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      07.10.2012 13:20
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      These are good but I will not buy at full price

      WHAT ARE THEY?

      Washing detergent tablets that are available in a few different fragrances. I am using the Tropical ones, these are in a pink box and have got a flowery fragrance. 

      HOW DO YOU USE THEM?

      Put two tablets in the net that is enclosed in every box and put them into your washing machine with your laundry.  If you have a very dirty load of washing you can use three tablets but then you might need to give your clothes an extra rinse. 

      DO THEY WORK?

      The tablets do not always dissolve fully in a cool wash but they get the majority of my laundry clean and leave it smelling very nice.  They don't leave a residue after rinsing unless I have used three tablets.  These tablets do not leave my laundry soft so I use a fabric softener every time. 

      WHAT I THINK

      I only bought these because they were on special offer and I do like the fragrance and how well they wash my laundry.  I would not buy them at their full price though because after I had used them my husband said his clothing was making his skin itch. I did not use them on my children's laundry because I use Fairy for them. 

      The tablets removed most stains and marks on my laundry and that surprised me because I have always thought Surf was inferior to other brands of detergent.  The net gets lost among the wet laundry so I have to carefully sort it out before I put my washing in the tumble dryer. 

      These tablets come in a sturdy box that doesn't fall apart, they are wrapped in twos so that you can just take a single packet out of the box instead of having to scoop out powder or measure liquid out. 

      4 Dooyoo Stars. 

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      02.10.2012 08:15
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      A good tablet but i'll stick with the liquid

      I used to always use tablets for doing my washing and one of my favourites was surf, surf can be bought in many convenience stores, discount stores and supermarkets so it is readily available.

      I only ever buy washing items when they are on offers as they come on offer often enough that I don't see any reason to pay full price, the usual prices for this products are about 9 washes for £2.50 and about 24 washes for £4.

      The tablets always came in a cardboard box which was either yellow, pink or lilac depending on which scent you selected. The box had a pull tab around the top of the box so you pulled the end of the cardboard tag and it would unzip the box all the way around. On the box it tells you that the product contains essential oils, a list of ingredients and the instructions for use.

      Inside the box you find a number of small see through plastic packets each of which contains two circular tablets inside. To use the product you tear open the packet which works just like a crisp packet pull both sides apart to open and then you place the tablets into the drawer of your washing machine. If you are doing washing with light soiling it states that you can use one tablet but for heavier soiling you need to use two tablets.

      These tablets are very easy to use and they smell lovely, I found that they always got our clothes clean even the childrens clothing which is no mean feat. The one problem I had with these and the reason I stopped using them is that they weren't breaking up in the drawer properly, I tried putting them in a little net and putting them in the drum instead but I didn't feel that gave me as good a clean on our clothes.

      If you don't mind washing out the washer drawer frequently to get rid of the build up then these are a great product, I tend to buy whatever is on offer but Surf is still one of my selected few brands I just buy it as a liquid now instead.

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      13.10.2011 12:27
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      Excellent value from a leading make.

      I have to admit that until about a year ago I wasn't too concerned about my washing powders and tablets apart from wanting them to smell nice and to get my washing clean. Of course I tried to buy ecological products where I could but they have always been a bit pricier. So I was pleased to see that Surf had not only started to make their products better for the environment but were streets ahead of some other brands. As an added bonus I like their products anyway and have found them not only effective but also reasonably priced.

      I shop mainly at my local co-op store unless I'm doing my monthly online Tesco shop, so having run out of my normal powder I had to peruse the shelves of the store and hope to find one within my budget. I almost passed these tablets over; as the box was so small I thought it was a different product than washing powder. In fact this is the new Surf 'Cleaner Planet Plan', a bold move by the Unilever Group to do away with unnecessary packaging, make a product that's environmentally friendly and tell us what we can do to help as well. You can find more information on this at the websites I'll mention below. The main thing is the description of the product and how well it works. No matter how we want to do our bit, it's not worth buying something that ends up in the waste bin.

