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      19.07.2013 19:39
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      Glowhite is great

      The Dr Beckmann glowhite sachets were one of a few items I bought on the back of reading reviews. I have the same issues as most, where eventually my whites have become a rather miserable grey after they've been washed - those comfy smalls that I am very reluctant to part with! So, when I saw a pack of 3 sachets available in Poundstretcher for 99p, I decided they were definitely worth a go. I had previously considered buying a pack in Tesco for £2 so the price seemed great. How to Use They come in a small white box inside which are three sachets. I didn't take much notice of the packaging until I got home, so I was surprised that they're sachets that go into the machine with the clothing rather than get poured into the machine drawer. The sachets are placed towards the back of the drum and then the clothing are popped in - the usual washing powder or equivalent is then added too. That was something else that surprised me a little because I originally thought that this sachet would have been a replacement, rather than additional to my normal powder. I always use non biological powder - I'm not sure if that makes a difference to the results or not. I also will admit to using a 40 degree wash with these, yet the box states that the whitening process can be done at temperatures as low as 20 degrees. Then the wash takes place as normal. I always use a quick 30 minute wash with these and it still gives good results so a long wash isn't necessary. We have a washer dryer but it says not to use them in the dryer, so I need to set the machine to wash only. This is a small downside to me as I'm used to bunging the washing in and it coming out dry! This is fine with a load of smalls because they dry fairly quickly on the maiden anyway but I find it a bit more troublesome with white towels - drying them on the maiden meant that they ended up feeling like cardboard. We don't usually have a heatwave going on outside to help dry them! The sachet remains need removing after use - I could remove them after washing and turn the dryer on after, but this means unloading the washing anyway. It ends up as a small white piece of material, almost like a very small net. It blends in very well with the rest of the washing and can sometimes take a while to locate - this needs to be found and disposed of. Results I've found these extremely impressive. I was quite shocked at how white some of my smalls ended up looking from their miserable grey and tired state. These don't act as a cleaner in terms of marks - for example I had a bra that had been put in the wash by mistake with colours a couple of months ago and unfortunately had been marked by the colours running onto it so it - it had small black lines across the side. I was hoping that by using these I could fix that and remove these marks but unfortunately that's not been the case; the marks haven't budged at all. But for regular items that had lost their gleaming white colour, they have all turned out superbly - much whiter, cleaner and fresher looking. The sachet also give the clothes a nice fresh scent too - it's like they've been out on the washing line all day, rather than straight from the machine. I only always half fill the machine when using these sachets - I'm not sure whether it makes a difference but I can't comment on whether the same results would be seen on a full load of whites. I've also only ever used the sachets on items that are completely white too - I'm not sure they'd be any good on items that have a mix of white and colours on them as a lot of our garments do. UV Protection? The box states that the garments also receive a UV protective coating to reduce the penetration of the Sun's rays - this is something though that comes with a long list of warnings and precautions and that it isn't protection alone, sun cream coverage is still very much needed and that the coating builds up over regular use. Their laboratory testing took at least 10 washes. I have to say this is a claim I just don't trust. I'm also not keen because I doubt I will never use this item 10 times on the same garment, I think if it got to that stage (if it was so grey!) the garment would end up in the bin! I bought these with the intention of using the odd time when I thought garments needed a boost, rather than every wash. Other warnings The box also has a long list of other precautions too - to be kept out of reach from children, the wash labels to be checked before washing, washing similar garments together and to remove the sachet from the wash afterwards. Conclusion I would recommend trying these - they have worked wonders on our plain white clothing. They are very reasonable value if you can pick them up in the discount stores as I did. They're easy to use, don't need much (if any) extra work to the normal loads of washing and give super results, making tired garments look fresher and brighter. I rate them 4 stars - I'll be mean and take one off just for the fact that they're not designed to be used in the dryer. Thanks for reading :o)

