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Aldi Almat washing powder and fabric conditioner - tester review thread

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AlexMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 19-Apr-13 10:29:23

This thread is for the MNers' who've been trying out Aldi's Almat non bio washing powder and fabric conditioner. Below are some questions to get you started, but please add any other comments you would like to. All testers who add their feedback to the thread will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will receive a hamper of goodies worth £100

Aldi say "Our award winning washing range, Almat, has been endorsed by the likes of Which? and Good Housekeeping Institute. We'd now like to hear from the real experts - you, on what you think about our Almat non-bio washing powder and fabric conditioner. We know that washing the family's clothes is an important and careful task - for little ones you want to ensure their clothes are clean and soft and avoid having to re-wash any stubborn stains out, so we've worked hard to develop a product that performs well without the hefty price tag of the big brands.."
Find out more here

Aldi would love to know:

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?

Aldi Almat washing powder - £2.99 per 2.4kg pack (30 washes)
Aldi Almat fabric conditioner - £0.99 per 1 Litre

Thanks and good luck in the prize draw,

MNHQ

rm95 Fri 19-Apr-13 10:59:10

Initial thoughts were, how on earth do I get in the box!! Needless to say I have ended up with a torn box as could not get it to open how it should of. I gave used this for over a week now and I fairly impressed. I have used it on a wide range of washes and it has performed well. As of yet i havent had any really tough stains so cant comment on the effectiveness for heavy loads. The price is really attractive and I would probably buy again if I was in Aldi. I usually shop at Sainsburys.

m0nkeynuts Fri 19-Apr-13 11:09:09

I had the same problem as rm95 with the box! Eventually I got into it, but it wasn't easy. Other than that, the packaging is fine - easy to read etc.

I've found that it is cleaning my clothes well. I wasn't overly impressed by the smell when the washing first comes out (in that I didn't really notice that much of a smell) but I notice there is a delicate fragrance left on the clothing which is pleasant.

I haven't had any tough stains to try it on, so can't comment there.

The prices are very appealing and I would buy it in future.

If it came up in conversation, I would recommend it as it's effective and reasonably priced.

When I'm buying washing powder, I aim for non-bio first then usually whatever is on special offer / is the best value for money at the time.

I usually shop at Asda as it's closest on foot (I don't drive), but occasionally Aldi.

Caitycat Fri 19-Apr-13 11:09:25

I had no problems with getting into packaging and instructions were clear. My one difficulty was that as I usually use capsules I have no measuring scoop and found it a pita to work out how much to use. Providing a scoop would have enhanced my experience!

I was pleased with the cleaning power and it dealt with most of my 8month old's stains well, probably better than what I usually use. I did find the smell a bit overpowering though I prefer as little smell as possible!

It seems good value for money and I will buy it if I am near an Aldi, I don't think I will drive to one especially though! I would recommend it to a friend -in fact I did yesterday, does that get me extra brownie points?

Price tends to be my main concern when buying washing products so it definitely wins there, I don't have a main supermarket, we live near Sainsbury's and Morrisons and I will use either for a big shop, we also have a local Coop which I use for smaller shops and have a Waitrose in town that I will use if I need to get shopping on the way home.

noo1985 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:12:22

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?
Just like someone else has said, it is not an easy box to get into, I have flaps sticking out at the top and I did rip it trying to get into it so won't store very well.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?
I was quite surprised how well it cleaned my clothes even with a big load. It smells ok, but it doesn't produce a massive clean smell on clothes once they are dry.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
Again I was surprised at its effectiveness on tough stains. My daughter got some bright red antibiotics on a brand new white cardigan so I thought I would try I first as I was doing this trial. It removed it without a trace on first wash. Very impressed!

~We?ve included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
I would say they are pretty good value, tho like with all fabric conditions that are concentrated I always use more than the recommended stated dose so I would be more inclined to purchase the powder rather than the fabric conditioner.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would consider it if I was to go to aldi as the products did perform on my washing, but there is not an aldi near me so I don't tend to shop there.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi?s Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it as I believe it is a good low cost range which does what it says on the tin.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? Whatever is on offer normally...

mkj2 Fri 19-Apr-13 11:27:23

Easy to understand packaging, found the box easy to open. The powder cleaned our clothes well, but would have liked a stronger smell although appreciate that may be difficult as its for sensitive skin.

