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If I could afford to, then I would use Ariel Liquitabs all the time. Unfortunately, I only buy these whenever I have money off coupons or when they are on some sort of special offer in store. They work great at getting my laundry nice and clean but the cost is just too high in order for me to be able to buy them all the time, and at full price.
I have used all of the three varieties of Ariel Liquitabs which are available. I have used the purple ones for coloured laundry, the biological ones for clothes which require a slightly more robust detergent and those that are stained and the blue ones for whenever I need to use a non-biological washing detergent. Each Ariel Liquitab works well at removing dirt from my laundry and as there is no measuring out of powder or liquid into cups or the washing machine itself, I just personally find them so much easier and convenient to use.
As I say, however, the cost is just too high and £4 for just eleven Liquitabs, this works out very expensive, especially if you have a larger family. The tabs are easy to use and the exact amount of detergent is measured out for you in each little soft plastic pouch. These are to be placed inside the actual drum, right at the back, and I have found from personal experience that they dissolve well in the machine and wash clothes super effectively, even at a really low temperature.
They are also available to buy in a larger box, but even though this works out slightly more cost effective they are still expensive at £13 for a total of forty pouches. I really cannot justify paying this much for detergent and therefore this is the reason I only ever buy them when I have a coupon or when they are on offer in the supermarket.
Apart from the price, the only other negative I can thick of about these tabs is that you have to be really careful that they remain dry at all times whilst they are out of the washing machine otherwise the plastic casing on the outside is very quick to dissolve and the contents will soon come gushing out.
Overall, I do love Arial Liquitabs. They do a really effective job at cleaning my laundry. They are easy to use, very convenient and are available in a choice of three types. However, the downside for me is primarily the high price tag attached to these and for that reason I don't buy them very often.
One thing I always buy decent brands of is laundry detergent but I buy the best deal I can when I need it or stock up a when I see a good deal, I only bought these as they were on offer and I had a £1 off voucher too.
The product can be bought in all supermarkets and some convenience stores too, the liquitabs are more expensive than both the liquid and the powder version costing £4 for 11 tabs, £7 for 20 tabs or £13 for 40 tabs. The liquitabs come in 3 different types and each one has a different coloured lid on the box and colours the tabs inside the box too, there is green for biological, blue for non-biological and purple for colours.
The product comes packaged in a see through plastic tub with a push on plastic lid, the tub is actually pretty useful when it is finished with and my daughter uses it for some of her crafts bit and the smell remains even when empty.
You need to use one liquitabs per washload and you must make sure you handle them with dry hands otherwise you can start to dissolve the outer casing, I have never done this but can imagine the mess if you did.
I found that using these tabs was very easy and they got my clothes nice and clean, some stains such as mud and school paints were left behind but they would be left behind by the majority of branded washing detergent. I found that my clothes smelt lovely and fresh after se but then I used a decent fabric conditioner too so this was probably more from the conditioner than the tabs themselves.
I don't think there was anything about these tabs to set them above the rest and considering they cost at least 50% more per load than a washing liquid does I don't see that they are worth paying the extra for. My clothes were left nice and clean and fresh smelling but they are with other products so I will stick with the cheaper of the premium brands thanks.
Today Im reviewing a cleaning product from Ariel. I am going to be looking at their Liquitabs. These are a very unique way of washing. They are little plastic pouches filled with washing detergent that you put in the drum with your washing.
They are avaliable in 4 different varieties
* Ariel with ActiliftTM Biological Excel Tabs
Ariel with ActiliftTM Biological Excel Tabs gives you brilliant cleaning and stain removal results from the very heart of your wash.
* Ariel with ActiliftTM Colour Excel Tabs
Ariel with ActiliftTM Colour Excel Tabs helps keep your colours bright.
* Ariel with ActiliftTM with Febreze Effect Excel Tabs
Ariel with ActiliftTM with Febreze Effect Excel Tabs helps your clothes to smell fresh for longer.
* Ariel Non Bio Almond Milk and Honey Excel Tabs
Ariel Non Bio Excel Tabs gives you brilliant cleaning with the additional reassurance of leaving clothes gentle next to sensitive skin.
