Persil Powergems – Review

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!

Persil Powergems

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!

New Persil Powergems format

Persil Powergems in the drum

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!)

Putting out the washing

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.

washing on the washing line

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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  1. July 18, 2017 / 1:59 am

    I agree with you: love the fact the laundry smells clean rather than just looking clean. The freshness thing is meant to work on the bio version only, but we used non-bio and I’ve found that the nice fragrance tends to stay longer than our usual Persil non-bio liquid.

  2. July 18, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I have always used Persil and find it is great for extra stains like grass. I’m quite intrigued by these little pellets, will definitely look out for them 🙂


  3. July 18, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I love wash powder that smell nice. never seen this before. I normally buy liquidtabs #TriedTested

  4. July 18, 2017 / 9:00 am

    I have been absolutely loving these – got the machine going with them in right now! #TriedTested

  5. July 18, 2017 / 9:13 am

    It looks like confetti! Sounds like you are on to a winner there. My folks use Persil Small & Mighty too, so might make the switch! #TriedTested

  6. Jodie Melling
    July 18, 2017 / 9:43 am

    I love my clothes to smell fresh, my husband has sensitive skin so I usually stay loyal to one brand as I know it does the job. I would like to try this though as I always wash at 30 and sometimes I do have to rewash.

    Jodie x

  7. July 18, 2017 / 10:19 am

    Living on a Farm means my family’s clothes are regularly covered in mud that sometimes stains, which can be impossible to remove. I will definitely have to try this product.

  8. July 18, 2017 / 10:59 am

    “fairly sure that I basically spend my whole life doing laundry” I hear you on that! These look so odd, almost like laundry lentils! I haven’t seen these before but will definitely take a look next time we run out of detergent.


  9. July 18, 2017 / 11:24 am

    I use small & mighty, too, but now you’ve convinced me to give these a try next time, thanks.

  10. July 18, 2017 / 1:12 pm

    These look great! I honestly feel like all I do is washing some days!! #TriedTested

  11. July 18, 2017 / 8:52 pm

    Ideal. I’ll look out for it when I go shopping #TriedTested

  12. July 18, 2017 / 9:30 pm

    These look great, I have never used Persil and never used anything other than powder and I’m not really sure why?! I will have to get some of these when I next need some! 🙂


  13. July 18, 2017 / 10:10 pm

    I have always used Persil non bio and that is what my mum uses too, I’ll look out for this new product next time I shop. #triedtested

  14. July 18, 2017 / 10:15 pm

    I should try these, I’m forever finding stains on the kids clothes, especially pasta sauce and paint! #triedtested

  15. July 18, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    I’d be really interested to give these a try and especially see how they fair against baby Poonami stains that my 4 month old keeps producing for me!

  16. July 19, 2017 / 1:06 am

    We used Persil as well sometimes but never tried this yet. It looks great and more powerful. We use the liquid one but would love to try this. #triedtested

  17. July 20, 2017 / 11:54 am

    Washing is the bane of my life, especially with stained football kits or paint spattered clothes from nursery! I have heard a lot about his detergent lately and yet wasn’t sure if the claims were genuine. Clearly they are! It looks great and totally worth paying a little extra to get clothes clean first time round! Going to try it – thanks!

  18. July 23, 2017 / 9:00 pm

    We’ve not tried these, and usually use the big blue box of Persil powder. I think it works out loads more expensive for these pellets, so perhaps one to save for when it’s on offer and I’ve got particularly dirty laundry?!
    I wonder how they treat cloth nappies.

  19. August 3, 2017 / 1:35 pm

    I’m never ever ever on top of our washing for five, the main issue being we don’t have a tumble dryer & can’t because we live in a block of flats where they’re not allowed due to fire regs… #TriedTested

    • Colette
      August 3, 2017 / 1:51 pm

      We don’t have a tumble either x

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