suitable environmentally friendly product.

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 tried them in the toilet, on the high chair and generally around the kitchen.
They did a reasonable job, but weren't brilliant on some on the splashes on my cupboard fronts. Needed a bit of scrubbing in the bathroom sink, but generally they were quite good.

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 generally don't use anti-bacterial products, I just use general cleaning products. I use anti-bacterial things if someone's had a tummy bug or from time to time in the bathroom.

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 quite alcoholic-smelling I thought! The wipes were very wet, and bubbled a bit when I was cleaning.

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 landfill bin blush. Didn't htink of putting them in the compost bin - wouldn't the antibac properties damage the compost process?

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 in the future for occasional use, but probably stick to spray and kitchen roll for general use.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
They did better than I expected, so I might re-visit some of the other products.

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

TimeForMeAndDD Mon 29-Oct-12 14:20:11

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
My thoughts and feelings were that I would like to try Ecover products but they are too expensive. No I have never used 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?
I do use wipes in the bathroom, for giving the toilet seat and hinges a daily wipe, and also around the sink and taps.

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 first tried them on the kitchen worktop and my sink but then they were used in the bathroom.

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 to use anti-bacterial products in the bathroom and I like the claim that the wipes kill off 99.9% of bacteria but how do we know for sure I also use anti-bacterial spray both in the bathroom and the kitchen.

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 fine and yes, the wipes were easy to use but they are exceptionally wet compared to the other wipes I use. I found this caused the wipes to sort of fold in on themselves so they ended up scrunched up and I couldn't use them as effectively. I had to make sure the wipe was spread out flat over my hand before I began wiping with it. Yes, they retained enough moisture to get the job done but they were very foamy and left residue which I had to clean off afterwards with a microfibre cloth. I did not like the fragrance.

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 love the fact the wipes are biodegradable and I put them in the compost bin. It's new and a novelty at the moment so everything that is biodegradable goes in the compost bin! Being non flushable was 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 wouldn't buy the wipes because I prefer the ones I already use. I probably won't buy Ecover products in general because they are too expensive for my budget. I wouldn't recommend the wipes to a friend because while they were ok they didn't impress me enough to recommend them to anyone.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I wouldn't say the product test of the wipes has changed my perception of Ecover and it hasn't inspired me to try any of the other Ecover products.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
In my opinion the wipes were not substantial enough, they were too small in size and not quite thick enough, they were also too wet and foamy so made what should have been a quick wipe down into a major task. I also didn't like the scent so, taking all that into consideration I give the wipes a 2 star rating.

Thank you for giving me the chance to test the product though smile

antsypants Mon 29-Oct-12 14:57:47

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

I had seen the products in the supermarket, but they never really caught my eye, so did not have any opinion of 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 use dettol wipes for just wiping over surfaces that don't need fully cleaned, just for convenience.

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 this on the kitchen, in the bathroom on the sink and on my child's table and chair, and yes they did the job, I liked the fact that you did not need to rinse after you used them

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 use dettol anti bacterial wipes, it is important to me that they will destroy bacteria.

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, the packaging was easy to open and reopen, one of the main issues I had was the wipes tearing when I tried to pull them from the packaging, I likd the fragrance, the retain moisture well.

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 don't have a compost heap so I am afraid they went into 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?

Yes, I would recommend these, it was great being able to allow my toddler to help with the cleaning.

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

Now I would look twice at ecover because of their great environmental impact, I want to be more environmentally aware and using ecover would give me that.

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

LynziBaccoli Mon 29-Oct-12 15:18:31

1. I have never used this brand before and was neutral prior to using them. I think that they are great. There is a lot of product on the wipes, however I do have to double them up when using as they are a little flimsy.
2. I currently have the wipes sent to me. I am using them in the kitchen and they work great. I love using wipes as they are convenient and easy to use. I shall be looking out for them in the isles of the supermarket next time I go.
3. I use the wipes in the kitchen.
4. Very important. As I use them in the kitchen it is important that they remove bacteria and are hygeinic.
5. The packaging was fine and easy to open and close for reuse. They had all the information on which was required. The fragrance was well put together, fresh but not overpowering.
6. I love the fact that they are FSC, this is important to me when chosing household paper based products. They have been put in my recycle bin.
7. I have already reccommended them to my friends and I shall be looking out for all Ecover products in the isles. Cost is an important factor in these times, but so is 'free range' 'recyclable' 'Eco friendly' etc in my household
8. I think these wipes are great and look forward to trying out other products from this range.
9. I would give a 4, as previously said I do find that I have to double up the wipes when using. If they were made a bit stronger then I would deffo give a 5.

BetsyBlingtastic Mon 29-Oct-12 15:21:58

Thanks very much for the free packet.

1. I hadn't tried any Ecover products before, but assumed they were environmentally friendly.
2. I use toilet wipes currently ,mainly to be hygienic as they can be immediately flushed.
3. I used mine in the fridge, handbasin, and the loo. They did work.
4. The fact of them being anti-bacterial is to me the whole point of the product. I wouldn't buy them otherwise.
5. Fragrance was good, natural. I actually found the wipes too full of moisture that foamed a bit and left residue. Would prefer them less wet.
6. They went in the bin, I might compost them but rightly or wrongly think they might take a long time to break down. I wouldn't put the ones used on the loo in the compost. I would like them to be flushable, and will stick to my flushable ones for the loo.
7. I think I am going to buy this product again - for cleaning the fridge.
8. It has made me think about trying other Ecover products.
9. I will give them 3 and a half out of 5.

Thanks again.

Further to my feedback previously and in light of the many comments on the size of the wipes I have actually just compared one of the Ecover wipes with one of my (Huggies Pure) baby wipes. They were exactly the same size and yet I feel that when I wipe with the baby wipe it feels much more 'substantial'. I can only assume that, as others have suggested, the extra moisture in the Ecover wipes makes them scrunch up more and fold in on themselves.

daisychicken Mon 29-Oct-12 16:04:43

Thanks for the opportunity to test the product.

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

I haven't tried Ecover products before so was neutral regarding how good the products were, my only negative thoughts were due to cost.

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 mostly use cloths and spray products - cost and environmental reasons however, I do have wipes in stock and use them when my Fibro/CFS is bad as it means I can do a quick wipe round to try and keep on top of the housework and not create more washing etc..

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 actually found the wipes quite good, the cloth itself was quite thick compared to some I have tried and the solution was just enough that I had enough to wipe whereas some I've tried tend to be too dry. My only complaint is that the wipes could do with being a little larger. I used the wipes in the bathroom, kitchen and tried them round the house to wipe up any spills or marks.

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'm not that fussed tbh, re bacterial products... I want to clean so soap and hot water is fine for most jobs. I don't buy specific anti-bacterial 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?

Packaging is fine, I would prefer a sealed box that I can refill as I often find the packaging rips and therefore the wipes dry out quicker but that's not a huge problem. Fragrance was fine and yes, the wipes had enough 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?

I actually put the wipes in the bin - I didn't realise they were biodegradable. For future disposal I would put them on the compost heap.

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 if the cost was affordable. Yes, I would recommend them but again, I would mention costs.

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

I liked the wipes, so I would be interested to try the rest of the range.

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

I would rate them as a 4/5 due to the fact I would prefer them to be larger in size.

Biscuits sorry to point out the obvious but babies bottoms are smaller than the surfaces being cleaned.

ouryve Mon 29-Oct-12 16:08:26

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

Pretty much the same as any other brand. If the product works well, I like it and it's reasonably priced, I'd be tempted to buy it

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 convenience

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 tried them out on the changing mat. They removed a stain that had been left on the mat from the last time it was used (by DH!), so I'd say that they do the job 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?

Where unpleasant bodily fluids and excretions are concerned, very important. I use antibac products around the changing mat, bathroom sink and toilet.

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 wipes were very moist and soapy and smelt very pleasant - not overpowering for my sensitive nose. The packaging opened without tearing and was clear about where the wipes could be 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 put them in the nappy sack with the used nappy and bum wipes and then into the household rubbish

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 probably buy them, so long as they weren't extortionate. I doubt the conversation ever would arise

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
nope
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
5

no it's the flimsiness i think rather than the size - they just screwed into a ball for me and trying to open them back up meant getting covered with cleaning product. i haven't found other antibac cleaning wipes to be like that as they are denser - perhaps the cost of being 'biodegradable' is being less hardy.

5madthings Mon 29-Oct-12 16:10:46

Marking my place to come back and report!

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.

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had tried them but felt I had paid more for a less effective product
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 on occasion when there are offers on in the supermarket.
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 cleaned dog-vomit from our couch... They did the job I expected and smelled nice too smile
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 use dettol or the supermarket equivalent as I like to ensure as far as possible that my home is healthy and safe for my DD
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 had a slightly medicinal smell but not unpleasant and it lasted for a while too which was nice. The wipes didn't stay as wet as others I have used so I needed more than I would usually.
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 normal waste and would not have flushed them so this isn't an issue for me.
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?
It would depend on cost but I would use them again and recommend to others.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
They were as effective as other less "Eco" products so I felt I would have been happy to pay for the wipes whilst before I felt I was not getting an effective product for the higher price.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give the wipes a * smile

lou4791 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:46:25

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? We always use Ecover washing up liquid (buy in bulk) and often the bathroom cream and toilet cleaner too. The environmentally friendly nature of the brand has always appealed to me.
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? * Wipes are not a usual part of household cleaning*.
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 kitchen - floors, worksurface, 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?* I don't generally use antibacterial cleaners. I just don't think it necessary.*
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 easy to use. The pack re-realed well each time. All the info is on the pack I think. The smell was fine, although not lovely..like laundry... or the grapefruit washing up liquid. *
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 was quite naughty and put them in the bin.Having building works to our kitchen just now and i can't always get to the back garden easily. But I would generally put them in the compost, however if they were flushable that would be good for the bathroom. Incidentiallly, I hardly ever buy baby wipes, prefering cotton wool or flannels, but when I do, I always opt for flushable ones. *
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? Quite likely, though perhaps not all of the time. May depend on price.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?* Not much, although I may consider the brand to be a little less eco friendly because of the dispoible nature of the product.*
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? 4

Puppypoppet Mon 29-Oct-12 20:50:40

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Green, probably not very effective, little pricey. I have used the washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets when I stayed in a log cabin on a farm in the Peak District which prided itself on being eco friendly, carbon neautral etc. etc.
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 currently use wipes mainly for cleaning my wood floors as find it is the best way to get them clean. Just find them most convenient and effective.
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 on my glossy kitchen units and bathroom surfaces including toilet. They cleaned very effectively - did seem to leave surfaces a bit over wet so dried off with kitchen towel.
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? Like to use anti bacterial wipes in kitchen and bathroom - hate to think of germs lurking. Use anti bacterial wipes and Mr Muscle. Use them for cleaning and 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?*Very easy to use - dispensed one at a time no problem. Plenty of info on the packaging. Surprised they could not be used on marble or natural stone. Will keep looking for something anti bacterial I can use on granite worktops. I really liked the fragrance it was nice and natural.
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? I disposed of them in the general waste once used. Don't have a compost heap or facility to dispose of food waste seperately. They are not flushable, is this problem? Did not expect to be flushable - I wouldn't dream of flushing away
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 in the future - they did not irritate my hands like my usual brand (normally wear rubber gloves). Yes I would recommend to a friend.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? Yes definitely - I'll actively seek Ecover products out when I next shop.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? I would give them a 5

J4D3 Mon 29-Oct-12 20:51:21

1 - Have used Ecover before and regularly buy some of their products, I;m not 100% convinced with the effectiveness with all their products so was glad to try the wipes for free.

2 - I usually use bathroom wipes as they're quick and easy and I don't have to worry about using umpteen sponges (separate ones for kitchen & bathroom etc).

3 - I used the wipes in the kitchen and bathroom. They did a good job cleaning worktops but left a strange foamy residue. They were quite soggy and left streaks on stainless hob and oven. They were effective at the jobs in the bathroom, cleaned everything nicely and I didn't worry about rinsing after use.

4 - To be honest, I wasn't really bothered about the anti-bac aspect, I'm never really convinced by those kind of claims! I'm happy that my house isn't clinically clean anyway.

5 - The packaging was nice and simple, explained about the product well. They did smell nice but were awfully wet. They left a residue on most surfaces so I think they were a bit too wet.

6 - Sadly I live in an area that DOES NOT collect food waste, so they had to go straight in the bin. The fact that they are biodegradable wouldn't make me choose them over another product that wasn't.

7 - I don't think I'd buy them again as most Ecover products are expensive compared to similar products.

8 - My perception hasn't really changed, some Ecover products are great and others not so much.

9 - I'd give them 3 out of 5. They were OK at their job but didn't blow me away.

Thanks for letting me try them though!

lankyesme Mon 29-Oct-12 20:55:34

Thanks for letting me try these.
I was aware of the eco cred, but not the effectiveness.
2.
I use wipes in all over the house, including the walls, bathroom, floors, kitchen etc. I use them for convenience and cleanliness, 2 small ch, 3 big dogs.......
3.
I used them for a bathroom clean and they worked very well, kitchen and highchair also good, excellent on walls as didn't remove paint

4.
Antibacterial extremley important. Always use for cleaning and hygeine.
5.
Packaging good, nice fragrance, flimsy but moist.
6. I binned them
7.I would buy them again, as buy whichever are on special offer.
8. I now know the products can be effective!
9. I would give them a 4, flushable a 5. Thank you again.

MrsDeVere Mon 29-Oct-12 21:06:13

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I thought they were expensive and not very effective. I have not used them for many years.

2. Do you currently use wipes as part of your cleaning reg
ime? Is it because they are convenient, value for money or for other reasons?
I use wipes a lot. They are convenient and I do a lot of cleaning.

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 them throughout the house. I like to damp dust daily and wipes are the easiest way for me to do this. I used them to keep the kitchen worktops clean throughout the day and for tidying up the bathroom.
The biggest problem was that they did not keep their structure very well. They scrunched up too quickly and that made it difficult clean a big enough area. I would only use them for tidy ups and dusting. I would still need to use hot water/detergent and a sponge for proper 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?
I think it is important for wipes to be anti bacterial because you get a couple of jobs done at once. Cleaning/dusting and disinfecting. I use antibac wipes and a spray for the kitchen.

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 fine but nothing special. The info was fine. I liked the smell. It was one of the nicest things about the wipes. They were very moist, more so than most other wipes I have 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?
They went in the compost. Being flushable is not a problem because I do not think flushing wipes is a good idea even if they are marketed as 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?
They are still out of my price range. If my income went up I would definitely consider using them. I would recommend them to a friend if their main consideration was eco friendliness and they didn't have a lot of heavy cleaning to do.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
A bit. They seem to work well. I have more confidence in the products than I used to.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3. The lower mark is down to the wipes being a bit small and not being good for larger areas (see my comment about not holding their structure)

Is it ok to feel like a right sad arse for being so serious about cleaning wipes? grin

PurpleCrazyHorse Mon 29-Oct-12 21:09:52

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I knew about the products as they had been used by friends but I did wonder whether they had sacrificed cleaning power for eco credentials.

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 buy wipes when they're on offer and I tend to use them for kitchen cleaning as well as dining table and sometimes the bathroom. I like them because they're convenient and I don't need to have a cloth lying around in the kitchen to be used with spray cleaners.

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 didn't use them in the bathroom but cleaned all the kitchen surfaces with them, including hob top. I also wiped the bottom of the oven with them and was delighted they didn't stink the oven out with a chemical smell. Our dining table came up lovely too. The rest of the packet are now at work as they've cleaned up my computer keyboard a treat!

They did a brilliant job every time I used them, cut through grease and were simply fantastic. Far better than I was expecting if I'm honest.

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 do like to use antibacterial cleaners for things like door handles, keyboards and DDs toys. I'm not so bothered around the kitchen or 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?
The packaging was good, although it would have benefitted with a mark on the clear sticky bit so you knew which end to peel open. I loved the fragrance (or lack of it), it was refreshing not to stink of cleaning products after using them and I found them moist enough to do the jobs without having too much moisture. However, we've used competitors wipes that were larger with perforations down the middle, so you could use them as a big wipe or tear in two, that was quite useful, otherwise I found them a little small and therefore not much different to using a baby wipe (which I tend to use for wiping the dining table etc).

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?
Didn't realise they were biodegradable and could put them in with the food waste, would have been pleased with that. I didn't really read the packaging so it would have to be really obvious for me to have spotted it. I put them in the kitchen bin. I wouldn't have flushed them even if they said they were flushable as I wouldn't want them floating out to sea or bunging up my drain!

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 the products in future but it would depend quite a bit on price as I see cleaning wipes as a luxury so tend to buy them on offer. I would definitely recommend them though, they cleaned brilliantly and I loved that fact they didn't have a chemical cleaner smell.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes. I've been aware of the brand as an eco cleaner but have always thought it probably isn't as good as other cleaners. I guess I thought you needed the chemicals to clean. I am stunned at how well the wipes worked and how much I enjoyed not smelling of cleaner.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
5 star. The only improvement would be bigger perforated wipes. I've not seen the price yet either, but if they're a comparable price for a similar number of wipes, I'd definitely buy them again.

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
No, I hadn't. I was only vaguely aware of the brand.

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 convenience.

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?
On the wooden floor to clear up potty-training accident (wee). It worked very well. Highchair also cleaned and did a good 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?
Very important. I always choose 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 good. Informative. Fragrance was nice. Wipes were very moist - much more so than any other wipes I've 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'll be honest, I 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?
If it was cheap enough, yes.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I'm now more aware of the brand, so more likely to buy it if products are on offer and competitively priced.

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 4/5. Only dropped a point because the actual wipe itself was a bit too small and flimsy. It takes a couple to clean the highchair, for example.

BitBOOwildered Mon 29-Oct-12 21:30:20

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

I like the idea of Ecover and had used their washing liquid, washing up liquid and a cleaning spray before. I thought they worked reasonably well, but were expensive.

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 for the loo, bathroom and wiping spills in the kitchen for convience.

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 mainly used them in the kitchen, rather than carry the pack around the house. They were ok, and very effective at wiping up grease - I found that they cut through the grease at the side of the hob after frying really effectively and left it squeaky clean in one wipe. However, overall they were too small and I ended up using many more than I would have done usually.

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 are anti-bacterial and kill most bacteria, especially since I would mainly use them in food preparation areas or in the loo. All of my household cleaning products are 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?

The packaging was fine. It had all the information I want. I didn't like the fragrance at first (pomegranate & lime), but it grew on me and leaves a fresh aftersmell. The wipes did retain enough moisture, but were too small to get the job done. They crumpled up too quickly and wrapped themselves around my fingertips which meant I couldn't wipe very effectively.

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, but if I had a compost heap I would happily put them on there, unless I'd used them for the loo or for wiping up after preparing meat/fish. I would much prefer flushable ones for the loo.

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 made them bigger I would certainly consider it. I would recommend them to a friend, but warn them about the size.

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

These have increased my good impression of the brand. They were very good at cleaning up grease.

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

I would give them a 3 overall. The size really annoyed me and if I'd paid full price for them and then had to use lots to wipe a relatively small area I would have felt ripped-off.

1. fairly neutral. i had used the brand before but tend to buy whats on offer at the time and so wouldnt actively seek their products.

2. yes i do. its convenience.

3. i have used them on my bathroom and kitchen and they cleaned well enough but were a little foamy.

4. tbh i wouldnt see the point in them if they werent anti-bac. they would only be doing half the job and i would feel like i had to clean again properly. i have health issues so anything i can do to prevent myself from getting ill is important to me.

5. they are easy to use and smell lovely- much nicer smell than other brands ive used- but were a little too wet as they left a foamy residue that then needed wiped away with a dry cloth.

6. i put them in the bin.

7. perhaps if they were on offer but i wont go out of my way to buy them. i wouldnt specifically recommend them as they arent any better than other brands imo.

8. no.

9. a 3. apart from the smell they are no better than other brands and too soapy.

MummylovesEmilyandEmmaljunga Mon 29-Oct-12 21:39:03

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

I had tried a few products some were good some weren't that great for the money.

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 because its quicker and reassuring that it has been cleaned properly.

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?

High chair, kitchen surfaces and floor to wipe spills. Teh highchair and cooker was really quick to clean with the wipes.

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 very important especially for my little boy who touches everything when crawling and standing.

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?

It smelt really nice and fruity., Ionly pulled one out at a time which is refreshing.

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?

In the bin, but now I know would compost 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?

Already have as i was so impressed.

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

Yes, much better than I thought was better than the usual ones I buy and made me feel good theat they are natural.

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

5 really like them and am glad I was given the chance to try them as never would have known how great they are. Can't wait to try other ecover products.

WitchOfEndor Mon 29-Oct-12 21:41:05

1. I had used the dish washing liquid before and it seemed ok.
2. Yes, I like using wipes as they are impregnated with cleaner, preferable to using a spray and kitchen roll
3. Used on kitchen counter, toy storage and cooker hob.
4. Anti-bacterial qualities are important, especially having a dog
5. The wipes were slightly thinner than some I have used before, but still did the job. I liked that the fragrance wasn't overpoweringly strong
6. Happy to use the food waste bin for these
7. Yes, especially me 'greener' friends
8. No, I always had a high opinion of the brand
9. Four

eteo Mon 29-Oct-12 21:41:44

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

Had been using their products. Love 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?

