Product Type: Febreze household products
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Love it, but who washes at 15°C ???
Ariel Excel Gel
Member Name: Radusiq
Ariel Excel Gel
Advantages: great stain removal, Febreeze smells nicely, easy to store and dispense, just a great detergent
Disadvantages: one of the more expensive detergents, but worth it
It is really hard to please me with a detergent - some don't wash out properly, some leave white stains, some don't smell nicely, some cause my skin is itchy (I'm not talking about cheap ones and I do have a very basic low-cost washing machine). Excel Gel is perfect in this, have no problem with it whatsoever, plus the one with Febreeze really smells nicely.
Well, the basic feature fo Excel gel is, that it gives same great washing results if you wash on 15°C. To be honest, I don't have, nor have seen a washing machine that would have a 15°C setting (cold wash maybe, but I really have no idea what temperature cold water is). I use it just the same way I used to use other detergents, on normal 30 or 40°C wash, and I'm happy with the results.
Here's where I fell in love with Excel gel - once after a long night I didn't bother removing my make up, and it all ended up on my white Egyptian cotton pillowcases. Although it says on the packaging it's not suitable for handwash, I didn't have anything else at home at that time, so I tried it...and couldn't believe my eyes - mascara stains were dissolving in front of my eyes, with just minimum of rubbing. However, you do need to apply Excel Gel directly on to the stain to get the best result (may not be true if you have a good washing machine).
Excel Gel with Febreeze smells really nicely, I don't usually add fabric conditioner. The others don't have very pleasant smell, but it's also very mild so when you use fabric conditioner it's just fine.
Packaging & the rest I can think of:
Excel Gel comes in a plastic "tear-shaped" bottle that sits on the top, small one for 18 washes or bigger one for 28 washes. Gel is quite thick, so doesn't leak, you need to squeeze it out of the bottle to attached dispenser and put directly to the washing, NOT where to the drawer-dispenser on washing machine (tried it once and the detergent all stayed there undissolved).
I'd definitely recommend this detergent, whatever temperature you wash on. I use it since it's on the market and although I tried competition gels in similar bottles, I always returned to Excel Gel.
Summary: Money well spent, great detergent that gives perfect results every time.
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