I’m fairly sure that I basically spend my whole life doing laundry – keeping on top of washing for five is a fairly constant battle. I have two washing baskets upstairs and one downstairs and they’re almost always full, if not over-flowing. Of course with this much washing to do it’s important that we get it done efficiently – which means getting it clean first time, not having to go back and rewash stuff when my detergent has let me down. I’m pretty loyal when it comes to my detergent and have used Persil Small & Mighty for as long as I can remember – I try other stuff but always end up going back to it. I like the fragrance, it gets the clothes clean and it doesn’t irritate anybody’s skin. However this summer Persil have launched what they are describing as a “game changing detergent” . . . with a claim like that I knew I had to try it!
New Persil Powergems, backed by ten years of research and development, isn’t a liquid or a powder – it isn’t even a tablet. This distinctive new gem format claims to provide triple action power of stain removal, care and long lasting freshness in one small, concentrated dose. Rather than siting in the drawer or even in a dosing ball in the machine, the Persil Powergems are placed directly into the load using the outer lid allowing them to be dispersed in your drum throughout the entire wash cycle . . . it makes perfect sense doesn’t it? Get the detergent on the clothes and it will clean them!
As Mum to three young children, stains are commonplace in our household – mud, food, paint are all regular visitors to my laundry basket and Persil Powergems are packed with stain removal power – in fact they contain two and a half times more cleaning agents for oil and grease based stains! Ha, take that child-based stains! You won’t win.
Since I started using Persil Powergems there hasn’t been a single item of clothing had to go back in the machine because it hadn’t come clean first time. Of course it will be interesting to see how it holds up through the ice cream and grass stains which are par for the course during our summer holidays! (I’ll be sure to update you if I find anything other than super clean clothes!)
Of course there is always the concern that something so powerful is going to damage your clothes – causing the colours to fade or the threads to bobble making your clothes look old before their time. Persil Powergems are designed to care for your clothes by ensuring that none of the ingredients leave a residue on the fabric and that your brights stay bright and your darks dark – which is basically laundry goals.
For me, clean washing isn’t just about looking clean though – it has to smell clean. I know some people prefer their detergents to be fragrance free but I like a really clean, fresh scent to my laundry. Persil Powergems use fragrance release technology which means that not only will your washing smell great just out of the machine, but it should continue to smell great.
All in I’m really impressed by Persil Powergems and they might well have just won me round from my old favourite Small & Mighty – yes it’s more expensive (at 30 washes for £11) but if I don’t have to rewash anything or add extra stain removers to my wash then perhaps it actually works out to be quite good value! I’ll certainly be picking up some more next time I’m in the supermarket.
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