Product Type: Dr. Beckmann Household Cleaning
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My healthy washing machine
Dr. Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner
Member Name: janimoo23
Dr. Beckmann Service-it Washing Machine Cleaner
Advantages: Effiecient, reasonably priced, worked well
Disadvantages: Not discovered any yet
***Why I brought it***
Few months ago during my normal washing, my washing machine started making really odd rattling noise during the spin cycle which didn't at all sound healthy. I was bit worried I had broken it but more so annoyed as my washing machine is less than 4 years old. I had to call a professional out who after asking few question (trying to establish what it could be) suspected that it is more likely to be a wire from the bra behind the drum. This proved to be true. He was able to remove it successfuly for a nice £50 charge. I had an opportunity to have a chat with this bloke who was very knowledgeable in the world of washing machines. He advised me that gel/liquid powders are worse than powder as they are collecting around and behind the drum rubber; also apparently bio washing powders are much better to use that non bio. I didn't know any of this and was told to run at least one cycle every couple of week on 90 degree which should help keeping washing machine clean. I have done it couple of times however it proved to be very energy un-friendly for few reasons one of them being that the cycle takes over 2.5 hours to complete which to me seemed like massive waste of energy and water.
I then forgotten all about my washing machine until I review I read recently about Service-it washing machine cleaner. Based on this review, I liked the product and so I purchased it from my local supermarket. I generally feel bad that I do not look after it properly, other than general wash I do not use any other products to prevent lime scale etc. (at the end of the day, it is a washing machine and one would think that it should be cleane anyway????)
Sorry to go on - now about the product
I have purchased it from Sainsbury's for £2.03 to be precise on save 1/3 offer, full price of this product is around £3 which will not break a bank. When browsing the aisle, I notice there are two different varieties of this product - liquid and powder. Both were same price, liquid being 250 ml, powder 250g, both equals one treatment so it is up to you which one you buy.
I chose liquid one for no particular reason other than preference. It comes in the 250ml white bottle with the blue flip top lid. Bottle is kind of triangular shape and has label on both sides, front advising about product whilst back label is giving clear instructions on how to use the product. When I opened the bottle I was surprised by the smell, I expected the liquid to smell similarly to bleach or something like that but no, it smells quite fresh although it reminds me of the smell of washing powder.
I found using this product very easy by following the instructions - all you need to do is follow 3 steps which briefly are:
1.Use small amount of liquid on the cloth and wipe around the washing machine rubber and door (I was mortified to see what had collected around the rubber)
2.Mix 50ml of liquid with 4l of water to soak detergent draw for 30 minutes (this has worked nicely although I had to scrub the drawer with the tooth brush after soaking period however it was easy and quick to do)
3.Put rest of the liquid in the detergent draw (after it has been soaked and placed back into your washing machine) and run a cycle (60 degrees is recommended)
Label explains the steps in little bit more detail.
This product is promising to clean, freshen and maintain your washing machine, I am happy to say that it definitely cleaned and freshen my washing machine. My washing machine looks sparkling inside and out now, I can really tell the difference, I have actually completed the smell test as well which passed with flying colours.
Manufactures recommends using this product every 3 months or after 40 washes, I think it is very reasonably price and so I shall continue using it as recommended. I have already told my mother in law about it (she happened to be at my house when I was cleaning the washing machine) who was very impressed too and will be purchasing this product.
Summary: Good product for keeping washing machine in tip top shape
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