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Fresh Frangipani

score

66

Avg price

$4.50

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 68
      Everyday grime
    • 59
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 85
      Grass
    • 54
      Olive oil
    • 74
      Tomato
    • 59
      Make-up
    • 53
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 34
      Baby food
    • 43
      Motor oil
    • 93
      Blood

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    Good points

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

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • Poor at removing baby food stains.
    • Poor 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

      $4.50

    • Cost per wash

      $0.24

    • Price surveyed

      June 2019

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      19

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      No

    • Has optical brighteners

      No

    • Low to no phosphate

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks

      No

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