Sunday, 20 January 2013

Palmolive Ultra Antibacterial and Pomegranate Dishwashing Liquid - Review and Giveaway


Disclosure: I have received complimentary products for this review. All opinions are 100% my own. However, Digital Parents Collective covered the administration fee to host the giveaway. 


I'm going to show my age here.

When I was very young (cough), there was an advert on tv for Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid. It had a lady called Madge. Madge was a manicurist. One of her customers came in and Madge put her fingers into a small bowl of bright green liquid.

The catchphrase was “you’re soaking in it! ... Relax it's Palmolive”. It has just stayed with me and I remember those ads so well. Do you remember?

Palmolive has always been at the leading edge of dishwashing liquids. With so much experience I think they know what they are talking about.

The latest is Palmolive Ultra Dishwashing Liquid. This range includes a collection of powerful dishwashing products, guaranteed to leave your dishes sparkling clean. Whether it’s a caked on stain on your favourite casserole dish or cleaning the dinner plates, Palmolive Ultra cares for your dishes and your family.


Two of the new products in this range are Antibacterial and Pomegranate.

Antibacterial: 

  • Palmolive Ultra Antibacterial Dishwashing Liquid with Lemon Extracts fights germs on the sponge for at least 24 hours. It contains natural antibacterial agents that combat unwelcome bacteria.
  • By taking care of your sponge, Palmolive Antibacterial helps to thoroughly clean your dishes.
  • Palmolive Ultra Antibacterial Dishwashing Liquid costs (RRP) $4.99 (750ml).

Pomegranate: 

  • Palmolive Ultra Pomegranate Dishwashing Liquid comes with a fresh and fruity Pomegranate scent to infuse your kitchen.
  • Its rich formula cuts through grease and leaves your dishes sparkling clean.
  • The perfect marriage of scent and shine!
  • A great accessory for the kitchen sink.
  • Palmolive Ultra Pomegranate Dishwashing liquid costs (RRP) $4.99 (750ml).





I was impressed with both of these products. The smell was just lovely. They cleaned really well. I noticed that you only had to use a little bit and there were lots and lots of white, frothy bubbles. But more importantly there was no oily residue left on the plates after rinsing them. 


Before - A breakfast bowl from the day before with Muesli and a frothy coffee cup
After - Sparkly clean and shiny and not a lot of elbow grease used


~~~~ G i v e a w a y ~~~~ 

~~~ Now Closed ~~~


Digital Parents and Palmolive have very kindly provided some packs of Palmolive Ultra Pomegranate and Antibacterial Dishwashing liquid for you to try out yourself. 

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and let me know – 

Do you prefer to wash or wipe up and why? 

Please include your email address, so that I can contact you. 

I will choose three winners on Monday 28th January, 2013 at 10pm 

Giveaway is available for Australia only



Melanie










85 comments:

  1. Wash..too fiddly wiping up, making sure everything is dry! Although hubby gets that job and isnt so fussy!
    Monzajm@yahoo.com.au

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  2. I prefer to wash up.. Im more of a drainer kind of girl myself and I think its lovely to have your hands in the water :)

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  3. Is it ok to say neither? :P That's why I have kids lol
    In all seriousness if I had to make a choice it would be washing because it is quicker, easier and I don't have to bend to put all the dishes away- which being pregnant is a huge bonus!
    jessiehayy@hotmail.com

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  4. I actually enjoy washing up - I know it sounds crazy !!! hahaha
    I have a dishwasher yet I never use it lol
    And I never wipe up I just put them away once dry:)

    kbelfod1985@hotmail.com

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  5. I prefer washing up... I just let the dishes drip dry as its quicker, its one less job to do, and I also actually read once that its much more hygenic doing this as you are not wiping germs from the tea towel onto your clean dishes!! Thanks! Monique

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  6. I enjoy washing the dishes because quite simply, my husband can be a bit of a wally with water, whereas I try to conserve our water usage, so I just rather do them myself. I can't tell him that I prefer to do them, becasue then he would NEVER do them :) We do have a dish washer, but I have probably used it only 10 times in 10 years!! It's a 2-drawer water-efficient one, but I just can't be bothered stacking it, etc.
    And I LOVE the Anti-bacterial palmolive dishwashing liquid; it's amazing! Thanks for the opportunity to win something I'd actually use!

