Laundry detergents

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Persil

Triple Capsules

score

52

Avg price

$9.99

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 46
      Everyday grime
    • 46
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 58
      Grass
    • 50
      Olive oil
    • 78
      Make-up
    • 62
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 85
      Baby food
    • 25
      Blood

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    Good points

    • OK at removing grass stains.
    • Good at removing make-up stains.
    • OK at removing chocolate ice cream stains.
    • Very good 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.
    • Poor 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 how we test laundry detergents.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $9.99

    • Cost per wash

      $0.59

    • Test machine

      Top

    • Type

      Capsules

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      17

    • Washes per pack

      17

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Yes

    • Has optical brighteners

      No

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      No

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