Daz washing powder is a brand I have grown up with and one that my mum swears by. It has the loveliest fresh scent and does exactly what its advertised to do. All that and never mind the fact that you can get some seriously great deals on it- For my house alone when you are washing for 8 people and 5 of them kids it definitely is great to be able to buy a box of washing powder that washes up to 72 loads for a mere £9.99. So much in love with this brand are we that when the special offer comes on we load up the car at every opportunity. When you think on it some of the bigger brands like a persil are nearly £5 for a small box and when you are washing for a family-which lets face it could be several washes a day its definitely expensive to keep purchasing little boxes.
The washing powder itself is made up from small white granules and little blue granules which act together to literally blitz all sorts of stains and marks from clothes which are easy to put on but not always easy to wash out!The packaging itself is very attractive and has some basic informaiton on types of washes and amounts of detergent need whilst the front tells you "Brilliant-whites and colours" all of this is very very true I am happy to report.
All I would say is that the bigger boxes are definitely quite heavy so arent something you can just carry home easily- maybe purchase it with a bulk shop when you have a car to take it home!
So my advice would be- save yourself some £'s and buy Daz automatic washing powder- save whilst not losing out on quality and quantity.
Is it just me or is it getting more and more difficult to find the larger containers of washing powder, it's like the large corporations are slowly withdrawing from the market and replacing them with the liquid tablets which have not been as good in my experience. Even though they were convenient in my student days when I had to use the campus machines and had enough to carry never mind a big box of soap, I much prefer the powder version since its better over all value and seems to get better results now that I am back home. This was the case when we picked up Daz as for whatever reason our local Tesco where we regularly do our shopping did not have our usual brand (Persil) in stock in the powder format. I have to say I was very pleasantly surprised however at the results I received from Daz.
Cheesy soap opera advertisements aside Daz does exactly what it says on the tin. The powder itself is white very fine with little blue soluble beads throughout. It smells very fresh a clean smell not overly flowery or strong more like a mixture of bicarb of soda and sherbert sweet but not overly so. The larger pack that we purchased also came with a little trowel to insert the powder into our machine.
To me I honestly didn't see a difference in the cleaning quality compared to the other brand that we normally use, it almost worked out a little more intensely on my boyfriends shirts to get rid of the roll on deodorant marks which was great all on a 40 degree daily load wash on our machine at home, I also almost look forward to hanging the washing up now in the house since it makes the room smell more fresh it even drowns out the sooty smell not that we regularly use the fire but the windy whether lately seems to be blowing sooty smells down the chimney. So there is the added benefit of having a free air freshener around the house when it is to wet or damp to put the clothes on the line especially as the dark Winter days are drawing in.
Can't really see any disadvantage to this product other than the overall size and weight of the box, it is very heavy and would really need a car or taxi to get it home if you were bringing it home as part of you weekly shop though I do think the savings you can make on buying in bulk are worth it. I think if the nice scent would stick around longer it would be great too but thus far I haven't come across a washing powder that does this efficiently on its own.
Depending on where you shop the big box can be between £15-£25 though you can get between 80-90 washes with this compared to the liquid equivalents which could cost you £30 for the same amount of washes since you can't get them in such bulk at our local shop.
'How white are your whites?' Danny Baker 1994 Daz doorstep challenge
Not as white as they could be as I put everything in the same wash at 30 !
Made by Proctor and Gamble ( who sacked Danny Baker ) Daz has been around forever with it's distinctive red box with dark blue DAZ.
The box I have is 680 g and has 'Deep cleaning action in 1 wash' on the front of the box. It also has a small 10 in the bottom right hand corner, presumably to indicate 10 washes for this box.
On the side is a 1 2 3 symbol guide to washing. I don't understand it, it has some washing baskets on 1 then some liquid which may be conditioner on 2, then it shows you how much liquid to put in for soft , medium and hard water. It doesn't actually say that the guide is for conditioner or fabric softener, but I can't see what else it is for.
On the other side of the box are safety instruction , not to eat it, or store on a high shelf etc.
I can't see where it says how much powder to put in, I just pour it in about 2 tbsp full or a bit more
if I have a lot of washing. So I probably get more like 15 to 20 washes per box.
It uses 5 - 15 % oxygen based bleaching agents, Anionic surfactants
Optical brighteners, perfumes Enzymes
Apart from the confusing instructions on this box of Daz,I really like it. I just pour it in the drawer and whatever temperature I put it on the clothes come out clean. I tend to mix my colours and whites together, as I don't have enough for a separate wash, and they come out fine.