I found on tougher stains it did work although on some stains caused by my baby I had to add vanish as well.

The products are extremely good value for money and to be honest I would definately consider changing to aldi looking at those prices. I think I am going to change to this product as it has worked and not irritated my sons skin and he has excema and is cheaper and better value than the surcare range I use.

My mum already uses Aldi's products but for other family members I would definately recommend as its good for sensitive skin and great value for money.

I have occasionally shopped at Aldi and hope to go there more frequently now one has opened up locally to me. For me personally when buying washing powder I have to get non bio and senstitive because of my sons excema and of course price has to be considered as well.

It would be great if a scoop or something to get the powder out could be included in the box as its a large box .

Thanks for the free trial and I hope to pop to my local to buy some more!

workhomelifebalanceisrubbish Fri 19-Apr-13 11:30:31

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?- difficult to open and not damage the box. Took as while as really didnt want to store in something else.
Did have a dig around in the box to see if a scoop was provided,would be useful if was as dont usually buy powder so had to find something else.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?- effectiveness good, washed football kit, school shirts with no problem. Really liked the smell of the fabric conditioner, used slightly more than the dose as seemed fairly thin in consistency compared to usual products. No new reaction in terms of irritating kids sensitive skin

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?- not used on grass or blood-(kids get frequent nose bleeds) but usually use a separate stain remover anyway.

~We?ve included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money? yes, good value for money.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?- I don't like big boxes of powder as have limited storage.Also prefer the convenience of tablets/liquid.The powder did not always dissolve fully in the drawer. Powder also now feels/seems slightly damp.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi?s Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not? I would recommend the fabric conditioner-smells good and would recommend powder as was effective and well priced.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? Cost/special offers and knowing certain brand are more suitable for my family's skin. Usually shop at Tesco but also buy household products from Home Bargains or Wilkinsons

Aldi Almat washing powder - £2.99 per 2.4kg pack (30 washes)
Aldi Almat fabric conditioner - £0.99 per 1 Litre

Pascha Fri 19-Apr-13 12:36:04

Mine only arrived this morning so I will leave feedback in a few days.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 19-Apr-13 13:07:23

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read? it's a bugger to get into. Normally those tear round strips have a loose bit at the end for you to grab onto, but this one doesn't. It was a giant pain in the arse, frankly. I agree, a scoop is needed. Labelling was easy to read, yes

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell? I like the smell. Not as overpowering as some brands (that's a positive!). It didn't do very well on the whites, but generally it was ok.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains? I haven't had any really tough stains. I will add more feedback if I do. I am a committed tester, but I draw the line at chucking stuff on my clothes on purpose wink

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money? Yes. I think they are very good value for money

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not? maybe not the washing powder. I prefer liquids to powders. If you come up with a liquid then probably, yes.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not? if they were talking about expensive brands then certainly. It does a good enough job for a lot less money.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? how much it costs, if I'm being honest! I wouldn't get the really cheap ones because they don't do the job, but the least money I can possibly pay for a product that actually cleans my clothes.

And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? no. I don't normally shop at Aldi, although I do use it from time to time. I HATE being rushed. I loathe feeling like I am being told give us your money and sod off! as my shopping is thrown at me and I frantically try to shove it into my trolley and hurl the money at them before getting the hell out of their way! If you would rethink that, I would certainly make you one of my main supermarkets. Why do you do that to us anyway?

fledtoscotland Fri 19-Apr-13 13:43:26

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read? It looked like every other washing powder but I found it difficult to open the pack. A measuring scoop would have been helpful

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell? It's effective on everyday washes but didn't remove the tomato soup stain on my husbands t-shirt. I would normally have used a stain remover on it first but thought I'd try without. Smells lovely and fresh

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains? See above - has got felt pen out if school shirts but struggled with the tomato soup

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money? Yes good value for money

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not? Am not sure the washing powder stands out from the other supermarket own brands although the price is attractive. Will definitely buy the fabric conditioner again as I love the smell

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not? Would recommend the fabric conditioner whole-heartedly as love the smell and the powder is good value for money

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? Effectiveness and allergy potential. We have a new aldi opening in our town next week so will buy this over the normal ship brand I use (although please can you include a scoop!)