To save kitchen rolls and easy to bring it out to clean those flity diner table.

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?

everywhere included my hamster cage. yes, they leave a lovely smell.

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 always used 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?

I love the fagrance!! Yes, every piece is moisture but too much bubbles!

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 pop it in the bin. I dont have compost heap at home and brown bin is too far for me to throw. Not flushable is never a problem to me at all.

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, had bought their products

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

I love their new products.

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 if the price is right.

Belmo Mon 29-Oct-12 21:44:26

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

Pretty positive - I love the idea of being green and aspire to use only eco-friendly products but in practice am very lazy and perpetually skint so usually just pick up whatever's on offer in Scotmid plus not really that into cleaning anyway.
I've used Ecover washing powder before and liked it, I think that's it. We're quite an allergic, eczema-y family so that's always one of my top concerns.

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 loads - I'm really lazy, can't stand cleaning and dd is a massive cling at the moment so it's all about convenience for me. Plus they're a godsend for clearing up anything really gross as can be lobbed immediately.

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 - did a grand job, coped with caked-on coffee spillage admirably! And the highchair, also grand - I love wipes for the highchair cos they're so easy and I think I have the worlds messiest 1yo.

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'm torn about this - in theory I think anti-bac is bollocks and we are just creating superbugs etc etc. I do actually find it quite reassuring though, especially for things like the high chair.

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 great, didn't read it if I'm being honest but it looked nice. The wipes definately retained enough moisture, way more than any other I've used actually. But I hate the smell!! Am I the only one? Think all pps ^ are lying! It smells like some sort of hideous booze to me, reminds me of hangovers. Really really hate it, do a lemon version! Sorry!

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?

Bin blush we don't have a compost heap or any food waste collection round here. Glad they're biodegradable! Don't care about flushability.

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 in future, but I can't promise I always will - being green is important to me but money far more of an issue at the moment. I could probably justify an extra 20p but not a pound or two so it does really depend how much they are. I'd like to, though.
I will definately recommend, they do a great job and it's brilliant that they're biodegradable.

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

Already liked Ecover so not hugely, I do think it's great they're doing such a wide range of 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?

4.75 (due to boaky hangover smell!)

walkingonthemoon Mon 29-Oct-12 21:45:59

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
No not used before, Thought they were a little overpriced to be honest.

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?
Tend to use them just in the bathroom. I use a spray in the kitchen area to cover a larger area. More economical that way.

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 in the kitchen. Yes, they 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?
Very very important for me as a mum and childminder. I usually use antibac spray.

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, was easy to use but found the wipes too wet. They were also a bit too small - felt a bit insubstantial. Didn't like the fragrance I'm afraid - it smelt like cough mixture and not very 'clean'.

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 binned them. May be persuaded to compost them in the future if they were a good enough product.

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 the price was OK and not too expensive I may be tempted to buy them and recommend to a friend. Only if the fragrance was 'cleaner' smelling though.

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

niniane Mon 29-Oct-12 22:02:25

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I used to have a good opinion of them but after reading about a Which? report began to have my doubts about how green their products are.

I have used the washing-up liquid, but I only buy it when it's on offer as I don't find it bubbly enough. I have also used the delicates wash which I was happy enough with but stopped buying it due to price.

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 fairly often in the bathroom but only occasionally elsewhere. Since getting this sample though I have been using them in the kitchen more.

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 mine in the kitchen: wiping down worktops; wiping the highchair; cleaning up minor spills.

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?

Not very important. I only use other anti-bacterial products if they happen to be on offer when I'm buying that product.

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 easy to use but I didn't really read any of the information on it. The fragrance was pleasant, without being overpowering. The wipes retained enough moisture but they did leave a foamy trace on surfaces that had been wiped. They were also far too small. Despite this they did clean well and didn't feel as harsh on the skin as many others do.

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 mine in the bin. I would put them on the compost heap if I had one and there is no food waste collection where I live. Not being flushable is 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 may buy the products again but they would have to be competitively priced. I might not recommend Ecover to a friend but I wouldn't discourage them from buying Ecover either.

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

No, it hasn't 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 and a 1/2. Too small and too foamy but cleaned well and gentler than most.

SuzysZoo Mon 29-Oct-12 22:07:32

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

I have used one or two Ecover things. i wasn't very impressed with Ecover fabric softener, so that put me off Ecover products a bit...

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 kitchen worktops maybe once a day/every other day.

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 floor, toilet and kitchen surfaces.

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 - I like my wipes to be 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 fine, loved the smell. They foamed up a bit on use, but I quite liked that. I love the fact that the smell was not too chemically.

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 usual rubbish as we don't have compost or food waste collection. I flushed one (naughty!)

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?
They were great and I would most definitely buy them if they were not twice the price of similar in Sainsburys own brand. Shame they are so expensive because I loved them....

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

Yes - I might try other Ecover products again now.
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. I loved them. They were gentle and smelt great. Price point a bit high though.....

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

I had used some Ecover products before and always liked 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 don't usually as I worry about the amount of waste they create.

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 - literally all of them including the walls smile All of the bathroom too. They cleaned really well although the surfaces were all reasonably clean already.

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?

Not very important for me, tend not to go for anti-bac stuff.

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 - fine. Fragrance - wasn't very strong which is perfect for me as strong fragranced cleaning products often trigger migraines. I didn't think they lost moisture too quickly.

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?

It would be good if they were flushable. I put them in the bin so perhaps the packaging needs to make it clearer they are 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?

I would buy again, as they worked and didn't trigger a migraine. I would recommend them to a friend for this reason.

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

No, my perception of Ecover is still good.

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

5

appu123 Mon 29-Oct-12 22:25:41

1. no I havn't use earlier. This was my first time.
2. yes I use wipes for every type of cleaning. because they are convenient.
3. I used them throught my house cleaning and yes they work very well.
4. yes very important for me being a mum I should have to clean my home... smile
5. Yes...but the size of the wipe is very small.
6. I put them in to bin.
7. I had already recommend them to my all frieends... smile
8. Yes I am totally impressed by these wipes...would love to try in future.
9. 4 star

unexpectediteminbaggingarea Mon 29-Oct-12 22:37:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was quite pro-ecover and have always bought their products if they are on offer, but find them too expensive. I also found the toilet cleaner not very good. I do love their environmental stance though.

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, because they are convenient.

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?

High chair, kitchen,surfaces, living room, bathroom, toilets, tables, sinks, fridge/freezer and cabinet doors. They were brilliant. I was genuinely impressed at how well they cleaned, much better than other wipes I have used. They were lovely and moist which meant they didn't run out too quickly. They were far too small though. To be perfect they would need to be double the size.

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 do use anti bac spray and I do bleach the loo.

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, packaging fine, reclosed well. They didn't smell of too much to me (certainly not pomegranate and lime) which was fine, although a bit fruitier might be better. They were lovely and moist which I think is why they were so effective.

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?

Bin, but if i'd bothered to read the packaging I would have composted them, and would do 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, but not for £2.99, sorry. Just too expensive. I would buy them if they were £1.99. I would recommend them.

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

Yes, because I've always thought ecover products were worthy but not very effective. I now think that they are effective too!

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 (a point lost for titchiness, and for having the cheek to put 'large' on the front). And for being too expensive. But they were really really good at cleaning!

TiddlyZomZomZombie Tue 30-Oct-12 00:27:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
We use the washing up liquid and hand soap. Have tried the laundry liquid and fabric conditioner but not keen. My mother used Ecover in the early 90s.

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?
No, I don't normally, but I might start now!

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 hob, cooker hood, dining table, high chair, buggy, skirting boards, on dusty vases, and on the loo cistern and washbasin. Worked very well, but left a very wet residue. In some areas I used a cloth to dry after using them. I used quite a few, more than I expected to be necessary.

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 use an anti-bac spray on the kitchen bin and occasionally on the work tops.

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 fine, the fragrance was a bit strong but inoffensive.
I found the wipes very wet and frothy, which would have been fine if the wipes had been a bit thicker, but they were too thin. I couldn't use them to scrub at dried on marks. The wipe fabric needs to be thicker or double layered, they just seemed to squash up to nothing on the first wipe.

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 - we can't compost or recycle food waste at the mo. Would happily put them with food waste if I could! Would never flush 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?
Yes, as I use them sparingly, I would prefer to buy these than another brand. I didn't feel like i needed to wear rubber gloves when using them. Probably wouldn't recommend them, as they are a bit flimsy.

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?
3. Good but needs improvement!

SimplyTes Tue 30-Oct-12 08:08:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? Not used before, tend to stick to stuff with dettol in. Just thought it was eco friendly and quite expensive.

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, the dettol floor wipes which are big and strong, have a tiled floor in kitchen and playroom and it is v convenient.

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 found them too small and quite fiddly to get out of the packet, tended to use two at the same time.

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: I am a foster carer, mum of two boys and have two kittens, I am almost fanatical about killing germs!

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? Liked the smell, easy to open, a bit fiddly trying to get out just one wipe at a time.

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? They went in the bin - 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? No, too small, weak, fiddily - lovely smell and good that eco but not tough enough for this house!

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? No change in perception
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?

2 out of 5 but thanks for sample they will not go to waste and the convenience was good

TheCunningStunt Tue 30-Oct-12 08:25:04

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

I thought as a brand, they were more environmentally friendly and I liked 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 don't really use wipes as I think they are false economy. I don't get the one use and bin them sort of thing, when I could 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 found these handy for the bathroom more than the kitchen. Simply because I use harsher cleaning things in the bathroom and these stopped me doing that. I did use them in the kitchen, but I am a messy cook and they seemed to only clean a small area when I needed something like a scourer blush

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 think for the bathroom it's more important. Just because of what goes on on there really. I like to keep germs at bay, but am in the camp that some germs are good for you.

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 really easy to use and the information was good. I loved the smell of them and yes they retained enough 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?

I stuck mine in with the compost stuff to be recycled. I would never flush a wipe so this did not bother me.

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 think I propably would. I liked having a pack in the bathroom. I would recommend them because I like to be green where I can.

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

I liked the brand before. And still like it.

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

4

eyesearsnose Tue 30-Oct-12 10:08:12

1. We almost always use Ecover products for the past 5 years and find the products work well. I can't imagine why we would switch to another brand.

2. No we don't use wipes very often. I think they are expensive and wasteful.

3. Used them in the bathroom and kitchen.

4. I don't know if my cleaning products are anti-bac so am evidently not that fussed. I suppose it is important in the bathroom and kitchen.

5. Packaging was good, although it says '40 large wipes' on it which is not true. They are far too small for a cleaning wipe and ended up screwed up in a ball quite quickly. Although I don't know how the size compares to other brands so maybe that is an issue with wipes in general. They were moist enough- maybe a little too much! They worked better in the bathroom as couldn't' stand up to kitchen mess!

6. They went in the bin. I may put them in the compost in future though. I am not bothered about flushing them.

7. I'm not sure. We wouldn't use them regularly but I think it would be useful to have a pack around for odd jobs. I would recommend them over other brands of wipes but would say you don't really need them.

8. Still love ecover.

9. 4- lost a mark due to small size.

Wolfcub Tue 30-Oct-12 10:42:03

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had bought Ecover products previously because we want to try to reduce our environmental impact. I've used the washing up liquid, bathroom cleaner, laundry liquid and other products. I gave up using them because I was let down by the performance, or rather the lack of performance and they also smelled awful.

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 do use them for jobs where just a dishcloth and hot water won't do - like cleaning the worksurface after preparing meat and occasional quick clean ups or quick swishes and swipes in the bathroom. I don't think that they are value for money, at least not when you compare them to a cloth and hot water, but they are very convenient and a pack of 80 Sainsbury's ones lasts us about six weeks to two months.

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've used the entire pack so we've given them a good test. I've used them for a swish and swipe in the bathroom - not a bad job but see number 7.

I've used them to clean some black mould of UPvC. Again they did the job but see 7 for more qualifying information.

I've mainly used them for cleaning the kitchen surfaces including during birthday cake making when every surface (and walls and floor) were covered in fondant icing, icing sugar and buttercream. Again the wipes cleaned the mess but...

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?

This is quite important to me and is really the only reason I buy wipes for those times when a hot soapy cloth just won't, in my opinion, do.

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 was really impressed with the packaging when I opened the envelope. I thought that Ecover had made a real effort to appeal to customers on a wider basis rather than just "green" customers alone. To be frank the packaging has always been really dull in the past and always seemed to be a bit of an afterthought.

The packaging was no better in terms of ease of use than any other soft-pack wipe. I find such packs always cause wipes to dry out and become less useful.

I was really excited by the thought of the fragrance - pomegranate and lime - when I saw the pack and was dreadfully disappointed. On initial opening the wipes smelled exactly like gin and tonic. Once the wipe had been out of the pack and started to be used the smell dissipated and they just went back to smelling a bit grim like the ecover products of the past. Once the pack had been open for a while the whole pack lost it's scent in this way.

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?

Our compost bin is full and we don't have food waste so ours went into our landfill rubbish but it's good to know that they will biodegrade (hopefully better than some other biodegradable put-me-in-your-compost products that I've tried!).

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. The wipes were flimsy. They stuck together and did not last as well as others I have tried. They also stuck together and had to be teased open. My biggest issue, as someone with eczema, was that each wipe when picked out of the packet and used oozed foamy cleaning fluid all over my hands. I am really put off by this and it would be my main reason for not buying these again. In comparison my usual wipes open fully, last better and do not cover my hand in cleaning fluid. For that reason i wouldn't recommend them.

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

yes I think ecover are trying harder to reach a wider market.

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

2

earlyriser Tue 30-Oct-12 12:40:45

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used lots of ecover products from toilet cleaner to laundry liquid, I am a big fan due to their eco credentials and the lack (mostly) of animal ingredients.

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?
Currently use the coop own brand toilet cleaner wipes, but tend to use Method spray around the house for dusting etc. Wipes for toilet convenient as can just dispose of after, much quicker to use as well as keep them next to the loo!

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 them in the living room mainly, and in the kitchen. Found they worked well, had a lovely smell, but were perhaps a bit too soapy for general dusting and would be better suited to 'wet' areas of the house eg bathroom and kitchen.

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?
Not too fussed about killing all bacteria as don't think this does us any good in the long term, minor exposure to some bacteria is probably better for our health.

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?
Packet was easy to open and reseal. Fragrance was lovely, fresh without being too clinical and didn't linger too long. Wipes very wet to begin with, but lasted well.

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?
They went in the bin, to be honest it didn't occur to me to put them in the compost (would the antibacterial qualities not prevent them being broken down by bacteria?- no idea!). Would prefer flushable ones for toilet wipes, especially if i've used them to clean inside the toilet.

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 depend upon the price, and how easily they were available.They are certainly a good product and i would recommend them, but wouldn't go out of my way to buy them over another 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

birthdaypanic Tue 30-Oct-12 12:45:29

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have not used Ecover before so was looking forward to trying 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 use wipes a lot as a childminder I use them for convenience and quickness.
I was disappointed with the size.

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?
Have not used in bathroom yet, but have used all over kitchen including highchairs and potties.

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 as a childminder my house needs to be as clean as possible.

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 easy to use, information ok, did not like the smell was very strong, moisture was just right.

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 in recycle bin, not being flushable is only a problem when cleaning bathroom where I prefer flushable but I mainly use wipes in kitchen.

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?
Possible would buy my only concern is the strong smell, would recommend.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Did not have any pre-conceived views on product.

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

fionathepink Tue 30-Oct-12 13:17:47

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

I really like Ecover, I think their products have improved immensely over the past few years. It is nice to know that the products are as near to natural as you can get and I love the refilling.

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?

No, I use a cloth that gets dried and reused then boil washed after 3 days. Or recycled clothes such as socks.

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, the bathroom, on the high chair and changing mat.

4. How important is it that the wipes are Anti-bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria?

Very important, especially now we are in 'cold' season.

Do you use any Anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene?

I try ensure all products are anti-bacterial as much as possible. Although building up some resistance is a good thing.

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 first few wipes out of the package were fine but lower down they were very wet and stuck together, a bit like the end of a pack of wet wipes. The packaging was easy to use although I did almost wipe my son's face at one point, so much was it like our wet wipes. It did carry all the information. The fragrance was lovely and not overpowering. They got the job done although there was a lot of soap on the wipes, I did find it hard to unfold 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?

In the bin. If we had our composter, I would have put them in there. I would never flush a wipe. I use flushable nappy liners and don't flush them. I would worry what it would do to the drains in bulk.

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 think I would buy a pack specifically to do small jobs like wipe down the change mat between changes or to get in the small fiddly bits of the cooker. Otherwise, I think my washable rags do as good a job with less waste.

If it were the sort of friend who already used single wipes to clean then I would recommend they change brand because it is kinder to the environment but I wouldn't to someone not using wipes already as I don't see how they make life any more convenient that a cloth.

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

I like Ecover equally as much now as before the trial.

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

3 - there were some positives (getting small, fiddly jobs done, nice smell, handy), and some negatives (a bit wasteful, too much soap, felt like I was trying to clean with a small wet wipe at times). So mid-range. Good for those already using wipes to swap to a better brand.

WheresMyCow Tue 30-Oct-12 13:54:02

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I thought that Ecover products seemed like a good idea but had never used them as they were out of my price range

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 they are quick and convenient

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 the wipes in the kitchen and on the high chair. They worked well on the highchair but I had to dry off with kitchen towel as they left the tray quite foamy. I liked them to use on my worktops as they didn't leave streaks, when they eventually dries. However, I thought that the wipes were quite small and the texture was cheap and flimsy and didn't stand up to wiping stubborn marks off my hob.

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 do use anti-bacterial as it does two jobs at the same time

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? To be fair, I didn't really read the packaging. It was as easy to use as any other product of the same nature and I think that the fragrance was a bit non-descript, but better than chemically and artificial fragrance. The wipes were very moist and soapy initially, but seemed to dry quite quickly.

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? If we had a compost heap, then they would have gone on that. However they just went straight in the bin once finished with.

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? It would depend on the price and I don't think I would go out of my way to buy them

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

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? I think I would give them 3.5 stars

bluebunny Tue 30-Oct-12 14:22:23

1)I like Ecover products and have used them for many years (10+).
2)No I do not currently use wipes as I do not like cleaning products containing strong chemicals.I am pleased that Ecover have now made their own wipes because of this.
3)I used the wipes to clean the toilet and potty. They were good for this but like others have said the wipes could do with being a bit thicker/larger.
4)Yes as I am using them for the toilet/potty it is good that they are anti bacterial. Previously I have added a couple of drops of tea tree oil to Ecover surface spray in order to make it disinfect and used with toilet roll which I then flush away.
5)Packaging and fragrance good. Wipes felt quite foamy I thought but this was fine when used. Just could do with being bit bigger/thicker.
6)I put them in bin. (Do not have compost as live in v urban setting) It would be better for me if they were flushable as using to clean tiolet/potty.
7)Yes I would buy them again if they were on offer (on tight budget). Yes would recommend to friends/family who currently already use Ecover products.
8)My perception of the brand was already good. I am glad Ecover have introduced a more ecologically sound wipe to the market.
9)I'd give them a 4. All good but could do with being bit thicker/larger.

EarnestDullard Tue 30-Oct-12 14:46:41

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I hadn't used Ecover products before, but had seen them in the shops and the environmentally-friendly aspect interested me.

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 disposable cleaning wipes to clean kitchen and bathroom surfaces. I find them convenient to use.

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 cleaned my bathroom, including the toilet. They seemed to clean as effectively as other brands I've used.

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 to use anti-bacterial products for surfaces that might carry a lot of germs, like bins and toilets. I currently use anti-bac products to clean the toilet, kitchen surfaces, cat litter tray and cat food area.

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 pleasant and not overly strong. The packaging was easy to use and resealed easily after use. The wipes were moist enough, even at the top of the pack.

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 mine into the general waste bin. I like that they're biodegradable though, especially as I can often go through quite a lot of 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?
I would buy them if the price was comparable to supermarket own brand wipes. I would recommend them; they are as effective and convenient as other brands of cleaning wipe and also more environmentally friendly.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
My perception of the brand hasn't changed, the wipes worked just as I expected them to.

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; they were convenient, effective and easy to use. The only thing that would put me off buying them would be the price, as I tend to buy supermarket own brand wipes, or to stock up on branded wipes if on offer.

unquietmind Tue 30-Oct-12 14:58:39

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

I think Ecover is great and I have used their products before with no issue. I would like to know the difference between ecover and the brands that they sell in oxfam and vegetarian cooperatives - the fact that ecover are not there makes me wonder why, but if I am in the supermarket I prefer to get Ecover so I can be environmentally friendly.

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?

No, I do not as I would normally see wipes as wasteful. I use various different reuseable and washable cloths.

