Laundry detergents

Find the best laundry detergent for your needs with our buying guide and test results. 

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Persil

Ultimate Sensitive

recommended

80

Avg price

$16.79

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 76
      Everyday grime
    • 67
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 97
      Grass
    • 75
      Olive oil
    • 100
      Make-up
    • 99
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 100
      Baby food
    • 54
      Blood

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    Good points

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

    Bad points

    • 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 how we test laundry detergents.

    Product

    • Avg price

      $16.79

    • Cost per wash

      $0.49

    • Test machine

      Front

    • Type

      Liquid

    • Pack size (g/ml)

      1800

    • Washes per pack

      34

    Label claims

    • Has enzymes

      Yes

    • Has optical brighteners

      Yes

    • Low to no phosphate claim

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks claim

      No

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