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Fri 19-Apr-13 13:53:40

If you don't want to add a scoop to every box, you could either have them on the shelves for people to take if they need one, or have 2 packs - one clearly marked as having the scoop and one marked as not. That way, if people already have the scoop, they won't need to get another one.
although that's probably a lot of faff and potentially more expensive than just giving us a scoop every time!

Just make it a liquid! then you don't have to worry about it. Or about clogging up our machines with that horrible paste that a powder turns into!

fledtoscotland Fri 19-Apr-13 14:12:55

Do aldi do a liquid in the range? I normally use liquids too as less mess and easier to measure. Just brought a wash in off the line and impressed with the fragrance

Pascha Fri 19-Apr-13 14:32:02

Is there no scoop? hmm. I'm going to have to measure by calpol spoon aren't I? At least the first time, then I will just guess. Not sure this is going to be a particularly accurate test.

derektheladyhamster Fri 19-Apr-13 14:38:36

I use the almat range - and yes they have a liquid and a gel (I think)

* I too found the box difficult to open so have a slightly ripped cover but it was good packaging other than that and easy to read.

* I have used this on 5 loads of washing now and have found it very effective on all of them. It did get rid of my toddlers stains so I was very happy with that. I found the smell to be pretty strong at first but weather I got used to it i dont know but I like it now.

* Haven't used it on anything other than normal stains so dont know.

* Yes I think the products are good value for money.

* I will probably buy these products in future as long as they do not go up in price as they are good products.

* Would recommend these products if it came up in conversation as I like the product and think its a good product over all.

* The first thing I look for is non-bio, after that the price so usually buy whatever is cheapest on offer. I usually shop at Tesco as I walk and its the closest.

Would also like to echo posters above saying adding a measuring scoop would be nice.

Debster73 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:01:03

Box not the easiest to get into but I managed it without tearing the box or spilling any of the powder. I was frustrated with the lack of scoop or measure and have had to guess how much powder to use in my washes, using a cup. I have a 6 month old, so lots of challenging marks and stains on clothing! The powder was as good as other brands at removing marks, although i use pre wash stain remover for any particularly nasties. For the price I was pleased with the results, i would buy the product again and recommend it. I didn't notice a distinctive smell, but I personally prefer that than a heavily scented product. I didn't find the fabric softener made any difference to the cleanliness, softness or smell of the wash so I probably wouldn't buy that product, although I appreciate that the price (of both items) is good.

My nearest supermarkets are Asda and Morrisons so frequent those for ease and i usually buy branded washing products on offer. My nearest Aldi is a bit of a trek but other items they sell are good quality/ value so will make the effort to shop there when I need specific items they sell.

Snowflakepie Fri 19-Apr-13 16:12:15

My first problem was getting into the box. It ended up really ripped and I would find this very annoying as it would be a problem to store. Also in a kitchen, which can get damp at times, I suspect the powder would clog and be a pain to use. There was then no scoop, so I guessed with a yoghurt pot. I have no idea if I used the right amount. That would also wind me up big time for every wash.

The smell on opening the box was nice, fresh and laundry scented, but very little was left on the washing. I thought it smelled musty but has since dried ok. So if you like unscented products you would probably like this. The fabric softener smelled much like other more expensive brands and the clothes were soft.

I decided to give it a real challenge and wash my preschoolers whites with no stain remover, extra treatment or prolonged cycle. She'd been playing outside in white socks with no shoes, so mud, grass, purple paint and something else that I don't want to know about. It really didn't manage to remove much at all. Now in fairness, I often find that nothing will deal with the preschool mess, which is why we have separate clothes for there. But it was really poor. The socks are going in a vat of bleach now.

The price is good, washing products seem to be getting more and more expensive. I would certainly buy the softener at that price. However I think I would give the powder a miss. Too fiddly, inconvenient and didn't actually work on the stains that for me are an everyday thing. For less messy families it might be great!