      Packaging.

      This is a box measuring 14 x 11 cms with a seven cm depth and has 18 tablets inside, sufficient for nine full loads. The tablets are powder based and come in thin sleeves of two, which are packed quite tightly together, but still retain their shape. I think this is due to the sturdy cardboard box, but since that's recyclable I think it's a good idea to keep from getting the powder squashed. The box is covered with snippets of information with a lovely pink background so the wording on the box in white and yellow squares is easy to read. I have a thing about tiny wording on a background like blue or green that is hard to read. Let's have a look at some of these claims in more detail.

      The Product.

      Surf with essential oils is the main heading with 'tropical flowers & Ylang Ylang tablets. This is a lovely fragrance that is a base for some perfumes, so straight away I'm captivated by the promise of sweet-smelling washing. There's a word bubble with Cleaner Planet Plan in white, then another in pink with a heart and 'Gorgeous laundry for less.' Then there's a small picture of the tablets and the caption, ' straight into the drawer; meaning no bothering with nets or powder balls, though I can't see why you can't use a spare one if you want to.

      There are a lot of these boxes and bubble captions and I don't want to bore you with all of them. I thought some were excellent because they say what the product is and how to use all on the front of the box. There are instructions for use on one box, looking after fabrics on another, all about the cleaner planet plan on a large one and tips on how to save energy and still get a clean wash on another. The one, which pleased and surprised me, was an inset about what various ingredients actually mean and what they do in the wash. This is really new to me and I learnt things I would have had to look up if I needed to before now. The terms are described in plain language as well. I'll give you one example to show you what I mean.

      The Things that cleanse and remove stains-
      Soap, Anionic surfactant, enzymes (it's enzymes that make this a biological product), oxygen based bleaching agents and phosphonate.

      I don't think you need to know more about the packaging, but there is more if you want to read it online.

      Inside the box.

      Each of the tablets is concentrated to make them smaller and easier to use. They are wrapped in a light plastic that tears easily and they are white in colour with some blue speckles, much like the normal surf tablets just a bit thinner. The overall smell is of soap with a tang of the essential oils that read as Grapefruit oil and Ylang. As mentioned, these go straight into the powder draw. There is no need to prewash or add conditioner unless you want a bit more softness; I have found that the tablets alone are enough.

      In The Wash.

      These tablets can be used at low temperatures and although small are plenty big enough and certainly make enough suds in a full wash. I've used one tablet for a small wash and found it adequate. They work fine on towels and sheets but aren't quite enough for duvet covers or larger things like curtains or bath towels. Since I'm using them in a 30-degree wash I wouldn't expect them to take on larger items anyway, though there isn't anything to say they wouldn't work.

      I don't get very heavily stained items but my tea towels need a good wash, I find these come out nice and clean and smelling fresh. They've taken on gravy stains and white underwear along with bright colours and in each case have passed the test with -dare I say it? -Flying colours. I do prefer to hang out my washing and get that fresh smell, but with the weather we've had lately it's always touch and go, so it's nice to know that clothes washed in this powder really do smell nice even when hung over a radiator.

      Conclusion.

      I've had some problems finding these tablets anywhere else except for Co-op and I paid £2.35 for these which is cheap for the co-op but not for a Surf product. I did find the powder wash which is the same formula, but without the neat packaging and the handy tablets. Hopefully this wasn't a one-off and might be such a new product that it isn't yet in every shop. I'd certainly recommend it to anyone who loves a clean, fresh wash and who cares about what we flush away in the water along with our washing powder. Reading the ingredients on the box has convinced me there isn't anything harmful in the powder. You might like to check those websites, so here they are.

      www.cleanerplanetplan.com

      www.surf.co.uk.
      Thanks for reading and I hope you find it helpful.

      ©Lisa Fuller 2011.

