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Laundry balls?

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Watto1 Tue 25-Apr-17 14:47:37

Does anyone use those laundry balls in their washing machine instead of detergent? What do you think? Do they clean as well as washing powder? I'm thinking of giving them a go. Also, what is the proper name for them please?! Thank in advance

clairethewitch70 Tue 25-Apr-17 14:51:35

I have tried the Ecoeggs, and the cheap alternative, but neither are very good on their own.

I now use them as a laundry boost with powder, extra washing power, but they are not good enough by themselves.

Monkeyinshoes Tue 25-Apr-17 14:59:16

I tried them for a while. Clothes seemed clean, though anything stained needed something more. After a while my clothes seemed bobbled and faded, I wouldn't use them again.

NannyR Tue 25-Apr-17 15:07:16

I bought an eco egg from Lakeland and I wasn't impressed at all. The "clean linen" fragrance faded after 2 or 3 washes, my clothes looked clean (but I don't have kids or a partner with stained clothes or dirty work wear), but all the laundry had an unpleasant smell to it, it just smelled damp and foisty even when it was tumble dried.
I only used it about 8 or 9 times and I meant to take it back to Lakeland to get a refund but I forgot.

Watto1 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:11:23

Sorry! Posted this just before I went on the school run and promptly forgot all about itblush. Thanks for your thoughts. Doesn't sound too promising reallysad

krisskross Tue 25-Apr-17 19:14:40

I'm quite happy with the eco egg. we used min bio previously and its about the same. still use stain remover as necessary. I nrver used fabric softener due to eczema, so we never had that beautifully smelling laundry anyway.

Watto1 Tue 25-Apr-17 19:18:00

Thanks kriss . Like you, I currently use non-bio and don't bother with softener. Maybe it is worth a try after all?

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