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Ecostore

Extra Clean Powder

score

72

Avg price

$6.99

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 74
      Everyday grime
    • 62
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 94
      Grass
    • 50
      Olive oil
    • 77
      Tomato
    • 71
      Make-up
    • 81
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 68
      Baby food
    • 49
      Motor oil
    • 68
      Blood

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    Good points

    • Good at removing everyday grime.
    • OK at removing collar & cuff grime.
    • Excellent at removing grass stains.
    • Good at removing tomato stains.
    • Good at removing make-up stains.
    • Very good at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • OK at removing baby food stains.
    • OK at removing blood stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing motor oil stains.

    How we test

    Overall score includes:

    Everyday grime (35%)
    Collar & cuff stains (20%)
    Grass (15%)
    Olive oil (6%)
    Tomato (4%)
    Make-up (4%)
    Chocolate ice cream (4%)
    Baby food (4%)
    Motor oil (4%)
    Blood (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.

    Find out more about what our testing involves.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $6.99

    • Cost per wash

      $0.12

    • Price surveyed

      June 2019

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      58

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Yes

    • Has optical brighteners

      No

    • Low to no phosphate

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      Great cleaner and gentle on skin

      Pros

      Good cleaning product that doesn't irritate the skin

      Cons

      Probably not the best cleaning product out there, but definitely the best cleaner I've found that's also gentle on skin!

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Stephanie H.

      Used 1 month or less