Antibacterial Surface Wipes Compared

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Compare antibacterial surface wipes from ALDI Power Force, Coles Ultra, Dettol, Pine O Cleen, Windex and Ajax on their effectiveness, smell, environmental friendliness, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

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Most Satisfied Customers | ALDI Power Force

ALDI Power Force has been rated best for antibacterial surface wipes, receiving five-star reviews for effectiveness, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction.

ALDI Power Force cleans up best in surface wipes ratings

High-touch surfaces like benchtops, door handles, your phone and even kitchen appliances are known to be breeding grounds for germs and bacteria. That’s why regularly disinfecting them is important, to wipe away bad microbes like fungi, viruses and even worms. In fact, nearly a third of our survey respondents (29%) use antibacterial surface wipes every day, while 43% of Aussies admit to using cleaning wipes more regularly since the onset of COVID-19.

To find out which disinfectant wipes can best help you keep germs at bay, we surveyed more than 1,500 Aussies for their feedback on the antibacterial surface wipes they’ve purchased and used in the last six months. Survey respondents were asked to rate brands on important factors such as effectiveness, smell, environmental friendliness, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. The brands featured in our results are those which received the minimum required survey sample size of 30 responses.

ALDI Power Force took out the top spot as best brand for antibacterial surface wipes, after receiving five-star reviews for overall satisfaction and the majority of research categories.

Best Antibacterial Surface Wipes

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Here are the best brands for antibacterial surface wipes, as rated by consumers in Canstar Blue’s inaugural review:

  1. ALDI Power Force
  2. Coles Ultra
  3. Dettol
  4. Pine O Cleen
  5. Windex
  6. Ajax

ALDI Power Force topped our consumer ratings of antibacterial surface wipes, scoring five-star reviews in the majority of categories – namely effectiveness, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction. It received four stars for smell, but only three stars for environmental friendliness.

Dettol was the only other brand to achieve full marks in more than one category, namely smell, effectiveness and packaging design. Meanwhile, Pine O Cleen was also rated five stars for smell.

Antibacterial Surface Wipes

ALDI Power Force

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ALDI Power Force is the discount supermarket’s own brand of household cleaners, including disinfectant surface sprays and wipes for your bathroom and kitchen, as well as toilet gels and more. ALDI’s small range of household cleaning wipes comprises of disinfectant, flushable bathroom and glass wipes; claimed to kill up to 99.9% of surface germs and to wipe away dirt and grease without streaking. These cost about $2.99 for 120 wipes, exclusively at ALDI.

  • ALDI Power Force was rated five stars for effectiveness, packaging design, value for money and overall satisfaction and got four stars for smell.

Coles Ultra

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Coles Ultra is the supermarket chain’s own take on budget-friendly household and cleaning products including everything from dishwashing liquids, to floor cleaners, bathroom cleaners and more. Coles Ultra multipurpose wipes come in a couple of scents − Lemon Fresh, Lychee Bloom and Marine Fresh (for kitchen and bathroom) and check out at a reasonable $3.50 for 100 wipes.

  • Coles Ultra received four stars overall and in the majority of research categories, except environmental friendliness where it got three stars.

Dettol

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Dettol is arguably one of the biggest players in household cleaning and personal hygiene products. This brand has by far the widest range of antibacterial products including soaps, sprays, hand gels and multipurpose wipes. Dettol boasts over 10 different options of antibacterial surface wipes, in various scents and sizes. Some of those include Lemon Lime Burst, Crisp Apple, Fresh Lavender and Lime & Mint wipes in packs of 90 or 120. Dettol surface wipes retail for about $10 for a 90-pack at Coles and Woolworths.

  • Dettol obtained full marks for smell, effectiveness and packaging design, but landed on four stars overall.

Pine O Cleen

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Pine O Cleen started manufacturing household hygiene and cleaning products back in the 1930s, and today the brand is well regarded for its expertise in the arena of keeping homes clean and free from germs. Pine O Cleen has two basic lines of surface wipes, including disinfectant wipes in four scents − Vinegar, Baking Soda, Lemon Lime and Tropical Blossom and ‘Simply’ wipes in Apple, Grapefruit and Meadow Flowers. Pine O Cleen wipes cost about $10 for 120 wipes, in most supermarkets.

  • Pine O Cleen achieved five stars for smell, but landed on four stars overall and in the majority of categories, except value for money for which it got three stars.

Windex

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Windex may be the original glass cleaner, but the brand has since branched out to produce other cleaning products, namely multipurpose surface sprays, outdoor cleaners and disinfectant glass wipes for windows and electronics! Windex Electronics wipes can be used to clean smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras and more, and are claimed to gently remove smudges, fingerprints and dust, leaving behind only ‘streak-free shine’, according to the brand. Windex Surface & Glass wipes cost about $4.50 for a 28-pack at Coles and Woolies.

  • Windex got a solid four-star rating for effectiveness, packaging design and environmental friendliness, but finished on three stars overall.

Ajax

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Owned by the Colgate-Palmolive company, Ajax is a brand of household cleaning products featuring bathroom and kitchen cleaners, as well as multipurpose sprays and wipes. Ajax disinfectant and eco multipurpose wipes come in various scents including Original Ajax, Lemon (biodegradable), Charcoal & Lime and more. Ajax’s antibacterial wipes cost about $10 for a 110-pack in most supermarkets.

  • Ajax rounded out the results with a single four-star rating for effectiveness and a three-star rating overall.

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About the author of this page

Megan Birot

This report was written by Canstar Blue’s Home & Lifestyle Content Lead, Megan Birot. She’s an expert on household appliances, health & beauty products, as well as all things grocery and shopping. When she’s not writing up our research-based ratings reports, Megan spends her time helping consumers make better purchase decisions, whether it’s at the supermarket, other retailers, or online, highlighting the best deals and flagging anything you need to be aware of.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Canstar Blue surveyed more than 3,000 Australian adults across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction, via ISO 26362 accredited research panels managed by Qualtrics. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used antibacterial surface wipes (this refers to disposable wipes used to clean surfaces, not face or hand wipes) in the last six months– in this case, 1,568 people.

Brands must have received at least 30 responses to be included. Results are comparative and it should be noted that brands receiving three stars have still achieved a satisfaction measure of at least six out of 10. Not all brands available in the market have been compared in this survey. The ratings table is first sorted by star ratings and then by mean overall satisfaction. A rated brand may receive a ‘N/A’ (Not Applicable) rating if it does not receive the minimum number of responses for that criteria.

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