Laundry detergents

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Persil

Sensitive

score

52

Avg price

$7.00

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 48
      Everyday grime
    • 45
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 63
      Grass
    • 48
      Olive oil
    • 73
      Tomato
    • 62
      Make-up
    • 56
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 55
      Baby food
    • 52
      Motor oil
    • 50
      Blood

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    Good points

    • OK at removing grass stains.
    • Good at removing tomato stains.
    • OK at removing make-up stains.
    • OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • OK at removing baby food stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK at removing everyday grime.
    • Just OK at removing collar and cuff stains.
    • Just OK at removing olive oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing motor oil stains.
    • Just OK at removing blood 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

      $7.00

    • Cost per wash

      $0.35

    • Price surveyed

      July 2020

    • Test machine

      Top

    • Powder or liquid

      Powder

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1000

    • Washes per pack

      18

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      No

    • Has optical brighteners

      Yes

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      Yes

    More info

      Member reviews

      1 Member review

      No smell :)

      Pros

      I use this because there is no scent or residual smell after washing.

      Cons

      Don't expect it to wash out oil. Rub some dishwashing liquid in before washing to get rid of oil and grease.

      Recommend it?

      Yes, I recommend this product.

      Ken M.

      Used 6 months or more