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NOW CLOSED Method Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump - tester review thread

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 30-Nov-12 17:38:33

This thread is for the 1,000 MNers who have been trying out the Method Laundry Liquid 25 Pump.

If you're a tester, please add your feedback to this thread. Below are a few questions for you to answer but please feel free to add any other comments you may have. We'll also email you a link to a short survey that you'll need to complete (will send this next week). Everyone who adds their feedback to this thread and completes the survey will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a £250 Love2Shop voucher.

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Methon Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?
Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid?
Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power?
Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not?

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw.
MNHQ

Thanks
Helen

PenisColada Fri 30-Nov-12 22:17:35

Q1 - loved the overall impression. Lovely and small and compact. Smelled nice and I like Method stuff anyway.

Q2 - I guess it will be more expensive than the own brand stuff I usually use so I would change the price and also do a refill option.

Q3 - liked the fragrance a lot. Not sickly chemical smell like most brands. My load of whites has just come out lovely with no stains so I am very impressed indeed.

Q4 . Yes I would recommend. I like environmentally friendly products / companies and this one works and smells nice (although it does not smell as nice as the almond wood floor cleaner unfortunately ! )

acsec Fri 30-Nov-12 22:31:58

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Methon Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?
I like the size and the ease of use - the bottle fitted easily into my crowded under-sink cupboard!

Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid?
Not that I can see. I don't know how much it would be to buy, so maybe if it was quite expensive then the price.

Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power?
It didn't really smell of much except 'clean', which is fine by me. I used a 40 degree wash for some things from my classroom - grubby mats and material, a teddy bear and 2 dolls that had been been in the mud. All have come out clean and smelling fresh.

Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not?
I think so, yes. If I was talking about eco detergents I would recommend Method. I'd say it cleans well and smells fresh and a little goes a long way!

First wash tonight.

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Method Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?

I use the Method wood polish and like it a lot, so my impression of the brand is good .Was a nice surprise to see the cute spotty box arrive. The design of the pump is really nice - a good shape to hold, and not necessarily looking like a laundry product straight off, which is a good thing in my book). The pump action is such a great idea, no more messy caps and bottles with sticky dribble down the sides (is it just me?!). So far pretty good. As other posters have said, bottle feels very solid so refills are a great, and eco, idea.

Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid?
English instructions (or even visual/diagram instructions - it's so simple to use). Not sure if it is available in a 50 washes size but that's be great too. I also used it for pre-treating some tea-stained items, which are still just as stained sadly, so improving the stain removal if possible.

Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power?
It smells very strong and chemically in the bottle, but barely at all on the clean clothes. I would like the clean washing to smell a little stronger perhaps; I missed the clean washing smell when folding (and pairing the socks). Though with such a concentrated liquid, could you get a stronger smell?

Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not?
Not yet, as so far it seems to perform fairly averagely as laundry products go, but for a larger cost. There are other eco brands which work just as well for less. However, stain remover/pretreatment with the same liquid would sway me, as would a refillable bottle and cheaper refills.

CanonFodder Fri 30-Nov-12 23:41:37

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Methon Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?
I use method products a lot anyway, and have thought about buying this a few times but was out off by the price and the fact that my skin is quite sensitive to changes in liquid use. Love the packaging design and noticed tonight as I strolled round the supermarket that they do a huge refill pouch, yey, thoug hit was £14 gulp! If it were on special offer I'd possibly buy one though.
Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid? Actually, so far no, aside from previously mentioned price. It didnt totally remove the stains from my tea towel, but then neither does the persil I generally use unless i wash at 50 degrees, so I'll try it on a higher heat wash next time. No itching skin yet either and I wore the top i washed this am this pm, so that's a good sign!
Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power? Love the fragrance, subtle and not too artificial. Cleaning powder seems as good as anything else I have used.
Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not? Yep, I would, I'm pretty evangelical about their products anyway, so I could add this to my 'oh you HAVE to try their xxx schpiel.

Can I Just take this opportunity to tell them how much I LOVE their Tub Scrub. Only thing that gets the kids toy scuff marks out of the bath! smile

ScillyCow Sat 01-Dec-12 05:26:43

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Methon Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?
I like the look of it - and like everyone else am amazed it can do 25 washes! When the pump is sideways (as I had to hold it to get the liquid into the machine) it was hard to get a 'full squirt' if you know what I mean, even when the bottle was full, so a little awkward in that way.

Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid?
It does seem expensive - but I don't normally buy Method stuff because of the price though I know it is really nice. I guess if I could afford Method stuff I would snap it up!

Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power? I quite liked the smell. Cleaning power is good - and we've really tested it here - nothing like a bit of middle-of the night vomiting to test a new washing product!

Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not?
Yes, I would (if they were able to afford it!) I would say that I had tried a free sample and that it worked really well - I have friends who use the granite cleaner and I will definitely mention it to them.

BeerTricksPott3r Sat 01-Dec-12 07:21:56

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SuePurblyFeltYourPresents Sat 01-Dec-12 08:36:11

Marking place for laundry pile later.