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        01.10.2010 19:23
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        good tablets for the price

        I always avoided buying Surf, it was not held in high regard by our family. My mum used to rank this alongside Radion and Daz in terms of cheapness and felt it was too lowerclass for us to use. A few years on down the line, I allowed myself to buy some from a supermarket, being careful to hide in at the bottom of the basket incase anyone should see me buying such a lowerclass brand!

        I think the receive this is perceived as lowerclass is partly down the to the name, which conjures up images of Aussie surfers and also the advertising campaigns. Enough of the imagery, what about the actual product. Surf can be bought for about three pounds for a box of eighteen tablets. By my reckoning, this should last you nearly a month, perhaps three weeks if you are sparing, so it undercuts some brands like Persil and Ariel in the pricest akes by a few pence.

        The tablets slot into the washer and you have to use two for a heavy load or one for a lighter wash. I usually wash at forty degrees. The results of a normal wash produced good results for me. The clothes came out clean, soiled marks and gone from the t shirts, like ketchup and the smell of the clothes was fresh and invigorating. I might have detected a burst of lemon tucked in there somewhere.

        In terms of cleaning power I have no complaints and in terms of colour protection, they held colours fast too. The only thing I could possibly say was that there was a small amount of tablets residue left in the drawer of the washing machine, but this is possibly our washer as it happens with other tablets too. If you can get over the fact that Surf is not as uppermarket as Persil, then you could save yourself a few pence. They performed well for me, they tackle stains and the packaging can be recycled too, so on the whole they get a thumbs up.

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        12.06.2010 10:34
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        I don't tend to buy my Washing Powder this way, but when going on Holiday recently I bought this and took some away with me. It seemed more practical than taking some powder as there was the risk of the Powder spilling.

        I think these normally cost around £2.70 for the pack of 18 tablets. Not sure if you can get them in larger boxes, but since for a full load you use 2 tablets then this price for 9 washes seems a bit expensive. I picked up a box of these in Semi Chem for £1.80.

        The box is a thick enough cardboard and a nice pink colour with the Surf branding on the front in clear view. Stands out well enough on the shelf.

        I got the Tropical one as I often use that for the loose powder in the house.

        These are packaged in packs of 2 tablets, so easy enough to pop in a suitcase and take away. The Tablets are quite large and if broken down into powder then I would think they would give a good amount of powder.

        I like the smell of these. It smells a bit like a warm summer day. There is floral, sort of tropical scent and as odd as it sounds it smells a bit like a warm breeze.

        These are just so practical and for this reason I would always buy them. However for everyday household use then I find the price a bit expensive so these will be a more ocassional buy.

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          15.03.2010 14:30
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          Great powder!

          When I first went on holiday with my mate the first thing I remember complaining about was that I hadn't even thought of taking washing products to take with me. She told me not to panic to use her stuff and I did so. What she was using at the time was these tablets, the reason for that she explained was that although they came in a box they came in twos wrapped in clear plastic which meant they were easy for her to store and she didn't have to worry about spillage and/or mess!

          I admit that I live with my parents. My Mum does all my washing and she uses washing liquid and nothing else. On the rare occasion I do put a wash on I use the stuff she does so I was a bit wary of powder particularly on my dark clothes and stuff! Besides which we were on campsite in January with no running warm/hot water on site and so often when pipes froze all we could get was cold water to wash us and clothes in, it was rare to be able to used a washing machine but sometimes it ran cold and allsorts!

          The Packaging:

          Bright pink box with tropical flowers on it and a picture of one of the tablets and I'm told that they are Surf With Essential Oils, Tropical flowers & ylang ylang tablets and that they are part of a cleaner planet plan and that the box we got contained 9 washes and that they were biological. Other information given on the box includes being told a bit about the product, ingredients are listed, I'm told directions for use, the weight is stated (which in this case is 585g) and contact details for Unilever are listed (the manufacturer of the product). Really nice bright and informative packaging this is and very appealing to us female of the species!