I have a few light coloured shirts, and when they get dirty, I do put them in together, and out it on 40, they come out looking as good as can be expected from the way I wash clothes.
I also use Daz powder for cleaning the kitchen floor, bathroom floor and washing parts of the carpet. This may be lazy but it is very quick and effective, as the bleaching, brighting agents really are powerful if you leave them for 5 minutes.
The only point I would make is that it can mark the carpet as it is very concentrated and has bleach in it. I have used it to remove tea / coffee stains and is a bit scary when you see the carpet getting whiter and whiter !
My wife and I generally share the household chores in our house, and as such I am generally quite comfortable in using our washing machine.
Several years ago I suffered really badly with Eczema pretty much all over my body, and in an attempt to try and find what might have been causing it, washing powder was one of the many things that we changed at the time. We went from Persil to Daz Bio, and when my eczema eventually cleared up many months later I decided to stick with the Daz Bio as I was extremely nervous about doing anything that might bring back the dreaded eczema. Normally I am not at all brand loyal, but with Daz I am, and it is the only washing powder that I ever buy, regardless of what offers are available on other similar brands.
Daz is produced by Procter and Gamble UK and comes in a bright Red standard sized and shaped cardboard box. It has the brand name in big bold letters on the front of the box. On the back there is information about the product itself along with instructions on how to use it and a list of what the powder is actually made from, as well as section containing dangers and general warnings related to the use of this powder.
At the top of the box there is a little tab which can be pushed open to reveal a hole in the box which allows you to pour out the powder into the washing machine drawer.
The powder flows well, and is a nice bright white colour, and smells very fresh and clean.
Having used Daz now for over 6 years I have to say that I have always been very pleased with the results that it gives. As I touched on above, the main reason that I stay loyal to Daz is due to my skin problems, but putting them aside it is still a great product that I suspect I would still stay loyal to even if I hadn't got this phobia of changing away from Daz due to my earlier skin problems.
The clothes consistently come out of the washing machine smelling really fresh, and looking very clean. I have never experienced any running' of colours, and the whites are very white! Daz claim that their special formula helps the powder dissolve deep into the fibres of the clothing, to help provide great cleaning and brilliant whites!
Daz provide 3 different sizes of their washing powder as follows:
800 gram box (10 washes)
1500 gram box (22 washes)
3006 gram box (45 washes)
I should mention that I think the guide above which Daz state on each of the respective boxes relating to the number of washes is way off the mark. I must get about 20 washes out of the smallest box, and it is not like I do not put enough powder into my machine, as the clothes smell really clean and fresh when i unload them at the end of the cycle.
I almost always buy the small 800 gram box, mainly because the other boxes are a bit big and bulky, and my kitchen cupboards can cope a lot easier with the smallest box, although I have purchased the 1500 gram box a couple of times when it was on offer for only a little bit more than the price of the 800 gram box.
Another point I should make is that I almost always use the 30 degree wash cycle on my washing machine, and even with this lower temperature wash, Daz still produces great results.
Daz Bio is also suitable for hand washing, and I have done this several times, and again the results have always been very pleasing.
Daz Bio is available from most supermarkets and convenience stores. I generally buy mine from either Morrison's, Tesco or Sainsbury's where I expect to pay around £2:50 for an 800 gram box. Look out for offers though, as I have picked up the 1500 gram box for about £3 on a couple of occasions now.
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2013
I used to use Daz washing powder regularly but with costs spiralling I've been buying Aldi liquid wash. Anyway the other day in a discount store I spotted a box of Daz priced at about £1.50 for a 680g 10 wash box, with the normal price averaging £2.49 in the supermarkets I bought it. I get a few more than 10 washes out of it. There are different sized boxes, scents and liquids priced between £1.50 (on offer) and £5 ish. Mine is just ordinary Daz.
Daz comes in a smallish thick cardboard box (I'm sure it's smaller than it used to be). Being bright red with a white circle and 'Daz' in big letters makes it very easy to spot on the shelf. The box tells us that it's 'Deep cleaning even at 30 degrees'. Written in small letters on the sides are cautions for use, ingredients and dosage instructions. This is a biological powder.
The powder itself is white grainy and has bits of blue mixed in, apparently this is 'blue energy enriched active formula'. It smells like strong flower perfume so strong in fact that I can smell it through the box on the side next to me. This smell stays on the clothes after washing/drying and lasts whilst wearing. The put away stuff doesn't stay that way after a few weeks- although maybe faintly.
