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I bough these tablets in Asda as I thought they were a good price however having used them found that the plastic coating stayed on the clothes. I then had to wash them by hand to remove this..I would not recommend them to anyone. I wrote to persil to complain and so far have not received a reply.
I'm a student and have a launderette where I do all my laundry. Taking across a big tub of soap powder just isn't convenient when I have to hold all my washing also, so these little tablets are the perfect size as they come in packets of two, I can slip them in my pocket and head off with only my load and fabric softener to carry.
These tablets can be expensive, I bought the packet of 40 when they were on sale in Asda, and although I know it is perhaps more cost effective for me to buy powder, it just isn't efficient. So anyways....I think these tablets are great, they do the job.
However a product does not come without several criticisms, I find that with some tablets you are able to use them without the need for fabric softener, however Persil's non-nio definitely needs it, it leaves a rough texture to your clothes which I am not particularly fond of. The smell is OK, not my favourite smelling tablets however not revolting either. It does give a strong wash and a good proper clean therefore I would personally continue using this product.
I bought these tablets at Tesco- £4.00 for 20 (£1 off), which I didn't think was too bad a price for liquitabs. The pack was solid and all gel tablets inside were intact (something I haven't experienced with every brand!).
I used one tablet per wash on my usual 40 degree cycle and unfortunately found bits of the plastic outers in my clothes at the end of more than one wash. I increased the temperature by ten degrees and still had the same problem; I don't know whether I've got a dodgy batch or they're all like that.
The actual cleaning power was good and my clothes came out smelling ok- not quite as good as other brands I have tried- and I found the smell didn't last as long as I would have liked. I have sensitive skin and I got a little itchy after wearing clothes I'd washed with this.
Overall, the capsules weren't terrible but I've used better and I probably won't buy these again.
Persil non-bio is absolutely the best powder for us. I have used others over the last few years, when the store has run out of Persil, and have always been disappointed. Let me explain why.
Firstly, I have never had any clogging in the drawer of the washer with Persil tablets. This is important to me as I live in a tiny cottage and my washer is hard enough to get to without having to try and get the drawer out and unclog it. So a definite plus - some other powders leave a lot of residue and that irrtates me.
Secondly, it cleans the clothes! I have an eleven year old girl, whose clothes are never really dirty, but I have a nine year old boy who is a typical lad. He really does come home covered in mud from football practise, and food from his school lunches! He has to wear white tops -which always come out clean with Persil non-Bio.
But here is the most important thing for me. When I have used another well known brand of non-bio, I've noticed on the rinse there is still a lot of froth on the inside of the door - which means there is still too much residue in the clothes. With Persil, the water is clear at the end of the wash. Why is this so important to me? Well obviously there is a reason why we buy non-bio, right? My eleven year old has severe eczema. Really severe. If I use any other product than Persil, she bleeds. She can't sleep for itching with any other powder used. Her arms, legs and especially behind the ears are horrendous. But by using Persil non-Bio, I keep it at bay. Every other non-bio has been used in this house and none works as well as Persil. I am totally loyal to it as a brand for that reason, and if all other non-bio's were a pound a box and Persil was a tenner, I'd still buy Persil.
I have also found that the clothes are softer with this one than any other. We can't use ANY fabric softener for the reason stated above, so to have clothes that aren't stiff is a bonus!
Overall, this is one of those products that we have to have in our house -and no other brand will do.
Persil Non Bio Tablets I am of two minds about. While it does clean very effectively and always removes stains just fine, it also requires fabric softener to be used with it for non-rough clothing. The other thing about it is that while its marketed as non-bio, I find that its not nearly as good as Fairy non bio washing powder that I normally use. In fact, washing with Persil Non Bio I find that when I put on t-shirts and socks in particular, it itches very bad due to my eczema and skin sensitivity.
In addition to the above, the tablets are often broken inside the packets and thus tend to fall out or otherwise seep through the net thats also inside the pack. That means less washing powder for your clothes unless you fill the net inside the drum (good luck with that). And while you'd think that due to its brittleness it would dissolve well, you are mistaken, as I regularly find patches of white powder on my air dried socks due to these tablets.
