“ Brand: Asda / Type: Washing Tablets / Category: Laundry „
Staying with my mad mate yet again in her caravan after the last holiday I decided to take with me far less clothes and stuff with me this time! I now know from past experience of holidaying in a small caravan with her and four dogs that I need to take a minimalist approach and after all.... this time I'm only staying in and dossing with her for a few days not far from home!
However this meant that I found that this time around I need to wash as I go a bit more and being on a campsite means that I have to pay to use the washing facilities so not only did I nick her washing tablets, I decided that I would hand wash my bits and bobs and then use the washer machine for 60p to rinse and spin my clothes and then use the tumble drier for 40p...and that's it, it works out really economical instead of washing for £3.00 and then you have so much washing to dry as you want to make a full load up and end up spending pounds on drying it all. I'm not tight but I know the value of my cash for sure!
The tablets she uses are these one's from Asda and she informed me as I opened the box that she rates them as highly as the leading brands but pointed out they are far cheaper!
Mainly light pink box with little orchid flowers on it the top and the front of the box are the same. I'm told that they are Asda 2 in 1 With fabric softener Oriental Pearl & Orchid '36 tablets' which gives great performance even at 30c. I'm also told to expect 18 standard washes from this box of 36 tablets and that they give 7 day freshness. Other information on the box lists the ingredients and gives me instructions on how to use them and contact details for Asda are given. The tablets all come in packs of two in little see through wrappers and all in all it's all informative enough packaging.
All you need to do is put two of the large round, white tablets (with speckles of light pink ingrained into them) into the drawer of a washer machine or put them in a little laundry net and into the drum of your washer machine or of course you can use them as I have been doing and put them into water and let them dissolve.
The smell of these is simply superb. Really floral and fresh with an expensive air to them and both me and friend love the fragrance of these. She uses them in the washer machine as she's not as tight as me, me I dissolve them in warm to hottish water and go from there.
They disintegrate really well in both cases and we both love the results that these give us. I had very dirty washing and somehow managed to get red wine down one of my tops and tea all over my white pjs and I even had blood all over my slippers. Like I say I hand washed my clothes and found them to lather well in the water and I simply and gently rubbed the stains with my fingertips and it all came out magnificently, my friends washing was put in at 30c and once again her grubby stuff came out immaculate and they removed her tough and greasy/dirty stains.
She doesn't use fabric softener on her washing as these are 2 in 1 and she is happy with that. So was I but not on knitted things. My jumper came out sort of squeaky once I dried it and I didn't like that at all and had to re wash that at a later date.
The only thing I would complain about with these is that they left my hands rather sticky after hand washing with them although I found the residue easy to remove with water from my clothes and hands.
Love them! My clothes certainly came out refreshed and clean as anything and I can't fault them on that. I can't say that the smell lingered on my clothes for a full 7 days but can say that the smell stayed for about 4 days and for me that's enough really. These come in handy packets and of course you can use 1 tablet for small amounts of washing, 2 on more or more stained washing and I find these really do work out very economical in my case. Will certainly purchase these again!
Only available in Asda stores priced at £2.50 a box and also available in boxes of 30 washes and in other fragrances.
Not being a person to splash out on top names brands without having a very good reason I try to buy the product that offers the best value for money. As a struggling single mother I have to budget a lot and so I started buying Asda's own washing tablets.
They are £3.48 for a box of 36 tablets which is enough for 18 washes although I must admit that I often use just one tablet per wash rather then two and have had good results.
The wash tablets are available in a variety of smells. My favourite is Oriental pearl and Orchid which has a beautifull fresh smell and come in a very attractive pink box.
They are very simple to use, you just pop the tablet in the drawer of your washing machine and that's it done.
These tablets prodece great results, my whites are white and colours are coloured. Like I said before I often use only one tablet and still the clothes come out fresh and clean, even at 30%.
The tablets have a built in fabric softner meaning clothes are soft and comfortable to wear, towels especially are great as they some out soft and fluffy.
The delicate smell of the tablets lingers on clothes for a long time keeping the fresh for longer.
These tablets have previously recieved a not so good review and whilst I am not disputing that I would like to point out that they recently been completely remodeled. They have changed an awful lot and they are now much improved. I ahve never had the problems that the previous reviewer had.
I suggest that everyone tries them with such great performance at a bargain price, why pay more?
I used to be of the opinion that shop's own brand washing powders are just as good as named brands... until I tried Asda Logic non bio tablets. The information on the packet says 'Logic has been specially formulated for great all-round cleaning and long-lasting freshness. It gives you big brand performance at a great Asda price. Specially formulated to dissolve in the drawer or drum.' Great, I thought. I put the washing on, following the directions to 'place the tablets flat in the machine drawer'. It was only when I came to do the next wash and opened the drawer that I found the gungy mess that used to be the tablets. Yes, they had dissolved in the drawer; but that's where they had stayed. I thought it might be a glitch and so tried again. The same thing happened. In the end I got fed up of scraping the mess from out of the drawer and finished the packet by putting them at the back of the drum before loading the wash (as directed on the packet) but to be honest it was a bit of a palaver and I won't be buying them again. I bought a named brand of tablets and used them on the next wash and they dissolved in the drawer with no problem at all, so I'm continuing to use them. There's a number on the bottom of the Asda pack with a note 'For further information, please call the LOGIC WASHING LINE'. I rang them to try to determine whether I had definitely been doing the right thing and to see if they were aware of the problem, only to find that they could only advise on washing different materials. They couldn't comment at all about the actual tablets. Very helpful. Not