“ Brand: Procter&Gamble / Type: Ironing / Category: Cleaning Products & Utensils > Bucket, Broom, Brush etc. „
Ironing + Emm = grumpy so and so! It is with the greatest of pleasure that I am going to tell you about Lenor easy iron! Having been used to using Bounce in my tumble dryer for too many years, and being more than happy with its ‘fabric softening’ skills. I was gutted when I was unable to use it in my new home, purely and simply because my dryer had ceased to function! I struggled for a couple of days, trying in vain to wrestle clothes that resembled boards into some semblance of their former selves, and suffering towels that would serve better as brillo pads. In desperation I turned to the supermarket shelves to see if they could offer something to solve my clothes worries. Amongst the array of fabric enhancers and softeners I found Lenor easy iron in a one litre blue plastic bottle. The only reason this one particularly stood out, was it was 99p reduced from £1.59 always one for a bargain I chucked it in the trolley and away I went skeptical about how it could make my ironing easier! Lenor easy iron comes in a selection of four fragrances, Spring Awakening, Carnival Passion, Summer Breeze and Oriental Blossom. I choose the Spring awakening fragrance as I felt it smelt the best of the selection, some smelt like something you would clean the loo with! To use the fabric softener pour the required amount into the special part of the drawer designed to hold your chosen fabric conditioner. There are guidelines on the bottles as to how much to use; 140mls for ‘extra’ softness, 110,mls (cap and a half full) for ‘regular’ softness (one cap full) and for handwashing use 70mls per 10litres of water, (three quarters of the cap full). It does say on the bottle that one litre is enough to cover 9 regular washes. I have been using half a full cap full and have found the results more than adequate on a full load of washing. I did try using a full cap full, but found the scent a little too overpowering , and could be smelt throughout the house! Once your wash has finished, take it out and hang it on the line. You senses will be assailed by the lovely fresh scent from the fabric conditioner. Your clothes even when wet will feel softer and smell really fresh and clean. Once your clothes have dried and you take them in for ironing/folding you will still be able to smell the Lenor. You can definitely tell the difference in the softness of the clothes also, jeans can no longer stand up by themselves, underwear no longer feels like cardboard when you put it on and towels are as soft and fluffy as tumble dried ones, so no need to fear bathtime anymore! One of the best things about Lenor easy iron is that clothes don’t have that ‘greasy’ feel that I used to experience with some other fabric conditioners – which is one reason I used to avoid it like the plague! I have raved on about the scent and the fabric conditioning qualities of the fabric conditioner, so what about their other big claim, does it really make ironing easier? Well for someone who hates ironing, I now look forward to it in a bizarre kind of way! Yes you did read that right; I look forward to ironing! I recently washed my most hated table cloth. Not that I really hate it of course, it is just that it is pure cotton and an absolute nightmare to iron. It usually sits at the bottom of the ironing pile glaring accusingly at me! It took me about 60 seconds to iron it to perfection! I kid you not, this table cloth used to take me at least 10 minutes and sometimes longer to iron it how I like it. Not anymore! Jeans are a breeze too, taking seconds rather than minutes to iron. Another pain in the neck to iron are my uniforms – again these are a breeze to iron as are duvet covers and pillow cases. I have washed almost everything in the house now, to see if there is any material that Lenor easy iron can’t make ‘easy to iron’ and I have found nothing at all! Today I have put out towels that were washed two weeks ago using Lenor fabric softener and have found that they smell as fresh and clean as the day I put them away! This was something that my old Bounce fabric softener fell down on badly. After a couple of days the smell had vanished, just leaving soft clothes/towels. My whole airing cupboard smells of Lenor, my wardrobes and drawers do too, a definite bonus to the bottle. Since using Lenor easy iron I have noticed no changes in condition to mine or my families skin, having two people in the house with sensitive skin I have to be careful about what washing products I use on the laundry. It is reassuring to know that Lenor is dermatologically tested and is kind to sensitive skin. The only downside I have found with Lenor easy iron is the design of the cap and bottle. I have seen fabric softeners that have an ‘inner’ cap attached to the outer cap. Lenor just has a cap. This may not sound such as big deal, but if as is recommended you use the cap to measure your liquid out, you will find that you get drips down the side of your bottle when you replace the cap. I have found no imperfections in the product itself, so this I consider a minor flaw. Try it yourselves and see how much easier it is to iron, how much fresher and softer your clothes are after use.
I cannot fault Lenor 'Easy Iron', not only does it soften those old crusty towels you thought you'd never use again because they're aggressive on your skin! but the fragrance is really lovely, and it stays until the next wash. It is also good to know that there is a concentrated formula, which doesn't take up all your cupboard space! I will not be tempted to buy any other softener because personally I think anything else is just pants! Furthermore, any product which makes ironing easier, has to be a good thing, especially for those of us who despise ironing! Lenor 'Easy Iron' gets the thumbs up from me. I only had to try this product once, and I've never looked back since!
Lenor Easy Iron Enhancer is supposed to reduce creasing so that its easier to iron fabrics. The advert on TV shows a woman getting up from an airline seat and showing off her 'freshly ironed' look. She even states that 'she wears her's straight from the line.' I don't think so! I tried this product on some cotton covers. They looked more creased after drying than they usually do with conventional fabric softener. This stuff smells very strong too. Its quite over powering. At £2.19 a bottle I don't think its very good value for money and its not as good as the advertising suggests. Don't waste your money, ordinary fabric conditioner at a fraction of the price is as good, if not better.
Lenor Downy fabric enhancer is a real pleasure to use. It's true..things were so much easier to iron and some didn't need ironing at all. I just folded some t-shirts and jeans and put them away. The liquid comes in a plastic bottle 750mls and it does have a very strong smell. Read the instructions carefully and don't use too much or you will end up with really strong, floral scented clothes. Adjust the amount to suit yourself. I found that I only needed half of what they suggested on the bottle. Clothes felt really soft and silky after using this and it was fine on my skin which is very sensitive. This product is quite expensive compared with ordinary fabric conditioners. I bought mine at Morrisons where its on a special offer at present. (Buy 2 and save £1.50) It worked out at £1.44 a bottle. That would make it £2.19 at full price. I don't think its value for money at the full price. Once I've used the two bottles I bought I don't think I will use it again because of the price.
I have just tried the Lenor Fabric Enhancer - on the promise of less ironing!! When I added it to my machine I noticed the smell was a bit strong - but figured it would calm down once it got diluted. When the cycle was done I opened the door..... and PHEW what a pong !!! Hoping that it may "blow away in the wind" I hung the washing out to dry. Not a chance!!! To be fair the "less things will need ironing" claim is not far wrong. It did enhance the fabric as claimed and the stuff that did need ironing was a lot easier to do than usual...... BUT THE SMELL!!!! It reminds me of a mixture of Palma Violets and Great Aunt Vera's sickly sweet perfume!! Not very nice at all !!! Improve the smell and you would have a great product - in the meantime if you use it I would advise that you put a peg on your nose aswell as the washing !!