They are avaliable at most supermarkets and cost around £7 for 20 liquidtabs.
I first came cross these, when aciedently spilling something backstage at a show over my costume, we had to clean it in time for the next one, so I asked the costume mistress if she had anything and she gave me one of the liquitabs. Since then I have gone and bought them for myself. They can be found in the washing detergent section at supermarkets. These are in a clear box with a colour lid on, the colours represent which type of liquitab you re purchasing, so purple lid- the colour excel, green lid- bio excel and so on. The box also has paper lables with detail of how many to use and ingredients.
Using them- place liquitab in the bottom of the drum then put the washing in, put on the program you want and thats it. They do say for a very soiled wash to use 2 tabs, but other than that its 1 per wash. Now you do put the whole tab in but the plastic pillow dissolves and melts in the wash and you are left with just the clean washing at the end.
I have the green ones, and the smell is hard to describe really. Its a nice clean and fresh smell that isnt overpowering but does last. I ddont really know how else to describe it!
Well this couldnt be simpler its great, so esy to use and no mess. It also makes it quicker to do the washing. I love the smell and find it relaxing. It also treat my clothes very well, and keeps them soft without them coming out all bubby. I this £7 for 20 washes is good value for money too and the box they are stored in is also good as if it gets wets or damp doesnt matter.
5/5 for these liquitabs and I do highly recommend them. I will continue to buy them and I will also be buying the other different varieties.
Thanks for reading and rating.
I bought these liquitabs about a year ago when I went to University. I had already used the Ariel tablets and was very impressed with them, so thought I would give these a go when they were on offer in Asda.
The liquitabs are plastic pouches filled with washing liquid. I always put the pouch into the machine before the clothes, otherwise they can get thrown next to the door where they get stuck, and the liquid doesn't go onto your clothes. When the washing cycle starts, the pouch dissolves, freeing the washing liquid to get to work on your clothers.
I have found these liquitabs are excellent at both cleaning clothes and leaving them smelling fresh all day long when worn. As I work in a hospital, my uniform has to be washed at 60 to kill any germs or bacteria, and the liquitabs are perfect at this.
The liquitabs come in a neat platic box with a good lid on them to stop water or moisture getting at the liquitabs and dissolving them. Ariel advise using just one liquitab in your wash unless the washing is very heavily soiled. I usually do quite big loads of washing to save water and liquitabs, and have only ever used one pouch in each wash. Even on soiled clothing, they perform fantastically, leaving my washing spotless.
In Asda, the liquitabs are £3.98 for 11, £6.80 for 20 or £8.00 for 33. Making buying a pack of 33 for £8.00 the most cost effective. A box of 33 lasts me about 13 weeks as I do 2-3 loads of washing a week.
I love the Ariel Liquitabs and will continue to buy them in the future.
I'm always looking around for different laundry tablets and have been fooled by several cheaper brands or premium brands on sale; so I was a little skeptical when I found these on offer at Tesco for half price. However, I was pleasantly surprised with the result!
The liquitabs were slightly sticky to one another but this was not a problem- probably due to the warm room they had been stored in prior to use. They were quite large tablets but not overly so. The tablets made my washing smell fabulous! The clothes were fresh and clean-smelling, even when left to dry on a clothes rack with no additional treatment.
I also have very sensitive skin which can react to some washing tablets (mostly the cheaper ones). These did not provoke any sort of reaction with my skin.
The only negative point I have is that once I found some plastic bits in my washing, obviously remnants of the outer casing. This only happened once and I do wash most of my clothes on quite a cool load (30 degrees).
Overall I am very satisfied with these Liquitabs and will be purchasing them again- even when not on offer!
Wow !! The only washing product I will now buy.
Ariel Liquitabs are small plastic pouches filled with washing liquid when loading your washing machine bob one of these in and once the water mixes the plastic dissolves and the liquid is released into the washing machine.
The liquitabs come in a small tub neat and tidy enough to just slot in your cupboard.
