Product Type: Febreze household products
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Aerial have EXCELled themselves with this fantastic product...
Ariel Excel Gel
Member Name: Frannybooboo
Ariel Excel Gel
Why did I buy this product?
In a hurry one Sunday afternoon I went to our local Tesco local stores to do a quick cupboard stock shop, I could have imprinted DO NOT FORGET LAUNDRY CLEANER and I probably still would have forgotten. Halfway home of course I realised I hadn't bought any and passing our local home store Barnitts I figured it was worth a peak to see if they had anything. I'm usually a religious bold liquidtab buyer but as I had guessed as I grumbled at myself walking in...they didn't have any.
I noticed the Febreeze logo first and since I love the smell of Febreeze and always mist my clothes with it whilst they are on the airer I figured I would give this a go. I am always wary of using new washing products as I have had irritation from changing brands in the past, however, I have always liked the Aerial products when I have used them in the past and since I didn't have much choice so thought it was worth a try. The gel was £3.49 which I remember thinking wasn't bad at all and probably cheaper than I would have paid at Tesco's!!
The packaging is very appealing in a white squeezey tube/tub with a bright blue label and turquoise blue flip lid on the bottom, it is in an unusual shape - almost like a rugby ball which has been chopped at the ends! There are a few different types/smells in the range and each one has its own colour. There is a removable gel pot at the top which you lift off, fill up, and put it in the washing machine resting on your clothes. It says you can wash your clothes on a temperature as low as 15 degrees!!!! To be honest I didn't even know it went that low... whilst I always try and "turn to 30" I am a bugger for having it even higher... so this was a bit of an alien concept. I decided to do as I was told for once in my life and turned my machine right down! I filled my gel pot halfway as indicated and squeezed out the lovely turquoise blue liquid and the smell hit me as soon as I popped the lid ...ahhh....fresh laundry... exactly how you would want your clothes to smell!!!
Drum roll please!
Once the cycle had finished I walked into the kitchen and opened the washing machine door, the smell was beautiful, as I emptied the machine and put my clothing on the clothes horse I was convinced it felt softer than usual (I hadn't added any fabric softener!) and no Febreeze spray was needed. My clothes were lovely and clean - being a TAN-AHOLIC sometimes my clothes (especially my whites) have slight orange remains and don't always clean right first time but I was very impressed with the results as they came out spotless.
I have to say I haven't gone back to my liquidtabs and there is no reason why I would. I like the way if I put a smaller load in I can use less whereas on the liquidtabs you obviously can't split them in half!! I have also found often the liquidtabs burst at the bottom of the packet so I end up not being able to use maybe two or three per packet I buy. I think this is more value for money and you get great results. The bottle is recyclable and it works on a low temperature so it's environmentally friendly!
I would recommend this product but look out for those bargains! Any questions feel free to ask away :-)