Which brand can tackle the toughest stains?
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Overall score includes:
Everyday grime (35%)
Collar & cuff stains (20%)
Olive oil (6%)
Chocolate ice cream (4%)
Baby food (4%)
Motor oil (4%)
Most products have two sets of test results – front-loader and top-loader. For this test, both the front- and top-loader were set on “normal” wash cycles — the type of wash cycle an average consumer is likely to choose to wash an everyday load.
All individual stain tests are performed on white fabric impregnated with the applicable stain. We measured the recommended amount of detergent for a normally soiled load and used this to wash the test loads at a temperature of 20⁰C.
After washing, we measured how much dirt was removed from each swatch. We did this with a spectrophotometer (which measures how much light reflects off the swatches). It’s more accurate than the human eye.
Each load contains two swatches of each stain and each detergent is tested twice.
The cost per wash is as measured during testing using the manufacturer’s recommended dose for a regular wash (but may vary from the manufacturer’s stated number of washes per pack).
The likelihood of white marks is an indication of the amount of insolubles in the detergent. Choosing one marked "low" may leave fewer residues on your clothes when using a very water-efficient machine. Detergents marked "high" have a large amount of insolubles, and are best avoided if you are experiencing residue problems.
I use the ultra sensitive version of this laundry liquid. I buy the 5l flagon at Moore Wilson’s and decant it into a smaller bottle with dispenser cap. Costs 26c a wash. I have an excellent Electrolux washing machine that pre mixes the detergent. Not sure if that helps.
I’ve been happy with this product. I’ve never done a load of washing where I’ve thought the clothes didn’t come out clean enough. If whites need brightening up I use an enzyme powder additionally. I mean how do you really measure there things?? We rarely have olive oil/blood/motor oil on our clothing.
Can’t think of anything.
Yes, I recommend this product.