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To be a snob about this? (Lighthearted)

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Ohwell14 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:10:26

I am a washing up liquid snob. I will only use fairy liquid. No cheaper version ever gets used in my house and if someone sneaks a bottle in I give it to my dm grin

LBOCS2 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:12:31

That’s because it is the BEST. One of the few branded products I’ll use over any others.

elfinpre Wed 25-Oct-17 15:13:33

YABU. It's a waste of money. Also see branded washing tablets and the like and dishwasher tablets.

Anditstartsagain Wed 25-Oct-17 15:13:59

Me too same with toilet paper.

Ohwell14 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:15:39

I don't do it with anything else. I do all my shopping with Aldi, just oddly can't use any other washing up liquid and wouldn't even try it

MaMisled Wed 25-Oct-17 15:15:58

Fairy fan here. It's the only brand I'm really loyal to. Nothing can beat it.

WhyteKnyght Wed 25-Oct-17 15:16:05

I never understood this. I use the cheapest I can find. Together with hot water and elbow grease they all do the job just fine. Sometimes you have to use a bigger squirt if they are less concentrated, but it still works out much cheaper than buying the branded ones. I have just been on the "where have all the supermarket value products gone" and this is reminding me that it's one of the things I most resent having to buy "branded".

x2boys Wed 25-Oct-17 15:17:33

Im not bothered about washing up liquid but I have to have a branded washing powder they smell much nicer imo.

elfinpre Wed 25-Oct-17 15:17:59

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/money/2014/aug/21/ldi-bursts-fairys-bubble-washing-up-liquid

If you paying more than a pound more per bottle for Fairy then you're a mug, not a snob.

Phosphorus Wed 25-Oct-17 15:20:38

I used to only buy Fairy, but Aldi's Platinum one is exactly the same, so I buy that now.

Shadow666 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:23:33

I can’t get on with cheap washing up liquid. I think it’s a false economy. The article says that Fairy came out top 6 times but the Aldi one beat it this time but is only available in limited stores.

Ohwell14 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:25:33

I got the 780ml one for 1.50 today I do shop around when I buy fairy so I get it from the cheapest place grin

lightgreenglass Wed 25-Oct-17 15:27:20

I only buy fairy platinum as it does cut through the grease and it lasts ages. I tried switching and it took longer to wash my dishes. Same goes for dishwasher tablets - any other brand and the plates have muck left on them, it's partly because my dishwasher is a bit crap too.

PandorasXbox Wed 25-Oct-17 15:33:17

Buy cheap buy twice/thrice even.

It’s false economy buying cheap washing up liquid, you need half a bottle every time you wash up.

BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou Wed 25-Oct-17 15:41:51

Fairy makes my hands really itchy! I use Ecover or Method.

owltrousers Wed 25-Oct-17 15:42:59

I was the same until I discovered tesco do a rhubarb and rose scented one and its amaaaazing.

givemushypeasachance Wed 25-Oct-17 15:43:20

I'm not fussy with brands and buy plenty of value, Lidl/Aldi and even stuff past it's best before from Approved Food - but for washing up liquid it has to be Fairy! Other stuff just doesn't work as well and you need to use loads or it doesn't cut through grease.

Steeley113 Wed 25-Oct-17 15:43:28

Aldi one won awards over fairy. I was always a fairy girl until I washed up at my mums with Aldi orange one (pomegranate I think) and I was 100% converted.

BenLui Wed 25-Oct-17 15:44:49

It’s not snobbery to be brand loyal to products that work well for you.

I will only buy Plenty kitchen roll. Everything else is a waste of money in my opinion.

Ceto Wed 25-Oct-17 15:45:01

I won't buy Fairy because DH squirts the same amount into the bowl whether it's Fairy or Aldi's cheapest, despite my best endeavours to educate him that there's a difference. I'm not going to pay double for something that doesn't and can't last any longer.

flyingpigsinclover Wed 25-Oct-17 15:45:11

We use fairy liquid because they sell massive catering packs in a local shop for £3 - they last about 6 months.

PutTheBunnyBackInTheBox Wed 25-Oct-17 15:45:12

I'm a supermarket snob, I can't set foot in Tesco blush

haveagobletofblood Wed 25-Oct-17 15:45:19

Fairy costs about £1 per month, is it really worth buying cheap washing up liquid.

WhingyNinja Wed 25-Oct-17 15:46:14

I like the Waitrose own ones, there’s a rosehip and apple blossom one that smells delicious. It’s a quid too!

WhingyNinja Wed 25-Oct-17 15:47:18

And Regina Blitz is the best kitchen roll I’ve found!

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