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This Dettol Laundry Sanitiser stuff....

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AndyMurraysBalls Wed 09-Oct-13 07:38:59

Does it replace the usual washing powder/liguid/tabs or is it used alongside?

Does it smell like Dettol and does that smell transfer to clothes/bedding/towels etc?

I can't believe I'm interested in something so boring as laundry but there we go .....

Sleep404 Fri 11-Oct-13 20:02:08

There was a programme on yesterday, forget what it was called, which basically showed that soap and water were more effective at cleaning hands than the antibacterial foams and gels. I'm stretching, but I guess this applies to clothes as well. It's a waste of money and I say that as someone gullible enough to have bought some. I haven't noticed any difference in my wash since I started using it and will not be buying it again.

SanchoRocks Thu 30-Jan-14 17:44:21

Well - I'm still at a loss about which drawer you put the damn stuff in!confused, which I believe was the original topic posted on this thread...?...
As for being gullible - perhaps I am, but I don't want to wash my woolens at 90 degrees, or many of my other clothes for that matter, and as my job means regularly getting poo on me AND because guess what? - that thing about soap and water being better? - doesn't kill germs, just sluices them away if they're not entrenched and you have to dry properly... FACT!

So..... In with the wash, or instead of softener....?.....

OOAOML Thu 30-Jan-14 19:44:34

In the fabric softener drawer. I got some when my daughter had her appendix out and I got a bit germ-phobic about making sure she had ultra clean clothes and towels whilst her wounds were healing.

Mine smells a bit lavender.

averyyoungkitten Sat 01-Feb-14 18:24:02

I looked at this for smelly clothes where I cant get rid of the smell. In my case lightweight clothes that need a 40 wash. I saw the price ..... and then read here about using Zoflora ( different thread). Put a cap of Zoflora in instead and it did the trick.

Zoflora is only a �1, smells nice and since Dettol is �4.99 in the local Tesco supermarket no competition really ( and doesnt seem to be available everywhere as I cant get it in Asda, where I do my main shop)

crypes Sat 01-Feb-14 18:31:06

Zoflora is brilliant, I having been using it in my wash just because I'm not putting washing on line in this weather and it gives my wash a really nice , clean, zingy smell too it . I wash my floors with it diluted in steam cleaner and the smell lasts all day too.

averyyoungkitten Sat 01-Feb-14 18:44:27

Dont know why my � ( one pound) sign has come up as a question mark in a triangle

leannerooks Sun 21-Dec-14 01:55:22

Sorry for the late comment but i googled dettol washing stuff and you came up. Was wondering if it was any good but reading your comments think i may as well give it a miss. Kids need germs to fight germs my nana always said so i will follow her advice. Thanks dettol but no thanks x

hissingcat Sun 21-Dec-14 15:51:25

You use it with washing powder.
It's good if you want to wash towels/bedding at lower temperatures.
I've also found it good for preventing the musty smell you sometimes get from drying washing indoors.
It doesn't smell like dettol. I use the cotton fresh one and you get other scents.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 21-Dec-14 15:58:30

You put it in the fabric softener bit of the drawer. I use zoflora instead as it is much cheaper

buttercupbear Sun 21-Dec-14 15:59:52

It's great for reusable nappies and wipes, don't think id both with clothes

oswellkettleblack Sun 21-Dec-14 16:14:56

Zoflora is cheaper and smells nicer.

ilovepowerhoop Sun 21-Dec-14 16:26:29

P.s. I use zoflora in the fabric softener bit alongside the powder and softener

Tanaqui Sun 21-Dec-14 16:32:29

I use Zoflora on stinky gym kit and it does seem to help- in the fab cond bit ( don't use fab cond on gym kit as it keeps the smell in!)

LL12 Sun 21-Dec-14 18:27:30

Does zoflora cause bleach stains on clothes?

ilovepowerhoop Sun 21-Dec-14 18:31:47

No. I use it in dark washes and haven't seen any bleach marks

LL12 Sun 21-Dec-14 19:29:41

Thanks, I didn't want to risk it just incase.

bigoldbird Mon 22-Dec-14 08:02:17

Bit late for this thread really, however, here goes. I use it on my Mum's washing because she is incontinent. Never occurred to me I would need to use it for the rest of us.

To answer the question, it goes in the softener bit of your washing machine drawer. It smells nice, but it is not necessary under normal circumstances I would think.

Degustibusnonestdisputandem Mon 22-Dec-14 08:29:03

We use it for our sports gear, and occasionally towels

rabbit123 Tue 23-Dec-14 11:52:32

Biological and non-biological washing powder contains oxygen based bleaching agents anyway, so if you're using a decent powder detergent, there is no need for these ridiculous sanitisers and stain removers - it's all just a marketing ploy to get people to spend more money.

Knutech Fri 09-Jan-15 13:24:53

Hi, I have read with disbelief, various views of having bacteria contained in the clothes they wear. Well here's the truth, washing below 60'c doesn't kill bacteria! If you wash lower than 60'c then your clothes contain bacteria!

Products that contain 'Peroxide's' are good but they require either a very high alkalinity in the mix or 60'c + to make it 'fizz' and work. So using a sanitiser additive will remove the bacteria but it may take a few washes to eliminate it all, try smelling your towels? There's an odd odour that appears when they either get wet or the perfume of fabric conditioner wears off.

(Don't think putting more and more conditioner in to compensate, as this will make the towels waterproof and also causing yellowing!)

How do I know this? I was a Laundry Specialist for 25 years and worked all around the world.

Do you want to know how to get grease/ oil/ wax stains out of that new top etc? Just ask and I'll tell you, as the domestic products don't work, ever noticed the adverts never, ever say they will remove grease!

SallyStudioIsMyFriend Sat 10-Jan-15 08:03:15

Knutech. Please could you tell me how to get a black mark - could be oil or tar out of a cream top. DD managed to stain a new yop and i cant get it out. Any advice welcome.

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