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 the wipes on the sink, bath, toilet inside,outside and seat, shower door, kitchen, bathroom tiles, sides. (not all the same one). The wipes worked fine except for the shower door where I needed a spray to help remove the soap suds and marks. For the toilet I found that I used a lot and this would put me off as I would see it as wasteful.

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 use zoflora for my floor and we have the supermarket own brand eco friendly multi surface spray. I sometimes buy antibacterial but not as a special thing. I will buy it if the kids are ill and I want to keep the place clean, but I think we cant kill every germ or we will end up with immune to antibacterial germs.

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, smell was nice. Wasnt enough moisture or strength to do the shower door as previously mentioned. Got the job done but the wipes were small so used quite a lot of wipes.

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 used the paper recycling with the exception of the toilet ones which I put 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?

I like the idea that they are eco friendly ish but they are still promoting disposable use and I think I may buy them again but not regularly. I would buy other ecover products though.

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

Im still a happy customer, as before.

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

4

Thanks Ecover

MrsVincentPrice Tue 30-Oct-12 15:20:06

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I am generally positively inclined towards Ecover products. I use their washing up liquid and dishwasher rinsaid regularly.
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 them - I feel a bit guilty about the waste, but I love the convenience and lack of smelly reuseable cloths hanging around.
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, top of stainless steel rubbish bin, corners of floors and gloss paint in the kitchen.
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 don't approve of the routine use of antibacterial products - I'm not obsessive about it, but where I have the choice I will use the product without anti-bac
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 didn't really read the packaging - it's a wipe, I assumed it wouldn't require instructions.
The fragrance was ok, but I didn't actively like it - I like my cleaning products to smell of traditional "cleaning" smells; ideally citrus, "ocean" or apple.
Yes they were damp 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?
I didn't realise they were compostable; it doesn't say so on the label. If it's ok, I will compost them with my food waste - I think that's a real plus point and would help assuage my guilt about using disposable wipes.
I wouldn't flush them anyway (expensive lesson learnt from blocking loo with Kandoos), so the fact that you can't flush them makes no difference to me.
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?
Maybe would buy again. I'm balancing the advantage of compostability with the fact that I just don't think they clean as well or smell as good as my nuclear strength Flash Lemon wipes. Might mention them to an eco-inclined friend I guess but I can't imagine how bored I'd have to be to talk about cleaning wipes over coffee.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not really, I was already a fairly keen Ecover user.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
A solid 3

GreyGardens Tue 30-Oct-12 16:24:33

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

That Ecover are environmentally friendly but quite expensive products. Yes I have used them in the past.

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 have done for convenience mainly, but found them annoying as they dried up so quickly.

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've tested them on kitchen surfaces, sinks and in the bathroom. They overall do a very good job although can leave a bit of 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?

It's pretty important especially in food prep areas and in the bathroom. Yes, I generally use anti-bac sprays.

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?

Loved the packaging, bright and attractive and delivered all relevant info. Loved the fragrance, that was my favourite thing. And the wipes remained very moist which was excellent.

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 will put them in the biodegradable bin in future. Not being flushable is not a problem as I would never flush wipes of any kind.

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 think I would, as they were really effective, smelt lovely and also, crucially, did not destroy my hands when I used them; I have sensitive skin. So I would recommend them to a friend on this basis.

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

Yes, slightly, in the sense that I never associated Ecover with such nice fragrances before. Also impressed by efficiency.

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

I would give them 4 stars (a point taken off for slight residue remaining), but overall I rate this product highly.

Thank you! smile thanks

starlingsintheslipstream Tue 30-Oct-12 16:27:40

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

I've used a fair few Ecover products. I buy the washing up liquid regularly and often toilet cleaner. I like the idea of them being better for the environment.

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?

No, I don't use them.

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 kitchen surfaces, on the bin and the loo seat. I wasn't bowled over by them. They seemed quite small to do any proper cleaning with them, so I didn't think they were that appropriate for the kitchen worktop. They were OK for the bin and the loo seat. I am past the high chair stage but I imagine they would be good for that, though I was never really obsessive about cleaning high chairs - normal baby wipes were adequate for me.

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'm not fussed about that really. I have some anti-bacterial products at home but more by accident than design.

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, the packaging was fine. They definitely retained enough moisture but were a bit soapy for smaller areas like the bin so I ended up wiping down with kitchen roll afterwards. Fragrance was OK, not too strong or too artificial.

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 just chucked them in the bin. We don't compost at the moment and I don't imagine the council would be happy to take them away with the garden waste. I would never think about flushing products like this so that wasn't important to me, as even if they say they are flushable I don't tend to believe it.

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 wouldn't buy them. I felt they were quite wasteful. I prefer to use a cloth that I can then bung in the machine. I will probably use up the rest in the bathroom but I won't replace them and I don't think I would recommend them, sorry, just not my type of thing.

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

It hasn't changed my perception.

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

I would give them 2. I appreciated the chance to test them though, thanks.

5madthings Tue 30-Oct-12 16:40:55

1. i had heard of ecover and i like their products and ethics, i use their washing up liquid as its the only one that doesnt aggravate my eczema.

2. well i use baby wipes! but no i dont buy any cleaning wipes as it doesnt seem very environmentally friendly but if i am in a hurry nad the bathroom needs a quick wipe then baby wipes are great, ditto for dusting or wiping the table/highchair! they are also expensive i think.

3. i used the wipes to clean the bathroom and yes they did an ok job, they smelt nice, but were a bit small/thin so i used a lot, my taps were shiny tho and i used them to clean the skirting board and radiators as welll, also used them to clean the high chair and they did that fine.

4. i dont buy or use any antibacterial products generally, i use bleach in the toilet but i am not sure anti bacterial stuff is necessary or very good for us tbh, we dont seem to get ill or anything so i must be doing something ok.

5. packaging was fine and yes had all the info etc and they were wet enough to use, if anything they were slightly too foamy and i felt i had to wipe my bathroom tiles with a dry muslin cloth afterwards to get rid of residue. but they werent big enough or thick enough imo. yes i liked the fragrance.

6. i just put mine in the regular rubbish, dont have a compost heap, i would NEVER flush wipes ever! didnt realise i could put them in with food waste or i would have done.

7. yes i would recomend to a friend and already have done smile i would buy them if they were on offer but not at full price, i prefer a spray and a cloth that i can then wash in the machine but they are good to have in the cupboard, i would probably have some in the bathrooom for a quick wipe around when needed.

8. hasnt changed my perception, i already liked them anyway, if anything i was slightly disappointed in the wipes just because they were so thin and small.

9. i would give them 4 out of 5 as they were too small and thin, but i am assuming this is because they are biodegradable? i feel i would use a lot of them if i were to use them as an everyday cleaning item and this woudl put me off buying them.

BrianAndHisBalls Tue 30-Oct-12 17:37:08

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

Thought they may not work as they might be greener and therefore less able to tackle stains. Not used ecover 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?

Yes, find them very useful for quick jobs, more expensive than kitchen roll/water but love the conveniece

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?

All over -mainly floors and kitchen. Seemed to work well, got rid of spills.

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 as have 2 dogs and 5 cats so need to be anti bacterial really! Use them for cleaning but with the comfort of knowing they also kill some germs.

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 and the wipes retained enough moisture although they did feel dryer than my normal flash ones. I found it difficult to take out one wipe at a time, i seemed to pull out 5 each time all bunched together.

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 sad hadn't realised they could be put on the compost heap. Not a problem that they're non flushable, i think most wipes aren'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?

Perhaps, although i felt flash type wipes did a better job. I would tell a friend they were ok

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

yes, opinion has gone up

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

Chulita Tue 30-Oct-12 19:15:29

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

I use mostly Ecover stuff around the house - washing up liquid, detergent etc. I find the products work well and they don't dry my skin out as much as some.

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 disposable wipes but I think they're wasteful and will just add yet another thing to landfill sites so I try to find alternatives when I can. I mostly use cloths/sponges but baby wipes are brilliant for certain things.

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 highchair after a banana eating session, on the cooker after a day's cooking, on the table after a glitter-glue spree and on the downstairs toilet/sink. I was more than happy with the result; the wipes cleaned well, smelt lovely and picked up all the scraps of glitter.

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'm not hugely fussed about anti-bacterial so that doesn't make a big difference to me.

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 solid and didn't give up after a few days' opening/closing. The fragrance is fresh and not overpowering. The wipes were definitely wet enough, I was a bit worried at first that they were too wet but it dried fine with no residue.

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 mine in the bin since we are due to move and don't currently have a compost bin and the council doesn't take compostables but under normal circumstances I'd be more than happy to lob them in the compost bin. I wouldn't flush them even if they said they were, no point if they're biodegradable 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?

I would buy these in the future, especially if travelling. I'd recommend these to a friend too, I think they're quite good.

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

It hasn't changed my perception of Ecover, I'm a fan already and this product has lived up to my expectations.

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

5.

is1 Tue 30-Oct-12 20:36:27

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. Thought they might not be as effective as other brands
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?
Use flushable wipes for toilet, as they are easy to use and hygienic. Do not use kitchen or bathroom wipes as do not need to, feel they are a bit wasteful.
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 and bathroom. Yes, they were effective. Thought they were too small when I first saw them, but they did 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? Very, as use for kitchen surfaces. Normally use dettol antibacterial spray.
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, good packaging. Didn't really notice a fragrance. Yes, lasted well.
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? Did not know I could put in food waste caddy, will do that in future. I 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? Yes, just because they are handy to have and they work. Also really like that they are biodegradable.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? Yes, will be tempted to try other products such as washing up liquid.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? 4. Perhaps would have like a bit more fragrance.

DefiniteMaybe Tue 30-Oct-12 20:55:07

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I'd never tried ecover products before. I wasn't convinced that they would actually clean things properly.
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?
If I remember to buy wipes, I use them to clean down my daughter's chair and the dining table after meals. I find they are much more convenient to wipe food mess.
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 my daughter's high chair and my dining table. They are FAB! I love these wipes; they are the perfect size, they smell gorgeous and they work really 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?
I normally use antibacterial products, but see it as an added bonus rather than a necessity.
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. The fragrance was lovely, really, really nice/ The wipes were very moist and made getting the job done very easy.
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 binned mine as I didn't realise they were compostable. I don't currently have any food waste recycling facilities or a compost heap but it is worth bearing in mind for the future. I wouldn't flush them regardless as I would worry about clogging the drains.
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?
Depending on the price of the wipes, I would definatly buy these wipes. I love them! I've tried lots and lots of different wipes and always been a bit meh about them, but these ones I like. I would recommend to a friend. They are the best wipes I've tried.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes, I would be more willing to try other products with this brand as using these wipes was such a good experience.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give these wipes 5 stars.

IveNoIntentionOfMakingCupcakes Tue 30-Oct-12 22:11:11

1. I really like Ecover's green credentials and I would definitely describe it as a brand I trust. Although I have to admit that I do think of their products as expensive and unlikely to be on offer so I tend to buy them when I'm feeling flush but get cheaper brands when money's tight. However, I always use their washing up liquid for our babies' bottles as I worry about the rubber teats absorbing chemicals from diswasher tabs or other brands of washing up liquid. I feel a bit safer using Ecover as there are fewer chemicals.
2. I currently use wipes in the kitchen and bathroom as they are convenient and I also don't like the thought of spraying chemicals in the air if my children are around to inhale them.
3. I've been using them mostly in the kitchen and bathroom but also to wipe the skirting boards and dado rails throughout the house. I have found them really effective. Because of the natural ingredients I have been happy to use them on the kitchen table and highchair and was amazed to find that they removed, with relative ease, dried weetabix, which is possibly the hardest substance known to man. They were fine in the bathroom although it would be nice if they were flushable after doing the loo. 4. It is very important that the wipes are anti-bacterial and kill bacteria. I have a toddler and a newborn at sometimes I don't keep on top of housework so I like to use anti-bacterial products in important areas like the kitchen worktops, fridge, table, highchair and sink and the bathroom
5. The packet was easy to read and the wipes were easy to take out. It sealed up well afterwards too.
I really liked the fragrance. When I saw the pink on the packaging I thought the fragrance might be sickly-sweet but it wasn't at all. It wasn't too strong or chemically.
The wipes were fantastically moist; I was able to do the table first then whip around the floor afterwards. They are not big enough to be general floor wipes but good for getting up sticky spots etc.
6. I'm afraid I didn't even think to compost them, I just chucked them in the bin (after giving it a once over!) Would be a bonus if they were flushable, though not essential. Besides, I'm not sure how green that'd be?
7. Due to their convenience, fragrance, moistness, but most of all, lack of nasty chemicals, I would definitely buy these in the future and recommend them to friends.
8. My perception of the brand remains the same: pricey but you get what you pay for. If money didn't come into it I'd choose Ecover over other brands.
9. 4.5. Minus half a point for not being flushable.

I am really sorry but I thought they were awful sad far too thin - I needed at least three to make any impact; too foamy and smelt awful sad sorry! No way would I buy them or recommend them - tried them in the kitchen bathrrom and loos and was really disappointed.

CosmicCloud Tue 30-Oct-12 22:59:35

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I've never bought them before as I wasn't convinced how effective they'd be but I tried some Ecover products in our holiday cottage this year and quite liked 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?
Don't generally use wipes as they are quite expensive and I find a microfibre cloth and spray usually does a better job. I do sometimes use them for cleaning loo seats and highchairs although I usually just use babywipes on the highchair as I can use those on DS too.

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 kitchen surfaces, toilet seats and the highchair. I found they left the kitchen surfaces a bit streaky but this is the same for all wipes with the worktops we have. They did a good job of cleaning the highchair and the loo seat but they were a bit too foamy and also too small and thin, meaning I had to use at least two wipes.

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'm not too bothered as I feel too many anti-bacterial products in the home can actually cause increased susceptibility to infection, however I do like to use some anti-bacterial products on food prep areas and loos.

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 easy to use but it was quite difficult to see where to lift the seal to open the wipes for the first time. It had all the information I needed. I quite liked the fragrance and the wipes were moist enough but needed to be a bit bigger 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?
I put them in the general waste bin but would have put them on the compost heap if there had been information on the packaging to say this was recommended. I think it would make them a bit more convenient if they were flushable but the fact they're not isn't a problem for me.

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?
Possibly. I like them better than other brands of wipe I've tried as the scent is nicer but I'm still not a great wipe fan.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
It's reinforced that Ecover products are quite pleasant to use and do a decent job. I don't think I'd buy the wipes again unless they were on offer but it's made me want to try other Ecover products.

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 3. If they were bigger I'd give them a 4.

HappySunflower Wed 31-Oct-12 01:25:28

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them?
Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used their products before, liked them, liked the ethos but found them expensive!

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. Convenience mainly.

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?
High chair
Wiping the floor after spillages
Taps, light switches and door handles after a bug in the family!

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?
Not just important, vital for me.
I use supermarket's own brand of anti-bac wipes and spray at the moment

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?
Plastic bit tricky to open
Info was all there, yes
I liked the fragrance and found them moist enough to do the job and give peace of mind smile

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 didn't realise I could put them in the compost bin-I'll start doing so from now on, though. I have been throwing them in with normal rubbish.

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 the price was acceptable and would recommend them, yes.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I would be keen to try other items in the range, subject to them being affordable and of similar quality.

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

I used the wipes to clean the bathrooms, they did a good job, didn't smell too strongly, didn't leave residue or anything.
I don't usually buy Ecover as it's expensive, I don't usually use cleaning wipes as they're an expensive and wasteful way to clean things.
Re. Composting the wipes, I'd be concerned that the antibacterial product on them would kill the bacteria that decompose stuff in the compost heap. I put mine in the food waste.
Overall, a good size, good at cleaning, I liked the smell and strength of fragrance.
4 out of 5 until I can be reassured about composting the wipes not upsetting my compost heap.

OrangeforDd Wed 31-Oct-12 08:48:26

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used Ecover washing up liquid many years ago but found it less effective. However I was positive about trying these wipes as I thought that Ecover would be more effective now.
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 antibacterial wipes (Dettol mostly) as my daughter has health issues so this is a high priority at present.
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?
Bathroom basin, bath and toilet. Fountd I had to rinse everythig as residue left looked smeared and not clean.
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 improtant to me and main reason for purchasing wipes of this type (rather than dusting 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?
Packaging good. Fragrance good. Very moist and "foamy" compared to other wipes but was a negative with regard to rinsing being needed.
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?
In the bin. Flushable would be ideal for toilet. Looked like they would take a long time to compost and do not like idea of toilet cleaning then into compost for vegetables.
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?
Unfortunately no. I really wanted to like them but did a side by side test on large basin with dettol wipe. I did not rinse but when I returned the Ecover side was covered with smeary residue and this made it still look very dirty. If I have to rinse ane wipe dry with another cloth I feel this defeats the purpose and reduces the antibacterial effect. So sorry.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Sorry would not buy them now.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
2 1/2

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

i had a very low opinion of Ecover products, based on nothing more than having visited quite a few very scummy homes with Ecover products in the bathroom.

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 have done - from time to time - but generally use antibacterial spray and either a dishcloth or kitchen roll. I feel wipes like this are a bit of a luxury.

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 all over - starting with the hob (after all, there was a picture of an oven on the packet). I was really impressed with the way they cut through cooking grease. I hadn't expected that. Also in the bathroom and to wipe over surfaces. I did clean my daughter's placemat with it - but the amount of foamy residue left made me think it would taint the food so I wiped it over again with kitchen roll.

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 use antibacterial spray (see above). Yes - very important.

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 fine. I did like the smell (especially in the bathroom). Plenty of moisture - perhaps even a bit too much (see above)

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?

In the bin. I would compost them now you've mentioned it.

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 thought they were thicker and more efficient than I'd expected.

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

Yes, I no longer think Ecover products don't really clean!

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 - because the foam residue meant shiny surfaces had wipe marks on them.

Ninneve Wed 31-Oct-12 17:12:57

1. I've used Ecover products before and have found them very good generally, though harsh on the skin and a little on the expensive side.
2. I very occasionally buy wipes when they're on special offer at the supermarket. I have boys, so they can be very handy to keep in the bathroom for quick wipe ups! I don't buy them all the time simply because they're expensive for what they are - a cloth and spray will always be better value for money and do a better job.
3. I used the wipes on everything - my granddaughters high chair, in the bathroom, for quick wipes in the kitchen, the kitchen/bathroom bins - the kids even used them to give their shoes a wipe! They did a good job though I had to use more wipes than I'd have been happy to use had I paid supermarket prices. They're not very big and wouldn't have stood up to anything more than a quick wipe around. That's my general criticism of all wipes of this nature however. These general use wipes should be the size of floor sized wipes, and floor wipes bigger again than that. I'm not sure who in the designing process comes to the conclusion that this size wipe is the optimum size...someone that is not responsible for house cleaning perhaps.
4. I am not a fan of antibacterial cleaning products generally, I think they're unnecessary...that said, since my granddaughter was born, as she spends a lot of time here and I have pets, I do like to ensure that her high chair is cleaned with an antibacterial cleaner, also the surfaces I prepare her food on. I can't guarantee my naughty cats haven't been on the surfaces behind my back so I like to be sure they're safe.
5. The packaging had all the info I need, though it was a little tough to get into the pack initially. Loved the fragrance, really clean spelling without being chemically. Sadly the wipes were too small so were often overloaded with product.
6. The wipes went into the bin, though I have put one in the compost bin to see what happens!
7. I would possibly buy the product again if it was on offer in the supermarket. I'd have no problem recommending any Ecover product to someone else - they are very good, the wipes included if that's the kind of product that someone likes.
8. I did find these were not so harsh on skin as other Ecover products are - has it changed my perception of the brand? Not especially, I liked them before and I still like them now.
9. I'd give them 3/5...only marked down because they were on the small side, and had too much product on them due to that.

Bedat10 Wed 31-Oct-12 19:27:36

Thanks for letting me try these.
1. Not bought Ecover products before, always just assumed they would be more expensive (although never actually checked!)
2. I am a big fan of cleaning wipes, usually use them most in the bathroom but also kitchen occasionally. Convenient to use, although I always do feel a bit guilty as they go into landfill - so that these were biodegradable was definitely a plus.
3. I used the wipes mainly in the kitchen, surfaces, hob, cupboard doors. Also used them on dining table and on toddler place mat, chair etc. I liked them, felt they cleaned well and liked the smell. I would have liked them to have a slightly more textured/abrasive surface though as they weren't that good on dried on stuff.
4. Yes, v important for me, what's the point of cleaning otherwise?!
5. Packaging fine, liked the smell, definitely enough moisture.
6. I put them in the bin, didn't realise they could be compared. Probably wouldn't compost them anyway, just wouldn't feel right!
7. Yes would probably buy again, especially if they were on offer. Would recommend to friend.
8. Yes has changed my perception of Ecover products, I will certainly consider buying other things in future. Still think they might be a little more expensive though.
9. 4/5 - really liked the wipes, just could do with a bit more abrasive-ness! Thanks

Magtils Wed 31-Oct-12 21:09:10

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Bit skeptical about the ability to do job required. Never used Ecover 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?
Use wipes for convenience when doing a quick clean up of kitchen and bathroom. Also use wipes on high chair. Use for convenience mostly. Although they can be 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?
Mostly highchair but also in the kitchen. Thought they did a good job, although the did screw up a bit too easily, especially on anything that needed a good scrub! Loved the smell, so much nicer than other wipes I have used and they didn't leave any residue. They were also quite small. Handy for quick wipe ups more than a proper clean.
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 to me when cleaning the highchair, as my child eats straight off the tray. I have used antibacterial products before. All my hand soap are antibacterial.
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, great smell, 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? I put them in my food waste. Not a problem to me that not flush able as I didn't use them in the bathroom. If I were to use them in the bathroom it would be handy if they could be flushed.
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?
Absolutely buy these wipes again, and interested to see what other products are available. Have recommended these wipes to friends and family already.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes it has. I feel more confident that a Eco friendly product can be as good if not better than other products. Would look more closely at their products in the future.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4. If they were slightly bigger and not so quick to screw up it would be a 5.
Thank you!

daimbardiva Wed 31-Oct-12 21:48:02

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

I use several other Ecover products already so was open to trying a new one. The environmental credentials were the main attraction.

