Product Type: Febreze household products
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Excels in removing stains
Ariel Excel Gel
Member Name: Diane3
Ariel Excel Gel
Advantages: effective, nice scent
Disadvantages: expensive on full price
I always had some favourite brands of detergents and bought the one which was on offer. Last time I found the best detergent I used so far: Ariel Actilift Biological. When I bought sometimes in November it was on half price offer. Now I know I should have stock up, but I didn't. Anyway, I bought the largest bottle which is said to be enough for 33 washes and it still lasts. I found that a half or ¾ cup is enough to clean our clothes completely.
The detergent is suitable for low temperature washing but I have to admit that I use the 30 and 40 degrees setup at all washes, never cold water. The manufacturer used a new formula called actilift which aims to clean clothes even more effectively and keep them clean longer. I really don't know too much about this formula but it works miracle on our clothes.
I found that it removes more stains than the previously used detergents. I don't say that everything comes out absolutely clear but the majority of the stains really disappear simply by using this detergent and no extra stain remover.
I pour a half or ¾ cup of detergent on the clothes directly and never experienced any damage on the clothes. Moreover occasionally I load the washing machine in the evening, pour the detergent on the clothes and start the washing with delay in the morning. There wasn't a single accident. I tried it on white, colour and black clothes too, works brilliant.
The detergent is quite thick but still easy to pour into the cup. It has green to blue colour and quite neutral but pleasant scent. The laundry scents quite nice after I get them out from the washing machine. If I don't use fabric conditioner the clothes have only a very mild scent which can be noticed only if you put your nose on the clothes.
As my kids are really adventurous in the nursery and their clothes are always very dirty I prefer using the biological detergents. The enzymes help removing more stains than other detergents. The actilift formula boosted the effect and it is really a brilliant product I can recommend trying.
I know it costs more than other detergents in general but when it is on offer it is worth stocking up. The full price of a bottle for 28 washes costs 8 pounds in Sainsbury's and similar in other supermarkets. It is worth checking its price in different supermarkets as it is often on offer.
The best detergent I have used recently, really recommend it. We haven't experienced any allergy reaction on our skin. Procter and Gamble made a great detergent, love it.