Sokmonsta Sat 01-Dec-12 08:36:18

Got parcel yesterday lunchtime. Just after dh had finished the last wash while I was out angry. Still. Basket will soon fill up!

TeaTowelQueen Sat 01-Dec-12 08:53:17

First wash in - will be back later......

SoupDragon Sat 01-Dec-12 08:57:20

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Methon Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump? Nice and small compared to the large box of powder I currently have. I stopped using tablets to give me more control over how much detergent I used and the pump would give me the same control without the large box.

Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid? The fragrance. I hate it. I did my first wash with no softener so the scent is all Method and it is, I don't know... chemically in some way I think. t least it isn't overpowering which is a plus!

Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power? Fragrance - see above. Cleaning power - so far so good - comparable to the Watrose Biological powder I usually use. I washed a load of white cushion covers & throws from the living room which my grubby spaniel had been sleeping on. They were covered in muddy doggy foot prints (you can see what the weather has been like!!) and after washing, the dog smell had gone and they were white again. it has yet to be tested against rugby kit but there is ample time for that!

Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not? ON first impressions, possibly - if they were looking for a more eco-friendy option. I guess a lot would depend on price.

Received yesterday, marking place as washing going on now!

RatherBeOnThePiste Sat 01-Dec-12 09:00:27

Ah bonjour!

Lovely compact bottle.

Going to start using it on the school uniform and rowing kit. A good test!

insancerre Sat 01-Dec-12 09:06:37

I got home to a red card yesterday from the post man so will have to collect it from the post office today if I catch them or monday.

FlappingToad Sat 01-Dec-12 09:14:59

Q1 Overall impression of the pump was good. It has a good wide base so does not slip around. the pump was easy to use.

Q2 I would change the smell. It made the washing smell faintly of Toilet Duck.Method usually excel in lovely fragrant products so I was a bit disappointed.

Q3 I was not fond of the fragrance. I did a mixed colour load and 5 squirts on 40o wash but it did not remove stains from lighter coloured clothing. It was good when used to soak overnight.

Q4 I probably would recommend this product but only if the price was lower.

Q1 What was your overall impression of the Method Laundry Liquid 25 Wash Pump?

I liked it, its easy to hold, dispense and store in the kitchen. Unfortunately my 3 year old also finds it quite easy to use

Q2 Is there anything you'd change about Method Laundry Liquid?

A larger size maybe

Q3 What did you think of the fragrance? And the cleaning power?

I quite liked the fragrance actually, which is surprising as washing powder fragrances are usually way too overpowering for me. However, if there was a choice between this and an unscented version I would go for the unscented.
I found that I could half the dose i.e. 2 squirts for a full load and a machine full of filthy toddler clothing still comes up perfectly clean. The only thing it didn't clean overly well, even at a full dose was some greasy tablecloths, but tbh, not much would get them clean as they were vile.

Q4 If it came up in conversation, do you think you would recommend Method Laundry Liquid to a friend/relative or not? If so, what would you say about it? If not, why not?

I'd probably mention about the squirty top, but I don't generally tend to talk washing powder with my friends.

themadBelgian Sat 01-Dec-12 10:22:33

Can I just ask at what stage of "testing" this product is please? I received it yesterday and washed a load of white towels, face cloths etc and it came out with some pink stains on them. This has never happened before and there was definitely nothing red or pink in the wash, so I can only assume that it came from the washing liquid. Bit annoyed as you can imagine.

themadBelgian Sat 01-Dec-12 10:24:23

Have to confess also not keen on the fragrance - for an eco-friendly product it does smell quite chemical. Horses for courses though on this one I think; you definitely can't please everyone.

JustFabulous Sat 01-Dec-12 11:03:15

I have been spraying into the drawer but just put the first wash on with it being sprayed into the drum. Still not folded the washing so can't comment on cleanliness yet.

mm1975 Sat 01-Dec-12 11:04:01

My bottle arrived yesterday, fab sized bottle, first wash is on so will see how it does on my boys cross country kit smile

SoupDragon Sat 01-Dec-12 11:18:17

themadBelgian My wash was all white and came out with no stains. How odd - the liquid isn't coloured either is it?

Mine is currently being tested with 2 bed loads of pukey bedding!

cutie101 Sat 01-Dec-12 11:30:50

Bottle just arrived. Really small....impressed if that can do up to 25 washes!. Have opened it and smells good. Will put on a wash after lunch!

ilovesprouts Sat 01-Dec-12 11:53:04

just got mine today its smells nice will be doing a wash later .... smile

elizaco Sat 01-Dec-12 12:00:09

Q1 - Postive first impressions. I liked the compact size. I also liked how I have control over how much product I use, although the recommended amount didn't seems very much. Having said that, pleased with the outcome of the wash :-)

Q2 - Would like to see different sized bottles available.

Q3 - I liked the fragrance - it had a proper "clean" smell, without being too overpowering.

Q4 - I would certainly talk about it, simply because it is so different to the products we normally use. Would probably recommend it, although would probably only expect people to try it at a competitve price.

Witchesbrewandbiscuits Sat 01-Dec-12 12:10:59

Marking place for later

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