Daz is to be put in the washing machine draw, how much depends on whether you have hard or soft water and how dirty your garments are. You can order a free dosage cup off their web site, I just guess and pour it in. The temperature guide on the box goes from 20 degrees to 95. My main wash temperature is 30 degrees.
Does it work:
Yes I think it does, the clothes at 30 degrees come out clean and smelling nice even smelly socks. The whites are bright and the colours aren't faded. At higher washes for oily work clothes etc there doesn't seem to be any fading (unlike when I tried another well known brand). Obviously it's not going to get rid of tough stains at 30 degrees and things like oil and mud/ grass stains are still there but are reduced greatly with a higher degree wash, but not all together. I haven't used a powder yet that does. Another thing I've noticed is that there isn't a powder residue present on the clothes after washing at low temperatures which I do get with other brands- drives me mad. The washing comes out soft too without conditioner. Daz hasn't irritated anyones skin and that surprises me because of it's strong scent and the fact that's it's a bio.
Would I recommend- Yes I'd give it 5 stars but knocking one off because it claims deep cleaning at 30 degrees and that's not strictly true.
I mentioned in my Persil Bio Powder review that when my mother in law comes to visit she likes to bring with her a whole range of household items which is her way of helping us out (she lives over 4 hours away in Newcastle). All the products are bought when there are 2 for 1 offers or similar but of course I am incredibly grateful as it does save us a little money in the long run. My mother in law is not brand loyal so when she comes down with a big bag of items who knows what your going to get! After finishing my box of Persil I then started on yet another washing powder she had bought.
Fortunately it wasn't another Persil Washing Powder but instead a Daz Bio Washing Powder. We all know Daz complete with it's z lister celebrity ridden adverts on the TV and I think it has been ingrained on my brain that Daz gets your whites whiter than white! Her reason for buying it not only because it only cost her £1 in Poundland but also to help keep my partner's (her son) white football shorts and socks a proper white and not a slowly greying white. It would also help with all the pastel colours which can also go slightly tinged after a while.
Daz Bio Washing Powder comes in the very typical bright red Daz box which is exactly the same as all other washing powders. The big Daz logo is slapped right on the front together with the product name. On the back there is information about the product itself, instructions on how to use it (it can be used for both handwashing and washing machine loads) and of course what the powder is actually made from, warnings and contact information for the company. The tab to open instead of being at the side is actually at the top of the box but slightly away from the edge which I find a bit odd.
The whole idea behind Daz is that it is designed to keep your clothes smelling fresh and clean for longer whether you are washing by hand or using your washing machine. The powder has a "special formula" which dissolves quickly (so ideal for handwashing) and will still be effective at 30 degree temperatures. And of course I think it goes without saying that the washing powder has been formulated to keep your clothes white. There are other washing powders in the Daz range (currently 3) but the difference being they have a fragrance I currently have the original bio powder.
The powder itself is pure white in colour and has granules just a little larger than grains of salt. Occasionally you get to see blue or green granules but these are very few and far between. One thing I have noticed is that the Daz washing powder doesn't seem to clump up as much as my Persil powder meaning that I don't have to break it down as my washing machine won't be able to dissolve it. Daz Bio Washing Powder has an incredibly strong aroma when you smell the powder in the box but although strong it has that fresh, clean smell that you want after your washing has dried.
I live in a hard water area so I tend to put the maximum amount of powder in that I can get away with especially when washing white items of my partner's and I did quickly find by looking at my washing machine and noticing that my glass door on the inside was covered completely in a white foam so therefore a little of this powder really does go quite a long way and I am thankful my washing machine didn't leak with all the white foam! Since learning this quickly I have reduced the amount in my washing machine but I still find that a white froth appears when washing more so than I have with other washing powders so there is no need to be heavy handed with this washing powder!
Obviously to use you simply pour the amount you actually need into the drawer of your washing machine and there you go. I said above that the tab opens at the top of the box rather than at the side and I find pouring the powder into the washing machine drawer quite a delicate process as you have to hold the box at an angle whilst pouring so gently does it! I have never used the Daz Bio Washing Powder for handwashing and for me personally I wouldn't use a powder to hand wash but this is personal preference only but something that I cannot comment on.
When my washing machine has run its cycle the first thing that I noticed when taking out the wet/damp clothes was the smell. They certainly smells incredibly clean but fresh at the same time and the clothes were actually quite soft. However, the Daz aroma certainly overpowers any fabric conditioners that I have used alongside it which is a slight shame but the smell it gives to the clothes is lovely (even better when they are then hung outside with that fresh air aroma too!). I really couldn't get over how strong the scent on the clothes stayed as most powders I've used don't have much of an impact.
