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Thread: Front loader washing powders/liquids

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    Default Front loader washing powders/liquids

    Have scrutinised the aisle with the powders etc, and I'm at a loss so figured you guys could help.

    We've bought a front loader, but the only "front loader" powder we can find is Surf?

    Can I use anything else? How do I tell that it is suitable? Also, have liquids made it here yet as have always used liquid before in the UK (filled plastic ball, in the drum)?

    Lou

    ps. We are in CHCH if that helps ...

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    We've a front loader we brought from UK and we use any powder we fancy , seems to do the job "Sweet as"

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    The Warehouse usually has front loader Persil

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    Persil do one, so do Reflect, (a budget brand that works fine), and you can use Ecostore laundry powder for front loaders also.

    Here's a link to the brands Foodtown sell, not sure if the laundry powder page will come up or whether you'll have to search again:

    http://www.foodtown.co.nz/HomeShopping/Shop.aspx

    Cheers

    Tia

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    I heard that you had to use powder specific for front loaders (low suds) cos the other ones knacker the machine? Is that not true?

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    We have just had to buy a new washing machine and got a front loader again. I used Persil sensitive low suds and when the washing cycle was going hardley saw any bubbles at all.
    I know it was low suds!!! but in the UK with are old front loader there was always a couple of inches of bubbles on the front plate. Where have my bubbles gone or is this normal??

    Mels

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    I've switched to the Eco Store Low Suds, from the Persil Sensitive Low Suds, and have noticed a huge difference in the amount of suds.

    I find the Eco Store uses less powder and washes the clothes better

    Milliemoo

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    Is that it then Persil or Eco store?
    I'm having real trouble getting my whites white, mainly baby stuff, it's managed to stay white for one but all of a sudden I don't know if it's the milk I'm using or Persil sensitive but I have yellow staining & it's ruining my chances of selling it on

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    Have you tried adding Napisan powder into the wash as well the powder ?

    I've used it a couple of times and seems to work really well in getting the stains out

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    Quote Originally Posted by sizzlingbadger View Post
    Have you tried adding Napisan powder into the wash as well the powder ?

    I've used it a couple of times and seems to work really well in getting the stains out
    Thanks I think that's my next trip to the shops sorted out

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