Several weeks ago I was contacted by email to see if I'd like to trial a new laundry powder.
DUO +Antibacterial ultra concentrate.
The back of the box reads:
Get more out of your wash with DUO!
Fights odours and leaves laundry hygienically clean.
Hygienically cleans even in cold water.
Ideal for dirty clothes such as sweaty sports gear, underwear, socks, work clothes, towels and linen that can harbour germs.
I've been using DUO for years and have always been happy with the results.
DUO was always cheaper than leading detergent brands and I found it to be very effective even when using only half the stated amount of powder. I usually wash in warm to hot water, but this new DUO promises good results in COLD water. A potential saving on my gas bill....
So I was willing to give it a try.
In due course a package containing a 950g box of DUO powder was delivered to my door.
Each box of powder comes with its own plastic scoop, which I immediately tossed away, as I always do....
...in favour of this sturdier blue scoop, that I've had for years, from god-knows-where.
The original DUO hasn't been seen on supermarket shelves for quite a while now, making me thankful for my habit of buying in bulk whenever it's on special,I still have several boxes left from my last bulk purchase.
Since this new box of DUO +antibacterial was delivered I've done four loads of washing, all in cold water, and I'm happy to say my clothes, towels and sheets have all come out clean and fresh smelling.
I don't have children living with me, school age or older, so I can't vouch for it's efficiency against stinky teenager socks or sweaty sports clothes.
But I am prepared to say that in my opinion this powder will be effective as stated on the box, even in cold water.
Duo +antibacterial has a very light, fresh scent which is not at all over powering or noticeable after the clothes are washed, and doesn't contain any added scent such as those found in many other laundry powders. (Lavender; Green Apple etc)
This is a bonus for me, since I don't like my washing powders to be scented with anything that might cause my clothes to give me any allergic reactions, like itching and hayfever.
I'd recommend this to anyone.
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