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  7. I enjoy washing, simply becasue my husband is a wally with water, whereas I try to conserve as much as possible, so I just do them. We have a 2-drawer, water efficient dishwasher, but I've only used it about 10 times in 10 years!
    I love the Palmolive anti-bacterial; it's brilliant.
    Thanks for the opportunity to win something I will actually use! :)

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  8. I prefer to wash. It's one of those mindless tasks where my mind can just drift. It can be almost relaxing.

    I'm happy for everything to air dry.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  9. When it comes to washing dishes I can only manage it in small bursts or I lose the will to live! ha, ha! I set all the dishes in the sink and I then settle down on the couch to watch my weekly dose of "Bold and the Beautiful" which I have recorded. I wash a few things every ad break and then settle back on the couch in between ads for my next instalment of what my husband calls "brothel TV"! This makes washing dishes just bearable!
    Adding a little spark to the things you dislike doing can make them just that little bit more enjoyable!

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  10. I only wash up, I hate drying up so much I just leave them on the sink to dry

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  11. I wash up and most of the time I leave the things to dry on the sink :-) doesn't take long at all in this heat.

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  12. I prefer to wash up and recently read a fabulous tip to rub hand cream into your hands before you put on your washing gloves and the warm washing up water enables the cream to soak into your hands so they are hydrated! The other reason I prefer to wash up is because I'm good at scrubbing each item so they shine and I know they are clean.
    bec@theplumbette.com.au

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  13. I prefer the dish washer to do most of the washing up in my house because life is to short to be standing beside a sink!

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  14. Blah! Definitely wash up, the washer gets to finish first and everyone knows its the dryers job to get the bits that the washer missed!

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  15. I'd rather wash up anytime! I love the sense of accomplishment of getting things clean, but I hate the maintence once it is clean, why wipe up when time and drip drying will do it for you??


    galwayst@hotmail.com

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  16. Washing up for me. No putting away, and I don't need to upset my husband by returning his dirty dishes back to him to re-wash. Always a source of contention, since it happens every time, and I'm just too OCD about this to let it slide! happyheart@y7mail.com

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  17. My job was always to dry the dishes, whilst my sister 'got' to do the washing, so I guess I prefer to do the washing and as my Dad used to always say, "let Mother Nature do the drying".

    I've been trying not to run the dishwasher more than once a day, so I've been buying this diswashing detergent and I can't wait until I crack open the Pomegranate one--this is what my life has come to!

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  18. Wash. I'm so fussy (I like clean plates!) that if I'm drying, I'm always returning plates to be rewashed (which annoys the washer!). Just easier if I do it myself.

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  19. Wash. I'm so fussy (I like clean plates) that if I dry, I'm always returning plates to be rewashed (which really annoys the washer). It's just easier if I do it myself.

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  20. Definitely wash and drain. I hate tea-towels, so full of germs which cross contaminate. If I use them, it's once only and then into a hamper on the kitchen floor. annahoj56@gmail.com

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  21. I don't know why but I've always preferred washing, ever since I was a kid. I hate the way it wrecks my nails though :( Great giveaway!!

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  22. There is something about the bubbles that detergent makes washing enjoyable!
    It takes my mind a million miles away dreaming of the days when bubbles baths were fun!

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  23. wash! its easier plus we usually air dry on the dish drainer

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  24. Definitely the washing up...don't like the fluff the towels leave on the dishes when drying.

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  25. washing up...just air dry the dishes as i hate the fluff from the tea towels. clickyone@hotmail.com

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  26. Definately washing. MUCH quicker than drying. I was often punished with wiping dishes when I was a kid, so I guess that didn't help either.

    froggypants88@hotmail.om

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  27. Washing. MUCH quicker than drying. Drying dishes was used as a punishment when I was a kid, so I guess that didn't help. HATE drying.

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  28. I prefer to wash, that way I know it's been done properly, nothing worse than drying dishes and seeing that they still have food on them!

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  29. i am a washer at home and when visiting i NEVER dry and never let anyone dry for me more germs on the towel sharneil@westnet.com.au

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  30. I like to wash because i make shaw its clean and msdge was wright it does leave the hands soft. Greg_clarke@hotmall.com.au

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  31. id usually love the dryin bit cause if the water was hot enough, the dry time is halfed or a mininum ndeklerk@bigpond.com

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  32. Wash, at least then I know it's done properly!