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        11.12.2011 12:28
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        helps keep whites looking white for longer

        One thing that I hate to see is white clothes that have turned that horrible grey or yellow colour. White clothes should be White, crisp and fresh looking, so in order to keep my White laundry looking White I use the Dr Beckman Glowhite laundry sachets in my White washes to give my Whites a extra boost during the wash. I generally tend to purchase my Dr Beckman Glowhite sachets from Wilkinsons as they only cost £1.00 for a box of 5 sachets. You only need to use one sachet per load of White washing, as I only generally do one load of Whites per week then a box will usually last me a month so are pretty good value in my opinion. The Glowhite sachets contain special whitening agents that say that they work even on low temperatures to restore the whiteness of your garments while also adding a UV protective layer to your clothing to reduce the penetration of the sun's rays. The sachets are really easy to use you just simple load your washing into the machine, place one of the Glowhite sachets towards the back of the drum on top of the washing and then add your usual detergent. I generally wash all of my clothing on 30 degrees to save some energy and to protect delicate items and find that the sachets work perfectly well even at these low temperatures. It states on the box that the sachets work even at 20 degrees but I have not been able to test this as my machine does not go lower than 30 degrees. When you empty your washing out of the machine somewhere you will find the empty sachet that you just simply throw away. The sachet feels like paper but must be a special type that does not dissolve but that allows the powder inside to seep through in the wash. Overall I have been very happy with these Glowhite sachets I can certainly tell differences when I have used a sachet in my Whites load. My husband has quite a few plain White cotton t-shirts that I used to replace quite often as they tended to look a little dingy but they now look a lot brighter for longer with the addition of the Glowhite to the wash. Also the Glowhite is almost fragrance free, you can smell a very slight soapy fragrance when you open the box but this does not affect the washing, when I take the garments out all I can smell is the detergent I have used. Also if you have a garment that contains colours as well as Whites you can still use one of these sachets as it does not affect the colours in any way, I have tested this and it does work. I would certainly recommend anyone to try these Glowhite sachets, my mum has used them for years on her net curtains and swears by them and I certainly think that they make a difference to White clothing giving them a little sparkle back!

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        21.07.2009 13:33
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        Very disappointed, since I was expecting them to be great

        I bought this 'Dr Beckmann Glowhite' product a month or so ago, after reading some very praiseworthy reviews, but I have to say that my experience contradicts all the positive reviews that I have read about it. This is the first occasion when a product that I have bought has not lived up to the positive reviews that it has on dooyoo. The box that I bought in Tesco for just under £1.80, contains 5 'pop in wash sachets' that you simply add to the machine with your usual washing powder. This products contains a 'super whitener with UV Sun Protector'. As we are going on holiday next week, I thought it would be an ideal time to use this product for the first time, since some of my little white vest tops were looking a little off white and grubby, as well as some other no longer new white tops. This products also claims to help you achieve that 'as new brilliance for all you whites' and 'bring your whites back to life'. Well early this morning, I followed the instructions on the reverse of the packet - popping in one of the sachet into the back of the machine on top of the laundry, before adding my usual persil detergent. I turned the temperature dial as normal and simply did my washing as normal. From previous reviews, I was so expecting that my vest tops and other whites to look like new, but I couoldn't quite believe it when I opened up the drum of the machine, only to find that one of the most off white vest tops, remained off white, and certainly not the way it was when I bought it. Some of the other tops may have looked a little brighter, however I don't think I would have noticed any real difference had I not been inspecting them so intently. They certainly were not brilliantly white either. I am at a loss as to why my experience of these sachets is so different from other dooyoo reviewers, and I sooo wanted them to work, especially before setting off on holiday, however I simply cannot say that they worked on my whites. I followd the instructions perfectly, but they just did not do exactly what they claim to do. I will however have another go at some point, just to use up some of the sachets, although I am not hopeful that they will be any different. So all in all, as much as I would like to recommend this product, based on my own experience, I cannot. It isn't a terribly expensive product, but there is little point in purchasing it, in my opinion, if it simply does not get your whites 'white'.