Despite building up a bit of a white lather on the clothes whilst being washed there was no residue or white marks left on the clothes once dry which is good as it did make me wonder a little. The clothes dried as well as could be expected when dried on the line but the clean scent of Daz remained quite prominently even after the clothes were dry and I am pleased to see that this scent still managed to remain for quite some time even when the clothes have been stored in cupboards etc.
But does it keep white items white? Well I am definitely pleased since using this product that my partner's white shorts and socks have remained incredibly white and Daz has even managed to help remove tough stains which is obviously another bonus. Because my partner wears his shorts and socks everyday (new set each day!) they do get washed a lot but despite this the whiteness remains which is great. I really can't find fault with the washing powder but I do suspect that the strong aroma may end up irritating people with delicate skin should they use it for long periods of time.
Overall, the fact that it keeps items white and it gives a fresh, clean smell to my laundry I can easily give the Daz Bio Washing Powder 5 stars and can recommend to those wanting to keep their whites white!
~ Useful Information ~
Price: Around £2.20 for a small box
Availability: Supermarkets, discount stores etc.
I have bought Daz washing powder for many years, it is a very well known brand which has been around for so many years. It is a reliable powder and cleans extremely well and it is worth the money. Daz brand also have lots of different fragrances to the collection.
The powder comes in a cardboard box and comes in different sized boxes, the box I am using at the moment in a very large box size being 2.584kg. I bought it many months ago and stocked it in my cupboard because I bought it on special offer at the time for around £6, brilliant price for this large box.
The powder is very fine grains and is white in colour with a few turquoise blue specks of grain. It has a really nice perfume smell and smells lovely. I really like the smell of this one. The powder is easy to pour from the box and the size box I bought washes 38 average wash loads. I would say it comes pretty close to this amount of washes. I have been using it for around 3 weeks or so and I have more than half the box left.
This powder removes stains from white fabrics, it cleans well for coloured fabrics too and just dissolves the stains on any clothing. It also cleans dark clothing well too and when I take my washing from my machine I find the powder has dissolved well and not on the clothing like I have sometimes had from some other brands I have bought.
The clothing smells lovely when taken from my machine and the smell is lasting and I can smell it on my clothes when I take them from my wardrobe to wear. This is a gentle powder and it hasn't irritated my grandchildren's delicate skin.
It works well to remove food from clothing on a lower machine setting of 30% and it can be used for higher settings if needed and a pre wash. I have used it for hand washing too and I have just poured a little in the hot water and left it to soak for a while. It is easy to rinse when used this way with no problems at all.
It cleans my baby grandchildren's white bibs they use when they come to have dinner at my home or stay over for the weekend. I wash their bibs and they are pretty messy at times when they have dropped food onto their bibs, this powder has worked very well indeed to remove the food on their bibs.
It cleans white socks well too and the soles are nice and clean. My bedding has a lasting smell of this powder on the bedding and I love the smell of it when I get into bed at night.
It does however tell me on the side of the box that this powder is not suitable for wool or silk garments and if you are unsure about the colour fastness to just wash the garment separately and so not to ruin it.
This powder is of a very good quality indeed and it is extremely good value for money. It is available in a variety of different sized boxes and so a variety of sizes if you cannot afford a larger box or if you live alone and just need to buy a smaller box. The small box costs around £2.
I highly recommend it for anyone looking to buying a nice washing powder. I will keep on buying this powder in the future because I really do like it a lot.
I rate it 5 stars.
I'm very much a washing powder whore, I do fourteen loads of washing a week (at least) so like to buy whatever is on offer at the time (within reason) - I came to purchase Daz after finding it reduced in Tesco, it's not one of my favourites simply because I don't like the smell too much but the thought of cutting that weeks washing bill in half was enough to get me popping a couple of boxes into the trolley. The ones I bought were the 3.06kg boxes, which equates to 45 washes, but Daz is available in two smaller sizes as well as a couple of different fragrances - I have the original variety simply because that was the one on offer, if any of the 'smelly' ones had been reduced I doubt I would have bought them due to the fact that (in my opinion) Daz does not do fragrance very well.