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 have been known to use baby wipes for household cleaning if they are 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?

Kitchen - highchair, spot-cleaning on floor, worktops, cupboard doors

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 use a-b products on the highchair - this is not a primary concern though

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, the packaging was easy to use and informative. The fragrance was pleasant - not too over powering. Yes, they remained moist for long 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?

I put them in the compost bin. I would NEVER flush any sort of wipe whether they are deemed flushable or not.

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?

Possibly - they are easy to use, but not sure they are anymore effective than using a baby wipe which is probably cheaper

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

No, I still have a favourable impression of the brand

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

3

henryscatoscar Wed 31-Oct-12 21:48:55

1. I’d used ecover products before to excellent effect. Washing up liquid and clothes liquid.
2. Convenience mostly
3. Did use successfully to get mat paint off of beige carpet, dropped by accident.
4. Very important. I use anti bacterial spray (supermarket brand)r
5. I had trouble getting the plastic sticky top open. It actually split.
6. I put them in general waste in the rubbish. My child flushed several handfuls of wipes in the past blocking the loo and needing us to pay for a plumber so I don’t flush wipes but also on ECO grounds.
7. Yes, mainly on the ecological credentials.
8. No
9. 3 mainly due to the packaging issue

tully67 Wed 31-Oct-12 21:50:48

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used Ecover products before, particularly the 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 use them for convenience because I have 2 young boys.
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 kitchen and dining room and found they worked well for the jobs i used them for - wiping benches, tables etc
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?
Don't take above into account - ever - think good general cleaning works fine without all the fuss about germs etc.
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?
Found packaging and wipes fine. Did not like the fragrance though.
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 binned them but should have composted them. Non-flush-able is 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 would buy in the future. Cleaning products are not generally a topic of conversation for me.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No as I already like the products.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3

GinetteandWill Wed 31-Oct-12 22:06:21

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

No,had never used them 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?

Yes, I use wipes for convenience when I am short on 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 used them on my sons high chair, the bathroom taps and the outside of the fridge and kitchen worktops

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 as I use them to clean sons high chair 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?

No problems with packaging, was unimpressed with fragrance

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 popped them into food bin, flushable not a problem for me

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 in the future. Would probably recommend, they did the jobs I wanted them to, although I did find them a bit flimsy at times

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

yes, as hadn't really considered using Ecover before, may consider them in future though

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

4

VirtuallyHere Wed 31-Oct-12 22:28:22

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

I have used Ecover washing powder before. I quite liked it but didn't find it very good for deep cleaning dirt. I was fairly open minded as to what Ecover wipes would be like.

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 we use flash wipes on the kitchen surfaces. This is for convenience.

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?

In the kitchen on the surfaces.

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?

Not important. We don't use any specific anti-bacterial products for cleaning or hygiene. Just general cleaning 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?

The packaging and fragrance was nice. But I found the wipes were used relatively quickly (dried out with a bit of surface as a lot smaller) so I needed to use more of them than I would of the Flash ones I have used previously.

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?

In the bin. I didn't realise 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?

Probably not. I had to use a lot more compared to a regular product.

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

No change in perception.

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

3 stars.

shaztwins1 Wed 31-Oct-12 22:46:07

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

never used ecover products before & was looking forward to giving them a try.

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 usually use wipes as i find them easy to use

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 mine for cleaning in the kitchen, they did clean well but i found i had to use more than my normal brand to clean same area.

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 use anti bac wipes as i like to know most germs can be cleaned away

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 thought they smelt very nice but found them a bit foamy when using, i found the packaging easy to reseal.

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 the used wipes in my compost bin for recycling.

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 dont think id change from my usual brand as i use less of them and they arent as foamy.

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 stars as they did clean well

pleasestoptalking Wed 31-Oct-12 22:55:32

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

I have previously bought Ecover products but stopped buying them as they gave me eczema on my hands.

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?

No. The only wipes I use regularly are baby wipes. I use these for general cleaning such as mucky faces / hands / bums but also to wipe down high chair after use etc.

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 mainly used the wipes in the kitchen; to wipe down surfaces and clean the cooker. I also used the wipes to clean the highchair. I found that they were only good for giving already clean-looking surfaces a once-over to make sure they were germ-free.

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?

This is very important and would make a difference to the product that I would choose to buy. I use anti-bacterial spray to clean the dining table, highchair and kitchen surfaces. I also use anti-bacterial spray to clean the toilet. At the moment I use a spray and a piece of kitchen roll to do 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 was good. It was easy to open and compact. I liked the fragrance as it was a bit different to the usual 'lemon' fragrance and it wasn't over-powering. It just smelt fresh and clean but didn't really linger which I liked.
The wipes were moist enough but the towel wasn't thick enough to do the job properly. It felt like using a very wet, very thin kitchen towel. The thickness of the wipe meant I wasn't keen to use it on the toilet as I felt my fingers would go through it. Also it meant it wasn't great to use on any areas of stuck-on grime. They were only suitable to really give the surface a 'freshen-up' rather than a proper clean.

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 really like the fact that they are biodegradable. This would be an incentive to buy them or a similar product again. I put them in the bin when I was finished with them. I wouldn't want to flush a wipe down the toilet. I don't think I would put them on the compost heap as I would want to be certain that the chemicals in them would not harm the garden after they had degraded.

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 take another look at the Ecover range as the wipes have not irritated the skin on my hands. However, I would not buy the wipes as I do not think they are useful enough. I have only been using them to wipe down the hob after use or the kitchen bin and I don't really need a single product for that purpose.

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

Not really. I have always thought that the brand is a good one but have been reluctant to use it because the washing up liquid irritated the skin on my hands in the past. Also Ecover terns to be on the more expensive side. If the products were a similar cost I would consider them.

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

I'm sorry to say I would only give them a 2. I liked the concept and I liked the smell but the thickness of the wipe meant that in my view it was not fit for purpose.

charlie7 Wed 31-Oct-12 23:33:40

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Yes I have used Ecover before - I like the idea behind the products but didnt always think they were effective. I have tried the toilet cleaner and a washing 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?
Yes I use wipes for convenience

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 bathroom and in the kitchen. They did the job of 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?d
I guess it was quite important but the only anti bac I would usually use is handwash.

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 and I liked the smell. My main problem was that I found them too wet and soggy compared to my usual ones.

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 - no compost heap at present. Not being flushable isnt 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?
No i don think so - I found them too soapy and wet. I probably wouldnt recommend either. Though I did like th smell!

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not really sorry! I use Method eco stuff and still will do so.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give them a 3

figment1 Thu 01-Nov-12 01:48:31

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

I feel positive towards Ecover because they are good for the environment and also for us, being safe to use around the home. As they have now been in our supermarkets for a while I am used to seeing the brand. I was skeptical if the wipes would work as well as the other brand I use.

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 do use wipes as part of my cleaning regime, I've used them for many years now. I use them because they are convenient and also because I do prefer them to using the sprays daily due to the smells/chemicals in a spray.

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 last used the wipes on a table in the lounge, but use them frequently on the kitchen work surface.

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 would only purchase anti-bacterial wipes. Yes I use anti-bacterial sprays and also hand sanitisers that I keep in the car.

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 to all of above.

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 did put them in the bin as our council is very strict as to what goes in a recycling bin. I wouldn't say that not being flushable is 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?

Yes definitely, I am now totally converted to Ecover as the produt I tried worked equally as well as the brand that I previously used. Yes, would recommend.

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

Yes, absolutely, I didn't think they would work as well as they did, and I much preferred the scent of them to my usual brand.

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

4 - they ticked all the boxes, the only reason I didn't award a 5 is because I would have liked them to be slightly bigger and possibly a little thicker too.

poachedeggs Thu 01-Nov-12 10:17:11

1. I knew they were "eco friendly" but had never tried them. I imagined their products to be pricey and possibly less effective than other brands.
2. I only use wipes when we have sickness bugs! Mainly because they can be disposed of and so are more hygienic - I don't generally use any antibac products otherwise.
3. I used them in the kitchen - worksurfaces, table tops, the ceramic cooker, fridge and some spots on the floor.
4. When I use wipes rather than a cloth it is because I want greater levels of hygiene.
5. The packaging was fine, the fragrance wasn't that pleasant and the wipes were a bit too frothy and wet for my liking.
6. I binned them, to be honest, but good to know that they are compostable. Flushable would be nice.
7. I probably wouldn't use them again, mainly because they were too small compared to other brands of wipes I've used in the past, and so I needed a handful to do the job. I am unlikely to recommend them (unless someone was specifically asking for an environmentally friendly alternative to standard wipes)
8. Not really.
9. 2

1.Have used Ecover products a few times in the past and found them quite good, particularly when my children were babies and I wanted to avoid chemical cleaners.

2. Sometimes use them for the bathroom as they are v convenient.

3. Used them in the bathroom and kitchen. As others have said they were a bit flimsy but seemed to get the job done and as they are biodegradable I'd expect them to be thin.

4. I tend to avoid antibacterial things as I think we're all a bit neurotic about 'germs' and am more of the 'bit of dirt never hurt' philosophy.

5. Yes to all of the above. Packet was v nice and small enough to carry in a baby bag if I wanted to take out for highchair wiping etc.

6. I was quite lazy in the bathroom and put them in the bin but would probably try harder to put in compost if I used them regularly.

7. Yes, would probably recommend. Using myself would depend on price.

8. Not really.Always quite liked Ecover and still like them.

9. 4

marlus Thu 01-Nov-12 14:10:44

1. I like Ecover and had used their laundry liquid, all purpose cleaner, wishing up liquid and other cleaning products before.

2. I only ever use an occasional baby wipe, because they might be what is closest to hand and because they do a good job.

3. On the high chair and in the kitchen. They did the job in terms of cleaning, but there was so much moisture left on the surfaces afterwards that I didn't like using them.

4. I did like that the wipes were antibacterial, because this made me feel like I was doing a better job than usual (not very hygiene conscious generally, I'm afriad). I don't usually use anti-bacterial products except for the spray we were given in the free pack when my son was born (now almost 2...)

5. I thought the packaging was fine, have to say I did not read what it said. The frangrance was fine as well, but, as noted under 3, I thought there was way too much moisture.

6. I threw them in the bin. I'm never sure whether products marked as biodegradable will actually do so in a compost bin, or if they need longer. Also would be unsure of having things that kill 99% of bacteria in my compost bin, would that not be bad for the friendly bugs? I would not flush them anyway, because always imagine what the sewers will look like before I do.

7. I wouldn't, because I generally don't use antibacterial products or wipes and found the level of moisture left after cleaning disturbing (imagined what would happen if my son decided to lick his high chair before it had dried up - stranger things have happened)

8. It has actually made me like them a bit less, becuase this does not seem in itself like a product encouraging environmentally friendly behaviour and I did not like the product itself that much.

9. 2

lgilbert99 Thu 01-Nov-12 15:24:32

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

I have used the Ecover washing up liquid before, and think it suggests a person who is caring of the environment. I had also tried the wipes to clean the surfaces in my caravan.

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?

Wipes are useful because they can be thrown away when used and you don't have dirty dusters and cloths to deal with. They are impregnated with appropriate cleaning agents but tend to be quite 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?

I used them in the bathroom and in the kitchen, for most grubby surfaces except for leather and tv screens. I was wary of using them on the tv screens but did use them for windowsills and some marks on the windows.

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 tend to use Dettox spray and wipes for hygienically wiping toilets and other bathroom fittings. I think it isn't essential to eliminate all bacteria from the environment as we all need challenges to develop our immune system.

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, opened easily and it was easy to pull out each wipe. So far the pack has resealed properly. I loved the smell. Pack info was adequate but I had to keep checking on what surfaces were not recommended with these wipes. I found the wipes too small and that they quickly screwed themselves into smaller areas, not useful when you have arthritis, also they started off foamy and wet but very quickly dried out. I had to use several wipes to clean even small areas. The cleaning agent present worked well.

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 with the usual kitchen waste, and I wouldn't flush any wipes down the toilet. I love the idea that are made from materials obtained by sustainable, managed forestry.

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 as they are environmentally friendly and this is appropriate to my ideals. I would't initiate a conversation on any wipes but if asked I would list them alongside the other wipes I used, with a brief comment as to the efficiency of the cleaning action and the lovely smell.

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

Not really because I was already aware of their environmental credentials.

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

I would give them a 3 mainly because of their size.

Jins Thu 01-Nov-12 15:35:38

I've already commented but I've come back to say that they did a good job on my stainless steel cooker but are definitely far too small for the job.

I still find the fragrance repulsive though blush - sorry Ecover

No change in the score I'd give them as I thought they did a good job of clceaning before

beingginger Thu 01-Nov-12 18:28:50

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used the kitchen spray before but wasn't keen on the smell

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 have some parazone bathroom ones, my 4 year old son has a habit of weeing on the loo seat

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 bathroom, they cleaned well and didn't leave any smears

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 don't really use anti-bac cleaning products but i do use anti-bac hand wash

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?
very easy, the flap stayed sticky enough to open and re-close and kept the wipe from drying out

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 just put them in the bin. didn't realize they could go on the compost or i would have got rid of them there

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?
possibly, i don't buy them for everyday use though they can be expensive

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
not really, I've always known about the brand, but they are more expensive than other brands and it's not always a luxury i can afford

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

beingginger Thu 01-Nov-12 18:29:40

just to add, they were too small and could have been better if they were about 25% bigger

BlueGuinefort Thu 01-Nov-12 21:38:44

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

I like environmentally friendly brands. I think bigger brands should take more responsibility for the environment. I have bought a few Ecover products before, like the washing up liquid, washing powder and fabric softener. However, I use ecoballs and no fabric softener these days and I didn't rate the washing uo liquid, so don't buy Ecover nowadays.

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 ocassionally for the bathroom and dirtier jobs, although I do feel guilty about this, as I feel in most cases a cloth and some vinegar can do the same job. I like the convenience, and the fact that they (and any dirt/germs) can be binned afterwards.

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 to wipe down the kitchen cupboards, purely to give them a try out. They were just as good as any other wipe, as in they did the job okay but any dried-on drips etc. needed a bit more ooomph, or texture. I also used them to wipe down the kitchen benches, although I wouldn't usually use a wipe for this job. DH is in charge of bathroom cleaning and generally does it with cloths, but I'll get him to try these out, but TBH I think they are generally on a par with every other wipe on the market. I fail to see how there could be much difference in wipes. Perhaps something with a little more texture would be better? Not sure really.

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?

Not important in the slightest. In fact I'd go as far to say that I actively avoid buying antibac products when there is a normal alternative available. I don't 'believe' in antibac products and think that hot water/soap and vinegar is adequate in most cases. I would only use an antibac product or bleach product in the case of a DV bug.

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 - little sticky closure stayed closed in between uses. I don't remember the fragrance but assume it was pleasant and inoffensive. The moisture of the wipes was good.

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. I didn't realise they could go on the compost heap - although I have a wormery - not sure if the same applies. I would prefer them to be flushable but it wouldn't prevent me from buying 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?

I'd only buy them if they were on special. And I doubt I'd recommend them to a friend but purely because this would never come up in conversation. However, if it did, I would probably mention the biodegradablity.

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

It hasn't changed my perception.

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

4. 3 for being exactly the same as any other wipe + 1 for being biodegradable.

Thanks!

Lamazeroo Thu 01-Nov-12 22:07:48

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

I've always used Ecover, as it's extremely important to me that our household treads lightly on the earth. Sine becoming pregnant with my son two years ago it became even more important to me to minimise my exposure to environmental carcinogens and xenoestrogens. As household cleaning products are a major source of exposure of these chemicals I've always paid attention to what is being sprayed/wiped around my house.

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've never used wipes as I've never found any which I considered 'clean' enough. Also, I'm aware of the environmental concerns associated with disposing of so-called flushable wipes.

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, the dining table and the baby's playmat. I was happy with their performance.

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've never been a fan of anything purporting to be antibacterial, as removing commensal bacteria concerns me.

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 only real information I need is the ingredient list, which of course is present. I can't think of any issues with the packing. The fragrance was inoffensive enough, but I would prefer it to be fragranced with essential oils rather than synthetic fragrance. Tea tree or lemon scented gum would be nice and fresh.

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 with our food waste. As I've never used wipes before I am not in the habit of flushing them so it never crossed my mind to find this 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?

Yes, I would and will buy them. Yes, I could see myself recommending them to a friend.

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

No, I've always been a fan.

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

4 - they lose a mark for being a bit wet and foamy. Thanks for a great introduction to them.

1) I have used the ecover washing up liquid before in a relatives house but have never actually bought any of the products myself. I thought the wipes might not work as well as standard products.

2)I occasionally use wipes, mainly for convenience.

3)I used them on kitchen surfaces, dining table, bathroom surfaces and skirting boards - yes they did the job.

4)It is very important that I use anti-bacterial products as I have children and pets. I mainly use anti- bacterial products for cleaning.

5) No issues with the packaging, easy to use and enough info. I loved the fragrance of the wipes, there was a good amount of moisture but slightly too small.

6)I disposed of the wipes in the kitchen waste bin - it's not a problem that they are not flushable.

7) yes, I would buy this product and possibly other ecover products depending on price. I would recommend them to friends and family.

8) I now know that they work as good as standard brands so it has slightly changed my perception of the brand.

9) 4- would have been 5 if they had been slightly bigger.

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

I'd not used them, in my application I think I said I had but it turns out I was thinking of Method stuff.

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 buy bathroom wipes with the intention of using them to give the bathroom a quick once over every night before bed in between the weekly big clean. They generally sit in the cupboard untouched as I forget about them! They are convenient but I wouldn't say value for money - a cloth and some antibac spray is cheaper for general day to day "wiping".

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 to clean DD's little table and chairs in between meals. They worked well at removing rubbed in food and crayon marks.

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. DD had bacterial meningitis earlier this year which has made me rather more conscious than I was previously. I try not to over use anti bacterial products where not necessary though, things like anti bacterial washing up liquid I think is going too far and I vaguely remember reports that using too many anti bacterial products stops you building up natural immunity. I may have made that up in my head at some point though!

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 found the sticky patch a little hard to open sometimes whilst wrestling a toddlers mealtime demands at the same time. A clip top lid like on DD's baby wipes would be helpful. I wanted to like the fragrance, it was one of things that attracted me, but I didn't, sorry! The wipes were quite foamy in appearance but on use were actually probably about right moisture wise. I'd echo other peoples comments about being too small however and scrunching up a lot making them hard to use.

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, I had no idea they were biodegradable! Good idea but we have a miniscule garden so they would sit in our green bin until we next put it out which will probably be next summer when we're due a grass cut! We don't have a compost bin as no need for one. Flushable would be good but it's not a major issue to me that they're not.

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 if they were reasonably priced / on offer. Price is they key factor in my purchasing decisions these days. I would recommend them if the subject came up yes.

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

Not really, I'm not sure I had a perception to start with. It has made me more aware of the brand however.

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 I think. I wasn't keen on the smell but that's just personal preference, it wasn't offensive or anything! I'd also prefer them to be larger and easier to open but they cleaned well and I'm keen on the biodegradable aspect now I know about it!

glitch Fri 02-Nov-12 16:19:05

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

I think Ecover products show you care about the environment and try to do something to help. Having said that I only use the washing up liquid. I vaguely remember trying a spray or washing powder a long time ago but I have memories of it not working well.

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 buy wipes for occasional cleaning of the floor and the sofa. They are also good for a quick wipe round especially in the bathroom. They are convenient especially having children and pets.

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 the bathroom and on the floor. They got the dirt up pretty well. They were a little foamy though which would be OK if the wipes were bigger. They were a little puny sized! C

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 use anti bac stuff in the bathroom and for the floor but I'm not especially bothered about anti bac for day to day surface cleaning. With a dog in the house I'm sure we are germ ridden!

