Laundry powder v liquid

The choice for laundry products these days is absolutely huge and it can be really hard to choose the right product that suits you and your family.

i am often asked what is better to use laundry powder or laundry detergent ?

Powder has been around since the early 1930’s and was first used in America but the early 1970’s bought liquid detergents to the market in Japan and Europe.

Both products aren’t actually that different. Liquid detergent is much better at cleaning up greasy stains and can also act as a pre stain treatment but powder is much better at cleaning up grass and muddy stains.

These days we are so much more economical with our washing and use lower heat settings in our washing machines. Liquid detergents work much better with cooler water as they are already a liquid, whereas some powders don’t dissolve well in cooler water.

Powder may leave little clumps of left over detergent on your clothes, which may result in washing again and powder can also leave chunks of undissolved detergent in your machine. Overtime, the clumps can build up in your washing machine, and cause a blockage.

But on the plus side powder is cheaper than liquid and comes in recyclable packaging. Although the boxes are usually quite heavy and large and can be hard to store. They do require a completely dry area for storage to prevent caking and this can be quite troublesome over the winter months.

Liquids are easier to use and come in a huge variety of scents but if you are not careful you can end up using too much due to the measurement lines on the cap being quite hard to read. Using too much product can leave residue on clothes.

Are you team liquid or powder ?

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