The Ultimate Cleaning Test with Persil Powergems

I am not the most awesome person when it comes to homemaking. I hate washing up, my meal plans fall apart after two days and I have a pile of clean clothes in my bedroom waiting to be put away that my children politely refer to as ‘clothes mountain’. Apparently it’s great for climbing all over and exploring. I don’t get excited about cleaning products, I just want them to do the job. But that’s the problem, most of them don’t.

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Over the last couple of years I can’t even keep count of the amount of kids clothes I’ve had to get rid of. Not because they’ve outgrown them, not because they don’t like them anymore, just because they are too damn gross. These aren’t the clothes I can take to the charity shop, these are the ones that you put in a recycling bag because they really are too grim for anything else.

Having done baby led weaning with both kids and come through the other side I had rather hoped that my days of everything being covered in bolognaise sauce were somewhat over but with my youngest approaching four I can confirm that that’s certainly not the case. Chocolate ice cream. Chilli. All the time. With both my daughter and husband being prone to excema we only use non-biological washing powder and generally we use own brand so when I was asked if I’d like to try the new Persil Powergems I thought it was worth giving it a try.

Persil Powergems boast triple power for getting your clothes clean, caring for them, removing stains and freshening them. The gems themselves are small coloured flat circles, my husband described them as looking a bit like confetti. If you’re one of those people who inevitably ends up with clothes washing liquid dripping over the side of the container and getting everything a bit gunky (and I’m totally one of those) then the Powergems make a nice change – there’s no gunk to wipe up afterwards. The packaging is also a nice small size which is also handy if storage space is at a premium in your home.

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I did think about running some kind of test, smearing chocolate and pasta sauce into my kids clothes to see how well it removed them but then at the weekend we came across the biggest kind of clothes washing test, the one you can’t recreate (and apologies to anyone squeamish here). My daughter was sick. Over her, over me, over my nice new more-than-I’d-normally-pay-for-something-for-me top. And as we were away I couldn’t put anything in the wash straight away. Grim I know but then parenting sometimes is. I pretty much decided that both our outfits were headed for the bin but then I remembered the Powergems and thought I’d give them a go. After all there isn’t much of a bigger test. And they saved the clothes! Whoop!!

So Persil describe this as their ultimate laundry detergent and today I’m inclined to agree with them, for once we’ve made it through a week and managed to keep everyone’s clothes clean and making their way back into the wardrobes instead of the recycling, that’s just as long as I manage to get them out of clothes mountain.

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  1. 13th July 2017 / 10:41 am

    If it helps to get rid of kid vom then it’s got to be good! My son vomited all over me in the ambulance on the way to hospital many, many years ago… I had to throw the top out as nothing could save it!

  2. 13th July 2017 / 11:43 am

    I’ve not seen this yet but will be looking out for it as my children attracts stains like moths to a light. Sounds brilliant with school holidays coming up and all the outdoor fun they will be rolling in! x

  3. 13th July 2017 / 11:52 am

    I’d not seen Persil Powergems before this post so I will look out now the next time I’m in the supermarket. I like the idea of the ‘confetti like’ texture – does it go into the powder drawer or into the drum with the clothes?

  4. 13th July 2017 / 8:12 pm

    Oh not come across these before…but anything that handles vomit is something that most of us need!

  5. Yvonne
    13th July 2017 / 8:28 pm

    Just bought a pack today and couldn’t wait to get home to give these a try, I did 2 loads of washing, a whites wash and a coloured load and I must say I’m impressed, I usually use a powder on my whites which contains bleach and as this does not I was a little sceptical about how it would perform but on inspection my whites were still really bright and all stains removed, it performed really well on my colours too! It also left my washing with a lovely fresh laundry scent and not at all overpowering like some brands which just seem to smell like flowers, I think I have definitely been converted

  6. 14th July 2017 / 9:28 am

    I have been really surprised at just how good they are. We switched to bio recently as I needed the added stain removal for mud and stuff and I have been really impressed and it hasn’t flared up the boys eczema

  7. 18th July 2017 / 12:54 am

    I’m really impressed with Persil Powergems. We only just started using it and I opted for non-bio. All stains were gone!!

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