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          15.06.2009 20:24
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          White to bright

          Introduction I noticed that a few of my white towels were starting to look a bit faded and grubby. As we all know decent towels cost a lot of money and are not something that we really like to have to replace very often. I was having a coffee at, my friend's house and commented on how lovely her white duvet was when she took it out of the washing machine. I use Glowhite she said and I have to say that it was a product that I was none too familiar with, so after taking a look at the box she had in the house I went off to my local Morrison's with the express purpose of buying this product in the hope that it would bring some life back into my poor towels. The Packaging You can find this product in the household section, next to washing powders and fabric conditioners. It cost £1.67 for a pack of five 40g sachets which I thought was a bit excessive however I wanted bright white towels so that's the price you've got to pay I suppose. The box is white and quite petite sized so easily missed. It has the Dr. Beckmann logo on the front and states that this is the Glowhite version of the product. It also explains that this is super whitener with UV sun protection. The reverse of the packaging tells you a little about the manufacturers, instructions for use and additional important information Who Is Dr. Beckmann? He is one of the owners of ACDOCO which is a family owned company and has been established since 1919. (Dr.Beckmann one of the later partners I hasten to add). They provide a range of products that are easy to use, are high performing and effective. In providing the best specialist cleaners available. There slogan is "if it says Dr. Beckmann on the pack, then you know it works, because we care about cleaning" The Beckmann brand has been on the market for over 30 years and is the number 1 stain remover in Europe apparently. The Product I opened the box and took out one of the sachets inside. I have to say I was surprised that it wasn't sealed in any other individual packaging. They looked like giant teabags. Perforated and filled with the special whitening powder which was light yellow in colour. There was an extremely prominent lemony fresh fragrance too. I sneezed a couple of times so would recommend not sniffing the product too much if you suffer from allergies like myself. It was extremely pleasant smelling very fresh and clean. Well so far so good. Application and Results Using this product is a breeze. Pop one of the porous sachets into the back of the washing machine drum on top of the items which you require to be whitened. Then add your usual washing detergent as normal. The whitening agent works on a wide variety of fabrics and temperatures so you can use on a 30 degree wash or as high as 95 degrees if so desired. Once the wash cycle has finished remember to remove the empty sachet. Overall The manufacturers claim that by using this product that it will make dull whites super white in addition it will add a sun protection to safeguard you, your family and your clothes. Does it work well I am pleased to report that yes it did. My poor towels where much brighter and had new life breathed into them. I was very impressed that the whites just weren't white but truly dazzling white. I have to say I was slightly sceptical about using this item initially however I will certainly be using it again and would recommend it to all. Excellent results 5 stars. For more information take a look at the dedicated website www.dr-beckmann.co.uk

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            08.03.2009 16:46
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            Does what it says on the box

            This is a review for Dr Beckmann Glowhite (5x40g), which was formerly Glo White Super Whitener. Apparently it is the UK's number 1 fabric whitener and to be honest I can't think of any competitors. I bought this product because I had a white shirt and skirt, which were looking a little grubby, and I wanted them to look as good as new. The shirt had a distinct yellow tinge from wearing it on holiday whilst I was smothered in sun cream, so it looked like it had been subjected to a 60-a-day smoking habit, which isn't the look I wanted. I didn't want to use bleach as that can damage your clothes and it smells disgusting. The Glowhite is really easy to use and can be used on all sorts of clothing. You can use these on washing temperatures as low as 30°C or as high as 95°C and they can be used on colourfast items. You get 5 sachets in a box and at £1.79 I think that's excellent value, as you're reviving your clothes so you don't have to throw them away. You simply pop one of the sachets into the back of your washing machine on top of your laundry, then add your usual washing detergent as normal. The sachets are porous like a teabag, so as your clothes are being washed, they release the whitening agent into the machine. You need to remove the sachet at the end of the washing cycle. My shirt and skirt both came up brilliantly white and looked as good as new, so I was really impressed with the results. An added bonus is the UV protection that Glowhite gives. Apparently a normal T-shirt has a UPF range of 3-6 and the amount of UV radiation blocked is inadequate. Compare this to a T-shirt that has been washed in Glowhite where the UPF range is 15-20 UV and the radiation blocked is 93.3% - 95.9%. This is good if you're going abroad to a country where the sun is very strong, as you will have added protection in the clothes you're wearing. Glowhite doesn't contain bleach, but it boosts the whitening performance of your washing powder or liquid to give it super grime-fighting powers. Glowhite is a nifty little product, which gives your clothes a new lease of life, so it can help you be thrifty with your wardrobe.

