I love the actual product and Ecover is helping to save the planet but the new bottle is a design disaster.It is hard to hold in one hand as it is so thin and the lid is so flimsy it lets liquid leak out and makes the sides slippery.Consequently my wife and I have both dropped the bottle breaking the lid first time. The old design was perfectly good so this is a redesign that makes the product harder to use.I am certain that the company will have to improve this design and soon as we are not clumsy people and I worked in an art school for years in a design department.
Review by Lolli Maknoon8 months ago
First use of this new bottle, I find it difficult to grasp with one hand, while adding a further drop to the bowl in use! The liquid below rolls about as I grasp the bottle, and try to squeeze just a drop. It is like holding a squirming object, and is nowhere as firm as the old style and shape. Consequently the drop becomes more than I need. and the bottle is more than likely to fall over while handling it back to its place on the ridged back of the deep sink. Not a happy old woman with this makeover.
Wrote to Ecover 14 January 2019, and today I get their reply. All reasons for how much better it is for the planet etc. I am afraid that the disappointment with this product - used for as long as I can recall since it was first marketed - will have to give way to the old Fairy Liquid. The product is not user-friendly at all - and I am sure the liquid is thinner and runny than previously - only the mild scent will be missed, despite Ecover's insistence that changes are all to the good - viz the reduced use of plastic, "by making the bottles transparent people can see how much is left in their bottle and to see our dye free formula inside.
· The cap has been redesigned to be as simple and intuitive as possible, and you can now open it with one hand. We understood that people want to get every drop out of the bottle, therefore we designed the cap so the bottle can be stood upside down, to reduce wasting any washing up liquid.
· We have also reduced the amount of material in the cap, with an estimated saving of 14 tonnes of polypropylene plastic annually from the manufacturing process.
· With the 950ml bottle in particular, we have tried to save as much plastic material as possible, so it is a bit lighter." .
Review by AndreaBopst Elem1 year ago
The newly deigned bottle has excess washing up liquid dribbling down the side and sticking in the grooves making it sticky and slippery. I had no problem with the old design.
Review by BarbaraPecic Swarsbrick1 year ago
The new Ecover washing up bottle is a liability! It slips out of my hand and is too squashy. The litre bottle, especially, is hard to handle. The ridges should have been placed where it is grasped.
A previous reviewer who complained to Ecover recently said she was advised to lift the bottle with both hands!! How rude.
The new bottle might be more Ecological but it is definitely not Ergonomic!!
I have been using Ecover washing up liquid for many years, it's a great product, but I may not continue to buy it. Today I funnelled the liquid into the original bottle but I doubt I will have the patience to do that again.
Please rectify. Thank you.
Review by SadieReam Dapstel1 year ago
I love ecover products, however, the new design washing-up liquid bottle is completely unusable; it slips out of any size hand and the groves -I assume that's what should give the user a better grip- are not working.
Please re-design. Thumbs up to the 'better' plastic!
Eva S. London
Review by Oleuanna1 year ago
Why the change to your Ecover washing up liquid bottle design that was so distinctive to find on the shelves and perfect for use? I have been using your products all my adult life (now mid 50's) but am for the first time looking for alternative. The new bottle is dreadful to use. Have had 3 of them so far and each and every one, despite ever careful use gets so slippery and sticky to the touch due to the liquid seeping from the nozzle and cap that is so badly designed that it is not fit for purpose. I also dislike the ugly pointless ridges but could ignore that if the liquid only deposited as it should. Very bad design, please change or I doubt I will be the only customer seeking alternatives. M. Murtagh
Review by JonRite1 year ago
I have been buying ecover washing up liquid for as long as I can remember and have always been very pleased with every aspect of its use.
This week, however, I discovered that the bottle has been changed. My first problem was that I could not locate it in Tesco supermarket. I had to ask an assistant, who also had trouble finding it. When we eventually located it I discovered the bottle has been changed to look like a bottle of water which I am sure could be an issue if you have young children in the household.
My main complaint however is that the bottle is weak, un-sturdy and slippery despite the grips on the bottle which have, for some reason, only been placed on the top of the bottle where you don't grip the bottle when picking it up.
The first time I used the new bottle it slipped out of my hand, knocked over my flower vase, causing a huge flood on my newly installed oak worktop which I had to quickly mop up to avoid serious damage. The second time I used it, it slipped out of my hand, into the sink, smashing two pieces of my Emma Bridgewater pottery.
I don't understand why such a good product has been changed to a product which is, quite frankly, a liability.
Update: Ecover replied to my complaint by telling me to try picking the bottle up with two hands as I would have more control !! They completely ignored the fact that their product is responsible for damaging my personal property. Appalling customer service and a very patronising response.
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