Whats best to use in the washing machine? Powder, pods or liquid laundry detergent. I never know if the extra $$ are worth it. What’s your preference and how do you decide? Oh and do you use a fabric softener? I don’t but someone made me feel like I’m doing the wrong thing by not today!

Posted by MoM 25.09.2012


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  • I use liquid detergent for the simple fact that there’s no dissolving issues. And I too use fabric softener, just because I like my clothes to fe soft



  • depends what machine you have. ive got a F and P top loader energy efficient one and I find the powder leaves marks on black clothing. so prefer a liquid. doesn’t matter which one as long as its on special. no fabric softner here but I do love it



  • We use washing powder. And we also use a fabric softener. The fabric softener just helps the clean smell stay fresher and for longer I think. :)



  • I love biozet, liquad is better. Doesn’t need to dissolve really like powder, haven’t tried pods so can’t comment on those. I also love cold power liquad, only cause it leaves clothes smelling amazing.



  • I use the pods as i like I a using the correct amount and not wasting any. No fabric softener for me either. I switched from powders years ago as I kept getting white powder patches on the dark clothes where it mustn’t have dissolved properly.



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  • I always use fabric softener



  • It depends on your machine I use OMO for our front loader



  • It depends on your machine, for our front loader I like the Purity liquid, which is pretty cheap, or soap nuts, which are really cheap.



  • I wouldn’t bother with pods unless you can afford it, they’re a bit too pricey for me.



  • I think liquid is best now a days.



  • I always used powder, just because that’s what my mum used, but recently I switched to Method cleaning products for our house including their clothes washing liquid. It works great, smells fresh and best of all I know it’s not going to cause us any allergies. I can’t say from my experience that there’s any difference between using powders and liquids.



  • I have found no difference in cleaning between liquid or powder



  • I stick to my regular detergent Omo. I love using a fabric softener with whites only



  • and for powder make sure you put it in the machine after it fills with water


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