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 OK. I usually stuggle to find the sticky bit to open (it is similar to looking for the end of the sellotape). The smell wasn't really much of anything. Not offensive but not particularly noticable / pleasant either. They were moist and worked well but were a little foamy.

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 would never flush wipes, I really don't want blocked drains. I didn't think to compost them but I would in future. That makes me like them even more.

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 you brough out a larger size and the price was reasonable. As much as I like the idea of helping the environment I need things to be affordable and I could improvise with kitchen roll and spray cheaply enough. I don't think I would go out of my way to rave about them but if they were in conversation I would say I liked them.

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

No, my perception is still the same. I think I will re-visit some of the other products though (again, depending on price).

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

I would give them 3.5. Less for being a bit foamy and small, but positive for being compostable and good at cleaning.

danmoore00 Fri 02-Nov-12 17:15:09

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

Had heard of Ecover and used their washing products from time-to-time.

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?

Do use wipes on occasions - used as part of cleaning regime but ususally use other products with them

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 throughout my home - they did seem to clean well - used within my bedroom and en-suite bathroom. They seemed to clean ok - but were a little 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 feel that anti-bacterial products are important in ensuring my home is clean throughout. I do usually 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?

packaging very easy to use and did not unseal like some other products I have used. I liked the fragrance would not have said that it smelled as described but pleasant. They did get job done but as previously advised a little 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?

I didn't realise that they were actually biodegrabable until completing this - I has disposed in the normal bin not recycling. I feel that it is important that they are biodegradable so feel that this should be highlighted more on packaging. I do not feel that wipes should be flushed anyway so 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?
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 of Ecover has changed - it was fairly positive anyway.

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

Rating of 4 only real negative was the size of the wipes.

jollytummywobbles Fri 02-Nov-12 18:20:41

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

I always use the washing up liquid, and have used other products when on offer.

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 purely for convenience.

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 the bathroom; they were ok, but they were thinner and smaller than I needed and consequently used more than I would expect to 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?

Nice to have.

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?

We really liked the fragence! Packaging was fine, as was the 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?

Put them in the bin, as normal.

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, depending on price.

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

I still really rate the brand.

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

Huffpot Fri 02-Nov-12 20:32:53

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? No I had never thought about trying them or used any 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? No I don't use wipes as part of the cleaning regime mainly because of cost. The convenience of them appeals to me massively though

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 bathroom and toilet. They were ok but didn't seem to pick up anything...more move it around

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 the anti bacterial factor and the bacteria as I have two young toddlers and we always have snuffles. I use some anti bacterial sprays for this reason when 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? The packaging was great and the information on it. The fragrance was pleasant and the wipes were very wet....I think they were a bit too foamy as left quite a bit of froth behind 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 popped them in the bin but would definitely have put them in with food waste if I realised. Not being flushable wasn't an issue at all

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 don't think I would buy them as they were very small and hard to use because of that on large surfaces and left me in doubt as to whether to wipe the surfaces over again as they left so much residue.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? It hasn't really changed my perception massively - I am still quite neutral towards the brand

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? A 3

UniqueYoungMum Fri 02-Nov-12 21:01:32

1. I had heard of Ecover via other blogs doing reviews, all the reviews I read sounded positive so before trying the products I did have a good inkling about them.

2. I do use wipes, they are so much easier than spraying the sides then wiping, I know it only saves 1 step but when I am in a rush 1 step saved is much better than wasting 5 minutes if I can do it all in 2 minutes!

3. I used mine in the Kitchen and I used one on the coffee table.

4. Being a Mummy who suffers with OCD, everything cleaning wise I buy has to be Anti-Bacterial, I have a child so for me, if I can prevent a few germs by using Anti-Bacterial products then I am more than happy to spend a little bit more on the product.

5. The packaging and design was great, everything was visible and easy to read, useful information etc. The fragrance was nice, maybe a little bit more, as I sniffed my sides (yes I do that lol) and couldn't smell anything but now thinking about it, the kitchen is a place for food so the fragrance amount is just right! More than enough moisture!!

6. I placed mine in the bin as I don't have a compost bin, if I was to use these wipes on the toilet then I would find it very hard to remember not to flush these down the toilet.

7. Yes I would certainly buy the product again, and I have already started recommending to friends and family!

8. Apart from reading blog reviews I had never heard of Ecover and I really cant believe not a lot of people do, they are fantastic and using the wipes has not changed my perception of the brand at all!

9. 4 (because there are cheaper wipes available).

kez1212 Fri 02-Nov-12 21:06:47

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

I have used Ecover products before and liked them (Washing powder, washing up liquid), but sometimes find them a bit pricey.

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 sometimes use wipes, handy to have sometimes. I tend to bulk buy them from Costco to keep costs down.

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 dining room, for the highchairs and oilcloth tablecloth. They were very good but could be bigger.

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 liked that they were antibacterial as I was using them around areas where my children eat. I usually use antibac spray and cloth for this area.

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, the fragrance was nice and they held enough moisture but I would prefer them in a bigger size.

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 out in the bin as our compost bin is full.

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 and probably recommend them. I would be more inclined to do so if they were bigger though.

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

I have always liked the brand and what they are striving for.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4, if they were bigger it would have been a 5.

Thank you!

philnteds Fri 02-Nov-12 21:34:28

I loved the wipes, could do with being a bit larger but smell lovely and get the job done. I hate to admit this but I didn't notice that they weren't flushable :-( I would definitely purchase them again.

Wytchhazel1 Sat 03-Nov-12 09:52:44

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

I had used ecover before as i like the idea of trying to be more environmentally friendly. Some have been excellent, some less so.Thier cream cleaner was particularly good for hobs etc, but i can't seem to get it anymore.

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 for bathrooms and for quick clean ups. Also for taking away on holiday and for trips out - great for picnic tables! Convenience then really.

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?

On the table, in the kitchen, in the bathroom. They cleaned reasonably well, up there with the ones i usually use, but were too small so i always needed at least two, and too foamy for a lot of jobs.

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 to use antibac on the table and kitchen surfaces, so it is a bonus.

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 and had all the right info. Didn't like the smell, i found it really sickly, but it was not too strong which was a good thing as many are very overscented. The wipes were very moist which was good, but as i got further through the packet they became very foamy and left foam streaks on everything i cleaned.

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. I hadn't clocked i could put them in the compost. Might do this is 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?

Possibly if the wipes were bigger, but it would depend on the price. Wouldn't not recommend them, but probably wouldn't actively suggest them either as they are too small and foamy.

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?

3-4. Didn't like the smell, too small and too foamy, but cleaned well and environmentally better than a lot of products.

BlatherskiteOfTheLivingDead Sat 03-Nov-12 10:03:38

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

I hadn't used any products before. I thought of them as a premium brand - more money because of the name and no better than the cheaper alternatives

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 bathroom/toilet wipes as I find the idea of keeping a cloth used to clean a toilet quite gross. I like to be able to flush them away. I have no idea if the Ecover wipes are flushable as it doesn't seem to say on the pack.

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 tried them in the kitchen - where I found they weren't big enough or wet enough to do the job. They certainly wouldn't replace a sink full of hot, soapy water and a dishcloth for me.
I also tried them in the bathroom where they were a lot more successful. I used them for cleaning most things including the sink, the toilet and the toilet toddler seat and the bath. They work well on the sink, removing the soap scum and toothpaste and leave the taps nice and shiney. They worked well on the toilet too. It was easy to give it a quick wipe over and made things feel a lot cleaner. Same with the toddler seat. I didn't like them so much on the bath. The taps just didn't see to come clean enough and they didn't seem to help with the mildew-y areas.

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've been having some problems with my immune system recently so have been more worried about germs than normal. I do like to use anti-bacterial products in the kitchen and bathroom so I was happy that these wipes worked that way

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 way easy to use but the sticky on the tab will soon become unsticky with regular contact with the wipes. I would have preferred a harder plastic click lid like you get on some baby wipes. The wipes didn't mention whether they were flushable or not which was frustrating. I wasn't keen on the fragrance at first but it is growing on me and does smell 'clean' to me. It doesn't seem to last very long though. I haven't finished the pack yet so I'm not sure if they will retain their moisture right to the end. They do seem to be retaining their moisture so far though.

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 have been putting mine in the bin or down the loo blush We do have a food waste/garden waste collection from the council but are told specifically not to put tissues in so I doubt they'd be impressed with me putting in these wipes. We don't have a compost heap because we don't have enough space in the garden and are able to recycle through the council. Not flushable is a problem for me as I really, really wouldn't like to be wiping the loo and then hanging onto these wipes by sticking them in the bin. Outside to the general rubbish bin would be more of a chore too. Come to think of it, even if we did have a compost heap, I wouldn't be happy about having germy cloths sitting on it either.

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 doubt it. I'll stick to my flushable toilet wipes I think for the reasons above. They're also cheaper and smell nicer. I doubt I'd recommend either unless someone was specifically asking after a more natural product.

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

Not really. I still think they're priced too high for what they are/do

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

4. They're good but not great and overpriced in comparison to similar products.

JimbosJetSet Sat 03-Nov-12 13:53:25

1. I had used Ecover products once or twice before, if they were on offer - I was impresed with them but usually too expensive full price.

2. Yes I use wipes, but occasionally - although convenient, they are too expensive to use regularly.

3. I used them in the kitchen, bathroom and on the highchair. Effective in all situations.

4. Yes I was glad they are anti-bacterial, but aren't all wipes/cleaning products? I'd have expected nothing less!

5. Packaging, fragrance and moisture all good.

6. In the bin - I didn't realise they could go anywhere else. I'd have been impressed if they were flushable but I didn't expect it.

7.I would buy the products, but only if they were on offer. I prob wouldn't recommend them but its not the sort of product I would recommend anyway .

8.No, but my perception was positive anyway.

9. 4 - looses a point for the price.

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

No to using other Ecover products, probably thought they were a bit weedy.

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 kitchen surfaces, convenience.

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. I wasn't keen. Too foamy and 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 would prefer things to be non-antibacterial. I think too much germ killing is a bad thing.

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 haven't looked at the packaging, apart from the instructions to keep them upside down? The fragrance was more like baby bum-wipes. I imagine I would have been more keen to use them on a high chair, where I would have felt less comfortable about using my usual industrial lemon and chemical smelling flashwipes. they were too foamy to be moist for long 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?

they go in the household waste.

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, sorry I wouldn't, see above.

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?

2

SourMilkGill Sat 03-Nov-12 23:08:07

11. Before using them I thought they may not work very eell and might be too gentle to do anything.
2.I do currently use wipes to clean with. I use baby wipes because I find them convenient and good at quikly wipinng things over.I think they are value for money for their convenience.
3. I used them in the bathroom (sink and toilet) and in the kitchen (surfaces, cooker top and fronts of cupboards and fridge etc.) They did not work well. As as example, the slow cooker overspilled so the next day I tried to use the wipes, they had very little effect, where as 2 sprays of supermarket value cleaner had it clean imediately.

4. Itis not important to be antiba everytime I wipe down, I just want it to be clean. I worry about living too much of an antibac lifestyle.
5. Would have heled to have a mark on the plastic showing the edge as they were had to open. I thought I would hate the smell, and would never have bought that fragrance, but actually they smelt quite nice. Still not convinced that I'm helping to save the world by using them. It is probably just a clever name to make you think that, a bit like those childrens fruit sweets and drinks that barely have any fruit in them. I got covered in the stickiness liquid which I didn't like I'm sue that can't be good for your skin. They were difficult to use as they were so small and squished up really quickly.
6. I just put them in the bin out of habbit, but would usually aim to compost them. Would be interested to know how kng they took to decompose before composting them i.e. are they similar in time to grass, paper, what? Would never flush even if it were possible.
7. No wouldn't recommend them. They didn't work to move marks. Didn't feel like value for money because they were so small.
8. Still prepared to try ecover, but not holding my breath.
9. A very low 1, they just didn't work very well and were hard to use.

lizzie712 Sun 04-Nov-12 11:51:18

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used Ecover products previously and have been impressed so I was keen to try these wipes.

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 currently, they are convenient, effect and don’t take up much space.

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 them in the kitchen, they were very effective at removing grease and leave no 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?
Anti- bacterial is a real benefit, especially in the kitchen and bathrooms. I don’t currently use anti-bac products but using these wipes has made me think about doing so.

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 very easy to use, fragrance was good as it doesn’t smell of chemicals, the wipes had enough moisture but could do with being a bit thicker.

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 the wipes in the bin. I would not compost them or put them with food waste. It would be handy for them to be flushable when using them in the bathroom !!

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 definitely use them again, I like the environmentally friendly aspect and, as they are as effective as other brands, why not ! I would recommend this product without a doubt.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
My perception of the brand has not changed, I have used Ecover products previously and been impressed.

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 stars – as stated, they could be a bit thicker.

runnervt Sun 04-Nov-12 11:54:17

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I regularly use Ecover products and find they work fine. I like the low environmental impact.
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 use wipes as I find them wasteful and usually use reusable cloths.
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 floors and toilet seats mostly. They worked ok but were quite wet and folded up quite easily. They did clean ok.
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? Not that important. Other than soap I don't use any other anti-bacterial 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? The packaging was fine and the fragrance was nice. They retained enough moisture, possibly too much.
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. The packaging didn't say they were compostable although I might do that.
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 I wanted to buy wipes I might buy them. I haven't tried any other wipes so couldn't really recommend them as better than any others.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? No perception the same.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? 4

Elkieb Sun 04-Nov-12 15:56:03

thank you for asking me to review the item, our feedback is as follows:
1) Environmentally friendly but expensive.
2) Not currently, but in the past. they are convenient put prone to drying out in the packaging even when sealed and stored upside down.
3) We used them in the kitchen, bathroom and on the dining table.
4) I don't usually seek an antibacterial product but it is a bonus.
5) The packaging was clear, concise and colourful. We didn't like the fragrance- it was quite 'chemically' and I'm not sure whether pomegranete is a good fragrance or not. What does a pomegrante smell like anyway? My DH thought they were too wet, and remarked that the surfaces needed wiping down afterwards
6) We put them in the general rubbish, not worried about them being non flushable
7) We probably wouldn't buy them in the future- we have reverted back to using a cleaning spray and a cloth.
8) We probably wouldn't recommend them to friends as didn't really think the product was brilliant (sorry)
9) 3 out of 5

bearcub1 Sun 04-Nov-12 16:29:54

1 I have used Ecover washing up liquid and kitchen cleaner before. I found during the time I used them the product to be ok, but other non environmentally products to clean better.
2 I always use wipes in my cleaning. I always use them when cleaning the toilet, bathroom floor, wiping down changing mat and potty. I like them as they are disposable and using a clean cloth every time.
3 I tested the wipes in the bathroom: toilet, floor, portable potty, changing mat, sink. They did the job equally as well as the current products i use.
4 quite important that they are anti bacterial and they kill bacteria. I use them in the bathroom, so would want bugs to be killed after using them.
5 found the pack easy to open and reseal. The wipes stayed moist until I had finished the job. I liked the bubbles that came from the wipe as it looked like it was cleaning and I could also see easily where I had already cleaned. I can't recall the fragrance as I type this, so it is neither offensive or particularly notable.
6 I disposed of the wipes in with the ordinary household waste. As I use them in the bathroom mostly, I would not think to dispose of them in with food waste which comes from the kitchen.
7 I would buy the product in the future, if the price is comparable to other products available. I would recommend them if I was talking to someone about cleaning. I don't think I would start up a conversation about them though!
8 yes, now having tried Ecover again, I would look at other products in the range and if comparable to other brands price wise, I would buy them.
9 I would give them 4 out of 5. I think they would get a 5 if the fragrance was more note worthy. I like the smell of cleaning products - it's like the fruit of my labour!!!

buffdudgie Sun 04-Nov-12 18:05:47

1. I use washing up liquid and laundry liquid and powder and also multi surface cleaner.

2. I occasionally use wipes but am not convinced they are very environmentally friendly
3.I used them on the fridge and the loo.
4. I wonder if they kill mould as well? I wonder if killing all bacteria is always a good thing as it gets rid of harmless bacteria which may protect us from more harmful ones.
5. That was fine
6.compost heap
7. might buy them in the future for yucky jobs I don't want to use washable cloths on but I prefer as a policy to use washable cloths, might recommend to a friend who was keen on wipes
8. not really
9. 4/5

polly164 Sun 04-Nov-12 19:02:37

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I have used Ecover products before, mainly the washing up liquid and fabric conditioner. Sometimes I feel that there products seem expensive, I would like to try more products in the Ecover range.

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?
Generally I don't tend to use wipes as part of my cleaning routine. I do always take a pack away with me on holiday though, just so I can give surfaces a once over.

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 bathroom units, kitchen worktops, around the bin. I found them especially useful for cleaning around the toilet daily. I like how they were very moist, however I did find them to be on the small side.

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, I do use antibacterial products in my cleaning routine, I love the feeling of knowing that my home is really clean. It is important to me that the products I use are antibacterial.

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?
They packaging was fine, standard for this type of product. I like the fragrance of them also. The wipes certainly stayed moist whilst using them, I used a clean dry cloth in some areas after using them just to absorb and excess moisture. I do feel that the wipes would be better if they were bigger.

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 just put them in the ordinary household waste bin, its not a problem that they can't be flushed. I don't flush any wipes so these were just the same

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 the products in future and I would also recommend them. They did what I expected them to do in a caring way.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
After using these I will try some of the other cleaning products in the range, it really makes me feel that green and friendly can also be effective and safe

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4 stars, they need to be bigger to get 5!!

DoubleYew Sun 04-Nov-12 23:06:42

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? Yes spray cleaning stuff and washing liquid. I like the fact they seem better for the environment but I don't know that much about chemistry so I don't really know what the difference is.

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, toddler who makes a lot of mess so they are convenient but I feel a bit guilty about the waste.

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 floor, yes cleaned up 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? I think you can kill too many germs so this is not a major plus point for me.

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? Very moist which is not always the case, smell ok limey but couldn't really say I could smell pomegranete. Yes packaging 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? Oh I actually hadn't seen they were compostable so that is a big plus for me, I will be putting the other ones on the compost heap.

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 if it was a good price, might do but I don't tend to have these sort of conversations tbh.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? Not really, always thought it 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? 4

1. Thought they were expensive but eco friendly and not particularly good. Used washing powder for son with eczema but it didn't help and irritated his skin.

2. Occasionally when I cam feeling lazy, not the norm, probably buy them once a quarter.

3. Used them in the kitchen and 1 bathroom - not great at cleaning the cooker top or stuck on food at the breakfast bar, even when used soon after spillage. OK in the bathroom except where there was lime scale.

4. Fairly important in the kitchen where food is prepped, not elsewhere.
I use Dettol spray in the kitchen normally, for general everyday cleaning.

5. Package was easy to use, info on the pack was fine, fragrance was pleasant and fresh but I found the wipes were very dry, even when stored upside down to help the moisture get to the top wipe - far too dry to clean effectively and I think that this was the bigger problem.

6. I put the used wipes into our recycled food waste container. Not being flushable is not a problem for us as we have a septic tank so we flush nothing other than loo roll, but I'd rather not flush any paper or tissue product that cannot be easily torn by a young child, just seems wrong.

7. I wouldn't buy them because they simply weren't effective enough at cleaning, not moist enough and needed many wipes to do anything at all and I wouldn't recommend for all those reasons. It may simply be perception but I like to feel that the cloth or wipe I'm using is wet enough to be wrung out or soak the surface as I need it.

8. Unfortunately it has confirmed my perception that the products, though worthy, do not deliver on cleaning and if they fail to clean effectively I won't buy them.

9. I'd give 2 stars just because they didn't clean very well.

hurricanewyn Mon 05-Nov-12 08:33:57

Sorry I'm late - email went to spam and I forgot to check back blush

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? I had used Ecover before because I liked the reduced environmental impact they give. I generally felt positive about 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 don't - they always struck me as quite wasteful and poor 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 in the kitchen. They were good at using on greasy stains, but less so on burnt on food on the cooker top.

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 don't tend to worry too much about the anti-bac properties. If I am concerned, I use bleach.

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 fine - it wasn't too overpowering. The packaging was ok. The wipes felt a bit too thin & wet. They bunched up quite quickly (but I don't normally use wipes - this could be what they do), so I felt I was using more of them than I expected to need.

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? Not flushable isn't a problem. I wouldn't have flushed them even if it had said it was ok to do so. I imagine if they were, the wipes would need to be a lot thinner and probably less effective. I was throwing them in the bin until I read on here that they could go on the food waste. This should definitely be on the packaging as there's no indication that this can be done.

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'm not sure I'd buy in the future - I like to give things a good scrub (or am heavy handed!) and they felt too insubstantial for that. Perhaps if they were on offer I might get a pack to have for quick spills etc as they are convenient, but not essential. If I had a friend with a small child/toddler I can see how they would be much more useful and may recommend them then.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? No. I think the fact they can be composted should be clearer though - I did wonder at the environmental credentials of a company that would advocate chucking the wipes, so I was glad that was cleared up. But, I would have been dubious about it otherwise.