Considering that they are just as pricey as the other big brands (Ariel, Fairy), I'd stay away from this one. I only bought a 48 pack because it was cheap and I do regret it.
As I am at my sisters at the moment when I need to wash my clothes I just use whatever she has brought on her last shopping trip. This week it was Persil Non Bio Tablets.
The tablets come in a cardboard box with a perforated tab which you can pull to open and then inside the box the tablets are wrapped in twos. I used one tablet for my wash as it was not particularly dirty or soiled and I put the tablet inside the wash bag (I'm not sure if this was provided with the tablets as I found it on top of the washing machine). I then pulled the drawstring and threw it in to the drum along with my clothes.
I washed my clothes on a 40 degree wash which lasted around 90 minutes and when I took my clothes out they had a lovely smell to them which lasted for most of the day when wearing my favourite top. Everything looked clean and a gravy stain I had on one of my vest tops had been removed and there was no remainder of the stain at all.
I was pleased with the wash and the scent of my clothes and would happily use this product again. I suffer from sensitive skin and I did not incur any itchiness or any sort of reaction to this product. I am therefore rating it 5/5 and would recommend this product to a friend or relative.
There are 48 tablets in a box and these are currently on offer in Tesco for £4.00, normal price £5.48 and you can also buy 24 tablets for £2.92.
I bought some of these when they were on offer and they were utterly useless. We had recently bought a new big posh Bosch washing machine, so the slating I am about to give this product definitely was not the fault of the machine. Other powders, tablets and capsules all worked fine. These did not.
I noticed after the first use that the clothes were not cleaned at all well. Generally they smelt clean and freshly washed but any stains had not come out. I continued to use the persil tablets though because I thought perhaps the stains were more ingrained than I had realised and maybe I should have tried some direct stain treatment prior to washing them (however, I never usually bother and stains always come out with other products).
The next time I used the persil tablets, I noticed that the clothes did not even smell clean, immediately after washing, I looked in the drawer and the tablets had dissolved into powder but has congealed as a mush in the drawer. I cleaned the drawer out, rinsed the washing machine at a high temperature and tried again. The same thing happened.
The only way I could use these was to dissolve them in a bowl of boiling water and then tip the water into the washing machine drawer!
Right, now I know that I'm from the United States and most of the brands you have "across the pond" generally aren't available here, but thanks to the wonder of the Internet I do occasionally get the opportunity to sample some of the fine products that all of you get to use daily.
Having said that, let me say that I'm thoroughly impressed with Persil Non-Bio! I periodically buy a number of the products I use in my home from an online merchant based in Dover (that's your Dover, not ours in the state of Delaware!), and I recently ordered a box of Persil tablets on a whim. Why? Because here in the 'States there are no brands that offer tablets, powders are a dying breed, and liquids ... (yawn.)
I love the convenience of this product. Just pop it in with the clothes -- how simple is that? The scent is very nice, and the clothes come out wonderfully clean: as nice as they do when washed in an American Unilever brand I often use called "All".
The only disadvantage I could find (short of not being able to readily obtain it here in the USA) is that it's relatively easy to mislay the little dosing net. I haven't lost mine yet, but there have been a few close calls!
All in all, this is a wonderful product that I will be using more often. If anyone from Unilever reads this, spread the word that tablets might be worth a try over here!
Incidentally ... my review's title says, "Great on clothes, lousy on food", and you're probably wondering why I called it that. Well, Francophones among us will recognise the fact that in their vernacular "persil" means "parsley"! This is one persil that I certainly DON'T encourage you to put on your pasta! :)
When Persil first launched these tablets, I was sceptical. I normally use Persil non-bio powder and I am relatively happy with it. However, I was given some of the new tablets as a free sample and I have to say that I would definately consider using them again, despite the increased cost.
Persil Automatic Non Bio Powder 15 washes / 1.1kg costs £2.50 in Tesco - this works out at 16.7p per wash. The tablets, ordinary or aloe vera, are slightly more expensive: a box of 24 / 912g which will do 12 washes is £2.44 - this works out at 20.3p per wash. Since I do at least 5 washes per week, this would add an extra 18p per week to my laundry bill which isn't too unreasonable.