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  33. I wash up as I like to,clean up straight away. Can't stand dishes in the sink so I'm always washing up even if there are only a couple of items. I have permanent dish washer hands.

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  34. I wash up as I hate dishes in the sink, even if there are only a few dishes I will wash up. I have permanent dish washer hands.

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  35. I'm a washer. My mum was always the washer because she said her parents scarred her for life by making her dry the dishes every night. So now that's my excuse! :P

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  36. I prefer to wash up and let the dishes air dry. My Grandma told me it was much more "sanitary" (her favourite word) that way, particularly if you didn't change your tea towel at least twice a day.

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  37. Wash-up. There's something highly satisfying about seeing a clean sink.
    - bentravia@hotmail.com

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  38. I love washing up. I love that my hands get nice and clean - just like the plates. If you make sure you use a good washing up detergent (like Palmolive of course!) your hands actually end up lovely and soft.

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  39. I love washing up. I love that my hands get nice and clean - just like the plates. If you make sure you use a good washing up detergent (like Palmolive of course!) your hands actually end up lovely and soft.

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  40. I wash that way its done and you dont have to put the pots away thats up to the drier

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  41. I hate washing and love to wipe, I can take my time and just look out the window and daydream.
    suzieelo@hotmail.com

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  42. I prefer to wash, if I have to nag my hubby or son to dry up then I do both, doesn't bother me as the kitchen looks very clean by the time I have finished. pondrill@net-tech.com.au

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  43. I love washing up rather than wiping...I think it's about the whole routine of getting the water hot, squirting in a lovely-smelling dishwashing liquid and letting it sud up while I pull on my thick, pink washing-up gloves, the rhythmic scrubbing of plates, cutlery, glasses...and then just dumping it all over the draining tray and bench for hubby to madly wipe and scurry around our large kitchen putting it all away!

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  44. I prefer to dry. Much easier and everything goes back where I like it.

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  45. Wash up for sure, wiping is so boring!!!

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  46. Both, it is the only way I know that it will get done.

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  47. I prefer to wash, as we never ever dry up.. I find it extremely unhygienic.
    Jo Harlow
    wigkid71@optusnet.com.au

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  48. I prefer my dishwasher to wash and the air to dry!
    Life's too short to waste time wiping dishes dry!

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  49. Dirty dishes, I've had a few
    But then again, not few but many
    I did what I had to do and scrubbed them all without exemption
    I washed each grubby dish, each fragile glass along the byway
    And more, much more than this, I washed it my way!

    simplycecilbee(AT)yahoo(DOT)com(DOT)au

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  50. Please note I typed in my email addy incorrectly for my entry above under the name of Ceci Bell.

    Please use instead if need to contact:

    ceciliabell.08(AT)gmail(DOT)com

    Thanks!

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  51. I love washing up - I don't actually mind it as a chore. Much better than cleaning the toilet!

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  52. The perfectionist in me prefers to wash. Although, I'm sure my hubby is deliberately incompetent so that I take over!

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  53. Washing up is most preferred here
    At least the dishes can dry themselves!

    tweetiATlive.com

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  54. I love to wash up, because putting away involves a battle between human and plastics cupboard, and I never win!

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  55. Almost every dishwashing detergent I've ever used has caused my hands to itch so I definately like to wipe. I got sick of red, blotchy hands and got use to doing the wiping!
    dtaxi@bigpond.com

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  56. Washing, especially in winter because I get to warm up my icy hands!

    little_lama@hotmail.com

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  57. I don't enjoy either, but prefer to wash rather than wipe.

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  58. I'd rather wash. The times I do dry I find myself saying to the washer that they "missed a bit" I'm like a back seat driver :P

    tanene_86@hotmail.com

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  59. I prefer to wash and in really hot water. I get the job over and done with and the wiper has to put away!