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 - 4

Pufflemum Mon 05-Nov-12 10:01:44

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Yes I have used washing up liquid and detergent. I generally liked but dont use often as they always seem expensive for the size of product. This is particulalry true for laundry products, being a family of four I do a lot of washing so a bottle of liqud only lasts a week, hence I buy brands that have much larger packets
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 in the kitchen and bathroom, for convenience and hygiene, I dislike the thought of using a cloth multiple times to clean a bathroom surface, with a wipe, you clean then dispose of it
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?
They cleaned everything well. I even used them on my sons very muddy football boots and they came out suprisingly clean!
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 use them for both, however it seems that all wipes and sprays claim to kill 99.9% of bacteria these days so the claim does not make this product stand out. People buy ecover because its seen as more environmentally friendly not because its a better product (in my opinion)
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 design of the packet and the smell of the wipe. however I found opening and sealing the packet a bit difficult. I imagine they would dry out if not sealed properly.I also found the wipes too small, you need to use two or three to clean anything.
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, I would not flush them even if the packet said you could so this is not an issue for me. I had not considered composting them, this is good to know.
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 may if they are on offer. I currently buy large tubs of Kirkland wipes, I prefer these due to their size and the convenience of the packaging. They clean equally as well and both smell pleasant enough.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I have always thought of Ecover as a good brand and this product confirms what I thought, an average product that will do the jobs as advertised but with good ethics/ environmental standing
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
Its a three from me.

Thanks for letting me test, overall it is a pleasant product that I would be happy to use, I may keep some in the car especially for those muddy shoes!

JParkson Mon 05-Nov-12 11:10:52

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I haven't used Ecover products before as I wasn't aware of the brand. Therefore I felt neutral about 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 don't usually use anti-bacterial wipes, as the amount that I would go through (9yr old, 2yr old and 12 week old) is quite high! I also can't justify the price of wipes when a sponge and some washing-up liquid would suffice! I sometimes use cheap baby wipes if I'm pushed for time, or if I'm out and about and feeling selfconcious about the mess my kids are making

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 to clean DD1's highchair, the table and the surfaces in the kitchen. I was quite pleased at how well they cleaned the highchair and the kitchen surfaces. slattern for not wiping the kitchen cupboard doors regularly I found they frothed quite a bit, which I was surprised about. I felt they needed to be a bit sturdier in structure, as the wipe was knackered before it had finished frothing/the patch I was cleaning was clean. Going forward, I would use them to go over the surfaces one last time after a scrub-down with sponge & washing up liquid (my usual cleanser of choice!)

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'm not adamant about using anti-bac products unless I'm pregnant

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 they stayed very moist, but needed to be sturdier. The packaging was fine, and informative enough. The fragrance was pleasing enough as well, not so strong that the kitchen/highchair/table stunk for half an hour after finishing cleaning.

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 don't buy flushable wipes anyway. I like that they are biodegradable, but as I live in a flat, a compost heap is a bit of a challenge to put them on! I 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?
If it came up in conversation, I would mention them, but I can't recommend/comment on them based on price, as I don't know how expensive they are.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Using these wipes has raised my awareness of the brand, as I didn't know about them beforehand. I would consider using them in the future but it depends on pricing as I don't buy anti-bac wipes as a rule.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give them a 4.5, as they performed well enough, but could be sturdier, and would be too expensive for me to buy regularly.

converseconvert Mon 05-Nov-12 11:12:49

1. Had heard of them but wasn't sure if would be as good as my usual brands/products.

2. I use wipes for quick clean ups around the house.

3. I tested them in the bathroom, on kitchen work surfaces and to clean DD's scooter. They had enough product on them to do job but wipes themself were flimsy and too small.

4. Anti-bacterial is important to me.

5. Packaging just same as other brands and does the job. I quite liked the fragrance and found it fresh but DP wasn't so keen. The wipes were very moist and foamed well but let down by size and how flimsyness.

6. I put them in with recycling but for bathroom would be handy to flush but normal brand can't be flushed or recycled so plus points for recycling.

7. I wouldn't buy the wipes again unless made bigger and stronger. Wouldn't recommend to friend for same reason.

8. Yes it has. Even though not keen on wipes for stated reasons would try other products as like the recycling factor and the fresh scent.

9. Afraid it's a 2 star. Improve the material and size of wipes please.

1. I hadn't used Ecover before. I just assumed they were an environmentally friendly brand and that the products were probably a bit less effective as a result.

2. I do use wipes, for convenience as it makes the job very quick, and I hate cleaning, so quick is good.

3. I used the wipes in the kitchen and dining room. They did the job.

4. Anti-bacterial is good, but I wouldn't buy them just because of that. I have separate products if I want to ensure something is seriously clean.

5. The packaging was fine. The fragrance was nice and not overwhelming, which I would hate. They were very wet when they came out of the packet, but dried up as you used them very quickly.

6. In the bin. If I had a compost I would compost them. I don't think wipes should ever be flushed, just not a good idea.

7. Probably not. They lost moisture too quickly, so they went from very wet, to useable, to dry too quickly. Having kids means you may not get a full 2 minutes to finish what you started, and I would need a new wipe every time I got interrupted.

8. Not really. It's what I expected. Environmentally friendly with some loss of amenity as a result.

9. 4 stars. 3 for usability and an extra one for compostability.

bubby64 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:42:39

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before? Knew they were enviromentally friendly, but always thought they were quite expensive in comparison to other brands
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- as they are convenient to try and get my 2 pre-teens to clean up after themselves! They will do this if handy wipes are there- its too much to ask them to go get a cloth and a spray bottle!!
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? Mostly on household surfaces suchaas kitchen surfaces and table tops
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 for me, I have cats who, despite me having a running battle with them, will keep jumping on the table! Yes, I usually 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?The wipes were wet enough, and I liked the smell, but they are a little on the small size.
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? They went in the compost bag if I used them, I'm afraid the boys put them in the normal waste bin, but at least they will still decompose there.
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? Not the sort of thing I would bring up in my conversations, TBH!
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? They did clean well, but, unless they were on offer, I would not choose them over any other brand.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3- avarage compared with other brands really.

vincenta Mon 05-Nov-12 13:47:53

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

First time I heard about Ecover 3 years ago when my lovely neighbor Rita( she is 86) suggested to use Ecover because it cleans dishes and are good for your hands too. I decided to try and I liked it.

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 in my cleaning routine but not all the time, sometimes for me it is more convenient to use spray and kitchen towels it depends from chore I am doing. But I like to use wipes because they are handy,very easy to use, and are near when you need them as soon as possible.All cleaning wipes are quite pricey and I only buy them when they are on the offer.

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 liked Ecover wipes,fragrance was lovely not too strong or not too weak, it was easy to take out wipe and sealing was closing properly after every opening and closing. The size of wipes was smaller than expected but every wipe did it's job that's why can complain about size. I didn't liked that wipe at the beggining was too wet leaving a lot of wetness afterwards and I used kitchen towel to get rid of this wetness.
It was easy to clean toilet seat, door handles in every room, bin, fridge doors, tiles in the kitchen and my son's toys.

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?
My mum don't use any anti-bacterial cleaning solution ash she think that usual cleaning solution is enough to kill all bacteria, if you clean properly there wouldn't be any bacteria. I agree with her but for me it is easier to use anti-bacterial cleaning solution as somehow I feel safer that all bacteria would be killed after cleaning. I use anti bacterial sprays, sometimes washing detergent and I like to use liquid anti-bacterial hand spray when we are out and about!

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 packaging, the size of wipes was little bit small but still acceptable. Information on the packaging was good enough. Wipes was wet enough,even too wet at the beggining for my liking but they lasted and retained enough moisture before everything was done! I liked the fragrance it was lovely and fresh and i like fruity fragrances, lime and pomegranate was something new and different .

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 don't flush even flushable wipes because don't think that this is great idea and especially after couple of times I flushes not flushable wip. When you are use to flush wipe than there is some strange need to flush ever wipe, works like autopilot.That's why for me it is easier to put all wipes in the bin. I liked that wipe is biodegradable, it is more environmental friendly and its great to take care of your home and at the same time to choose product which is not so harmful for environment.

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, if the price isn't too expensive I will definitely buy them or wait for special offers! All in all I liked Ecover anti-bacterial wipes, they are good,when you want to do all cleaning very fast. I would reccomend them to my friends! They are biodegradable, anti-bacterial, easy to use, lovely fragrance, wet enough to do cleaning.

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

Yes, definitely.Now i think that this is time to try another products from Ecover.It is great when product works and are environment friendly.

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 from me, excellent product, very handy for every mum!

kayleigh39 Mon 05-Nov-12 14:42:06

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had never used them before because I was so used to buying other brands

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 do, they are very convenient and I feel they are not as harsh as some other products

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?
Yes I was very impressed by them and will continue to buy them. I was pleased they not only cleaned and more importantly killed 99.9% of germs they also left the surfaces smelling fresh and clean

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 think it is very important and does 3 jobs at once, freshens, cleans and kills

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 found them easy to open, access and carry around. I even took them in my handbag

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 popped them into my compost heap in the garden as we put veg etc into it

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 and have done already. I had friends around and they asked me what the smell was - I had to explain to them what products I was using courtesy of this trial. They were impressed

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes it has, I am now more aware of how they do 3 jobs in one simple wipe and that they are biodegradable

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

linzi248485 Mon 05-Nov-12 14:54:45

1. I had never used Ecover before but had heard good things about the brand.
2. I use wipes because they are easier and quicker to use than a cloth and spray.
3. I used the wipes on the kitchen worktops and thought they were really good.
4. It is very important to me especially when i am preparing food or serving food.
5. The packing was easy to open and close. The wipes smelt lovely but they did lose moisture very quickly so I had to use a couple on large surfaces.
6. The fact that the wipes are not flush-able is not a problem but it would be better if they could be. I had to put mine in the rubbish bin.
7. I would buy the wipes again if they were on offer but i would not pay full price. As i would not be happy paying full price i could not recommend them to a friend unless they were on offer.
8. I think the ecover brand is a good brand and hopefully the cost will come down as they expand their range.
9. I would give the wipes 3 stars. When they were wet they were really good but they did dry out quickly so had to use more than I would have liked to.

shockers Mon 05-Nov-12 15:15:21

Thank you for the wipes!

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

I always use the washing up liquid and surface cleaner. I have used the laundry products too.

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 between 'proper cleans' in the bathroom, because they are quick and convenient.

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 bathroom and found them to work 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?

I'm not a big fan of bleaches etc, but I think an antibacterial product is good on a loo seat, especially when you have children with poor aim!

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 easy to use, and to reseal. The wipes were well soaked with product, which made the job easier.

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. We've just moved and I don't yet have a compost heap. It doesn't bother me that they're not flushable, although most wipes are, I believe.

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. I currently use another eco wipe for quick cleans, but I found the Ecover wipes more moist, and so easier to use. I would have no problem with recommending them to a friend, as I think they work well.

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?

5

Haggisfish Mon 05-Nov-12 16:05:55

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

Yes, I used the washing liquid and conditioner and liked the 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 them in the bathroom for convenience.

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 and highchair. They did 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?
Not hugely important - I do use anti bac stuff to clean kitchen and high chair but not fanatically.

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 easy to use and stayed sticky. Info about biodegradability and compostability a bit hidden though - I read not to put them down toilet and assumed I couldn't compost either. Lots of product, but a bit too foamy as others have said. Scent was a bit odd - pomegranate and lime?! I prefer more traditional 'clean' smells like lemon or orange.

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 bin - I would prefer them to be flushable, but I would have composted them had I realised earlier.

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?
They are a bit small to use regularly - I needed to use three or four to do the bench for example, so probably wouldn't buy them again or recommend.

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

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3 - fine to use occasionally or for small jobs, but not to use as main cleaning product.

Flowerchic Mon 05-Nov-12 16:25:37

1. I had tried and liked the Ecover washing up liquid in the past
2. Yes, I do use other brands of wipes especially for cleaning the bathroom and toilets
3. I tested them in the kitchen on worktop surfaces, sink etc.
4. Anti bacterial aspect is very important
5. Packaging was fine, but I was disappointed by the fragrance which just smelt vinegary to me. They were quite wet and left residue at first, and I found them too small and they quickly got ' bunched up '
6. I put them into the recycling bin
7. I probably wouldn't buy them in the future - unless on special offer perhaps.
8. It has made me consider Ecover again in the future.
9. I would rate them 3 because I didn't like the fragrance and they were quite small.

CocoaCloset Mon 05-Nov-12 16:26:35

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I hadn't heard of Ecover prior to this product test

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 regularly use cleaning wipes for kitchen and bathroom. Don't have a specific brand, just whatever is on offer. I use them for convenience rather than anything else.

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?
We tested on kitchen surfaces and in bathroom. They did clean ok but were flimsy and also seemed to have too much liquid in them.

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 - we use such products for both cleaning and hygiene so it is also important they are food safe.

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 easy to use and the fragrance was less aggressive than other similar products. Wipes contained too much moisture in our opinion.

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 normal waste bin. It is not an issue that they are not flush able.

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?
Probably not, the wipes were too small and flimsy.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
It has made me aware of the brand and I will be more likely to look out for other products that may appeal.

9. I would rate them 5, they were ok but they wouldn't be something I would buy again in their current form as not robust enough for a lot of cleaning.

CocoaCloset Mon 05-Nov-12 16:27:27

That last point 9 should have said 2.5/5 sorry!

Doobydoo Mon 05-Nov-12 16:39:28

1....Had used Ecover products before.Thought they were effective and like the fact kind to environment.

2...Yes.Convenient.Not really good value for money though!

3...Toilets,Bathroom,sinks,kitchen and all surfaces.YES...They did the job.

4...Yes we do.Very important.

5...Loved fragrance.Enough moisture.Thought at first too much but seemed to even out.Just seemed abit too small.

6...Compost.Not a problem not being able to flush.

7...I would buy if on offer.Would recommend.Kind to environment,fragrance etc.

8...Not changed.Knew Ecover effective.

9...4.

FreelanceMama Mon 05-Nov-12 16:49:39

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was pleased they had brought something out in this line as we already often use Ecover washing up liquid, and laundry 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?
No, I don't. Before trying these we used paper towels and spray.
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 highchair tray and seat, the fridge shelves, and the toilet seat. They cleaned off dried food, and reassured me that areas were hygienic. However they did start to remove the wording on the plastic high chair seat - the printed ink began to smear!
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, or I'd just use water. I currently use an antibacterial spray and paper towels for cleaning worksurfaces, an antibacterial washing up liquid and liquid soap.
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 fine and the wipes were very wet. I didn't notice the fragrance.
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. I would have put them in the compost heap, but it wasn't clear how long they take to compost. e.g. my compost caddy liners say they degrade in 60 days. If I knew it would take 3 months or less then I would happily compost them. In fact the packaging says to 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?
It would depend on the price whether they were preferable to a spray and paper towels. although they would be helpful when travelling/staying elsewhere.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I'm impressed that they've broadened out to "convenience" style cleaning products.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4 - I would expect an eco brand to be more explicit about/encouraging of people to compost their products rather than throw them away. It's disappointing that they instruct people to bin them.

Haribolicious Mon 05-Nov-12 17:19:09

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I'd heard of Ecover but had never used any of the products. Was fairly neutral about using.

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, use wipes for most things! Generally because they are convenient.

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 Ecover wipes on just about everything, from the toilet to the dining room table and kid's chairs.

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 that they are anti-bac. I use an anti-bac spray for the kitchen units, breakfast bar/table and wipes for the toilet/bathroom and door handles.

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 found the packaging easy to use and felt it had all the info required. I quite liked the fragrance - not too overpowering and I felt like they had enough moisture to do the jobs I wanted them to.

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 if I had a compost heap, I'm not sure I'm comfortable putting something I'd cleaned the loo in with food waste?! Not flushable isn't a prob with me....I think people put too much down the loo and am always conscious of blocking the loo!

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 these products in future and am looking to buy the washing powder as my DS suffers from eczema. I would def recommend to a friend as I felt the wipes were a good product.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes, I think I subconsciously felt that they wouldn't be up to scratch, that the environmentally friendly part came before the effectiveness of the product but I think they did a really good job.

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

NormaStanleyFletcher Mon 05-Nov-12 17:20:03

Marking place to add feedback tomorrow. When hopefully the internet will have been connected to my new house and I will be able to use a laptop not a phone.

marmitemad Mon 05-Nov-12 18:15:48

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
yes but mixed feelings, we use the washing up liquid quite happily but had to stop using the washing tablets as they didn't get all our clothes clean

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 only use anti-bacterial wipes around the toilet because of the cost and additional enviromental waste

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 bathroom, around the toilet and was very pleased with their performance

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?
only in the bathroom, I use anti-bacterial spray and a standard J-cloth/scourer elsewhere

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 the packaging was easy to use, I liked the fragrance and the wipes were 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?
I put them in the waste bin as thats what the packaging said to do although it does also say they are 100% biodegradable. will now be putting them in the compost 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?
depends how much they cost, I am happy to pay a little more for enviromentally friendly products if they do the job properly

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
not really because I already use Ecover products

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

duchesse Mon 05-Nov-12 18:16:06

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

I have been using Ecover products for about ten years now, starting with the washing powder and washing up liquid. Many of my cleaning products are Ecover since we moved to a house with a septic tank and can't use bleach, phosphorus-containing products, etc.

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?

No, have never used them apart from the time someone left some behind at our house after staying here. They were standard bleachy ones and I thought they were horrid and unnecessary so never buy them usually.

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've been away for a month and got back to be faced with bathrooms that hadn't been cleaned for the same length of time. I first tackled a sink and taps encrusted with limescale and soap scum. Horrid. The wipes did a really good job although it took two to do the sink properly and the loo took another two. I've since tried them on the kitchen sink and taps and they also did a good job. Just eyeing up my grubby toddler now... (*)
* No, not really, I did read the instructions!

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'm not obsessive about 99.9% bacteria killing- I prefer to aim for allowing the good bacteria to proliferate over the bad. My favourite cleaning product would be a kind of yoghurt wipe I think. Although I've also tried Kim and Aggie's probiotic cleaner and really liked it.

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 fine , just like baby wipes, easy to use and reseal. What I can smell of the fragrance seems pleasant (I have sinusitis at the moment and my sense of smell wafts in and out). The wipes certainly stayed damp enough. The only gripe I had about them is that I thought they were a tad small for cleaning wipes- they seem the same size as baby wipes but could have done with some more volume.

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 popped them in the bathroom bin tbh. It was nearer. I shall make the effort and compost them next time. I wouldn't flush random shit stuff like that down any loo attached to a septic tank anyway, so doesn't bother me in the slightest.

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 well buy them in the future, possibly also for going on camping trips- they strike me as a multi-purpose kind of cleaning thing in a handy package and could have many different uses on a trip. Probably wouldn't recommend to a friend tbh as not in the habit of talking about cleaning products. If the question arose I might mention that you made wipes.

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

Somehow seems a bit less try-hard worthy if that makes sense. If there's a compromise, a happy place between bleach & acid and rubbing at things with recycled lemon rinds, they seem to be a bit more mainstream if that makes sense. Kind of allowing compromise in ecological issues, which is very overdue imo to get more people on side.

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

4 (because of the size thing)

Parisbanana Mon 05-Nov-12 18:47:32

Sorry for my late addition to the feedback thread.

1) I had no real preconceived ideas before trying them, but do like to try new products (I am not a loyal shopper!). I have used Ecover washing up liquid and floor cleaner before.

2) I use wipes a lot. Mainly for hygiene and convenience in the bathroom and toilet....wiping round the seat etc. I usually use shops own brands.

3) I continued to use them as before, in bathroom and toilet, though having seen a cooker picture on the packet I used them on some spills on the hob.

4) for the purposes I use wipes yes it is important they are antibacterial. Otherwise I would buy a cheap packet of baby wipes instead.

5) the packaging is fine and easy to open and reveals well. I really liked the fragrance. I found the wipes rather too wet and they left too much white "foam" (is that the right word?!) meaning I needed to then dry off with kitchen towel, making them less convenient.

6) I threw them in with the normal rubbish. I wouldn't have considered flushing them (Victorian sewers don't need any more rubbish chucking in them) and we don't have composting/food waste facilities.

7) I would buy these if the price was as good as shops own because they were effective and smelled nice, but I suspect they will be pricier. I wouldn't particularly recommend as I don't think they do the job any better than other ones.

8) no change in opinion as no preconceived ideas about Ecover.

9) I would rate them a 4

Parisbanana Mon 05-Nov-12 18:49:57

Sorry in my feedback,number 5 should say the packet reseals not reveals well grin

pleasethanks Mon 05-Nov-12 20:01:19

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

Okay products, not the most effective, but okay. I had used them 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 sometimes use wipes, for convenience. No other reason.

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 on the worktop and in the bathroom on the sink. They did the job in the main, but not great at rubbing up any dried on food on the kitchen worktop.

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, with a toddler I like to make sure things are not too grubby and germ ridden! I often use an antibacterial surface spray in the kitchen.

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 fine, LOVED the fragrance. Retained 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?

