This week we were invited to take part in Persil’s Cook with Kids campaign. Aimed to get parents and their children back into the kitchen.
A survey conducted of 2000 people showed that a huge 88% of parents avoided cooking with their children because of the mess it made! With 47% saying that they preferred a clean and tidy kitchen at all times and a further 41% saying they just didn’t have the time to clean up afterwards compared to just 12% who didn’t mind the mess made!
I have to admit I do fall into the category of not wanting to make a mess mainly as I am too lazy to clean up after! Or before as the case usually is in my house. But the main reason I avoid baking is simply because I’m just not very good at it!
Persil’s Cook With Kids Promise aims to get 100,000 parents to sign up to agree to cook with their children and make a mess in the kitchen.
Watch Persil’s Cook With Kids: Host a Pizza Party video for some tips on how to get messy in the kitchen. Once you have signed up there is a free download to help you get started if you need some ideas of where to start!
As Olivia and I were throwing a little baby shower for my friend so we decided to make some cupcakes and get messy in the kitchen today. So naturally I cleaned the kitchen from top to bottom first as you do! Then I got every thing ready to make a mess. And make a mess we did, Olivia loved getting stuck in and getting her hands dirty literally! We do really need to do this a bit more if only to teach me some skills in the kitchen.
Unfortunately the clean up afterwards was left to me but thankfully Persil supplied us with 2 bottles of their new improved formula washing up liquid to make things easier for us me as Olivia isn’t a fan of cleaning of any kind.
As you can see we made quite the mess! The cakes turned out delicious, well I had no complaints anyway, Olivia had fun and Persil got the dishes sparkling too. I only used a drop literally and it lathered well and got my dishes clean with no problems at all, I was quite impressed especially with the bowl above that always proves to be a tricky one usually needing rewashing.
We received Persil Spring Blossom and Fresh Mint to try out. Their new harder working formula means that each bottle will clean 12% more dishes than before. The bottle is now lighter too which mean is good for your pocket and the environment! As a hater of dishwashing it means less time in the sink and a bottle that last longer too can’t be a bad thing in my books. As you can see above I was pretty impressed with it as I am a stick to one brand kinda girl in the cleaning department so haven’t actually used Persil before.
Here is some handy info as to where you can pick up some for yourself. There are 5 different fragrances and the limited edition Spring Blossom as seen above. The Fresh Mint has added anti bacterial action and if I am honest this is what would be my first choice. The two I received smell fabulous too what more could you want!
You can buy them in in up to 3 different sizes:
500ml RRP £1.00, 625ml: RRP £1.25, 1.4l: RRP £2.50
They can be found in all major supermarkets.