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              23.09.2001 15:33
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              I finally got round to washing my net curtains! I know you’ll all be pleased to know this fact and will sleep easier in your beds because of it. As you may have guessed from my opening remarks this is not a job I do very often, but when I do I use a product called Glo White Net Curtain Whitener. Glo White is one of a range of products of this type made by Acdo and comes in a packet of three 57ml sachets, each suitable for one batch of six medium sized curtains. I can’t remember how much I paid for these but I think it was about £3 for the packet. The directions on the packet advise you to fold the curtains and place in a bowl of warm soapy water for five minutes, rinse and then, keeping folded, place in a bowl containing no more than four pints of water in which a sachet of Glo White has been dissolved. You should soak them for about five minutes and then remove them from the water and allow them to drip dry, out of doors if possible. My automatic washing machine has a rinse hold feature so the way I wash my nets is by putting them in the washing machine on a warm wash, setting the rinse hold feature and filling the fabric conditioner drawer with the net curtain whitener. I then leave the curtains soaking in the final rinse with the whitener for at least five minutes before pressing the button to start the final spin. I know that this doesn’t keep them folded as advised on the packet but I iron them as soon as they come out of the washing machine and put them back up at the windows even though they are still very slightly damp. The warmth of the room, and sometimes even the sunshine through the windows if I’m really lucky, helps to finish drying them and the remaining creases fall out. The Glo White not only gets the curtains crisp and clean but also helps to stop the build up of grime and dust on the curtains. I have always used Glo White when washing my net curtains and have al ways been pleased with the results. I still don’t get round to doing it very often though!

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                05.07.2000 06:05

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                This is a gem of a product! I am usually quite good about sorting out washing before it goes into the washing machine, but we all have lapses sometimes.... The red sock that stowed away with the white ones...the yellow duster that insisted on being washed with the pale pink cardigans, turning them all pale orange....what a disaster! When colours run you can buy products to remove dyes from white clothing (a foul smelling substance that seems to remove the lining from your lungs while you use it) but it cannot be used on coloured garments. Glo White Colour Catchers from ACDO stop this problem from ever happening again. They are small whilte sheets, that look and feel a little like stiff blotting paper. They come in a pack of 10 for £1.99. You simply pop one sheet (or two if you foresee a big problem with colour run) in with the clothes and wash in the normal way....the Colour Catcher does exactly that! Any dye that comes out of the clothes, is absorbed by the Colour Catcher and not by the other clothes in the washing machine...it works brilliantly!! I use a sheet every time I do a wash with mixed colours, and if no dye runs and therefore the Colour Catcher remains white, I just re-use it (it does not say on the pack that you can do this, but I have found by trial and error that you can). This product is so effective, that when I washed a load of mixed colours, including items which always run a little, with one white sock lurking inside too, the sock emerged as snowy white as ever...this is one product that I recommend whole heartedly...it's a bit pricey, but being able to re-use the sheets helps a lot, and it's a whole lot cheaper than buying new clothes each time my washing suffers a disaster!

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