PregnantPain Fri 19-Apr-13 16:38:27

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?

Nice packaging, information clear enough.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?

*Cleaned clothes well, I definitely prefer liquid mainly due to the lack ofscoop provided. It did say there might be one in there, but why bother saying that just say there is probably no scoop, do you want one?

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
*Worked well on DD's vests that were a bit soiled but did not*completely remove stain (didn't expect it to though tbh)

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
Yes I would buy it at that price.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I will buy it as a cheap alternative to my usual favourite.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?
Would reccomend to those looking to save on costs yes

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?
I usually buy liquid persil in large bottles when its on offer, when it isn't I buy asda own sensitive

Breesy Fri 19-Apr-13 17:16:45

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read? The labelling is fine but I agree it was hard to get into the box, I ended up ripping it open and getting powder all over the work top. A scoop would be good.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell? I liked the smell but I'd like it if it lingered a bit more afterwards. It cleaned the clothes well.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains? Didn't have any tough stains but I'm expecting a baby in the next couple of weeks so I'm sure I will find out then!

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money? Very good value.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not? I would if I had an aldi nearby but I wouldn't make a special trip just for the powder.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not? Yes, if they shop at aldi it's a good choice.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? I've always just bought supermarket own brand powder because it's cheaper, but now I'm looking for a good non-bio for baby clothes. I'd really like to shop at aldi more but it's a bit of a drive away and I have an asda around the corner so I go there for ease.

NorbertDentressangle Fri 19-Apr-13 18:27:27

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?
Unlike everyone else it seems, I found the packaging OK to open (do I get a special prize for that? wink). I would have been annoyed about the fact that there was no measuring scoop if it wasn't for the fact that I generally use powder anyway so happened to have one handy.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?
Washing powder seemed to perform as well as any other I've used. Day to day grime and dirt washed out fine. The smell seemed quite strong initially but wasn't unpleasant - it just smelled of clean laundry whereas some can smell too artificially perfumed IYSWIM. Seems less noticeable now but I expect I've just got used to it.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
It didn't shift grass stains from DDs shorts (but TBH I would've been surprised if anything had without a pre-treatment of stain remover)

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
Yes they seem good value for money.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
If I was in Aldi then yes I would buy the powder but our nearest one is 30mins away so I don't go often. I don't tend to buy fabric softener so probably wouldn't buy that.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?
Possibly, if it came up in conversation but on the whole I don't tend to recommend products unless they really are mind-blowingly special!

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?
I tend to buy shop-brand ones that I've tried and know that they work well (eg. currently using Lidl one) or buy one of the big brands if on offer.
We usually shop at a variety of places each week - Waitrose, Morrisons and Lidl, and then occasionally we will go to Aldi, Tesco or Sainsburys which are approx. 30 mins away

Thank you for letting me try it!

EvaGk Fri 19-Apr-13 20:20:23

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?

All fine

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?

Very effective, it cleans well, the smell is subtle which is what i want

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
Yes, it worked ok

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
Very good value for money

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
Unsure as don't live any Aldi

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?

Yes i would because of its effectiveness and value for money

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?
Criteria: Non-bio, subtle smell, effectiveness, value for money. normally shop at Sainsburys

vickipickernicker Fri 19-Apr-13 20:45:04

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?
Packaging good and labelling easy to read. Already had a scoop from ages ago, but to include one would be good, but Aldi not the only brand to not include one as many other washing powder brands don't seem to include a scopp at the moment.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?
It cleaned all the clothes well. I like the smell of the powder, but didn't find the softner left much smell after tumble drying.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
Felt tip pen and paint came off my son's clothes.

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
Powder is very good value fo rmoney. Softner quite thin compared to other brands - so I don't think thats quite so good value.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would buy the washing powder again. Not sure about the fabric softner.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi?s Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?
I would recommend it.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? Norrmally buy whatever is on offer normally. But have also tried Aldi's bio washing powder before.

Salukigirl Fri 19-Apr-13 21:29:50

Aldi would love to know:

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?
Yes it was fine, found it difficult to start the tear off strip but once I got it there was no problem. Like others have said a scoop would have been very useful as I never know how much I should use and with the ALmat Bio I managed to flood the kitchen by putting too much in!