The ones I am using at the moment are Ariel Actilift and they also have a fabreeze effect they smell lovely and my clothes come out clean no problem at all. I have a young som so the importance of having something that works so productively is so important.
I purchased my box of Ariel for £2.00 and for that I got 11 liquitabs which is good value less than 20p per wash.
The only thing I will say regarding these Ariel Liquitabs is try and remember to put them in the washing machine before loading your clothes, this way when the washer fills with water it dissolves and mixes in with all your clothes. In my experience I have forgot to do this and the liquitabs as got stuck on the drum spilling liquid not on the clothes.
Other than this I will say what a fantastic buy I am really pleased with these little liquitabs and will be using nothing else.
Also once the tubs are finished with the tub come in so handy perhaps for the kids crayons or for your partners nails and screws and he cant keep in one place.
Hope you like these as much as I do.
I usually buy the ariel powder for my washing, but these were on offer so I thought I would give them a go.....I will never buy them again.
If you are used to the powder and you use it with a fabric softener you will know that your washing comes out smelling beautiful, and it comes out clean. Well with these tabs this is not the case. I didn't find it with all my washing but with some of it the liquitabs gave it a horrendous smell, not the clean laundry smell I'm used to. I used the green ones, not the purple ones shown in the picture, but the smell was not pleasant at all, im not sure if it's just the ones I chose or all of them, but I am not willing to risk trying a different fragrance.
I only used one per load of washing, and maybe you are meant to use more, but then they would work out very expensive, when compared to the powder.
I also found with these, that when I had removed my washing I would find remnants of the capsule in the machine, obviously the outer layer does not melt very well (I do all my washing at 40 degrees), and it was like a little wad of jelly, that I had to remove every time I had finished washing. Not pleasant at all.
From my experience I would say this product is completely useless and if you usually use washing powder, don't switch to these as you will be sorely disappointed. However the tub is useful once it's empty, I keep my recipes in here now so that's one point for them.
I would not recommend these at all.
This is for Ariel Essential Liquitabs...
We don't tend to use biological washing liquid for the laundry as I've found it can sometimes irritate skin, but I bought this when it was on offer a few months and decided to give it a try.
Ariel Essential Liquitabs come in a clear plastic tub with a green click-to-close lid. I like the design as it keeps them together nicely without squashing and is easy to store in the cupboard.
In each 840g tub you get 24 liquitabs, which are 35g chunky, squidy gel tablets inside a soft plastic covering. This covering dissolves in the washing machine, allowing the gel to gradually disperse. At £6.79 (Tesco) these are quite pricey, but probably average when you look at other similar products. The upside is you get 24 washes, and the clothes come out clean so you don't need to pre-wash or wash anything twice to get rid of stubborn stains. That said, if anything is 'heavily soiled', it is recommended to use two capsules.
This product is great for washing with at 30 degrees and works well with most clothes, but isn't suitable for more delicate items such as silks or wool. They're designed to go straight into your washing machine, then lay your clothes out on top and let the machine and gel do the hard work for you.
I find that these are very easy to use and make washing that little bit quicker and more efficient. The liquitabs shouldn't be handled with wet hands, which needs to be kept in mind, because the outer plastic-like case is 100% soluble. You should also ensure the tub is kept closed after use.
Although this product isn't suitable for all washes (or handwashing, obviously), it seems to be very effective for regular washing at around 30 degrees. I've found that clothes come out clean and fresh, with colours retaining their vibrancy and whites coming out white.
The only slight niggle I have is that one time I used these the liquitab seemed to dissolve and leave the gel like a thick layer of gunge around the front rim of the washing machine. None the less, this has only happened once (actually, I should say twice as it happened this morning) but other than that I've been very happy with these.
Despite my reservations of biological liquid, I had no problems with the laundry on my skin. Towels and clothes came out smelling fresh, and looking and feeling clean.
I would recommend these, but whether I would be willing to pay £6-7 for these myself regularly, I'm not sure. I would buy again if they're on offer, so they're worth a try as they're effective, easy to use and practical.