I put them in the bin, I would like it if they could be flushed as that is just handy when doing the bathroom

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 recommend and would buy (if priced right). Lovely smell is main reason!

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

Thanks for the chance to try them out.

TrickyWoo Mon 05-Nov-12 20:02:20

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Liked the idea but thought might not work as well as other traditional 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?
Yes for loos and bathrooms, because of convenience.

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?
On a high chair - weetabix - and loo. Yes did as well as other wipes. They arrived the weekend wd all had a sickness bug so they got a good testing!!!

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. Generally prefer soap and hot water as kills viruses too. 

5. Thinking about the wipes, did you find the packaging easy to use and carry all the information you needed? Yes although I didn't actually read the pack.
 Did you like the fragrance? Yex it was lovely! Not as chemically as others. 
 Did the wipes retain enough moisture to get the job done? Yes found nice 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?
I didn't realise they were not flushable. I would put them in our compost bin, but not those used on the loo. 

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 recommend because of the smell and they degrade, and they had lots of moisture. Would buy again if competitive but not pay a premium.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes I feel more confidence in the products and that I am willing to give them a go.

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

Tangfasticlady Mon 05-Nov-12 21:13:22

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was aware of the brand, but find the products far more costly then less environmentally friendly cleaning 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 always use cleaning wipes as I feel with two messy teens and three cats they're the more hygienic option.
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 toilet, the kitchen surfaces, the inside of the fridge/freezer, the floors etc. I didn't feel their cleaning power was as good as the supermarket brands.
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. I use anti-bacterial wipes, handwash and washing up liquid.
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 found the packaging ok with the wipes staying moist, though the packet lasted less then two days anyway! I loved the fragrance though I must confess to not reading any of the product information.
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 did find the fact that they were unable to be flushed away when cleaning the toilet annoying. I live in a flat so would only dispose of these wipes 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?
I wouldn't buy or recommend these products as they didn't have sufficient cleaning power for me.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Confirmed my opinion that environmentally friend products aren't as efficient as other brands.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
2, they did smell lovely!

calypsosmama Mon 05-Nov-12 23:26:37

1. Yes I have used Ecover cleaning products for many years especially the washingup liquid, toilet cleaner and all purpous cleaner. And I like them for their green credentials and nice smell and that its kind to my skin as I have very dry skin.
2. I use wipes sparingly due to cost and I buy them irregularly since I find I run out very quickly.
3. I used it on the kitchen worktop, highchair, bathroom on the toilet seat, and on the floor picking up spills.
4. I have heard its actually not that good to use the antibacterial cleaners since we want some good bacteria and some would argue it makes us more suceptible to illness since we clean all surfaces all the time.
5. Packaging was fine! I did like the scent, very ecover like! My mums comment was that they had enough moisture but not too much so you didnt get drenched, like she felt some other wipes does to you?
6. Yes I like the fact I can dispose of them in the compost bin which is on my worktop anyhow?
7. Yes as a one off cleaning treat! No? I dont tend to reccommend, or talk about cleaning products to friends and this one has not changed that habit!
8. It ha in the sense that I realise they are trying to modernise a bit, but Im not ure wipes are such a "green" way to go down, however degradable they are but if they make the company some profit I wouldn't mind as I still value the brand Ecover as they prime household ecologic brand in UK!
9. 3, since they where slightly on the small side, so didn't last very long, it added to the throw a way feel to the wipe.

sjb23 Mon 05-Nov-12 23:35:19

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I like Ecover products and the ethos behind them. I try not to use too many harsh chemicals or parabens around my children and, when they were small, was quite keen on a mixture of vinegar, bicarb and/or lemon juice but my husband can't cope with the smell. I almost always use Ecover washing up liquid (and get my bottle refilled at a health food shop but am disappointed that this isn't really cheaper than buying a new bottle) and Delicates washing 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've just recently bought some wipes for cleaning the loo which are very convenient to use. I generally try to use reusable rather than disposable products and have only fairly recently been won over by kitchen roll. (Couldn't do without it now!)

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've only used them in the kitchen so far for tables, work tops, mats, etc.

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'm not generally worried about anti-bacterial products. I'm more 'a little bit of dirt does no harm' type thinker but I did read something the other day about the results of not washing clothes at a hot enough temperature and am a bit concerned.

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 simple to use. I think it carried all the information I needed - what did I need to know? I did like the fragrance. The wipes definitely retained enough 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 wipes went in the bin as we don't have a compost heap or a separate food waste collection. The wipes I use for the loo are flushable but I don't always flush them following my brother's expensive experience with clogging toddler wipes so it wasn't 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 might buy the wipes again in the future although I'm not sure that they are that much better than a regularly washed cloth. I also think they need to be a bit bigger. I don't think I would recommend them to a friend but only because they've not completely won me over.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I've always been an Ecover fan and still am but I'm not sure I'll add these to my selection of products.

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

maximum4 Mon 05-Nov-12 23:38:38

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I haven't ever used Ecover products before, mainly because I thought that if a cleaning product didn't have chemicals in it then it probably wouldn't do the job!

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 do use wipes because we have a puppy and they have been useful for cleaning up little accidents. I use them for convenience.

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 floors, the kitchen table, work surfaces and to clean out the dog crate! Yes they did the job, in fact, much better than I expected!!

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?
For me this is very important because I have pets and small children and I worry about germs and infections. I tend to use antibacterial soaps, cleaners, sprays and wipes for both cleaning and 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?
Yes to all 3 of these questions, but the wipes, I feel could have done with being a bit thicker.

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 actually didn't realise that they were compostable and put them in the bin, we use a compost caddy and I will now dispose of them in there. I tend to only put toilet paper down the loo so the non flushable aspect wasn't really an issue for me.

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 again as I was pleasantly surprised that they were so good. I certainly would recommend to a friend and have done so already!!

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes my perception of them has changed, because I saw them as a 'soft' option to make people feel better about being environmentally friendly, but they were 'man enough' for all my demands on them!!

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.

And thank you Mumsnet/Ecover for giving me the opportunity to try them. We were away in a self catering accommodation over half term and with 4 children and a dog they were well tried and tested by the whole family!

mummycat2 Tue 06-Nov-12 09:35:25

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I hadn't use their products before. I assumed they were more expensive than other brands on the market.

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 on a regular basis, I think they are an expensive way to clean around the house as apposed to a cloth and cleaning spray. If wipes are on offer like half price I usually buy them then.

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 bathrooms and kitchen. They did very well cleaning around the toilet bowl and for wiping down the kitchen surfaces, dining table and chairs (and fridge!) after meal times.

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. Because you don't use hot water or rinse after using wipes I like to know the surface is clean and safe to use again. I think most my cleaning sprays/products state they are anti bacterial and kill 99.9% of bacteria.

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 found the packaging easy to use and the fragrance was light and fresh. I really liked how moist they were and stayed wet for a good period of time. I would prefer the wipes to be textured like Flash wipes so I scrub stuck on food and stubborn stains.

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 am glad they are not flushable as wipes that are take years to degrade and block sewage systems. I really like that I can put them in my 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?
If the price could compete with other products then yes I would consider buying in future. I would recommend to friends with young children and babies.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I thought Ecover products wouldn't as good a job as other products containing more chemicals in them, but I was impressed with the wipes.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give 4 stars. If the product was textured I would bring it up to 5 stars.

TheMummyLovesAScareFest Tue 06-Nov-12 09:36:39

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I haven't heard of Ecover untill now.
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 like and use wipes but only when I see them on offer as they can be more expensive. I usually buy a bottle of anti-bacterial spray and cloths but prefer wipes when I can afford them.
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, table, high chair, baby toys, bath and sink, toilet seat.
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, otherwise I'd just use a damp cloth. I usually use dettol spray and bleach in the bathroom.
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 fine and informative, however the sticky seal doesn't stay sticky and keep them sealed for long. Ok on a small pack. I really liked the fragrance, made a nice change from citrus and wasn't over-powering. The wipes were nice and moist, not dry like some, so each one went a long way.
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?
This is really good but unfortunately I don't have a compost heap sad so they went in the bin. I would compost if I could.
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 and Yes (dependent on cost) I liked the smell and the fact they were so moist. They didn't smell strong which sub-conciously made me feel happier to use them on baby toys and highchair. I'm always wary of strong smelling cleaning products and citrus ones don't ever smell like real citrus __just like cleaning products--.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes. I'm aware of them now and quite pleased.
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
(always room for improvement) Maybe you could sell a better package and then packs of refills to keep the cost down, a bit like pampers did with baby wipes).

smarmyarmy Tue 06-Nov-12 10:11:24

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I know they are environmentally 'green' products and I have used the kitchen spray and 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?
No i don't as i think they are a waste of money as i would rather use a cloth and a spray. I appreciate that they are more convenient but they are more costly.

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 them in the kitchen and in the bathroom. I also used them to clean up spills on the floor. They did the job but I found them rather small so had to use two.

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 don't think it is that important as a few bacteria here and there builds up immunity.

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, very easy to use with all information clearly written. I thought the fragrance was very pleasant and had enough 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?
I threw them in the bin unfortunately - I did not realise they could be put on the compost. i would do that had I known.

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 but it would depend if they were on special offer as I couldn't justify the cost. I would recommend them to parents with younger children or babies.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Yes it has! I thought that as they were green products they wouldn't do the job as well as ordinary products. However, I was pleasantly suprised.

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

Sugarkane Tue 06-Nov-12 11:54:17

1. I have never used Ecover before so I was a little indifferent.
2. I don't use wipes at the moment as it pushes the costs up.
3. Mainly on the high chair for convenience, but also used them on the kitchen sides and cooker
4. It is very important to me that as many germs as possible are killed when cleaning
5. The wipes stayed wet until the very last one, the fragrance was very clean smelling
6. If they where flushable that would be great but overall it wasn't a problem. I put mine in the food wast bin or normal bin depending on where I was in the house when I had finished with them.
7. I would use them and recommend them to others, unfortunately though buying them regularly would prove too expensive for my budget
8. No I would like to try more products to see how they tackle harder dirty rather than a quick wipe over.
9. 4

NormaStanleyFletcher Tue 06-Nov-12 14:48:57

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
---- I have used Ecover products, but a long time ago, and they did not work as well as I would have liked
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 usually use wipes, as I go for re-usable stuff rather than disposable
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?
They did very very well. We are moving out of military accommodation, and the standard you have to clean to is very high, and I found that they worked well wherever I used them
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 don't tend to use much antibacterial stuff, so it was not so important. It was convenient when cleaning something that I would not re-use a cloth for - e.g. the toilet.
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 much nicer and more subtle than most of the wipes I have used before. The packaging worked, and had all the information I needed. They retained moisture well, but were a little 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?
I LOVE the fact they are biodegradable. I would have put them in my compost bin, apart from the fact that the RAF are insisting we dispose of it when we move out. They will be going in the compost in our new house. I do wonder if domestic compost bins will reach a high enough temperature?
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, depending on price. I will be recomending them to my mum smile
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
They worked really well. I may even try some other Ecover stuff
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
They would get a 4 from me.

jowebs Tue 06-Nov-12 20:44:05

1. I had used Ecover washing-up liquid before, but not for a long time. I was neutral about using the wipes.

2. No, I don't use wipes currently as part of my cleaning regime.

3. I used them in the kitchen to wipe down surfaces, I thought they were effective.

4. It quite important that they're anti-bacterial. I don't use anti-bacterial products all the time, just when I'm doing a 'proper' clean rather than a wipe down.

5. The wipes were a bit small. The smell was good - not too overpowering. I liked the packaging.

6.I put them in the bin, but would've put them in the compost if I'd realised I could do that.

7.I wouldn't buy them for the home because I think it's probably better value for money to use a spray, but I would use them to take away on holiday as they would be very convenient.

8.It hasn't really changed my perception of the brand.

9.3

louiespence Wed 07-Nov-12 09:32:51

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had tried Ecover before, but found the products quite expensive and not as effective as other cleaning 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?
Yes I do use antibacterial wipes, mainly in the bathroom. I use them for convenience and hygiene.

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 my wipes in the bathroom to mop up after my 4-year old and to give the potty a quick wipe after my 2-year old has used it. They did a good job, but were a bit on the small side so I had to use more than usual to do the same amount of 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 that the wipes are antibacterial for what I am using them for. I use other antibacterial productsin the home too, for example kitchen spray.

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, the packaging was easy to use, and carried the information I needed, although it did take me a few minutes to ascertain that the wipes weren't flushable. This could be made clearer on the packet. The fragrance was okay, but I would have preferred a more fresher, traditional 'cleaning' smell rather than the pomegranate, but it wasn't overwhelming. The wipes seemed to retain a lot of moisture and be heavy on the cleaning product.

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 disposed of the wipes in the bin, I don't have a compost heap, but would do this if I did. I would prefer the product to be flushable, but its not a huge problem to pop them in the bin, it just means I have to empty the bathroom bin more often, and I am lazy grin !

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 consider buying again, depending on price and availability.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I'm not sure that it has to be honest. I think anti-bacterial wipes are one thing, but in my experience the washing powder isn't effective and the washing up liquid is watery, and I probably wouldn't try those again.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give the wipes a 4 out of 5. If they were a bit bigger and had a better smell, it would have been a 5.

Nicnocknoo Wed 07-Nov-12 11:14:29

Prior to using the wipes I had thought Ecover products must be a bit watery and not as effective as other leading brands. I had used the washing up liquid before and remember it not lasting me as long as my usual brand as I needed more product to make bubbles/lather.

I use wipes every morning to wipe down the kitchen surfaces where my cats may have been during the night. I also use them to wipe out my children's lunch bags. I prefer wipes as they are quick and convenient to use and what I clean with them is dry pretty much straight away.

I tested my Ecover wipes in the kitchen and was completely happy with their performance. For me it is very important that wipes are anti-bacterial - I wouldn't use them if they weren't. When there is a bug doing the rounds, I use them more than ever (perhaps that makes me a bit neurotic!)

The packaging was easy to use, the packet didn't split and the wipes stayed moist in the packet. Liked the fragrance, less chemically than the brand I was using previously. I found the wipes were a decent size and didn't rip on using.

Dh has found our previous brand were making the skin on his hands peel (!) but these Ecover wipes feel much gentler - another reason why I will switch to buying these.

With regards to disposal, I just put them in the bin as I usually. Would never have considered flushing them anyway.

Thank you for letting me test these wipes. I will definitely buy in the future and have already bought my next pack. Over time I may try some more Ecover products too as the trial has changed my perception of the brand - the wipes did the job so maybe the other products will too. If I can use less harsh products around my house, that's great. And yes - I would recommend the wipes.

Star rating 4 (as there is always room for improvement on anything!)

MyBoysHaveDogsNames Wed 07-Nov-12 17:25:43

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I had used some products before. The washing powder I hadn't found very effective. I do love the linseed oil floor cleaner and I use the 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?
Yes, I usually use baby wipes as they are cheap and easy to use.

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 ecover wipes to clean grease off of the kitchen cupboards, which the baby wipes had failed to do. They worked very well. I also used them to clean tables and kitchen tops, as well as the hob. All had good results.

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, I used anti-bacterial products and this was an incentive to try these 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 wipes are quite wet and thin but 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?
I hadn't thought to compost them but could do that. Flushable would be ideal.

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?
Depends upon pricing.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
This was a product that worked well so made me think that Ecover products can be effective.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4 - could be 5 depending upon price per wipe

expatinscotland Wed 07-Nov-12 21:30:56

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

I have used Ecover multi-surface cleanser for years now and am very pleased with its effectiveness, price and scent. I dilute it in an old bottle and use with an old face flannel to clean all kitchen surfaces.

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 occasionally for convenience and in the bathroom always.

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 these wipes all over the kitchen, bathroom and on table/play tops.

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?

Not at all important to me. I do not use anything that’s specifically anti-bacterial for cleaning or hygiene, just ordinary soap and water.

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?

Overall, I liked the wipes. The packaging, however, made it fiddly to get the wipes out, especially at the bottom of the pack. The fragrance was fine. They were moist enough. My only quibble is that they were on the small side.

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?

We live in a flat so have no compost heap unfortunately, so I disposed of them with our regular rubbish. But I don’t flush wipes, anyhow, so this isn’t 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 would because it’s an Ecover product that’s convenient for when your life is very busy or to keep in a bag or in the car.

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

No, I still think it’s a really good brand for household cleaning.

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

thanks and good luck

Hummymummy Thu 08-Nov-12 00:32:33

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

Never used them before. Thought Ecover was environmentally focused and wouldn't have the same level of cleaning power of other brands.

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?

No haven't used them before. Thought too costly.

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 bathroom, kitchen and family dining room. Did the job of a quick clean up (not a thorough lean) and even removed pen marks from a wooden 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?

I generally don't go for anti-bacterial products as I believe a few germs are healthy.

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, even my children commented so. Fragrance was ok but nothing special but I'm not sniffing them as I clean so it's not so important. I found them very 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 it in the bin, 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?

They are handy for quick clean ups but would probably only buy when on offer. Wasn't so impressed that I would recommend them.

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

No great change but the wipes may be as good as other brands I don't know.

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

A middle 3.

dontstopmenow Thu 08-Nov-12 07:51:08

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Had used Ecover washing up liquid prior to test but nothing else. I had hoped that the products would be more 'skin kind' than traditional products.
Was aware that the products are billed as being kinder to the environment.

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 currently, only in the bathroom areas. I use them because they are convenient and hygenic.

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 in the bathroom and they cleaned the toilet seat etc as well as previous brand so pleased with that. Also cleaned high chair and plastic table cloth and that went less well as the wipes rolled up before they cleaned the stuck on weetabix! Used them in the kitchen to clean the front of units and dishwasher and they were effective in that area.

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 that they are antibacterial due to the areas that I use them. I always buy antibacterial cleaning sprays and 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?
Packaging was completely fine. I loved the fragrance, it was fresh and clean without making you feel as though you would choke! The wipes remained moist throughout the tasks I set 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 just put the wipes in the normal bin actually but now I have read this, I would consider putting the ones that have cleaned in the kitchen in with the food waste but not the ones that cleaned in the toilet. If they were flushable, that would be amazing.

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 in the future as they smelled really nice. Would really depend on the price compared to other brands when I was in the shop. I would recommend to a friend as they are better for environment and smelled nice but I would say that the wipes dont cope with the more demanding jobs ( like highchairs)

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
It has not changed my perception of brand as I was already aware that the products are billed as being more environmentally friendly.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give the wipes 4 stars, loosing points only because they rolled up on the harder to clean areas.

Sorry it took me so long to reply - I was without a computer blush

sweetclarity Thu 08-Nov-12 09:30:19

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them?
I wanted to like them because of the brand

Had you used any Ecover products before?
Yes have used the washing up liquid but wasnt that impressed. Also bought some cleaning products when on offer but our cleaner asked me not to buy them again because they dont work as well as other brands (her view)

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, use wipes regularly for cleaning up messy spills, juice, cake mix, anything that needs a quike wipe rather than a proper scrub

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 in the kitchen and in the toilet
The didnt do the job in the kitchen to be honest, they were very soft and too flimsy, giving way several times in cleaning up spills. Not strong enough for cleaning high chair. Fine in the toilet but again felt quite flimsy

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, normally use an antibac wipe or antibac spray with a cloth

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, frangrance was abit subtle to be honest, they retained enough moisture however other issues meant they didnt do the job

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?
Composted but felt very strange doing so

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 - wouldnt recommend to a friend with children although have recommend to a friend without (with natural-only waste disposal system)

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?
3 fine but not for us.

Shellwedance Thu 08-Nov-12 10:00:22

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I hadn't used the products before. I could see the benefits of eco friendly products but thought they were a little expensive and was unsure how good they would be.

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 do use wipes. It's because they're convenient and hygenic.

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 mainly in the bathroom and kitchen. They were quite good but quite foamy and the wipes got used up quite quickly.

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 very important that they are anti-bacterial. I use mainly anti-bacterial products for 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, I liked the packaging and found it easy to use. I did not find the fragrance particularly strong. The wipes were possibly a little too wet and foamy.

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 do not have a compost heap so I put them in the bin with food waste. I would usually flush wipes but it's 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 would probably not buy the products or recommend them because of the foamy residue and the fact that I probably needed to use more wipes than usual to get the job done.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
It hasn't really changed my perception of the brand but I may try other products in future.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
I would give them a 3.

LoisLame Thu 08-Nov-12 11:17:42

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was quite indifferent. I knew of the brand but really had no opinion on it one way or another. I have never used Ecovr products, and I don't know anyone else who does.

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 currently use antibacterial wipes only because they were on offer and I had money off coupons for them meaning they cost me very little. I like having them but can live without.

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 use them on kitchen surfaces and on my toddler's toilet style potty. They did the job as well as I would expect them to and I was happy with the end results.

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 that wipes are anti-bacterial becuase of where I use them (food prep areas and potty). I would not buy a wipe which was not 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?
I thought the packaging was nice, more pleasing on the eye than other brands. The pack was easy to open and re-sealed well and carried all the information I would like to have. I really liked the fragrance as it was a nice alternative to the usual pine or bleachy smelling cleaning products. The wipes were moist enough and did reamin so, although I would have liked them to be a little thicker as I prefered to use them doubled over.

