Advice on detergents for whites and colours - what's best?
I'm not sure if this thread is served best in this category as it's not really about saving money although that would be nice but more about advice on washing clothes.
I've always used Aerial Original Gel because it still comes out top in the Which? Best Buy.
That said, I'm becoming more aware of reducing the fading of coloured laundry and increasing the whiteness of white laundry.
Does anyone have any strong beliefs in how to maximise these objectives?
Again and according to Which? Ecover Laundry Detergent has got 5 stars for protecting colours while my Aerial Original Gel gets a still respectable 4 stars. I wonder if this is all just negligible or you've actually seen a difference between detergents. I've noticed that Ecover Laundry Detergent do a colour specific detergent too so that must be even better.
Then there's the whites, Which? say that powdered detergent is usually better at keeping white laundry whiter and their recommendation is Aldi's Almat Bio Washing Powder which is much cheaper than the branded ones.
So, in short, is it better and worth it to use different detergents and their forms (gel and powder) for colours and whites or do you find all this negligible where there's little difference when just using one for all?
So far it would seem Almat Bio Washing Powder is the best option for whites and Ecover Colour Laundry Detergent for colours.
Please let me know what you think.....my monthly big shop is coming up!
Thanks very much.
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