Every time I do my weekly shopping I try and save money by buying different brands but one of the items on my shopping that I will not cut back on is the tablets that I use for washing. I don't now why but I hate the thought of using cheap washing powder, I have this fear that it will make me itch and make my clothes smell horrible, and because of this fear I only buy Ariel Liquitabs. After years of using them they really are the product for me.
Ariel Liquitabs come in different varieties and to make them easy to tell apart they come in different colours, both the packaging and the tablets themselves. The blue ones are the non-bio, the purple ones are colour tablets and the green ones are biological. I am not bothered about which kind I buy, I will normally buy the green tablets but if they are not available I will buy the other ones.
The tablets come in a plastic tub with a lid that locks tightly which is great to stop them from getting wet and ruined. In a pack you get 12 tablets and this costs about £3.58, I think the price fo these tablets seems to have gone up a lot recently and I find that washing tablets are also a product that is very rarely on offer in the supermarket.
Being a family of 5 there is a lot of washing to do in our house, I do at least one load a day. You need to use one liquitab per load so at £3.58 for just 12 tablets I find I spend a lot of money on these tablets and they are certainly not good value.
I find these tablets are really great at cleaning clothes, even if there a quite a few clothes in the washing machine I find the tablets are still very effective in getting your clothes clean. The tablets also make clothes smell nice, I love the smell at clothes that have just come out of the washing machine.
One thing that you have to be careful of with liquitabs is that they don't dissolve. It does give a warning on the packet to make sure you handle with dry hands. On a few occassions I have found dissolved tablets in the packet and it can get pretty messy when one tablets dissolves over the rest of them.
I think these tablets are great at cleaning clothes, the best product I have found and although they are expensive I think having a good quality product is essential for when cleaning clothes. Ariel Liquitabs are a good quality product and although expensive they are the washing tablets for me.
I am not one of those people that has a favourite washing powder and sticks to it and as neither my husband or I have sensitive skin I can chop and change as I like. Recently I decided that I would give the Ariel Liquitabs a go instead of using powder at all.
A Liquitab is simply placed in the drum of the machine under the washing and once the machine is switched on the Liquitab does its thing. I was happy enough with the first wash I done using these but the second wash had a couple of very dirty items in it from when my husband and I were gardening and I found that the outcome here was not as good.
I think over all I get a better result from my old Ariel powder than I do from these and it is slightly cheaper too, so take away the convenience of these Liquitabs and they don't really have any advantages in my opinion and if there are no Advantages why pay more?
These work out at around 25 per wash as opposed to around 19p per wash using the Ariel or Daz powders!
I have used Surf for my washing for many years, but suddenly started to itch if I put on clothes which had recently been washed. Oddly I was OK if I wore clothes that had been hanging in the wardrobe for a day or two but sometimes I wash something and want to wear it straight away so I decided it was time to switch detergent.
I only initially tried Ariel Liquitabs because I had a voucher for £1 off so I picked up a box of the Colour and Style, which is a nice purple in colour and claims it will help keep the colours vibrant in my washing and can be used at 30 degrees with the same effectiveness as washing at a higher temperature. They come in a thin plastic box which has a good lid that clips closed to prevent moisture getting at my Liquitabs, this box can be reused and I have several now which I use to store my granddaughters crayons, my embroidery silks and other little items like this.
Using a Liquitab is very easy. You just have to place one underneath your washing in the drum of your washing machine and then add any fabric softener you are planning to use in the drawer in the usual way. A Liquitab is a plastic 'parcel' full of Ariel washing liquid, they look nice and I like softly squeezing them in my fingers - not too hard though otherwise the parcel will burst and that would make quite a mess!
The Colour and Style Liquitabs smell lovely with a nice floral scent which is apparent as soon as I open the box, this smell transfers slightly onto my clothes after washing but is not noticeable to other people after a while even though I can still smell it.
I try to be as green as possible so decided to test Ariels claims that these Liquitabs would be as effective at 30 degrees as they would have been in my usual 40 degree wash. In my first load I had a mixture of tea towels, clothing and cushion covers so I switched on my washing machine and sat back to see how well these Liquitabs would clean my washing at a much lower temperature than usual.