          Using Them:

          Large white tablets with little bright pink flecks in them and like I stated earlier two come in a packet. On the box dosage instructions are listed and for light soiling you can get away using one tablet and for a heavier, more dirty wash 2 tablets are recommended and it's up to you of course to select a temperature.

          First off we are told not use these on woolens and/or silk. Everything else they are fine on usually.

          They are quite large tablets but do fit in the dispenser drawer alternatively but them in a little netted bag and shove them at the back of your washing, select temperature and away you go. I did try to hand wash with them although told not to on the box and I found that they couldn't/didn't dissolve properly and I couldn't get the powder out of my stuff!

          Only use these in your machine and again you can't use them for pre-wash, soaking, pre-treating. JUST A NORMAL WASH!

          Verdict:

          These are actually really great. The powder ,even in dark fabrics washed away with ease. My washing smelt wonderful and rich and floral and that smelt lingered on my clothes for days and more importantly these tablets do remove stains, greasy marks and general grub. They do not however remove deep down and ingrained stains even on really hot washes I found though.

          These are a wonderful fragranced powder and it's really good quality without a doubt. I like the tablets being individually wrapped though but I do think the tablets are a little on the large size to use though it's do-able. Shame no good for hand washing and things but for in washer machine and on a 60C wash for most things they work rather well to be honest!

          Expect to pay about £2.67 a box for the 9 wash size like my friend did in all good supermarkets etc.

          This review is also posted on Ciao under this same username.

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            04.10.2009 00:12
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            Not Good!

            I only used these washing tablets because I was sent 2 boxes to trial for a survey site and the survey went back with very poor marks because they irritated my skin and also my 2 year old sisters.

            I've used Surf before but only the liquid or powder and it's been ok but there's something about the tablets that doesn't agree with me. They smell nice and fresh, these ones were tropical and I wouldn't say they smelled tropical but it's a nice flowery smell that is a bit more exotic than other washing powder.

            I put them in the net and then on top of my washing in the machine and set it to a normal 40 degree wash as I usually do. About 20 minutes into the wash cycle I found something else that should have gone in and because it only needed a light wash I decided to pause the cycle and chuck it in for the last 30 minutes. I was surprised to see that the tablet weren't even half dissolved in this time and that the suds in the machine were proper chalky and even elft a bit of residue on my hands.

            I left it though and when I shook the washing to hang it on the line there was no powder left on it so I didn't think anything else about it because it had cleaned all the clothes good and even my little sisters grubby trakkie bottoms had come up clean.

            A few days later I was wearing my fave top and suddenly I got itchy all over my shoulders and across my stomach and I had to go home because my skin felt so weird. When I got home my mum was just going out because my little sister was covered in spots and she'd got her an emergency doctors appointment because she thought it was chicken pox. I told her I was itchy and when I checked I'd come out in spots as well so I went with them.

            After the doc checked us she said it wasn't chicken pox and was some sort of allergic reaction and because it was the 2 of us she said to look around the house for a cause. First of all my mum blamed my uncles dog because we'd been looking after him for a few days but when we were sat in the cafe talking about it I realised that my top and my sisters top and trousers had all been in the same load with the tablets that hadn't dissolved properly.

            It made sense because the jeans I was wearing had been washed ages ago in another powder and the only spots I had was where my top was touching my skin. My poor sister had them all over her legs, body and arms and I'm not surprised my mum thought she'd got chicken pox because it looked proper red and sore.

            We went home and rewashed everything in Persil Non-Bio and within 24 hours all our spots had gone and the only thing left was a scratch on my 2 year old sisters chest where she'd itched herself too hard.

            I know these tablet probably are ok for most people but I'm writing this to tell you that they don't suit everyone but I suppose this is the same for all washing powders. I'm not a scientist but I reckon that because they are so slow to dissolve they must leave a minisculle residue on the clothes because judging on how much was left of them after 20 minutes the rinse cycle must have been well underway by the time they completely dissolved.

