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Ecostore

Extra Clean

recommended

73

Avg price

$7.00

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 80
      Everyday grime
    • 55
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 91
      Grass
    • 57
      Olive oil
    • 80
      Tomato
    • 72
      Make-up
    • 66
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 78
      Baby food
    • 57
      Motor oil
    • 68
      Blood

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    Good points

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

    Bad points

    No obvious bad points.

    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

      $7.00

    • Cost per wash

      $0.11

    • Price surveyed

      July 2020

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      64

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Yes

    • Has optical brighteners

      No

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      4 Member reviews

      Great washing powder!

      Pros

      I like that it's eco friendly and also gets clothes clean and fresh.

      Cons

      The only downside is the liquid seems to be harsh on skin, while the powder seems better.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Stephanie H.

      Used 6 months or more

      EcoStore

      Pros

      Family members with skin conditions have no problems with this powder
      A little goes a long way (I have a front loader)
      Always buy when it is on special
      Good for the environment
      Always wash at 40 degrees (you never wash dishes in cold water!)

      Cons

      No cons however if I do get something that needs a boost to clean, a swipe with good old sunlight soap does the trick

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Linda G.

      Used 6 months or more

      Ecostore Laundry Powder

      Pros

      +++ We use this to replace Persil Sensitive powder/liquid in a top loader and got lowerprice per wash and similar cleaning power.
      ++ No scent that I have noticed.
      ++ No skin or respiratory reactions.

      Cons

      -- Room for improvement in cleaning power but I'm happy to trade this off against the other benefits.
      - I prefer the liquid despite powder being cheaper.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Mark H.

      Used 6 months or more

      Works really well for front loaders

      Pros

      I find it works really well. If there is an extra heavily stained item I use Shout stain remover and this powder. The combo has dealt to every stain our family has thrown at it.

      Cons

      Cost - but it lasts a long time and I tend to buy two when it comes on special.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Jill H.

      Used 6 months or more