I was surprised when an hour later I took my washing out to inspect the results. My clothing all came out spotless, but they weren't really dirty anyway so this was to be expected. The tea towels and cushion covers however really opened my eyes to just how good these Liquitabs are. The grease stains had been removed from my tea towels and the muddy footprints where my cat had decided to jump on the cushions had gone too! And this is on a 30 degree wash, amazing! I have now been using Liquitabs for a while now and am very impressed because everything I have washed has come out spotlessly clean and very fresh looking.
My clothes felt lovely and soft after washing in Ariel Liquitabs, I had deliberately not used fabric conditioner with it so I could get a feel for how well the tablets perform overall and I can honestly say they are excellent in all ways. My washing felt completely clean and fresh, it had a lovely freshly washed fragranced even after drying it in a way I hate (over the radiator) and felt soft and comfortable. I have not so much as itched since I started using these Liquitabs and when I used them on my granddaughters' clothes none of them had any reaction to this detergent at all, I was so confident that this Ariel was very gentle that I washed my baby granddaughters sleep suits in it with no problems at all.
Ariel specify on the box that whatever water hardness you experience in your area, just ONE Liquitab will generally be enough to get your washing clean - unless you live in a hard water area and your laundry is heavily soiled and then you're advised to use two. The Liquitabs dissolve fully in the washing machine and do not leave any residue on either my clothing or the inside of my washing machine, which I'm in the habit of wiping down after every 2 or 3 loads. I was a little bit concerned about the plastic clogging up my machine so I asked my son in laws friend who is a plumber and he said the plastic used for the Liquitabs is fully dissolvable so there is more chance of actual washing POWDER clogging my machine than anything in these tablets. Because they do dissolve so well it's important not to handle the Liquitabs with damp hands or store them in areas of high moisture as they will start to dissolve and melt in the box and will then be useless.
I use the box of 20 Liquitabs which costs £4.80 in Sainsbury's, this is basically 20 washes so a box this size lasts me anything up to 10 weeks which I think is fantastic value.
At the time of writing Ariel are donating 10 litres of fresh drinking water to third world countries when you buy special packs, so I urge you to look for these to help others in need - plus you'll be buying one of the best laundry detergents around.
In my opinion the only way to wash now is to forget about messy liquids that always spill as you try and delicately add them to your washing machine, no the way to go now is these very handy gel liquitabs and my favourite are the ones from Ariel.
Ariel has a number of different laundry detergents and is produced by Procter and Gamble. It has been in the United Kingdom since 1968.
The Ariel liquitabs come in a pack of 20 for £4.86. They are packaged in a plastic box which fits nicely in the cupboard under the sink. Each tab is 45g. Ariel recommends that you only use one tab per wash but if you have an extremely heavy or dirty load you can use two.
The tabs are extremely easy to use. Basically you just throw them in your washing machine before you load the clothes and then you are good to go. That is an important point, be sure to load the tab before you put the washing in. I have put the tab on top of the clothes before and obviously it did not mix well as after the wash I found part of the tab and a lot of sticky liquid still stuck on the door of the washing machine. What made it worse was that as I took the clothes out they all came in contact with the sticky mess so I had to wash all the clothes again, duh!! Used correctly the tabs are 100% soluble and should dissolve quickly and completely so there is no mess afterwards.
The tabs are described as being automatic washing detergent with biological action and are meant to clean the toughest stains with a clean freshness that lasts. I have always had good results using these tabs. I don't always use fabric softener but my clothes always come out smelling nice and they are always clean. The whites come out pretty white too so that is good.
Since 2006 Ariel have been pioneering their new energy savings trick by turning the washing machine down to 30 degrees when you wash. There is a lot of advertising of this on the box of liquitabs which I think is great and these tabs have been made to work well at 30 degrees. I have been washing with these at 30 degrees ever since I started using them and like I said above have found they work really well. This makes me think that Ariel is a very ethical company that cares about the environment and makes me want to purchase their products more, especially since they work.