A 'dose' of Daz is basically an almost full scoops worth poured into your washing powder drawer, there was a small scoop in my box and I think this is always the case when you buy the very large size - if you don't have one you can order a free scoop from the Daz website, although to be honest I think if you do a lot of washing you'll have a good idea of how much powder to use without having to measure it out. I'm finding the scoop useful simply because the box I'm using at the moment is far too heavy for me to lift up and pour into the drawer so it's much easier to bend down and scoop out the powder.
Daz is enriched with something they refer to as 'blue energy', these are the flecks of blue you can see amongst the white powder and will apparently help to clean your laundry more thoroughly even on a short wash. Erm, I'm torn about this claim to be honest as I can't see how this relatively small amount of blue powder would really make much of a difference in terms of getting my clothes clean - it stinks of being a gimmick to me, but I'm not entirely sure. I know everything I've washing in Daz recently has come up spotlessly clean; even items I've been convinced are stained beyond all salvation have come out of the washing machine without a single mark on them, this is pretty impressive considering I'm washing for a six people and even more so when you consider the fact that five of these people (not including myself, I'm the clean one) are very messy indeed when it comes to their clothing.
Let me give you a few examples here so you can see the kinds of stains and marks Daz will (usually) remove from your clothes. Twenty one month old David is probably the first one I should mention as he has a change of clothes at least three times a day thanks to the fact that he can't keep clean for love nor money - the biggie for him is the fact that he's just started to feed himself, and boy does he get into a mess! Bean and spaghetti juice, gravy, ice cream, chocolate sauce and chicken grease are just a few of the marks and stains Daz has had to deal with (and all of those were just yesterdays stains!) - the suggested amount of washing powder has this morning removed all traces of these sometimes awkward food stains and was equally impressive last week when David had a leaky nappy following a spell of the squirts, I'd assumed I was going to have to throw his pyjama trousers in the bin but the poo was shifted!
Hollie and Alice (at five and thirteen respectively) spend a lot of time in the small park across the road so the main marks their clothes encounter are grass stains, mud and general outdoors stains. Daz powers through all of this, one stain which has been missed was a streak of muck Hollie managed to pick up while she was climbing a tree last week - it's a greeny-brown stain which I suspect was from one of the very old (and very wet!) trees nearby, it looks like a combination of bark and moss stains and I suspect any powder would have struggled to cope with it without the addition of Vanish or other stain remover. With Charlotte it's make-up stains, honestly the girl must make bets with herself on how much foundation and lipstick she can mark her clothes with each day! Everything has been removed, even the very greasy Clinique lipstick she's started covering her clothes with (umm, I mean wearing) just lately - I've just this minute checked the neckline of her most worn top and am impressed by the complete lack of foundation stains, quite impressive considering Surf washing powder can't even cope with the smallest stain of tinted moisturiser and Persil struggled with non-waterproof mascara recently!
Mark's a slightly different kettle of fish, and it's not 100% fair to judge a washing powder based on how well it cleans his (often filthy) work clothes. It's not too bad to be honest, with a generous application of Vanish spray it'll remove or at least fade the stains so they don't look too appalling - I'm talking oil, paint and generalised grime here which isn't a massive deal as they're his work clothes but I do like him to go out of the door looking a little bit clean in the mornings! My own clothes are always washed spotlessly, the biggest stain I ever have to deal with is maybe a smear of lipstick on my tops (although definitely not to the bizarre proportions that Charlotte leaves on her clothes) or a dribble of milk from when David lobs his bottle at me.
Overall Daz seems to cope admirably with whatever dirt I throw at it. It's not a miracle product so won't shift everything, but I'm finding it to be much better than I thought it would be based on my use of this powder a few years ago - maybe it's the blue bits after all as I don't seem to remember them being in evidence last time I used it. It doesn't clog the washing powder drawer either, something that draws me more and more into liquid detergents as I hate the mess of a claggy powdery drawer! The 45 wash promise on the box seems to be working out quite well, obviously if I have a particularly grubby load I'll add more but sometimes I'll just wash a couple of items at a time and then I use less so it balances out by the time I get to the end of the box. Even at the full price of £10 per box I think this is really great value, even more so considering I paid only a fiver.
My one concern about Daz is the fact that my mum suffers with severe eczema and this is one of the very few washing powders that affects her condition and causes flare ups. None of us have eczema but both Hollie and Mark do react to washing powder sometimes, there have been no issues thus far and I'm hoping this will remain the case as it's so much easier when I can wash all our clothes in the same load. Although this is the original Daz it's highly fragranced (albeit with a simple 'soap' smell), but I imagine that any reaction would have occurred from the first wash so fingers crossed we're ok.
