Thread Number: 91253  /  Tag: Detergents and Additives
Ariel powdered laundry detergent
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Post# 1157624   8/22/2022 at 16:35 by ryner1988 (Indianapolis)        

Hi guys,

So I bought some Ariel powdered laundry detergent at Meijer over the weekend, and the 213 oz. comes in a huge bag without a scoop. I can use a measuring cup with it, but how much of this should I use with my conventional top load washer? The capacity of my machine is 3.2 cubic feet, and I wash full loads on the highest water level most often. I don't usually do small loads. I've read that the Mexican measurements are a full cup, but that seems really excessive to me. Maybe a half cup for a full load? With powdered detergent that contains the scoop, I typically use half the scoop, maybe a touch more. The water hardness level here in Indianapolis is 274 PPM.

Also, what type of container would be best to store this? I'm having trouble finding a resealable container that's big enough. I bought this because lots of people seem to like it and it's relatively cheap, but I'd like to get the most out of it if I can.



Post# 1157625 , Reply# 1   8/22/2022 at 16:54 by Maytag85 (Sean A806)        

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Iíve used Ariel powdered detergent in my machines, works well but have to be careful with the dosage of detergent since you can easily over due it and cause a suds lock. Iíve already suds locked my Whirlpool a few times with Tide, Gain, and Ariel detergent. I usually use a Tide scoop to measure the amount of detergent I need and so far seems to work.

Post# 1157633 , Reply# 2   8/22/2022 at 18:05 by ea56 (Cotati, Calif.)        

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I just keep my Ariel detergent in a large Rubbermaid storage container. It is only large enough to hold about 1/3 of the bag, I secure the top of the bag with a rubber band for storage until I next need to refill the container.

I keep a 1/4 cup measuring cup in the storage container. My washer is 3.5 cu ft capacity. Our water is very hard. I use 1/4 cup for a very small load (1/4 full tub), small loads ( half full tub)1/2 cup, 3/4 cup for med load (3/4 full tub) and for a large load (full to top of the tub) 1 cup. Iíve never had an over sudsing condition of a suds lock following these guidelines. My experience with Ariel Powdered detergent is that it is relatively low sudsing.


Post# 1157896 , Reply# 3   8/26/2022 at 02:05 by askolover (South of Nash Vegas, TN)        

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Ditto the Rubbermaid container.  I use Ariel in my Miele but yeah, have to be careful on dosage, especially with a water softener.  But I love the way it smells.

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