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              26.05.2008 13:42
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              Highly Recommended

              Ive always purchased branded tablets - so this was no exception. After seening many adverts on TV i thought id give these a shot. with the more cheaper ones ive found that they dont fully dissolve in the washer and this tends to pack up the machine - so it doesnt really pay to get the cheap unbranded ones because you pay for it later!

              These tablets were just fine, they dissolved really well and the wash quality was impressive. I have nothing negative to say about these. whites are super white and the colours didnt run either, they dont require a high temperature so this means that yoru doing your little bit for the enviroment too.

              So i do highly recommend these tablets, if your a washer using liquid - then its time you tried these because they are just as good as what your using.

              These come highly recommended.

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              26.05.2008 13:23

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              Dont be like me try the tablets you will love it!

              s been a bit wary of wshing powder tablets-ok i know that sounds silly but i like to decide how much washing powder im using and ive always thought that with tablets you get less for your money but as i ran out of washiong powder and had to go to my corner shopall they had was surf tropical tablets and i thought well why not give them a go it cant be that bad! the price was fairly reasonable-£2.49 for 18 tablets(9 washes) and the packaging was lovely-colourful bright pink and very tropical. it was also very compact packaging which is the 1 thing thing ive always liked about tablets-never bought them but always thought how much easier it would be to carry home-essential really if like me you have to carry shopping home on the bus!So how did i get on i hear you ask?!well i can confess i have become a surf washing powder tablet convert! It seems that having someone else decide how much washing powder you use is a distinct advantage as all my washing came out sparkling clean and had a lovely fragrance as soon as i opened up the door of the washing machine door.it probably lasted longer than the powder to be hgonest-i may have been using too much! Anyway it gives the clothes a good wash,its easier to carry,smells lovely-no complaints so far! In fact if you go to morrisons you can get a bigger box of 36 tablets which costs £4.00 which is excelent! I have also tried the other flavour(ok i know its not a flavour really-what do normal people call it?) well i tried the sunshine one as well which also is fab-lovely smell and good cleaning!

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              I?ve never been one for changing washing up powders. It might seem stupid but with washing up powder you seem to get much more. I know it may seem lame but the washing up tablets seem small. So I was sceptical as to whether they could do the job. It was only when I received two free Surf tablets as a free trial through the post that I changed my view. I can?t believe how well they clean. Just add two tablets and watch your washing look new. Shirts have always been a problem and often I have to wash them again because the sleeves or the collars are still left dirty but with Surf tablets the dirt is gone and the shirts looking ever so clean. I have also noticed that stains on blouses, mud stains also wash very easily. The clothes smell really nice, almost summery and you certainly get a nice whiff of smell when you open the washing machine door. I bought a new washing up machine recently and although it recommended Ariel, Surf tablets have worked really well. Together they have revitalised my washing from being just clean to being extremely clean. I, since have bought Surf tablets, first time round I got 18 tablets for £3.20 which is 9 washes so it lasts me a couple of weeks. The packaging means that they are easier to store than the powder washing up powder which used to take up a lot of space. They come in three fragrances, sun fresh, lemon fresh or outdoor fresh. I have tried them all and all are as good as each other. The only thing is that they don?t last that long I have to put the washing machine on nearly every single day which means that they do run out quickly. So I have also purchased the 36 tablets which last me a month or so. I personally thing Surf tablets are just as good as washing up powder and now I don?t hesitate to purchase them. To sum up the advantages are: -cleans really well -come in three fragrances -make clothes smell really nice -no need to add softener -s
              aves storage space -good packaging -money back guarantee if not satisfied So, there you have it Surf tablets they are very good and I will be buying them again!