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?
I have been using Fairy non-bio until now, Almat is at least as good. I haven';t noticed a smell, I wish there was one! One thing I really miss after changing from Bio to non bio is the lack of 'clean washing smell', Fairy is exactly the same. I guess it is because perfume is an irritant but it would be lovely to have that clean smell in a non bio.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?
I have only had one "poomaggedon" event and I was really impressed that it got the stains out of a white vest without any extra stain remover. This is much better than Fairy.

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?
Excellent value for money.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
yes definitely, it works as well as Fairy if not better and is much cheaper. I wish it came in bigger boxes as we don't have an Aldi very close to us.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?
Yes, I already have recommended it after it cleaned up the pooey vest!

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?
Normally I buy the well known brands such as Persil or Fairy, but I did try the bio powder from Aldi after seeing it performed so well in Which. Normally I buy washing powder which is on special offer but the price of the Almat means that it doesn't need to be on special offer.
I don't usually shop at Aldo but I will make an effort if i am passing now to get washing power.

nushcar Fri 19-Apr-13 22:18:22

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?

Packaging is pretty standard. As many others have commented, I struggled to get int box, other than just ripping top off. This means that I had a giant box of powder left more exposed than would like and had to keep it up high so it was not in danger of being toppled by my toddler. It also did not come with a measuring scoop, so I had to guesstimate. Liquid washing powder is far easier. Labelling was easy to read and understand.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?

Cleaned well and at lower temperature would ordinarily use.

~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?

Seemed OK as usually have puree stained bibs and did not notice anything come out still stained.

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money?

Yes, but better value liquid washing powder available from Asda,

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?

No - prefer liquid washing powder and do not live near an Aldi.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not?

No, powder form is more tricky to use and no-one I know lives near an Aldi.

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere?

Price and effectiveness, liquid firm and nice smell. Usually shop online at Asda for washing liquid.

sahmummylincs Sat 20-Apr-13 07:55:52

~What do you think of the product packaging? Was the labelling easy to read?
The packaging was easy to read and eye catching. It did take a couple of minutes to get into the boxn but was a good design.

~How do you find the washing powder in terms of effectiveness? Does it clean your clothes well? Do you like the smell?
I have used this washing powder this week and it has washed the clothes well and I do like the smell. The smell wasn't too strong which I like and actually combined with the conditioner the clothes also seemed easier to iron when dry.
~How does the washing powder perform on tougher stains?

~We've included the prices of the products below - do you think they're good value for money? I think they are quite good value for money, though for the amount of washes you get from the large bulky box you can also purchase a washing gel from any of the leading supermarkets for the same price and it takes up less space in the cupboard.

~Do you think you'll buy this washing powder/fabric conditioner in future? If so, why? If not, why not?
I don't think I would go specifically to aldi to buy this powder as I actually prefer a gel liquid, its easier to measure and to store, it also doesn't block up the dispenser in the machine. If aldi bought out a gel version I would absolutely consoder it. The powder was also very difficult to measure without the special measuring cup normally included. I did read on the packaging that you can request one of these but quite frankly you want to use the powder straight away so its a bit of a pain to do this seperately. I would use the conditioner again as loved the results and was easy to use.

~If it came up in conversation, would you recommend Aldi's Almat range to a friend or family member? If so, why? If not, why not? I would reccomend this powder/conditioner to friends if I knew they were going to aldi for other shopping howeveri wouldn't say it was outstanding enough for a special trip there. I often reccomend Aldi for their brilliant olive oils/balsamic vinegars/anti-pasti and fruit juices!

~Lastly, what's the most important thing to you when you're deciding which washing powder you buy? And do you usually shop at Aldi or elsewhere? Price and how kind they are to the skin as my husband and son suffer from eczema so I prefer the milder washing detergents. I shop mostly at sainsburys (online) but do shop at Aldi once every couple of months to stock up on my favourite products from there.

Thank you Aldi for sending me this product, I have enjoyed using it and would certainly consider it in the future if I am in the store shopping for other products.

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