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  60. Washing - I can always leave it in the strainer to dry :) ozstarlett@hotmail.com

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  61. The wiper is usually my hubby
    I like washing and getting scrubby
    But with hubby deployed to deserts far
    I've become the all round char!
    Four months to go
    Until he's home
    Then we can both get scrubby
    In Palmolive foam!
    PS Can't wait.
    Nicky - hersheysfriends@live.com

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  62. The wiper is usually my hubby
    I like washing and getting scrubby
    But with hubby deployed to deserts far
    I've become the all round char!
    Four months to go
    Until he's home
    Then we can both get scrubby
    In Palmolive foam!
    PS Can't wait.
    Nicky - hersheysfriends@live.com

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  63. I hate washing up and my fiance does it most of the night (I cook, he cleans). I don't like sponges in general and always use gloves if I have to wash up. mslimalicious@hotmail.com

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  64. I prefer to wash as I hate the feel of a wet dish towel and always get chastised for going through mote than one

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  65. Washing up as it always feels like I've actually done something when I see the clean dishes and bench. jackz0007@gmail.com

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  66. Washing is what I prefer,
    Scrubbing and washing,
    Getting my hands wet.
    Better than drying up
    and putting away.

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  67. As soon as I plunge my hands in the sudsy water I think of a phone call I need ot make! I wash! An aunt once told me that drying clean dishes is not healthy. I want to believe that is true!

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  68. Wash. I love the feeling of hot soapy water on dirty plates! Very satisfying.

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  69. I prefer to wipe up- here's a nifty little trick! After washing up, rinse well and place your items in a dish drainer for a few hours VOILA! You put them away!

    My Grandma (RIP) used to be horrified about that and thought I'd never get married! At least she saw my terrific hubby and 3 kids before she passed xxx

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  70. I like washing!! :)

    theaussiemommy at gmail dot com

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  71. Definitely wiping up because then I do the putting away and everything will be sure to go back to exactly where it is meant to be, not some random place in the kitchen cupboards! cathib at iddybiddy.com

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  72. I like to wash so i know it is done right :)

    cjcomping@bigpond.com

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  73. Washing I do have a gripe!
    So I must prefer to wipe!
    I have a strategy that can be achieved with ease,
    On a tray I lay outside to dry with the natural breeze,
    Then wipe if there’s a water drop,
    Then straight into the cupboards I do pop!
    A dedicated foster mummy to five,
    It’s the ONLY way I can effectively and efficiently survive!

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  74. Washing I do have a gripe!
    So I must prefer to wipe!
    I have a strategy that can be achieved with ease,
    On a tray I lay outside to dry with the natural breeze,
    Then wipe if there’s a water drop,
    Then straight into the cupboards I do pop!
    A dedicated foster mummy to five,
    It’s the ONLY way I can effectively and efficiently survive!

    annabelle.nicolas@gmail.com

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  75. I like to dry as long ask the washer uses scolding hot water to wash with. With cold or luke warm water you tend to hand a lot of dishes back as grease and grime sticks to the dishes. arballantyne@dodo.com.au

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  76. I love washing, or more specifically scrubbing. We have very old enamel saucepans that I can't bear to part with so after any cooking they must be vigorously scrubbed. Being a perfectionist, I will thoroughly examine it before passing it to my husband for wiping.

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  77. I much prefer washing up, or more specifically scrubbing. We have old enamel saucepans that I can't bear to part with (they belonged to my nan). They need to be vigorously scrubbed after each use. After scrubbing, being the perfectionist I am, I will thoroughly examine for any food spots before passing to hubby to dry :)

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  78. Washing up is like therapy for me-
    A bit like a relaxing hand spa,you see
    Scrubbing baked on grease and grime-
    Releases pent up stress every time!

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  79. It's washing for me, as drying is too fiddly.
    marketraider @gmail.com

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  80. The wiper is usually my hubby
    I like washing and getting scrubby
    But with hubby deployed to deserts far
    I've become the all round char!
    Four months to go
    Until he's home
    Then we can both get scrubby
    In Palmolive foam!
    PS Can't wait.

    hersheysfriends@live.com

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  81. I like to wash as I love hot soapy suds and it's satisying. But I hate the scrambled egg pan - that creeps me out!

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  82. I like to wash because then I can finish first, clean the benches and go and relax finally. Also because I know it is actually clean!
    chrissy.roberts@bigpond.com

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  83. I prefer washing up as I finish first.
    When I have to dry the dishes, I also have to put them away (2 jobs)
    Washing up day is best!
    fayehannam@yahoo.com.au

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