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                Surf, manufactured by Lever, has been around for many years and had become quite 'unfashionable', until the arrival of 'surf tablets'. The ones I tried incorporated Sun Fresh, which is a fabric freshener. There are 18, biological, white tablets with little blue specks on them inside the bright orange box. These are packed in little plastic packets, two to a packet. The box is fairly hard, thick cardboard, but not very well constructed. Although it is stout and firm, there is a gap in the bottom that allows dust from the enclosed tablets to fall out of the bottom and get all over the place. This is a particular problem if you have opened a 2-tablet pack and used just one tablet for a small wash. The so called, Sunfresh additive, is designed to make whites come out sparkling clean so that you won't have to wash them twice. (That's what it says on the box.) In most cases you need to use two Surf tablets to get the best results. You don't need to add just a 'little more' as you do with conventional soap powders. So, theoreticaly, anyway, Surf can save you money. Lever offers a money back guarantee, so if you don't like this product (or any of their other offerings) you can get your money back. How do you use these tablets? Well, just for those who thought that you might take 2 tablets with water, and let the washing machine do the rest, I had better explain. Unwrap the two tablets from one mini pack and place in the little plastic, net bag, that comes inside the box. Place this white bag on top of your wash load inside the drum of the washing machine. Don't try to put it in through the soap dispenser as the little plastic bobble on the end of the draw string is likely to get stuck in the back of the draw. You will then need a washing machine engineer.( These are not supplied in the pack and cannot even be bought as an optional extra as lever d
                on't make them, and anyway, they wouldn't fit into the box.) Where did I get to? oh yes! The two tablets in the string bag are sitting neatly on top of the wash load. Make sure this is placed near the back of the drum. (It might fall out before you shut the door if it isn't far enough back.) As the drum fills with water and goes round, the tablets will dissolve and the washing powder will be dispersed throughout the wash. Always use the white, plastic net, to put the tablets in and (as explained before) never use the dispensing drawer. Don't put the little plastic bag thing into the tumbler dryer as it will change shape quite quickly, become sticky, and make a mess of the drum and your clothes. It could even catch fire. If you have a washer-dryer you need to take this bag out before letting the machine go onto the drying cycle. So, if you do use a combined machine and like to switch it on and leave it to do the job, you will find these tablets unsuitable. For twin tubs and top loaders you need to double up to four tablets and place the net bag complete with tablets into the water. This sounds very expensive to me! This product comes with a whole list of special instructions which are all printed in tiny black and white letters on an orange background, which makes them very hard to read without a magnifying glass and a bright light: Do not use Surf tablets to pre-treat stains. Keep the tablets closed in the wrapper to keep them fresh. (Presumably this is so that the dust doesn't fall through the afore mentioned crack in the bottom of the box and clog up your key board like mine has just done.) Do not use for hand washing. (Or, I would imagine, washing hands.) Use Surf Sunfresh liquid if you want to do a 'quick wash'. That way you need to buy two of their products instead of one. You could alwaysw dissolve the tablet in warm water before use
                and pretend it was a liquid soap. Keep tablets out of the reach of children. (Unless you are teaching them to do their own washing....sorry about that..joke!!) A few more instructions appear on the orange box that displays more reading matter than my local newspaper (you know who you are!) Don't overfill the machine or you won't get a clean wash. The door may not shut either. Ah! Hidden information here! We have already been told that we need two tablets per wash but now we are told that we may need three tablets if the clothes are dirty. (Pardon me for questioning this but why would we be washing clothes if there weren't dirty?) Use the lowest recommended water temperature. The tablets are suposed to cope with this but I ended up with little white specks on navy blue trousers. (Undisolved soap powder I would say.) Finally it says on the box that we must reduce the volume of the packaging before disposing of it. Now I understand, the opening in the bottom of the box is there for me to stick my fingers into as I open out the box and flatten it before putting it in the dustbin. Did you think that was it? No, sorry, there's more. You need to pay attention to the rules for fabric care before you use this product. (It says so on the box). Always check the article's care label before washing in Surf. Follow the instructions (not the ones on the orange box). Now for the big one! You would never have known unless you examined the orange box carefully but you should not use Surf Tablets to wash: wool, silk, garments containing either of these fibres. If you want to wash these fabrics they recommend that you should use Persil Silk and Wool, which is manufactured by, you guessed it, Lever. Now you need three Lever products if you choose to follow their directions to the letter. Go out and buy: Sunfresh Liquid: fo
                r small loads, handwashing and quick washes. Persil Silk and Wool: for everything containing either of these fibres. Surf Tablets: for most other items. What is Surf made of? You really wanted to know, didn't you? 5% soap, aliphatic hydrocarbon, polycarboxylate, phosphonate, nonionic surfactants. (Pardon? Can I repeat that? No, sorry, it took me three goes to spell it correctly and I'm not doing it again...trust me, it says that on the box.) 5-15% Anionic surfactant, oxygen based bleaching agent (percarbonate) 30%+ Phosphate. Also contains enzymes and brightening agent. Biological products also contain enzymes. An enzyme is a highly efficient stain removal ingredient which works at low temperatures. (Their definition, not mine. I certainly never learnt that definition at school!) Do they give a clean wash though? well, I would say, yes, inspite the do's, don'ts and special instructions on the box. I was never one for taking notice of this sort of thing anyway. I must say that I'm sorry for the ridiculous length of this opinion on soap tablets, but it seems that if you just cover the details and say how effective a product is, it is no longer considered a quality opinion. I've read lots of excellent opinions that have been marked down because they aren't of epic length! So, remember folks, that on Dooyoo, SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER! NEVER MIND THE QUALITY, FEEL THE LENGTH!