PLEASE NOTE: The box has changed a lot from the picture!
DAZ BIOLOGICAL WASHING POWDER
I went into Tesco's today in search of a box of DAZ washing powder and to my suprise it was £1.90 for a 10 wash box! (if you want this offer get down to Tescos before the 20th september!) This means you get 19p per wash!
Daz was launched in 1953 and cost less than other powders, it was advertised throughout the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s for being the best soap detergent powder around for getting whites white! during the 90s it was advertised as being as good as other powders but at a lot of discount prices and no need for boil washing!
Daz is an essential in our family because we have used this brand for the past 24 years! Yes! 24 years and counting! My mother switched to using the liquid about 2 years ago, but I still continue to use the powder. I have tried the liquid, but I much prefer the powder because of the smell and cleanliness!
APEARANCES, SMELL AND WASH BOXES SIZES
Daz comes in a red box with the Daz logo on the front of the box, surrounding the Daz logo is a sun and soome soap bubbles (to let people know it is a washing powder). Underneath this is a picture of some fabric with the Daz soap powder and water mixture swooshing through the fabric, it states 'Deep cleaning action in 1 wash' then their is the number of washes ou can do with the box (10). The top of the box explains how the new Daz deep cleans your clothes in 1 wash, it contains something called 'Blue Energy formula' and it says it is a formula enriched with active cleaning ingredients to clean your washing the first time, the sides of the box contain information such as water hardness, washing temps, dosing, laundry sorting etc. and how you can recieve a free scoop. The back of the box has a blue sky with clouds in it, a red fence and a washing line that has a T shirt pegged on the line. It says 'One wash Daz it!'.
The smell of this powder is a pleasant one, in fact a lot more flowery than before, this is why I love Daz original, because it has a gorgeous smell!
The was box sizes available are: (smallest to largest)
10 wash box,
25 wash box,
42 wash box,
50 wash box,
60 wash box,
70 wash box,
80 wash box,
and (professional sizes):
90 wash box,
100 wash box,
120 wash box.
The Daz soap washing powder in use was incredible, to open you pull a metal spout for easy pouring (at least it is not like some cheap powders where you have to break a hole in it and if you 'accidentally' tip it over you end up wasting your money!) But P&G have made this worth it!
Daz say their powders work at 20c, 30c, 40c, 60c, and 95c. I only have used the quick wash program so cant comment on high temperature washing.
I had a load ready to go, with my Sponge Bob Squuare Pants pyjama bottoms, and T Shirts, jeans, pants and socks in the load too, so I loaded the machine up, added some healthy handling of Daz and some anco So Soft fabric conditioner (review to come!) and set it up for a quick program, 30c.
During the wash some suds were coming up from the bottom of the machine in the drum and I could smell the wafts of Daz coming around the room, during the rinse stages, however, the suds and the wafts of Daz, dissapeared.
End of the wash cycle, and time to see the result!
Sponge Bob Square Pants pyjama bottoms - clean and surely bright1
T-Shirt with green and white stripes - tea stain gone and white bits white and the green bits bright!
Jeans - yep, lovely and clean
Pants & Socks - cleaner than ever before and smelling fresh of Daz as they are small items!
Thats it, I get a lovely clean wash, at 19 pence!
In my opinion this Daz is well worth buying, for a low price such as 19 pence a wash you get a clean, bright and white coloured load, well, now I and you can see why my family have been using this brand of laundry detergent for the past 24 years!
TRY IT AND TRUST ME YOU'LL BUY ANOTHER BOX BECAUSE YOU WILL LOVE IT SO MUCH! ;)
Thanks for reading my review! ;-)
HAPPY WASHING! :)
I'm not what you'd call brand loyal and as no-one in my household has sensitive skin or allergies I have used most laundry products currently on the market. I usually have a small "stock" of laundry products in the spare room that I have picked up on offer so I never run out and like looking out for the best deals to keep myself well stocked up. I last purchased Daz washing power when I saw the 50 wash box on offer for, I think, £4.
Daz washing powder comes in a red box with what looks like the sun on the front with Daz emblazoned across it in a royal blue colour and as you'd expect the back contains the usual washing instructions, warnings and ingredients. The product comes in a few different size boxes, 10 washes, 25 washes and 50 washes and is widely available in the supermarket for between £2 and £10 depending on the size box you buy.
