Dettol No-Touch Hand Wash System – Review

After seeing the advert for the No-Touch on television I was initially enthusiastic and definitely put it on my list for the next shopping trip, however after a while I started having a few doubts and so didn’t get around to purchasing one. My main worry was the cost, not of the system but of the soap refills. I was convinced that the refills were going to be a really big weekly expense.

Well thanks to Dettol I was very kindly sent the Dettol No-Touch Hand System to test last month, by the very nice people from Dettol’s PR Team after a conversation with them at the recent Cybermummy conference. Over the past month the whole family have used the No-Touch hand System in the bathroom several times a day, every day and amazingly only yesterday 37 days later did I need to go out and purchase a refill. I am in fact so pleased with the No-Touch I went and bought another system to use in the kitchen.

The No-Touch system has an RRP of £9.99 but can currently be picked up for a lot cheaper at some stores, I got mine on special offer from Sainsburys for £4.99 until 16/08/11. Inside the pack you get the No-Touch pump dispenser, A Bottle of the hand wash, and 4 AA batteries. I think this is really good value even at the full price. The refills are priced at £2.99 each and come in 5 different fragrances, Hydrating Cucumber Splash, Cleansing Green Tea and Ginger, Refreshing Grapefruit Essence, Aloe Vera and Vitamin E with Moisturisers and Original.

Both of my units have come with the Aloe Vera and Vitamin E with Moisturisers which leaves my hands smelling lovely and feeling very soft, but I’d like to try some of the other refills so will keep a look out as it looks like my local Sainsburys only does the Aloe Vera one.

Using the pump is really simple, the pump automatically sensors your hands underneath and deposes just the right amount of soap that you need every time. There is a switch on the back for turning the sensor off, which you will need to do if you want to move the No-Touch around or you’ll end up with soap all over you.

Now I’m aware that this is not really a must have gadget and will admit that the Dettol No-Touch Hand pump is not exactly as foolproof and germ free as Dettol try to make out, because you need to turn the tap on before you wash so the wouldn’t the germs be there after you’ve washed and turned the tap off? but that goes for all washing of hands.For me and my family though the No-Touch has worked well and has been a welcome addition to our bathroom.

Having two young children who use mountains of hand soap every time they wash, the fact that the pump gives you the exact amount of soap you need automatically is a massive plus point. Also as I’ve started using it in the kitchen I’ve realised how many times I wash my hands there whilst cooking, and how much easier it is having the soap poured out for me. I will admit that previously when I washed my hands in the kitchen I used washing up liquid as I have never got around to putting hand wash down there, so obviously this is better for my hands, and saves me a lot of washing up liquid.

In my opinion the Dettol No-Touch is by no means a necessity, but if you have a family especially younger children who don’t want to wash hands or like mine use too much soap, the No-Touch is brilliant and well worth the money.

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