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hamkin Thu 21-Aug-08 16:54:56

Which washing powder/liquid do you use? Have recently tried DAZ which is absolute crap IMO. Did not get any stains out. Which is the best one do you think?

which ever is best value at the time I do my shopping, though I do like persil best.

maidamess Thu 21-Aug-08 16:56:56

I really like Bold 2-1 liquitabs. They make your washing smell lovely too.

Don't overload your machine,thats stops stuff getting properly clean smile

at the moment i am using tesco own brand bio

expatinscotland Thu 21-Aug-08 16:57:53

Lidl's Formil brand bio and non-bio.

beansmum Thu 21-Aug-08 16:59:38

I use supermarket own brand non-bio in the biggest box possible. It does the job.

Sonnet Thu 21-Aug-08 17:04:32

Fairy non bio - smell is pleasent, not too overpowering

lucysmam Thu 21-Aug-08 20:59:12

tesco value bio works for me n is cheap smile

PinkyDinkyDooToo Thu 21-Aug-08 21:00:49

Always use Persil as I buy it wholesale. My Mum recommends Tesco own stuff though

onepieceoflollipop Thu 21-Aug-08 21:01:44

Aldi's own brand - massive box for just over £3. Bio is fine, as good as surf/persil etc imo.

Milliways Thu 21-Aug-08 21:14:20

I use Aldi Wahing tabs - they are great!

I also got a can of De-Solv-it spray from Aldi which gets Grease/anything out of anything.

MaryAnnSingleton Thu 21-Aug-08 21:16:43

Persil Bio powder most recently

zippitippitoes Thu 21-Aug-08 21:17:01

tesco bio

WendyWeber Thu 21-Aug-08 21:18:55


And they've just started doing double size refills in cardboard boxes too smile (Not a lot cheaper, but much less plastic!)

hamkin Thu 21-Aug-08 22:17:55

oo thanks everyone. Particularly interested in the Aldi info, as I have recently started shopping there. I've often been tempted to but own brands, but always dubious as to whether they are any good.

Has anyone ever bought a "cheap brand" that was a waste of time?

hamkin Thu 21-Aug-08 22:18:40

Sorry, I meant - tempted to "buy" own brands

makeminealargeoneplease Fri 22-Aug-08 10:16:38

Vote from me on the Aldi stuff, its great. Their kitchen and bathroom sprays are fabbie too!

daftpunk Fri 22-Aug-08 10:20:41

ariel is the only powder worth buying. it's brilliant. (and iv'e tried them all)

kikid Fri 22-Aug-08 10:25:28

Aldi one is the best, i too have tried them all!!

ellideb Fri 22-Aug-08 10:27:34

Persil is the only one for me! I remember doing an experiment with washing powders when I was at primary school. We were all split into groups and each had to cover a piece of material with various types of stains then wash them in the different brands of powder that were brought in. Persil was the only one which removed all of the stains!

pgwithnumber3 Fri 22-Aug-08 10:28:30

Ariel is very good, must be powder though. Another tip, soak your grill and baking trays in biological powder, it brings them up lovely and clean with no scrubbing at all!

saltire Fri 22-Aug-08 10:34:28

Washing up liquid squirted on stains removes them
Also the insides of your cooker can be cleaned with washing powder, not just the grill pans.

Anyway, I got a new machine, cold water fill one,a nd powder wasn't dissolving properly, so I alternate between Bold 2-1 liquid or tabs, in the Lavender, or Lidls Formil non bio, both of them smell nice as well

WinkyWinkola Fri 22-Aug-08 10:40:24


zippitippitoes Fri 22-Aug-08 10:42:17

ecover? really

i found that it did nothhing at all and gave me urticaria

WinkyWinkola Fri 22-Aug-08 12:51:31

Blimey. Urticaria? Did you contact them to tell them?

I've always found Ecover to work brilliantly for me. It cleans our nappies really well too. Get all those horrid stains out no bother.

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