Daz's powder is white in colour and very fine and soft in texture and has a refreshing clean scent. I use a number of the wash cycles on my washing machine depending on load of washing I'm doing and Daz performed just as well in a 60 degree wash as it did in 40 and 30 degree washes. The product performed really well and the only time I had to run a second wash was when washing mud-caked white football kits but I have had to do that with most laundry products so that is nothing against Daz.
Using Daz my whites stayed white, my bright coloured clothes stayed brightly coloured and my black/darker coloured clothes stayed their original colour with no fading.
The scent you can smell from the powder when it's in the box is exactly what my laundry smelt of when I took it out of the washing machine although after drying the clothes the scent was less detectable but the clothes still smelt clean and fresh and were also soft to touch.
I would recommend Daz as it provides a good clean and leaves clothes smelling fresh and feeling soft and is also reasonably priced, being one of the lower priced branded laundry products on the market
I always feel that Daz gives you perfect wash results for all your bedding and white clothes. I / we don't use it on coloured clothes as I think it's a bit too harsh and takes some of the colour out of deeper colours but its smashing for white sheets, and bedding etc., it's not good for suits which are machine washable as it's a bit harsh on the fabrics.
It's on offer and the size box in the picture will give you a good thirty washes and only costs a few quid, so its a lot cheaper than the more expensive stuff such as Bold or Aeriel or Persil etc.
The smell is nice and fresh and I personally really love it and also it's kind on the skin and okay if you got itchy skin problems and doesn't irraitate much at all. The box is dazzling to look at and eye catching with its bonny colours and the name DAZ goes back a long way to when I was a nipper and this is what my own mother used to wash our gear with I think.
You don't need to much powder and it washes great for hot washes as well as cooler washes down to as low as 30 degrees.
Its great value for money, the only thing is that its a cardboard box and you got to be careful it doesn't sit in the water too long as the bottom goes soggy and this makes the powder turn into lumps, which isn't great.
Easy to get a hold of and can be found in nearly all the shops and will clean all your clothes smashing.
A firm favourite.
Review also posted on Ciao as sorehead
Daz washing powder has been around for so many years, it is a well known brand. I like both powders detergents and the liquid form. I quite like both of these but it did take me some time to get used to the liquid form because I had used a powder for so many years. This powder has been around for years and is a very reliable one. It would not have still be on the shelves in supermarkets if it was not a good one.
This powder comes in a bright red box. The box is cardboard and the powder inside has a really nice perfume fragrance and is a very pleasant smell and smells of a nice perfume, it is not too overpowering and just the right amount of fragrance for a detergent. The powder has very tiny grains which are very fine, the powder easily pours from the box with no problems. I usually pour my powders into a large plastic container with a flip lid so that I can just pour it from the container and using this means I can tidy my cupboard a little more and having a container means I can place at least 2 small boxes of powders in it, both being the same brands and fragrance of the same powder.
I bought a really large box of 3.4g for only £4 which was on special offer at the time and it was half the usual price and so an amazingly brilliant saving. Detergents can be a little expensive sometimes and so an offer is the best time to buy them. This large size is designed to wash up to 50 average wash loads. Other sized boxes are available are 680g for around £2 which can wash up to 10 wash loads, 1.7g for 25 washes, and 3.4g for 50 washes.
I usually buy the smaller boxes because I like a change and tend not to have a favourite one as I get a little bored these days using the same one because there are so many to choose from and I like to try new products. I often buy many on offer as I did with this one as it makes sense to save money. It cleans really well, it removes stains perfectly and refreshes the fabrics to make them have a really nice fragrance when they have come out of the machine and then been dried.
It can be easily poured straight from the box into the machine powder compartment. It dissolves well in the water in the machine and does not cling to the garments as I have sometimes have found with some other brands occasionally that some of the powder is left on the garments after being washed but with this one I have had no problems at all. This one can also be used in a bowl of hot water for hand washing. It also dissolves well in the water and can then easily be rinsed.
I have found that this one is also good for cleaning delicate fabrics for hand washing in a bowl or sink, it does not irritate my skin or that of my grandson, as I wash some of his clothing that he leaves at my home for a clothes change. It removes stains from his shirts and jeans very well, some being chocolate and sticky sweet foods and the usually messy ones such as ice cream and cheese. It dissolves the food to remove the dried stains and to make them fresh smelling again. I love to smell the fragrance on my clothes when they come straight of my machine, the fragrance is very apparent on them with this powder.
It is a really nice reliable powder and one I really like and buy quite a lot and have for many years. It is well worth the price and I highly recommend it for anyone to give it a go because this one does clean well and leaves a nice fragrance on clothing and bedding.
