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Tropical Tiger Lily

score

68

Avg price

$4.50

Member Reviews

    Test results

    • 61
      Everyday grime
    • 66
      Collar & cuff grime
    • 88
      Grass
    • 58
      Olive oil
    • 83
      Tomato
    • 73
      Make-up
    • 57
      Chocolate ice cream
    • 63
      Baby food
    • 47
      Motor oil
    • 91
      Blood

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    Good points

    • OK at removing everyday grime.
    • OK at removing collar & cuff grime.
    • Very good 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.
    • OK at removing baby food stains.
    • Excellent at removing blood stains.

    Bad points

    • Just OK 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

      Yes

    • Low to no phosphate

      Yes

    • Safe for septic tanks

      No

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