Product review
Updated June 2022

Laundry detergents

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June 2022

Ecostore

Extra Clean Laundry Powder

Price
$6
Score
74
Recommended

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Good points

  • Excellent at removing everyday grime.
  • Good at removing grass stains.
  • Good at removing ice cream stains.
  • Good at removing baby food stains.
  • Good at removing engine oil stains.
  • Good at removing tomato stains.
  • Inexpensive per wash.

Bad points

No obvious bad points.

Product

  • Type

    Powder

  • Washes per pack

    64

Other ratings

  • Packaging assessment

    Acceptable

  • Environmental assessment

    Good

  • Safety

    Good

Product details

  • Avg price

    $6

  • Cost per wash

    $0.09

  • Pack size

    1kg

  • Packaging type

    Cardboard

  • Country of origin

    New Zealand

  • Fragrance

    Lemon

Packaging claims

  • Has enzymes

    Yes

  • Has optical brighteners

    No

  • Low or no phosphate claim

    Yes

  • Safe for septic tanks claim

    Yes

  • Grey water safe claim

    Yes

  • Accreditations

    Environmental Choice and Enviro-mark

More info

    Member reviews

    3 Member reviews

    Replaced by Ultrapower 3in1

    Pros

    Looks like Ultraclean has been replaced by Ultrapower 3in1. Spec seems the same - grey-water and septic friendly, enzymes for good washing performance, and no optical brighteners. Not easy to find though - had to order from the ecostore website.

    I'm curious why Consumer rates Persil higher when it contains optical brighteners (unnecessary) and has a poor environmental score. Cleaning performance isn't everything.

    Cons

    Hard to find!

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Steve S.

    Used 6 months or more

    No longer available :-(

    Pros

    You can't buy this product anymore, according to Ecostore

    Cons

    "Sorry our extra clean is now discontinued"

    Recommend it?

    No, this product has too many drawbacks.

    Justin C.

    Used 1 month or less

    Clean clothes vs clean planet?

    Pros

    Unlike the 10 other Consumer-recommended laundry detergents this one doesn't have a "poor" environment ranking.
    So why would anyone not choose this product - produced in NZ at a factory certified carbon zero - over the big brands, many of which are imported, and none of which are sustainable?

    Cons

    I can't quite see why, in the 21st century, a product's ability to get my clothes clean should be seen as more important than its environmental impact. How can those detergents that rated "poor" for environmental safety be given an overall "no obvious bad points" assessment? Please Consumer, look at the big picture.

    Recommend it?

    Yes, I recommend this product.

    Jackie

    Used 6 months or more

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