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                  Now here is a first for me I am going to try an opinion on a washing product after all I use it religiously and what is this product well simply Surf Washing tablets. Now washing up powder is all well and good but I don't know about you but my washing machine is clogged up in those little trays with old washing powder that has not been taken into the wash and although I was cleaning it out regular it still kept happening so my mum said to try using Surf tablets so in I went to tesco's on my next shopping trip and they had them at £3.79 for 32 tablets yes a bit expensive but I thought what the hell I will give them a go. My next choice was do I buy Citrus orange or Lemon so as they had a buy one get one free I got one of each. Inside the box was a little drawstring bag and two tablets in each little clear bag. I took two tablets as instructed on the box and chewed them for ages only joking then stuck them in the little bag and bunged them in with the wash and no need to add conditioner as the yellow for lemon or orange for citrus layers are the conditioner and the white layer is for cleaning and when I opened the machine after the wash they fresh smell wash unbelievable and even after leaving the washing in the machine for a couple of days as i have a bad habit of doing they still smelt fresh. I would not use powders again after trying these as they make washing easier not that it was hard in the first place you understand. Now for the product info- Never use tablets without the bag. Do not use to pre-treat stains. Do not use for soaking in a bath(clothes that is) Do not use on wool or silk clothes. Ingrediants %30 Phosphate %15-%30 Oxygen based Bleaching Agent Less than %5 Soap This product does contain enzymes and brightening agent so not suitable for people with sensative skin.

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                    02.09.2001 23:27
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                    This is not to be confused with surfing the net but surf in your washing machine! Having run out of my usual washing powder I thought that I would go modern and try some Surf tablets. I chose surf purely because of the price and that it was lemon fresh. I also thought that I could not go wrong with it being the smell of lemons. It is also made by lever so you know that it is going to be okay as they do have a good reputation. You get 18 tablets in a box for £1.69. This is Tescos price so it might vary in other places. This is to do 9 washes. They come wrapped in 2s and you have a net pull string bag enclosed. To use it you unwrap and put the two tablets in the net and it tells you to place on the top of the washing at the back of the machine. So its a no no if you just chuck it in as I would have done. The net makes your powder draw redundant and if you read the box it tells you not to put them in the draw. Do not put the net in to the tumble drier either. If you are using a twin tub or top loader put the net with the tablets in straight into the water. If you follow all this the tablets will dispense evenly. If you are washing woollens dont use surf tablets. Oops I have and luckily no harm done but I dont think I will risk it again! The tablets themselves are a biological product containing enzymes and a brightening agent. On the box it does name the igredients incase you have an allergy to anything in it but it says it is less than 5% though. I think if I had an allergy though I would be a little apprehensive as it does ssay the ingredients by name and then adds those words "amongst other ingredients" It does get your washing clean and your brights bright and with the lemon it smells lovely so I shall go on using this for a while at least.

