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Persil Colour Care Capsules

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Brand: Persil / Type: Laundry Detergent / Category: Laundry

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      11.10.2010 18:40
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      A very good product for washing clothes with!

      Whenever it comes to washing clothes, I usually buy regular tablets as this is what I have been used to do. However one day when the tablets were out of stock and I was desperate for a washing soap, so I picked up these capsules as an experiment! Let me present my findings...

      ~~~APPEARANCE~~~
      The capsules are in a clear plastic box, however this is very tacky and if kept in a cupboard full of items, the plastic will easily break as it isn't very sturdy at all! This is so annoying as the capsules can easily fall out, though a plus is that it stacks very nicely!

      The box is topped with a purple lid, however personally, this doesn't even open properly as when I try to open the lid, it and the lip entirely comes off and I have to put it back.

      Though I do like the way you can see the product you are buying on the shelf! It is quite novel that the soap is in these plastic capsules.

      ~~~INSTRUCTIONS~~~
      The box advises to use 2 capsules per wash but I think this is a gimmick really, as you only get 10 washes per box which I think is slightly too extortionate. Subsequently I only use 1 per wash and hence maximize the number washes (20 washes per box).

      I like the way the product is environmentally friendly and economical as it works well at 15 degrees Celsius, saving money and the environment - great!

      The actual capsules feels quite sticky and sometimes the capsules clump together which is annoying as you may run the risk of piercing the capsule and expelling the liquid soap.

      ~~~THE RESULTS~~~
      Along with fabric conditioner on a main wash, the washed clothes come out fabulously clean - all the deep stains are gone and the product has a wonderful fresh aroma which is absolutely lovely. The smell is very fragrant, it is light and not too over-powering.

      The colour care works remarkably well and none of my coloured clothes have had their colour fade away due to the lack of bleach. Another observation is that due to washing at such low temperature, the clothes come out a bit cold but dry a lot quicker than usual - definitely a plus.

      ~~~OTHER INFORMATION~~~
      These capsules are quite pricey at around £5.50 for a 20 capsule box which lasted me around 3/4 weeks constituting good value for money.

      It is important to keep the capsules dry in order for the capsule not to dissolve - though it is remarkable that the plastic "melts" away in the machine - ingenious really!

      I personally have sensitive skin and these capsules haven't been a problem at all, in fact I would recommend them for those with this problem.

      ~~~CONCLUSION~~~
      I am glad that I have tried these new capsules as they are a very good alternative to tablets and you can wash at low temperatures and save a lot of money and the environment apparently!

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        18.02.2009 21:57
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        I will be buying own brand in future

        Persil Colour Care Capsules are liquitabs which are placed in the drum of your washing machine, and are advertised as helping to lock in color and wash out dirt.

        At a cost of around £5.34 for a pack of 20 liquigel capsules, the Persil Colour Care Capsules are quite pricey.

        The capsules come in a transparent container, with a purple lid. You can't really miss this product, particularly as "Persil" is emblazoned accross it!

        The label tells me to use 2 liquitabs per wash (and this isn't dependant upon how hard the water in your area is). I'm also told to use a third liquitab, should my load be heavily soiled. I have to say, I only ever use one liquitab per wash and it seems to work well enough!

        I began using liquitabs instead of powder, after realising that the powder often left a white residue on my clothes. The liquitabs don't leave any residue in my experience.

        The scent of the liquitabs is very fresh and clean smelling and leaves my clothes smelling exactly the same. Very nice!

        However, I have one major issue with these liquitabs. They are quite "squidgy", they are not completely full of liquid. Unfortunately, I have found on three occassions, that this leads to the liquitabs sticking together and becoming unusable.

        I have purchased own brand liquitabs, at a cost of around £3.40, from one of the large supermarkets and have never had a problem with them becoming unusable. I think that this might be because each liquitab is completely filled with liquid and hard to the touch, instead of "squidgy" (that's a technical term by the way!) I will therefore, not be purchasing the Persil liquitabs in future, and will stick to the supermarket own brand, which is cheaper too.

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        Colour capsules are convenient to use and go directly into the drum of your washing machine. Colour capsules help lock in the colour and wash out the dirt.