I think it is good value for money and a very good quality powder and I will continue to buy it in the future as it really does give me the results that I expect from a wash powder and it is well worth the price.
I give it 5 stars.
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When it comes to Washing Powder I don't generally use the same product everytime I replace an empty box. Over the past couple of years I have used Daz as well as Ariel and Surf and often buy the product with the best offer and usually pick up one of the smaller boxes as it's just me that I am washing for and usually just go for the basic box rather than the other "fancy" varieties in the particular range. There are a number of sizes of this particular powder but when I needed some washing powder most recently I picked up a box for £2 in my local Tesco store, I got a 904kg tub which can do about 28 washes with the right amount in every wash.
Now we come to the all important test, does it give good results when washing clothes?. Once you have put it into the machine This washing powder is designed to dissolve quickly and clean deep down at low temperature of 30c. I think that this is something that the powder does really well as whenever I have used it at that low temperature it has given good results and has been a good stain remover. The powder gives your clothes a fresh floral smell and leaves them feeling very clean and smooth. The first time I used this powder I was very impressed with the results of Daz for normal everyday use it's ideal .
Whilst this particular Washing Powder is nearer the bottom scale when it comes to price it does produce great results and I would recommend it to anyone who is not so satisfied with their choice of washing powder and is looking for something cheap that still gives good results. If you can look past the annoying Daz adverts why not give this powder a go and I'm sure you won't be that disappointed with the results it gives. It also lasts well and should be suitable for families or people who live on their own in terms of number of washes and frequency of use. If you have regular tougher stains then it might not be for you but for everything else it does the job. I will certainly buy this again alongside other brands.
I bought Daz for the firs time recently. I jumped in with both feet as a I bought a huge 2.8kg box when it was on offer in Tesco for £3.50.
The box is made from cardboard and is red with the Daz logo. At the top of the pack there is a perforated strip which when you peel off allows you to flip open the lid to access the powder inside. It is re-sealable just by pressing the lid back down again.
The side of the box has some useful information, like explanations of all the care symbols you find on clothing and dosage levels according to whether you are in a hard or soft water area.
The 2.8kg box that I bought claimed to do 42 washes, but I think I've done at least 60 with this pack as I try to economise and only use the minimum recommended dose of powder unless I'm washing heavily stained clothes.
Even when using low doses of the powder I've found that Daz performs well and most of the wash comes out looking spotless. As I have 3 children aged 4 and under, some of the items I'm washing are incredibly grubby, so at times certain items do need a 2nd wash or use of a spot stain treatment.
Daz can be bought with various different fragrances. I tried the Mandarin and Lime Splash, which does leave a lovely light zesty fragrance on your clothes.
This huge box has recently been on offer again in Tesco so I've stocked up as at £3.50 it's an effective and bargain price washing powder
The box is made of cardboard and is mostly red in colour. On the front is the brand and product name, the amount of washes you can expect from the box and a website address. On the sides of the box is a wash tip, directions for use, contact information, information on the product and the fact that the box is recyclable.
I bought Daz washing powder as I was looking for a stronger powder for my daughters light clothes and whites as our basic washing powder didn't seem strong enough and I would be left with some stains. As I was looking around the shelves this is what jumped out at me and it was on offer at the time, the one I bought was the mandarin and lime splash. When I got the washing powder home I went to use it straight away as I had some of clothes ready to go. The box was easy to open; it just had a metal pull down pourer on the side. I had a little smell and to tell you the truth it just smelt like washing powder no hint of citrus to it. Anyway, when putting the powder in the draw it looked like white fluffy snow with blue specks in it. I set up the wash cycle and returned when it had finished. I opened the door to the washing machine and the clothes smelt citrus fresh, must be the water that releases the citrus smell I think. Most of the clothes looked very clean as I was hanging them around the house to dry although the really tough stains were still slightly noticeable. Once dry the clothes kept their fresh smell and even a few days later they still smelt great. I did notice the colours of her clothes did look brighter too. It is also gentle on the skin and we have had no reactions to it. I do tend to just by the small box which lasts me about five weeks as it is only used on my daughter's clothes. Overall a good washing powder but just needs a little help with tough stains.
Price and Availability
Daz is available in most supermarkets and come in three different sizes and smells. The prices are from £2.15 for a 680g box, from £3.00 for a 1.9kg box and from £8.98 for a 3.4kg box. The three smells are regular, mandarin and lime and flower power.
I have previously written this review on ciao under the same username.