They are very easy to use - just unwrap two tablets and pop them into the drawstring net bag provided, and throw on top of your washing; this means no more sticky powder crusts in the powder drawer and no measuring out the correct dosage - or playing hunt-the-dosage-scoop (although I suppose that, on the downside, you do have to keep track of the little net bag).
The tablets cleaned well, even getting my grubby 2 year old son's tshirts clean. The tablets have quite a strong fragrance, stronger than other non-bio's I have used, but this did not seem to cause any irritation to my son's skin and is, to me at least, very pleasant. I didn't notice any difference to the "feel" of the clothes but that may be because I also use a (sensitive skin, unfragranced) fabric conditioner.
Overall, I was very impressed.
I've always had really sensitive skin, even to products claiming to be hypoallergenic. I'm also a bit of a product junkie and like trying out new things. But this is one product that I will always buy! I've always used ariel as I have found this cleans better than persil. When this new product persil aloe vera was launched I just had to try it. *****PRODUCT CLAIMS*********************** * dermatologically tested * light aloe fresh fragrance * brilliant cleaning at low tempertures * contains real aloe vera * leaves washing clean, fresh and comfortable next to delicate skin * to be persil's kindest ever non-bio with the research supported by british skin foundation *********THE TESTS AND THE TRUTH****************** I will give this product a rating 10/10. The product claims to contain aloe vera for a touch of kindness against the skin. And it's true. At last a product that you can really feel the difference. I used the tablets. When you unwrap them they have a nice fragrance. The tablets are white with little green flecks. My first wash was towels and bed linen. They came out smelling really fresh and clean, like no other fragrance on any other detergent. It's like a naturally clean fragrance that isn't heavy but lasted on the sheets for a few days. The washing was clean and bright. When slept in bed covers felt really fresh and comfortable, it might sound a little over the top but you could almost feel the gentleness. Not many products for delicate skins have nice fragrances and this is an added bonus. The only down side is I would prefer liquid and the product isn't suitable for washing coloured clothes, of which I wear a lot of in winter. But I think this product is worthy of purchasing just to wash whites, lights, bed linen and towels. I keep a colour detergent in and a stain removal block aswell.
Well I'm back after just four days in Tenerife. You wouldn't think we only went for four days with the amount of washing I've had to do. I've let David off doing some as he has to go straight back to work and I've got until Tuesday. For about a year or so now, I've been buying Laundry tablets, ok they might be more expensive than your conventional powder, but they are so handy and easy to use. Whilst in my local Co-op the other week, I came across a new product from Persil called Persil with Aloe Vera. There was also the tempting tag of 1/3 off the suggested retail price. This amounted to somthing like £2.69 for 24 tablets, that's 12 washes if you use the recommended 2 per wash. I always buy the Non-Biological tablets as I get very itchy skin, and it seems to help. Since switching from Bio to non Bio, I have noticed the difference, I only scrat a little bit now. With the tablets comes a leaflet explaining a little bit about Aloe Vera, apparently its part of the Lily family, hence my title. I pinched it from the leaflet, hope you don't mind. The plant also looks like a Cactus without the prickles I presume. It's kind on your skin, that's why sun products i.e aftersuns and lotions have Aloe Vera in it. I thought this would be excellent for my sensitive skin, even though the leaflet says "people with sensitive or damaged skin should avoid prolonged contact with this product", that puzzled me slightly as I thought Aloe Vera soothed sensitive skin. I will use the tablets up, then maybe change onto something else for a while, afterall I can always go back onto them. *Instructions for use* With the tablets you get a netted drawstring bag, unwrap the tablets and place them inside the bag. Then place the bag on top of the laundry at the back of the machine. They do dissolve very quickly leaving no powdery residue either. What I used to find with boxed powders were , t