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                      21.08.2001 14:36
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                      I firstly came across this laundry tablet in my local Tesco’s. It was on special offer so l gave it a go – l bought the tablets which (I think) were £2.79 for 18 tablets or 9 washes. So, why choose Surf Tablets? PACKAGING – the packaging is excellent. A compact box which holds the round tablets. They are colourful, as well – Sun Fresh is a lovely tangerine colour. The boxes are easy store – they do not take up too much precious cupboard space. SMELL – They leave your clothes smelling very good. You know like how your mum always could get them smelling! I love that initial smell wafting at me when l open the washing machine door. CLEANING POWERS – These two little tablets in their little net back can sure shift a lot of dirt! David (my partner) plays cricket regularly, and always has his cricket whites stained – green from grass stains and red as he rubs the ball on his whites to get better spin (what’s that all about l ask you!). Anyway, the little miracle worker Surf Tablets regularly take the punishing beating involved in removing such stains – l have yet to be let down. ADVERTISING – In Northern Ireland we have actress Mary Nightingale (Biddy in Glenroe which is an Irish version of Corrie) blathering on about Lever Brothers giving you money back, whilst in a supermarket and some silly looking teenager drooling over her and the box of Surf! It is actually a really crap advert and really annoy, but l remember it so something must be sinking in! THE PRODUCT RANGE – Surf has 3 product ‘fragrances’  Sun Fresh – my favourite  Lemon Fresh  Outdoor Fresh Unfortunately, l cannot comment on the other 2 smells as l always go for the Sun Fresh. Apart from the Tablets, surf is available in 2 other formats  Powder – the traditional biological powder, w
                      hich goes into the drawer of your machine.  Liquid – you can place the liquid in the machine directly in a ball (just like the tablets) or into the drawer of the washing machine. Lever Brothers produce various sizes in the Surf range: Powder:  Lemon 15 & 30 wash boxes  Outdoor 15 & 30 wash boxes  Sun 15 wash box Also for twin tub machines and hand washing, Lemon Fresh is available in a 15 wash carton known as High Suds Tablets  Lemon 18 tablets /9 washes  Sun 18 tablets/9 washes or 36 tabletes/18 washes  Outdoor 18 tablets/9 washes or 36 tablets/18 washes Liquid  Lemon 25 wash bottle  Sun 25 wash bottle WEBSITE – I found a web site for the product at http://www.surf.co.uk – you will find all the details required about the Surf range products, a washing guide, top tips and a competition. Its not a bad site, being bright and colourful and easy to navigate around – but it is about laundry products so lets not get too excited! OVERALL – I use Surf Tablets because l love the Sun Fresh smell and they clean my clothes. Surf is less expensive than other brand names its widely available in all supermarkets and has an annoying TV commercial! REMEMBER – if it doesn’t do exactly what it should do and you are not satisfied, then Lever Brothers will give you your money back! HAPPY WASHING! Heather

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                      13.08.2000 18:59
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                      Reacently I was in the supermarket and they were promoting Surf Sun fresh tablets for clothes washing so I thought I would try some, my washing smelt lovely and when you open the washing machine door the whole kitchen smells nice! I was sick of my washing smelling like detergent because other powders don't smell as nice and when I ironed the washing after using Surf sun fresh it also smelt really nice making the thankless task of ironing a little bit more pleasant! In my local chemist they are £1.39 for 9 washes but if you only wash half a load at a time you will get 18 washes for that! The good thing about tablets is you use just the right amount of powder.

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