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Which washing powder?

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hamkin · 21/08/2008 16:54

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?

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bigknickersbigknockers · 21/08/2008 16:56

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

maidamess · 21/08/2008 16:56

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

bigknickersbigknockers · 21/08/2008 16:57

at the moment i am using tesco own brand bio

expatinscotland · 21/08/2008 16:57

Lidl's Formil brand bio and non-bio.

beansmum · 21/08/2008 16:59

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

Sonnet · 21/08/2008 17:04

Fairy non bio - smell is pleasent, not too overpowering

lucysmam · 21/08/2008 20:59

tesco value bio works for me n is cheap

PinkyDinkyDooToo · 21/08/2008 21:00

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

onepieceoflollipop · 21/08/2008 21:01

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

Milliways · 21/08/2008 21:14

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 · 21/08/2008 21:16

Persil Bio powder most recently

zippitippitoes · 21/08/2008 21:17

tesco bio

WendyWeber · 21/08/2008 21:18


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

hamkin · 21/08/2008 22:17

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?

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hamkin · 21/08/2008 22:18

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

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makeminealargeoneplease · 22/08/2008 10:16

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

daftpunk · 22/08/2008 10:20

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

kikid · 22/08/2008 10:25

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

ellideb · 22/08/2008 10:27

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 · 22/08/2008 10:28

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 · 22/08/2008 10:34

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 · 22/08/2008 10:40


zippitippitoes · 22/08/2008 10:42

ecover? really

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

WinkyWinkola · 22/08/2008 12:51

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.

zippitippitoes · 22/08/2008 12:56

well i have reqctions to a lot of different powders

which dont seem to have a particular rationale

but i have never heard anyway say ecover products are actually good at cleaning

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