Ivory Dish Soap Review: Classic Scent Not My Fave But Cleans Very Well
I'm in the process of using a bottle of Ivory dish soap to clean all my dishes, pots and pans as part of my ongoing quest to review lots of different dishwashing liquids for this website.
This time I chose Ivory's dishwashing liquid from the supermarket shelf, and I've used it now for about a week.
Initial Impressions Of The Scent
When we got out this brand from under the sink and tried it for the first time my husband happened to be standing close by, and we both commented on its smell, unfavorably. I bought the "classic scent," which is, as far as I can tell, the only scent available.
Frankly, it smells just like Ivory bar soap, which I associate with taking a bath. That means I wasn't too keen on it when I first smelled it in association with washing my dishes. However, my husband commented the other day that over the course of the week he's reassessed the scent and now associates it with "being clean" and likes it, because it somehow reassures him the dishes are getting cleaned.
I don't know that I love the scent now, but I do know that as I've used it over the past week I don't really notice the scent now, and it doesn't bother me. I think I am just so used to dish soaps smelling like green apples, or a citrus fruit, that to actually smell like "soap" threw me off.
How Ivory Dish Soap Cleans My Dishes
More important than the smell, of course, is how it is working to clean my dishes. In that regard this soap is passing the test with flying colors.
Especially in compared with my last test subject this soap seems to last and last and last. I love that. I can squirt just a little onto the sponge and it seems I can keep washing and washing various pots and pans without having to add more, even if I squeeze out the sponge periodically to rinse off the yuck.
Overall, I like this soap, although I didn't find it to be a big cost savings compared to other common name brands. Because of its price I would probably still choose Dawn dish soap before it, just because I tend to like those scents better, but I think it works quite well and if it was on sale, or with a coupon, I would choose it over many other brands.
Has anyone else used this dishwashing liquid? If so, I would love to hear your opinions about it too, and see if you had a similar or different opinion than me. You can share your dishwashing soap review here for this or any other brand, or you can read lots of other reviews that have already been submitted.
It doesn't have a major scent like lots of cleaners. I haven't found anything it does not clean. I love this product.
I don't know if they have recently change something with this product, but for several months now it seems that the suds don't last like they used to and I am finding that I need to drain the sink and refill with clean water and soap again to finish the job.
At first I thought maybe it was just a bad batch, but it is on going. It is still cleaning as well but doesn't last as long. Not sure why!
Years ago, a consumer magazine had gone through all the dishwashing soaps out there for comparison. It turned out that Ivory won for durability and effectiveness.
At the time, the only scent was "original" and not very pleasant but it didn't cling to the dishes so, whatever.
So, after reading this, I bought some and hastily agreed with the review.
I ended up buying dishwashing soap less often so, even if it was a bit more expensive than the other brands, in the end, it didn't matter.
I tried Dawn once, when I had ran out of Ivory and couldn't get it at the store I was at. Holy smokes! I soon realized that it was not in the same ball park, not even in the same city!!!
I had to add soap constantly and I found that it did not give me the same performance as my Ivory.
Since then, I've always bought multiple bottles of this brand so I never run out.
I'm totally sold on this product and, although I might be tempted to try out other brands I know that tried and true is always a winner in this household.
Thanks for your review Diane, I'm glad you've found something you like so much.
I'd love to hear from even more people who've used this dish soap, telling me whether you liked it or not. You can share your dish soap review here for this or any other brand, or read the other reviews already submitted.
I hope you enjoy this gift, and stop by again soon!
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