hat it left white powder in my black tshirts. These don't do that at all, I'm very pleased with the results. Don't put the tablets direct into the dispenser, it will say on the packet if you have to do so. I have tried other tablets where you don't use a net and put them in the drawer. They aren't to be used for handwashing either, even though I'm sure no harm would come to your clothes. *Ingredients* Aloe Vera of course, Soap, Aliphatic hydrocarbon, Phosphonates, Anionic Surfactant, Non-Ionic Surfactant, Oxygen based bleaching agent, Zeolite. As I say, this is a non-biological pproduct but may contain some traces of Plant Enzymes. You can smell the Aloe Vera on opening of the wrapped tablets, they smell lovely and fresh. *Results* Clean, fresh smelling clothes. I don't know if they are any different than using any other powders, laundry products etc, but I do like trying new stuff, I guess I'm every advertisers dream customer. I've washed my bed linen with them and this is where I normally itch, in bed, so this was the real test. The sheets came out smelling gorgeous, but don't they all, I think everybody loves clean freshly laundered sheets. That night, I didn't itch once, maybe it's early days yet, but for now, I will carry on using them and recommending them to you. * Want a free sample* I ordered one two weeks ago, within a week I had my little pack of Persil Tablets. You only get a pack with two in, but at least it's free. Go to www.persil.com and there you can request your free sample. The site is great, with loads of info on Laundry prodcuts. The leaflet also gives you the chance of entering a free competition with postage paid. You can win £5000 worth of Thomas Cook Vouchers, which I have sent off today. I'm keeping my fingers crossed. I bought this product from my local Co-op but I presume A
sda, Morrisons sell it. Don't forget to look out for the 1/3 off tag. Happy washing..
I tried the Persil tablets when they first came out and have been impressed from day one, there is no mess and no need to measure anything out, you just decide how many tablets you need and pop them in the bag and into your machine. I use the non bio variety as I have children and a baby also my husband is allergic to some powders. They give my clothes a lovely smell and they do remove most stains with out treating the stains first. I wouldn't go back to normal powder now that I have tried the tablets as they are so much easier to use. I would recommend them to anyone.
If you're like me and always tempted to add a little extra washing powder to the machine, just in case, then tablets like these are a brilliant idea. You just put one or two tablets in the machine (they say 2 but one is fine for lightly soiled)and get on with the wash. They get the clothes clean and unlike other tablets I've tried they don't leave an overpowering cleaning smell behind on the clothes. There are times when I feel only big brand names will do and this is one of those.
I've used persil non bio washing poeder on and off for years, Ive always used a non bio powder due to the fact as a child I got a very nasty rash from using I think Ariel washing powder. I must admit I was very sceptical about using any kind of "tablet" thinking it was all a bit of a con to up the price of washing powders! The persil tablets were not the first brand of Tablets I've used I tried Sainsbury's Novon tablets - good results as per usual but the tablets did crumble a fair bit in the packet! The sole reason that I decided to give a tablet brand ago was due to a little incident in my kitchen where I discovered my little trasure playing making cakes with a 3kg bag of washing powder! Nuff said! I thought that it might be a little bit harder for treasure to open an entire box of tablets! I bought the persil tablets basicaly because they were on special offer, buy 3 get one free ! They still are in Tesco's. This buy was definetly one of my better special offers! The results from this washing tablet even at very low temperatures has been excellent. Clothes that have got choccie stains on ( little treasures not mine!!) have come out glowing with no sign of the original stain. Its also hassle free when dosing the washing machine just bung two tablets in the little bag and thats it! I always seem to spill washing powder! Also you know that all the soap is getting to the clothes as the tablets are in the drum with them. you also get that traditional fresh persil smell to your clothes. Pricewise I think they are a little bit more expensive than buying traditional washing powder but since I dont have to wash thinks again it probably works out about the same!
Persil non bio tablets are great I find they wash all the stains out of my daughter’s clothing admittedly occasionally with a little help from my friend the vanish spray. They suggest you put two tablets in the little bag supplied and insert it into the drum, but I have found I only need to put one in per wash. This makes them really good value and seems to get the clothes just as clean. I have found these to be one of the only forms of washing powder I can use as my daughter suffers excema and these do seem to be very gentle to the skin. They are so clean quick and easy to use. There is no messing around trying to put the right amount of powder in just pop a tablet in the bag. The tablets are two coloured the blue is for removing the stains and the white is the normal washing powder.