-: INTRODUCTION :-
It was one of those times where I had run out of wash tabs, and had a stack of washing to do. And I couldnt be bothered to walk to the super market, so went around to the local shop, and was browsing at the wash tabs I usually buy. I came across the Ariel Liqui-tabs and was pretty cheap too, in fact they was the cheapest there, and thought I would give them a go.
-: WHAT ARE LIQUI-TABS? :-
Liqui-tabs are little plastic pillows filled with liquid for your washer. I thought I would change to what I usually buy as I used to buy the wash tablets, but I find using the liquid tabs my washer as stayed cleaner also. People that use tablets and powder would know that the draw gets clogged up with the powder. I havent used powder in a long time, I used to spill most of it on the floor, or it gets wasted in the draw.
I find using liquid-tabs are more easy to use, and better to use in my opinion, I would not go back to wash tablets, or even powder. With the liquid tabs you dont get waste, you dont get spillage and no residue either. Although they do cost more then your normal wash powder and tablets, which is the down side I guess. There is not a huge difference of washing the clothes because you can get the cleanness, freshness, and stain removal within other brands. I just prefer buying these now.
-: HOW TO USE :-
All you have to do depending on the dirt on your clothes place either one or two tabs, in your washing machine. I usually only use one as I dont get really bad soiled clothes. Then pile in your clothes. Close the door and leave to do its work. The plastic pillow will release the liquid when the water gets hot enough to melt the plastic, which dissolves into the water. Its that simple.
-: PACKAGING :-
This is probably un-necessary to be telling you about the packaging but I will share it with you anyway, the liquid tabs are placed in a see through container, which the container can be re-used when emptied, which is obviously why you pay more. As in most things when you buy them you either pay more for the name, or for the packaging, this is most probably one of those things. Although I must say it does save a lot of room, rather then having a box of powder standing around, which you normally get a mess with anyway, because most of it spills out the box.
-: VALUE FOR MONEY? :-
I think yes, they are small, cute, and does the job well, the packaging is a bonus I guess too, there is no mess with these either which is also a bonus. You can buy these in the 10s or the 20s, I usually buy the 10s, and depending on the wash loads you have they can last you up to a week or so, especially if you use only one tab.
-: PRICE AND AVAILABILITY :-
You can buy these from almost anywhere, I bought mine first of at my local shop which set me back at only £1.50 for 10, but you can buy them from Asda at £2.99 for 10s. You are talking around £4.95 for a box of 20s.
-: FINAL OPINION :-
I would defiantly buy these again, I find these to be very easy to use, they smell great even in the box, they clean your clothes, and leaves clothes smelling fresh. They dont leave a mess when using them, and seem to do the perfect job. They come in a easy to store container, which helps too. There is nothing bad about them, apart from the price.
Thanx for reading.
Having to watch my spending I usually tend to go for products that are on special offer which is how I cam accross Ariel, using Ariel my clothes always feel fresh and soft no matter when i washed them. The liquitabs are the best product I have ever used although I find they can be expensive which is when I tend to go for the ordinary tablets. I would suggest everyone tried them, if you can afford them buy them, if they are on special offer buy lots of them!!
This is an appalling product. and I can't believe it got onto the supermarket shelves. Why so bad? Lots of reasons: 1) Packaging. In this day and age, we're supposed to recycle recycle recycle and avoid using excess packaging. So what does this stuff come in? A cardboard box. In the cardboard box are two plastic trays. In each plastic tray are five plastic (soluble) bags containing the liquid. And all that packaging gets you *10* washes! Compare that to the old refill pouches which contained 20+ washes and minimal packaging. 2) They cost £2.83 (in my local Tesco) for a pack of 10 which means they're more or less double the price of the old liquid refill pouche 3) Flexibility, or lack of. Want to rub some liquid into a stubborn stain, like you did in the old days? Tough, you can't. Just wash it again and hope. Or trying tearing open the pouch (and probably spilling the stuff everywhere). Want to do a half load (with half the liquid)? Tough, you can't. You still have to use a predetermined amount of liquid. So there. It's environmentally irresponsible, inflexible and outrageously expensive. What was so difficult about the liquid and the ball that meant these tabs were ever required? And why did the manufacturers think that vastly increasing the price per wash was a good idea?