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Sainsbury's Bio powder
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Post# 953781   8/21/2017 at 05:56 (300 days old) by Liberatordeluxe (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)        

Just finished using this detergent made for Sainsbury's and found it to be generally good for cleaning. Personally couldn't tell the difference between the more expensive brands. Has anyone else tried it and found it good?

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Post# 953785 , Reply# 1   8/21/2017 at 07:25 (300 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

I've tried it, it performs like any other store branded detergent, I think next on my list to try is the concentrated powder detergent from Sainsbury's  It's got five enzymes (protease, mannanase, amylase, cellulase, lipase)

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Post# 953798 , Reply# 2   8/21/2017 at 08:40 (300 days old) by dixan (Europe)        

What's wrong with these people: how am I supposed to measure 97 ml? Not 100, not 90, it has to be 97!
The manufacturer is McBride, isn't it? Where can I find the ingredients declaration? There's nothing on Sainsbury's site.

I'm also interested in this compact powder in bottle. It's quite good product with a lot of bleach (15-30%), no zeolites and dosage only 50 ml per wash.

Post# 953841 , Reply# 3   8/21/2017 at 11:35 (300 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        

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This I think, is the website for the info for McBride products - but you need the product barcode!


Post# 953916 , Reply# 4   8/21/2017 at 20:11 (300 days old) by liamy1 (-)        

Is my favourite supermarket.

I haven't used their Bio Powder, but have used the "colour" version (in the purple box of course). I like it.

MrAlex - I have the concentrated powder in a bottle, I have yet to use it, but the cool thing (besides 5 enzymes) is the bottle is an "auto dose" bottle, you just tip it upside down and dispenses a dose (20ml).

Also FYI - Sainsbury's own brand bio laundry gel is a Which best buy in the liquids category (2nd best, only beaten by Persil and beating Ariel).

Post# 953965 , Reply# 5   8/22/2017 at 06:55 (299 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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The Sainsbury's concentrated bio in the self-dosing bottle is pretty much identical to Splosh powder, which I'm currently using.

The Splosh concept is that you order a set of refillable bottles for your cleaning products, and then just buy refills which are cheaper and have no plastic waste.


Post# 953970 , Reply# 6   8/22/2017 at 07:16 (299 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

AquaCycle - That looks very interesting! How do you find their products?

Post# 953972 , Reply# 7   8/22/2017 at 07:21 (299 days old) by AquaCycle (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Hi Alex,

Hit and miss to be honest. The laundry detergents are excellent and some of the spray cleaners are good but I found the stuff like toilet cleaner and washing up liquid wasn't very good. But the laundry stuff is great, certainly the best eco alternative detergent I've used.


Post# 954108 , Reply# 8   8/23/2017 at 06:27 (298 days old) by Liberatordeluxe (Chelmsford, United Kingdom)        

The perfume in Sainsbury's Bio powder reminds me of the old Ariel Ultra of the 90s. No point in buying the over expensive Ariel anymore when this one seems to clean just as good.

Post# 954109 , Reply# 9   8/23/2017 at 06:31 (298 days old) by MrAlex (London, UK)        

I think I'll always have some Ariel in my stash.. It's more from being nostalgic though

Post# 954124 , Reply# 10   8/23/2017 at 08:17 (298 days old) by dixan (Europe)        

Thank you, Rolls_rapide!

Any good soul to give me the barcode, please! I can't find side picture of the box. I'm really interested to see the composition of the bio powder and the concentrated powder in a bottle (especially the second one).
I've always found McBrides products terrible and I want to see if they keep the trend.

Post# 954152 , Reply# 11   8/23/2017 at 09:46 (298 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

The Sainsbugs regular powder is indeed McBride, but (despite the very reasonable assumption) I don't think this concentrated powder is. It states it is from the Netherlands..... if Louis sees this thread he may have an idea which factory puts it out?

Post# 954162 , Reply# 12   8/23/2017 at 10:07 (298 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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The bottle looks similar to the bottle of Tricel detergent, which is made by Senzora.

Post# 954163 , Reply# 13   8/23/2017 at 10:09 (298 days old) by dixan (Europe)        

The Netherlands? I guess the manufacturer is Senzora. I should have known by the dosing bottle.


Post# 954181 , Reply# 14   8/23/2017 at 10:36 (298 days old) by mrboilwash (Munich,Germany)        
From the Senzora Webpage :

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"Clean Wash does what its name says and can be seen as our low-cost offering: the customer gets a relatively good product for a low price."

I almost spilled my coffee reading this, that`s what I call credibility par excellance. No other detergent manufacturer that I know of has the balls to tell you you get what you pay for in such likeable words. A relatively good product LOL.

Post# 954182 , Reply# 15   8/23/2017 at 10:39 (298 days old) by nickuk (chelmsford UK)        

Good work Louis and Dixan!

I've never heard of Senzora or Tricel - what's it's market position - is it good stuff?

I tried this powder a few years ago and wasn't blown away by it but can't remember why. From memory the dosing method stopped working as the bottle emptied and it was quite a foamy rinser. I seem to remember it had a very good light fragrance though.

It certainly looks very competitive in terms of the ingredients.

Post# 954183 , Reply# 16   8/23/2017 at 10:43 (298 days old) by foraloysius (Leeuwarden, the Netherlands)        

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Senzora also makes Klok detergent for the Dutch market, an eco-friendly scentless detergent. I'm using it as my regular detergent. See the current detergent thread.

Post# 954259 , Reply# 17   8/23/2017 at 16:14 (298 days old) by dixan (Europe)        

OK, I'm that close of buying a box of Sainsbury's Bio powder (20 washes) + Sainsbury's 2 in 1 Powder Lavender and Jasmine (10 washes) + Tesco Colour Powder (10 washes) from britsuperstore. I'm going to spend 17.72 for shipping to Bulgaria. I don't know how to measure 97 ml, but I need to have them so badly. Sometimes I think I'm crazy. :)

Post# 954368 , Reply# 18   8/24/2017 at 15:02 (297 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland, UK)        
"How to measure 97 ml"

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Procter & Gamble's blue scoops are very awkward to use, I find. The markings are all but invisible, and the strengthening struts on the inside bottom, hold onto powder which flings itself into the fabric conditioner compartment.

Two steps might be easier if your scoops have decent clear graduations.

Measure 50ml and dose, then measure mid-way between 45ml and 50ml, and dose.

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