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Value laundry powder.

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I’m thinking of downshifting our washing powder to a value/ essentials one. Does anyone find them to be any good and which one do you use.
Tesco Value
Asda essentials
Morrisons savers
etc. 
I know it’s only £2-3 a box but that’s a lot of pennies if it’s not good at all so wanting to get opinions before I buy one. 
Thankyou. 
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  • photome
    photome Posts: 16,398 Forumite
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    What about Aldi, theirs always get good reviews
  • kimplus8
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    photome said:
    What about Aldi, theirs always get good reviews
    Unfortunately my nearest Aldi is 28 miles away :-( 
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  • Clowance
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    lidl formil ? Been using liquid version for years. Maybe you have a lidl closer. The other idea would be to go to aldi or lidl and bulk buy.

  • YoungBlueEyes
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    I used to use wash powder I got in a pound shop (but it’s available lots of places). Brand name is ‘Easy’ and it was only cheap. Worked perfectly well though. I only stopped using it when they “improved” the formula and I didn’t like the new smell. 

    My friend has used Sains value stuff for years (and she’s picky about stuff). 
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  • kimplus8
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    Clowance said:
    lidl formil ? Been using liquid version for years. Maybe you have a lidl closer. The other idea would be to go to aldi or lidl and bulk buy.

    I do have a lidl nearby, will go take a look and maybe get one from Lidl and then one from Tesco to try them both out. 
    I just didn’t want to waste any cash but also don’t want to not try it and find out it’s actually just as good as store brand stuff
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  • Katiehound
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    Personally I like liquid wash because there is no chance of white powder problems!

    I have used own brand: Aldi. Tesco & Lidl, all fine. Once or twice I have found Surf or similar at silly prices in Wilko- reduced in price because not stocked. I certainly don't pay premium prices for a so-called 'premium' product. 
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    Co-op non-bio works for us when other own brands didn't quite hit the mark.
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    KxMx said:
    You could also try with current powder reducing the amount used and not following the manufacturer instructions on the box. 
    Reduce the dose down gradually and see at what point you aren't happy with the results.
    That’s a great idea that I didn’t think of- will do this, I have very mucky teenagers that get muddy so will have to maybe titrate the dose depending on how soiled things are.
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