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 disposed of mine with the normal household waste, and I would prefer them to be flushable but this is not really a massive problem for me and I can cope with the fact that they are not.

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 in the future if they were the same price as the alternative product I was going to buy. I would not pay more just for a nice fragrance or eco credentials. I would recommend to a friend that they are well performing and that they should give them a try if they were already considering buying them.

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
I would now be inclined to think that generally, Ecover products perform as well as leading brand items and if people are concerned about their cleaning products affect on the environement, they should certainly consider using Ecover.

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?+
I would have to say 4 as I would like them to be a little thicker, but overall, I would class them as above average.

TheToadLessTravelled Thu 08-Nov-12 12:34:31

1. Used the cleaning spray, dishwasher tablets and washing liquid before and liked the first two products
2. Yes, a lot! Weaning a messy toddler so use several packets a week
3. Tested in kitchen and bathroom but they did not do a satisfactory job, did not clean kitchen bench properly and left foamy residue for several minutes so I could not see it wasn't clean till later
4. Very important as I use them to clean food prep areas
5. Packaging ok, didn't like the smell, product was too foamy
6. Put them in the bin, would not be comfortable putting with compost
7. Would not buy as I am happy with the Dettol surface wipes and water wipes I use currently
8. Disappointed in the brand as all the other Ecover products I use are great
9. 1 too small, too foamy and sickly smell

kellestar Thu 08-Nov-12 13:03:44

1. I use ecover washing up liquid at the moment, I like the idea of using them, when we had a hosepipe ban, it was nice to know that I could use the washing up water to water needy plants without worry about toxic yuk. I like the idea of having effective cleaning products that aren't harmful, more so since I've had DD.

2. We do use wipes, they aren't something that I use as a large part of my cleaning routine, I tend to keep a pack in the car for cleaning parts of the buggy off, mud [or worse]. Much easier than putting a dirty buggy back in the car and having to deal with it on return.

3. I used them to wipe down DD's High chair seat, I did use them around the toilet and loo seat, I also used them to wipe the cupboard fronts after DH cunningly put some lemonade in a sippy cup, first thing DD did was shake it and it exploded everywhere. It was really fresh smelling without being too overwhelming, I'm 16 weeks pregnant and still find smells can set off my nausea and cleaning products have been making me feel vile, these didn't. They did take the filth/yuk off effectively. I tried them on DD's buggy when she smeared jam in the side panels.

4. Antibacterial is important to me, these wipes made me feel good that the antibacterial was from a natural source. I currently use Tea tree oil in hot water after I've cleaned surfaces off, to act as an antibacterial surface cleanser.

5. The packaging was fine, the sticky front lost it's stick with speedy wipe removal. The wipes smelled fresh but not overwhelmingly so. They were moist enough to do the job on fresh messes, didn't really try them on dried on yuk.

6. I put them in my compost heap. Shall see in the spring how well they've decomposed when we do the turn around.

7. I would certainly consider buying them to go in the car, but I'm not sure they'd replace the cleaning stuff I use in the house. Though I would have to travel a bit out of my way to get them.

8. No change really, I've always though that ecover products were ethical and good for the environment.

9. 5* it's the full product that makes me so happy with it, biodegradable, antibacterial, effective cleaning and non offensive odour.

DrillingCat Thu 08-Nov-12 21:30:29

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
Often use Ecover - like the brand generally.

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 generally - always seem wasteful. Sometimes keep some in the glove box of the car but not generally around the house.

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 bathroom but also in kitchen. Seemed to do the job well although would agree with others that they are a bit too small and some jobs needed several wipes. Also they were very wet, not necessarily a problem but it meant surfaces were really quite wet after 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?
Not essential - don't use many anti-bac products generally.

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 good - seemed to seal well again. Fragrance was nice - liked it but not overpowering (which I think is good!) If anything the wipes stayed too wet!

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?
Bathroom wipes I just put in the bin - didn't even think about it. But did put them in the compost bin when I used them in the kitchen.

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?
Not sure, I'm still not convinced on the eco argument for wipes when perhaps spray and cloth would be less wasteful but having said that, I might well buy a pack to have around for when I do need that convenience (anti-bac might be more important once baby no 2 arrives in a couple of months...)

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

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
4 stars - just the size which I would change.

HanSolo Sun 11-Nov-12 23:48:44

1. We use ecover regularly- the washing up liquid is great, and we use fabric softener too on adults clothes. Always been happy with their products.

2. Don't use wipes, as I worry about the waste, and worry about them falling apart on me (bound to be when I'm cleaning the loo!!)

3. Used them in the kitchen and in the bathroom, thinking of going round doing all the lightswitches now too. Everything looked clean, of course one can't see germs!

4. V important- have 2 small children, the youngest of which lives with his hands in his mouth! Use anti-bac currently on loo and kitchen bin lid.

5. Easy to use, yes, liked scent, stayed moist yup. We were supposed to read the packet???

6. I disposed of in bin, we don't have composting facilities sad I have to admit I assumed they were flushable, but I would never flush stuff like that down the loo.

7. Yes, I'd buy them- were easy, convenient to use, and I could recommend them without hesitation. They don't fall apart, or leave odd residue, smell nice.

8. Well, I already had a high opinion of them tbh, I never buy any other washing up liquid or fabric softener.

9. For me, 5 stars- really easy and convenient.

KeepTryin Mon 12-Nov-12 14:32:13

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I like the idea of using eco products but wasnt sure they would be as effective as regular brands
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?
occasionally used wipes, but then bought microfibre cloths i chuck in the washing machine
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 for the work surfaces and table. they did the job but felt squidgey and kind of scrunched up small. i didnt like that
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!! i use dettol spray and replace my cloths and tea towel daily
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? they retained moisure really well and smelled nice. packaging looked nice
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 tyhe general waste. flushable would be handy if using in the bathroom. but not a deal breaker
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 recommend eco products, but really dont like the texture of the wipes when in use...
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? my perception has not 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

MrsZuko Tue 13-Nov-12 07:49:45

1. I generally buy Ecover laundry and some cleaning products it tend to use Method products in the bathroom. I like their products and their ethos.
2 the only place I really use wipes is in the bathroom for cleaning the loo and the sink in between proper weekly cleans
3. I used them in the bathroom
4 I like that they were anti bacterial especially as I have a crawling baby who's fascinated by the toilet
5 packaging was easy to use. I didn't read the information. The smell was great - much less of a chemical smell than most other wipes I've used. They retained loads of moisture, too much really because they left so much soap on surfaces that it needed rinsing afterwards
6 I put them in the bathroom bin. Would much prefer them to be flush able if using in the bathroom. The wipes I currently use are
7 I'm not sure I would buy the wipes which is a shame as I like Ecover products generally. The best thing about them was the smell but they were too small and left soap residue over surfaces that needed cleaning off so wasn't a quick and easy cleaning solution (which I think is the main USP for wipes)
8 my perception of the brand hasn't changed. I'll still continue to buy the Ecover products I do currently
9 3

monkeytennismum Tue 13-Nov-12 14:56:17

1. I have used Ecover products before as I prefer to chose environmentally friendly products if I can. However, I have had mixed results. At present I only use the toilet cleaner.

2. I do use wipes, but try not to use them too much because of environmental concerns. I mainly use the flushable toilet wipes and floor cleaning wipes.

3. I tested the Ecover wipes in my kitchen and bathroom. They did do the job but with some reservations (see 5 below).

4. I like that the products are anti-bacterial, but don't pay much mind to the %ages as everyone needs some exposure to germs! (I also think they're more of a marketing tool).

5. I liked the fragrance because it was not over-powering. I also liked that they didn't leave my hands feeling dry and they were easy to get out of the packet. However, I found them a little small and impregnated with far too much product. The surfaces I wiped were left with foamy streaks, whereas most wipes are designed not to leave residue.

6. I put the wipes used in the kitchen in my food waste bin (to be composted) but the ones from the bathroom in my black-bin rubbish (nearest bin to hand). The fact that they are not flushable is not a problem.

7. I wouldn't buy these wipes in the future as they just contained too much moisture for me. I would recommend that a friend try them, but explain my reservations. Saying that, I might buy them if they were on special offer.

8. It has not changed my perception of the Ecover brand. I will still try their products and use the ones that I like.

9. I would give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes a 3.

clux73 Tue 13-Nov-12 21:07:30

1. Have used before but find the products more expensive than other brand names
2. Yes, like the quickness and convenience of grabbing a wipe to clean something
3. Used in the kitchen, to wipe cupboards, worktops, table etc.
4. Very important. I like to feel like I have killed any germs
5. Nice packaging, smell ok, wipes were far too foamy and small though
6. Didn't realise they were compostable so put them in normal bin not the food waste bin. Very pleased to learn they are compostable though
7. if on offer I might
8. I would probably try other ecover products now
9. 3 - would give a higher mark if they were bigger and not so foamy though

MissEleanorLavish Tue 13-Nov-12 21:16:32

1. I've used Ecover in the past but wasn't as sure of their green creds so have more recently favoured method.
2. Always use wipes - DH loathes a traditional cloth (germ freak!) so that and convenience mean we usually have 2 packs open!
3. Kitchen/downstairs loo
4. V important - see germ freak DH above.
5. Package had enough info & we all liked the fragrance. Wipes were very moist - too much so really.
6. Not being flush able is fine, when my DH sorts the composter they can go there, but in the meantime I don't feel so bad chucking them!
7. I might buy them in future - price is important. Would probably recommend them if asked.
8. Re-established your green-ness for me!
9. 3.5. It would have been 4.5 if they weren't so wet!

sarahmia Tue 13-Nov-12 22:20:37

1. No I hadn't used ecover products before.. Thought they may not clean as well as other more established brands

2. Yes, convenience

3. Mainly on Hugh chair, kitchen surface, toilet. Yes they do work.

4. Very important

5. Loved the fragrance. Retained moisture very well, could have done with being a bit bigger as couldn't get much surface coverage with one wipe. Material was a little flimsy- packaging great, very informative.

6. I threw them in the bin, wouldn't put them in a compost bin and doesn't matter they aren't flush able.

7. Would recommend if only purely for the fragrance wink they were good.

8. Yes, they clean as well as detail or flash and smell nicer and areole Eco friendly. Would use again definately

9. 4- marked down for size and flimsiness

FireEngineDoll Tue 13-Nov-12 22:52:41

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

Yes, used hand wash liquid. I thought ecover was a pioneering company in environmentally friendly household products before they became more common. But their products are expensive.

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?

Only buy wipes when they are on special offer as I see them as a bit of a luxury and extravagance. Use them mainly for cleaning toilets.

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 on downstairs sink and toilet and was surprised what a good job they did! Very little scrubbing.

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 as have small kids and whilst bit of dirt ok want to kill all the bacteria in the loo and sink area. I use an natural antibacterial spray to clean kitchen 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?

Found the wipes a bit hard to separate and open. They were very moist, a bit too much. Fragrance was subtle but I liked it. Information displayed well, number of wipes hidden in top right corner though, I would make it more prominent.

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 now I see that they are biodegradable I would put them in the compost. Would not flush down toilet as got Victorian plumbing that gets blocked easily!

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, at the right price would use. Would not mention to a friend as they are nothing special.

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

Not changed perception, still like the company and its ethos.

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

4.

MrsKHammond Tue 13-Nov-12 23:07:05

1. I have never used anything of this brand before but never the less always up for trying new products.

2. I am still using the wipes I think they do the job just as good as the others i used to use.

3. I used my wipes around on the kitchen and after my daughter had finished eating on the table and on her high chair.

4. All of the products i do or have used are usually anti-bacterial simply because of having my daughter i'm hoping ifs keeping things cleaner considering her little hands are into everything these days.

5. The packaging of the wipes was perfect no need for anything major in my opinion. Fragrance was not very strong but i liked that as i hate overwhelming smells. Retained moisture well.

6. I threw the wipes away. I did not use in my bathroom simply because i prefer to flush the wipes straight down the toilet as opposed of keeping hold of them.

7. I have already told some family and friends about the wipes as i was excited to try them out in the first place. I would use in the future as although i didn't use in my bathroom i prefer separate cleaning products anyway.

8. I had not heard of the brand before this so had no prior perception.

9. I would rate these wipes 5*. They do the job that they are meant to and suit my cleaning regime perfectly.

Petershadow Wed 14-Nov-12 10:20:10

1. Never used any Ecover products before, can't remember seeing them in the shops
2. I used to use wipes a lot when DS was a baby, but use them occasionally now, cleaning the bathroom/kitchen floor. Convenient, but a bit extravagant, so not always on the shopping list
3. Used them in the kitchen and in the car! Yes, they did the job
4. anti-bacterial is very important to me, I don't buy wipes or washingup liquid unless they are antio-bacterial. things look clean, but you never know, especially in the kitchen
5. Packaging was easy to use, wipes stayed moist after re-sealing. Fragrance wasn't strong, but that appeals to me
6. TBH, they just went in the bin. But we don't have a compost heap or food waste bin. Flushable would be helpful, when cleaning the bathroom
7. Yes, I would you buy the products in the future. Yes, I would tell friends I was involved in a testing and recommend them
8. I will look out for other Ecover products now having used the brand
9.4 star rating

vlily Wed 14-Nov-12 12:58:14

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I was interested to try these wipes as I found there is not many Environmental friendly wipes about

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 tend to have a pack of wipes about as with having small children about they are very handy and quick to get those messy jobs and spills wiped up

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?
Ive used mine in the kitchen,tables, floors mainly and on my children's toys Have not yet used them in the bathroom well try that 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?
I use a multi purpose cleaner, it helps when cleaning and wiping up unpleasant messes that they are 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?
The information and packaging was all there and fine, The wipes retained enough moisture to get the job done and one wipe was enough for most jobs, how ever I do find when reaching the end of the pack The wipes contender more moisture, but I think this is of most wipes

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 disposed of mine in the Bin or a couple of times in the food waste, I like the fact that they're FSC sourced and Biodegradable

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 and Yes I've used the Ecover products many times and like what their about and recommend to friends as they're of the same mind on your products

8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
No I've always liked the Brand and purchase and use when I can

9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes?
3-4

LoonyRationalist Wed 14-Nov-12 13:22:20

1. What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I'd used washing up liquid & not been particularly impressed (although I suspect that may be as we've been conditioned to expect bubbles with our washing up liquid to be fair), was looking forward to seeing if the wipes were better
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 have them in the bathroom for quick cleans inbetween cleaning iyswim. Mostly because I can clean & brush my teeth at the same time [slattern]
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 and bathroom. Yes they did a good 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?
Yes I use anti-bac in kitchen & bathroom, yes I would always choose a product which included 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 stated that they were large sized which left me dissapointed with the actual size which I thought was average.
Yes wipes very moist, packaging similar to all others. Smelt nice.
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 with the foodwaste. I wouldn't flush even "flushable wipes"
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 to both, if the price was right
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how? Yes, they were effective as well as environmentally friendly
9. Finally, using a 5-star rating with 5 being excellent and 1 being poor? what would you give Ecover Multi-Action Wipes? 5 on performance however I suspect that would be lower if I had to take the price into account

IPHII Wed 14-Nov-12 16:16:09

1.What were your thoughts and feelings about Ecover prior to trying them? Had you used any Ecover products before?
I use the handwash so was looking forward to trying the wipes.
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 antibacterial wipes a lot. Its easier and convenient for quick mop ups.
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 it mainly for the kitchen and th tried it on the toilet seat as 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?
I would not buy if wipes were not at least 90% 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?
Yes, packaging was fine and attractive enough with the correct instructions.
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 disposed of it in the recycled 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?
I am not too sure if I would buy it all the time as I really like my wipes bigger than the palm of my hand and this was a bit on the small size. Would definitely recommend as the smell is quite nice.
8. Having now tried Ecover Multi-Action Wipes has it changed your perception of the brand? If so, how?
Not really much about the brand, as I tend to read their small print first and makes the decision on what to buy for me.
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 as I would have preferred it thicker and bigger . it felt as if I was using my hands to wipe some of the time.

ImNotCute Wed 14-Nov-12 19:12:16

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

Positive thoughts- use Ecover laundry liquid, washing up liquid and cleaning spray regularly.

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?

Rarely use- would be convenient but feels wasteful and expensive so mainly use a cloth and multi surface cleaner spray.

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?

Bathroom and kitchen cleaning, quick clean up of floors around high chair after feeding baby. Worked ok, a bit small and flimsy.

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?

Sometimes important, depending on job eg like to have antibacterial cleaner for bathroom but not so bothered for some other jobs, houses don't need to be sterile and rise in cleanliness has been linked to increased allergies.

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 fine, didn't really read the text on it. Fragrance fine, not overbearing, if anything could have been a bit stronger. Moistness 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?

Not a problem that they're not flushable. I added to food waste but only thought to because I'd seen this question on here, probably wouldn't have occurred to me otherwise.

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 possibly buy. Probably wouldn't specifically recommend to a friend as they were ok but not amazing.

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

Hasn't changed my perception.

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

3

Scorpiostar Wed 14-Nov-12 19:59:40

1. I like the idea of a "green" brand because I want to limit the amount of chemicals that my children come into contact with in the home. I have used Ecover washing up liquid before and liked the fragrance, although found it not quite as effective as other brands. I am a huge fan of Ecover stain remover for laundry. It's the only thing that reliably gets stains out of baby clothes.
2. I use anti-bacterial wipes on the toilet, door handles, bins, high chairs and other places where there are lots of germs. I like the fact that you wipe and then throw away so the germs are not lingering in the house.
3. The toilet, door handles, bins, high chairs and other places where there are lots of germs. They were a bit too wet and left annoying streaks on the bin.
4. Very important. I only use wipes for cleaning or hygiene.
5. The packaging did not appear to be different from other brands. It was easy to use and carried all the information I needed. I liked the fragrance but the wipes were too wet.
6. I put them in the bin. I didn't consider putting them on the compost heap. Food waste goes in the wormery and I'm not sure the wipes would be suitable for worms. I never flush wipes so not being flushable is not a problem.
7. No because they were much too wet and left streaks on surfaces. I wouldn't recommend them to a friend because I was disappointed with them.
8. Slightly disappointed because I have been pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of other Ecover products.
9. 3 stars for the green credential and the fragrance.

kazzajp Thu 15-Nov-12 09:07:18

1. I had never used them before, eager to try them.
2.Yes I often use wipes. mostly for convenience and for quick clean ups between big cleaning sessions!
3. Tested them all over the place! found them better for small areas eg childs little table as wipes not very big and found that i was useing more than one to clean big surfaces.
4. very important when wiping toys, tables for children etc.
5. packaging fine for purpose, fragrance nice, very moist but i dont mind that. wouldnt class them as large though so thats a bit misleading.
6. they went on the compost heap!
7. would buy if on offer as when i have seen them before they have been relatively expensive compared to other brands.
8.would be more tempted to try it if i saw products in future
9.4 as they are good but not outstanding.

TruthSweet Fri 16-Nov-12 21:52:01

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

I thought they were expensive and wouldn't be as effective as regular brands.

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?

No, I prefer to use washable and reusable cleaning cloths as they are more economical.

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 worktops, sinks & basins, stove top, spills on hard surfaces and the floor.

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?

All cleaning products are anti-bacterial confused even soap.

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 to use but I don't think it would stand up to infrequent use as I'd be concerned the wipes would dry out. The fragrance was pleasant but unimportant to me. The wipes seemed moist enough but not sure how long that would last.

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 with household rubbish. Would like them to be flushable if that didn't affect it's cleaning properties.

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?

Possibly not unless they were on offer as I don't think I'd have enough use for them.

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

They wipes were effective so yes they have changed my opinion.

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

4

Brighty1 Mon 19-Nov-12 21:43:33

1- have used some washing stuff before. Like the idea of Eco products
2 - I don't buy cleaning wipes but occasionally use baby wipes for convenience!!
3 - I used the wipes in the kitchen, mainly on the table & work top. I liked them..
4 - I really liked that they were anti bacterial, don't often buy products that are so having them in a wipe form is really convenient.
5 - packaging was easy. Liked the smell. Thought the moisture came off the product quite quickly though.
6 - I put them in the bin. Didn't realise I could put them in the food recycling bin, would have don't if I'd known. Like the idea of flushable wipes, if I was cleaning the bathroom.
7 - yes, depending on price. I liked them, would buy & would recommend.
8 - no
9 - 4*. Thought moisture came off to quickly so wipe didn't last long.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Nov-12 17:12:51

Hello testers - Ecover say "thanks to everyone for all the amazing feedback, we’ve taken it all on board and will work to make the wipes even better. Hope you enjoyed them!"

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Nov-12 17:17:10

Also - am pleased to say JimbosJetSet was selected as the winner of the £250 JL voucher - well done!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 22-Nov-12 17:17:45

Also - am pleased to say JimbosJetSet was selected as the winner of the £150 JL voucher - well done!

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